Obama, Perform An Anatomically Impossible Act
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2016-12-30 09:59 by Karl Denninger
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Obama, Perform An Anatomically Impossible Act
 

This is the most-laughable pack of tripe I've read in a long time.

DISCLAIMER:
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.

How do you know you're about to read a propaganda piece?  That would be a good indication.

This document provides technical details regarding the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. election,

No it doesn't.  Let me explain.

The next page has a nice diagram that doesn't mesh with what was described.  Specifically, what we know happened (because it was admitted to) was that a spearphishing email set was sent to a large number of people, including John Podesta.

Now here's the rub:

At least one targeted individual activated links to malware hosted on operational infrastructure of opened attachments containing malware. APT29 delivered malware to the political party’s systems, established persistence, escalated privileges, enumerated active directory accounts, and exfiltrated email from several accounts through encrypted connections back through operational infrastructure.

Well, no.  There's no evidence for that.

In spring 2016, APT28 compromised the same political party, again via targeted spearphishing. This time, the spearphishing email tricked recipients into changing their passwords through a fake webmail domain hosted on APT28 operational infrastructure. Using the harvested credentials, APT28 was able to gain access and steal content, likely leading to the exfiltration of information from multiple senior party members. The U.S. Government assesses that information was leaked to the press and publicly disclosed.

There is evidence for this.  In fact, this is what the DNC admitted to.

The rest of the document is boilerplate arm-waving.

Note what's not there: Anything specific that reaches the standard of not even evidence but probable cause.

For instance, spearphishing emails typically look like an "alert" from the targeted credential's site (e.g. gmail) with a link to click and 'reset your password.'  Said link doesn't, of course, actually go to Google -- it goes somewhere else.  Often those people use a "link shortener" (e.g. t.co) to "hide" where the link goes so casual examination doesn't show it.  However, that reference is traceable, it goes to a web address somewhere and the owner(s) of that address or at least who is controlling it can be determined.  If they have been hacked they will typically cooperate (duh!) and now you can find out where that "resource" actually connected to.  Through a relatively-simple process of iterating over that (if there are multiple "hops" involved) you will eventually land on infrastructure the "bad guys" control.

So where's the evidence?

I'm sorry, but "we know" without the evidence is propaganda, not information or even something that rises to the level of an "accusation."  Further, such emails are easily copied and re-used by various evildoers with a change only in the redirect URL -- a trivially easy thing do do and, not-surprisingly, very common.

Since it's not at all hard to figure out where such a redirect went and analyze it from there the fact that the FBI and DHS didn't present that information and since it has been widely disclosed to the entire group of email recipients it  could not be classified either because it's not secret in the first place one can reasonably conclude that the evidence doesn't point where the FBI and DHS claims it does.

But let's leave this propaganda piece and its claims aside -- because really, when you get down to it, it's a sideshow.

Let's instead focus on what was stolen and released irrespective of who did it.

What was stolen was in fact hard evidence, bordering on irrefutable proof, that a major political party in this country intentionally corrupted their own primary process to steal said primary election for one candidate and disenfranchise another.

That is the "damaging information" that was released.

The irony of accusing Russia of "tampering" with our election when the information released, and in fact the only information that had damaging value which was released, was hard evidence of actual tampering with our elections by the Democrat Party itself is not lost on me nor on anyone else with half a functional brain.

That the American people decided to "reward" such election tampering by our own political party, not Russia, with an unexpected loss at the polls is not "evil", it is not "corrupt", it is just desserts.

Had the Democrat Party not tampered with the primaries including, I remind you, multiple apparent proved instances of party insiders being fed debate questions ahead of timethere would have been nothing of value to disclose and no impact from same.

Next, I remind you that we have a Wikileaks insider, the man who claims to have been the actual courier, who has said on the record that a DNC insider, quite possibly Seth Rich, gave him the contents of said emails (other than John Podesta's.)

Leaving aside the outrageous idiocy and lack of care when it comes to security that the DNC exhibited, particularly high-level campaign insiders such as Podesta, in using public email providers (such as Google) the fact remains that there is not only little credible evidence that the DNC's email was "hacked" there is zero evidence provided in the FBI report that Russia had anything to do with it.

Put all that together and then view what Obama did with regard to "new sanctions" in that light -- and what do you get?

An infantile temper tantrum by a puny rat bastard who has watched his party burn itself to the ground under his personal direction and which got caught cheating in our primary elections.  In response he has gone on a wild, uncontrolled and unprincipled slash fest rather akin to Kylo Ren's.

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Oldman47
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Another example of the Gov. destroying what little credibility they have left.

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Throw the bums out. All 535 of them.
Vernonb
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An infantile temper tantrum by a puny bastard who has watched his party burn itself to the ground under his personal direction and which got caught cheating in our primary elections. In response he has gone on a wild, uncontrolled and unprincipled slash fest rather akin to Kylo Ren's.


Obama with a can of gasoline in one hand and a nuclear detonator in the other looking for a fight where everyone else must pay the price for his narcissism.

I will be so happy when Obamandius leaves office!

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Deepsee100
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So embarrassing to be an American after this...thank god it's the silly season and most people won't notice.

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Fedwatcher
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"An infantile temper tantrum by a puny rat bastard who has watched his party burn itself to the ground under his personal direction and which got caught cheating in our primary elections. In response he has gone on a wild, uncontrolled and unprincipled slash fest rather akin to Kylo Ren's."


Yup. Obama and other lying politicians do this because they can and their Media Lapdogs are glad to help them out.

They are glad to destroy our republic as long as they get their swag and we pay for it.

Remember there was an Israeli tech firm that had developed a voice-stress analyzer to detect lying and Bill Clinton passed as a "truth teller". The ability to lie without a "tell" is a necessary skill for high public office.

Lacking meaningful term limits, we must throw all 535 bums out every election cycle. Unless you are a million dollar plus campaign donor, he/she is not representing you.

Mmmtang
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I laughed out loud a few minutes ago when I read that Putin is not going to reciprocate with kicking out diplomats. Such a great move!
Aztrader
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Just showing what a true clown looks like. Acting like a little kid throwing a tantrum because he didn't get what he wanted and the whole world sees it.

He was placed into office by the elites and spent the entire 8 years screwing off and pushing an agenda that most Americans found repulsive. He was protected by the media at every turn and even today, not a peep out of them while he makes a fool of himself.
Keenan
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Even better, Mmmtang - Putin, evoking his judo skills, invited US diplomats kids in Moscow to new years eve celebrations at the Kremlin:

http://www.news.com.au/world/north-ameri....
Frat
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I've been saying this a lot... since the election, but for the past 4 weeks specifically, Obama has been like a tenant facing eviction who is putting holes in the drywall, throwing dead animals into the holes, then smearing **** all over the place to ruin it, ostensibly for the next tenant. However, the house he's ****ing with IS OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY.

It's the most contentious transition I've ever seen; the ******* narcissist can't admit it's over, his legacy is ****, and he really is NOT a king but a petulant little bitch of a dictator.

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DISCLAIMER:
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.


Does anyone else read that as saying: "We don't believe any of this bull**** ourselves and you shouldn't either. We are just publishing this because we were ordered to and we want to keep our good government jobs."

At least that's how I read it.

Flap

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Lemonaid
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DISCLAIMER:
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.


I read that as "get your popcorn, Fake News ahead!"


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Mgpacher
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Karl, this post is a classic. It is clear and easy to understand, and gets right to the point.

"... the most important thing is what was revealed. It's not like people invented this information - what they reported is true." - V. Putin

The Democratic Party derailed the Sanders primary and threw the candidacy to Clinton. Debate questions were passed to Clinton ahead of time. Podesta and important party higher-ups expressed soon real nasty opinions about Christians. It is almost as if they were begging the people to please, please not vote for them.

"You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trumps supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people now 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now some of those folks they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America." - H. Clinton

Translation: Please. please, I beg you, don't vote for me and any of my fellow Democrats.
Thorvold
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CBS radio this morning dutifully reported that the sanctions were for Russia's tampering "with the election." That's all we're supposed to know or think. Obama has always struck me as a puppet in a suit who signs executive orders on donors' requests and reads prepared messages on the teleprompter. The public agenda du jour is Russia. The administration jackals are also now exacting revenge on the Bundys while there's still time.
Oldno7
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I remember going to magic shows in Las Vegas and during the show the lights would go off and then items would disappear. It seems the DHS has turned off the lights. You don't need evidence just trust us, oh and get on one of the trains going to the gas chambers.

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Ee4fire
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Remember this was the same regime that told everyone a video caused the attack at Bengazi. To me this idiot who leaves in less than 30 days is trying to make problems for Trump and show his legacy was not the reason the DemocRATS are losing credibility with more and more of the electorate. The only support they are getting is from the FSA (Free **** Army).

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Jwm_in_sb
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I think they are still trying to imply that the emails are not real or were conjured by the Russians as propoganda. That is the implied narrative that they need their sheep to believe. They can't say that because they know they will be called on it immediately so they are strongly implying it. Why? Because they can't allow Trump to normalize relations with Putin.
Flyanddive
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Wikileaks has Hillary's emails, they have not yet been released. Here's hoping they are released on Jan 20th, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Lobo
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"Pay no attention to the emails behind the curtain. The evil Russians did it. I, the Great and Powerful Ozbama, have spoken."

That didn't work for the wizard of Oz either.
Yayankee
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New York
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To know how f**ked up the CIA is, get a copy of "Legacy of Ashes" - The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner. They are a bunch of lying bastards, and incompetents!
Unknownsailor
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Nobody I know believes a word that emanates from the televised or print media complex, or their official handlers in Government. No matter how much the Democratic operatives with bylines that is the government/media complex sell the "Russians hacked the election" story, most know it is total BS.

DNC/media continue to burn down the barn around themselves, and seem totally oblivious that those paying attention are on to their scam, and have gone elsewhere for their news, never to return.

Trump will be a shoo in for 2020 at this rate, provided he doesn't majorly step on his own crank with golf shoes on.
Clock
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South of Billings Mt
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Was watching CNBC today about 4:30 EST, and they were still reporting the same thing about russian diplomats being forced out of the USA.

I don't get it...surely Obama has had expert computer/internet/cyber people (employees) advise him on this issue.

It's hard to believe that anyone (obama) can be that arrogant.

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Travanx
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Near Downtown Los Angeleez, Killafornia
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Someone using proxies out of Russia?

Quote:
In the process of mining data from the Blumenthal account, Lazar said he came across evidence that others were on the Clinton server.

"As far as I remember, yes, there were up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world, he said.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/....

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The Russian Government has passed a new law that mandates that every provider must log all Russian internet traffic for up to a year. We believe that due to the enforcement regime surrounding this new law, some of our Russian Servers (RU) were recently seized by Russian Authorities, without notice or any type of due process. We think its because we are the most outspoken and only verified no-log VPN provider.

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/fo....

Is DHS being sanctioned?
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/more-sta....

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Apl
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"Russians hacked the election"

The DNC is not the US government, despite their efforts to merge the two over the last eight years.

And as has been pointed out on TF. The Russians have hacked the US government over the last eight years, but for some reason it didn't warrant the sort of hullabaloo that we're seeing over this election.

On Obama diplomatic sanctions against Russia. This is one of the most irresponsible acts for a government to have engaged in for the benefit of its own domestic vote base, I have seen for some time.

It is the sort of thing you'd expect from an African 'republic', some hell hole like Zimbabwe.

Mnpatriot
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Oahu
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Food for thought: Lame douche, burning bridges with Israel because he can now. Probably has wanted to from the start seeing he seems sympathetic to the Islamics.

Now, true the evil Russians under the bus for the failure of his mandate. Never mind that Russia, China and other actors do this on a daily basis. Where is the outcry with that from Oblahblah?

There was concern he'd give Hillary a blanket pardon on his way out. I have a strong tingling that what he does on his exit will make that seem like child's play. I'm thinking scorched earth, pardon all "non violent" disinfranchised offenders.

Is that too tinfoil?


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Onelegged
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The whole thing is sad and less than pathetic. What's even more tragic is the millions of US citizens who will believe ever word of that drivel.

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