"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge. "
-- Lao Tzu
"There are two types of forecasts: Lucky and wrong."
This blog's record for political prognostication has not stunned. I'm pleased to admit my many errors: Pleased, because I'm a born pessimist who habitually bets on the worst possible outcome.
Alas, throughout this
horrid election, my intuitive leaps have not led to the abyss, and my presumptions of the worst have not led to apologies. No blog preceded Cannonfire in proclaiming Trump to be Putin's puppet. Well before most people understood Tad Devine's history, this blog said that Roger Stone's operation had gotten its hooks into the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Now I'd like to share something I wrote to a couple of contacts on September 12 (slightly redacted for reasons which should be obvious):
...it's pretty obvious that the Assange "October Surprise" will involve Teneo. It'll all be bullshit, of course, but it'll be impossible to sort it through before the election.
Expect to hear the name of a former journalist named Ron B. (formerly of Raw Story) who has been obsessing on Teneo for months. I had a behind-the-scenes run-in with him back in 2012. Bottom line, I got the impression that the guy had gone crazy. I don't mean eccentric or odd -- I'm talking about a serious breakdown.
During this same time, he was having some really weird interactions with the Breitbart/Judicial Watch crowd. Those guys used to hate him, and suddenly they have embraced him. I don't claim to understand the whole thing.
At any rate, what B. is saying about Teneo seems to jibe with the hints we are getting from Assange and Stone.
Now see here
And, of course, here