Mainstream fake-news: the devious limited hangout

Mainstream fake-news: the devious limited hangout

by Jon Rappoport

June 4, 2018

Big media attacks “fake news.” Independent reporters rightly point the finger at big media as the predominant purveyor of fake news.

Here I want to comment on one of the most devious forms of MSM fake news: the limited hangout.

When necessary, news outlets will do a PARTIAL EXPOSURE of a hidden crime. The assumption is, once the story is published and broadcast, everyone will shake their heads and say, “That’s terrible,” and move on. The whole thing will be forgotten in a matter of days, as if the whole truth has been revealed. Limited hangout.

From media’s point of view, a limited hangout means: “We won’t do any further digging. We’ll shut down further investigation.” Vital questions won’t be asked:

Why did the criminals do what they did? Why are they still at large? Who is refusing to press charges and make arrests? What deeper crimes are still secret?

The mainstream press could set their hounds loose and build a story into a huge wave. Over time, they could bring hidden players out into the open and expose them and wring confessions out of them. They could get some of these players to roll over and point to higher-level criminals. The story could achieve tsunami status, at which point the government would have to make arrests and lay on trials in open courtrooms.

But that doesn’t happen. Limited hangout rules the day.

I’m going to present a story about a crime now. It’s big. Very big. It was covered, to a degree, by the mainstream press. The coverage seemed to be significant. But it was a limited hangout.

As you read on, imagine what might have happened if the press had decided to go in with guns blazing and investigate all the way, over a period of months, releasing new revelations as they discovered them. Imagine the repercussions. Imagine the public outcry. Instead of a limited hangout, we would have seen…well, I’ll leave it to you to fill in the blanks.

In 1975, the US signed on to an international treaty banning the production, use, and stockpiling of biological weapons. Ditto for chemical weapons, in 1993. Another treaty.

Here’s a quote from the Washington Post (9/4/13, “When the US looked the other way on chemical weapons”): “…The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items…including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague…”

Between 1985 and 1989, a US 501C3 firm, American Type Culture Collection, sent Iraq up to 70 shipments of various biowar agents, including 21 strains of anthrax.

Between 1984 and 1989, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control!) sent Iraq at least 80 different biowar agents, including botulinum toxoid, dengue virus, and West Nile antigen and antibody.

This information on the American Type Culture Collection and the CDC comes from a report, “Iraq’s Biological Weapons Program,” prepared by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).

Then we have a comprehensive article by William Blum (one of the good investigators in this whole story) in the April 1998 Progressive called “Anthrax for Export.” Blum cites a 1994 Senate report confirming that, in this 1985-1989 time period, US shipments of anthrax and other biowar agents to Iraq were licensed by…drum roll, cymbal crash…the US Dept. of Commerce.

Blum quotes from the Senate report: “These biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction. It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the United Nations inspectors found and removed from the Iraqi biological warfare program.”

This 1994 Senate report also indicates that the US exported to Iraq the precursors for chemwar agents, actual plans for chemical and biowar production facilities, and chemical-warhead filling equipment. The exports continued until at least November 28, 1989.

Blum lists a few other biowar agents the US shipped to Iraq. Histoplasma Capsulatum, Brucella Melitensis, Clostridium Perfringens, Clostridium tetani—as well as E. coli, various genetic materials, human and bacterial DNA.

Blum also points out that a 1994 Pentagon report dismissed any connection between all these biowar agents and Gulf War Illness. But the researcher who headed up that study, Joshua Lederberg, was actually a director of the US firm that had provided the most biowar material to Iraq in the 1980s: the American Type Culture Collection.

Newsday revealed that the CEO of the American Type Culture Collection was a member of the US Dept. of Commerce’s Technical Advisory Committee. See, the Dept. of Commerce had to license and approve all those exports of biowar agents carried out by the American Type Culture Collection. Get the picture?

Now, as to other US companies which dealt biowar or chemwar agents to Iraq—all such sales having been approved by the US government—the names of these companies are contained in records of the 1992 Senate hearings, “United States Export Policy Toward Iraq Prior to Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait,” Senate Report 102-996, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, 102d Congress, Second Session (October 27, 1992):

Mouse Master (Georgia), Sullaire Corp (Charlotte, North Carolina), Pure Aire (Charlotte, North Carolina), Posi Seal (Conn.), Union Carbide (Conn.), Evapco (Maryland), BDM Corp (Virginia), Spectra Physics (Calif.).

There are about a dozen more.

This also from the Blum article: “A larger number of American firms supplied Iraq with the specialized computers, lasers, testing and analyzing equipment, and other instruments and hardware vital to the manufacture of nuclear weapons, missiles, and delivery systems. Computers, in particular, play a key role in nuclear weapons development. Advanced computers make it feasible to avoid carrying out nuclear test explosions, thus preserving the program’s secrecy. The 1992 Senate hearings implicated [Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA — among others].”

Hewlett Packard said that the recipient of its shipments, Saad 16, was some sort of school in Iraq. But in 1990, the Wall St. Journal stated that Saad 16 was a “heavily fortified, state-of-the-art [Iraqi] complex for aircraft construction, missile design, and, almost certainly, nuclear-weapons research.”

If you review and think about all these WMD shipments from the US to Iraq, you understand there were many US officials and corporate employees who knew about them. Knew about them then, in the 1980s, and knew about them later, during 2 US wars in Iraq, when American soldiers were sent to Iraq, and could have been exposed to the bio/chem weapons.

And these officials and employees said nothing.

Officials at the CDC and the Dept. of Commerce said nothing. People at the American Type Culture Collection said nothing. People at the Pentagon and the CIA and the NSA said nothing. Presidents said nothing. Employees of the corporations who supplied germs and chemicals said nothing.

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(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

—Now imagine the NY Times and the Washington Post releasing their hounds to dig deeper into this boggling story. Interviews with the players. Investigations into the role of the CDC. The cover-ups. After a year of relentless probing and publishing, this would have built into an unstoppable tidal wave. The whole country (and the world) would have been agog. Prosecutions would have followed.

But it didn’t happen.

Instead, the story dissolved and went away.

The history that could have been made…

Wasn’t made.

This is fake news at its finest; by omission. By limited hangout.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

11 comments on “Mainstream fake-news: the devious limited hangout

  1. From Quebec says:

    You want to see MSM fake news in action, read this:

    Unhinged leftists suggest Trump has KILLED his wife

  2. Reblogged this on amnesiaclinic and commented:
    Listen to ‘Media on Trial’ held in secret in the UK now playing on 21st Century Wire.

  3. sundancer55 says:

    Yep, the CDC sure enough has the right name because they’re in control of all the diseases, and apparently they’re also in control of who gets them……

  4. Jon

    You started off well and had me captivated on every word (even though many seemed very familiar to me).

    I switched off at the “deadly diseases” nonsense. It’s a cover story. Even Putin has admitted distribution of agents is not only risky to the handlers (in some cases) but often, causally ineffective.

    In addition, I do not believe a lot of the agents are “as described”. I’ll buy some chemical weapons. Then I lose interest.


  5. Tom_12 says:

    “This 1994 Senate report also indicates that the US exported to Iraq the precursors for chemwar agents, actual plans for chemical and biowar production facilities, and chemical-warhead filling equipment. The exports continued until at least November 28, 1989.”

    So the setting up of Saddam for his eventual fall started in the early 90’s. Poor guy just didn’t realize it. That’s how they put their puppets to sleep. Make them think they are in “The Club”.

    • Erika says:

      Ever see the picture of Rumsfeld shaking Saddam’s hand?
      They put him in power…they (the US government) routinely assasinate foriegn heads of state when they can’t topple them by arming fake rebellions (Libya).

      The US also supplied Saddam with military intelligence about the Iranians and supplied them with the chemical and bioweapons to use against them.

      The US also used chemical weaponms in Iraq during Iraq War 2…look up white phosphorus used on Fallujah.

  6. OnionPeeler says:

    I’m always grateful for these insightful connect the dots blog posts. I had a lot of thoughts running through my mind while reading. The one I’ll give voice to here regards my curiosity on who was really on the other end of this delivery pipeline. I’ll just cut to the chase….my suspicion is that the same agency orchestrating the order fulfillment on the US side was also orchestrating the “order” placement on the receiving side. I think that it is a fiction to accept the idea that isolated actor in country A out of the blue decides to contact someone in country B to begin placing orders for the laundry list of insane items detailed in the blog. Global orchestration is the reality I’ll accept. The world is a stage and the continual relocation of material and personnel that occurs isn’t the result of random and independent events. ( This is not a criticism of the blog post…just my own conclusion which I realize is a leap)
    Again, I really appreciate this blog post and the detailed references provided. These posts go a long way towards clearing up the steady stream of MSM obfuscation we are bombarded with as part of the manipulated public.

  7. Erika says:

    OH yes, not only did the US get Saddam into power, they supplied him with the Sarin gas that he used on Iranians, that makes anything they claim happened in Syria look trivial.

  8. deep diver says:

    i thought you were going to go into “tails of the clintons and bushes” with their drug trafficking and death squads … or how about “deep state fun and games with american’s minds” in our education system so our kids have no clue what is going on in the world around them … or political Fake News MSM blaming the other side for crimes like russian collusion committed by their protected liberal left … or even that the CIA is the police force of the world bank involved in international drug trafficking and mayhem to maintain the banker control of all countries’ monetary and political systems … your history of WMD ala the CDC was “illuminating” but as noted above by Onion Peeler … one has to find the real enemy behind the curtain … you could point to the recent leaked news release printed by the New York (fake) Times regarding “human informant” plants in the Trump campaign by the Obama FBI and Justice Departments … that NYT article pre-empted the Inspector General’s scathing report on the same … allowing Clapper and the JD and other “players” to hit the MSM talk show circuit to create their “we were only investigating the russians” narrative before the real story hit the fan … thanks Jon for all you do …

    • Tom_12 says:

      “Fake News” – I see this meme being hyped so as to put as much doubt into young peoples minds as possible. This way they are made to continually feel that they are on shaky ground when it comes to information from any source. Intellectually weak will have a problem with this.

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