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Donald Trump: Winning the hacking war with spy agencies

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Opinion piece in Financial Times reveals Trump obtaining advice of General Michael Flynn - former head of Defence Intelligence Agency - on Russian hacking allegations. Admits Trump is 'winning battle with the spies'

An opinion piece in The Financial Times by its commentator Gideon Rachman represents the first admission by a member of the mainstream media of what is becoming increasingly obvious to me. Donald Trump is winning the war with the spies.
...the intelligence community has every reason to fear the Trump White House. Mr Trump will appoint their leaders, he will control the trajectory of their careers and, judging by congressional Republicans' efforts to loosen civil service protections, he may soon have the power to fire them at will....The furor over Russian hacking forced the president-elect to give the current intelligence chiefs an audience. But once he is firmly installed in the White House, he will be in a much better position to impose his will and views on the CIA, the NSA and the FBI. After all, he will be the boss.
It would have been different if the report the US intelligence community had provided contained convincing evidence of the US intelligence community's claims of Russian interference in the US election. Had there been strong evidence of that Trump would not have been able to disregard it, his legitimacy as President would have been in question, and his authority would have been damaged.

In the event, after making very strong claims on this issue, and after promising to "push the envelope" on what could be revealed, the US intelligence community was unable to support its claims with evidence. This is because that evidence doesn't exist.

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Algorithm and Blues: Why Hillary's moneyball strategy failed

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When I wrote on election night that the Clinton campaign had forsaken class politics for "politics by algorithm," I had no idea that they really had such an "app" or that they had named it after Lord Byron's daughter, the brilliant Ada Lovelace, the real brains behind the first computer. (Ada would have run a better campaign.) Apparently, Clinton campaign gameboy Robbie Mook ran 500,000 simulations of the election on his Xbox. How many of them had 90,000 Michigan voters leaving their choice for president blank? How many results showed her losing the white women vote by 10 percent? How many showed the vote in union households split nearly 50-50?

As we know from the Wikileaks dumps, Clintonian paranoia extended far beyond her decision to set up a private email server and began to infect the campaign itself. Nargiza Gafurova was an analytics specialist for one of the database companies doing contract work for the Clinton campaign. "Our company worked with her campaign on their data needs - they've been extremely secretive about the data and algorithms they use," Gafurova told me. "Secrecy was so deep that we couldn't help them effectively as they didn't even tell us who they want to target."

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Israel defence minister Avigdor Leiberman approves Gaza wall project

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Coming soon to Gaza
The Hebrew newspaper Yediot Ahronot revealed on Monday that the Israeli war minister, Avigdor Lieberman, had recently endorsed a budget allocated for the construction of a wall on the borders of the Gaza Strip.

The paper said that the budget will reach up to 3.34 billion shekels (1dollar=3.85 shekels), and the wall will stretch along the 65-km borderline between the Gaza Strip and the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories.

It pointed out that the wall will be constructed on the Gaza border and underground to prevent any "offensive tunnels" into the Israeli settlement communities surrounding the Gaza Strip.

The paper affirmed that construction work had started and is expected to be completed in two years, noting that the project will include underground concrete barriers as well as smart technology to identify the tunnels.

An Israeli military official in the southern command stated that the new wall will not provide security by 100%, adding that military forces will still be needed on the ground. However, he said, the project will meet a significant percentage of the security needs of the Israeli settlers.

Haim Jelin, the Knesset member from Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, who lives in Eshkol settlement in the vicinity of Gaza Strip, said that the wall is an essential step to eliminate Hamas's "tunnel threat".

Bizarro Earth

Testimony of a Syrian living in Syria: "It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your government"

Two years ago, "Majd" wrote these words on a Facebook posting:
" I am Syrian... living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen horrors. It was never a revolution nor a civil war. The terrorists are sent by your goverment. They are al Qaeda Jabhat al Nusra Wahhabi Salafists Talibans etc and the extremist jihadists sent by the West, the Saudis, Qatar and Turkey. Your Obama and whoever is behind him or above him are supporting al Qaeda and leading a proxy war on my country.

We thought you are against al Qaeda and now you support them.

The majority here loves Assad. He has never committed a crime against his own people... The chemical attack was staged by the terrorists helped by the USA and the UK, etc. Everyone knows that here.

American soldiers and people should not be supporting barbarian al Qaeda terrorists who are killing Christians, Muslims in my country and everyone.

Every massacre is committed by them. We were all happy in Syria: we had free school and university education available for everyone, free healthcare, no GMO, no fluoride, no chemtrails, no Rothschild IMF- controlled bank, state owned central bank which gives 11% interest, we are self-sufficient and have no foreign debt to any country or bank.

Life before the crisis was so beautiful here. Now it is hard and horrific in some regions.

I do not understand how the good and brave American people can accept to bomb my country which has never harmed them and therefore help the barbarian al Qaeda. These animals slit throats and behead for pleasure... they behead babies and rape young kids.

They are satanic. Our military helped by the millions of civilian militias are winning the battle against al Qaeda. But now the USA wants to bomb the shit out of us so that al Qaeda can get the upper hand.

Please help us American people. They are destroying the cradle of civilization. Stop your government.

Impeach that bankster puppet you have as president... support Ron Paul or Rand or anyone the like who are true American patriots. but be sure of one.thing..if they attack and I think they will....it will be hell.

Be sure that if it were to be a world war, many many will die. Syria can and will defend itself and will sink many US ships. Iran will go to war..Russia and China eventually if it escalates... and all this for what ? For the elites who created al Qaeda through the US government and use it to conduct proxy wars and destabilize countries which do not go along with their new world order agenda !!?

American people...you gotta regain control of your once admirable country. Now everyone hates you for.the.death you bring almost everywhere.

Ask the Iraqis...the Afghans...the Pakistanis...the Palestinians...the Syrians...the Macedonians and Serbs...the Libyans...the Somalis...the Yemenis ....all the ones you kill with drones everyday. Stop your wars, Enough wars. Use diplomacy..dialogue...help..not force."
Consistent testimonies from Syrians, as well as well-documented, open-source Western sources, and historical memory, all serve to reinforce the accuracy of the aforementioned testimony.

Comment: Russia came to Syria's aid because it respects international law, and rejects the transnational terrorist organizations fomented by the elites.


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ISIS, al-Qaeda, U.S. Air Force waging coordinated war on Syria's public infrastructure

The idea of the Islamic State was "born" in the U.S. military prison camp Bucca in Iraq. Many of its future leader were interned there and had time and space to develop their philosophy and to plan their future operations.

In 2012 the Defense Intelligence Agency warned of the rise of an Islamic State entity in Syria and Iraq:
THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME...".
In an August 2014 NYT interview with Thomas Friedman, President Obama said that the U.S. knew about the dangers of ISIS but did nothing to stop its expansion in Iraq because it could be used to oust then Prime Minister Maliki:
The reason, the president added, "that we did not just start taking a bunch of airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as ISIL came in was because that would have taken the pressure off of [Prime Minister Nuri Kamal] al-Maliki.
In a recent talk with some U.S. paid members of the Syrian opposition Secretary of State Kerry (video - 25:50) made a similar point but with regard to Syria:
"And we know that this was growing, we were watching, we saw that DAESH was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened" Kerry told the Syrians. "(We) thought, however," he continued. "we could probably manage that Assad might then negotiate. But instead of negotiating he got Putin to support him."
There are doubts that the U.S. was only watching from afar. The beginning and growth of ISIS was financed by U.S. Gulf "allies" which are subordinated to U.S. wishes. When the Obama administration had to start bombing ISIS after it killed a U.S. journalist the few bombs its airforce dropped were hitting an "ISIS fighting position" or an "ISIS excavator". That wasn't a serious campaign. Meanwhile thousands of Turkish tanker trucks were waiting in the deserts to load oil from ISIS-controlled wells to sell it to Turkey. Only after the Russian President Putin showed satellite pictures of those huge truck columns to his colleagues at a G20 meeting did the U.S. start to attack this major source of ISIS finances.


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Presidents JFK & Obama: Profiles in Courage and Cowardice

I became an adult sometime in June, 1968. I was 18 and had just graduated from high school. Upon turning 18, the state demanded I register for the draft. The Vietnam War was more than five years old and LBJ demanded more troops for Southeast Asia. Like millions of other young, American men, I was cannon fodder for an enormous, immoral and wasteful foreign folly.

Three prominent US leaders had been assassinated during those last five years of my childhood. Lone gunmen, we were told repeatedly by the media, had slain JFK, MLK and RFK. As I grew older, but not necessarily wiser, I realized that each of them must have known of their probable fate. Indeed, both John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King had hinted at their 'rendezvous with death' in the months before they died. We grow old waiting for good government. If madness is doing the same thing over and over again, hoping for a different result, then the definition of voting is doing the same thing over and over again hoping for better leaders. Hoping for change, we see our hopes dashed and our champions either betray us or assassinated. Those leaders who dare express a genuine determination to change the corrupt system once in office are probably warned by handlers, perhaps warned several times, that any idealistic breach, any ethical intention to overturn the entrenched money power system is a death sentence.

Comment: So which is Trump? Another JFK? Or just another Bush or Obama?


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Julian Assange holds press conference, calls CIA intelligence report an "embarrassment" for the United States

WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange criticized the ODNI report describing it as 'quite embarrassing to the reputations of the US intelligence services.'

RT reports on Assange's comments:


Comment: Also see: Assange: ODNI report 'embarrassing', 'no evidence given'


Propaganda

'Disgraceful lies': MP blasts Pentagon chief's ludicrous statement that Russia helped stir up war in Syria

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter's allegation that Russia rendered "virtually zero" support to the anti-terrorism campaign in Syria is a "lie" that puts the US in a "foolish" and "worrying" position, says a member of the State Duma's Committee for International Affairs.

"I think it makes no sense now if we pay any attention to statements made by resigning US politicians. However, through his lies, Mr. Carter not only disgraced himself but the agency he is heading, an agency that must possess authentic information about who achieved what in Syria," Sergey Zheleznyak MP was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

The comment came soon after the US defense secretary said in an interview with NBC that Russia had given "virtually zero" support to the United States in fighting terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, and instead only helped to stir up the Syrian civil war.

Comment: Ash Carter and the rest of the talking heads are utterly divorced from reality. Further reading:


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A former CIA spy lays out a few facts on the accusations of a "Russian hack"


President Barack Obama – stuck between false flag operations and political circus?
- I am deeply offended by the lies being told by the US Government - and more specifically, by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the explicit approval of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the President - with respect to the Russians "hacking" the US election.

- I am reminded of the 935 now-documented lies told by Dick Cheney to justify a $5 trillion war and multiple occupations from Afghanistan to Niger - or in more Nordic terms, the falsification by the Swedish military, in collaboration with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and CIA, of a Russian submarine that never existed, allegedly "invading" Swedish waters.

As a CIA spy, I have faked intelligence, lied to government leaders, and managed a modest false flag operation (no one died). This is what CIA does. I accuse John Brennan, Director of the CIA, of being a liar who is in betrayal of the public trust with his lies. The most recent DHS-FBI report - and related reports from small companies seeking to curry favor with the Deep State - are absolute crap.

I was the author of the first letter to the White House warning of our cyber-security shortfalls, in 1994. In the same year I was the opening speaker for Hackers on Planet Earth. The year before, in 1993, I introduced NSA to hackers — of the 900+ participants in my international conference roughly 60 were from NSA, bussed down from Fort Meade to listen to a panel led by Emanuel Goldstein, founder of 2600.

Here are the facts as I understand them, augmented by public statements from Julian Assange, Craig Murray, William Binney, James Bamford, Ray McGovern, Philip Giraldi, and John McAfee - and others who do not wish to be named.

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The CIA As Organized Crime: NGOs, Media Shills, and the Subversion of Foreign Nations Like Ukraine


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Following is a slightly edited excerpt from The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and The World (Clarity Press, 2016). Ryan Dawson is Webmaster and host for www.ANCreport.com which features podcasts on politics and economics with professionals from around the world. He interviewed Mr. Valentine in May 2014.

RYAN DAWSON: This is Ryan Dawson of the ANC Report. With me today is Doug Valentine. I'm going to be asking him tonight about the CIA's role in Ukraine and in infiltrating the media. Mr. Valentine, it's a pleasure to have you back on the show.

VALENTINE: It's my pleasure, thank you.

DAWSON: I want to ask you about this organization working with NGOs in the Ukraine. It's called United Action Centre. I want to read something short from their page and get your thoughts. It says: "The NGO Centre UA has a strong professional human potential. The team has experience running projects in the sphere of European and EuroAtlantic integration. At the same time, the Centre UA consists of experts and activists who have experience in journalism, public service, PR, public activities, et cetera. Also, the Centre UA has an extensive database of contacts with international experts, politicians, and journalists. At the moment, the Centre UA is the coordinator of the New Citizen's Public Campaign which brings together around 40 NGOs."

Comment: See also: The Truth Perspective: Interview with Douglas Valentine: The CIA As Organized Crime