[American Thinker] The writer who calls himself Techno Fog has been following closely the libel lawsuit launched by Alfa Bank's owners against Fusion GPS over its accusations that the bank had engaged in "bribery, extortion, and interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." Mark Wauck provides context: Unfounded concerns and rampant conspiracy theory. The Durham report will tell all. The Indictments are coming soon. You'll see !
Anyone might be forgiven for imagining that the Russia Hoax is over and done with. But it's not. And Techno Fog has a very interesting article to remind us of that fact. As you may recall, during the final month or two of the 2016 election campaign, outlandish accusations were leveled against Alfa Bank. The basic idea was that a Russian bank, Alfa Bank, was laundering money on behalf of Donald Trump, money that the Putin regime was paying Trump as their supposed agent. These outlandish accusations came from the Hillary campaign and its oppo research branch — in other words, Fusion GPS (remember?), Glenn Simpson, and shady Clinton campaign lawyers.
The whole story quickly collapsed under the weight of its own absurdity, after a brief flurry of excitement ginned up in the Dem media proxy outlets. Even oppo research stories require some minimal factual content, and this story lacked the bare minimum. Apparently the Clinton campaign thought the whole thing would be water over the dam, but Alfa bank had other ideas. They sued, and Techno Fog brings us up to date:
The Director NSA (DIRNSA) Admiral Mike Roger shut down illegal intelligence exploitation (collection against US Citizens) in 2015 and again in 2016 during the Trump Campaign. Owing to the historical conflict between NSA and CIA, my guess is Fusion is a Klingon contract cover organization.
Wiki: Fusion GPS is a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm based in Washington, D.C. The company conducts open-source investigations and provides research and strategic advice for businesses, law firms and investors, as well as for political inquiries, such as opposition research.
Read this MAIL article at your earliest convenience. Reporting indicates it will likely soon be replaced by a diversionary MOD.... 'Alien siting story taking place in the Lake District.' Something about 'brown water discharge - clean water recovery' or so I am told.
I was gobsmacked to note the later part of the article that after Maxwell's father died mysteriously in 1991, Epstein asked his close friend
"Stuart Pivar, a New York society art dealer and a former friend of Epstein's, told me that Epstein appointed him to watch over Ghislaine in the days after Robert Maxwell mysteriously fell to his death from his yacht in 1991.
Pivar said Epstein told him to make sure Ghislaine 'made it through this dark period'. But it was difficult to match the glittering social queen Ghislaine seemed at Manhattan parties with the woman described by the Farmer sisters, 'pathetic' in her emotional and financial dependency on Epstein, who treated her with disdain."
Pivar was obviously a very close friend of Epstein to be so tasked, and is the Art Dealer sponsoring HUNTER BIDEN's art debut and sales!
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited. By Dmitry Steshin
Unhappy Afghanistan, during the entire existence of such a toponym, has managed to try on itself and all the socio-economic models available on the planet. The anamnesis also included oriental despotism, exemplary Anglo-Saxon colonialism and simply Chaos without names. There was an attempt to build a Soviet republic, or at least a "developing country of the socialist camp." Finally, Afghanistan lived under Islamic fundamentalists in the first version of the Taliban, and then, without transitions, quickly plunged into the export version of "Western democracy for liberated countries."
Direct translation of the article via Google Translate Edited.
[RUSVESNA] VGTRK journalist and Moscow City Duma deputy Andrei Medvedev expressed his opinion on the possible introduction of a Russian military contingent into Afghanistan, recalling the still painful war of 1979-89.
“The reaction to the Afghan question in Russia is indeed sharper than to Syria. Because Afghan. Yes. And there is an attitude towards that war, painful and wrong.
Russian translation and summary of a recent RAND report. I couldn't find the report online. By Vladimir Orlov
Part one. General issues
According to RAND experts, the French armed forces are among the most efficient in Western Europe and boast a full range of capabilities allowing them to engage in a full range of operations, including high-intensity conventional warfare against an equal adversary.
In this report, RAND researchers examine the role that the French military could play as a coalition partner in a hypothetical conflict with Russia.
France has space capabilities out of Guiana Space Centre. They have Arianespace and Azercosmos (ESA Soyuz) launching out of there. France could improve it's military space situation if it invited some of the "New Space" companies to launch from there with permissions from New Zealand, USA and Japan. (Yes Japan now has New Space as private companies have taken over their launch vehicles.) Both Blue Origin and SpaceX could provide more throw weight than Ariane 5 and some of the other companies smaller quick launches to Space. The ESA should think out of the box on this as France is the only visible EU nation acting for a military advantage in space.
"France's priority is to maintain strategic autonomy - which it defines as the ability to wage any war and remain a nuclear power." Really? France just announced its military will depart Africa's Sahil.
[American Thinker] Well, everyone could see it coming.
It turns out that the National Security Agency (NSA) didn’t just eavesdrop "incidentally" on the emails and text messages of Tucker Carlson, one of the few journalists in America willing to stand up to the Deep State.
Anyone with half a brain could see the lizard-like lawyering in the NSA’s "non-denial denial." As Bill Clinton famously put it, "it depends on what the meaning of the word ’is’ is."
"Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency," the NSA statement read, dodging the question of whether it had obtained and read his emails and texts, "and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air."
Again, from what we know of lying government lawyers, the tenses are crucial: the NSA never "had" any plans.
That says nothing about whether it now has such plans. "It depends on what the meaning of the word ’is’ is."
It appears that NSA officials did precisely what Carlson predicted: they leaked these private messages to compliant members of the controlled corporate media.
Appearing Wednesday on Fox’s "Mornings With Maria" Bartiromo, Carlson reported that he was informed by a journalist that he respects that the NSA had indeed leaked his private emails to journalists in an effort to get his show canceled. The friendly journalist confirmed for him what was in the emails.
We will know this for a fact in the next few days if the "hit piece" Carlson was told is in preparation appears — in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, or another media outlet directed by America’s out-of-control intelligence oligarchy.
Bartiromo’s reaction was right on the mark.
This goes beyond the usual Democrat Party dirty tricks — stuffing ballot boxes, mobbing politicians to intimidate them, burning down cities.
This is banana republic-level subversion, spying on journalists to silence all opposition.
This is the kind of stuff the old "Democratic People’s Republics" in Eastern Europe pulled, spying on citizens — the Stasi had the entire country wired with eavesdropping devices -- and then threatening to use the information against them.
If Republican members of Congress really cared about the country, they would immediately call for a Congressional investigation of the NSA and the entire corrupt intelligence community.
If they had even a little backbone, they would call for a Department of Justice criminal investigation — and threaten the NSA’s lapdog director, Paul M. Nakasone, with criminal contempt if he fails to cooperate.
But we know they won’t. The country has seen why with its own eyes.
When former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified, under oath, before Congress in 2013, he committed perjury on live national television.
Clapper was asked point-blank by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"
Clapper replied: "No, sir. Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently, perhaps, collect, but not wittingly."
We now know that this was 100% false — and that Clapper knowingly lied under oath.
[The Federalist via Right Scoop] According to a new report there were potentially enough fraudulent votes cast in Georgia, from people who voted in counties they had already moved out of, to take away the 12,670 vote lead that Biden won by last November:
New evidence indicates that more than 10,300 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 2020 general election — a number that will continue to rise over the next several months, potentially exceeding the 12,670 votes that separated Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Under Georgia law, residents must vote in the county in which they reside, unless they changed their residence within 30 days of the election. As Jake Evans, a well-known Atlanta election lawyer, told me, outside of the 30-day grace period, if people vote in a county in which they no longer reside, "Their vote in that county would be illegal."
Soon after the November general election, Mark Davis, the president of Data Productions Inc. and an expert in voter data analytics and residency issues, obtained data from the National Change of Address (NCOA) database that identified Georgia residents who had confirmed moves with the U.S. Postal Service. After excluding moves with effective dates within 30 days of the general election, and by using data available from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, Davis identified nearly 35,000 Georgia voters who indicated they had moved from one Georgia county to another, but then voted in the 2020 general election in the county from which they had moved.
Some of those moves could have been temporary, involving students or members of the military, Davis stressed, adding that under Georgia law temporary relocations do not alter citizens’ residency status or render their votes illegal. But, given the margin separating the two presidential candidates, approximately one-third of the votes at issue could have altered the outcome of the election. Yet the media, the courts, and the Secretary of State’s Office ignored or downplayed the issue.
"It was disconcerting to see the media and the courts largely ignore serious issues like these, especially since the data I was seeing showed very legitimate issues," Davis said. "In fact, I heard members of the Secretary of State’s team admit some votes were cast with residency issues, but then claimed there weren’t enough of them to cast the outcome of the election in doubt," Davis added. "That was not at all what I was seeing, and as far as I am aware the Secretary of State’s Office has never put an actual number on the ones they did see."
Charles Murray notes that we have never had such a high percentage of Americans believing that most of our national institutions are fundamentally without legitimacy. It's close to 80% of white Americans now.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.