Headlines of interest, early to mid May, 2016…

The Monroe Doctrine surging again?…

IndependentVenezuela accuses US of plotting coup as Washington warns of ‘imminent collapse’

N.Y.TimesCristina Fernández de Kirchner, Ex-Argentine President, Indicted on Financial Charge

Dilma Roussef’s last stand…

Telegraph Chaos in Brazil as Rousseff impeachment vote ‘anulled’

BloombergDead-of-Night Reversal Puts Brazil Impeachment Back on Track

teleSURBrazil House Speaker Reverses His Impeachment Process Annulment

Brazil’s Rousseff Goes to High Court to Block Impeachment Bid

SputnikBrazil’s Supreme Court Rejects Rousseff’s Appeal to Cancel Impeachment Vote

The BRICS PostSenate votes to unseat Rousseff in Brazil

Her replacement is the U.S. pick Michel Temer…

Zero HedgeAnother US-Sponsored Coup? Brazil’s New President Was An Embassy Informant For US Intelligence

See State Dept. cables courtesy of WikiLeaksPMDB CHIEF AFFIRMS PARTY’S POSITION AS POWER BROKER BUT BALKS AT PREDICTING PRESIDENTIAL RACEPMDB LEADER PONDERS PARTY’S ELECTORAL OPTIONS

teleSURImperial Designs? Current US Ambassador to Brazil Served in Paraguay Prior to 2012 Coup

A flashback to 2013 reminds us of why she was a target…

Independent (18 September 2013) – Brazil plans national Internet redesign in order to avoid US web surveillance

Though she had moderated in this particular effort (see Foreign Policy, June 16, 2015: Why Did Brazil’s President Change Her Tune on Spying?), the BRICS factor sealed her fate, as anticipated by William Engdahl in 2014…

New Eastern Outlook (18. 11. 2014) – BRICS’ Brazil President Next Washington Target

In other news, NATO/crypto-Nazi forces assemble in 21st Century bid to conquer Russia’s lebensraum

Executive Intelligence ReviewNATO’S NEW OPERATION BARBAROSSA: What Business Does the German Military Have in Lithuania?

ThereAreNoSunglassesInsane Foreign Policy Highlighted By Dueling, Simultaneous US/Russian War Games In Moldova

DOUBLE THREAT—Massive US/Georgia War Games, New US Anti-Missile System In Romania—SAME DAY

ReutersU.S. to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

Russia warns of retaliation as NATO plans more deployments in Eastern Europe

SputnikRussia Could Drop START Treaty Due to New Air Defense Systems in Europe

N.Y.TimesRussia Calls New U.S. Missile Defense System a ‘Direct Threat’

PravdaWho is rattling nuclear club?

TASSNATO prefers to deal with Putin rather than his circle — Breedlove

Virginian PilotNavy releases nearly two dozen videos of Russian jets, helicopter buzzing USS Donald Cook

RTChina scrambles fighter jets, warships after US destroyer sails near disputed reef

XinhuaChina warns U.S. against shows of strength in South China Sea

Japan TimesNorth Korea leader hails nuclear progress as rare party congress opens

Yonhap News AgencyN. Korea threatens to build up nuclear attack capability against U.S.

Voltairenet (Valentin Katasonov) – The SWIFT System: A Potential Weapon in the Hybrid War

WikiLeaksTransatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

FOX NewsPanama Papers reveal George Soros’ deep money ties to secretive weapons, intel investment firm

The HillSenate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

Executive Intelligence Review‘Will the 28 Pages Turn Into 80,000 in Saudi 9/11 Connection?’

N.Y.TimesMemos on Alleged Saudi-Affiliated Support of the 9/11 Attacks

Al MonitorSaudi king’s Cabinet reshuffle may ‘rattle many royal spines’

Al Masdar NewsPanama Papers Data Leak : King of Saudi Arabia sponsored Netanyahu’s campaign

Fars NewsIsraeli Airstrikes over Damascus Confirmed

Antiwar – Heavy Fighting in Anbar Province; 362 Dead in IraqBloody Day for Baghdad; 188 Killed in IraqDozens Afflicted in Chemical Attack; 163 Killed in IraqEscalating US Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul242 Killed in Iraq, Including U.S. Soldier

NBC NewsCharlie Keating IV, Grandson of Notorious Banker, Identified as Navy SEAL Killed by ISIS

Syarif HidayatTHE WESTERN ISIS TECHNIQUE: FUND THEM, TRAIN THEM, ARM THEM AND KILL THEM

Fort RussSalafist Shades of Gray: US Uses Veto to Protect Proxies in Syria

(translating Das Bild) – The Erdogan family business

Hurriyet Daily NewsDavutoğlu stepping down as Turkish PM, AKP to hold snap congress

Opposition leaders call resignation decision a ‘coup’

Fort Russ (translation of Известия) – Davutoglu Paid the Price for Disagreements with Erdogan

Al Monitor (citing pelikandosyasi) – How mysterious new Turkish blog exposed Erdogan-Davutoglu rift

Cairo marks World Press Freedom Day with raid on journalists’ syndicate

Journalists under fire all over the place…

ThereAreNoSunglassesAgency-Affiliated Mehsud Terrorists Murder Khurram Zaki, Just As They Killed Col. Imam and Khalid Khawaja

TASSUkraine’s publication of personal data of journalists working in Donbass sparks outcry

Free Thought ProjectPolice Throw Stun Grenades Into Crowd, Ripping a Journalist’s Face Open

Zero HedgeGunman Attempts To Murder Prominent Turkish Journalist Outside Court In Broad Daylight

Berbatullaz (2/5bz Vimeo channel) – GEZiLLA 10000 YEARS

— On 19 September 2014, all preparations for the camp and the festival had been completed. Everything seemed to be allright, until the we hear the devastating news about the massacre, on the first day of the festival.ISIS had attacked Kobane. People who tried to save their lives and escape to the other side of the border were attacked by the soldiers.We were confronted with companies trying to eliminate the habitat of millions of beings, states trying to control the water politics in the Middle East and the ISIS. I believe that it was the first time that we faced the most bitter form of the phrase “if i can’t dance, i don’t want to be part of the revolution”which was widely shared in the social media. This situation must have scared the State Water Authority, so the second day, they opened the dam shutters.The concert venue and the camp area right at the banks of the river Tigris (Dicle) were under control by helicopters whereas where everything was under the flood, The Festival continued with audio-visuals performance,enhanced with images and speeches of Yılmaz Güney and Gezilla footages continued. Hasankeyf Castle and it’s caves which was closed to general public, have been reopened for visit and had been occupied on the third day of the festival. They opened the dam shutters and they applied this method later on, on the villages of Kobane, as well. –

Academia.org (Joost Jongerden) – Dams and Politics in Turkey: Utilizing Water, Developing Conflict

RTTurkish Army shells Kurdish-majority town at Syria border

LiveLeak(Video): Kurdish PKK shoots down a Turkish military helicopter in Hakkari

Moon of AlabamaMANPAD Used By PKK Against Turkish Helicopter May Have Come From Turkey Via “Rebels” In Syria

ShadowproofRival Libyan Armies Prepare for Sirte Battle, Pentagon Reveals US Troop Deployment

Al MonitorThe story behind the general who will likely shape Libya’s future

Spook news…

N.Y.TimesSeeking Robert Levinson, the C.I.A. Consultant Who Vanished

Wayne Madsen ReportMay 13-15, 2016 — U.S. Navy riverine craft captured by Iran were on spy mission

WMR has learned from knowledgeable sources that two U.S. Navy riverine patrol boats, captured near Iran’s military-sensitive Farsi Island on January 12 of this year, were on a National Security Agency-linked electronic surveillance mission. The Iranians captured the two Riverine Command Boats (RCB 802 and 805), which were assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, when they drifted into Iranian territorial waters while en route from Kuwait to Bahrain. The two boats were to be refueled by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Monomoy before they were taken into custody by members of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy. The seizure of the boats and their total crew of ten came as the U.S., Iran, and other nations were hammering out the last details of the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran.

WMR has learned that Secretary of State John Kerry, a veteran of U.S. Navy riverine intelligence penetrations of neutral Cambodia during the Indochina War, reacted quickly to defuse the incident when he became aware of the botched U.S. Navy intelligence mission targeting Farsi Island. Kerry phoned his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif within five minutes of being informed about the seizure and demanded their “quick” release.

The two RCBs were built by SAFE Boats of Bremerton, Washington but were designed and licensed to the Bremerton builder by Dockstavarvet of Sweden. The Swedish design is intended to maximize the ability of the craft to quickly enter and retreat from hostile waters while covertly collecting electronic and photographic intelligence. The boats’ weapon systems are controlled by a system manufactured by the Israeli defense company Rafael.

The Obama administration was criticized by Republicans because the Iranian captors of the American crewmen forced them to keep their hands behind their heads while being videotaped for later viewing by worldwide television audiences. The U.S. personnel were held for 16 hours and one of them apologized to Iran on videotape. WMR has learned that the reason the Iranians forced the Americans to keep their hands behind their heads was to prevent one or more of them from disposing of thumb drives overboard or pushing any data destruction buttons on the boats that were rife with surveillance gear.

Initially, the U.S. Navy claimed the boats suffered a “navigation error.” However, there was nothing wrong with the Global Positioning Systems on board the vessels or on portable units in the possession of the crew.

[imageRCBs 802 and 805 on maneuvers in Kuwait prior to their capture by Iran in sensitive waters off Iran’s heavily-fortified Farsi Island.

The capture of the two RCBs by Iran resulted in one of the worst compromises of U.S. intelligence information since the April 1, 2001 forced landing of a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries electronic intelligence aircraft on China’s Hainan Island. The compromise of NSA and other intelligence by the capture of the RCBs has led the Navy, as a result of a formal review of the incident, to remove from his duties Commander Eric Rasch, the Executive Officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3. Rasch began his Navy career as an intelligence specialist. Rasch was removed from his duties for failure to “provide effective leadership.” The Commanding Officer of CRG 3, Commander Gregory Meyer, is presently on administrative hold with CRG-1, pending the completion of the formal investigation.

After Iran returned the boats to the U.S., an inventory accounted for all weapons, ammunition, and communications, except for two satellite phone SIM cards. The Navy made no mention of surveillance or navigation equipment. The Obama administration has resisted efforts by Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain to subpoena the ten sailors captured by Iran. WMR has been informed that some of them may actually be assigned to a U.S. intelligence agency and were on the boats under U.S. Navy official cover.

Boiling Frogs Post (Filip Kovacevic) – What is Cooking in the Bosnian Pot? CIA Director’s Visit to the Balkans

Jerusalem PostAnalysis: Intelligence agencies succeeding in penetrating Hezbollah

HaaretzHezbollah Knows Exactly Who’s Responsible for Their Commander’s Death

Intelligence OnlineBlack Cube targeted by Israeli intelligence

Schneier on SecurityNIST Starts Planning for Post-Quantum Cryptography

IntelNewsGerman nuclear power plant found to be infected with computer viruses

USA TodayNew rule allows feds to hack millions of computers more easily

WiredEverything We Know About How the FBI Hacks People

BuzzfeedInside Palantir, Silicon Valley’s Most Secretive Company

Wall Street Journal (mirrored at Cryptome) – Twitter Bars Intelligence Agencies From Using Analytics Service

GovTechWorksIntel Chiefs Eye Social Media for Internal Security Risks

Secrecy NewsPunishing Leaks Through Administrative Channels

InterceptSnowden Archive ——The SidToday Files

Edward Snowden – Inside the Assassination Complex

Traditionally, in the context of military affairs, we’ve always understood that lethal force in battle could not be subjected to ex ante judicial constraints. When armies are shooting at each other, there’s no room for a judge on that battlefield. But now the government has decided — without the public’s participation, without our knowledge and consent — that the battlefield is everywhere. Individuals who don’t represent an imminent threat in any meaningful sense of those words are redefined, through the subversion of language, to meet that definition. Inevitably that conceptual subversion finds its way home, along with the technology that enables officials to promote comfortable illusions about surgical killing and nonintrusive surveillance.

Take, for instance, the Holy Grail of drone persistence, a capability that the United States has been pursuing forever. The goal is to deploy solar-powered drones that can loiter in the air for weeks without coming down. Once you can do that, and you put any typical signals collection device on the bottom of it to monitor, unblinkingly, the emanations of, for example, the different network addresses of every laptop, smartphone, and iPod, you know not just where a particular device is in what city, but you know what apartment each device lives in, where it goes at any particular time, and by what route. Once you know the devices, you know their owners. When you start doing this over several cities, you’re tracking the movements not just of individuals but of whole populations.

By preying on the modern necessity to stay connected, governments can reduce our dignity to something like that of tagged animals, the primary difference being that we paid for the tags and they’re in our pockets. It sounds like fantasist paranoia, but on the technical level it’s so trivial to implement that I cannot imagine a future in which it won’t be attempted. It will be limited to the war zones at first, in accordance with our customs, but surveillance technology has a tendency to follow us home…

Medium (Nafeez Ahmed) – The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

International ManThey’re Bringing Back Feudalism… and Nobody Seems to Notice

TechdirtFBI Doesn’t Want Privacy Laws To Apply To Its Biometric Database

GuardianGoogle given access to healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients

PoliticoSources: FTC taking second look at Google search

GizmodoFormer Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

CBS SFHidden Microphones Exposed As Part of Government Surveillance Program In The Bay Area

MassPrivateI‘Secret’ ministers, teachers and social workers are spying on us

Trump seals the deal…

Lame CherryobliteraTED

The Common Sense ShowBy Securing the Nomination, Trump Has Put Every Loyal American In Danger

LewRockwell (Thierry Meyssan) – Mattis Versus Trump

InfowarsKoch-Soros Insiders Attempt to Take Over Trump Campaign

Sipsey Street IrregularsFrom Mike: Milestone on the road to the civil war.

RTNever-ending ‘gun show’: US gov’t sent $2bn in military gear to cops since ’06

GuardianThe rise of militias: Patriot candidates are now getting elected in Oregon

Black Agenda ReportBernie to Deliver Captive Constituencies to the Democratic Convention

Real Clear PoliticsChaos At Nevada Democratic Convention; State Party Chair Flees Building As Sanders Supporters Demand Recount

American MirrorSALLY MILLER: Bill Clinton’s fantasies inspired by his mother

Hillary and her ‘coke habit’

N.Y. PostHillary Clinton is unraveling quickly

PoliticoFBI’s Comey: I feel ‘pressure’ to quickly finish Clinton email probe

FOX NewsRomanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, ‘it was easy’

Flight logs show Bill Clinton flew on sex offender’s jet much more than previously known

Radar OnlineEpstein Sex Slave Lawyer: Donald Trump ‘No Way Involved In Any Untoward Activity’

Washington ExaminerWashington Post assigns army of 20 to dig into ‘every phase’ of Trump’s life

Zero HedgeThe Biggest Threat to Jeff Bezos and Amazon: President Trump

Washington PostTrump will soon be getting briefings from U.S. spy agencies. It might not go well.

AllGov (AP) – Criminal Past of Former Trump Business Partner to be disclosed in Unsealed Court Documents

For more about Felix Sater, see Courthouse News from May 14, 2013, Did CIA Help a Swindler Walk?; The Palm Beach Post from Sept. 10, 2012, Strange bedfellows: Swindler, Stinger-missile brokers, the CIA; Securities Lawyer 101 from Dec. 16, 2015, Cry Me a Sater…Felix Sater & Donald Trump

Tampa Bay TimesCybersleuth’s hacking of Florida elections websites draws criminal charges

L.A.TimesFederal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally

Science news…

ENENewsEPA data reveals “sharp spike in radiation level” around US nuclear site — “It’s been reportedly leaking huge amounts of radioactive materials for more than 2 weeks” — Evacuations enacted… Almost 50 workers have sought medical attention… Symptoms include bleeding ulcers, burned lungs

N.Y.TimesScientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

The WeekHow scientists are harnessing the ice-making powers of bacteria

InterceptNew Evidence About the Dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup

ScienceZika causes microcephaly in mice

BloombergPlum Island’s Mysterious Past Yields an Uncertain Future

FOX 13 (Salt Lake City) – Dugway declassified: A rare look at the mysterious Utah site’s experiments, then and now

teleSURThousands of Tons of Dead Creatures Hit Chile’s Beaches

IntellihubChina and U.S. to set up shop, secret space facilities, in Argentina: A race to mine the moon and further explore Antarctica

CERNThe 2016 physics season starts at the LHC

Phys.orgPhysicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

TelegraphFormer CIA spy says he helped South Africa arrest ‘communist toy’ Nelson Mandela

IndependentThe Witching Hour: from Comme des Garçons to Marc Jacobs, fashion’s unseasonable fascination with dark magics

 

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