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Showing posts with label Edward Snowden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Edward Snowden. Show all posts

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Snowden According To A US INTEL Expert

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Poor Photoshop, but the message is clear.

Movie producer and director Oliver Stone released his well-publicized anti-US INTEL movie: "Snowden." Stone joins Michael Bay in releasing movies with sharp and often unsubstantiated innuendo incorporated as (movie) fact. Once we leave Bay's very successful action thriller brands and arrive at Bay's take on the tragedy of the Libyan Consulate attacks and the death of four American's in service to our nation, it is impossible to avoid Bay's insertion into US politics for ticket sales and to stake a claim on our psyches with his ideology.  His movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi" is (or was) a clear effort to join criticism of Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration's handling of the Benghazi consulate and related post-attack communication.

Oliver Stone also has a history of movie production with a core theme of political expose`"Born On The Fourth of July" and "Platoon" (as well as many other best-selling non-political expose` "Scarface").  Stone's effort to join Edward Snowden's INTEL treason with his perception of a political crusade against the NSA and the US government, according to reliable insiders, is a gross failure.  

Chris Inglis, former NSA deputy director, was approaching retirement as Snowden perpetrated his INTEL treason and ran off to China Hong Kong with an ultimate mission of arriving in Putin's Russia. Inglis recently sat for an interview with Next Gov dot com writer Charles Dharapak.
John Breeden II is an  award-winning  journalist and reviewer with over 20 years of experience covering technology and government. He is currently the CEO of the Tech Writers Bureau, a group that creates technological thought leadership content for organizations of all sizes. Twitter: @LabGuys
The new Oliver Stone film, "Snowden," promises to tell the true story of contractor Edward Snowden in his quest to expose a National Security Agency program that could allegedly track all forms of digital communication. Even with my limited perspective as a journalist who covered that event, I knew enough to spot dozens of historical and technical inaccuracies while watching the film. But I wanted to see just how badly the facts were mangled, so I sat down with Chris Inglis, who was the deputy director of the NSA during the incident.
“The film was grossly incorrect technically, but that was not the most egregious thing about the movie,” Inglis said. “It’s that it was spiritually incorrect. It was well wide of conveying a true sense of how the NSA purports itself, on what its role was and on what Snowden’s role was.”
Full article linked here

No matter the spin or the entertainment twist, Edward Snowden is no national hero.  How do we know Snowden's INTEL theft didn't contribute to the current proliferation of Putin hack success in support of Trump for President? 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Snowden Meets Oliver: Leave Snowden In Russia

The TPI hopes Snowden remains in Russia!

Last Week Tonight's John Oliver accompanied a feat yet unaccomplished by the few media darlings who journey to Russia for softball interviews with Edward "The Honorable" Snowden.

None of us had prior knowledge of an upcoming interview with the Vladimir Putin protege. As I received word of the interview and Oliver humorous role on HBO, I felt little need to view the interaction. It seems I was off base to put it mildly. Oliver's interview was for lack of a better word testy" and probably generated a few tsunami like butt-pucker from Russia's prize guest.

The interview is 33 minutes in durations, so I'll move to the embed.  If you are thinking of not viewing the full interview based on Oliver's early seriousness, hang-in, it does to humor towards the end of the segment.

I need keyboard no additional remarks beyond positing surveillance and INTEL is the only weapon against the many surge killers who are seeking some sort of affiliation with rogue Islamacists.

I will add: Snowden is a narcissistic fool who after being released from his contract via the CIA, should never have been hired by a company fulfilling its mission under the auspices of the NSA. He proudly yelps that buzz word Liberty" like a spoiled Libertarian, but he offers false liberty when death of innocence is the price for his 'liberty."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Ron Paul In Defense of Putin And Ukrainian Separartist

For some reason Ron "Legalize Heroin" Paul is again on the conservative talking-head circuit.  

Life for the rest of this year, or at least until the November Mid-term Elections will be hard to stomach. Sarah Palin is filling the airways with her exclusive brand of Frankenstein Monster drivel. Alan West is filling clean-air with complete insanity on any topic he feels will garner attention. Rick Santorum continues on his anti-gay crusade. Newt Gingrich is fanning the fires of combat between Rand Paul and Chris Christie. I might even have heard Herman Cain may come out of obscurity for a run for the GOP nomination. And, as per our lede above, Paul is on the "Zany Trail" with thought and rhetoric only concoct-able via the mind of Ron Paul.

Before, The Raw Story piece, below, let's refresh on Dr. Paul.

I probably never used those words, you put those words someplace..."  What? 

Another crack at the whacked out one from Chris Matthews, MSNBC.  Do you think the man could simply answer the questions? Why does he and his some have deep issue with answering questions?

On Paul and Edward Snowden. It should be noted we heard not one word from either Paul after the 2001 commencement of INTEL activities out of the 9/11 attacks. I do not recall any Ron Paul response to the 2006 revelations of  monitoring facilities shared by the NSA and AT&T (in San Francisco).

Yet, a convenient truth regrading US INTEL provided the Ron Paul admirer, Snowden, and the shifty and evasive Paul opportunity to make a flawed political argument.  He argues that he fears for Snowden's life because the US government might kill him with a cruise missile or drone.  WHAT?

He supports his argument with common Libertarian rhetoric and typical Paul zaniness via positing about the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution. Isn't it amazing conservatives argue for strict interpretation of the Constitution when they wish to advance their positions. When is the last time, and how many times, have you heard an American conservative yelling about the unfulfilled verbiage related to the American Revolution that reads, "All men are created equal?"  

Paul yelps and rants about US extra judicial executions against an American citizen who via the Internet exhorted and recruited potential combatants against the US. His argument by extrapolation also includes US citizens who have journeyed to the war zones to join Al Qaeda and other anti-US militant groups.  Am I to think it wrong for the US military and INTEL agencies to take them out before they are turned into individual carriers and deliverers of ordinance for killing and maiming US citizens? 

Would Paul speak unfavorably if actionable INTEL yielded information that could have prevented Timothy McVeigh's attack on the Oklahoma City Federal Building? How about actionable INTEL that could have prevented the Boston Marathon Bombing? The perpetrators in both massacres could have been stopped via extra judicial execution. Would you have pushed the button to stop either attack before petitioning a US Court? Yes, Paul's drivel is hard to take and even harder to understand.

While some can sit for hours and listen to Ron Paul's sophisms, and zaniness, know the video is a bit long. But, his true flavor is only revealed if you give a few minutes for absorption of his complete mind-blowing gobbledygook.

Ron Paul Worried US  Might Kill Snowden With A Drone......

OK, so Paul as a libertarian icon spews wackiness with each public appearance. Therefore, we should not in any way be surprised he has come to the defense of Putin and Ukrainian rebels regarding the death of Malaysian Airlines #17 and the deaths of all aboard. 

MH17: ‘Who Would Benefit The Most?’ – Ron Paul

Paul responds to questions from Newsmax with answers that can only come from his wacky brain. "....who would benefit most?"  

A competent and seriously probing interviewer would have immediately asked Paul: "Well Dr. Paul, who is on record for total glee about shooting down Ukrainian military planes within the past two weeks?" Even the twisted and evasive Paul would be hard pressed to disavow the fact Ukrainian "separatist" and select appointees from Moscow perpetrated the acts of war. Paul doesn't even allow his mind to venture into an inept mistaken downing of the plane by Putin supported operatives.  Or, quite probably Paul's love fest with Putin simply blocks him from rational thought regarding the now deceased MH#17 and all aboard. 

‘Who Would Benefit The Most?’

Alas, again we error. We posited from the premise Newsmax is about true journalism. We also failed to recognize delivery of messages, no matter how zany, to conservative viewers means Paul fulfilled his role admirably.

Give The Raw Story (Newsmax) piece a read and watch.

Ron Paul defends Putin over downed Malaysian plane: He’s ‘smarter than that’

By David Edwards Sunday, July 20, 2014 15:40 EDT
Ron Paul speaks to MSNBC
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Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) recently defended Russian President Vladimir Putin against critics in the United States who had said that he was complicit in the deaths of nearly 300 people because because Russian weapons were likely used to shoot down a Malaysian Airlines plane. 
“Everybody’s angling to propagandize and make their position known,” Paul told Newsmax on Friday. “So, I think it would be unwise to say, ‘The Russians did or the Ukraine government did it or the rebels did it.’” 
“Who would benefit the most from this? And of course, if it’s blamed on Russia, then of course, the Ukraine government would get the most benefit,” he explained. “Since Russia would have the least benefit, I think Putin is a little bit smarter than that. I don’t think he would ever come close to participating in act like this.”
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Nut Case!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quick Hit: NSA Responds to Snowden's Lie To Brian Williams


Did he say email to report his concerns?

When will we get off our naivety carriage and recognize Edward Snowden has issues. He is a narcissistic ego-maniacal high school dropout who has existentially handed US adversaries opportunity to "OUT INTEL" the US.

With every episode of the AMC Channel's "TURN" series, I am reminded of the impact INTEL played in the Revolutionary War. I recently, wrote about bad INTEL to George Armstrong Custer from his Native American scouts. Prior to the morning of June 26, 1876 received INTEL Sitting Bull, Gall And Crazy Horse had 800 warriors. Sitting Bull's combined Lakota (North Cheyenne) nation included 1800 warriors and many were young Bonsai-like fighters. The significance of INTEL advantage in WWII without question contributed to defeats of the Axis Powers. 

A quick and more innocuous case about surveillance. Do you think you can pick your nose on an elevator and do so in complete privacy? Ask Jay-Z and Beyonce about that prospect. We drive around each day with multiple cameras archiving our sojourns. The very car your drive archives your driving experience. Google and millions sourcing cookies review and record our minute to minute use of the Internet. Hell, that ugly Google car circled my cul de sac two years ago, now my house is archived across the Internet and via satellites thousands of miles above our heads.  

Technology has pushed our world well beyond that of libertarian Edward Snowden who naively feels NSA surveillance is comprehensively horrific. Why not selective reporting of abuse in a manner that might have avoided subsequent Al Qaeda's revamp of its Code encryption? Can you imagine what measures Russia has taken against US INTEL resultant for the Ron Paul protege?

During the "snowball" Brian Williams interview, Snowden responded to a question about following channels. He responded in the affirmative with a claim he did send email to the NSA.  Of course, he did.......

Recently, Talking Points Memo published a piece with NSA released copies of the email from America's nascent traitor.  Of course, the email thread includes minor redaction.

Linked here.

Of course, you think...well Obama and the NSA are retrenching regarding meta-data monitoring. My retort...? I seriously think that is good, but at what cost. The Chinese, Russians, Iranians, Al Qaeda and other known adversaries are not re-trenching.

One last point, how do you feel about your admiration for Snowden and the prospect of his joining Greenwald in earning millions from book deals? 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Right-wing Media And Pundits Seize On White House CIA Operative Blunder

Valerie Plame (Former CIA Outed 
Via Bush operatives)
 and Husband Joe Wilson

Valerie Plame: Congressional hearing
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In 2003, the Bush Administration busied with historic "charge to war" malfeasance that not only led to thousands of deaths, many more thousand sufferers of maiming and disabilities, a ruined US economy and no bid contracts for Halliburton (former CEO Dick Cheney), and led to Executive Branch 'outing' a CIA asset: Valerie Plame. Right-wing media are feeding their sycophants with all sorts of garbage related to the inadvertent release of a CIA official assigned to duty in Afghanistan. The opportunity to directly address Right-wing communication operatives and their mission against the Obama Administration is stifled by the need to spend a few minutes as follows.

I once thought the American public possessed effective memory and good judgment when matters of state reached the point of grave acts and major revelations. My naivety has been hit with "in-your-face" reality, after current issues regarding NSA monitoring of Meta-data and related monitoring (commence in 2001 and published via the USA Today in 2006) continues to boil-over with millions exalting Edward Snowden as a hero.  

My naivety has, via the current flap over the criminal acts of VA Hospitals, been scrubbed across my psyche comparable to that of an embarrassed kid when faced with the reality that really smart girl down the street just defeated me in a game of marbles. Moreover, she then owned my favorite "Cats eye"  specimens. I assumed the American public was aware of problems with the VA and fully aware of Veteran complaints about poor service or the lack of service. While the current investigation is yielding horrors, why are we amazed? Did you feel Veteran complaints were unfounded?  

My naivety is embarrassing; naivety that led to reflection of reminders Bush/Rove/Scooter Libby and Ari Fleischer (CNN's Fleischer) were instrumental in retribution against an active CIA operative because her husband would not lie about Uranium (in Niger) for Saddam's  WMD . CBS Linked here. Joe Wilson and 30 seconds via the old and credible 60 Minutes)

A bit of background information before we follow Media Matters via a detailed and thorough piece regarding Right-wing trumpeting VA failures as political fodder. 
Media Matters

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edward Snowden: ‘I was trained as a spy’

"I was trained as a spy!" 

Edward Snowden, Of course, Snowden was trained as a spy. He is also a functionary for Russian INTEL. A reality that is literally irrefutable. Do you think for a second Snowden is cowered-up in some one room apartment as is Assange?  o you think Putin sits and plays video games each day?

If you think the following was not prep-staged, approved and nicely packaged by Putin's human INTEL cadres, you suffer from US Self-hatred.  You ignore the fact the US has involved in sophisticated monitoring since 9/11, you may not have know about AT&T's admission of such for the NSA, and you may have no knowledge of Snowden's affinity for Ron Paul and contempt older Americans President Obama.

Snowden Putin facilitator...

Let's be honest, even a narcissist ten year old would not expect Putin to admit monitoring and cyber INTEL. Why would Snowden provide a platform for Putin's (olden days) KGB like speech?  Is it possible he felt his escapades against US INTEL was clone-able via the wily Putin and his HUMINT (Human INTEL) guys?  Did he think the ease with which he manipulated passwords from co-workers offered a level of craftiness undetectable via Putin and company?
Snowden and those who flock in support of his espionage and treacherous run to Russia (via China) may not care about reports Al Qaeda revamped operational encryption within a month of Putin's run to the East.
As if to deflect attention from this obvious truth, today President Vladimir Putin publicly denied that Ed is their guy: he “is not our agent, and gave up no secrets.” This should be taken about as seriously as any Kremlin utterance these days, such as claims that Jewish neo-Nazis are running things in Ukraine. For good measure, Putin added that the whole spectacle is really the fault of America’s “unprofessional” intelligence services, who failed to do their job and prevent this unprecedented disaster. Vlad sometimes can’t help himself, adding, “Russia is not a country that gives up champions of human rights,” meaning Ed.

Oleg Kalugin, former KGB General with responsibility for recruitment of "overseas" operatives.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden probably never envisioned that he’d someday be working for the Russian federal security service, or FSB.
But according to former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin, he is now, albeit as a consultant or technical advisor. 

“These days, the Russians are very pleased with the gifts Edward Snowden has given them. He’s busy doing something. He is not just idling his way through life.” 

“The FSB are now his hosts, and they are taking care of him,” Kalugin boldly claimed in an interview with VentureBeat.

The 80 year-old retired Soviet intelligence officer is Russian spy royalty personified. At 34, he became the youngest KGB general in history, and Kalugin famously helped run Soviet spy operations in America during a career that spanned over three decades. 

Kalugin and his wife relocated to Maryland after falling out of favor with the Russian regime in the 1990s. After becoming a vocal critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin (Kalugin called Putin a war criminal for his second invasion of Chechnya), a warrant was issued for his arrest. He’s been in the U.S. ever since. 

Kalugin still has juice within Russian intelligence circles and maintains contacts with friends in Russia from his days as a Soviet spy. Kalugin teaches at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies and also sits on the advisory board for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. 

Back in Russia, according to Kalugin, Snowden is being handled by the FSB, the KGB’s successor. Kalugin claims that Snowden has shared much of his vast trove of secrets about the NSA with his Russian hosts, and in the process, has allegedly handed the FSB one of their biggest intelligence hauls and propaganda coups since the end of the Cold War.
Snowden with Brian Williams, NBC News, via the Raw Story. For the record we have no interest on posting the Williams interview in its entirety. We do not relish being manipulated by Putin and Snowden.

Former Defense Department contractor Edward Snowden accused the U.S. government of trying to minimize his abilities in an interview with NBC News scheduled to air Wednesday night. “It’s no secret that the U.S. tends to get more and better intelligence…


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Putin Shutdowns Russian Internet: "Selelctively" While Calling it " CIA Project"

Russian protesters waved this banner during December 2011 protests. (Credit: CBS News video. Screenshot by CNET's Jonathan Skillings).
Putin 2012

This is really not a good week for American conservatives. Cliven Bundy has revealed himself as a seething racist and Vladimir Putin has taken steps to stifle the Russian internet. Yes, the Right's heroes are showing their inner core. 

I wonder if Vladimir Putin is all upset about Edward. (I should have known better to ask that question) Snowden's question about Russian monitoring communication for its citizens.  do you think he is angry? How about Putin shutting-down seriously restricting the Russian internet on a piece by piece basis?  

On a much more serous basis. Why did Germany Chancellor Merkel say to President Obama, Putin seemed 'in another world'

Why are Russian security operatives occupying territories outside the boarders of their motherland? Why can you imagine the mercenaries wear masks? 

Silencing dissent? Do you really think it is within the realm of sanity to think Putin will give-up the leadership of Russia when his term of office expires?  

Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics
MOSCOW Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:04pm EDT

(Reuters) - Russia blocked access to the internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov on Thursday under a new law critics say is designed to silence dissent in President Vladimir Putin's third term.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with paralympic delegations in Sochi March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with paralympic delegations in Sochi March 13, 2014.

The prosecutor general's office ordered Russian internet providers to block Navalny's blog, chess champion and Putin critic Kasparov's internet newspaper and two other sites, and, state regulator Roskomnadzor said.

The move was the latest evidence of what government opponents see as a crackdown on independent media and particularly the internet, a platform for dissenting views in a nation where state channels dominate the airwaves. editor Alexander Ryklin called it "monstrous" and a "direct violation of all the principles of freedom of speech," radio station Ekho Moskvy reported. He said he did not know why the site was blocked.

The blockages will increase concern that Putin is seeking to tighten control over Russian society as he faces off against the United States and European Union in a bitter dispute over the future of Ukraine.
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Isn't it amazing American conservatives millions harbor feelings towards Putin the spans simply affinity through orgasmic longing.

Now, I must ask what is the real attraction from the American Right? While you contemplate the question you might want to checkout one who must feel he is a credible pundit: Rudy Giuliani on Putin as a leader.....

Yes, Putin the leader!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Edward Snowden: An Embarassing and Dangerous Misfit

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830 – 1916) 

The Hill is reporting Edward Snowden's video appearance last Thursday went as about as well as other Snowden decisions-making.  What a loser!

Edward Snowden continues to show the extent to which he exercises poor judgment. Judgment rooted in misguided ideology and, frankly, naivety.  

During an annual question and answer session Putin "allowed" a prerecorded question (below) from Edward Snowden, intelligence leaker, "espionage agent" and documented anti-US government/anti-Obama  idiot." 

The Daily Beast.....

Snowden to Putin (in full-blown stupidity)  
“Does Russia intercept, store, or analyze in any way the communications of millions of individuals? And do you believe that simply increasing the effectiveness of intelligence or law enforcement agencies can justify placing societies, rather than subjects, under surveillance? Thank you.”
How could Snowden for even a second not realize his efforts to satisfy some zany crusade could possibly yield positive results? If his efforts were not part of a strategy to provide propaganda to Putin, Snowden's his level of zaniness and to his level of narcissism validates criticism of the manner in which he revealed US security Intelligence.  If his efforts were not meant to serve as an adjunct to Putin propaganda, Snowden failed miserably; his question became propaganda. 

A few questions.
What did the young libertarian actually hope to gain via the video (with a doubt pre-screened) hope to gain? 
Did he actually believe Putin would respond, "Yes, young man we are doing the same and probably more intrusive forms of INTEL gathering."
Is the nation's most recent anti-US spy actually working to secure votes for the prospect of a Nobel Peace Prize? 
Does Putin not realize his actions actually appear to be a form of collaboration with the Russia leader and his Intel apparatus?
I have posted the interchange below. After Snowden's ego-driven intro to his question, Putin answered in a manner that starts with words that should draw attention.  

The Russian leader. 
“Mr. Snowden, you are a former agent. I used to work for an intelligence service. Let’s speak in a professional language.” 
“Our intelligence efforts are strictly regulated by our law,” he added. “You have to get a court’s permission first.”
I am not aware Snowden's resume` included the title of "agent." Agent for what nation?  My recall of his background ends with references to his work as an NSA technician.  A technician who used espionage methods to secure access to information his clearance did not accommodate. His subterfuge certainly qualifies as that of a spy. The salient point is, for which nation? Ultimately, his INTEL leaks may have benefited you and me regarding our "privacy." Yet, a full 13 years after commencing such monitoring*, you must also accept that his INTEL leak may have benefited the Russians, the Chinese, the Iranians and possible the North Koreans  in way inherent with danger that surpasses stepping on our privacy. Let's seriously consider the US has no patent nor copyright protection of such data gathering. If the US monitors meta-data, we can damned well assume two to three of the stated nations are doing same. 

Snowden addressed Putin.

Two sources close to Snowden have told The Daily Beast, Snowden posed the question to invoke a different response form Putin.
The Daily Beast
“It certainly didn’t go as he would’ve hoped,” one source said. “I don’t think there’s any shame in saying that he made an error in judgment.” 

Another Snowden confidante said he wanted the exchange to appear like he was criticizing Russia. 

“He basically viewed the question as his first foray into criticizing Russia. He was genuinely surprised that in reasonable corridors it was seen as the opposite,” said Ben Wizner, the American Civil Liberties Union attorney who serves as a close adviser to Snowden.
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Snowden is a twenty something millennial who is reported to have an affinity for Ron Paul (thus libertarian). We can surmise from such reports he is anti-US government and probably at his experience level consumed with world changing ideology that should be left far from intelligence operations.  
As INTEL goes, so do nations
Snowden's judgment continues to appear problematic in one regard and outright stupid on a more colloquial basis. Stupidity regarding national security is as dangerous as any suicide mission planed and executed by KSM and Osama bin Laden. 
The reaction to Snowden's poor judgment is far and wide. I have posted one Twitter example as a bit of "color comment." Excuse the sports vernacular.

  1. Edward Snowden has just officially made himself into a Russian propaganda tool
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  2. do you think he had much choice in the matter?
  3. . It would have been nice for U.S gov. to let him get the asylum outside Russia before this happened.
  4. : Edward Snowden has just officially made himself into a Russian propaganda tool ” Shocked. Not
  5. Snowden has been an unofficial Russian tool for some time now

  1. The Snowden saga continues. Maybe, one day he will know and admit his judgment errors and decision-making.