Thursday, October 4, 2018

Neck Wound


By way of brief summary, Vince Foster died from a point-blank gunshot wound to the neck, not a gunshot wound inside his mouth. This fact was actively changed by the FBI investigators, according to multiple early witnesses who refused to change their statements.
Foster had been a legal (and sexual?) partner of Hillary Clinton and long time confidant of the Clintons in Little Rock.
After the original head of the investigation resigned because it was being thwarted and ended, he was replaced by Brett Kavanaugh, who appears to have vigorously suppressed testimony, intimidated a key witness, Patrick Knowlton, for days before he testified, then arranged to have that testimony falsified, which was kept secret until Ambrose Evans Pritchard showed Knowlton the fake testimony. Pritchard, who was head of the Washington Bureau of the Daily Telegraph (UK) at the time, has now reported this.  "Slog" has a very good summary of the report here.

Here Word Press has copied the Ambrose article without the paywall. 
(What is weird is how this guy is a totally reliable deep-state operative from way back. Is all this fuss for a show to "legitimize" him?)

Kavanaugh nomination vote is set for Friday and the FBI found nothing it was not looking for.

Children's drawings and comments from horrific refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece.
"We have found Hell."

Bloomberg's revelation reported on an ongoing government investigation into China's use of a "tiny microchip" that found its way into servers that were widely used throughout the US military and intelligence infrastructure, from Navy warships to DoD server farms. The probe began three years ago after the US intelligence agencies were tipped off by Amazon. And three years later, it remains ongoing.
Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships. And Elemental was just one of hundreds of Supermicro customers.
During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China.
With those two paragraphs, Bloomberg has succeeded in shifting the prevailing narrative away from Russia and toward China. Or, as Pence is expected to state in Thursday's speech (via NYT) "as a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country."
 JPMorgan's strategist John Normand announced that the largest US bank "adopted a new baseline that assumes a US-China endgame involving 25% US tariffs on all Chinese goods in 2019" because "the US and China will not resolve their differences this year and that the Administration will make good on its threats to escalate.

As Russia is preparing plans to wean its banking system off the dollar, advancing a trend of de-dollarization among the US's largest economic and geopolitical rivals, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of making a "colossal" but "typical" mistake by exploiting the dominance of the dollar by levying economic sanctions against regimes that don't bow to its whims.
"It seems to me that our American partners make a colossal strategic mistake," Putin said.
"​This is a typical mistake of any empire," Putin said, explaining that the US is ignoring the consequences of its actions because its economy is strong and the dollar's hegemonic grasp on global markets remains intact. However "the consequences come sooner or later."​ ...​
In a sign that a united front is forming to help undermine the dollar, Russia's efforts have been readily embraced by China and Turkey, which is unsurprising, given their increasingly fraught relationships with the US. During joint military exercises in Vladivostok last month, Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that their countries would work together to counter US tariffs and sanctions.
"More and more countries, not only in the east but also in Europe, are beginning to think about how to minimise dependence on the US dollar," said Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin’s spokesperson. "And they suddenly realise that a) it is possible, b) it needs to be done and c) you can save yourself if you do it sooner."

​The "Presidential Alert Text" went out 10/3/18 at 1:18 PM Central Daylight Time, and my flip phone never got it. Never, and I was waiting. I feel like the little lame boy who couldn't follow the pied piper into the mountain.

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