‘Saving lives. Keeping us safe. We are told that this costs us hundreds of billions of dollars per year. We are also told that the rule of law must be suspended in and around this effort. We are told never to question any of it.
In the absence of any real terror threat’ in the US, many law enforcement and federal agencies like the DHS and the FBI still have to justify their ever-expanding department budgets and expensive annual shopping lists. If there isn’t a ‘clear and present danger’, then bureaucrats will do what bureaucrats do – and make up the terror threat. For the myriad of corporate contractors and media outlets still living high off the federal terror hog, fear is simply good for business – just ask former DHS head Michael Chertoff.
On any given day there are at least 15,000 American citizens working as ‘informants’ for the FBI, and for many, or most, it’s not by choice. If you refuse to play the terror game, you will be harassed, jailed, or even tortured by US federal proxies overseas.’
‘Ukraine, a nation on the brink of civil war and bankruptcy, has received its first emergency rescue money from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the National Bank of Ukraine reported.
The two-year program will shell out over $17bn in aid to Ukraine’s troubled economy, and was approved by the IMF’s 24-member board at the end of April.
National Bank Chairman Stepan Kubiv said that a portion of the first loan will be used to boost gold and currency reserves and help stabilize the fast-falling hryvnia. Foreign currency reserves have been wiped out as the Bank spends money to prop up the weak currency, and have reached a critically low level of under $12 billion.’
‘Yesterday, Germany’s Bild newspaper reported that US CIA and FBI agents are consulting Kiev authorities on its crackdown on pro-autonomy activists in eastern Ukraine. What do you make of it? Do you think it could really be the case?
We have very credible news that the foreign Maidan story a few weeks ago was in fact directed from the US Embassy and for insiders in politics this is not news at all. This is very boring. People are making jokes why there is no revolution in the US and no regime change. The reason is very simple, there is no American Embassy in the US. What we see here is Maidan leaders were staying for hours each and every day in the US Embassy.
There is a huge population of CIA agents right now busy in Ukraine and the problem is again that in all these things that happened Washington is accusing Russia of having agents in Ukraine while it is the other way around. So, my interpretation of this is we have in fact a pre-running media war with lying against Russia and this is just a cover-up for a kind of economic war that is going on.’
‘This full length video reveals what the mainstream media does not want you to know. The Right Sector Neo Nazis which are an integral part of the coalition “government” are depicted by the NYT and the Washington Post as True Patriots and Nationalists. The horrendous crimes committed against fellow Ukrainians are not mentioned.
Realities are twisted upside down. The CIA is involved in training and advising Right Sector Brown Shirts.
Neo-Nazis heralded as Nationalists and Ultra-Conservatives are tacitly supported by the self proclaimed “international community”.’
‘Andriy Parubiy, the National Security and Defense Council boss of the junta in Kyiv, announced on Sunday the Ukrainian military will expand the “active stage of the operation in towns where extremists and terrorists are carrying out illegal activities.”
The renewed effort to assert control and defeat anti-junta activists and paramilitaries in Donetsk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Kostyantynivk and other towns in eastern Ukraine coincides with news the CIA and FBI will work with the regime to put down popular uprisings against the government in Kyiv.
On Monday, coup Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the failure of police in Odessa, where violence claimed the lives of dozens of people over the last few days, has resulted in the formation of “Kiev-1,” a paramilitary comprised of “civil activists” who previously worked with the fascist Right Sector and Svoboda to overthrow Ukraine’s elected president in February.’
‘Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa yesterday (4 May) and freed nearly 70 fellow activists as the country’s leaders lamented a police force they said was widely undermined by graft or collaboration with separatists.
Militants chanted “We will not forgive!” and “Russia!” as they smashed windows and broke down the gate at the compound two days after over 40 pro-Russian activists died in a blaze at a building they had occupied after clashes with pro-Kyiv groups.
Friday’s deaths occurred after running clashes, involving petrol bombs and gunfire, between supporters and opponents of Moscow on the streets of Odessa, where the majority of people speak Russian. The pro-Russian activists were trapped in a building as it burned down.’
‘Senator John McCain told Ukraine’s Intern TV channel on Sunday that a group of Republican senators, a “very large one”, would introduce a $100 million military aid bill soon, adding that he hoped Congress would support it. But this will take time, the senator said.
In the meantime, the senators will do their best to convince President Barack Obama to approve military aid for Ukraine. A number of high-ranking US officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, have visited Ukraine in the past couple of months.
Recently, the Germany’s Bild newspaper reported that dozens of US officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were consulting the new Kiev government in its crackdown on federalization supporters in southeast Ukraine.’
‘An American investigative journalist believes that it is credible that the US Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation are involved in Ukraine’s crisis.
Dozens of CIA and FBI agents are involved in the offensive against the pro-Russian activists, who seized buildings in several towns and cities, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday.
“Their activity is limited to the capital Kiev,” according to the paper.
According to the paper, the agencies are advising the government in Kiev on how to deal with the “fight against organized crime” and stop the violence in the country’s restive eastern regions.’
‘“The snipers on that hill were British. People have seen them. You could tell by their uniforms,” Vitali Nelovich said with confidence. “They were by the television tower. But even before they were stationed, there were others who came by helicopter. They were very dark skinned”.
Alexei Viktorovich was also adamant: “The dark-skinned men were very professional, I was in the army myself, so I could tell. They didn’t stay long, flew in and flew out.”
There was other incriminating “evidence”, local people pointed out, of a foreign hand in the shooting which took place between Ukrainian forces and residents, claiming between seven and 10 lives and up to 20 injured in Andrievka, near the militant stronghold of Slovyansk on Friday evening.’
‘In a shocking development, Alen J. Salerian, M.D., the former top psychiatrist for the FBI, is about to be involuntarily committed to a prison psychiatric facility for indefinite detention.
The official reason is that he is not currently competent to assist his legal counsel in their defense against charges that he has become a drug distributor through his medical practice.
The real reasons, however, appear to be completely different, including:’
‘Since 2008, the FBI has been hard at work transforming its massive fingerprint database (IAFIS) into an even more massive biometric database called Next Generation Identification. NGI will include iris scans, palm prints and images of faces that can be scanned using face recognition technology and matched to age, race, address, ID number, and immigration status, among other things.
According to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the FBI’s efforts to amass as much identifying data as possible is going quite well: the database, which contained 13.6 million images of 7 to 8 million people in 2012, is expected to hold 52 million photos by next year. Most of the images come from local and state law enforcement. Although the FBI has said it doesn’t intend to collect social media images, there are no rules in place barring the accumulation of pictures from sources other than law enforcement.’
‘On Monday, the military trial of five 9/11 suspects was put on hold as allegations surfaced that the FBI had enlisted a member of the defense team as a secret informant. This brazen violation of basic democratic norms is a further exposure of an extra-judicial process that has been illegal from the start.
Defense attorneys filed a motion late Sunday night calling for a halt to the proceedings, a review of the FBI’s involvement and the appointing of new independent attorneys for the defendants.
James Harrington, a civilian attorney for Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the five accused, told the judge, “We have an impossible situation in terms of representing our client… on any issue.” Harrington added, “To say this is a chilling experience for all of us is a gross understatement.”’
‘If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI’s new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of the US population, will be ready to launch this summer.
Codenamed NGI, the system combines the bureau’s 100 million-strong fingerprint database with palm prints, iris scans and mugshots. Naturally, this has alarmed privacy advocates, since it’s not just felons whose images are added, but anyone who has supplied a photo ID for a government job or background check.
According to the EFF’s documents, the system will be capable of adding 55,000 images per day, and could have the facial data for anything up to 52 million people by next year. Let’s just hope that no-one tells the Feds about Facebook, or we’re all in serious trouble.’