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Binney told us: Snowden is right and the MSM is clueless.
He added: As Edward Snowden said, once they have the IP’s and/or other signatures of 28/29 [the supposed Russian hacking groups] and DNC/HRC/etc. [i.e. the DNC and Hillary Rodham Clinton], NSA would use Xkeyscore to help trace data passing across the network and show where it went.
And he stressed: If the idiots in the intelligence community expect us to believe them after all the crap they have told us (like WMD’s in Iraq and “no we don’t collect data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans”) then they need to give clear proof of what they say. So far, they have failed to prove anything.
Which suggests they don’t have proof and just want to war monger the US public into a second cold war with the Russians. After all, there’s lots and lots of money in that for the military-industrial-intelligence-governmental complex of incestuous relationships.
If you recall, a few years ago they pointed to a specific building in China that was where hacks on the US were originating. So, let’s see the same from the Russians. They don’t have it. That’s why they don’t show it. They want to swindle us again and again and again. You can not trust these intelligence agencies period.
Former NSA executive William Binney maintains that U.S. officials “know how many people [beyond the Russians] could have done this but they aren’t telling us anything. All they're doing is promoting another cold war.” Binney, who quit the NSA in 2001 rather than participate in the agency’s domestic data collection program, even compared allegations about Russian hacks to previous U.S. fabrications of intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the bombing of North Vietnam in 1964.
“This is a big mistake, another WMD or Tonkin Gulf affair that’s being created until they have absolute proof” of Russian complicity in the DNC hacks, he charged during a Newsweek interview. He noted that after the Kremlin denied complicity in the downing of a Korean Airlines flight in 1983, the U.S. “exposed the conversations where [Russian pilots] were ordered to shoot it down.” Obama officials “have the evidence now” of who hacked the DNC, he charged. “So let’s see it, guys.“
There always is the prospect that elements of a powerful military-industrial complex will influence national policy and strategy in the interest of favoring certain weapon systems not simply on the basis of military advantage, but for the benefit of the companies making them, or for the armed service using them, or for the locale where they and subsidiary instruments are made.
In the fifty years after the conclusion of World War II, three forces led to the maintenance of a military establishment of unprecedented proportions for the United States over such a length of time: the Cold War with the Soviet Union, involving an arms race throughout most of the period; the Korean War (1950–1953), and the Vietnam War (1964–1975). As the period ended (that is, as the Cold War at last appeared to have come to a close), a fourth situation assured continuation of military-industrial production—the deployment of forces and combat operations in the Persian Gulf region.
Despite the lowering of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union—and between Eastern Europe and western Europe—in 1989 and 1990, the Pentagon in 1990 still was planning to put $100 billion into the improvement of the nuclear arsenal over the next ten years. This was in addition to the continuation of the Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") research program. The SDI effort began in a television address to the nation by President Ronald Reagan on 23 March 1983.
In any case, "Star Wars" was the epitome of the kind of program best calculated to encourage the military-industrial complex. It involved the expenditure of billions of dollars a year for many years, with no end in sight. Its effects spread into many kinds of activities and into many parts of the country. Much of it was conducted in secrecy. There was no way that it could be criticized for being over budget or behind schedule.
originally posted by: Deetermined
a reply to: shawmanfromny
So, you're trying to say that Democrats are the ones who really want war with Russia even though they consistently claim the opposite and went as far as to try and "reset" the relationship? That doesn't make much sense to me, unless, the Russian reset was just a lie in an effort to trick Russia in the first place, or maybe just to trick the American people into thinking so?
originally posted by: intrptr
Another cold war? It the same world war ongoing since the end of the last one. The Mind Meld makes us think its all a bunch of disconnected little events.
Like the 'first' Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Inherent Resolve, they are all the same Gulf War.
The Cold war has been hotter than hell in a myriad of hapless countries, both sides contesting territory, resources and control.
Thing is one side is aggressive while the other is defending.
You figure out who's lying to you.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: shawmanfromny
The problem is that we already have a president who wants to increase military spending without actually being in a hot war! (And he seems to be picking a fight with North Korea, not Russia.)
Pentagon Looses Track of $6.5 Trillion Embezzled “Unaccounted Funds” at Expense of US Tax Payers Documentation of US Dept of Defense Admitting ‘Losing’ $6.5 Trillion ($65,000 Per Average US Family), with 18 Year History of ‘Losing’ Trillions. Your .01% illegal Rogue State Government at ‘Work’ Until ‘We the People’ Demand Arrests For Obvious Crimes in War, Looting, Lying
Catherine Austin Fitts just published documentation of Department of Defense (DOD) official audit reports from 1998 that acknowledge “losing track” of $6.5 trillion, along with Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) admission of “losing” over $100 billion. This is euphemistically termed “unaccounted,” and literally means that DOD agrees they received these funds, agrees the funds are gone, and then claims to not have records of where the money went.
A similar condition exists with the Federal Reserve, but we’re allowed a little clarity from this 5-minute video of Congressman Alan Grayson (an economist) asking questions of the Fed’s Inspector General during the Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in 2009, where she admits she has no idea who received trillions in off-balance-sheet transfers from the Fed: