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Publicly Revealed: Scientists Can Now Beam Messages and Thoughts Into Peoples Heads

Scientist transmits message into the mind of a colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

 

  • Scientists used EEG headsets to record electrical activity in the brain
  • Electrical activity from words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ were converted into binary
  • The greeting was sent from Thiruvananthapuram, India to Strasbourg
  • A computer translated the message and then used electrical stimulation to implant it in the receiver’s mind, appearing as specific flashes of light 
  • According to the researchers, this is the first time humans have sent a message almost directly into each other’s brains 

By Ellie Zolfagharifard for MailOnline

 

Brain-wave sensing machines have been used to ‘telepathically’ control everything from real-life helicopters to characters in a computer game.

Now the technology has gone a step further by allowing someone in India to send an email to his colleague in France using nothing but the power of his mind.

The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to record electrical activity from neurons firing in the brain, and convert the words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ into binary.

The researchers used electroencephalography (EEG) headsets which recorded electrical activity from neurons firing in the brain to convert the words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ into binary. In EEG, electrical currents in the brain are linked with different thoughts that are then fed into a computer interface

In EEG, electrical currents in the brain are linked with different thoughts that are then fed into a computer interface. This computer analyses the signal and controls an action.

In the latest study, published in Plos One, researchers decided to replace the computer interface with another brain to receive the signals.

In the initial test, the greeting was sent from a volunteer in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Strasbourg, France.

There, a computer translated the message and then used electrical stimulation to implant it in the receiver’s mind. 

This message appeared as flashes of light in the corner of their vision.

In the initial test, the greeting was sent from a volunteer in Thiruvananthapuram, India (pictured left) to Strasbourg, France (right). Here, a computer translated the message and then used electrical stimulation to implant it in the receiver¿s mind that appeared as flashes of light in the corner of their vision

In France, a computer translated the message and then used electrical stimulation to implant it in the receiver’s mind that appeared as flashes of light in the corner of their vision

The light appeared in sequences that allowed the receiver to decode the information in the message.

Researchers then conducted a similar experiment in which thoughts were successfully transmitted from two participants, one in Spain and one in France.

SCIENCE BEHIND MIND CONTROL

The human brain is made up of billions of active neurons that have around 105,600 miles (170,000 km) of combined length.

Every time you have a thought, your brain produces weak but distinct electrical signals corresponding to it.

The electrical impulse is generated by the chemical reaction between neurons, which can be measured.

Recording and deciphering those signals is called electroencephalography (EEG), and it has been medically possible since 1924.

The second experiment resulted in a total error rate of just 15 per cent, with a 5 per cent on the encoding side and roughly 11 per cent on the decoding.

The technology was developed as part of a collaboration between the University of Barcelona in Spain, Axilum Robotics in France, Harvard Medical School and Starlab Barcelona in Spain. 

 

According to the researchers, this is the first time humans have sent a message ‘almost directly’ into each other’s brains.

‘We anticipate that computers in the not-so-distant future will interact directly with the human brain in a fluent manner, supporting both computer- and brain-to-brain communication routinely,’ they wrote.

Human-to-brain technology is also gaining traction. In May, German scientists showed how seven pilots used mind control to fly with ‘astonishing accuracy.’

In a simulation, several of the pilots managed the landing approach under poor visibility, while one was able to land a few metres from the runway’s central line.

Meanwhile, in June, University of Oregon researchers unveiled a device that claimed to be able to monitor memories in near real time to see what a person is thinking.

The receiver's brain (pictured) was stimulated (areas shown by dots) to see sequences of light that could be decoded into a message. Researchers then conducted a similar experiment in which thoughts were successfully transmitted from two participants, one in Spain and one in France

The receiver’s brain (pictured) was stimulated (areas shown by dots) to see sequences of light that could be decoded into a message. Researchers then conducted a similar experiment in which thoughts were successfully transmitted from two participants, one in Spain and one in France

In the initial test, the greeting was sent from a volunteer in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Strasbourg, France

 

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And you used to laugh at people who wore tin hats… Wait until you see the Google-Mind-Glass (TM)

WAS THE “PLOS ONE” STUDY REALLY THE FIRST TIME, OR IS THIS JUST SECOND GENERATION TECHNOLOGY?:

READ THE STORIES OF THE RUSSIAN AND CHINESE ATTEMPTS TO BEAM THOUGHTS TO POPULATIONS, UNDERWAY SINCE THE 60’s (CLICK HERE)

 


 

Exposed: The Soviet Union’s mind-control program

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A high-secret wing of the U.S. military come to light when a reporter encounters an enigmatic Special Forces operator on a thoughts-boggling mission. Starring Ewan McGregor and George Clooney.

THE race to position man on the Moon wasn’t enough of a fight for the global tremendous powers throughout the Cold Battle.

At The time, the Soviet Union and the U.S. had been in an arms race of a odd, unconventional sort – that has been Uncovered in a brand new document.

Starting in 1917 and continuing unless 2003, the Soviets poured as much as $ 1 billion into developing mind-controlling weaponry to compete with an identical packages undertaken in the us.

Whereas a lot Nonetheless is still categorised, we will now ascertain the Soviets used the best way to manipulate take a look at topics’ brains.

The paper, through Serge Kernbach, At The Analysis Centre of Advanced Robotics and Environmental Science in Stuttgart, Germany, important points the Soviet Union’s in depth experiments, known as “psychotronics”. The paper is based on Russian technical journals and not too long ago declassified paperwork.

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Still from Secret Russia: Moscow The Zombies of the Purple Czar, a German TELEVISION documentary, 1998. Source: Supplied

The paper outlines how the Soviets developed “cerpan”, a device to generate and store high-frequency electromagnetic radiation and the use of this vitality to have an effect on other objects.

“If the generator is designed correctly, it is ready to accumulate bioenergy from all dwelling things – animals, crops, people – after which release it outside,” the paper said.

The psychotronics program, known in america as “parapsychology”, includes unconventional Analysis into mind control and faraway influence – and was once funded by the government.

With simplest restricted data of each and every other’s mind-bending programs, the Soviets and Americans were each participating in equivalent secret operations, with areas of passion often mirroring the opposite us of a’s learn about.

The original scheme of transmitting and receiving bio-circuitry of the human nervous system. Picture: B. B. Kazhinskiy

The Original scheme of transmitting and receiving bio-circuitry of the human anxious Gadget. Picture: B. B. Kazhinskiy Source: Supplied

The psychotronics mission attracts similarities to a part of the controversial program MKUltra in america. The CIA program ran for Two Decades, has been extremely documented on the grounds that being investigated in the Nineteen Seventies and was just lately dramatised in the film the men Who Stare at Goats.

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Scientists involved within the MKUltra software researched the potential for manipulating people’s minds via altering their brain functions using electromagnetic waves. This software ended in the development of pyschotronic weapons, which have been meant for use to perform these thoughts-shifting capabilities.

The unlawful Analysis subjected humans to experiments with medicine, similar to LSD, hypnosis and radiological and biological sellers. Shockingly, some research have been performed without human data.

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A US Marine Corps truck consists of an Active Denial Device. It’s A nonlethal weapon that uses directed energy and projects a beam of waves as much as A Thousand metres. When fired at a human, it supplies a warmth sensation to the skin and generally makes humans stop what they’re doing and run. Source: AAP

Kernbach’s paper on the Soviet Union’s psychotronics program fails to mention one factor – the consequences. He additionally doesn’t detail whether or not there are ongoing packages in this space in america or Russia, which was the successor state of the Russian SFSR following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, but there are suspicions.

Putin made point out of futuristic weaponry remaining year in a presidential campaign article.

“House-based techniques and IT tools, especially in our on-line world, will play a perfect, if no longer decisive role in armed conflicts. In a extra far off future, weapon programs that use completely different physical principles will probably be created (beam, geophysical, wave, genetic, psychophysical and different types of weapons). All this may increasingly present essentially new devices for achieving political and strategic goals in addition to nuclear weapons,” he wrote.

Example of a generator from the psychotronics program.

Instance of a generator from the psychotronics software. Supply: Provided

The newly declassified information outlined in the document simplest touches on the Soviet psychotronics application and the atypical experiments undertaken. With so much data Still classified, will we ever understand the entire fact?


 

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Hearing “Voices”

The Hidden History of the CIA’s Electromagnetic Mind-Control Experiments

Global Alert by Alex Constantine

1995

[Note:1]

 

Controlling human behavior by remote radio transmission isn’t science fiction—it’s a fact. After years of secret experiments, the U.S. government has achieved its goal: Breaking and entering American minds at will.

 

 

Hearing “Voices”

At Bien Hoa Hospital, SEI teams had implanted electrodes in the skulls of Vietcong prisoners of war in experimental attempts to direct the behavior of brain-wired subjects by remote control.

 

“Man Hallucinates, Says Microwaves Are Murdering Him,” reported the March 21, 1979, edition of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. The subject of the article, electronics engineer Leonard Kille, claimed his brain had been destroyed in mind-control experiments by CIA-sponsored psychiatrists Vernon Mark of Boston City Hospital and UCLA’s Frank Ervin.
Kille was a co-inventor of the Land camera, named for Edwin Land of the Polaroid Corporation. A veteran researcher in government-sponsored mind-control programs, Land had founded the Scientific Engineering Institute (SEI) on behalf of the CIA. In July 1968 at South Vietnam’s Bien Hoa Hospital, SEI teams had implanted electrodes in the skulls of Vietcong prisoners of war in experimental attempts to direct the behavior of brain-wired subjects by remote control. Upon completion of the experiments, the POWs were shot and cremated by a company of Green Berets.
In 1966 Kille suspected that his wife was having an affair. She denied it; he flew into rages. A psychiatrist interpreted Kille’s anger as a “personality pattern disturbance” and referred him to Mark and Ervin for neurological tests. Although Mark and Ervin described Kille’s behavior as “dangerous,” Kille’s most violent outburst consisted of throwing tin cans at his wife (he missed). Hospitalized by order of the psychiatrists, Kille was involuntarily subjected to experimental brain surgery.
During the touch-and-go operation, electrical strands were implanted in Kille’s brain. Each strand was studded with approximately 20 electrodes. Only after installation of the apparatus was Kille enlisted to sign his official consent to the procedure; the electrodes were already in place, zapping his brain.
Following the nightmarish operation, Dr. Peter Breggin of the Center to Study Psychiatry, an ombudsman of psychiatric abuses, investigated Kille’s case and found—despite Mark’s and Ervin’s reports of therapeutic success—that the post-op patient was “totally disabled and subject to nightmarish terrors that he will be caught and operated on again at the Massachusetts General Hospital.”
In 1971, a hospital attendant discovered Kille holding a metal wastebasket over his head to “stop the microwaves.” A sympathetic doctor at Boston’s VA hospital, where Kille was transferred, ordered for him “a large sheet of aluminum foil so he may fashion a protective helmet for himself.” Uninformed that Kille had been fitted with electrodes, the VA doctors diagnosed him as a delusional paranoiac.
According to Kille, Mark and Ervin controlled his moods by remote electronic stimulation. “They turn me up or turn me down,” Kille insisted.
* * *
In the 1920s, the development of the electroencephalograph (EEG)—an apparatus for detecting and recording brain waves—offered brain physiologists the key to unlock the mysteries of the body’s pivotal organ of thought, intellect and personality. While giving hope for a specific means of mapping mental-health ailments, the newfound electrical pattern to brain function also opened a monstrous Pandora’s box: possible radio control of the mind. In 1934 Doctors E. L. Chaffee and R. U. Light published “A Method for Remote Control of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System,” an introductory monograph on electromagnetic mind-control methodology. In 1964,[Note:2] electromagnetic-response (EMR) researcher Dr. José Delgado of Cordoba, Spain, climbed into a bullring and, with the push of a button, triggered an electrode implanted in the brain tissue of a charging bull, halting the beast in its tracks.
Also in 1934, Russian physiologist L. L. Vasiliev published “Critical Evaluation of the Hypnogenic Method,” an article detailing the experiments of Dr. I. F. Tomashevsky in remote-radio control of the human brain “at a distance of one or more rooms and under conditions where the participant would not know or suspect that she would be experimented upon.” Reported Vasiliev, “One such experiment was carried out in a park with the subject at a distance. A post-hypnotic mental suggestion to go to sleep was complied with within a minute.”
The CIA created an EMR laboratory at Allan Memorial, a Montreal, Canada, research facility created in 1943. The heart of Allan Memorial’s Radio Telemetry Laboratory (a telemeter is an electrical apparatus for measuring a quantity, transmitting the result by radio to a distant station, and there indicating or recording it) was called the Grid Room. In the Grid Room, an involuntary subject would be strapped into a chair, by force if necessary. Violent resistance was quelled with curare, the powerful plant extract used in arrow poisons by South American Indians and in medicine to produce muscular paralysis. From a head bristling with electrodes and transducers, the subdued subject’s brain waves would be beamed to a nearby reception room crammed with voice analyzers and radio receivers cobbled together by laboratory assistant Leonard Rubenstein. Rubenstein, a man who lacked professional medical credentials, believed passionately in the political uses of mind control. Experiments at Allan Memorial’s telemetry lab, he declared, would one day help governments “keep tabs on people without their knowing.”
Hearing “Voices”
“De-patterning” was accomplished with heavy doses of LSD, barbiturate-induced comas, and electroconvulsive therapy administered at 75 times the normal dose for psychiatric therapy.
 “De-patterning”—the systematic annihilation of a subject’s mind and memory—was accomplished at Allan Memorial with heavy doses of LSD, barbiturate-induced comas lasting up to 65 days and electroconvulsive therapy administered at 75 times the customary dose for psychiatric therapy. Following depatterning, “psychic driving”—the repetition of a recorded message for 16 hours a day—programmed the freshly emptied mind.
In 1965 the New York Times reported obscure EMR experiments secretly funded by the government under the front-page headline: “Mind Control Coming, Scientist Warns.” Quoted in the article, University of California psychology professor Dr. David Krech cautioned, “EMR research may carry with it even more serious implications than the achievements of the atomic physicists.”
Earlier, a 1963 CIA-issued manual prepared on the study of Radio-Hypnotic Intra-Cerebral Control (RHIC) explained: “When a part of your brain receives a tiny electrical impulse from outside sources, such as vision, hearing, etc., an emotion is produced—anger at the sight of a gang of boys beating an old woman, for example. The same emotions of anger can be created by artificial radio signals sent to your brain by a controller. You could instantly feel the same white hot anger without any apparent reason.”
Richard Helms, Plans Director for the CIA, oversaw military-oriented EMR research pursuing the possible transmission of strategic subliminal messages into the aggregate minds of enemy populations. In a 1964 memo to the Warren Commission regarding the possibility that Lee Harvey Oswald had been a mind-controlled assassin, Helms outlined the existence of “biological radio communication.”
“Cybernetics [the science of communication and control theory that is concerned with the study of automatic control systems, such as the brain and mechanical-electrical communications],” Helms admitted, “can be used in molding of a child’s character, the inculcation of knowledge and techniques, the amassing of experience, the establishment of social behavior patterns … all functions which can be summarized as control of the growth processes of the individual.”
A subsequent CIA directive, summarized in a brochure on “cybernetic technique” distributed by Mankind Research Unlimited, an EMR study facility in Washington, D.C., detailed the CIA’s development of a “means by which information of modest rate can be fed to humans utilizing other senses than sight or hearing.” According to the brochure, the CIA’s cybernetic technique, “based on Eastern European research,” involved beaming information via radio frequencies to individual human nerve cells. The purpose, the directive stated, was “the enhancement of a subject’s mental and physical performance.”
* * *
In 1965, the Department of Defense (DOD) discovered that the American embassy in Moscow was being purposely irradiated by the Russians with massive levels of microwaves. By that time, the DOD’s secretive Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in the nation’s capital had itself developed a prodigious arsenal of electromagnetic weapons. Doctor José Delgado—whose current work with radio waves was underwritten by the CIA and Navy—believed scientists could transform, shape, direct and robotize humankind. “The great danger of the future,” Delgado warned, “is that we will have robotized human beings who are not aware that they have been robotized.”
Baffled by the cause and intent of the microwave saturation at the embassy in Moscow, officials of the American intelligence community consulted experts on the biological effects of the radiation. Recalls Dr. Milton Zaret, a leading microwave scientist later recruited by “Pandora,” a code-named CIA project for the study of radio-frequency-directed brain response, “The CIA inquired whether I thought electromagnetic radiation beamed at the brain from a distance could affect the way a person might act, and if microwaves could be used to facilitate brainwashing or to break down prisoners under investigation.” The State Department elected to keep the so-called Moscow Signal a secret from American Embassy employees—and studied the side-effects of the radiation instead. Ambassador Walter J. Stoessel Jr., a long-time American diplomat in the Soviet Union, whose office was situated in the magnetic beam’s center, succumbed by stages to blood disease, bleeding eyes, nausea and lymphoma. State Department employees Charles Bohlen and Llewellyn Thompson fell prey to cancer. The existence of the Soviet beam was finally acknowledged by the U.S. in 1976, in response to a report by syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. Officially, the State Department concluded that the microwave saturation of the embassy served not to brainwash, but to activate bugging devices in the walls. However, Dr. Zaret, after conducting his own tests, deduced that the Moscow Signal was psychoactive. “Whatever other reasons the Russians may have had [for irradiating the American embassy],” posits Zaret, “they believed the beam would modify the behavior of personnel.”
* * *
Back in 1956, geophysicists R. E. Holzer and O. E. Deal, detected naturally occurring electromagnetic signals in the auditory range that were produced by thunderstorms. With little variation, most of the electromagnetic bursts were metered at 25 to 130 cycles per second, with a very low attenuation rate. In other words, lightning discharges could be picked up anywhere in the world as “magnetic noise” on the extremely low frequency (ELF) radio dial.

 

Hearing “Voices”
RF-mind-control testing became a military priority—a simple, pulsed microwave beam outperformed drugs, ECT, torture and brain surgery as a means of behavior modification.
Two years later, Dr. Allan Frey, a bio-physics researcher conducting studies at General Electric’s Advanced Electronics Center at Cornell University (and a contractor for the U.S. Office of Naval Research), published a “technical note” in Aerospace Medicine reporting that the human auditory system responds “to electromagnetic energy in at least a portion of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Further, this response is instantaneous and occurs at low-power densities … well below that necessary for biological damage.” Frey’s subjects “heard” buzzes and knocks when exposed to low-frequency radio emissions. In one experiment, Frey swept a radio beam over a subject. With each sweep, the subject heard the radio frequency sound for a few seconds and reported it. When Frey modulated power densities, he discovered that even clinically deaf subjects perceived RF sounds. Experiments with transmitter settings proved that radio beams could induce the perception of severe buffeting of the head or prick the skin like needles.
Frey concluded that the brain is a powerful receiver of electromagnetic rays, and the “vocabulary” of RF noises could be expanded by modulating the pulse of the charge, which would be perceived by the subject as originating from within or slightly behind the head.
Among practical applications of auditory stimulation, Frey proposed “stimulating the nervous system without the damage caused by electrodes.” Attracting the attention of CIA and DOD officials, Frey’s work with microwaves had obvious uses in covert military operations. In one experiment, for instance, he synchronized pulsed microwaves with the myocardial rhythm of a frog, whereupon its heart stopped. Stimulating the hypothalamus of cats and dogs with microwaves powerfully effected emotions.
Frey was reluctant to experiment on humans for ethical reasons. But Pandora operatives did not balk at irradiating human subjects. Under CIA auspices, Dr. Dietrich Beischer exposed approximately 7,000 naval crewmen to dangerous levels of microwaves at the Naval Aerospace Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida. Data on exposure limits, Beischer justified, could be obtained in no other way, given the “exquisitely complex and dynamic nature of the human organism.”
An “official” halt to Pandora was called in 1970, but classified, RF-mind-control testing had become a military priority. A simple, pulsed microwave beam outperformed drugs, ECT, torture and brain surgery as a means of behavior modification. By the late 1960s, CIA scientists had achieved direct communication between brain and computer, and had demonstrated in the laboratory that computer-assisted automatic learning was possible by pinpointing neuron clusters in the brain with radio signals. Microwaves easily penetrated the brain’s protective shields of bone, ligament and membrane. Brain waves could be unscrambled and deciphered, recorded and beamed to another person—creating artificial two-way mental communication.
“Voices”
At Walter Reed Army Hospital of Research in 1973, Dr. Joseph Sharp, strapped inside an isolation chamber, heard “words” beamed at him in a pulsed-microwave audiogram. (An audiogram is a computerized analog of the spoken voice.) ARPA’s Robert O. Becker foresaw in the experiment “obvious applications in covert operations.” Becker imagined a barrage of “voices” driving an enemy insane, and post-hypnotic suggestion radioed to a programmed assassin, directing him to kill.
According to Naval Captain Paul Tyler in a 1976 essay, “The Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low-Intensity Conflict,” a “speed-of-light weapons effect” could be achieved with “the passage of approximately 100 milliamperes [of directed frequency] through the myocardium, [leading] to cardiac standstill and death.” In other words, electromagnetic devices with stun or kill settings could theoretically wipe out entire armies—and cities. The patent for just such a “death-ray” device, according to officials of the McFarlane Corporation, an independent research and development firm, was pirated from them in 1965 by NASA. The theft was reported in hearings before the House subcommittee on DOD appropriations, chaired by Representative George Mahon (D-Texas). According to McFarlane company literature, the invention—termed a Modulated Electron-Gun X-Ray Nuclear Booster—could be adapted to “communications, remote control and guidance systems, electromagnetic radiation telemetering and death-ray applications.”
Was the technology tested at home on private citizens? In March 1978, the city of Eugene, Oregon, found itself inundated with microwave radiation. The Oregon Journal reported: “Mysterious Radio Signals Causing Concern in Oregon.” Federal government specialists blamed the Soviets, but the Federal Communications Commission concluded that the signal—recorded throughout the state of Oregon—came from a Navy transmitter in California.
Oregonians statewide complained of headaches, fatigue, inability to sleep, reddening of the skin, anxiety, “clicks” in the head and a “buzz” harmonizing with a high-pitched wail. Canadian researcher Andrew Michrowski wrote to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on September 19, 1978, citing a Pacific Northwest Center for Non-Ionizing Radiation study that found the signals “psychoactive” and “very strongly suggestive of achieving the objective of brain control.”
* * *
Clearly, breaching the ultimate stronghold of privacy—the mind—has been accomplished. If the U.S. government plans to do the thinking for all Americans, the days of freedom, liberty and justice—and human identity itself—appear to be numbered.

 

 

[Note:1] “Hearing ‘Voices’,” Alex Constantine, Hustler, January 1995. For references see Psychic Dictatorship in the U.S.A., Alex Constantine, Portland, OR: Feral House, 1995.

 

[Note:2] Erratum corrected.


 

Henry Kissinger on The Reset of The World. It’s not coming apart, it’s becoming something new!

Essay– NEW YORK TIMES

Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order

The concept that has underpinned the modern geopolitical era is in crisis

The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis, writes Henry Kissinger. Above, a pro-Russian fighter stands guard at a checkpoint close to Donetsk, Ukraine in July. European Pressphoto Agency

Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

The search for world order has long been defined almost exclusively by the concepts of Western societies. In the decades following World War II, the U.S.—strengthened in its economy and national confidence—began to take up the torch of international leadership and added a new dimension. A nation founded explicitly on an idea of free and representative governance, the U.S. identified its own rise with the spread of liberty and democracy and credited these forces with an ability to achieve just and lasting peace. The traditional European approach to order had viewed peoples and states as inherently competitive; to constrain the effects of their clashing ambitions, it relied on a balance of power and a concert of enlightened statesmen. The prevalent American view considered people inherently reasonable and inclined toward peaceful compromise and common sense; the spread of democracy was therefore the overarching goal for international order. Free markets would uplift individuals, enrich societies and substitute economic interdependence for traditional international rivalries.

In the Middle East, religious militias violate borders at will. Getty Images

This effort to establish world order has in many ways come to fruition. A plethora of independent sovereign states govern most of the world’s territory. The spread of democracy and participatory governance has become a shared aspiration if not a universal reality; global communications and financial networks operate in real time.

The years from perhaps 1948 to the turn of the century marked a brief moment in human history when one could speak of an incipient global world order composed of an amalgam of American idealism and traditional European concepts of statehood and balance of power. But vast regions of the world have never shared and only acquiesced in the Western concept of order. These reservations are now becoming explicit, for example, in the Ukraine crisis and the South China Sea. The order established and proclaimed by the West stands at a turning point.

First, the nature of the state itself—the basic formal unit of international life—has been subjected to a multitude of pressures. Europe has set out to transcend the state and craft a foreign policy based primarily on the principles of soft power. But it is doubtful that claims to legitimacy separated from a concept of strategy can sustain a world order. And Europe has not yet given itself attributes of statehood, tempting a vacuum of authority internally and an imbalance of power along its borders. At the same time, parts of the Middle East have dissolved into sectarian and ethnic components in conflict with each other; religious militias and the powers backing them violate borders and sovereignty at will, producing the phenomenon of failed states not controlling their own territory.

The challenge in Asia is the opposite of Europe’s: Balance-of-power principles prevail unrelated to an agreed concept of legitimacy, driving some disagreements to the edge of confrontation.

The clash between the international economy and the political institutions that ostensibly govern it also weakens the sense of common purpose necessary for world order. The economic system has become global, while the political structure of the world remains based on the nation-state. Economic globalization, in its essence, ignores national frontiers. Foreign policy affirms them, even as it seeks to reconcile conflicting national aims or ideals of world order.

This dynamic has produced decades of sustained economic growth punctuated by periodic financial crises of seemingly escalating intensity: in Latin America in the 1980s; in Asia in 1997; in Russia in 1998; in the U.S. in 2001 and again starting in 2007; in Europe after 2010. The winners have few reservations about the system. But the losers—such as those stuck in structural misdesigns, as has been the case with the European Union’s southern tier—seek their remedies by solutions that negate, or at least obstruct, the functioning of the global economic system.

The international order thus faces a paradox: Its prosperity is dependent on the success of globalization, but the process produces a political reaction that often works counter to its aspirations.

A third failing of the current world order, such as it exists, is the absence of an effective mechanism for the great powers to consult and possibly cooperate on the most consequential issues. This may seem an odd criticism in light of the many multilateral forums that exist—more by far than at any other time in history. Yet the nature and frequency of these meetings work against the elaboration of long-range strategy. This process permits little beyond, at best, a discussion of pending tactical issues and, at worst, a new form of summitry as “social media” event. A contemporary structure of international rules and norms, if it is to prove relevant, cannot merely be affirmed by joint declarations; it must be fostered as a matter of common conviction.

The penalty for failing will be not so much a major war between states (though in some regions this remains possible) as an evolution into spheres of influence identified with particular domestic structures and forms of governance. At its edges, each sphere would be tempted to test its strength against other entities deemed illegitimate. A struggle between regions could be even more debilitating than the struggle between nations has been.

The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another. These goals are not necessarily self-reconciling: The triumph of a radical movement might bring order to one region while setting the stage for turmoil in and with all others. The domination of a region by one country militarily, even if it brings the appearance of order, could produce a crisis for the rest of the world.

A world order of states affirming individual dignity and participatory governance, and cooperating internationally in accordance with agreed-upon rules, can be our hope and should be our inspiration. But progress toward it will need to be sustained through a series of intermediary stages.

To play a responsible role in the evolution of a 21st-century world order, the U.S. must be prepared to answer a number of questions for itself: What do we seek to prevent, no matter how it happens, and if necessary alone? What do we seek to achieve, even if not supported by any multilateral effort? What do we seek to achieve, or prevent, only if supported by an alliance? What should we not engage in, even if urged on by a multilateral group or an alliance? What is the nature of the values that we seek to advance? And how much does the application of these values depend on circumstance?

For the U.S., this will require thinking on two seemingly contradictory levels. The celebration of universal principles needs to be paired with recognition of the reality of other regions’ histories, cultures and views of their security. Even as the lessons of challenging decades are examined, the affirmation of America’s exceptional nature must be sustained. History offers no respite to countries that set aside their sense of identity in favor of a seemingly less arduous course. But nor does it assure success for the most elevated convictions in the absence of a comprehensive geopolitical strategy.

— Dr. Kissinger served as national security adviser and secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Adapted from his book “World Order,” to be published Sept. 9 by the Penguin Press.

U.S. Race Relations Solved… With “Black Internment Camps”!

FACEBOOK caught stealing users private communications for profit, mood manipulation and “political analysis”: CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT!

SILICON-VALLEY

– Discovered that Facebook makes money by using it’s users

– Privacy issues are considered “Bullsh*it” by Facebook executives

– Sony leaks show Facebook “Lean In” lady’s husband promotes using users

– New investigations peel back Silicon Valley abuse of public trust

Community Groups Say Body-Cams “worthless” if they can be turned off or covered up without setting off on-unit, and remote, alarm!

– Many cases reported where body cam turned off or covered up during key part of incident.

– Cities order bodycams in wake of Ferguson without ordering “no-off” features

– Issue very important to groups of color. They feel it will discourage abusers and bullies from joining police departments and clean up the community problems.

The post apocalyptic festival of dust-storms and mud, nuclear fall-out cancer fest known as BURNING MAN

So a team of students from some of the universities has been testing the Nevada desert. You know, the one where all of the nuclear bombs were set off…

It seems that Nevada desert dust is still pretty radioactive and it can give you cancer and nasty problems. Harry Reid would rather eat a penguin than let anybody find this out, of course.

Just about every toxic thing the West has invented has been bombed, sprayed, blasted, delivered, fired and exploded into that desert.

So now we come to Burning Man. A place where druggies, sex addicts and rich techie hipsters go to show-off in large numbers.

Depending on which articles you read, it is either the single largest CONSUMMATE HELL Hipster gathering on Earth:

http://blog.sfgate.com/bottomline/2014/08/22/burning-man-is-more-powerful-and-corporate-than-ever/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/at-burning-man-the-tech-elite-one-up-one-another.html?_r=0

http://www.sfbg.com/2014/08/19/burning-man-jumps-shark

http://valleywag.gawker.com/rich-pricks-ruined-burning-man-again-1624964168

…Or a “living dream” if you believe the devotees who speak of it with Scientologistic, snake handling, fundamental-christian-like stars in their eyes:

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2014/08/26/burning-man-is-so-very-wrong/

Either you think all the idiots that go there should crawl in a hole or die or crawl out of a hole and save the planet. But here is the rub:

The Nevada desert will kill you!  There is still lots of Polonium and Gamma ray crap blowing around out there and if you decide to sit in the dust of the Nevada desert, it has about 20 different kinds of nasty stuff in that dust to slowly kill you bad. Why isn’t a notice about this properly posted to the public?

Is the concept of: “Nobody cares about Hipsters. let’s just see what kind of effect this stuff has on them?” …really a good idea?

Dean Wescott- Berkeley EDU

 

 

 

Humanoid Google Sex Robots Revealed?

Killing The Future: How White House Executives Ran Hit-job’s on American Companies

DESTROYED

( Link to this story: http://www.thenewsdaily.org/?p=22482)

In 2008, some American companies, born and bred in the USA, were called by their nation to help grow innovation and jobs in America. They had developed some technologies for which the U.S. Congress, and industrial groups, had awarded them patents, commendations and grants. Then the government asked them to help the nation by lending some of their expertise.

In the course of helping out, federal investigators, from a special task force, asked those companies to assist in an investigation of an organized crime scheme that elected politicians were participating in.

Things quickly escalated.

By the time it was over, people were dead, famous politicians had been forced to resign, federal investigators thought that key White House figures had put hit-jobs on Americans, billions of dollars of taxpayer cash was under investigation and the course of U.S. politics had been forever changed.

Let’s go back to, what federal investigators say, may have been the beginning.

One intelligence agency group seems to think it all started outside of Moscow around 1988. While soviet Afghanistan was crumbling, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Moscow, at the same time, to film his action movie: “Red Heat”, where Arnold made some great connections. Russia’s abandonment of Afghanistan caused much Russian mining equipment to go to waste. A group of eastern bloc business men had invested heavily in mining equipment, and ore processing factories, but business was declining. Someone had the idea that creating a hype campaign stating that “vast riches were hidden in Afghanistan” might solve the cash flow problems.

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The CIA acquired a “Treasure Map” from the Russians, via circuitous routes. This map, though, may have been a set-up. The map indicated that over a trillion dollars of lithium lay hidden in Afghanistan’s dry lake beds. Goldman Sachs, experts in mineral commodities manipulation, and, today, under investigation by the U.S. for those very commodity manipulation charges, heard the word “trillions” and they were off to the races. “What can you do with Lithium?”, Goldman asked..” and which of those things can be monopolized?” If you web-search the phrase: “Afghanistan lithium”, you find amazing details about the “trillions of dollars of Afghan lithium.” The CIA promoted the legend, but the Russian’s first pitched it.

Goldman’s answer to the “how do we exploit it” question was: batteries for electric cars and coatings for a certain type of solar panel. Certain patent holders, manufacturing processes and, of course those Russian miners, were all in Goldman’s, and their associates, pockets in no time. Then, the plan needed to pull in a syndicate of money people to feed the monster.

One version of the plan seems to have tried to use Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ex- Governor of California, a state known to embrace solar panels and electric cars to hook the deal. So Arnold Schwarzenegger took a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and Google executives to Russia to meet his buddy, the President of Russia: Medvedev, now famous for telling people in Silicon Valley that “In our country, corruption isn’t seen as something shameful. It’s part of everyday life”, and Viktor Vekselberg, the top energy and metals tycoon in Russia. He got Russia to kick money into Silicon Valley companies and Silicon Valley VC’s to put money in. Some of the schemers thought that a President Schwarzenegger might seal the deal but that version of the plan collapsed with Schwarzenegger’s “most corrupt Governor” nominations and his infidelity scandal. All of the key Russian players are now on federal intelligence and law enforcement watch-list related to the Russian Mafia.

Then Obama and the Democrats took the White House and Obama’s Chicago-style team switched the plan. Campaign and White House staff executives Rahm Emanual, Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod, Steven Rattner (indicted for securities fraud), David Plouffe are said to have made a deal with Sachs and Silicon Valley venture capitalists to trade TARP and Department of Energy ATVM cash and stock perks for campaign backing. It is said that, key to the plan, were Senators Reid and Feinstein, who made huge personal profits on the deal. History now shows that every one of the White House and Senior Agency staff suddenly resigned, at the top of their careers, in a recession, with no better job offers. It is said they jumped ship when investigators confronted them about this scam.

Russian owners of Ener1, Severstal and Google’s Russian Founder Sergey Brin and Elon Musk’s Russian connections were deep in the mix according to federal disclosure documents. The only people who got the TARP and Department of Energy cash were campaign investors. Almost every other applicant was sabotaged, ruled-out and stone-walled in order to put any companies who competed with the Silicon Valley insiders, out of business.

Now, nearly a hundred news segments from 60 Minutes, The Young Turks, CNN, CBS, and many more, have documented the epic “CleanTech Crash” that destroyed Solyndra, Fisker, Abound, Ener1, Steven Chu, Steve Spinner, Raj Gupta (in jail), and a vast number of others. Never, in American history, had so much money been given to so many insiders only to have all of the showcase entities explode. Solyndra and Abound solar panels literally exploded. They were using the indium and other chemicals from Afghanistan but those caught fire just from sitting outside. The Tesla and Fisker self-ignition fires from the Afghan chemicals are much more famous. Millions of dollars of high end electric cars have blown up, in glorious color on web video, and released cancer-causing fumes simply because they got wet or got bumped. It turned out, the Afghan “Treasure” existed in far less quantities and was far more deadly than Goldman had pitched.

The fallout from this all traces back to corruption on a monumental scale that was exposed and counter-measured by a small group of courageous anti-crime Senators and federal investigators. The IRS targeting effort is now well-known. Numerous other political hit jobs, in the last 5 years, are well documented. A large part of TARP and the Department of Energy funding has been shown to be a criminal-class kickback scheme. The tracks have been traced. Email leaks and whistle-blowers have now drawn all of the pieces and players together. It is very clear that people, at the highest levels, really do attack the public they are sworn to protect.

Companies, reporters and investigators were hunted down and “honey-trapped” with fake dates and pregnancy scams; career assassinated with Axciom and national recruiting database sabotage; Blacklisted with banks and investor groups; Hacking people’s emails in order to get in front of their plans, schedules and meetings and mess them up; ACTUALLY killed as in the case of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird and Cleantech whistle-blower Gary D. Conley; Character assassinated in the media by coordinated attacks from Gawker Media, Media Matters, Think Progress and a secretive list called the ALICE alliance and more.

Who engages in this kind of massive crime? People who really want that “Trillion Dollars”.

In the following chapters, we will examine the who, what and why of this amazing program of public policy thievery and misappropriation of the public trust…

 


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VIDEOS ABOUT THE INCIDENT:

 

VIDEO SETS OF NEWS BROADCASTS ABOUT THE INCIDENT:

 

A Similar Corruption Attempt When FDR Was President (Click Here)

The Banks That Assisted (Click Here)

How Elected Officials Went Bad (Click Here)

How Investors Went Bad (Click Here)

Why State Regulators Never Bothered To Catch Some Of them (Click Here)

How Silicon Valley Developed a Culture of Corruption (Click Here)

How Insider Groups Kept The Story Out of The Media For So Long (Click Here)

How The Media Coverage Was Stifled by Campaign Investors (Click Here)

Details About Why Afghan Lithium Was So Deadly (Click Here)

How Google Manipulated The Internet To Assist In The Scam (Click Here)

How The Electric Car Program Was Rigged For Silicon Valley Campaign Financiers (Click Here)

THE BIG STORY ON AFGHANISTAN (Click Here)

How Reporters and Companies Were Character Assassinated by White House Staff and Their Shill Publisher Fronts (Click Here)


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

How They Did The Character Assassinations (Click Here)

U.S. Senate Criminal Investigations Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporters charge White House staff with campaign funds and stock fraud scam. New evidence points to high level Administration involvement.

New FOIA and Investigation evidence points finger squarely at Senior White House staff involvement…

CRIME

 

Evolving Story… For more, see this link:

http://www.thenewsdaily.org/?p=2733

Crony’s charged as fronts for Silicon Valley Campaign Investors kickback scheme

Said Donna from the Reporting Team:

“While this is certainly a controversial topic, There is nothing here that can’t be settled in front of the American Public before a Special Prosecutor in Washington, DC.

Elon Musk, Dianne Feinstein, David Axelrod and all the rest can blather on and on, with their distraction spin, hype and bluster, but the facts will speak for themselves.

If these people have nothing to hide and nothing to fear, as they say, then let’s see them sign a letter of support for the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to review these charges!

To continue to sabotage the appointment of a Special Prosecutor is to admit guilt.

Everyone is saying this is “the most incompetent Administration” in history but was it incompetence or sneakiness that got them in trouble?”


I strongly encourage those of you who care,…

to write Apple’s Board of Director’s to advise them that Mr. Carney is under criminal investigation and ask them how they feel that will reflect on their company if they continue to use him as their mouthpiece.

While one is at it, They might also want to write the Board of Director’s at Uber to advise them that Mr. Plouffe is under criminal investigation for stock and campaign fraud and ask them how they think that reflects on their company if they continue to use him as their mouthpiece..

These people can’t just skip town and think they got away with it…

seems like the hits just keep on comin’ from the Snowden-scape
(Tom S Public Reporter)


 

 

Sony Hack: The Juicy Political Scandals (Evolving…)

SONY-HACK
– Emails: MPAA writes Hollywood execs. Tells them to stop being shills for DNC. Says wind is changing, get on board with GOP. Get on God’s side or get left behind.

– Emails: Sony one of largest contributors to Obama via personal executive donations, dark money PACS, Corporate contributions, etc.

– Emails: Amy Pascal brags she can’t talk to her boss because she is at dinner sitting between Obama and Michelle. Sony uses access to actors to buy White House favors from star-struck Obama’s

– Emails: In Amy Pascal’s own words: She “doesn’t mind lying” for Sony.

– Emails: CIA meetings, CIA sports ticket comps, CIA tells Sony “no clue” about north Korea, Amy schmoozes White House to get secret stuff for ZERO DARK THIRTY script

– The Intercept, NY Times and many outlets out “Maya” in ZERO DARK THIRTY as “Frances The Torture Queen” of the CIA and Amy Pascal is linked to her for sources of information for the film.

– Emails: Sony execs ask State Dept. if they should be worried about North Korea. State Dept. says Nope, Korea can’t even take out activist leaflet drop balloon launching sites 10 miles from their border.. how could they get to the U.S. Can’t even keep their power-grid operational for 24 hours at a time. How are they going to even get a missile to work. …Good advice??? Bhenghazi?

– Emails: Lyntons stock investment align with DNC and DNC Harvard connections. “Skull and Bones” is GOP ivy-league secret group. “Just for Men” seems to be DNC ivy league secret group.

– Sony Invests tens of millions in VEVO

– The BBG is having staff problems.

– Lynton is one of the biggest investors in Media Matters and many Jewish groups

– Sony is worth less in tax calculations than stock market says

– Lynton makes way more money than just his salary

– Harvard gets millions from Lynton’s Park Avenue fund and forwards the money to other funds

– Epic deals with Ares Management seeking to take over part of the energy industry. Their Berkshire investment has a problem because of a dead guy.

– Apparently Rand Corporation and Harvard, Brown, Weslayan grads are the lefty illuminati

– Alibaba (Jack Ma) and Lynton want to take over video on demand in China

– Something happened on Sept. 8th that was a serious fire drill for Amy Pascal

– Emails: Not many blacks or women at Sony. Black actors frowned on as non-money makers.

– Emails: Adma Sandler an “Asshole”. Jolie Crazy. Kevin Hart a weasel. The only actor Sony likes is Clooney.. the rest: Screw ’em.

– Emails: Lynton plays tennis with other studio execs but they all secretly hate each other. Other studios in orgasm state over Sony hack.

– Emails: Sony knew their IT people sucked since 1999 but did little about it. Massive numbers of break-ins kept taking place but they didn’t change out the people or equipment.

– Emails and news stories: Confusion about a PR scheme that went awry. Amy Pascal says she wants to “kill him” about Sipkins, the Sony PR head. Then Sipkins won’t return any calls. Then Sony’s Rose calls for reorganization of SPE including whole re-org chart. Then they suddenly fire Sipkins. One story says it was because he didn’t get Amy a seat at a 20 minute industry meeting but you don’t can your top PR guy, A $600K per year senior executive insider, just cuz you didn’t get invited to a blab fest. Something more is up with Sipkins. Clues indicate Sony PR head Sipkin possibly fired over anti-gay promotion stance. SECURITY EXPERTS WORLDWIDE SAY IT WAS AN INSIDE JOB BY PISSED OFF EMPLOYEES.

– Emails and news stories: Outside It experts say it is impossible to move that much data outside of the Sony system without an inside staffer with a USB portable drive “helping”.

– Emails and news stories: MPAA is mostly GOP. GOOGLE is all DNC. Political war underway behind the scenes about political party affiliation, not about movies.

– News and tops: George Clooney suggested to be new head of Sony Pictures. He is the only person everybody near SPE that everybody doesn’t want to nail to a board


 

Possible Hack Analysis Scenarios Theories:

Via Weber Security

A. It was Iran who hacked Sony but they stealth-ed it to make it look like North Korea did it.

B. In the recent spat of firings at Sony, Sony fired too many people without any notice, or reason, and some got mad, dumped the server onto a portable hard drive and sold it on Silk Road in order to make up for the lack of severance.

C. Sony PR started it as a PR hype campaign but they lost control of it when hackers figured out they had an opening to exploit it.

D. The North Korean cyber attack classes tried it as a class exercise and found that Sony’s IT department was so antiquated they could just go all the way with ease.

E. Sheldon Adelson hired hackers do to it because he is GOP and Sony is DNc and what the hell..

F. North Korea embedded secret cell operatives inside Sony, long ago, and finally activated them.

G. Japan and North Korea don’t like other because of the sex slaves and other stuff and this was about Japan Vs. North Korea.

H. Universal Studios did it because they think Sony “sucks balls”.

I. Adam Sandler hired Anonymous to do it because Sony executives keep calling him an “asshole”.

J. North Korea put an ad out on 4Chan and Silk Road looking for hackers to do a hit on Sony and EVERYBODY signed up so they just them them all go at it and bitCoin paid them all over the web.

k. The GOP did it to show that nothing Silicon Valley does is secure so that Silicon Valley will go out of business and stop giving the DNC their cash.

l. The CIA did it just ..because.. the CIA.. they ran out of butts to stick hoses up and got bored…

m. Sony IT is so f**’d up they just left all of the security portals open and all the hackers just walked in.

n. Vladimir, a 13 year old Ukrainian Playstation gamer, got mad because Call of Duty was too expensive so he bought the $30.00 hacker software off the dark web and just wiped Sony out because he could.

o. The FBI did it because the CIA and the FBI hate each other and the FBI is pissed that Sony made ZERO DARK THIRTY, with White House tips, and pretty much left the FBI part of the story out of the whole thing.

more ideas coming as readers submit them…


Hackers on “Dark Web” offer to expose every secret of Google, Facebook, Amazon, or any other corporation, for only $2000.00.

They have hacker super-markets online based out of Russia, China, Brazil, etc. Hackers-on-demand.

Nothing Google can do to stop them. They use backdoors built into Cisco, Juniper Networks, Intel, etc. internet hardware appliances that are nearly un-removable.

Hackers only need to find one back door to get inside. Many hackers have already scraped all of the big corporations secrets and are just waiting for the moment to sell the data to their adversary. Sony Hack may have been an existing scrape that was sold to North Korea.

Sony waswarned by it’s top experts, 15 years ago, in writing, about this eventuality. Federal cyber Czar’swarned the U.S. avbout it 18 years ago.

See (This) CNN story for more…

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/12/20/erin-dnt-segall-buying-hacks-online.cnn.html

 


 

 

British Members of Parliament caught killing and raping young boys in secret London mens club for government officials.

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Claims that boys were murdered by VIP sex ring are credible and true – police

THE LORD OF THE BRITISH SEX RINGS!

Metropolitan police launch murder inquiry into role alleged Westminster ring might have had in killings of three boys
Dolphin Square estate in London
The police are appealing for information relating to Dolphin Square estate in London. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

The allegations made by the witness, known by the pseudonym Nick, have triggered a murder investigation.

Police said the alleged abuse by a Westminster-based paedophile ring lasted a decade at locations across London and the Home Counties, including military premises.

Det Supt Kenny McDonald, who is leading the homicide inquiry, told a press conference on Thursday that detectives believed the witness’s claims.

The abuse was said to have taken place from 1975 to 1984, when Nick was aged between seven and 16. Some of the abuse is linked to a flat in Dolphin Square, Pimlico, London, and at times is alleged to have taken place at “parties”. Sometimes it involved groups of men and other times a lone male.

McDonald said detectives who were experienced in child abuse and homicide investigations had interviewed Nick and concluded his account of abuse and the murder of the three boys was true.

Police have yet to recover any bodies and are searching missing persons reports for leads on the identities of the victims. They appealed for witnesses to help them with their inquiries.

McDonald said: “I appeal to men who were subjected to abuse 30 years ago to come forward. We are also investigating the murder of three young boys – we are determined to find answers.”

He said people who lived at or visited Dolphin Square in Pimlico in the 1970s “will have seen or heard something that they only understand the significance of now. Today I want to appeal directly to those other young boys, now men, who were also subject to abuse at the hands of these men.

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“I believe that there were other boys who were abused, or who were present while the abuse took place. I would ask you to trust me. I will support you, and do everything in my power to find those responsible and bring them to justice. I need your accounts to help me do that.”

McDonald said he could not rule out that more than one flat in Dolphin Square was used to abuse Nick.

“Nick has described how a car would be sent to collect him, and he would be driven to Dolphin Square,” he said.

“The abuse he has detailed that he was subjected to was carried out by a man on his own, a group of men or during what have been described as parties.”

The residential development near parliament has long been popular with MPs.

Inquiries are also focused on other locations in London and the south of England, including military establishments, and Scotland Yard is working closely with military police.

Scotland Yard revealed that officers had spoken to the family of Martin Allen, who disappeared in 1979 at the age of 15, but said it was not yet possible to say whether his disappearance was linked to Operation Midlands.

Similarly, Sussex police were reviewing the disappearance and murder of eight-year-old Vishal Mehotra in 1981, but the Met said a link with their investigation was unknown at this stage.

Vishal Mehrotra
Vishal Mehrotra went missing in Putney in 1981. Photograph: Handout

Last month Vishal’s father claimed his son may have been killed by the paedophile ring.

Vishambar Mehrotra, a 69-year-old retired magistrate, recorded a male prostitute saying in a telephone call that Vishal may have been abducted and taken to the Elm Guest House in Barnes, south-west London, in 1981, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Mehrotra took the recording to the Metropolitan police at the time but told the newspaper that they refused to investigate an allegation implicating “judges and politicians”.

The skull and several rib bones of Vishal were discovered in 1982 by pigeon shooters in remote marshland at Durford Abbey farm in Rogate, close to the Hampshire-West Sussex border.

Vishal, from Putney, south-west London, disappeared while shopping with his nanny and sister on 29 July 1981.

Mehrotra told the newspaper: “I was contacted by a young man who seemed to be in his 20s. He told me he believed Vishal may have been taken by paedophiles in the Elm Guest House near Barnes Common.

“He said there were very highly placed people there. He talked about judges and politicians who were abusing little boys.”

The Dirty Tricks Team That One Major Politico Calls: “The nastiest bunch of people you ever met”.

  • – Owned the Cocaine airplanes; listed as “Cocaine 1 & Cocaine 2” in FAA logs
  • – Owned the rendition airplanes
  • – Hits for hire
  • – Sold services to private companies and lobbyists
  • – Engaged in market manipulations for Silicon Valley VC’s
  • – “The BlackWater Tech-Mercenaries of Washington, DC”  -Times
  • – Stole technology

The Spies That Went Rogue: Clips From “The Story Of In-Q-Tel”:

 

  • – Financial backers and managers of the largest privacy abuse action, against the U.S. Public, in history.
  • – Worked for bad Senators and maybe even bad White Housers
  • – Political hit squad
  • – Nice and “patriotic” when it suits their PR spin. Stealing federal money and insider trading when nobody is looking.
  • – Their story begins in the Jeremy Renner film: “Kill The Messenger”, and runs into Meryl Streep’s film: “Rendition”
  • – Went rogue. Ties to Silencers deal and other shady things
  • – If you thank that this sounds hard to believe, consider the fact that British Police are investigating British Members of Parliament, ie: The British Government, for kidnapping and killing young boys at private “abuse parties” for government officials in London. What you saw in the Snowden disclosures and what has come out in other recent disclosures show you that some “officials” do some of the most extreme things because they think they are untouchable.

 


 

INK YOU WHO?

The DEA and the FBI know IN-Q-Tel because they owned the airplanes busted in a huge Cocaine ring smuggling operation.

The U.S. Congress knows IN-Q-Tel because they flew the rendition planes, featured in the Meryl Streep feature film called: “Rendition”, to illegally snatch citizens off to Ukrainian prisons.

The SEC knows them from charges of unethical relationships with Wall Street banks and Silicon Valley billionaires.

The ACLU knows IN-Q-Tel because IN-Q-Tel financed and managed Lucid Technologies, Palantir and all of the key technologies in the largest domestic spy operations on U.S. citizens, in human history.

The ACLU also knows IN-Q-Tel because they sold their services to a private corporate lobby group (The U.S. Chamber) in order to spy on the public so they could manipulate policy law.

IN-Q-Tel = Dirty Deeds R US.

They are a private bunch of yuppie spies that went so sideways, it isn’t funny.
TD- LA Times Researcher


 

If you want to take over a diamond mine in Sierra Leone or overthrow a little fiefdom, you hire Blackwater. If you want to do dirty tricks in the USA you hire In-Q-Tel: The pinstripe suit version of BlackWater. These are Wannabe-spies with way to much money on their hands.  The FBI, DEA, U.S. Senate and Amnesty International were disturbed to find that a fleet of drug smuggling aircraft, some audaciously listed in the flight logs as “Cocaine One” and “Cocaine Two”, had over ten tons of coke in them. They were owned by In-Q-Tel. When citizens were “renditioned” off to “black Sites” in the Ukraine, who flew them there?

Per the U.S. Congress it was good ole In-Q-Tel. When business lobbies want to spy on hundreds of millions of U.S. Citizens for political gain, via hacks and bots on their iPhones, who do they hire to fund, acquire and run the spy bots like Palantir, and other notorious operations (disclosed in the New York Times as part of the social rape of modern society).. yes, our friends at In-Q-Tel. Many times they are paid for with your tax money.

You have heard the song: “..Dirty deeds done dirt cheap..”  IN-Q-TEL does the dirty deeds but they ain’t cheap. Investigators from the State Department, The Center for Investigative Reporting, Pro-Publica, Sunshine Foundation and the federal GAO say that In-Q-Tel makes hundreds of millions of dollars off of this work.

Amy Pascal, at Sony, got in a jam for bragging, to Lynton, in her emails that she was at dinner with the Obama’s sitting between Obama and Michelle. She got in more trouble for swapping the connection to get CIA secrets to use in her ZERO DARK THIRTY Movie.

IN-Q-Tel uses “front men” to effect an air of legitimacy. Game Company head Gilman Louie from Spectrum Holobyte, or VC Jonathan Silver planted in the Department of Energy. Behind the scenes, though, it is all dirty tricks and dirty deeds.

They were supposed to be an arm of the CIA but, like the now notorious California Sniper Silencers case (busted open by the Washington Post) and the lady who ran the NSA’s decryption program, who just got canned for running a private spy-ploitation business, the whole thing was taken over by greed and Silicon Valley billionair-ism. It became just another out-of-control rogue spy operation.

IN_Q_TEL

The recent torture reports and spy investigations, clearly, show, in no uncertain terms, that the public and the U.S. Congress were lied to. The lines between business greed and defense are rapidly crossed and exceeded by some of these rogues.

In-Q-Tel sells it services to foreign interests that are against the U.S. They sell their services to Chambers of Commerce in order to take down political adversaries. If you have a big enough check book, anybody can buy an In-Q-Tel hit job.

Using partners like Palantir, Axciom and other tech companies, IN-Q-TEL are the people with the resources to go into every database, that an employer or recruiting might ever touch, and crash your history so you never get a job again. They can destroy your company backgrounder so nobody gives your company any contacts again. Wondering why you can’t get a job? Did you piss off IN-Q-TEL’s friends?

IN-Q-Tel is incorporated as a consulting company. They are not a branch of government. They are subject to the same laws as any company. Do they follow those laws… not so much.

They work for ANY political party..whoever will pay the most.

One of IN-Q-Tel’s favorite gig’s is the “reverse sting job”. They do this to U.S. citizens and companies quite a bit. They pretend to want your technology, get you to show it to them under the pretext of giving you money, then steal it and flood the market with clones of your product in order to kill your company.

Here is a story of one of hundreds of U.S, cases of The Reverse Sting used to shut down a competitor, or competing political entity:

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AS IF, that was not interesting enough; you then find out that IN-Q-Tel had cash and stock deals with Silicon Valley VC’s including a guy named “Dickie” Blum. These are the very same Vc’s that funded Obama’s political campaign….and that “Dickie” fellow, sound familiar?

He is Dianne Feinstein’s husband. She was one of the heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Now she and Dickie are under investigation for insider deals on Tesla, Solyndra, The Rail Road industry, California Light Rail, The U.S. Post Office real estate and a glut of other strange situations. But, now, Dianne isn’t someone who would use a private spy company for her own personal political and family business reasons..is she?

Now that we know the real CIA went all SONY HACKER on her whole family, we can only but wait to see what the big internet drops reveal…


Besides their airplanes: “Cocaine One” and “Cocaine Two” (Full of 10 tons of Cocaine the FBI and DEA say), let’s not forget about In-Q-TEL’S other fun airplanes as shown in the Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal film – “RENDITION”:

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READ MORE ABOUT IN-Q-TEL AT (THIS LINK)

IN-Q-TEL’s OTHER “GirlFriend” who is not Dianne Feinstein and who is Amy Pascal’s link for ZERO DARK THIRTY:

The Unidentified Queen of Torture

By Jane Mayer – THE NEW YORKER

Photograph by JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty

or the past eight months, there has been a furious battle raging behind closed doors at the White House, the C.I.A., and in Congress. The question has been whether the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence would be allowed to use pseudonyms as a means of identifying characters in the devastating report it released last week on the C.I.A.’s abusive interrogation and detention program. Ultimately, the committee was not allowed to, and now we know one reason why.

The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report. She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked.

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Had the Senate Intelligence Committee been permitted to use pseudonyms for the central characters in its report, as all previous congressional studies of intelligence failures, including the widely heralded Church Committee report in 1975, have done, it might not have taken a painstaking, and still somewhat cryptic, investigation after the fact in order for the American public to hold this senior official accountable. Many people who have worked with her over the years expressed shock to NBC that she has been entrusted with so much power. A former intelligence officer who worked directly with her is quoted by NBC, on background, as saying that she bears so much responsibility for so many intelligence failures that “she should be put on trial and put in jail for what she has done.”

Instead, however, she has been promoted to the rank of a general in the military, most recently working as the head of the C.I.A.’s global-jihad unit. In that perch, she oversees the targeting of terror suspects around the world. (She was also, in part, the model for the lead character in “Zero Dark Thirty.”)

According to sources in the law-enforcement community who I have interviewed over the years, and who I spoke to again this week, this woman—whose name the C.I.A. has asked the news media to withhold—had supervision over an underling at the agency who failed to share with the F.B.I. the news that two of the future 9/11 hijackers had entered the United States prior to the terrorist attacks. As I recount in my book “The Dark Side,” the C.I.A. got wind that one of these Al Qaeda operatives, Khalid al-Mihdhar, had obtained a multiple-entry visa into the United States eighteen months before 9/11. The agency also learned, months before the attacks, that another Al Qaeda operative, Nawaf al-Hazmi, had flown into Los Angeles. Yet the C.I.A. appears to have done nothing. It never alerted the F.B.I., which had the principle domestic authority for protecting the U.S. from terror attacks. Its agents had, in fact, been on the trail of at least one of the hijackers previously, but had no way of knowing that he had entered the United States. Nor did the C.I.A. alert the State Department, which kept a “TIPOFF” watch list for terror suspects.

Amazingly, perhaps, more than thirteen years after the 9/11 attacks, no one at the C.I.A. has ever been publicly held responsible for this failure. Evidently, the C.I.A. was adamant in its negotiations with the White House and the Senate Intelligence Committee that the American public never learn the names of anyone directly involved in this failure.

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As NBC recounts, this egregious chapter was apparently only the first in a long tale, in which the same C.I.A. official became a driving force in the use of waterboarding and other sadistic interrogation techniques that were later described by President Obama as “torture.” She personally partook in the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 attacks, at a black site in Poland. According to the Senate report, she sent a bubbly cable back to C.I.A. headquarters in 2003, anticipating the pain they planned to inflict on K.S.M. in an attempt to get him to confirm a report from another detainee, about a plot to use African-American Muslims training in Afghanistan for future terrorist attacks. “i love the Black American Muslim at AQ camps in Afghanuistan (sic). … Mukie (K.S.M.) is going to be hatin’ life on this one,” she wrote, according to the report. But, as NBC notes, she misconstrued the intelligence gathered from the other detainee. Somehow, the C.I.A. mistakenly believed that African-American Muslim terrorists were already in the United States. The intelligence officials evidently pressed K.S.M. so hard to confirm this, under such physical duress, that he eventually did, even though it was false—leading U.S. officials on a wild-goose chase for black Muslim Al Qaeda operatives in Montana. According to the report, the same woman oversaw the extraction of this false lead, as well as the months-long rendition and gruesome interrogation of another detainee whose detention was a case of mistaken identity. Later, in 2007, she accompanied then C.I.A. director Michael Hayden to brief Congress, where she insisted forcefully that the torture program had been a tremendous and indispensable success.

Readers can speculate on how the pieces fit together, and who the personalities behind this program are. But without even pseudonyms, it is exceedingly hard to connect the dots. It seems entirely possible—though, again, one can only speculate—that the C.I.A. overcompensated for its pre-9/11 intelligence failures by employing overly harsh measures later. Once they’d made a choice that America had never officially made before—of sanctioning torture—it seems possible that they felt they had to defend its efficacy, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. If so, this would be worth learning. But without names, or even pseudonyms, it is almost impossible to piece together the puzzle, or hold anyone in the American government accountable. Evidently, that is exactly what the C.I.A. was fighting for during its eight-month-long redaction process, behind all those closed doors.

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Jane Mayer has been a New Yorker staff writer since 1995.

 


The Horrific Stories of CIA-sponsored Torture That Aren’t in the Senate Report.

By Steven M. Watt, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Human Rights Program at 1:46pm

This piece originally appeared at Slate.

As bad as the stories in the Senate torture report are, there is a whole class of victims who aren’t even mentioned. The executive summary released last week makes only passing reference to an integral component of the CIA program: the “extraordinary rendition” of prisoners to foreign custody for “interrogation” by those countries’ intelligence services—with the full knowledge that the men would be tortured.

Because rendition was beyond the report’s scope, there’s still no official account of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of other victims of torture that the CIA is responsible for.

As the Washington Post revealed in 2005, the CIA identified two categories of prisoners for detention and interrogation: “high value” detainees that the agency held onto and “second tier” ones who were farmed out for detention and interrogation toother governments. As former CIA officer Bob Baer explained in disturbing detail, “If you want a serious interrogation, you send a prisoner to Jordan. If you want them to be tortured, you send them to Syria. If you want someone to disappear—never to see them again—you send them to Egypt.”

There’s still no official account of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of other victims of torture that the CIA is responsible for.

How many detainees met such fates? ThePost reported that more than twice as many prisoners were rendered by the CIA to foreign governments as were held by the agency. Since we now know that 119 men were held by the CIA, that would mean at least 238 people were sent to other countries. And this figure could be much higher: In his January 2003 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush said that “more than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries.”

Much of what we know about this practice of outsourcing torture is from the harrowing accounts of its victims and survivors who have bravely come forward to tell their stories. One of them is Ahmed Agiza, an Egyptian citizen who lived with his wife and young family in Sweden, where they were seeking refugee status. In December 2001, Ahmed and a friend were apprehended by Swedish police, who turned them over to the CIA. In what was reportedly the Bush administration’s first rendition operation, Ahmed and his friend were sent to Egypt, where they were held incommunicado by Egyptian Intelligence Services, interrogated, and mercilessly tortured. In an unfair trial in 2004, Ahmed was convicted and sentenced to 25 years for membership in an organization banned under Egyptian law.

The next year, an official Swedish investigation confirmed that the CIA had been involved in the rendition operation, and that the agency had cruelly and inhumanely treated the two men during their capture and transportation to Egypt. The U.N. Committee Against Torture and the U.N. Human Rights Committee also verified the men’s claims of torture and inhumane treatment in Egypt.

The Swedish government compensated Ahmed for its role in his torture, and later granted him official residence status. The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against the American aviation company—Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan—that provided logistical support to the CIA aircraft used to render the two men to torture in Egypt. The case was dismissed on the grounds that allowing it to continue would reveal “state secrets.” The United States has yet to acknowledge its involvement in Ahmed’s torture.

Another victim is Abou Elkassim Britel, an Italian citizen of Moroccan descent, who was unlawfully rendered by the CIA from Pakistan to Morocco in May 2002. There, he was handed over to Moroccan intelligence agents and taken to the notorious Temara prison, where he was held incommunicado, interrogated, and tortured. He was imprisoned for more than eight months before being released in February 2003 without explanation or charge. Britel was also a plaintiff in the lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan, and the U.S. government has yet to own up to its role in his ordeal.

A final disturbing story is that of Maher Arar, a Canadian citizen who was born in Syria and left at 17. Transiting through JFK airport on his way home from a family vacation in Tunisia in 2002, he was arrested and held virtually incommunicado for 13 days at a detention facility in Brooklyn. Then early one morning, the CIA secretly flew him in a private jet to Syria, even though he repeatedly told his American captors he would be tortured there.

And so he was, brutally, once the CIA delivered him to Syrian intelligence. Maher was held in a coffin-like cell for nearly a year before the Canadian government secured his release home. A two-year-long official inquiry into the Canadian government’s involvement in Maher’s rendition found that he had been tortured, and that Canadian officials—in concert with their U.S. counterparts—were complicit. The Canadian government apologized and compensated Maher for his suffering.

Maher brought a federal lawsuit with the Center for Constitutional Rights in an attempt to hold the U.S. government accountable, but Justice Department lawyers successfully argued that his case should be dismissed because it concerned matters of “national security” and “foreign relations.” In 2010, the Supreme Court let the dismissal stand. To this day, the United States will neither confirm nor deny its role in Maher’s rendition and torture, let alone apologize.

Because the Senate report covers only prisoners held by the CIA, there is still no official accounting of what happened to these men and others like them, forcibly disappeared and handed over to foreign governments for torture. We don’t even know whether the practice was authorized—and if so, by whom—and who was subject to it. We don’t have details of the inhumane treatment and torture that these individuals faced at the hands of CIA officials, or once in the hands of the CIA’s foreign partners.

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Accountability for torture today is critical for stopping it tomorrow

Just as the victims of CIA torture named in the Senate torture report deserve justice, so do those who aren’t in the report. Investigating and publicly acknowledging their stories would be a good start, followed by criminal prosecutions and compensation where justified.

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Steven Watt is a Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. Watt specializes in civil and human rights litigation before domestic courts and international tribunals. Watt is counsel in a host of state and federal court cases involving U.S. rendition, detention, and interrogation programs, trafficking and forced labor, juvenile justice, women’s and immigrants’ rights, and prison conditions.In addition, Watt is counsel in a number of petitions before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, including those addressing domestic violence, arbitrary detention and torture, juvenile life without parole, immigrants’ rights, and voting rights.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Watt was a Human Rights Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he focused on post-9/11 civil and human rights litigation, including Rasul v. Bush, Arar v. Ashcroft, and Turkmen v. Ashcroft.
 
Before taking up residence in the United States, Watt worked for three years as a public defender and legal policy consultant for the Solomon Islands government, managed refugee camps in Tanzania, worked for a community-based development HIV/AIDS program in Uganda, and ran emergency programs for the internally displaced in Liberia.
Originally from Scotland, Watt holds a law degree from the University of Aberdeen, a Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Edinburgh, and an LL.M. in International Human Rights from the University of Notre Dame.

 

THE SPY AGENCY SHOULD CLOSE ITS VENTURE CAPITAL FIRM

 

IF former National Security Agency chief Michael Hayden hangs in there as President Bush’s nominee to head the CIA and makes it to a Senate confirmation hearing, one of the panel’s members should ask him this:

“Sir, please tell the committee how much further you anticipate allowing the CIA to expand its presence on Wall Street via the private venture capital firm known as In-Q-Tel, Inc.”

Hayden came under withering fire in Washington last week as word spread that the ex-NSA chief had presided over the White House’s post-9/11 surveillance program of monitoring domestic U.S. telephone calls. The White House, politically weakened from a year of setbacks both at home and abroad, may decide to withdraw Hayden from consideration and submit an alternative nominee burdened with less civil liberties baggage.

Yet whoever winds up in the CIA’s top job will inherit a developing mess involving In-Q-Tel that was largely ignored by the agency’s departing director, Porter Goss. Hints that all is not well with In-Q-Tel have begun seeping into view as this little-known domestic CIA front operation continues to funnel agency money into penny stock and micro-cap companies in Wall Street’s murkiest back alleys.

Two In-Q-Tel CEOs have resigned from the six-year-old venture capital fund in just the last four months; the fund is being run on a day-to-day basis by a man from Washington’s politically greased Carlyle Group who has been with In-Q-Tel for only a few weeks. Headhunters are said to be having trouble coming up with candidates for a permanent replacement.

And there are even reports, largely unconfirmed, that the Securities and Exchange Commision is looking into several penny stock promoters with ties to In-Q-Tel.

Launched in 1999 by CIA director George Tenet as a Wall Street venture fund to finance new technologies for the spy world, In-Q-Tel quickly found friends on Capitol Hill, where policymakers seized on the fund as a way to remind constituents that the ghost of Vietnam no longer walked the land. The attacks of 9/11 gave In-Q-Tel even more stature in Congress, where the fund came to be seen as an essential element in the war effort.

Yet the public’s visceral reaction to last week’s NSA revelations suggests that war or no war, a backlash against government snooping may be starting. And that in turn promises to crank up the heat under In-Q-Tel, where at least some of the fund’s investments raise questions of judgment regarding how taxpayer money is being spent by the organization, as well as who it is choosing for business partners.

A year ago, this column drew back the curtain on a fishy In-Q-Tel in vestment, financed out of the black box budget of the CIA, in a defense-sector start-up called Ionatron Inc.

Run by a longtime Wall Street regulatory violator named Robert Howard, Ionatron used a cash infusion from In-Q-Tel to promote itself around Washington as the developer of a laser-equipped, remotely controlled device the size of a golf cart that could patrol the highways of Iraq, ferreting out and detonating insurgent land mines ahead of troop movements.

We warned in this space that the technology being trumpeted by Ionatron was not only unproven, but had been obtained by Howard and some midlevel researchers at Raytheon Corp. under highly irregular circumstances designed to persuade a West Coast laser researcher into turning over his research to Howard’s group.

Nonetheless, Sen. Hillary Clinton and her Democratic colleague from California, Barbara Boxer, quickly embraced the Ionatron program, which eventually devoured more than $12 million in government funding before the Pentagon finally concluded last week that the devices are not reliable and cancelled plans to deploy them.

Ionatron’s stock price has tumbled more than a third in the last three weeks, leaving the company’s largest investor – prominent hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors, run by Steven A. Cohen of Connecticut – sitting with millions in paper losses.

SAC Capital has acknowledged that it is under investigation by the SEC in what appears to be a separate matter involving stock trading, and the SEC may soon start taking a look into the hedge fund’s buying of Ionatron’s shares.

In-Q-Tel’s growing portfolio of investments includes a few successes. Yet the fund has more often poured money into companies that were barking dogs long before In-Q-Tel showed up, and have failed to improve since.

Consider a North Carolina outfit called ID Technologies Corp., which began life in 1994 as CardGuard International Inc. to promote a fingerprint identification system no one wanted to buy. In the four years that followed, the company racked up losses of $3 million on a mere $92,000 in revenues.

In 1998, the company changed its name to ID Technologies and added $2.5 million more to the loss column on barely $100,000 more in revenues.

Along the way, In-Q-Tel popped up with plans to invest $400,000 more in ID Tech, but the firm collapsed, leaving investors with $5.58 million in cumulative losses and a stock that now sells for a fraction of a penny per share.

Another In-Q-Tel investment, in a data software company called Convera Corp., may be headed in the same direction, bearing much greater losses. In 2004 the fund took a stake in Convera, which had yet to turn a profit while piling up more than $1 billion in cumulative losses since its founding in the mid-1980s.

By the end of 2005, a resulting bounce in Convera stock had topped out at $16, and the shares have since lost half their value. Last week they were trading below $8 on investor disenchantment with the perennial money loser’s latest offering: an Internet search engine for extracting information from video files.

Because its funding comes from the CIA, In-Q-Tel has been an irresistible target for conspiracy theorists who charge that the CIA is somehow linked through it to every penny stock that goes south.

Last week, one left-leaning Web site reported that SEC investigators think the CIA-backed venture fund has been steering money into penny stock “pump and dump” firms in Israel, Dubai and Malaysia.

But a day’s worth of phoning around traces these claims to a tireless complainant named Tony Ryals, who has been bombarding the SEC and Internet message boards for years with claims that he has uncovered a submerged world of In-Q-Tel-linked fraud stretching for Kuala Lumpur to the Middle East.

The alleged linkages are bewildering in their complexity and typically impossible to follow, but conspiracy buffs find them irresistible, since they seem to echo some of the CIA’s worst excesses from 30 to 40 years ago, and by their nature, they can never be entirely disproved.

WHETHER the SEC has looked into Ryals’ charges and found them baseless isn’t known, but thanks to In-Q-Tel and the lengthening shadow of the CIA on Wall Street, the most improbable of such claims once again have a whiff of credibility.

Bottom line: There are many sensible ways the CIA could have gone about developing the technologies it needs, but funneling money into Wall Street via an outfit like In-Q-Tel was never one of them. So it will be a good thing for Wall Street – and for America, too – if the CIA’s next spymaster simply shuts the operation down.

cbyron@nypost.com


 

 

POOP Tornado strikes Washington DC. “WIPES” out all credibility

POOP Tornado strikes Washington DC. “WIPES” out all credibility

The Federal Agencies seem to be swirling down a toilet of corruption and mismanagement.

– The Department of the Interior sold our wild mustangs to Burger King slaughterhouses in between the sex scandals with oil companies.

– The Department of Energy took all of the taxpayer money and gave it to campaign backers in an organized crime kick-back scheme

– The State Department can’t tell its butt from a hole in the ground and does non-stop Benghazi story switcheroo’s and uses Israel as a ploy to protect Chevron’s middle east oil fields, thus causing wars.

– The CDC keeps death bug viruses in Aunt Nelllies cookie jar and, even then, looses them.

– The VA is killing veterans faster than it can save them.

– The HHS built a health computer system that was the biggest technology failure in HUMAN HISTORY and STILL ISNT FIXED!

– The IRS turns out to just be a front for White House hits on people that Obama doesn’t like and they send billions of dollars to the wrong people and ignore taxes from campaign backers.

– FEMA puts refugees in toxic trailers.

– The CIA hacks into Senators and the Senators get the NSA to hack back into the CIA as payback.

– INS has a conveyer belt to IMPORT Zeta Cartel members and illegal aliens INTO the U.S.

– NASA can’t keep shit from falling out of the sky onto our heads because part of their agency was given to Elon Musk as a campaign kick-back favor.

– The White House, Itself, has had most of it’s Tier 1 staff quit or get fired, under suspicion of mismanagement of agencies and campaign funds rigging.

– NHTSA know about, and ignored the GM Ignition Safety Scandals and the Tesla Lithium Ion toxic gas and fires issues, at the request of the White House, because campaign backers own those companies.

– The Secret Service broke the record for “Number of Hookers Hired by a Federal Office”.

– The GAO and Congress accuse the FBI of switching from crime-fighting to running Cover-ups on behalf of the White House.

– All agencies are in a national competition to see if Washington DC agency heads or Silicon Valley Campaign backers can hire more hookers-per-hour-with taxpayer-cash while not getting killed by the hookers.

– The GAO and Congress accuse Eric Holder and the DOJ of switching from crime-fighting to running Cover-ups on behalf of the White House.

– The President, himself, is pretty much “Blind-sided” by every single thing that happens and only finds out about pretty much everything later on TV. It’s as if he was Warren Buffet’s puppet in a bubble or something.

– and on, and on and on…. It is like every agency head in Washington JUST GAVE UP and decided they would just steal as much taxpayer cash as they could before they got caught.

Who the hell is in charge?.. oh..nobody!

Send in your links, Let’s discuss…

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Right-wing obstruction could have been fought: An ineffective and gutless presidency’s legacy is failure

Yes, we know, the crazy House. But we were promised hope and change on big issues. We got no vision and less action

Topics: Thomas Frank, Tom Frank, Barack Obama, Tea Party, Editor’s Picks, Salon Obama failure, Great Recession, “grand bargain”, Income inequality,

Right-wing obstruction could have been fought: An ineffective and gutless presidency's legacy is failure (Credit: AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Salon)

Predicting the future course of American politics is a lively and flourishing vocation. Guessing how future generations will commemorate present-day political events, however, is not nearly as remunerative. In the interest of restoring some balance to this tragic situation, allow me to kick off the speculation about the Obama legacy. How will we assess it? How will the Barack Obama Presidential Library, a much-anticipated museum of the future, cast the great events of our time?

In approaching this subject, let us first address the historical situation of the Obama administration. The task of museums, like that of history generally, is to document periods of great change. The task facing the makers of the Obama museum, however, will be pretty much exactly the opposite: how to document a time when America should have changed but didn’t. Its project will be to explain an age when every aspect of societal breakdown was out in the open and the old platitudes could no longer paper it over—when the meritocracy was clearly corrupt, when the financial system had devolved into organized thievery, when everyone knew that the politicians were bought and the worst criminals went unprosecuted and the middle class was in a state of collapse and the newspaper pundits were like street performers miming “seriousness” for an audience that had lost its taste for mime and seriousness both. It was a time when every thinking person could see that the reigning ideology had failed, that an epoch had ended, that the shitty consensus ideas of the 1980s had finally caved in—and when an unlikely champion arose from the mean streets of Chicago to keep the whole thing propped up nevertheless.

The Obama team, as the president once announced to a delegation of investment bankers, was “the only thing between you and the pitchforks,” and in retrospect these words seem not only to have been a correct assessment of the situation at the moment but a credo for his entire term in office. For my money, they should be carved in stone over the entrance to his monument: Barack Obama as the one-man rescue squad for an economic order that had aroused the fury of the world. Better: Obama as the awesomely talented doctor who kept the corpse of a dead philosophy lumbering along despite it all.

The Age of the Zombie Consensus, however poetic it sounds, will probably not recommend itself as a catchphrase to the shapers of the Obama legacy. They will probably be looking for a label that is slightly more heroic: the Triumph of Faith over Cynicism, or something like that. Maybe they will borrow a phrase from one of the 2012 campaign books, “The Center Holds,” and describe the Obama presidency as a time when cool, corporate reason prevailed over inflamed public opinion. Barack Obama will be presented as a kind of second FDR: the man who saved the system from itself. That perhaps the system didn’t deserve saving will be left to some less-well-funded museum.

Another prediction that I can make safely is that the Obama Presidential Library will violate one of the cardinal rules of presidential museums: It will have to be pretty massively partisan. As I noted last week, presidential libraries usually play down partisan conflict in order to make the past seem like a place of national togetherness and the president himself like a man of broadly recognized leadership, but in order for Obama’s presidential library to deliver the usual reassuring message about himself, it will have to stand convention on its head. As president, Obama has been reluctant to take the reinvigorated right too seriously. But as legacy-maker, I predict that he will work to make them seem even crazier and more unstoppable than they actually are.

Why? Because all presidential museums are exercises in getting their subject off the hook, and for Obama loyalists looking back at his years in office, the need for blame evasion will be acute. Why, the visitors to his library will wonder, did the president do so little about rising inequality, the subject on which he gave so many rousing speeches? Why did he do nothing, or next to nothing, about the crazy high price of a college education, the Great Good Thing that he has said, time and again, determines our personal as well as national success? Why didn’t he propose a proper healthcare program instead of the confusing jumble we got? Why not a proper stimulus package? Why didn’t he break up the banks? Or the agribusiness giants, for that matter?

Well, duh, his museum will answer: he couldn’t do any of those things because of the crazy right-wingers running wild in the land. He couldn’t reason with them—their brains don’t work like ours! He couldn’t defeat them at the polls—they’d gerrymandered so many states that they couldn’t be dislodged! What can a high-minded man of principle do when confronted with such a vast span of bigotry and close-mindedness? The answer toward which the Obama museum will steer the visitor is: Nothing.

In point of fact, there were plenty of things Obama’s Democrats could have done that might have put the right out of business once and for all—for example, by responding more aggressively to the Great Recession or by pounding relentlessly on the theme of middle-class economic distress. Acknowledging this possibility, however, has always been difficult for consensus-minded Democrats, and I suspect that in the official recounting of the Obama era, this troublesome possibility will disappear entirely. Instead, the terrifying Right-Wing Other will be cast in bronze at twice life-size, and made the excuse for the Administration’s every last failure of nerve, imagination and foresight. Demonizing the right will also allow the Obama legacy team to present his two electoral victories as ends in themselves, since they kept the White House out of the monster’s grasp—heroic triumphs that were truly worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. (Which will be dusted off and prominently displayed.)

But bipartisanship as an ideal must also be kept sacred, of course. And so, after visitors to the Obama Library have passed through the Gallery of Drones and the Big Data Command Center, they will be ushered into a maze-like exhibit designed to represent the president’s long, lonely, and ultimately fruitless search for consensus. The Labyrinth of the Grand Bargain, it might be called, and it will teach how the president bravely put the fundamental achievements of his party—Social Security and Medicare—on the bargaining table in exchange for higher taxes and a smaller deficit. This will be described not as a sellout of liberal principle but as a sacred quest for the Holy Grail of Washington: a bipartisan coming-together on “entitlement reform,” which every responsible D.C. professional knows to be the correct way forward.

How will all the legacy-shapers of the future regard the Obama movement, the political prairie fire of six years ago that transformed the Senator from Illinois into a folk hero even before he was elected? What will the Obama library have to say about the people who recognized correctly that it was time for “Change” and who showed up at his routine campaign appearances in 2008 by the hundreds of thousands?

It will be a tricky problem. On the up side, those days before his first term began were undoubtedly Obama’s best ones. Mentioning them, however, will remind the visitor of the next stage in his true believers’ political evolution: Disillusionment. Not because their hero failed to win the Grand Bargain, but because he wanted to get it in the first place—because he seemed to believe that shoring up the D.C. consensus was the rightful object of all political idealism. The movement, in other words, won’t fit easily into the standard legacy narrative. Yet it can’t simply be deleted from the snapshot.

Perhaps there will be an architectural solution for this problem. For example, the Obama museum’s designers could make the exhibit on the movement into a kind of blind alley that physically reminds visitors of the basic doctrine of the Democratic Party’s leadership faction: that liberals have nowhere else to go.

My own preference would be to let that disillusionment run, to let it guide the entire design of the Obama museum. Disillusionment is, after all, a far more representative emotion of our times than Beltway satisfaction over the stability of some imaginary “center.” So why not memorialize it? My suggestion to the designers of the complex: That the Obama Presidential Library be designed as a kind of cenotaph, a mausoleum of hope.

Thomas Frank Thomas Frank is a Salon politics and culture columnist. His many books include “What’s The Matter With Kansas,” “Pity the Billionaire” and “One Market Under God.” He is the founding editor of The Baffler magazine.