USA “Freedom” Act Dies in a Midnight Session – Expect “Crisis Compromise” on May 31

by Scott Creighton

Don’t get too excited folks. This is just more cheap theatrics setting up a “crisis compromise” on May 31.

Last night during a special midnight session of the senate, the latest House version of the USA Freedom Act was blocked by a narrow margin in a 57-42 vote. President Obama has been pressuring congress to pass the Freedom Act as a “fix” to the bulk collection authorization found in section 215 of the USA Patriot Act which is set to expire at midnight, May 31.

The senate also failed to extend the Patriot Act for a few more months as they headed off for their Memorial Day vacation.

But don’t worry, a last minute emergency “crisis compromise” session is already scheduled:

Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) scheduled a last-minute session on May 31st for one last shot at passing the bill. Verge

That gives them 7 days to have their corporate lawyers slap in all kinds of new language in the “Freedom” Act so they can dump it on the desks of Senators and Representatives at the last minute then scare them into signing it into law.

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The bin Laden “Digital” Bookshelf Psyop Isn’t Over – Like “Snowden” and “Wikileaks”… More to Be Released “later”

by Scott Creighton

So Obama tasks the CIA to put together this list this past winter. This past spring, Seymour Hersh starts writing about his new “death of bin Laden” narrative and just after that comes out, the list appears. Hmmmm…..

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bin Laden, according to official story, was so vain, he recorded himself watching TV but he did so in such a way that you can’t really tell if it is bin Laden or it isn’t. How vain is that? Or the better question: how stupid do you have to be to believe that is Osama bin Laden?

 

Oh yes, there will be more literature to be added to the banned book/idea list very soon according to “officials”

That’s because, just like the “Snowden” psyop and the Wikileaks “leaks”, the powers that be have decided in their infinite wisdom that they needed to withhold some of those “digital” books and files on zombie bin Laden’s “bookshelf” because…

Well… because.

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The Chris Roberts “Hacked Plane” Story Smells Like an FBI Psyop

by Scott Creighton

The key to this story is the FBI (once again) and Chris Roberts’ intimate relationship with them.

For those of you who know me, you know I don’t do “Henny Penny” stories very often. I don’t huff and puff and screech about Russian nukes flying over the North Pole and I don’t publish bullshit about the New Black Panthers (Cointelpro) promising to kill cops in Ferguson or Baltimore.

However, with that said, this latest story that’s running amok in the MSM about how a cyber intel expert claims to have been able to hack into a plane’s on-board “infotainment” system and from there cause the plane to “fly sideways” is something that needs to be addressed quickly I would imagine.

According to the FBI affidavit, however, when he mentioned this to agents last February he told them that he also had briefly commandeered a plane during one of those flights

The affidavit, however, does not indicate exactly which flight he allegedly caused to turn to fly to the side. WIRED

Let me first explain the basics of the story. According to the official version, last month Chris Roberts boarded a United Airlines flight from Denver to Chicago (keep Denver in mind, it’s important later)

During that flight, Chris sent out a Tweet:

Chris was taken off his connecting flight at his final destination and interviewed for several hours. They wanted to know if he intended to take control of the flight. Chris said “no’ he didn’t in a widely circulated WIRED magazine interview which just came out.

The cyber security expert claims he was making a joke… on Twitter… about taking over the controls of a plane… on Twitter… the cyber security expert did.

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CIA Assets in Pakistan Back-up Seymour Hersh’s Propaganda “The Death of bin Laden 2.0″

by Scott Creighton

To start off let’s make this very clear: President Peace Prize did not kill Osama bin Laden. I don’t care which version of the fairy tale you chose to “BELIEVE” in.

Sy Hersh’s painfully contrived new version of “The Death of bin Laden 2.0” is still being hotly debated across the interwebs. I picked his offering apart the other day and have very little interest in spending much time on his ridiculously cobbled together narrative that he clearly cooked up, by his own admission, like a stenographer recording the secret CIA “retired official’s” new version of events.

It was painful to read his work then as it’s painful to even mention it now.

However, there is a new development which might shed a little light on the 1. validity of Mr. Hersh’s crappy new “official story” and 2. at least part of the MOTIVE behind it.

This morning there is a new wrinkle to the story that Sy Hersh slathered all over us when he published his “The Death of bin Laden 2.0” propaganda.

A Pakistani newspaper has published the name of the secret Pakistani former intelligence officer who Sy Hersh claims his “secret retired intelligence official” says was the one who came to US intelligence officials and fingered bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad.

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“ISIS” Guy Who Threatens More Attacks in US Seems to be an American Contractor (Living in California?)

by Scott Creighton

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Little is known about Abu Ibrahim Amriki, a US-born terrorist who was seen in this propaganda video released by a group calling itself the “German Taliban Mujahideen,” which is based in Pakistan’s tribal areas” Long War Journal 2009

The guy who claims to have threatened Pam Geller and promised to have “71 “ISIS” fighters in 15 US states” ready to attack us is actually an American-born, bald Special Ops looking “jihadist” formerly stationed in Pakistan.

But wait, it gets better.

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Report Says American Psychological Association Collaborated on Torture Justification

by James Risen, New York Times

The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror, according to a new report by a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists.

The report is the first to examine the association’s role in the interrogation program. It contends, using newly disclosed emails, that the group’s actions to keep psychologists involved in the interrogation program coincided closely with efforts by senior Bush administration officials to salvage the program after the public disclosure in 2004 of graphic photos of prisoner abuse by American military personnel at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

“The A.P.A. secretly coordinated with officials from the C.I.A., White House and the Department of Defense to create an A.P.A. ethics policy on national security interrogations which comported with then-classified legal guidance authorizing the C.I.A. torture program,” the report’s authors conclude.

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The CIA Will Keep Killing Civilians With Drone Strikes Because The ‘Rules’ For Drone Strikes Aren’t Actually Rules

by Tim Cushing, from Tech Dirt

Here’s what drone killing oversight looks like:

About once a month, staff members of the congressional intelligence committees drive across the Potomac River to C.I.A. headquarters in Langley, Va., and watch videos of people being blown up.

As part of the macabre ritual the staff members look at the footage of drone strikes in Pakistan and other countries and a sampling of the intelligence buttressing each strike, but not the internal C.I.A. cables discussing the attacks and their aftermath.

So, the CIA holds a monthly snuff filmfest for intelligence oversight committees. Figuring moving pictures are worth thousands of words, it then withholds the thousands of words justifying its decision to carry out a strike. Despite this process being clearly aimed at minimizing objections and questions, intelligence committee heads still offer their support of the program and the agency running it, even when they clearly don’t trust the CIA on other issues.

When Ms. Feinstein was asked in a meeting with reporters in 2013 why she was so sure she was getting the truth about the drone program while she accused the C.I.A. of lying to her about torture, she seemed surprised.

“That’s a good question, actually,” she said.

Cognitive dissonance has long been a feature of intelligence committee leadership. Sen. Feinstein has now done this twice — the other time being her outrage over the CIA spying on her staffers, while simultaneously offering her support for NSA programs that performed similar functions…

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