Paul Craig Roberts: Rogue Elements of the CIA Are Operating Against President-elect Trump

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What is striking about this controversy is that it is the CIA, not Russia, that is interfering in American elections. The CIA is supposed to be concerned with foreign intelligence. It is not supposed to interfere in US affairs. Yet it is the CIA that is using fake news to delegitimize a president-elect.

Source: Rogue Elements of the CIA Are Operating Against President-elect Trump — Paul Craig Roberts – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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Dec 12, 2016

Alex Jones catches a lot of grief. Some of it he brings on himself by being over the top, but most of the criticism he receives comes from his practice of dragging into the news issues that otherwise would remained cloaked in silence.

Alex is certainly correct to stress that elements in the CIA, or someone claiming to be CIA, are planting stories in the media…

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CIA meddled in ‘hundreds’ of elections: Ron Paul talks Russia-blaming, fake news and more on RT

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Source: CIA meddled in ‘hundreds’ of elections: Ron Paul talks Russia-blaming, fake news and more on RT — RT America

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17 Dec, 2016

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US government “propagandists” push for a foreign policy of “intervening around the world,” former presidential candidate and founder of the Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Dr. Ron Paul, told RT in a wide-ranging interview that also touched on Syria.

Following reports that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for personally directing a cyberattack that cost her the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Paul shrugged off the allegations as a “fiasco” in an interview with RT’s Neil Harvey.

“I think they’re just agitating, because they lost the election. They’re throwing out accusations and they have no proof,” the former Republican congressman for Texas said.

“The same…

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CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections in the Past Century

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Source: CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections in the Past Century | Humans Are Free

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Jan 15, 2017

This number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala and Chile.

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election (with absolutely zero evidence) by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails.

But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.

The U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries – it’s done so as many as 81 times between 1946 and 2000, according to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University.

That number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like…

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Hacker News: Student Faces 10 Years In Prison For Creating And Selling Limitless Keylogger

A 21-year-old former Langley High School student, who won a Programmer of the Year Award in high school, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of developing and selling custom key-logging malware that infected thousands of victims.

Zachary Shames from Virginia pleaded guilty in a federal district court and now faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison for his past deeds.

Shames was arrested this summer while he was working as a technical intern at Northrop Grumman, a security and defense government contractor, developing front-end site code and backend Java software and managing a MySQL database, according to what appears on his Linkedin page.

According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Shames developed a keylogger in 2013 that allowed users to steal sensitive information, including passwords and banking credentials, from a victim’s computer, while he was still a high school student in 2013.

Keylogger is malicious software designed to record every keystroke on a victim’s computer.

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Shames developed the first versions of now-defunct keylogger known as Limitless Logger Pro, which he sold for $35 on the infamous Hack Forums, according to an anonymous security researcher quoted by Motherboard.

Shames “continued to modify and market the illegal product from his college dorm room,” at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. and sold it to more than 3,000 people who, in turn, infected over 16,000 victims, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The keylogger malware developed by Shames slowly turned out into a powerful tool.

According to TrendMicro (pdf), apart from key-logging, Limitless KeyLogger can also recover account names and passwords from many popular applications, such as Apple Safari, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Bitcoin wallets, Core FTP, DynDNS, FileZilla, Internet Download Manager, Internet Explorer, Spotify, and more.

Shames pleaded guilty in an Alexandria courtroom, and Judge Liam O’Grady accepted his plea.

Shames now faces a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and has been sentenced to be scheduled for June 16, 2017.

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Will the CIA Assassinate Trump? “He’s Being Really Dumb For Questioning Russia Conclusions”

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It isn’t just that Donald Trump routinely thumbs his nose at the establishment, insults media figures he sees as unfair and bucks conventional wisdom.

It is that President-elect Trump is defying the will of the deep state, military industrial complex base of ultimate power in the United States. That is why he is treading dangerous waters, and risks the fate of JFK.

Trump publicly dissed the intelligence community assessments on Russian hacking; they retaliated with a made up dossier about the alleged Trump-Putin ‘golden shower’ episode.

While it may be a silly falsehood, it may also be serving as a final warning that they get to script reality, not him.

Perhaps they want Trump to feel blackmailed and controlled by alluding to fake dirt, while reminding him of the real dirt they hold on his activities (whatever it may be).

Insulting the credibility of the intelligence community in a public way – as the man elected to the highest office in the land – is liable to ruffle a few feathers, and it could provoke a serious response.

Trump knows the power of the people he is taunting, but he may not be aware of where the line is between play in political rhetoric and actually irritating and setting off those who control policy.

There is plenty of Trump misbehavior that can be simply written off, or trivialized, but cutting into the war and statecraft narrative of the shadow government steering this deep state is a deviation too far.

It is one thing to play captain, but another to imagine that you steer the ship. They are happy for Trump to take all the prestige and privileges of the office; but not for him to cut into the big business of foreign conflict, the undercurrent of all American affairs, the dealings in death, drugs, oil and weapons, and the control of people through a manipulation of these affairs.

If President Trump takes his rogue populism too far, he will suffer the wrath of the same people who took out Kennedy… there are some things that are not tolerated by those who are really in charge.

And now leaders in the Senate are warning President-elect Trump about the stupidity of going against the national-security establishment.

As Jacob G. Hornberger warns:

In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the U.S. national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of “being really dumb.”… for taking on the CIA and questioning its conclusions regarding Russia.

“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you…. He’s being really dumb to do this.”

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No president since John F. Kennedy has dared to take on the CIA or the rest of the national security establishment […] They knew that if they opposed the national-security establishment at a fundamental level, they would be subjected to retaliatory measures.

Kennedy… After the Bay of Pigs, he vowed to tear the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the winds. He also fired CIA Director Allen Dulles, who, in a rather unusual twist of fate, would later be appointed to the Warren Commission to investigate Kennedy’s murder.

Kennedy’s antipathy toward the CIA gradually extended to what President Eisenhower had termed the military-industrial complex, especially when it proposed Operation Northwoods, which called for fraudulent terrorist attacks to serve as a pretext for invading Cuba, and when it suggested that Kennedy initiate a surprise nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.

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Worst of all, from the standpoint of the national-security establishment, [Kennedy] initiated secret personal negotiations with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro, both of whom, by this time, were on the same page as Kennedy.

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Kennedy was fully aware of the danger he faced by taking on such a formidable enemy.

And to the extent that President Kennedy consciously stood up to the system, he paid the price for his attempt at independent wielding of power from the Oval Office.

It is a shuddering thought. A sharp lesson in history that must not be misinterpreted.

The implications for Trump are quite clear. If his refusal to take intelligence briefings, or follow CIA advice is serious, then serious consequences will follow. If Trump is serious about peace with Putin when they insist on war, there will be a problem.

There are several powers behind the throne that have wanted to ensure that presidents don’t let the power go to their head, or try to change course from the carefully arranged crisis-reaction-solution paradigm.

True peace is not good for military industrial complex business; true peace, without the persistence of grave threats, and plenty of sparks of chaos to back it up, cannot be tolerated.

As things have progressed today, making friendly with Putin, and calling off the war with Russia may simply be impermissible. If Trump is attempting to negotiate his own peace – and sing along with Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” at the inauguration, then he is in for a very rude awakening.

If, on the other hand, he is the Trump card being played by this very same establishment, then things may develop according to the same ultimate objectives, albeit through a ‘wild card’ path styled after the ego of President Trump.

With Goldman Sachs and neocon advisors filling up his administration, Trump may be simply nudged in the right direction. But the intelligence community is not willing to take many chances – and there are clearly contingencies in place.

As SHTF has previously reported, the continuity of government “Doomsday” command-and-control planes were brought out after the election as a public show of power to Trump and the American people. The shadow government is real, and for now, maintains dominance.

Former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul warned of the shadow government taking control of President Trump’s administration before it was even formed:

You know, we look at the president, we look at what he said, we look at what he might do, and we look at his advisors, but quite frankly, there is an outside source, which we refer to as a deep state or a shadow government. There is a lot of influence by people that are actually more powerful than our government itself, our president and on up. I mean, you take for instance how our government gets involved in elections around the world, whether it’s in the Middle East or Ukraine.

Trump is reportedly retaining his own private security, bucking the protocol of Secret Service detail… and this clearly a sign that he and his team have thought through security issues and the possibility of an inside job.

This is prudent, but these deep state guys have access throughout the system at every level. They are anywhere, and everywhere. Probably someone that Trump trusts. There are certainly many threats.

For the sake of the stability of this country, and President-elect Trump’s own life, let us hope that they stay several steps ahead of anyone who might want to do him harm.

This is eerie, but real.

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On a personal level, it seems wise to prepare for the possibility of widespread unrest due to political instability.

Tread carefully at the scene of the inauguration, and any high profile political gatherings or demonstrations.

Riots at the inauguration, or in cities throughout the country are possible, maybe even likely, as is an attempted assassination. Even if this scenario is a long shot, and taboo to even discuss, the role of the CIA in past coups, revolutions and uprisings is enough to warrant taking precautions.

There is an element of chaos present during this unprecedented transfer of power to the 45th president, and a wounded animal in the defensive-attack posture.

If you are at a protest, either as a participant, or as an observer, remain aware of the larger actions of the crowd, identify potential provocateurs and stay away from points of potential violence. Police could use anti-riot gear and spray the crowd, fire rubber bullet, use microwave heating or auditory devices, make mass arrests, or block off large portions of the city.

If anything significant happens, use any available phone or camera to film it, but be prepared for confiscation or technologies to wipe phones. An EMF shielded bag could block this; live stream or upload instantly to as many video platforms as possible, but they have been known to jam cell phone signals at mass gatherings and demonstrations. Make copies and store a physical copy, and several back-ups.

If you are at home, do not wait for the all clear signal from the authorities, shelter in place and prepare to ride out a storm, if something sensational or deadly takes place and panic spreads. Do not trust the media; and try to take notice if a coup has taken place, and constitutional authority subverted.

Guccifer 2.0 Slams Intel ‘Fake Report,’ Denies Links With Russia

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The entity known as Guccifer 2.0 has come out of hiding and slammed the Intel reports on Russian hacking as “crude fake” evidence.

The hacker or group of hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 admit breaching the DNC computer network by easily exploiting a software vulnerability on their system but deny any links with Russia.

The entity denies U.S. government’s allegations, which are now supported by Donald Trump, that it is tied to the Russian government’s hacking campaign against Democrats.

TheDailyCaller reports:

“The U.S. intelligence agencies have published several reports of late claiming I have ties with Russia,” the hacker wrote on their WordPress website on Thursday.

“I’d like to make it clear enough that these accusations are unfounded. I have totally no relation to the Russian government. I’d like to tell you once again I was acting in accordance with my personal political views and beliefs,” the post continues.

The Obama administration has insisted for months that Guccifer 2.0 and another group operating a website called DC Leaks is affiliated with Russia’s intelligence agencies. During the campaign, the websites distributed hacked emails and documents stolen from various Democratic politicians, party organizations, and other prominent figures, such as Colin Powell.

The hackers also provided exclusives of hacked documents to reporters, including to The Daily Caller.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence reiterated hackers’ links to the Russian government in a declassified report released last week.

“We assess with high confidence that Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks,” the report states.

Guccifer 2.0 first appeared on the national scene in June after a cyber security firm hired by the DNC called CrowdStrike issued a report alleging that a “sophisticated” hacker group had infiltrated the DNC’s computer systems.

The hacker responded to that claim in a blog post, saying that it was not difficult to infiltrate the DNC’s computer systems and did not require the support of a state actor.

“I’m very pleased the company appreciated my skills so highly. But in fact, it was easy, very easy,” the hacker wrote at the time, claiming that they exploited a vulnerability in software installed on DNC systems by a company called NGP VAN.

In that post, Guccifer 2.0 also claimed that they gave thousands of files and emails to WikiLeaks and that the group would “publish them soon.”

Sure enough, WikiLeaks released 20,000 DNC emails the next month.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denied that his group’s source for the DNC emails — or emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta that were published in October — were provided by anyone affiliated with the Russian government.

In the latest post, Guccifer 2.0 also disputes information released late last month in a Joint Analysis Report released by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security. The hacker claims that the report attributed malware code to the Russian government which is actually widely available on the Internet.

“The technical evidence contained in the reports doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. This is a crude fake,” the hacker wrote Thursday.

“A lot of hackers use it,” Guccifer 2.0 says of the code. “I think it was inserted in the report to make it look a bit more plausible.”

“It’s obvious that the intelligence agencies are deliberately falsifying evidence. In my opinion, they’re playing into the hands of the Democrats who are trying to blame foreign actors for their failure.”

While the U.S. intelligence assessments have been met with skepticism from some, Trump and key figures in his incoming administration appear to have come around to U.S. intelligence officials’ belief that Russia was behind the hacks.

“I think it was Russia,” Trump said in a press conference on Wednesday.

And on Thursday, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nominee for CIA director, said during his Senate confirmation hearing that Russia’s senior leaders conducted an “aggressive” cyber campaign against the U.S.

By Chuck Ross