While Stefan Stanford touched on some very troubling aspects of the recent WikiLeaks document dump on the CIA and their spying tools in his most recent article, looking back at the Obama administration's claims that "Russia" hacked the election, influencing voters for an outcome Obama himself fought against, claiming that the intelligence community had evidence (which they never produced) of Russia's cyber "fingerprints," Wikileaks may have just exposed what may very well be a huge "false flags," carried out by the CIA, with the help of the mainstream media, against Americans.
2016 ELECTION AND RUSSIA'S "FINGERPRINTS'
A simple search using any search engine brings up literally hundreds of pages of MSM reports discussing the 2016 election, how Russia's "fingerprints" were all over it, but Washington Post consistently cited "CIA" sources for their bombshell "news", such as one from December 2016 titled "Secret CIA assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win White House," with each story automatically assuming that Russia influenced the election because the intel community said so, because they traced it all back to Russia's cyber fingerprints. (Note that WAPO never offers a disclaimer informing their readers that WAPO owner Jeff Bezos has ties with the CIA via a $600 million contract.)
It wasn't just the Washington Post that reported "Russian" interference as if it were a foregone conclusion, but all the mainstream media did so, citing unnamed U.S. officials claiming "Russian ‘digital fingerprints’ all over election hacks," with the following quote from Fox 8 (citing a CNN report) being representative of the consistent reporting since the November election:
One official told CNN the administration has traced the hack to the specific keyboards — which featured Cyrillic characters — that were used to construct the malware code, adding that the equipment leaves “digital fingerprints” and, in the case of the recent hacks, those prints point to the Russian government.
Once again, they claimed that "A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials."
The initial story was quoted all over the Internet, the retraction in the subsequent article was mostly ignored by those that jumped on the "Russia hacked the grid" story, and once again, the pattern that has been used throughout the past months was an "unnanmed source" found "Russian code," which of course allows them to conclude "Russian fingerprints", meant Russia was responsible.
INTEL COMMUNITY AND MSM NARRATIVE UNRAVELS
Part of the WikiLeaks "Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed," includes a specific section they highlighted on their Twitter page, detailing a program called "UMBRAGE" which exposed that the "CIA'S Remote Devices Branch's UMBRAGE Group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques ‘stolen’ from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation. With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the ‘fingerprints’ of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from."
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On March 5, 2017, one day after President Trump accused the Obama administration of of tapping his communications before the election, Trump tweeted "Is it true the DNC would not allow the FBI access to check server or other equipment after learning it was hacked? Can that be possible?"
The FBI has spent months trying to persuade people that Russia was behind the DNC hack, but we're now learning that it didn't get much help from the DNC itself. The Bureau tells Buzzfeed News that the Democrats' organization reportedly "rebuffed" multiple requests for physical access to the hacked servers, forcing investigators to depend on the findings of the third-party security firm CrowdStrike (which the DNC contacted after the hack). The FBI would have tackled the breach earlier if the DNC hadn't "inhibited" the investigation, according to its statement.
How did the Obama administration, the intelligence community, and the MSM justify accusing Russia of being behind the DNC and the Clinton campaign hacks? "Fingerprints."
Another U.S. official told CBS News that the Obama administration believes Russian state actors are behind the leak, confirming the hackers "left all kinds of fingerprints."
Entrepreneur, Innovator, Gamer, Artist, Internet Freedom Fighter, KimDotCom, pretty much sums up what this portion of the Wikileaks revelations tell us, when he states, "CIA uses techniques to make cyber attacks look like they originated from enemy state. It turns DNC/Russia hack allegation by CIA into a JOKE."
MSM 'SPIN' EMERGES
Following the #CIAHacking and #Vault7 Twitter hashtags this morning, the following meme caught my eye because it ran parallel to what I was thinking and researching as part of the article.
That is a question I was wondering yesterday while watching the amount of information WikiLeaks exposed about the CIA and their level of spying on Americans, but specifically on how WikiLeaks has just exposed their UMBRAGE program where they can basically plant anyone's digital "fingerprints," in order to accuse that someone of anything they want, in order to manipulate the American public into believe a false narrative.
Seems they aren't spinning, they are simply ignoring the information WikiLeaks exposed by attempting to manipulate their readers into thinking the only important thing is "who is the leaker" that gave WikiLeaks all the information.
Looks like the CIA gave their puppets over at Washington Post their marching orders and the preferred narrative as the WAPO headlines with "FBI prepares for new hunt for WikiLeaks’ source," and after reading it, we note there is not one mention of what WikiLeaks exposed, nor the UMBRAGE program, nor the level of surveillance the CIA conducts on all Americans via their electronics. Just the attempt to only focus on the "who" is behind the leaks and what they mean for the intelligence community.
So I virtually marched over to the New York Times to see what type of spin they decided on, had to do a word search on their front page just to find the mention of WikiLeaks on it, and all the way at the bottom in the "technology" category, they had two pieces, one titled "With WikiLeaks Claims of C.I.A. Hacking, How Vulnerable Is Your Smartphone?" and another "WikiLeaks Reignites Tensions Between Silicon Valley and Spy Agencies."
Nothing from either on UMBRAGE and how the CIA creates "false flag" attacks using the "fingerprints" and malware they keep in their library to frame other countries.
Zip. Nada. Nothing.
Why? Well let me take a guess, perhaps because it completely unravels the narrative they have been shoving down their readers' throats that Russia hacked the DNC and the Clinton campaign, which somehow "influenced" the 2016 presidential election?
Flashback: This is an old clip showing admittance of the CIA that they use the mainstream media to manipulate the thoughts and ideas of American citizens in the USA.
Not only is the CIA spying on Americans at unprecedented levels, they are actively carrying out false flag operations against the American people to manipulate their opinions, as they have been doing throughout their history.
In this case, it is extremely likely they have been attempting to frame Russia for election interference, basically playing chicken with another nuclear power, which could have very well led to a World War and the mainstream media has been complicit every single step of the way.