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James Comey’s Denial Of Wrongdoing Is The Last Gasp Of A Dying Illusion

(Richard Enos) The notion that we are not quite living in the ‘real’ world has gained momentum since the phrase ‘Fake News’ entered the public lexicon.

The schism between ‘normal’ mainstream-media-fueled perception and the naked truth about the events that are actually going on is getting so severe that awakening from the illusion will soon be the only way to avoid the intense suffering brought on by cognitive dissonance between our familiar perception and the facts.

Take the ongoing investigation into James Comey, for example. We have the Inspector General’s report that came out and revealed the following:

The office said he “violated applicable policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by providing one of the unclassified memos that contained official FBI information, including sensitive investigative information, to his friend with instructions for the friend to share the contents of the memo with a reporter.”

Further, the IG determined that Comey kept copies of four memos (out of the total seven he drafted) in a personal safe at home after his removal as director — and in doing so also “violated FBI policies and his FBI Employment Agreement by failing to notify the FBI that he had retained them, or to seek authorization to retain them.” And the IG said Comey again violated the rules “by providing copies … of the four memos he had kept in his home to his three private attorneys without FBI authorization.” (source)

Comey Speaks Out

One would expect, if not complete silence from James Comey, then at least some contrition or a fumbling apology trying to explain away his indiscretions. Instead, we get to witness his unapologetic Twitter response coming from that alternative universe of the slowly eroding mainstream perception:

On the face of it, the offenses detailed in the Inspector General’s report may not ‘feel’ as though they were highly egregious. He was a little clumsy with sensitive information. So what, the casual onlooker might opine. It is true that Comey was careful not to release ‘classified’ information intended for the press, as the line he cherry-picked from the IG report states. And the decision on the part of Attorney General Bill Barr not to prosecute Comey for these crimes, against the Inspector General’s recommendation, seems to add credence to the idea that these actions are excusable.

But the story will certainly not end here.

Meeting With Trump

When one puts together the pieces to try to determine the intent and motivation behind these actions, it is difficult not to come to the conclusion that Comey was highly involved in an operation designed to entrap a duly elected president on fabricated charges and prevent him from taking or staying in office. An important piece of this puzzle begins with a meeting in January 2017 between then president-elect Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and Director of the National Security Agency Mike Rodgers. It continues, more importantly, with Comey staying behind when the others left to speak with Trump one-on-one.

In an interview with Lou Dobbs in the video below, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York discusses this meeting with all the intelligence heavyweights, and elaborates on what was said to have transpired afterwards, as illuminated in the IG report:

This meeting took place on January 6th, 2017, you remember there’d been all this controversy about Russia and the intelligence community had created a report on Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. So on the 6th of January they go up to Trump Tower, to, as a group, present the report to president-elect Trump, and by previous agreement after they do that, they all leave the room except for Comey, and Comey and Trump meet one on one, and Comey tells the president-elect there is this allegation in that in 2013 you were in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes, and Russian intelligence taped it all, recorded it all, and, you know, the president is stunned by this.

In the past, Comey has said that the only reason he did this was that they wanted to tell the president-elect that this was out there, and that it might get reported in the press and there’s this crazy story about you that’s out there. What we see in this new report is they meticulously planned this moment in which they would hit Trump with this information. Comey had met with his top officials and what they called the ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ team beforehand; they had made a plan where Comey would immediately write down everything he could remember from this; he went down to an FBI vehicle and there was a secure laptop waiting for him and he says that he started writing as the vehicle began moving; went over to the FBI headquarters in New York and there was a secure video teleconference set up for him to then talk with ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ supervisors plus top FBI officials about what Trump had answered to these dossier allegations.

Crossfire Hurricane

It’s important to understand what exactly the ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ operation really was in order to piece this all together. Although I am hesitant to use definitions from Wikileaks in terms of their political bias noted in one of my previous articlesthe one below will suffice to give us a broad context.

Crossfire Hurricane was the code name for a covert counterintelligence investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into links between Trump associates and Russian officials and suspected coordination between the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 United States elections.

The investigation was officially opened on July 31, 2016, initially due to information on Trump campaign member George Papadopoulos‘s early knowledge of Russians having damaging material on Donald Trump‘s rival candidate Hillary Clinton.

From late July to November 2016, the joint effort between the FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the National Security Agency (NSA) examined evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The FBI’s team enjoyed a large degree of autonomy within the broader interagency probe.

The FBI’s work was taken over on May 17, 2017, by the Special Counsel investigation of 2017–2019, which eventually resulted in the Mueller Report. Mueller concluded that Russian interference occurred in a “sweeping and systematic fashion” and that there were substantial links with the Trump campaign, but that the evidence available to investigators did not establish that the Trump campaign had “conspired or coordinated” with the Russian government.

So we understand now that this investigation began ‘officially’ in July of 2016, although we are seeing evidence that the planning of ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ likely started not long after Trump became the presumptive Republican party nominee on May 3rd, after his victory in Indiana and the withdrawal of the last competitors, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, from the race. More evidence is coming out every day that ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ was not an investigation as much as it was a blatant attempt by higher-ups across the U. S. intelligence spectrum who are revealing themselves as key players in the Deep State.

The investigation’s ‘supposed’ inception was based on George Papadopoulos’ meeting with European professor Joseph Mifsud; however we now know that the story that Mifsud was there to disclose Russia-sourced dirt on Hillary Clinton to Papadopoulos is a fabrication according to both Papadopoulos and Mifsud himself. Allegations of sinister ties between Russia and former Trump aide Carter Page, which led to FISA warrants which the IG report said were ‘illegally obtained’ to spy on the Trump campaign, were equally a fabrication.

The Special Counsel Investigation headed by Robert Mueller, which took over two years and turned up absolutely no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, can now be seen for what it is: a continuation of the work that started with the Crossfire Hurricane investigation whose sole motive was to subvert the election and activities of a duly elected president. And the conversion of the Crossfire Hurricane efforts into the much broader public spectacle that was the Special Counsel was made possible by James Comey leaking information about the meetings with Trump:

York: The second part of the story was the leak of the fact that the top intel officials had briefed the president-elect about this salacious information. The meeting takes place on January 6th; on January 10th, CNN reports an exclusive: “The nation’s top intel officials have briefed the president-elect about embarrassing personal information that was gathered by a former British intelligence operative…”

Dobbs: All of which was concocted by Hillary Clinton-funded, Democratic National Committee-funded–oh yes!–and FBI-funded fiction-writing on the part of Christopher Steele.

York: And this leak was absolutely critical because it gave the news hook to report the dossier.

The famed ‘Steele Dossier,’ which was the source of the claims that Comey was warning Trump about in their one-on-one meeting, which is the source for the leaks to the press, which was the foundation for the inception of the Special Counsel, which was the basis for FISA applications that Comey signed was, in Comey’s own words to Congress, ‘salacious and unverified.’ Wow. How’s he ever going to get past that?

Comey’s Alibi

The wobbly leg James Comey is trying to stand on is to make people believe that his reason for going above and beyond the law and FBI regulations is because he felt he was doing what was best for the country. Even though there turned out to be no credible evidence at all that Trump or even members of his campaign were colluding with Russia, he is still trying to convince people that he was convinced at the time that Donald Trump was such a threat to the security of the country due to his alleged ties to Russia that he needed to take those extraordinary measures.

This is where the schism between mainstream perception is really starting to break away from reality and common sense. Deep State insiders like Comey have so long been protected behind a compliant mainstream media and other perception-controlling mechanisms that they still think that if they stand up and say something forthright and authoritative that the majority of people will believe them. But only the sleepiest of folk are now buying Comey’s alibi.

A far more reasonable explanation, which goes far beyond the simplistic notion that he hated Trump, is that Comey was working with the other heads of intelligence to prevent an outsider from coming into the White House and suddenly causing all sorts of trouble for the insiders. In the case of Brennan and Clapper, this would have been seen as a threat to their massive domestic surveillance operation, which was discussed in my previous article ‘The Hidden Reason The ‘Russia Collusion’ Investigation Ever Got Started.‘ In the case of Hillary Clinton and her minions, it was the threat that many of her crimes such as Uranium One and the private email server scandal would actually be properly investigated rather than continuing to be covered up.

The Insider/Outsider Game In Washington

I recently came across an article on ZeroHedge that outlined what it means to be an insider in Washington, and I believe it is germane to our discussion here:

Back in 2009, when the Obama administration was busy ensuring the nation’s financiers would become larger, more powerful and never serve a day in jail despite their historic crime spree, Larry Summers had dinner with Elizabeth Warren. During the course of that meal, he instructed her about how power really functions in the U.S.:

A telling anecdote involves a dinner that Ms. Warren had with Lawrence H. Summers, then the director of the National Economic Council and a top economic adviser to President Obama. The dinner took place in the spring of 2009, after the oversight panel had produced its third report, concluding that American taxpayers were at far greater risk to losses in TARP than the Treasury had let on.

After dinner, “Larry leaned back in his chair and offered me some advice,” Ms. Warren writes. “I had a choice. I could be an insider or I could be an outsider. Outsiders can say whatever they want. But people on the inside don’t listen to them. Insiders, however, get lots of access and a chance to push their ideas. People — powerful people — listen to what they have to say. But insiders also understand one unbreakable rule: They don’t criticize other insiders.

“I had been warned,” Ms. Warren concluded.

It’s also worth noting that Larry Summers gave that insider speech to Elizabeth Warren years before she was elected to the U.S. Senate. He was warning her that unless she stopped causing problems and agreed to play the game by this gangster code, she would never get anywhere and no one would ever listen to her.

The people who I refer to here as Deep State players, in this case Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Hillary, and the like, are the ‘insiders,’ people who support each other playing games above the law and sworn to play ball and not criticize each other, no matter how egregious the crimes they are witness to. The belief that this insider group still maintains the power to shield its members from prosecution would seem to be what Comey, Brennan Clapper, and Hillary Clinton are hanging onto, and fuels their continued castigation of President Trump on Twitter and other public forums.

But signs are growing that this protection has slowly been crumbling since Trump took office–by design. The number of firings and resignations alone is an indication. The fact that Attorney General William Barr decided to pass on prosecuting Comey for these offenses is no exoneration for Comey, just a temporary reprieve. When it comes time to bring up deeper matters, like Comey’s signature on FISA warrants that he himself admits were based on ‘evidence’ that was salacious and unverified, or other information that clearly brings to light that James Comey was involved in a criminal conspiracy, it seems reasonable to assume that James Comey, and ‘insiders’ like him, are going to have to face the music.

The Takeaway

Nothing happens by accident. It seems like we are in the final act of modern political theatre, where the great reveal is about to occur for the entire audience.

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Havana Syndrome again? CIA officers are mowed down by a mysterious disease

A CIA officer in Moscow experienced symptoms of the so-called “Havana syndrome” in 2017. This became known to The New York Times with reference to sources in diplomatic circles.

CIA officer Mark Polimepulos, who helped lead covert operations in Russia and Europe, complained about the manifestation of mysterious symptoms. According to the newspaper, in December 2017, he felt severe dizziness, which later developed into a prolonged migraine, forcing him to retire. At that time, Polymerpoulos was 48 years old.

It is noted that such a case was not the only one. Similar symptoms were experienced by the staff of the American ambassadors in Cuba and China in 2016-2018. However, the exact number of cases and the place where this happened is not named. It is alleged that the US diplomats have tried to influence in a similar way around the world.

At the same time, the US State Department was unable to establish an unambiguous reason that caused the “Havana syndrome.” Among other things, it was assumed that the diplomats may have been exposed to an unidentified sound effect.

In 2017, it was reported that, beginning in late 2016, American diplomatic officials and their relatives in Cuba began to complain of symptoms such as hearing loss, nausea, headaches and balance disorder. 

The Associated Press received audio footage of the attack and described the harassing sounds as “the high-pitched sound of crickets combined with fingernails scratching on a board.” Then the American government suggested that Russia or China could be the culprit.

Many victims are still undergoing rehabilitation. Specialists from the University of Pennsylvania performed magnetic resonance imaging and revealed visible changes in the structure of the brain in the diplomatic missions.

Differences were found in 23 men and 17 women who complained of health problems while on diplomatic duties in Havana. Scientists have yet to figure out what causes the unusual symptoms.

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How Russia and the United States nearly started a nuclear war in 1995

The Norwegian meteorological rocket incident remains the only time in history that the Russian president has activated his nuclear briefcase.

On January 25, 1995, Doomsday could have come in the world: the Russian Federation was preparing to launch a nuclear strike on the United States. How did it come about that the states that left the confrontation of the Cold War in the past and had just normalized relations with each other found themselves on the verge of mutual destruction?

The beginning of the war?

The cause of the crisis was an ordinary Norwegian meteorological rocket. Its launch from the small island of Anneia at 7 am local time (10 am Moscow time) towards Spitsbergen caused a stir in Russia. 

Black Brant XII.

Black Brant XII. Legion Media / ZUMA Press

Equipped with scientific equipment to study the aurora borealis, the Black Brant XII was similar in size to the nuclear-powered American Trident D-5 ballistic missile, intended for launch from submarines. In addition, it flew along a trajectory along which, as the Russian Defense Ministry believed, American missiles would fly in the event of a nuclear war. 

In December 1994, Norway informed 28 states, including Russia, about the planned launch, but did not give a specific date, limiting itself to specifying the period: from January 15 to February 10 of the next year. Due to bureaucratic delays, this information did not reach the Russian Missile Warning System, which sounded the alarm.

Decisive minutes

An emergency meeting with the country’s top political and military leadership was convened in the Kremlin. Defense Minister Pavel Grachev, Chief of the General Staff Mikhail Kolesnikov and President of the Russian Federation (as Supreme Commander-in-Chief) Boris Yeltsin had three strategic missile forces control terminals activated – the so-called nuclear suitcases.

Vladimir Sayapin / TASS

The military believed the lone missile could have been fired to create an electromagnetic pulse that knocked out Russian radars and communications systems. Following it, a massive blow could be expected.

For several tense minutes, as leaders watched it flight, it was decided whether Russia would launch a nuclear strike against the United States. 

“Little is known today about what Yeltsin said at the time, given that it could have been some of the most dangerous moments in the entire history of the nuclear era,” The Washington Post journalist, David Hoffman wrote three years after the incident : “They make it clear that the Cold War nuclear readiness system continues to operate, and how catastrophic its consequences could be, despite the fact that the feud between the great powers is already over.”   

The situation was discharged only when it became clear that the rocket had gone towards Spitsbergen (not far from which it fell into the ocean). The nuclear cases have been deactivated. Russian President Boris Yeltsin (center) and Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev (right).

Russian President Boris Yeltsin (center) and Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev (right). Igor Mikhalev / Sputnik

The incident with bringing Russia’s Strategic Nuclear Forces to combat readiness, soon became the property of the world community. When, four years later, the Norwegians were about to repeat their launch of Black Brant XII and reported this to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the US additionally warned all key Russian military departments about it through their channels. As a result, this time there were no unpleasant surprises. 

Source: rbth.com

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Germany conducted exercises in case of nuclear war

Bundeswehr / Birthe Brechters

The Bundeswehr with partners in the North Atlantic Alliance ( NATO) trained in operations in a nuclear war.

The German army, together with Italian, Belgian and Dutch colleagues, conducted exercises in the event of a conflict with the use of nuclear weapons.

The location of the exercise “Steadfest Noon” was chosen airbase “Nörfenich”, where the tactical squadron of the Luftwaffe 31 “Boelcke” is located. Together with the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr, the air forces of other NATO countries, in particular, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, took part in the exercises.

According to a report by Bild, the exercise scenario involved training procedures for safely removing nuclear weapons from storage, delivering ammunition and installing them on aircraft. The training flights took place without nuclear weapons, and in parallel with the aviation exercises at the Büchel airbase, where the tactical squadron of the Luftwaffe 51 Immelman is located, the Resilient Guard air defense systems were trained to protect the airfield from air attacks.

The training sites for the Luftwaffe of the Bundeswehr were not chosen by chance, since the Nörfenich airbase is a reserve storage site for the B61, a hydrogen bomb that forms the basis of nuclear weapons of the US strategic nuclear forces. 

Some of this ammunition is stationed at NATO bases in Europe. The exact number of hydrogen bombs that are stored at European sites and which ones are not reported. In Europe, the B61 is carried by Panavia Tornado fighter-bombers (pictured) and General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters.

Recall that the B61 thermonuclear bomb is the main weapon of the US strategic nuclear forces, although it entered service in 1968. Since 2012, a new guided version of the B61-12 has been under development, which will replace all B61 and B83 bombs that have been in service since 1983. It can be used both on strategic bombers and tactical aircraft. About two billion dollars were spent on the development of the 12th modification of the aerial bomb.

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