Wikilkeaks: ADL and Mossad “Blogger/Assets” Defend Assange for Israel By  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

 

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ADL TO ATTACK JOURNALISTS AND PUBLICATIONS TYING ISRAEL TO WIKILEAKS

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

There is a new move afoot.  Israel needs Assange again, running to their tiredest bloggers, even having Assange’s Mossad handler write “attack articles,” actually one against me.  I just smile.  Rehabilitating Assange and his “psyops” Islamophobic partnership with Israel and the New York Times is worth a try.

Few remember two years ago when Julian Assange admitted to allowing Israel to “filter” all Wikileaks material.  “Filter” is the understatement of all time. 

Though Israel and the Mossad didn’t create it all, the inserted enough material in Wikileaks to totally discredit except to those who only stick to the mainstream news or, in recent days, the bloggers Israel keeps on the Mossad payroll.  Below, we will make some of the case against Wikileaks for those who were “off planet” in 2010 and 2011.

In the BBC interview below, I explain our process for identifying Assange as an Israeli agent and what his tasked have been:

There is a list, the Bush administration’s “working group” that green-lighted 9/11. Of the five names on it, three are Jews. “

Last week, responding to a deluge of news reports tying Israel to Wikileaks, Julian Assange announced he finally planned to release 3700 cables from the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, documents previously withheld from the public. In a press release, Assange said he planned the “dump” in 6 months but didn’t indicate how many other documents involving Israel were being withheld.

Israel Shamir of Counterpunch caught working with Julian Assange

Veterans Today has been informed by sources within the ADL that, in coordination with Julian Assange’s announcement, they were “tasked” by the Tel Aviv government to begin operations against journalists and online publications that had led to Wikileaks being discredited as an Israeli intelligence operation.

Sources indicate that Tel Aviv values Wikileaks as a vital asset in molding public opinion and providing cover for high risk operations.

ADL’s website is loading up with warnings and attacks, all defending Wikileaks and Julian Assange and attacking news sources that print materials either critical of Julian Assange or citing Israel’s involvement in Wikileak’s agreement to allow material critical of Israel to be censored.

“IF WE HAD WIKILEAKS UP TO SPEED, THE GOLDSTONE REPORT WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HEARD OF AT ALL. THERE ISN’T ANYTHING THAT CAN’T BE COVERED UP BY A JULIAN ASSANGE SCANDAL. I JUST HOPE SOMETHING DOESN’T COME UP WHERE IT GETS SO SERIOUS THAT ASSANGE WILL HAVE TO BE ASSASSINATED. HE IS REALLY A LOVEABLE DUPE.” (ADL SOURCE)

The ADL source cited publications http://www.opinion-maker.org and http://www.veteranstoday.com as the largest threats, followed by author Jeff Gates.

“WE KNOW WE AREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO REACH THEIR AUDIENCE. OUR JOB IS TO INSULATE OUR OWN BASE, AMERICA’S JEWISH POPULATION, ONE INCREASINGLY SYMPATHETIC TO PROGRESSIVE ALTERNATIVE PUBLICATIONS. WITH ISRAEL AND PRESIDENT OBAMA AT EACH OTHERS THROATS AND 78% OF AMERICA’S JEWISH POPULATION HAVING SUPPORTED OBAMA IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, WE COULD BE PLAYING WITH FIRE HERE.” (ADL SOURCE)

ISRAEL’S STRATEGY BACKFIRES

It isn’t a very well kept secret that the ADL and AIPAC are agencies of Israeli intelligence. Their litany of transgressions is being dragged into the open by former AIPAC Lobbyist Steve Rosen in his defamation lawsuit against that organization. In 2004, the FBI tried to close AIPAC down for spying, only to see their criminal cases blocked by Bush administration officials.

Now, with the ADL openly going after the press for reporting ties between Julian Assange and Israel and Assange’s agreement to allow Wikileaks to be censored by both Israel and press organizations working with them, has exposed Wikileaks to even more embarrassment.

ADL actions to publicly defend Wikileaks is blowing up in their faces.

“I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE THINKING BACK IN TEL AVIV. WHAT KIND OF IDIOT WOULD TRY TO KEEP THE WIKILEAKS AND ISRAEL THING QUIET AND THEN HAVE THE ADL RUN AROUND LIKE MANIACS CALLING PEOPLE NAMES. THE ADL SHOULD KEEP TO SPRAY PAINTING SWASTIKA’S ON SYNAGOGUES AND SENDING ARTICLES TO “STORMFRONT” AND LEAVE THE THINKING TO PEOPLE BETTER EQUIPPED, IF THERE STILL ARE PEOPLE LIKE THAT AROUND….WHICH I AM NOT SO SURE OF.” (ADL SOURCE)

9/11, IS THAT THAT WHAT IS BEING HIDDEN?

With 9/11 more and more in the public eye, especially with Fox News and Jesse Ventura’s “Conspiracy Theory” building a powerful case for involvement by the Bush administration in the planning and execution of 9/11 as a “false flag” terror attack, it is likely that Israel feels particularly vulnerable. If a solid tie between Israel and 9/11 is made, Israel will have its first real security problem since 1973.

“I NEVER KNEW ASSANGE WAS WORKING FOR US, NOT EVEN WHEN HE STARTED ATTACKING THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT. I REALLY DIDN’T KNOW FOR SURE UNTIL A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO. AS FOR 9/11, THAT’S SOMETHING ELSE. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF SENIOR GUYS RUNNING AROUND, SAYING THEY PLANNED 9/11, NOT MOSSAD, MILITARY GUYS. I DON’T KNOW IF THEY ARE BULLSHITTERS OR NOT. THEY SAY IT LIKE THIS…’OF COURSE, WE DID IT, WHO ELSE? WE DON’T CARE, SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT, WHO NEEDS TO HIDE ANYTHING, WE CAN DO WHATEVER WE WANT THERE.’

THIS IS HOW THEY PUT IT. I JUST DON’T KNOW WHY THEY ARE SAYING THIS OR WHY THEY ARE SAYING IT NOW. WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THIS WIKILEAKS THING, SOMEHOW 9/11 MAY BE BEHIND IT.

THERE IS A LIST, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S “WORKING GROUP” THAT GREEN-LIGHTED 9/11. OF THE FIVE NAMES ON IT, THREE ARE JEWS. ” (ADL SOURCE)

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IS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR, BRZEZINSKI “NOT” TALKING ABOUT ISRAEL?

 

This week, Judy Woodruff of PBS interviewed Zbigniew Brzezinski and Stephen Hadley, former national security advisers for presidents Carter and Bush. The subject of the interview was Wikileaks.

Such interviews seldom reveal much, though Brzezinski is one of the most controversial figures of our times, tied to endless conspiracies and rumored to head many of the secret societies tasked with maintaining the New World Order. The interview is available in full at PBS. For the most part, Hadley offers little or nothing of substance, much as when he served as national security adviser to President George W. Bush. Brzezinski, however, is another beast entirely.

The interview is edited, with little exception, as monologue by Brzezinski.

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: BUT I THINK THE MOST SERIOUS ISSUES ARE NOT THOSE WHICH ARE GETTING THE HEADLINES RIGHT NOW. WHO CARES IF BERLUSCONI IS DESCRIBED AS A CLOWN. MOST ITALIANS AGREE WITH THAT. WHO CARES IF PUTIN IS DESCRIBED AS AN ALPHA DOG? HE PROBABLY IS FLATTERED BY IT.

THE REAL ISSUE IS, WHO IS FEEDING WIKIPEDIA ON THIS ISSUE — WIKI — WIKI — WIKILEAKS ON THIS ISSUE? THEY’RE GETTING A LOT OF INFORMATION WHICH SEEMS TRIVIAL, INCONSEQUENTIAL, BUT SOME OF IT SEEMS SURPRISINGLY POINTED. …THE VERY POINTED REFERENCES TO ARAB LEADERS COULD HAVE AS THEIR OBJECTIVE UNDERMINING THEIR POLITICAL CREDIBILITY AT HOME, BECAUSE THIS KIND OF PUBLIC IDENTIFICATION OF THEIR HOSTILITY TOWARDS IRAN COULD ACTUALLY PLAY AGAINST THEM AT HOME.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE USE OF THE TERM, “POINTED” IS KEY. THIS INDICATES TWO CLASSES OF INFORMATION AND ALSO BEGINS BUILDING A HYPOTHESIS TO SUPPORT “INTENT.” IF THERE IS “INTENT” IN THE LEAKS, THEN THEY ARE AN INTELLIGENCE OPERATION, NOT A LEAK.

IT’S, RATHER, A QUESTION OF WHETHER WIKILEAKS ARE BEING MANIPULATED BY INTERESTED PARTIES THAT WANT TO EITHER COMPLICATE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTS OR WANT TO UNDERMINE SOME GOVERNMENTS, BECAUSE SOME OF THESE ITEMS THAT ARE BEING EMPHASIZED AND HAVE SURFACED ARE VERY POINTED.

AND I WONDER WHETHER, IN FACT, THERE AREN’T SOME OPERATIONS INTERNATIONALLY, INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, THAT ARE FEEDING STUFF TO WIKILEAKS, BECAUSE IT IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EMBARRASS US, TO EMBARRASS OUR POSITION, BUT ALSO TO UNDERMINE OUR RELATIONS WITH PARTICULAR GOVERNMENTS.

EDITOR’S NOTE: BRZEZINSKY GOES EXACTLY THERE, INDICATING HIS BELIEF THAT WIKILEAKS IS TIED TO AN INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. THIS IS A FULL AND DIRECT CHALLENGE TO THE CREDIBILITY OF WIKILEAKS SHOWING NO RESERVATIONS WHATSOEVER.

FOR EXAMPLE, LEAVING ASIDE THE PERSONAL GOSSIP ABOUT SARKOZY OR BERLUSCONI OR PUTIN, THE BUSINESS ABOUT THE TURKS IS CLEARLY CALCULATED IN TERMS OF ITS POTENTIAL IMPACT ON DISRUPTING THE AMERICAN-TURKISH RELATIONSHIP….THE TOP LEADERS, ERDOGAN AND DAVUTOGLU AND SO FORTH, ARE USING SOME REALLY, REALLY, VERY SHARP LANGUAGE.

JUDY WOODRUFF: BUT THIS IS 250 — IT’S A QUARTER-OF-A-MILLION DOCUMENTS.

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: PRECISELY.

JUDY WOODRUFF: HOW EASY WOULD IT BE TO SEED THIS TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS SLANTED A CERTAIN WAY?

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: SEEDING — SEEDING IT IS VERY EASY. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WIKILEAKS IS GETTING A LOT OF THE STUFF FROM SORT OF RELATIVELY UNIMPORTANT SOURCES, LIKE THE ONE THAT PERHAPS IS IDENTIFIED ON THE AIR. BUT IT MAY BE GETTING STUFF AT THE SAME TIME FROM INTERESTED INTELLIGENCE PARTIES WHO WANT TO MANIPULATE THE PROCESS AND ACHIEVE CERTAIN VERY SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES.

EDITOR’S NOTE: BRZEZINSKI’S ASSERTION IS THAT “CHICKENFEED,” THINGS OFF THE NEWS, LOW LEVEL “JUNK” INTEL IS BEING “SEEDED” BY AN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE TO SERVE AN AGENDA WITH “VERY SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES.” CAN ANYTHING BE MORE CLEAR?

STEPHEN HADLEY : THE — WHAT WE KNOW OR WHAT HAS BEEN SAID PUBLICLY IS IT LOOKS LIKE A DATA DUMP THROUGH A PRETTY JUNIOR-LEVEL PERSON. SO, IN TERMS OF THAT MATERIAL, IT LOOKS LIKE A DATA DUMP. GENERALLY, IN WASHINGTON, I HAVE HAD THE RULE THAT, IF THERE ARE TWO EXPLANATIONS, ONE IS CONSPIRACY AND ONE IS INCOMPETENCE, YOU OUGHT TO GO WITH INCOMPETENCE.YOU WILL BE RIGHT 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME.

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WITHDREW THE AIPAC SPYING CONVICTIONS WHEN IT WAS CLEAR THAT STEPHEN HADLEY WOULD BE PUT ON THE STAND BY THE DEFENSE. HADLEY’S VERY CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DEFENDANTS IN THIS SPY TRIAL BRINGS UP A NUMBER OF INTERESTING QUESTIONS WHICH ARE NOT HARD TO ANSWER IF YOU READ HIS RESPONSE ABOVE.

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI: BUT, STEVE, THE OTHER FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES DON’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR ME TO MAKE THAT SUGGESTION. I THINK THEY CAN THINK OF IT THEMSELVES, PARTICULARLY AFTER THE FIRST INSTANCE.

WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN?

Brzeznski is, by a mile, the tough guy in Washington, the best informed and the last person anyone wants to cross. There is little question of this. What ever is said, he is also someone who always knows what is going on and, though careful with his words, simply doesn’t bother kissing up to special interest in a humiliating way like some others.

There are many ways this interview can be read but only one meaning can be gotten from what was clearly said. Brzeznski, based on his analysis, is absolutely certain that Wikileaks is an intelligence operation and not, in any way, what it is said to be in the press.

PBS and Judy Woodruff carefully avoided any speculation about Israel but any examination of this set of documents and earlier “leaks,” if we can call them that, and we really can’t, leave little doubt about which country and which intelligence organization he is referring to.————————-

Wikileaks, Watch, Learn But Never Believe!

 

… by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

 

NO, WE DIDN’T FORGET

It’s almost like a Sherlock Holmes story. We are seeing it start now. My first sign, that a mixed intelligence, disinformation campaign or worse was in the works was last week.

A writer, former Israeli, close friend of, coincidentally as we will see, Julian Assange, wrote an article exposing the 1973 War in the Middle East as a plot by Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State for Nixon, Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Sharon of Israel.

This is the current policy of Israel. The odd point of this, theoretically at least, is that our author, who others can name, makes his living as an “anti-zionist” and critic of Israel.

What I see him as is Julian Assange’s Mossad “handler” and someone “tasked” with making Syria seem like a victim.

This is meant to help cement the bonds between Syria and Israel and to help them form a united front against Turkey. I wish them good luck with that, they will need it.

Let’s take a second to talk about Wikileaks in light of the upcoming STRATFOR email release. Nothing is as it seems, as most of us know now.

Back in the late summer of 2010, Veterans Today began to discover a pattern in Wikileaks material. Hidden among the “leaks” were purposefully created fantasies aimed at Iran and Pakistan, clumsy and obvious material that had no other source than an intelligence agency, in this case, Israel’s Mossad.

BY DECEMBER, ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI HAD COME INTO AGREEMENT WITH OUR ASSESSMENT, STATING CLEARLY THAT WIKILEAKS WAS A “FALSE FLAG” INTELLIGENCE OPERATION.

Zbigniew Brzezinski – Still in Play

From then on, Wikileaks became a fiasco, especially when it was revealed that Israel and the New York Times were picking out the “leaks” themselves, all carefully orchestrated to misinform and mislead, a “Wikileaks” based on lies and censorship, not press freedom.

Wikileaks was exposed as a fraud, having to wait for things to die down, so that the Mossad could make use of them again.

That time is now, in the “hack,” against STRATFOR, the competitor to Israel’s DEBKA.

STRATFOR, run by George Friedman, supplies corporate intelligence to paying customers. Some of it is excellent, much of it less detailed than the free material at VT. Friedman, however, is a respected intelligence analyst without private agenda or hidden allegances.

DEBKA IS A FANTASY FRONT FOR THE MOSSAD, PASSING OFF WILD RUMORS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES, ALL ABOUT PLOTS AGAINST ISRAEL OR HOW BAD PALESTINIANS AND ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE IS. THEY ARE A JOKE, ALBEIT A PROFITABLE ONE.

WHAT COULD BE BETTER, GETTING TO LIE, MISINFORMING YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES AND MAKING THEM PAY FOR BEING LED. SOUNDS LIKE “WAR THROUGH DECEPTION,” PURE MOSSAD.

Now we hear that Julian Assange, under continual police guard, running Wikileaks, an organization that really doesn’t exist anymore since being exposed as warmongering spies for Israel, has hacked into STRATFOR’s computers, stealing the emails which it plans to release.

What seems to be much more true is that Wikileaks is trying to find a “dodge” to distance itself from its own crimes. In the intelligence business, STRATFOR, compared to VT, is pretty mild stuff. In Truthout, more “mild stuff” is an article, clearly a plant, building a case for imaginary persecution of Assange and his ultra-powerful NWO buddies:

IT ADDED THAT THE ORGANIZATION WAS ANALYZING THE DOCUMENTS WITH THE HELP OF 25 PUBLICATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING ROLLING STONE IN THE UNITED STATES, L’ESPRESSO IN ITALY AND THE HINDU IN INDIA. WIKILEAKS SAID THAT STRATFOR KEPT MANY RECORDS ON THE GROUP AND ITS FOUNDER, JULIAN ASSANGE, WHO IS UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN BRITAIN AND WANTED FOR EXTRADITION TO SWEDEN IN CONNECTION WITH ALLEGATIONS OF SEX CRIMES.

“THE MATERIAL CONTAINS PRIVILEGED INFORMATION ABOUT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S ATTACKS AGAINST JULIAN ASSANGE AND WIKILEAKS AND STRATFOR’S OWN ATTEMPTS TO SUBVERT WIKILEAKS,” THE GROUP SAID. “THERE ARE MORE THAN 4,000 E-MAILS MENTIONING WIKILEAKS OR JULIAN ASSANGE.”

Wikileaks was “outed” by Veterans Today, not STRATFOR, exposed, stopped dead in its tracks and erased, as our Iranian friends so often say, “with the sands of time.” When asked, Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of Veterans Today said of Assange:

“HE THINKS 9/11 IS A WASTE OF TIME. WE DON’T. ASSANGE IS NO MORE THAN A LIKUDIST SOCK PUPPET.

WHEN MEDIA FINALLY REPORTED THAT ISRAEL HAD EDIT, APPROVAL AND “CREATION RIGHTS” ON ALL WIKILEAKS MATERIAL, I STARTED A CLOCK GOING. THE QUESTION WAS, ONE NOW ANSWERED, WHEN WILL THE MOSSAD TRY TO WHITEWASH WIKILEAKS. IT MUST HAVE COST MILLIONS, SEEING AN INTELLIGENCE ASSET LIKE WIKILEAKS, CONSTANTLY PUSHING FOR WAR WITH IRAN, CONTINUALLY ADVOCATING ATTACKS ON PAKISTAN’S NUCLEAR ARSENAL, QUALITY WAR MONGERING BY A “PEACE ACTIVIST,” GO TO WASTE.

YOU WOULD THINK THEY WOULD WISE UP. ASSANGE REMINDS PEOPLE OF A COMBINATION OF MUSSOLINI AND SOMEONE VOTED OFF DANCING WITH THE STARS ON THE FIRST WEEK. EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF “ASSANGE” IS TOO MUCH “ASSANGE.” I CAN’T THINK OF ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM BEING ACCUSED OF DATE RAPE.

I SAY LET ASSANGE HAVE SANCTUARY IN ISRAEL AND LET SOME POOR HOMELESS JEWISH KID LIVE THE BILLIONAIRE LIFESTYLE IN BRITAIN THAT ASSANGE ENJOYS.”

Stratfor’s George Friedman

As STRATFOR is pretty much “straight arrow,” selling information to clients who are businesses, not spies, their corporate materials are very much the same thing as internet piracy, the theft of Michael Jackson’s or Whitney Houston’s songs.

People who steal those go to jail, hunted down by the FBI. It is called “theft of intellectual property” or “piracy.” This area is one of the FBI’s main tasks.

However, the FBI will never prosecute Wikileaks for “outing” millions in STRATFOR assets, severely damaging the value of an American company and breaking endless laws.

The reason?

This is a Mossad operation, not Wikileaks and, in general, the FBI seldom takes on the Mossad except when they arrested Jonathan Pollard.

Pollard, the most infamous spy in American history, whose continued jailing for decade after decade is hard for some to understand, requires a minimal explanation.

Pollard was never an Israeli spy.

ISRAEL SPIED, SURE IT DID, BUT NOT FOR ITSELF. ISRAEL SPIED FOR THE SOVIET UNION, THEIR REAL ALLY DURING THE COLD WAR. EVERYTHING ISRAEL GOT OUT OF WASHINGTON WITH ITS HUNDREDS OF “DUAL CITIZENS” WENT STRAIGHT TO MOSCOW, WAR PLANS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS DESIGNS, NAMES OF AMERICAN AGENTS (1100 WERE EXECUTED.)

Pollard will die in jail while hundreds of members of congress demand his immediate release. I am going to quote Andrew Jones on the STRATFOR situation. You are going to love this.

GROWING CONCERNS OVER IRAN’S NUCLEAR FACILITIES MAY PROVE TO BE ALL FOR NAUGHT. OFFICIALS FROM THE GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE COMPANY STRATFOR ALLEGEDLY DISCUSSED THAT ISRAEL MAY HAVE ALREADY DESTROYED THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR FACILITY, ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE EMAILS RELEASED BY WIKILEAKS MONDAY.

“FEARED” ISRAELI COMMANDO CAPTURED BY UNARMED PEACE ACTIVIST

IN ONE OF THE OVER FIVE MILLION EMAILS LEAKED, THE CONVERSATION CENTERED ON ISRAELI DEFENSE MINISTER EHUD BARAK PRAISING THE NEWS OF DEADLY MUNITIONS BLASTS AT A BASE OF IRAN’S ELITE REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS.

“I THINK THIS IS A DIVERSION. THE ISRAELIS ALREADY DESTROYED ALL THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE GROUND WEEKS AGO,” ONE INTELLIGENCE OFFICIAL WROTE IN AN EMAIL DATED NOVEMBER 14, 2011.

“THE CURRENT ‘LET’S BOMB IRAN’ CAMPAIGN WAS ORDERED BY THE EU LEADERS TO DIVERT THE PUBLIC ATTENTION FROM THEIR AT HOME FINANCIAL PROBLEMS. IT PLAYS ALSO WELL FOR THE US SINCE PAKISTAN, RUSSIA AND N. KOREA ARE MENTIONED IN THE REPORT. ”

ONE OTHER STRATFOR OFFICIAL ALLEGEDLY INDICATED A SIMILAR FINDING.

“ISRAELI COMMANDOS IN COLLABORATION WITH KURD FORCES DESTROYED FEW UNDERGROUND FACILITIES MAINLY USED FOR THE IRANIAN DEFENSE AND NUCLEAR RESEARCH PROJECTS,” HE WROTE ON NOVEMBER 13, 2011.

“EVEN IF THE ISRAELIS HAVE THE CAPABILITIES AND ARE READY TO ATTACK BY AIR, SEA AND LAND, THERE IS NO NEED TO ATTACK THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM AT THIS POINT AFTER THE COMMANDOS DESTROYED A SIGNIFICANT PART OF IT.”

STRATFOR RELEASED A STATEMENT ON MONDAY CONDEMNING THE LEAKS.

“THIS IS A DEPLORABLE, UNFORTUNATE – AND ILLEGAL – BREACH OF PRIVACY,” THE COMPANY SAID. “SOME OF THE EMAILS MAY BE FORGED OR ALTERED TO INCLUDE INACCURACIES; SOME MAY BE AUTHENTIC. WE WILL NOT VALIDATE EITHER.”

Thanks to Andrew Jones.

Of course the emails will be forged or altered like everything else Wikileaks has handled. They have been caught “fudging” more times than we can count. They edit, they change, they invent, whatever Israel wants to do, they do.

THERE REALLY IS NO WIKILEAKS, NOT AS A FUNCTIONING CONCERN. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FRONT FOR ISRAEL, OPERATED BY THEM WITH PERIODIC ASSISTANCE FROM THE RUPERT MURDOCH EMPIRE.

Familiar? Hacking? You know Murdoch, the Fox News “Neocon” guru who hides his Israeli citizenship and Jewish background so he can seem like an “Aussie good ole boy” instead of spy.

Hacking phones is “wiretapping.” Hacking computers is spying. Taking proprietary corporate information is stealing. Publishing same is no different than uploading music and movies.

It is all crimes, so why isn’t the FBI out arresting Assange?You are saying you smell a rat, that the FBI might not be who we want them to be?

NZ Police “Happened to Be in a Training Session” When Mosque Shooting Began

 

By Matt Agorist

It took police officers in New Zealand 36 minutes to catch the terrorist who murdered 50 people in two Christchurch mosques last week. Dramatic footage shows that just two officers—only one of whom had a gun—apprehend the suspect after his bloody rampage. We are now learning that this response time would have been longer, but police happened to be conducting a drill nearby practicing for a similar attack.

In what can be described as an extremely strange “coincidence,” Chris Cahill, a detective inspector who is president of a local labor union for police officers, explained that officers were involved in a drill near the city center when the shooting broke out.

According to the NY Times, 

The police said a special armed tactical unit arrived at Al Noor Mosque four minutes after the first officers, or 10 minutes after the initial emergency call.

Mr. Cahill said it normally would have taken longer, with team members summoned to a police station to suit up. On Friday, though, they happened to be in a training session in the city center and wearing their gear, he said.

“Any police force in the world — to get to the scene in six minutes, a specialist team there in 10 — that would be a success,” Mr. Cahill said.

Police in New Zealand don’t typically carry firearms, much less dress in tactical gear, so officers holding a drill with all their tactical equipment and weapons at the ready was a helpful coincidence indeed.

For those who may be unaware, the significance of the drill is important due to the fact that most terror attacks in recent history have coincided with drills very similar to the actual terrorism that unfolds.

In November of 2015, during the tragic attacks on Paris, it was later reported that Paris-area emergency personnel and ambulance crews were taking part in a simulated emergency exercise on the very same day. The exact nature of the drill was a simulated mass shooting attack, according to Dr. Mathieu Raux, emergency room chief at the Pitié-Salpetrière hospital in Paris.

Also, during the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) was in the midst of a training exercise called Vigilant Guardian, which “coincidentally” simulated planes being hijacked by terrorists.

A story in Aviation Week made clear the connection between the 9/11 attacks and the NORAD drills taking place at virtually the same moment:

At 8:40 a.m. EDT, Tech. Sgt. Jeremy W. Powell of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (Norad) Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) in Rome, N.Y., took the first call from Boston Center. He notified NEADS commander Col. Robert K. Marr, Jr., of a possible hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 11.

“Part of the exercise?” the colonel wondered. No; this is a real-world event, he was told. Several days into a semiannual exercise known as Vigilant Guardian, NEADS was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center “battle cab.”

In retrospect, the exercise would prove to be a serendipitous enabler of a rapid military response to terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. Senior officers involved in Vigilant Guardian were manning Norad command centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, available to make immediate decisions.

As if these two events weren’t a strange enough “coincidence,” the London subway attacks on 7/7 also encompassed drills happening only days prior to that terrorist attack.

A report by the Daily Mail stated:

Police completed a terror training exercise, which envisaged an attack on London’s transport network just days before the 7/7 atrocity, an inquest heard today.

During the ‘table top’ drill, officers were asked to respond to imaginary bombings at Waterloo, Embankment and St James’s Park Underground stations. But there was absolutely no intelligence at the time to suggest such an attack was imminent, the hearing was told…

Christopher Coltart, barrister for some of the bereaved families, told the inquest the ‘Hanover’ exercise, which took place on July 1 and July 2 2005 and involved officers from the Met’s anti-terror branch, ‘had at its core, an attack on the Underground’.

Asked if it was simply a ‘coincidence’ that this took place just days before 7/7, Mr Allison replied: ‘That’s entirely correct.’

It seems odd that some of the most prolific terror attacks in recent history all share this common thread.

This tragic event in New Zealand is already being used to go after free speech and gun rights. The New Zealand government began arresting people for sharing the video of the shooter’s live stream as well as pushing new gun laws.

Another particularly strange coincidence is the fact that 30 survivors of the Parkland shooting traveled to Christchurch last July. The purpose of that trip, according to Sandi Davis, a sociology teacher at Stoneman Douglas, was a way to help the students cope with the tragedy they experienced and also as a way for them to learn how to sustain the anti-gun violence movement they had begun in the Parkland shooting’s aftermath.

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Parkland students mourn for friends made in Christchurch.

Nearly 30 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School traveled there last summer to cope with their trauma.

“It’s kind of like the same feelings as when our school shooting happened.” https://nbcnews.to/2F7Gexf 

Parkland students mourn for friends made in Christchurch

“It’s heartbreaking because you know how they’re feeling,” one Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher said.

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The prevalence of terror drills, which mirror the actual terrorist attacks, being run in such close proximity to the actual events taking place begs the question of whether these drills mirroring actual events are truly just a “coincidence,” or are perhaps an indication of something much more sinister. Either way, this terrorist scumbag who murdered innocent people will have his plans of stoking hatred and divide come to fruition as the media and government play right into his plan.

The fifth suspect of Christchurch shootings has defected to Israel

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A suspect confronted the court, two other under investigation; reports about another suspect who left for Israel faces the silence of authorities.

The attack to two mosques in Christchurch, a city in eastern New Zealand, has led to the death of 49 people leaving dozens seriously injured. The terrorist, holding a camera on head live-streaming the attack on Facebook, rushed the Al-Noor mosque with a gun and then fled to streets continuing to shoot the passers-by.

The live-stream stopped a few streets away while minutes later another mosque, Linwood mosques, was targeted by another attack. Most casualties, nevertheless, were reported in the first attack.

The local authorities announced that less than an hour after the attack, the main suspect, a 28-year-old Australian, was arrested while three others were also put under investigation. One suspect was released from custody after the end of primary investigations.

It remains unclear if the attackers of the two mosques were the same or there were five attackers involved. One of the terrorists managed to escape the country hours after Friday noon. The fifth attacker has defected to Israel with the help of unknown aides. No official reaction has been made by Tel Aviv or local authorities on the issue yet.

While the main suspect has confronted the court a day after the terrorist attack, the local authorities has made no remark about his partner(s) in the brutal act.

The distance between the two mosques seems to show that the terrorist would have no chance to get to the second mosque if he were alone. Besides, considering the fact that the attack was terroristic in nature, as the New Zealand Prime Minister asserted, the involvement of other individuals, or other countries, seems probable.

New Zealand Shooter Connections to the Deep State, The ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence / Operation Gladio: Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret. +Video

New Zealand Shooter Connections to the Deep State, The ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence / Operation Gladio: Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret. +Video

BERTRAND DAILY REPORT The War For Your Mind & Soul Continues

By Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret.

Friends and Associates:

New Zealand is now conducting a major crackdown on media posting of the detailed video of the shooting by Brenton Tarrant, the alleged “Lone Shooter” (sound familiar?).

The Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing…both had a police chief of sorts telling the public that “no unauthorized videos would be considered evidence,” while many videos showed explicitly a ‘Blackwater / CRAFT’ operative placing the backpack [that exploded] next to the building, and with the Sandy Hook shooting, the police went as far as to say “you will be arrested(sic),” and no mention later about the individual wearing army camo behind the school.

The New Zealand shooting shows all the signs of a paramilitary operation with THREE shooters in the censored video, an operation with close similarities to the North Korean Embassy hit in Spain on February 22nd. Note: The Deep State does NOT want good relations between the U.S. and North Korea.

Brenton Tarrant is also being investigated by the Turkish government in the attempted coup July 15th, 2016.

“Turkish state-owned media source TRT World has cited anonymous officials who claimed that Tarrant entered the country “to carry out a terror attack and/ or an assassination.” Tarrant’s visits to Turkey occurred on March 17-20, and September 13, 2016. Erdoğan survived a coup attempt that began July 15, 2016.”

The New Zealand shooter was NOT alone in his mission to inflame the world into a race war against the Deep State’s fake created enemy for reasons that brought us 9/11 and never ending wars in the Middle East and today to undermine the Trump Administration as “appeasing this mercenary’s mission.” (Tear down that Wall Trump !!)

Brenton Tarrant was extremely well armed, as was his team that somehow dropped-off the radar overnight, or out the backdoor of the police station, an occurrence common when intelligence types, and/or informants get caught. Why Tarrant is being held as the “Lone Shooter” is a deeper subject for another time, but just know that he is likely NOT a CIA card carrying agent, but likely a true to form killer / professional mercenary with intelligence agents imbedded within his paramilitary group. Note: EVERY single organization of these types are ALL infiltrated, controlled, influenced, and manipulated into various operations with funding, arms and intel by either the CIA or FBI, hence the term “Handlers.”

“Despite the characterization of Tarrant in the media, he was no run-of-the-mill white supremacist. Images posted by Tarrant online just before the attack to a Twitter account which had been dormant until March 12 showed that he was in possession of high-capacity magazinesand a semi-automatic assault rifle. The weapon and magazines would have been classified as either a “restricted weapon” or a “military-style-semi-automatic” (MSSA) under New Zealand law. A person who possesses or uses a firearm in New Zealand needs to hold a firearms license issued by police.”

The thing about Tarrant….he probably sensed his time was up and he wasn’t going “out” without leaving a trail of breadcrumbs of which the intel agencies, New Zealand in particular, want to cover-up. He has a history and WE are quickly discovering his connections to a paramilitary operation under what has been called, ‘Operation Gladio.’

“In securing a getaway from the North Korean embassy, the attacking team of approximately ten individuals utilized two luxury vehicles. In the Christchurch attack, the suspects used two vehicles for transport in which live explosive devices were found. The similar number of vehicles used in both incidents points to a common number of participants.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-16/evidence-indicates-link-between-north-korean-embassy-break-and-christchurch-attacks

Despite what is seen in a search engine concerning ‘Operation Gladio’ it has become the basis for most false flag attacks around the world….perpetrated from the very top on the pyramid, known as the Deep State.

The Deep State operates from hidden mansions in Europe with the “Five Eyes” intelligence agency heads on speed dial. Their minions in Congress and media are provided the compartmentalized plans and scripts in-order to advance an agenda, be it ‘Gun Control,’ or the outright destruction of a president and his political base, using THEIR media to persuade opinions via propaganda tactics a.k.a. PSYOP or Psychological Warfare.

“Brenton Tarrant’s travels to Turkey, France, Spain and Portugal raise questions about potential connections to intelligence services who collaborate loosely under the FVEY intelligence sharing agreement.”

“The US State Department published a communiqué in January 2006 which, while confirming the existence of NATO stay-behind efforts, in general, and the presence of the “Gladio.”

“After World War II, the UK and the US decided to create “stay-behind” paramilitaryorganizations, with the official aim of countering a possible Soviet invasion through sabotage and guerrilla warfare behind enemy lines. Arms caches were hidden, escape routes prepared, and loyal members recruited, whether in Italy or in other European countries. Its clandestine “cells” were to stay behind in enemy-controlled territory and to act as resistance movements, conducting sabotage, guerrilla warfare and assassinations.”

“Operating in all of NATO and even in some neutral countries such as Spain before its 1982 admission to NATO, Gladio was first coordinated by the Clandestine Committee of the Western Union (CCWU), founded in 1948. After the creation of NATO in 1949, the CCWU was integrated into the “Clandestine Planning Committee” (CPC), founded in 1951 and overseen by the SHAPE(Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe).”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

Brenton Tarrant is also being investigated by Bulgarian authorities involved around the world in alleged connections to terrorism, a man that is on record as unemployed, but travelling the world on someone’s dime. (Hello George Soros??)

“Bulgarian authorities are investigating possible contacts the Australian man suspected of killing 49 people in two New Zealand mosques may have had when he recently visited the Balkans.”

“The shooter posted a video of the attack in which a Serb nationalist song from the Bosnian war in the 1990s can be heard. He also wrote the names of historical figures and places from Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro on his weapons.”

“Local news portal quoted Bulgarian state prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarev as saying the Australian had visited Bulgaria between November 9 and 15 last year on a flight from Dubai, according to Bulgarian intelligence.”

https://au.news.yahoo.com/bulgaria-probing-nz-shooters-balkan-visit-234542217–spt.html

The bottom line……

The New Zealand shooting was a ‘false flag’ attack in-order to obscure the upcoming [DECLAS] whereas, New Zealand intelligence was involved, along with Australia and the U.K….tasked by the DoJ to conduct an illegal spy operation on Candidate Trump and later President Trump in lieu and/or in conjunction with the illegal FISA application(s).

All ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence heads have adamantly tried to block Trump from disclosing the [DECLAS].

DNC / Hillary political hack, John Podesta travels to New Zealand five days earlier and gives an anti-Trump speech, and basically says, ‘New Zealand is the next target for hate(sic).” DO YOU NOT see the connection to the Deep State and Hillary Clinton’s circle of treasonous shitheads, but in particular the attempt to save Obama from going to prison for treason, worthy of execution?

But like Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, “never let a good crisis go to waste,” the New Zealand shooting has the Democrat Communist Party foaming at the mouth with hatred against, not just for Trump….but all Americans that want to be free from government intrusion and censorship.

New Zealand was a “False Flag” attack with multiple shooters, all part of a specialized and sanctioned paramilitary organization working on behalf of the Deep State, under a decades old ‘Operation Gladio.’

—Dave Bertrand

bertranddailyreport@yahoo.com


HIDING THE EVIDENCE: New Zealand Gladio-Style Black Op – Video

 


Evidence Indicates Link Between North Korean Embassy Break-In And Christchurch Attacks

March 16, 2019 March 17, 2019 William Craddick

As the world reels from the tragic terrorist attack against two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, much attention has been given to sensational information about the single named suspect, Brenton Tarrant. However, the hyperfocus on Tarrant distracts from the fact that the Australian national was arrested along with other suspects.

An investigation and analysis by Disobedient Media indicates that Tarrant and the group he worked with likely have professional military connections, are part of the same cell that perpetrated a February 22nd break-in of the North Korean embassy in Spain and potentially have intelligence ties to various agencies that cooperate under the UKUSA Agreement popularly known as Five Eyes (FVEY).

I. Signs Of Professional Military Connections

Despite the characterization of Tarrant in the media, he was no run-of-the-mill white supremacist. Images posted by Tarrant online just before the attack to a Twitter account which had been dormant until March 12showed that he was in possession of high-capacity magazines and a semi-automatic assault rifle. The weapon and magazines would have been classified as either a “restricted weapon” or a “military-style-semi-automatic” (MSSA) under New Zealand law. A person who possesses or uses a firearm in New Zealand needs to hold a firearms license issued by police. Licenses normally last for ten years unless revoked. Foreign nationals may apply from overseas for a one year license based on their possession of an existing license in their home country.

Suspicions are inevitably raised over how exactly Tarrant and his alleged co-conspirators managed to stockpile the military-grade weapons and ammunition used in the attack in a country with comparatively strict gun laws. Tarrant, who supposedly began to radicalize starting in 2016 and was allegedly unemployed would have had his radical tendencies discovered with a proper background investigation. Police say that another suspect in the shooting was an individual who acquired the necessary Category A license and began to legally stockpile weapons used in the attack.

Additional reports have also established that Tarrant trained at the Bruce Rifle Club in Dunedin. Although the club’s website and YouTube channel have been scrubbed from the internet, an archive shows that it explicitly catered to users and collectors of military rifles.

The Australian also engaged in extensive travel abroad to a number of areas that should have raised red flags with intelligence services. Countries visited by Tarrant included PakistanNorth KoreaTurkey, parts of Africa,PortugalSpainFranceAfghanistan and Xinjiang, China. The extensive travel and access to military grade firearms should have made detection by law enforcement and intelligence services nearly impossible to avoid.

II. Similarities Between Spain And New Zealand Operations

There are a number of analogous facts shared by the attack on the North Korean embassy in Spain and the terror event in Christchurch which suggest that the same team was involved in both incidents. In both cases the perpetrators showed that they were well versed in “breach and clear” tactics against buildings filled with people. In both cases the buildings were cleared efficiently and quickly even though the goal of the North Korean incident was focused on intelligence gathering as opposed to mass murder. Aerial analysis of the North Korean embassy in Spain, the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre show that all buildings are of similar size and each would have required the same know-how and training to breach.

In securing a getaway from the North Korean embassy, the attacking team of approximately ten individuals utilized two luxury vehicles. In the Christchurch attack, the suspects used two vehicles for transport in which live explosive devices were found. The similar number of vehicles used in both incidents points to a common number of participants.

III. In Both Attacks, Perpetuators Are Likely Military Cells

The groups involved in both the Spain embassy break-in and the Christchurch terror attacks appear to be military or paramilitary in nature. The March 13, 2019 exposé of the embassy break-in by El País directly cited sources involved with the investigation who stated that the attackers were likely a “military cell” with at least two members who were tied to the CIA. Sources such as the New York Post and Washington Post have both run stories attempting to attribute the break-in to a shadowy group of North Korean dissidents. But this explanation is unconvincing since this group would not not have the practical military know-how or muscle required to breach and clear the embassy in such an efficient manner.

Analysis of documentation of the Christchurch terror attack also indicates that the perpetrators were part of a military style cell. Although much has been made of Brenton Tarrant’s live-streamed attack, no other individuals were featured in the film. Video footage being distributed online shows two individuals carrying firearms during the attacks. Both are wearing baseball caps. This means that neither can be Tarrant, who was filming himself during the attack and wore a helmet with a mounted camera, not a hat.

Screenshot from video showing two men with baseball caps and assault rifles in Christchurch.

Police speculated during the attacks that there were up to three suspects. But footage and photos that have emerged along with early reports of other suspected locations where incidents occurred indicates that the number of attackers was likely larger. One image shows a man with shaven head in military-style camouflage fatigues being detained by New Zealand police as the attack was contained and halted. Another video shows police standing around a suspect lying on the pavement. As the individual videoing the scene passes, officers roll the apparently lifeless man over onto his back, showing his arm flop as he moved. If the suspect had been alive then police would have restrained him with handcuffs before moving him. Authorities have made no announcement about casualties among the attackers.

There were also rumors of other incidents which suggest that the attack might have been larger than is being disclosed. Maori News noted reports that an additional shooting was ongoing at Christchurch Hospital. This went largely unacknowledged by the international media. In the aftermath of the attacks, police in Auckland, New Zealand also responded to a bomb scare at Auckland train station.

These facts all indicate that the Christchurch terror attacks were perpetrated by a larger group that would be similar in size to the one involved with the break-in at the North Korean embassy. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed similar opinions, stating on March 15 that the attack was “no individual act” and that he was sending an official delegation to New Zealand to gather further information about the groups behind the attack. Turkish state-owned media source TRT World has cited anonymous officials who claimed that Tarrant entered the country “to carry out a terror attack and/ or an assassination.” Tarrant’s visits to Turkey occurred on March 17-20, and September 13, 2016. Erdoğan survived a coup attempt that began July 15, 2016.

It is also worth noting that the location of police stations in and around Christchurch shows that there were several just a few blocks away from the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre. This is about a seven to eight minute drive with normal traffic. But witness statements say that police took over 20 minutes to arrive at the scene (the police response time was actually an even longer 36 minutes). Ambulance services took over half an hour to arrive at the scene despite the fact that hospitals were in even closer proximity to the attack locations than police stations.

The failure of police to deploy with greater haste or intercept the attackers while they moved from their first target to the second raises serious questions about the reasons for inadequate law enforcement reactions. Normally an incident on such a scale would trigger an immediate lockdown of the affected city and a total isolation of the affected area.

If any attackers were not filming themselves, resupplying from their vehicles or firing on innocent civilians while driving in transit as Tarrant did it is likely that they would have been able to effect an escape.

IV. Potential Connection To Organizations Affiliated With FVEY

Many of the countries visited by Tarrant play host to the operations of agencies with connections to FVEY. FVEY membersinclude the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. FVEY also have a number of Tier B nations who participate in “focused cooperation” on computer network exploitation, including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungry, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Outside of the UKUSA Agreement, FVEY members are known to cooperate with Tier B nations on their own. Great Britain has had a deep relationship with Spain since World War II, when Britain bought off the Spanish to remain neutral and then used the country as an escape route for downed Allied airmen. British agency GCHQalso collaborates independently with counterparts in Germany, France, Spain and Sweden. British-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal was also revealed to have been collaborating with Spanish intelligence officers in the years leading up to his poisoning in 2018.

Brenton Tarrant’s travels to Turkey, France, Spain and Portugal raise questions about potential connections to intelligence services who collaborate loosely under the FVEY intelligence sharing agreement. Additionally, his time spent in Pakistan, a country with a long history of deep CIA involvement creates an even stronger possibility that Tarrant might have had ties to military or intelligence organizations.

Since Tarrant had at least one New Zealander acting as an accomplice, it is possible that there may have been other New Zealand nationals associated with his group. Outside of their collaboration through the FVEY framework, New Zealand’s Special Air Service has been deployed to Afghanistan where they worked directly under the CIA at a base in Bamiyan province according to claims published in 2011.

If individuals who had a past or present affiliation with New Zealand’s intelligence or military services were involved with a military cell that participated in the embassy and Christchurch attacks, it would provide a potential explanation for the extraordinarily slow police response time which caused an increased number of casualties. It would also give context to reports that New Zealand police are refusing to provide footage of Brenton Tarrant’s attack to US authorities who are seeking it for training purposes.

V. Conclusion: Tragedy Exploited By Special Interests

Whether or not one believes that the Christchurch terror attacks have more to them than meets the eye, it is undeniable that the tragedy is now being exploited by various parties for personal gain. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has taken the opportunity to promote increased gun control with a total ban on semi-automatic weapons. Ardern formerly worked as a policy advisor to Tony Blair, who has himself been a willingcollaborator with British intelligence services. Ardern has not yet commented on the fact that New Zealand security and emergency services caused the death toll to rise substantially higher than needed due to an incredibly slow response time.

In addition to the debate about gun control, pundits have begun to harass President Donald Trump, accusing him of having some kind of ideological connection to Brenton Tarrant due to the suspect’s fascist loyalties. These efforts only serve to intensify efforts to derail the ongoing crisis involving the Korean peace process.

With the operational similarities between the the Spanish embassy and Christchurch attacks in mind one cannot help but observe that global attention has been ripped away from potential peace talks between the US and North Korea. The gross showmanship of the Tarrant in broadcasting murders for the world to see was an intentional attempt to capture attention and shift global discussion by committing a heinous act of terror. As the Christchurch attacks unfolded, North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui made an announcement blaming US administration officials for a breakdown in denuclearization talks and threatened to break off negotiations to resume testing. These comments were immediately highlighted by Russian news agency TASS and the international press. Other comments clarifying that personal relations between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump were still good and their chemistry “mysteriously wonderful” were almost totally ignored in coverage of the press conference.

The official facts of the Christchurch terror attacks will likely shift over time in the same way that official narratives fed to the public by federal investigators changed constantly in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. But the apparent military and intelligence connections of perpetrators in the attack, the discrepancies between the official reports about the size of the group of suspects and footage of the event as it unfolded and the operational similarities to the North Korean embassy incident will continue to erode confidence that the public is being given all the facts.

Northrop launches hypersonic defense push

WASHINGTON — With the Pentagon making hypersonic weapons a priority, Northrop Grumman is throwing its hat into the ring in an attempt to claim space in the still-early hypersonic defense market.

The company last week launched a new campaign website focused on hypersonic defense as part of a broader push into the business area, where the Pentagon expects to spend more than $10 billion in the next five years to develop offensive and defensive capabilities.

Hypersonic defense is significantly behind hypersonic offense, something Kenn Todorov, vice president of missile defense solutions and the lead for Northrop’s counter-hypersonic efforts, acknowledged in a March 19 interview. That means there is a lot of room for experimentation in how to tackle the issue.

“What we’re hearing from our customer is: ‘We want to reach out and touch this thing as far forward into the battlespace, giving the war fighter as much battlespace as possible,’ ” he said. “This threat spends most of its time in the glide phase, and I think that’s where we want to reach out and touch it, both kinetically or with” non-kinetic means.

Northrop has benefited by eschewing subtlety for direct advertisements. In 2014, when the Air Force asked competitors on the Long Range Strike Bomber program to keep a low profile, Northrop instead launched a TV, radio and print advertising blitz. Despite angering some in the service with that move, the company eventually won the contract for what has since become the B-21 bomber.

How aggressive the company intends to be with this campaign remains to be seen, but the fact that Northrop launched the site around the same time as the fiscal 2020 budgetrelease, and then reached out to reporters, indicates the company hopes to establish itself in the hypersonic defense market ahead of potential competitors.

As to the strategy, Todorov and Joanna Cangianelli, the company’s direct of business development for missile defense solutions and counter-hypersonics, laid out a four-tiered layer for the company’s approach:

  • A sensor layer based in space.
  • Kinetic interceptors, which will be built off existing capabilities within the company and work for both the terminal and glide phases.
  • Non-kinetic capabilities, primarily cyber, electronic warfare and directed energy.
  • The command-and-control systems to make it all work.

Development-wise, expect a focus first on the space-based sensor layer, per the Pentagon’s focus. The other systems will follow, building off existing technologies on which the company has already been developing, said Cangianelli.

The two executives declined to go into technical or strategic details for competitive reasons, including whether the non-kinetic capabilities could be part of a “left of launch” defense — that is, a capability to take out a hypersonic weapon before it can get into the air.

But at various points they acknowledged that Northrop’s addition of Orbital ATK has added “extensive” capabilities relevant to hypersonic defense, that the firm has seen “breakthroughs” in the non-kinetic options, and that they see close allies as “potential partners” for the hypersonic defense mission, either as contributors to developing technology or as participants in the broader defense network.

In addition, Todorov insisted several times that the idea of taking an existing interceptor and modifying it simply won’t work, given the physics of hypersonic weapons.

“As a company, we’re investing a lot of our own resources to give us a leg up and to do some things so we’ll be ready, forward-looking as opposed to reactionary,” he said. “We clearly are anticipating that those numbers will come, and we want to be ready for them and be out front when we do so we’ll be well-positioned.”

From Satirical Memes to Massacring Muslims: How the Dark Web Turns White Supremacists Into Terrorists

(I disagree with this article.)

The far right has weaponized the alternative Internet culture that once reveled in transgressive memes and witty pop culture references. Their gamification of extremism, largely unnoticed and unchallenged, has lethal consequences

People mourn at a makeshift memorial site near the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 19, 2019.
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From incitement to violence camouflaged as LARPing (Life Action Role Playing) to livestreamed shootings, we have entered a new age of gamified terrorism.

The 28-year-old Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarrant was an active member of the far-right online community on 8chan, an imageboard forum with a culture of anonymity, trolling and ‘sarcastic’ racism that has become popular with white nationalistsneo-Nazis and alt-right sympathizers.

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Those of us who know the early image boards of 4Chan from their teenage years in the 2000s and who laughed at transgressive memes and witty pop culture references now find these corners of the internet hardly recognizable today.

Death toll rises to 50 in NZ mosque shootings

They have undergone a profound metamorphosis over the past few years: trolling has been politicized, and shitposting weaponized. Breaking taboos is no longer an end in itself. It has become a means to spread harmful ideas.

Unregulated social media platforms such as 8chanVoatGaband Minds that present themselves as “free speech” alternatives to mainstream platforms serve today’s far-right as online safe havens. We call these places on the internet “Dark Social” because of their obscure nature. Some of these virtual communities are so hard to monitor and track that the gamification of extremism happened largely unnoticed and unchallenged.

A frame from the video livestreamed by Brenton Tarrant showing him reaching for a gun in the back of his car before shooting dead 50 Muslims at prayer in mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. March 15, 2019
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With virtually no content moderation, “Dark Social” platforms are rife with hateful content and violent far-right imagery that escapes policy scrutiny. The 8chan thread on which Tarrant posted about the attack contained everything from pictures of Hitler and swastikas to popular far-right memes like Pepe the Frog and pop culture references such as pictures of the Joker.

The Christchurch attack demonstrated how far-right extremists have weaponize internet culture and infrastructure to air their violent ideology and rally support from a virtual community. It confirmed that governments, security services and tech companies are unprepared to face the challenges of far-right mobilization on unregulated platforms like 8chan.

At the Institute for Strategic Dialogue we have been monitoring the meeting hubs for online sub-cultures over the past few years. We have watched individuals climb down the rabbit holes of radicalization in real time. Some individuals arrived “from normal backgrounds,” as Brenton Tarrant says of himself in his manifesto, to find themselves being drawn into self-reinforcing extremist bubbles.

To us, the Christchurch attack was a shock but not a surprise. The question was not if but when and where these extremist hotbeds would inspire a real-world attack.

Before Tarrant, other far-right extremists radicalized and shared sinister plans on alt-tech platforms.

The attacker who rammed a van into a crowd in Toronto last April was part of the incel subculture, the online community of “involuntarily celibate” men brought together by their hatred of women. The Pittsburgh synagogue attacker Robert Bowers was a familiar presence on Gab, where he posted about his plans to carry out an attack.

This image shows a portion of an archived webpage from the social media website Gab, with a Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 posting by Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers.
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Taking down a platform like 8chan may seem like an easy fix after the Christchurch shooting. But the reality is that the problem is not confined to niche internet sub-cultures anymore.

While hateful enclaves on alt-tech platforms continue to escape policy scrutiny, far-right extremists also rely on mainstream social media platforms to spread their narratives, skillfully navigating the gray zones of legal frameworks and company policies.

Tarrant showed that live content moderation and visual pieces of content are examples of easily exploitable security loopholes on mainstream platforms.

Tarrant posted a picture of his weapons on Twitter a few days prior to the attack. Facebook took down the attacker’s live stream video and deleted his Facebook and Instagram account, but archives continued to spread across other platforms like YouTube and Twitter. “I’m not sure how this video was able to stream for [17] minutes,” a Facebook source said. Within the first 24 hours Facebook removed 1.5 million videos of the attack.

When videos can turn violent in a split second, and with few mechanisms to stop someone from starting a livestream video, armies of content moderators are struggling to keep up. Meanwhile, far-right extremists have understood the potential of live streaming in generating sensationalism and making their actions go viral.

Ultimately, the attack exposed multiple overlapping problems. The bad news is: there is no quick fix to resolving any of these. Solutions that focus only on individual platforms are doomed to fail.

 Front pages of Australia's major newspapers in Melbourne on March 16, 2019 reporting on the shooting attacks at two different mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand
AFP

We need wide-ranging responses that look at the entire media and tech ecosystem, from alt-tech platforms to social media giants. A broad, longer-term government response is needed to stem the growth of far-right ideology online and offline.

There is also good news. Governments in Europe have started to take steps to combat far-right extremism online. Germany adopted the NetzDG or “network enforcement” law which imposes fines on social media platforms if they do not remove hateful content. France is set to adopt a similar law in May this year. These changes, while welcome, remain largely reactive and do not apply to alt-tech platforms.

Identifying the most radicalized individuals on alt-tech platforms and denying them access could be a first step. Governments and tech companies need to work together to devise long-term solutions to fight far-right radicalization online, while strengthening civil society-led efforts to challenge the narratives that inspired the hateful attack in Christchurch.

Florida Judge Unseals Documents in $60M Defamation Suit Over ‘War Dogs’ Movie

 

Jonah Hill, left, and Miles Teller, right, in the film “War Dogs,” directed by Todd Phillips. A book by defendant Guy Lawson, which the plaintiff claimed defamed him.Jonah Hill, left, and Miles Teller, right, in the film “War Dogs,” directed by Todd Phillips, inspired by a book by defendant Guy Lawson, which the plaintiff claimed defamed him. Photo: Warner Bros Pictures.

A newly unsealed court document is shedding new light on a $60 million lawsuit by the son of a former Albanian prime minister over the Hollywood movie “War Dogs,” starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller.

U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke in the Southern District of Florida Friday unsealed a December 2018 ruling dismissing a defamation case against author Guy Lawson, whose book inspired the movie. Other defendants included the book’s publishers and former international arms dealers Alexander Podrizki and David Packouz.

The book, “Arms & The Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History,” tells the story of Packouz, Podrizki and Efraim Diveroli, who grew up in Florida and ended up at the helm of a global gunrunning enterprise.

Their story inspired the 2016 movie “War Dogs,” starring Hill and Teller as pot-smoking friends who won a $300 million contract to supply the Afghan Army with ammunition through their company AEY Inc.

But in the June 2017 complaint, plaintiff Shkelzen Berisha, son of former Albanian prime minister Sali Berisha, claimed the book slandered his name and incorrectly linked him to corrupt arms dealings involving Albanian mobsters  — all in an effort to sell more books and movie tickets.

The suit asked for $60 million in damages, claiming Lawson’s primary sources Podrizki and Packouz told tall tales about their exploits, including one about the “corrupt” prime minister’s son depicting Berisha’s meeting with Packouz and Podrizki to negotiate ammunition prices with mobsters.

Berisha claimed this never happened and that he had never associated with the Albanian mafia as the story claimed. He accused Lawson of “recklessly” steaming ahead without properly checking facts and sought an order forcing publishers Simon & Schuster Inc. and Recorded Books Inc. to remove all defamatory references from the book.

Berisha’s Miami lawyer Jeffrey W. Gutchess deferred comment to co-counsel Jason M. Zoladz in Santa Monica, who did not respond to requests before deadline.

The defendants denied the allegations, standing by Lawson’s research and stressing his book disclosed that its primary sources had admitted making false statements and forging documents in the past.

Packouz, Podrizki and Diveroli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States after the government found they had sold Albanian-made ammunition that had been repackaged, and shoddy Chinese weapons from the Cold War era. Diveroli received a four-year prison sentence, while Packouz and Podrizki were put under house arrest.


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U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke. Photo: Melanie Bell/ALM.
U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke. Photo: Melanie Bell/ALM.

 

the case in December 2018, but her ruling’s contents remained unknown until Friday as the court had earlier deemed some of material confidential.

The parties later agreed to lift those confidentiality designations —revealing a ruling that found Berisha hadn’t proved actual malice and hadn’t shown the defendants held major doubts about their story or knew it was probably false.

According to the ruling, Albanian media has widely reported on Berisha’s alleged attempt to corrupt arms deals and other schemes, involving an energy utility company and the country’s lottery, but Berisha has never been charged.

Not all the press has been negative, the order said, as Berisha has received positive attention through his relationship with a former Miss World contestant.

As parties had labeled the suit a matter of public concern, Cooke considered whether the plaintiff was a public figure, as precedent says they “voluntarily expose themselves to increased risk of injury from defamatory falsehoods concerning them” and have greater ability to counteract claims via the media.

But Berisha, labeling himself a private citizen, argued he hadn’t voluntarily exposed himself to the spotlight.

The court disagreed.

“For better or worse, plaintiff has attained a level of ‘fame or notoriety in [his] community’ that few other figures could likely match,” the order said. “Indeed, a survey produced by plaintiff shows that he has an astonishing 100 percent name recognition among Albanians.”

Defense counsel Elizabeth A. McNamara and John M. Browning of Davis Wright Tremaine in New York did not respond before deadline.

Adam Rothberg, a spokesman for defendant and book publisher Simon & Schuster, said he was pleased with the ruling.

“We are grateful that the court decided so decisively in favor of Guy Lawson and Simon & Schuster in this matter,” Rothberg said. ”We remain confident that it should be upheld by the appellate court.”