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10. Februar 2014

NSA/CIA Puzzle: Verwirrendes Beziehungsgeflecht zwischen The Intercept, Snowden, Greenwald, Scahill, Omidyar Network, Tony Blair, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ebay, Paypal

Die Journalisten hinter den ersten NSA-Enthüllungen auf Basis von Material Edward Snowdens haben die Website „The Intercept“ gestartet. Der erste Bericht dreht sich um die Überwachungsdaten, die für Drohnenangriffe genutzt werden.

Finanziert wird das Projekt „The Intercept“ von Pierre Omidyar, Milliardär und Mitgründer der Handelsplattform eBay.  Im vergangenen Jahr entschied er sich nach eigenen Angaben gegen einen Kauf der Washington Post und will Millionen in das Projekt mit Greenwald stecken. Die Journalisten betonten, dass ihre redaktionelle Unabhängigkeit garantiert sei. Greenwald gab für The Intercerpt die Zusammenarbeit mit der britischen Zeitung Guardian auf.

Hier der erste Bericht von The Intercept

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/02/10/new-photos-of-nsa-and-others/

Mit einer 50-prozentigen Beteiligung von AOL haben Ariana Huffington, eine us-amerikanische Multimilliardärin und der in Berlin aktive Multimilliardär Nicholas Berggruen  Ende Januar das “World Post” Projekt gestartet. Bill Gates, Tony Blair und andere Prominente sollen auf der Plattform Beiträge veröffentlichen. Im Redaktionsbeirat ist Ebay-Gründer Omidyar.

Der Whistleblower und IT-Spezialist Edward Snowden war als Angestellter des Beratungsunternehmens Booz Allen Hamilton für die NSA tätig und hatte Zugriff auf vertrauliche Informationen über die Spähprogramme des Geheimdienstes.

Ende Mai setzte er sich Snowden mit den Geheimdokumenten von seinem damaligen Arbeitsplatz auf Hawaii nach Hongkong ab. Das Unternehmen Booz Allen Hamilton ist neben Halliburton, KBR und Academi ein führendes Unternehmen im Bereich Militärdienstleistungen für das US-Verteidigungsministerium.

Verbindungen zum Militärdienstleister Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton bezieht 99 Prozent oder  5,8 Milliarden US-Dollar seiner Aufträge von der US-Regierung, davon 1,3 Milliarden US-Dollar von US-Geheimdiensten. Vor 9/11 waren es 30 Millionen US-Dollar aus Aufträgen des Pentagon. Zehn Jahre später 3,3 Milliarden Dollar. Über 1000 ehemalige Geheimdienstbeamte sollen bei Booz Allen arbeiten.

Salvadore Gambianco sitzt im Vorstand von Omidyar Network und leitet die Abteilung Humankapital und Operationen. Es gibt Hinweise, dass er eine Zeitlang auch im Vorstand von Booz Allen Hamilton Holdings tätig war.

Eine Investoren im Omidyar Network ist Dhaya Lakshminarayanan,  zuvor hatte sie als Consultant für Booz Allen Hamilton gearbeitet.
InnoCentive ist eine weltweit führende Crowdsourcing-Firma. Zu den Investoren von InnoCentive zählt u.a. auch das Omidyar Network. Zu den Kunden von InnoCentive gehören führende Firmen, Regierungsagenturen und NGOs einschliesslich Booz Allen Hamilton, und auch die AARP Foundation, Eli Lilly & Company, EMC Corporation, NASA,  Procter & Gamble, Syngenta, The Economist und die Rockefeller Foundation.

Ein wichtiger Investor in Innocentive neben dem Omidyar Network ist Lilly Ventures, Investmentgesellschaft des Pharmakonzern Eli Lilly, die Firma die für das von der CIA gegründete MK-ULTRA Mind-Control Programm LSD herstellte.
Von 1977 bis 1979 war der spätere US-Präsident George H. W. Bush Direktor von Eli Lilly.

Omidyar und Obama

Ebay-Gründer Pierre Omidyar ist Mitglied einer von US-Präsident Obama ernannten 27-köpfigen Kommission “The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships”. Diese Kommission vergibt Stipendien an junge US-Amerikaner, die im Weissen Haus als Internees arbeiten.

Pierre Omidyar,  hat darüberhinaus auch gute Verbindungen zu Bill Gates und zum Dalai Lama.

Ebay-Gründer Pierre Omidyar arbeitet auch mit Nicolas Berggruen und seinem Projekt Globalisierung 2.0 zusammen. Die Gewerkschaft Verdi kritisierte Berggruen kürzlich wegen der “faktischen Zerschlagung” des Karstadt-Konzern.

Enger Freund Omidyars

Max Levchin, ein enger Freund Omidyars und PayPal-Mitbegründer verteidigte die NSA: “Meiner Ansicht nach ist dieses Verhalten für Bürger dieses Landes lächerlich, für jemanden der sonst die Auffassung vertritt, es sei Pflicht der Regierung, ihn zu schützen, uns vor dem Bösen, vor Schaden, vor Terroristen, vor übelwollenden fremden Mächten zu bewahren und dann die NSA pauschal negativ zu bewerten. Aber es ist doch deren Aufgabe, herauszufinden, welche Gefahren uns als nächstes drohen, um sie zu verhindern. Diese NSA einfach zu verteufeln, ist völlig gedankenlos”.

Omidyar war am Finanzboykott gegen WikiLeaks beteiligt. WikiLeaks kritisiertzu Echt, dass der Ebay-Gründer und Miteigentümer PayPal eine alternative Medienorganisation aufbauen wolle, obwohl man Wikileaks zuvor angriffen habe, indem man nicht länger zuließ, dass die Organisation Spenden über den Bezahldienst Paypal bekommen konnte. Omidyars Medienplattform ist sozusagen eine Konkurrenz für Wikileaks.

Der frühere NSA-Geheimdienstanalyst und Whistleblower Russell Tice sagte:
“Für die NSA sind Informationen von Finanzdienstleistern wie PayPal extrem wertvoll. Ich bin sicher, dass es innerhalb der Snowden-Dokumente, Beweise für eine Beteiligung PayPals gibt.”

Greenwald hatte im Sommer in einer E-Mail an BuzzFeed mitgeteilt, dass Teile der Snowden-Dokumente wohl nie öffentlich gemacht würden. “Es geht uns nicht um willkürliches Veröffentlichen der Dokumente, unsere Quellen wollen das auch nicht.”

Max Levchin On Working For The NSA  http://youtu.be/pCz4UGf3ZD0

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dhaya-lakshminarayanan/0/46/943

http://www.omidyar.com/team

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/fellows/commission

http://berggruen.org/people/pierre-omidyar

10. Februar 2014

US-Politiker amüsieren sich über Krieg und Mord

10. Februar 2014

Bloomberg: War against Syria – U.S., France, NATO Were “Hours Away” From Assault

Hollande Willingness to Use Force as Ally Defies Doubters
By Gregory Viscusi

On Aug. 31, French Rafale warplanes were hours away from taking off to launch cruise missiles against Syria when U.S. President Barack Obama called off the joint strike…

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-02-10/hollande-s-willingess-to-use-force-as-u-dot-s-ally-defies-doubters

10. Februar 2014

U.S. Deploys Missile Warships To Spain, Black Sea

Voice of Russia
February 3, 2014

US sends ballistic missile destroyer to Spain to support NATO missile shield

 

The US deployed a ballistic missile defense destroyer to Spain to boost NATO’s anti-missile shield in Europe. Washington says the deployment is aimed at curbing possible missile threats from Iran while Russia considers the move as a national security threat.

The USS Donald Cook will travel to its new home port of Rota, Spain, as part of the Obama administration’s “phased adaptive approach” for European missile defense. Three other Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are to be deployed to Rota within the next two years, the Pentagon said in a press release.

“The US has a historically strong partnership with Spain, and the strength of that relationship is exemplified today as the first of four US Navy destroyers departs for Rota, Spain,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in provided comments. “Permanently forward-deploying four ships in Rota will enable us to be in the right place, not just at the right time, but all the time.”

Hagel said the US is committed “to deploying missile defense architecture there,” as a part of Phase 3 of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA).

The other three destroyers tasked for fielding in Spain are the USS Ross, USS Porter and USS Carney. All of the ships are to be equipped with Aegis systems and Standard Missile 3 Block 1B interceptors designed to defeat short- and medium-range ballistic missile threats.

The US Navy estimates that 1,239 military personnel will move to Spain’s port of Rota as part of the EPAA plan, according to the Congressional Research Service. The move will cost $92 million, with another $100 million being spent annually on maintaining the ships in Spain.

In the meantime, if the US continues boosting its anti-missile capabilities through developing its missile defense system in Europe, Russia may eventually be forced to withdraw from the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), the Russian Foreign Ministry’s top disarmament official, Mikhail Ulyanov, has warned.

“We are concerned that the US is continuing to build up missile defense capability without considering the interests and concerns of Russia,” Ulyanov told Interfax. “Such a policy can undermine strategic stability and lead to a situation where Russia will be forced to exercise [its] right of withdrawal from the [START] treaty.”

Two US warships, marines come to Black Sea – source

The guided missile frigate USS Ramage (DDG-61) and the command ship USS Mt. Whitney with 600 marines deployed aboard have come to the Black Sea, a military diplomat told the Russian news agency on Monday. “The frigate USS Ramage and the flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet, the USS Mt. Whitney, have arrived in the Black Sea. They have passed through the Dardanelles and Bosporus Straits lately with Turkish consent. More than 600 U. marines are stationed aboard the ships,” the source said.

Judging by the vector of their movement, one may presume the US warships are headed towards the Ukrainian Black Sea coast.

A visit of the US warships to the Russian territorial waters is not on the agenda as of yet, the source said.
The USS Mt. Whitney, a Blue Ridge class command ship, is the flag ship of the US Sixth Fleet. It has a displacement of 18,400 tonnes, a length of 189 meters and a speed of 23 knots. The ship carries defensive artillery weaponry and a helicopter.

The USS Ramage (DDG-61) is a guided missile frigate commissioned on July 22, 1995. It has a displacement of 8,775 tonnes and a speed of 32 knots. It carries tactical strike weapons, Tomahawk cruise missiles, guided air defense missiles, artillery, anti-sub, mine and torpedo armaments, and a helicopter. The ship has a crew of 337, including 23 officers.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, RT, National Journal, Press TV

10. Februar 2014

Victoria Nuland’s ‚Ukraine-gate‘ Deceptions

Written by Daniel McAdams

„That’s some pretty impressive tradecraft,“ said Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland of the interception and leak of her now-infamous call to US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoff Pyatt. The call consisted of the two plotting to install a US puppet government in Ukraine after overthrowing the current, democratically elected government.

Tradecraft means „spycraft.“ In other words, Nuland was crediting a foreign intelligence service with impressive use of technology to be able to hack into her call to the ambassador. Everyone knew she was talking about Russia, partly because the Administration had been blaming Russia from the moment the recording was made public.

However, Nuland knew all along that this was not the case, and she did nothing while the Administration continued to escalate the accusations against Russia.

Jay Carney, White House Spokesman, „It says something about Russia,“ that they would tap the telephone call. State Department Spokeswoman Jan Psaki was even harsher, calling it „a new low in Russian tradecraft.“

But the telephone call between the two, we learned yesterday, was not conducted on a secure, encrypted telephone line that the State Department requires for such sensitive conversations and communication. Rather, the call was made over unsecured cell phones and thus easily intercepted with basic equipment that is widely available to anyone. Therefore it was not „impressive tradecraft“ at all that led to the capture and release of the conversation.

Nuland and Pyatt obviously knew that at the time, being the two parties to the call. They then either sat by and allowed US government official one after the other accuse Russia of going to great lengths to hack the call without admitting this fact, or they did inform their superiors but Administration officials decided to ignore this critical fact and push accusations against Russia anyway. You never want a serious crisis to go to waste, as it is said.

RPI contacted a former State Department official to clarify security procedures for such a telephone conversation between high-level personnel. The official was clear:

I know well the seriousness of using an open line (aside from anodyne conversation) for high-level classified information that would clearly be embarrassing, if not damaging, not only for the US but also the EU. For using an open line for discussing highly sensitive national security matters, both [Nuland and Pyatt] should be reprimanded, at the very least.

So this was a serious security violation.

The former official continued:

Assuming the telecon was made on insecure line, I find it curious, if not thought provoking, that Nuland’s profanity has managed to overshadow both the apparent security violation as well as the potential damage to national security of the substance of the conversation itself.

Indeed, the fallout from „Ukraine-gate“ is astounding but sadly not surprising. The mainstream media in the US has focused solely on the Russian angle (now discredited) and on the salty language and particularly the false supposition that Nuland was using sailor’s language to indicate a serious rift with the EU on Ukraine policy. In fact, US and EU policy toward Ukraine is identical: regime change. The dispute is merely over velocity and is therefore cosmetic rather than substantive: should we travel 100 miles per hour or only 75 miles per hour toward regime change?

As far as we have seen, there has been virtually no discussion of the substance of the telephone conversation in the US media. But the conversation was a confirmation of all theretofore denied accusations of US involvement in the current unrest in Ukraine. It was not simply US well-wishing toward the opposition parties. It was not simply a bit of advice and a wink toward the opposition. It was wholesale planning and brokering a post-regime change governing coalition in Ukraine, with the UN being ordered to come in and „glue“ the deal.

More precisely, as the Oriental Journal points out:

They agreed to nominate Bat’kyvshchina Party leader Arseniy Yatseniuk as Deputy Prime Minister, to bench Udar Party leader Vitaly Klitschko from the game for a while and to discredit neo-Nazi Svoboda party chief Oleh Tiahnybok as “Yanukovych’s project”

Shortly after „Ukraine-gate“ broke, Sergei Glazyev, advisor to Russian president Putin claimed that the US was spending $20 million per week on the Ukrainian opposition, including supplying opposition with training and weapons.

Nuland replied that such claims are „pure fantasy.“

Perhaps, but that is just what Nuland had said previously about claims that the US was meddling in the internal affairs of Ukraine. And then the tape came out. That was just what she said about Russia’s „impressive tradecraft“ in intercepting the telephone call. Then we discover that she was discussing highly sensitive issues over completely unsecured telephones.

Is the US training and funding the Ukraine opposition? Nuland herself claimed in December that the US had spent $5 billion since the 1990s on „democratization“ programs in Ukraine. On what would she like us to believe the money had been spent?

We know that the US State Department invests heavily — more than $100 million from 2008-2012 alone — on international „Internet freedom“ activities. This includes heavy State Department funding, for example, to the New Americas Foundation’s…

…Commotion Project (sometimes referred to as the “Internet in a Suitcase”). This is an initiative from the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative to build a mobile mesh network that can literally be carried around in a suitcase, to allow activists to continue to communicate even when a government tries to shut down the Internet, as happened in several Arab Spring countries during the recent uprisings.

„Commotion Project.“ What an appropriate name for what is happening in Ukraine.

It is not a far leap from the known billions spent on „democratization“ in Ukraine, to the hundreds of millions spent on developing new tools for regime-changers on the ground to use against authorities in their home countries, to the State Department from the US embassy in Kiev providing training and equipment to those seeking the overthrow of the Ukrainian government.

The apparent goal of US policy in Ukraine is to re-ignite a Cold War, installing a US-created government in Kiev which signs the EU association agreement including its NATO cooperation language to effectively push the Berlin Wall all the way to the gates of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

NATO has expanded to central Europe, despite US assurances in the 1980s that it would not do so. The US rolled over Russia in its deceptive manipulation of a UN Security Council resolution on Libya to initiate an invasion. The US continues to arm jihadists seeking to overthrow the secular Assad government in Russia-allied Syria. The US and EU have absorbed the Baltics, leaving their large ethnic Russian populations to dangle in non-person limbo. The US and EU had all but absorbed Georgia. Now the US is clearly in the process of absorbing Ukraine, with its strategic importance to Russia, its proximity, and its nearly 10 million ethnic Russian minority.

Surely there is a point to where Russia will take steps to concretely limit its losses. In December Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich that Russia and Ukraine should resume comprehensive military cooperation. Other bilateral defense agreements are already in place.

What would have to happen to trigger a Ukrainian request to its close neighbor for assistance putting down a bloody and illegal coup d’etat instigated by foreign governments? Will US serious miscalculation of Russian resolve over Ukraine lead to a tragedy of almost inconceivable proportions? What if this time Russia does not blink?

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/february/09/victoria-nulands-ukraine-gate-deceptions.aspx

10. Februar 2014

Jürgen Todenhöfer: Offener Brief an Bundespräsident Gauck

10. Februar 2014

Kiew: Rechte planen Aufstand –

Russ. Nachrichtenteam ANNA News 7.2.14

10. Februar 2014

2150 Whistleblower fordern neue 11. September Untersuchung

10. Februar 2014

Fuck the EU – US-Spitzendiplomatin Victoria Nuland – Ukraine

10. Februar 2014

‘F… Europe’ Eric Margolis “Fuck Europe!”

‘F… Europe’
Eric Margolis
“Fuck Europe!” das waren die Worte, die Victoria Nuland, Ministerialdirektorin für Europa im Außenministerium der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, in Kiew in der Ukraine benutzte.

Nuland bezog sich auf die Zögerlichkeit der Europäischen Union, sich mehr in den derzeitigen Kampf in der Ukraine einzulassen oder Sanktionen gegen die ehemalige Sowjetrepublik zu verhängen. Aber Nuland brachte Washingtons verächtliche Sichtweise von Europa als einem Haufen kläglicher und unbedeutender Bananenrepubliken perfekt zum Ausdruck. weiter hier http://www.antikrieg.com/aktuell/2014_02_09_fuckeurope.htm

10. Februar 2014

[Fefe] Britischer Geheimdienst hinterleg

[Fefe]
Britischer Geheimdienst hinterlegt kompromittierende Dateien auf Computern von Unschuldigen
Die Snowden-Veröffentlichungen dieses Wochenende geben uns endlich schriftlich, dass die Dienste „Beweise“ auf kompromittierten Computern hinterlegen, um Unschuldige anzuschwärzen http://blog.fefe.de/?ts=ac08fd89

10. Februar 2014

Ukraine: Europäische Linke fordert EU zu

Ukraine: Europäische Linke fordert EU zur Einmischung auf
In ihrer Erklärung zur „gegenwärtigen Krise in der Ukraine“ stellt die EL gleich zu Beginn klar, auf welcher Seite sie steht: Geschuldet sei die Krise „der Weigerung der Regierung, das Assoziationsabkommen mit der EU zu unterzeichnen“. http://news.dkp.de/2014/02/ukraine-el-fordert-eu-zur-einmischung-auf/

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