Monday, December 22, 2014

Australian Psyop?

But why?

Related: Sydney Siege Highlights Danger Posed by 'Lone Wolves'

Yup, the terrorists among us.

"Gunman, 2 captives killed as siege at Sydney cafe ends; Police say native Iranian had long criminal history" by Michelle Innis, New York Times  December 16, 2014

SYDNEY — Heavily armed police officers ended a hostage siege early Tuesday, storming a downtown cafe where an armed man had held employees and customers for more than 16 hours.

The captor and two hostages died during the confrontation and four other people were wounded, the New South Wales Police said. Television images showed intense flashes of gunfire and loud concussions from stun grenades as police officers raced into the building with weapons drawn about 2:10 a.m., followed later by medics.

Just before the police entered the building, at least six hostages were seen running from the cafe. The police said there were 17 hostages in all.

The police identified the hostage-taker as Man Haron Monis, 50, an Iranian-born man with a criminal record who called himself Sheik Haron. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had ‘‘a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism, and mental instability.’’

Oh, no, not again! 

See: Who Created Cartoon Character "Man Haron Monis" Behind "Sydney Siege" Circus?

Whatever the case is, Monis/Boroujerdi is certainly no "loan wolf terrorist." He, at best, is yet another Frankenstein of the establishment run amok after an abortive attempt to cultivate and use him to advance Western foreign and domestic policy. At worse, he is directly involved in an intelligence operation to further inflame division in Australian society and promote the long stalled war in Syria aimed at regime change there, before heading to Iran - the scorn of Monis/Boroujerdi.

An omnipresent all-invasive surveillance state that is constantly "blindsided" by terror attacks carried out by criminals and characters possessing extensive criminal records and who are well-acquainted with that state's law enforcement, media, and even government, is testament to the fact that such surveillance hasn't been and never was intended to serve the public's best interests nor to keep them safe - but rather another system of control and manipulation to allow true dangers to human civilization to endure with impunity.

Related: The ''Shape-Shifting Sheik'' and the ''Sydney Siege'' 

Wait for IT.

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Monis’s former lawyer, Manny Conditsis, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he believed Monis was acting alone.

“His ideology is just so strong and so powerful that it clouds his vision for common sense and objectiveness,” Conditsis said, calling his former client “a damaged-goods individual who has done something outrageous.”

What is outrageous is the constant peddling of this crap by the $pew media.

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The siege had transfixed Australia since Monday morning, when Monis man took control of the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney with employees and customers trapped inside.

He was carrying a black flag with white Arabic script similar to those used by Islamic militants on other continents, and the flag was later displayed in the window of the cafe....

This is.... pfft.

Helicopters hovered over the city, the train network was temporarily stopped, and strategic buildings — including the nearby Sydney Opera House, the New South Wales Parliament, the state library, law courts and the Reserve Bank — were evacuated or shut down.

Australia's 9/11!

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Monis was free on bail in two criminal cases. He was charged in November 2013 with being an accessory before and after the fact in the murder of his former wife, Noleen Hayson Pal, who was stabbed and set on fire in an apartment in Werrington.

Free on bail after murder, huh? WOW!

In April, Monis was charged with the indecent and sexual assault of a woman in western Sydney in 2002. He was later charged with 40 more counts of indecent or sexual assault relating to six other women.

The police have said that Monis presented himself as a spiritual healer and conducted business for a time on Station Street in Wentworthville, a western suburb of Sydney.

You can always find redemption in religion.

Monis pleaded guilty in 2013 to 12 charges related to the sending of poison-pen letters to the families of Australian servicemen who were killed overseas, local press reports said. He was reportedly sentenced to probation and community service.

A website apparently associated with Monis includes condemnation of the United States and Australia for their military actions against Islamic militants in Iraq and Afghanistan.

News reports said the site also contained a posting saying Monis had recently converted from Shia to Sunni Islam, and SITE, an organization that monitors Islamic extremist groups, said he posted a pledge of allegiance to the “Caliph of the Muslims.” The posting appeared to refer to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State.

That right there confirms that this is a pile of bullish**.

SeeSITE Institute

Jewish Media Group, SITE, is the first to release another Islamic threat video

And they came up with this, huh?

IS ISRAEL CONTROLLING PHONY TERROR NEWS?

It's their agenda that is reflected in my newspaper. 

He apparently immigrated to Australia from Iran around 1996, and was previously known as Manteghi Boroujerdi or Mohammad Hassan Manteghi. Australian Broadcasting said he was granted political asylum. In an interview in 2001, he claimed to have worked for the Iranian intelligence ministry and to have fled the country in fear for his life.

A Muslim community leader in Sydney, Dr. Jamal Rifi, said “everything he stands for is wrong.’’

Rifi said Monis is not a sheik but had worn traditional clothes and a beard. “He had no religious qualifications whatsoever,” he said. “He has never been associated with any mainstream mosque, and he is not associated with any of our religious leaders.’’

The hallmark of a government intelligence asset and agent provocateur.

Adam Dolnik, a professor who researches terrorism at the University of Wollongong, in New South Wales, said the hostage-taker seemed likely to be either “a lone wolf sympathetic to the issues of the Islamic State and the goal of jihad more generally” or a case of “psychopathology in search of a cause.”

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"Australian laws failed to thwart siege" by Thomas Fuller, New York Times  December 17, 2014

SYDNEY — Around the time that grisly images of beheadings circulated across the world this fall, Prime Minister Tony Abbott introduced a raft of laws in response to what he said was an increasing threat that the Islamic State would attempt a bold act of terrorism on Australian soil.

The laws, which passed Parliament with wide support, made it an offense to advocate terrorism; banned Australians from going to fight overseas; allowed the authorities to confiscate and cancel passports; and provided for the sharing of information between security services and defense personnel. The government also deployed hundreds of police officers in counterterrorism sweeps across the country.

None of these measures prevented a man with a long history of run-ins with the law, known to both the police and leaders of Muslim organizations as deeply troubled, from laying siege to a popular downtown cafe this week and holding hostages for 16 hours.

Yeah, imagine that. How could it happen, huh?

The attacker, Man Haron Monis, an Iranian immigrant, and two of the 17 hostages were killed early Tuesday amid the chaos of a police raid.

The victims were identified Tuesday as Katrina Dawson, 38, a lawyer, and Tori Johnson, 34.

Johnson was the manager of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe where the siege unfolded. According to Sydney’s Catholic archbishop, he brought the siege to a head when he grabbed the hostage-taker’s gun — which then went off, killing him.

At an emotional memorial service attended by hundreds, Johnson was lauded for sacrificing his life and helping to bring the siege to an end by grabbing the gunman’s shotgun.

‘‘Apparently seeing an opportunity, Tori grabbed the gun,’’ Archbishop Anthony Fisher said. ‘‘Tragically, it went off, killing him. But it triggered the response of police and eventual freedom for most of the hostages.’’

Dawson, a lawyer and a mother of three, is said to have been shielding a pregnant friend when she was hit. She was remembered by the New South Wales Bar Association as ‘‘one of our best and brightest.’’

Commenting on Monis’s past, Abbott asked Tuesday, “How can someone who has had such a long and checkered history not be on the appropriate watch lists? And how can someone like that be entirely at large in the community?” 

Especially when he has been charged with murder.

Bret Walker, a lawyer who was Australia’s first independent monitor for national security laws, said, “The new laws don’t add anything to what can be done in advance in a situation like the siege.” In this case, Monis was overlooked because he did not travel overseas and was not believed to be part of a gang or a terrorist network, experts said.

The case, like recent lone-wolf jihadi attacks in Brussels, Ottawa, and New York, raises troubling questions about the ability of governments to monitor homegrown, radicalized would-be jihadi fighters and prevent them from doing harm.

Maybe they should stop training and creating them then!!! 

Btw, Australia is part of the Five Eyes NSA surveillance system and thus would have collected all the data, so these state excuses once again do not wash.

Monis did not appear to have put a great deal of planning into his attack.

HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA! 

Did it EVEN HAPPEN AT ALL or is it another STAGED and SCRIPTED PRODUCTION be passed of as real?

Arriving at the cafe without an Islamic State banner, he demanded one in exchange for several hostages and hung it in the cafe window, local news media reported.

(Blogger laughs out loud at this ludicrousness)

Manny Conditsis, a lawyer who had represented Monis in previous criminal cases, described him as “on the fringe of the fringe.”

“He wasn’t accepted by anybody,” Conditsis said.

The violence in Sydney occurred two months after a gunman in Canada, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, killed a soldier and stormed the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, apparently driven by a similar mix of personal disaffection and jihadi zealotry.

See: ISIS Freezes Canada

Also see: Canada’s False Flag Terror: Fingerprints of U.S. Involvement 

It was all a drill?

Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam, had criminal convictions in cases that included robbery and drug-related offenses.

Monis, who won political asylum in Australia two decades ago, had been a Shi’ite cleric in Iran. He recently wrote on his website that he had converted to the Sunni branch of Islam.

Whatever his government handler wants.

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"Australian gunman had drawn scrutiny" by Thomas Fuller and Michelle Innis, New York Times  December 18, 2014

SYDNEY — Australian authorities came under pressure Wednesday to explain why the gunman in a siege at a Sydney cafe that left two hostages dead had dropped off a security watch list and was not being monitored despite his criminal record, history of violence, and public airings of his radical views.

I think we know why. 

In a news conference Wednesday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott questioned why the gunman, Man Haron Monis, had been removed from a government terrorism watch list around 2009 and had been granted permanent residency.

On Monday, Monis held 17 people hostage in central Sydney before police brought an end to the 16-hour siege, leaving the gunman and two other people dead.

Monis had been charged with numerous crimes in recent years and sought to publicize his radical views.

Hey, look at me! STINK!

Abbott, who came to office in September last year, appeared to be blaming previous governments for what he described as lapses, including a decision to grant Monis asylum.

“The system did not adequately deal with the individual, there is no doubt about that,” Abbott said in a radio interview Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters later in the day, the prime minister said he and his Cabinet were incredulous when they learned details of Monis’s background, including a decision to grant him bail last year in a separate murder case.

“We do need to know why the perpetrator of this horrible outrage got long-term residency,” Abbott said.

I think we already do.

“We particularly need to know how someone with such a long record of violence, such a long record of mental health instability, was out on bail after his involvement in a particularly horrific crime,” Abbot said.

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"After Sydney siege, Australian Muslims feel wary" by Thomas Fuller and Michelle Innis, New York Times  December 19, 2014

SYDNEY — When television networks this week showed hostages being forced by a gunman to hold a flag with Arabic script against the window of a Sydney cafe where they were being held, it was the first sign that their captor wanted to link his cause to Islam.

That doesn't mean it really happened.

While watching the news coverage of the siege at the Lindt Chocolate Café from his office, Rashid Ben Zerouk, a computer specialist in Sydney who is Muslim, said he felt a piercing glare from one of his colleagues.

“He looked at me like I had to explain myself,” Zerouk said. “I walked back to my desk with my head down. I felt like I wanted to hide.”

In the aftermath of the siege that left the gunman and two of his captives dead, Australian Muslims say they are relieved that there has been no major backlash against them. But they say they are also fearful that the country is one attack away from reversing their integration efforts, as well as their growing but tenuous acceptance in the wider community.

The gunman, Man Haron Monis, an eccentric and troubled man with a history of crime, appears to have acted alone. The Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, described him as a “sick and disturbed individual.”

Muslim leaders in recent days nonetheless followed what has become a familiar script after terrorist attacks: They issued a statement denouncing any connection between the violent acts and the teachings of Islam, they took part in interfaith meetings and candlelight vigils, and they gave countless interviews to speak about Islam as a religion of peace.

It sure is, and I'm sick of it. I'm tired of the endless war propaganda that is beyond belief.

Muslim office workers, students, and homemakers in Australia have said that many of their non-Muslim compatriots expected answers from them.

Hisham Bouab, the manager of a chain of restaurants who attends a mosque in the Sydney suburbs, began receiving calls from non-Muslim friends and colleagues while the hostage drama was unfolding.

“I thought, ‘Here we go again,’ ” he said. “Another thing I’ll have to explain.”

Nancy Mourad, 24, a cancer researcher at a government medical institute, said she felt “guilty by association.”

“I felt the need to apologize to everyone who looked at me — sorry, sorry, sorry — for something I had no connection to,” she said.

I only apologize for this terrible blog. Sorry, readers.

The siege brought out the best as well as the worst in those around her, Mourad said.

As it continued into the night, Mourad, who wears a head scarf, was jeered while playing in an indoor soccer tournament.

“I heard people on the sidelines saying, ‘Kick her! Tackle her, take her down!’ ”

The next day, while she was on the way to her office Christmas party, an elderly man shouted at her on the train, “Bloody Muslims, go back to your country.”

But Mourad also said her non-Muslim colleagues were very supportive.

Mariam Veiszadeh, a lawyer and the founder of an organization that monitors anti-Islamic sentiment, said she had been encouraged by the signs of solidarity, compassion, and unified mourning after the hostage drama ended.

“The worst in that deranged madman has brought out the very best in us as a nation,” she said.

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"Australians offer support to Muslims via social media" by Jill Lawless, Associated Press  December 16, 2014

NEW YORK — Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

The Twitter hashtag #IllRideWithYou had been used more than 90,000 times by early Tuesday, as tweeters tried to allay fears of anti-Islamic attacks on Australia’s streets.

Hostages were held for more than 16 hours inside Sydney’s Lindt Chocolat Cafe by a gunman who had a flag bearing an Islamic declaration of faith that has been used in jihadi imagery. That prompted speculation that the siege could ignite retaliatory violence against Muslims, many of whom wear traditional Islamic attire in public.

Sydney resident Rachael Jacobs wrote on Facebook that she had seen a woman on the train remove her headscarf and offered to walk with her.

That spurred a Twitter campaign in which users offered to travel on public transit with those in Islamic dress who felt insecure. Users were encouraged to supply details of their travel routes to ensure their online gestures were practical.

About 500,000 of Australia’s 24 million people are Muslims.

Kristen Boschma, a social media manager in Melbourne, printed out a sticker with the hashtag and stuck it on her bag. Her photo of the sticker was retweeted hundreds of times.

She said she wanted to send a message of support “not just for the Muslim community, but for anyone who feels a bit scared or insecure about taking transport or being out and about.”

Boschma said she hoped the siege would prove “galvanizing rather than polarizing” for Australia.

“We very much believe in looking out for our mates,” she said. “And I think this situation has widened the definition of what is a mate.”

Several hostages sent text messages and at least one video from the cafe during the siege, showing how instant communications can be both helpful and harmful in such situations, officials said.

A television news station said it received a video in which a hostage relayed the gunman’s demands. Station officials said police requested that they not broadcast it, and authorities asked all media that might be contacted by the gunman to urge him to talk to police instead.

In a separate development, the cab-hailing company Uber promised free rides and refunds for people fleeing central Sydney as the hostage siege unfolded, after it came under fire for raising prices during the crisis.

RelatedPolice offer tips on Uber, other services after assaults

Technology news website Mashable reported that Uber was briefly charging customers a minimum fare of about $82 and four times the usual per-mile rate to leave the city center. Uber said on its smartphone app that the rates had been increased because “demand is off the charts,” according to Mashable.

But Uber, which offers a service based on hailing taxis from its app, quickly backtracked after an outcry on social media.

The company explained that it had used automatic “surge pricing” to encourage more drivers to get online and pick up passengers.

They always have an excu$e for looting, don't they?

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Also seeEight children killed in home in northern Australia

Related'Unspeakable Crime': Eight Kids Found Dead in Australia Home

"Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children" Associated Press  December 20, 2014

SYDNEY — An Australian woman was arrested on murder charges in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the 37-year-old woman’s home in Queensland.

The woman, who is recovering in a hospital from stab wounds, was under guard and speaking with police, said Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar of the Queensland Police.

Asnicar said investigators are examining several knives in the home that may have been used to kill the children, who ranged in age from 18 months to 14 years. One of them is believed to be a niece of the suspect, he said.

Police went to the home in Manoora on Friday after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries, and found the bodies of the children along with the woman.

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Related:

Blackstone mother charged in deaths of 2 infants

She looks mad.

Lawyer for Blackstone mother casts doubt on murder indictment

NYPD Assassination a Psyop?

At this stage, how do we know that anything the ma$$ media claims is real?

And I can here you out there now asking "But why?"

"Any gains made in the protest movement.... lost."

Cui bono, and the tone from authority and ma$$ media has certainly shifted when they are the ones being assassinated instead of doing the assassinating.

"Before shooting two officers, N.Y. gunman bragged about his plans" by J. David Goodman and Al Baker, New York Times  December 22, 2014

Already stinks, and as I got into reading I realized the article is a complete rewrite.

Officers, who in recent weeks had felt besieged by political attacks, found themselves contemplating the specter of far greater peril.

From Brooklyn to Memphis, at least a dozen violent threats against police on social media stoked fear and prompted rapid investigations. Most, so far, were found to pose no credible risk to officers.

Related: Police nationwide were on heightened alert because of protests and threats over excessive use of force

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a Brooklyn native with a troubled past and a history of arrests mostly in Georgia and Ohio, had made a series of similar online threats before the killings, which officials called an “assassination.”

Here we go! 

He had drifted in and out of jail and the lives of his relatives, who told the police of undiagnosed mental problems. And hours before he killed the officers, he tried to kill an ex-girlfriend in Maryland, police said.

For weeks before the shooting, Brinsley frequently posted to his Instagram account antigovernment and antipolice messages. He also shared thoughts of personal despair, Chief Robert K. Boyce, the head of detectives, said Sunday.

This is stinking like a staged and scripted set-up if not outright fiction.

Brinsley’s family told the police of his troubled childhood marked by episodes of violence. But any mental health issues went ‘‘undiagnosed,’’ his mother told investigators.

Despite a history of 20 arrests and a prison sentence for a loaded firearm, when Brinsley shot his former girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, early Saturday in Owings Mills, Md., it was “the only real act of violence that we could find in his career,” Boyce said.

Less than 20 minutes after shooting her, Brinsley called her mother with Thompson’s iPhone to apologize, and several times he later called to check on her condition.

As Brinsley rode north on Interstate 95 in a Bolt bus, officers in Baltimore County were tracking the phone.

Isn't that interesting? Police were not waiting at the bus station?

Once he arrived in New York City just before 11 a.m., Brinsley promised even greater violence, this time directed at police, in his Instagram posts....

In case you haven't noticed, I'm not for the killing of anyone; however, I'm not going to stand in front of the mob to protect elite liars and looters, either.

The killing of the two police officers, which Police Commissioner William J. Bratton has called an "assassination," comes at a moment of heightened tension between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Police Department. In a show of disapproval and disrespect, police officers, led by union officials, turned their backs to him on Saturday night when the mayor went to the hospital. 

Isn't that insubordination in our civilian-ruled democracy?

Flags across the city flew at half-staff on Sunday as officials from President Barack Obama to Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the murder of the officers and offered their condolences.

Boyce said the early investigation into Brinsley has not revealed gang affiliations or links to extremist groups. 

Another lone nutty, huh?

Brinsley had been arrested at least 19 times, Boyce said, most of those occurring in Georgia. The charges included disorderly conduct and shoplifting. He spent about two years in jails in Georgia related to a weapons possession charge, Boyce said.

The police would not speculate on any mental health issues Brinsley might have had, saying only that his family said that he was on medication at some point for behavioral issues.

During an August 2011 plea hearing in Cobb County, Ga., he was asked: "Have you ever been a patient in a mental institution or under the care of a psychiatrist or psychologist?"

According to a court record, he responded yes. The record did not provide any other details.

Last year, Boyce said, Brinsley tried to hang himself. As his family had grown increasingly worried about his behavior, Brinsley seems to have bounced among different residences.

Obama joined the ranks of public officials who expressed outrage and sorrow"I ask people to reject violence and words that harm, and turn to words that heal - prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen," Obama said in a statement. 

When will you reject violence, you mass-murdering war criminal?

The tension between City Hall and the Police Department is worse than it has been in years.

Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, laid the blame for the deaths of the officers squarely at the feet of the mayor. "That blood on the hands starts on the steps of City Hall, in the office of the mayor," he said. 

Wow! Those are words of war! I'd watch my back, Bill!

For weeks, ever since a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Garner, many police officers have talked about feeling as if they are under siege. 

Yeah, the poor, murderous police who will now exact vengeance upon the people.

Former Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, speaking on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday, said that the antipathy stretched back to the campaign, after de Blasio ran on what Kelly called an "anti-cop" platform.

As protesters took to the streets in largely peaceful demonstrations, their rhetoric was often vitriolic and personal. And two police officers were assaulted last weekend by a small group of protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Yeah, never mind a war-mongering media when it comes to rhetoric that is vitriolic and personal.

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Related: Two NYPD officers were working during an anti-terrorism drill when they were shot

So who really killed them?

"Civil rights leaders fear backlash from killings of officers" by Rik Stevens, Associated Press  December 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

What this psyop was intended to do even if the protests were controlled opposition. Actually played their role quite well.

In the hours after the killing of the officers, police union officials and politicians accused those who have protested the deaths of Garner and Brown of fanning antipolice fervor.

The Garner and Brown families issued statements denouncing the officers’ killings, while civil rights leaders took to the airwaves to try to put distance between the movement and the crime.

I've got plenty of distance.

‘‘To link the criminal insanity of a lone gunman to the peaceful protests and aspirations of many people across the country, including the attorney general, the mayor, and even the president, is simply not fair,’’ NAACP president Cornell William Brooks said on CBS’s ‘‘Face the Nation.’’

It's the same old script time and again.

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Following Saturday’s ambush, former mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Obama, and Attorney General Eric Holder. Speaking on Fox News, Giuliani said, ‘‘We’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police.’’

I've lived my whole life under propaganda.

‘‘They have created an atmosphere of severe, strong, antipolice hatred in certain communities, and for that, they should be ashamed of themselves,’’ he said.

In a tweet, George Pataki, the former governor, called the killings the ‘‘predictable outcome of divisive, anticop rhetoric’’ of Holder and de Blasio.

The accusations stoked fears that any gains made in the protest movement would be lost.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton, who has called for peaceful protests, condemned ‘‘eye-for-an-eye’’ violence and called it absurd to blame protesters or politicians for the officers’ deaths....

President Obama condemned the attack in a statement released Saturday night: ‘‘The officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day — and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day. Tonight, I ask people to reject violence and words that harm and turn to words that heal — prayer, patient dialogue, and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen.’’

De Blasio said, ‘‘We depend on our police to protect us against forces of criminality and evil. They are a foundation of our society, and when they are attacked, it is an attack on the very concept of decency.’’ 

I haven't been the only one to say it: the criminality and evil is in the authorities themselves these days.

‘‘Our nation must always honor the valor — and the sacrifices — of all law enforcement officers with a steadfast commitment to keeping them safe,’’ Holder said. “This means forging closer bonds between officers and the communities they serve.’’

This is such a fascist nation now. Worship authority, or else.

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Did you SEE WHO is leading the CHARGE? 

Speaking of racial incitement, the Globe did a great job of that on Sunday morning: 

"The killing drew some local notice — and crowds to the courtroom — but soon the story of Madison Harris was nearly lost in time. Now 70 years later, a civil-rights team at Northeastern University has dug it up again, a fragment from what seemed a distant time in the long, brutal history of race in America.

Now, after the fury over the deaths last summer of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York, it doesn’t seem so distant at all.

A mission to document deaths

Since 2007, Northeastern law students have documented about 350 racially motivated killings, often by piecing together obscure clues buried in government archives and newspaper clippings.

It is painstaking work, aided by Northeastern journalism students, in pursuit of a simply stated but staggeringly ambitious goal: to identify every racially linked murder in the South between 1930 and 1970....

My jaw dropped when I saw this as the front-page feature. It's not to excuse past injustices or not recognize history, but the bias shown the Globe is astounding. Gonna pick on the South and distort the issue to push a racial angle when we are all subject to the tyranny of AmeriKan authority. 

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They want it to echo across generations.....

Two N.Y. police officers shot to death in patrol car; suspect is a suicide by Benjamin Mueller and Al Baker, New York Times  December 21, 2014

Same shell game as above so it must be the echo.

The double killing comes at a moment when protests about police tactics have roiled the city.

Yeah, how convenient for the cops.

The Massachusetts State Police issued a message of condolence for the New York officers shot Saturday.

“We are heartbroken over the shooting of the two #NYPD officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families, friends, and coworkers,” the State Police tweeted Saturday afternoon.

Other police departments across the state also sent comments through social media, expressing horror and sorrow. 

Somehow that made the cut.

What did not:

The shooting comes at a time when police in New York and nationwide are being heavily criticized for their tactics following the chokehold death of Eric Garner. 

Btw, whatever happened with that stairway shooting?

Demonstrators around the country have stages die-ins and other protests since a grand jury decided Dec. 3 not to indict the officer involved in Garner's death, a decision that closely followed a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Several New York officers were assaulted during a demonstration that drew thousands to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tony Herbert, a community activist who often speaks out on policing issues, went to the area near the shooting Saturday to express his outrage at it and support for police.

"We've been denouncing violence in our community," no matter whom it's directed at, he said. He's concerned that some "agitators" might seek to cast the shooting as an outcome of amid the anger over Garner's death.

"It sullies the opportunity for us to make inroads to build the relationships we need to build to get the trust back... This hurts," Herbert said, shaking his head.

The president of the police officers union, Patrick Lynch, and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have been locked in a public battle over treatment of officers following the decision not to indict the officer in Garner's death. 

Even after he endorsed them?

Just days ago, Lynch suggested police officers sign a petition that demanded the mayor not attend their funerals should they die on the job.

The last shooting death of an NYPD officer came in December 2011, when 22-year veteran Peter Figoski responded to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. He was shot in the face and killed by one of the suspects hiding in a side room when officers arrived. The triggerman, Lamont Pride, was convicted of murder and sentenced in 2013 to 45 years to life in prison."

Where is he serving his time?

"US to sue N.Y. City over treatment of teen inmates at Rikers Island" by Benjamin Weiser, New York Times  December 19, 2014

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors plan to sue New York over widespread civil rights violations in the handling of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island, making clear their dissatisfaction with the city’s progress in reining in brutality by guards and improving conditions at the jail complex, a new court filing shows.

I'm not excusing the conduct of authority at all; however, there is something ironic about a federal government that tortures charging anyone with rights violations.

The decision to take the city to court comes more than four months after the office of Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, issued a blistering report that cited a pervasive and “deep-seated culture of violence” directed at teen inmates at Rikers. The report found rampant use of excessive force by correction officers, the overuse of solitary confinement, and an ineffectual system of investigating assaults by guards.

Just the forces protecting us from criminality and evil, that's all.

That report, which followed a 2½-year investigation by Bharara’s office, proposed more than 10 pages of remedial measures that prosecutors said the city’s Correction Department would have to put in place, and warned that if the city did not work toward that goal, the Justice Department could file a lawsuit and seek court-ordered reforms.

“While the United States had hoped to reach a speedy resolution with the city on these critical issues,” Bharara said in the filing Thursday, “thus far insufficient progress has been made.”

In September, Bharara issued a strongly worded statement after The New York Times reported that city officials had withheld key portions of a report on violence at Rikers from his office during its investigation and that officials involved in reporting distorted data had been promoted. Bharara said the revelations did “not instill confidence in us that the city will quickly meet its constitutional obligations.”

In its filing, Bharara’s office asked a federal judge in Manhattan for permission to join in an existing class-action lawsuit, Nunez v. City of New York, over brutality at Rikers that had been filed by the Legal Aid Society and two private law firms, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady and Ropes & Gray. In contrast to Bharara’s investigation of the treatment of adolescent inmates, the Nunez case focuses on all Rikers inmates, regardless of age.

Rather than a file separate lawsuit, Bharara’s office said in its filing Thursday that it would be most efficient to become part of the Nunez case and resolve all of the claims “with a single, comprehensive remedy,” since settlement discussions had been underway for months in that case. The prosecutors said the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the plaintiff’s lawyers in the Nunez lawsuit had agreed to the government’s joining that case, a legal maneuver that they said “will facilitate much needed reforms at Rikers in the fastest and most efficient manner.”

“Given the longstanding sad state of affairs at Rikers Island, our impatience is more than understandable,” Bharara said at a news conference Thursday. “As I’ve said before, one way or another, we will get enduring and enforceable reform at Rikers Island.”

The federal filing came the day after de Blasio visited Rikers and declared that “progress is being made quickly” at the jail complex. De Blasio cited changes his administration has made, including ending the use of solitary confinement for 16- and 17-year-old inmates.

Is there any public official in AmeriKa that isn't a liar?

Bharara’s office said in its filing that it had told city officials that any settlement must include an agreement for a judge to continue supervising the case. A judge could also appoint a monitor to oversee the city’s compliance.

The government’s filings included a 36-page lawsuit it is seeking to file in conjunction with the Nunez case. The complaint largely mirrors federal prosecutors’ conclusions in their detailed 79-page report of Aug. 4, but Bharara’s office also cited the revelations published in The Times in September about the sanitizing of a report on distorted violence data and the promotion of top officials who were involved in the episode.

What is this, VA?

The filing pointed to the episode as an example of the “failure to put in place qualified managers and supervisors who are committed to and capable of reducing the level of violence.”

The filings were signed by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who had to approve the decision to sue, and two assistant federal attorneys, Jeffrey K. Powell and Emily E. Daughtry, both of the Southern District’s civil rights unit.

Jonathan Chasan, a senior lawyer for Legal Aid’s Prisoners’ Rights Project, called the decision by Bharara’s office a “historic moment.”

“The department has failed to take meaningful measures to reduce or eliminate staff brutality,” he said.

Marti Adams, a spokeswoman for the de Blasio administration, said in a statement that city officials had already been implementing many of the reforms sought by US prosecutors and lawyers in the Nunez case.

“We are beginning to unwind the decades of neglect that have led to unacceptable levels of violence on Rikers Island,” she said.

That's because AmeriKan governments at all levels serve well-connected corporate interests and themselves first (in that order).

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Be careful driving away from the jail:

"Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson" by Eli Yokley and Mitch Smith, New York Times  December 19, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Missouri’s attorney general said Thursday the state would sue 13 of this city’s suburbs, accusing them of ignoring a law that sets limits on revenue derived from traffic fines. The move comes after widespread allegations of harassment and profiteering by small municipal governments against the poor and minorities.

Related: Modern Day Robin Hoods 

You got a problem with that?

The attorney general, Chris Koster, a Democrat, spoke in downtown St. Louis and suggested that more sweeping changes could be needed to bring municipalities into line.

Amid racially charged protests over the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer in nearby Ferguson in August, demonstrators have frequently complained about a perceived hypervigilance to minor traffic violations in St. Louis County’s patchwork of 90 municipalities. Many of those cities have their own courts and police departments, but some are only a few square blocks in size and have populations smaller than some high schools.

“When traffic ticketing is used to promote public safety, that’s appropriate,” Koster said. “When traffic tickets are used to promote revenue, that’s inappropriate.” Such practices, he said, are predatory.

Where you been? This has been going on for decades.

Ferguson, with roughly 20,000 residents, was not among the suburbs sued by Koster.

It is much larger than many nearby communities in the northern part of the county that were targeted by Koster’s legal action.

Though protests have continued on an almost daily basis, there are signs that the St. Louis area is returning to some level of normality.

Simply meaning the agenda-pushing pre$$ is going to start ignoring the controlled opposition fools.

Governor Jay Nixon allowed a monthlong state of emergency to expire Wednesday, resulting in the withdrawal of the Missouri National Guard.

Conversation continues about perceived racial inequities around St. Louis. On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against the Ferguson-Florissant School District, contending that the district’s method of electing school board members dilutes the influence of African-American voters.

Only 1 of 7 board members is black, though African-Americans constitute a majority of the student body.

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Finally home:

"Boston police pledge vigilance after slayings in NYC" by Kathleen Conti and Jeremy Fox, Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent  December 21, 2014

Before shooting and killing the two officers in New York Saturday afternoon, the gunman, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, warned on social media he wanted to kill police in retaliation for Garner’s death, officials said.

That stinks. 

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said he is saddened by how quickly general sentiment toward police has shifted from that April evening in 2013 when people crowded the streets applauding police after the capture of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Watertown, to protesters shouting at them during recent demonstrations about the deaths of African-American men at the hands of white police.

“Walking out of Watertown, people were cheering us and I said that I’ve never had a greater feeling in the world that people were rallying around us,” he said.

“And it’s sad how things have changed . . . when, really, all we’ve been doing is working harder and making the city safer.”

Wow.  Too bad we are not all a bunch of mindless morons cheering on tyrannical authority. Boo-hoo-hoo.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who was also at the children’s Christmas party, called the killings a tragedy and denounced the use of violence against police as a means to get a message across.

Who knew Walsh was antiwar?

Governor Deval Patrick, also at the holiday party, said he hopes the relationships that State Police and local police have worked to forge in Massachusetts communities will help to prevent events like the one in New York City during the weekend....

I'm glad the elites are partying while most of us suffer.

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And who is watching over it all?

"News developments follow president on vacation" Associated Press  December 22, 2014

KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama and the first family spent the morning at their vacation home in the breezy seaside town of Kailua on Sunday before the president headed out to the golf course.

Obama was briefed on the shooting of two New York police officers, and White House officials were monitoring the situation closely, the White House Press Office said. He issued a statement condemning the slayings and calling on people to reject violence.

So how many more hitman assassinations of police are being planned across this country?

The aftermath of the North Korean security breach at Sony Entertainment also is looming over the vacation.

Nuclear war next year!

A handful of protesters stood outside the entrance of the vacation home Sunday, holding signs that read ‘‘Close Guantanamo now’’ and ‘‘No more drone killings.’’

Bicyclists and joggers passed by the property, taking little notice of the heavy security around the neighborhood. Obama’s Hawaii vacations have become part of the holiday experience on Oahu.

Obama left before noon to play golf at Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Kaneohe Bay, an emerald-colored bay flanked by jagged mountains just north of Kailua. 

Not worried about the volcano?

The president was joined for golf by friends Mike Brush, Joe Paulsen, and Bobby Titcomb.

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Isn't he now in reach of a North Korean nuke?

Related: New War With North Korea

I've been told Hitler planned wars while on vacation. 

Well, time for lunch.

New War With North Korea

UPDATE: No evidence for sony hack!!!

Related: Terrorists to Attack AmeriKan Movie Theaters This Christmas

It's a serious issue and it caused me to cancel Christmas, and thus I am sticking with it:

"‘Interview’ attack may signal new cyberwar" by Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff  December 22, 2014

In a tweet, former US House speaker Newt Gingrich said, “America has lost its first cyberwar.”

It’s a war that US corporations are woefully unprepared to fight. 

Thus they will need to purcha$e new $ecurity $oftware, cui bono?

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Richard Kelsey, an assistant dean at George Mason University School of Law, called the Sony hack “an act of war,” requiring an aggressive response from the United States, probably in the form of severe economic sanctions.

“This is a new battlefield, and the North Koreans have just fired the first flare,” Kelsey said.

Obama says it is not.

But Andy Sellars, a First Amendment fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, doubts we’ll see a similar incident anytime soon.

“To me, it feels much more like a one-off,” Sellars said. “To me, I think it’s an exceptional case under exceptional circumstances.”

The propaganda psyop will soon be coming to an end and will be dumped down the memory hole like Target and home Depot, to be used to trigger mental imagery and manipulation by the masters of media when the time comes for your mind to molded with propaganda again.

The United States might already have gone to cyberwar in 2010 by allegedly using Stuxnet, an attack program that damages computer-controlled industrial machinery. The government of Iran said Stuxnet infected hundreds of centrifuges that were being used to enrich uranium for use in nuclear reactors. Cybersecurity analysts believe Stuxnet was developed jointly by the United States and Israel to cripple the Iranian nuclear program, but neither government has acknowledged any involvement.

Yeah, I mentioned that and once again it's breezed past, and as you can see GOVERNMENTS LIE!!!!

Another case involved the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Before Russia invaded the former Soviet republic in 2008, banks and government agencies in Georgia were knocked offline by cyberattacks that were linked to Russian mobsters, according to news accounts at the time. The government of Georgia accused Russia of engaging in cyberwarfare, which Russia denied.

Why not target them?

But if true, it would have been the first military invasion in history to feature an attack on the targeted country’s Internet services and perhaps was a harbinger of future armed conflicts. 

I love it when a lying, distorting, and obfuscating, war-promoting, agenda-pushing propaganda machine uses the words if true together. US has already been doing it for decades. Did it in Iraq and Syria, these hacker attacks to disable governments targeted for overthrow. 

Can you see why I think blogging what crap the Bo$ton Globe decides to shovel forth on a daily basis is no longer worth it (like a movie ticket).

Internet-connected companies remain highly vulnerable to attack, whether from criminals or angry despots. Indeed, experts say that any corporate network that plugs into the Internet is bound to be compromised.

Believe it or not, my blog search at the top of the page is ALL F***ED UP so I can't use it. Someone doesn't like me saying what I'm saying. 

UPDATE: Within minutes of posting this the problem had been fixed.

“There are only two kinds of organizations in the world,” said Stuart Madnick, professor of information technologies at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge. “Those that have been hacked and those who don’t know they have been hacked.” 

A-ha.

Security companies said the Sony hack has alarmed corporate customers....

And it looks like they will need to purcha$e some $oftware from them now, huh?

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So when is the NSA false flag hacking job scheduled for the U.S. banking system? 

After this dud of a Xmas?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Canceling My Christmas Shopping Trip Because of Sony Crisis

I was going to go Christmas shopping, have a meal, and go to a movie but forget it now. 

Besides, the family has all agreed to cancel Christmas this year seeing as no one has any money to buy anyone anything.

"Obama says Sony shouldn’t have shelved ‘The Interview’" by Matt Viser, Globe Staff  December 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Obama, citing Boston’s determination to move forward after the Marathon bombings, sharply criticized Sony for canceling the release of the satirical movie “The Interview” after a disruptive cyberattack that the FBI says was orchestrated by North Korea.

Obama also said the United States “will respond proportionally” to North Korea’s actions “at a place and time we choose.”

That is what warlord Bush said before he invaded Iraq.

Suggesting that Sony had overreacted, the president said the decision to pull the movie set a dangerous precedent and could damage free expression by allowing a foreign leader to determine what pieces of work Americans can view.

Related: Sunday Globe Special: Sour Grapes 

Who is deciding what I see?

“We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States,” Obama said, speaking at his end-of-year press conference at the White House briefing room. “Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don’t like or news reports that they don’t like.”

Says the executive order issuing president. 

I don't know if I can take another two years of delusional hypocrisy from this man.

Unlike Sony’s action in canceling its movie, he said, Boston decided to go ahead with its Marathon.

“We can’t start changing our patterns of behavior any more than we stop going to a football game because there might be the possibility of a terrorist attack,” Obama said. “Any more than Boston didn’t run its Marathon this year because of the possibility that somebody might try to cause harm.” 

Look, YOU GUYS are the ones who have been WAVING the FALSE FLAG of FEAR all these years! You have NO ONE TO BLAME but YOURSELVES!

Obama’s remarks came several hours after the FBI concluded that North Korea was responsible.

Just wondering how can you possibly believe the FBI, but....

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At a time when his power to make dramatic policy changes in Congress is diminished, Obama inserted himself into a controversy that straddles issues of geopolitics, culture, and freedom of expression. The next steps regarding North Korea, however, were left unclear. 

Yeah, it's a real serious issue (but, as noted, been there, done that).

“I think it says something about North Korea that it decided to mount an all-out attack about a satirical movie starring Seth Rogen,” Obama said, referring to one of the film’s stars.

No, this whole absurdity says something about you and the government you head.

He chided the entertainment company for not having more backbone. “I wish they had spoken to me first,” Obama said.

Wow! He REALLY DOES BELIEVE he is a DICTATOR! 

Yeah, why don't we run everything by this guy?

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Sony chief executive Michael Lynton tried to distance the company from the decision not to show the movie, saying it was theaters that were choosing not to show the film after threats that they could be attacked. Lynton disputed Obama’s contention that Sony hadn’t been in communication, saying they had been in close touch with senior Obama administration officials.

Oh, OBAMA LIED AGAIN?!!?

“We have not caved, we have not given in,” Lynton said on CNN. “We have persevered and we have not backed down. We have always had every desire to have the American public see this movie.”

I have no desire to see it, even before all this ludicrousness.

In the movie, a talk show host played by James Franco and his producer, played by Rogen, get an interview with the North Korean president, who is a secret fan of their show. The CIA then recruits them to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

Maybe if they had been FBI instead?

During his final news conference of a year where his party lost the Senate majority, Obama defended his policies on health care, the economy, and foreign policy. The president also made history by calling on eight reporters during the hourlong press conference, all of them women. He displayed a easygoing style, joking and smiling in the hours before he left for a two-week vacation with his family in Hawaii.

That means the tide is coming in.

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It was the first time Obama held a press conference since the day after his party was pummeled in the midterm elections six weeks ago. Since then, he has signed several executive actions on immigration, began restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, and settled a far-reaching climate agreement with China.

Related: 

Obama Cuts Deal With Cuba
Cold War Fallout From Cuba
O’Malley hails US-Cuba thaw

Also seeObama Gums Up Peace in Asia

Time to get unstuck.

“He clearly has decided that he is not going to let the Republicans set the agenda. He’s not going to let them make the first move,” said Christopher Mann, a Louisiana State University political science professor. “He’s doing what he thinks he can do within executive powers.”

Yeah, forget the voice of the people. That's what dictators do!

But the president has struggled to find a way to work with the Republican leaders who in January will control both the House and the Senate. He has also been criticized by some populist Democrats such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, who have said the White House is too tied to Wall Street. 

See: Last Lame Duck Se$$ion

Obama said the economy is improving. Some 321,000 jobs were added in November and the Dow Jones industrial average surged more than 500 points this week. Obama said on Friday that the federal bailout of the automobile industry was officially over, with the final loans having been repaid.

'course, US taxpayers lost billions.

“Pick any metric that you want, America’s resurgence is real,” Obama said.

OMG!

My metrics:

"The typical US household saw its net worth actually decline 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2013....

Incomes for the highest-earning 1 percent of Americans soared 31 percent from 2009 through 2012....

And after 30 years of skyrocketing income inequality, the top 1 percent now control a bigger share of wealth than they have since FDR, [and] not only are the rich getting richer — they’re getting taxed less, too."

What a $LAVI$H A$$HOLE!

Obama disclosed details of his discussion Tuesday with President Raul Castro of Cuba, the day before he announced he was normalizing relations with the island nation. In the first time the nation’s two leaders held official discussions since the Cuban revolution in 1959, they swapped jokes about one another’s long-windedness.

Yeah, everything is great for the rulers and their slave political cla$$.

The press conference comes in a year during which Obama saw his approval ratings sink to the lowest of his presidency. Forty-three percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing, according to the latest weekly average from Gallup. The only second-term president who had a lower approval rating at this point since 1950 was George W. Bush.

Meaning the true approval rating is about half that, and welcome to the club, Obummer. You are now as reviled as Bush.

“My presidency is entering the fourth quarter,” Obama said. “Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.”

What is that, some sort of scary cryptic threat?!!

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Related: Obama speaks out after FBI ties attack to N. Korea; President plans to hear options for retaliation" by Michael S. Schmidt and David E. Sanger, New York Times  December 20, 2014 

It's pretty much a reedited and rewritten regurgitation of the above, and that shell-game censorship shit is really getting old. 

Once again, the question must be asked: WHAT are they HIDING!!

The F.B.I. said it had assembled extensive evidence that the North Korean government organized the cyberattack that debilitated the Sony computers....

I addressed that above.

The bureau said that there were classified elements of the evidence against the North that it could not reveal

PFFFFFFTTT!

The F.B.I.’s statements “are based on intelligence sources and other conclusive evidence,” said James A. Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “Now the U.S. has to figure out the best way to respond and how much risk they want to take. It’s important that whatever they say publicly signals to anyone considering something similar that they will be handled much more roughly,” Lewis said. "The North Koreans are crazy, and they have nuclear weapons, and the US response needs to be sensitive. That is not true for others in the world." 

Why did that last part have to be edited out? 

Btw, the U.S. is the ONLY NATION that EVER USED a NUCLEAR WEAPON, and we did it twice! As with torture, AmeriKa has no standing here.

While American officials were circumspect about how they had collected evidence, some has likely been developed from “implants” placed by the National Security Agency.

Those are the infamous trapdoors the NSA has installed on computers worldwide for hacking and data collection purposes, but don't you mind that!!!

North Korea has proved to be a particularly hard target because it has relatively low Internet connectivity to the rest of the world, and its best computer minds do not move out of the country often, where their machines and USB drives could be accessible targets.

Private security researchers who specialize in tracing attacks said that the government’s conclusions matched their own findings.

Oh, well then, who could doubt it? 

Who could doubt $elf-$erving war profiteers expert analy$i$.

George Kurtz, a founder of CrowdStrike, a California-based security firm, said that his company had been studying public samples of the Sony malware and had linked them to hackers inside North Korea — the firm internally refers to them as Silent Chollima — who have been conducting attacks since 2006.

In 2009, a similar campaign of coordinated cyberattacks over the Fourth of July holiday hit 27 American and South Korean websites, including those of South Korea’s presidential palace, called the Blue House, and its Defense Ministry, and sites belonging to the United States Treasury Department, the Secret Service and the Federal Trade Commission. North Korea was suspected, but a clear link was never established.

But those were all “distributed denial of service” attacks, in which attackers flood the sites with traffic until they fall offline. The Sony attack was far more sophisticated: It wiped data off Sony’s computer systems, rendering them inoperable.

Some of the methods employed in the Sony attack were similar to ones that were used by the North Koreans against South Korean banks and news media outlets in 2013. That was a destructive attack, as was an attack several years ago against Saudi Aramco, later attributed to Iran. While there were common cybertools to the Saudi attack as well, Mr. Obama told reporters on Friday he had seen no evidence that any other nation was involved.

“The cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment was not just an attack against a company and its employees,” Jeh C. Johnson, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a statement. “It was also an attack on our freedom of expression and way of life.”

OMG! 

This is so over the top of jumping the shark it would be silly were these psychopaths in charge not serious.

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I was also told in print that North Korea's alleged attack on a U.S. business is unacceptable, and that a military response seems unlikely. 

Related: Panel to advise against penalty for CIA’s computer search

Ooooh, you never mind that hack to defend AmeriKan torture. 

And maybe it is just me, but weren't the Target and Home Depot hackings more of a threat to Americans?

"Media overreach in Sony hack" by Michael A. Cohen  December 20, 2014

Even non-fans of Seth Rogen or James Franco should be troubled that Sony has canceled distribution of the film after a devastating computer hack by the North Korean government, the leaking of reams of confidential internal documents, and the murky threat of terrorist attacks against theaters that showed the movie. It’s a full-scale assault on free expression — and one in which America embarrassingly surrendered.

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Media outlets, from Gawker to the New York Times, have gorged themselves on titillating gossip about Hollywood executives and movie stars gleaned from the hack. The majority of stories were far more of prurient interest than they were of public interest — with the latter generally used to justify the former. But hey, clicks are clicks.

Not long ago, when nude pictures of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton were stolen and put online, media companies acted quickly to protect the victimized stars.

I didn't see them.

“The Internet is used for many good things. Stealing people’s private photos is not one of them,” Google solemnly declared. Apparently, for some, profiting from stolen e-mail communications and corporate financial information is what the Internet is good for.

There is a lot more than that ma$$ media garbage and propaganda pre$$ out there.

Perhaps the most troubling example of media overreach came after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin wrote an op-ed in The New York Times lambasting media outlets as “morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable” for trafficking in the material. One of the companies Sorkin criticized, the Daily Beast, used the stolen cache to respond. The news site ran a story featuring a private e-mail exchange between Sorkin and New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd in which Sorkin allegedly bad-mouthed Hollywood actresses. The story was of virtually no public interest and rather amazingly was published under a pseudonym. While it might not have been the direct intent of the story, it felt as much like a warning as it did a news article: “Criticize our coverage and we can mine the hack for embarrassing details about you, too.”

Related: NSA Unlocking Your Secrets

All of a sudden, the insanity of the ruling class and this society make sense! 

By feasting at the trough of misbegotten gains — and conspiring in the privacy violations of Sony and its employees — major media outlets increased the pressure on Sony to cave.

But in the end, the last piece of blame lies with us.

Speak for yourself, not me.

What finally killed “The Interview” was the hazy, apparently meritless threat of violence. Although Americans are more likely to be killed at the movies by a fellow citizen with a legally purchased gun (or a steady diet of concession stand food items) than from an angry North Korean, we are a pathetically skittish lot.

Whose "we?"

Theater owners understood that the moment “terrorism” was mentioned, a country that likes to believe itself resilient and unbowed in the face of the nation’s enemies would turn tail and run — free speech be damned. You almost have to give the hackers credit; they knew exactly which of America’s buttons to push.

HMMMMM! 

Yeah, WHO is pouching those propaganda buttons!

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"More Sony Hack/North Korea Psyop Fun: Team America World Police Screenings Canceled

by Melissa Melton
The Daily Sheeple
December 19th, 2014   

Hey government and mainstream, lapdog establishment media: I thought we were supposed to be afraid of ISIS… Now it’s North Korea?

What a ridiculous reality we live in.

Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.

Yesterday The New York Times ran a story titled, “U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation Possible.” Voice of America, one of our government’s more openly official propaganda arms, ran with the headline, “US: Sony Cyberattack is ‘Serious’ National Security Matter.” I saw the headline on VOA and went, “Uh-huh. Suuuuuuure it is.”

The Telegraph is even saying China helped

And it’s official: the mainstream media sound like a bunch of children stomping around flailing their arms, “Look over here, look over here!! Pay attention to me, dammit!” for a story that most people aren’t even sure they should waste eyeball juice on.

At the same time, alternative media outlets are rightfully calling this whole thing what it very likely is: a U.S. intelligence operation, and a huge (and frankly ridiculous) distraction.

Two family members have individually asked me now what I personally think of the Sony/North Korea story. My first response when I saw the headlines prior to the ridiculousfest blowing up the last few days was a yawn and a stretch. My response today, however, when they asked was more along the lines of *insert mind-melting scream here* akin to the sound of a rabid ninja camel fist-fighting a giant zombie anteater on crack with lightning bolts for eyes.

So people are actually buying this crap? Really?!

Well, not my Facebook friends (a lovely bunch).

“It’s all sleight of hand… Look over here [while we do this over here.] People are fed up with this crap!” Mike Baysek agreed when I said I thought the media was stomping around like a bunch of children who want attention. He continued, “This is almost as stupid as that fake movie the CIA put out about Mohammed a couple years ago.”

Kevin Pick wrote, “It’s really surprising to me how many people believe N Korea did it with zero evidence whatsoever.” I know Kevin. It somehow still manages to surprise me, too.

Thomas B. chimed in with, “First off, I’m surprised they didn’t blame it on Iran and secondly, you’re spot on, this is mind pablum to distract. Absent of Kardashian’s ass redux, feast on the NK psy-op for now.”

I responded with, “Kim Kardashian’s ass is a more believable distraction story…and that’s saying a lot.”

Apparently ten people on Twitter agree with me…

On top of everything else, they are going so far now as Paramount canceling the make-up showing of Team America: World Police, which, if you’ve seen the comedy put out by the guys behind the hit cartoon South Park, involves lampooning both America, North Korea, and the whole War on Terror in a pretty direct way.

Because scary North Korea and terror and stuff.

Of the decision to pull it, Gizmodo wrote, “Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone’s a Coward“:

Terrorist threats are no laughing matter, of course, but the Department of Homeland Security has found no credible threat, and evidence that the Guardians of Peace have any sort of manpower that could do anything within the boundaries of the United States (much less at thousands of locations simultaneously) is practically non-existent. This sort of panicked cowardice would be absurd if it wasn’t so damn sad.
Of the decision to pull it, Gizmodo wrote, “Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone’s a Coward“:
- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/more-sony-hacknorth-korea-propaganda-team-america-world-police-screenings-canceled_122014#sthash.WETh1Qg1.dpuf

At least the Alamo Draft House chain has big enough sense of humor to laugh at this ridiculousness in the first place.

I think it’s even worse than everyone being a coward, though. I think it’s just one more piece of propaganda pie to shove down the throats of the American public today that we should all be shaking in our boots scared of…North Korea. (Again, really?)

North Korea is like the ghost in a sheet with holes cut out for the eyes that they pull out of the basement as a wild card when they’ve got nothing else new going on to scare people with.

It goes something like, “Ooh, you know, we need a distraction for the fact that other really important stuff that actually directly impacts the lives of every American is going on right now…Let’s see.” (Pulls out Magic Book of Psyops and False Flaggishness.) “Ah! We haven’t had a fake North Korea threat in a while…better get on that.”

While all this is taking center stage in the foreground and everyone is pointing and staring at it cooing, “Ooh, look, shiny things!” do you know what’s actually going on in the background?

Aside from the fact that the police state in America has gotten to a 1984 thought crime/Minority Report pre-crime level, with our militarized and soon-to-be federalized police force assigning each of us a color-coded threat level based on all of our data including our social media posts, the economy is still floating around on magic fairy farts that are bound to run out sometime, and Obama just quietly announced sanctions on Russia’s Crimea, once again poking the bear with a pointed stick and trying to provoke the cold war into a hot one.

But yeah. Sony hack, Seth Rogan movies and North Korea as a boogity boogity ghost.

yadda yadda blah blah blah.

You know, you could do a nicer thing for your brain by just taking a nap; it’d serve you and your brain cells much better than reading and believing the fat bag of North Korean distraction propaganda being dumped out in the mainstream media cycle.
But yeah. Sony hack, Seth Rogan movies and North Korea as a boogity boogity ghost.
yadda yadda blah blah blah.
You know, you could do a nicer thing for your brain by just taking a nap; it’d serve you and your brain cells much better than reading and believing the fat bag of North Korean distraction propaganda being dumped out in the mainstream media cycle.
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I think I’m going to go do that now actually.

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Me, too. Sorry. 

I promise I will return tomorrow if not later tonight.

NEXT DAY UPDATE:

About that interesting fourth quarter:

"His letter to Michelle, Chandler said, was timely then, as a president and a child grappled with fear and innocence — and it is timely now. Michelle said that at the time she wrote the letter, her parents often discussed current events with her. The threat of nuclear war hung heavily over the nation, she said." 

So WHAT EVIL IS BEING PLANNED in the bowels of Washington, Tel Aviv, and London?

"North Korea proposes joint investigation of cyberattack" by Martin Fackler, New York Times  December 21, 2014

TOKYO — Warning of “serious consequences” if the United States retaliates against it over the damaging cyberattack on Sony Pictures, North Korea on Saturday insisted it was not behind the attack and offered to prove its innocence by taking part in a joint investigation with Washington to identify the hackers.

Okay. Is the retaliation by Obummer going to be nuclear then? 

As for the rest, I believe North Korea on this one over my lying government and its mouthpiece media whores and Washington will never allow that since the hack was a false flag by the NSA. 

The message, attributed to an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesman and carried by North Korea’s state-run news service, appeared to be the secretive government’s response to President Obama’s statement the day before that the United States would take action in response to the hacking, which has shaken one of Hollywood’s largest studios.

Right, it's the North Koreans that are secretive -- and yet somehow my garbage media knows what's going on. 

And just ignore Obama and his prosecution of whistle-blowers along with endlessly redacted reports protecting national security, the massive surveillance system that can't seem to catch perverts and looters along with anyone else (what are they doing at the NSA then?), the national security letters, the warrantless spying, I mean, at some point you get tired of dog shit war media, period.

US officials said the hackers’ methods and other clues had led them to conclude that North Korea was behind the attack, which resulted in the posting online of confidential Sony e-mails and some unreleased movies.

They also concluded that Saddam had nucular weapons, Assad used poison gas, Gulf of Tonkin, etc, etc, etc. -- by the LEAD LIAR for WARS, the vaunted New York Times!

A thought just occurred to me: this goddamn government has to be on the naughty list.

The cyberattack and e-mailed threats of terrorist attacks against movie theaters prompted Sony to cancel the Christmas release of “The Interview,” a comedy about a plan to assassinate the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un.

North Korea has previously denied responsibility for the hacking, although it called the attacks a “righteous deed” by its “supporters and sympathizers.”

So we are being told by my pri$m of a paper.

On Saturday, North Korea described the US claims that it was behind the attacks as slander and warned the United States not to reject its offer of a joint investigation, said the statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, according to the Associated Press.

They are, just like all false accusations by liars.

It quoted the unidentified spokesman as saying any joint inquiry would prove that the North was not behind the cyberattack.

And that is the last thing US officials want.

“The US should bear in mind that it will face serious consequences in case it rejects our proposal for joint investigation and presses for what it called countermeasures,” the spokesman said in the statement, the AP reported.

“We have a way to prove that we have nothing to do with the case without resorting to torture, as what the CIA does,” the statement said.

Nice little stick back there.

It is unlikely that the Obama administration will take the offer from the North seriously. 

I explained why.

While some computer experts still express doubts whether the North was actually behind the attack, US officials said it was similar to what was believed to be a North Korean cyberattack last year on South Korean banks and broadcasters.

But we will NOT BE SEEING ANYTHING FROM THEM in this pathetic propaganda. 

As for the similar type hack, that is contradicted by their own reporting saying the North (if they did it at all, doubtful they did) usually relies on denial of server attacks. 

One key similarity was the fact that the hackers erased data from the computers, something many cyber thieves do not do. 

I'm sorry, but the "fact that" my propaganda pre$$ cites a fact causes me to not believe. Sorry.

Some US officials have said that North Korea appears to have embraced cyberterrorism as its new weapon of choice for making political points and is possibly trying to extort new concessions out of the United States and its allies.

By hacking Sony? 

SIGH!

While North Korea is an impoverished nation with so little Internet usage that it is essentially a black hole in cyberspace, the attacks showed a high level of sophistication and hacking expertise.

First of all, they should be real easy to track, right? 

Yeah, somehow these internet illiterates are geniuses. Where did they recruit them, Silicon Valley?

The hackers did considerable commercial damage to Sony Pictures, posting embarrassing e-mails, detailed breakdowns of executive salaries, digital copies of unreleased movies, and even the unpublished script for an upcoming James Bond movie. 

As if anyone cared.

Sony said the threats against theaters left it no choice but to cancel the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” in which Seth Rogen and James Franco play television journalists who get a scoop interview with Kim and then find themselves recruited by the CIA to kill him.

On Friday, Obama faulted Sony’s decision to withhold the movie, saying that it created a precedent of studios giving into intimidation.

Related:

"The FBI accused the North Korean government of being responsible for a hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, which shelved a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader under threats from the government of dictator Kim Jong Un. President Obama pledged the United States would respond to the attack ‘‘in a place and manner and time that we choose, “ but said Sony ‘‘made a mistake’’ in giving in to the threats . “We cannot have a society in which some dictatorship someplace can start imposing censorship,” Obama said."

Then this blog will be here throughout eternity, won't it? 

Of course, when he is the executive order issuing dictator that's different.

The administration has limited options for acting against North Korea and quick action would be difficult, analysts say. The United States already has severe trade sanctions in place, and military action is considered unlikely.

Better be.

Even if investigators could identify and prosecute the individual hackers believed to be responsible, there’s no guarantee that any arrested overseas would see a US courtroom. Ordering US government experts to hack North Korean targets could encourage further attacks against American targets.

What's that? Innocent, altruistic AmeriKa also hacks? 

Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so!

Earlier Saturday, North Korea angrily denounced a move by the United Nations to bring its human rights record before the Security Council and renewed its threat to further bolster its nuclear deterrent against what it called a hostile policy by the United States to topple its ruling regime, the AP reported.

Pyongyang ‘‘vehemently and categorically rejects’’ the resolution passed by the UN General Assembly that could open the door for its leaders, including Kim, to be hauled before the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, according to a Foreign Ministry statement carried by KCNA.

The Security Council is due to meet Monday to discuss Pyongyang’s human rights situation for the first time.

When are they taking up the Senate torture report?

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"US wants China to cast cybernet on North Korea" by David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth, New York Times  December 21, 2014

More NYT slop.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has sought China’s help in recent days in blocking North Korea’s ability to initiate cyberattacks, the first steps toward the “proportional response” President Obama vowed to make after the assault on Sony Pictures, senior administration officials said.

“What we are looking for is a blocking action, something that would cripple their efforts to carry out attacks,” one official said. The administration’s initiative is also intended to issue a broader warning against future hacking, the sources said.

So far, the Chinese have not responded. Their cooperation would be critical because virtually all of North Korea’s telecommunications run through Chinese-operated networks. 

I wrote OMG!! in the margin of my paper! 

That means that CHINA KNOWS NORTH KOREA DID NOT DO THIS! And if they know, you know because you are reading this, and I know because I'm typing it -- and THUS THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS WHO IS REALLY BEHIND THE HACK despite this prop slop from the NYT!!

It is unclear that China would choose to help, given tensions about computer security between Washington and Beijing since the Justice Department in May indicted five hackers working for the Chinese military on charges of stealing sensitive information from US companies.

Pffft! 

Excuses, excuses, always excuses from this goddamn government.

The secret approach to China comes as US officials, convening a half-dozen meetings in the White House Situation Room last week, including one of the top national security team Thursday night, have been developing options to give to the president during his vacation in Hawaii.

They include new economic sanctions, mirroring those recently placed on Russian oligarchs and officials close to President Vladimir Putin, which would cut off their access to cash — the one perk that allows the elite surrounding Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to live lifestyles their starving countrymen can barely imagine.

Remember those economic matrixes I posted above? 

Factor in the statistics that 25% of Americans are hungry along with burgeoning homelessness -- and then remember that Federal Reserve printing press and purchase program that has pumped up stocks and made the elite the NYT's serves wealthy beyond belief. 

Then take that piece of sit propaganda paragraph in context.

The sessions also included discussions of “information operations” directed at the North Korean people, officials said, but similar efforts by South Korea to sway opinion in the North have often created a furious backlash.

That means a HACK, but AmeriKa don't so that.

As part of the administration effort to plan a response, the president has asked the military’s Cyber Command, which is led by the same four-star admiral who directs the National Security Agency, to come up with options that could be directed at North Korea.

OMG, I think we FOUND the HACKERS!!

For now, the White House appears to have declined to consider what one Defense Department official termed “a demonstration strike,” which could have included targets such as military facilities, computer network servers, and communications networks.

Is that a missile and bomb demonstration, or a hack?

One potential target is Yongbyon, the center of North Korea’s nuclear program, where the state has invested huge sums to produce plutonium and uranium fuel for its small arsenal of nuclear weapons.

They want to BOMB NORTH KOREA'S NUCLEAR FACILITIES and spread those poisons across the region?!!!! Never mind the 300 tons of radioactive water leaking from Fukushima each and every day.

Because of its geographic and technological isolation, Yongbyon is considered a harder target to attack than were Iran’s nuclear facilities, the subject of a previous US cyber operation.

I wrote HUH??? in the margin of my paper. 

Of course, that would be the infamous Stuxnet virus, and I'm sure a search might bring up other nasty things like Dooku or Goss or Flame.

The administration’s restraint grows out of a concern about the risk of escalation with North Korea because the United States has far more vulnerable targets than North Korea.

“There are a lot of constraints on us because we live in a giant glass house,” one official involved in the high-level debates said.

Which administration idiot claimed that? 

Related: Barack Obama: The Least Transparent President in History

And I'm not even a DN fan.

The official said the challenge was to find a mix of actions that “the North Koreans will notice” but that will not be so public that Kim’s government loses face and feels compelled to respond.

By some accounts, what the administration is trying to create is a computer equivalent to an effort begun in the Bush administration to stop the shipment of nuclear materials and other weaponry.

But in cyberspace, that is a far harder task because it is easier to reroute computer code at lightning speed than to reroute a cargo ship carrying missiles.

That's a vague way of saying the U.S. has an offensive hacking program.

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And if China won't help (because they can't prove a negative), then they must have either allowed it or been involved, right? And since Sony is Japanese it makes perfect sense, right?

I'm sorry, readers, but I will be canceling blogging today. I've got some personal matters to attend and am also feeling a little under the weather. I may not be back tomorrow, either, and it is possible I am done blogging for the rest of December. I'm just sick of running in circles and having my mind polluted by this goddamn garbage coming from the U.S. government and its pre$$titutes. 

Of course, there is no guarantee I will return in January, either. Then again, I may be back here tomorrow. Maybe not. Sorry.
What a ridiculous reality we live in.
Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.
Yesterday The New York Times ran a story titled, “U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation Possible.” Voice of America, one of our government’s more openly official propaganda arms, ran with the headline, “US: Sony Cyberattack is ‘Serious’ National Security Matter.” I saw the headline on VOA and went, “Uh-huh. Suuuuuuure it is.”
The Telegraph is even saying China helped.
And it’s official: the mainstream media sound like a bunch of children stomping around flailing their arms, “Look over here, look over here!! Pay attention to me, dammit!” for a story that most people aren’t even sure they should waste eyeball juice on.
At the same time, alternative media outlets are rightfully calling this whole thing what it very likely is: a U.S. intelligence operation, and a huge (and frankly ridiculous) distraction.
Two family members have individually asked me now what I personally think of the Sony/North Korea story. My first response when I saw the headlines prior to the ridiculousfest blowing up the last few days was a yawn and a stretch. My response today, however, when they asked was more along the lines of *insert mind-melting scream here* akin to the sound of a rabid ninja camel fist-fighting a giant zombie anteater on crack with lightning bolts for eyes.
So people are actually buying this crap? Really?!
Well, not my Facebook friends (a lovely bunch).
“It’s all sleight of hand… Look over here [while we do this over here.] People are fed up with this crap!” Mike Baysek agreed when I said I thought the media was stomping around like a bunch of children who want attention. He continued, “This is almost as stupid as that fake movie the CIA put out about Mohammed a couple years ago.”
Kevin Pick wrote, “It’s really surprising to me how many people believe N Korea did it with zero evidence whatsoever.” I know Kevin. It somehow still manages to surprise me, too.
Thomas B. chimed in with, “First off, I’m surprised they didn’t blame it on Iran and secondly, you’re spot on, this is mind pablum to distract. Absent of Kardashian’s ass redux, feast on the NK psy-op for now.”
I responded with, “Kim Kardashian’s ass is a more believable distraction story…and that’s saying a lot.”
Apparently ten people on Twitter agree with me…(at least at the time of posting this article not too long after I posted the Tweet).
- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/more-sony-hacknorth-korea-propaganda-team-america-world-police-screenings-canceled_122014#sthash.gmErAmXw.dpu
What a ridiculous reality we live in.
What a ridiculous reality we live in.
Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.
- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/more-sony-hacknorth-korea-propaganda-team-america-world-police-screenings-canceled_122014#sthash.gmErAmXw.dpuf
What a ridiculous reality we live in.
Right now the mainstream media is flooding the news cycle with story after story trying to rile people up about how the FBI has officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack which led to the company canceling its scheduled release of the upcoming Seth Rogan movie “The Interview,” ostensibly to avoid terror attacks at theaters.
Yesterday The New York Times ran a story titled, “U.S. Weighs Response to Sony Cyberattack, With North Korea Confrontation Possible.” Voice of America, one of our government’s more openly official propaganda arms, ran with the headline, “US: Sony Cyberattack is ‘Serious’ National Security Matter.” I saw the headline on VOA and went, “Uh-huh. Suuuuuuure it is.”
The Telegraph is even saying China helped.
And it’s official: the mainstream media sound like a bunch of children stomping around flailing their arms, “Look over here, look over here!! Pay attention to me, dammit!” for a story that most people aren’t even sure they should waste eyeball juice on.
At the same time, alternative media outlets are rightfully calling this whole thing what it very likely is: a U.S. intelligence operation, and a huge (and frankly ridiculous) distraction.
Two family members have individually asked me now what I personally think of the Sony/North Korea story. My first response when I saw the headlines prior to the ridiculousfest blowing up the last few days was a yawn and a stretch. My response today, however, when they asked was more along the lines of *insert mind-melting scream here* akin to the sound of a rabid ninja camel fist-fighting a giant zombie anteater on crack with lightning bolts for eyes.
So people are actually buying this crap? Really?!
Well, not my Facebook friends (a lovely bunch).
“It’s all sleight of hand… Look over here [while we do this over here.] People are fed up with this crap!” Mike Baysek agreed when I said I thought the media was stomping around like a bunch of children who want attention. He continued, “This is almost as stupid as that fake movie the CIA put out about Mohammed a couple years ago.”
Kevin Pick wrote, “It’s really surprising to me how many people believe N Korea did it with zero evidence whatsoever.” I know Kevin. It somehow still manages to surprise me, too.
Thomas B. chimed in with, “First off, I’m surprised they didn’t blame it on Iran and secondly, you’re spot on, this is mind pablum to distract. Absent of Kardashian’s ass redux, feast on the NK psy-op for now.”
I responded with, “Kim Kardashian’s ass is a more believable distraction story…and that’s saying a lot.”
Apparently ten people on Twitter agree with me…(at least at the time of posting this article not too long after I posted the Tweet).
On top of everything else, they are going so far now as Paramount canceling the make-up showing of Team America: World Police, which, if you’ve seen the comedy put out by the guys behind the hit cartoon South Park, involves lampooning both America, North Korea, and the whole War on Terror in a pretty direct way.
Because scary North Korea and terror and stuff.
Of the decision to pull it, Gizmodo wrote, “Paramount Cancels Team America Screenings Because Everyone’s a Coward“:
Terrorist threats are no laughing matter, of course, but the Department of Homeland Security has found no credible threat, and evidence that the Guardians of Peace have any sort of manpower that could do anything within the boundaries of the United States (much less at thousands of locations simultaneously) is practically non-existent. This sort of panicked cowardice would be absurd if it wasn’t so damn sad.
At least the Alamo Draft House chain has big enough sense of humor to laugh at this ridiculousness in the first place.
I think it’s even worse than everyone being a coward, though. I think it’s just one more piece of propaganda pie to shove down the throats of the American public today that we should all be shaking in our boots scared of…North Korea. (Again, really?)
North Korea is like the ghost in a sheet with holes cut out for the eyes that they pull out of the basement as a wild card when they’ve got nothing else new going on to scare people with.
It goes something like, “Ooh, you know, we need a distraction for the fact that other really important stuff that actually directly impacts the lives of every American is going on right now…Let’s see.” (Pulls out Magic Book of Psyops and False Flaggishness.) “Ah! We haven’t had a fake North Korea threat in a while…better get on that.”
While all this is taking center stage in the foreground and everyone is pointing and staring at it cooing, “Ooh, look, shiny things!” do you know what’s actually going on in the background?
Aside from the fact that the police state in America has gotten to a 1984 thought crime/Minority Report pre-crime level, with our militarized and soon-to-be federalized police force assigning each of us a color-coded threat level based on all of our data including our social media posts, the economy is still floating around on magic fairy farts that are bound to run out sometime, and Obama just quietly announced sanctions on Russia’s Crimea, once again poking the bear with a pointed stick and trying to provoke the cold war into a hot one.
But yeah. Sony hack, Seth Rogan movies and North Korea as a boogity boogity ghost.
yadda yadda blah blah blah.
You know, you could do a nicer thing for your brain by just taking a nap; it’d serve you and your brain cells much better than reading and believing the fat bag of North Korean distraction propaganda being dumped out in the mainstream media cycle.
I think I’m going to go do that now actually.
- See more at: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/more-sony-hacknorth-korea-propaganda-team-america-world-police-screenings-canceled_122014#sthash.gmErAmXw.dpuf