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Over 100,000 people petition White House to declare ANTIFA a terrorist organization

The Soros-funed extreme-left group ANTIFA has already established a record of mayhem across Europe and America.

Ricky Twisdale

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A petition currently active on the White House website is asking President Trump to officially designate “Anti-Fascist Action” or ANTIFA, as a terror group.

ANTIFA is a extreme left militant movement which started in Germany and has been active in Europe for a number of years. They are known to receive funding from billionaire regime change and social engineering sponsor George Soros.

Their modus operandi is using loud noise, physical obstruction and outright violence to disrupt peaceful, lawful assemblies by any group or person they oppose. Since the inauguration of President Trump, ANTIFA has seen a membership boom and already have a list of violent riots to their credit across the United States.

The petition, which was started on August 17th, has already easily soared past the 100,000 signatures required for an official response from the White House.

The text of the petition reads:

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

The White House petition page was started by Barack Obama in 2011, but was criticized already at the time as a PR stunt. Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly considering abolishing the site. No petitions during Trump’s tenure have received responses so far.

ANTIFA has hit headlines again in recent days, after Donald Trump came under an avalanche of media attacks for laying blame on the “alt-left” as well as the “alt-right” following recent violent clashes in Charlottesville.

The normally peaceful Virginia college town played host to the “Unite the Right” rally which brought together alt-right and far-right groups to protest the planned removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

Chaos ensued when the right-wing protestors clashed with counter-protestors including ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter (BLM). There were scores of injuries, as well as one fatality when a car allegedly driven by a white nationalist protestor apparently ran over 32-year-old counter-protestor Heather Heyer.

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This is juicy. How does that definition of terrorism not make war nationally-sanctioned terrorism???? The military industrial complex is not going to like that logic…

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Haneul Na'avi
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Well, AntiFa has already been declared an extremist organisation by the Department of Homeland Security, so that shouldn’t be too difficult to manage.

https://www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/analysis/anarchist-extremists-antifa

cascadian12
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cascadian12

Of course! We have nearly always had a fascist right-wing government, but especially since Bush 43 and the loss of habeas corpus. They call animal-rights activists “terrorists” too.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

The page photos:
They look like a bunch of terrorists. Honest people don’t hide their face.

cortisol
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cortisol

The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”

So by definition of the US constitution, Antifa is already a terrorist group.

cascadian12
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cascadian12

I must’ve missed where the KKK, Neo-Nazis and hundreds of militias snd hate groups around the country have been declared terrorists.

Melotte 22
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Melotte 22

Happy to sign any petition declaring White House and Pentagon terrorist organisations.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

Because they have a Green Card for that, it’s like carrying Guns, intimidates others but is not Terrorism because it’s in the constitution (Green Card)…

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hestroy
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hestroy

Lol! You fucking retard. Just die.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Weird how Antifa, Ukraine Nazis and ISIS supporters all look the same, act the same and don’t they all wear similar uniforms?

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Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

White Supremacy is more like it, or are you intentionally missing that?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

White supremecy – ISIS????? Good friends of John McCain and didn’t Obama admit to fully funding, supporting and training his ISIS buddies?
White Supremecy – Nazi and fully funded, trained and equipped by the US and EU nations. Soros boys and girls, and very loyal to Uncle John McCain.
White Supremecy Antifa???? However, again funded by Soros and no doubt fully backed by McCain and his Clinton friends. Also, isn’t Obama involved with the Antifa Crowd. Typical Democratic Movement.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

You sound like Democracy is an Evil… I wonder why!

AM Hants
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AM Hants

National Socialism – was that a democracy when Adolf was in charge of the German version? ISIS – wearing the same uniform, carrying out the same script and is that democracy in action? Ukraine Nazi’s – which is the Ukraine version of the National Socialist Party, that was active in Germany, back in the 40s, is that Democracy? Antifa – funded by Soros and they must be so proud to mimic the actions of the Ukraine Nazis, National Socialist (German) Worker’s Party and of course the Middle East version, fully funded, trained and supported by McCain, Obama and their friends,… Read more »

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

How Soros being a Jew mixes with Nazis? Are you saying that Nazis are Far-Left like some nuts out there?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Why did he say that the best time of his life was when he was a Nazi Collaborator? Why was he more than happy to fund the Ukraine coup d’etat, which led to the Nazis back on the streets of Ukraine? Funnily enough, his good mate, the Head of the European Jewish Community, Igor Kolomoisky, who just happens to be the boss of Joe Biden’s son and John Kerry’s step-son, was the oligarch that funded the Azov Battalion, with their swastika ensign. HACKED | Hacking Group Cyber Berkut Reveals Ukraine Used Millions In IMF Loans To Fund Clinton Foundation… ‘…New… Read more »

schmenz
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schmenz

I have sympathy for you, trying to talk common sense to ignoramuses like popart2015. It is impossible to get through to people like that who prefer snarky comebacks to any kind of serious discussion. If I were you I’d ignore him.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I will be and have posted the links I wanted to share. It is crazy and wish you all the best in the US.

cascadian12
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cascadian12

And no one is paying any attention. Isn’t free speech great?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

That is so the sad part and the ones that think they know it all, because the MSM is always right.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

What was it Adolf said, on the 1 May 1927? Hitler to Rauschning Adolf Hitler (Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland… “I have learned a great deal from Marxism, as I do not hesitate to admit. The difference between them and myself is that I have really put into practice what these peddlers and pen-pushers have timidly begun…. I had only to develop logically what Social Democracy repeatedly failed in because of its attempt to realize its evolution within the framework of democracy. National Socialism is what Marxism might have been if it could have broken its absurd… Read more »

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

All kisses and hugs! LOL Read history before you talk…

AM Hants
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AM Hants

I have. Believe what MSM happily feed you and ask no questions as you suck it all in.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

Say that Nazis are the same as Communists to Russian people and they will laugh at you, try to give your silly explanation and they will laugh even more at best!

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Fabian Society. Russian people or do you mistake them for the old Communist Soviet Union tribe? Yes, Russia has every reason to hate fascism and hence the fact that they celebrate 9 May each year, in memory of the defeat of Fascism. Now why did the US and Ukraine, vote against Russia in the UN, when they wanted to outlaw the Nazi Party? Why did the US and Ukraine vote to support the Nazi Party? However, the people of Russia also remember the times of the old Communist Soviet Union, which fell in 1991 and 15 independent nations emerged. Now… Read more »

cascadian12
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cascadian12

“Although, with Russia, taking back control of her natural resources, keeping them out of the reach of the oligarchs, was a seriously good move.”

You mean to tell me that the oligarchs that NOW control Russia’s natural resources, including President Putin, if one is to believe the Panama Papers, don’t exist???

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Panama Papers, how many of Clinton’s mates were included? How many of Ukraine’s mates were included and then ask how few Russians that were connected to Putin were included? It backfired, that is why it did not hang around the MSM for long.

cascadian12
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cascadian12

So, you’re saying there are no oligarchs in Russia?

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Have I ever said that? Are you saying that the rest of the world has no oligarchs? ‘Back when President Putin first took over a bankrupt Russia, one of the first things he did was to sort out the oligarchs. Those that stayed, paid 13% tax, just like the rest of the people of Russia, earning over a certain amount, and with no loopholes, to get around. They promised to stay out of politics and become good Russian citizens. The garbage, left for a life in exile, many flocking to support the Clinton Foundation and popping up here, there and… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Oh, by the way, you may believe that you are laughing at me, however, thanks for giving me a platform to post the links. Those that have minds of their own, might go away, find out more and come to their own conclusion. It does not bother me, if people laugh at me or not. However, I do like independent minded people, who have not come across the facts, to want to go away and discover more. Make up their own independent minds and not clone my beliefs. Whether they agree or disagree, they, have used independent thought, critical thinking,… Read more »

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

You like to live in a Bubble then!

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Welcome to the Fourth Reich!

cascadian12
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cascadian12

Lessons in socialism from HItler is like lessons in democracy from the Democratic Republic of North Korea (their actual name).

AM Hants
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AM Hants

More like the Democrats in the US and come to that most other PC driven nations.

cascadian12
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cascadian12

Of course, you need to attack Democrats, rather than provide a rational explanation for your BS.

AM Hants
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AM Hants

There actions speak louder than words. They can speak for themselves as the world laughs on. What was it President Putin said, ‘Is America a great nation? Yes. Is America a banana republic’? That appears where the Dems wish to take it as they cannot handle Hilary lost.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

Let me guess, they killed too many statues…!

Penrose
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Penrose

Let me guess. You think that Antifa is peaceful, benign, and engages in no violent activity against other people.

You should apply for a job with the MSM. You would do well there.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

You don’t like them… Is that it!

Penrose
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Penrose

On the contrary, I just love those like Antifa and the Ukrainian Nazis who commit gratuitous violence against anyone they disagree with.

What’s not to like about that?

cascadian12
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cascadian12

I can’t speak for Antifa and neither can you. What I know about them is from reading reports by researchers, such as the Anti-Defamation League. They don’t carry guns, they’re dis-organized, except they show up for protests. They’ve never advocated the exterimination of a group of people, UNLIKE RIGHT-WNG EXTREMISTS. If you can’t admit the truth to yourself, you’re a sorry POS.

What’s with The Duran anyway? This doesn’t appear to be a news site, more like propaganda.

Penrose
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RE: What I know about them is from reading reports by researchers, such as the Anti-Defamation League. LOL. Do you depend on AIPAC for your political viewpoints, too? RE: If you can’t admit the truth to yourself, you’re a sorry POS. Oh my. Moved into the name calling phase, have you? I’m surprised it took you this long. If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then name calling is the last (and often the first) resort of those who don’t have a legitimate argument. But remember, when Antifa bashes people with blunt objects or shoots pepper spray into… Read more »

cascadian12
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cascadian12

I don’t depend on AIPAC ever. That doesn’t meant that the Anti-defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center don’t know what they’re talking about. Do you always engage in false equivalence? Second, I only called you a name IF you can’t admit the truth. So, the ball is in your court. And name-calling is certainly not unknown to your side, whatever the hell that is: White Supremacist? Neo-Nazi? KKK? just Right-Wing nuts? Trump supporters, because who doesn’t like a lunatic despotic klepocrat? At least you recognize that Antifa only uses pepper spray and blunt objects, which is a lot better… Read more »

Penrose
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Penrose

RE: “At least you recognize that Antifa only uses pepper spray and blunt objects, which is a lot better than guns, knives, and vehicles.”

Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m not that naive. I suppose their weapons of choice for the job below will be wet noodles and cotton candy.

“Antifa Has A New Cell In Philly, And They’re Calling For Property Seizures, Violence On Police, And All-Out Revolution”

cascadian12
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cascadian12

If your last sentence is true, then I’m confident that the “Left” will completely denounce them, as the Left (without anarchists – who are not the Left) have generally been a non-violent movement. Since the 1960s, violence only erupts at Leftist protests because of Anarchists. Violence is completely counter-productive because the media will always focus on the violence and not the reasons for the protest. If this is what Antifa stands for, then I will be the first to reject them and to urge that they be prevented from joining any Leftist protest. I’ve given them the benefit of the… Read more »

cascadian12
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cascadian12

I don’t know if you’re naive, ignorant or just delusional, but right-wing extremists commit 20x more violent acts than “left-wing extremists,” and, again, RW violence is more lethal. Just a fact, Jack. You can google it.

Penrose
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Penrose

Aww, trying to cast aspersions on my intellectual status again? Keep that up and I’m going to tell my mommy on you.

It is true that I find left-wing and right-wing political characterizations as rather simplistic. So one dimensional. Seems to me the world we live in is far more complex than that.

Let me guess. Do we assign the war crimes of the Clintons and Obama to left-wing violence and the war crimes of George Bush Jr. to right-wing violence? Is that how it works?

cascadian12
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cascadian12

You make a good point. For the record, I’ve always considered “anarchists” (the kind that destroy property at protests and who supposedly gave rise to “Antifa”) to be idiots and to give leftist protests a bad name, which they do not deserve (the last effective protests I’m referring to are the ones against free-trade agreements, such as the protest against the WTO in Seattle (1999). The latter was very successful in terms of turnout and clear focus, but once again, the anarchists marred what had been a peaceful protest. What I find disturbing is that The Duran promotes a petition… Read more »

cascadian12
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cascadian12

Well, they don’t carry guns, like the Right-Wing hate groups you support. And they’ve never espoused the extermination of any group of people based on race or religion, like the hate groups you support, so I would say there’s a world of difference between them!

Penrose
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Penrose

Oh, Antifa is a hate group alright. They hate anyone who disagrees with them.

Popart 2015
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Popart 2015

People is starting to wake up so the regime needs to call them terrorists!

Curtis Bok
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Curtis Bok

Please change the font that you use for quotations. It is very difficult to read.

ignasi
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ignasi

It was to sign the petition

Jolly Roger
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Jolly Roger

It’s the Jewish mafia Zionists that fund, organize, and train organizations such as antifa to divide and conquer America, that’s the protocols of zion, and the US mirrors perfectly the protocols of zion..

So, the real terrorists are the Jewish mafia Zionist bankers trying to divided and conquer the US by funding,organizing, and training terrorist groups used to topple the US.

This article is just more BS propaganda from the Jewish mafia owned media.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Curious to note that America, the Fat-I-Can, the Kazarian hierarchy, are using the original Babylonian means of warfare, Divide and Conquer. It has been the Jesuit program since their inception, is key to global success of Soros and his supposedly Illuminated cohorts, and has now completed their goals, conquered all nations, including Russia. Infiltrate and erode your enemies, using their politicians, etc., to destroy themselves, from the inside out. Fifth column media controlled programming, indoctrination, propaganda is the means used to turn a nation against itself, unions vs. workers, youth against the elders, men against women, black against white etc.… Read more »

Jolly Roger
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Jolly Roger

There is nothing new under the sun. It’s the same old dog and pony show, but we ended all that on 11/8/16, it’s time to make the US useless to the Jewish mafia, boycott their usury banks and oil and cheap foreign junk and false flag foreign and civil wars, it’s time for them to suck wind.

John R. Nolan
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John R. Nolan

Maybe they should check the Amnesian history books, learn that is was Abraham Lincoln’s decision to take control of the economy, ditch the English pound as their currency, and started printing Greenbacks.
Sadly it lead to his assassination.
Yes, that is why any one who tries to escape the bankers’ control, by starting their own currency, must rapidly be eliminated.
Once Amnezia got free of the English bankers controls they shot ahead, but now we see that same plot being repeated against any who strive to break free of the banker’s controls.
Nationalize all banks, then we will have freedom.

Jolly Roger
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Jolly Roger

It’s real simple, boycott the usury bankers and their loans and credit cards and corporate malls, make the US useless to them.

cascadian12
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cascadian12

Nearly all commerce is electronic now, except for a few holdouts. So it’s going to be difficult to do what you suggest. I do favor nationalizing the banks in principle, but now that our government has been taken over by kleptocrats, nothing would change.

Jolly Roger
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Jolly Roger

We’re just not consenting to the theft and corruption involved in the fed tax and debt slavery war dollar. So, I guess it’s up to us holdouts to get things started.

Do you have anything of value you’d trade or barter? lol.

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Cranford Ducain

The best move Trump, or the rest of us, could make to eliminate antifa would be for him to come out in favor of them and for the rest of us to suddenly make them a mainstream group. There is nothing which is more discouraging or demoralizing to a group such as this than to be accepted into the rest of a social order. This makes them become a part of the very things which they wish to distroy.

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VIPS Fault Mueller Probe, Criticize Refusal to Interview Assange

The bug in Mueller’s report released on Thursday is that he accepts that the Russian government interfered in the election. Trump should challenge that, says VIPS.

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MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: The Fly in the Mueller Ointment

April 16, 2019

Mr. President:

The song has ended but the melody lingers on. The release Thursday of the redacted text of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” nudged the American people a tad closer to the truth on so-called “Russiagate.”

But the Mueller report left unscathed the central-but-unproven allegation that the Russian government hacked into the DNC and Podesta emails, gave them to WikiLeaks to publish, and helped you win the election. The thrust will be the same; namely, even if there is a lack of evidence that you colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin, you have him to thank for becoming president. And that melody will linger on for the rest of your presidency, unless you seize the moment.

Mueller has accepted that central-but-unproven allegation as gospel truth, apparently in the lack of any disinterested, independent forensic work. Following the odd example of his erstwhile colleague, former FBI Director James Comey, Mueller apparently has relied for forensics on a discredited, DNC-hired firm named CrowdStrike, whose credibility is on a par with “pee-tape dossier” compiler Christopher Steele. Like Steele, CrowdStrike was hired and paid by the DNC (through a cutout).

We brought the lack of independent forensics to the attention of Attorney General William Barr on March 13 in a Memorandum entitled “Mueller’s Forensic-Free Findings”, but received no reply or acknowledgement. In that Memorandum we described the results of our own independent, agenda-free forensic investigation led by two former Technical Directors of the NSA, who avoid squishy “assessments,” preferring to base their findings on fundamental principles of science and the scientific method. Our findings remain unchallenged; they reveal gaping holes in CrowdStrike’s conclusions.

We do not know if Barr shared our March 13 Memorandum with you. As for taking a public position on the forensics issue, we suspect he is being circumspect in choosing his battles carefully, perhaps deferring until later a rigorous examination of the dubious technical work upon which Mueller seems to have relied.

Barr’s Notification to Congress

As you know, the big attention-getter came on March 24 when Attorney General William Barr included in his four-page summary a quote from Mueller’s report: “The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Understandably, that grabbed headlines — the more so, since most Americans had been convinced earlier by the media that the opposite was true.

There remains, however, a huge fly in the ointment. The Mueller report makes it clear that Mueller accepts as a given — an evidence-impoverished given — that the Russian government interfered in the election on two tracks:

Track 1 involves what Barr, echoing Mueller, claims “a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA)” did in using social media “to sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election.” A careful look at this allegation shows it to be without merit, despite Herculean efforts by The New York Times, for example, to put lipstick on this particular pig.  After some rudimentary research, award winning investigative reporter Gareth Porter promptly put that pig out of its misery and brought home the bacon. We do not believe “Track 1” merits further commentary.

Track 2 does need informed commentary, since it is more technical and — to most Americans — arcane. In Barr’s words: “The Special Counsel found that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks. Based on these activities, the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian military officers for conspiring to hack into computers in the United States for purposes of influencing the election.”

We are eager to see if Mueller’s report contains more persuasive forensic evidence than that which VIPS has already debunked. In Barr’s summary, the only mention of forensics refers to “forensic accountants” — a far cry from the kind of forensic investigators needed to provide convincing proof of “hacking” by the Russian government.

But They Were Indicted!

Circular reasoning is not likely to work for very long, even with a U.S. populace used to being brainwashed by the media. Many Americans had mistakenly assumed that Mueller’s indictment of Russians — whether they be posting on FaceBook or acting like intelligence officers — was proof of guilt. But, as lawyers regularly point out, “one can easily indict a ham sandwich” — easier still these days, if it comes with Russian dressing.

Chances have now increased that the gullible folks who had been assured that Mueller would find collusion between you and Putin may now be a bit more circumspect — skeptical even — regarding the rest of the story-line of the “Russian hack,” and that will be even more likely among those with some technical background. Such specialists will have a field day, IF — and it is a capital “IF” — by some miracle, word of VIPS’ forensic findings gets into the media this time around.

The evidence-impoverished, misleadingly labeled “Intelligence Community Assessment” of January 6, 2017 had one saving grace. The authors noted: “The nature of cyberspace makes attribution of cyber operations difficult but not impossible. Every kind of cyber operation — malicious or not — leaves a trail.” Forensic investigators can follow a trail of metadata and other technical properties. VIPS has done that.

A “High-Class Entity?”

If, as we strongly suspect, Mueller is relying for forensics solely on CrowdStrike, the discredited firm hired by the DNC in the spring of 2016, he is acting more in the mold of Inspector Clouseau than the crackerjack investigator he is reputed to be. It simply does not suffice for Mueller’s former colleague James Comey to tell Congress that CrowdStrike is a “high-class entity.” It is nothing of the sort and, in addition to its documented incompetence, it is riddled with conflicts of interest. Comey needs to explain why he kept the FBI away from the DNC computers after they were said to have been “hacked.”

And former National Intelligence Director James Clapper needs to explain his claim last November that “the forensic evidence was overwhelming about what the Russians had done.” What forensic evidence? From CrowdStrike? We at VIPS, in contrast, are finding more and more forensic evidence that the DNC emails were leaked, not hacked by the Russians or anyone else — and that “Guccifer 2.0” is an out-and-out fraud. Yes, we can prove that from forensics too.

But the Talking Heads Say …

Again, if Mueller’s incomplete investigation is allowed to assume the status of Holy Writ, most Americans will continue to believe that — whether you colluded the Russians or not — Putin came through for you big time. In short, absent President Putin’s help, you would not be president.

Far too many Americans will still believe this because of the mainstream-media fodder — half-cooked by intelligence leaks — that they have been fed for two and a half years. The media have been playingthe central role in the effort of the MICIMATT (the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank) complex to stymie any improvement in relations with Russia. We in VIPS have repeatedly demonstrated that the core charges of Russian interference in the 2016 election are built on a house of cards. But, despite our record of accuracy on this issue — not to mention our pre-Iraq-war warnings about the fraudulent intelligence served up by our former colleagues — we have gotten no play in mainstream media.

Most of us have chalked up decades in the intelligence business and many have extensive academic and government experience focusing on Russia. We consider the issue of “Russian interference” of overriding significance not only because the allegation is mischievously bogus and easily disproven. More important, it has brought tension with nuclear-armed Russia to the kind of dangerous fever pitch not seen since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, when the Russian provocation was real — authentic, not synthetic.

Sober minds resolved that crisis more than a half-century ago, and we all got to live another day. These days sober minds seem few and far between and a great deal is at stake. On the intelligence/forensics side, we have proved that the evidence adduced to “prove” that the Russians hacked into the DNC and Podesta emails and gave them to WikiLeaks is spurious. For example, we have examined metadata from one key document attributed to Russian hacking and shown that it was synthetically tainted with “Russian fingerprints.”

Who Left the Bread Crumbs?

So, if it wasn’t the Russians, who left the “Russian” bread-crumb “fingerprints?” We do not know for sure; on this question we cannot draw a conclusion based on the principles of science — at least not yet. We suspect, however, that cyber warriors closer to home were responsible for inserting the “tell-tale signs” necessary to attribute “hacks” to Russia. We tacked on our more speculative views regarding this intriguing issue onto the end of our July 24, 2017 Memorandum to you entitled “Intelligence Veterans Challenge Russia Hack Evidence.”

We recall that you were apprised of that Memorandum’s key findings because you ordered then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo to talk to William Binney, one of our two former NSA Technical Directors and one of the principal authors of that Memorandum. On October 24, 2017, Pompeo began an hour-long meeting with Binney by explaining the genesis of the odd invitation to CIA Headquarters: “You are here because the president told me that if I really wanted to know about Russian hacking I needed to talk to you.”

On the chance Pompeo has given you no report on his meeting with Binney, we can tell you that Binney, a plain-spoken, widely respected scientist, began by telling Pompeo that his (CIA) people were lying to him about Russian hacking and that he (Binney) could prove it. Pompeo reacted with disbelief, but then talked of following up with the FBI and NSA. We have no sign, though, that he followed through. And there is good reason to believe that Pompeo himself may have been reluctant to follow up with his subordinates in the Directorate of Digital Innovation created by CIA Director John Brennan in 2015. CIA malware and hacking tools are built by the Engineering Development Group, part of that relatively new Directorate.

Obfuscation’

A leak from within the CIA, published on March 31, 2017 by WikiLeaks as part of the so-called “Vault 7” disclosures, exposed a cyber tool called “Marble,” which was used during 2016 for “obfuscation” (CIA’s word). This tool can be used to conduct a forensic attribution double game (aka a false-flag operation); it included test samples in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, and Russian. Washington Post reporter Ellen Nakashima, to her credit, immediately penned an informative article on the Marble cyber-tool, under the catching (and accurate) headline “WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber-tools could blow the cover on agency hacking operations.” That was apparently before Nakashima “got the memo.” Mainstream media have otherwise avoided like the plague any mention of Marble.

Mr. President, we do not know if CIA’s Marble, or tools like it, played some kind of role in the campaign to blame Russia for hacking the DNC. Nor do we know how candid the denizens of CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation have been with the White House — or with former Director Pompeo — on this touchy issue. Since it is still quite relevant, we will repeat below a paragraph included in our July 2017 Memorandum to you under the sub-heading “Putin and the Technology:”

“We also do not know if you have discussed cyber issues in any detail with President Putin. In his interview with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, he seemed quite willing – perhaps even eager – to address issues related to the kind of cyber tools revealed in the Vault 7 disclosures, if only to indicate he has been briefed on them. Putin pointed out that today’s technology enables hacking to be “masked and camouflaged to an extent that no one can understand the origin” [of the hack] … And, vice versa, it is possible to set up any entity or any individual that everyone will think that they are the exact source of that attack. Hackers may be anywhere,” he said. “There may be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very craftily and professionally passed the buck to Russia. Can’t you imagine such a scenario? … I can.”

As we told Attorney General Barr five weeks ago, we consider Mueller’s findings fundamentally flawed on the forensics side and ipso facto incomplete. We also criticized Mueller for failing to interview willing witnesses with direct knowledge, like WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange.

Political Enemies & Mainstream Media (Forgive the Redundancy)

You may be unaware that in March 2017 lawyers for Assange and the Justice Department (acting on behalf of the CIA) reportedly were very close to an agreement under which Assange would agree to discuss “technical evidence ruling out certain parties” in the leak of the DNC emails and agree to redact some classified CIA information, in exchange for limited immunity. According to the investigative reporter John Solomon of The Hill, Sen. Mark Warner, (D-VA) vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, learned of the incipient deal and told then-FBI Director Comey, who ordered an abrupt“stand down” and an end to the discussions with Assange.

Why did Comey and Warner put the kibosh on receiving “technical evidence ruling out certain parties” [read Russia]? We won’t insult you with the obvious answer. Assange is now in prison, to the delight of so many — including Mrs. Clinton who has said Assange must now “answer for what he has done.”

But is it too late to follow up somehow on Assange’s offer? Might he or his associates be still willing to provide “technical evidence” showing, at least, who was not the culprit?

You, Mr. President, could cause that to happen. You would have to buck strong resistance at every turn, and there all manner of ways that those with vested interests and a lot of practice in sabotage can try to thwart you — with the full cooperation of most media pundits. By now, you know all too well how that works.

But you are the president. And there may be no better time than now to face them down, show the spurious nature of the concocted “evidence” attempting to put you in “Putin’s pocket,” and — not least — lift the cloud that has prevented you from pursuing a more decent relationship with Russia.

For the Steering Group, Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity

William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)

Bogdan Dzakovic, former Team Leader of Federal Air Marshals and Red Team, FAA Security (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)

Mike Gravel, former Adjutant, top secret control officer, Communications Intelligence Service; special agent of the Counter Intelligence Corps and former United States Senator

James George Jatras, former U.S. diplomat and former foreign policy adviser to Senate leadership (Associate VIPS)

Larry Johnson, former CIA Intelligence Officer & former State Department Counter-Terrorism Official, (ret.)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain, USAF (ret.); ex-Master SERE Instructor for Strategic Reconnaissance Operations (NSA/DIA) and Special Mission Units (JSOC)

John Kiriakou, former CIA Counterterrorism Officer and former Senior Investigator, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Karen Kwiatkowski, former Lt. Col., US Air Force (ret.), at Office of Secretary of Defense watching the manufacture of lies on Iraq, 2001-2003

Clement J. Laniewski, LTC, U.S. Army (ret.)

Linda Lewis, WMD preparedness policy analyst, USDA (ret.)

Edward Loomis, NSA Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

David MacMichael, former Senior Estimates Officer, National Intelligence Council (ret.)

Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA presidential briefer (ret.)

Elizabeth Murray, former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East & CIA political analyst (ret.)

Todd E. Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Peter Van Buren,U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Robert Wing, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (former) (associate VIPS)

Ann Wright, U.S. Army Reserve Colonel (ret) and former U.S. Diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the Iraq War

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Ukraine’s president-in-waiting Zelensky vows to end conflict in Donbass with ‘POWERFUL INFOWAR’

Zelensky vowed to “act within the Normandy format,” referring to the French-German-Russian-Ukrainian talks on war in Donbass, saying that “we will continue the Minsk process, we will restart it.”

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Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky, set for a landslide win in Ukraine’s presidential vote, stayed true to character at his first press conference, dropping some flashy promises but refusing to go into boring detail.

Shortly after claiming electoral victory, Zelensky held a Q&A session with reporters at his campaign HQ in a Kiev business center. While the official results of the elections have yet to be announced, multiple exit polls suggest he secured more than 72 percent of votes.

Zelensky addressed the media in an easy-going manner. He spoke in a mix of Ukrainian and Russian, switching between the two languages, sometimes in one sentence. He also talked English a bit. But if the press hoped to shed light on the policies of the incoming president and his team, the conference actually generated more questions than answers.

Bringing the civil war in eastern Ukraine to an end appears to be one of the top priorities for Zelensky.

Promising to announce some kind of a plan shortly, he asked the reporters for help in the upcoming “infowar” that he says would help end the conflict, which, since 2014, has been raging between Kiev’s troops and the rebel self-proclaimed republics.

We will launch a very powerful information war to end the war in Donbass.

He then vowed to “act within the Normandy format,” referring to the French-German-Russian-Ukrainian talks on war in Donbass, saying that “we will continue the Minsk process, we will restart it.”

Next up, Zelensky did not rule out – even if half-jokingly – that the outvoted president Petro Poroshenko could gain a government post if the public “asks so.”

Do you want me to appoint him? Then I will ask society… If they tell me that they want to see Petro Poroshenko in one post or another – maybe, I don’t know.

Zelensky added, though, that he would like to try “new people” first. But the very team of the soon-to-be president still remains a mystery, as he’s refusing to provide any names, be it the new administration, the judiciary, or the country’s military.

“We have very serious acting generals who have authority in the army, you will definitely see them. I have no right to give the names of these people now, as there is an agreement with the generals,” Zelensky said cryptically, likewise not revealing his candidate for prosecutor general.

For now, Zelensky and his Servant of the People party – notably named after his own comedy show where he played a schoolteacher-turned-president – are promising to introduce the team “in the near future.”

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The Triumph of Evil

What is going on is that American oil companies want to recover their control over the revenue streams from Venezuela’s vast oil reserves.

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Today (April 17) I heard a NPR “news” report that described the democratically elected president of Venezuela as “the Venezuelan dictator Maduro.” By repeating over and over that a democratically elected president is a dictator, the presstitutes create that image of Maduro in the minds of vast numbers of peoples who know nothing about Venezuela and had never heard of Maduro until he is dropped on them as “dictator.”

Nicolas Maduro Moros was elected president of Venezuela in 2013 and again in 2018. Previously he served as vice president and foreign minister, and he was elected to the National Assembly in 2000. Despite Washington’s propaganda campaign against him and Washington’s attempt to instigate violent street protests and Maduro’s overthrow by the Venezuelan military, whose leaders have been offered large sums of money, Maduro has the overwhelming support of the people, and the military has not moved against him.

What is going on is that American oil companies want to recover their control over the revenue streams from Venezuela’s vast oil reserves. Under the Bolivarian Revolution of Chavez, continued by Maduro, the oil revenues instead of departing the country have been used to reduce poverty and raise literacy inside Venezuela.

The opposition to Maduro inside Venezuela comes from the elites who have been traditionally allied with Washington in the looting of the country. These corrupt elites, with the CIA’s help, temporarily overthrew Chavez, but the people and the Venezuelan military secured his release and return to the presidency.

Washington has a long record of refusing to accept any reformist governments in Latin America. Reformers get in the way of North America’s exploitation of Latin American countries and are overthrown.

With the exceptions of Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba, and Nicaragua, Latin America consists of Washington’s vassal states. In recent years Washington destroyed reform governments in Honduras, Argentina and Brazil and put gangsters in charge.

According to US national security adviser John Bolton, a neoconservative war monger, the governments in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua will soon be overthrown. New sanctions have now been placed on the three countries. Washington in the typical display of its pettiness targeted sanctions against the son of the Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega. https://www.rt.com/news/456841-bolton-russia-venezuela-threat/

Ortega has been the leader of Nicaragua since for 40 years. He was president 1985-1990 and has been elected and reelected as president since 2006.

Ortega was the opponent of Somoza, Washington’s dictator in Nicaragua. Consequently he and his movement were attacked by the neoconservative operation known as Iran-Contra during the Reagan years. Ortega was a reformer. His government focused on literacy, land reform, and nationalization, which was at the expense of the wealthy ruling class. He was labeled a “Marxist-Leninist,” and Washington attempted to discredit his reforms as controversial leftist policies.

Somehow Castro and Ortega survived Washington’s plots against them. By the skin of his teeth so did Chavez unless you believe it was the CIA that gave him cancer. Castro and Chavez are dead. Ortega is 74. Maduro is in trouble, because Washington has stolen Venezuela’s bank deposits and cut Venezuela off the international financial system, and the British have stolen Venezuela’s gold. This makes it hard for Venezuela to pay its debts.

The Trump regime has branded the democratically twice-elected Maduro an “illegitimate” president. Washington has found a willing puppet, Juan Guaido, to take Maduro’s place and has announced that the puppet is now the president of Venezuela. No one among the Western presstitutes or among the vassals of Washington’s empire finds it strange that an elected president is illegitimate but one picked by Washington is not.

Russia and China have given Maduro diplomatic support. Both have substantial investments in Venezuela that would be lost if Washington seizes the country. Russia’s support for Maduro was declared by Bolton today to be a provocation that is a threat to international peace and security. Bolton said his sanctions should be seen by Russia as a warning against providing any help for the Venezuelan government.

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and vice president Pence have added their big mouths to the propaganda against the few independent governments in Latin America. Where is the shame when the highest American government officials stand up in front of the world and openly proclaim that it is official US government policy to overthrow democratically elected governments simply because those governments don’t let Americans plunder their countries?

How is it possible that Pompeo can announce that the “days are numbered” of the elected president of Nicaragua, who has been elected president 3 or 4 times, and the world not see the US as a rogue state that must be isolated and shunned? How can Pompeo describe Washington’s overthrow of an elected government as “setting the Nicaraguan people free?”

The top officials of the US government have announced that they intend to overthrow the governments of 3 countries and this is not seen as “a threat to international peace and security?”

How much peace and security did Washington’s overthrow of governments in Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, and the attempted overthrow of Syria bring?

Washington is once again openly violating international law and the rest of the world has nothing to say?

There is only one way to describe this: The Triumph of Evil.

“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” — William Butler Yeats

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