Sunday, May 07, 2017

Flnely calibrated control

"There Are No “Macron Leaks” in France. Politically Motivated Hacking Is Not Whistleblowing."  Useful compendium of information, but the conclusions drawn are a bit of a mess.  The bottom line is that Macron is too far ahead for this to be any kind of political game by either side.  I suspect the most likely answer is the obvious one - somebody found a trove of Macron material, maybe on the Dark Web, relatively late in the campaign, and dumped it for the usual 'information wants to be free' motivations.  No big conspiratorial plan at election manipulation, just the usual desire to get everything out there.  It is also slightly possible that this is a kind of warning to Macron not to get too full of himself after his inevitable victory, and not to forget his 'friends' who have lots more of this kind of material available for leaking if required.  As we've seen from the case of Sarko, French politics tends to turn on the hiding of obvious corruption with mini leaks from time to time for the purposes of finely calibrated control.

"‘Yes, It’s a Crime’: Dem Senator Calls For ‘Special Prosecutor’ to Investigate Huma Abedin".  Huma's husband used to be an important guy, reduced to being Hillary's copy machine.  More importantly, this ridiculous convoluted procedure was set up as part of the hoops created to allow Hillary to hide her emails while having access to hard copies of some of them.

There appears to have been a confession in one of the more famous unsolved California murders:  "Sonoma County murder suspect named in 2004 Jenner beach slayings" and "Forestville man jailed in fatal shooting of his brother".
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