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russia collusion hoax, pt-5

friday, march 29th, 2024

It was a busy day in Washington on Wednesday, as the intelligence bureaucracy tried to foment a national security panic over Russian nukes in space in hopes of ramming through the Ukraine aid package and killing reforms designed to curb its power to spy on Americans.

Our Most Serious National Security Threat Isn’t Russian Nukes In Space, It’s Intelligence Agencies In Washington.

Lest you think that sounds crazy, consider the timing of the panic provocations, which came almost immediately after House Speaker Mike Johnson said he and other Republicans weren’t going to be “rushed” into approving the $61 billion aid package for Ukraine. It also came at the precise moment — just coincidentally! — that the House was debating reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, set to expire in April, that would end warrantless surveillance of Americans, which of course the White House and intelligence agencies oppose.

All of it just goes to show that the most serious threat facing America isn’t Russian nukes in space or overseas terrorist plots, it’s the political class in Washington and our intelligence agencies that think they’re above the law.

Here’s what happened. On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner issued a cryptic warning about a “national security threat” related to a “destabilizing foreign military capability” so grave that President Biden should declassify all information about it immediately. Soon thereafter, anonymous sources leaked to the press that the threat was about Russia wanting to put nuclear weapons in space.

This prompted a flood of statements from Republicans and Democrats that the threat was very serious — but not to worry, they have the situation under control. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters he had already scheduled a briefing with congressional leaders on the matter before Turner made his statement, and don’t worry, President Biden “is going to ensure the security of the American people.”

The hysteria on Capitol Hill over Russian nukes in space, was a cheap ploy to ram through Ukraine aid and kill FISA reform.

Democrat House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries issued a helpful statement clarifying what all this was really about: “The most urgent national security threat facing the American people right now is the possibility that Congress abandons Ukraine and allows Vladimir Putin’s Russia to win.”

Meanwhile, Congress was set to take up proposed reforms to Section 702 of FISA that would put an end to warrantless spying on Americans. The intelligence agencies and the White House have been very clear about their opposition to those reforms and that they would very much like to keep spying on Americans without having to obtain a warrant. They’ve been using the press to pressure Congress to scrap the reforms. On Tuesday, the FBI shared newly declassified information with Politico revealing it used Section 702 to foil a terrorist plot on U.S. soil last year — a none-too-subtle suggestion that if they had to bother with getting a warrant, they wouldn’t be able to stop these kind of terrorist plots.

What happened next is telling. Even though the House Republicans who were pushing for the FISA reforms appeared to be winning the debate, in the aftermath of the hysteria over Russia nukes in space, Speaker Johnson pulled the bill and canceled Congress for the rest of the week.

It doesn’t take a conspiracy theorist to figure out what happened here. Our intelligence agencies don’t want lawmakers getting in the way of their plans. They don’t want any interruption in the flow of U.S. tax dollars to Ukraine, and they don’t want any curbs on their ability to spy on Americans.

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

The irony here is that the U.S. intelligence community itself has become a far greater threat to our republic than Russia or any other country. As journalists Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi, and Alex Gutentag reported Tuesday, the CIA asked foreign intelligence agencies to spy on more than two dozen Trump associates as early as 2015 and share the intelligence they acquired. This surveillance operation would later be used to launch the Crossfire Hurricane investigation and craft the Russia-collusion hoax.

“Until now, the official story has been that the FBI’s investigation began after Australian intelligence officials told US officials that a Trump aide had boasted to an Australian diplomat that Russia had damning material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,” the report says.

But in fact, the reports alleges, U.S. intelligence agencies tasked the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia — the other members of the so-called “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance — to surveil 26 Trump associates identified by President Barack Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan.

The purpose of this surveillance wasn’t to discover whether Trump associates were colluding with Moscow. It was to make contacts and create interactions with those people through the Five Eyes agencies and then report those contacts to the FBI as suspicious, thus establishing a pretext for the FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

And as we all know, Crossfire Hurricane notoriously abused FISA to spy on Trump associates — to say nothing of its ultimate purpose, which was to destroy Trump’s candidacy and, failing that, his presidency.

So please, let’s not get distracted with hysterics about Russian nukes in space. Want to know where the real threat to our country is? It’s not in space or in Moscow. It’s in Washington.

© 2.15.2024 by JOHN DANIEL DAVIDSON, "The Federalist".

A Day In The Life.

Up at 7a on Friday, I went thru my finger stick to check my BSL (Blood Sugar Level) and recorded it on my Diabetes 2 chart, made coffee and toast for breakfast, took two 50mg Tramadol and a 300mg Gabapentin for various pains, fired-up the Win-7 Pentium HP desktop to let 32 million lines of code load, had a couple smokes in the semi-cool garage and checked the leftover errands list. Clear day today. It was a clear, sunny, cold 32° morning, with VERY HEAVY rain coming tonight and tomorrow -- 3"+! The reservoirs will like that, but there will be flooding in the streams, creeks, rivers and roads/streets, in low-lying areas.

Nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one to do it with.

I tuned into the "Chris Stigall Show LIVE" (CS Show) from 6-9a, and then the "Chris Plante Show LIVE" (CP Show) 9-12noon, and finally to the Rob Carson Show LIVE (RC Show) 12-3p.

I fired-up the furnace to take the chill off, and scanned the news and weather sites. Sherry and I will reschedule today's get-together into next week, so I decided to go east to Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market to get some goodies. Soon, a ***FLOOD WATCH WARNING*** appeared on every local website, as a VERY HEAVY rain front approached from the west, with a major snowstorm passed by, just to the north.


* WHAT: Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE: A portion of central Pennsylvania, including the following counties, Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon and York.

* WHEN: From late tonight through Saturday evening.

* IMPACTS: Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Small creeks and streams may rise out of their banks.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Heavy rainfall ranging from 1.5 to 3 inches is forecast from late tonight through Saturday evening. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

I left for Flinchbaugh's Orchard & Farm Market around 12:30p, encountered not much lunch hour traffic, and picked-up some nice goodies at the farm market. The ladies remembered me from my Ol' GC&N years, and asked if I wanted to join the "Flinchbaugh's Shopper's Club", so that every 7th purchase gets a 10% off of the day's purchase of serious goodies -- BBQ, Apple Fritters, ripe FL Strawberries. I did, and thanked them. Back home with 45mins, the skies looked like either rain or snow, so I unpacked, fed the birds and squirrels, and had a smoke in the open garage. After the new BBQ, potato salad and tea for lunch, I hit the LR couch for a 2hr snooze. Nice nap!

It's the simple things in life, like when and where.

The heavy rain started around 7p. After dinner, I watched Discovery's "Gold Rush" until midnight, checked the AccuWeather.com's maps once more, and called it quits. If the storm was so large, that it was snow, we'd be in for one hell of a blizzard. MASSIVE.

Sleeping-in until 9:30a on Saturday, a rainy 39°, I upped the heat, made coffee, had a smoke in the semi-warm garage, and scanned the desktop's mews and weather sites.

Have you ever wondered what the "goal" of Bidet&Co's Unlimited Illegal Invasion Policy is? Here it is, in a short, and concise 1:39 video. Makes sense now, doesn't it all, and quickly points the Bidet&Co scumbags out as traitors.

I lounged around until 1p, had lunch, did some condo chores and niggling paperwork, and watched History's "Ancient Aliens" series, on-and-off, until 11p. Missed the F-1 Australian Grand Prix, but I'll watch the replay on F1-TV, tomorrow. Lights out.

Up at 7:30a on Sunday, to a bright, clear, sunny but cold 30°. I did the morning's usual routine, had coffee and smokes in the warming garage, and tuned into some "CS Show Podcasts". I checked the F1 Australia GP results -- the race I missed last night/early this morning -- and enjoyed CS' podcast of the "recent EV mandate crap". Total BS, but the corrupt, criminal demonKKKrats are ramming it down our throats. The Auto Industry is too passive in this whole unfolding disaster, because they're getting massive, multi-billion dollar payoffs from our corrupt & criminal gov't. Anyway, I watched the 20:00min replay of the Australian F1 GP, on my streaming F`1-TV channel, had Apple Fritters for breakfast, and completed some pending Amazon orders, and a return package to an Amazon merchant for a grossly-overpriced and mis-represented product.

We didn't have no internet, and I never will forget, the way the moonlight shone upon her hair.

After a really HUGE Chopped Chef's Salad for lunch, I did a load of laundry, tuned into a TRASHCAR Cup Race, and watched until I began nodding-off, partly from the meal and mostly from the race's usual roundy-round BOREDOM, but the COTA (Circuit Of The Americas) is the F-1 GP/ IMSA/ Indy Car track, in wonderful TX, and is a nearly a 4 mile road course. I skipped dinner, Sherry called back from an earlier call I'd made, and we made plans for the coming week. I finished=-up a couple of small chores, set-up the kitchen for tomorrow morning, as I do every night, and settled-in to watch some TV. Damn, Sunday's TV offerings are seriously another "NBC Night" (Nothing But Crap), so I did some computer 'housecleaning' and maintenance. After the late news, I used CCleaner to cleaner-up my PC's cookies and Net junk files, and shut down at midnight.

Up at 8:45a on Monday, a bright, sunny, cold, 35°, I fired-up the heat, made some new Kona Coffee from Manarch Coffee Co, in Hawaii. I gotten a small shipment from them, two weeks ago, and gave Sis a ½lb bag of their "Rise & Shine" brand. I'm just finishing-up a ½lb bag opf the same product. So good in the morning! I missed the "CS Show", so I tuned into the "CP Show" until 12noon. I had some on/off serious lower R/S back/hip/buttock/leg pain again, so I took 2 50mg Tramadol and a 500mg Bayer Aspirin caplet. I lounged around until 12noon, got ready for the day, brought-in the empty recycle bin, and left at 12:45p for errands south in Dallastown, Red Lion and back up in East York.

Traffic wasn't bad, except for one major, MAJOR gas pipe installation construction choke point near my condo, and that was backed-up almost ½ miles single file, on my way down. Coming home after 2 or 3 stops, that choke point was almost empty. Finally back, after 1½hrs, I marvelled at all the trees and shrubs, now in bloom. Nice drive on a nice day. After unpacking, I had the last of Sis' Shrimp Fried Rice, some fresh FL Strawberries, checked the news, and did not get a much-wanted 2hr snooze. I had a missing Rx to track down, somewhere between the Dr's office and the pharmacy's vast computers. My Rite Aid pharmacist friend, Missy, got involved and found it for her department, and was was OK.

I had BBQ for dinner, watched the revening news and went with a very creative auto-related series I've enjoyed on Motor Trend for many years, "Full Custom Garage", until 1:30a. Lights out.

I slept-in until 9a on Tuesday, still tired from staying-up so late last night, watching weird movies on thed SyFy Channel. Heh. I upped the heat, made coffee, fired-up the desktop computer to catch news and weather, and relaxed. No nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one to dom it with. Until after 12, when I planned to go to Weis Market, and get a few food items. It was a sunny -- for a while -- 39°, high clouds morning. Rain is in the forecast for the next couple days.

News? A shipo in Baltimore Harbor took out the enire Francis Scott Key Bridge at 1:30a, and 20 people are missing. Good thing it didn't happen during morning rush hour, but it's now in a "recovery" operation mode and not so much a "rescue" operaion. Here's the actual video recording of the ship hitting the bridge support column, and the resultant collapse. And a YT Video playing on loop. Rush Hour's going to be a bitch, in and out of Baltimore, for the foreseeable future. Heh. No, it's not terrorism; it's stupidity and incompetance. It'll be interesting to hear who gets the blame for it, and why. No, I'm not speculating. Yet. Where's US Tranny Sec'y Petey Butt-Plug-Boy? On 'Maternity Leave" again? Deviant, pervert tranny faggot?

The Balt-Harbor Bridge Collapse is on every news website and TV channel, and will be for weeks/months/years, and rightly so. There are going to be serious financial repercurrions from that tragedy, to the East Coasdt and all across the country; something trhe leftist news outlets won't talk about. They like America to suffer, in any way possible. $5 says they'll (try to) blame this on Trump. Heh. Is it merely a coincidence that the ship's captain is a Uke, and that we're stonewalling $100+ Billion in military aid to the Ukranians? Think about that; go ahead, I'll wait.

I had a "short list" on 4-5 things I wanted to get at Weis Market, so I left at 12:45p, with little traffic, got thru the store in 35mins, and got home to $117.46 in 3 6-packs of Gold Peak Sugar Free Tea, and 5 bags of groceries. Heh. After unpacking, I made another really HUGE Chopped Chef's Salad for lunch, and began crashing from the morning's dose of Turkish Grind, Kona Coffee Caffeine. Too late for a nap, at 4:30p, so I'll go for long as I can tonite, before taking an Ambien®. High fpor the day was 56°, before the high clouds blotted out every trace of sunshine.

After seeing this short 2-minute video of *WHY* the corrupt, criminal, leftist demonKKKrats' open borders plan is to entrench one-party rule, my BP has spiked! Here's the rest of that FR post.

Best political ad of the year, so far? After a Olive Loaf Sub and Chips for a late snack, I skipped dinner,mcaught the evening news, and History's "Curse of Oak Island" until 11p, and also watched the late news, before calling it a day.

Up at 8:30a on Wednesday, to a cloudy, rainy 45° morning, with more showers forecast for today. I upped the heat, made the last of fragrant Kona "Rise & Shine" Coffee, tuned into the "CP Show" and had a couple smokes in the garage. I had 3 Easter cards to make, in MS-Publisher, as I've always done for the past 34 years, and get over to the Rite Aid Pharmacy, to p/u a much-needed Rx later this morning. Sherry arrives at 1p, and we'll likely go walking at the monstrous York Galleria.

I did a quick run to Rite Aid at 10:30, got what I needed, and was back by 11:15, had an Apple Fritter w/ Raisins for breakfast, took my morning 19 Rx/OTC pills, and tuned into the "RC Show" for a short while, as the rain started again. After visiting the FR website, there were all kinds of 'conspiracy nuts' posting threads about imminent terror attacks, based upon the Balt-Harbor Bridge Collapse; some were 'pulled' while other posts still ran unfettered. Here4's another, credible theory. I like a good conspiracy theory, but I don't dabble in it much, these days.

Sherry arrived at 1p, and we had a great time for 4hrs, as always. Tewmps were dropping each time we came out to the garage for a smoke, and we had to rereat abck into the warm condo. She left at 5:15p, as the rain let up, I had a Dbl-Decker Olive Loaf Sandwich & Chips, watched "History's "American Pickers" all evening, eccept for the FNC News, and bagged iut at 12:30a.

Holy Week recounts the final days of Jesus' life including his death, burial, and resurrection. Discover the history of honoring Holy Week and more details about Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Holy Week begins with the commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, marks the betrayal of Jesus on Spy Wednesday (Holy Wednesday), climaxing with the commemoration of the Mystical or Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday and Holy Saturday, also called Easter Vigil.

When I was a kid, I loved Christmas, as Jesus' Birthday, the magical lights, holiday-themed music, widespread decorations, bountiful presents, wonderful Family dinners. But after growing-up, I came to understand and love Easter much more, when our Lord and Saviour, Jesus, was crucified and died for our sins, and in 3 days, rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven, to be with His Father, our Heavenly Father.

Up at 8:30a on Thursday, a cloudy, drizzly, but balmy 46°, I fired-up the furnace and garage heater, made coffee, woke-up the HP desktop and scanned the news headlines. I tuned into the "CP Shw", since the "CS Show" was esasentially oiver, lounged around until 11a, and switched to the "RC Show" at 12noon. Breakfast was some delicious Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bread Toast, slathered with Kerrygold Irish Butter, I skipped lunch (4-Cheese Ravioli) and will have that for dinner. At about 3:30p, I hit the LR couch for a snooze.

Back up at dusk, I turned up the heat as temps outside dropped, closed-down the condo, had some dinner, watched the evening news, and realized that THERE WAS ZERO WORTH A CRAP ON TV -- another NBC (Nothing But Crap night, so I watched a replay of the last F1 GP in Australia, until 10p, took my 17 nightly Rx and OTC pills, and hit the sack.

Tomorrow starts another week here in the "Journal", with it being Good Friday, followed by Holy Saturday and then Easter Sunday. Sis and I will be going to Mt Rose Cemetery to visit Mom and Dad, and then having Easter Dinner at her place. It's again a clear week for me, so maybe Sherry and I can get some more time together.

The FBI's Otherwise Illegal Activity.

How deeply is law enforcement interfering in the daily lives of American citizens?

For example, it was recently reported that the FBI labeled Americans who “support the biological basis for sex and gender distinction as potential domestic terrorists.”

Then what? What does the FBI, and those who cooperate with the FBI, do to such Americans?

Does the FBI label FBI employees who support biology as potential terrorists? Or, is the FBI saying that no FBI employees support the biological basis for sex and gender distinction?

The FBI and local police keep their specific actions, methods, and technologies mostly secret; thus, one cannot say with certainty what occurs after the FBI labels a person as a potential domestic terrorist.

Americans might study the history of the FBI and local police cooperating with the FBI for hints about what might occur after being labeled as a potential domestic terrorist. One might closely study the “Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, 1975-76.” The secret actions of the FBI and police cooperating with the FBI were summarized as follows:

...intelligence activity in the past decades has, all too often, exceeded the restraints on the exercise of governmental power which are imposed by our country's Constitution, laws, and traditions […]

Intelligence activity […] is generally covert. It is concealed from its victims and is seldom described in statutes or explicit executive orders. The victim may never suspect that his misfortunes are the intended result of activities undertaken by his government, and accordingly may have no opportunity to challenge the actions taken against him. (Pages 2-3)

Government employees have harmed Americans – caused them “misfortunes” – in the past. American citizens did not even know such harm was intentionally done to them, nor did they know it was government employees who secretly harmed them. Would current government employees do such things?

Now, if one is familiar with the above Senate Committee from the 1970s, one might respond by saying something like, “yeah, but the FBI was going after gangsters, druggies, commies, and groups who were racist against Caucasians. They were going after some murderers. I’m not in any of those groups, I just believe a man is a man and want to watch basketball!”

It is not clear how to convince such people other than by trying to argue from common sense.

There is the phenomenon of government officials, particularly those in fear of losing their ability to control others, creating a government entity or technology initially described as being good – say, to protect the citizens from terrorists, communists, gangsters, etc.

The government entity employs millions of people, again attempting to convince the citizens that the secret policing entity or technology is a great thing.

After the technology or government entity is fully operational and widespread, and after millions of people are fully dependent on government welfare disguised as government employment in the secret policing entity, then those few people (who could be in another country) in charge of the government then are able to control the masses.

Again, it is common sense: some government officials try to convince citizens something is good (surveillance technologies, secret police entity, etc.) and then use it to control and harm the citizens.

While the specific actions and technologies of the FBI and other secretly operating entities are mostly not publicized, there is one U.S. government document which suggests possible actions of the FBI.

The U.S. government document is entitled “The Attorney General’s Guidelines on Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Operations.”

Those guidelines importantly mention that FBI operations might involve local police or “local law enforcement agency working under the direction and control of the FBI.”

Additionally, the guidelines mention that the FBI is apparently allowed to secretly own and operate businesses and corporations, make “untrue representations” of other peoples’ actions, and engage “in activity having a significant effect on or constituting a significant intrusion into the legitimate operation of a Federal, state, or local governmental entity.”

Does the FBI “engage in activity having a significant effect on” juries, U.S. Congress, the presidency, or the Supreme Court? Does the FBI engage “in activity having a significant effect on or constituting a significant intrusion into the legitimate” national and local elections?

The FBI guidelines apparently also suggest employees and cooperators might “supply falsely sworn testimony or false documentation in any legal or administrative proceeding” and the FBI and others might commit “otherwise illegal activity,” apparently including “violence or physical injury to individuals or a significant risk of financial loss.”

Those guidelines on FBI operations seem to imply that there are many people in cities throughout America employed as secret government operatives who present themselves as everyday citizens but might actually be participating in schemes or “mitigating opportunities.”

Finally, another potential method publicized by the FBI and others is establishing rapport, which means friendly relationship enabling communication, with people they target. FBI wrote that “Building rapport, perhaps, is the most important technique that investigators use,” and government agencies require a “staff of professional officers skilled as conversationalists and rapport developers.”

If there is a national secret police entity in America, those employees might be informed that some of the easiest people for the FBI or local secret police to establish rapport with and thus go after, deceive, and “mitigate” are their own employees or others who cooperate in secret operations, while the employees or cooperators think they are going after someone else. If your boss and co-workers require you to lie to other people, then your boss and co-workers might also lie to you.

Either way, it seems reasonable to suggest that most Americans should be taught and thoroughly study the guidelines on FBI undercover operations.

© 3.25.2024 by Robert L. Kinney III, "American Thinker".

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