A number of related stories describe nefarious activities by ‘former’ NSA, ‘former’ CIA, ‘former’ military officers who joined private businesses which harm other people. They demonstrate that there is a structural problem when those trained to be weapons are allowed to run in the wild.
Reuters just published a two part story about ‘former’ NSA staff, more than twenty in total, who since 2013 built a snooping center for the United Arab Emirates.
Inside the UAE’s secret hacking team of American mercenaries
Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they helped spy on targets for the Arab monarchy — dissidents, rival leaders and journalists.
The ‘former’ NSA staff did not mind to spy on local dissidents or 16 year old kids on Twitter for the dictatorial Gulf State. Only some of them jumped ship when they found out that their shop was also used to spy on Americans. The ‘private’ company they worked for is named Dark Matter. It claims to do only cyber-security work, but is a known snooping shop directly connected to the UAE’s digital intelligence service NESU. It even resides in the same building.
In October 2016 Jenna McLaughlin reported on Dark Matter for the Intercept:
In December 2017 she followed up with an piece in Foreign Policy:
Deep Pockets, Deep Cover
The UAE Is paying Ex-CIA officers to build a spy empire in the Gulf
McLaughlin reports that Dark Matter is under FBI investigation.
The UAE hires not only ‘former’ NSA and ‘former’ CIA spies but also ‘former’ U.S. special operations soldiers:
The second Reuters story published today describes the technical side of the UAE’s cyber-spy shop:
The ex-Raven operatives described Karma as a tool that could remotely grant access to iPhones simply by uploading phone numbers or email accounts into an automated targeting system….
Just when you thought “fake news” was only about those dastardly Russians hiding under every bed, Japan comes out and admits that 40% of its economic data is bogus. That’s right, a report from Japan’s Internal Affairs Ministry this week reveals that 22 of the 56 key economic statistics reported by the government are faulty and “that irregularities in 21 of the 22 sets amount to violations of the statistics law.”
The story is set to become yet another political scandal plaguing the beleaguered reign of Prime Minister Abe. Not only did the government’s use of the faulty statistics lead to an underpayment of unemployment benefits, but, worse yet (according to opposition members in the Japanese Diet), the news is threatening to deliver a serious blow to Japan’s global reputation.
“There is no telling how far the impact has spread,” one senior BOJ official has ominously warned.
But fret not, dear Japanese. This scandal doesn’t make you stand out from the crowd at all. In fact, quite the contrary. It’s a well-known fact that every nation in the world fudges the numbers and cooks the books to make things seem rosier than they really are….
Just one week ago, we warned that the government — helped by Congress (which adopted legislation allowing police to collect and test DNA immediately following arrests), President Trump (who signed the Rapid DNA Act into law), the courts (which have ruled that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime), and local police agencies (which are chomping at the bit to acquire this new crime-fighting gadget) — was embarking on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database.
As it turns out we were right, but we forgot one key spoke of the government’s campaign to collect genetic information from as many individuals as possible: “innocent”, commercial companies, who not only collect DNA from willing clients, but are also paid for it.
FamilyTreeDNA, one of the pioneers of the growing market for “at home”, consumer genetic testing, confirmed a report from BuzzFeed that it has quietly granted the Federal Bureau of Investigation access to its vast trove of nearly 2 million genetic profiles….
Worse, it did so secretly, without obtaining prior permission from its users….
It sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick science fiction novel: a system that uses artificial intelligence to translate people’s thoughts into intelligible, recognizable speech.
But fiction it is not: a team of neuro-engineers at Columbia University did, in fact, develop such a system. Information on the technology was published yesterday in Scientific Reports.
In a press release, Columbia University explained how the system works:
By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. (source) …
The process is invertible:
When wild animals get sick, they rest and take a break from eating. Hippocrates, Benjamin Franklin, Mark Twain, Gandhi, and Jesus thought this was a good idea too.
In today’s Madison Avenue world…not so much. Eat, eat, eat, and eat some more. That’s what the TV will tell you.
The only people in history who don’t fast? Practitioners of SAD, the Standard American Diet.
There are a number of advantages to conducting a false flag attack concurrently with an anti-terror drill against such an attack. You can swap out the fake bomb for a real one, you have tight control and knowledge of first responders’ and other participants’ locations at all times, and you can arrange for clueless targeted patsies to “play along” under the noses of the police simply by telling both parties that it’s part of the drill. The patsies generally get blown up or shot after the op goes live, and would be whistleblowers can be controlled through the usual techniques of murder, threats, bribery and blackmail. Some people actually make a living at this kind of thing. After the adrenaline wears off, it must be an ongoing nightmare.
The 9/11 drills were only used to blind air traffic controllers and divert fighter jets away from the east coast, but other ops have made full use of these techniques. Here are a few:
Live ITV News interview with Peter Power, the Managing Director of Crisis Management firm Visor Consultants who was ‘actually running an exercise… based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations that happened’.
Recorded at 8:20pm on the evening of the London Bombings.
Norway: Breivik in Constant Contact with Police During Massacre
DHS Admits Backpack Explosive Drill Planned Before (During) Boston Marathon
Shocking revelation that the DHS was running an identical “drill” concurrently with the fake Boston marathon bombing. A very thinly euphemistic admission, in other words, that they are the ones who did it.
Initially, FBI representatives confronted by investigative reporter Dan Bidondi at a press conference, strenuously but nervously denied any such drills were taking place during the Boston ‘bombing’. Eventually, however, after facing overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this admission was finally made to reporters of the Boston Globe. Dan Bidondi now stands vindicated, as the ONLY reporter at the conference who had the integrity to demand the truth.
Recall as well that Barack Obama’s personal body guards were sent to the same press conference. These same body guards attempted to physically intimidate Bidondi, aggressively trying to block him from asking questions. To Bidondi’s credit he was NOT intimidated, but rather provided copies of his evidence to anyone who would accept it….
There’s quite a bit of material on this site about the boston bombing. Search for “boston” or “tsarnaev” for instance. Apparently the original intent was to pin it on “right wing bible beating gun-toting constitutionalists” and it conveniently (from a PR perspective) occurred on federal tax filing day, befitting an anti-federal reserve “conspiracy theorist”. (they don’t miss a thing do they) But that cover story fell apart for some reason and the Tsarnaev brothers were chosen as patsies despite conclusive photographic evidence of their innocence which you can find on this site.
Interestingly, the Tsarnaev brothers had CIA connections as Chechen operatives and also through actual family ties to a high level US intelligence official (Graham Fuller) whose daughter married their uncle. Also, Tamerlan Tsarnaev told friends that he was under mind control: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/alleged-boston-marathon-bomber-tamerlan-tsarnaev-believed-in-majestic-mind-control-9007493.html
There’s just no end to it.
The Boston Bombings and the CIA Connection. Graham Fuller and Uncle Ruslan Tsarnaev
Corbett: Who is Graham Fuller?
Also there’s an extensive collection on the boston bombing at https://whowhatwhy.org/category/boston-marathon-bombing/
My advice to police is to run away from federal anti-terror drills as fast as you can. The enemy is already within the gates.