Saturday, December 11, 2010

Attorney General Cuccinelli: It's Time for You to Be Transparent and Answer the Voters' Questions!

"[KGB chief Yevgeni Primakov] mentioned the well known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices."---Izvestiya (3-19-92)

Perhaps Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli should also tell the newspapers that he defamed America's great climate scientists as dishonest and greedy for grant money. Even the Russians admit their lies when they need help from our scientists.

The Wikileaks ringleader Julian Assange has apparently boasted in public that Wikileaks released those hacked "Climategate" e-mails beloved by global warming denialists such as Attorney General Cuccinelli. It's hard to know if the overweening Assange's boastful claims are true, but listen to what Assange allegedly said according to a post on Youtube that has not been denied by Wikileaks. It seems that the arrogant Assange has now got his hand firmly caught in the State Department's cookie jar! It would be interesting to know if the British authorities are taking seriously his claim that Wikileaks released the Climategate e-mails.

"Hero" Assange seems really sociopathic because he takes no responsibility for the manufactured scandal and pain caused when the context of these e-mails were mischaracterized by industry-sponsored mouthpieces who deny global warming.

I don’t think that Virginia’s Attorney General, a law officer, should be suing the EPA based on stolen e-mails that may have been released by Wikileaks.

I also don't think that Attorney General Cuccinelli should be citing an article in his suit to the EPA that appears in the Russian government's official press agency RIA Novosti and that defames the U.K.'s greatest climate scientists. Incredibly, Cucinelli cites a defamatory article from RIA Novosti in his EPA suit as "proof" that U.K. scientists are dishonest!

This English article is a slightly redacted version of an article which appeared on the same day in Russia's business daily Kommersant. The Kommersant source is noted by RIA Novosti at the link cited in Cuccinelli’s EPA suit at footnote 12:

12 What the Russian Papers Say, Dec. 16, 2009, Rianovosti, available at http://en.rian.ru/papers/ 20091216/157260660.html

Here is a working link to RIA Novosti (12-16-10); scroll through the articles to:

[from] Kommersant
Russia affected by Climategate


(Cuccinelli’s suit put a space in the link after papers/, so the link doesn't work unless the reader closes the space.)

The RIA Novosti article is based on an article in Kommersant (12-16-10) titled "Британские ученые недооценили русский климат" (British scientists have underestimated the Russian climate).

The Kremlin-friendly paper, which is known by the ubiquitous stock epithet "respected" Kommersant, is owned by the Russian-based Uzbeki mogul Alisher Usmanov of Gazprominvest. Gazprom, Russia's huge gas company, is majority-owned by the Russian government.

Usmanov purchased "respected" Kommersant in August 2006. On March 3, 2007, a reporter for the paper named Ivan Safronov “fell” out of a window on a floor above his own apartment and died.

I don’t think the Kremlin/Gazprom-controlled Kommersant is a reliable, independent source of information on climate science. It think that "respected" Kommersant publishes kompromat about the Kremlin's opponents.

I can't help wondering if Mr. Cuccinelli’s father, a gas lobbyist whose company reportedly gave Mr. Cuccinelli's campaign 96,000 dollars, has business relationships with with Alisher Usmanov’s Gazprominvest or other Gazprom people. The elder Cuccinelli's site reports that he has "European" clients. We ought to find out who these "European" clients are.

We need to make sure that Virginia's top "law enforcement officer" isn't serving his father's "European" clients by spreading the lawless Russian government's defamatory propaganda about the world's great climate scientists.

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