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Showing posts with label US INTEL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US INTEL. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mike Flynn, Russian, Officials, And Trump?

How about those polls?


This blog post isn't about pools. We are here to follow the growing Russian INTEL. Mike FLYNN and Donald Trump story.

Remember this?

Last July CNN also reported on widespread Russian hacking on behalf of the Trump campaign. How could the American voter and non-voter so ignore such glaring evidence of Putin's international malfeasance?

Even Trump's opponent warned the nation.

How about this?
"We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and they are designed to influence our election." 

 Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 in the third 2016 presidential debate
Were you so busy listening to the GOP/RNC/Fox News regarding Clinton's (UNHACKED) home server?

Do you recall former President Obama sanctioned Putin's cyber warfare assistance to the Trump campaign win via, and among other things, kicking 35 land based cyber operatives and INTEL operatives out of the US? 

CNN is reporting US INTEL sources are saying the Trump campaign may have employed high level advisers were in constant contact with Russians (in the US) known as active operatives.

When you have conservatives in congress concerned about Trump/Putin "bromance", the nation has a problem. A problem that needs serious attention, and intervention.  Trump is a dangerous man.

When NPR speaks, I listen. Yes, Trump has been revealingly reticent in criticizing Russia and Putin.

We are a mere four weeks into a Trump administration and what rational American knew has come to fruition. Well, let's rephrase that: "Is coming to fruition." I personally believe Flynn as an obeying former general would never go maverick and speak with anyone with Trump's or Bannon's approval. While, we are seeing Flynn has a longer standing relationship with Russian officials, even he isn't dumb enough to speak for how the Russian sanctions would he handled once Trump took office.

The New York Times is reporting Flynn actually took some form of payment from Russian officials in 2015: The Intellectualist.  

Question. How could Trump and team not know such, or did the cozy relationship with Russia serve as an attraction via Flynn?


Sunday, October 2, 2016

Snowden According To A US INTEL Expert

Image result for snowden and putin
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? 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Edward Snowden, US Citizens As Spies, FSB,

On May 9, 2014 Bob Cesca via his The Daily Banter reported on a Wall street Journal article about Al Qaeda's revamped code encryption post Edward Snowden's narcissistic espionage and flight to Russia via  via China.

The Daily Banter 

Whoops! Report Confirms Al-Qaeda Switched to New Encryption Software Post-Snowden

The Wall Street Journal reports today that a “web intelligence” company called Recorded Future has determined that in the months following the initial NSA revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden, al-Qaeda operatives switched to new encryption software for the first time in seven years.

Since 2007, the main encryption software for al Qaeda was called Asrar al-Mujahideen which means Mujahideen Secrets. Four to six months after the Snowden leaks, three Middle Eastern groups released three significant new tool sets for encryption, against a baseline of basically no new products for seven years, said Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Recorded Future, which uses large quantities of publicly available online data to predict the timing and targets of future cyberattacks.             
“Of course, this could be random, but it seems unlikely,” said Mr. Ahlberg, in an email. “Snowden provided the motivation and his leaks highlighted the means.”                                                                            Read More

As we watch various campaigns to enact a forgiving nation regarding the nation's nascent and most heinous "spy," I am reminded of similar efforts to expunge the record and legacy for Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice. Alas, such a forgiving nation when we should least forget!

While some view Snowden the Circa 20123 hero, I stack up up against, Aldrich Ames, Kim Philby, Robert Hanssen, and John Anthony Walker. You might say Snowden hasn't received no money from any nation for his espionage? You might say but how is Snowden living in Russia. He appears well fed and doesn't have outward appearance of longing for his girlfriend. Let's not forget Snowden is outside the reach of the IRS and any remuneration, if available, is not susceptible to scrutiny via Freedom of Information laws.

As Snowden goes about his cleansing campaign and personal initiative towards possible award of a Nobel Prize, he finds willing facilitators. NBC's Brian Williams, is the latest facilitator. Despite Snowden's words of self-praise, I personally find comical his claim of a "deep cover" spy. An assigned alias, if a matter of fact, is not the defining evidence of a "deep cover" spy.

We will not post Snowden's latest media exhibition via NBC.  We prefer to explore various perspectives on his being and the real prospect he has damaged US INTEL for years to come. The ultimate question is, "has his revelations and the corrective measures hereafter worthy of the prospect of facilitating enemies of the our nation. I hope we are wise enough to know that Snowden is an INTEL object via Russian INTEL. As posted in a TPI piece yesterday a former Russian KGB "intake agent/director" authoritatively asserts Snowden is now working for the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB).

Joy Ann Reid, MSNBC's The Reid Report, broadcast an eight plus minutes segment that sums-up both sides of the Snowden kerfuffle.

Two top Cold War spies have indicated, in a Business Insider piece of May 27th, 2014, congruent opinions of Snowden as turned-out like a "snitch in a hard-core non-conjugal visits prison population."

Business Insider  
Two Top Cold War Spies Made The Same Troubling Prediction About Edward Snowden           Excerpt                                                                                        Jack Devine, a former director of CIA operations, and ex-KGB General Olig Kalugin believe that if the 30-year-old was not a Russian asset when he stole hundreds of thousands of NSA documents, he is now. 
"It would be most unusual if he were allowed to remain there as a guest for free," Devine said. “I don’t think he was a controlled asset, but I think at the end of the day he will be." 
Kalugin, who was the youngest KGB general in history, was blunt: “These days, the Russians are very pleased with the gifts Edward Snowden has given them," the 80-year-old told VentureBeat. "He’s busy doing something. He is not just idling his way through life."
 Read More                                                                                                                                                              

Excerpt                                                                Kalugin went as far as to say that he believed Putin got everything Snowden accessed, which top U.S. officials say includes military documents: “Whatever he had access to in his former days at NSA, I believe he shared all of it with the Russians, and they are very grateful." 

Devine likened Snowden's personality to Aldrich Ames — a American who spent years giving secrets to Russia and is now serving life in prison — and said that the Russians would know what to do with him. 

“The Russians have been doing espionage for a long time," Devine said. "They understand the psychology of discontented people."
 Read More 

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


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Recorded Future Reports Al Qaeda Revamped Encryption Post Snowden


The Daily Banter follows the Wall Street Journal in reporting the Recorded Future's revelations Al Qaeda operatives switched communications encryption within months of Snowden's INTEL "dump" to the world.

For all who were deeply upset about meta-data monitoring via the NSA, my consistent concern has come true to form. The WSJ is reporting Al Qaeda has revamped its encryption systems. Thus, US INTEL has to scramble to avoid stepping on our toes privacy while simultaneously researching how to turn their "ears' back on.

The current television series "TURN", AMC Network, broadcast an often used theme, "General George Washington defeated the British via use of a few colonial spies."  INTEL is existential and has to be handled form a position of "Win-Win."
The US defeated the Japanese fleet in WW II via its breaking of the The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Code.  
The British broke the German Enigma Code encryption in WW II and subsequently defeated the German Submarine fleet.
As far back as the mid-1700's, INTEL provides victories against enemies. Despite our ideology and false perceptions of total privacy, we have enemies who thrive on our naivety. 

The following for some may read a bit callous, but previous knowledge of NSA monitoring partnership with AT & T as far back as 2006 (USA Today) shapes my thoughts on libertarian Edward Snowden's espionage.

Gen. Michael Hayden, nominated by President Bush to become the director of the CIA, headed the NSA from March 1999 to April 2005. In that post, Hayden would have overseen the agency's domestic phone record collection program.
By Roger Wollenberg, Getty ImagesGen. Michael Hayden, nominated by 

President Bush to 

become the director of the CIA, headed the NSA 
from March 1999 to April 2005. In that post, Hayden
 would have overseen the agency's domestic
 phone record collection program.

May 12, 2006 Fox News..... 

November 2013The Verge....
August 2013Time “The fact that the NSA is sitting on our domestic fiber network, vacuuming up masses of Internet communications from key telecommunications switches, has repeatedly been front page news since it was first reported nearly eight years ago,” Kevin Bankston, Free Expression Director at the Center for Democracy and Technology, said in a statement. “Yet because the Bush and Obama Administrations have insisted that the basic fact of the wiretapping network’s existence is a secret, we have not been able to have a serious public discussion about whether it’s legal or appropriate for our military to have easy access to most of America’s Internet traffic.”
We live in different and dangerous times. Let's just hope the murderous terrorist in Nigeria are not privy to Al Qaeda encryption. We now have troops on the ground working towards humanitarian rescue of 300 school girls and stopping large scale random murders of civilians. While US meta-data gathering could in noway impact the search for the kidnapped school girls, massive revamped code encryption shifts the INTEL advantage to those who would fly planes into our buildings. Advantage to those who would force people to decide to jump for 90 stories above ground of die engulfed if flames. Shifting encryption could lead to successful attacks on US facilities like the USS Cole and various embassies through the Reagan, Clinton, Bush and the 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Libya. Furthermore, I will not accept Snowden's "buddie" Putin will not gain militarily via US scrambling to insulate and shroud our INTEL capabilities.

Edward Snowden and Greenwald are total espionage pukes! There was another way to deal with NSA overwatch.

The NSA can monitor my meta-data and phone calls if they wish. The agency will meta-data much lady talk via the wife, and might (joke here) grow weary of my very infrequent peeps at a lil porn via the PC.

The Daily Banter.....

Whoops! Report Confirms Al-Qaeda Switched to New Encryption Software Post-Snowden

The Wall Street Journal reports today that a “web intelligence” company called Recorded Future has determined that in the months following the initial NSA revelations by former contractor Edward Snowden, al-Qaeda operatives switched to new encryption software for the first time in seven years.
Since 2007, the main encryption software for al Qaeda was called Asrar al-Mujahideen which means Mujahideen Secrets. Four to six months after the Snowden leaks, three Middle Eastern groups released three significant new tool sets for encryption, against a baseline of basically no new products for seven years, said Christopher Ahlberg, CEO of Recorded Future, which uses large quantities of publicly available online data to predict the timing and targets of future cyberattacks.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

US INTEL Yields An American Al Qaeda Leader! What Next?

               As some are now dead!

 Under the Direction of (even if loose direction) 


US Intelligence and military operatives (Special Forces units) are more than competent at fighting threats to the nation. Even though what you are about to see (albeit shadowy circuit camera footage) is an action against an Al Qaeda leader who is not a US Citizen, the footage speaks volumes about US defense capability. The video speaks volumes about cooperation and INTEL is at the core of all such success stories. 

Gone in 40 seconds!  One less Al Qaeda leader to plot against you and me.  

Family members said suspected al-Qiaida leader Anas al-Libi
was kidnapped outside his house in Tripoli, Libya on October 5, 2013.
INTEL has apparently turned on another Al Qaeda leader who is reported to be an American. Issues. Should Us Intel/CIA or special forces 'take-out' the Al Qaeda threat. We use the words "Al Qaeda" threat and forego the use of the words "American citizens" for a reason. Our belief is, once the American joins Al Qaeda and actively plots against the US or its allies, the American effectively relinquishes his citizenship and kissed-off his constitutional rights.

A frequent analogy that hits me like a club. Would I or you have found it acceptable if US INTEL had discovered Timothy McVeigh and 'droned' the terrorist in route to the Oklahoma Federal Bldg.?  

Joshua Holland via Bill Moyers Dot Com explores a decision that President Obama must make and make soon. 
One quick twist. 

Discovery of these killers could involve " dead or alive bounty" money. What happens with the INTEL source if the US defers to sensitivity about "Extra Judicial Execution" and drones with subsequent "no-action" on the American Al Qaeda?

Joshua Holland.....

Report: US Officials ‘Debating’ Whether to Kill a Fifth American by Drone (via Moyers & Company)
Details are scarce in this New York Times article by Mark Mazzetti and Eric Schmitt: The Obama administration is debating whether to authorize a lethal strike against an American citizen living in Pakistan who some believe is actively plotting terrorist…