it looks like the clinton 45 presidency is going to be the most jewish presidency ever

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary’s State Dept
David Sirota, IB Times, May 23 2015

Even by the standards of arms deals between Pindostan and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of Pindo defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29b worth of advanced fighter jets to Pindostan’s oil-rich ally in the Middle East. Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power. The deal appeared to collide with the State Dept’s documented concerns about the repressive policies of the Saudi royal family. But now, in late 2011, Hillary’s State Dept was formally clearing the sale, asserting that it was in the national interest. At a press conference in Washington to announce the department’s approval, Asst Sec State Andrew Shapiro declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally. Shapiro, a long-time aide to Clinton since her Senate days, added:

The USAF and the Pindo Army have excellent relationships in Saudi Arabia.

These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary became Sec State, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10m to the Clinton Foundation. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing, the defense contractor that manufactures one of the fighter jets the Saudis were especially keen to acquire, the F-15, contributed $900k to the Clinton Foundation, according to a company press release.

The Saudi deal was one of dozens of arms sales approved by Hillary’s State Dept that placed weapons in the hands of governments that had also donated money to the Clinton family philanthropic empire, an IB Times investigation has found. Under Hillary’s leadership, the State Dept approved $165b worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IB Times analysis of State Dept and foundation data. That figure, derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Sec State, from Oct 2010 to Sep 2012, represented nearly double the value of Pindo arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Dept during the same period of Bush 43’s second term. Hillary’s State Dept also authorized $151b of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143% increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House.

Pindo defense contractors also donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Sec State, and in some cases made personal payments to Bill Clinton for speaking engagements. Such firms and their subsidiaries were listed as contractors in $163b worth of Pentagon-negotiated deals that were authorized by Hillary’s State Dept between 2009 and 2012. The State Dept formally approved these arms sales even as many of the deals enhanced the military power of countries ruled by authoritarian regimes whose human rights abuses had been criticized by the department. Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the UAE, Oman and Qatar all donated to the Clinton Foundation and also gained State Dept clearance to buy caches of Pindo-made weapons even as the same State Dept singled them out for a range of alleged ills from corruption to restrictions on civil liberties to violent crackdowns against political opponents.

As Sec State, Hillary also accused some of these countries of failing to marshal a serious and sustained campaign to confront terrorism. In a Dec 2009 State Dept cable published by Wikileaks, Hillary complained of “an ongoing challenge to persuade Saudi officials to treat terrorist financing emanating from Saudi Arabia as a strategic priority.” She declared that “Qatar’s overall level of CT cooperation with Pindostan is considered the worst in the region.” She said the Kuwaiti government was “less inclined to take action against Kuwait-based financiers and facilitators plotting attacks.” She noted that “UAE-based donors have provided financial support to a variety of terrorist groups.” All of these countries donated to the Clinton Foundation and received increased weapons export authorizations from Hillary’s State Dept. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Clinton Foundation did not respond to questions from the IB Times. In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Hillary’s State Dept have delivered between $54m and $141m to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Dept records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible.

Under federal law, foreign governments seeking State Dept clearance to buy Pindo-made arms are barred from making campaign contributions, a prohibition aimed at preventing foreign interests from using cash to influence national security policy. But nothing prevents them from contributing to a philanthropic foundation controlled by policy-makers. Just before Hillary Clinton became Sec State, the Clinton Foundation signed an agreement generally obligating it to disclose to the State Dept increases in contributions from its existing foreign government donors and any new foreign government donors. Those increases were to be reviewed by an official at the State Dept and “as appropriate” the White House counsel’s office. According to available disclosures, officials at the State Dept and White House raised no issues about potential conflicts related to arms sales. During Hillary Clinton’s 2009 Senate confirmation hearings, Senator Richard Lugar urged the Clinton Foundation to “forswear” accepting contributions from governments abroad, saying:

Foreign governments and entities may perceive the Clinton Foundation as a means to gain favor with the Sec State.

The Clintons did not take Lugar’s advice. In light of the weapons deals flowing to Clinton Foundation donors, advocates for limits on the influence of money on government action now argue that Lugar was prescient in his concerns. Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center, an advocacy group that seeks to tighten campaign finance disclosure rules, said:

The word was out to these groups that one of the best ways to gain access and influence with the Clintons was to give to this foundation. This shows why having public officials, or even spouses of public officials, connected with these nonprofits is problematic.

Hillary Clinton’s willingness to allow those with business before the State Dept to finance her foundation heightens concerns about how she would manage such relationships as president, said Lawrence Lessig, the director of Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics ( :lol:RB). Lessig told IB Times:

These continuing revelations raise a fundamental question of judgment. Can it really be that the Clintons didn’t recognize the questions these transactions would raise? And if they did, what does that say about their sense of the appropriate relationship between private gain and public good?

National security experts assert that the overlap between the list of Clinton Foundation donors and those with business before the the State Dept presents a troubling conflict of interest. While governments and defense contractors may not have made donations to the Clinton Foundation exclusively to influence arms deals, they were clearly “looking to build up deposits in the ‘favor bank’ and to be well thought of,” said Gregory Suchan, a 34-year State Dept veteran who helped lead the agency’s oversight of arms transfers under the Bush 43 administration. As Hillary Clinton presses a campaign for the presidency, she has confronted sustained scrutiny into her family’s personal and philanthropic dealings, along with questions about whether their private business interests have colored her exercise of public authority. As IB Times previously reported, Clinton switched from opposing a Pindo free trade agreement with Colombia to supporting it after a Canadian energy and mining magnate with interests in that South American country contributed to the Clinton Foundation. IB Times’ review of the Clintons’ annual financial disclosures also revealed that 13 companies lobbying the State Dept paid Bill Clinton $2.5m in speaking fees while Hillary Clinton headed the agency.

Questions about the nexus of arms sales and Clinton Foundation donors stem from the State Dept’s role in reviewing the export of Pindo-made weapons. The agency is charged with both licensing direct commercial sales by Pindo defense contractors to foreign governments and also approving Pentagon-brokered sales to those governments. Those powers are enshrined in a federal law that specifically designates the Sec State as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries. In that role, Hillary Clinton was empowered to approve or reject deals for a broad range of reasons, from national security considerations to human rights concerns. The State Dept does not disclose which individual companies are involved in direct commercial sales, but its disclosure documents reveal that countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation saw a combined $75b increase in authorized commercial military sales under the three full fiscal years Clinton served, as compared to the first three full fiscal years of Bush 43’s second term.

The Clinton Foundation has not released an exact timetable of its donations, making it impossible to know whether money from foreign governments and defense contractors came into the organization before or after Hillary approved weapons deals that involved their interests. But news reports document that at least seven foreign governments that received State Dept clearance for Pindo arms did donate to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was serving as Sec State: Algeria, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Thailand, Norway and Australia. Under a presidential policy directive signed by Clinton 42 in 1995, the State Dept is supposed to specifically take human rights records into account when deciding whether to approve licenses enabling foreign governments to purchase military equipment and services from Pindo companies. Despite this, Hillary’s State Dept increased approvals of such sales to nations that her agency sharply criticized for systematic human rights abuses.

In its 2010 Human Rights Report, Hillary’s State Dept inveighed against Algeria’s government for imposing “restrictions on freedom of assembly and association” tolerating “arbitrary killing,” “widespread corruption,” and a “lack of judicial independence.” The report said the Algerian government “used security grounds to constrain freedom of expression and movement.” That year, the Algerian government donated $500k to the Clinton Foundation and its lobbyists met with the State Dept officials who oversee enforcement of human rights policies. Hillary’s State Dept the next year approved a one-year 70% increase in military export authorizations to the country. The increase included authorizations of almost 50,000 items classified as “toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents and associated equipment,” after the State Dept did not authorize the export of any of such items to Algeria in the prior year. During Hillary’s tenure, the State Dept authorized at least $2.4b of direct military hardware and services sales to Algeria, nearly triple such authorizations over the last full fiscal years during the Bush 43 administration. The Clinton Foundation did not disclose Algeria’s donation until this year, a violation of the ethics agreement it entered into with the Obama administration.

The monarchy in Qatar had similarly been chastised by the State Dept for a raft of human rights abuses. But that country donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was running the State Dept. During the three full budgetary years of her tenure, Qatar saw a 14-fold increase in State Dept authorizations for direct commercial sales of military equipment and services, as compared to the same time period in Bush’s second term. The department also approved the Pentagon’s separate $750m sale of multi-mission helicopters to Qatar. That deal would additionally employ as contractors three companies that have all supported the Clinton Foundation over the years: United Technologies, Lockheed Martin and General Electric. Clinton foundation donor countries that the State Dept criticized for human rights violations and that received weapons export authorizations did not respond to IB Times’ questions.

That group of arms manufacturers, along with Clinton Foundation donors Boeing, Honeywell, Hawker Beechcraft and their affiliates, were together listed as contractors in 114 such deals while Hillary was Sec State. NBC put Chelsea Clinton on its payroll as a network correspondent in Nov 2011, when it was still 49% owned by General Electric. A spokesperson for General Electric did not respond to questions from IB Times. The other companies all asserted that their donations had nothing to do with the arms export deals. Honeywell spokesperson Rob Ferris said:

Our contributions have aligned with our long-standing philanthropic commitments.

During her Senate confirmation proceedings in 2009, Hillary declared that she and her husband were “committed to ensuring that his work does not present a conflict of interest with the duties of Sec State.” She pledged “to protect against even the appearance of a conflict of interest between his work and the duties of the Sec State” and said:

In many, if not most cases, it is likely that the Foundation or President Clinton will not pursue an opportunity that presents a conflict.

Even so, Bill Clinton took in speaking fees reaching $625k at events sponsored by entities that were dealing with Hillary’s State Dept on weapons issues. In 2011, for example, Bill was paid $175k by the Kuwait Pindostan Foundation to be the guest of honor and keynote speaker at its annual awards gala, which was held at the home of the Kuwaiti ambassador. Ben Affleck spoke at the event, which featured a musical performance by Grammy-award winner Michael Bolton. The gala was emceed by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show. Boeing was listed as a sponsor of the event, as were the embassies of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar, the latter two of which had donated to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Sec State. The speaking fee was paid in the same time frame as a series of deals Hillary’s State Dept was approving between the Kuwaiti government and Boeing. Months before the gala, the DoD announced that Boeing would be the prime contractor on a $693m deal, cleared by Hillary’s State Dept, to provide the Kuwaiti government with military transport aircraft. A year later, a group sponsored in part by Boeing would pay Bill another $250k speaking fee. Gordon Johndroe, a Boeing spokesperson, told IB Times:

Boeing has sponsored this major travel event, the Global Business Travel Association, for several years, regardless of its invited speakers. Boeing’s support for the Clinton Foundation is a transparent act of compassion and an investment aimed at aiding the long-term interests and hopes of the Haitian people.

Boeing was one of three companies that helped deliver money personally to Bill while benefiting from weapons authorizations issued by Hillary’s State Dept. The others were Lockheed and Goldman Sachs. Lockheed is a member of the Pindosi Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, which paid Bill $250k to speak at an event in 2010. Three days before the speech, Hillary’s State Dept approved two weapons export deals in which Lockheed was listed as the prime contractor. Over the course of 2010, Lockheed was a contractor on 17 Pentagon-brokered deals that won approval from the State Dept. Lockheed told IB Times that its support for the Clinton Foundation started in 2010, while Hillary was Sec State. Company spokesperson Katherine Trinidad said:

Lockheed Martin has periodically supported one individual membership in the Clinton Global Initiative since 2010. Membership benefits included attendance at CGI annual meetings, where we participated in working groups focused on STEM, workforce development and advanced manufacturing.

In Apr 2011, Goldman Sachs paid Bill $200k to speak to “approximately 250 high-level clients and investors” in New York, according to State Dept records obtained by Judicial Watch. Two months later, the State Dept approved a $675m foreign military sale involving Hawker Beechcraft, a company that was then part-owned by Goldman Sachs. As part of the deal, Hawker Beechcraft would provide support to the government of Iraq to maintain a fleet of aircraft used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Goldman Sachs has also contributed at least $250k to the Clinton Foundation, according to donation records. Andrew Williams, a spokesperson for Goldman Sachs, said:

There is absolutely no connection among all the points that you have raised regarding our firm.

Federal records show that ethics staffers at the State Dept approved the payments to Bill from Goldman Sachs, and the Lockheed- and Boeing-sponsored groups, without objection even though the firms had major stakes in the agency’s weapons export decisions. Stephen Walt, a Harvard University professor of international affairs, told IB Times:

The intertwining financial relationships between the Clintons, defense contractors and foreign governments seeking weapons approvals is a vivid example of a very big problem: the degree to which conflicts of interest have become endemic. It has troubled me all along that the Clinton Foundation was not being more scrupulous about who it would take money from and who it wouldn’t. Pindo foreign policy is better served if people responsible for it are not even remotely suspected of having these conflicts of interest. When George Marshall was Sec State, nobody was worried about whether or not he would be distracted by donations to a foundation or to himself. This wasn’t an issue. And that was probably better.

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dollar not worth much

Israel Seeks Surge in Pindo Security Support
Barbara Opall-Rome, Defense News, May 24 2015

TEL AVIV — Israel is seeking a hefty surge in annual security assistance from Washington and has begun preliminary talks with the Pindo administration on a long-term package that would provide up to $45b in grant aid through 2028. In recent months, working-level bilateral groups have begun to assess Israel’s projected security needs in the context of a new 10-year foreign military financing (FMF) deal that will kick in once the current agreement expires in 2017. Under the existing, $30b agreement signed in 2007, annual FMF grant aid to Israel grew from $2.4b to $3.1b minus, in recent years, rescissions of some $155m due to a government mandated sequester.

Under the follow-on package, endorsed in principle by Obama during a Mar 2013 visit to Tel Aviv, Israel wants “$4.2b to $4.5b” in annual FMF aid, a security source here said. That’s on top of steadily increasing amounts of Pindo war stocks prepositioned here and available for Israel’s emergency use, and nearly $500m in annual funding for cooperative anti-rocket and missile defense programs in recent years. Pindo materiel prepositioned in Israel is valued at $1.2b. And just last week, the House Appropriations’ Defense subcommittee’s draft of the 2016 defense appropriations bill included $487.5m in funding for various USrael active defense programs. Meanwhile, the 2016 defense authorization bill approved by the House on May 19 calls for cooperation to develop an anti-tunneling defense system to deal with the subterranean threat.

In interviews, USraeli experts insisted that embryonic talks toward a new 10-year FMF deal are separate from any prospective compensation package the Obama administration may offer Israel in the event that the P5+1 sign a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran. Similarly, the FMF package through 2028 would not be connected to any potential security enhancements Washington may be prepared to offer in the event that Israel would agree to a two-state peace deal with the Plastelinan Authority. Last week, Haaretz reported that the two sides have begun “preliminary, unofficial contacts regarding special Pindo military aid” to compensate for threats from Iran or potential erosion of its qualitative military edge due to major new arms sales planned for GCC members. Maj-Gen (Retd) Amos Gilad, director of political-military affairs at the Israeli Defense Ministry, told i24 cable news network last week:

We are always in constant relations with Pindostan. But the talks now ongoing are not about the coming agreement with Iran. Our position about that is well-known.

Netanyahu reiterated his opposition to the emerging agreement with Iran in a May 20 meeting with Federica Mogherini, the EU Rep for foreign affairs and security policy. Netanyahu said:

If we want to know what will happen with Iran as a result of this deal, just look at what happened with North Korea as a result of that deal. Despite the inspections and despite the commitments, North Korea became a nuclear power. I think the international community is about to make the same mistake.

With Washington investing billions each year in troops and treasure to preserve its interests in the Middle East, Israelis and their Pindo supporters on Capitol Hill argue that Israel is the bedrock of democratic, pro-Pindo stability in a region roiling from unprecedented turmoil. But given the multiplicity of increasingly sophisticated threats at its borders and beyond, Howard Kohr, CEO of AIPAC, estimates that Israel may have to spend $160b on defense in the decade to come. That would represent a significant increase from recent years for a budget-constrained nation that is already spending some 6%, more as a percentage of GDP than any other nation in the industrialized world, he said. Kohr said in testimony last month before the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign operations:

Israel has always fought its own battles and has never asked Pindo troops to fight on its behalf. Instead, it has requested Pindo assistance to supplement the tremendous resources Israel already invests in its defense budget. Israeli defense spending coincides with accelerated military investment fueled by the oil revenues of Israel’s Arab neighbors, while Iran’s military spending has almost doubled over the past decade, despite economic sanctions. The military hardware, including Pindo-built advanced fighter aircraft, vertical takeoff aircraft, naval vessels and armored troop carriers, that Israel must acquire over the next decade to maintain its QME is far more sophisticated and expensive than previous Israeli purchases from Pindostan. Whereas F-16Is purchased under the existing FMF agreement cost some $45m each, additional F-35s that Israel hopes to purchase later in the decade will cost more than three times that amount. In parallel, new realities of the rapidly changing Middle East have also led to many unexpected costs for Israel, including the need to build a $360m barrier along Israel’s southern border with Egypt and a similar, more modern one at its northern border with Syria. AIPAC strongly believes that the broader Pindo foreign aid budget, which includes security assistance to Israel, nearly 75% of which comes right back to Pindostan through the purchase of Pindo-made aircraft and other equipment, is an essential component of Pindostan’s national security strategy.

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yeah, well, this is going to look pretty awful if the nazis just roll in and occupy everything


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i believe the 404 legions of zombies are going to launch a massive attack in a fortnight or so

APU said the OSCE about the desire to push heavy weapons in the Donbass
RIA Novosti, May 26 2015

MOSCOW — The commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Dzerzhinsk told members of the Special Monitoring Mission of the OSCE in the east of the country that the soldiers at the separation line in Ukraine insist on the nomination of large-caliber artillery systems. He added that the commanders of the Ukrainian armed forces are increasingly under pressure from soldiers on the front line due to the necessity of nominating large-calibre artillery systems, stated the mission report for May 25. According to the commander of the SCU, the soldiers claim that fighters of the DNR use such systems.

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just a little human reminiscence

Reminiscences of a Donetsk dweller: that was the last day of the peaceful life
Truth from Ukraine, May 26 2015

The day of May 25 is almost over. It’s nearly midnight.
That day, a year ago, was the last day of the peaceful life in Donetsk.
Somewhere far away from us elections had been held, and in our new beautiful airport passenger airplanes took off and landed in accordance with the schedule – for the last time…
The last peaceful day. And the next day… The next day a war started.
At midday destroyers and military helicopters attacked the city. And my sister phoned from Smolyanka, shouting in the mouthpiece, and I posted her account of it in Facebook – she said she could see from her yard that the planes dropped something… And I asked her what that could be…
We had not realized yet, we could not imagine that… we had been shelled.
The airport was burning after the next helicopter raid, the bridge, leading to it, was subjected to fire, and people, who had been arriving to the airport or leaving it, got under that fire.
When they were dying, did they realize, what happened to them?..
I do not know…
In a yard of a private house in the area in between the airport and the railway station, a child dropped on the ground, hit by a shell fragment. What did his mother think at that moment?..
I do not know…
At the railway station, in the middle of the square in front of it, people fell down dying, the wounded screamed, other people helped them, pulled them away, to the shelter… Everyone cried and wept.
They did not try to hide… Why did not they? Why?..
I do not know…
It happened all off a sudden, like a tornado…
At night through the opened windows suffocating odour of burning entered the houses. Only in the morning we learnt that the entire wing of our Ice Palace “Druzhba” had burnt down.
This is how the WAR entered the city. At midday on May 26, 2014.
I will never forget it.

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madsen doesn’t give a link for these slides, and i can’t find them at the intercept

Five Eyes and Colour Revolutions
Wayne Madsen, Strategic Culture, Mar 26 2015

A recent release of Edward Snowden-provided classified PowerPoint presentation from the NSA provides a rather detailed description of how the FIVE EYES signals intelligence alliance has conspired with the promoters of social media-based revolutions, such as the «Arab Spring», to bring about the collapse of democratically-elected or otherwise stable governments. However, the PowerPoint slides were partially redacted in key areas by Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media. The PowerPoint slides illustrate how in Nov 2011 the NSA, Canada’s CSEC, Australia’s ASD, New Zealand’s GCSB and Britain’s GCHQ developed a method for not only monitoring but taking control of cell phone and social media networks used for socio-political uprisings. The program, known as «Synergizing Network Analysis Tradecraft», was developed by the FIVE EYES’s Network Tradecraft Advancement Team or «NTAT». The efforts of the NTAT were directed against single devices where «voice and data services interact». These devices include smart phones and other portable data and voice devices.

By Nov 2011, the Arab Spring uprisings were in full swing, with the governments of Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, and Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi having been overthrown, and anti-government rioting breaking out in Syria, Yemen, Oman, and Morocco. The FIVE EYES met in a workshop to discuss how a classified operation code-named IRRITANT HORN could be used in future «Arab Springs», only in «different countries». The signals intelligence experts formulated plans to use the lessons learned in the Arab Spring to target servers in «non-5 Eyes countries» for such exploitation as «man-in-the-middle» or MITM operations and the «harvesting» of data «at rest» and «in transit». A related mobile network exploitation operation was code-named CRAFTY SHACK. The slides show that among the countries where mobile application servers were targeted by the FIVE EYES were France, Cuba, Senegal, Morocco, Switzerland, Bahamas, and Russia. The information targeted by the Western signals intelligence partners included «geolocation and network ownership information for each IP address» that consisted of «network owner name, carrier name, ASN (advanced service network), continent, country, region, city, latitude and longitude, and any other related details». Not of interest to FIVE EYES were such applications as Google, mobile banking, and iTunes.

It is noteworthy that according to one TS/SCI PowerPoint slide, a FIVE EYES system code-named EONBLUE was used to target Blackberry users in Saudi Arabia. Out of all the countries where Arab Spring demonstrations began, it was Saudi Arabia that acted swiftly to put down its street protests by brutal force. The FIVE EYES interest in Saudi Arabia mobile communications during the IRRITANT HORN operations may indicate that there was a dual purpose to such surveillance. NSA and its partners, in an act of «offensive information warfare», may have steered protesters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and other countries to anti-government uprisings through MITM operations while tipping off the authorities in Saudi Arabia about plans to stage anti-government demonstrations in that country.

Another FIVE EYES operation targeted Samsung, Nokia, and other mobile telecommunications users of the Warid-Congo mobile network in the Republic of Congo. CSE boasted in one PowerPoint slide that it had «a list of the most popular smartphones for Warid Congo customers and their international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) numbers». IMSIs are assigned to every GSM user. Warid, which is owned by Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak al-Nahayan, the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Social Development of the UAE and which is based in Abu Dhabi, also provides mobile services in Uganda, the Republic of Georgia, Ivory Coast, and Pakistan.

The interest of the FIVE EYES in fomenting a social media-based uprising in the Republic of Congo is interesting. The country has been led since 1997 by the authoritarian president Denis Sassou-Nguesso who is considered firmly in the pro-French camp. The Congo Republic is a major oil-producer in the region and the Anglophone FIVE EYES alliance would certainly be interested in replacing the authoritarian president with one more aligned with the Pindostan and Britain. The targeting of Congo provides more proof that the NSA military and civilian analysts, who spend long hours on watch, are devoting themselves and their careers more to the bottom lines of Pindosi and British oil companies than to Pindosi national security. Just four months after the FIVE EYES meeting of the NTAT, a partly-social media mass protest did break out in the Talangai district of Brazzaville, the Congolese capital. A Mar 26 2012 dispatch from the Pindo embassy in Brazzaville stated:

Protestors are discontent with the Government of the Republic of the Congo’s handling of indemnity payments to people who lost their homes in the Mar 4 explosions at the Regiment Blinde munitions depot. Embassy sources reported hearing gun shots at the site of the protest on Marien Ngouabi Avenue, near the Talangai Market. The protesters are expected to march to the Presidential Palace. Pindo citizens are advised to avoid the Talangai district and the area surrounding the Presidential Palace throughout the day.

The embassy appeared to know the plans of the protesters, possibly with the help of intelligence provided by both IRRITANT HORN and CRAFTY SHACK. In Jan 2012, just two months after the NTAT meeting, anti-government protests broke out in Senegal, another country targeted by IRRITANT HORN/CRAFTY SHACK, after Pres Abdoulaye Wade, a supporter of Muammar Qaddafi’s «United States of Africa», announced he would run for a third term. Then-State Dept spokesperson Victoria Nuland, of «Euromaidan» infamy, urged the 85-year old Wade to pass power to «the next generation». Wade was defeated for re-election the month after the outbreak of violent riots in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. Soros’s OSI and the International Crisis Group, which is also heavily-bankrolled by Soros, provided significant support to both the Brazzaville and Dakar protests.

The PowerPoint slides also describe how a Chinese mobile web browser was discovered by a GCHQ analyst to «leak» IMSI; MSISDNs (Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers) that are linked to SIM cards; International Mobile Station Equipment Identities (IMEIs) unique to every mobile device and used for, among other things, tracking stolen or «jail broken» phones; and other device-specific information. Although partially redacted, the latest disclosure of NSA material confirms the nexus between FIVE EYES signals intelligence surveillance and active measures in support of the overthrow of governments in the Middle East and elsewhere. The information verifies a convergence between the «color revolution» activities of George Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) network and the NED, and the surveillance activities of the FIVE EYES partners.

There is also an obvious correlation between USAID’s «fake Twitter» operation in Cuba, known as «Zun Zuneo», and IRRITANT HORN. Zun Zuneo or «Proyecto ZZ», was aimed at forming «smart mobs» across Cuba to protest against the Cuban government and seek its overthrow in a «Cuban Spring». It is important to note that IRRITANT HORN targeted Cuba in its mobile and social media surveillance and MITM operations. Zun Zuneo used two contractors in Costa Rica, Contractor Creative Associates International and Mobile Accord of Denver. The firms obtained 400,000 CubaCel mobile telephone numbers, which now appears to have come the FIVE EYES’s IRRITANT HORN program, and began sending Cubans Twitter-like text messages, purportedly originating in Spain. Zun Zuneo also involved a front company in the Cayman Islands, MovilChat, which used a Cayman Islands bank account to covertly fund the Zun Zuneo caper. USAID funding for Zun Zuneo was secretly diverted from an unknown USAID project in Pakistan. The bank account used by USAID and MovilChat was maintained at the Cayman Islands branch of the Bermuda-based Bank of N T Butterfield & Son Ltd. The Carlyle Group, along with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), are significant shareholders of the bank.

USAID has used technology similar to Zun Zuneo to mobilize «smart mobs» in Moldova, the Philippines, and Ukraine. The May 1 2014 anti-government mass protest in Cambodia also appears to have been prompted by a USAID/CIA «smart mob» Twitter-like operation. By honing their «network tradecraft» in the Arab countries and Cuba, the FIVE EYES were well-prepared to support the Maidan Square uprising in Kiev in early 2014. The IRRITANT HORN project reveals that there is not much space between the operations of Soros’s and Nuland’s «democracy manipulators» and the social media surveillance eavesdroppers of the FIVE EYES alliance.

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if anybody wants to post links to especially grotesque lady G pics, please do, i shall add them to the post

Lady Gaga accepts ADL award on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation
JTA, May 22 2015

article-1264016-09074A8E000005DC-592_468x415Lady Gaga, aged 12. H/t Lafayette Sennacherib

Lady Gaga accepted an award from the ADL on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation. On Thursday, the ADL announced that Lady Gaga had received its Making a Difference award for “work championing positive social change.” An ADL press release said:

The Foundation shares ADL’s mission of combating bullying among young people.

Gaga said in a videotaped acceptance speech:

This is such an incredible honor. The No Place For Hate Making A Difference Award is a huge deal for both of us, especially because of all of the hard work ADL has been doing to fight anti-Semitism, homophobia, bigotry and intolerance for the past 100 years.

The award was presented at a ceremony in New York City attended by children from 85 different New York and New Jersey schools. The Born This Way Foundation, founded by Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2011, works to combat bullying and empower youth, according to its website. Abe Foxman remarked:

Lady Gaga is so much more than a pop artist, so much more than an incredible entertainer. She is a one-of-a-kind inspirational champion for social change and a positive role model for young people.

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