The recent WikiLeaks release is promising to be a much bigger bombshell than anything Edward Snowden ever released. Unlike Snowden, however, the corporate press in the West is not devoting 24/7 coverage with all the bells and whistles of an intentional push to promote the story. Instead, it is largely the alternative and independent press that is giving attention to the recent WikiLeaks announcement. Interestingly enough, the mainstream press reports are largely focusing on accusations that WikiLeaks has “joined the Trump administration” or that the leaker of the information is a traitor.
As part of a series of leaks regarding the CIA, WikiLeaks has released “Vault 7,” containing over 8,000 documents coming from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence located in Langley.
So far, the 8,000 documents are only part of the first release, “Year Zero,” which reveals the CIA’s “global covert hacking program” and its “weaponized exploits” as well as the fact that it has used these tools against products produced by “Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones.”
But while many may see Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Samsung as hapless conduits for a secret surveillance program, the fact is that these companies, especially Google, have openly cooperatedwith the intelligence community/government in the past for intelligence gathering and even the manipulation of populations and “rebellions.” These companies may have many things on their minds but the privacy and wellbeing of the American people is nowhere on the radar. For that reason, it would be reasonable to believe that these companies were willing participants in a massive surveillance program as opposed to hapless victims.
But, while WikiLeaks deserves much credit for releasing the leaks and the whistleblower deserves even more credit for having the courage to put his career, his freedom, and his life on the line for his country, we have to be honest and remind everyone who is currently in awe by the revelations that the ability for the CIA to do just what it did has been known for some time. The ability to spy using backdoors built in to computers, cell phones, and TVs is nothing new. Neither is the ability of the CIA to remotely use built-in microphones and cameras to turn a device into a high-definition spy tool.
After all, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 required, by law, that cellphones be equipped with tracking capability. With the passage of various other Constitution-shredding laws like the PATRIOT Act in 2001 that eviscerated so many rights, specifically the Fourth Amendment and the right to privacy, Americans have allowed virtually every shred of their Constitutionally-guaranteed rights to be eaten away. It’s also quite clear enough now why the U.S. government mandated that all televisions become digital by law, isn’t it?
These leaks then serve only as a confirmation of what was known to many researchers, including myself, for well over a decade. But, while many of us were being maligned as “conspiracy theorists,” the CIA was indeed hacking into these devices and running its very own Orwellian surveillance state. Of course, it’s better late than never and we eagerly welcome the rest of the country to the reality-based community. …
As of October 2014 the CIA was also looking at infecting the vehicle control systems used by modern cars and trucks.
The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations. …
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) is defending President Trump’s claims about being wiretapped by the Obama administration, saying during an appearance on Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor” that his own phone had been tapped.
Kucinich told Bill O’Reilly Monday night that a phone call to his congressional office from a foreign leader was tapped in 2011. Kucinich said he listened to the recording after leaving office in 2015.
“I had a resolution in the House to try to stop the war and [Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, a high-ranking official in Libya’s government and son of President Moammar Gadhafi] called me to talk about it,” Kucinich said.
“I cleared the discussion with House attorneys, and a member of Congress is not supposed to be listened to by the executive branch,” he continued. “The director of national intelligence under President Obama was tracking my resolution, and I didn’t find out until two years after I had left Congress.”…
When I was nursing my babies and watching them thrive, the last thing I wanted to do was inject them with mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum, monkey kidney, human fetal DNA, and other terrifying substances. The vaccine package warnings, which included anaphylaxis shock and death, did not entice me either.
Clearly, taking care of my children was going to have to be my responsibility, not my doctor’s. So I did the most important thing that I knew, and that was to focus on the quality of their daily food. Every day, I prepared organic whole grains, plenty of land and sea vegetables, bean and bean products, fruits, seeds, nuts, fermented foods, and some fish. There was no sugar, dairy, red meat, or processed food in my kitchen. My children rarely became ill, but when they did, I would bring them for acupuncture, herbs, or homeopathy.
I could not help but notice that many of my friends had very different attitudes on this issue. They did whatever the doctor told them to do, and would give their children over-the-counter and prescription drugs freely. Meanwhile, these same children were fed a diet rife with processed foods heated up in the microwave, soda pop, and ice cream. Something here was not making sense.
In the autumn of 1996, a fully-vaccinated boy in my son’s fourth grade class was diagnosed with whooping cough. I admit to feeling nervous. Why did he get it if he was vaccinated? Would my kids get it? Would I be in trouble for not vaccinating? Would some authority figure demand that I vaccinate my children, or even worse, force me to turn them over to the government?
In no time, we had a whooping cough epidemic in our town. One immunized child after another got whooping cough. Town officials started talking about closing the schools. Parents wanted to know, How could this happen? Shouldn’t the vaccinations have protected their children? Even the doctors seemed baffled and suggested that perhaps the shots wore off over time.
So, what happened to my three non-vaccinated children when our local whooping cough epidemic broke out? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. They never contracted whooping cough….
This is the kind of traditional knowledge, formerly handed down via extended families and passed on to each new generation, which is being lost in the government’s drive to atomize our families and communities for the purpose of social control. New parents don’t have a clue what normal motherhood or babyhood looks like. They are easy pickings for the thoroughly corrupted medical meatgrinder, which is exploiting the situation to the absolute maximum. This is what an orwellian dictatorship looks like.
Here’s some inconvenient history about the USA’s deliberate creation of generations of violent muslim fundamentalists. Thank the CIA for creating its own business model.
Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal?
Or perhaps I should say, “Have you heard about the Afghan Jihad schoolbook scandal that’s waiting to happen?”
Because it has been almost unreported in the Western media that the US government shipped, and continues to ship, millions of Islamist (or Islamic fundamentalist) textbooks into Afghanistan.
Only one English-speaking newspaper we could find has investigated this issue: the Washington Post. The story appeared March 23rd. 
Washington Post investigators report that during the past twenty years the US has spent millions of dollars producing fanatical schoolbooks, which were then distributed in Afghanistan.
“The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then [i.e., since the violent destruction of the Afghan secular government in the early 1990s] as the Afghan school system’s core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books…”
— Washington Post, 23 March 2002
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According to the Post the U.S. is now “…wrestling with the unintended consequences of its successful strategy of stirring Islamic fervor to fight communism.” …
Unintended? Are you kidding? A brilliant investment that has paid off handsomely for the CIA’s constituency on wall street.