Humint Events Online: December 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Authoritarian Criminal Treasonous President

Trump certainly has an inept side and he's extremely ignorant, BUT he knows how to control people like a true sociopath and authoritarian. He’s consolidated complete power over the Republican Party and is in the midst of purging the FBI. It’s disheartening that such a clearly sick person is president, but the key is that no one should underestimate him or his evil intentions.

That being said, Trump is still a criminal at heart and Seth Abramson writes here how Trump's erratic, crazy behavior indicates his guilt, particularly regarding Russian collusion.

It's also interesting to consider that one way that Trump has control over the GOP is he has damaging info on them courtesy of the Russians. So Russia is blackmailing Trump, and Trump is blackmailing the GOP with the help of Russia, all with the goal of weakening US influence in the world.

Oh, and our former DNI James Clapper came out and just said Trump is a Russian asset. 
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Pushing for a War with North Korea: STOP THE MADNESS

The Trump White House talking about North Korea sounds eerily and increasingly like the George W. Bush administration in the run-up to the Iraq War.
Officials make similar arguments about the necessity of acting against a gathering storm; proudly claim understanding of the adversary’s motivations; express frustration at countries that should be likewise alarmed at the problem not supporting American policy; and believe the sand is running out in the hourglass before military attacks are required.
They admit no alternative interpretation of the facts. They are blithely dismissing enormous damage their policy would incur for regional allies. They seem innocent of understanding the disastrous and isolating consequences for America’s role in the world to choose preventive war rather than the moral heights of restraint in the face of threats.
President Trump’s National Security Adviser, Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, repeatedly indulges the same apocalyptic rhetoric: North Korea’s nuclear program is “the most destabilizing development, I think, in the post-World War II period;” the threat is “increasing every day;” the leadership is “undeterrable.”
Others on the National Security Council staff compare North Korea to World War II Japan: a mobilized and militarized society, inherently and belligerently expansionist, constrainable solely by the exercise of superior military force.
The lines of argument employed by the Bush Administration in 2003 and the Trump Administration in 2017 both rely on the same basic elements:
The adversary’s actions are increasingly threatening;
It would be irresponsible to continue the policy trajectory of prior administrations;
The adversary leadership cannot be considered rational;
Their intent is not merely regime survival but attacks on the U.S. and allies;
International cooperation is inadequate to the threat;
and Retaliation after a first strike from the enemy is insufficient—either to deter or to punish.
And, as Mira Rapp-Hooper has emphasized, the Trump administration argues that the U.S. must act before North Korea attains even more dangerous capabilities. They are reprising the argument made by the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Cuban missile crisis.


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Monday, December 25, 2017

Housekeeping and General Issues for this Blog

1) I just published a lot of comments on old posts that the blogger site automatically flagged as spam but that weren't spam.

2) I don't check these flagged comments very often, so I'm sorry if your comment got held up for a while.

3) I hardly ever check my email anymore, so sorry if I've ignored your email. Best way to communicate with me is to comment on the top post.

4) I don't censor comments unless they are abusive or just obvious spam (flacking websites or products with no other value).

5) I try to post at least once a week here, but don't have the time for much in depth stuff, usually.

6) Thanks for reading and commenting!

7) I've heard rumors that blogger may shut down in the next couple of years... I will want to keep this site maintained in some form, and will keep you informed of any changes.
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Merry Christmas from Our Reptilian Overlords

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

UFOs in the News

Good interview here, author/reporter Leslie Kean on CNN:

Her remarks on how other countries are not really interested in the UFO subject, in contrast to the US military, which publicly minimizes it & ignores it & mocks it, makes me think that the US military and US intel services knows damn well what is going on with UFOs/ETs.

This fits with the idea of the evil alien PTB working with our military and struggling against the ET quarantine of our planet, and our leaders wanting to keep this secret.

But it's certainly interesting that this is coming out now... is it because some people in the know are freaked out by the possibility of a quarantine escape event by the Trump admin? Also this post.

Here's the full-length video -- US military video-- of a UFO. Quite amazing this came out, at minimum.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Why the Flight 93 Crash Site Is Different

Following up on my previous post, where I argued that the main thing that held me back from accepting the idea of real plane crashes was the flight 93 crash site, I finally realized why it is different.

The thing about the WTC and Pentagon sites is that:
1) there's a big hole in the building into which the plane could *conceivably* disappear and break up,
2) we can't see the whole area around the WTC and Pentagon sites to get a comprehensive view of the debris field, particularly for the WTC, we can't see all around the bottom of the towers to see what plane parts didn't make it in (and there were some pieces that apparently came out such as landing gears, fuselage fragments and engine).

Whereas for flight 93:
1) there is just dirt, and a hole, and it's really hard to see a HUGE plane going in that hole.
2) we can see the whole debris field around the "crash site" and there's NOTHING.

We have a fairly clear set of evidence for the flight 93 site, and it's just wrong.

Finally-- I made this point a LONG time ago, but it's critical: once you accept that the flight 93 crash site is bogus, it totally reframes all the other crash site evidence. Whereas I *might* accept that the WTC and Pentagon crash sites are real if more convincing evidence is presented, I can not see how any evidence could ever show the flight 93 site to be real. But if the flight 93 site is fake, then clearly that indicates all the other crash sites are likely to be fake.
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9/11 -- Still Unreal and Bizarre

I haven't done any significant 9/11 research in several years now, but I still think about it all the time as we navigate the current strange and disturbing political world of full GOP rule and President Trump.

I just updated my current views on 9/11 here, and yes, my views are pretty far out there still. But based on the current available evidence, I have no choice.

Here's something that I have softened on in the past few years, however: I think there is enough wiggle room and fuzziness over what happened in NYC and at the Pentagon so that it's POSSIBLE that the official story of flights 11, 175, 77 and WTC collapses is true. Given the right evidence (i.e. more views of plane crash debris and building debris and hi-res videos, if these existed and supported the official story), I MIGHT be able to buy the official story. That is, the official story of flights 11, 175, 77 and WTC collapses is still far-fetched-- but I can't rule it out completely, in part because the conspiracy involved in the no-plane hoax and mini-nukes scenario is so massive and mind-warping.

Now I am referring here to the physical aspects of the attacks themselves, and not whatever conspiracy may have been involved in the hijacker story, which is a whole separate ball game. For instance the hijackings could have been done as a planned govt/intel covert op, while the official story for the crashes of flights 11, 175, 77 and WTC collapses is still true. This would be the old spy-game version of the attacks espoused by people like Mike Rupport and Peter Dale Scott and Daniel Hopsicker and Jeff Wells.

In any case, I think it's important for all of us to be open to new evidence and accept that we could be wrong, and I do accept this possibility.

BUT-- the crash of flight 93 near Shanksville, PA is what I always get stuck on.
The crater just makes no sense for a real Boeing 757 crash*.

The official story holds that the plane hit the ground upside down at a 45 degree angle, broke up partly, so that the cockpit and one engine flew off into the nearby woods, whereas the rest of the plane just disappeared in the ground. There is no mention of what happened to the wings, though supposedly a piece of the tail was also found in the woods (IIRC). We've never seen pictures of these parts.

This story is preposterous given the size of the crater (above, you can see a person standing next to it) and lack of any significant debris nearby. If 3/4 of the plane went completely into the ground, I do not think for one second buy that the crater would look like that. I think it would be much bigger-- really huge and there would be some large debris in it and nearby. We are talking about a very large plane just disappearing here.

As I've mentioned previously, the crash of Northwest 710 back in the 1960's has some similarity to the flight 93 official story of the plane basically disappearing in a crater.

HOWEVER there are many problems with that explanation:

1) flight 710 was a somewhat smaller plane, a Lockheed Electra. The Boeing 757 has a 25 foot wider wingspan and is at least 50 feet longer.

2) The wings and engines broke off of flight 710 so that it was basically a fuselage falling straight down at free fall, whereas officially flight 93 went into the ground at an angle. Curiously, the flight 93 crater makes somewhat more sense if the plane dove straight into the ground, perpendicularly. But that is NOT the official story for flight 93.

3) there were major plane parts sticking out of the flight 710 hole and not for flight 93.

Bottom line is that the flight 93 crash site make no sense. It's basically either a bad fake job, where they just didn't have large plane parts to spread around but still wanted it to make it look like a plane crashed there, or something really really weird happened (like something supernatural).

On that note, I should finally add that a new theory I have for 9/11 involves that there was some strange alternate reality, inter-dimensional shift, and/or supernatural force that made the various weird things that happened on 9/11 happen. This theory might actually make the most sense of all, because OVERALL, 9/11 DOESN'T MAKE MUCH FUCKING SENSE.

*the link goes to my site, but also Killtown has a lot of similar info and this page has some good stuff.
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The NYTimes Published a Front Page Article on a DoD UFO Program

and actually reported the topic seriously.... are the PTB possibly ramping up efforts for "disclosure"?

I listened to the NYTimes podcast where they discussed this, and the two reporters were acting rather incredulous at first, like "come on, everyone knows UFOs are kook stuff", but they at least treated the story seriously.

Reporters, assuming they are interested in the truth at all, really need to do some research on UFOs and the overwhelming evidence that they are a real phenomenon.
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Trump Hosted the NRA at the White House on the Anniversary of Sandy Hook Massacre

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Steve Bannon: Racist and Supreme Bullshit Artist

Love this headline:

Congratulations, Steve Bannon, you just elected a Democrat in Alabama

Seriously, how hard is it to get a Republican elected to the senate in deep red Alabama? But Bannon went all in for a complete nut, pedophile and bigot, Roy Moore. Because Steve Bannon is a racist blowhard who basically got really lucky with Trump's election.

But do yourself a favor and read this Charlie Pierce piece on Moore's last campaign rally with Bannon. It was full-on Trumpism, in all it's idiocy and ignorance and bigotry:

On Monday night, in Jordan’s Activity Barn, they had the last rally on behalf of Judge Roy Moore, the Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special election to replace Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in the United States Senate. The whole event was lousy with pestiferous Bible-banging. Both reality and American history were fed into individual woodchippers. The theme of the night’s devotions was that Nobody Comes Into Alabama And Tells Us How To Vote. This theme was emphasized by the night’s roster of speakers, which included: a carbuncled vandal from Virginia (Steve Bannon); a failed congressional candidate from Wisconsin (Paul Nehlen); a disgraced sheriff from Wisconsin (David Clarke, Jr.), and a sitting congressman from Texas (Louie Gohmert). They all took turns bashing all the rank outsiders who came into Alabama to campaign for Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee.
Up was down. Down was up. Thomas Paine, of all people, was enlisted in the cause of an out-and-out theocrat, and the person who did so quoted him from the wrong pamphlet anyway. Abraham Lincoln was invoked repeatedly on behalf of a neo-Confederate who speculated that the Constitution might be improved by removing the amendments passed immediately after the Civil War. Moore was defended against the allegations of child molestation by an old Army buddy who told a story about how they all were taken to a brothel in Vietnam one night and Moore refused to pay for sex with prostitutes who may have been underage. Res ipse loquitur, y’all, and the adoring crowd drank it all down like so much apple brandy.
Lord, as the late Guy Clark once put it, you’d think there’s less fools in this world.
At the risk of sounding like every liberal Yankee bogeyman flitting through the minds of the assembled, this event was completely nuts. It was a naked appeal to unreason. It was the Rose Parade of empowered ignorance. It was the Royal Wedding of Stupid and Mean. It was the Celebration of the Lizard Brain. The Id was in the saddle, and it was riding the crowd, and the barker at this particular carnival of fools was quite happy to bring all the suckers in out of the Alabama dark and into the freak show he’d created.
This was the first time I’d ever seen the Steve Bannon Show in person, and I was struck by how completely full of painfully obvious horseshit he is. A rootless cosmopolitan, a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, a former producer who worked in godless Hollywood, a man who wouldn’t have a public career at all had he not latched onto a lunatic wingnut zillionaire from the proletarian enclaves of the Hamptons, Bannon came down to Midland City like a combination of Elmer Gantry and an aluminum siding salesman, unspooling angry banalities about the contempt other people have for the “working class,” about how he is one with all the old white folks gathered in the activity barn because they all share a fealty to a pussy-grabbing casino bankrupt who’s coherent for about 20 minutes in the morning. This is the oldest scam in American politics.

Read the rest. Just great writing.
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The Amazing Awfulness of Our Current President

The "USA Today" editorial page really really lays into Trump, after one disgrace too far.
With his latest tweet, clearly implying that a United States senator would trade sexual favors for campaign cash, President Trump has shown he is not fit for office. Rock bottom is no impediment for a president who can always find room for a new low.
A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library or to shine the shoes of George W. Bush.
This isn’t about the policy differences we have with all presidents or our disappointment in some of their decisions. Obama and Bush both failed in many ways. They broke promises and told untruths, but the basic decency of each man was never in doubt. Donald Trump, the man, on the other hand, is uniquely awful.
His sickening behavior is corrosive to the enterprise of a shared governance based on common values and the consent of the governed.
It should surprise no one how low he went with Gillibrand. When accused during the campaign of sexually harassing or molesting women in the past, Trump’s response was to belittle the looks of his accusers. Last October, Trump suggested that he never would have groped Jessica Leeds on an airplane decades ago: “Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” Trump mocked another accuser, former People reporter Natasha Stoynoff, “Check out her Facebook, you’ll understand.” Other celebrities and politicians have denied accusations, but none has stooped as low as suggesting that their accusers weren’t attractive enough to be honored with their gropes.
If recent history is any guide, the unique awfulness of the Trump era in U.S. politics is only going to get worse. Trump’s utter lack of morality, ethics and simple humanity has been underscored during his 11 months in office.
Let us count the ways: He is enthusiastically supporting Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of pursuing — and in one case molesting and in another assaulting — teenagers as young as 14 when Moore was a county prosecutor in his 30s. On Tuesday, Trump summed up his willingness to support a man accused of criminal conduct: “Roy Moore will always vote with us.”
Trump apparently is going for some sort of record for lying while in office. As of mid-November, he had made 1,628 misleading or false statements in 298 days in office. That’s 5.5 false claims per day, according to a count kept by The Washington Post’s fact-checkers.
Trump takes advantage of any occasion — even Monday’s failed terrorist attack in New York — to stir racial, religious or ethnic strife.
A man who clearly wants to put his stamp on the government, Trump hasn’t even done his job when it comes to filling key government positions that require Senate confirmation. As of last week, Trump had failed to nominate anyone for 60% of 1,200 key positions he can fill to keep the government running smoothly.
Trump has shown contempt for ethical strictures that have bound every president in recent memory. He has refused to release his tax returns, with the absurd excuse that it’s because he is under audit. He has refused to put his multibillion dollar business interests in a blind trust and peddles the fiction that putting them in the hands of his sons does the same thing.
Not to mention calling white supremacists "very fine people," pardoning a lawless sheriff, firing a respected FBI director, and pushing the Justice Department to investigate his political foes.
It is a shock that only six Democratic senators are calling for our unstable president to resign. The nation doesn’t seek nor expect perfect presidents, and some have certainly been deeply flawed. But a president who shows such disrespect for the truth, for ethics, for the basic duties of the job and for decency toward others fails at the very essence of what has always made America great.

Emphases added.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Apart from Starting a Major War in Korea, Trump Is Trying to Start a Major War in the Middle East

President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, U.S. officials said Tuesday. It remains unclear, however, when he might take that physical step, which is required by U.S. law but has been waived on national security grounds for more than two decades. (snip)
The officials said recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will be an acknowledgement of “historical and current reality” rather than a political statement and said the city’s physical and political borders will not be compromised. They noted that almost all of Israel’s government agencies and parliament are in Jerusalem, rather than Tel Aviv, where the U.S. and other countries maintain embassies.
(snip) The declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a rhetorical volley that could have its own dangerous consequences. The United States has never endorsed the Jewish state’s claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has insisted its status be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation.
The mere consideration of Trump changing the status quo sparked a renewed U.S. security warning on Tuesday. America’s consulate in Jerusalem ordered U.S. personnel and their families to avoid visiting Jerusalem’s Old City or the West Bank, and urged American citizens in general to avoid places with increased police or military presence.

It's just a dumb, in-your-face move that does nothing except excerabate tensions. Why do it if not to increase conflict?
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Trump Admin Wants Private Secret Intelligence Service

Gee, it's really hard to see how this could possibly lead to problems...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals.
The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency. The creation of such a program raises the possibility that the effort would be used to create an intelligence apparatus to justify the Trump administration’s political agenda. “Pompeo can’t trust the CIA bureaucracy, so we need to create this thing that reports just directly to him,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official with firsthand knowledge of the proposals, in describing White House discussions.
“It is a direct-action arm, totally off the books,” this person said, meaning the intelligence collected would not be shared with the rest of the CIA or the larger intelligence community. “The whole point is this is supposed to report to the president and Pompeo directly.”
North, who appears frequently on Trump’s favorite TV network, Fox News, was enlisted to help sell the effort to the administration. He was the “ideological leader” brought in to lend credibility, said the former senior intelligence official.
Some of the individuals involved with the proposals secretly met with major Trump donors asking them to help finance operations before any official contracts were signed.
The proposals would utilize an army of spies with no official cover in several countries deemed “denied areas” for current American intelligence personnel, including North Korea and Iran.
The White House has also considered creating a new global rendition unit meant to capture terrorist suspects around the world, as well as a propaganda campaign in the Middle East and Europe to combat Islamic extremism and Iran.

I'm no fan of the CIA, but this is even creepier and less accountable and more dangerous than those guys.

Granted, a lot of US intelligence has been outsourced to private outfits in recent times, but there was at least some oversight and connection to the government and laws. This outfit would be totally unaccountable and run by insane people like Trump. The only saving grace is these most of these people are not that smart and would get themselves into serious trouble at some point. They probably would run after idiotic wingnut conspiracies, and hopefully just make asses of themselves, but the main problem is they could really hurt a lot of people too.
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Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Mueller Investigation Is Proceeding Apace

Trump and Pence appear to be in serious trouble, at minimum for obstruction of justice, now that Flynn has flipped.

Trump is easily the worst president of my life-- a miserable, deluded, pathologically lying racist asshole.

He cannot be removed from office soon enough.

Impeach the motherfucker already.
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GOP Perfidy, Republican Thieves

The latest Republican tax bill is not just an unprecedented transfer of wealth from the bottom to the very top, but a fundamental restructuring of American society, from public education and health care to the separation of church and state...

Paul Krugman believes only a party as rotten to its core as the GOP would draft such a bill, much less sign it into law.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist has been railing against the proposal for weeks, and uses his latest column to remind readers just how disgraceful its rollout has been. When Republicans attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) bleated about returning "regular order" to Congress. Apparently he's had a chance of heart, because the Senate is set to vote without holding a single public hearing.
The Joint Committee on Taxation finds the GOP tax bill would do little to stimulate the economy and would add $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade, but that hasn't stopped Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin from insisting its cuts will pay for themself. What's worse, he has repeatedly cited a Treasury report that simply doesn't exist; the department hasn't even been asked to study the legislation's long-term ramifications.
"But aren't politicians always cynical? Not to this degree," Krugman writes. "This whole process involves a level of bad faith we haven't seen in U.S. politics since the days when defenders of slavery physically assaulted their political foes on the Senate floor."
If you think the GOP would have behaved any differently with Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz in the White House, think again. The Trump family may profit handsomely from the tax cuts being proposed, but the president's entire party has proven itself desperate to appease the donor class. For Krugman, "the rot is wide as well as deep."
GOP crooks and thieves-- they are Greed Over People.

So many terrible aspects to this bill:
 Also-- this will severely damage public education, higher education, real estate prices and home equity, and widen income inequality.

The number 1 problem in the US today is the toxic, delusional, criminal Republican party-- they have to go.
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My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts -- The Jezebel Spirit

So awesome:

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