Thursday, September 12, 2019

With friends like these...

A friend to this blog directs our attention to this tweet from the extraordinary Carole Cadwalladr:
"£4,563,350,000 of aggregate short positions on a ‘no deal’ Brexit have been taken out by hedge funds that directly or indirectly bankrolled Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign"
Oh. You’re shocked by that? Watch this. This is one of Johnson’s donors. Who also backed Vote Leave. Talking about ‘the morning that has gold in its mouth’ when he woke up £220million richer on June 24
These crooks are profiting from the destruction of the west.

Israeli spying. Here's another example of unfriendliness from a "friend"...
The U.S. government concluded within the past two years that Israel was most likely behind the placement of cellphone surveillance devices that were found near the White House and other sensitive locations around Washington, according to three former senior U.S. officials with knowledge of the matter.

But unlike most other occasions when flagrant incidents of foreign spying have been discovered on American soil, the Trump administration did not rebuke the Israeli government, and there were no consequences for Israel’s behavior, one of the former officials said.

The miniature surveillance devices, colloquially known as “StingRays,” mimic regular cell towers to fool cellphones into giving them their locations and identity information. Formally called international mobile subscriber identity-catchers or IMSI-catchers, they also can capture the contents of calls and data use.

The devices were likely intended to spy on President Donald Trump, one of the former officials said, as well as his top aides and closest associates — though it’s not clear whether the Israeli efforts were successful.
My god. The sheer balls. Yes, I know that everyone spies on everyone else. I'm quite sure that our intelligence agencies find ways to eavesdrop on Netanyahu. But to do this so obviously and so brazenly...!

I've been saying for a while now that kompromat is king in the modern era. I've come up with a name for this new system: Kompromacry.

Some people have wondered how Michael Wolff attained copies of phone conversations Trump had with his intimates. Many of those conversations were with Steve Bannon, who seems to be one of Wolff's bestest buds. (They shared a friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.) But what of the other conversations?

Maybe Wolff got the details from the Israelis. Maybe Seige was a warning to Trump: Give Bibi everything and anything he wants, or the next Wolff book will contain the really embarrassing shit.

(No, I can't find anything to indicate that Wolff is a sayan. But he was friendly with Epstein, and reasonable people suspect that Epstein had relations with Mossad.)

The NY Post uncritically relays Bibi's denial that he spied on Trump. Consider that confirmation of the original story.

1 comment:

gadfly said...

Let’s not be naive about the spy business: everybody spies on everybody else. We spy on them too. There are no innocent parties here. As an anonymous former U.S. intelligence officer was quoted in the Politico article: "Guess what we do in Tel Aviv?"

But another possibility comes from the New York Times back on 10/24/2018: "American spy agencies… learned that China and Russia were eavesdropping on the president’s cellphone calls from human sources inside foreign governments and intercepting communications between foreign officials.”

China, Russia and Israel love Donald, as can be determined from the large number of StingRay-equipped fake cell towers discovered.