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    Echoing what Carolyn Hamlett has been repeating for a long while about "chaos" being orchestrated all around the world as a final stage of the real "disclosure" of the occult component of this eons long "conspiracy":

    "Anti Semites" are Being Tagged for Extermination

    August 31, 2019

    (Posted Aug 31 by "friends of David Goldberg")

    On August 26 I posted this article about David Goldberg: "Dead Jewish Whistleblower Confirmed Occult WW3 Scenario."

    Goldberg, 59, was murdered on June 8. His dead man's switch has been activated in the form of this recording. He reveals that Cabalists in the White House have a project to "tag, track and identify" ("T, T & Id") opponents of Zionist world government.

    They plan to eliminate these people: The "high-value people" through extermination; the "low value" people through viruses. Goldberg estimates the total at 15 million.

    While I cannot vouch for it, this information is consistent with the fanaticism of Cabalists throughout history. Goldberg says Trump is an intrinsic part of this demented Zionist scheme. His first loyalty is to Israel. He is a con man first and foremost.

    If Goldberg is a psyop, he is certainly one of the most outrageous. I take this seriously. We cannot be naive about the grave danger we face.

    Make up your own mind. I would suspect this info if it weren't for a mountain of corroborating evidence, i.e. Trump's subservience to Israel and Chabad, the Epstein connection and his recent remarks about being the "King of Israel" and "destroying" antisemites.

    Listen to the recording which I summarize below.

    by Henry Makow PhD

    David Goldberg was murdered on June 8. Although a Jew like myself, he felt compelled to warn humanity of the danger it faces.

    His "dead man's switch" has been activated in the form of this recording which you should copy because it will be taken down. So far it has only had only 75 views but it will go viral if it is not removed.

    A White House insider, a Jewish woman, since fired, gave Goldberg a trove of documents and memos which indicate that the Cabalists (the Chabad cult) fear the increasing awareness about Zionist plans for a tyrannical world government based in Israel. Here are his main points:

    1. The growing awareness of the Cabalist agenda for world government is a problem for Zionists. They have been shutting down some websites like The Ugly Truth. But, Goldberg says, they have initiated other web sites which actually tell the truth in order to identify people who subscribe. He speculates that Adam Green's Know More News is one of these but he does not know for sure. [I am not endorsing this view. Green has been invaluable in exposing the Cabalist agenda. I reserve judgment.] Goldberg calls these "gatekeeper" sites. He says Alex Jones is an obvious example. This "T, T & ID" program is called "Project Pogo."



    2. The second program is called "Project Zyphr." This involves exterminating American opposition to Zionist world tyranny. He predicts power blackouts and/or world financial crash will be used as a cover to round up opposition. A flu-like virus may be used. He speculates that it will all go down in the winter of 2020-2021 after Trump's reelection which is guaranteed.

    This is why the Demonrats are behaving so madly. Why they are pushing gun control. This is the motive behind all the mass shootings. The latest shooting was Saturday.

    They often hire the same people to stage these shootings. (See my Twitter feed for @Zyntrax.)

    Left-Right (globalist-nationalist, fascist-communist) collaboration is part of a coordinated attack on humanity just like World War Two, and all wars. (Hitler vs Stalin yada yada) Americans are being led down a garden path. Trump is the "Chosen One."

    All nation-states will be collapsed, Goldberg says. A world government and world currency will be presented as the only alternative to chaos.

    Trump is totally on board. He has been promised the title "King of Israel" and his family will have the highest status.

    Trump recently referred to himself, in the trade context, as "the Chosen One,"...the "King of Israel." Trump has called for the death penalty for all antisemites. The Noahide Laws say that people who worship Christ and refuse to serve the Jews should be guillotined.

    3. Trump has been a conscious agent of this conspiracy for years. The script -- "Make America Great," Build the Wall, etc. -- was all drafted five years ago. The election indeed may have been hacked ...by Israel. The Russian collusion is all diversion.

    "Trump loved the script," Goldberg said. "He'll be President. He'll be able to do a lot of things he was already predisposed to do." See Insider: Is Trump Family Cult Behind Coming Armageddon?

    JUDAS GOAT

    If Goldberg is correct, Trump is false opposition, a Judas Goat, or Pied Piper leading Americans to destruction, like Hitler did to Germans, while pretending to defend their interests. (Consider also Steve Bannon's connection to the Zionist mouthpiece, Breitbart.)



    4. Goldberg says Trump's speechwriter Stephen Miller, left, a Jew like Trump, is an ardent Zionist and plays a "big role" in the agenda.

    5. Goldberg said he feared for his life. He sees black SUVs outside his residence which drive away when he approaches them. He has given friends copies of all the documents. He doesn't care if he dies because "this is getting serious"...it is reaching a "terrifying new level."

    He estimates 15 million will die but "it could be more."

    But everyone will be caught up in the blackouts and "financial meltdown." There will be food shortages and other mayhem which will be used to justify the new world government.

    LITTLE PUSHBACK
    I cannot vouch for this information but it would explain why I have received so little pushback. Yes, I am being partly shadowbanned on Google. But I suspect my Twitter followers and other readers are being identified.

    I am not a witting part of "Project Pogo." I am inspired by a belief in God and God's purpose for humanity. Our lives are trivial if we are not doing God's work in some fashion. This is our common purpose, our common meeting place. Humanity should be led by the very finest people instead of the dregs.



    Goldberg's information will not deter me and I hope it won't deter you.

    Let David Goldberg's sacrifice be our example. He is proof that while the Cabalist Jewish leadership is satanic, there are many fine courageous Jews who are prepared to sacrifice their lives for the betterment of humanity.

    We must use our freedom to oppose this evil fate.

    We must hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

    Sorry to dump this on a Saturday night, of a long weekend!

    It is a reminder to cherish every day of normalcy.

    ---

    Related:

    Ken Adachi: When oh when is the American public going to wake up to the reality that the Israel/Satan- owned US Pentagon is practice-training with US and foreign troops in American cities and American civilian areas for the exclusive and SOLE purpose of combating and SLAUGHTERING AMERICAN citizens who don't want to go along with the JWO takeover and subversion of America into a communist tyranny? How much more can it be in your face???

    The Army thinks its next war will go underground -- and it's spending a half-billion dollars to get ready


    First Comment from CK:

    Readers need to watch and DOWNLOAD a copy IMMEDIATELY. It's going into the memory hole, or they will use Deep Fake tech to change the content. You won't be able to tell the difference if you haven't seen or saved a copy.

    That there is a plot to murder millions of people standing in the way of their ambitions is not surprising in the least. It's pure evil, that's all you can call it. They have always used bribery, blackmail, and murder to impose their monopoly of thought on the world. There is an even vaster conspiracy behind these people and it will shock even the evildoers when they learn the truth of where those thoughts in their minds came from. The human mind is truly the weakest.

    =================================================

    Most of the dots can be connected from the posts on these pages from Epstein to Goldberg via Carolyn Hamlett and Sue Arrigo, about the satanic rituals, abuses and programmings that's the undercurrent between the dots.

    Then, there is also this from the last session with the Cs by the "chateau" crew:
    Session Date: Aug 10 2019
    Laura, Andromeda, and Artemis at the board

    [...]

    (L) Now... What was it that you wanted to ask, Niall?

    (Niall) Current events questions. What caused the blackout in the UK?

    A: Sabotage.

    Q: (Niall) Is that the same people who did the sabotage in Argentina?

    A: Yes

    Q: (Niall) Geez. Why would they want to target the UK?

    A: Create chaos
    .

    Q: (Niall) They're nuts. Was there more than one shooter involved in the Texas shooting?

    A: Yes

    Q: (Joe) Standard operating procedure.

    A: Yes Greenbaum type programming. We have discussed this before and are surprised that you have forgotten.

    Q: (Joe) We haven't forgotten. I guess we don't need to ask questions like that anymore.

    (Niall) What happened to the Russian navy submarine that blew up in July?

    A: Sabotage.


    Q: (Scottie) I think the answer to all those is: sabotage.

    (L) We want to know what happened to Pierre the other day when he fainted?

    A: In case you did not notice, a great wave of negative energy circled the planet over the past few days, affecting those who are vulnerable due to lack of awareness.

    Q: (Artemis) What happened?

    (Andromeda) There was all kinds of stuff like multiple shootings and...

    (Artemis) Yeah, but why and from who?

    A: General chaos generated from 4D STS sources.

    Q: (L) Okay, are we done?

    [...]

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    Underground warfare, eh!?

    Why Is DARPA Asking The Public For An Underground Research Facility By Friday

    by Tyler Durden
    Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:30

    The US Government's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has asked the public to help them find an underground facility "able to host research & experimentation" by Friday.



    "Attention, city dwellers! We're interested in identifying university-owned or commercially managed underground urban tunnels & facilities able to host research & experimentation," the agency tweeted on Wednesday.

    "The ideal space would be a human-made underground environment spanning several city blocks w/ complex layout & multiple stories, including atriums, tunnels & stairwells. Spaces that are currently closed off from pedestrians or can be temporarily used for testing are of interest."
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    That's SO weird!!

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    Is this the same David Goldberg mentioned in the above post, #141?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Goldberg

    Quote David Bruce Goldberg (October 2, 1967 – May 1, 2015) was an American management consultant and businessman. He was the founder of LAUNCH Media and the CEO of SurveyMonkey. He was married to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook.
    [Note from Hervé: David E. Goldberg - 1959-2019]

    Yes, I'm trying to figure out who this David E Goldberg is,

    Is he this one?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_E._Goldberg

    Quote David Edward Goldberg (born September 26, 1953) is an American computer scientist, civil engineer, and former professor. Until 2010, he was a professor in the department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (IESE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was noted for his work in the field of genetic algorithms. He was the director of the Illinois Genetic Algorithms Laboratory (IlliGAL) and the co-founder & chief scientist of Nextumi, which later changed its name to ShareThis. He is the author of Genetic Algorithms in Search, Optimization and Machine Learning, one of the most cited books in computer science.[1]
    The dates don't match either?

    And the C's quoted above are the "Cassiopeians", right?
    Channeling that is not channeling? Scientific channeling, or something like that?

    I found this blog that mentions a David E Goldberg, but it seems kinda sketchy?

    David Goldberg found dead in his New York apartment after ...

    (Note added: Sorry, I have a lot of windows open right now and it seems that Herve' updated my post while I was also updating it. But his update still doesn't clarify the David E Goldberg in question?)
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    Henry Makow updated his article on David Golberg with the following:

    RED FLAG!!!!

    David Elias Goldberg was supposedly a journalist but [if] google him: There is NOTHING. No other pictures. His image appears nowhere else on the Internet. No obituary. No funeral. There is no evidence this man actually existed. He is a "Fellow at the Jewish Center for Antisemitic Studies" which doesn't exist. We are meant to discover all this.

    Yet everything he says rings true. Think about it. Put out the truth and then discredit it. This may explain why the recording and this article are still up. Nothing to see here folks. Go back to sleep. (Dannielle Blumenthal was the first to raise this red flag.)

    Goldberg is a Jewish psyop, probably ADL, but I still take his message seriously. There is a mountain of corroborating evidence, i.e. Trump's subservience to Israel and Chabad, the Epstein connection and his recent remarks about being the "King of Israel" and "destroying" antisemites. We cannot be naive about the grave danger we face.
    ----------------------------------------------


    PS: due to the above investigations, Henry re-interpreted his whole article reproduced in post # 141 [original article] with this one:
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/08/a...rmination.html
    and his previous article on Goldberg, now also re-interpreted:
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/09/d...r-message.html

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    Quote Posted by Hervé (here)
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    and his previous article on Goldberg, now also re-interpreted:
    https://www.henrymakow.com/2019/09/d...r-message.html
    Regarding this article ^^^ and the "balance" to be kept to avoid some recoil, Carolyn Hamlett has this to say:
    There are two basic sides (“Lodges”) of Satan’s Organization: the “dark” side (the “left-hand path”), and the “light” side (the “right hand path”), and the top-ranking members of Satan’s Organization (the “Spiritual Hierarchy”) oversees and rules both.
    ⇒ Note: it didn’t always used to be this way, but today, it isn’t uncommon now for some, particularly those who are on higher levels within each section, to go back and forth between the “dark side” and the “light side,” depending upon the purpose they serve within Satan’s Organization and the message that the fallen want to channel through them. The reason for this is because in truth, both sides serve the same purpose! And this purposeful blurring of the line between “dark” and “light” and blending the two, is causing people to believe the lie that “dark” and “light” balance one another, that the “dark” is just as desirable as the “light,” and that “dark” can be used for “good.”
    Then, the "having to tell what's in the cards" can only be understood in hindsight by anyone not in the loop... the ones who are in the loop are being given a direct message to the effect of: "It's on!"... it's not even "coded" à la "Q"... I mean why call a TV show "The Lone Gunman" and not trigger all those "Lone Gunmen" shoot outs? Well, that show just told the ones in the loop that the big shoot out was on for good!

    Of course, the patsy "Lone Gunman" in the 911 case went by the name of Bin Laden. No need to look any further, anywhere, anymore: that's the culprit!
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    How the CIA, Mossad and "the Epstein Network" are exploiting mass shootings to create an Orwellian nightmare

    Whitney Webb MintPress News
    Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:33 UTC


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    Following the arrest and subsequent death in prison of alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, a little-known Israeli tech company began to receive increased publicity, but for all the wrong reasons. Not long after Epstein's arrest, and his relationships and finances came under scrutiny, it was revealed that the Israeli company Carbyne911 had received substantial funding from Jeffrey Epstein as well as Epstein's close associate and former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist and prominent Trump backer Peter Thiel.

    Carbyne911, or simply Carbyne, develops call-handling and identification capabilities for emergency response services in countries around the world, including the United States, where it has already been implemented in several U.S. counties and has partnered with major U.S. tech companies like Google. It specifically markets its product as a way of mitigating mass shootings in the United States without having to change existing U.S. gun laws.

    Yet, Carbyne is no ordinary tech company, as it is deeply connected to the elite Israeli military intelligence division, Unit 8200, whose "alumni" often go on to create tech companies — Carbyne among them — that frequently maintain their ties to Israeli intelligence and, according to Israeli media reports and former employees, often "blur the line" between their service to Israel's defense/intelligence apparatus and their commercial activity. As this report will reveal, Carbyne is but one of several Israeli tech companies marketing themselves as a technological solution to mass shootings that has direct ties to Israeli intelligence agencies.

    In each case, these companies' products are built in such a way that they can easily be used to illegally surveil the governments, institutions and civilians that use them, a troubling fact given Unit 8200's documented prowess in surveillance as a means of obtaining blackmail and Israel's history of using tech companies to aggressively spy on the U.S. government. This is further compounded by the fact that Unit 8200-linked tech companies have previously received U.S. government contracts to place "backdoors" into the U.S.' entire telecommunications system as well as into the popular products of major American tech companies including Google, Microsoft and Facebook, many of whose key managers and executives are now former Unit 8200 officers.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it no secret that placing Unit 8200 members in top positions in multinational tech companies is a "deliberate policy" meant to ensure Israel's role as the dominant global "cyber power", while also combating non-violent boycott movements targeting Israel's violations of international law and stifling the United Nations' criticisms of Israeli government policy and military operations abroad.

    As Jeffrey Epstein's links to intelligence in both the United States and Israel — the subject of a recent four-part series exclusive to MintPress — began to be revealed in full, his financing of Carbyne came under scrutiny, particularly for the company's deep ties to Israeli intelligence as well as to certain Americans with known connections to U.S. intelligence. Ehud Barak's own role as both financier and chairman of Carbyne has also added to that concern, given his long history of involvement in covert intelligence operations for Israel and his long-standing ties to Israeli military intelligence.

    Another funder of Carbyne, Peter Thiel, has his own company that, like Carbyne, is set to profit from the Trump administration's proposed hi-tech solutions to mass shootings. Indeed, after the recent shooting in El Paso, Texas, President Trump — who received political donations from and has been advised by Thiel following his election — asked tech companies to "detect mass shooters before they strike," a service already perfected by Thiel's company Palantir, which has developed "pre-crime software" already in use throughout the country. Palantir is also a contractor for the U.S. intelligence community and also has a branch based in Israel.

    Perhaps most disturbing of all, whatever technological solution is adopted by the Trump administration, it is set to use a controversial database first developed as part of a secretive U.S. government program that involved notorious Iran-Contra figures like Oliver North as a means of tracking and flagging potential American dissidents for increased surveillance and detention in the event of a vaguely defined "national emergency."

    As this report will reveal, this database — often referred to as "Main Core" — was created with the involvement of Israeli intelligence and Israel remained involved years after it was developed, and potentially to the present. It was also used by at least one former CIA official on President Reagan's National Security Council to blackmail members of Congress, Congressional staffers and journalists, among others.

    Given recent reports on the Trump administration's plan to create a new government agency to use "advanced technology" to identify "neurobehavioral signs" of "someone headed toward a violent explosive act" using data collected by consumer electronic devices, the picture painted by the technology currently being promoted and implemented under the guise of "keeping Americans safe" is deeply Orwellian. In fact, it points directly to the genesis of a far-reaching surveillance state far more extensive than anything yet seen in American history and it is being jointly developed by individuals connected to both American and Israeli intelligence.

    Demystifying Carbyne
    Carbyne911, which will be referred to simply as Carbyne in this report, is an Israeli tech-startup that promises to revolutionize how calls are handled by emergency service providers, as well as by governments, corporations and educational institutions. Not long after it was founded in 2014 by veterans of Israeli military intelligence, Carbyne began to be specifically marketed as a solution to mass shootings in the United States that goes "beyond the gun debate" and improves the "intelligence that armed emergency responders receive before entering an armed shooter situation" by providing video-streaming and acoustic input from civilian smartphones and other devices connected to the Carbyne network.

    Prior to Jeffrey Epstein's arrest in July, Carbyne had been receiving high praise from U.S. and Israeli media, with Fox News hailing the company's services as the answer to the U.S.' "aging 911 systems" and the Jerusalem Post writing that the company's platform offers "hi-tech protection to social workers and school principals." Other reports claimed that Carbyne's services result in "a 65% reduction in time-to-dispatch."

    Carbyne's call-handling/crisis management platform has already been implemented in several U.S. counties and the company has offices not only in the U.S. but also in Mexico, Ukraine and Israel. Carbyne's expansion to more emergency service provider networks in the U.S. is likely, given that federal legislation seeks to offer grants to upgrade 911 call centers throughout the country with the very technology of which Carbyne is the leading provider. One of the main lobby groups promoting this legislation, the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), has a "strong relationship" with Carbyne, according to Carbyne's website. In addition, Carbyne has also begun marketing its platform for non-emergency calls to governments, educational institutions and corporations.

    Yet, what seemed like the inevitability of Carbyne's widespread adoption in the U.S. hit a snag following the recent arrest and subsequent death of sex trafficker and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who exploited underage girls for the purpose of obtaining "blackmail" on the rich and poweful, an operation that had clear ties to intelligence. Epstein, after his first arrest and light sentence for soliciting sex from a minor in 2007, was tapped by former Israeli Prime Minister and former head of Israeli military intelligence Ehud Barak, to become a key financial backer of Carbyne.


    Ehud Barak, center, poses with Carbyne co-founders Alex Dizengof, Amir Elichai and Lital Leshem. © Yossi Seliger

    As a result of increased scrutiny of Epstein's business activities and his ties to Israel, particularly to Barak, Epstein's connection to Carbyne was revealed and extensively reported on by the independent media outlet Narativ, whose exposé on Carbyne revealed not only some of the key intelligence connections of the start-up company but also how the architecture of Carbyne's product itself raises "serious privacy concerns."

    MintPress detailed many of Carbyne's main intelligence connections in Part III of the investigative series "Inside the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big to Fail." In addition to Barak — former Israeli prime minister and former head of Israeli military intelligence — serving as Carbyne's chairman and a key financer, the company's executive team are all former members of Israeli intelligence, including the elite military intelligence unit, Unit 8200, which is often compared to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

    Carbyne's current CEO, Amir Elichai, served in Unit 8200 and tapped former Unit 8200 commander and current board member of AIPAC Pinchas Buchris to serve as the company's director and on its board. In addition to Elichai, another Carbyne co-founder, Lital Leshem, also served in Unit 8200 and later worked for Israeli private spy company Black Cube. The only Carbyne co-founder that didn't serve in Unit 8200 is Alex Dizengof, who previously worked for Israel's Prime Minister's office.

    As MintPress noted in a past report detailing Israeli military intelligence's deep ties to American tech giant Microsoft, Unit 8200 is an elite unit of the Israeli Intelligence corps that is part of the IDF's Directorate of Military Intelligence and is involved mainly in signal intelligence (i.e., surveillance), cyberwarfare and code decryption. It is frequently described as the Israeli equivalent of the NSA and Peter Roberts, senior research fellow at Britain's Royal United Services Institute, characterized the unit in an interview with the Financial Times as "probably the foremost technical intelligence agency in the world and stand[ing] on a par with the NSA in everything except scale."

    Notably, the NSA and Unit 8200 have collaborated on numerous projects, most infamously on the Stuxnet virus as well as the Duqu malware. In addition, the NSA is known to work with veterans of Unit 8200 in the private sector, such as when the NSA hired two Israeli companies, to create backdoors into all the major U.S. telecommunications systems and major tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Both of those companies, Verint and Narus, have top executives with ties to Israeli intelligence and one of those companies, Verint (formerly Comverse Infosys), has a history of aggressively spying on U.S. government facilities. Unit 8200 is also known for spying on civilians in the occupied Palestinian territories for "coercion purposes" — i.e., gathering info for blackmail — and also for spying on Palestinian-Americans via an intelligence-sharing agreement with the NSA.

    Unlike many other Unit 8200-linked start-ups, Carbyne also boasts several tie-ins to the Trump administration, including Palantir founder and Trump ally Peter Thiel — another investor in Carbyne. In addition, Carbyne's board of advisers includes former Palantir employee Trae Stephens, who was a member of the Trump transition team, as well as former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Trump donor and New York real-estate developer Eliot Tawill is also on Carbyne's board, alongside Ehud Barak and Pinchas Buchris.

    Yet, privacy concerns with Carbyne go beyond the company's ties to Israeli intelligence and U.S. intelligence contractors like Peter Thiel. For instance, Carbyne's smartphone app extracts the following information from the phones on which it is installed:
    Device location, video live-streamed from the smartphone to the call center, text messages in a two-way chat window, any data from a user's phone if they have the Carbyne app and ESInet, and any information that comes over a data link, which Carbyne opens in case the caller's voice link drops out." (emphasis added)
    According to Carbyne's website, this same information can also be obtained from any smartphone, even if it does not have Carbyne's app installed, if that phone calls a 911 call center that uses Carbyne or merely any other number connected to Carbyne's network.


    Carbyne gathers data points from users’ phones as well as a myriad of other web-connected devices.

    Carbyne is a Next-Generation 9-11 (NG911) platform and the explicit goal of NG911 is for all 911 systems nationwide to become interconnected. Thus, even if Carbyne is not used by all 911 call centers using an NG911 platform, Carbyne will ostensibly have access to the data used by all emergency service providers and devices connected to those networks. This guiding principle of NG911 also makes it likely that one platform will be favored at the federal level to foster such interconnectivity and, given that it has already been adopted by several counties and has ties to the Trump administration, Carbyne is the logical choice.

    Another cause for concern is how other countries have used platforms like Carbyne, which were first marketed as emergency response tools, for the purpose of mass surveillance. Narativ noted the following in its investigation of Carbyne:
    In May, Human Rights Watch revealed Chinese authorities use a platform not unlike Carbyne to illegally surveil Uyghurs. China's Integrated Joint Operations Platform brings in a much bigger data-set and sources of video, which includes an app on people's phones. Like Carbyne, the platform was designed to report emergencies. Chinese authorities have turned it into a tool of mass surveillance.

    Human Rights Watch reverse-engineered the app. The group discovered the app automatically profiles a user under 36 "person types" including "followers of Six Lines" which is the term used to identify Uyghurs. Another term refers to "Hajj," the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. The app monitors every aspect of a user's life, including personal conversations [and] power usage, and tracks a user's movement."
    Such technology is currently used by Israeli military intelligence and Israel's domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet to justify "pre-crime" detentions of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. As will be noted in greater detail later in this report, Palestinians' comments on social media are tracked by artificial intelligence algorithms that flag them for indefinite detention if they write social media posts that contain "tripwire" phrases such as "the sword of Allah."

    Carbyne's platform has its own "pre-crime" elements, such as it's c-Records component, which stores and analyzes information on past calls and events that pass through its network. This information "enables decision makers to accurately analyze the past and present behavior of their callers, react accordingly, and in time predict future patterns." (emphasis added)

    Concerns have recently been raised that "pre-crime" technology may soon become more widely adopted in the U.S., after President Trump stated that one of his planned solutions to mass shootings in the wake of the recent tragedy in El Paso was for big tech companies to detect potential shooters before they strike.

    Israeli intelligence, Blackmail and Silicon Valley

    Though many of the individuals involved in funding or managing Carbyne have proven ties to intelligence, a closer look into several of these players reveals even deeper connections to both Israeli and U.S. intelligence.

    One of Carbyne's clearest connections to Israeli intelligence is through its chairman and one of its funders, Ehud Barak. Though Barak is best known for being a former prime minister of Israel, he is also a former minister of defense and the former head of Israeli military intelligence. He oversaw Unit 8200's operations, as well as other units of Israeli military intelligence, in all three of those positions. For most of his military and later political career, Barak has been closely associated with covert operations.

    Prior to the public scrutiny of Barak's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein, following the latter's arrest this past July and subsequent death, Barak had come under fire for his ties to disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Indeed, it was Ehud Barak who put Weinstein in contact with the Israeli private intelligence outfit Black Cube, which employs former Mossad agents and Israeli military intelligence operatives, as Weinstein sought to intimidate the women who had accused him of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Former Mossad director Meir Dagan led Black Cube's board until his death in 2016 and Carbyne co-founder Lital Leshem is Black Cube's former director of marketing.

    After Barak put him in contact with Black Cube's leadership, Weinstein, according to The New Yorker, used the private spy firm to "'target,' or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focused on their personal or sexual histories." In addition, The New Yorker noted that "Weinstein monitored the progress of the investigations personally" and "also enlisted former employees from his film enterprises to join in the effort, collecting names and placing calls that, according to some sources who received them, felt intimidating."

    Yet, more recently, it has been Barak's close relationship to Epstein that has raised eyebrows and opened him up to political attacks from his rivals. Epstein and Barak were first introduced by former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres in 2002, a time when Epstein's pedophile blackmail and sex trafficking operation was in full swing.

    Barak was a frequent visitor to Epstein's residences in New York, so often that The Daily Beast reported that numerous residents of an apartment building linked to Epstein "had seen Barak in the building multiple times over the last few years, and nearly half a dozen more described running into his security detail," adding that "the building is majority-owned by Epstein's younger brother, Mark, and has been tied to the financier's alleged New York trafficking ring." Specifically, several apartments in the building were "being used to house underage girls from South America, Europe and the former Soviet Union," according to a former bookkeeper employed by one of Epstein's main procurers of underage girls, Jean Luc Brunel.

    Barak is also known to have spent the night at one of Epstein's residences at least once, was photographed leaving Epstein's residence as recently as 2016, and has admitted to visiting Epstein's island, which has sported nicknames including "Pedo Island," "Lolita Island" and "Orgy Island." In 2004, Barak received $2.5 million from Leslie Wexner's Wexner Foundation, where Epstein was a trustee as well as one of the foundation's top donors, officially for unspecified "consulting services" and "research" on the foundation's behalf.

    In 2015, Barak formed a limited partnership company in Israel for the explicit purpose of investing in Carbyne (then known as Reporty) and invested millions of dollars in the company, quickly becoming a major shareholder and subsequently the company's public face and the chairman of its board. At least $1 million of the money invested in this Barak-created company that was later used to invest in Carbyne came from the Southern Trust Company, which was owned by Jeffrey Epstein.

    In July, Bloomberg reported that Epstein's Southern Trust Company is identified in U.S. Virgin Islands filings as "a DNA database and data mining" company. Given Carbyne's clear potential for data-mining and civilian profiling, Epstein's investment in Carbyne using this specific company suggests that Carbyne's investors have long been aware of this little advertised aspect of Carbyne's product.

    In a statement to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Barak asserted:
    I saw the business opportunity and registered a partnership in my control in Israel. A small number of people I know invest in it...Since these are private investments, it wouldn't be proper or right for me to expose the investors' details."
    However, Barak later admitted that Epstein had been one of the investors.

    MintPress' recent series on the Jeffrey Epstein scandal noted in detail Epstein's ties to CIA/Mossad intelligence assets, such as Adnan Khashoggi; CIA front companies, such as Southern Air Transport; and organized crime, through his close association with Leslie Wexner. In addition, Epstein's long-time "girlfriend" and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has family links to Israeli intelligence through her father, Robert Maxwell. While it appears that Epstein may have been working for more than one intelligence agency, Zev Shalev, former executive producer for CBS News and journalist at Narativ, recently stated that he had independently confirmed with two unconnected sources "closely connected to the Epstein story and in a position to know" that Epstein had "worked for Israeli military intelligence."

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    Notably, Epstein, who was known for his interest in obtaining blackmail through the sexual abuse of the underaged girls he exploited, also claimed to have "damaging information" on prominent figures in Silicon Valley. In a conversation last year with New York Times reporter James Stewart, Epstein claimed to have "potentially damaging or embarrassing" information on Silicon Valley's elite and told Stewart that these top figures in the American tech industry "were hedonistic and regular users of recreational drugs." Epstein also told Stewart that he had "witnessed prominent tech figures taking drugs and arranging for sex" and claimed to know "details about their supposed sexual proclivities."

    In the lead-up to his recent arrest, Jeffrey Epstein appeared to have been attempting to rebrand as a "tech investor," as he had done interviews with several journalists including Stewart about technology investing in the months before he was hit with federal sex trafficking charges.

    Jessica Lessin, editor-in-chief of The Information, told Business Insider that a journalist working for The Information had interviewed Epstein a month before his recent arrest because "he was believed to be an investor in venture capital funds." However, Lessin claimed that the interview was not "newsworthy" and said the site had no plans to publish its contents. Business Insider claimed that the way the interviews with Epstein had been arranged "suggests that someone in Silicon Valley may have been trying to help Epstein connect with reporters."

    Though it is unknown exactly which Silicon Valley figures were most connected to Epstein and which tech executives were potentially being blackmailed by Epstein, it is known that Epstein associated with several prominent tech executives, including Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.

    Last year, Epstein claimed to be advising Tesla and Elon Musk, who had been previously photographed with Epstein's alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell. A few years ago, Epstein also attended a dinner hosted by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman, where Musk had allegedly introduced Epstein to Mark Zuckerberg. Google's Sergey Brin is known to have attended a dinner hosted by Epstein at his New York residence where Donald Trump was also in attendance.


    Elon Musk with Epstein’s alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell at an Oscars after-party on March 2, 2014. © Kevin Mazur | VF14

    These associations suggest that the person in Silicon Valley who was trying to boost Epstein's image as a tech investor before his arrest may have been Peter Thiel, whose Founders Fund had also invested in Carbyne. Thiel was an early investor in Facebook and is still on its board, connecting him to Zuckerberg; he is also a funder of Elon Musk's SpaceX and a former colleague of Musk's through PayPal. In addition, Thiel has ties to Reid Hoffman and both Thiel and Hoffman are prominent backers of Facebook.

    It is unknown whether Epstein's "damaging information" and apparent blackmail on notable individuals in the American technology industry were used to advance the objectives of Carbyne, which recently partnered with tech giants Google and Cisco Systems — and, more broadly, the expansion of Israeli intelligence-linked tech companies into the American tech sector, particularly through the acquisition of Israeli tech start-ups linked to Unit 8200 by major U.S. tech companies.

    The latter seems increasingly likely given that the father of Ghislaine Maxwell — one of Epstein's chief co-conspirators in his intelligence-linked sexual blackmail operation involving minors — was a Mossad operative who helped sell software that had been bugged by Israeli intelligence to government agencies and sensitive facilities around the world, including in the United States.

    As will be noted later in this report, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — to whom all of Israel's intelligence agencies answer by virtue of his position — has stated on more than one occasion that the acquisition of Israeli intelligence-linked start-ups by foreign tech giants, especially in Silicon Valley, is a current and "deliberate policy" of the state of Israel.

    Carbyne's ties to U.S. intelligence
    While Epstein and Barak are the two financiers of Carbyne whose ties to intelligence are clearest, another funder of Carbyne, Peter Thiel, has ties to U.S. intelligence and a history of investing in other companies founded by former members of Unit 8200. Thiel co-founded and still owns a controlling stake in the company Palantir, which was initially funded with a $2 million investment from the CIA's venture capital fund In-Q-Tel and quickly thereafter became a contractor for the CIA.

    After the success of its contract with the CIA, Palantir became a contractor for a variety of federal agencies, including the FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and the military's Special Operations Command, among others. Last year, it won a contract to create a new battlefield intelligence system for the U.S. Army. Palantir is also in demand for its "pre-crime technology," which has been used by several U.S. police departments. According to the Guardian, "Palantir tracks everyone from potential terrorist suspects to corporate fraudsters, child traffickers and what they refer to as 'subversives'... it is all done using prediction."

    Thiel has gained attention in recent years for his support of President Trump and for becoming an adviser to Trump following the 2016 election, when he was "a major force in the transition," according to Politico, and "helped fill positions in the Trump administration with former staff." One of those former staffers was Trae Stephens, who is also on Carbyne's board of advisers. Thiel also has business ties to Trump's son-in-law and influential adviser, Jared Kushner, as well as to Kushner's brother Josh. A senior Trump campaign aide told Politico in 2017 that "Thiel is immensely powerful within the administration through his connection to Jared."

    Thiel has also backed some prominent Israeli tech start-ups connected to Unit 8200, such as BillGuard, which Thiel funded along with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and other investors. BillGuard was founded by Raphael Ouzan, a former officer in Unit 8200, who serves on the board of directors of Start-Up Nation Central (SUNC) alongside neoconservative American hedge fund manager Paul Singer, neoconservative political operative and adviser Dan Senor, and Terry Kassel, who works for Singer at his hedge fund, Elliott Management.


    Peter Thiel greets Netanyahu during a 2017 meeting in Israel. © Israel PM

    SUNC is an organization founded by Paul Singer, who has donated heavily to both President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Since it was founded in 2012, SUNC has sought to integrate Unit 8200-connected Israeli tech start-ups into foreign companies, primarily American companies, and has helped oversee the shift of thousands of high-paying tech jobs from the U.S. to Israel.

    Another Carbyne-connected individual worth noting is the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, who serves on Carbyne's board of advisers. In addition to Chertoff's ties to DHS, Chertoff's company, The Chertoff Group, employees several prominent former members of the U.S. intelligence community as principals, including Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA and former director of the NSA; and Charles Allen, former assistant director of Central Intelligence for Collection at the CIA, who worked at the agency for over 40 years.

    The Chertoff Group has a long-standing and lucrative contract with the company OSI Systems, which produces full-body scanners and markets itself as a solution to mass shootings and crisis events, not unlike Carbyne. While Chertoff's company was advising OSI Systems, Chertoff went on a media blitz to promote the widespread use of the machines produced by OSI Systems and even called on Congress to "fund a large-scale deployment of next-generation systems." Chertoff did not disclose his conflict of interest while publicly promoting OSI's full-body scanners.

    Some have also alleged that Chertoff's mother, Livia Eisen, had links to Israeli intelligence. According to her 1998 obituary, cited by both researcher/author Christopher Bollyn and journalist Jonathan Cook, Eisen participated in the Mossad operation code-named "Magic Carpet" while working for Israel's El Al Airlines. Both Bollyn and Cook have suggested that Eisen's participation in this covert Israeli intelligence operation strongly indicates that she had ties to the Mossad.

    Melding into Silicon Valley
    Beyond its troubling connections to Silicon Valley oligarchs, Israeli military intelligence and the U.S.-military industrial complex, Carbyne's recent partnerships with two specific technology companies — Google and Cisco Systems — raise even more red flags.

    Carbyne announced its partnership with Cisco Systems this past April, with the latter announcing that it would begin "aligning its unified call manager with Carbyne's call-handling platform, allowing emergency call centers to collect data from both 911 callers and nearby government-owned IoT [Internet of Things] devices." A report on the partnership published by Government Technology magazine stated that "Carbyne's platform will be integrated into Cisco Kinetic for Cities, an IoT data platform that shares data across community infrastructure, smart city solutions, applications and connected devices." The report also noted that "Carbyne will also be the only 911 solution in the Cisco Marketplace."

    As part of the partnership, Carbyne's President of North American Operations Paul Tatro told Government Technology that the Carbyne platform would combine the data it obtains from smartphones and other Carbyne-connected devices with "what's available through nearby Cisco-connected road cameras, roadside sensors, smart streetlamps, smart parking meters or other devices." Tatro further asserted that "Carbyne can also analyze data that's being collected by Cisco IoT devices ... and alert 911 automatically, without any person making a phone call, if there appears to be a worthy problem," and expressed his view that soon most emergency calls will not be made by human beings but "by smart cars, telematics or other smart city devices."

    A few months after partnering with Cisco Systems, Carbyne announced its partnership with Google on July 10, just three days after Carbyne funder Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on federal sex trafficking charges. Carbyne's press release of the partnership described how the company and Google would be teaming up in Mexico "to offer advanced mobile location to emergency communications centers (ECCs) throughout Mexico" following the conclusion of a successful four-week pilot program between Carbyne and Google in the Central American nation.



    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt meets Netanyahu at his Jerusalem office. © Israel PM | YouTube

    The press release also stated:
    Carbyne will provide Google's Android ELS (Emergency Location Service) in real time from emergency calls made on AndroidTM devices. Deployment for any ECC in the country won't require any integration, with Carbyne providing numerous options for connection to their secure ELS Gateway once an ECC is approved. The Carbyne automated platform, requiring no human interaction, has the potential to save thousands of lives each year throughout Mexico."
    The reason Carybne's partnerships with Cisco Systems and Google are significant lies in the role that Cisco and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt have played in the creation of a controversial "incubator" for Israeli tech start-ups with deep ties to Israeli military intelligence, American neoconservative donor Paul Singer, and the U.S.' National Security Agency (NSA).

    This company, called Team8, is an Israeli company-creation platform whose CEO and co-founder is Nadav Zafrir, former commander of Unit 8200. Two of the company's other three co-founders are also "alumni" of Unit 8200. Among Team8's top investors is Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, who also joined Peter Thiel in funding the Unit 8200-linked BillGuard, as well as major tech companies including Cisco Systems and Microsoft.

    Last year, Team8 controversially hired the former head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, Retired Admiral Mike Rogers, and Zafrir stated that his interest in hiring Rogers was that Rogers would be "instrumental in helping strategize" Team8's expansion in the United States. Jake Williams, a veteran of NSA's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacking unit, told CyberScoop:
    Rogers is not being brought into this role because of his technical experience. ...It's purely because of his knowledge of classified operations and his ability to influence many in the U.S. government and private-sector contractors."
    Team8 has also been heavily promoted by Start-Up Nation Central (SUNC). SUNC prominently features Team8 and Zafrir on the cybersecurity section of its website and also sponsored a talk by Zafrir and an Israeli government economist at the World Economic Forum, often referred to as "Davos," that was attended personally by Paul Singer.

    SUNC itself has deep ties to Israeli military intelligence, with former Unit 8200 officer Raphael Ouzan serving on its board of directors. Another example of SUNC-Unit 8200 ties can be seen with Inbal Arieli, who served as SUNC's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships from 2014 to 2017 and continues to serve as a senior adviser to the organization. Arieli, a former lieutenant in Unit 8200, is the founder and head of the 8200 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program (EISP), which was the first start-up accelerator in Israel aimed at harnessing "the vast network and entrepreneurial DNA of [Unit] 8200 alumni" and is currently one of the top company accelerators in Israel, alongside Team8. Arieli was the top executive at 8200 EISP while working at SUNC and several other top SUNC staffers are also connected to Israeli military intelligence.

    Thus, Google and Cisco's connections to Team8 suggests that their partnerships with another Israeli military intelligence-connected firm like Carbyne is a deepening of those two companies' links to the growing bi-national security state that is uniting key players in the U.S. military-industrial complex and Israeli intelligence.


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    Mossad-backed Panic Buttons, coming to a school near you
    Carbyne is hardly the only Israeli intelligence-linked tech company marketing itself in the United States as a solution to mass shootings. Another Israeli start-up, known as Gabriel, was founded in 2016 in response to a shooting in Tel Aviv and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in the United States, which took place just days apart.

    Created by Israeli-American Yoni Sherizen and Israeli citizen Asaf Adler, Gabriel is similar to Carbyne in the sense that elements of its crisis response platform require installation on civilian smartphones as well as devices used by crisis responders. The main difference is that Gabriel also installs one or a series of physical "panic buttons," depending on the size of the building to be secured, that also double as video and audio communication devices connected to the Gabriel network.

    As with Carbyne, the ties between Gabriel and Israeli intelligence are obvious. Indeed, Gabriel's four-person advisory board includes Ram Ben-Barak, former deputy director of the Mossad and former director-general of Israel's intelligence ministry; Yohanan Danino, former chief of police for the state of Israel; and Kobi Mor, former director of overseas missions for the Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet. The only American on the advisory board is Ryan Petty, the father of a Parkland shooting victim and friend of former Florida Governor Rick Scott.

    Gabriel's only disclosed funder is U.S.-based MassChallenge, a start-up accelerator non-profit. Gabriel is funded by MassChallenge's Israel branch, which was opened six months prior to Gabriel's creation and is partnered with the Israeli government and the Kraft Group. The Kraft Group is managed by Robert Kraft, who is currently embroiled in a prostitution scandal and is also a close friend of President Trump.

    Notably, one of MassChallenge Israel's featured experts is Wendy Singer, the executive director of SUNC, the organization created and funded by neoconservative Trump backer Paul Singer with the explicit purpose of promoting Israel's tech start-ups and their integration into foreign, chiefly American, businesses. As was noted in a recent MintPress report on SUNC, Wendy Singer is the sister of neoconservative political operative Dan Senor, who founded the now-defunct Foreign Policy Initiative with Robert Kagan and Bill Kristol, and was previously the director of AIPAC's Israel office for 16 years.

    Gabriel's founders have been quite upfront about the fact that the uptick in shootings in the U.S. has greatly aided their company's growth and success. Last November, Sherizen told The Jerusalem Post that new mass shootings in the U.S. not only increased U.S. demand for his company's product but also were opportunities to show the effectiveness of Gabriel's approach:
    Unfortunately every month there seems to be another high-profile event of this nature. After the Vegas shooting, we were able to show [that] our system would have managed to identify the location of the shooter much quicker."
    The Jerusalem Post noted that Gabriel is set to make considerable profits if concern over mass shootings continues to build in the U.S., writing:
    With more than 475,000 soft targets across the US and amid increasing security fears, the potential market for Gabriel is huge. The company could gain revenues of almost $1 billion if only 10% of soft targets were to invest around $20,000 in its alert systems."
    Sherizen told the Jerusalem Post:
    Our starter kit costs $10,000. Depending on the size and makeup of the community building, it would cost between $20-30,000 to fully outfit the location. We have made it very affordable. This is a game-changer for the lock-down and active shooter drills that are now a standard part of any child's upbringing in the States."
    Much more than just a start-up
    While it is certainly possible that numerous former officials and commanders of elite Israeli intelligence agencies may have no ulterior motive in advising or founding technology start-up companies, it is worth pointing out that top figures in Israel's military intelligence agencies and the Mossad don't see it that way.

    Last March, Israeli media outlet Calcalist Tech published a report entitled "Israel Blurs the Line Between Defense Apparatus and Local Cybersecurity Hub," which noted that "since 2012, cyber-related and intelligence projects that were previously carried out in-house in the Israeli military and Israel's main intelligence arms are transferred to companies that in some cases were built for this exact purpose." (emphasis added)

    The article notes that beginning in 2012, Israel's intelligence and military intelligence agencies began to outsource "activities that were previously managed in-house, with a focus on software and cyber technologies." (emphasis added)

    It continues:
    In some cases, managers of development projects in the Israeli military and intelligence arms were encouraged to form their own companies, which then took over the project,' an Israeli venture capitalist familiar with the matter told Calcalist Tech."
    Notably, Calcalist Tech states that the controversial company Black Cube was created this way and that Black Cube had been contracted, and is likely still contracted, by Israel's Ministry of Defense. The private security agency Black Cube is known to have two separate divisions for corporations and governments. The firm was recently caught attempting to undermine the Iran nuclear deal — then also a top political objective of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — by attempting to obtain information on the "financial or sexual impropriety" (i.e., blackmail) of top U.S. officials involved in drafting the accord. NBC News noted last year that "Black Cube's political work frequently intersects with Israel's foreign policy priorities." As previously mentioned, one of Carbyne's co-founders — Lital Leshem, also a veteran of Unit 8200 — worked for Black Cube prior to starting Carbyne.


    The entrance to Black Cube’s offices on the 26th floor of a Tel Aviv high rise, Feb. 8, 2019. © Raphael Satter | AP

    One of the main companies profiled in the Calcalist Tech report appeared to be a front for Israeli intelligence, as its registered owner was found not to exist: even high-level employees at the company had never heard of him; his registered addresses were for nonexistent locations in Israel's capital of Tel Aviv; and the three people with that name in Tel Aviv denied any association with the business.

    This company — which Calcalist Tech was unable to name after the Israeli military censor determined that doing so could negatively impact Israeli "national security" — was deliberately created to service the Israeli military and Israeli intelligence. It is also "focused on cyber technologies with expertise in research and development of advanced products and applications suitable for defense and commercial entities." (emphases added) In addition, the company's management consists largely of "veterans of Israeli military technology units."

    Notably, a former employee of this company told Calcalist Tech that "crossing the lines between military service and employment at the commercial outfit was 'commonplace' while he was working at the company."

    It's not exactly clear why Israel's military intelligence and other intelligence agencies decided to begin outsourcing its operations in 2012, though Calcalist Tech suggests the reasoning was related to the difference in wages between the private sector and the public sector, with pay being much higher in the former. However, it is notable that 2012 was also the year that Paul Singer — together with Netanyahu's long-time economic adviser and former chair of the Israeli National Economic Council, Eugene Kandel — decided to create Start-Up Nation Central.

    As MintPress noted earlier this year, SUNC was founded as part of a deliberate Israeli government effort to counter the nonviolent Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement and to make Israel the dominant global "cyber power." This policy is aimed at increasing Israel's diplomatic power and specifically undermining BDS as well as the United Nations, which has repeatedly condemned Israel's government for war crimes and violations of international law in relation to the Palestinians.

    Last year, Netanyahu was asked by Fox News host Mark Levin whether the large growth seen in recent years in Israel's technology sector, specifically tech start-ups, was part of Netanyahu's plan. Netanyahu responded, "That's very much my plan ... It's a very deliberate policy." He later added that "Israel had technology because the military, especially military intelligence, produced a lot of capabilities. These incredibly gifted young men and women who come out of the military or the Mossad, they want to start their start-ups."

    Netanyahu again outlined this policy at the 2019 Cybertech Conference in Tel Aviv, where he stated that Israel's emergence as one of the top five "cyber powers" had "required allowing this combination of military intelligence, academia and industry to converge in one place" and that this further required allowing "our graduates of our military and intelligence units to merge into companies with local partners and foreign partners."

    The direct tie-ins of SUNC to Israel's government and the successful effort led by SUNC and other companies and organizations to place former military intelligence and intelligence operatives in strategic positions in major multinational technology companies reveal that this "deliberate policy" has had a major and undeniable impact on the global tech industry, especially in Silicon Valley.

    Mossad gets its own In-Q-Tel
    This "deliberate policy" of Netanyahu's also recently resulted in the creation of a Mossad-run venture capital fund that is specifically focused on financing Israeli tech start-ups. The venture capital fund, called Libertad, was first announced by Israel's Prime Minister's Office and was created with the explicit purpose of "increasing the Israeli intelligence agency's knowledge base and fostering collaboration with Israel's vibrant startup scene" It was modeled after the CIA's venture capital fund In-Q-Tel, which invested in several Silicon Valley companies turned government and intelligence contractors — including Google and Palantir — with a similar goal in mind.

    Libertad declines to reveal the recipients of its funding, but announced last December that it had chosen five companies in the fields of robotics, energy, encryption, web intelligence, and natural language processing and text analysis. In regard to its interest in web intelligence, a Mossad employee told the Jerusalem Post that the intelligence agency was specifically interested in "innovative technologies for [the] automatic identification of personality characteristics - personality profiling - based on online behavior and activity, using methods based on statistics, machine learning, and other areas." (emphasis added)

    According to Libertad's website, in return for its investment, now set at NIS 2 million (~$580,000) per year per company, "the Mossad will receive access to the IP [initial product] developed during R&D [Research and Development] while under contract, and a non-commercial, non-exclusive license to use it. Libertad's contract with the company will not provide it with any additional rights." In an interview with Calcalist Tech, Mossad Director Yossi Cohen told the paper that the Mossad's partnership with civilian companies in Israel is "excellent" and that the agency will continue to strengthen those ties.

    Israeli intelligence has a documented history in placing "backdoors" into technology products for the purpose of surveillance, with one well-known case being Israel's repurposing of the PROMIS software, discussed in Part III of MintPress' series on Jeffrey Epstein. Furthermore, given that U.S. intelligence, specifically the NSA, had "backdoors" placed into the products of major Silicon Valley companies (a service performed by Israeli intelligence-linked tech companies no less), Mossad may very well plan on doing the same with the technology products of companies it backs through Libertad.

    Tim Shorrock, investigative journalist and author of Spies For Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing, told MintPress that the Mossad's continuation of such practices through Libertad was definitely plausible, especially given what Shorrock described as the "unusual" choice of Libertad choosing not to release the identities of the companies in which it invests.

    "The Mossad is trying to hide what they are investing in," Shorrock stated, adding that Libertad's secrecy "raises a lot of questions" particularly given that it was modeled after the CIA's In-Q-Tel. Shorrock noted that In-Q-Tel and other venture capital funds with ties to U.S. intelligence or the U.S. military rarely, if ever, hide the identities of the companies they finance.

    However, Libertad is merely the latest and most public expression of the Mossad's interest in Israeli tech start-ups, the lion's share of which are created by veterans of Unit 8200 or other Israeli intelligence agencies. Indeed, former Mossad Director Tamir Pardo stated in 2017 that "everyone" in the Israeli cybertechnology sector is an "alumni" of either Israeli intelligence, like the Mossad, or Israeli military intelligence, like Unit 8200. Pardo even went as far as to say that the Mossad itself is "like a start-up."

    Pardo himself, after leaving his post as Mossad director in 2016, dove straight into the world of Israeli tech start-ups, becoming chairman of Sepio Systems, whose two CEOs are former Unit 8200 officers. Sepio Systems' advisory board includes the former chief information security officer of the CIA, Robert Bigman; former member of the U.S. Military's Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), Geoff Hancock; and former head of the Israel National Cyber Bureau and veteran of Israeli military intelligence, Rami Efrati. Sepio Systems' cybersecurity software has been adopted by several banks, telecom and insurance companies, including in the U.S. and Brazil.

    Pardo is not the only prominent figure in Israel's intelligence community to compare Israeli intelligence agencies to tech start-ups. Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman described Israel's domestic spy agency in similar terms. "The Shin Bet is like an evolving start-up, with unmatched strength," Argaman stated in a June 2017 speech, as he extolled the agency's use of "pre-crime" technology to detain Palestinians based on their social media activity.

    Argaman, at the time, claimed that more than 2,000 Palestinians, whom he described as "potential lone-wolf terrorists," had been arrested as a result of these "breakthrough technological advances" that use artificial-intelligence algorithms to monitor the social media accounts of Palestinians, especially younger Palestinians, for the use of "tripwire" phrases that have been used by Palestinians who later committed acts of violence. In the case of those who use such terms, "their phones are tracked to see if they meet other suspects, or leave their districts to move towards potential Israeli targets. In such cases, security forces detain the suspect," according to a 2017 report on the practice by The Economist.

    The road to fascism, paved by a corrupted PROMIS
    Though Israeli intelligence's interest in tech companies goes back several years, there is a well-documented history of Israeli intelligence using bugged software to surveil and gain "backdoor" access to government databases around the world, particularly in the United States.

    As was mentioned in Part III of MintPress' Epstein series, a sinister yet cunning plan was executed to place a backdoor for Israeli intelligence into the Prosecutor's Management Information System (PROMIS) software, which was then being used by the U.S. Department of Justice and was the envy of government agencies, particularly intelligence agencies, around the world. This bugged version of PROMIS — born out of the collusion between Earl Brian, Ronald Reagan's then-envoy to Iran, and Rafi Eitan, then-director of the now-defunct Israeli intelligence agency Lekem — was seeded around the world by Brian's company Hadron as well as by Mossad-linked media mogul Robert Maxwell, father of Jeffrey Epstein's long-time girlfriend and alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell.

    After this first PROMIS "backdoor" was discovered, Israel would again gain access to sensitive U.S. government communications, as well as civilian communications, thanks to the collusion between Israeli intelligence and Israeli telecom and tech companies, especially Amdocs and Comverse Infosys (now Verint), that were operating throughout the United States. Today, Unit 8200-linked start-ups appear to have taken up the torch.

    While the PROMIS software is perhaps best known for offering Israeli intelligence a backdoor into as many as 80 intelligence agencies and other sensitive locations around the world for nearly a decade, it was also used for a very different purpose by prominent officials linked to Iran-Contra.

    One key Iran-Contra figure — Lt. Col. Oliver North, then serving on the National Security Council — decided to use PROMIS neither for espionage nor for foreign policy. Instead, North turned PROMIS' power against Americans, particularly perceived dissidents, a fact that remained unknown for years.

    Beginning in 1982, as part of the highly classified Continuity of Government (COG) program, North used the PROMIS software at a 6,100-square-foot "command center" in the Department of Justice, as well as at a smaller operations room at the White House, to compile a list of American dissidents and "potential troublemakers" if the COG protocol was ever invoked.

    According to a senior government official with a high-ranking security clearance and service in five presidential administrations who spoke to Radar in 2008, this was:
    A database of Americans, who, often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived 'enemies of the state' almost instantaneously."
    In 1993, Wired described North's use of PROMIS in compiling this database as follows:
    Using PROMIS, sources point out, North could have drawn up lists of anyone ever arrested for a political protest, for example, or anyone who had ever refused to pay their taxes. Compared to PROMIS, Richard Nixon's enemies list or Sen. Joe McCarthy's blacklist look downright crude."
    The COG program defined this "time of panic" as "a national crisis, such as nuclear war, violent and widespread internal dissent, or national opposition to a US military invasion abroad," whereby the government would suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, and incarcerate perceived dissidents and other "unfriendlies" in order to prevent the government's (or then-serving administration's) overthrow.

    This secretive database has often been referred to as "Main Core" by government insiders and, most troubling of all, it still exists today. Journalist Christ Ketcham, citing senior government officials, reported in 2008 that, at that time, Main Core was believed to contain the names of as many as 8 million Americans. Eleven years later, it is highly likely that the number of Americans included in the Main Core database has grown considerably.

    Author and investigative journalist Tim Shorrock also covered other disturbing aspects of the evolution of Main Core back in 2008 for Salon. At the time, Shorrock reported that the George W. Bush administration was believed to have used Main Core to guide its domestic surveillance activities following the September 11 attacks.

    Citing "several former U.S. government officials with extensive knowledge of intelligence operations," Shorrock further noted that Main Core — as it was 11 years ago at the time his report was published — was said to contain "a vast amount of personal data on Americans, including NSA intercepts of bank and credit card transactions and the results of surveillance efforts by the FBI, the CIA and other agencies."

    Bill Hamilton, former NSA intelligence officer and the original creator of the PROMIS software, told Shorrock at the time that he believed that "U.S. intelligence uses PROMIS as the primary software for searching the Main Core database" and had been told as much by an intelligence official in 1992 and an NSA official in 1995. Dan Murphy, former deputy director at the CIA, had told Hamilton that the NSA's use of PROMIS was "so seriously wrong that money alone cannot cure the problem." "I believe in retrospect that Murphy was alluding to Main Core," Hamilton had told Shorrock.

    Though most reporting on Main Core, from the time its existence was first revealed to the present, has treated the database as something used by the U.S. government and U.S. intelligence for domestic purposes, MintPress has learned that Israeli intelligence was also involved with the creation of the Main Core database. According to a former U.S. intelligence official with direct knowledge of the U.S. intelligence community's use of PROMIS and Main Core from the 1980s to 2000s, Israeli intelligence played a role in the U.S. government's deployment of PROMIS as the software used for the Main Core domestic surveillance database system.

    Israeli intelligence remained involved with Main Core at the time of the August 1991 death of journalist Danny Casolaro, who was investigating not only the government's misuse of the stolen PROMIS software but also the Main Core database. This same official, who chose to remain anonymous, told MintPress that, shortly before his death, Casolaro had obtained copies of computer printouts from the PROMIS-based Main Core domestic surveillance database system from NSA whistleblower Alan Standorf, who was found murdered a few months before Casolaro's lifeless body would be found in a West Virginia hotel room.

    The source also stated that Main Core's contents had been used for the political blackmail of members of Congress and their staff, journalists, and others by Walter Raymond, a senior CIA covert operator in psyops and disinformation who served on President Reagan's National Security Council during and after Main Core's creation. If used for this purpose by Raymond in the 1980s, Main Core has also likely been used by other individuals with access to the database for blackmailing purposes in the years since.

    Given that Israeli intelligence was known to have placed a backdoor into the PROMIS software, before it was marketed and sold around the world by Earl Brian and Robert Maxwell, its role in the U.S. government's decision to use PROMIS in the creation of Main Core suggests that Israeli intelligence likely advocated for the version of PROMIS containing this backdoor, thereby giving Israeli intelligence access to Main Core. Given that Reagan aides and officials colluded with Israeli "spymaster" Rafi Eitan in his efforts to create a backdoor into the software for Israeli military intelligence, the use of this version of PROMIS in the Main Core database is certainly plausible.

    Furthermore, the fact that Israeli intelligence was known to be involved in Main Core nearly a decade after its creation suggests that Israeli intelligence may have played a role in certain aspects of the database, such as the criteria used to flag Americans as "unfriendly," and — like Walter Raymond — may have used information in the database to blackmail Americans. In addition, the fact that the cooperation between U.S. and Israeli intelligence, particularly between Unit 8200 and the NSA, has only grown since 1991 further suggests that Israeli involvement in Main Core continues to the present.

    While Main Core's very existence is troubling for many reasons, the alleged involvement of a foreign intelligence service in the creation, expansion and maintenance of a database with personal details and potentially damaging information on millions of Americans targeted for detention or increased surveillance in times of crisis is chilling. It is especially so considering that the Trump administration's latest proposals to prevent mass shootings before they occur are likely to use Main Core to flag certain Americans for increased surveillance or potentially detention, as was done by the George W. Bush administration following the September 11 attacks.

    It appears that Main Core serves a dual purpose; first as a mass targeted surveillance system to crush dissent during times of "national crisis" — whether spontaneous or engineered — and, second, as a massive blackmail database used to keep every potential opponent in line during non-emergencies.

    Peter Thiel's Seeing Stone
    As was mentioned earlier in this report, Palantir — the company co-founded by Peter Thiel — is set to profit handsomely from the Trump administration's plans to use its "pre-crime" technology, which is already used by police departments throughout the country and also used to track Americans based on the company's integrative data-mining approach. Palantir, named for the "seeing stones" in the Lord of the Rings novels, also markets software to foreign (and domestic) intelligence agencies that predicts the likelihood that an individual will commit an act of terrorism or violence.

    Aside from its "pre-crime" products, Palantir has come under fire in recent years as a result of the company's contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), where it created an intelligence system known as Investigative Case Management (ICM). The IB Times described ICM as "a vast 'ecosystem' of data to help immigration officials in identifying targets and creating cases against them" and also "provides ICE agents with access to databases managed by other federal agencies." ICM further gives ICE access to "targets' personal and sensitive information, such as background on schooling, employment, family relationships, phone records, immigration history, biometrics data, criminal records as well as home and work addresses." In other words, Palantir's ICM is essentially a "Main Core" for immigrants.

    Notably, part of Oliver North's original intentions in "Main Core" was to track immigrants then coming from Central America as well as Americans who opposed Reagan era policy with respect to Central America. At that time, Main Core was believed to be controlled by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which is now part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    VICE News reported in July that the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center, which is run by DHS, "serves around 300 communities in northern California and is what is known as a 'fusion center,' a Department of Homeland Security intelligence center that aggregates and investigates information from state, local, and federal agencies, as well as some private entities, into large databases that can be searched using software like Palantir. " VICE further noted that this center alone used Palantir to surveil as many as 8 million Americans. There are many more such DHS "fusion centers" throughout the United States.

    If the Trump administration moves forward with its proposal of employing technology to detect potential mass shooters before they strike, Palantir's technology is set to be used, given that it has already been used by U.S. law enforcement and U.S. intelligence to determine which people run "the highest risk of being involved in gun violence," according to an investigation of Palantir by The Verge. Furthermore, Palantir's close ties to the Trump administration make the company's role in a future nationwide "pre-crime" prevention system based on technology appear inevitable.


    Palantir founder Peter Thiel listens to Trump during a meeting at Trump Tower in New York, Dec. 14, 2016. © Evan Vucci | AP

    Worse still is the apparent overlap between Palantir and Main Core. Palantir — which has obvious similarities to PROMIS — is already known to use its software to track potential terror threats, including domestic terror threats, and a category of people it refers to as "subversives." Palantir's tracking of these individuals "is all done using prediction." Palantir's close ties to the U.S. intelligence community suggest that Palantir may already have access to the Main Core database. Tim Shorrock told MintPress that Palantir's use of Main Core is "certainly possible," particularly in light of the company's use of the term "subversive" to describe a category of people that its software tracks.

    Palantir also has alleged ties to Israeli intelligence, as there have long been suspicions that Israeli intelligence has used Palantir as part of its AI "pre-crime" algorithms targeting Palestinians after Palantir opened a research and development (R&D) center in Israel in 2013. The current head of Palantir Israel, Hamultal Meridor, previously founded a brain-machine interface organization and was senior director of web intelligence at Verint (formerly Comverse Infosys), which has deep connections to Unit 8200, a history of espionage in the United States and was one of the two companies contracted by the NSA to insert a "backdoor" into the U.S. telecommunications system and popular products of major American tech companies.

    Given the above, Peter Thiel's 2018 decision to fund Carbyne, the Unit 8200-linked start-up that markets itself as a technological solution to mass shootings in the U.S., strongly suggests that Thiel has been anticipating for some time the now-public efforts of the Trump administration to employ "pre-crime" technology to track and target Americans who show signs of "mental illness" and "violent tendencies."

    A nightmare even Orwell could not have predicted

    In early August, in the wake of the shooting at an El Paso Walmart, President Trump called on big tech companies to collaborate with the Justice Department in the creation of software that "stops mass murders before they start" by detecting potential mass shooters before they can act. Though Trump's ideas were short on specifics, there is now a new proposal that would create a new government agency that will use data gathered from civilian electronic devices to identify "neurobehavioral" warning signs, thereby flagging "potential shooters" for increased surveillance and potentially detention.

    This new agency, as proposed by the foundation led by former NBC Universal president and vice chairman of General Electric Robert Wright, would be known as the Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA) and would be modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Per the proposal, recently detailed by the Washington Post, the flagship program of HARPA would be "Safe Home" (Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes), which would use "breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence," specifically "advanced analytical tools based on artificial intelligence and machine learning."

    The program would cost an estimated $60 million over four years and would use data from "Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home" and other consumer electronic devices, as well as information provided by health-care providers to identify who may be a threat.

    The Washington Post reported that President Trump has reacted "very positively" to the proposal and that he was "sold on the concept." The Post also noted that Wright sees the president's daughter, Ivanka, as "the most effective champion of the proposal and has previously briefed her on HARPA himself." Ivanka has previously been cited as a driving force behind some of her father's policy decisions, including his decision to bomb Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack in 2017.

    Liz Fed — president of the Susan Wright Foundation, which is led by Robert Wright and created the proposal for HARPA and "Safe Home" — told The Post that the proposal emulated DARPA because "DARPA is a brilliant model that works. They have developed the most transformational capabilities in the world for national security...We're not leveraging the tools and technologies available to us to improve and save lives." Fed further asserted that DARPA's technological approach had yet to be applied to the field of healthcare.

    For anyone familiar with DARPA, such claims should immediately sound loud alarm bells, especially since DARPA is already developing its own solution to "mental health" issues in the form of a "brain-machine interface" as part of its N3 program. That program, according to reports, involves "noninvasive and 'minutely' invasive neural interfaces to both read and write into the brain," help distance soldiers "from the emotional guilt of warfare" by "clouding their perception" and "to program artificial memories of fear, desire, and experiences directly into the brain." Though N3 is intended to improve the prowess of American soldiers, it is also set to be used as a means of pursuing DARPA's Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) project, which aims to "to develop a tiny, implanted chip in the skull to treat psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, PTSD and major depression."

    Given that HARPA's lead scientific adviser is Dr. Geoffrey Ling, former director and founder of DARPA's Biological Technologies Office (BTO), which "merges biology, engineering, and computer science to harness the power of natural systems for national security," it seems likely that DARPA's neurological-focused research programs, like SUBNETS and N3, would be folded into HARPA's portfolio, making the proposed agency's approach to mental health very questionable indeed.

    Aside from the dystopian nature of both DARPA and potentially HARPA's approach to mental health, there is grave cause for concern regarding the Trump administration's moves to address U.S. mass shooting events by implementing pre-crime technology based on artificial intelligence, data-mining and mass surveillance, technologies already laying in wait thanks to companies like Palantir and numerous Israeli tech start-ups led by former Unit 8200 officers.

    With companies like Carbyne — with its ties to both the Trump administration and to Israeli intelligence — and the Mossad-linked Gabriel also marketing themselves as "technological" solutions to mass shootings while also doubling as covert tools for mass data collection and extraction, the end result is a massive surveillance system so complete and so dystopian that even George Orwell himself could not have predicted it.

    Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, aggressive efforts will likely follow to foist these "solutions" on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent and would-be dissenters in the United States.
    Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.

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    Another version of "The Plan" as delivered in 1969:


    Doctor Richard Day: Prophet or elite Insider?

    By wmw_admin The Truthseeker
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    Background Introduction – Sept 10, 2019


    Rockefeller insider, Dr. Richard Day (1905-1989)

    In 1969 Dr Richard Day, late professor of pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a former director of Planned Parenthood, spoke of the plans of “The Order” to a group of pediatricians. Dr. Lawrence Dunegan was in the audience and prepared an audiotape from his notes in the conference.

    What Dr Day said foreshadowed many recent developments that at the time seemed improbable, if not impossible. Dr Day predicted that abortion would become normal (spoken before Roe v Wade), sex education would be taught to young children, homosexuality would be promoted and American industry would be relocated overseas. Another of “The Order’s” objective was the destruction of the normal family structure.

    We’ve seen much of this happen in recent decades. While more of what Dr Day spoke of is becoming a reality. Ed.


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    Steve – 02-16-2018

    Dr Richard Day was a Rockefeller (Elite bloodline) insider, who told a group of paediatricians in Pennsylvania in 1969 how America and the world was going to change in line with a global plan. What he said has since proved to be correct in virtually every detail. All these people knew what was planned because there is a knowledge base within the Elite network that is very different to the one in the public domain. Recording or taking notes at the meeting was forbidden, however one brave audience member managed to recall and divulge much of the debate. This is what he said –

    Politics
    He said that very few people really know how government works. Something to the effect that elected officials are influenced in ways that they don’t even realise and they carry out plans that have been made for them and they think that they are authors of the plans. But actually they are manipulated in ways they don’t understand.

    He went on to say that most people don’t understand how governments operate and even people in high positions in governments, including our own, don’t really understand how and where decisions are made. One of the statements was having to do with change … the statement was, ‘People will have to get used to the idea of change, so used to change, that they’ll be expecting change.

    Nothing will be permanent.’ This often came out in the context of a society of … where people seemed to have no roots or moorings, but would be passively willing to accept change simply because it was all they had ever known. ‘Everything has two purposes. One is the ostensible purpose which will make it acceptable to people and second is the real purpose which would further the goals of establishing the new system …’ [He said] ‘People are too trusting, people don’t ask the right questions.’

    Global economic dictatorship

    The stated plan was that different parts of the world would be assigned different roles of industry and commerce in a unified global system. The continued pre-eminence of the United States and the relative independence and self-sufficiency of the United States would have to be changed.

    This was one of the several times that he said in order to create a new structure, you first have to tear down the old, and American industry was one example of that … this was especially true of our heavy industries that would be cut back while the same industries were being developed in other countries, notably Japan. And at this point there was some discussion of steel and particularly automobiles –I remember him saying that automobiles would be imported from Japan on an equal footing with our own domestically produced automobiles, but the Japanese product would be better.

    Things would be made so they would break and fall apart, that is in the United States, so that people would tend to prefer the imported variety and this would give a bit of a boost to foreign competitors. One example was Japanese. In 1969 Japanese automobiles, if they were sold here at all I don’t remember, but they certainly weren’t very popular. But the idea was you could get a little bit disgusted with your Ford, GM or Chrysler product or whatever because little things like window handles would fall off more and plastic parts would break which had they been made of metal would hold up.

    Your patriotism about buying American would soon give way to practicality that if you bought Japanese, German or imported that it would last longer and you would be better off. Patriotism would go down the drain then. The United States was to be kept strong in information, communications, high technology, education and agriculture. The United States was seen as continuing to be sort of the keystone of this global system. But heavy industry would be transported out [exactly what has happened].

    Centrally-controlled money Money would become predominately credit. It was already … money is primarily a credit thing but exchange of money would be not cash or palpable things but electronic credit. People would carry money only in very small amounts for things like chewing gum and candy bars. Just pocket sorts of things. Any purchase of any significant amount would be done electronically.

    Earnings would be electronically entered into your account. It would be a single banking system. It may have the appearance of being more than one but ultimately and basically it would be one single banking system, so that when you got paid your pay would be entered for you into your account balance and then when you purchased anything at the point of purchase it would be deducted from your account balance and you would actually carry nothing with you.

    Also, computer records can be kept on whatever it was you purchased so that if you were purchasing too much of any particular item and some official wanted to know what you were doing with your money they could go back and review your purchases and determine what you were buying.

    There was a statement that any purchase of significant size like an automobile, bicycle, a refrigerator, a radio or television or whatever might have some sort of identification on it so it could be traced, so that very quickly anything which was either given away or stolen –whatever –authorities would be able to establish who purchased it and when. Computers would allow this to happen.

    The ability to save would be greatly curtailed. People would just not be able to save any considerable degree of wealth. There was some statement of recognition that wealth represents power and wealth in the hands of a lot of people is not good for the people in charge so if you save too much you might be taxed. The more you save the higher rate of tax on your savings so your savings really could never get very far [see negative interest rates]. And also if you began to show a pattern of saving too much you might have your pay cut. We would say, ‘Well, your saving instead of spending. You really don’t need all that money.’ … The idea being to prevent people from accumulating any wealth which might have long range disruptive influence on the system.

    People would be encouraged to use credit to borrow and then also be encouraged to renege on their debt so they would destroy their own credit. The idea here is that, again, if you’re too stupid to handle credit wisely, this gives the authorities the opportunity to come down hard on you once you’ve shot your credit.

    Electronic payments initially would all be based on different kinds of credit cards … these were already in use in 1969 to some extent. Not as much as now. But people would have credit cards with the electronic strip on it and once they got used to that then it would be pointed out the advantage of having all of that combined into a single credit card, serving a single monetary system and then they won’t have to carry around all that plastic.

    Microchipped people
    So the next step would be the single card and then the next step would be to replace the single card with a skin implant. The single card [smartphone] could be lost or stolen, give rise to problems; could be exchanged with somebody else to confuse identity. The skin implant on the other hand would be not losable or counterfeitable or transferrable to another person so you and your accounts would be identified without any possibility of error. And the skin implants would have to be put some place that would be convenient to the skin; for example your right hand or your forehead [right on the third eye] …

    There was some mention, also, of implants that would lend themselves to surveillance by providing radio signals. This could be under the skin or a dental implant … put in like a filling so that either fugitives or possibly other citizens could be identified by a certain frequency from his personal transmitter and could be located at any time or any place by any authority who wanted to find him. This would be particularly useful for somebody who broke out of prison. There was more discussion of personal surveillance [just look around at what is happening today].

    Imposition of world system through nuclear war
    If there were too many people in the right places who resisted this [world dictatorship], there might be a need to use one or two –possibly more –nuclear weapons. As it was put, this would be possibly needed to convince people that ‘We mean business’. That was followed by the statement that, ‘By the time one or two of those went off then everybody –even the most reluctant –would yield.’

    He said something about ‘this negotiated peace would be very convincing,’ as kind of in a framework or in a context that the whole thing was rehearsed but nobody would know it. People hearing about it would be convinced that it was a genuine negotiation between hostile enemies who finally had come to the realisation that peace was better than war [This syncs with the Albert Pike letter in 1871 about three world wars and what would happen after the third one].

    Engineered terrorism
    There was a discussion of terrorism. Terrorism would be used widely in Europe and in other parts of the world. Terrorism at that time was thought would not be necessary in the United States. It could become necessary in the United States if the United States did not move rapidly enough into accepting the system [hence 9/ 11 to speed everything along]. But at least in the foreseeable future it was not planned … Maybe terrorism would not be required here, but the implication being that it would be indeed used if it was necessary.

    Along with this came a bit of a scolding that Americans had had it too good anyway and just a little bit of terrorism would help convince Americans that the world is indeed a dangerous place … or can be if we don’t relinquish control to the proper authorities.

    Population control and killing the elderly
    Everybody has a right to live only so long. The old are no longer useful. They become a burden. You should be ready to accept death. Most people are. An arbitrary age limit could be established. After all, you have a right to only so many steak dinners, so many orgasms, and so many good pleasures in life. And after you have had enough of them and you’re no longer productive, working, and contributing, then you should be ready to step aside for the next generation.

    Some things that would help people realise that they had lived long enough, he mentioned several of these. I don’t remember them all –here are a few: Use of very pale printing ink on forms that people … are necessary to fill out, so that older people wouldn’t be able to read the pale ink as easily and would need to go to younger people for help.

    Automobile traffic patterns –there would be more high-speed traffic lanes … traffic patterns that … older people with their slower reflexes would have trouble dealing with and thus, lose some of their independence.

    A big item … was elaborated at some length was that the cost of medical care would be made burdensomely high. Medical care would be connected very closely with one’s work but also would be made very, very high in cost so that it would simply be unavailable to people beyond a certain time. And unless they had a remarkably rich, supporting family, they would just have to do without care.

    And the idea was that if everybody says, ‘Enough! What a burden it is on the young to try to maintain the old people,’ then the young would become agreeable to helping mom and dad along the way, provided this was done humanely and with dignity. And then the example was there could be like a nice, farewell party, a real celebration. Mom and dad had done a good job. And then after the party’s over they take the ‘demise pill’.

    People won’t be allowed to have babies just because they want to or because they are careless. Most families would be limited to two. Some people would be allowed only one, and the outstanding person or persons might be selected and allowed to have three. But most people would [be] allowed to have only two babies.

    Education
    … Pressures of the accelerated academic program, the accelerated demands where kids would feel they had to be part of something –one or another athletic club or some school activity –these pressures he recognised would cause some students to burn out. He said ‘the smartest ones will learn how to cope with pressures and to survive. There will be some help available to students in handling stress, but the unfit won’t be able to make it. They will then move on to other things.’

    In this connection and later on in the connection with drug abuse and alcohol abuse he indicated that psychiatric services to help would be increased dramatically. In all the pushing for achievement, it was recognised that many people would need help, and the people worth keeping around would be able to accept and benefit from that help, and still be super achievers. Those who could not would fall by the wayside and therefore were sort of dispensable –‘expendable’ I guess is the word I want.

    Education would be lifelong. Adults would be going to school. There’ll always be new information that adults must have to keep up. When you can’t keep up anymore, you’re too old. This was another way of letting older people know that the time had come for them to move on and take the demise pill. If you got too tired to keep up with your education, or you got too old to learn new information, then this was a signal –you begin to prepare to get ready to step aside.

    He was already talking about computers in education, and at that time he said anybody who wanted computer access, or access to books that were not directly related to their field of study would have to have a very good reason for so doing. Otherwise, access would be denied.

    Constant change
    Nothing is permanent. Streets would be rerouted, renamed. Areas you had not seen in a while would become unfamiliar. Among other things, this would contribute to older people feeling that it was time to move on, they feel they couldn’t even keep up with the changes in areas that were once familiar.

    Buildings would be allowed to stand empty and deteriorate, and streets would be allowed to deteriorate in certain localities. The purpose of this was to provide the jungle, the depressed atmosphere for the unfit. Somewhere in this same connection he mentioned that buildings and bridges would be made so that they would collapse after a while, there would be more accidents involving airplanes and railroads and automobiles. All of this to contribute to the feeling of insecurity, that nothing was safe.

    Portrayal of violence (movies/ video games)
    Violence would be made more graphic. This was intended to desensitise people to violence. There might need to be a time when people would witness real violence and be a part of it. Later on it will become clear where this is headed.

    So there would be more realistic violence in entertainment which would make it easier for people to adjust. People’s attitudes toward death would change. People would not be so fearful of it but more accepting of it, and they would not be so aghast at the sight of dead people or injured people. We don’t need to have a genteel population paralysed by what they might see. People would just learn to say, well I don’t want that to happen to me. This was the first statement suggesting that the plan includes numerous human casualties which the survivors would see.

    Food control

    Food supplies would come under tight control. If population growth didn’t slow down, food shortages could be created in a hurry and people would realise the dangers of overpopulation. Ultimately, whether the population slows down or not the food supply is to be brought under centralised control so that people would have enough to be well-nourished but they would not have enough to support any fugitive from the new system. Growing one’s own food would be outlawed.

    This would be done under some sort of pretext. In the beginning I mentioned there were two purposes for everything –one the ostensible purpose and one the real purpose, and the ostensible purpose here would be that growing your own vegetables was unsafe, it would spread disease or something like that. So the acceptable idea was to protect the consumer but the real idea was to limit the food supply and growing your own food would be illegal. And if you persist in illegal activities like growing your own food, then you’re a criminal.

    Weather control
    There was a mention then of weather. This was another really striking statement. He said, ‘We can or soon will be able to control the weather.’ He said, ‘I’m not merely referring to dropping iodide crystals into the clouds to precipitate rain that’s already there, but REAL control.’ And weather was seen as a weapon of war, a weapon of influencing public policy.

    It could make rain or withhold rain in order to influence certain areas and bring them under your control. There were two sides to this that were rather striking. He said, ‘On the one hand you can make drought during the growing season so that nothing will grow, and on the other hand you can make for very heavy rains during harvest season so the fields are too muddy to bring in the harvest, and indeed one might be able to do both.’ There was no statement how this would be done. It was stated that either it was already possible or very, very close to being possible [in 1969].

    Mass mind control
    ‘People can carry in their minds and act upon two contradictory ideas at one time, provided that these two contradictory ideas are kept far enough apart.’ And the other statement is, ‘You can know pretty well how rational people are going to respond to certain circumstances or to certain information that they encounter. So, to determine the response you want you need only control the kind of data or information that they’re presented or the kinds of circumstance that they’re in; and being rational people they’ll do what you want them to do. They may not fully understand what they’re doing or why.’

    Telescreens
    One more thing was said, ‘You’ll be watching television and somebody will be watching you at the same time at a central monitoring station.’ Television sets would have a device to enable this [smart TVs]. The TV set would not have to be on in order for this to be operative. Also, the television set can be used to monitor what you are watching. People can tell what you’re watching on TV and how you’re reacting to what you’re watching. And you would not know that you were being watched while you were watching your television.

    How would we get people to accept these things into their homes? Well, people would buy them when they buy their own television. They won’t know that they’re on there at first. This was described by being what we now know as Cable TV to replace the antenna TV [the rush to digital TV is part of this]. When you buy a TV set this monitor would just be part of the set and most people would not have enough knowledge to know it was there in the beginning. And then the cable would be the means of carrying the surveillance message to the monitor.

    By the time people found out that this monitoring was going on, they would also be very dependent upon television for a number of things. Just the way people are dependent upon the telephone today. One thing the television would be used for would be purchases. You wouldn’t have to leave your home to purchase. You just turn on your TV and there would be a way of interacting with your television channel to the store that you wanted to purchase. And you could flip the switch from place to place to choose a refrigerator or clothing. This would be both convenient, but it would also make you dependent on your television so the built-in monitor would be something you could not do without.

    There was some discussion of audio monitors, too, just in case the authorities wanted to hear what was going on in rooms other than where the television monitor was, and in regard to this the statement was made, ‘Any wire that went into your house, for example your telephone wire, could be used this way.

    Day was talking here about the World Wide Web which wasn’t ‘invented’ officially until 1989 by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee who ‘wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland.’ Oh, really? So how did Richard Day know about it in 1969? Because ‘new’ technology is sitting in the wings all along waiting for the right time to be introduced. How did Day know about Telescreens or smart TVs many decades before they were ‘invented’? How did Orwell?

    Human settlement zones
    Privately owned housing would become a thing of the past. The cost of housing and financing housing would gradually be made so high that most people couldn’t afford it. People who already owned their houses would be allowed to keep them but as years go by it would be more and more difficult for young people to buy a house.

    Young people would more and more become renters, particularly in apartments or condominiums. More and more unsold houses would stand vacant. People just couldn’t buy them. But the cost of housing would not come down. You’d right away think, well the vacant house, the price would come down, the people would buy it. But there was some statement to the effect that the price would be held high even though there were many available so that free market places would not operate.

    People would not be able to buy these and gradually more and more of the population would be forced into small apartments. Small apartments which would not accommodate very many children [micro apartments]. Then as the number of real home-owners diminished they would become a minority. There would be no sympathy for them from the majority who dwelled in the apartments and then these homes could be taken by increased taxes or other regulations that would be detrimental to home ownership and would be acceptable to the majority [divide and rule].

    Ultimately, people would be assigned where they would live and it would be common to have non-family members living with you. This by way of your not knowing just how far you could trust anybody. This would all be under the control of a central housing authority.

    Have this in mind … when they ask, ‘How many bedrooms in your house? How many bathrooms in your house? Do you have a finished game room?’ This information is personal and is of no national interest to government under our existing Constitution. But you’ll be asked those questions and decide how you want to respond to them [happening].

    Disappearance of dissidents
    When the new system takes over people will be expected to sign allegiance to it, indicating that they don’t have any reservations or holding back to the old system. ‘There just won’t be any room’, he said, ‘for people who won’t go along. We can’t have such people cluttering up the place so such people would be taken to special places,’ the inference being that at these special places where they were taken, then they would not live very long and ‘disposed of humanely,’ . The system was not going to support them when they would not go along with the system. That would leave death as the only alternative.

    He said there would not be any martyrs meaning that the people would not be killed in such a way or disposed of in such a way that they could serve as inspiration to other people the way martyrs do. Rather more like … ‘People will just disappear.’

    The bringing in of the new system he said probably would occur on a weekend in the winter. Everything would shut down on Friday evening and Monday morning when everybody wakened there would be an announcement that the New System was in place. During the process in getting the United States ready for these changes everybody would be busier with less leisure time and less opportunity to really look about and see what was going on around them.

    Richard Day also said that there would be mass movements and migrations of people without roots in their new locations because ‘traditions are easier to change in a place where there are a lot of transplanted people, as compared to trying to change traditions in a place where people grew up and had an extended family, where they had roots.’

    This is one of the prime reasons for orchestrating the mass migrations from the Middle East and Africa into Europe with the targeting especially of Germany which has such a sense of its own traditions and culture. Chancellor Merkel knows exactly what she is doing and why.

    Day even said in 1969 that soccer would be promoted in the United States because it was an international game and would help to break down a sense of a unique culture underpinned by baseball and American football.

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    Guns & Butter interview of Ms Whitney Webb focusing on Part II and Part IV of the above articles:

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    The insiders around Ronald Reagan including
    • fixer Roy Cohn and Estee Lauder
    • billionaire, Ronald Lauder;
    • Cohn’s influential power within the media, both print and broadcast, including many of his famous friends;
    • Ronald Reagan’s ties to organized crime through Lew Wasserman and talent agency MCA;
    • Ronald Lauder’s connections to the Mega Group, the World Jewish Congress and Israel;
    • Jeffrey Epstein’s Austrian passport;
    • the White House Call Boys Network during Bush senior’s administration;
    • savings and loan scandals; the Franklin Cover-Up;
    • FBI protecting pedophile rings;
    • the Clintons’ connections to Iran/Contra while in Arkansas;
    • Jackson Stephens’ complex financial web, connections to the Rose Law Firm, BCCI and Systematics;
    • speculation as to why Jeffrey Epstein re-arrested on July 7th;
    • the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board SFFAS 56 – Classified Activities.


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    Former Israeli Intel Official Claims Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell Worked for Israeli Intel

    By Whitney Webb
    October 02nd, 2019



    A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.

    Too Big To Fail
    By Whitney Webb
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    Since the apparent death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in a Manhattan prison, much has come to light about his depraved activities and methods used to sexually abuse underage girls and entrap the rich and powerful for the purposes of blackmail. Epstein’s ties to intelligence, described in-depth in a recent MintPress investigative series, have continued to receive minimal mainstream media coverage, which has essentially moved on from the Epstein scandal despite the fact that his many co-conspirators remain on the loose.



    For those who have examined Epstein’s ties to intelligence, there are clear links to both U.S. intelligence and Israeli intelligence, leaving it somewhat open to debate as to which country’s intelligence apparatus was closest to Epstein and most involved in his blackmail/sex-trafficking activities. A recent interview given by a former high-ranking official in Israeli military intelligence has claimed that Epstein’s sexual blackmail enterprise was an Israel intelligence operation run for the purpose of entrapping powerful individuals and politicians in the United States and abroad.

    In an interview with Zev Shalev, former CBS News executive producer and award-winning investigative journalist for Narativ, the former senior executive for Israel’s Directorate of Military Intelligence, Ari Ben-Menashe, claimed not only to have met Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, back in the 1980s, but that both Epstein and Maxwell were already working with Israeli intelligence during that time period.

    “They found a niche”
    In an interview last week with the independent outlet Narativ, Ben-Menashe, who himself was involved in Iran-Contra arms deals, told his interviewer Zev Shalev that he had been introduced to Jeffrey Epstein by Robert Maxwell in the mid-1980s while Maxwell’s and Ben-Menashe’s involvement with Iran-Contra was ongoing. Ben-Menashe did not specify the year he met Epstein.

    Ben-Menashe told Shalev that “he [Maxwell] wanted us to accept him [Epstein] as part of our group …. I’m not denying that we were at the time a group that it was Nick Davies [Foreign Editor of the Maxwell-Owned Daily Mirror], it was Maxwell, it was myself and our team from Israel, we were doing what we were doing.” Past reporting by Seymour Hersh and others revealed that Maxwell, Davies and Ben-Menashe were involved in the transfer and sale of military equipment and weapons from Israel to Iran on behalf of Israeli intelligence during this time period.

    He then added that Maxwell had stated during the introduction that “your Israeli bosses have already approved” of Epstein. Shalev later noted that Maxwell “had an extensive network in Israel at the time, which included the then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, according to Ben-Menashe.”

    Ben-Menashe went on to say that he had “met him [Epstein] a few times in Maxwell’s office, that was it.” He also said he was not aware of Epstein being involved in arms deals for anyone else he knew at the time, but that Maxwell wanted to involve Epstein in the arms transfer in which he, Davies and Ben-Menashe were engaged on Israel’s behalf.


    Ariel Sharon (right) meets with Robert Maxwell in Jerusalem on Feb. 20, 1990. Photo | AP

    However, as MintPress reported in Part IV of the investigative series “Inside the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Too Big to Fail,” Epstein was involved with several arms dealers during this period of time, some of whom were directly involved in Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. For instance, after leaving Bear Stearns in 1981, Epstein began working in the realms of shadow finance as a self-described “financial bounty hunter,” where he would both hunt down and hide money for powerful people. One of these powerful individuals was Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer with close ties to both Israeli and U.S. intelligence and one of the main brokers of Iran-Contra arms deals between Israel and Iran. Epstein would later forge a business relationship with a CIA front company involved in another aspect of Iran-Contra, the airline Southern Air Transport, on behalf of Leslie Wexner’s company, The Limited.

    During this period, it is also known that Epstein became well acquainted with the British arms dealer Sir Douglas Leese, who collaborated with Khashoggi on at least one British-Saudi arms deal in the 1980s. Leese would later introduce Epstein to Steven Hoffenberg, calling Epstein a “genius” and describing his lack of morals during that introduction. Thus, there are indications that Epstein was involved with Middle Eastern arms deals, including some related to Iran-Contra, during this period. In addition, Epstein would later claim (and then subsequently deny) having worked for the CIA during this period.

    After having been introduced to Epstein, Ben-Menashe claimed that neither he nor Davies were impressed with Epstein and considered him “not very competent.” He added that Ghislaine Maxwell had “fallen for” Epstein and that he believed that the romantic relationship between his daughter and Epstein led Robert Maxwell to work to bring the latter into the “family business” — i.e., Maxwell’s dealings with Israeli intelligence. This information is very revealing, given that the narrative, until now at least, has been that Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein did not meet and begin their relationship until after Robert Maxwell’s death in 1991, after which Ghislaine moved to New York.

    Ben-Menashe says that well after the introduction, though again he does not specify what year, Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein began a sexual blackmail operation with the purpose of extorting U.S. political and public figures on behalf of Israeli military intelligence. He stated:
    “In this case what really happened, my take on it, in the later thing, is that these guys were seen as agents. They weren’t really competent to do very much. And so they found a niche for themselves — blackmailing American and other political figures.”
    He then confirmed, when prompted, that they were blackmailing Americans on behalf of Israeli intelligence.

    In response to his statement, Zev Shalev replied, But, you know, for most people it’s hard for them to think of Israel as being … blackmailing their leaders in the United States, it’s a very …” at which point, Ben-Menashe interrupted and the following exchange took place:

    Ari Ben-Menashe: You’re kidding? [laughs]…. It was quite their M.O. Sleeping around is not a crime, it may be embarrassing, but it’s not a crime, but sleeping with underage girls is a crime.

    Shalev: It was a crime in 2000 as well, but they let him off that…

    Ben-Menashe: And that it is [why] always so he [Epstein] made sure these girls were underage.

    In addition, when Shalev asked Ben-Menashe about the relationship between Jeffrey Epstein and former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Ben-Menashe stated
    “After a while, you know, what Mr. Epstein was doing was collecting intelligence on people in the United States. And so if you want to go to the U.S. if you’re a high-profile politician you want to know information about people.”
    Ben-Menashe subsequently stated that Barak was obtaining compromising information (i.e., blackmail) that Epstein had acquired on powerful people in the United States.

    PROMIS, sex, and blackmail

    If Robert Maxwell did recruit Epstein and bring him into the “family business” and the world of Israeli intelligence, as Ben-Menashe has claimed, it provides supporting evidence for information provided to MintPress by a former U.S. intelligence official, who chose to remain anonymous in light of the sensitivity of the claim.

    This source, who has direct knowledge of the unauthorized use of PROMIS to support covert U.S. and Israeli intelligence projects, told MintPress that “some of the proceeds from the illicit sales of PROMIS were made available to Jeffrey Epstein for use in compromising targets of political blackmail.” As was noted in a Mintpress series on the Epstein scandal, much of Epstein’s funding also came from Ohio billionaire Leslie Wexner, who has documented ties to both organized crime and U.S. and Israeli intelligence.

    After the PROMIS software was stolen from its rightful owner and developer, Inslaw Inc., through the collusion of both U.S. and Israeli officials, it was marketed mainly by two men: Earl Brian, a close aide to Ronald Reagan, later U.S. envoy to Iran and close friend of Israeli spymaster Rafi Eitan; and Robert Maxwell. Brian sold the bugged software through his company, Hadron Inc., while Maxwell sold it through an Israeli company he acquired called Degem. Before and following Maxwell’s acquisition of Degem, the company was a known front for Mossad operations and Mossad operatives in Latin America often posed as Degem employees.

    With Maxwell — Epstein’s alleged recruiter and father of Epstein’s alleged madam — having been one of the main salespeople involved in selling PROMIS software on behalf of intelligence, he would have been in a key position to furnish Epstein’s nascent sexual blackmail operation with the proceeds from the sale of PROMIS.

    This link between Epstein’s sexual blackmail operation and the PROMIS software scandal is notable given that the illicit use of PROMIS by U.S. and Israeli intelligence has been for blackmail purposes on U.S. public figures and politicians, as was described in a recent MintPress report.

    Can an ex-spy be trusted?
    When dealing in the world of deception and intrigue that defines intelligence operations, it is often difficult to determine whether any individual linked to an intelligence agency is telling the truth. Indeed, in the United States, there are examples of elected intelligence officials committing perjury and lying to Congress on several occasions with no consequences, and of intelligence officials feeding politically motivated and untrue information to agency assets in the media.

    So, are Ari Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding Epstein and the Maxwells trustworthy? In addition to the aforementioned, corroborating information for his claims, a review of Ben-Menashe’s post-intelligence career suggests this is the case.


    Ari Ben-Menashe arrives at Harare International Airport, in Zimbabwe, Feb. 22, 2002. Photo | AP

    Prior to his arrest in November 1989, Ben-Menashe was a high-ranking officer in a special unit of Israeli military intelligence. He would later claim that his arrest for attempting to sell American-made weapons to Iran was politically motivated, as he had threatened to expose what the U.S. government had done with the stolen PROMIS software if the U.S. did not cease providing Saddam Hussein’s Iraq with chemical weapons. Ben-Menashe was later acquitted when a U.S. court determined that his involvement in the attempted sale of military equipment to Iran was done on behalf of the Israeli state.

    After his arrest, Ben-Menashe was visited in prison by Robert Parry, the former Newsweek contributor and Associated Press reporter who would later found and run Consortium News until his recent passing last year. Parry remembered that, during that interview, “Ben-Menashe offered me startling new information about the Iran-Contra scandal, which I thought that I knew quite well.”

    Israel’s government immediately began to attack Ben-Menashe’s credibility following his interview with Parry, and claimed that Ben-Menashe had never worked for Israeli intelligence. When Parry soon found evidence that Ben-Menashe had indeed served in Israeli military intelligence, Israel’s government was then forced to admit that he had worked for military intelligence, but only as a “low-level translator.” Yet, the documentation Parry had uncovered described Ben-Menashe as having served in “key positions” and performed “complex and sensitive assignments.”

    A year later, Ben-Menashe would be interviewed by another journalist, Seymour Hersh. It would be Ben-Menashe who first revealed to Hersh secrets about Israel’s nuclear program and the fact that British media mogul Robert Maxwell was an Israeli spy, revelations that Hersh would not only independently corroborate but include in his book The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy. Hersh was then sued by Robert Maxwell and the Maxwell-owned Mirror Group for libel. The case was later settled in Hersh’s favor, as the claims Hersh had made were true and not libelous. As a result, the Mirror Group paid Hersh for damages, covered his legal costs, and issued him a formal apology.

    After Ben-Menashe’s interviews by Hersh and Parry, Israel’s government was apparently concerned enough about what Ben-Menashe would tell congressional investigators that it attempted to kidnap him and bring him back to Israel to face state charges, much like Israeli intelligence had done to Israel’s nuclear-weapons whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. The plan was foiled largely thanks to Parry.

    Parry, who broke many key stories related to the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s and beyond, was tipped off by a U.S. intelligence source about a joint U.S.-Israel plan to have Ben-Menashe first be denied entry to the United States on his planned trip to give congressional testimony. Per the plan, Ben-Menashe would be denied entry to the U.S. in Los Angeles and then be deported to Israel, where he would have stood trial for “exposing state secrets.” Parry called Ben-Menashe and convinced him to delay his flight until he secured a guarantee for safe passage from the U.S. government.

    Ben-Menashe subsequently gave a sworn statement to the House Judiciary Committee that mostly focused on U.S.-Israel collusion regarding the theft and creation of a “backdoor” into the PROMIS software. Ben-Menashe offered to name names and provide corroborating evidence for several of his claims if he was offered immunity by the committee, which, for whatever reason. declined that request.

    Prior to the conclusion of the Hersh “libel” trial, which would later uphold Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding Robert Maxwell’s Mossad activities as true, there was a concerted effort in the U.S. press to downplay Ben-Menashe’s credibility. For instance, Newsweek — in an article on Ben-Menashe entitled “One Man, Many Tales” — claimed that “inconsistencies may undermine Ben-Menashe’s testimony in the British courtroom proceedings,” citing inconsistencies from sources in Israel’s government and Israeli intelligence as well as Ben-Menashe’s ex-wife and Israeli journalist Shmuel (or Samuel) Segev, a former IDF colonel. It goes without saying that such sources had much to gain from any effort to discredit Ben-Menashe’s claims.

    According to Parry, this media campaign, which employed American journalists with close ties to Israel’s government and intelligence agencies, was very successful “in marginalizing Ben-Menashe by 1993, at least in the eyes of the Washington Establishment.” After a years-long media campaign to discredit Ben-Menashe, “the Israelis seemed to view him as a declining threat, best left alone. He was able to pick up the pieces of his life, creating a second act as an international political consultant and businessman arranging sales of grain.” The effort to marginalize Ben-Menashe has continued well into recent years, with mainstream news outlets still referring to him as a “self-described ex-Israeli spy” — despite the well-documented fact that Ben-Menashe worked for Israeli intelligence — as a means of downplaying his claims regarding his time in Israel’s intelligence service.

    After the conclusion of the Hersh libel trial, Ben-Menashe became an international political consultant who “surrounded his far-flung business activities in secrecy and got involved with some controversial international figures, such as Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe,” and “conducted his international consulting business … in a wide variety of global hotspots, including conflict zones,” according to Parry. In addition to Mugabe, Ben-Menashe has also recently come under fire for his consulting work on behalf of Sudan’s military junta and Venezuelan opposition politician Henri Falcón.

    Ben-Menashe has also maintained ties to several different intelligence services and eventually became a controversial whistleblower whose information led to the arrest of the former head of Canada’s Security Intelligence Review Committee, Arthur Porter.

    As far as his character is concerned, Parry noted that Ben-Menashe could often be “his own worst enemy” and that, even though Parry considered his information regarding Iran-Contra and PROMIS reliable and noted that much of it was later corroborated, he “often compound[ed] his media problem by treating journalists in a high-handed manner, either due to his suspicions of them or his arrogance.”

    Bill Hamilton, the original developer of the PROMIS software and head of Inslaw Inc., also found Ben-Menashe’s claims regarding the illicit use of PROMIS by U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies to be credible, though he expressed doubts about Ben-Menashe’s character.

    Hamilton told MintPress the following about Ben-Menashe:
    “Ari Ben Menashe was the first source to tell us reliable information about the role of Rafi Eitan and Israeli intelligence vis-a-vis PROMIS but, in the end, of course, he was a clandestine services-type guy whose official duties include the ability and willingness to lie, cheat, and steal.”
    A threat revived
    While Ben-Menashe may have been viewed as a “declining threat” after the early 1990s, his plans to meet with Robert Parry of Consortium News years later in 2012 to discuss Iran-Contra and other covert dealings of the 1980s appeared to change that. Right before he planned to travel from Canada to the United States to meet with Parry and “finally prove” the truthfulness of his past claims, a fire-bomb was thrown into his Montreal home, destroying it.

    Ari Ben-Menashe surveys the damage to his home after it was mysteriously firebombed. Photos | Robert Parry

    Though Canadian media referred to the incendiary device as a “molotov cocktail,” Consortium News reported that “the arson squad’s initial assessment is said to be that the flammable agent was beyond the sort of accelerant used by common criminals,” leading to speculation that the accelerant was military-grade.

    Had it not been for the bomb, the origins of which Canadian police failed to determine, Ben-Menashe would have traveled to the U.S. alongside a “senior Israeli intelligence figure” to be interviewed by Parry. The other intelligence-linked individual, according to Parry, “concluded that the attack was meant as a message from Israeli authorities to stay silent about the historical events that he was expected to discuss.”

    Though neither Ben-Menashe nor Parry directly blamed Israel’s government for the destruction of Ben-Menashe’s home, Parry noted that the bombing did succeed in “intimidating Ben-Menashe, shutting down possible new disclosures of Israeli misconduct from the other intelligence veteran, and destroying records that would have helped Ben-Menashe prove whatever statements he might make.”

    While Ben-Menashe’s post-intelligence associations with controversial governments and individuals have given plenty of fodder to the still thriving media campaign to discredit his claims about covert U.S.-Israel operations in the 1980s, there remain troubling indications that the Israeli government sees his information on decades-old events as a threat.

    Now, with the major efforts by powerful Americans and Israelis to distance themselves from Jeffrey Epstein and other figures associated with his depraved sex trafficking operation, Ben-Menashe may soon again find his reputation — and perhaps more — under fire.
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    I think this is a part of the Big Picture.

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    I think the above is a small picture that's the end result of this one:
    EDUCATION
    After the war, the Carnegie Endowment trustees reasoned that if they could get control of education in the United States they would be able to prevent a return to the way of life as it had been prior to the war. They recruited the Rockefeller Foundation to assist in such a monumental task. According to Dodd's Reece Committee report:
    "They divided the task into parts, giving to the Rockefeller Foundation the responsibility of altering education as it pertains to domestic subjects, but Carnegie retained the task of altering our education in foreign affairs and about international relations."
    And this one:
    Rockefeller Biology Research: 'Control the people...'
    If philanthropy should be motivated by love of our fellow man, the grants of the Rockefeller Foundation are not. Take medical research. During the period until 1939 and the War, the Rockefeller Foundation financed biological research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. It was Nazi eugenics—how to breed a superior race and how to kill off or sterilize those they deemed "inferior." Rockefeller financed Nazi eugenics. Rockefeller's Standard Oil also violated US law to secretly supply the Nazi Air Force with scarce fuel during the War. After the War the Rockefeller brothers arranged for leading Nazi scientists involved in ghastly human experiments to be brought to the USA and Canada under sanitized identities to continue their eugenics research. Many worked in the CIA top secret MK-Ultra project.

    In the 1950's the Rockefeller brothers founded the Population Council to advance eugenics, disguised as population research into birth control. The Rockefeller brothers were responsible in the 1970's for a US Government Top Secret project directed by Rockefeller National Security Adviser Kissinger, NSSM-200 titled, "Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for US Security and Overseas Interests." It argued high population growth in developing nations with strategic raw materials like oil or minerals were a US "national security threat" as more population demands national economic growth, using those resources internally (sic!).NSSM-200 made developing world population reduction programs a precondition of US aid. In the 1970s David Rockefeller's Rockefeller Foundation also financed together with WHO development of a special tetanus vaccine that limited population by making a woman incapable of maintaining a pregnancy, literally going after the human reproductive process itself.

    The Rockefeller Foundation created the entire field of genetic manipulation through its ownership of Monsanto Corporation and financing of university biology research to create the "gene cannon" and other techniques to artificially alter gene expression of a given plant. The aim of GMO, since Rockefeller sponsored the disastrous Philippine Golden Rice project, has been to use GMO to control the human and animal food chain. Today more than 90% of all soybeans grown in USA are GMO and more than 80% of all corn and cotton. Yet it is not labelled.
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