Thursday, February 15, 2018

To take the air

"A marine arrested in Serbia is an associate at Clinton’s special assistant’s firm?"  With a gun with the serial number removed.

"U.S. Supports the Influx of ISIS Terrorists into Afghanistan. Massive U.S. Bombings Directed against the Taliban" (Wadan).  Helicoptered through American-controlled airspace.

Rice's weird cya memo to self, and Comey's 'I spoke alone' deception:  "Declassified: Comey Had Secret Russia Meeting With Obama Amid "Unmaskings"".

Something bothers me about this:  "Digging in stark times: News researchers lead on big stories":
"An editor reached out to our investigative researcher, Sheelagh McNeill, saying he’d gotten a tip that a Facebook post existed with allegations of spousal abuse against a named White House official. That was it. Could she help?"
"US to raise Kurdish force in Syria ignoring Turkey’s warnings" (Bhadrakumar).

This could be the headline for the last couple of years, and the foreseeable future:  "Russian MoD: Al-Nusra, White Helmets Preparing Provocation With Chemical Weapons".

"All Western leaders were lying, promising not to expand NATO".

"Melania brought in 40 priests to cleanse White House of Evilness".  Understandable concern about Hillary's voodoo.

"Trump names George Soros acolyte as chargé in Havana" (Madsen).  "Ex-Cuba prisoner Gross criticizes U.S. plan to foster internet on island"!

"NDP marches with USA on Venezuela" (Engler).

"Judge Rejects Julian Assange's Bid To Drop UK Arrest Warrant" (Durden).  With a simply bizarre judgment - "He can sit on the balcony (I accept probably observed by the police and his supporters) to take the air." - signaling she is 'one of the boys'.

"New York bookseller bowed to Israel supporters after violent threats" (Abunimah). Typical behavior from the inventors of terrorism.  Also 'Jewish salad'.

"Boushie family promised 'concrete changes' in meetings with Trudeau, ministers".  Sadly, and predictably, they will mess with peremptory challenges of members of juries, thus making it easier for prosecutors to obtain convictions from juries.  With those in the dock more likely to be aboriginal, you just have to laugh!  It pays to increase your word power:  hangfire.

The Google Panopticon over Oakland to aid in ethnic cleansing:  "Surveillance Valley" (Levine)  (Wired and the writers associated with it seems to have been created to develop the phony history):
"Pick up any popular history of the Internet and you will generally find a combination of two narratives describing where this computer networking technology came from. The first narrative is that it emerged out of the military’s need for a communication network that could survive a nuclear blast. That led to the development of the early Internet, first known as ARPANET, built by the Pentagon’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (known today as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA). The network went live in the late 1960s and featured a decentralized design that could route messages even if parts of the network were destroyed by a nuclear blast. The second narrative, which is the most dominant, contends that there was no military application of the early Internet at all. In this version, the ARPANET was built by radical young computer engineers and playful hackers deeply influenced by the acid-drenched counterculture of the San Francisco Bay Area. They cared not a damn about war or surveillance or anything of the sort, but dreamed of computer-mediated utopias that would make militaries obsolete. They built a civilian network to bring this future into reality, and it is this version of the ARPANET that then grew into the Internet we use today. For years, a conflict has raged between these historical interpretations. These days, most histories offer a mix of the two—acknowledging the first, yet leaning much more heavily on the second.

My research reveals a third historical strand in the creation of the early Internet—a strand that has all but disappeared from the history books. Here, the impetus was rooted not so much in the need to survive a nuclear attack but in the dark military arts of counterinsurgency and America’s fight against the perceived global spread of communism. In the 1960s, America was a global power overseeing an increasingly volatile world: conflicts and regional insurgencies against U.S.-allied governments from South America to Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These were not traditional wars that involved big armies but guerrilla campaigns and local rebellions, frequently fought in regions where Americans had little previous experience. Who were these people? Why were they rebelling? What could be done to stop them? In military circles, it was believed that these questions were of vital importance to America’s pacification efforts, and some argued that the only effective way to answer them was to develop and leverage computer-aided information technology.

The Internet came out of this effort: an attempt to build computer systems that could collect and share intelligence, watch the world in real time, and study and analyze people and political movements with the ultimate goal of predicting and preventing social upheaval. Some even dreamed of creating a sort of early warning radar for human societies: a networked computer system that watched for social and political threats and intercepted them in much the same way that traditional radar did for hostile aircraft. In other words, the Internet was hardwired to be a surveillance tool from the start. No matter what we use the network for today—dating, directions, encrypted chat, email, or just reading the news—it always had a dual-use nature rooted in intelligence gathering and war."
Probably living in western Canada: "Toru Sakai - California - 1987".
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