The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate

By Bill Binney and Ray McGovern.

Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, who mapped out the Soviet command-and-control structure before anyone else knew how, and so predicted Soviet invasions before they happened (“in the 1970s, he decrypted the Soviet Union’s command system, which provided the US and its allies with real-time surveillance of all Soviet troop movements and Russian atomic weapons”).

McGovern is a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials.

Originally published by Consortium News.

Official Washington got to relive the excitement of Watergate in a “gotcha” moment after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. There were fond recollections of how righteous the major newspapers felt when condemning President Nixon over his “Saturday Night Massacre” firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

But the overriding question from “this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia” — as President Trump calls it — is whether there is any there there. The President labeled it a “made-up story” and, by all appearances from what is known at this time, he is mostly correct.
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Not Remembering the USS Liberty

Preface from Washington’s Blog: Here’s background to the USS Liberty incident.

By Ray McGovern, a 27-year CIA veteran, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates and personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials. McGovern is co-founder of Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence and Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. Originally published at Consortium News.

It is safe to assume that when President Donald Trump lands in Israel Monday, he will not have been briefed on the irrefutable evidence that, nearly 50 years ago – on June 8, 1967 – Israel deliberately attacked the USS Liberty in international waters, killing 34 U.S. sailors and wounding more than 170 other crew. All of Trump’s predecessors – Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – have refused to address the ugly reality and/or covered up the attack on the Liberty.

It is not too late for someone to fill Trump in on this shameful episode, on the chance he may wish to show more courage than former presidents and warn the Israelis that this kind of thing will not be tolerated while he is president.
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Trump Should Be Up in Arms & Twisting Arms Not Selling Arms to Saudis

By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: .

President Trump has cut a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis. As someone who is trying to hold the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia accountable for the mass murder of 3,000 on 9/11 (of which my husband Ron was an innocent victim), I’d think President Trump would be up in arms with the Saudis, not selling arms to them—especially given the information set forth below.

Everybody knows the explicit evidence found from 2009 that Saudi Arabia was, “a critical financial support base for al Qaeda, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups.”

Just like everybody knows the more recent and far more damning 2016 revelation that Saudi Arabia continues to provide “clandestine financial and logistical support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups“ in the Middle East.

And, anyone who cares about women’s rights and human rights should also know about the latest human rights report produced by Rex Tillerson’s own State Department that details, “Saudi Arabia’s restrictions on universal rights, such as freedom of expression, including on the internet, and the freedoms of assembly, association, movement and religion, as well as the country’s pervasive gender discrimination.”
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U.S. $350 Billion Arms-Sale to Sauds Cements U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse

On Saturday, May 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Saud family inked an all-time record-high $350 billion ten-year arms-deal that not only will cement-in the Saud family’s position as the world’s largest foreign purchasers of U.S.-produced weaponry, but will make the Saud family, and America’s ruling families, become, in effect, one aristocracy over both nations, because neither side will be able to violate the will of the other. As the years roll on, their mutual dependency will deepen, each and every year.

Sixteen years after the Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan al-Saud (who was nicknamed “Bandar Bush” for his intimacy with the Bush family) served in Washington as Saudi Arabia’s U.S. Ambassador and he and his wife personally paid tens of thousands of dollars to the Sauds’ minders who paid for the apartments and for the pilot-training of 9/11 jihadists, and the U.S. government hid this fact from the U.S. public for fifteen years until it was made public but suppressed by the U.S. press so that Americans still don’t know about it, the U.S. and Saudi aristocracies are now becoming bound together even more strongly than before, because of this record-shattering deal that Trump’s team negotiated with the Sauds.

The U.S. government officially blames Iran for the 9/11 attacks and has fined Iran $10.5 billion for those attacks. The Sauds hate Iran and claim that Iran poses an “existential threat” to them. These new weapons will, the Sauds claim, “protect” them from Iran. Right after Trump won the 2016 election, he staffed the top level of his incoming Administration with people who consider Iran to be the main source of terrorism. In a 5 February 2017 Super Bowl television interview, Trump was asked what his policies would be regarding Iran, and he answered (video here, transcript here): “They have total disregard for our country. They are the number one terrorist state.” But he provided no specifics. This ‘defense’ deal is a big specific part of the answer, to that question. The U.S. will now be even more tightly allied with the Sauds (the world’s wealthiest family) than was previously the case.

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3-minute analogy: .01% falls when ‘Under Pressure’ to free humanity; 5-minute analogy: US military/government/media serves evil rogue state empire by ‘just following orders’

Life is a team sport. It’s not enough to have individual excellence; we all exist within communities and environments affecting us whether we pay attention to them or not. 2017 Earth finds humanity in an Orwellian reality; a captured civilization of two paradoxical co-existing conditions:

  1. Escalating rogue state empire of US .01% “leadership” of OBVIOUS crimes centered in lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, looting, and lying. The damages are annual millions killed, billions harmed, and trillions transferred to these psychopaths.
  2. We the People, upon demand, can end the crimes in Emperor’s New Clothes simple truth.

I recommend the Happy Feet movies; this 3-minute analogy of the human condition from the second film about a community of penguins trapped and facing certain death unless enough other community members take apparently small actions to contribute. The film’s message: Every step counts.

Another analogy: the 2008 movie Valkyrie opens with the Nazi soldier’s loyalty oath; identical in effect to the 2003-altered US Army Soldier’s Creed: “I will always place the mission first” (as dictated by the leader/fuehrer). The historical hero, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, writes in his diary that Germany has been lied-to by their political leadership, that their creed for peace was a lie to cover offensive wars, that their honorable military engaged in torture and unlawful execution of civilians, and that he could not find the military leadership to confront and end these crimes. In the first two minutes:
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28-minute interview: pointing to trillions looted by .01% lying ‘leaders’ READY TO BE RECLAIMED upon public demand, ~ $1 million per US household benefits of CAFR disclosure, monetary reform & public banking first documented by Ben Franklin to fully fund government without taxes

Among ~100 areas of game-changing objective factual data, CAFR disclosure (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports), monetary reform, and public banking at ~$1 million of near-instant benefits per average US household make this topic literally the most valuable for public attention. The converse option is to surrender tens of trillions to these asset-holes, to kiss our assets goodbye to escalating rogue state empire.

Below is the documentation. Here is a 2014 interview by Guy Evans that walks anyone through the facts in 28 minutes:

Why does US national debt and total debt only and always increase?

Demonocracy’s sharp 2 minutes of the tragic-comic mathematical certainty for a society that creates what is used for money as debt; just as certain as adding negative numbers forever causes only and always increasing aggregate debt until a system collapse:

We the People endure endless criminal actions under a .01% rogue state empire, with rhetoric by both political parties’ “leaderships” most accurately defined by bestselling Yale Professor emeritus Harry Frankfurt as bullshit: the inversion of objective factual reality.

This can also be characterized as corporate media “covering” a “Big Lie” .01% crime with “fake news.” The great news, as usual, is that we have technical solutions to end all real problems. In this case, Benjamin Franklin is one of hundreds of America’s best and brightest who clearly document that monetary reform with public banking allows government to operate without taxes with abundant funding.
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Trump whines about being ‘mistreated’ by rogue/deep state and corporate media. His choices: serve Evil (for new US Civil War, Syria/Iran wars?), be JFK/RFK/MLK removed, or .01% arrests for ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ OBVIOUS crimes in lie-started illegal Wars of Aggression, looting trillions, and constant lying

Trump stating: “No politician in history, and I say this with great surity, has been treated worse or more unfairly.”

Trump’s public statements reflect naivety about his expected role as “teleprompter reader-in-Chief” of an easily-documented ongoing rogue state US empire. George Lucas created Star Wars stating the US is the Evil Empire. In 24 seconds’ analogy of Trump’s position:

And 61 seconds extending the tragic-comedy how bad the deal Trump made can make him look:

65 seconds of how .01% rogue state leaders will laugh at Trump’s execution if that’s how they choose to use him: President Bush’s glee over President Kennedy’s assassination easily documented from our own government:

President Trump has three basic choices:

  • Serve his evil .01% masters for ongoing rogue state empire.
  • Be JFK/RFK/MLK removed; perhaps to spark civil war.
  • Arrest .01% US leaders of rogue state empire.

Trump could serve evil

The prima facie evidence is that Trump is continuing a rogue state empire. This might expand war on Syria, as US bombs Syrian military in their country (and here, here, here), an Israel Minister openly calls for Assad’s assassination, and US officials now claim there is no government in Syria to work with and will never work with “the Assad regime”:

Trump might be used for war on Iran. Three minute analysis about war:
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