Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Seeing Behind the Corporate Spin

  • There have been some rumblings from officials in Russia in recent days.  I caught something like "the US needs to take another look at the real story behind the shooting down of Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine last July."  The US-NATO were quick to blame Russia after the plane was shot down - the same kind of campaign we now see with North Korea over the Sony 'comedy' that I believe is truly aimed at creating more antipathy towards that nation.  Today I stumbled upon this fascinating story about an eye witness who claims that it was a Ukrainian military jet that accidentally took down the Malaysian airliner.  The witness alleges that he saw the Ukrainian pilot step from the fighter and heard him say: 

The phrase he said after he was taken out of the jet: “The aircraft, it was not the one”. And in the evening there was a phrase, a question from a pilot for him, to the same Voloshin: “What about the aircraft?”. And he answered: “The aircraft got on a wrong time to a wrong place”.

The witness also claims that this Ukranian plane was armed with air-to-air missiles and had been used.  Maybe there is something to this..... you can see the whole story here

  • Over the years I've learned to question all the big announcements - our government has a particular MO (Method of Operation) and after awhile its not so hard to read between the lines.  Many people share this view of our government and are often called conspiracy theorists as a result.  (I am OK with being tagged as a conspiracy buff. Who can argue that the corporate oligarchy doesn't make plans quietly behind the curtains to increase their wealth and power and to keep down the working class and poor?  Who can argue that they are not playing the grand chessboard for global control. Mr. Big likely calls it all 'good planning'.)
  • The alleged Sony hack job, blamed on North Korea, is one such instance where I instantly paused.  You can smell false flag all over it.  But I'm no computer expert and am just operating on instinct and previous experience (which is nothing to sneeze at).  What would the experts say?  I ran across an article called "No, North Korea Didn't Hack Sony" written by Marc Rogers (principal security researcher for CloudFlare, the website optimization and security company that’s looking to save the Internet. He has worked in the security industry for almost 20 years, including a decade managing security in the U.K. operator Vodafone plc and five years as CSO for a real estate and asset management conglomerate in South Korea. Marc sees himself as a security evangelist who has a positive outlook on how security should be implemented in today’s global organizations. It’s this outlook that Marc used when he helped put together the award winning BBC series The Real Hustle. He is also the head of security at DEF CON, the world’s largest hacker conference.)  So Rogers wrote in part:

All the evidence leads me to believe that the great Sony Pictures hack of 2014 is far more likely to be the work of one disgruntled employee facing a pink slip.

I may be biased, but, as the director of security operations for DEF CON, the world’s largest hacker conference, and the principal security researcher for the world's leading mobile security company, Cloudflare, I think I am worth hearing out.

The evidence used to attribute a nation state in such a case should be solid enough that it would be both admissible and effective in a court of law. As it stands, I do not believe we are anywhere close to meeting that standard.
  • Looking at the map above please note Vladvostic, Russia just north of the Korean border.  I am reminded that during the Korean War the US sent bombers to Vladvostic and hit Russian airfields trying to draw Moscow into that war.  It is clear that significant operators in the US government were itching then, and still are, for a military confrontation with the Russian bear.  Yes it is crazy but I've never claimed that the oligarchy was sane.  
  • Just think about this.  The US-NATO are coming at Russia from at least three strategic points at this time.  One via Europe through military operations in Ukraine, the Baltics and Scandinavia.  The second point is the Caspian Region (Georgia) and Central Asia (one key reason why the US-NATO don't want to leave Afghanistan).  The third is to destabilize North Korea and expand US military operations particularly in South Korea and Japan.  The introduction of so-called 'missile defense' in all these areas is a serious provocation by the US and its cancerous NATO 'partners' against Russia and China. 
  • The success of all of this is incumbent on the global public buying the public relations spin that Russia is the new 'Hitler.  Quickly blaming the Russians for the Malaysian jet take down (what ever happened to the voice recorders that were sent to England after they were recovered at the crash site?) and the North Koreans for the Sony hacking are essentially major public relations campaigns.  The sooner we see the writing on the wall the better chance for world peace.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Might want to also include the Cuban angle as yet another 'front'. Great article and analysis.


12/26/14, 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Ed(itor) said...

"Behold a Pale Farce: Cyberwar, Threat Inflation, and the Malware Industrial Complex".

Find a copy before the New Year is too old.

"... if youre interested in a book on cyberwar, Blunden and Cheung's is the one to read."

12/28/14, 12:57 AM  

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