Real war vs. phony war; turn on the news bubble machine

by Jon Rappoport

“The CIA infiltrated the media.” That statement wore out its welcome decades ago. The media ARE the CIA.

The only proviso, if you want to call it that: most reporters are too stupid to realize who they slave for.

I mention this because we’re not getting war news, we’re getting CIA news.

Now on the other hand, here is a WRITER—I don’t know who he is; his handle is Good Citizen on Substack. I’ll tell you this. If I could, I’d appoint him to head up negotiations between Russia and the Ukraine in a New York minute. Screw in your brain tightly and read what he recently laid down in one of his carpet bombing runs:

“Imagine this scenario of aggression. Russia has established something called SATA. (Surround America Together Alliance) with the Bahamas, Cuba, Canada and all of Central America. Article 5 of SATA says if one goes to war, they all go to war. Putin is trying to get Mexico to join. He orchestrated a coup there in 2014 and installed a puppet dictator who helps enrich Putin through Putin’s crack head son. He keeps assuring Mexico they will join SATA one day, even though the other countries would not approve the vote and they don’t meet some minimum requirements. Other politicians in the duma send their kids to be on boards of Mexican companies to collect paychecks of $50,000 per month. Russia keeps sending weapons to Mexico who has a neo-Nazi force of nationalists near the border who take shots at English speaking American separatists who would prefer to be part of the United States. Cease fires are broken 2000 times over 8 years, leaving 14,000 dead in the conflict. The U.S. has taken a patient stance, trying to reason with the Mexican coke-head dictator but he keeps accepting SATA weapons and money. Last week the Mexican dictator said he doesn’t just want SATA membership, he wants Russian nukes in his country aimed at the United States. That was the final straw. Tuesday the U.S. launched air strikes across Mexico and declared those English speaking American states as independent republics.”

It’s hard for Americans to consider that they’re living in a news bubble cut off from reality. That grisly fate is supposed to befall lesser countries.

And when American news involves foreign policy, the bubble is double, because that’s where American oligarchs have traditionally stolen a great deal of their money, and “don’t tell the children” has always been the motto of the CIA.

For readers who’ve been following my 2-year assault on the medical bubble surrounding the non-pandemic called COVID, think of the CIA as the CDC of political criminality. The CIA locks down countries. They “vaccinate countries and improve their immunity” by staging coups. They tell you which countries are viruses. They “stop the spread.”

We only see the least clever CIA people delivering the news on television, because those anchors have to be dumb; they have to believe they’re dispensing truth. They have to be unaware that cover stories, limited hangouts, false trails, appeals to authority, and straw man arguments are the stock-in-trade of standard intelligence operations.

If you told anchors Lester “Lurch” Holt or David “Sears underwear model” Muir that the puppet-comedian President of the Ukraine was handing out thousands of weapons to ordinary untrained citizens with the inevitable effect of many of them dying—for television coverage—Lester and David would have no idea what you were talking about.

Here’s a CIA-CDC parallel. The first great signal that the CIA had captured American news came in the wake of the JFK assassination—when US media unanimously agreed the Warren Commission had the facts straight: Oswald acted alone. This, despite nagging evidence (which piled up in future years) that the CIA itself had engineered the President’s murder.

In 1986, in a notorious deal between the US Congress and vaccine manufacturers, a law was passed which ruled out a citizen suing a manufacturer for toxic vaccine damage. Instead, the plaintiff had to appeal to a Kafka-esque federal “court” for compensation. At that point, the truth began to dawn. The CDC was in the big business of buying and selling vaccines; it was also in charge of reporting statistics on vaccine damage; and it was also conducting studies to assess vaccine safety and efficacy. News media took no notice of any of these facts—which when you added them up, amounted to mass murder by vaxx.

Two giant news bubbles, inside which the American population lived. Unaware.

Just as the CIA travels to distant lands, subverts and topples governments, paves the way for mega-corporate takeovers, and then feeds fantasies back to news networks, the medical CIA—the CDC—has it own crew of invaders. They’re called the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS).

These trained medical personnel carry out several hundred missions a year, to foreign lands where possible “outbreaks” are occurring.

They are the virus hunters. They’ve never met a non-existent virus they didn’t love.

Graduates of this EIS program, as proudly stated by the CDC, have gone on to occupy key positions in the overall medical cartel: Surgeons General; CDC directors; medical school deans and professors; medical foundation executives; drug-company and insurance executives; state health officials; MEDICAL EDITORS AND REPORTERS IN MEDIA OUTLETS. —Power, at key junctures.

It’s a loyal insider’s club. They collaborate to float prime-cut, A-number-one cover stories of extraordinary dimensions. They invent reality out of thin air.

They front for the medical cartel. And they provide cover for the crimes of mega-corporations. There’s a foreign town where poverty-stricken people are dying, because horrendous pesticides are running into the soil? No, it’s a virus. There’s a city where the industrial pollution is driving people over the edge into immune-system failure? No, it’s a virus. Dead fish are floating on a yellow and purple river next to a factory pipe that’s pouring steaming poison into the water? No, it’s a new virus no one knew existed.

And here’s the capper. Their propaganda is so good most of the EIS people (just like the news anchors) believe it themselves. You don’t achieve that kind of robotic servitude without intense brainwashing. The first installment of the mind-control program is called medical school.

The EIS would have you imagine the whole world is being attacked by viruses, all the time. That’s their mission.


News bubbles.

War news bubbles.

Medical and pandemic news bubbles.

Try one on for size.

Walk inside one and live there.

Nothing to lose, except your mind.

And everything that follows from that.


That Computer Virus You Can’t Remove Might Be a Browser Notification


A friend of Review Geek recently reached out for help with an old fashioned pop-up computer virus, the kind that pretends it’s antivirus software. But these messages weren’t really pop-ups; they were browser notifications from a website, and as such, they couldn’t be removed by legitimate antivirus software.

If you constantly see these notifications in Windows or macOS, you should never open them. Instead, you need to disable them by hand. Here’s how to get the job done, plus some info to help you avoid these “virus” notifications in the future.

Table of Contents

Is This “Virus” Dangerous?
Where Did These Notifications Come From?
How to Get Rid of Those “Virus” Pop-Ups

Is This “Virus” Dangerous?

On their own, browser notifications aren’t dangerous—they’re legitimate parts of Windows and macOS. And while browser notifications are often annoying, they can also be quite helpful. The Gmail website can send you notifications when you receive emails, for example, and sites like CNN can notify you of new stories.

But in this case, hackers are using the browser notification system to try and trick people. Opening these notifications will redirect you to a webpage, which may ask you to install an “antivirus software,” which is really just malware or ransomware. Either that, or the website will ask for personal details, such as credit card info or sensitive login credentials.

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If you close or disable these “virus” notifications, they’ll just keep coming. And if you open one of the notifications, you’re putting yourself at risk of malware or identity theft. (That’s why we have a handy guide to disable these pop-ups at the bottom of this article.)

I strongly suggest running legitimate antivirus software if you’ve opened one of these pop-ups. And if such a pop-up redirected you to some login page, it’s time to reset all of your passwords.

This isn’t a new trick, by the way. Hackers figured out that they could target victims using browser notifications several years ago. Companies like Malwarebytes have tried to educate people on the problem, but for the most part, hackers have faced little resistance from browser makers.

Where Did These Notifications Come From?

A shady video streaming site telling users that they have to enable notifications to watch video. The notifications are the "virus" popups.

Browser notifications can’t force their way on your computer. Websites that want to share these notifications send a request to your browser, which then asks if you want to “Allow” or “Block” incoming notifications.

In other words, if you keep getting pestered by fake “virus” notifications in Windows or macOS, it’s because you gave a website permission to send such nonsense.

RELATEDHow to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

You should never enable browser notifications on a website you don’t trust. Of course, you may already know that, which is why hackers often use social engineering techniques to catch their victims. In the above image, which was captured by Malwarebytes, a pirate video website warns that you can’t play a video until you enable browser notifications.

Hackers love to target victims through pirate websites, though they may also utilize phishing techniques to make their scheme look more legitimate. Some of the images included in this article, for example, are from a website that disguised itself as a Yahoo video page. (The fake Yahoo page was taken down on February 28th.)

How to Get Rid of Those “Virus” Pop-Ups

Andrew Heinzman

Because these fake “virus” pop-ups utilize your operating system’s notification system, they can’t be removed by antivirus software. Instead, you need to disable them manually.

First, take note of the web address that appears in your “virus” notifications. We’re going to open your browsers’ list of sites that can send notifications and disable all activity from this address.

Here’s how you find your notification list in Chrome, Safari, and other popular browsers:

  • Chrome: Open Chrome and paste “chrome://settings/content/notifications” in your address bar (without the quotation marks). Then, press enter.
  • Safari: Open Safari and use the Command+Comma keyboard shortcut to open Preferences. Then, select the “Websites” tab and pick “Notifications.”
  • Edge: Open Edge and paste “edge://settings/content/notifications” in your address bar (without the quotation marks). Then, press enter.
  • Firefox: Open Firefox and paste “about:preferences#privacy” in the address bar (without the quotation marks). Then, scroll down to the “Permissions” section. Press the “Settings” button next to the “Notifications” option.

Once you’ve accessed your browser’s notification list, find the web address that appears in all of those rogue pop-ups. Press the options or settings button next to this address and select “block” or “remove.”

If you want to make things easier, you can clear everything from your notification list or disable the feature entirely. I suggest the latter option if you’re fixing a tech-illiterate relative’s computer.

Don’t walk away from this article thinking that browser notifications are evil. Full disclosure—I keep the crap disabled because it’s annoying, but browser notifications can be useful for keeping up with your inbox or your favorite news outlets.

Still, browser makers like Google and Microsoft need to make notifications more secure and transparent. This feature shouldn’t provide an avenue for phishing schemes, and people shouldn’t need to dig through settings to disable annoying notifications.

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