…among our headlines of interest for March, 2017…
Introducing the companion bill to Tulsi Gabbard’s H.R. 608…
U.S. Senate – Dr. Rand Paul Introduces the Stop Arming Terrorists Act
Liberty Blitzkrieg – Trump Administration Moves to Approve New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabian War Criminals
Intelligence Online – Saudi Arabia: Security apparatus goes to Washington with MbS
Strategic-Culture Foundation (Kristen Breitweiser) – America First or Saudi Arabia First?
Mayer Brown (March 28 Webinar) – Anti-Terrorism Act and JASTA: What They Mean for You
28 Pages (March 29) – DOJ Complaint Filed Over Saudi Lobbying Campaign That Exploited Military Veterans
OilPrice.com – Are U.S.-Saudi Relations Turning Sour?
Al Monitor – Saudis jump on Trump bandwagon
Blacklisted News (Bloomberg) – Saudi Aramco to become sole owner of largest US refinery
DEBKAfile (Feb. 22) – Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah
Daily Times (PK) – Saudi king’s Bali beach holiday turns into military exercise
Strategic-Culture (Wayne Madsen) – A New Global Construct and Realigned Relationships
ThereAreNoSunglasses – Saudi Arabia Buying Maldives’ Island For Islamist Training Facility?
New Indian Express – Bombers from the Maldives
ThereAreNoSunglasses (Daily Pakistan) – Nawaz Sharif Plays “Pious” Card, Goes For Full Wahhabization of Pakistan
On the ever nebulous front-lines in Syria…
Syrian Arab News Agency (March 17) – Syrian air defense shoots down one of 4 Israeli warplanes targeting military site near Palmyra
The Duran – Israel’s raid on Syria (DISCUSSION & ANALYSIS)
DEBKAfile (March 21) – Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate
Times of Israel – Russia summons Israeli envoy, demands clarifications on Syria strike
New Eastern Outlook (Tony Cartalucci) – Israel: America’s Mad Dog in Syria
Voltairenet (Thierry Meyssan) – Revelations – Lafarge-Holcim’s jihad
Penny for your thoughts – Winds of War Blow From Israel’s Borders..
Mint Press News – Syria’s Water Cut Off By Turkey Following McCain, Erdogan Meeting
– Possible U.S. strike allegedly kills 33 civilians in school – The source is the questionable Syrian Observatory of Human Rights – Citations Needed; it is however confirmed by SANA: Foreign Ministry calls on UNSC to assume its responsibility, stop massacres perpetrated by international coalition
What is the policy then? To let him preside over a pile of rubble?…
Earlier in the month…
(translating Al Mayadeen) – Terrorists Claim to Have Struck Damascus with SCUD Missiles [Video]
ThereAreNoSunglasses (Ekathimerini) – Greek Police Bust Captagon Lab, Intercepting 635,000 Tablets Headed For Syrian Jihadis
Other theaters of war in the region…
New York Times – Devices Seized in Yemen Raid Offer Some Clues to Qaeda Tactics
ThereAreNoSunglasses (SABA) – Saudis Murder Boatload of Somali Refugees Off the Coast of Yemen
Greencrow As The Crow Flies – Yemen – What is behind US Proxy Invasion?
Fort Russ (Al Mayadeen) – Iran Allows Russia to use its Military Bases
Russia establishes military presence in the Maghreb…
Maghreb Confidential – Dynamic on secret mission over Tripoli
Indian Ocean Newsletter – Erdogan’s secret plan for Madagascar
Oriental Review (Hybrid Wars 8) – South Sudan’s Total Collapse Could Destroy Central And Eastern Africa
It was never entirely clear to us what the Obama/Clinton “Asia pivot” policy was meant to be – if it was to be a containment of the rising military power of China, then Trump/Tillerson have inherited a buckling pivot, with China now asserting itself in other theaters…
Philippine Star – Duterte hits US for lack of action in South China Sea
Intelligence Online – Duterte could befriend Tel Aviv to arm himself against Beijing
Wall Street Journal (also Zero Hedge) – White House Options on North Korea Include Use of Military Force
Korea Central News Agency (March 7) – Kim Jong Un Supervises Ballistic Rocket Launching Drill of Hwasong Artillery Units of KPA Strategic Force
Feasting his eyes on the trails of ballistic rockets, he appreciated that Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force are very good at organizing and commanding fire strikes and strictly ensuring rapid and simultaneous fire strikes.
The four ballistic rockets launched simultaneously are so accurate that they look like acrobatic flying corps in formation, he said.
The development and completion of a new-type high-thrust engine would help consolidate the scientific and technological foundation to match the world-level satellite delivery capability in the field of outer space development, he noted, adding with pleasure that today when a great leaping forward has been made in the development of the rocket industry is the day to be always remembered, a historic day which can be called “March 18 revolution”.
South China Morning Post – China readying countermeasures against missile defence shield in South Korea, retired PLA general says
KBS World Radio – S. Korea, US to Create Joint Missile Command
Korea JongAng Daily – North may be developing an anti-ship missile
Yonhap News Agency – Ex-CIA chief: U.S. should consider nuclear attack on N. Korea if necessary
Following her impeachment…
In Europe, the rising tide of nationalism suffers a setback in Dutch election…
In spite of, or thanks to Erdogan’s diplomatic volleys?…
Tim Pool (Youtube) – SWEDEN HAS REAL PROBLEMS
Ruptly (Youtube) – 500 people detained as anti-corruption protest hits Moscow
Fort Russ (translating Occhi della Guerra) – The real face of Aleksei Navalny: convicted for embezzlement, he protests “corruption”
IHS Jane’s 360 – UK to deploy Typhoons to Romania in May
Estonian World – British and French troops arrive in Estonia
Barents Observer – Norway moves military intelligence away from Russian border
Strategic-Culture – Russia Invites NATO to Take Part in Moscow Security Conference
Executive Intelligence Review – NATO Military Committee Chair Initiated Call to Russian Chief of Staff
Not since the Battle of Karkov have such fireworks been seen?…
Global Research (Stephen Lendman) – Israel’s Crime of Apartheid: UN Agency Head’s Forced Resignation
Continuing D.C. skullduggery…
The Atlantic – Washington’s Spy Paranoia
N.Y. Times (March 1) – Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking
Note the new WashPo motto: Democracy Dies in Darkness – very apt inasmuch as this paper has for decades been committing sins of omission (on the JFK assassination, CIA, 9/11, etc.), and our democracy has suffered immeasurably because of it. Meanwhile, making much ado about nothing…
Washington Post (March 2) – Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose
Zero Hedge – Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia Probe
Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Exposed: Insider Coup to Sabotage Trump
Breitbart (March 3) – Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump
In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.
Trump evidently reads the article, then goes ballistic in the early morning of Saturday, March 4, from his Mar-A-Lago redoubt in Palm Beach. Writer Massimo Calabresi couldn’t have put it better in the opening of the following essay…
At 6:35 a.m. on March 4, President Donald Trump launched an attack against the government of the United States…
Where existential alarm over the fate of the U.S. is invoked, however, we see – with admitted wishful thinking – cause to hope for the restoration of the Constitutional Republic of the U.S., particularly where the Fourth Amendment is concerned…
Before heading to the “Winter White House” however, a heated discussion had taken place in the Oval Office – perhaps over the tactics to take in dealing with the above allegations…
Daily Mail – Donald’s eruption in the Oval Office: Video emerges of Trump’s ‘furious argument’ with top adviser Steven Bannon as Ivanka and Jared look on, hours before President made phone tapping claims
Denials and speculations ensue…
N.Y. Times (March 5) – Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim
Blacklisted News (citing Common Dreams, Guardian) – Obama’s wiretaps on Trump Tower were routed through and conducted by British Intelligence, in an effort to circumvent U.S. surveillance law.
Empty Wheel – The Feedback Loop in Christopher Steele’s Dossier
U.S. News and World Report – NSA Whistleblower Backs Trump Up on Wiretap Claims
Prison Planet (FOX News) – Catherine Herridge: Top Level Deep State Operatives Leaked Flynn Phone Call Transcripts
March 7, – NSA payback to CIA?…
Download at link with the password, (a quote of JFK’s prescribed remedy): “SplinterItIntoAThousandPiecesAndScatterItIntoTheWinds”
Empty Wheel – Password: 0sbP@ss
Canada Free Press – CIA DIRTY CYBER TRICKS?
Mint Press News – Wikileaks Vault 7 Release Paints A Grim Picture For Journalism
Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Vault 7: CIA Can Stage Fake Russian Hacking to Undermine Trump
Zero Hedge (March 15) – DOJ Charges Two Russian Spies In Massive Yahoo Hack
Blacklisted News (FOX) – Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich Warns Congress that CIA Wiretaps Are Real and It Happened to Him
Newsmax (Larry Klayman) – Nunes Must Ask FBI’s Comey About Montgomery Mass Surveillance Case
Raw Story (McClatchy) – Here’s what one top Democrat finds suspicious about Trump-Russia contacts
One of which then proceeds to drop the bomb…
Infowars (Corsi) – NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family
Politico (March 22) – Nunes: Trump transition members were under surveillance during Obama administration
FOX News (March 23) – Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says
N.Y. Times (March 30) – 2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports
As Zero Hedge notes, one was a Flynn protégé whom McMaster had attempted to oust…
Politico (March 14) – Trump steps in to keep 30-year-old NSC aide
Washington Free Beacon – NSA Set to Provide Classified Communications Intercepts to House Committee
The willingness of the White House to be forthcoming on details of the investigation may throw cold water on the following conjecture, or the NSA may confirm it, that indeed the surveillance had nothing to do with Russia, but instead was prompted by investigations concerning matters South of the border…
Wayne Madsen Report – March 23-24, 2017 — Nunes and Schiff unintentionally let the Trump cat out of the bag
Although journalists and those who believe in open government hate it, there is a reason why senior intelligence officials often reply “no comment” to questions surrounding intelligence matters. In the world of intelligence gathering, even the most innocuous comment can reveal information not intended for the ears of the general public. In the world of operational security, these minor tidbits of information are known as “essential elements of friendly information” or simply, EEFI.
In the partisan bickering that broke out on March 22 between House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and the ranking member on the intelligence oversight committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA), both, likely unintentionally, revealed EEFI concerning the U.S. intelligence community’s “incidental surveillance” of Donald Trump and his transition team between Election Day, November 8, and the inauguration on January 20.
During a March 22 briefing for reporters outside the White House after a controversial briefing for Trump and his advisers, Nunes revealed that “dozens” of intelligence reports he was given about the Trump “incidental surveillance” made “no mention of Russia.” Nunes said the information was brought to him by “sources who thought we should know it.” Nunes said the interceptions of the Trump team were “legally collected” pursuant to a warrant issued by a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court judge and involved “foreign” surveillance not involving Russia.
Nunes elaborated further in stating that “normal, formal surveillance” provided to him yielded “significant information” about both Trump and his “team.” But Nunes provided a caveat to that particular revelation, stating that details about Trump and his team had “little or no apparent foreign intelligence value” and “were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting” because their identities had been “unmasked” within the U.S. intelligence community during the transition phase. However, if the “formal” surveillance of Team Trump did not involve foreign intelligence, that means it must have involved a law enforcement matter and was authorized by a Title III “wiretap” order authorized by a normal federal court outside of the FISA aegis and carried out by the FBI and Justice Department’s Electronic Surveillance Unit.
Nunes’s EEFI offering provides the following points of interest:
– The incidental surveillance made no mention of Russia.
– The formal surveillance was of little or no intelligence value.
– The formal surveillance, while of no value to intelligence agencies, may have been of great interest to law enforcement, especially the FBI. Hence, FBI director James Comey’s reticence to provide details concerning its investigation of the Trump transition team during his recent testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
– If some of the surveillance information made no mention of Russia, perhaps it did mention other countries.
The definition of “team” is important since if it extended beyond the transition team to the campaign team, it would include Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, national security adviser Michael Flynn, and foreign policy adviser Carter Page. It is now known that Manafort was contracted to the pro-Russian political party in Ukraine that was ousted in the 2014 U.S.-inspired coup while Page also had business dealings with the Russian government-owned energy firm Gazprom and Flynn’s consulting company had Russian business connections.
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) said that Nunes’s statement appeared to reveal “classified information.” It, at the very least, revealed EEFI from which more sensitive intelligence can be derived.
Trump’s problems may not be found with Russia but, ironically, south of the U.S. border, a border which the president is trying to seal with a great and “beautiful” wall.
The “incidental surveillance” of Trump and his associates, which was cited by Nunes and made no mention of Russia, may very well been a result of National Security Agency and its FIVE EYES partners’ surveillance of a major fraud case involving billionaire former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, who escaped an arrest warrant in Panama and is now living in Miami. Last September, at the height of the U.S. presidential campaign, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela requested the Obama administration’s State and Justice Departments to extradite Martinelli.
Martinelli is wanted by Panama for embezzlement of funds, wiretapping his political and business enemies, insider stock trading, money laundering, and other crimes. So far, the Trump administration has taken no action on the Panamanian extradition request. Perhaps that is because in Panama, Trump is known as the “American Martinelli.” Moreover, Martinelli is a close friend and business associate of Trump. Martinelli, exiled in Miami as a fugitive from justice and wanted by Panama, was invited to attend Trump’s inauguration in Washington. Before he deleted it, Martinelli posted a photograph of his Inaugural invitation on Twitter. As president, Martinelli was on hand for the 2011 opening of Trump’s first tower in Panama City, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower. During the ceremony, Trump referred to Martinelli as his “friend.”
The ties between Trump and Martinelli run even deeper. The bank in which Martinelli owns a significant stake, Global Bank Corporation, was a co-trustee of Trump’s Ocean Club. When the Trump property developer, Newland International Properties Corporation, defaulted on its Global Bank loan in 2013, the Martinelli bank was forced to bail out Newland. The real estate scams surrounding the Trump Panama Hotel Management LLC, Trump Panama Condominium Management LLC — both incorporated in Delaware — Newland Properties, Trump Ocean Club Unit 2710 Inc., K Group — which pays Trump Marks Panama $5 million per year for using the Trump brand name — the Trump Organization, the Trump Ocean Club, and Global Bank are merely the tip of the iceberg surrounding the overall criminal accusations surrounding Trump’s friend Martinelli…
Hundreds of thousands of documents were leaked from the Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca, which incorporated thousands of offshore shell companies for the Central Intelligence Agency, narcotics syndicates, Arab oil sheikhs, and businessmen like Martinelli, Trump, and Trump’s Argentine friend, President Mauricio Macri. It is known that Latin America’s largest ever bribery scandal that involves the huge Brazilian building contractor Odebrecht SA, now laps at the shores of the Trump Organization via Martinelli.
In December 2016, during the presidential transition phase, the U.S. Justice Department announced a settlement with Odebrecht in which the firm and its affiliate Braskem agreed to pay a fine of $3.6 billion for violation of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Most of the fine collected by Justice was to be turned over to Brazil, which began the investigation of Odebrecht with its “Lava Jato” (Car Wash) probe.
As part of its deal with DOJ, what information did Odebrecht’s executives share with Justice Department prosecutors concerning its operations in Panama, especially those involving the Trump Tower and Martinelli? Any involvement of Trump with the Odebrecht and Mossack Fonseca criminal scandals would have prompted any U.S. judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or on the bench of a regular U.S. court district to authorize electronic surveillance of the Trump Organization. When Nunes stated the “incidental surveillance” of Trump and his associates did not involve Russia, was he actually implying it involved another country, perhaps Panama?
The political fallout from Odebrecht is beginning to stick to Trump. Odebrecht paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to politicians in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, Guatemala,the Dominican Republic, Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Mozambique, and other countries and some of these politicians are linked to Trump business enterprises.
Argentina’s Macri has been linked to the Odebrecht bribery scandal mainly through the connections to the firm of his cousin Angelo Calcaterra, Macri’s Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, and other officials of his government. With the help of business associates of Macri, a Trump Tower was built in Uruguay in 2012. Trump has been pressuring Macri and his friends to build the first Trump Tower in Buenos Aires and a Buenos Aires building permit for the deal was apparently the subject of a phone conversation between Trump and Macri after Trump’s election in November.
However, not all has been well between the Trump and Macri families over the years. Franco Macri, the father of the Argentine president, believed the mastermind behind the kidnapping for ransom of Mauricio Macri in 1991 was none other than Donald Trump, who the elder Macri described as the “true intellectual author” of the crime. Perhaps that is why the right-wing Mauricio Macri openly endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
In Peru, an arrest warrant has been issued for former President Alejandro Toledo who stands accused of receiving a $10 million bribe from Odebrecht for a highway contract. Toledo was on his way to Israel but is now in the United States. The current President of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was Toledo’s finance minister. The Trump administration has not responded to Peruvian requests for Toledo’s extradition from the U.S. and Kuczynski has been mired in allegations concerning his own connections with Odebrecht. Perhaps that was the reason why Kuczynski followed up a phone call with Trump with a personal visit to the White House in February. All Trump and Kuczynski spoke about during their joint remarks was Kuczynski receiving an award from Princeton University, Kuczynski’s two daughters attending Princeton and Columbia, and Peru’s decision to buy some U.S. military vehicles. If Kuczynski and Trump are subject to FISA and Title III wiretaps concerning Odebrecht, they may have found more than family to chat about. Kuczynski previously asked Trump to extradite his former boss Toledo to Peru. But with Kucynski now a target of the Odebrecht probe, he may have asked Trump to keep Toledo under wraps in the U.S. and not singing to a Peruvian court.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office most likely to have been assigned the investigation of the Martinelli extradition request is the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in Miami. This office has historically been occupied by right-wing prosecutors linked to Latin American right-wing leaders, many of which, like Martinelli, maintain residences in the Miami area. If Trump is looking at protecting those who could spill the beans on his and his Trump Organization’s own ties to Odebrecht, what better way than to nominate a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida to his cabinet. Trump nominated such a former U.S. Attorney, Alexander Acosta, to be his Secretary of Labor. Acosta was involved in negotiating as U.S. Attorney the sweetheart plea deal with convicted child molester and Trump billionaire friend Jeffrey Epstein. The deal immunized from future prosecution Epstein’s VIP friends who were involved in his underage sex operations.
As a former U.S. Attorney in Miami and former dean of Florida International University law school, Acosta has enough clout to help ward off any federal investigations emanating from the Miami U.S. Attorney’s Office, which would include advocating for the extraditions of Martinelli and Toledo back to their home countries where they might start naming names, including that of Trump and his associates. Odebrecht, the company that built Miami International Airport, may also have dirt on southern Florida politicians, including members of the Republican Cuban-American political “mafia,” which also includes Acosta. Odebrecht maintained a Division of Structured Operations, which was dubbed the “Department of Bribery” by U.S. Justice Department investigators. Were Trump and members of his business empire caught up in a legitimate DOJ investigation of Odebrecht, with ancillary intelligence being provided by the NSA and its Canadian counterpart, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), which conducts full-time surveillance of Latin American communications? If the answer is yes, and it appears to be so, that would explain Nunes and Schiff talking around the issue, which involves the collection of raw signals intelligence data on a massive number of foreign businesses and “U.S. persons.”
From Manafort to Deripaska to Brassington, Daniel Hopsicker uncovers a tie in to the South of the border networks that he has been exposing for years…
Mad Cow News – Russian Oligarch in Election Probe Linked to Drug Cartel
WhoWhatWhy – Why FBI Can’t Tell All on Trump, Russia
Daily Kos (wnemirow) – Trump’s Russian/Kremlin Connections (with Citations & Links & Updates)
New Yorker – Donald Trump’s Worst Deal
Various theories as to the ringleader of the stay-behind “deep throats”…
Citing a Jan. 12 BBC story linking the origins of the Russia-Trump allegations to an April 2016 report from a Baltic intelligence agency shown to DCI Brennan, this being the basis of the FISA applications…
American Spectator – All Roads Lead Back to Brennan
Also alleged to be the basis of the October FISA application; a “secret server” in Trump Tower communicating with Alfa Bank. This story broke on the momentous day of Hallowe’en at Slate, by-lined Franklin Foer. The Intercept however quickly disputed the allegation.
Washington Free Beacon (OAN) – DOJ Found Malware in Trump Tower Servers ‘Mimicking’ Contacts to Russian Entities
So much for the alleged Russian DNC hackers and their “Fancy Bear”. What is quite odd in the following story however is that the discrediting of these allegations is coming from what has long been recognized as a U.S. propaganda tool – the VOA historically being to the Soviets much as RT is now to America…
Voice of America – Think Tank: Cyber Firm at Center of Russian Hacking Charges Misread Data
“Likely,” but with spook matters, always look for the ‘volatile smiles’ in the probability margins for the actual; for instance…
When this editor worked in the National Security Agency’s “S Group” in the mid-1980s, our center chief, an Army colonel, once cautioned us not to say anything about our White House-directed mission to the “opposition.” The comment was bizarre, since everyone in our group was cleared for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), polygraphed, and even voice stress analyzed. When the colonel asked us if there were any questions, I asked why he would caution us against saying anything to the Soviets because we all knew very well what the law was and the severe ramifications for breaking it. The colonel replied, “I’m not talking about the Russians, I’m referring to the CIA!”….
WMR previously reported that the massive leak of NSA documents by CIA officer-turned-NSA contractor Edward Snowden may have been part of an operation by Langley to expose the massive surveillance capabilities of NSA. The exposure of these NSA operations may have been predicated by the compromise to NSA of extremely sensitive and potentially illegal operations by the CIA in areas of banking, finance, sexual blackmail, and human trafficking.
Now, with a massive unauthorized disclosure of CIA SIGINT and offensive information warfare capabilities to WikiLeaks, the NSA may have engineered its revenge against Langley for the Snowden operation. The CIA document disclosures provides evidence of massive redundancy of SIGINT and offensive cyber-warfare operations between the CIA and the joint activities of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, the headquarters of both located at Fort Meade and led by NSA director Admiral Mike Rogers. On November 17, 2016, Rogers had an unauthorized meeting with president-elect Trump at the Trump Tower. Rogers’s actions resulted in demands by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, and, according to WMR’s sources, CIA director John Brennan, for President Obama to fire Rogers. Rogers continues to serve Trump as NSA director and U.S. Cyber Command chief.
On February 14, 2014, WMR reported the following:
“Sources within the U.S. intelligence community have told WMR, on the condition of anonymity, that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden gained access to and released tens of thousands of classified NSA documents because a faction within the Central Intelligence Agency was growing increasingly alarmed over the massive surveillance system controlled by NSA. In many cases, highly compartmented CIA covert operations abroad were made known to NSA because of the ability of the signals intelligence and cyber warfare agency to monitor full spectrum digital communications worldwide, including those of the CIA.
A group of active and retired CIA officers, in addition to CIA contractors, set out to expose the NSA’s massive surveillance operations, as well as those of its foreign partners. Snowden, a former CIA employee who worked for the joint NSA-CIA Special Collection Service in Geneva, Switzerland as an official cover CIA employee attached to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and in Misawa, Japan under non-official cover with Dell Computer and Booz Allen Hamilton, was chosen by the CIA faction as the person best positioned to collect NSA documents and leak them to the media
NSA recently fired a U.S. government civilian who worked at the NSA Regional Security Operations Center in Kunia, Hawaii. The unnamed male civilian, who was not charged with any crime, is said to have shared his “Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificate” with Snowden, allowing access to the NSANet. NSA claims that Snowden did not have access to NSANet. NSA’s claims of collusion between Snowden and the civilian employee are contained in an UNCLASSIFIED/FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY memo for the House Judiciary Committee dated February 10, 2014. The memo also states that Snowden was assisted by two other personnel in Kunia, an active duty military member and a contractor, in collecting the NSA documents. Although the FBI investigated all three unidentified employees at the Kunia facility, no criminal charges against them were filed by Justice Department prosecutors. The memo states that the civilian government employee “remained in an uncleared employee status pending an appeal of the revocation [of his security clearance], and he resigned on 10 January 2014.”
Our report continued:
“Elements within the CIA have also informed the Obama White House, particularly John Podesta, the counselor to the president for all matters dealing with the NSA leaks, that if the White House or Justice Department moves against the CIA for the Snowden leaks, the CIA will release highly embarrassing personal information on the president.
The CIA faction helped arrange, through its own back channels, safe passage for Snowden from Hong Kong to Moscow. Attempts to kidnap or assassinate Snowden in Moscow have been stymied by close cooperation between the CIA faction and the Russian domestic security service, the Federal Security Bureau (FSB), and the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki or SVR).
The involvement of Booz Allen Hamilton, which is owned by the CIA- and Bush family-linked Carlyle Group, has put the Obama White House on notice that the operation to expose NSA involves powerful political forces. Suggestions by some within the Justice Department, including Attorney General Eric Holder, and Rick Ledgett, the NSA official in charge of the Snowden leak damage assessment, that some sort of clemency deal might be worked out between the U.S. government and Snowden that would allow him to return to the United States from Russia is a realization that the operation to expose NSA involves major elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Russia has granted Snowden permanent political asylum.
WMR has learned that NSA’s communications surveillance net compromised sensitive CIA operations for which NSA has no certified need-to-know or special compartmented access. The exposure of these CIA operations, including a weapons transfer operation that saw Libyan caches once in the hands of Muammar Qaddafi being transferred from Benghazi to jihadist forces in Syria. This intelligence became known to NSA’s FIVE EYES signals intelligence partners in Canada, Britain, and Australia. The compromise of such information to NSA resulted in CIA programs in Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East being placed in jeopardy. Some of the more sensitive aspects of the CIA operations, including drone operations, were passed on to Israeli, Indian, French, and German intelligence by the Communications Security Establishment Canada, Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), and the Australian Signals Directorate.”
In February of this year, former NSA contractor and Reserve U.S. Naval officer Harold T. Martin III of Glen Burnie, Maryland, was indicted for illegally possessing at his home 50 terabytes of highly-classified electronic files, mostly from the NSA, with others originating from the CIA, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Most of the documents were from NSA. Martin worked as a contractor from December 1993 to August 2016. One of the firms he worked for was Booz Allen Hamilton, the same firm that employed Snowden in Japan and Hawaii. The indictment of Martin was generated by the U.S. Attorney for Maryland, Rod Rosenstein, nominated by President Trump to be the deputy Attorney General under Jeff Sessions.
The FBI is now investigating CIA contractors for the leak of the so-called “Vault 7” document tranche to WikiLeaks. Two companies reportedly involved in the CIA’s cyber-warfare operations are Booz Allen Hamilton and Palantir, the latter owned by Trump friend and adviser Peter Thiel.
Business Insider – Leaked emails reveal Nigel Farage’s long-standing links to Julian Assange
Intelligence Online – Five Eyes search for intranet contractor
Gateway Pundit – Russia Threatens To Leak Things Obama Asked Moscow To “Keep Secret”
ThereAreNoSunglasses – The Vampiric Cheney Rises From the Dead, Croaking Russian “Act of War”
Counterpunch (William Binney and Ray McGovern) – The Surveillance State Behind Russia-gate: Will Trump Take on the Spooks?
Regrettably the answer appears to be no…
U.S. News (AP) – Bill Would Allow Connecticut Police to Put Weapons on Drones
Infowars (citing Las Vegas Review-Journal) – FBI Posed as Filmmakers to Infiltrate Bundy Supporters
Mint Press News – How The CIA And A Tech Startup Are Arming Police, Intelligence Agencies
Bad… Sad… Disaster… (and the rest of The Donald’s favorite negative adjectives)…
Wall Street Journal – With Washington’s Blessing, Telecom Giants Can Mine Your Web History
Breaking Defense – Trump Picks Technocrats, Not Billionaires, For Top Pentagon Posts
Intelligence Online – Threat Pattern, a CIA and Wall Street alliance
Eurasia Review – President Trump’s New Director Of Central Intelligence (DCI) – Analysis [sic – the headline should read: Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Dan Coats]
Another Day in the Empire – Trump’s Disastrous Pick for National Intelligence Director
NYT catching up with what we covered in our February edition…
Well, not quite “immunity,” but…
World Net Daily – GOP senator grills Gorsuch on impeaching Trump
Politico – Knives are out for Reince
Is it in Huma’s Prada?…
Mint Press News – Trump’s NAFTA Reversal Likely Tied To Oil Industry Pressure
Tennessean – Tennessee sues federal government over refugees
California Courts Newsroom – Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Objects to Immigration Enforcement Tactics at California Courthouses
Bank of Russia? Greece? Mexico? Bangladesh? What about the big enchilada?…
Libertarian Republic – Rand Paul Blocked By Armed Guards From New Obamacare Bill
Energy and Commerce Committee – Energy and Commerce Republicans Release Legislation to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Infowars (Jerome Corsi) – Obama Illegally Robbed Fannie, Freddie to Fund Obamacare
An embarrassment to his profession, Scott Pelly declares potential diagnosis of Parkinson’s on Hillary as “nonsense”. Dr. Ted Noel stands by it…
Vidzette – 60 Minutes is Fake News
But Trump’s pick for Labor – Alexander Acosta – is responsible for Jeffery Epstein’s country club sleepover sentencing…
Alefantis ex-partner David Brock suffers heart attack on 3/22, but survives…
ABC News (AP) – Ex-Trump adviser swaps messages with DNC hacking suspect
Black Agenda Report – When the Fox Becomes a Wolf: Understanding the Election of DNC Chairman Tom Perez
Counter Current News – Anarchists Begin Fixing Roads and Potholes Because the Government Won’t
Science and environment news…
MIT Technology Review – The Entrepreneur with the $100 Million Plan to Link Brains to Computers
GeoEngineering Watch (ref. Guardian) – Trump Administration Backs Geoengineering, Full Disclosure Of The Climate Engineering Atrocities Grows Near
Defense One – Russia Joins US in Race to Field Gun-Launched Swarmbots
Global Research (Helen Caldicott) – Fukushima Radiation, What Prospects for Humanity
The Mind Unleashed – 347 Bee Species Dangerously Close to Extinction
Updates on old news…
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Physicist declassifies rescued nuclear test films
Fellowship of the Minds – Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate posted online by his half-brother Malik
Collective Evolution – The FBI Just Released New & Never Before Seen Photos of 9/11 Pentagon Wreckage
Lucifer’s banker now burning in hell…
Veterans Today (Kevin Barrett) – David Rockefeller dies — link to JFK assassination exposed!
For more, see Morgan Reynolds at No More Games: The Assassination of JFK, 9/11 and David Rockefeller
News time warp…