One of the biggest exposés that happened is when the Clinton emails reveal the U.S. gov’t. used Google as a geopolitical weapon to overthrow Assad.
The idea that corporate media, government, and large technology companies collaborate to create a false sense of reality in an effort to drive a specific elite chosen narrative has been the stuff of conspiracylegend for years.
However, thanks to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and WikiLeaks, the inner workings of how the empire operates have been clearly put on display for the world to see.
While the mainstream media has been largely silent regarding the wealth of information contained within the massive release of over 30,000 emails and attachments, including 7,570 written by Clinton herself, the information contained within is damning.
The explosive emails reveal how the U.S. State Department and Google worked in concert to topple the government of elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in an attempt at forwarding U.S. geopolitical strategy.
WikiLeaks tweeted on March 19, 2016:
Hillary Emails: Google tried to boost Assad defections.- WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
One of the most incriminating emails was sent on July 25, 2012, from Jared Cohen, the president of Google Ideas (now called Jigsaw), informing the U.S. State Department about a new tool his company had developed and its applications in Syria.
Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool on Sunday that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from.- Jared Cohen
Our logic behind this is that while many people are tracking the atrocities, nobody is visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition.- Jared Cohen
The Google Ideas chief ended his communication by stressing the potential importance that this tool development could have on the Syrian conflict.
Cohen also wrote:
Given how hard it is to get information into Syria right now, we are partnering with Al-Jazeera, who will take primary ownership over the tool we have built, track the data, verify it, and broadcast it back into Syria.- Jared Cohen
I’ve attached a few visuals that show what the tool will look like. Please keep this very close hold and let me know if there is anything [else] you think we need to account for or think about before we launch. We believe this can have an important impact.- Jared Cohen
If the idea of Google working directly with the U.S. State Department isn’t unsettling enough, Cohen’s statement regarding Al-Jazeera taking ownership of the tool after it is built should raise serious red flags.
The email was sent to three senior U.S. officials, namely:
- Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns (a former Ambassador to Russia)
- Alec Ross, a senior Clinton adviser on innovation
- Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff
The email was forwarded by Sullivan to Secretary of State Clinton with the message:
FYI - this is a pretty cool idea.- Jake Sullivan
Clinton then sent the information to aide Monica Handley on August 4, 2012, with the title heading:
Syria Attachments: Defection Tracker. PDF.- Hillary Clinton
In June 2010, prior to the start of the Syrian conflict, Cohen and Ross traveled to Syria.
This trip to #Syria will test Syria’s willingness to engage more responsibly on issues of #netfreedom.- Alec Ross
In a subsequent email dated September 24, 2010, titled “1st known case of a successful social media campaign in Syria,”which was forwarded to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ross wrote:
When Jared and I went to Syria, it was because we knew that Syrian society was growing increasingly young (population will double in 17 years) and digital and that this was going to create disruptions in society that we could potential[ly] harness for our purposes.- Alec Ross
So, what are the “purposes” they hope to achieve through societal disruptions?
WikiLeaks has released a wealth of diplomatic cables exposing U.S. plans to destabilize Syria that pre-date the “Arab Spring” uprising, revealing then-U.S. Ambassador to Syria William Roebuck’s highlighting “potential vulnerabilities” of the Assad government and “possible means to exploit them” in a 2006 cable.
Highlighting “possible means,” in a section titled, “Play on Sunni fears of Iranian influence,”Roebuck wrote:
There are fears in Syria that the Iranians are active in both Shia proselytizing and conversion of, mostly poor, Sunnis.- William Roebuck
Though often exaggerated, such fears reflect an element of the Sunni community in Syria that is increasingly upset by and focused on the spread of Iranian influence in their country through activities ranging from mosque construction to business.- William Roebuck
Another section was titled, “Encourage rumors and signs of external plotting,”which would be used to induce “the possibility of a self-defeating over-reaction” from the al-Assad government.
WikiLeaks previous releases regarding U.S. attempts to destabilize Syria directly relate to the information found in Clinton’s emails.
Unofficial advisor Sidney Blumenthal wrote in a 2012 email to Hillary Clinton:
The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders, would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies.- Sidney Blumenthal
The intentional destruction of Syrian civil society, as a means of gaining control over Syria, is readily apparent throughout the discourse.
As the Clinton emails reveal the U.S. gov’t. used Google as a geopolitical weapon to overthrow Assad, her emails, when combined with WikiLeaks releases, provide a much clearer picture of how the U.S. Empire operates and Hillary Clinton’s distinct role in attempting to foment regime change in Syria.