Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Shilling by the NYTimes...

The NYTimes hires the most clueless (or disingenuously clueless) reporter ever to write about how the Pakistani ISI knew about and/or worked with bin Laden. Of course, the piece never once mentions ties of the CIA to the ISI, or anything else that would make you question the war on terror.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Benghazi

So the Benghazi consulate was a CIA operation, and there was an even larger CIA operation nearby--
Overall, the CIA’s depiction of the events that led to the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens offers new insight into US operations in the eastern Libyan city. It suggests that the small and lightly secured diplomatic mission served as a kind of cover for a larger but covert US intelligence presence, centered in an “annex” located about a mile from the consulate. This intelligence-gathering was focused on an area where Islamist extremists and Al Qaeda-affiliated militants were known to operate.
Well, this brings the attack on the compound that killed 4 new Americans, including the Libyan ambassador, into a whole new light, and explains some of the reasons for the shifting storyline.

I can think of several possible explanations for the attack now:

1) classic revenge-type anger blowback by the militants on to the CIA, if the CIA was trying to control the militants

2) an attack by the militants on the CIA faction as part of a cover-up by the CIA. Possibly the Ambassador was being tipped off on al-CIA-duh activities by the CIA contractors who were killed.

3) a deliberately instigated attack by militants at the behest of the CIA, to create some sort of October-surprise incident to influence the presidential election

4) some combination of 1 and 3 or 2 and 3

Abu Zabaydah

This is just so fucking outrageous, and just goes to show how flimsy the official 9/11 story is--
Now that the US government has admitted that it has no case against Abu Zubaydah and that he was never associated with al Qaeda, will they release him?  As attorney Mickum requested, will his client be allowed to tell his own story?  More importantly, will the official accounts of 9/11 be reviewed to extricate claims allegedly made by and about Zubayda so that those false claims do not to provide additional false direction in War on Terror?
No, almost certainly not.
As with the court order to classify “any statements made by the accused” in the trials of KSM and other suspects,[51] if this man is allowed to speak we may find that his mind has not been completely obliterated through the torture we inflicted upon him.  And we may find that the official myth of 9/11 and al Qaeda will not hold up against the open and un-tortured testimony of the people alleged to have committed the crimes of 9/11.  In the end, it seems that the Zubaydah case is a threat to al Qaeda itself as well as a public admission that some lies must be kept under wraps in order to maintain the overall deception that supports the War on Terror.
Considering how extensively Abu Zabaydah was tortured, and how innocent he was, it is just sickening how much of a lie the govts case was.

This almost completely obscure episode-- which I only learned recently-- totally blows away the official story of al Qaeda, and reveals the massive evil charade run by the CIA.


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Al-CIA-duh Watch-- New Underwear Bomb Plot

Jeez, could it get any more obvious?
An insider, working with the United States and an allied security service, thwarted the al-Qaida bomb plot hatched in Yemen and provided information that allowed the U.S. to launch a Predator drone strike that killed the group’s operations chief, senior U.S. officials tell NBC News. "It was managed so that it was not a threat," said one senior Obama administration official, who like the others spoke on condition of anonymity. “We were confident that we had inside control over any plot that might have been associated with this device. “The device never got near an airplane. To our knowledge, it never got near an airplane or airport.” The bomb -- a refined version of an “underwear bomb” used in two previous failed terror plots -- was driven out of Yemen by the insider into Saudi Arabia. It is now in the hands of U.S. bomb experts at the FBI labs in Quantico, Va., where experts have been examining it for a week, the officials said. The infiltrator also is safely out of Yemen.
I guess the CIA wants to get in on the FBI's action of breaking up terror plots that it itself creates.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

FBI Breaks Up Latest Terrorist Plot That It Created...

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!!!
A 29-year-old Moroccan man who believed he was working with al-Qaida was arrested Friday near the U.S. Capitol as he was planning to detonate what he thought was a suicide vest that undercover operatives gave him, officials said. Amine El Khalifi of Alexandria, Va., was taken into custody with a gun that didn't work and inert explosives, according to a counterterrorism official. He arrived near the Capitol in a van with the two undercover operatives, and walked toward the building, according to court papers. He was arrested before he left the parking garage. El Khalifi made a brief appearance on Friday afternoon in federal court in Alexandria, where a judge set a bail hearing for Wednesday. After his arrest, FBI agents raided a red brick rambler home in Arlington, Va. A police car blocked the entrance.

A criminal complaint charges him with knowingly and unlawfully attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property that is owned and used by the United States. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

El Khalifi, who was under constant surveillance, expressed interest in killing at least 30 people and considered targeting a building in Alexandria and a restaurant, synagogue and a place where military personnel gather in Washington before he settled on the Capitol after canvassing that area a couple of times, the counterterrorism official said. During the investigation, El Khalifi went with undercover operatives in January to a quarry in West Virginia to practice detonating explosives, according to court documents. He believed he was working with an al-Qaida operative on the plot, according to an affidavit.
Be very afraid!

Of course the media fall so dumbly for it... and also important to note that this is occurring in the context of the drumbeats of war with Iran.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"Fake terror plots, paid informants: the tactics of FBI 'entrapment' questioned"

The FBI is creating terrorism cases and then busting them up. "Critics say bureau is running a sting operation across America, targeting vulnerable people by luring them into fake terror plots"

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pentagon's Fake Jihadists = al-CIA-duh

Nothing to see here, move along:
Or consider what American computer specialists are doing on the Internet, perhaps terrorist leaders’ greatest safe haven, where they recruit, raise money and plot future attacks on a global scale. American specialists have become especially proficient at forging the onscreen cyber-trademarks used by Al Qaeda to certify its Web statements, and are posting confusing and contradictory orders, some so virulent that young Muslims dabbling in jihadist philosophy, but on the fence about it, might be driven away.

And in a classified tactic used multiple times across the Middle East, American military and intelligence officers have hacked the cellphones of terrorist leaders using computer code, to lure them into an ambush or spread the word that fellow cell members were embezzling money or plotting against their comrades. Distrust of secure communications disrupts and even deters action.
So, yeah. Sure, this just started after 9/11. Riiight. Also, is there any doubt that this set-up is fucking asking for trouble, and is just made to inspire terrorist attacks????

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Intel Center and Al-CIA-duh Video

Krawetz was also able to determine that the writing on the banner behind al-Zawahiri’s head was added to the image afterward. In the second picture above showing the results of the error level analysis, the light clusters on the image indicate areas of the image that were added or changed. The subtitles and logos in the upper right and lower left corners (IntelCenter is an organization that monitors terrorist activity and As-Sahab is the video production branch of al Qaeda) were all added at the same time all have the same error level, while the banner writing was added at a different time has a different error level, likely around the same time that al-Zawahiri was added, Krawetz says. (See 2nd update below.)

Even more interesting is the analysis he conducted on another 2006 video image of Azzam al-Amriki showing him in a white room with a desk, computer and some books in the background. Error level analysis shows that the books in the lower right-hand corner of the image have a different error level than the items in the rest of the image, suggesting they were added later. In fact the books register the same error level as the subtitles and As-Sahab logo.

Further analysis also shows that the books have a different color range than the rest of the image, indicating that they came from an alternate source. Krawetz wasn’t able to determine what the books were but says if they were religious books, they might have simply been added to lend authority and reverence to the video. It’s also possible, he says, that such details could be added to a picture to send a message in code to al Qaeda operatives.Azzam_alamriki_3

UPDATE: For those of you who asked for Krawetz’s program, you can view the source code here.

You can also view his BlackHat presentation here (PDF). For those of you who think the software is better used to catch media manipulations of photos and video, Krawetz did present examples of these in his talk.

And to "Ann" who commented that she doubts al Qaeda would put subtitles on a video, As-Sahab, the logo in the lower left corner of the two al Qaeda videos is the production arm of al Qaeda. Yes, the organization has its own media production team.

2ND UPDATE: I quoted Krawetz as saying that the evidence indicates that the IntelCenter and As-Sahab logos were added to the al-Zawahiri video at the same time. Ben Venzke of IntelCenter says his organization didn’t add the As-Sahab logo. He points out that just because the error levels are the same for two items in an image, that doesn’t prove they were added at the same time, only that the compression was the same for both items when they were added.

3rd UPDATE: I was finally able to reach Neal Krawetz at the BlackHat conference to respond to the questions about the IntelCenter and As-Sahab logos (Krawetz doesn’t have a cell phone on him so finding him at the conference took a while). He now says that the error levels on the IntelCenter and As-Sahab logos are different and that the IntelCenter logo was added after the As-Sahab logo. However, in a taped interview I conducted with him after his presentation, he said the logos were the same error levels and that this indicated they were added at the same time. Additionally, after I’d written the first blog entry about his presentation, I asked him to read it to make sure everything was correct. He did so while sitting next to me and said it was all correct. He apologizes now for the error and the confusion it caused.
All just a silly mistake, riiiight. Comments are again, more honest than the actual piece.