Besides the aftermath of Sunday's Orlando terrorist attack or the bizarre murder of a pro-EU Labour Party MP in Great Britain this week, few stories have drawn more attention in the mainstream and alternative media space as the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee, with the subsequent release online of the Dems' 'opposition research file' on Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump. But as with the Orlando and UK murders, are there certain details about this hack and 'the Russians did it' story that simply don't add up?
See the previous articles in this RogueMoney series:
Lowdown Dirty Psyops 1: How Jade Helm Panic was Used to Discredit Alternative Media
Lowdown Dirty Psyops 2: With the Death of Late Empire Expertise, Three Letter Agencies Turn to Social Media Cult Leaders @20Committee and @EliotHiggins
If They Can't Tell You the Truth About an Atrocity Like Orlando that Leaves Behind Tremendous Forensic and Eyewitness Evidence, How Can You Trust the Media to Tell You the Truth About Hard to Trace Hacks?
First of all, whenever confronted with any 'news' story like this, one has to consider the timing and context. Last week many events happened prior to the Orlando terror attack at the Pulse gay nightclub and its wall to wall media coverage which have overshadowed many other maneuverings and, together with the Trump versus Hillary reality TV show, have served to distract the American and European public. One also has to consider from where the news story originated, what 'staging' or announcements preceded it (i.e. ISIS' warning that it would launch attacks in Florida just three days before the Pulse massacre) and the agendas of the media outlets pushing the 'news' story.
Bulls--t is as Bulls--t Does: When Even ex-NSA Analysts Who Tend to Believe the Government Don't Buy Your Ridiculous Orlando Attack Story, You've Got a Problem
In his June 13, 2016 Guerrilla update, V discusses the inconsistencies and Mack-truck sized holes in the official 'lone gunman' Omar Mateen did-it-all-himself story. In addition to eyewitnesses feeds to local television affiliates being cut off as they were saying they saw someone holding a door open for Mateen, the Guerrilla's sources have told him that there were at least three active shooters on the scene and at least eight people involved in planning the terror attack. But even if you didn't believe us or the Guerrilla's sources, the fact remains dismissing the logic of multiple Orlando shooters with the customary wave of the hand and incantation of 'conspiracy theorist' isn't working very well for the lame-stream media and the government authorities right now.
Look for example, at this tweet-stream from ex-NSA counterintelligence specialist and New York Observer magazine contributor John R. Schindler. It shows Schindler and his quite anti-'conspiracy theorist' Establishmentarian followers' skepticism that Mateen really had time to kill 49 people and wound at least as many while calling 911 to give ISIS credit for the attack, AND make Facebook posts while ranting about the U.S. government bombing Syria and Iraq to his victims -- none of whom apparently tried to rush Mateen while he was hiding behind the cover of tables or chairs inside a dimly lit nightclub.
Or take it from my friend The Saker, who as a Florida resident and former Swiss military expert knows a thing or two about the firearms available to civilian Floridians, as well as rates of fire/small arms ammo expenditure:
At the risk of sounding flippant or callous to the horror of 49 deaths and scores scarred for life, Mateen's bullet expended to kill ratio while in 'never run out of ammo or have to reload and get a chair thrown at him' mode was so good, it would give Ah-nuld's character in the ridiculous action movie Commando a run for his money.
The 'Conspiracy Theorist' Candidate: How The Donald is Rattling the MSM's Cage and Confidence in their Control Over the Narrative of Events
When an often Establishmentarian, burned out ex-NSA troll like Schindler agrees with the likes of The Saker or former Reagan Deputy Treasury Secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts that the official Orlando story is a joke, then the Establishment has a real problem on its hands. Either Mr. Mateen had accomplices who have yet to be identified and which law enforcement will be under external and internal pressure to identify as they're still at large and dangerous, or Orlando was a very sloppy false flag operation.
As with Sandy Hook the question of how a single mentally ill individual could achieve such an incredible feat of marksmanship and killing, even against passive victims who offered no resistance, isn't going away anytime soon. Adding to the pressure on the Florida and federal authorities investigating the Pulse night club massacre is the strong possibility the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States will question how Mateen acted alone.
In a sign of The Washington Post's sense of urgency regarding preempting or deflecting anything Trump will say or has said about Orlando and the FBI's failure to prevent it despite having Mateen on their radar in a previous investigation and Mateen's known terrorist ties as a 'vetted' background-checked DHS contractor employee, Pravda on the Potomac had this to say:
Trump vs. Tongue Tied Obama on Uttering the Words 'Radical Islam'
Trump was not referring directly to Orlando, even though the Post tries to limit the scope of his remarks to the terrorist attack, while The Donald was discussing the broader context of Barack Hussein Obama's half-assed waging of the 'war on ISIS' and why Obama, who once wrote that the Islamic call to prayer heard in his youth in Indonesia as 'one of the prettiest sounds in the world' has testily refused to use the words 'radical Islam'. This week Obama gave a White House speech in which he angrily defended the rejection of 'radical Islam' in his speeches, saying it wouldn't change anything and would only hurt the USA's ability to find Muslim allies against ISIS:
Obama's speech came a few days after he turned into a stuttering Porky pig mess while attacking Trump without using The Donald's name in an apparent teleprompter to brain glitch, while out campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
Since much of the mainstream media exists today as little more than propaganda arms of the Democratic Party or court-appointed chroniclers of the Obama White House, the need to bail out Barry with more negative press about Trump who is clearly getting under Big Zero's skin of late has been paramount. Here our friend 'W the Intelligence Insider' may interject that Trump is playing the same outsider businessman role that H. Ross Perot did in 1992, when the Texan briefly out-polled Clinton and George H.W. Bush before bizarrely withdrawing from the presidential race after many believe, he or his family were threatened to not take Perot's opposition role too seriously.
Bad Blood Between Trump and the Washington Com-post aka Pravda on the Potomac
Of course the Post's relentless attacks on Trump in its news and not just editorial sections must be seen in the wider context of The Donald's feud with the paper's owner, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos, and his suggestion that Bezos' giant corporation off-shores huge profits to evade U.S. taxes, as well as the revocation by the Trump campaign of certain Post journalists' press credentials. That the mainstream media is being hypocritical in making a bigger stink about revoked press credentials than it did about journalists actually being threatened with prison over not giving up their sources, or that the Obama Administration has also withdrawn White House access accreditation to reporters, almost goes without saying.
Nonetheless, the Post's decades-long cozy relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency is a known fact as is its relentlessly Russophobic, Cold War 2.0 promoting editorial policy which is at odds with Trump's vow to 'get along with Russia'. The last thing the military industrial complex that provides much of the Post's advertising as well as its 'talent pool' of retired military contributors needs is peace breaking out with Moscow.
Rally Around the Flag With Hillary Against Vlad the Bad and the 'Pro-Dictators' Candidate
Clearly the Hillary Clinton campaign, having dispatched Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders after a suspiciously timed Associated Press declaration that Clinton had locked up the nomination even before Sanders voters could go to the polls on June 7th in the largest Democratic-leaning state in the union California, is turning the full brunt of its media shock troops onto Trump. That means one of the Narratives the Clinton camp and its media sycophants (but I repeat myself) are advancing about Trump, that he has a 'bromance' with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that The Donald is 'the Kremlin's candidate', must be advanced (a similar propaganda is spouted by the 'Remain' pro-EU campaigners in the upcoming Brexit vote in the UK, who falsely insist Putin, Le Pen and Trump are the only global politicians who support Britain voting to leave the European Union).
Hillary Clinton herself pushed this talking point in her big 'foreign policy' speech which attacked Trump as unqualified in foreign affairs and which received enormously positive coverage from an MSM now utterly in the tank for Hillary. Meanwhile, a suspiciously high number of Europeans and non-American NATOists like the Bulgarian 'media owner' @ChristoGrozev are on Twitter every day trolling Trump and his American supporters -- but far be it for any 'conspiracy nut' to suggest foreigners are now being paid by the globalists to troll or insult Americans supportive of Trump and his friendlier face towards Russia.
Why the Russians Hacking the DNC is Likely a Psyop:
Timing, Context and the Clever Exploitation of the Alternative Media's Interest in Russia
Consider the following sequence of events in the past week pointing to the 'Russians hacked the DNC' reporting of The Washington Post and (allegedly Rothschild-owned) Reuters as being little more than a psyop, one that is already starting to be questioned (albeit far less than the ridiculously implausible lone gunman in Orlando narrative):
1) Rumblings come out of FBI shortly after Obama endorses Hillary! and Bernie loses a (likely rigged) primary in California, with a little suspiciously timed voting suppression 'help' from the AP calling the Democratic nomination for Hillary!, that HRC is not going to be indicted. These reports are contradicted by others saying that the investigation of HRC's use of highly classified emails on her home bathroom server has turned 'criminal' and widened to include favors she granted while Secretary of State in return for payoffs by foreign (primarily Middle Eastern) governments to Clinton Foundation.
2) Sorscha Faal, a mysterious and purportedly Irish (disinfo?) site widely cited across the alternative media, says Russia's foreign intelligence service the (KGB successor) SVR is about to dump major HRC email secrets on Hillary that their operatives hacked off bathroom server.
3) Julian Assange, the leader of the hacktivist group Wikileaks, announces that his organization has enough incriminating emails obtained by hackers from the Clinton server to see Hillary indicted and convicted of numerous crimes. Critics of Wikileaks play into the 'rally around Hillary and against Trump or those evil Russians win' Narrative by insisting that Assange is a tool of Russian intelligence, and his presence in the Ecuadorian Embassy for several years to avoid UK arrest and extradition over a (likely U.S./NATO trumped up) rape charge in his native Sweden serves Moscow's purposes.
Nonetheless, there is no evidence that the emails Assange and Wikileaks plan to dump have any link to Russian intelligence, despite the best efforts of people like John R. Schindler to assume everything Assange does is either at the behest of or with the assistance of Moscow's security services.
Both the Sorscha Faal and Wikileaks announcements are widely picked up by alternative media including Breitbart, as is an OilPrice.com report, leading to the two separate leaks being conflated into one single supposed SVR leak of Hillary's kompromat. But herein is the problem. As Infowars.com to their credit points out, Sorscha Faal has a history of bizarre or false claims, and 'her' site the European Union Times is an aggregator of disinformation.
In other words, what we are likely seeing here is a textbook example of the Cass Sunstein tactic of government psyops specialists making up a conspiracy theory that pushes certain alternative media buttons (eg 'MH17 was really MH370' 'the Russians are going after Hillary' or 'martial law') in order to discredit the so-called 'conspiracy theorists'. We saw an example of this psyop with the Jade Helm 2015 exercise that targeted alternative media (especially Infowars.com) and took advantage of their tendency for alarmism, and we're seeing it again (though Brother Alex Jones' crew didn't quite take the bait this time). Ironically, the cleverness of this latest lowdown dirty psyop is that it takes advantage of the alternative media's high evaluation of Russian hackers' skills, if not latent or expressed Russophilia, as well as their widely shared loathing of the globalist scumbag Hillary Clinton.
4) The Orlando terrorist attack happens, which coincidentally may or may not be directly related to this chain of events -- but is nonetheless a major embarrassment to the FBI that interviewed Omar Mateen several years ago and concluded he did not pose a terror threat. It's also a threat to the stock price of his CIA, MI6 and linked employer GS4 -- which after a shoddy background check apparently didn't discover Mateen's father was a self-proclaimed presidential candidate in his native Afghanistan. Mateen also passed the background check despite his history of domestic violence. As the Guerrilla detailed in his Monday June 13 audio report, Mateen with the transport of illegal aliens including potentially radical Muslims who infiltrated the country through Mexico.
The Orlando attack is also yet another embarrassment, like the San Bernadino jihadi couple who posted their radical views online for the whole Facebook-ing world to see, for NSA mass surveillance advocates. Clearly Mateen's association with the first American suicide bomber to self-detonate in Syria and a radical Florida imam should have put him on the FISA warrant list for continuous collection flagging or human analysis of his calls/emails. Once again NSA either failed or was not permitted to keep tabs on this guy -- either way, an embarrassment to another three letter agency and its sycophantic 'Snowden is the worst traitor since Kim Philby if not Judas' promoters like John R. Schindler.
The Russia Analyst will have more to say about the U.S. Deep State's Jekyll and Hyde relationship with radical Islam, alternatively warning of the jihadist terror threat while DCI John Brennan farcically denies any Saudi government link to 9/11, in a forthcoming post. Suffice to say, there are cracks emerging in the U.S. Deep State between those who want to maintain the alliance with Saudi Arabia come hell or high water, and those who believe the Saudis and perhaps even the Turks or at least Erdogan personally can be dispensed with going forward. Other issues dividing the Deep State include the LGB and now Transgendered propaganda directed at the U.S. military, and the costs of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open borders policy to EU and even NATO's cohesion, with allies like Poland and Hungary defying Berlin and Brussels on migration quotas.
The best way to overcome all of these emerging cracks in the facade of Three Letter Agency and Empire of Chaos' unity is to rally everyone around the flag and against those pesky Russians -- who under no circumstances will be permitted to undermine the anti-Moscow sanctions one wavering country like Italy or France at a time.
Thus, we conveniently see Russian soccer hooligans beating up British fans in Marseilles just days ahead of the Brexit vote in which the Leave camp is gaining momentum over the Eurocrats' supporters. We also see stories in The New York Times about Russian doping and how the domestic security agency the FSB allegedly manipulated athletes' urine samples to foil drug testing as international bodies are set to rule on what sanctions Moscow's athletes will face in the upcoming Olympic games in Rio. And now we see a Russian hack that has supposedly been a year in the making being exposed this week of all weeks.
5) On Monday the Post and Reuters put out their 'Russians hacked the DNC' story, which alleges that no personal data of Democratic National Committee donors was stolen -- as would be the case if the hackers were motivated by identify theft or potential financial gain. However, electronic security experts begin to question how the supposed experts at Crowdstrike, a data security firm hired by the DNC, were able to attribute the attack. The hackers themselves, who go by the handle 'Guccifer 2' after the mysterious Romanian hacker Guccifer that previously targeted the Clintons, mocked DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's false claim that no donors' personal data and addresses had been compromised. Guccifer 2.0 did this by releasing lengthy lists of DNC donors with their names, addresses, and contribution levels:
Trump's response to the widely touted release of the Democrats' 'opposition research file' on him has been dismissive, and he has indeed suggested that the Dems may have hacked themselves to distract from the investigation of Hillary Clinton's gross mishandling of classified information and other scandals:
To sum up why this 'Russian hack' is likely bullshit to whip up anti-Russian hysteria ahead of the upcoming NATO Warsaw summit and official EU vote on sanctions against Moscow in July, we turn to the German blogger Moon of Alabama:
Who or what Guccifer 2.0 is -- whether an unlikely 'front man' for the Russians, an 'independent contractor' like the original Guccifer who has now raised a big stink, or an operative simply fulfilling his role in a false flag operation blamed on the Russians remains to be seen. But we agree with Trump supporter and author Mike Cernovich that the big DNC oppo file on Trump now published by Gawker is a joke, and a rehash of the same allegations that have been made over and over against Trump for months. The notion that the Kremlin would need ultra-sophisticated hackers to get at this information to somehow 'help' Trump is a laughable piece of Atlanticist/Democrat Party agitprop. We also share the MOA blogger's suspicions this is all too conveniently timed with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's announcement that the Alliance could under certain circumstances, invoke the Washington Treaty's Article V and respond to a severe cyber attack with military force in the real world:
Stay vigilant my RogueMoney friends, and be on guard to behind the scenes players exploiting the alternative media's fears about confrontation with Russia or its healthy respect for Russian hacking or even real world military capabilities for another lowdown dirty psyop. As V the Guerrilla Economist said this week, the summer of chaos has begun.