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A cyberattack that crippled fuel supplies on the East Coast of the US and sent gas prices soaring could have been an inside job conducted by American spooks, rather than foreign hackers, a prominent Russian IT expert has claimed.
After a massive systems failure caused the Colonial Pipeline to shut down, Natalya Kaspersky, the founder and former CEO of security software firm Kaspersky Lab, as well as one of Russia’s wealthiest women, made the explosive suggestions in an interview with RIA Novosti on Friday. She alleges that the US’ top foreign intelligence agency, the CIA, has a crack team of digital warriors who are able to masquerade as overseas hacking groups.
According to her, the group, known as UMBRAGE, is adept at hiding its online footprints. The existence of the team first came to light in a series of documents published by WikiLeaks in 2017 and subsequently picked up by American media. At the time, USA Today said that the shadowy operatives “may have been cataloguing hacking methods from outside hackers, including in Russia, that would have allowed the agency to mask their identity by employing the method during espionage.”
originally posted by: PokeyJoe
a reply to: Caled
A few years ago, my wife and I were sound asleep, when all of a sudden we both shot up awake at the exact same time. There, in the middle of our bedroom, were 2 bright white pillars of light, from floor to ceiling. The almost looked like 2 florescent lights standing end to end. We both saw them, so it was not a dream or a hallucination or anything like that. It was so strange and so surreal. The crazy thing about it is that we both then just shrugged it off and went right back to sleep...almost like there was an outside influence on us, keeping us calm and controlling us in that moment.
Still have no idea what we saw, but it bugs me almost every day.
originally posted by: EndtheMadnessNow
US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape
An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime.
According to the former sicario (assassin), there was “a group of elite Marines, there were [members] of the United States Navy, there were Delta Forces, there was everything there.”
The cartel dropout’s account is consistent with years of reports which show that U.S. Special Forces training is diffusing into the service of paramilitaries in Mexico.
The Special Forces training has been funded under the Plan Mérida, which has resulted in the U.S. providing more than $1.6 billion for fighting the War on Drugs, most of it in military aid.
According to a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Craig Deare, it was likely that more than 500 GAFEs trained in the U.S. with the 7th Special Forces Group (SFG), nicknamed the “snake-eaters.”
Duke Webb: Army Member Is Accused Rockford Illinois Bowling Alley Mass Shooter
Webb is a “special forces assistant operations and intelligence sergeant assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), located at Camp Bull Simons, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. He joined the Army in 2008 and was on leave at the time of the shooting,” according to the Rockford Register Star.
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Murderous Guatemalan special forces trained at Pentagon’s WHINSEC
The Kaibiles and other security forces were trained by the U.S. in counterinsurgency and unconventional warfare before, during, and after Guatemala’s 36-year genocide.
After a 1999 report commissioned by the United Nations determined that the more than 200,000 people killed and disappeared by the Guatemalan Army constituted a genocide, the School of the Americas briefly closed, before reopening a year later under a new name: the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC).
Like the 7th SFG “snake-eaters,” the Kaibiles are sustained by killing. Their motto is: “Si avanzo, sígueme. Si me detengo, aprémiame. Si retrocedo, mátame!” (“If I advance, follow me. If I stop, urge me on. If I retreat, kill me!”)
Around 9/11 timeframe the "School of the Americas" was changed to 👇
"FREEDOM PEACE AND FRATERNITY", Maltese cross
originally posted by: Guyfriday
a reply to: crankyoldman
I'm not going to touch that.
What I will touch is this:
"What's with the rumor floating about that this is Biden's last week as President? Seems like there might be buzz that Harris is going to 25A him or something. Anyone know where this came from?
In the two years before the coronavirus pandemic, Kadlec aggressively pursued efforts to fulfill his vision for national preparedness, the Post examination found. He assumed greater control over acquisitions for the Strategic National Stockpile, which in 2018 was moved from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and placed under his authority, the examination found.
Last year, a simulation organized by Kadlec’s office dubbed “Crimson Contagion” revealed how unprepared the government was for a pandemic. An
In the summer of 2012, Kadlec and El-Hibri formed the small biodefense company East West Protection with W. Craig Vanderwagen, who had worked in the Bush administration as the first leader of ASPR. Records show that Kadlec was managing director and a part-owner of the firm.
As detailed in Part I of this series, the Dark Winter exercise eerily predicted many aspects of what would follow just months later during the 2001 anthrax attacks, including predictions that threatening letters would be sent to members of the press with the promise of biological weapons attacks involving anthrax. Dark Winter also provided the initial narrative for the 2001 anthrax attacks, which held that Iraq and Al Qaeda had been jointly responsible. However, soon after the attacks, evidence quickly pointed to the anthrax having originated from a domestic source linked to military experiments. In addition, several Dark Winter participants and authors either had apparent foreknowledge of those attacks (especially Jerome Hauer) and/or were involved in the FBI’s controversial investigation into the attacks (including Robert Kadlec).
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Dark Winter’s other co-authors — Randall Larsen, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby — personally briefed Dick Cheney on Dark Winter, at a time when Cheney and his staff had been warned by another Dark Winter figure, Jerome Hauer, to take the antibiotic Cipro to prevent anthrax infection. It is unknown how many members of the administration were taking Cipro and for how long
Patrick’s work with Battelle on creating a more potent form of anthrax, as well as his work with SAIC in studying the effect of anthrax sent through the mail, began around the same time that BioPort had secured a monopoly over the production of the anthrax vaccine, recently made mandatory for all U.S. troops by the Pentagon. As detailed in Part II of this series, BioPort’s facility that produced its anthrax vaccine was, at the time, rife with problems and had lost its license to operate. Despite the Pentagon having given BioPort millions to use for renovations of the factory, much of that money instead went towards senior management bonuses and redecorating executive offices. Millions more simply “disappeared.”
In mid-January 2020, Emergent BioSolutions assumed leadership in finding solutions to mitigate the potential spread of the coronavirus. The company proactively reached out to government agencies and other organizations. Emergent was offering its years of experience in developing and manufacturing vaccines to find solutions.
Emergent BioSolutions then established partnerships with Vaxart and Novavax, aimed at developing and manufacturing a potential coronavirus vaccine. Both Vaxart and Novavax are small-scale biotechnology firms that were already underway with the production of a potential vaccine for the virus.
Congressional documents not only allude to the conflicts of interest but the dangers of unethical human experimentation on vaccine-damaged military personnel. Even though the vaccine lacked an FDA license (and with its safety and efficacy data consistent with its wide-spread military use), contracts required exclusive use of the Bioport anthrax vaccine. As a result, the majority of the vaccines acquired were unsafe and unusable.
By 2003, 2.4 million U.S. troops had been vaccinated against anthrax, leaving many with disabilities as well as a wide range of symptoms like joint pain, permanent headaches, and other long-term side effects. Despite this, Bioport continued to state that the anthrax vaccine was safe in humans, inevitably, demonstrating the unquestionable dire ethical concerns.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness and Innovation, or CEPI, is funding various efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. In March, the foundation pledged $4 million to Novavax. On Monday, Novavax said CEPI increased that funding by $384 million.
CEPI was conceived in 2015 and formally launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. It was co-founded and co-funded with US$460 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, and a consortium of nations, being Norway, Japan, Germany; to which the European Union (2019) and Britain (2020) subsequently joined. CEPI is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
a reply to: crankyoldman
I remember Watergate, it was a big deal.
It's effects were cleansing, and this country is WAY overdue for a Big Cleansing.