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Supposed Russian Hack Further Illustrates the Divide Between CIA and Trump
By Daily Bell Staff - January 05, 2017

No Russian attempt to hack Vermont power grid found … Burlington Electric Department now says code associated with Russian hackers wasn’t on its employee’s laptop. Someone browses the internet on his work laptop. The laptop connects to a potentially malicious IP address. Nothing happens. -CNet

On Friday evening, there was a report that a Russian hacker had penetrated the US electrical grid, but on Monday the allegation had been retracted. This is significant because such allegations often do not receive the same coverage the initial allegation.

The idea that the Russians are regular and significant hackers of such things as the American elections has been made but not proven. However, various entites in the US including the CIA have made these allegations nonetheless.

As a result of CIA fingerpointing in particular, along with regular media pickups by such prominent media as the Washington Post, many believe the allegations have been proven when they have not been.

More:

On Friday evening, however, a similar and apparently benign event led to a report that Russian hackers may have penetrated the US electrical grid through a Vermont utility.

The report, written by The Washington Post and summarized by CNET News, said Burlington Electric Department had found code associated with Russian hackers on an employee’s computer. Initially the Post reported the hackers had penetrated the grid, but then said the code was isolated to a single employee laptop.

Further investigation further downplayed these reports. Eventually it was realized that the computer “had only visited an internet address that is sometimes associated with malicious activity.”

According to later Post reporting, the newspaper initially leaked the story without proper fact checking. The paper did not have all the information and should have waited for officials to investigate further.

Eventually investigators did discover malicious code but not fom Russia. It was software called Neutrino “commonly used by cybercriminals to deliver malware.”

Burlington Electric Department did say on Saturday it found “the malware” on the laptop, but that wording now appears to have been removed from the utility’s initial statement.

As stated above allegations continue to be made against the Russians without proof. Additionally, follow up stories never get the play of the originals.

It seems obvious at this point that the CIA and Trump have entirely different positions when it comes to Russian maliciousness, which Trump downplays while the CIA works to advertise it.

But the issue is even more serious than that.

The larger issue is one we’ve been talking about for 15 years or more. The CIA is accountable to overseas banking interests in the City of London, not to American intelligence operations. The latter accountability is just a smokescreen.

The split has now become public knowledge and Trump is being directly threatened as a result.

Conclusion: These are interesting times.

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  • Rich Faussette

    You wrote:
    “The CIA is accountable to overseas banking interests in the City of London, not to American intelligence operations.”

    That’s interesting. I wish you had expanded on it.

  • Praetor

    The CIA needs to purge. The CIA is full of cold war warriors. The Soviet Union does not exist any longer. I ask you, who ain’t hacking these days. The best hackers in the world live in America and more than likely work for the US government. The divide between Trump and the Security Agencies, that could turnout to be a good thing. As far as the City of London goes they could use a purge also.!!!

  • timothy price

    And that carries over to the Rothschild and NWO Empire. Right-on.

  • Bruce C.

    I’ll be interested to see how Trump handles this situation.

    I suspect he doesn’t trust the CIA and blames them for providing so much mis-information that has caused so many bad decisions and policies. When he meets with them he might ask them why they are so wrong about things so often. He might also ask them why they spy on other governments and work to influence THEIR elections.

    I also predict that the CIA will not be able to prove their accusation, and may even try to avoid the whole thing now and just let it go. Trump could ask so many embarrassing questions it could get ugly.

    In a way this is like another media attack that just won’t stick. Basically, if one doesn’t believe what the CIA simply says then they’re foiled.

    • Praetor

      They have caused not only bad decisions, they have caused millions to be dead.!!!

    • FEEuser

      Interesting. Good talking points that you raise here.

      Consider this possibility:

      The CIA doesn’t exist to “get things right,” or make “good, rational decisions” which lead to good, rational political policies. It exists to generate CONFLICT between carefully chosen “enemies.”* This is all by design, even though the National Security Act of 1947 says nothing about it.

      Out of this conflict, presumably, comes a “synthesis,” a desirable result for the power elite. The whole process is a hoax, of course, but zillions of our neighbors, the homo boobiens, still DO NOT KNOW that. That’s where our work begins. It takes a good propagandist to reach the ignorant masses. Big job for us, eh?

      Needless to say, historical events frequently don’t come out the way that the power elite plans for them to. There is always an uncertainly factor, and that is one of the chinks in their armor which we can exploit.

      Trump need not limit his hard questions for the CIA to answer! He might let loose a barrage of questions for the FBI, and the American news media, the MSM, while he is at it, to wit:

      Why are THEY so wrong about things so often?

      Why has the MSM unleashed an avalanche of lies upon the American people?

      Why have the MSM worked hand in glove with the CIA and, even more importantly, with the power elite so often? (Operation Mockingbird).

      Why have the MSM worked hand in glove with the FBI?

      Why are the MSM rapidly losing market share AND credibility among discriminating viewers?

      Are the MSM merely appealing to the intellectually feeble, the mentally paralyzed, the “booboisie”? If they are, no wonder they are losing market share!

      Are the MSM even relevant to American news seekers anymore?

      *See: Antony C. Sutton, America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones.

  • William

    Isn’t the head of the CIA, Brenner, an Obama appointment, a lifelong communist who converted to Islam? Looking for who started this blame the Russians meme, I’d start there.

    • Just wondering

      And we are still wondering how Uma became eligible for a security clearance after hearing about her background….????????

  • Gerard

    I can not believe the fact that Obama flew into England and openly and directly told the British people to reject Brexit is ignored by all commentators, when discussing interference in elections. What hypocrisy.

    • notwithabang

      Obama interefered in the last Israeli election as well (anti-Netanyahu)…he’s not very accomplished at that sort of thing.

      His strength seems to have been the funding and rise of ISIS, executive orders and divisive policies within the US: witness the triumphs in Chicago (and the barbaric torture of that unfortunate man by the gang of 4 that was broadcast for all to see).

    • FEEuser

      Maybe he did it at the behest of overseas banking interests in the City of London? Deep politics is nothing if not mysterious.

  • No More Neos

    “The Neocon-Neoliberals must be fired and put out to pasture before they do any more harm.

    I have long held that America’s Deep State–the unelected National Security State often referred to as the Shadow Government–is not a unified monolith but a deeply divided ecosystem in which the dominant Neocon-Neoliberal Oligarchy is being challenged by elements which view the Neocon-Neoliberal agenda as a threat to national security and the interests of the United States.

    I call these anti-Neocon-Neoliberal elements the progressive Deep State.

    If you want a working definition of the Neocon-Neoliberal Deep State, Hillary Clinton’s quip–we came, we saw, he died–is a good summary: a bullying, arrogance-soaked state-within-a-state pursuing an agenda of ceaseless intervention while operating a global Murder, Inc., supremely confident that no one in the elected government can touch them.

    Until Trump unexpectedly wrenched the presidency from the Neocon’s candidate. The Neocon Deep State’s response was to manufacture a mass-media hysteria that Russia had wrongfully deprived the Neocon’s candidate (Hillary Clinton) of what was rightfully hers: the presidency. (The Neocons operate their own version of the divine right of Political Nobility.)

    The Neocon-Neoliberals’ strategy was to delegitimize Trump’s victory by ascribing it to “Russian Hacking,” a claim that remains entirely unsubstantiated. Now that this grasping-at-straws Hail Mary coup attempt by a politicized C.I.A. and its corporate media mouthpiece has failed, the Neocon Deep State is about to find out the Progressive Deep State finally has a president who is willing and able to cut the Neocon-Neoliberals off at the knees.”

    http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/Trump-deep-state1-17.html

    • Praetor

      Let us not forget, the Clan of the Bush. One of them spent one whole year as CIA director and than moved into the White House to direct Bonzo to smash the Soviets. Military Industrial Complex shills be the neocon.!!!!

      • FEEuser

        Yes, let’s not forget. The Bush crime family has its fingers into so many pies that they are hard to keep track of.

        Since Bush the Elder was DCI before becoming president, might we go out on a limb and conclude that the CIA, for all practical purposes, CONTROLS the White House, and has for many years, since 1963 maybe? A question worth pondering.

        RMN seems to have resisted CIA manipulations from 1969-1974, perhaps leading to his being set up via “Watergate.” Of course, the CIA is not the underlying reality, that being the power elite.

        Since you mentioned the Bush crime family, consider reading “Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family: The Inside Story of an American Dynasty,” by Roger Stone and Saint John Hunt (2016).

    • FEEuser

      Some good analysis there. You might be right.

      However, I’m inclined to think this business a carefully crafted psycho-drama, and one in which the dramatist is way ahead of most of us.

      In other words, my best guess is that this is a tempest in a tea pot, Hegelian sturm und drang, in which CONFLICT is the central concept, always, and resolution (in favor of the controlling scoundrels) is the goal.

      One must bear in mind that the rascals behind all this actually believe that they can create, and HAVE successfully created, an artificial reality which they can FORCE us to exist in, if not buy into. Of course, many commentators here at the DB do not, thus, buy into these matters, as a rule.

      Of the truth of this business of a rift between President-elect Trump and the CIA, we cannot know for certain; the jury is still out on that. It usually takes many years for the truth to come out on these things.

      Look at JFK and his running battle with the CIA. At the time, scarcely more than a handful of people knew about it. How many years did it take for prominent author/investigators to sort it all out?

      Peter Dale Scott’s “Deep Politics and the Death of JFK” was published in 1993, 30 YEARS after the assassination! That’s a long time to wait for a clear and simple explanation.

      James W. Douglass’ “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters” appeared in 2008.

      L. Fletcher Prouty’s “JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy” came out in 2011, though it may have had an earlier edition that I don’t know about.

      In any case, the DB’s concern about this is well taken. We will have to watch both Trump and the CIA very closely for signs of trouble. At least we know now that the CIA deeply troubled JFK, and that they did clash powerfully. But, in my opinion, we cannot assume the same state of affairs here, that Trump and the CIA are at loggerheads. Maybe, maybe not.

    • Just wondering

      The truth is that 100 elites meet in a room somewhere every two years where they decide what will happen next…. including who will be our next president. The problem this time, was their candidate did not make it …thanks to wholesome middle America who is suddenly involved in the information game due to access to the internet. If someone takes control of the Internet, which the elite will try to do, we are all lost forever.

  • Wm W. Fawell

    The problem is the threat to Trump by the CIA, which as pointed out here does not serve the interests of the American people, not by a long shot; but it goes much further than that as shared here, at The Daily Lie of Omission on the HRC/Podesta/Obama cabal vs the Trump/Bannon/Breitbart Revolution.

    https://youtu.be/uZhLZgSxLBg

  • rahrog

    Don’t forget that TPTB were pushing for a war with Russia long before the DNC emails were leaked.

  • Douteux55

    And McCain is out and about calling for military reprisals. Don’t believe that video of the 4 aggressors and the handicapped kid. Video was very poor and a friend of mine shared that the exact same episode occurred in Poland on the same day! Now what are the realistic chances of that? That’s a coordinated psyop for me. More efforts to raise anxiety and fear. I want to get behind the Trump/Bannon/Breitbart revolution but how are we to understand the Goldman-SAchs cabinet? I’m having a difficult time seeing how this group will help Americans.

    • Maybe you’re right but we just have to wait and see. Time will tell. Glasnost was implemented by the top of the Communist Party. Maybe that was a fake too. But maybe there is division inside Deep State.

    • Just wondering

      If I wanted to make America great again…I would certainly pick the best and brightest smart rich folks I could find for so many reasons! They are already proven to be successful, out of the box, independent thinkers. The know all the political and business war tricks and games. They are familiar with all the characters involved, tax codes, international laws and they have great contacts throughout the world to make things happen fast.Who in their right mind would Want to pick Slow moving, soft speaking, nail filing, clock watching employee who plays candy crush computer games in all day daily meetings?

  • r2bzjudge

    Russia did not move itself to the NATO border.

    The American MainStream Media interfered in our election. They almost succeeded.

    The MSM colluded with the Hillary campaign. That is established fact. That is a clear and present danger to our republic. The MSM simply cannot be trusted to tell us the truth. The have a vested interest in casting blame away from their guilty selves.

    • ThomasJK

      MSM = Marionette Sycophant Media.

  • Just wondering

    Remember the story of the boy who cried wolf? CIA is losing all credibility Fast

  • AmethystNancy

    It’s not just the Internet Reformation in a global sense that is doing in the controllers & their media. It’s also the exponential learning curve & expanding technology. Three critical launches – Facebook February 2004, YouTube February 2005, Twitter July 2006 – were not available when the global Deep State kicked off 911 in 2001. MSM now labels these “social media” that spread “fake news” & cost Hillary the election.

    The Internet wasn’t available when President Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110 June 1963 authorizing “the Treasury Secretary to issue $4.3 billion dollars in Silver Certificate currency…directly without the involvement of The Federal Reserve” 6 months before the JFK assassination coup. Today, when Senator Schumer subtly warns Trump of the dangers of confronting the CIA, it’s all over the world & an equally subtle checkmate is in place.

    I was a college sophmore when JFK was assassinated & didn’t even have a home computer until 2002, after “911”, but even this 73 year old retired social worker immediately understood the differences between “hacking”, “leaking” & “phishing” maneuvers in following the MSM lies about Putin tossing the election to Trump. We now have the language to understand what’s in play when WAPO’s story, “Russians ‘hacked’ Vermont power grid” turns out to be “Employee picks up ‘malware’ on work laptop”.

    • FEEuser

      Clinton might as well claim that TECHNOLOGY cost her the election. But that would not be much of a complaint, would it?

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