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THE CIA MOVES TO INVALIDATE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS BY BLAMING RUSSIAN HACKING

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    I have been getting a little jittery from too much coffee.
    Yep, it must be the Russians!
    I don't have "proof" but who else has the technology to remotely harass my metabolism? It must be them. QED.
    I will apply pressure to the Russians by instituting economic sanctions. Uh, that should send them a clear message...
     
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    This number courtesy of lying main street media polls that also got caught defrauding Bernie sanders in their collusion with the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
     
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    But only 128 million votes were cast, out of 200 million registered voters, so that beneficiary percentage of 52% may still be on the conservative side.

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    Why Donald Trump Is Spot-On About The Russians And The Election

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    by Tyler Durden
    Jan 2, 2017 10:20 PM


    Submitted by John Reed Stark via LinkedIn.com,

    President-elect Donald Trump has recently questioned: 1) President Obama's finger pointing at the Russians for election-related cyberattacks; and 2) the current media and pundit frenzy alleging a Russian cyber-strike targeting Secretary Hillary Clinton in order to assure a Trump presidency. President-elect Trump plans to press U.S. intelligence agencies to defend their conclusions, stating,

    “I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”

    Having worked since 1995 as a first-responder to cyber-attacks, including serving 11 years as Chief of the SEC's Office of Internet Enforcement, I whole-heartedly agree with President-elect Trump. His skepticism is not only appropriate and warranted -- it's spot-on.

    Official U.S. Statements About Russian Hacking of U.S. Election

    Despite countless inflammatory headlines about Russian election hacking, there exist only two official U.S. statements specifically addressing the facts of recent election-related hacking incidents. The first is the October 7, 2016 Joint Statement from the Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security (the "Joint Statement"). The second is the December 29, 2016 Joint Analysis Report of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, entitled, "GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity" (the "JAR").

    Both government statements are curt, vague, opaque and miles away from being concrete -- and both also beg far more questions than answers.

    The Joint Statement

    The Joint Statement adopts a cautionary approach to any sort of attribution or motive behind who "directed the recent compromises of e-mails from U.S. persons and institutions, including from US political organizations." The Joint Statement states that the hacks:

    “. . . are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow — the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europe and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.”

    Announcing that we think the hacks “are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts” falls far short of a legitimate prosecutorial conclusion based upon actual evidence of Russian culpability and attribution. The Joint Statement's authors are clearly hedging their bets, which is exactly what any reasonable cyber-investigator would do under the circumstances.

    After all, attributing disparate attack vectors to the same culprit is always speculative. The entire virtual criminal design could all be a ruse, where one country’s cyber gang coopts the techniques of another country’s cyber gang, to confuse or disassemble.

    Moreover, even in its most favorable light, the Joint Statement does not support the conclusion that the Russians were trying to help Trump and hurt Hillary — as opposed to just doing what most hackers do i.e. rummaging voraciously and randomly through whatever data they can access, and leaving it to their patrons to determine what is, and is not, of use.

    Interfering with the election process is only one of many possible motives behind cyber-attacks. Financial crime, insider trading, intellectual property thievery, trade secret pilfering, extortion, ransomware, governmental disruption, market manipulation (just to name a few) are all potential goals at the outset of a hack.

    Cyber-attackers invade systems and networks, frantically grab every data-file they can and then continue mounting their virtual crime sprees wherever that stolen data may lead them -- disrupting organizations, causing damage and wreaking havoc all along the way. Make no mistake -- the 21st Century hacker's mantra is to shoot first and ask questions later.

    The JAR

    Though more than half of the JAR is just a list of suggested preventive cybersecurity measures, the JAR is still an important report and a critical resource for any analysis of the Russian election rigging allegations -- both for what it does say and for what it doesn't say. Here is a play-by-play of its deconstruction:
    1. Attribution. The JAR is the first official government statement attributing certain politically-related malicious cyber activity to specific countries or threat actors, specifically, "to Russian government and civilian intelligent agencies."
    2. The DNC Cyber-Attacks. The cyber-attacks upon the Democratic National Committee ("DNC") apparently began with a 2015 cyber-attack upon the U.S. government. This is typical of cyber-attacks -- where the sole goal/motive is data exfiltration, leaving it until afterwards to determine how to take advantage of, or profit from, that exfiltrated data. Specifically, the JAR notes that in the summer of 2015, what looks like a Russian spear-phishing campaign targeting over 1,000 recipients, including U.S. government employees. Apparently, at least a few of these spear-phishing attacks hit pay dirt and in the course of that campaign, somehow "successfully compromised a "U.S. Political Party." (The JAR does not identify the "Political Party" to be the DNC.)
    3. Multiple Attacks Continue." The JAR describes a second attack upon the same "U.S. Political Party," which occurred in the Spring of 2015 and states that, "Actors likely associated with [Russia] are continuing to engage in spear-phishing campaigns, including one launched as recently as November 2016, just days after the U.S. election."
    4. APT Attacks. The JAR acknowledges the lengthy history of state-sponsored Advanced Persistent Threat or so-called APT attacks against every type of U.S. entity, including a range of foreign governments initiating "spear-phishing campaigns targeting government organizations, critical infrastructure entities, think tanks, universities, political organizations, and corporations." Given certain common indicators of compromise identified by the DHS and FBI, the JAR concludes that the perpetrators of the hacks upon the "U.S. Political Party" employed the same modus operandi used by purported Russian groups that have "historically targeted government organizations, think tanks, universities, and corporations around the world."
    5. The Leaks of Exfiltrated Emails and Other Data. The JAR ambiguously and blithely states that, "The U.S. Government assesses that information was leaked to the press and publicly disclosed." The JAR (whether clumsily or intentionally) employs the passive voice to describe the leak -- and does not state who leaked the information; how the information was leaked; or any other inculpatory details.
    6. The Podesta Emails. The JAR does not address or infer that the attacks upon the "U.S. Political Party" were perpetrated by the same attackers who somehow obtained the emails of Clinton campaign head John Podesta. In fact, the JAR makes no specific mention of the Podesta hacks.
    7. Trump Over Clinton. Like the Joint Statement, the JAR provides no evidence and makes no mention of any plot, effort or other scheme to steal the election from Hillary Clinton and favor Donald Trump. Rather, the JAR cites only the usual over-arching objective behind most state-sponsored APT attacks i.e. to disrupt and/or damage U.S. institutions and organizations.
    Cybersecurity Experts Disagree (Often)

    Like medical experts who disagree about a diagnosis or treatment, Cybersecurity experts are notorious for disagreeing about attribution conclusions gleaned from digital forensic remnants, residue, fragments and artifacts.

    For instance, the firm investigating the DNC cyber-attacks, CrowdStrike, a highly reputable and well-respected data breach response firm, believes that "Fancy Bear," a hacking group with purported ties to the Russian government, likely orchestrated the DNC hack -- and therefore the DNC hack was orchestrated by the Russians.

    Like most digital forensic experts, CrowdStrike seems to have based its conclusions upon technological correlations and shared modus operandi of hacker techniques, a common investigative method employed by digital forensic investigators to identify online intruders. Along those lines, on December 22, 2017, the Washington Post reported that:

    The firm CrowdStrike linked malware used in the DNC intrusion to malware used to hack and track an Android phone app used by the Ukrainian army in its battle against pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine from late 2014 through 2016.

    CrowdStrike found that a variant of the Fancy Bear malware that was used to penetrate the DNC’s network in April 2016 was also used to hack an Android app developed by the Ukrainian army to help artillery troops more efficiently train their antiquated howitzers on targets.

    The Washington Post reports further details about Fancy Bear:

    While CrowdStrike, which was hired by the DNC to investigate the intrusions and whose findings are described in a new report, had always suspected that one of the two hacker groups that struck the DNC was the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, it had only medium confidence. Now, said CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch, “we have high confidence” it was a unit of the GRU. CrowdStrike had dubbed that unit “Fancy Bear.”

    However, other cybersecurity experts would disagree with CrowdStrike. Security researcher Jeffrey Carr recently pointed out that a 2014 FireEye report on Fancy Bear, which links Fancy Bear to the Russian government, has significant credibility issues:

    'To my surprise, the report’s authors declared that they deliberately excluded evidence that didn’t support their judgment that the Russian government was responsible for [Fancy Bear’s] activities:

    '[Fancy Bear] has targeted a variety of organizations that fall outside of the three themes we highlighted above. However, we are not profiling all of [Fancy Bear’s] targets with the same detail because they are not particularly indicative of a specific sponsor’s interests.” (emphasis added)

    That is the very definition of confirmation bias. Had FireEye published a detailed picture of Fancy Bear’s activities including all of their known targets, other theories regarding this group could have emerged; for example, that the malware developers and the operators of that malware were not the same or even necessarily affiliated.

    The notion that [Fancy Bear] has a narrow focus on U.S. political targets is also undermined in a SecureWorks research paper, which shows that the [Fancy Bear] hackers have a wide variety of interests: 10 percent of their targets are nongovernment organizations, 22 percent are journalists, 4 percent are aerospace researchers, and 8 percent are within the “government's supply chain.” SecureWorks concludes that only 8 percent of Fancy Bear’s targets are “government personnel” of any nationality.

    According to Carr, “it’s an old assumption going back years to when any attack against a non-financial target was attributed to a state actor.” Without that premise, the only logical conclusion is that some email accounts at the DNC appear to have been broken into by someone, and perhaps they speak Russian. Left ignored is the mammoth difference between Russians and Russia.

    Some experts even go so far as to pit themselves directly against the JAR. Take famed data security pioneer John McAfee, the developer of the first commercial antivirus program. McAfee has been a major player in the cybersecurity industry for the past 50 years and does not believe that the Russians were behind the hacks on the DNC, John Podesta’s emails and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

    McAfee notes that the JAR contains an appendix that lists hundreds of IP addresses that were supposedly “used by Russian civilian and military intelligence services,” but notes that,

    "While some of those IP addresses are from Russia, the majority are from all over the world, which means that the hackers constantly faked their location . . . if it looks like the Russians did it, then I can guarantee you it was not the Russians . . . [The JAR] is a fallacy . . . hackers can fake their location, their language, and any markers that could lead back to them. Any hacker who had the skills to hack into the DNC would also be able to hide their tracks . . ."

    The entire election hacking activities could also be some sort of "false flag" operation by someone else with extremely deep pockets and a political agenda. Along these lines, McAfee derides recent investigative techniques behind conclusions of Russian attribution, stating:

    "If I was the Chinese and I wanted to make it look like the Russians did it, I would use Russian language within the code, I would use Russian techniques of breaking into the organization . . . in the end, there simply is no way to assign a source for any attack.”

    Meanwhile, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has insisted that the Russian government is not the source of the Podesta and DNC e-mails, implying that the source is instead a disgruntled DNC or other Democratic operative.

    Fancy Bear, What will You Wear

    What does the public know for certain about Fancy Bear, or any of its other dozen names assigned by researchers such as APT 28, Tsar Team, Sofacy, Strontium and Pawn Storm? Not much.

    Despite being one of the most reported-on groups of active hackers, there is very little any researcher can say with absolute certainty about Fancy Bear. No one knows, for instance, how many hackers are working regularly within Fancy Bear, or how they organize their hacking squads. No one even knows if Fancy Bear is based in one city or scattered in various locations across Russia or the world. They don’t even know what they call themselves.

    No confirmed Fancy Bear hacker has ever actually gotten caught. Fancy Bear has evolved into a modern-day bogeyman -- powerful and ubiquitous, nowhere and everywhere.

    A Quick Review of Reported Digital Forensic Evidence (in Plain English)

    Some of the cited circumstantial digital evidence relating to the DNC hacks while important and useful, also raises some fairly obvious caveats and questions, including:
    • The attacker or attackers registered a deliberately misspelled domain name used for email phishing attacks against DNC employees, connected to an IP address associated with Fancy Bear. (But aren't misspelled domains a cornerstone of phishing attacks all over the world?);
    • The actual clock times of the phishing schemes correlated with "business hours" in Russia and St. Petersburg time zones. (But couldn't Russian hackers just as easily orchestrate their schemes from a different time zone or digitally forge time-stamps? Also, don't hackers notoriously work at all hours of the day and night from any location they prefer?);
    • Malware found on the DNC computers was programmed to communicate with an IP address associated with Fancy Bear. (But would a sophisticated state sponsor of cyber-attacks be so incompetent as to use an IP address tracing back to their homeland?);
    • The DCLeaks.com domain was registered by a person using the same email service as the person who registered a misspelled domain used to send phishing emails to DNC employees. (But are the poor spelling habits of foreign spies truly evidence of their culpability and motive?);
    • Based on some sort of linguistic analysis, experts believe that Guccifer 2.0, the purported Romanian hacker who loudly and boldly claimed responsibility for the DNC hacks, was actually a Russian agent, posing as a Romanian in order to cover up Russian's own hack and spread disinformation. (But other experts disagree, including M.J. Connolly, a professor of Slavic and Eastern European linguistics at Boston College, who says that many of Guccifer 2.0’s language traits are not Russian and that Guccifer 2.0 was more likely Moldovan. Whatever the origins of Guccifer 2.0, isn't this evidence better suited for a Robert Ludlum spy novel or bad episode of The Americans, rather than a bona-fide government intelligence conclusion?)
    • The code in malware and tools of the DNC hacks appears to have been regularly and professionally updated and maintained while utilizing a sophisticated platform, suggesting a Russian operation funded to provide long-term data espionage and information warfare capabilities. (But isn't it common practice for hacking coders to update their software and tool kits as defenses change i.e. isn't that a prerequisite for all kinds of successful hacking?)
    • Metadata in a file leaked by “Guccifer 2.0″ shows it was modified by a user called, “Felix Edmundovich,” a reference to the founder of a Soviet-era secret police force. Another document contained Cyrillic metadata indicating it had been edited on a document with Russian language settings. (But is this how a sophisticated government spy ring behaves -- sloppily leaving behind blatant, inculpatory evidence in plain view?);
    • Spear-phishing, the original hacking method used against the DNC, is the same method Fancy Bear uses to initiate its hacking operations. (But spear-phishing is used in some form by just about every hacking group, because it is proven to be the most effective way to inject malware on to a network in order to obtain command and control capabilities.)
    • Some of the phishing emails were sent using Yandex, a Moscow-based webmail provider, which indicates Russian involvement. (But Yandex is the Russian equivalent of Google -- is its use in the DNC hack truly that compelling?); and
    • A bit.ly link believed to have been used by Fancy Bear in the past was also used in the spear-phishing scheme that purportedly tricked John Podesta into giving up his Gmail password. (But does Fancy Bear own some sort of criminal patent on their malware, so other hackers cannot ever use their tools and techniques?)
    Final Thoughts

    It is now widely accepted that despite government claims to the contrary: 1) Saddam Hussein was never building weapons of mass destruction (as initially asserted by the Bush Administration); and 2) the Benghazi embassy attack was not because of a YouTube video (as initially asserted by the Obama administration). Whether based upon sophisticated guesswork, concrete intelligence sources or a little of both, experts in each U.S. administration simply got it wrong.

    Let's also not be naive. Recalibrating raw intelligence data for political purposes has always been tempting for Republicans and Democrats alike. Even if made entirely in good faith, political and ideological motives undoubtedly lurked in the shadows of the WMD and Benghazi intelligence findings.

    In the end, the Obama administration may be right about the Russians cyber-attack of election-related organizations. Russian-sponsored cyber-terrorism and data thievery is a major global problem --- and has been for years. Indeed, legions of soldiers from countries across the globe, including Russian cyber-troops, wake up each morning with the sole objective to break into American computer systems and steal data.

    But for the time being, given the inherent subjectivity of intelligence regarding cyber-attacks and the differing interpretations of malware reverse engineering and other circumstantial digital evidence, a healthy dose of skepticism about Russian attribution still makes sense.

    As to whether the Russians somehow cyber-hijacked the election from Hillary Clinton to prop up Donald Trump -- that is a completely different story. There is not a scintilla of official government evidence to support such an outrageous claim. It is a wholly unsubstantiated theory and my take is that mere skepticism is not enough. Flat out rejection may be in order.

    Under any circumstance, President-elect Donald Trump is quite right to engage in his own de novo review of government intelligence analytics regarding Russian hacking. It is what Americans expect every Commander-in-Chief to do before making major foreign policy decisions and escalating military tensions. In fact, President-elect Trump's approach is not only smart, courageous, logical and scientific -- it is above all else, highly presidential.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-02/why-donald-trump-spot-about-russians-and-election
     
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    Who Benefits from War with Russia?

    Michael Krieger | Posted Monday Jan 2, 2017 at 11:19 am

    There is absolutely no upside to any conflict with Russia when it comes to 99.9% of us. The fact so many pundits, anonymous intelligence officials and Hillary Clinton cultists are encouraging such an outcome based on zero publicly available evidence that Russia hacked the DNC/John Podesta and provided it to Wikileaks for the purpose of electing Trump, should be seen as the gigantic red flag that it is. So what’s actually going on? As is so often the case, it is all about money and power.

    The best and most concise article I have read thus far explaining the driving influences behind all the anti-Russia/Putin hysteria was written a couple of weeks ago by Robert Parry of Consortium News. The post is titled, Making Russia ‘The Enemy’, and here are some key excerpts:

    Read the rest here: https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2017/01/02/who-benefits-from-war-with-russia/
     
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    Trump criticizes intelligence agencies for 'delaying' his briefing on the 'so-called' Russian hacks - and suggests that they don't have a proper case
    • Trump tweeted Tuesday it was 'strange' a briefing had been delayed till Friday
    • He suggested experts needed 'more time' to 'build a case' about hacks on DNC
    • Trump said last week that he would reveal new hack info Tuesday or Wednesday
    • The reason for the delay wasn't explained in the tweet at all
    • But new suspected new hacks on the US by Russia were found at the weekend


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4086340/Donald-Trump-rebukes-intelligence-agencies-delaying-briefing-called-Russian-hacks.html#ixzz4UnfeXd95
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    Assange says a 14-year-old could have hacked Democratic emails as he reveals John Podesta’s password was 'password'
    • Julian Assange claimed Clinton made no attemot to secure her party's emails
    • He reiterated claims Russia was not behind hacks during presidential election
    • Emails stolen from DNC and Clinton's campaign chairman were published online
    • But Assange said 'source is not Russian government and it is not a state party'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4087092/Assange-says-14-year-old-hacked-Democratic-emails-reveals-John-Podesta-s-password-password.html#ixzz4UngNc1lo
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    This is the full interview. Released yesterday? Good stuff
     
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    This could prove interesting if it's true.

    Trump's revenge? President-elect plans to cut staff at CIA headquarters and 'restructure' agency amid fears 'the intelligence world has become too politicized' in wake of Russian hacking saga
    • Trump will downsize CIA HQ and Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • An insider said Trump says 'the intelligence world [is] completely politicized'
    • The job cuts and reshuffles are a way to change that, insiders claim
    • But Trump has raised hackles by attacking US intelligence claims
    • Especially those that say Russia tried to help him win the presidency with hacks
    • He rejects them because he thinks they undermine his victory, sources say


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4090036/Trump-cut-staff-CIA-headquarters-trim-Office-Director-National-Intelligence-intelligence-world-politicized.html#ixzz4UsMDQPeX
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    'It's a fake cyber war': Claims that Russia tried to influence the election are 'crazy' says Guccifer, the Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary Clinton's private email address
    • Marcel Lazar Lehel, aka Guccifer, doesn't believe Russia tried to sway election
    • He says Democrats invented a 'fake cyber war' and Russia-blaming is 'hysteria'
    • Lehel hacked an ex-Bill Clinton aide, uncovering Hillary's private server in 2013
    • He used a proxy to make it look like his computer was in Russia, not Romania
    • He was arrested in 2014 and is Romanian prison; he will next go to a US prison


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4089718/Russian-hacking-claims-crazy-says-Romanian-hacker-Guccifer.html#ixzz4Ut3lwpx2
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    I would urge Trump to exercise extreme caution when threatening these spooks with cutting their staff or otherwise trying to minimize them. They are in the business of deceiving and destroying while increasing their own ranks and would not take kindly to being fired. They have the tools and methods for destroying anyone and can hide behind their own curtain of secrecy leaving no trail. Unless Trump is able to pull them out root and branch by eliminating their entire network it may very well backfire on him. A few well aimed cruise missiles on their data collection centers would be the best place to start.

    Case in point: James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence is set to testify before congress today about Russian hacking in our election. This guy is a proven liar and has lied under oath to them before. In a sane world he would have been fired- at a minimum- the first time. But yet he's back again for another round of lies. And congress is sure to lap it up once more. We will be lucky if WW III doesn't start before Jan. 20.
     
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    I am greatly relieved to know that Julian Assange is still alive and interviewing.
     
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    Trump camp denies '100 per cent false' report president-elect plans to cut CIA staff and 'restructure' agency amid fears of 'politicized' agency following Russian hacking saga
    • Wall Street Journal report on Thursday said Trump would be downsizing CIA's headquarters and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    • An insider told the paper that Trump says 'the intelligence world [is] completely politicized'
    • Purported plan included downsizing the CIA
    • Trump spokesman now says that Wall Street Journal story is '100 per cent false'
    • 'There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure,' Sean Spicer told reporters


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    New questions arise about FBI probe into 'Russian' election-year hacking as it's revealed they never asked to examine Democratic Party's server
    • FBI never asked Democratic National Committee for a look at the computer server the government now claims was hacked by Russian state actors
    • Instead a private security company was allowed to probe the device
    • 'There's just no way to be sure the FBI was making decisions based on solid evidence,' a Republican Senate aide said
    • 'You can get the same tools from the Ukraine. They probably can't put anyone's actual fingerprints on any of this,' the aide added


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    1. The CIA has been known to have Alkaida on the payroll since the Russian War in Afghanistan Ended because we supplied ground to air missles to shoot down their helecopters. The CIA has been known to supply the US to fund Alkaida and their other project by supplying heroine and cocaine around the world. Donald Trump had better have enough protection an his own source of food to fight the CIA and TSA as well as God almighty on his and our side.
     
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    Russia bombed the crap out of the CIA trained and funded ISIS terrorists in Syria thus helping Assad stay in power. Great job Mr. Putin!
     
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    Just curious if Putin funded Isis why would they bomb the hell out of the oil tankers and stockpile of isis oil in Turkey where isis stored the oil they pumped in iraq to fund their payroll.
     
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    Jim Croce said may have said it best- "You don't tug on Superman's Cape". It looks like the Donald is finally starting to figure this out and trying to do a bit of a U-turn.

    But in the end, something needs done to clip the CIA down to size. Who else can routinely lie, make any claim without a shred of evidence, and still have their word taken as undeniable truth? No one. And yet they are given unlimited power to eavesdrop on every word.

    Our republic will not survive very long with them running roughshod over the Constitution like this.
     
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    Garyw? CIA scum funded ISIS.
     
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    Trump has a meeting on Russia today. Be interesting to hear what he has to say after that.
     
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    DNC Refused FBI Access to Its Servers … Instead Gave Access to a DNC Consultant Tied to Organization Promoting Russia Conflict

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    by George Washington
    Jan 6, 2017 12:21 AM

    CNN reports:

    The Democratic National Committee "rebuffed" a request from the FBI to examine its computer services after it was allegedly hacked by Russia during the 2016 election, a senior law enforcement official told CNN Thursday.

    "The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated," a senior law enforcement official told CNN. "This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information.

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    The FBI instead relied on the assessment from a third-party security company called CrowdStrike.

    As first reported by George Eliason, CrowdStrike's Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Dimitri Alperovitch - who wrote the CrowdStrike reports allegedly linking Russia to the Democratic party emails published by Wikileaks - is a fellow at the Atlantic Council ... an organization associated with Ukraine, and whose main policy goal seems to stir up a confrontation with Russia.[1]

    The Nation writes:

    In late December, Crowdstrike released a largely debunked report claiming that the same Russian malware that was used to hack the DNC has been used by Russian intelligence to target Ukrainian artillery positions. Crowdstrike’s co-founder and chief technology officer, Dmitri Alperovitch, told PBS, “Ukraine’s artillery men were targeted by the same hackers…that targeted DNC, but this time they were targeting cellphones [belonging to the Ukrainian artillery men] to try to understand their location so that the Russian artillery forces can actually target them in the open battle.”

    Dmitri Alperovitch is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

    The connection between Alperovitch and the Atlantic Council has gone largely unremarked upon, but it is relevant given that the Atlantic Council—which is funded in part by the US State Department, NATO, the governments of Latvia and Lithuania, the Ukrainian World Congress, and the Ukrainian oligarch Victor Pinchuk—has been among the loudest voices calling for a new Cold War with Russia. As I pointed out in the pages of The Nation in November, the Atlantic Council has spent the past several years producing some of the most virulent specimens of the new Cold War propaganda.

    It would seem then that a healthy amount of skepticism toward a government report that relied, in part, on the findings of private-sector cyber security companies like Crowdstrike might be in order.

    The Atlantic Council is also funded by the U.S. military and the largest defense contractors, including:
    • United States Army
    • United States Navy
    • United States Air Force
    • United States Marines
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Raytheon
    • Northrop Grumman
    • Boeing
    [1] Here's an example of the Atlantic Council's bellicose rhetoric from July 2016:

    Poland should announce that it reserves the right to deploy offensive cyber operations (and not necessarily in response just to cyber attacks). The authorities could also suggest potential targets, which could include the Moscow metro, the St. Petersburg power network, and Russian state-run media outlets such as RT.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-...stead-gave-access-dnc-consultant-tied-organiz
     
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    I am in full agreement, and in fact, I came to the conclusion long ago that the "intelligence community" to include Pentagon and most of our previous Executives admins directly use MSM in order to lie to EVERYONE.

    IMO, anyone who reads, watches or listens to MSM regurgitation is being treated as an enemy.

    Thus I killed my TV 19 years ago.
     
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    lol........................:beer:
     
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    Trump calls blowup over Russian election-year cyber attacks a 'witch hunt' orchestrated by Democrats as he asks Congress to investigate leak of top-secret hacking intelligence report
    • The president-elect vented about the election hacking story in an interview with the New York Times on a day he is to be briefed by top intelligence officials
    • Trump has repeatedly questioned the intelligence assessment that Russia was behind election hacking of Democrats in the campaign
    • Pointed to Chinese hacking and asked why 'nobody even talks about that'
    • He ran through a series of hacks against the U.S., calling the country the 'hacking capital of the world' and says he doesn't want other countries hacking the U.S.
    • 'This is a political witch hunt,' Trump said
    • He also tweeted that he has asked congressional committee chairs to investigate how NBC News saw the Intelligence Community's secret report before he did


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    The funny thing about this 'hacking' scandal is there is no mention of US hacking anyone ever.

    We hack, they hack, EVERYONE hacks EVERYONE!! So, it would be elementary to 'find' IP's that purport to point to Russian hacking.

    I'm no 'hacker', but if you are a hacker and you can't disguise your trail, you are NOT a hacker!

    You'd have to be John Podesta to be that incompetent!
     
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    I think the only thing for trump to do is drop a couple of seal teams on Langley and round up the lot, have a military kangaroo court quickly and expediently sort the treasonous from the workers. Either that or we have a long shot at salvation with a military coup. I'm not really sure the changes that are required can be done through a democratic government
     
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    What Mr. Trump should do is say " are these the Russian hacks that exposed Podesta as ring leader of a group of pedaphiles or are these the hacks that exposed Donna Brazile giving Cliton debate questions before the debates or are they the hacks that exposed the democrats naming Christians as scum, which ones?"
     
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    America's spy chiefs tell Trump face-to-face that they're convinced Putin ordered hacking campaign to harm Hillary's White House run as they release official report into cyber attacks
    • Spy chiefs briefed Obama and Trump, saying Vladimir Putin 'ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election'
    • Declassified version of their findings was released Friday afternoon
    • The NSA, in contrast to CIA and FBI, had only 'moderate' confidence that Moscow 'aspired to help ... Trump's election chances when possible'
    • U.S. Intelligence Community 'did not make an assessment of the impact that Russian activities had on the outcome of the 2016 election'
    • Report doesn't mention cyber attack on Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's smail account, which made the most damaging revelations


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    America's spy Chiefs are scumbags!
     
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    Hacking standoff: Putin ordered hack during elections - U.S. Intelligence report
    RT



    Published on Jan 6, 2017
    The ODNI devoted seven pages to RT and its influence on the election “by serving as a platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences." The report claimed "Russian media made increasingly favorable comments about President-elect Trump as the 2016 US general and primary election campaigns progressed while consistently offering negative coverage of Secretary Clinton.”
     
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    The guy knows malware as he writes most of it himself.

    I think he is on PCP. Wait, that's me.

    I feel like I'm on PCP when I navigate a Tyler Durden post on an Android.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I think the man is brilliant...but he also loves to party!
     
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    I can't stop laughing. I shit you not.

    I remember the first episode of Saturday Night Live in 1975. We smokked shit that makes McAfee look sober and I Realized the world has changed forever laugh wise.

    The bias bastards at RT?

    These fuks are too dumb to realize how stupid they are.

    Damn, I wish I could embed vids on this pos droid. I have some funny shit even if ur a tea totaller
     
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    You just described every best freind I ever had in life. They knew they were clever bastards, why hide it?

    I could tell some good stories if this was a real party. hahahaha.
    this fukon typin dont cut it
     

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