Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Hidden Life of the Kennedys : The Elite Dynasty That Got Decimated (Pt. II)

John F. Kennedy was an iconic President who defined an entire era. Although he was placed in office by his powerful father, it seems JFK attempted to cut the strings that turn U.S. presidents into puppets of the country’s shadow government. We will look at the hidden side of the John F. Kennedy presidency.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/hidden-life-kennedys-elite-dynasty-got-decimated-pt-ii/

The Hidden Life of the Kennedys : The Elite Dynasty That Got Decimated (Pt. I)

The Kennedys were considered, at one point, to be America’s Royal Family – a powerful dynasty that was also beloved and admired by the public. However, the mind-boggling “Kennedy Curse” struck the family to the core as numerous members lost their lives at a young age and in strange circumstances. This series of articles will expose lesser known facts regarding the Kennedys and explain how the family’s fate is related to the shadow government running America.

http://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/kennedys-elite-dynasty-got-decimated-pt/

The unbelievable life and death of Michael C. Ruppert

After decades of struggle, the notorious doomsayer finally found fame and recognition. Then he shot himself.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/22/5881501/the-unbelievable-life-and-death-of-michael-c-ruppert

Monday, July 21, 2014

Government agents 'directly involved' in most high-profile US terror plots

Spencer Ackerman in New York - The Guardian

Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the "direct involvement" of government agents or informants, a new report says.

Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or led by informants", bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.

The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/government-agents-directly-involved-us-terror-plots-report

Informants - Al Jazeera Investigates

Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations. Following the 9/11 attacks, the FBI set about to recruit a network of more than 15,000 informants. Al Jazeera's investigative film tells the stories of three paid FBI informants who posed as Muslims as they searched for people interested in joining violent plots concocted by the FBI.

http://webapps.aljazeera.net/aje/custom/2014/fbiinformants/index.html

Exclusive: High-Level NSA Whistleblower Says Blackmail Is a Huge – Unreported – Part of Mass Surveillance

Bill Binney – the NSA’s senior technical director and head of the agency’s global digital information gathering program – told Washington’s Blog:

Bulk collection of everything gives law enforcement all the data they need on every citizen in the country. And, it gives NSA all that info on everyone too. Makes them akin to a J. Edgar Hoover on super steroids.

Binney explained to us the importance of this story:

Being able to blackmail people is one major aspect of bulk/mass collection that has not been talked about. E.g., they could use this data to blackmail members of governments around the world. But, surely just to get them to do what they wanted them to do. Just like J. Edgar Hoover did.

This is on top of the ability to do world-wide industrial espionage.

Indeed, Binney tells us that the NSA’s blackmail tactics are the same as those used by the KGB and Stasi:

This is just one of the ways to make controlling people possible. Standard KGB/Stasi tactics.

(Binney told the Guardian recently: “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.”)

And Binney tells Washington’s Blog that NSA surveillance allows the government to target:

“[CIA head] General Petraeus and General Allen and others like [New York State Attorney General] Elliot Spitzer”

“Supreme Court Judges, other judges, Senators, Representatives, law firms and lawyers, and just anybody you don’t like … reporters included”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/nsa-blackmailing-world.html

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Daniel Ellsberg - Keynote Address at HOPE X N.Y.C. (7-19-14)



http://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/hopex1/videos/57029125

A Conversation with Edward Snowden at HOPE X N.Y.C. (7-19-14)



http://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/hopex1/videos/57007569

Former State Department Executive Calls Executive Order 12333 a “Legal Loophole” for Spying on Americans

“What kind of data is the NSA collecting on millions, or hundreds of millions, of Americans?"

That’s the question John Napier Tye, a former State Department section chief for Internet freedom, calls on the government to answer in his powerful op-ed published today by the Washington Post. In it, Tye calls the NSA's surveillance operations abroad, conducted under Executive Order 12333, a threat to American democracy, stating that this power “authorizes collection of the content of communications, not just metadata, even for U.S. persons.”

Executive Order 12333, signed by President Ronald Reagan on December 4, 1981, established rough guidelines for intelligence community activities taken abroad, including the collection of signals intelligence for surveillance purposes.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/former-state-department-executive-calls-executive-order-12333-legal-loophole

Jim Marrs Lecture at Conspiracy Culture - Toronto (6-22-14)

Jim Marrs' presentation on The HIDDEN HISTORY: SECRETS THAT CONNECT ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, The KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, WORLD FREEMASONRY, The TRILATERAL COMMISSION & SEPTEMBER 11th


Friday, July 18, 2014

I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile


The whistleblower speaks to Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill about life in Russia, the NSA culture, his time there and the future of communication.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/-sp-edward-snowden-interview-rusbridger-macaskill

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/18/-sp-edward-snowden-nsa-whistleblower-interview-transcript


3 Congressmen Call for Release of Secret 9/11 Documents After Reading Them

All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing

Congressman Thomas Massie read the 28 classified pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (the joint Senate and House investigation into 9/11) and immediately called for them to be released to the public:

By way of background, the former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outside adviser to the CIA, and Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – says:

I have personally talked to the other cochair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry, a man who was a very distinguished congressman and, later, director of the CIA [Porter Goss], I have talked to the two chairs of the … 9/11 Commission, asking them, what do you think were the prospects of these 19 people being able to plan, practice, and execute the complicated plot that was 9/11 without any external support?

All three of them used almost the same word: “Implausible”. That it is implausible that that could have been the case.

Yet that has now become the conventional wisdom to the aggressive exclusion of other alternatives.

Indeed, it is pretty clear that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror … although people argue about which state or states were responsible (we personally believe that at least two allied governments were involved).

Indeed, Graham – along with 9/11 Commissioner and former Senator Bob Kerrey – said in sworn declarations that the Saudi government is linked to the 9/11 attacks. They’re calling for either a “permanent 9/11 commission” or a new 9/11 investigation to get to the bottom of it.

An FBI report implicates the Saudi government.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/07/3-congressmen-call-release-secret-911-documents-reading.html

Peeling the onion: Almost everyone involved in developing Tor was (or is) funded by the US government

Tor was developed, built and financed by the US military-surveillance complex. Tor’s original — and current — purpose is to cloak the online identity of government agents and informants while they are in the field: gathering intelligence, setting up sting operations, giving human intelligence assets a way to report back to their handlers — that kind of thing. This information is out there, but it’s not very well known, and it’s certainly not emphasized by those who promote it.

Peek under Tor’s hood, and you quickly just realize that just everybody involved in developing Tor technology has been and/or still is funded by the Pentagon or related arm of the US empire. That includes Roger Dingledine, who brought the technology to life under a series of military and federal government contracts. Dingledine even spent a summer working at the NSA.

If you read the fine print on Tor’s website, you’ll see that Tor is still very much in active use by the US government:

“A branch of the U.S. Navy uses Tor for open source intelligence gathering, and one of its teams used Tor while deployed in the Middle East recently. Law enforcement uses Tor for visiting or surveilling web sites without leaving government IP addresses in their web logs, and for security during sting operations.”

NSA? DoD? U.S. Navy? Police surveillance? What the hell is going on? How is it possible that a privacy tool was created by the same military and intelligence agencies that it’s supposed to guard us against? Is it a ruse? A sham? A honeytrap? Maybe I’m just being too paranoid…

Unfortunately, this is not a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory. It is cold hard fact.

http://pando.com/2014/07/16/tor-spooks/

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Government is trying to create a surveillance state


The emergency legislation that is being forced through the House of Commons today may enable GCHQ to extend its Tempora programme to every country on earth. The Government has disgracefully disguised an emergency law that dramatically expands its surveillance capabilities as harmless legislation that simply seeks to maintain current data retention powers.

The Government’s argument that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill – Drip – is necessary to preserve current capabilities, and does not contain new powers, is not only disingenuous, it is untrue. In fact, the Bill contains provisions that dramatically inflate the British surveillance state, extending the reach of the security services globally.

The Bill proposes amending the UK interception law, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), to grant the government the authority to issue interception warrants to telecommunication companies and internet services across the world. Not only will the Bill enable the government to compel such companies to assist them in intercepting emails and phone calls, it will also give the government power to require foreign companies to build backdoors into their communications infrastructure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10974012/The-Government-is-trying-to-create-a-surveillance-state.html

Suit Seeks to Establish Right to Record New York Police Officers

A federal lawsuit, which cites arrests of people who recorded police confrontations or activity, was filed on Tuesday asking a judge to declare that people have a right under the First Amendment to film or record officers working in public places.

The suit was filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan on behalf of one of the people arrested, and seeks a permanent injunction barring New York City employees from retaliating against those who record them in public.

There have been federal rulings in districts covering Baltimore, Boston and Indianapolis, stating that recording officers in public places is protected by the Constitution, but the rulings are limited only to those districts. There has not been a decision recognizing that right in New York, said Norman Siegel, one of the lawyers who filed the lawsuit.

New York Times

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/retired-legal-secretary-files-suit-alleging-nypd-violates-amendment-arresting-citizens-filming-article-1.1868030