Archive for the ‘Warfare – Asymmetrical/Cloak & Dagger/Covert Action’ Category

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Source: Guardian UK

The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services were recorded and analysed as part of a major project funded by the US military, in a program that covers ground similar to Facebook’s controversial experiment into how to control emotions by manipulating news feeds.

Research funded directly or indirectly by the US Department of Defense’s military research department, known as Darpa, has involved users of some of the internet’s largest destinations, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Kickstarter, for studies of social connections and how messages spread.

While some elements of the multi-million dollar project might raise a wry smile – research has included analysis of the tweets of celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, in an attempt to understand influence on Twitter – others have resulted in the buildup of massive datasets of tweets and additional types social media posts. (more…)

Source: Reddit

There’s one fact that should be ingrained in all the minds of all Americans who experienced 9/11, just like the images of the crumbling towers that fateful day, and that is the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Nationals. Not Iraqis, not Afghanis, and not Persians.

Saudis…and well connected ones at that.

Also remember that Saudi Arabia is not like any other country. You know where common citizens go about their day to day, work a 9 to 5, and come home and pay a mortgage. If your middle class or wealthier in that country, and native, you have some kind of connection to the royal family.

With all that being said, everyone in this community who’s been on top of the Sarasota connection to 9/11, the Saudis, and the Bush Administration need to keep the pressure on the media, politicians, and the public to not gloss over what happened in that city in Florida two weeks prior to 911 as well as the reasons for Bush’s coincidental and infamous presence at Emma E Booker Elementary on 9/11. (more…)

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In Another Example of police forces around the country becoming like mini-CIA paramilitary spy units, LA County Sheriff’s Department takes a page out of NYPD’s playbook and spies on an ENTIRE city via persistent surveillance equipment mounted on a small plane.

Source: End The Lie / CIR Online

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department secretly used a civilian aircraft to monitor the 10-square-mile area of Compton in 2012, recording high-resolution video of all that happened n the region.

“We literally watched all of Compton during the times that we were flying, so we could zoom in anywhere within the city of Compton and follow cars and see people,” said Ross McNutt of Persistent Surveillance Systems, according to The Atlantic. (more…)

Chile’s Elected Socialist leader, Salavador Allende and Cuba’s Fidel Castro in 1972

U.S. Covert Intervention in Chile: Planning to Block Allende Began Long before September 1970 Election

Nixon Alerted in Advance to Date of Coup, Retired CIA Operative Writes in Foreign Affairs
Archive Commends Long-Awaited Release of State Department Compendium of Records on U.S. Involvement in Promoting Chilean Coup
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 470

Posted May 23, 2014

For more information contact:
Peter Kornbluh 202/374-7281 or peter.kornbluh@gmail.com

Washington, DC, May 23, 2014 – Covert U.S. planning to block the democratic election of Salvador Allende in Chile began weeks before his September 4, 1970, victory, according to just declassified minutes of an August 19, 1970, meeting of the high-level interagency committee known as the Special Review Group, chaired by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger. “Kissinger asked that the plan be as precise as possible and include what orders would be given September 5, to whom, and in what way,” as the summary recorded Kissinger’s instructions to CIA Director Richard Helms. “Kissinger said we should present to the President an action plan to prevent [the Chilean Congress from ratifying] an Allende victory…and noted that the President may decide to move even if we do not recommend it.” (more…)

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Source: Forbes

As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin. If one anarchist has his way, it’ll soon be used to buy murder, too. (more…)

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CygBy: Cygnus

What many would assume is a prevalent “urban legend” in 20th Century America continues to surface again and again; even some 60 years after it rooted itself permanently in the psyche of the United States: Mind Control.  It might seem ridiculous to believe such a thing is scientifically possible…but is it ridiculous? Documents unearthed in the 1970s say it isn’t. What, then, do you suppose we should make of this police report involving a man who murdered 12 people inside the Washington Naval Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013?

A newly surfaced police report describes Washington Naval Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis complaining that people were following him and talking to him with “some sort of microwave machine”.  The report is dated August 07, 2013, just over one month before the date of the shooting.  (more…)

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Source: The Economic Collapse Blog

As we approach the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the Federal Reserve, it is absolutely imperative that we get the American people to understand that the Fed is at the very heart of our economic problems.  It is a system of money that was created by the bankers and that operates for the benefit of the bankers.  The American people like to think that we have a “democratic system”, but there is nothing “democratic” about the Federal Reserve.  Unelected, unaccountable central planners from a private central bank run our financial system and manage our economy.  There is a reason why financial markets respond with a yawn when Barack Obama says something about the economy, but they swing wildly whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opens his mouth.  The Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does by a huge margin.  The Fed is the biggest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, and if the American people truly understood how it really works, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately.  The following are 25 fast facts about the Federal Reserve that everyone should know… (more…)

Sources: Activist Post / The Daily Sheeple / The Corbett Report

A lesson in false flags…the history your kids won’t be taught at school. We all know that schools in the US discourage independent thought and the asking of questions. This is the design of the US education system today. It doesn’t matter if the facts are correct, just don’t question the party line!

James Corbett of The Corbett Report takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour of false flag history, from the Gleiwitz incident and the Lavon affair to Operation Northwoods and 9/11.

Full Transcript and Sources: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=7980

 

 

20_drughabbitCygBy: Cygnus

 

In present day ‘civilization’, the toxic result of the persistent influence of vice and violence manifests itself in daily life. It appears in ways that wouldn’t typically register as direct results of these influences. However, when you stand back and look at the big picture, you can clearly see the societal decay that most people are blind to, usually inducing them to ask the question: “What the hell is wrong with people today?”

For as long as Western Society has existed, there too has existed a trade in drugs.  The reasons for this trade have varied, but the traditional justification has always been profit. The demand was always high to get high; traders crossed deserts and oceans to peddle these profitable items. When a morality finally evolved around addiction to and use of drugs, the culture surrounding the trade, use and enjoyment of these substances was already deeply imbedded from the sewers to the senate. Many of this countries leadership come from families who were long involved in overseas trade in the early years of our nation and remember the profitability of narcotics in those days. (more…)

Source: RT

The US State Department’s travel alert and closure of more than 20 US embassies in Muslim countries are the result of a failure of US policy in the Arab world, and indicate how powerful Al-Qaeda has become there, author and historian Gerald Horne told RT.

Washington on Friday urged US travelers to take extra precautions due to the “continued potential for terrorist attacks” in the Middle East and North Africa. The alert, which warned of Al-Qaeda activity “possibly occurring and emanating from the Arabian Peninsula,” is applicable until at least August 31.

More than 20 US embassies and consulates have been temporarily closed in Muslim countries due to a “specific threat,” while the “increased threat” of Al-Qaeda terrorist attacks has prompted the UK and Germany to shut down their embassies in Yemen.

The global terror scares clearly show that the US policy in Middle East and North Africa has backfired, says Horne, who is Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston, Texas.

RT:With 21 embassies closing it doesn’t appear that the threat is that specific. What could we be talking about here?

Gerald Horne: Recall September 11, 2012, when the US Consulate in Benghazi, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were subjected to attack. Mr Stevens, as you recall, was killed. What this alert basically reflects is that US policy in that part of the world has backfired. For example, in Syria, the United States has encouraged, if not supported, a war against the Damascus-based regime of [President Bashar] Assad. This has involved a number of US nationals and European nationals going into Syria to fight with the so-called jihadists. This is giving a shot in the arm to Al-Qaeda backed forces, such as the al-Nusra Front in Syria, which is tied to Al-Qaeda in Iraq… In the last month [they] have been engaged in a spate of car bombings in Baghdad and the surrounding region. So it seems to me that the State Department alert reflects a failure of US policy.

RT:And this is indicative of how powerful Al-Qaeda has become?

GH: Absolutely. The rumors about Al-Qaeda’s death have been greatly exaggerated. It is not only the fact that you have the US collaborating with the so-called Islamists in 2011 to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi in Libya. It is the fact that those Islamists then spread their tentacles into neighboring Algeria, where there was an attack on an energy installation a few months ago, and into neighboring Niger, where the so-called Islamists attacked a uranium facility leading to a number of deaths. And into neighboring Mali where they took over basically Northern Mali before being expelled by the French forces. All this is a direct outgrowth, and a direct result of a failed US policy.

RT:What are the consequences of these embassies being shut? Could they be closed for a longer period – beyond Sunday?

GH: It is unclear how long these embassies and consulates will be closed down. But August is the month when US nationals, generally speaking, take vacations – and many of them take vacations and tours in that part of the world. Now with US embassies and consulates basically shuttered, this means that if they encounter any difficulties abroad they will not be able to go to their taxpayer-supported embassies and consulates to get assistance.

RT:Apart from embassies, what else or who else could be a target?

GH: Well, I am afraid to say, there might even be attacks, let’s hope not on the US mainland. I recall when there was a similar alert a few years ago, you had armed guards with machine guns in the Los Angeles airport, for example, because they were expecting some kind of attack. Obviously there are all sorts of US corporate facilities in that region that could be subjected to attack. It is a very dangerous turn of events.

RT:Is this a sign that US intelligence is actually working?

GH: Well, we’ll know within days or weeks. I don’t think so. Despite the drones, and the National Security Agency which monitors the Internet and bugs telephone calls, it is still astonishing how much the US intelligence agencies do not know about those who are plotting against US interests.