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In 2017, "Terrorism" dropped from being the #2 fear of US citizens in 2016 to #22! Their biggest fear was "corrupt government officials", up 15% in one year to 75%.
In 2017 the legal, ideological and technical foundations of internet censorship were expanded under the veil of the pretext of "counter-terrorism". US adults' biggest fear continued to be, not "terrorism" but "corrupt government officials".

In 2017 the phrase "deep state" was widely (with contrasting definitions) used by the commercially-controlled media. This followed their introduction of the "Fake News" meme in November 2016. 2017 saw reports of censorship of many the 200 sites listed by PropOrNot, including Naked Capitalism, Truthdig and Counterpunch[1] and an April adjustment of Google's search algorithm to send less visitors to progressive websites[2]. The case Saleh v. Bush was concluded in February 2017, and the Bush administration officials deemed not guilty of war crimes since "The actions that (Bush administration officials) took in connection with the Iraq War were part of their official duties".[3] The ADL reported that "Anti-Semitic Incidents Surged Nearly 60% in 2017",[4] although this finding has been criticised.[5]

Deep state exposure

Full article: Rated 3/5 Deep state/2017 Popularisation

After years of being ignored, the phrase "deep state" became popular after the 2016 US Presidential election and in early 2017 had a huge rise in popularity, particularly in the case of the US Deep State.[6] In February, the Trump administration shut down the 7th floor group.

2017 Refugee False Flag

Full article: 2017 Refugee False Flag
The 2017 Refugee False Flag plot was never carried out, after carelessness in Vienna airport lead to its being exposed

In April, carelessness by 'Franco A.', an officer of the German Bundeswehr, lead to uncovering of the False Flag plot after he was arrested with a firearm in Vienna airport. Having created a fake Syrian identity in 2015, he was charged in 2017 with two conspirators for planning an "act of state-threatening violence".[7] The commercially-controlled media reported on their arrest, but did not spend long on their case. They were released in November 2017 on grounds of lack of evidence.[8]

Shadow brokers

The year continued to feature various leaks, including a leak of intelligence agency hacking tools, which were offered for sale by a group calling itself Shadow Brokers.


"Fake News"

Full article: Rated 3/5 “Fake News”

The "Fake News website" meme introduced in November 2016 appears to have been intended to smear websites to bolster faith in the commercially-controlled media, was quickly reduced to the issue of "fake news". Global efforts were underway in 2017 to try to automate censorship (a.k.a. "fact checking") and crack down on whistleblowers. In the UK, Conservative MP Damian Collins is heading an inquiry into combatting the so-called "fake news" problem, which is reportedly considering increasing the maximum punishment for publishing real information online, from 2 years to 14 years.[9] Various commentators have suggested that the net effect of the "fake news" meme may have been a type of blowback - encouraging everyone to be more critical consumers of news, checking facts and sources.

"War On Terror"

The Home Office tweet announcing that they would set up a new commission to "counter extremism".[10]
Full article: Rated 4/5 “War On Terror”

In January, outgoing US president Barack Obama signed Executive Order 12333. This expanded the provision for mass surveillance by removing legal restrictions on the NSA sharing intercepted raw data with agencies including the FBI, the DEA, and the Department of Homeland Security.[11]

In UK three acts of "Muslim terrorism" in the run up to the General Election continued the "War On Terror". They had little detectable affect upon the election result.

Action Counters Terrorism

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Full article: Action Counters Terrorism

In March 2017, the UK government - still unreceptive to the population's growing doubts about the 9/11 official narrative - re-branded its "counter terrorism" activity by launching a campaign entitled "Action Counters Terrorism".

"Commission for Countering Extremism"

Full article: Commission for Countering Extremism

After the Manchester bombing, the UK Home Office announced their intention to set up a "Commission for Countering Extremism‎" with an unusually militaristic photo (left) which was criticised fairly widely.[citation needed]

UK General Election

Full article: UK/2017 General Election

In UK the Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election when her party was a long way ahead in the polls, aiming to increase her parliamentary majority. The opposition Jeremy Corbyn however defied predictions by closing the gap and increasing the seats held by the Labour Party, resulting in a hung parliament, leading the Tories to form a coalition with the DUP.

Young people in particular were heavily in support of the Labour party. The UK suffered three acts of "terrorism" during the election campaign, the 2017 Westminster attack, the Manchester Bombing & the June 2017 London attack. In spite of heavy coverage by the commercially-controlled media, these did not appear to greatly influence the election outcome, which was a hung parliament and an increased support for the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Al-Salam weapons deal21 December 2005 - 2017A large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.
Saleh v. Bush13 March 2013 - 10 February 2017A legal claim that the Iraq war was an illegal act of aggression, dismissed in 2017 by the Westfall Act since it was carried out by US government employees within the scope of their employment.
2017 Refugee False Flag2015 - February 2017A failed attack which appears to have been intended as a false flag to be blamed on Syria.
BrexitMarch 2017 - 2019
Wikileaks/Vault 77 March 2017 - Present
Action Counters Terrorism7 March 2017 - PresentA replacement for the highly criticised Prevent "branding platform" of "counter-terrorism".
2017 Westminster attack22 March 2017A combined vehicle assault and stabbing at an iconic London location
2017 Manchester bombing22 May 2017
Bilderberg/20171 June 2017 - 4 June 2017
June 2017 London attack3 June 2017
Grenfell Tower fire14 June 2017
Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty7 July 2017
Democracy and Propaganda - Can independent media defend universal values?12 September 2017 - 13 September 2017An EED "fake news" conference in Ukraine
2017 Las Vegas shooting1 October 2017The most deadly mass shooting in US history, one about which many questions - most particularly "Why?" - remain unanswered. The original official narrative of a single "lone nut" shooter was confused as of February 2018.
Wikileaks/Vault 8November 2017 - Present
Paradise PapersNovember 2017
 

New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Commission for Countering ExtremismCommission for Countering Extremism.png2017 - PresentA "counter-extremism" group set up after the 2017 Manchester bombing.
EU DisinfolabEU Disinfolab.jpg2017 - Present
UN/Office of Counter-TerrorismGroup.png15 June 2017 - PresentAgency
Lawyers Committee for 911 InquiryLCfor911.png17 July 2017 - PresentCharityA organisation of professionals seeking legal accountability for the events of 9-11 and the prosecution of those responsible
Labour Against The WitchhuntCropped-LAW-logo-with-rose.jpgOctober 2017 - Present
Labour Against the WitchhuntCropped-LAW-logo-with-rose.jpgOctober 2017 - Present
 

New Website

EventImageDateURLDescription
SaiditSaidit.png11 October 2017 - Presenthttps://saidit.netA less corporate Reddit.
 

==A Group that was Wound Up==  ==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
John Pomian16 March 19242017
Nuno Brederode Santos19442017
Luc Coene11 March 19475 January 2017Economist
Central banker
Udo Ulfkotte20 January 196013 January 2017Editor
Journalist
Former editor of a German broadsheet who exposed press corruption while also subscribing to an Islamophobic narrative.
Vahit Halefoglu19 November 191921 January 2017Istanbul
Turkey
Politician
Diplomat
Tam Dalyell9 August 193226 January 2017West Lothian
Scotland
Former Labour MP who posed the "West Lothian Question"
Vitaly Churkin21 February 19522 February 20172017
2017-02-20
(aged 64)
New York
USA
Diplomat
Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations
Ambassador of Russia to Belgium
John R. Simpson13 February 193210 February 2017
Peter Corterier19 June 193622 February 2017Politician
David Rockefeller12 June 191520 March 2017Pocantico Hills
New York
United States
Deep politician
Banker
CFR founder
Robert Silvers31 December 192920 March 2017New YorkEditor
Martin McGuinness23 May 195021 March 2017Derry
Northern Ireland
Amyloidosis
Khalid Masood25 December 196422 March 2017Westminster
London
UK
Denis Voronenkov10 April 197123 March 2017Kiev
Ukraine
PoliticianA vocal critic of Vladimir Putin. Assassinated in 2017.
Deane Hinton12 March 192328 March 2017Diplomat
Klaus Liesen15 April 193130 March 2017Essen
Germany
Businessperson
Giovanni Sartori13 May 19244 April 2017Florence
Italy
Academic
Sheila Abdus-Salaam14 March 195212 April 2017New York
United States
JudgeA US judge
Piero Ottone3 August 192416 April 2017Camogli
Italy
Journalist
Luigi Ramponi30 May 19305 May 2017Rome
Italy
Spook
Roger Ailes15 May 194018 May 2017Palm Beach
Florida
United States
Media mogul
Zbigniew Brzezinski28 March 192826 May 2017Falls Church
Virginia
United States
Politician
Deep politician
Konstantinos Mitsotakis18 October 191829 May 2017Athens
Greece
Politician
Adnan Khashoggi25 July 19356 June 2017London
United Kingdom
Arms Dealer
Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann5 February 19338 June 2017Managua
Nicaragua
Diplomat
Politician
Clergyman
Helmut Kohl3 April 193016 June 2017Ludwigshafen
Germany
Torvild Aakvaag27 January 19279 July 2017Businessperson
Klaus Eberwein12 July 2017Miami
Florida
US
gunshot to headBusinessperson
Enzo Bettiza7 July 192728 July 2017Rome
Italian Republic
Author
Journalist
Politician
Jim Marrs5 December 19432 August 2017Springtown
Texas
United States
Heart attackJournalist
Author
Researcher
Marshall I. Goldman26 July 19302 August 2017Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
Economist
Academic
Helen Alexander10 February 19575 August 2017Businessperson
Ernst Zündel24 April 19395 August 2017Bad Wildbad
Baden-Württemberg
Germany
Truth Seeker
Revisionist historian
Nicknamed the "Revisionist Dynamo" for his dogged revisionist truth campaigning. Perhaps more than any other Revisionist he has caused the veracity of the official narrative of The Holocaust to be scrutinised and discussed.
Kevin McNamara5 September 19346 August 2017Formby
United Kingdom
Politician
Ford M. Fraker4 September 2017Nantucket
Massachusetts
US
Banker
Deep state functionary
Diplomat
Allan MacEachen6 July 192112 September 2017Antigonish
Nova Scotia
Politician
Brian Barder20 June 193419 September 2017Trinity Hospice
London
Diplomat
Activist
Daniel Yankelovich29 December 192422 September 2017Pollster
Stephen Paddock9 April 19531 October 2017Paradise
Nevada
United States
gunshotAccountant
Gambler
Businessperson
A "lone nut" officially responsible for the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
Kymberley Suchomel9 October 2017CaliforniaWitness
Daphne Caruana Galizia26 August 196416 October 2017Near
Bidnija
L/o
Mosta
Malta
car bombJournalist
Reginald Secondé28 July 192226 October 2017Diplomat
Frank Duggan15 April 19381 November 2017
Edward S. Herman7 April 192511 November 2017Academic
Author
Dean Lorich10 December 2017New YorkDoctor
Aline Griffith22 May 192311 December 2017Madrid
Spain
Spook
Hugh Mooney193612 December 2017Propagandist
Barry Sherman2 February 194215 December 2017Toronto
Ontario
Canada
strangulationBusinessperson
Allen Elkins17 March 193121 December 2017Spook
Soldier
Eric Moonman29 April 192922 December 2017Terror expert
Politician
Propagandist
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