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President Trump and Congress move against ‘hate speech.’ Could this include quoting the Bible?
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A reader tipped me off to the following:
WASHINGTON — President Trump signed Thursday a Senate resolution condemning white supremacist groups and calling on the White House “to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.”
The Senate on Monday passed the resolution — introduced last week by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) with original co-sponsors Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) — by unanimous consent. https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2017/09/15/trump-signs-unanimous-resolution-calling-white-house-battle-white-supremacists/
The five page document … refers to violence on the side of Neo Nazi protesters, but fails to mention Antifa, or any other leftist-inspired violence, including but not limited to the Bernie Sanders supporter who recently attempted to murder Republican congressmen.
It demands signatories “speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy” — laudable aims were it not for the fact that the political left has abused and debased these terms, effectively stripping them of all meaning.
Today, a “racist” is someone who believes in legal immigration. An “extremist” is someone who doesn’t believe in mass, state-funded abortion. A “xenophobe” is someone who takes pride in their nation. An “anti-Semite” is — curiously — someone who supports the State of Israel, and “white supremacy” now occupies the Oval Office. The Overton window has shifted so far that even practicing Muslims are now decried by the most heavily quoted sources as “Islamophobes”.
Speaking of Islamophobia, why has that been left out of this resolution? Will there be — as Islamic supremacists often demand — a special case and motion for Muslims alone, to go before the President later this year? Will the White House be equally excited to sign what would effectively be a blasphemy law?
Perhaps the most insidious part of this document comes right at the end, where the President will accede to ensuring “the heads of other Federal agencies… improve the reporting of hate crimes and… emphasize the importance of the collection, and… reporting to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, of hate crime data by State and local agencies”.
Given the precedent set in Europe for the monitoring and prosecution of so-called “hate crimes”, it should be of gravest concern that the White House has been so readily bounced into endorsing the idea — recently rejected by the Supreme Court — of limiting speech and the freedom of assembly. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/kassam-the-swamp-just-bounced-trump-into-a-european-style-assault-on-free-speech/
Condemning racial hatred is good, but the above declaration does seem to go past that.
The second article above also had the following:
KASSAM: The Swamp Just Bounced Trump Into A European-Style Assault on Free Speech
Many Americans don’t seem to appreciate as much as outside admirers do, that the United States is the only country in the world with a commitment to free speech enshrined in the nation’s Constitution. Many nations do not even have codified constitution of which to speak. …
Personally, I believe sunlight is the best disinfectant for hateful beliefs.
The U.S. Constitution is perfectly clear on this too. No matter how vile your views — as those of the KKK and Neo Nazi groups are — you still have a right to express them in America.
The fact the Supreme Court had to readdress this fact only earlier this year is harbinger enough of the assault on liberty we are about to witness.
In June, Justice Kennedy opined in the case of Matal v. Tam:
A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content discrimination,” which is “presumptively unconstitutional.” … A law that can be directed against speech found offensive to some portion of the public can be turned against minority and dissenting views to the detriment of all. The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society.
Justice Alito said at the time:
[The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, disability, or any other similar ground is hateful; but the proudest boast of our free speech jurisprudence is that we protect the freedom to express “the thought that we hate.”
Obvious enough to you or me. But not self-evident enough for your representatives or even your President … http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/13/kassam-the-swamp-just-bounced-trump-into-a-european-style-assault-on-free-speech/
From various governments, organizations, and the media, there are calls to restrict speech to not discuss matters that some do not want discussed. Perhaps, it should be pointed out that something much worse will be coming from Europe (Revelation 13:16-18).
Now, again, I am not defending the KKK or Antifa, but pointing out that speech restrictions and hate speech labels are getting thrown around in many ways that they should not be.
Consider also the following:
The First Amendment to our Constitution has enshrined our right to offend as the bedrock of free speech, but in recent years the right not to be offended has taken precedence. Political correctness is running rampant and it may be destroying our country. http://www.app.com/story/opinion/readers/2017/09/15/free-speech-liberals-pc/105648100/
In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the Family Research Council a “hate group” because of its orthodox position on homosexuality, and its occasionally incendiary defenses of that position. …
Unfortunately the center’s hate group designation remains extremely influential. Recently, a payment servicer cut off the Ruth Institute because of that “hate group” label. This piqued my interest, because I knew Morse’s work on liberty and the family from long before the gay marriage debate dawned on the political horizon. I’d always found it interesting and thought provoking, and I was surprised to see her lumped in with Holocaust deniers and white supremacists. My astonishment seems to have been well-founded.
“Hate group” is, of course, not a scientific term with a precise definition. The Southern Poverty Law Center’s entries do highlight a lot of language about various groups that may not strike me as the equivalent of Klan rhetoric, but does make me uncomfortable. And who am I to say that “discomfort” is a better characterization than “hate speech”? In criticizing them, am I not committing the same sin of which I accuse the SPLC, trying to leverage my platform to curtail speech I don’t like through unofficial censure?
Well, yes, indeed, the SPLC has a perfect right to decide what they mean by “hate group.”
Unfortunately, it also has an incentive to apply this term broadly. When people see that the SPLC lists over 900 hate groups — 900! — this seems like good reason to panic. And maybe write a check to the SPLC.
Even fairly large institutions that theoretically have ample resources to investigate the SPLC’s list often rely on it, to their detriment. CNN published the list under the headline “Here Are All the Hate Groups Active in Your Area,” then had to alter the story upon realizing that this was effectively joining the SPLC in branding local churches and conservative nonprofits as “hate groups.” Guidestar, which rates nonprofits, added the SPLC designations to its listings, then had to make an embarrassing volte-face when conservatives called them out. Given the increasing tendency of powerful tech companies to flex their muscle against hate groups, we may see more and more institutions unwittingly turned into critics or censors, not just of Nazi propaganda, but also of fairly mainstream ideas.
That’s not just a problem for the groups that will be burdened when the “hate group” label is slapped on them; it’s also a problem for the rest of us. The broader the definition, the more Americans will be swept up under that label, and the less sustainable it will be. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-09-07/southern-poverty-law-center-gets-creative-to-label-hate-groups
The SPLC changed from its original focus. Wikipedia reported:
In 1986, the entire legal staff of the SPLC, excluding Dees, resigned as the organization shifted from traditional civil rights work toward fighting right-wing extremism. (accessed 09/17/17)
The SPLC lost its way and now has more of a political, and less of a truly social justice, agenda.
By the way, today is US Constitution and Citizen’s Day in the USA. 230 years ago, on September 17, 1787, the Constitution was signed by its authors, and began its journey toward ratification.
As many realize, in order to protect the rights of the citizens of the USA nation to speak even against the government, the Bill of Rights came into effect as Constitutional Amendments on December 15, 1791. Here is the first amendment:
First amendment — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
We have seen troubles with people who wish to peaceably assemble to speak peaceably.
As far as free speech and freedom of religion goes, the USA has had real problems with federal courts as they have ruled against religious freedom and have moved further away from freedom of speech. Here are links to a couple of examples: US Federal Judge rules religious freedom law unconstitutional and another US Supreme Court delivers another blow to ‘freedom of religion’.
The State of California has had politicians propose bills to limit freedom of speech. One proposed earlier this year would have allowed the government to essentially shut down websites that did not like certain political statements–which would seem to be something that the First Amendment was specifically supposed to protect against (see California considering internet political censorship; Canada again restricts speech). The State of California also wants laws related to ‘transgender’ speech (see Ba’al-ifornia: California’s intent to change gender definitions).
Could speech restrictions affect those who wish to teach about or quote from the Bible?
Also, it should be noted that various government officials in Canada are officially opposed to people citing/teaching scriptures that go against the LGBTQ crowd (see Anti-biblical censorship in Canada and Canada celebrates its 150th, but pushes internet and biblical censorship).
As far as freedom of speech about such matters, consider that the Bible teaches:
1 Cry aloud, spare not;
Lift up your voice like a trumpet;
Tell My people their transgression,
And the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
The time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7), also known as the Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21), is coming and the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies (including Canada) will be affected. The USA will be eliminated (cf. Daniel 11:39; watch Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?).
National repentance is the only way to prevent it, and that does not look likely. The advocacy of homosexuality and abortion, and increased indebtedness and acceptance of various forms of pornography (including what would be considered soft pornography involving the current ‘first lady’ of the USA) that we have seen the past few years suggests that national repentance is about the furthest thing on the minds of the national political leaders and most of the mainstream media in the USA.
Personal repentance, however, is still possible. If you are an American, your personal future can still be much brighter than that of your country.
Consider, also, that the prophet Amos was inspired to record the following:
11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God,
“That I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water,
But of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 They shall wander from sea to sea,
And from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,
But shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12)
Notice that the Bible tells of a time that will come when the word of God will not be found. I do not believe that this means that there will be no more Bibles–but that those wanting to better understand it will have trouble finding explanations and there will be governmental restrictions related to teaching what the Bible teaches. Groups, like the Continuing Church of God, may be labeled as “hate groups” for teaching what the Bible says should be taught!
We are seeing more improper labeling now–and restrictions will intensify (cf. Revelation 13:16-18).
That is part of why we in the Continuing Church of God are preparing for the ‘short work’ (Romans 9:28) and the coming ‘famine of the word.’
Consider, however, that Jesus said:
4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. (John 9:4)
Philadelphian Christians want to respond to the doors that Christ opens to proclaim the gospel (2 Corinthians 2:12; 1 Corinthians 16:8-9; Colossians 4:2-4) and do the work.
Philadelphia means “love of the brethren.” It is LOVE to properly teach what the Bible teaches, even if some group calls that “hate speech.” The Apostle Paul wrote:
1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1)
It is almost impossible to assist one who ” is overtaken in any trespass” if you are not allowed to speak according to the Bible, as it is in the Bible that we learn what the trespasses are.
We in the Continuing Church of God will teach and stand up for the truth (watch also the short introduction to our YouTube channel: ContinuingCOG Channel), despite realizing that the ‘famine of the word’ that the prophet Amos referred to is coming. We must do the work and persevere to the end–despite government restrictions and others who do not truly respect the Bible.
Some items of possibly related interest may include:
God’s Grace is For All Is being Jewish a hindrance to salvation? What about not being a descendant of Israel? What does the Bible really teach? Here is a link to a related sermon titled Race and Grace; Do you view race as God does?
Christian Repentance Do you know what repentance is? Is it really necessary for salvation? A related sermon is also available titled: Real Christian Repentance.
Preparing for the ‘Short Work’ and The Famine of the Word What is the ‘short work’ of Romans 9:28? Who is preparing for it? Here is a link to a related video sermon titled: The Short Work.
Should the Church Still Try to Place its Top Priority on Proclaiming the Gospel or Did Herbert W. Armstrong Change that Priority for the Work? Some say the Church should mainly feed the flock now as that is what Herbert W. Armstrong reportedly said. Is that what he said? Is that what the Bible says? What did Paul and Herbert W. Armstrong expect from lower level leaders? A related sermon is available titled Priority of the Philadelphia Work.
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church. Here is information in the Spanish language: Persecuciones de la Iglesia y el Estado.
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God This free online pdf booklet has answers many questions people have about the Gospel of the Kingdom of God and explains why it is the solution to the issues the world is facing. Here are links to three related sermons: The World’s False Gospel, The Gospel of the Kingdom: From the New and Old Testaments, and The Kingdom of God is the Solution.
Are You Being Called by God? Norman Shoaf wrote various points to consider.
Is God Calling You? Alfred E Carrozzo wrote this.
What Did Christ Mean – Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen? This article was by Raymond McNair.
USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses Can you point to scriptures, like Daniel 11:39, that point to the USA in the 21st century? This article does. A related sermon is titled: Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2017, 2018, or 2019? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Will the Great Tribulation Start in 2017?
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change? A related video sermon is titled What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Donald Trump in Prophecy Prophecy, Donald Trump? Are there prophecies that Donald Trump may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that he has already helped fulfill? Could a Donald Trump presidency be apocalyptic? A related video is titled: Donald: ‘Trump of God’ or Apocalyptic?
Trump Presidency Magic 8 Ball or Bible Prophecy? BBC reported that one might as well use a ‘Magic Eight-Ball’ to try to predict what will happen in the remaining time of Donald Trump’s presidency. What is a ‘Magic Eight-Ball’? Dr. Thiel not only explains that, but also briefly goes over 10 biblically-based warnings he wrote would happen if Donald Trump were elected that have already began to come to pass. He also goes over something he wrote back in 2008 that the Trump presidency is also helping lead to fulfillment. Should you trust Bible prophecy or not? Dr. Thiel says that Bible prophecy can be trusted, despite the view of skeptics and others that either overlook or despise the Bible. This is a video.
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The Answer to Why Seth Rich was Killed, and Why
He Gave Data to Wikileaks
is now out
Gary Richard Arnold
Seth Rich’s girlfriend Claudia Kash Spills the Beans
The following story … seems like it
would take too many participants to be
accomplished without having leaked earlier. But as the
James O’Keefe videos show … some Union Leaders and
other resources of the DNC have the kind of ruthlessness to carry out dirty work and discipline it’s disciples into
It has also happened the the hard Communist underground has stayed in place as a foundation for espionage
collaborator Leon Panetta who likely salted the personnel into both the CIA and Department of
Defense … so called Deep State. This needs to be looked at for Trump’s survival.
Obama’s relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers has links to Chicago via
James Weinstein a Communist who put together the publication “In
These Times”. In These Times is synonymous with The New
American Movement that is a fusion of Communists with Fabians and
Left Wing Socialists. It was Communist enforcer Hugh DeLacy and
James Weinstein’s the Good Times in Santa Cruz that supported
Leon Panetta’s political career that was simultaneously supported and
protected by the Rockefeller Family.
Ryan Coonerty Santa Cruz mayor (now member of Board of
Supervisors of Santa Cruz County) was “schooled” at the Sydney
and Beatrice Webb founded
(Fabian Socialist London
School of Economics). The
“logo” for the Fabian Society F.S. is the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Coonerty (left) Don Lane (right)
They have so much contempt and false superiority … and believe the
people will never figure them out. They have conned the average man.
But like Gulliver he is waking up.
Ryan Coonerty together with Supervisor Bruce McPherson (a recipient of thousands of dollars from the Red
Chinese) maintain two plaques honoring Communist Espionage agent Hugh DeLacy on Santa Cruz’s County’s
The devious Ryan Coonerty is part and parcel of the Marxist Resource Center for Nonviolence … they claim
their members are interchangeable with the War Resisters
League. The War Resisters League was a front for the
Communist Party in Europe.
“The Resource Center” housed in a building across from the County Government Building monitors not only the
elected officials but the Government Union and it appears to have sway over … a number of department heads.
The Resource Center also claimed common membership with the Fellowship for Reconciliation. A leaflet of
the Fellowship of Reconciliation states:
“Instead of attacking the Soviet Russia, we are anxious to appreciate their contribution … and build here, in this
section of the world , an order that has all the values of the one being created in the Soviet Union.”.
They are building those values through “soviets” … “regionalism” by transferring power from elected officials to
grouping like AMBAG. (The Association of Monterey Governments).
In addition, internally inside the cities, contracts are made with ECLEI a front for the World Bank and United
Nations. That should be against the Logan Act. They use a process called “Harmonizing”. The Aesopian word
for a dictatorial law to be enforced everywhere. This builds world government from the bottom up.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were United States citizens who were executed on June 19, 1953 after
being convicted of committing espionage for the Soviet Union.
It was Roy Cohn with a seemingly scurrilous background who prosecuted
the Rosenbergs. It is alleged that Cohn “clued in”
Donald Trump about some of the ways of Washington D. C.
Mr. Cohn having been at the right hand of Senator Joe McCarthy had
been exposed to the treachery of the worldwide Communist network and
it’s support by Central Bankers.
James Weinstein founded In These Times / Good Times … had included DeLacy. And The New American
Movement’s takeover of Monterey Bay by the Panetta Political Machine apparently with the help of the Hewitt
and Packard Foundations..
James Weinstein had shuttled around Communist spy Julius Rosenberg who was
executed for passing atomic bomb information to the Soviets. The
conspirator spy friend fled to Mexico City Morton Sobell.
Morton Sobell was recruited by a Soviet NKVD agent in 1944 and of course has been supported by the Blood
Sisters … Angela Davis, Jane Fonda and Yvonne Braithwaite Burke.
Gary Richard Arnold exposed Burke’s background which contributed to her defeat for Los Angeles Supervisor
in 1980. See: www.News-Expose.org
the key to the
Lane staffed Leon Panetta’s various campaigns when Panetta became Congressman and visiting Hugh
Remember, it was espionage collaborator Leon Panetta who knowingly passed on military information to Soviet /
Red Chinese enemies of America via Hugh DeLacy.
Alger Hiss was part of Rockefeller’s Council on
Foreign Relations was both a Communist Spy was the first
acting head of the United Nations.
James Weinstein merged undercover Communist Party members
with the League for Industrial Democracy / Students for a
Democratic Society / SDS / (American branch of the Socialist Fabian Society).
Both funded by the World Elite / Central Bankers.
Communism is not the people overthrowing the banking establishment
… communism is a tool for the Central Banks / International Elite to control
and cull the people.
Leon Panetta / Panettagate / the article at this hyperlink follows some of the Panetta’s treasonous connections:
The Monterey Bay Area has been a Rand / Tavistock operation. The
English TV series … The Prisoner based on Tavistock’s mind control
experiments … A psychological drama based in a coastal village … like
the Monterey Bay area. The major theme is individualism vs collectivism.
In Santa Cruz the conspiracy of collectivists think they won. They
betrayed their own families and neighbors for surrendering to a pecking
order. The TV drama used mind control, knock out gas, identify theft,
dream manipulation, hallucinogenic drugs. In The Monterey Bay area
fluoride, forced vaccination, free needle distribution, chemtrails, emotionalizing
genitalia and race reduces thinking and promotes group think.
The Monterey Bay Area population is almost in total (Skinner) behaviour
mode. They have little ability to think or reason … their synapses are like the
inside of a Cotton Candy Machine.
The population knows nothing about how the people are manipulated and has little interest to learn.
Marxist Don Lane working with Communist spy Hugh DeLacy, according to WIkipedia “staffed the Santa Cruz
campaign Congressman Leon Panetta in 1976 and again in 1978.”
Lane , a United Nations lover … coordinated Sam Farr’s campaign in order to insert United Nations Agenda 21.
Most of the population have no idea what the hidden contracts with ICLEI (the front for the UN and World Bank)
Don Lane as mayor in 2015 gave the key to the city of Santa Cruz to Communist, terror
supporting Angela Davis. Ryan cut the public time to speak before the the City Council
by more than 305.
It was John Brennan (CIA) who voted for terror provoking
Gus Hall and Angela Davis. And Obama also appointed
Communist collaborator Leon Panetta to head the CIA.
Obama’s CIA heads both Leon Panetta and John Brennan
have ties to Angeles Davis.
Gus Hall Feb. 1961, Apparently, Gus Hall and Angeles Davis don’t like Christians too
Gus Hall, American Communist Party, Funeral E. Dennis – “I dream of the hour when the last
Congressman is strangled to death on the guts of the last preacher—and since the Christians seem to love to sing
about blood, why not give them a little of it? Slit the throats of their children & draw them over the mourners
bench and the pulpit, & allow them to drown in their own blood, & then see whether they enjoy singing those
John Brennan voted for Angela Davis and Panetta’s key campaign manager Don Lane gave Communist
Angela Davis a Key to the City of Santa Cruz.
Bill Gates (Bilderberger) bought newspapers in the region to protect the
stealth sovietization of the communities via ECLEI protocols. Don Miller
editor of the Santa Cruz paper iis the present controller of propaganda. The
former editor Bruce McPherson, now a supervisor, has worked for
Rockefeller’s Common Cause (California Forward). McPherson ran
interference on Panetta’s espionage conduct so the issue never came up.
McPherson as editor virtually endorsed of the Panetta political machine candidates.
McPherson received thousands of dollars from Chinese Communist double agent Katrina Leung.
Bruce McPherson is known to have supported espionage agent Leon Panetta for his every election. And the
paper still runs puff pieces on California Forward. A giant lobby for the State of California
McPherson refuses to take down two plaques on the Courthouse steps dedicated to the Communist traitor who
can take credit for the deaths of Americans …Since and including World War II.
McPherson is busy with his globalists friends and dupes moving authority from elected bodies to the regional
agency AMBAG The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. Appears to me as a virtual “soviet” cog
dedicated to a North American Union and World Government by the billionaires hidden in foundations behind
Key to this “conspiracy” is Fred Keeley a person who also worked for California Forward with Communist
Chinese recipient Bruce McPherson and which
was co-chaired by Communist collaborator Leon
Keeley … like most people selected by the
Rhodes Scholarship organization are bright,
smooth, arrogant and able to easily “con” the
people. Keeley is trained in the Delphi
Technique and has been at service to his masters
throughout the state of California.
Keeley acts like a political whip for the Panetta Machine a nd foundation. It was espionage college of Leon
Panetta who was identified as a Communist Enforcer (Hugh DeLacy) in two legislative committees for the State
of Washington and the State of California.
The mechanism of pressure from above and pressure from below is accelerating to a overthrow if our Republic.
These people who hate the constraints of the Constitution have among their number Soros, National Endowment
for Democracy, evil sectors of the Intelligence community the CFR/T/B and the globalist foundation network.
They only get away with provable lies because of the controlled media and public schools.
Seth Rich was responsible for an internet application that helps voters find
their polling stations.
He discovered that Hillary had set up bogus
polling places that were not on the official record.
Hillary then had DNC staffers merge the results
from both sets of polling places, keeping the
actual number of voters officially recorded at the
legitimate polling station the same while the
actual ballots that went to Bernie and represented
those numbers were swapped out for her.
Seth Rich was appalled by the corruption, and as a result, dumped to Wikileaks. This answer has been out there
since July 21 of 2016 and it rotted until it was recently discovered in a private E-mail. This was written by Claudia
Kash, the girlfriend of Seth Rich. She wrote this shortly after he was killed. The answer has been out there since
“There were two sets of polling places this primary season – one set for most of the voters, who went on state web
sites to find their polling locations, and a second set for Hillary Clinton supporters who looked on Hillary
Clinton’s website to find their polling location. The secretary of state for each state had one set of locations on
the record, the other set of locations, the ones listed on Hillary’s website were not on the state record. I know this
because I looked on her website to find where a friend should vote, then double checked the state website, which
showed a different address.
I thought there must be a mistake – I kept checking right up to election day. But until
they killed Seth Rich, I couldn’t figure out why there would be two different polling places. This is how I think the
scam worked: While most voters look up their location
on their state website, voters who were signed up as Hillary Clinton supporters would be directed to her site to
find their polling
It was set up the same as any other DNC polling place – with
DNC volunteers, regular voting machines etc – and a duplicate
voter roster, the same as the roster at the other polling place.
Voters would be checked off on the roster, same as at the other
polling place, and after the polls closed, the DNC supervisor
would pick up the roster and the ballots.
The supervisor would then pick up the roster at the legitimate
polling place and the ballots there. He (or she) would then
replace a number of
Bernie Sanders ballots with an equal number of the ballots from the
Hillary Clinton voting location. Then the duplicate roster from the HRC
would be shredded and thrown away, along with all the Bernie Sanders
ballots that had been replaced. That way the number of people who voted
on the remaining roster still matches
the number of ballots. This is why so many states reported a “lower than
expected voter turnout”.
Seth Rich, who was responsible for the app that helps voters find their polling places did not realize there were
two sets of polling places until he himself went to vote. He lived in Washington DC, which voted at the end of the
primary season, a week after Clinton had already been declared the winner. I believe he discovered it then and
had started asking questions about why the polling places on Hillary’s web site did not match the ones on the DC
But even if he didn’t say a word to anybody, it would have been dangerous to let him live. He would have figured it
out sooner or later, and he would have reported it when he did.”
Researcher Alan Donaldson’s comment: Let me then, fill in the blanks: Seth Rich DID figure out Hillary
did this, and said nothing. Instead, he did the DNC leaks to Wikileaks, hopefully to bring the whole house of
cards down. The timing is so close on all of this that it can’t really be known if Seth was killed because he knew
Hillary’s plot, or if he was killed because someone figured out it was him who did the leaks.
To sum this up in a short statement: Hillary set up duplicate polling stations, collected a second set of notes that
never showed up at the legitimate polling place, and then flipped the voter ID information at the legitimate polling
stations and swapped it out with votes from her polling stations exclusively on legitimate ballots where people
voted for Bernie Sanders. She’d have to be mega corrupt and powerful to do this, and the DNC would have to be
rotten to the core, but that is probably so when the Clinton death machine is never forced to give answers. That
means there is serious deeply rooted corruption and dark power.
Seth Rich found out, was having none of it, and then died.
HEADS UP THEN: ANY TIME THERE WAS “UNEXPECTED LOW TURNOUT”, THIS TYPE OF THING IS
THIS ALSO HAPPENED IN FRANCE AND IN AMERICA’S GENERAL ELECTION.
Hillary no doubt did this to Trump also, via people planted at key, fully compromised polling stations.
That would explain perfectly why there was a “low turnout” even though this was probably the most
heated election in American history, and it also explains why Hillary won in such a small number of
places, yet almost took the election.
Jerome Corsi Part One: Seth Rich
There are also questions about the interconnections between Ryan Coonerty and Zach Friend’s support of
PredPol’s … candidate for sheriff John Hart. The data gathering NextDoor is not your friendly neighborhood
Catch an old TV edition of the Prisoner
Here’s an introduction
It NextDoor, was formed by former CIA Venture Capitalists, and “ex-members” of the Mossad and CIA.
The Panetta Machine isn’t ready to ROLL … But …. Ready to CULL.
Keep in mind the Georgia Guidestones and forced vaccines as voted for by the above.
Published on Feb 26, 2013
Wall Street Banks Warn Downturn Is ComingBy
HSBC, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley say end of market boom is nigh
Breakdown in trading patterns is signal to get out soon
HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley see mounting evidence that global markets are in the last stage of their rallies before a downturn in the business cycle.
Analysts at the Wall Street behemoths cite signals including the breakdown of long-standing relationships between stocks, bonds and commodities as well as investors ignoring valuation fundamentals and data. It all means stock and credit markets are at risk of a painful drop.
“Equities have become less correlated with FX, FX has become less correlated with rates, and everything has become less sensitive to oil,” Andrew Sheets, Morgan Stanley’s chief cross-asset strategist, wrote in a note published Tuesday.
His bank’s model shows assets across the world are the least correlated in almost a decade, even after U.S. stocks joined high-yield credit in a selloff triggered this month by President Donald Trump’s political standoff with North Korea and racial violence in Virginia.
Just like they did in the run-up to the 2007 crisis, investors are pricing assets based on the risks specific to an individual security and industry, and shrugging off broader drivers, such as the latest release of manufacturing data, the model shows. As traders look for excuses to stay bullish, traditional relationships within and between asset classes tend to break down.
“These low macro and micro correlations confirm the idea that we’re in a late-cycle environment, and it’s no accident that the last time we saw readings this low was 2005-07,” Sheets wrote. He recommends boosting allocations to U.S. stocks while reducing holdings of corporate debt, where consumer consumption and energy is more heavily represented.
That dynamic is also helping to keep volatility in stocks, bonds and currencies at bay, feeding risk appetite globally, according to Morgan Stanley. Despite the turbulent past two weeks, the CBOE Volatility Index remains on track to post a third year of declines.
For Savita Subramanian, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of U.S. equity and quantitative strategy, signals that investors aren’t paying much attention to earnings is another sign that the global rally may soon run out of steam. For the first time since the mid-2000s, companies that outperformed analysts’ profit and sales estimates across 11 sectors saw no reward from investors, according to her research.
“This lack of a reaction could be another late-cycle signal, suggesting expectations and positioning already more than reflect good results/guidance,” Subramanian wrote in a note earlier this month.
Oxford Economics Ltd. macro strategist Gaurav Saroliya points to another red flag for U.S. equity bulls. The gross value-added of non-financial companies after inflation — a measure of the value of goods after adjusting for the costs of production — is now negative on a year-on-year basis.
“The cycle of real corporate profits has turned enough to be a potential source of concern in the next four quarters,” he said in an interview. “That, along with the most expensive equity valuations among major markets, should worry investors in U.S. stocks.”
The thinking goes that a classic late-cycle expansion — an economy with full employment and slowing momentum — tends to see a decline in corporate profit margins. The U.S. is in the mature stage of the cycle — 80 percent of completion since the last trough — based on margin patterns going back to the 1950s, according to Societe Generale SA.
After concluding credit markets are overheated, HSBC’s global head of fixed-income research, Steven Major, told clients to cut holdings of European corporate bonds earlier this month. Premiums fail to compensate investors for the prospect of capital losses, liquidity risks and an increase in volatility, according to Major.
Citigroup analysts also say markets are on the cusp of entering a late-cycle peak before a recession that pushes stocks and bonds into a bear market.
Spreads may widen in the coming months thanks to declining central-bank stimulus and as investors fret over elevated corporate leverage, they write. But, equities are likely to rally further partly due to buybacks, the strategists conclude.
“Bubbles are common in these aging equity bull markets,” Citigroup analysts led by Robert Buckland said in a note Friday.
— With assistance by Cecile Vannucci
Kushner’s Mideast peace push met with Palestinian skepticism
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
Aug. 25, 2017
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Thursday to try to jumpstart moribund peace talks, but after months without progress the Mideast envoy faces growing skepticism on the Palestinian side.
With no clear vision for peace outlined by the administration and domestic issues distracting President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, expectations for the new peace push are low.
The Palestinians initially welcomed Trump’s election, but they have since grown impatient with what they say is a failure by the U.S. president to present a roadmap for peace. Specifically, they are seeking a halt to Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands, and an American commitment to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state as part of a peace deal with Israel.
“If the U.S. team doesn’t bring answers to our questions this time, we are going to look into our options because the status quo is not working for our interests,” said Ahmad Majdalani, an aide to Abbas.
It was not clear whether Kushner offered any clarity during his three-hour meeting with Abbas. Nabil Abu Rdeneh, Abbas’ spokesman, called the meeting “positive,” without discussing details, and said the Palestinian leader had reiterated his desire for an American commitment to a Palestinian state.
The White House later said both sides agreed the U.S.-talks were the best step forward. “The Palestinian Authority and the U.S. delegation had a productive meeting focused on how to begin substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both sides agreed to continue with the U.S.-led conversations as the best way to reach a comprehensive peace deal,” the statement said.
Abbas said ahead of the meeting the Palestinian side appreciated Trump’s efforts. “We know things are difficult and complicated, but nothing is impossible with good intentions,” he said.
Trump took office with hopes of striking what he calls the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians — a goal that has eluded administrations before his dogged by the same intractable issues. But he has since given few details of his vision for peace, managing to frustrate both sides.
Kushner, Trump’s chief Middle East adviser and his son-in-law, met Netanyahu in Tel Aviv earlier Thursday before traveling to Ramallah later in the day to meet with Abbas. Kushner is expected to return to the U.S. on Friday.
Before his meeting with Kushner, Netanyahu spoke optimistically of the road ahead.
“We have a lot of things to talk about, how to advance peace, stability and security in our region, prosperity too,” Netanyahu said, standing alongside Kushner. “I think that all of them are within our reach.”
A statement from Netanyahu’s office after the meeting said the talks were “substantive” but gave no details on progress or further steps.
On the campaign trail, Trump took a staunchly pro-Israel line, energizing Netanyahu and hard-liners in his coalition. He promised to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — a move welcomed by Israel and opposed by the Palestinians — and refused to endorse the Palestinian goal of independence. His platform played down the significance of Israeli settlements and he surrounded himself with advisers with deep ties to the settlement movement, including Kushner and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.
But since taking office, Trump decided not to move the embassy and has urged Israel to restrain settlement construction.
He has not come out in support of the two-state solution, a position backed by most of the international community and also his Republican and Democratic predecessors, indicating vaguely that he supports whichever solution the sides agree to.
Disappointed Palestinian officials privately gripe that Trump’s team has begun to support Israeli positions and ignore their concerns.
Further complicating any hope for progress are internal troubles for all three leaders. Trump’s administration has become preoccupied with a series of domestic crises, most recently the fallout from the deadly racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month.
Netanyahu, meanwhile, is facing a growing corruption investigation that could soon lead to an indictment against him. These legal troubles, along with Israeli concerns about a possible long-term Iranian presence in neighboring Syria, make it unlikely that he will agree to any major diplomatic initiative.
After years of on-and-off peace efforts that have yielded no progress, Abbas is deeply unpopular at home. He also is stuck in a bitter rivalry with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which seized the Gaza Strip from his forces a decade ago and is now pursuing a reconciliation deal with Mohammed Dahlan, a former Abbas ally who has turned into his political nemesis.
Since the collapse of U.S.-mediated peace talks three years ago, the sides have grown further apart and have been plagued by repeated rounds of violence, including a war between Israel and Hamas and recurring low-level violence sparked by tensions over a contested Jerusalem site holy to both Jews and Muslims.
Israel, meanwhile, has increasingly shifted its sights toward a regional deal with certain Arab countries, rather than one focusing solely on the Palestinians, an approach Trump has expressed support for.
“The time has come for a regional approach,” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told Israel Radio. “That is the thinking guiding President Trump and the prime minister of Israel, and so our message to the Palestinians is that time is working against them.”
Associated Press writer Fares Akram in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, contributed to this report.
Why Didn’t the US Shoot Down That North Korean Missile?
- BY PATRICK TUCKERREAD BIO
AUGUST 29, 2017
The military’s record of hitting intermediate-range missiles is less than perfect. That makes the decision to attempt an intercept much harder.
This story has been updated to reflect recent developments overnight.
North Korea launched another medium-range missile on Monday, this one right over Japan. Despite Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ threats to shoot down missiles aimed at Guam and President Donald Trump’s Pyongyang-aimed bluster, the United States and Japan let it fly. Why?
After the test, Trump on Tuesday said that “all options are on the table,” as every president has said for decades. But the Pentagon is still reluctant to use some of the most obvious options, such as shooting down a missile above the earth’s atmosphere with another missile fired from a ship.
The United States has 33 Aegis warships (three more are slated to arrive next year) that can launch an interceptor to hit a mid- or intermediate-range missile like the Hwasong-12 that North Korea sent over Hokkaido. Sixteen of those warships are currently in the Pacific.
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Pacific Command, in Honolulu did not respond to questions about why they didn’t attempt to down Monday’s missile. The command did issue a statement: “North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD, determined the missile launch from North Korea did not pose a threat to North America,”
Mattis said earlier this month that any North Korean missile headed toward U.S. land, including Guam and other territories, would be shot down and considered war against the United States. But, he added, if the missile were tracking to land in the sea, it would be the president’s call what to do about it.
Tom Karako, senior fellow and missile defense expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said that if the missile launched Monday were really a threat to the United States or even Japan “then presumably we may well have attempted to engage it.”
But what are the costs and what are the benefits in attempting such an intercept? Anti-missile interceptors like the ones on U.S. warships are designed to hit enemy missiles as they reach peak altitude — in the case of the Hwasong-12, that’s above 3,500 kilometers. The United States has demonstrated that it can intercept mid-range and slightly higher intermediate-range missile. But the test record includes embarrassing and recent failures.
Between January 2002 and August 14 of this year, the Defense Department attempted 37 interceptsof a mid-range missile and hit the target 29 times with an SM-3. There are many reasons for this, but the biggest, according to the Pentagon’s Office of the Director of Operational Testing and Engineering, is that realistic testing of interceptors is very expensive and requires a lot of lead time and support.
Update: On Wednesday morning, MDA conducted another successful intercept test using an SM-6 aboard a warship against a medium-range ballistic missile target. “The USS John Paul Jones detected and tracked a target missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii with its onboard AN/SPY-1 radar,” the agency said in a press statement.
In February, MDA showed that their newest version of the standard missile, the SM-3 IIA, could hit a mid-range missile. But a second test in June was a failure. The Navy later attributed that to human error. But 50 percent is not a good record for the most advanced intermediate-range interceptor in the U.S. arsenal.
The Obama administration pushed hard for a ship-based defense against mid-range North Korean missiles aimed at Japan or Guam but found that the military has much better chance of hitting missiles that don’t fly so high.
Shooting down an enemy missile aimed at U.S.territory may be good defense, but shooting down a missile test aimed at the sea would be an act of war. Or so argued North Korea.
“Taking a shot at a North Korean missile is not something the U.S. military would do lightly or without a directive to do so,” said Karako. “if we are going to shoot at something, we will do it like we mean it. But there has to be a good reason to do it. That reason might be if there is an actual threat to the U.S., its forces, or our allies. Or it might be if the U.S. or Japan adopts a policy to intercept certain types of missiles or those on certain kinds of trajectory. But that would have to be a deliberate policy choice.”
The highest probability of success would be to hit the enemy missile closer to the ground, during the so-called boost phase. That’s what MDA is aiming for in the future with laser-armed drones. In July, the agency put out a request for information for a high-altitude long endurance aircraft. Read that to mean a drone that can fly above 63,000 feet for a long time. According to the request, the drone should have enough power for a 140-kw laser. But that program won’t even begin testing until 2023. Until then, and likely even after, every time a missile heads toward Japan, Guam, or anywhere else, military leaders will have to decide whether attempting to shoot down North Korean missiles is worth the costs of possibly missing — or starting a war.
- Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, … FULL BIO
In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year.
Editor’s Note: This VIPS Memo included two mistaken dates. Neither affected the Memo’s main conclusion; i.e., that the July 5, 2016 intrusion into DNC emails that was blamed on Russia could not have been a hack – by Russia or anyone else. The portions of the Memo affected by the mistaken dates have been corrected.
A short explanation of the corrections:
-(1) June 14, 2016 (not the 15th, as the VIPS memo erroneously stated) was the day Crowdstrike said malware had been found on the DNC server and claimed there was evidence the malware was injected by Russians. (On the following day – the 15th) – “Guccifer 2.0” claimed responsibility for the “hack” and claimed to be a WikiLeaks source.)
-(2) Although the VIPS Memo indicated, correctly, that on June 15, 2016, “Guccifer 2.0” … posts a document that the forensics show was synthetically tainted with ‘Russian fingerprints,’” other language in the Memo was mistaken in indicating that evidence of such tainting was also found in the “Guccifer 2.0” metadata from the copying event on July 5.
MEMORANDUM FOR: The President
FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job?
Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computer. After examining metadata from the “Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server, independent cyber investigators have concluded that an insider copied DNC data onto an external storage device.
Key among the findings of the independent forensic investigations is the conclusion that the DNC data was copied onto a storage device at a speed that far exceeds an Internet capability for a remote hack. Of equal importance, the forensics show that the copying was performed on the East coast of the U.S. Thus far, mainstream media have ignored the findings of these independent studies [see here and here].
Independent analyst Skip Folden, who retired after 25 years as the IBM Program Manager for Information Technology, US, who examined the recent forensic findings, is a co-author of this Memorandum. He has drafted a more detailed technical report titled “Cyber-Forensic Investigation of ‘Russian Hack’ and Missing Intelligence Community Disclaimers,” and sent it to the offices of the Special Counsel and the Attorney General. VIPS member William Binney, a former Technical Director at the National Security Agency, and other senior NSA “alumni” in VIPS attest to the professionalism of the independent forensic findings.
The recent forensic studies fill in a critical gap. Why the FBI neglected to perform any independent forensics on the original “Guccifer 2.0” material remains a mystery – as does the lack of any sign that the “hand-picked analysts” from the FBI, CIA, and NSA, who wrote the “Intelligence Community Assessment” dated January 6, 2017, gave any attention to forensics.
NOTE: There has been so much conflation of charges about hacking that we wish to make very clear the primary focus of this Memorandum. We focus specifically on the July 5, 2016 alleged Guccifer 2.0 “hack” of the DNC server. In earlier VIPS memoranda we addressed the lack of any evidence connecting the Guccifer 2.0 alleged hacks and WikiLeaks, and we asked President Obama specifically to disclose any evidence that WikiLeaks received DNC data from the Russians [see here and here].
Addressing this point at his last press conference (January 18), he described “the conclusions of the intelligence community” as “not conclusive,” even though the Intelligence Community Assessment of January 6 expressed “high confidence” that Russian intelligence “relayed material it acquired from the DNC … to WikiLeaks.”
Obama’s admission came as no surprise to us. It has long been clear to us that the reason the U.S. government lacks conclusive evidence of a transfer of a “Russian hack” to WikiLeaks is because there was no such transfer. Based mostly on the cumulatively unique technical experience of our ex-NSA colleagues, we have been saying for almost a year that the DNC data reached WikiLeaks via a copy/leak by a DNC insider (but almost certainly not the same person who copied DNC data on July 5, 2016).
From the information available, we conclude that the same inside-DNC, copy/leak process was used at two different times, by two different entities, for two distinctly different purposes:
-(1) an inside leak to WikiLeaks before Julian Assange announced on June 12, 2016, that he had DNC documents and planned to publish them (which he did on July 22) – the presumed objective being to expose strong DNC bias toward the Clinton candidacy; and
-(2) a separate leak on July 5, 2016, to pre-emptively taint anything WikiLeaks might later publish by “showing” it came from a “Russian hack.”
* * *
This is our first VIPS Memorandum for you, but we have a history of letting U.S. Presidents know when we think our former intelligence colleagues have gotten something important wrong, and why. For example, our first such memorandum, a same-day commentary for President George W. Bush on Colin Powell’s U.N. speech on February 5, 2003, warned that the “unintended consequences were likely to be catastrophic,” should the U.S. attack Iraq and “justify” the war on intelligence that we retired intelligence officers could readily see as fraudulent and driven by a war agenda.
The January 6 “Intelligence Community Assessment” by “hand-picked” analysts from the FBI, CIA, and NSA seems to fit into the same agenda-driven category. It is largely based on an “assessment,” not supported by any apparent evidence, that a shadowy entity with the moniker “Guccifer 2.0” hacked the DNC on behalf of Russian intelligence and gave DNC emails to WikiLeaks.
The recent forensic findings mentioned above have put a huge dent in that assessment and cast serious doubt on the underpinnings of the extraordinarily successful campaign to blame the Russian government for hacking. The pundits and politicians who have led the charge against Russian “meddling” in the U.S. election can be expected to try to cast doubt on the forensic findings, if they ever do bubble up into the mainstream media. But the technical limitations of today’s Internet are widely understood. We are prepared to answer any substantive challenges on their merits.
You may wish to ask CIA Director Mike Pompeo what he knows about this. Our own lengthy intelligence community experience suggests that it is possible that neither former CIA Director John Brennan, nor the cyber-warriors who worked for him, have been completely candid with their new director regarding how this all went down.
Copied, Not Hacked
As indicated above, the independent forensic work just completed focused on data copied (not hacked) by a shadowy persona named “Guccifer 2.0.” The forensics reflect what seems to have been a desperate effort to “blame the Russians” for publishing highly embarrassing DNC emails three days before the Democratic convention last July. Since the content of the DNC emails reeked of pro-Clinton bias, her campaign saw an overriding need to divert attention from content to provenance – as in, who “hacked” those DNC emails? The campaign was enthusiastically supported by compliant “mainstream” media; they are still on a roll.
“The Russians” were the ideal culprit. And, after WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange announced on June 12, 2016, “We have emails related to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication,” her campaign had more than a month before the convention to insert its own “forensic facts” and prime the media pump to put the blame on “Russian meddling.” Mrs. Clinton’s PR chief Jennifer Palmieri has explained how she used golf carts to make the rounds at the convention. She wrote that her “mission was to get the press to focus on something even we found difficult to process: the prospect that Russia had not only hacked and stolen emails from the DNC, but that it had done so to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.”
Independent cyber-investigators have now completed the kind of forensic work that the intelligence assessment did not do. Oddly, the “hand-picked” intelligence analysts contented themselves with “assessing” this and “assessing” that. In contrast, the investigators dug deep and came up with verifiable evidence from metadata found in the record of the alleged Russian hack.
They found that the purported “hack” of the DNC by Guccifer 2.0 was not a hack, by Russia or anyone else. Rather it originated with a copy (onto an external storage device – a thumb drive, for example) by an insider. The data was leaked to implicate Russia. We do not know who or what the murky Guccifer 2.0 is. You may wish to ask the FBI.
The Time Sequence
June 12, 2016: Assange announces WikiLeaks is about to publish “emails related to Hillary Clinton.”
June 14, 2016: DNC contractor Crowdstrike, (with a dubious professional record and multiple conflicts of interest) announces that malware has been found on the DNC server and claims there is evidence it was injected by Russians.
June 15, 2016: “Guccifer 2.0” affirms the DNC statement; claims responsibility for the “hack;” claims to be a WikiLeaks source; and posts a document that the forensics show was synthetically tainted with “Russian fingerprints.”
We do not think that the June 12, 14, & 15 timing was pure coincidence. Rather, it suggests the start of a pre-emptive move to associate Russia with anything WikiLeaks might have been about to publish and to “show” that it came from a Russian hack.
The Key Event
July 5, 2016: In the early evening, Eastern Daylight Time, someone working in the EDT time zone with a computer directly connected to the DNC server or DNC Local Area Network, copied 1,976 MegaBytes of data in 87 seconds onto an external storage device. That speed is much faster than what is physically possible with a hack.
It thus appears that the purported “hack” of the DNC by Guccifer 2.0 (the self-proclaimed WikiLeaks source) was not a hack by Russia or anyone else, but was rather a copy of DNC data onto an external storage device.
“Obfuscation & De-obfuscation”
Mr. President, the disclosure described below may be related. Even if it is not, it is something we think you should be made aware of in this general connection. On March 7, 2017, WikiLeaks began to publish a trove of original CIA documents that WikiLeaks labeled “Vault 7.” WikiLeaks said it got the trove from a current or former CIA contractor and described it as comparable in scale and significance to the information Edward Snowden gave to reporters in 2013.
No one has challenged the authenticity of the original documents of Vault 7, which disclosed a vast array of cyber warfare tools developed, probably with help from NSA, by CIA’s Engineering Development Group. That Group was part of the sprawling CIA Directorate of Digital Innovation – a growth industry established by John Brennan in 2015.
Scarcely imaginable digital tools – that can take control of your car and make it race over 100 mph, for example, or can enable remote spying through a TV – were described and duly reported in the New York Times and other media throughout March. But the Vault 7, part 3 release on March 31 that exposed the “Marble Framework” program apparently was judged too delicate to qualify as “news fit to print” and was kept out of the Times.
The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima, it seems, “did not get the memo” in time. Her March 31 article bore the catching (and accurate) headline: “WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations.”
The WikiLeaks release indicated that Marble was designed for flexible and easy-to-use “obfuscation,” and that Marble source code includes a “deobfuscator” to reverse CIA text obfuscation.
More important, the CIA reportedly used Marble during 2016. In her Washington Post report, Nakashima left that out, but did include another significant point made by WikiLeaks; namely, that the obfuscation tool could be used to conduct a “forensic attribution double game” or false-flag operation because it included test samples in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Farsi.
The CIA’s reaction was neuralgic. Director Mike Pompeo lashed out two weeks later, calling Assange and his associates “demons,” and insisting; “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is, a non-state hostile intelligence service, often abetted by state actors like Russia.”
Mr. President, we do not know if CIA’s Marble Framework, or tools like it, played some kind of role in the campaign to blame Russia for hacking the DNC. Nor do we know how candid the denizens of CIA’s Digital Innovation Directorate have been with you and with Director Pompeo. These are areas that might profit from early White House review.
Putin and the Technology
We also do not know if you have discussed cyber issues in any detail with President Putin. In his interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, he seemed quite willing – perhaps even eager – to address issues related to the kind of cyber tools revealed in the Vault 7 disclosures, if only to indicate he has been briefed on them. Putin pointed out that today’s technology enables hacking to be “masked and camouflaged to an extent that no one can understand the origin” [of the hack] … And, vice versa, it is possible to set up any entity or any individual that everyone will think that they are the exact source of that attack.”
“Hackers may be anywhere,” he said. “There may be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very craftily and professionally passed the buck to Russia. Can’t you imagine such a scenario? … I can.”
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Trump to GOP senators: Cancel your recess
President Trump told GOP senators at the White House on Wednesday that they should cancel their August recess and not leave town until acting to repeal ObamaCare.
“We shouldn’t leave town until this is complete,” he said during a lunch at the White House. “We should hammer this out and get it done.”
Trump also said that repeal isn’t enough, and that Republicans should also replace ObamaCare with new legislation.
“We can repeal, but we should repeal and replace,” he said.
“Frankly I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan, unless we can give people great health care,” he continued. “Because we’re close. We’re very close.’’
The president challenged the GOP senators, saying that anyone who votes against beginning debate on the legislation is saying “you are fine with ObamaCare.”
Trump’s opening remarks at the luncheon were open to the press and quickly broadcast on cable television.
The president took a scolding tone at times during his remarks, urging GOP lawmakers to keep their campaign promises.
But the public tongue-lashing from Trump might not be well received by Republican senators, many of whom believe he has failed to master the details of the healthcare proposal and did little to sell it.
Trump took aim at those members during his remarks, saying that they now had someone at the White House who would sign a repeal bill.
He acknowledged this was different from 2015, when Republican lawmakers knew former President Barack Obama would veto legislation rolling back his signature healthcare law.
“Any senator who votes against debate says you are fine with ObamaCare,” Trump said, criticizing GOP lawmakers who have said they would do just that.
“I’ve been here six months,” he continued. “I’m ready to act, pen in hand, believe me. I’m sitting in that office. I have pen in hand. You never had that before.”
He also took a shot at Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who had announced his opposition to an earlier Senate ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, which contributed to its failure.
Trump sat next to Heller, and joked about him wanting to “remain a senator.”
The senator responded by tilting back his head, chuckling and saying “oh.”
Heller is arguably the most endangered Republican Senate incumbent in 2018. Past White House-backed efforts to pressure the Nevada senator, including an ad campaign hitting him on healthcare, have sparked tension with GOP leaders.
Trump has expressed frustration with the Senate, which is scheduled to begin its recess the third week of August. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) previously cut back the recess by two weeks.
Senate Republicans this week failed to move forward with their legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare after several senators said they would not vote in favor of a motion to proceed to the bill.
A fallback option to simply repeal ObamaCare also seems destined for failure, with several centrist Republicans saying they also will not vote in favor of a procedural motion on that measure.
The president’s stated desire Wednesday for a repeal-and-replace bill may have added even more confusion to the jumbled process.
Just one day earlier, he said that Republicans in Congress should just sit back and “let Obamacare fail.”
That came after a Monday tweet, in which he appeared to endorse the repeal-without-replace plan.
“Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate. Dems will join in!” he wrote.
Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he is limiting his trips to the White House while his panel investigates Russia’s election interference. McCain is in Arizona recovering from surgery.
— This story was updated at 1:53 p.m.