Colonel Black Tells Schiller Institute in Interview, We Must End the Censorship State
Aug. 25, 2022 (EIRNS)—Col. Richard Black (ret.), whose first interview in April with the Schiller Institute has been viewed by nearly 3 million people, gave a second interview on Aug. 23 in which he addressed the Ukrainian Center for Countering Disinformation hit list, on which he was included, by discussing the Washington’s Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board. The DHS set that up in April under the direction of Nina Jankowicz, whom he described as “a rather bizarre, young, narcissistic woman with an extensive background of working within the Ukrainian system and informing those people about how to control so-called disinformation.” (Note that that Board was officially shut down on Aug. 24, the day after Colonel Black’s interview was posted.) He quoted Jankowicz saying she “feared” Elon Musk would lift the censorship at Twitter—”She just doesn’t know how the world would deal with the truth. You know, the truth is quite a danger.”
Colonel Black explained that the Schiller Institute was particularly targetted on the CCD list, because “the Schiller Institute and the Executive Intelligence Review publish highly accurate, very balanced foreign policy assessments, and also raw intelligence from which people can simply look and see what the media from all different nations is saying.” The first 30 people of the 70-odd total on that list had addressed and/or were leading members of the Schiller Institute, including its founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
On the physical threat from being on the list, he said he had been targetted by the Islamic State because of his exposure of U.S. support for ISIS in Syria, but said he thinks “the hit list published by the Ukrainian government is probably a more deadly hit list,” and pointing to the Aug. 20 assassination of Darya Dugina in Moscow.
On presence of independent LaRouche candidate for U.S. Senate in New York Diane Sare on the list, he said: “She is an amazingly bright, informed, articulate, appealing candidate. I can’t imagine anyone being a better representative of the American people than Diane Sare. She would certainly have my vote if I were in New York.” On the Disinformation boards, he said: “These are not instruments of the people. They’re not instruments of liberty and freedom. They are instruments of tyranny.”
He called the raid on the Florida home of former President Donald Trump “absolutely outrageous ... an election year stunt. There’s no justification for it. It is clearly designed as a Hail Mary pass by the Democrats” to prevent Trump from running again.
Asked about the status of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, he said, “I hate to see these young Ukrainian men being slaughtered; they’re just being used as cannon fodder for the Russians and also that the West can achieve certain political gains and sell weapons and so forth.... The effort to destroy Russia has failed. And now, as we approach the winter, there is a growing sense of panic in Europe ... we have really just thrown Europe under the bus, because they depend on the Russian gas, oil, commodities.”
He described the U.S. military leadership as far worse than incompetent, but as having flatly refused Trump’s orders to end the endless wars. He said of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, “he’s made some rather bizarre statements. One of them was after January 6th, when we had the demonstrations at the Capitol, he calls together the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and he makes this bizarre statement. He says: ‘This is a Reichstag moment, the moment of the Führer!’ This man is a histrionic buffoon!” In February 1933, a paid agent of the Nazis set fire to Weimar Germany’s Reichstag, which was the excuse for emergency decrees against the Nazis’ enemies and set up Adolf Hitler as Chancellor.
Colonel Black said that the U.S. engaged in wars all over the world, and many are not even known about by the American people. He said the military should get out of these wars, and should be fighting the drug cartels that are killing over 100,000 Americans every year.