As a Canadian, I have no dog in this race, being neither American nor Russian, but for the sake of historical accuracy, I am making the case that the blame for the lousy relations between the two superpowers falls primarily on America, not Russia, and this is a frightening fact should things somehow deteriorate into conflict.
Russia went to war with Georgia in 2008 and stripped off two provinces and then went to war with the Ukraine in 2014, still not over but at a low level, and took the Crimea. On the surface it doesn’t look good for Russia.
Dig deeper. The Russians didn’t make the rule that it was now permissible in Europe to strip off territory from one country and give it to another on the basis of demographics. The Americans made that rule, more specifically Bill Clinton. Who gave him the right? No one. The Russians are just playing by Clinton’s rule.
Nor did the Russians set the precedent that you can commit egregious war crimes in international conflicts and pay no price for it. Clinton and his allies in NATO did that. The victims ran into the millions and many will continue to suffer for generations. The Russians may or may not have committed war crimes in their wars, but they are measly by comparison.
Go back to Serbia. 1999. America launched one of the most diabolical and unjustified wars of aggression in history.
Boris Yelstin was Russian leader then. He had done the impossible and ended the Soviet Union in 1991 and then liberated from foreign occupation more people than anyone else in history at a stroke of a pen. He was a far cry in character from everyone’s favorite villain, his successor Vladimir Putin. The problem for him was that while the old world had died, the new world had yet to be born, and Russia was experiencing very serious economic problems. While a large number of people were in a desperate straits, a handful of opportunists were stealing everything in sight and becoming instant billionaires. Yelstin needed peace and especially good relations with the Americans to try to get Russia back on its feet. The world needed those things too for a better future undreamed of in the dark days of the Cold War.
On March 24, 1991, the Russian prime minister Yegneny Primakov was in the air flying to Washington for a meeting with Vice-President Al Gore to discuss an agreement worth $16 billion which would have cemented co-operation between the two former foes. When Primakov heard that the bombing of Serbia had started, he turned the flight around. The Americans could take the #*%!& $16 billion and shove it, he said, or words to that effect. The Russians would never trust the Americans again for a very long time.
Serbia was defenceless. At best they had 20 modern warplanes worthy of the name, MiG 29s from the 1970s, but most birds could fly higher than the range of their air defence system. Yeltsin considered putting in an effective system but decided against it because he did not want war, and who is going to attack a defenceless nation? Clinton would, joined by an armada of 12 other NATO counties. Yelstin declared that this is a war of aggression and if they put boots on the ground, it’s World War 3.
According to the UN, members before going to war except in self-defence must receive approval from the Security Council. None of the NATO nations asked for or received permission to bomb Serbia. The UN is a farce at the best of times, but under their rules of international law (q.v.) this was an illegal war. Rules at the UN are always for someone else, as Israel well knows.
Clinton claimed he was acting on a behalf of any ally. Who was the ally? A branch of the Albanian mafia, led by one of the world’s notorious criminals, Hashim Thaci.
In 11 weeks NATO planes flew 38,000 combat missions. They fired 2,300 missiles and dropped 14,000 bombs.
The Serbians put the number of civilians killed at 2,000. The number of children may have ranged up to a third.
The Serbians say 300 schools and libraries were destroyed, 40,000 homes, and 90 historic sites.
NATO bombed a bridge while a passenger train was going over it, killing 15, injuring 44; others who may have been on the train were never accounted for.
They hit another passenger train killing 55 and wounding 60.
They hit a passenger bus killing 50 and wounding 13. Most of the victims were children and old people.
They hit a prison repeatedly at different times. The final death count reached 100.
They hit the national radio and television building in Belgrade, the capital, killing 16 and wounding 16.
They dropped mercury into the Danube River and caused so many miscarriages, that doctors told all pregnant women they’d better abort.
They dropped 2,000 cluster bombs which were comprised of 380,000 bomblets. Five per cent did not explode meaning 20,000 bomblets were left on the ground. They didn’t tell the Serbians where they were until 2007, if even then. Meanwhile up to that point six children had been killed and another 12 injured coming in contact with the unexploded bomblets. The Serbians were required to clear 11 million square miles of these bomblets.
That was by no means the worst of it. The Americans dropped 9.5 tons of depleted uranium bombs on Serbia and Kosovo.
Altogether 10 million people were exposed to radiation and the cancer rate in Serbia and Kosovo today is 2.5 times higher than in the rest of the world and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
The UN head of mission, Bakary Kante of Senegal, who was in Serbia during the war, filed a report over the horrific consequences stretching over generations affecting both people and the environment of these weapons. Do you know what the UN brass did? They hid the report. It hasn’t been seen to this day. An American reporter named Robert Parsons, based in Switzerland, got his hands on part of the report and published it, or we may not even have heard of it. The UN was determined to hush it up and so were the Americans.
Kante’s report was categorical in the assessment that future generations living on the bombarded soil will suffer from cancers such as leukemia, and the number of miscarriages and deformities of newborns would increase.
Kante’s report further said that this kind of bombing, had contaminated nature in the former Yugoslavia with toxic substances among which the most dangerous is polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), highly cancerogenous and responsible for immunological diseases. The report said that one litre of PCB is enough to contaminate one billion gallons of water.
Dr. Nebojsha Srbljak said in 2001 the results of these bombs have had devastating effects on health. “There is no other place in the modern world where so many people and so many young people — aged between 30 and 40 — die from cancer. Blood and lung cancer are most widespread.”
The New York Times reported in 2001 that soldiers from nations which sent them to the war had begun to fall sick and die in large numbers.
Marlise Simons: “Alarm bells rang first in Belgium, where nine Balkan veterans have fallen ill with cancer, five having since died. Two veterans have died of leukemia in the Netherlands, and one in Spain. France said it was treating four veterans for leukemia. In Italy, 30 veterans contracted serious illnesses, 12 of whom developed cancer. Six of the cancer patients have already died of leukemia.”
A British biologist, Dr. Roger Coghill, said at a London conference that “one single particle of depleted uranium lodged in a lymph node can devastate the entire immune system.”
A pertinent report released in 2014 revealed a notable increase in the number of patients with malignant tumors, according to Slobodan Cekaric, the head of the Serbian Cancer Society.
Lymph node cancer incidences between 1999 and 2012 rose 80 percent, with terminal cases showing an 11 percent rise. Malignant diseases in Serbia have grown at a higher rate than in Western Europe, increasing year to year.
According to expert estimates, in 2013 and 2014 alone, cancer incidences in Kosovo, rose a hefty 57 percent, he said.
Slobodan Cekaric: “If this trend is maintained, Serbia will have 5,500 registered cancer patients per million residents compared to just 2,000 per million elsewhere in the world.”
“Ten million Serbians were exposed to radiation during the NATO bombings and still remain so today.”
Last year group of Serbians launched a suit against NATO in an attempt to obtain compensation. Srdjan Aleksic, a Serbian lawyer who leads the legal team, formed by the Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists, said: “In Serbia, 33,000 people fall sick because of this every year (many of them children.)”
That’s a glance at the physical damage. More grievous, for the long run, is that Clinton sabotaged any chance of friendly relationships between the US and Russia for generations just when there was an opportunity to give peace a chance, as they used to say.
Kosovo had been a Serbian province for 700 years. Clinton stripped it off and gave it to the Albanian mafia on the basis of demographics. From that point in time, the Russians took the attitude that what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Their two provinces in Georgia have a majority Russian population and Crimea was part of Russia long before it got stripped into the Ukraine.in the 1950s by Nikita Khrushchev, who was from the Ukraine. Crimea includes of the port of Sevastopol with access to the Black Sea, with military and economic importance. The Americans are paying lip service to Russia returning the Crimea to the Ukraine but that will happen the day after the Likud gives east Jerusalem to the Arabs or the sun dies, whichever comes first. The Americans could return Kosovo to Serbia, correct a grievous injustice, and that would go a long way to repairing relations with Russia.
It gets even worse.
Once NATO’s ally, the Albanian mafia, took over Kosovo a mob fell upon the 100,000 Gypsies living there, burning their homes or driving them out, murdering some, raping women, dispossessing them of all of their property, including their cars. The British set up a camp for them on a toxic dump, left them there without access to fresh water, and walked away. They all got sick from lead poisoning.
No one for four years provided medical care. If it weren’t for volunteers coming in from elsewhere in Europe to try to help them, the UN, which took over for NATO, would have just let them all suffer or die miserable deaths without offering them even an aspirin to ease their pain.
Paul Polansky, head of mission for the Society for Threatened Peoples International in Switzerland, said the UN abandoning Gypsies on toxic wasteland, which damaged the health of all and caused any number of deaths, was an act of genocide. At one point Albanian hoodlums beat up Gypsies, severely injuring some children. The UN would not take these children to the hospital.
Not NATO nor anyone else made any attempt to obtain for these people compensation for the property stolen from them, damage to their health, deaths, or personal losses.
It gets even worse.
The mafia rounded up minorities, put them in concentration camps, fed the healthiest to fatten them up, and then killed them to sell their body parts.
The government had been the source of all rampant crime in Kosovo. The UN, whose agency was called UNMIK, was supposed to be providing the policing. It never arrested any member of the mafia for anything.
Kosovo, now independent, floods Europe with heroin and is involved in every crime in the book. Or as Milos Zemos, president of the Czech Republic, summed it up, “Kosovo is ruled by a mafia regime financed by the trafficking in narcotics.”
Clinton created a failed state and for what purpose? Unemployment runs beyond 30 per cent and street crime is rampant. This is a never-ending story. While those who run Kosovo were committing crimes against their own people during the Obama regime, who was encouraging them all the time? Obama’s ambassador.
Vedat Xhymshiti: “Some citizens of the country, outraged by US ambassador Greg Delawie, whose office permanently supported politicians who are officially accused of crime involvement, had initiated an online petition to address their concern at … Obama’s office in Washington. This democratic act received an imminent threat by the country’s prime minister Isa Mustafa, describing it as an act of terrorism.”
Let’s go back to the Ukraine. When the Soviet Union fell, the Ukraine possessed 1,700 nuclear warheads, third largest number in the world, They didn’t want them, but their leaders said, with an eye on Russia, maybe we should hang on to 30 or 40. Clinton told them in 1994, “You don’t have to worry. America will always have your back.” After Russia invaded Georgia, they again expressed their concerns in 2009. Obama told them, “You don’t have to worry. America will always have your back.”
What happened? Paul Johnson, UK historian best known here for his history of the Jews, said Putin knew a weakling when he saw one and took full advantage. He wrote this just after Trump came on the scene. “No one could be a bigger contrast to the spineless, pusillanimous, and underdeserving Barack Obama, who has never done a thing for himself and is entirely the creation of reverse discrimination.”
“Under Obama the U.S. — by far the richest and most productive nation on earth — has been outsmarted, outmaneuvered and made to appear a second-class power by Vladimir Putin’s Russia. America has presented itself as a victim of political and economic Alzheimer’s disease, a case of national debility and geopolitical collapse.”
The required response to aid the Ukraine was very simple. Putin telegraphed his moves and there was plenty of time for Obama to send in an aircraft carrier and some support ships into Sevastopol. Only two things could have happened, Putin would have blinked, most likely, or everyone would have headed for what remained of the fallout shelters. But there is no other way to stand up to a threat of aggression except head on.
Obama did absolutely nothing.
Even after Russia acted Obama refused to supply the Ukraine with weapons they requested despite the fact that fighting had spilled over into their home territory. Trump sent them anti-tank weapons immediately.
The same slide to war was happening in the Far East, but a few paces behind. China was turning the South China Sea into a Chinese lake affecting ownership of natural resources. In the crosshairs were the Philippines and Vietnam. In the summer of 2016 China told India, you have to choose up sides in the coming conflict over the South China Sea. The Philippines, despite having a formal defence treaty with the US, went to talk to China directly after its leader Rodrigo Duterte called Obama “a son of a whore” for hanging them out to dry. The Vietnamese are still the same old Vietnamese and prepared to fight. When Trump got in he sent an aircraft carrier into Hanoi and things calmed down.
No sooner had Trump won the 2016 election than the entire Democratic zoo began chanting in unison, “Russia, Russia, Russia” — everyone from Pocahontas to Spartacus to Da Nang Dick to Adam O. Sscchhiitt. Putin had enabled Trump to win the election was the hysterical scream throughout the US mass media, the MSM, which is little more than the propaganda wing of the Democratic zoo. The warmongering hit its peak when Trump met Putin at Helsinki where Trump was blasted for not kicking Putin in the shins for his interference. There was just one minor detail. There had been no outside interference that affected the outcome of the US election by Russians or anyone else.
This hysteria led to the appointment of Robert Mueller as special prosecutor by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to investigate a crime that never happened, Trump colluding with the Russians. Anyone else with an honest bone in his body would have come back in two months and said there is nothing here. Not Mueller. He has a long record of persecuting the innocent and turning a blind eye to the guilty. He was in his element.
Mueller first made his miserable name in Massachusetts. Evidence surfaced that four men convicted of murder were innocent. Instead of getting them sprung, he let them rot in prison, while shooting the messengers, figuratively. After he was gone the four received $100 million in compensation, two posthumously.
Then in 2001 after being appointed FBI director he headed an investigation into an anthrax attack. He started by ignoring the likely suspects, al Queda, and dragged it out for 10 years persecuting two innocent Americans one after the other. The first won $6 million in compensation; the second committed suicide. At the end he wrote a self-serving phoney report.
The hoax of Russian election interference centres around two main events, the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) server in June 2016 with the e-mails posted on WikiLeaks in July and the theft in March of the e-mails of John Podesta, campaign chairman, which appeared on WikiLeaks in October.
The Democrats blamed the Russians for the DNC hack and they were off to the races. Later Robby Mook, Hillary’s campaign manager, would add, on the basis of his dreams, that the Russians did it at the behest of Trump. But the Russians, specifically the GRU military intelligence agency, which was blamed, had nothing to do with either theft of e-mails.
Let’s take them one at a time. The DNC brought in CrowdStrike, a company headed by two known hoaxers, George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch, to determine who hacked their server. The Russians, they announced; and we figured it out in two hours.
Immediately a character by the name of Guccifer 2.0 responded that the Russians didn’t do it. I did. I was on the scene.
The first to publicly challenge the conclusions of CrowdStrike was the Mossad that summer. Debkafile, an Israeli website specializing in intelligence matters, asked contacts in the Mossad, is it even possible to identify a hacker in two hours? The reply was, if pigs can fly, it is.
Their full answer was that in identifying hackers, you first try to establish motive. The Mossad would have immediately ruled out the GRU as a likely suspect. “They concentrate resources on securing strategic and economic data and have no possible interest in information relating to Bernie Sanders’s religious orthodoxy.”
To the main point, the Mossad said that no one could determine the source of the hack in two hours. They explained “getting to the bottom of an APT (advanced persistent threat) calls for extra-powerful computers, working in conjunction with the Internet service provider (ISP), and consuming weeks, if not months of analysis.”
As time went on, other tech experts came forward and said the theft could not have been done remotely unless you can suspend the laws of physics. The package taken was too large. It could only have been done locally.
Who was lying, CrowdStrike or Guccifer 2.0, could have been resolved easily if the FBI had done what any village police force in the world would have done and examined the server. When they requested to do that, the DNC told them to get lost and they just walked away.
On the basis of his absurd DNC Russian hacking claim and previous work he did for a private client in 2013 Kurtz comes off as nothing more than a scam artist. He identified the hacker of a private client as Hurricane Panda out of China. He then collected his exorbitant fee and ran. What’s wrong with this is there ain’t no such animal as Hurricane Panda.
Josh Weider: “George Kurtz has quite the resume. Perhaps you remember the time he spent at McAfee, a company founded by a drug-addled heavily-armed lunatic and maybe murderer whose recent contributions to infosec include being one of the handful of companies to use BSAFE encryption library in their products, the library famously back-doored by government security contractors/prostitutes RSA for a National Security Agency cheque in the amount of $10 million.
“Or perhaps you are more familiar with his time as chief financial officer of General Motors, whose flagship ‘IT’ product, OnStar, is best known to actual security researchers as the government tracking device that allows police to disable your car remotely and quite likely kill you in the process. Did I say police? Because I meant basically anybody who has a computer and can read. And did I say disable? Because I also meant unlock the car and start the engine.
“George Kurtz is to the information technology community what Bull Connor was to the civil rights community. Which is to say: not helpful.”
Weider supplies the technical details of the Hurricane Panda scam.
Kurtz’s partner Alperovitch, who has close ties to anti-Russian Ukrainians, got into the act in the fall of 2016. Kurtz had declared that Fancy Bear of Russian intelligence did the DNC hack. Alperovitch solemnly announced that Fancy Bear had hacked Ukrainian artillery and knocked 80 per cent out of commission.
Donna Brazile, the interim DNC chairman, was quick to tweet, “Cybersecurity firm finds a link between DNC hack and Ukrainian artillery.”
The tweet engendered publicity through the length and breadth of the MSM, without anyone as usual bothering to check anything. Despite the intense competition, this news item could have won the Fake News Pulitzer Prize, the one award that all MSM hacks and flacks aspire to someday winning.
The Ukrainian defence minister quickly announced that nothing of this sort ever happened.
It wasn’t difficult to track Alperovitch’s source. He scalped it out of a Russian blog entitled, “Bullhorn of Totalitarian Propaganda.”
Guccifer 2.0 did his best to protect his identity because he doesn’t want to go to prison, but he did have a long cyber romance with former actress-model Robbin Young, still a dish and a half. At one point he asked her if she knew a good private eye because his courier to WikiLeaks had been murdered in Washington and he was afraid that the DC Police would cover it up and not do a proper investigation. He named the courier, Seth Rich. And, indeed, the police falsely described the murder as a “robbery gone wrong,” which is preposterous.
Rich worked at the DNC and like all Sanders’s supporters was incensed at the way the DNC had sabotaged his campaign. But Guccifer 2.0 was non-political. He hacks for the same reason mountain climbers do what they do. He explained himself in a dissertation he sent in the fall of 2016 to a cybersecurity conference in London. His identity was confirmed by Thomas Fox Brewster of Forbes Magazine. He’s a foreigner, probably Romanian, but has been in the US a long time. He knows how to use the word “ain’t” correctly. You can’t learn that in any language course.
He told Robbin Young that he had worked for a very long time on the DNC theft with a full-time assistant. At the conference he referred to Josh Uretsky, the data director for Sanders who had been recommended by Rich and then fired by the DNC in Dec. 2015. The firing was a sore point among Sanders’s supporters. If Guccifer 2.0 had not been present at that early time, he would not have known about the firing.
The bottom line, he said, was that the NGP VAN company had sold the DNC a program full of holes and he just walked through the holes.
Guccifer 2.0: “Who made it possible, that I hacked into the DNC? … You already know the answer. This is the NGP VAN company that operates the DNC network. And this is its CEO Stu Trevelyan who is really responsible for the breach.
“Their software is full of holes. And you knew about it even before I came on stage.”
Guccifer 2.0 swiped the e-mails on May 20, 2016, handed them to Seth Rich, who relayed them to Gavin MacFayden, an American who was director for the Centre of Investigative Journalism in London and a close associate of Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks. MacFayden would die of natural causes that October. I was not being facetious when I wrote that last sentence.
Let’s go to the murder. We can guess the motive of those who beat up Rich prior to his being shot. We can also guess the likely suspects.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the DNC chairman, had the most to lose from the e-mails being published on WikiLeaks, which would happen July 22. The e-mails showed DNC officials conspiring to stop Sanders, running against Hillary Clinton, from becoming the presidential candidate. Wasserman-Schultz resigned in disgrace when the e-mails appeared.
I am not suggesting that Wasserman-Schultz told someone directly to have a talk with Rich in hopes of persuading him to block the publication. We are now at July 10. The idea could have come from someone else close to the boss-lady. The consequences of the e-mails being published was no secret.
Wasserman-Schultz had surrounded herself for years by a gang of Pakistani hoodlums, who acted as her high-tech experts. They were led by Imran Awan. He was well-known to the police because his various concubines kept calling them to complain that Awan had beat them and to ask for help. The gang was reported having ties to the Hezbollah terrorist organization and bragged of knowing people who did kidnapping on demand in Pakistan in order to frighten people during shakedowns.
After his 12-hour shift at the DNC, Rich as usual went to a bar he frequented. This night he seemed to be depressed over a girl, asked the bartender to stop playing a sad country song, and drank heavily. He left at 1:15 a.m. His home was 1.7 miles away, a normal half-hour leisurely walk. Since he was wobbly it might have taken him longer than normal but he didn’t arrive near to this home until three hours later.
It seems obvious he had been detained along the way and beat up. When he appeared near his home Rich had bruises on his face, hands, and knees. The only people who would know his movements in the middle of the night from the bar to his home were people who knew him or knew someone who knew him. The only people informed enough to know what questions to ask in between slugging him were high-tech experts. The only people who had a motive to beat him up, after possibly luring him to a location by someone who knew him, were associates of Wasserman-Schultz, who wanted him to block the publication of the e-mails. There was no attempt at robbery. He left his place of detention still wearing his watch, a $2,000 necklace, and with his cellphone and wallet.
As he approached his home he was talking on his phone to a girlfriend or former girlfriend and accusing her of setting him up.
Two men appeared behind him. They called out to him. Said one, “Stop! Turn around! It doesn’t have to be this way. Think of your family.” The man spoke with a New England, possibly Connecticut, accent.
Rich’s last words on the phone apparently were: “They are going to off me! You knew this! How could you do this?”
There was a punch. Rich kept walking. The men then fired two bullets in his back.
The shooters made no attempt to rob him. Why should they take a chance of leaving fingerprints when they had already made their payday?
Rich was still alive a few hours after he was taken to the hospital. The family said he was in a state of confusion and feeling no pain before he died. That would not have been from the alcohol, the effects of which would have worn off long before this.
To this day the chief medical officer has refused to release the autopsy report. The public has not been told the cause of death. Someone who would know why the cause of death has not been released is Steven Wasserman, an assistant attorney in DC, brother of her nibs. The DC Police asking no questions of no one, just wrote off the murder as a “robbery gone wrong.” Democrats call all the shots in DC.
The mysteries are only just begun. We have two investigative journalists working independently who talked to FBI agents in the cyber squad who said the FBI took possession of Rich’s computer within days after his death. What happened to the computer? That should not be a rhetorical question. What’s on the computer proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Rich supplied the e-mails to WikiLeaks and not the Russians, which is still the Mueller claim, as he goes round and round chasing after his shadow exactly as he did in the anthrax case.
One of the journalists is Seymour Hersh, the legendary Seymour Hersh. He posted an audio of what the FBI told him. He spoke mostly of process. Rich sent samples of e-mails to WikiLeaks. Hersh said, and asked for money.
Seymour Hersh: “Then later WikiLeaks did get the password. He had a Dropbox — a protected Dropbox — which isn’t hard to do. I mean you don’t have to be an IT wizard. He was certainly, was not a dumb kid.”
The other journalist is Malia Zimmerman, as reliable as Hersh. The FBI provided her with copious details.
Malia Zimmerman: “A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with WikiLeaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.
“He said: ‘I have seen and read the e-mails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,’ …. He said the e-mails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department.”
“The federal investigator, who requested anonymity, said 44,053 e-mails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from Jan. 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21.”
She wrote this in 2017 with the FBI agent under the impression that the FBI still had the computer. But James Comey, then the FBI chief, announced an investigation into a Russian connection to the DNC hack late in July 2016 and was still testifying about Russians, Russians, Russians before Congress until he was fired the next year.
Something doesn’t add up in the FBI because if anyone looks at the computer, they can write off a major plank in the Russian hoax. But no one outside the cyber squad seems to have looked at it. And what police force in the world on purpose makes material evidence in a murder case vanish without a trace? The FBI under Comey did.
Under Obama the FBI was politicized to its gizzards and the Democrats do not want this murder investigated under any circumstances. But surely now that the decapitated Jeff Sessions is out as chief at the justice department and there’s a new FBI director, it should be possible to track down Rich’s computer. I wouldn’t be surprised if Democrats in the FBI destroyed the records and even the computer itself or its contents but both Hersh and Zimmerman talked to actual agents. They can’t make the agents vanish.
There is one other indication that Seth Rich delivered the e-mails to WikiLeaks and not Russians. Assange offered a $20,000 reward for any information leading to solving the murder. He would not pull the name out of a hat of an American murder victim he did not know and had not sacrificed his life in order to bring truth to light at WikiLeaks.
We come to the Podesta e-mails, which is a much simpler case. Mueller is going nuts trying to make a big deal of Jerome Corsi being aware of the existence of the e-mails in August and that this could lead to the Russians. The e-mails were swiped in March by Sanders supporters but they didn’t seem to know what to do with them. They must have talked to a fair number of people and finally were led in the direction of WikiLeaks. So why wouldn’t word get back to Corsi about the e-mails’ existence? You could take any retarded guy, lobotomize him, and he would do a better job as a cop than Mueller. The Mail Online in the UK published the whole story of how WikiLeaks got the e-mails in Dec. 2016 and all the lobotomized retarded guy would have to do is read that. No Russians were involved.
Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close Assange associate, said in his blog early in Sept. 2016 that he would be coming to a whistleblowers’ conference in Washington Sept. 25 if he could get an entry visa. He was denied the visa at first so it was touch and go. But he did show up at American University and there a Sanders supporter put the e-mails in his hand. Three weeks later they were published.
Murray has a well-read blog and then he did the interview with the Mail Online. No one from the FBI, supposedly investigating the Podesta e-mails, went to talk to him. In fact Comey as if he were deaf, dumb, and blind was still pushing the Russian line when testifying before Congress in March 2017.
Adam O. Sscchhiitt asked Comey this question about the Podesta e-mails. “Do you know whether the Russian intelligence service has dealt directly with WikiLeaks or whether they too used an intermediary?” Comey answered, “We assessed they used some kind of cutout. They didn’t deal directly with WikiLeaks.”
Comey lives in the same insane parallel universe as Mueller does. And he doesn’t even know how to use the word “cutout” properly as applied in the intelligence community. A “cutout” is a contact who doesn’t know who is calling when an agent in trouble calls him. There is no such thing as “some kind of cutout.” It’s a precise term.
We will never know what kind of dirty games the FBI was playing beyond the fanatical anti-Trump Peter Strozk in trying to nail Trump, unless a special prosecutor with integrity is appointed, but in Oct. 2016 a relatively minor Russian hacker named Yevgeny Nikulin was arrested in Prague. A few days later he said someone representing himself as FBI offered him a bribe. Admit to hacking the Democrats’ server on behalf of Russia for Trump — he wasn’t clear which server because this was all new to him — and they would drop all charges, give him American citizenship, an apartment, and money. The offer was made again in Feb. 2017. He told the story to the Russian press and his Moscow lawyer Vladimir Makeyev wrote to Trump to ask, what in hell is going on?
In any other country in the world with a free press Nikulin would have been swamped with journalists seeking an interview. Real journalists run towards a story; the fake journalists in the US run away from a story. The fact is that if the FBI had done a normal investigation, followed up on the material on Seth Rich’s computer, examined the DNC server, and talked to Murray in London about the Podesta e-mails, they would not have had someone in Feb. 2017 trying to bribe a minor hacker in Prague in order to link Trump to Russians. If it wasn’t the FBI in his cell it was some official American representative; no one gets into a Czech prison without standing.
Meanwhile this story is still out there. Nikulin is now in jail in San Francisco, won’t talk to his current lawyers, who are claiming the Russians may try to assassinate him. That would be one way of getting the fake news media in the US to cover a real story.
From almost the time CrowdStrike launched the hoax that the Russians hacked the DNC server, the Democrats pushed the assertion that they did it for Trump. But this did not take hold in the Obama government itself until one guy ran with it and dragged everyone else along. The conclusion, arrived separately by both Murray and Hersh, was that the culprit is John Brennan, the ex-Commie who somehow slithered up to be head of the CIA. There is no evidence that he ever stopped being a Commie.
Murray was upset at the way the US government was ignoring the facts on the Podesta e-mail theft and he blamed that on Brennan.
Craig Murray: “I have watched incredulous as the CIA’s blatant lie has grown and grown as a media story — blatant because the CIA has made no attempt whatsoever to substantiate it. There is no Russian involvement in the leaks of e-mails showing Clinton’s corruption. Yes this rubbish has been the lead today in the Washington Post in the US and the Guardian here, and was the lead item on the BBC main news. I suspect it is leading the American broadcasts also.
“A little simple logic demolishes the CIA’s claims. The CIA claim they ‘know the individuals’ involved.’ Yet under Obama the USA has been absolutely ruthless in its persecution of whistleblowers, and its pursuit of foreign hackers through extradition. We are supposed to believe that in the most vital instance imaginable, an attempt by a foreign power to destabilize a US election, even though the CIA knows who the individuals are, nobody is going to be arrested or extradited, or (if in Russia) made subject to yet more banking and other restrictions against Russian individuals? Plainly it stinks. The anonymous source claims of ‘We know who it was, it was the Russians’ are beneath contempt.”
Seymour Hersh: “Brennan’s an asshole. I’ve known all these people for years.”
“It’s a Brennan operation. It was an American disinformation operation f-cking the f-cking president. … I mean it’s all bullshit.”
In late Oct. 2016 Hillary built this up in an interview in Vanity Fair to “all 17 intelligence agencies agree” the Russians interfered in the election. The fake news media immediately turned that into gospel. No one asked, for example, who were the agents who informed the Coast Guard, mermaids? It was Brennan and Brennan alone pushing the Democratic talking points and the others, knowing nothing, just dumbly nodded in agreement.
Rosenstein ambushed Trump with a list of 12 GRU Russian spies just before he met with Putin in Helinski, who Rosenstein said had interfered in the US election. He added that they didn’t change any votes and they had nothing to do with Trump. The logical question from that is how many Russian spies does it take to change a light bulb if they were consummately ineffective and why even mention them at that moment, except to ruin the atmosphere of the Trump-Putin summit?
Rosenstein didn’t reveal which of the “17 intelligence agencies” provided his information but he did name Guccifer 2.0 as one of the GRU agents, describing him as a persona. That claim had originated with CrowdStrike, the Democrats’ hoax machine, long before, early in the game.
If anyone had investigated the Seth Rich murder they would have got to Guccifer 2.0, not a persona, because those two had worked together for a considerable time. Guccifer 2.0’s motive for being at the DNC was the same reason paparazzi stalk celebrities. He assessed that Hillary was where the action would be. He was following the example of his hero, fellow Romanian Marcel Lazar, the original Guccifer, now in prison. When Hillary was secretary of state, he managed to get his hands on all the e-mails of her fixer, Sidney Blumenthal, and posted them on WikiLeaks. Blumenthal all the time was trying to stampede her into going to war in Libya so he could make a killing on field hospitals and such. Anyone can read his e-mails now. Guccifer 2.0 also told Robbin Young during their correspondence that he would not go near Assange because he suspected that he was too close to the Russians.
Guccifer 2.0 is no persona and he has no connection to Russians. If the first button on the shirt is not in the right hole, none of the rest will be. Why should we believe the remainder of what Rosenstein says without actual evidence and sources? The false information on Guccifer 2.0 was invented by CrowdStrike, so all the rest of what Rosenstein is saying is suspect. All CrowdStrike ever does is make things up and lie in the Democrat cause.
At one point two voting rolls in Arizona and Illinois were hacked. ThreatStrike, a subsidiary of CrowdStrike, identified Vladmir Fomenko as the “mastermind” in the hacks. Forbes Magazine sent a reporter to talk to him in Siberia. He’s a 26-year-old guy with a small server business and two of his clients, probably from western Europe, did it. They still owe him $290. And he said he can’t be held responsible for what clients do.
Russian hackers are active all the time in a major way, both criminal and government. Circa March 2016 thieves stole account details from 272-million e-mail accounts from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Mail.ru e-mail users. The Mail Online reported that the account details were being sold in Russia. They could have taken Podesta’s Gmails at the same time but there was no money in it. Government hackers for years have tried to penetrate a vast array of infrastructure sectors, including energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and manufacturing. None of this is connected to Trump or the US election.
If the Russians had really wanted to screw up the US election, they could have done some serious damage. A group linked to the Kremlin made total fools out of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the summer of 2016. They stole their prized cyberweapons.
Sonam Sheth: “The theft caused panic throughout the US intelligence apparatus because the custom-made cyberweapons — including zero-day exploits that targeted antivirus software and Microsoft products — could wreak havoc when used by the wrong entity.”
Next a Russian claiming he could, offered to give them back. The NSA gave him $100,000; he sent them Russian reports of Trump in Moscow and vanished. Meanwhile Yahoo Finance reported that the Mossad had watched the theft in real time. Maybe the NSA should have given the $100,000 to the Mossad and gotten something for their money.
What these guys demonstrate is that Kremlin operatives are not consummately ineffective as Rosenstein would have us believe.
The NSA with all its resources in a matter of high national priority to this day cannot identify who’s got their cyberweapons, even though they are known to be connected to the Kremlin. Yet Rosenstein is facilely able to trot out 11 names of GRU agents supposedly engaged in trivial activities that no one ever heard of and are irrelevant to his task at hand, determining whether Trump colluded with the Russians in the election. Here’s the difference. The NSA lives in the real world. Mueller works with CrowdStrike, the only group in history able to solve major hacks not in the normal weeks or months but in two hours. Producing 11 names, any names, shouldn’t have taken them no more than a half-hour. That was always the way witch-hunts worked. Everyone the witch-hunters named was always guilty whether or not a crime had ever been committed.
The Mossad, having monitored the GRU for years, said their interests are well-known and don’t include politics. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t a change in their behavior in 2016 but let Rosenstein prove it. The original assertion of GRU involvement at the DNC hack came from CrowdStrike and they were lying. The Mossad proved correct in ruling out GRU involvement in the DNC hack without knowing the existence of the actual theft tandem, Guccifer 2.0 and Seth Rich. I’d like to see what they have to say about the Rosenstein’s list before I’d even consider it as being factual. Russia was a country involved in two shooting wars, one with considerable daily bloodshed in Syria, and we are supposed to believe that the GRU assigned at that moment 11 military specialists to piddle around in a US election, an area they are not trained in to engage in actions that were both meaningless and a total waste of time. As with everything else CrowdStrike is involved in, Rosenstein’s list, on which they have their fingerprints because of the Guccifer 2.0 persona canard, appears to be a total scam.
The US has not been without double-agents in Russia, of course, who could be sources of reliable information. In Dec. 2016 Russia arrested four high-ranking intelligence officials, who they said were spying for America. They are not GRU. One was Sergei Mikhailov. The Russians discovered to their astonishment that he was a man with no personal history, who seemed to have materialized out of thin air. To this day as far as I know they don’t know who he is or where he came from. He apparently was on the CIA payroll and somehow, as a civil servant, amassed a fortune worth $12 million. Another, Dmitri Dokuchaev, ended up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list in March 2017. Even if he was also working for the CIA, the FBI wanted him for being part of a group that stole 500 million Yahoo e-mail accounts from Jan. 2014 to Dec. 2016.