Friday, January 24, 2020

Geek Lore

When it comes to CrowdStrike, the conspiracy theory is not that they have some server in Ukraine, but that the Mueller report dead ends in a cold case with no public evidence. The conspiracy theory is what's in the Mueller report itself, in the form of an as yet unsubstantiated indictment.

Dr. Hill says whatever evidence there is may just have to stay classified, and it's the unanimous conclusion of the intelligence community that we don't have to do any messy trials or present evidence to establish guilt. Just trust us.

That an indictment is an allegation, still unproved, has been lost in the fray. Spin doctors knew it would be. They count on journalists repeating allegations as fact, that's how Russiagate built so much momentum in the first place.

We know the GRU hacked into the DNC because CrowdStrike said it did, and provided an elaborate story that proved CrowdStrike has even more prowess than the GRU when it comes to hacking the hackers. 

The indictment reads like a commercial (oh, and the Russians had to stop and research Powershell commands while hacking the DNC Exchange Server, nod to Microsoft).

Problem: the whole story is opaque and unsubstantiated. Is Guccifer 2.0 really the GRU in disguise? Of course! Why? Because CrowdStrike says so, and says it has the evidence to back it up.

The FBI rubber stamped their report (redacted) and thereby signed over the investigation to a private company, much as the wars in Mesopotamia were turned over to Blackwater and Halliburton/KBR.

Now that the justice system has been privatized, along with the military, the question remains: how do you use the Constitution to restore the Constitution? I'm not sure it has such self-rebooting powers.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Friday, January 03, 2020

Occupy History

Dec 29, 2019, 1:46 PM 

Occupy History Project: write your own recent history up to where Tulsi becomes president. Here's mine:

Smedley "War Hero" Butler, champion of the unpaid WW1 vets (their delayed pay called a "bonus"), exposed the Business Plot under FDR, delaying the coup until 1963 when the mob installed IMPOTUS #1: Emperor Johnson.

By Reagan (IMPOTUS #5), the oligarchs were firmly in control, Uncle Sam RIP * now needed to fool people into fervently believing in this new Imposter Government (IG), with bogus elections (deliberately broken) and lots of taxation without representation (we're all Puerto Rico now). Ollie North types were in control of foreign policy (shades of Nixon).

By 9.11.01, with no credible defenses, no real leadership, the sham had worn dangerously thin, and wars of conquest and distraction, in the New Rome tradition, led to bombing the Middle East on vague pretenses, and amazingly, Yugoslavia (Clinton's gang bombed the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade you might remember, typical coke head behavior).

We're now under Naked Emperor #10. The joker-heads like Bolton think war against Iran will keep us all looking the other way. Whipping the public into a mad cow frenzy over Iran's supposed "nukes" is priority number one.

Then Tulsi came along, representing the abused misused military, and suggested we restore the Constitution and not seek war against Persia.

The fading Clintonistas tried some of their old tricks, but were out of effective magic. Tulsi beat Trump in a landslide becoming the first female president, 2nd president from Hawaii, and America started getting back to taking care of its own people. We all lived happily ever after and yadda yadda, Amen.

* a Medal of Freedom winner even said so ("the U.S.A. we have known is bankrupt and extinct") out loud, in print, at the time -- not in the news, smear tactics had been perfected.

OK your turn.