Saturday 21st of October 2017

leaks...

kellogg

Trump named retired Lt Gen Keith Kellogg as the acting national security adviser. Kellogg had previously been appointed the NSC chief of staff and advised Trump during the campaign. Trump is also reportedly considering the former CIA director David Petraeus and Vice Adm Robert Harward, a navy Seal, for the post.

The Kremlin had confirmed that Flynn was in contact with Kislyak but denied that they talked about lifting sanctions. On Tuesday, Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, said in a post on Facebook that firing a national security adviser for his contacts with Russia is “not just paranoia but something even worse”.

Kosachev also expressed frustration at the Trump administration: “Either Trump hasn’t found the necessary independence and he’s been driven into a corner … or Russophobia has permeated the new administration from top to bottom.”

The president broke his silence with a tweet that attempted to deflect attention: “The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington? Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea etc?”

 

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Here I think that Flynn was sent as a canary to try and find out the leaks in the new administration. It did not take long.

the canary...

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“The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?” President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N. Korea etc.?” 

A few hours later, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer pointed a finger at “government employees” as the culprits. 

“When we have government employees that are entrusted with this and then leak it out, that undermines our national security,” he said, adding, “That’s a real concern for this president.”

Flynn, in an interview before he stepped down Monday night, denounced the leaks of classified information as a “criminal act.” 

“In some of these cases, you’re talking about stuff that’s taken off of a classified system and given to a reporter. That’s a crime,” Flynn told the Daily Caller.

“You call them leaks; it’s a criminal act,” Flynn added. “This is a crime. It’s not just a wink and a nod.”

read more:

http://nypost.com/2017/02/14/trump-says-illegal-leaks-are-the-real-story...

whistleblowing...

 

https://video.img.ria.ru/Out/MP3/20170215/2017_02_15_ASIF069140217_jqlnygae.y0b.mp3

 

I believe this recording was done just after Apr 5, 2015

 

see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M

 

Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Bradley/Chelsea Manning – are all too familiar names to a specific kind of folk, namely people who read. Unfortunately a large majority of good citizens around the world ‘have nothing to hide’ and therefore are not alarmed by the disclosures, the persecutions of those who release information and most importantly by encroaching global lockdown on our freedoms Running Man style. George CarlinJohn Oliver, and Aidan Kilian deliver the funny, while Andrew Pepper-Parsons (head of policy at a London-based whistleblowing charity — Public Concern at Work) shares his professional opinion.

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/radio_as_if/201702151050698135-uk-too-to-crack-d...

 

 

like candies...

The SMH poster headline to sell its rotten paper was somehing like "Flynn resigns in Shame"... I have not a picture of it but I might try... In fact the letter of resignation shown a man who held his head high. He admitted doing his work honorably and with no shame.

Meanwhile the Donald said:

President Donald Trump has used a series of explosive tweets to blame the media and "illegally leaked" intelligence information for bringing down his national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Mr Trump's comments come one day after the White House said Mr Trump had asked Mr Flynn to resign because he misled Vice-President Mike Pence about his contacts with Russia.

Key points:
  • Donald Trump says "it is a really sad thing [Michael Flynn] was treated so badly"
  • Mr Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser over contact with Russia
  • Mr Trump reportedly thought Mr Flynn would survive the controversy until a series of explosive articles made the situation untenable

Mr Flynn's ousting has sparked a new swirl of controversy over Mr Trump's potential ties to Moscow.

Mr Flynn resigned earlier this week at the behest of Mr Trump, the White House later said, after reports that he had discussed sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the US before the inauguration, despite previously denying those conversations to Mr Pence and other top officials.

But in Mr Trump's first public comments on Mr Flynn, he appeared to side with his former aide, saying it was "really a sad thing that he was treated so badly".

Read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-16/donald-trump-slams-unfair-treatmen...

 

And despite believing Trump is an idiot, I will venture to say he is correct at this point in time. Had a similar thing in reverse (diplomatically bombing the Ruskies and telling half truth about it) happened to a Democrat, he/she would have been loaded by a press enamoured with war. The war machine in the US is dictating the shots, and if Soros has nothing to do with this, I will eat my hat (it's a small one made of bread).

 

Donald cannot trust the CIA, nor the FBI, nor the media. He has to sack the lot and use other agencies? None of the warmongers want Trump to have détente with Russia. It keeps the war machine going. War is a business and fear has to drive this idea of war. Idiots.

against the president...

A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump.

John Schindler, a national security columnist for the Observer and former NSA analyst, published an article on Sunday titled “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins,” which asserts that the Intelligence Community is rebelling against Trump over some of his senior officials having alleged ties to the Kremlin. The situation is so bad, according to Schindler, that they are now beginning to withhold intelligence from the White House.

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201702151050723578-intelligence-community-war...

This is good... No intelligence will be a good thing. At least the President can avoid being briefed by the warmongers and fabricators of fake news. Trump can now rely on his friends Putin, the Poms and the Chinese to tell him what's happening in the world. All good...

and the media's alternative takes...

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This is CNN’s latest article on the all ways Trump is allegedly linked to Russia, Russian spies and Vladimir Putin. Above, a screen-grab of their headline.


It seems intercepted communications show that members of Trump’s campaign were “in contact” with Russian officials. This is shocking and treason and stuff, so the CNN brought in “intelligence experts” to analyse what all this could mean. It’s all very serious.


Buried half-way through the story is this:


Officials emphasized that communications between campaign staff and representatives of foreign governments are not unusual.


“Not unusual”. So what it could mean…is nothing. So that’s that then.

 

read more:

https://off-guardian.org/2017/02/15/cnn-using-intentionally-misleading-h...

Admiral Harward declined the offer...

President Donald Trump's choice for national security adviser, retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward, has turned down the offer, a senior White House official said.

Admiral Harward was offered the job after Michael Flynn was fired by Mr Trump earlier this week for misleading Vice-President Mike Pence over his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the United States.

The White House official said Admiral Harward cited family and financial reasons for opting not to take the job.

Admiral Harward is a senior executive at Lockheed Martin.

Two sources familiar with the decision said Admiral Harward turned down the job in part because he wanted to bring in his own team.

read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-17/trump-pick-haward-turns-down-offer...

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Eventually, Trump will settle for Sargeant Bosco, or Sargeant Blast and Private Meekley... unless he prefers Sargeant Bilko...

the dark force....

On the surface, the resignation of General Michael Flynn is being sold as a cut-and-dried case of the General getting ahead of his skis by calling the Russian Ambassador to discuss the lifting of sanctions. This was ostensibly then complicated by the General not being honest about his discussions, when queried about it by Vice President Mike Pence. However, as is always the case in these types of affairs, the real story will go untold and General Flynn’s “resignation” will have ramifications far beyond these first headlines.

In reality, the General’s early fall is a signal that the Deep State is not about to permit rapprochement with Russia. This is because any moves to defuse the New Cold War could threaten to undercut Obama’s $1 Trillion, 30 year nuclear arms rearmament program, which has been quietly moving forward for several years.

Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), which is the military’s counterpart to the CIA, was originally fired by Obama for an intelligence assessment, which disputed information that Obama was being fed by the CIA. In retrospect, this report was rather prescient, since it noted that an infant ISIS was a much bigger threat than Obama was being told, while further advising that it was a mistake for the CIA to be supplying them with arms in their ill-fated effort to bring down Assad in Syria.

This put Flynn in direct conflict with then CIA Director, John Brennan, then Director of National Intelligence, John Clapper, and a whole cadre of Neo-Con Interventionists inside Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Flynn’s timing was also bad, since the War Hawks had only recently overthrown Gaddafi and, in the ecstasy of their “success”, no one, especially Obama, wanted to be told that rain clouds were already gathering over their parade.

When General Flynn reemerged as an advisor to Trump during the campaign, there was no immediate concern within the Deep State, since Trump was not seen as a serious factor. However, as Trump began to talk about rapprochement with Putin’s Russia on the campaign trail, Flynn was identified as one of the driving forces behind this idea and, as a result, the Clinton Campaign opened up a new front to denigrate him as a racist nut-case. This may very well have been true, but it does not, as a consequence, make him wrong in regard to his recognition of the necessity to defuse the New Cold War with Russia.

Flynn’s early departure is a big victory for the Deep State Thugs who are heavily invested in the New Cold War. It is most certainly also a signal to Trump that he can be removed, since MSM talking heads are already spinning stories about the fired DOJ Acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, having previously warned the White House that tapped phone calls, between Flynn and the Russian Ambassador, might make the General subject to “blackmail” by the Russians.

Indeed, not-so-subtle threats of impeachment are already being floated, with nuances of the famous question, “What did the President know and when did he know it?” One Neo-Con Flim-flam man has already gone so far as to refer to the “Russian Stench” and demanded to know what is behind this “Russian connection”, which, if any one gave it any real thought, was essentially a move toward peace.

read more:

https://off-guardian.org/2017/02/17/the-empire-strikes-back/