Red Star Over Hollywood, Again
“Chinese companies poured record amounts of capital into Hollywood in 2016 — a trend eagerly embraced by the U.S. film industry. Among the deals: Dalian Wanda Group acquired Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 billion and Dick Clark Productions for $1 billion; Alibaba made a major investment in Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment; and Beijing-based Perfect World Pictures put $500 million into 50 films from Universal.”
“What If China’s Money Stream Stops Flowing to Hollywood?”
Both the Trump Camp and critics are operating and tweeting based on a false premise that the IC, in fact any IC, is a monolithic entity. Divisions, cliques, cabals, bridge clubs, whatever, the American IC is no more monolithic than any other IC from around the world. The Russian Dossier on Trump and all the chatter that has accompanied it provides a perfect example of how competing factions and interests within and across ICs will use the shibboleth of a united , single IC to bash the heads in of their rivals or perceived rivals in a world of non-monolithic ICs.
One can see this in action right now on Twitter if one follows John Schindler , XX Committee, see recent twit such as this one for example:
“I’ve chatted with more than a half-dozen intel services about Trump. All have pieces of an ugly puzzle. Devastating.”
Schindler is intent , somewhat maniacally intent on proving PEOTUS Trump and all his main advisors are nothing more than Russian stooges, agents in place; ‘traitors and treason’ seem to be favorite refrains from his followers. It’s amusing to follow, but also grating on one’s analytical senses because one can’t help but ask is Schindler, and many of his fawning followers, as detached and oblivious to the realities of the role and actions of Vladimir Putin in the world as they claim Trump and his advisors are?
It’s a shame that Woolsey resigned as an advisor to the transition team, he would have been a valuable asset for the incoming Administration.
Will Trump now follow Clinton down the rabbit hole of DC insider advisors and now take on John Deutch another former CIA Director as an advisor?
John M. Deutch
“He is a trustee of Center of American Progress, Resources for the Future, the Massachusetts Hospital Physician Organization, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Urban Institute (life) and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology…
Since July, 2015 Mr. Deutch is a Member of the Board of Directors at Renova Management AG. He chairs Technology Committee of the Board.”
I.E., Technology Scout for Vladimir Putin.
Also as an aside: Why is the US IC attempting to dump over 17years of failure dealing with Vladimir Putin on the PEOTUS?
The Grazing Habits of Hollywood’s Lemmings
Is Soros’ legacy of immersion and deep infiltration into America’s Russian policy unduly influencing the IC debate surrounding Russian , Putin meddling in American Presidential Election?
See Steven L Hall article in Washington Post.
Rumor is that Alex Baldwin will be filming a new commercial: ‘What’s in your Swiss Bank Account?’
The Nathan Hale Institute published two Natalie Grant works. Deception, A Tool of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1987. Murder in the Tiergarten: The Political Life of Vladimir Orlov, Intelligent Agent and Disinformer, 1997. During the recent election cycle it was so gratifying to see the interest among so many outlets and individuals in Russian Disinformation and Active Measures when it appeared targeted at the their favorite political party and candidates.