Quick, ask yourself: who is Edward Snowden?
You know, of course. Now, ask yourself, who is William Binney?
You’ve never heard of him. Well, that is for a reason. It’s because what you know, or better, what you think you know, comes from the mass media. The mass media is, from the CBS and the New York Times to your favorite “Alternative Media” site, completely, 100%, controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency.
Well, that is a bit imprecise. CIA is a thing, with an office building in Virginia. Let’s zoom out a bit and call it “the Deep State.” But even that’s not good, because the Deep State is a more specific thing.
Let’s just call it The Cabal.
There is no such thing as “independent media” or “independent journalism.” There’s no money in “journalism” since the rise of Google.
A great example of this is the rise of Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Surely, Goodman is a scrappy progressive holding the State and Capital to account, right? Well, no, of course not.
Pacifica Foundation is an American non-profit organization that owns five independently operated, non-commercial, listener-supported radio stations known for their progressive/liberal political orientation. Its national headquarters adjoins station KPFK in Los Angeles, California. … Pacifica Foundation also operates the Pacifica Network, a program service supplying over 180 affiliated stations with various programs, primarily news and public affairs.
During the 1990s, a major controversy arose over rumors that the Pacifica National Board and national staff were attempting to centralize control of content … The controversy included highly publicized ideologically-charged disputes between listener organizations and Mary Frances Berry, a former chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, who chaired the corporation’s board at the time …
Just in time for 9/11, Amy Goodman was rocketed to the top of Pacifica and became a major left-wing “dissident” radio host. She gave publicity to anti-war groups like Code Pink.
But when the first American citizen arrested under the PATRIOT Act, Susan Lindauer, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white lady, Amy Goodman wasn’t interested in the story. She told Lindauer’s people, nah, she didn’t think her audience would be interested in a 9/11 whistleblower, who warned Congress of the impending attacks, being held in military prison under the PATRIOT Act.
You know, all those progressive anti-war people, they just wouldn’t be interested in such a thing. Instead, let’s talk about Bush’s whacky Evangelicalism and the oil companies. Besides, all those people in the trade center were Little Eichmanns anyway.
As they say, the best way to control the opposition is to lead it, right? Everyone reads 1984 and Brave New World in high school, but they never, ever, just look around and see what is right in front of their eyes.
An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents.
From a list of more than 50,000 cellphone numbers obtained by the Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and the human rights group Amnesty International and shared with 16 news organizations, journalists were able to identify more than 1,000 individuals in 50 countries who were allegedly selected by NSO clients for potential surveillance.
I love the language, Forbidden Stories “obtained” these cell phone numbers. How? From whom?
You know, I can imagine being a player in NSA can be frustrating in the same way being a player in the Pentagon can be. The Pentagon guys, they would complain, “these Israelis are just allowed to walk around, unescorted, walk into active conferences, and no on can complain because that’s the end of your career.”
Every time the Pentagon shares some high tech with the Israelis, within a month all those secrets are in Beijing.
NSA is part of Five Eyes, the intelligence sharing network of USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. (New Zealands crazy progressivism is always causing them to kick US nukes out and otherwise throw temper tantrums, but they are never leaving the club.)
You’l notice, of course, that Israel is not on that list. But nevertheless, the higher ups, like Michael Hayden – no doubt with his eyes towards his multi-million dollar payout joining the Israeli spies in the Chertoff Group – makes them all share “raw intelligence” with the Israelis.
This is what it means to be under a Zionist occupation government. The foreign country that controls your country bosses you around and tells you what to do, and you have to just sit there and take it. Jews own all the Congressmen, and the Presidents, one way because they have all of the Epstein videos, and they control what goes in the media and what stays out.
But sometimes factions fight each other, and here we see a huge, massive Israeli sigint op being taken down.
Now, you can believe, if you want, that “independent journalists” just put in a lot of shoe leather and “obtained” these phone numbers. But another story seems far more plausible to me.
They include 189 journalists, more than 600 politicians and government officials, at least 65 business executives, 85 human rights activists and several heads of state, according to The Washington Post, a consortium member. The journalists work for organizations including The Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and The Financial Times.
The Washinton Post, CIA’s house newspaper, imagine that.
Amnesty also reported that its forensic researchers had determined that NSO Group’s flagship Pegasus spyware was successfully installed on the phone of Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, just four days after he was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The company had previously been implicated in other spying on Khashoggi.
Trump’s son in law, and handler, Jared Kusher, from a Mossad family, assisted the Saudi MBS is staging his astonishing coup, and was involved in his chopping up of “Washington Post journalist” (cough) Jamal Khashoggi.
CIA specifically, and the Cabal generally, are never, ever going to let them live that one down. Khashoggi was a “made man” and little punks like Kushner don’t get to hit a made man.
Sometimes, Mossad, the little brother, gets too big for his britches and he has to be shown who is boss.
Most of the numbers listed were for Mexican phones, then the Middle East
Well, the Middle East connection is obvious, but Mexico? Isn’t it somewhat amazing how little media covers America’s neighbor to the south? Even when they discuss “the crisis on the border” they act like Mexico just can’t do anything about it.
Is Mexico a “failed state?” Not really. It has astonishing wealth. It’s not quite a first world country, but parts of it certain are. They have oil.
Yet other than “the crisis on the border” there’s just no discussion of it in the English langugage press. Quick – do you know who the President of Mexico is? I don’t. The only one I can remember was Vincente Fox, mostly because the name sounds Italian and he had that great Burt Reynold’s style moustache.
Of course, “Mexican Drug Cartels” sometimes appear, occasionally getting some press when there’s a horrific mass murder, or torture scandal. But I’m going to suggest that the reasons so many of the phones on the list were Mexican relates to this particular fascinating aspect of Mexican political culture.
In one case highlighted by the Guardian, Mexican reporter Cecilio Pineda Birto was assassinated in 2017 a few weeks after his cell phone number appeared on the leaked list.
The consortium’s “Pegasus Project” reporting bolsters accusations that not just autocratic regimes but democratic governments, including India and Mexico, have used NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware for political ends. Its members, who include Le Monde and Sueddeutsche Zeitung of Germany, are promising a series of stories based on the leak.
Pegasus infiltrates phones to vacuum up personal and location data and surreptitiously control the smartphone’s microphones and cameras. In the case of journalists, that lets hackers spy on reporters’ communications with sources.
The program is designed to bypass detection and mask its activity. NSO Group’s methods to infect its victims have grown so sophisticated that researchers say it can now do so without any user interaction, the so-called “zero-click” option.
Just after 9/11, 200 of so Israeli spies were rolled up and sent home. They kept the so-called “Dancing Israelis” in custody for a month, until Zionist Jew and Mossad double agent Michael Chertoff overruled the Americans and let them quietly return to Israel.
It’s hardly a surprise that NSA and CIA Michael Hayden joined the Chertoff Group once he left government. That son of a welder did quite well for himself betraying his country and working for her enemies; that is just what these people are.
He wasn’t the target, the people on the other side of the call were the targets.
But NSA sure as hell “unmasked” Carlson’s identity, and then one of them leaked it to the media.
Instead, the nation’s top electronic spy agency found that Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties and his name was subsequently revealed through “unmasking,” a process in which relevant government officials can request the identities of American citizens in intelligence reports to be divulged provided there is an official reason, such as helping them make sense of the intelligence documents they are reviewing.
It’s always a “conspiracy theory” until they admit it. Then, it’s “old news” and you’re a weirdo crank for worrying about “old news.”
Ever heard of these Krystal and Saagar people? They were on The Hill then went “indie” and now they getting hugely popular among “right wing” type people because they sometimes criticize Democrats.
Where did Glen Greenwald come from? He was put in charge by a billionaire oligarch of selecting which parts of the Snowden leaks would be reported on – and which ones wouldn’t. When that was over, he made a highly publicized break from The Intercept and now has become the darling of the right because he sometimes criticized Democrats.
Matt Taibbi, too. He’s pushed back against “Wokeness” as a “classical liberal” and how all the right wingers are covering him.
Well, who is Taibbi? I mean, isn’t it obvious? He was sent to Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union to push NATO-friendly liberalism. He’s CIA, duh. That is how the system works.
Again, we all read 1984 and Brave New World in high school but never put those lessons into practice.