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‘Just Mistake’: NYT Corrected Its Report On Gina Haspel Lying To Trump On Skripal Case

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'Just Mistake': NYT Corrected Its Report On Gina Haspel Lying To Trump On Skripal Case

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On June 5th, New York Times journalist Julian Barnes corrected his April report claiming that CIA Director Gina Haspel showed pictures of dead ducks and sick children to US President Donald Trump.

In a long tweet he admitted his “significant error” in having said that CIA Chief Gina Haspel had shown her spy prowess in persuading Trump to expel 60 Russian diplomats by showing them alleged photographs of dead ducks and sick children, poisoned in the alleged Novichok nerve agent attack on Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

“There are—so far as we know—no pictures of dead ducks or sickened kids. Haspel did show pictures to Trump, but they were about the effects of nerve agents in general, they were not specific to the attack in the UK.”

But Haspel, according to the new version of events, did not brief Haspel on the supposed intelligence that ducks and children were poisoned.

Local UK health officials deny that any animals or children were sickened, as British officials pointed out soon after our story published, mostly due to a report by The Guardian.

The initial report of dead ducks and sick children was based on “an early intelligence report,” according to anonymous sources familiar with the matter. And it was, supposedly presented to Trump by the UK to try and persuade him into expelling diplomats.

It took nearly two months to admit the mistake and correct because “conducting the research to figure out what I got wrong, how I got it wrong and what was the correct information took time.” Despite the Guardian getting it right on April 18th, two days after the initial report.

“I regret the error and offer my apology. I strive to get information right the first time. That is what subscribers pay for. But when I get something wrong, I fix it.”

Users on Twitter showed mixed response to the revelation, with some asking if Barnes had doubts about the story and if he did, why was it published.

Others praised the “integrity of journalism” in the US, because he admitted his mistake and corrected it. There was no mention of the “integrity of journalism” when an unconfirmed and later disproved narrative was reported as fact.

In the NYT, the story was corrected but the caption under an image was not, still claiming that the attack poisoned Sergei, Yulia, ducks and children.

'Just Mistake': NYT Corrected Its Report On Gina Haspel Lying To Trump On Skripal Case

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Reports shortly after the alleged Novichok nerve agent attack on Skripal claimed that three children were indeed hospitalized after feeding ducks in a Salisbury park with the Skripals, but blood tests revealed that the children were fine.

One of the boys reportedly even ate some of the bread gave to him by Sergei Skripal and intended as bird-food. According to UK authorities, Sergei’s hands were covered in the highly-letal Novichok nerve agent, but the child was unharmed.

In general, the entire Skripal scenario is a massive charade, the UK still maintains that Moscow organized an assassination attempt, but has no evidence and doesn’t even attempt to present any. Russia on the other hand categorically rejects all accusations.

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  • AM Hants

    Interesting timing, the day Theresa May finds herself redundant, as Prime Minister of the UK.

    Then you have the Malaysian Prime Minister, who just last week stated there was no proof that the MH17 was taken down by Russia.

    Remember, Dawn Sturgess, who acquired the ‘Eau de Novochok’ perfume, is still in ‘Custody of the Crown’, owing to the fact she has not had a coroner’s inquest. When did she die and how long does it take for a toxology report, in a post mortem to come through, in any place, not near Porton Down? Her Coroner’s Inquest has been delayed, yet again, till Octobet 2019.

    So, is it just coincidence that Ukraine was involved in the MH17, even if just for allowing the passenger jet to fly through a warzone. Ukraine, worked with Christopher Steele on the Steele Dossier. Was Sergei Skripal also involved in the Steele Dossier, together with his mentor Pablo Miller?

    WILTSHIRE CORONER CANNOT RULE NOVICHOK AS CAUSE OF DEATH – THERESA MAY’S SKRIPAL STORY FAILS BOTTLE TEST… http://johnhelmer.org/wiltshire-coroner-cannot-rule-novichok-as-cause-of-death-theresa-mays-skripal-story-fails-bottle-test/

    “The investigation and inquest into Dawn Sturgess’ death has been suspended for a further period of six months and the Senior Coroner has adjourned the Pre-Inquest Review hearing until Friday, October 18 2019 at 10am.”… https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/local-news/dawn-sturgess-inquest-novichok-victims-2720165

    ……………..
    MH17 ADMISSION: Malaysian PM says ‘NO EVIDENCE’ Russia shot down doomed plane
    MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said it is unlikely Russia launched the missile that brought down doomed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in a bombshell announcement certain to send ripples throughout the world… https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1134749/mh17-news-latest-malaysian-airlines-crash-russia-missile-ukraine

    • AM Hants

      Sorry, stand corrected, the body of Dawn Sturgess was released to the family, despite no Coroner’s Inquest.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Tis said that ‘Ones lies are sure to find you out’ and the UK and US governments are not immune from this.

      Just as priests in the past, and indeed present, have blamed disease and disasters on the sins of their flock, NATO nations in particular blame others for all the ills of a fractured and divided interracial society that is caused by a tsunami of immigration.

      At the beginning of this current cycle of US/Israeli/NATO violence, the blame was put on the heads of militarily weak Asian, South American and Arab states that were not subservient to the West, then Russia was blamed, today China is being blamed and tomorrow NATO ‘will come for those of us’ who will not prostrate ourselves before the high priests and warlords who have always sought to opress the masses for their own personal gain.

      • AM Hants

        Interesting, with the twist going to ‘Blame China’. Now who needs to cosy upto one or the other nations, to take them out of the orbit of the other?

        Wish they would stop playing games and just get on with learning to live in peace. Or is that a miracle too far?

        • FlorianGeyer

          Definitely a ‘ miracle too far ‘, AM.

          Such miracles are called ‘Jewish Miracles ‘ by some :)

          • AM Hants

            LOL, and I do love karma.

        • Concrete Mike

          Its hard to cooperate when one sees itself superior to others, be it racially culturally or whatever.

          • AM Hants

            So true and in all walks of life.

  • FlorianGeyer

    The Yanks need no proof of anything as Washington, together with the US and Western corporate media, create a ‘fake reality’ that they then peddle to be accepted as reality.

    To do this, historical reality is censored and expunged from official records and other sources of media, together with the demonisation of scholars , journalists and all people who question the contrived ‘fake reality’.

    We then hear the cries of ‘Tin Foil Hats, Nazi’s, Anti-Semites, Crazies’ etc.

    It’s a REALITY that religions and cults have used ‘Fake Realities’ to control populations for millennia.

    • AM Hants

      Just been flicking through the Daily Mail.

      Cannot believe the latest one, they are freaking out that Russia might produce their own documentary on Chernobyl, blaming the CIA and US.

      The comments, pure ‘Integrity Initiative’ out in Force. They always do that, when they wish to push a view point. Completely ignoring the fact that Gorbechev, from North Caucasus, was the leader of the Soviet Union, back in 1986, when it happened. Plus, Chernobyl is in Ukraine.

      Nothing about Yats, sacking the Atomic Safety Commission in Ukraine and giving the contract to his mates in Westinghouse, who have since gone bankrupt, to maintain the Soviet Nuclear Power Plants. Using the rod shaped fuel rods. Now what on earth could go wrong there?

      Yet, according to the Daily Mail, and the ‘Integrity Initiative Media Disinformation mob’, Chernobyl must be part of Russia?????

      Watch the story grow, in the MSM, because they cannot get their ‘false flags’ up and running. So will spin ‘Bad Russia’ using Ukraine’s Chernobyl Tragedy.

      • FlorianGeyer

        This could also be the precursor to a deliberate US/NATO sabotage of the existing nuclear reactor in Ukraine that close to the Donbass.

        The Western propaganda being ‘ Its Russia fault because they knew that non compatible Westinghouse rods are being used :)

        Another nuclear disaster in Ukraine could be a de facto statement by the crazies in the US toward Russia, Poland + the Baltics and NATO ( Welsh hill farmers etc), of ‘ Sod you all, and a plague on all your houses’ for not supporting US ambitions in Europe with European lives’ :)

        • AM Hants

          Haven’t they been trying to target the power stations, since 2014?

          Whenever a major ‘false flag’ goes down, there is either a major exercise, dealing with such events around the time. 9/11 and Westminster Bridge, so come to mind, together with others. So, will go with what you are saying, are we being prepared for their next ‘seriously big’ false flag, using the Ukrainian power stations as the primary source?

          I hate having a suspicious mind, there again, our Governments and the evil they carry out, under our names, leads me to that scenario.

          • FlorianGeyer

            In 2014 or 2015 the Ukies bombarded a nuclear waste underground storage facility close to the borders of the Donetsk Peoples Republic. Fortunately the shelling was not successful. The report was on the Col Cassad site if I remember.

            In addition.
            https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/06/nuclear-waste-stored-in-shocking-way-120-miles-from-ukraine-front-line

          • Tommy Jensen

            This Putin also did. Storing nuclear waste in Ukraine in a chocking manner.

          • FlorianGeyer

            You only make one large error Tommy.
            President Putin had no constitutional authority over Ukraine, ever. :)

            Ukraine first became a nation soon after the USSR collapsed in 1991, and long before that in that President Putin was not even involved in politics :)

          • AM Hants

            Thanks, I remember, back in 2014, I believe, when the cauldrons were up and running, that they wanted to hit the main power station in Eastern Ukraine, in order to wipe them out.

            Well Porkie, did receive his Rand Corp orders, for the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Eastern Ukraine. Soros, thought there were too many citizens over there, for his liking. Remember the Soros article, from ‘leaked Soros papers’, that Cyber Berkut put out, back then, but so much has been tidied up, and hidden from the search engines.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I have also noticed is harder to find info that the US deep state disapprove of.
            It’s all part of the US ‘Creating Reality ‘ playbook. Its well worthwhile printing such articles, as I would think you do. :)

            Internet censorship is pernicious, but imagine a situation if it was shut down completely for public use, by design or accident ?

            Many people would be at a complete loss and unable to cope.
            I can forsee a Government Credit Score and a licence ( for a fee naturally) being required to access various levels of information within a few years and with 5g such access could be restricted to the licence holder very easily.

          • AM Hants

            Depressing thought, but, would not put it past them.

            Good idea, with regards printing the stuff, you can still find off.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I did laugh when Theresa May said in answer to a question, that the ‘naughtiest thing she had done was to have run through a farmers field of ripe wheat’.

            It appears that posing full frontal and stark bollock naked with Angela Merkel and the current president of Lithuania in the 70’s was not so naughty :)

          • AM Hants

            LOL, she has no retentive memory. So glad I was not around, when the three old hags were playing.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Do you remember the Cadbury’s Flake Girl running through a field of wheat in the 70’s or early 80’s I think ?

            I actually see her occasionally at an equestrian centre. Tina is as attractive now as she was then, with a great personality as well.

            Perhaps this is where Ms May got her idea from.

          • Tommy Jensen

            A method to erase our memory is to shift fake campaign all the time. I.e. we will never have time to finish the previous in our brains.
            “AND YOU, ALL OF YOU”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/765ab2a818abd5bd447a6be9006193870f6a672283b2bcb9287186b6aa67ef82.jpg

  • andyoldlabour

    And our MSM wonder why people are sceptical when we are constantly being fed rubbish by them.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Exactly what I always have been saying. We Americans have the guts and backbone to admit it. We admit that we lie, cheat and kill civilians by and then by mistake. We Americans have freedom to admit it.

    But Russia wont admit anything. The Russians only brag about being the world best, superior, having the worlds biggest, best, strongest and fastest hypersonic Icebreaker. “We follow all treaties and rules”.
    Its pathetic.

    • skinner15

      So being a hateful, warlike nation is fine, once you admit it!

      The Americans have no backbone ffs. They started off fighting stone age tribes from whom they stole their land, then went into already colonised S America, where they fought more iron age foes in a dilapidated Spanish Empire, and since then, have hung off of the coat-tails of the British Empire.
      They still make films where they cry all the time over their soldiers state of mind, the poor sods were only made to shoot women and children en-masse, and those despicable human beings did it, just like the SS did it for their master.

      • Tudor Miron

        “So being a hateful, warlike nation is fine, once you admit it!”(c) :) No, but facing reality is a good first step.

    • Alexander Fedotov

      You have not admit yet e.g. that 9/11 was an inside job and that the intervention and following occupation of Iraq was done on the false pretence

  • Xoli Xoli

    Both The Democrats and Republicans are liars.Fake news people when the talk the devil sits and shuts in their mouth.

  • Domenic Patrone

    “She” is a transsexual. “She” was involved in torture. What kind of torture one must ask? What kind of nation is America that they employ such people in their government ??? Haha .. and what is occurring with those beneath her .. sexual harassment maybe ?? Awful state of affairs there.

  • goingbrokes

    A general point about journalism – to “quote” an unnamed intelligence source is complete nonsense, and all the readers should stop listening when they hear such words. The readers should turn harsh criticism towards hacks who use such blatant rumour-mill cattle-feed on their pages. And don’t accept apologies from such hacks – they should have known!!! And rags like the Guardian DO know!
    Whip them with your words! No mercy towards bs journalism no more.

  • Domenic Patrone

    Turn Gina Haspel over to ISIS. That’s my recommendation here.

  • Domenic Patrone

    Did he smile his work to see?
    Did he who made the Lamb make thee?