The Declassified Russian Hacking “Intelligence” Report is Devoid of Any Evidence and Apparently Based on Previous Lies

by Scott Creighton

Yesterday (Friday Jan. 6th 2017) around 1pm, the Department of National Intelligence released their declassified report (PDF) on the Russian hacking story or the Russian “influence” story that has been taking shape here in the States surrounding Hillary Clinton’s crash and burn presidential campaign of 2016. At about the same time, a man got off a plane in Florida and took a gun from his checked bag and opened fire on people in the baggage claim area of an airport, emptying 3 clips before lying down on the ground and waiting to be arrested. That man claimed earlier that the CIA had been trying to force him to watch “ISIS” videos.

Each and every page of the declassified report contains in the top header an official disclaimer of sorts which reads:

“This report is a declassified version of a highly classified assessment; its conclusions are identical to those in the highly classified assessment but this version does not include the full supporting information on key elements of the influence campaign.”

Key here is the fact that the report contains no facts. None. Zip. Zilch. No evidence reported in the report whatsoever.

Also key is the word “assessment” and in the beginning of the declassified report, they take the time to explain that term:

“When Intelligence Community analysts use words such as “we assess” or “we judge,” they are conveying an analytic assessment or judgment. Some analytic judgments are based directly on collected information; others rest on previous judgments, which serve as building blocks in rigorous analysis

“(O)thers rest on previous judgements”. Got that? No evidence reported in this report and they tell you right off the bat that in all likelihood, this “assessment” is based on “previous” assessment, which as we all know, were bullshit. “Grizzly steppe” anyone?

Here is a little glimpse into some of those “previous judgements”:

this report is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within.”

The current assessment based in part on previous assessments which the intelligence services provide no “warranties of any kind” regarding the information they provided.

Got that? New bullshit based on piles of older, baseless bullshit.

Buried deep in various articles about the new release we find a little rational thought on this evidence. That of course is buried under tons of regurgitated, unsubstantiated accusations leveled at Vladamir Putin, Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks.

The report contains scant information on attribution
That may not be enough for some critics, who have been publicly calling on the intelligence community to release more information explaining how it linked hacking operations to Russia” The Verge

And by “scant information” they mean “no information”

“Some critics” may not find their baseless accusations to be “enough” to jump on the New McCarthyism bandwagon. How unfortunate. But apparently the Verge doesn’t mind Megaphoning Mockingbird fake news:

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No. Putin Did Not Try to Thwart Hillary’s Candidacy Like She Did to Him in 2012. He Didn’t Have To

by Scott Creighton

Pussy Riot™  mission statement: When the world is being neoliberalized as fast as possible and the masters of the universe demand tribute from those seeking a place at the table, no effort to assist in that endeavor , no matter how sophomoric or insipid, no matter how ridiculous, no matter how contrived, shall go unrewarded. And Pussy Riot™ will be there to cash in

Not that long ago President Obama said that Russia and President Putin had tried to influence the outcome of our election process and that it was “unacceptable” behavior for a nation to attempt to influence the democratic process of other nations. Forget for a second that his evidence was so laughable that the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that cobbled it together, posted a disclaimer on the first page of the report that said it didn’t stand by a single shred of “proof” in it’s own report:

this report is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within.”

Let’s also forget for a moment the troubling rise of the New McCarthyism in America and the lynch-mob mentality that goes along with it.

Russia did not attempt to influence our election. They did not “hack” the DNC, Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server nor the email account of the perpetually corrupt John Podesta. Even if they did, which they didn’t, all they did was expose the truth about these three deeply tainted entities. No one has disputed the authenticity of the leaks. They stand as an accurate representation of the level of corruption that exists in the fake left that is the unDemocratic Party of America these days. This is a footnote that gets lost in the discussion far too often these days.

Which leads me to ask one simple question: since when is it considered “unacceptable” behavior to expose the truth about corruption at the highest ranks in the American political system?

Oh, that’s right. President Peace Prize made it a priority to wage war on whistle-blowers throughout the duration of his tenure.

For all the McCarthyite efforts being put forward by the breathless ladder-climbers of the corporate propaganda mills which pass for “news organizations” these days I am often awestruck by those who seem to wish to demand their guests present a kind of American exceptionalism when it comes to comparisons between this fake news story about Russia “hacking” our democracy and the altogether too real history of our State Department and the CIA doing the exact same thing to other countries across the globe. The hypocrisy is simply stunning.  And that is  when a guest has the audacity to bring up said history, which doesn’t happen very often.

And that is to say nothing of Hillary Clinton’s effort to use “smart power” to thwart Vladamir Putin’s reelection in 2012. In the corporate media the silence is deafening on that subject.

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Democracy Wins: Electoral College Voters Cast Votes in Line With Their State’s Wishes

by Scott Creighton

First of all, stop saying Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. It’s simply not verified in my opinion.

All of those additional votes came well after the election was finalized and almost every single one of them came from one state, California, where Killary “won” by a whopping 4.3 million votes (most showed up well after the election)

Alex Padilla is the Secretary of State in California and as we know, the Sec. of State overseas the elections of a state. He’s a Democrat who also just happens to have two Mexican parents and when he took office his primary concern was to “modernize” voting in California.

“Padilla said his priorities include upgrading the state’s voting systems to use modern technology and making the act of voting more accessible and convenient..” LA Times

That’s right. He brought in more electronic voting machines.

Some of you might have forgotten the massive election fraud that took place in California during the 2016 Democratic Party primary elections, but I didn’t. Millions of likely Bernie supporters found their party affiliation suddenly switched from Democrat to Republican or Independent come election day which meant they had to ask for a certain special type of ballot or vote via an provisional ballot which were later shredded before they were actually counted.

There has been no recount of the general election results in California. Jill Stein wasn’t interested in asking for a recount in states where Hillary clearly stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders this year. In fact, she didn’t seem all that interested in doing recounts in states where Hillary won the general… for some reason.

So this story that Hillary won the popular vote is bunk because it is based entirely on a state where we know election fraud was already committed on behalf of Hillary Clinton this year. Stop making that claim.

Why would they pad the numbers in California after Hillary clearly lost the election? It’s simple: because they needed her to “win” the popular vote in order for John Podesta to run “install Hillary no matter what” campaign.

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The Jill Stein Election Destabilization Campaign has Failed So John Podesta Tries a New Disruption Tactic to Undermine U.S. Election

by Scott Creighton

tru-dat

Having failed to “undermine the bedrock of our democracy” with his Jill Stein “recount” effort, John Podesta launches a new destabilization campaign to stop the process of the election and install the war-criminal and serial liar, Hillary Clinton, in the White House.

After careful consideration and many hours of research I concluded that Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan were not about protecting the integrity of our deeply flawed election system as much as they were about delaying the Electoral College voters from being able to certify their election totals before the “safe harbor” deadline of Dec. 13th thus keeping Donald Trump from being officially named the president elect on Dec. 19th when the voters actually get together and officially cast their votes as prescribed by the voters they represent.

In my earliest article on the subject, I wrote about how Stein was working with various DNC operatives on her recount effort and afterward I wrote about how most (if not all) of the Green Party leaders refused to back her efforts because they too thought of it as backing efforts to redo the election and install Hillary Clinton in the White House.

Leading “alternative” left-leaning journalists like the Sane Progressive and Jimmy Dore couldn’t seem to wrap their heads around the concept in spite of the fact that so many real liberals from the Green party, including Stein’s own running mate, condemned her efforts as disingenuous.

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America’s Neoliberal Fake-left Learns Nothing After Election – Reassure Billionaires they Don’t Care About Us

by Scott Creighton (this is a rant. bad language. bad thoughts. trying to make that “fake news” list so bear with me or don’t read it)

As the Benevolent Billionaire of Orange picks out drapes for the Oval Office and Killary the Aging Globalization Cheerleader huddles in a corner of her room in the fetal position weeping inconsolably, President Peace Prize of Left Cover tells fascist Germany we didn’t “go too fast” in pursuit of their precious New World Order and the rest of the neoliberal fake-left “leaders” as it were, rush out to some retreat to meet with STILL MORE globalist billionaires to get them to help figure out what went wrong.

Are you fucking shitting me?!

Nobody… ever…. liked… neoliberal… globalization… ever… nobody… get it?

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Clinton (S)Election 2016! The Year of the Hate

by Scott Creighton

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It’s getting down to the wire folks and unfortunately, one of these deeply flawed human beings will end up being the next leader of the so-called “free world” and there is nothing you or I or any of the Gods on high can do about it.

Either the criminally corrupt Hillary Clinton or the walking sleaze factory Donald J. Trump will ooze into the Oval Office and stain the walls with their stench on Jan. 20th 2017.

Fittingly, the campaign season has been reduced to little more than hate-mongering vile rhetoric over the last couple of days on the part of the presumed president elect, Hillary Clinton and her minions of rabid surrogates.

On Nov. 3rd 2016, over at the fake-left Huffington Post, their front page is splattered with the above image crafted by Luke O’Brian to accompany his ridiculous article “My Journey to the Center of the Alt-right” in which he tells the tale of his visit with some redneck racists in some shit-hole of a town in Indiana. He met them in the back of their rape van. The cliche’s were following hot and heavy as he interviewed the obvious Anti-Defamation League assets. They spouted all the right “wrong” talking points about hating “niggers”, “fags”, “cunts”, “Jews” and “leftists” and so on and so on.

And of course, they love them some Donald Trump. Can’t get enough of the guy. That’s what leads our hero Luke O’Brian to conclude “unconscionable racists with be a force in American politics well beyond November 8th”

In the morning of Nov. 1st 2016, over at the New York Times, they came out with a study showing how African American voters aren’t turning out in the numbers they expected for Hillary Clinton and that caused some serious panic in the Clinton camp.

“The reasons for the decline appear to be both political and logistical, with lower voter enthusiasm and newly enacted impediments to voting at play. In North Carolina, where a federal appeals court accused Republicans of an “almost surgical” assault on black turnout and Republican-run election boards curtailed early-voting sites, black turnout is down 16 percent. White turnout, however, is up 15 percent. Democrats are planning an aggressive final push, including a visit by President Obama to the state on Wednesday.” New York Times

Later that night, this happened:

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“A black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was set on fire on Tuesday night. Fire fighters arrived to find Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church “heavily engulfed in flames,” Mayor Errick Simmons said in an interview;  the fire took nearly an hour to contain. No one was in the church at the time, and no one was injured. On the side of the church, beneath the blackened windows and roof, the words “Vote Trump” have been spray painted.” The Atlantic

We are supposed to believe a Trump supporter thought it would be a good idea to go into a predominantly black community and burn one of their 100-year-old churches to the ground and sign Trump’s name to their work… in order to drum up support for Trump’s candidacy.

ಠ_ಠ

Yeah.

Can you feel the hate bubbling up inside you? You ready to Stand With Killary? Not yet? Read some more.

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Bernie Sanders Abandons Clinton in Final Week

(Too little too late. Still a sellout is Mr. Sanders, a man who never opposed a single regime change operation that I can think of and a man who refused to stand with the Palestinians while the IDF was bombing them in Gaza.)

by Michael Sainato, the Observer

Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun to revert to his anti-establishment self as the end of the presidential election draws nearer.

Supporters have balked at a Sanders who supports Hillary Clinton, as she embodies the corruption and corporate influences that have transformed democracy in this country into an oligarchy. Sanders campaign events on behalf of Clinton have received poor attendance from supporters, especially in comparison to the rallies he held during his own campaign.

Rather than delay holding Clinton accountable to progressive ideals until she’s safely in the White House, Sanders has recently emphasized the importance of pushing her to do the right thing, as she can’t be trusted to do so otherwise. “This is not trust. We are not here to trust,” Sanders said in a recent interview with NowThis. “It is the very opposite of what I am saying, ‘oh, sit back, elect Clinton, and then trust.’ No, Mobilize. Educate. And if there are Democratic members of Congress, or if Clinton, when elected President does not go forward in doing the right thing, let them know how you feel about it.”

Sanders’ organization Our Revolution has started a petition for Clinton to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, in support of the Native Americans protesting the project.

Unsurprisingly, Clinton has remained silent on the issue, only recently issuing a scripted statement of neutrality after protesters camped out at her campaign headquarters. Sanders sent a letter to President Obama on October 28, pleading with him to intervene as he eventually did with the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama has approved two more new pipelines while attention is focused on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

[read more here]