Thursday, July 18, 2019

Coming to America? Facebook to hand over data on hate speech suspects to French courts


by Dean Garrison, DC Clothesline:

Some people ask me why I worry about Facebook and Twitter, or why I even bother with those sites.

After all, I am suspended from Facebook almost constantly (120 of the last 135 days) and Twitter has started suspending me as well.

My response is this:

Henningsen: US, UK, Ecuador’s ‘Dirty Backroom Deals’ to Blame for Latest Threat to Assange

from 21st Century Wire:

On Friday, reports suggested that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, would be expelled from London’s Ecuadorian embassy “within hours to days.” This led to an international media storm, as the world waited as the 7-year stand-off threatened to reach a climactic end.

However, those fears have since been downplayed by Ecuadorian officials who released the following statement just hours ago:

“Very Suspicious,” “Hard To Believe”: Congressional Investigators Call BS On FBI Losing Strzok-Page Texts


by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:

Additional text messages sent and received by disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok have been handed over to Congress, reports the Associated PressIn yet another twist to the Strzok saga, the FBI failed to hand over a block of the agent’s text messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 because they have gone missing.

Or did they go missing?

AP reports:

In addition to the communications already made public, the Justice Department on Friday provided Johnson’s committee with 384 pages of text messages, according to a letter from the Wisconsin lawmaker that was obtained by The Associated Press.

But, according to the letter, the FBI told the department that its system for retaining text messages sent and received on bureau phones had failed to preserve communications between Strzok and Page over a five-month period between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017. May 17 was the date that Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Russia investigation.

According to Johnson’s letter, the Bureau told Stephen Boyd, the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs, that due to FBI-provided Samsung 5 mobile phones with software upgrades that “conflicted,” with “collection capabilities,” the text messages were not recorded.

However, according to the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, the FBI claimed it the reportedly missing text messages to Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz on August 10th, 2017.

“After finding a number of politically-oriented text messages between Page and Strzok, the OIG sought from the FBI all text messages between Strzok and Page from their FBI-issued phones through November 30, 2016, which covered the entire period of the Clinton e-mail server investigation,” Horowitz wrote to Grassley and Johnson on Wednesday.

The FBI handed over those messages on July 20, 2017. After reviewing those exchanges, Horowitz expanded the investigation to include all of the text messages exchanged between Strzok and Page from Nov. 30, 2016 to July 28, 2017.

Horowitz’s office received those messages on Aug. 10.

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Russia Claims It Has Evidence White Helmets, Nusra Planning Fake Chem Attack

by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:

As tensions heat up in Syria between a growing number of heavily involved participants, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria has stated it has been warned by sources that Jobhat al-Nusra is planning to coordinate a staged chemical weapons attack with the White Helmets for the purpose of blaming the attack on the Syrian government.

The center stated that, on Monday, it received a phone call from a resident in Serakab in Idlib province describing the incident allegedly being planned.

According to the source as reported by the RCFRIS, terrorists from Jobhat al-Nusra brought three cars packed with over 20 cylinders of chlorine as well as “personal protective equipment” to Serakab on the afternoon of February 12.

The source also revealed that the local branch of the White Helmets, “wearing individual means of protection” rehearsed “giving first aid” to “local residents” who were supposed to have been suffering from poisoning.

While the reports have apparently only come from one source, it appears to have been credible enough for the RCFRIS to announce the possibility that a staged chemical attack was in the works.

Chemical attacks in Syria have long been suspected of having been staged by terrorists in concert with the White Helmets for some time. Notably, abundant evidence suggests that the alleged chemical attacks at Khan Sheikhoun was one of those instances.

But while many are aware that chemical weapons attacks have been staged, the issue nevertheless remains dangerous because, as in the case of Khan Sheikhoun, the United States has repeatedly used the alleged attacks as an excuse to launch military operations against the Syrian government.

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Blame Game: Clapper, Brennan and Comey Start Turning on Each Other as Barr Turns Up the Heat

by Katie Pavlich, Townhall:

Now that the two year long Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 election is over, Attorney General Bill Barr has serious questions about how the investigation got started in the first place and whether spying on the Trump campaign was illegally conducted by the CIA, DNI and FBI.

For weeks, U.S. Attorney John Durham has been looking into the situation. Now that the microscope has turned to the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies during the Obama administration, things are getting quite uncomfortable for former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Trump Administration Threatens Families Of Venezuelan Military

by Caitlin Johnstone, Caitlin Johnstone:

“Today, President Trump presented Venezuela’s military officers with a choice – work for a democratic future for all Venezuelans or see the financial circle close for their families and loved ones,” tweetedUS National Security Advisor John Bolton today following a Miami speech by the president.

If you know anything about John Bolton, you just know he typed “noose” first instead of “circle”.

Head of Russian Military Gerasimov Predicted Fake Syria Gassing 1 Month Ago! – WATCH

from Russia Insider:

Russian Armed Forces Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov has warned that Russia would respond to any US military strike flowing from a false flag chemical weapons attack blamed on the Syrian government and Russia. So what’s the big deal? The general made the warning nearly a month ago…

Speaking at a press briefing on March 13, Gerasimov warned that the Russian defense ministry had obtained “reliable information” about plans by terrorists in Eastern Ghouta to launch a false chemical attack on civilians in the region and blame it on the Syrian government. According to the officer, ‘White Helmets’ activists and the accompanying film crews had already arrived at the scene with the necessary satellite equipment to spread the news of this ‘attack’ to the world media.

Jussie Smollett Case Dismissed: Proof of Elite Corruption

from Vigilant Citizen:

The case against Jussie Smollett was fully dismissed and the court files were sealed. Why? This article looks at the elite forces at play in this “hate and division” hoax.

For years, The Vigilant Citizen has been warning against the blatant agenda seeking to sow division in the masses, especially when it comes to race and political affiliation. The unrelenting efforts of the elite to create an ever-widening gap between blacks and whites, liberals and conservatives and even between men and women can be easily observed all over mass media and in the public space. And it is working.

Chicago Police One Step Closer To Using Drone Surveillance At Protests

by Nicholas West, Activist Post:

In the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting, we’ve seen a justification emerge for using drone surveillance of large public events. Most recently we saw drones being used at the 2018 Coachella music festival with very little if any public outcry. However, the use of drones for public protests is also being pursued, which finally has drawn the attention of civil liberties advocates in Chicago.

A new bill introduced by Rahm Emmanuel seeks to amend the privacy guarantees currently afforded under the Freedom From Drone Surveillance Act to include political protests as part of their consideration of “large-scale events.” According to Gizmodo, this amendment already has passed the first two stages of approval and is heading for the third soon. The ACLU is also disputing reports by the Illinois government that the ACLU was consulted and that their suggestions were woven into the new bill: