Daily Archives: May 13, 2019

Here is a photo of Julian Assange after he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London a few weeks ago:

AssangeSmiling.jpg

Excuse me, but why is this man smiling? He is under indictment in the US for publishing the stolen emails of Hillary Clinton and John Podesta, and the UK has an extradition treaty with the US. It’s a convoluted story, but I choose to interpret the Assange saga this way:

Trump’s attorneys filed a motion in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Dec. 29, 2017, in the case Roy Cockrum vs. Donald J. Trump for President. Trump’s attorneys said that the Trump campaign (and by inference anyone, including Julian Assange at WikiLeaks) had a right under the First Amendment to publish the DNC and John Podesta emails, even if the emails were stolen. (See
http://www.kingpin.cc/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/dcd-1.17-cv-01370-42-0.pdf

When Assange heard about this, he posted his famous tweet on December 31, 2017, showing a hash, and a video to a song called “Paper Planes” by M.I.A.

 Assange uses hashes to unlock and make public any information given to him by whistleblowers around the world, so this hash was recognizable to anyone who knows Assange. The lyrics of the Paper Planes song say, “If you catch me at the border I got visas in my name…and…I've got more records than the KGB…So, uh, no funny business.”  This was a thinly veiled message that if anything happened to Assange, he was going to do a data dump. Why did Assange respond in this way? Because he found out about the offer from Trump – essentially forgiving him for his leaks of stolen info – and responded positively.

This is how people sometimes communicate at high levels – in code. That’s why he’s smiling, IMHO. His 9-year ordeal may finally be coming to a close.

After a lot of other stuff happened, some of which is too conspiratorial even for me, on April 11, 2019, British police forces in London announced that Assange had been “arrested on behalf of the United States authorities.”

(See “U.S. Extradites Julian Assange for ‘Conspiracy with Chelsea Manning in 2010,’” Allum Bokhari, Breitbart, April 11, 2019. https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/04/11/u-s-extradition-request-forced-assange-arrest/)

This was another move on the chessboard by Trump against the deep state, because Assange has a treasure trove of data he hasn’t released yet. The counter move by the deep state? On May 13, 2019, the Swedish government announced that it was re-opening the rape case against Assange. (See  “Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange,” Megan Specia, May 13, 2019, the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/world/europe/wikileaks-julian-assange.html)

Remember that (from the Times article) “The [Assange] investigation stems from an accusation in August 2010 made by a Swedish woman who said Mr. Assange had sexually assaulted her.”

Now, Britain has a choice: Either extradite Assange to Sweden, where he will face trial for the rape case, or be sent to the US, where he will be in the hands of Trump. Since Assange has already accepted Trump’s offer to come to the US, I have to assume that he is ready to spill some deep state secrets. Assange knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and can answer the question of, “Where did Wikileaks get the stolen/hacked DNC emails from?”

 The answer to this question will silence a lot of conspiracy theories, among them, that Russia stole the emails, that DNC staffer Seth Rich stole the emails, that KimDotCom stole them, etc.

It is interesting that the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, could have interviewed Assange but didn’t. If Assange got the stolen emails from Russia, Mueller could have taken his testimony and the 2-year investigation would have been over pretty quick. Trump’s involvement (or non-involvement) would have been confirmed. If he was involved, impeachment proceedings could have quickly moved forward, with evidence for it. So why Didn’t Mueller ever talk to Assange?

That’s what I can’t figure out.

Will the UK extradite J.A. to Sweden or to the US?  The answer to that will be interesting.

Postscript: The Two "Coups"

What is interesting is that the (alleged) Democratic attempt to overthrow Donald Trump is eerily similar to the one the Republicans used to try to overthrow FDR (allegedly).  The first one was organized in 1933 by wealthy Republican businessmen and was called the “Business Plot.” Roosevelt's election was upsetting for many conservative businessmen at that time. From Wikipedia:

Some writers have said concerns over the gold standard were also involved [FDR took the US off the gold standard in 1933]; Jules Archer, in The Plot to Seize the White House, wrote that with the end of the gold standard, ‘conservative financiers were horrified. They viewed a currency not solidly backed by gold as inflationary, undermining both private and business fortunes and leading to national bankruptcy. Roosevelt was damned as a socialist or Communist out to destroy private enterprise by sapping the gold backing of wealth in order to subsidize the poor.’

During the McCormack–Dickstein Committee hearings General Smedley Butler testified that Gerald C. MacGuire attempted to recruit him to lead a coup, promising him an army of 500,000 men for a march on Washington, DC, and financial backing. Butler testified that the pretext for the coup would be that the president's health was failing. Despite Butler's support for Roosevelt in the election and his reputation as a strong critic of capitalism, Butler said the plotters felt his good reputation and popularity were vital in attracting support amongst the general public and saw him as easier to manipulate than others. Given a successful coup, Butler said that the plan was for him to have held near-absolute power in the newly created position of ‘Secretary of General Affairs’, while Roosevelt would have assumed a figurehead role.”

The (alleged) spying campaign on Donald Trump (Republicans call it no less than a coup – an attempt to overthrow an elected president) – has been organized by Democrats, former CIA director John Brennan and former DNI James Clapper, with the cooperation of officials who served in the Obama administration.

In 1933 it was conservatives concerned about the rise of socialism and Communism. In 2018, it was liberals concerned about the rise of fascism. In 1933 the pretext for the coup was FDR’s failing health. In 2018 the pretext was about Trump’s supposed mental instability. In 1933 Gen. Smedley Butler refused to cooperate with the Republican coup plotters. In 2016 Admiral Mike Rogers, Obama’s head of the NSA, refused to go along with coup plotters in his party who were tapping Trump’s campaign. Rogers, on his own time, went to the Trump Tower in New York to inform the incoming president that he was being spied on. (Trump immediately moved his campaign staff to Florida).

History repeats itself in odd ways!  

A lot more will be coming out about the “coup” against Trump in the run-up to the 2020 elections, which will be, in my opinion, the most important election in the history of the United States.

Having lived through the Watergate scandal and the Nixon administration (we all called Richard Nixon “Tricky Dicky” at the time) and now Trump, Mueller, and Russiagate, I have noticed similarities in both of these historic events. The connection is the intelligence community and the CIA.

The Watergate scandal originated with a ridiculously incompetent burglary by five members of President Nixon’s re-election staff at the Democratic National Committee HQ at the Watergate hotel complex. The ensuing scandal, which lasted from 1972 to 1974 and resulted in Congressional hearings and Nixon’s impeachment, is so complex that I have never understood why or how it happened. It has been surrounded with confusing info and disinfo. One thing is clear: Watergate had all the hallmarks of an intelligence operation. So does Russiagate.

(See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal)

In the first place, the Watergate break-in was led by a former CIA agent, James McCord (See “The mysterious life of James McCord, Watergate burglar whose death went unnoticed for 2 years,” by Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times. April 12, 2019, at  https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-james-mccord-watergate-breakin-dead-20190419-story.html).

McCord and four Cuban operatives clumsily broke into the DNC on the night of June 17, 1972. Here’s what the article says:

Of all the Watergate characters, McCord was the most puzzling, a retired CIA operative who cloaked himself in several layers of mystery and somehow ended up on a security detail for Nixon’s reelection team. Carrying briefcases and walkie-talkies, McCord and four Cuban nationals who made up a clandestine burglary team known as the ‘plumbers’ broke in to the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate building. While McCord and the others scoured the offices, Liddy and Hunt — equally compromised ex-spies — ran the operation from another hotel room. But the break-in was as sloppy as it was bold, and the five plumbers were arrested when a security guard noticed the door ajar to the Democratic headquarters, a piece of tape covering the lock. Liddy and Hunt fled but were arrested the next day. McCord later said that it was never altogether clear to him what they were looking for and that he was working on vague directions to take photos of anything that appeared to be related to money. [emphasis mine]

A piece of tape covering the lock? It’s almost as if the “plumbers” wanted to be discovered! And why do you break into a place without knowing what you are looking for?

The most famous person connected to the Watergate incident (other than Nixon) is Bob Woodward, who at the time was a little known reporter for the Washington Post. Woodward claimed he got his info on the burglary from FBI agent Mark Felt (look him up) who he claimed was “deep throat.” What is little known about Woodward – even though he has written publicly about this – is that Woodward worked in the intelligence community and was an officer in the ONI, the Office of Naval Intelligence. Woodward was assigned to Admiral Thomas Moorer, then chief of naval operations, and disliked Nixon. Moorer favored George Bush (Bush 41), who later became the head of – you guessed it – the CIA.

(See “Who IS Woodward anyway? Untangling the skein of his intelligence connections,” Daily Kos, November 16, 2005.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2005/11/16/165620/- )

Now let’s turn our attention to Russiagate. I don’t mean for this to be a long article, so let’s just say that John Brennan, former head of the CIA, and James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, conducted a spying operation on Trump, Supreme Court justices, and millions of Americans. This was made clear in the material on HAMR. No, not heat-assisted magnetic recording a la hard drives, but an intelligence spying operation.

This is according to an article by Mary Fanning And Alan Jones, “Obama’s surveillance Hammer on Trump worse than Watergate,” on Jun 8, 2017 in Communities Digital News, https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/worse-than-watergate-obama-dropped-surveillance-hammer-on-trump-had-proof-89747/

The article says,

On June 5, whistleblower and  former CIA/NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery filed a federal lawsuit [Dennis Montgomery, et. al, vs. James Comey, et.al.] against former President Barack Obama, former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, the NSA, the CIA and other former and current government officials...Although the suit does not identify the surveillance system by name, audio recordings released in 2015 by United States District Court Judge G. Murray Snow in Maricopa County, Arizona identify a secret government surveillance system called “the Hammer,” allegedly used to spy on Trump, 159 judges including Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and millions of other Americans.

I mean, are we really surprised? John Brennan, former CIA director, has admitted publicly that he lied to Congress and conducted a spying operation on members of the Senate. It’s not like the NSA, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook  hasn’t been gathering info on us since 2004, during Democratic and Republican administrations. But the entire Russiagate narrative is based on the idea that the evil Russians hacked the DNC on behalf of Trump, to the detriment of Hillary. The sad fact is that Hillary was a bad candidate; she couldn’t even win against a politically inexperienced businessman best known for a goofy TV show.

We also know from the New York Times in their article, “The Shadow Brokers,” that the NSA has software that can hack into computers and networks and leave a digital footprint to anyone or any organization. According to the Times, this software was stolen by a hacker group of the same name. According to the Times in another article, “After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain,”

Numerous significant questions are left unanswered, including what, if anything, Mr. Assange knew about the identity of Guccifer 2.0, a mysterious hacker who American intelligence and law enforcement officials have identified as a front for Russian military intelligence. operatives.

Guccifer 2? No one has ever identified this guy, or the mysterious Shadow Broker people. More intelligence community operations? Julian Assange – who published the hacked DNC emails – has recently stated that the DNC emails he received did not come from anyone in the Trump circle (even though Donald Trump Jr. exchanged emails with Assange during the campaign). So where did they come from? William Binney, former top NSA tech guru, in an analysis of the time between the stolen email signatures, has shown that the emails were either stolen on site or close by in the area. KimDotCom claims that he received the hacked DNC emails from Seth Rich, a former DNC staffer who was found murdered a short time later, and sent them to Assange.

Believe whoever or whatever you want, but the common thread in Watergate and Russiagate is the CIA and the intelligence community, which is out of control. The secrecy surrounding these agencies has been undermining our democracy for decades.

It’s time to look into the secretive world of spooks and uncover the cockroaches hiding under their protective rocks. In my opinion, if this is done, we will find out who is behind the dark and evil drugs, arms, and human trafficking networks.