Since 2001 the CIA has gained political and budgetary preeminence over the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). The CIA found itself building not just its now infamous drone fleet, but a very different type of covert, globe-spanning force — its own substantial fleet of hackers.
ROBERT STEELE: I have discussed this with CIA and NSA retirees and we don't believe all this. We particularly reject the proposition that CIA has in any way exceeded NSA's political and budgetary prominence.
The closest this archive comes to the truth in my view is with the first headline: CIA is capable of doing singleton operations intended to lay the blame on others. In my experience CIA has zero processing power, zero talent, and is totally unlikely to have done anything other than “dabbled.”
While CIA has indeed created a massive drone assassination program with a 98% error rate to join its equally notorious rendition & torture program, CIA is simply not competent at anything having to do with cyber no matter how much money it spends on contractors claiming to be good at cyber (just as CIA spent tens of millions on an unethical moron claiming that waterboarding worked). Some of this is old hat (such as hijacking computer-driven cars from a near-by car or via an implanted chip).
A lot of this strikes me as juvenile. For CIA to really believe that the Germans are not fully aware of what each and every person in Frankfurt is doing is so typically CIA — fat pasty-faced jerks at HQS who are completely out of touch with reality. My over-all sense is that the “digital innovation center” at CIA has been as inept at In-Q-Tel (which was “fired” from my international conference in favor of keeping Stephen E. Arnold). It is also clear they have not been told that the Chinese can ride the electrical circuits into any computer, which is the dirty little secret NSA has been hiding from Congress for over a decade.
For me this confirms the probability that John Brennan has been lying about Russians hacking anything — it has been CIA leaving false flag bread-crumbs — bearing in mind that cyber-snooping by Israel, France, Germany, China, and Russia have been going on for a long time. Hacking US elections? That is all Hillary and all Brennan — treason by any measure.
In passing, having long suspected that Edward Snowden was a CIA – Booz Allen operation to discredit NSA at the direction of then-President Barack Obama, I find this bundle from Wikileaks to be a hysterically funny counter-attack.
I continue to believe that CIA can and should be saved as a restored all-source classified collection agency and that NSA, NRO, NGA and of course ODNI should be closed down as soon as possible — the Open Source Agency will provide the government and the public with 95% of what it needs in the way of decision-support, while CIA addresses the remaining 5% with a budget one third to one quarter what we are spending now on the very large cow pie with a few gold flakes that can be consolidated.
First, some terminology. Hacking is the actual innovation. Using stuff others have created is not hacking it is merely hijacking. Cyber-snooping is not the same as hacking. Leaking can be digital or physical and is not hacking. The Russians cyber-snooped (as did everyone else including NSA and CIA and the Israelis) they did not “hack” the US election. I explain how Donald Trump won accidentally in the below essay.
New from Berto Jongman:
Russians Did Not Hack the US Elections
Commentary by Others
Assange, Julian (WikiLeaks, with Sean Hannity, Russians not the source)
Assange, Julian (WikiLeaks, with John Pilger Russians not the source)
Bamford, James (NSA author, questions official narrative, Russians did not hack)
Binney, William (created NSA system, accuses CIA)
Binney, William (created NSA system, at ZeroHedge)
Carr, Jeffrey (cyber-security consultant)
Cockburn, Andrew (Challenging CIA’s false assertions)
Comey, James (Russians did not influence election)
Cook, Jonathan (Clinton hypocrisy, fake news, perfidy of US false claims)
Dillon, Martin (How Israel gained control over US cyber)
Freeman, Chas (Ambassador)
Giraldi, Philip (conservative former CIA spy)
Greenwald, Glenn (Anonymous leaks are not evidence)
Lee, Robert M. (cyber-security consultant)
McAfee, John (cyber master, I guarantee Russians did not do it)
McGovern, Ray (retired top CIA analyst)
Murray, Craig (UK Ambassador)
Obama, Barack (Hackers didn’t sway election)
Owl (the NYPD leaks on the Abedeen emails in the Weiner laptop)
Palast, Greg (Russians did not hack the election, we did)
Price, David (Reasons to be skeptical of CIA claims on Russian hacking)
Pieceznik, Steve (Reagan era State leader, US good guys did it)
Raimondo, Justin (Stop the CIA-Saudi Coup against Donald Trump)
Rappoport, Jon (Elector questions for CIA)
Rappoport, Jon (NSA as front for Israel via Narus and Verint)
Scott James (Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology — no way)
Steele, Robert (former CIA spy, introduced hackers to NSA in 1993)
Stein, Jeff (CIA veterans urge caution on leaks blaming Russia)
Taibbi, Matt (Rolling Stone)
Tancredo, Tom (Breitbart)
Tice, Russ (NSA whistleblower, NSA spies on all politicans including Obama)
Whitbeck, John (Criminal insanity of US claim against Russians)
Commentary by Robert Steele
Robert Steele: The Soft Coup Collapses – Blackmail Revealed – What Next? CIA was bluffing, produced no evidence – Russians did not “hack” the election. Is this the beginning of the end of the Deep State in the USA? Can Trump clean house & wage peace?