, if true, means that much of the preceding post needs to go into rewrite. More than that: I need to apologize. The link goes to the latest entry in Louise Mensch's blog Patribotics -- and I hope to God that this is no April Fool's prank.
Alfa Bank is a front for Russian intelligence. Along with Dimitry Firtash, a Russian agent of influence, it owns Cambridge Analytica, the data targeting company used by Trump’s campaign. It also owns SCL, the propaganda company responsible for what has been termed “fake news” but was actually real propaganda co-ordinated by Russian intelligence.
We're talking about the same SCL and Cambridge Analytica owned by Robert Mercer, the man who gave us Bannon and Trump.
We're talking about the same SCL and Cambridge Analytica that works with Sandia Labs, the State Department, NATO and the UK Ministry of Defense. And also, I'm pretty sure, the CIA and MI6, although nobody wants to talk about that.
In the previous post, I scoffed at the idea that the Russians own a firm that plays such an important role in the security of both the US and the UK. Can it be? Can it really freakin' BE?
The implications are mind-blowing. I can't even think of something cleverer to say than "The implications are mind-blowing." That's
how thoroughly my mind has been blown. I'm trying to think of the right words to say, but all I can come up with is glap and glurp and glorp and codmafg dfqelj fk kaolkdf ieKMlswdasffggguhfdcnewwttUorr and cockles and mussels alive alive O.
Cambridge Analytica and SCL use Facebook data they had no right to acquire, illegally stolen by a Russian spy working at Cambridge, to build an unbeatable target database of propaganda.
If you say so, Louise. I'm not inclined to doubt you at the moment.
In the closing days of the election, the Russian state hacked into the voter rolls of the United States. Russian intelligence did this in order that they could provide this information to Alfa Bank in order to use Cambridge Analytica’s targeting, and SCL’s propaganda, in order precisely to target voters and tip them to Trump.
Or maybe to fuck with the actual election, as Russia does in other countries? Some evidence indicates that it did happen here. The fact that Trump's lawyers fought like badgers over every single aspect of the recount may be construed as a confession of guilt. You don't go to such extreme lengths to halt a recount unless you have something to hide.
The Alfa Bank server in Trump Tower provided fresh evidence for the granting of the FISA warrant, I reported. (this is a fact). However, the warrant was broader than merely looking at the server metadata. It explicitly covered US persons caught up in the inquiry and explicitly covered the right for the FBI to read intercepts and hear tapes and other materials on US persons, related to this inquiry, already existing and provided by intelligence from a Baltic state ally, which I name tonight as Lithuania.
I believe the Alfa Bank server was sending back to Russia information on the hacked voter databases and how they could be micro-targeted.
Just before the election, Manafort, who worked with Firtash and Alfa Bank, told Trump to go and campaign in Michigan. Public polling showed that Trump had no chance in Michigan.
There's more. Go here
and read it. Seriously, can this possibly be an April Fool's day gag? Did someone hack into Louise Mensch's account?
Speaking of mind-blowing developments:
Last night, we read that George Takei planned to run for Devin Nunes' seat. Today, we learn that this was simply an April Fool's gag