The “Less Than Nothing” Russia Hacking Hoax Lives On While the TRUTH of the 5-Eyes Spying is Forgotten

by Scott Creighton

“When it appeared to (the Deep State) that Secretary Clinton was likely to (lose) the presidency the (5-Eyes) influence campaign focused more on undercutting (President Trump’s) legitimacy and crippling (his) presidency from its start, including by impugning the fairness of the election”

No truer words have ever been written by the Deep State’s 5-Eyes political influence and destabilization campaigns.

In early March of this year, Judge Napolitano of Fox News broke a story about how the former president Barack Obama was aided by British intelligence agency GCHQ to spy on the campaign of then Republican candidate Donald J. Trump in 2016 through the use of the 5-Eyes program which allows various nations to use their spying services to aid each other, spying on their own citizens without actually having to break national laws about spying on their own citizens. This “intelligence sharing” deal allows members to ask other nations to spy on their citizens so they can’t be accused of violating their rules and the constitutions of the various member states.

When this story came out, the complicit media viciously attacked Judge Nap. and anyone else who reported on the story.

GCHQ, who typically never comments on anything they are accused of, spoke up IMMEDIATELY, denying the charge.

The British GCHQ has responded with the following statement: “Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wire tapping’ against the then President Elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.”

For a brief moment in time, the general public started hearing about 5-Eyes, many for the first time and for the next month Mockingbird personalities like Scarborough and Maddow breathlessly ranted about how dangerous it was to insult our glorious intel partners across the pond as they forecast dire possibilities about what might happen were we to lose their trust.

Then this happened on April 13th…

“Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.

GCHQ first became aware in late 2015 of suspicious “interactions” between figures connected to Trump and known or suspected Russian agents, a source close to UK intelligence said. This intelligence was passed to the US as part of a routine exchange of information, they added.

Over the next six months, until summer 2016, a number of western agencies shared further information on contacts between Trump’s inner circle and Russians, sources said.” Guardian

To my knowledge, the CIA’s Mockingbird assets in the media never apologized to Judge Nap. and the others they slandered before the Guardian’s story broke. Instead, they turned the GCHQ spying story into some kind of glorious effort to help protect America from the Russians who were trying to thwart all this “democracy” we have over here.

But the facts are the facts. Judge Napolitano was right. The Brits and others were spying on our political transition process and feeding information to the Obama administration who had a vested interest in seeing his own legacy was maintained by the installation of Hillary Clinton as the next president of these United States.

It wasn’t Russia who was trying to influence our election or Donald Trump teaming up with them to do it… it was Britain… and the Deep State… teaming up with Hillary Clinton through her friends in the Obama White House.

So is it any wonder that they are still pushing the “Russia hacking” narrative as hard as they can through their talking heads on every network news channel and in the print media? If this story were to break, if people REALLY understood who was screwing with their election process, it would be the end of the 5-Eyes and the most valuable tool of public control they have.

IN the 90s and up until the present, in this country at least, the 5-Eyes program used two basic systems to spy on the citizens of the participating nations: the PRISM program which collects vast amounts of information on all civilians via their cooperation with technology firms such as Google, Apple and Microsoft… and the ECHELON surveillance network which was a global surveillance system that collected, categorized and analyzed all other types of personal and commercial communications between unsuspecting people.

These systems, according to REAL whistle-blowers like William Binney, were never designed to “fight terror” or protect the people of the countries in which they were employed. Instead, they were designed for exactly the opposite reason. Slowly, the truth of that opinion became obvious to those of us who were paying attention and years ago, that truth was becoming obvious to various leaders in these effected countries.

In 1988, Duncan Campbell revealed in the New Statesman the existence of ECHELON, an extension of the UKUSA Agreement on global signals intelligence [Sigint]. The story, ‘Somebody’s listening,’ detailed how the eavesdropping operations were not only being employed in the interests of ‘national security,’ but were regularly abused for corporate espionage in the service of US business interests. The piece passed largely unnoticed outside of journalism circles.[36] In 1996, a detailed description of ECHELON was provided by New Zealand journalist Nicky Hager in a book titled “Secret Power – New Zealand’s Role in the International Spy Network“, which was cited by the European Parliament in a 1998 report titled “An Appraisal of the Technology of Political Control” (PE 168.184).[37] On 16 March 2000, the Parliament called for a resolution on the Five Eyes and their ECHELON surveillance network, which, if passed, would have called for the “complete dismantling of ECHELON“.[38]

3 months later, the Temporary Committee on ECHELON was set up by the European Parliament to investigate the ECHELON surveillance network. However, according to a number of European politicians such as Esko Seppänen of Finland, these investigations were hindered by the European Commission.[39]

In the United States, congressional legislators warned that the ECHELON system could be used to monitor U.S. citizens.[40] On 14 May 2001, the U.S. government cancelled all meetings with the Temporary Committee on ECHELON.[41]

According to a BBC report in May 2001, “the US Government still refuses to admit that Echelon even exists”.[16]

Left unchecked in the wake of the false flag events of Sept. 11th, 2001, the Deep State’s 5-Eyes, hailed quietly as our best defense against the dread pirate Osama bin-Laden, grew to immense proportions. Money poured in like the Gulf of Mexico into the 9th Ward. The levy was breached almost like it was made to be breached.

Various whistle-blowers tried to warn us over the years and we listened for a little while until some new terror story dominated the Mockingbird press and the questions, the doubts about the Deep State’s deeper motives faded into memory, down the hole, like Judge Nap’s warning last March.

Let’s take a second to remember… in spite of the fact that we now know GCHQ and the other 5-Eyes countries had been spying on the Trump campaign since “late 2015” (when it became clear he just might win the nomination) and the Obama administration took up their efforts for the remainder of the election process, not one single shred of tangible evidence exists to show:

  1. Trump or anyone from his campaign COLLUDING with the Russians
  2. Russia interfering with our election process

Now we have congressional investigation. We have investigations of the investigations. We have “meetings” taking place, which is right and proper for incoming administration officials with foreign dignitaries. We have officials being forced to resign. And we have endless media campaigns of innuendo, inferences and 6 degrees of separation conspiracy theories being cobbled together by Mockingbird talking heads looking to earn their keep by keeping the bullshit stories alive and well in the minds of the gullible, frightened public.

But, after all this time, there is nothing. In fact, there is less than nothing when you consider the fact that each time the Deep State provides some baseless “evidence” to their Mockingbirds to run with, it becomes more and more obvious what is really happening here.

On December 29th of 2016, the DHS unleashed their “Grizzly Steppe” report (PDF) in an effort to undermine the incoming administration before they could even hit the ground in D.C.

Their intention was to sow doubt in the minds of Americans about the validity of Trump’s victory in November. You have to remember, they had spent a full month trying every trick they could to keep congress from recognizing the results of the election and so on Dec. 19th, when Trump officially became the President Elect, they had to change tactics.

The 11-page report itself was quickly discredited by technology and former intelligence professionals who showed it was devoid of substance and the “hackers” that it claimed to have been trying to interfere with our election, had no verified connection with Russia.

“But now critics say the DHS effort to publish a master list of such IOCs — a DHS/FBI Joint Analysis Report, dubbed Grizzly Steppe — is backfiring, sowing confusion about the hackers’ identities and undermining hard-won trust in the U.S. government as an information-sharing partner.

And several major cybersecurity companies are telling their customers not to use the DHS technical indicators.” Cyber Scoop, Jan. 6 2017

The Grizzly Steppe report was bogus. It was techie gobbly-gook designed to confuse the general public while looking like a smoking gun but in fact, it was nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

In fact, Wikileaks would later release documents UMBRAGE and other programs that would show how the Deep State intelligence agencies would routinely plant specific code in their malware and phishing programs to implicate other nation’s intelligence agencies. Kind of like a techie false flag operation, if you will.

“With UMBRAGE and related projects, the CIA can not only increase its total number of attack types, but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the ‘fingerprints’ of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from,” WikiLeaks writes in a summary of its CIA document dump.” The Intercept, Mar. 2017

The Grizzly Steppe report turned out to be a horrible misstep for the Deep State. But that didn’t stop them from doubling down on their efforts with their Jan. 6th 2017 release of a different report on “Russian interference” which was based in a large part on the pre-existing “intelligence” coming from Grizzly Steppe.

A new lie based almost entirely on the old lie.

Some analytic judgments are based directly on collected information; others rest on previous judgments, which serve as building blocks in rigorous analysis. In either type of judgment, the tradecraft standards outlined above ensure that analysts have an appropriate basis for the judgment...

The nature of cyberspace makes attribution of cyber operations difficult but not impossible. Every kind of cyber operation — malicious or not — leaves a trail. US Intelligence Community analysts use this information, their constantly growing knowledge base of previous events and known malicious actors, and their knowledge of how these malicious actors work and the tools that they use, to attempt to trace these operations back to their source (or to frame them). In every case, they apply the same tradecraft standards described in the Analytic Process above…

Information available as of 29 December 2016 was used in the preparation of this product (the Grizzly Steppe report released Dec. 29, 2016)

The basis for the judgement that the actors involved in this “hacking” attempt comes from the assessment made in the discredited Grizzly Steppe report. They admit that themselves.

They also admit they have a “growing knowledge base” of “tools” used by foreign actors, which goes right to the UMBRAGE leak, which shows how they not only KNOW about these tools… but they plant them in hacking attempts KNOWING other analysts will find them.

This new report offered another line of innuendo by attempting to link television networks with the Russian government and then by saying that network, RT, was used to undermine Hillary Clinton’s credibility in a Russian government attempt to get Donald Trump elected. Their evidence?

“(RT) consistently cast President – elect Trump as the target of unfair coverage from traditional US media outlets”

“Russian media hailed President – elect Trump’s victory as a vindication of Putin’s advocacy of global populist movements”

“RT’s coverage of Secretary Clinton throughout the US presidential campaign was consistently negative and focused on her leaked e-mails and accused her of corruption, poor physical and mental health, and ties to Islamic extremism”

In short, RT did what journalists are supposed to do… they investigated and published the truth about Hillary Clinton, the complicit media in the US carrying water for her campaign and the real strength behind the Trump campaign which was a massive rejection of globalism and globalist economic ideology which Hillary refused to denounce and represented as the personification of globalization to many people in the country.

Perhaps most ironically, the Deep State’s report also included this accusation:

“When it appeared to Moscow that Secretary Clinton was likely to win the presidency the Russian influence campaign focused more on undercutting Secretary Clinton’s legitimacy and crippling her presidency from its start, including by impugning the fairness of the election”

That is EXACTLY what the Deep State has been doing to the Trump campaign and presidency since Day One. Exactly. I mean word for word, it’s like they took it from their daily action item report on destabilizing the Trump presidency and pasted it into this “report”

In essence, this “Russian Interference” report is as baseless as the “Russian Hacking” one and yet, they are both still cited to this day when influence peddlers like Maddow and Scarborough try to undermine the president or accuse Russia of doing something Britain and the 5-Eyes did.

In fact, the latest “report” revealed in the “Reality Winner” psyop is simply a regurgitated shortened version of the Dec. 29th bullcrap. It is absolutely baseless and instead of proving Russian involvement with a phishing campaign targeting voter registration rolls in this country, it shows the exact opposite, proving only that someone somewhere made an “assessment” of their involvement, based on no evidence at all.

It becomes obvious it’s an intelligence retread when you look at the info graphics from the two of them.

This was published by The Intercept two weeks ago. Supposedly it was “leaked” by something called “Reality Winner” who has since been denied bail for some ridiculous reason and now the agent playing this role is probably enjoying an extended vacation in DOHA or somewhere equally secure and secretive. My text is added for clarity.

This is an image released as part of the debunked “Russian Hacking” Grizzly Steppe report from Dec. 29th, 2016.

More lies, based on older lies which were based on even older lies… all based on “analyst’s judgements” which in turn, were based on previous “analyst’s assessments” based on planted UMBRAGEs.

When you take the time to break them down, they are all baseless. Parts of an ongoing campaign “focused more on undercutting (President Trump’s) legitimacy and crippling (his) presidency from its start, including by impugning the fairness of the election”

And one doesn’t even need to mention the ridiculousness of the Jan. 17th, 2017 “Golden Shower Dossier” cobbled together by former BRITISH spies back in 2015 (when GCHQ was running their spying program for Obama and Clinton) and sold to the Republican candidates running against Trump and then to the Clinton campaign.

One after another, former and current intelligence agency heads have come forward and said there is no “there there” when it comes to hard evidence of either Trump campaign collusion with Russia nor Russian hacking with U.S. elections. And apart from organizations like Sputnik and RT reporting the truth about Hillary Clinton’s corruption and the mass media’s efforts to influence our election, there is no “proof” of Russian interference either.

Unless of course this country is so completely twisted and sick that telling the truth is considered “interference”

All that said, lets take a look at two articles from Bloomberg news from yesterday:

“The new details, buttressed by a classified National Security Agency document recently disclosed by the Intercept, show the scope of alleged hacking that federal investigators are scrutinizing as they look into whether Trump campaign officials may have colluded in the efforts. But they also paint a worrisome picture for future elections: The newest portrayal of potentially deep vulnerabilities in the U.S.’s patchwork of voting technologies comes less than a week after former FBI Director James Comey warned Congress that Moscow isn’t done meddling.

“They’re coming after America,” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the election. “They will be back.” Bloomberg, April 13th

“… new sanctions could be levied on entities engaging in “malicious cyber activity,” according to a summary released late Monday by four senators, including Banking Chairman Mike Crapo and Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, as well as the ranking Democrats on the those panels, Sherrod Brown and Ben Cardin.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will hold a vote to add the amendment to an Iran sanctions bill, S. 722, being debated this week.

“By codifying existing sanctions and requiring congressional review of any decision to weaken or lift them, we are ensuring that the United States continues to punish” Russian President Vladimir Putin “for his reckless and destabilizing actions,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said in a statement. “These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russia and any other country who might try to interfere in our elections that they will be punished.” Bloomberg, April 12th

Those stories continue. The lies are repeated endlessly in spite of the fact that the reports they are based on have been completely discredited. New lies heaped upon the carcasses of the old ones and told with such speed and authority that no one notices the decaying body of evidence lying beneath them.

The story that is gone is the one about the 5-Eyes interfering with our elections, spying on campaign members trying to gin-up something, anything, hookers and Golden Showers… anything salacious they could find to derail Trump’s populist sounding campaign and ensure the coronation of globalist neocon Hillary Clinton, the Deep State’s first choice for the most powerful office on the planet.

As the Mockingbirds jockey for favor and position on the complicit media’s corporate ladder of success, each trying to outdo the others with new and improved ways to slander a seated administration in the White House, we should remember the words of the Deep State and take them at face value.

For sometimes the truth lies hidden in the words of scoundrels:

“When it appeared to (the Deep State) that Secretary Clinton was likely to (lose) the presidency the (5-Eyes) influence campaign focused more on undercutting (President Trump’s) legitimacy and crippling (his) presidency from its start, including by impugning the fairness of the election”

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9 Responses

  1. Good grief.
    How can they even listen to Comey….. he is a known liar.
    Russia must have a great sense of humor…. hearing all this stuff …… guess they don’t have any respect for USA anymore.
    Our Generals want a war with Russia……. unfortunately for most of us Americans, we won’t be able to ship out to a safer nation…. while the bombs fall on us.
    And what gives us the right to ‘punish’ Russia by penalizing Iran?… can we actually get away with that?

  2. Scholarly work in unvarnished prose.

  3. Of course it is very important for all of us who live in these five countries to be aware of the “Five Eyes” program. Some of us long-term internet ‘conspiracy theorists’ have known about this for several years now.

    But what is not so well-known, and not so much discussed, is the explosive growth in private surveillance and private ‘security’ companies that has occurred in the past 15 years or so. It’s a whole new growth industry. Our governments are more and more contracting work out to these private companies. This includes the growth of video surveillance cameras on our streets and on public transport systems as well as the complete surveillance of all electronic means of communication such as the internet and cellphones.

    It’s a new world, for sure.

  4. Is it okay that I’m glad Clinton lost, but hate that Trump won?

    I mean, look, the deep state and all that is after Trump, yeah, but dear God, someone’s got to stop this shit he and the Republicans are doing. And it’s got nothing to do with Russia.

    • And the deep state is not in lockstep against Trump, Trump has more than his fair share of support within powerful circles. Murdoch owned Fox, the number one war on terror mouthpiece, pretty much fully supports and defends Trump. And the entire media/activism community which has risen to prominence during the Trump era is pretty much a creation of right wing Zionism. I think that we are seeing here is another classic factional war, with Trump representing the far right arm of the power structure. I think that all of this opposition to Trump, if not largely manufactured, is rooted more in a fear of what the elite wing backing him represents (hard right policy on Israel, heightened tension with Iran, waging war against Islam in general) than an indication that Trump actually intends to rein in this system in any meaningful manner..

  5. Global Research has decided to gift us with this title:
    “The Putin Interview: Does Oliver Stone Have a Weak Spot for Dictators?”
    By Peter Kuznick, June 12, 2017
    Loosely related, but here is another delightful example:
    “Middle East ‘Water Wars’: Iran Official Urges Pressure on Turkey over Dams”
    By Press TV, June 12, 2017
    My most optimistic theory is that GR’s community has become overly naive, undiscerning it its selection of submitted product- but now I’m convinced Scott was right when he said Tony Cartalucci contaminated the organization. Never again trust any media outlet simply because of its “independent” or “progressive” branding.

    • Thanks for the heads-up on an excellent article on GR! The title of the article might be a bit unfortunate but exactly the opposite sentiment to that title is expressed in the article itself.

      As for Cartalucci, I wonder how many of his articles you have ever read. As far as I can see, Cartalucci’s main “crime” was to accuse the former Thai Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra of being corrupt and a Wall Street puppet. In turn, Cartalucci applauded the coup against Shinawatra by the Thai military. This was repeated when Shinawatra’s sister became Prime Minister, acting in proxy for her brother.

      On the other hand, some people praised Shinawatra because of his policy of subsidizing Thailand’s rice farmers. But in the end, this policy was unsustainable and wreaked havoc on the rice industry. So it seems that the rice subsidy program was akin to a kind of bribe to the peasants in order to gain their votes rather than genuine concern for the poorer stratum of society.

      • As opposed to letting foreign farms dump their rice on Thailand, driving Thai growers out of business?
        So the leader deposed by a somewhat violent militarist coup backed by sections of the upper class was “a Wall Street puppet”? And the government after him banned protests? Doesn’t that sound oxymoronic to you?
        Cartalucci is likely controlled opposition, truthful on some areas but misleading on others.
        You sound like an astroturfer to me.

      • I suppose you guys haven’t been around long enough to remember my discussion with “Tony Cartalucci”. It’s worth reading. And yeah, he’s a bit more than controlled opposition. He actually left a comment here saying democracy was childish in his support for the US-backed coup in Thailand.

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