Friday, December 23, 2016

Teachers’ Day in Cuba by Stephen Lendman

Teachers’ Day in Cuba

by Stephen Lendman

Each December 22, Cubans celebrate Teachers’ Day, commemorating Fidel’s Literacy Campaign - begun January 1, 1961, successfully completed less than a year later on December 22, an astonishing achievement.

Fidel called 1961 the “year of education” in a nation afflicted by mass illiteracy, most Cubans unable to read or write.

Literacy brigades deployed nationwide changed things, teaching Cuba’s largely agrarian population what they never before knew.

After less than 12 months, over 700,000 Cubans were literate, the nationwide literacy rate increased to around 96%, a remarkable achievement by any standard, unmatched anywhere in the world.

In America, one-fourth of children grow up illiterate. It’s the only developed country where current generation children, adolescents and youths are less educated than their earlier counterparts.

The overwhelming majority of children facing trial in juvenile courts are functionally illiterate. So are more than 60% of US prison inmates.

Free societies require an educated citizenry. America's founders believed it was insurance against loss of liberty.

Jefferson said “(e)very government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved…”

Public education is vital because it serves the public interest - giving meaning to “we the people.” Father of American education Horace Mann called “(t)he common school...the greatest discovery ever made by man.” 

He meant public, not privatized schooling, prioritizing profits over teaching. He believed all students should be educated equally and responsibly.

In America today, they’re intimidated, persecuted and controlled, not taught the way children and youths were when I grew up in inner city Boston long ago. 

Higher education was affordable, extraordinarily cheap by today’s standards. America’s student loan racket didn’t exist - debt-entrapping millions of students repressively, some facing a lifetime of debt bondage.

Standards in those days stressed teaching. Children learned basics, letting them advance to higher education - important preparatory steps for life. Kids today across America have none of the advantages I had. Things today are deplorable by any standard.

US public schools don’t teach. They’re institutions of intimidation and control. They produce uneducated youths, many functionally illiterate, unprepared for the adult world they’re entering - most facing a working lifetime of rotten jobs with poverty wages along with few or no benefits.

No wonder many end up in prison, mostly poor, disadvantaged youths of color. US society is disintegrating and no one gives a damn.

Cuba prioritizes education, free to the highest levels. Fidel stressed its importance, achieving literacy throughout the island state, saying on December 22, 1961:

No moment is more solemn and exciting, no instant full of legitimate pride and glory than this, in which four and a half centuries of ignorance have been defeated.”

“When we said we would eradicate illiteracy in only one year, it seemed a reckless statement. It seemed impossible. Only a country in revolution would have been capable of deploying the effort and energy necessary to carry out such a gigantic mission.”

Literacy for all Cubans was one of his monumental achievements. Genuinely serving his country made him one of the true giants of his era.

He’s irreplaceable in the hearts and minds of his people, Cuba’s eternal comandante, his remarkable legacy to stand the test of time forever.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

"Fake News" and "Fake Intelligence" are the neocon stock-in-trade By Wayne Madsen Report

 "Fake News" and "Fake Intelligence" are the neocon stock-in-trade
By Wayne Madsen Report
If the last name of the individual offering up news or intelligence is Kagan, Friedman, Kristol, Rubin, Brooks, Cohen, Goldberg, Podhoretz, Ledeen, Woolsey, Krauthammer, Goldfarb, Hayes, Senor, Zakheim, or Weiss, it should simply be disregarded as fake.

For decades, these neo-conservative pundits and television commentators have been engaged in peppering the airwaves, printed pages, and web with fakery on a grand scale in order to plunge the United States into wars, usually on the behalf of Israel and/or other vested interests, including the oil industry and Wall Street.

These and other necons have managed to own and operate key members of Congress, including Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Tom Cotton, as well as Representatives Paul Ryan, Mike Pompeo (the incoming Central Intelligence Agency director), Steny Hoyer, and Peter King.
The list of fake news and intelligence put forth by these purveyors of lies is a long one. The most egregious on the list are the bogus intelligence on Saddam Hussein's "mobile biological weapons laboratories" and Iraq's program to procure "yellow cake uranium" from Niger. This fake intelligence was used to justify America's entry into one of the costliest and longest conflicts in our history: the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a war that directly led into the "global war on terrorism," which is ongoing to this very day.

And on this date, December 23, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan parroted false news provided to him by the neocon cabal that entered his administration the previous January. Reagan actually told the American people in a Christmas address that the Polish government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski was establishing "concentration camps" in his country after declaring martial law. This is what Reagan told the United States:
"As I speak to you tonight, the fate of a proud and ancient nation hangs in the balance. For a thousand years, Christmas has been celebrated in Poland, a land of deep religious faith, but this Christmas brings little joy to the courageous Polish people. They have been betrayed by their own government."

"The men who rule them [the Polish people] and their totalitarian allies fear the very freedom that the Polish people cherish. They have answered the stirrings of liberty with brute force, killings, mass arrests, and the setting up of concentration camps."

The problem with Reagan's speech was that there were no "concentration camps" in Poland. This was placed in Reagan's speech by Jewish neocons within his administration who wanted to transform the Soviet Union in the minds of the American people into Nazi Germany. In fact, Jaruzelski was already in the process of releasing political detainees after he declared martial law. The neocons also knew that Jaruzelski was reaching out to Polish labor, academia, and Catholics to formulate a "national accord." They knew it from CIA intelligence reports filed from Warsaw. Yet, the neocons continued to lie and convinced Reagan to read a speech about phony Polish concentration camps. The Jewish neocons played the American people for suckers. They figured everyone knew about Nazi Germany's concentration camps in Poland, so why not tell the American people, through the "Reagan puppet," that the Soviet Union and Polish Communist government also had concentration camps in Poland.

And just like today's political gimmicks of wearing purple clothing, turning around copies of The National Enquirer at store checkout lanes (or placing them in other sections of stores), or wearing safety pins, all being promoted by George Soros-financed websites, Reagan and the neocons had their own tricks up their sleeves.
Reagan offered up some political gimmickry to add emphasis to the neocon disinformation that he swallowed, hook, line, and sinker: "On Christmas Eve a lighted candle will burn in the White House window as a small but certain beacon of our solidarity with the Polish people. I urge all of you to do the same tomorrow night, on Christmas Eve, as a personal statement of your commitment to the steps we're taking to support the brave people of Poland in their time of troubles."

Reagan's "candles for Poland" were about as phony as President Gerald Ford's "WIN" (Whip Inflation Now) buttons and George H. W. Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" campaign.
The same neocon elements today are attempting this same gambit in trying to convince the American people, without any evidence, that Russia, through computer hacking, threw the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. What was false about Russia and Poland in 1981 is false today and the liars behind the lies are some of the same neocons responsible for the false story about the fake Polish concentration camps, Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, and cherry picker trucks being used as gallows on the streets of Tehran.

Neocons are raised and schooled to lie and the more successful their lies, the more they feel emboldened.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obama's Halloween scare for America: he threatened Putin over the "Red Phone" with war --- By the Wayne Madsen Report

Obama's Halloween scare for America: he threatened Putin over the "Red Phone" with war --- By the Wayne Madsen Report
On November 7, the day before the presidential election, Barack Obama told a crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, "Donald Trump  is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief." One week before, on October 31, Obama used the White House's "Red Phone" -- which is actually a Washington to Moscow "hot line" communications system that provides a direct link to the Russian President in the Kremlin -- that if alleged Russian hacking of computers tied to the U.S. election did not stop, the United States would respond with "armed conflict" against Russia. The Red Phone system has been transformed from a teletype system installed in 1963 to a fax link in 1986 and, finally, an e-mail connection in 2008.

When Obama called Trump "temperamentally unfit" to be commander-in-chief, he could have easily been referring to himself. Not since another fateful October, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, had the United States come so close to an all-out war with Russia. However, in the case of President John F. Kennedy, the presence of Soviet offensive nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba were proven by U-2 photographic intelligence presented publicly by U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson before the United Nations Security Council. In the case of Obama, the only intelligence he had alleging Russia was behind hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers was a Secret report, not released to the public, ginned up by Obama's Muslim-convert Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who had been serving as a Saudi Arabian intelligence mole within the CIA for for almost four decades.

Obama, according to NBC News, warned Putin personally against hacking Democratic Party computers during the G-20 meeting in China in September. When Obama, obviously urged on by Brennan, felt the Russian hacking was continuing, he sent a stark message over the Red Phone to the Kremlin, in part stating, "International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace." While Obama and Brennan continue to refuse to present to the public the contents of the CIA's Secret report alleging Russian hacking of the DNC, they had no problem revealing that Obama almost pushed the nuclear trigger on Russia. Only a madman would resort to such action based on the flimsiest of intelligence from an Irish Catholic director of the CIA who felt it necessary to convert in the mid-1990s to the most radical sect of Islam, Wahhabism.

Obama sent his war message to Russia over a special email channel to reduce the risk of nuclear war resulting from cyber-security threats. The cyber-security email link was installed in 2013 as part of the hot line network linking by satellite the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers in Washington, DC and Moscow.

The White House insists that Obama's message to Putin sunk in, since the hacking is claimed to have ceased on November 8, Election Day. However, DNC acting chair Donna Brazile claims the hacking continued on Election Day and thereafter. If Brennan and his fellow war-mongers had actual evidence that Russia had been behind the hacks, then why do they continue to insist that the hacking stopped on November 8, when Brazile clearly claims they had not? The easiest explanation is that the Russian government was not the source of the computer hacking events and they were being carried out by some other party. Perhaps that other party wanted an Election Day war to begin with Russia, which would mean a declaration by Obama of a national state of emergency and a postponement of the election, as had occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001, the previous time the Red Phone was used by the White House.

Had Obama authorized a military strike on Russia on Election Day, the civilian U.S. government would have morphed into the secret government where the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Defense's Northern Command would have replaced the U.S. Congress and the courts as the government of the United States. It is likely that there would have never been an election, let alone a President-elect Trump.

Upon first notification of a pending U.S. military strike on Russian targets in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East -- known in Pentagon language as DEFCON One -- Russia would have placed its RS-24 Yars Intercontinental ballistic missiles, each with ten independently- targetable nuclear warheads on final launch-on-command alert.

Also placed on final launch alert would have been the Sarmat-28 ICBM, which has a range of 6,835 miles and a warhead capable of wiping out the entire state of Texas. Launch authorization from the Kemlin would also have been sent to Russia's fleet of nuclear submarines, the Borei and Typhoon class, and their Bulava-class submarine launched ballistic missiles, and the Akula II, with its nuclear warhead Granat cruise missiles. The latter would target U.S. aircraft carriers on deployment in the Atlantic, Arabian and Mediterranean Seas, and Pacific.

Obama and his radical Islamist CIA director almost brought about these scenes in Boston and New York on Halloween 2016

Russian tactical nuclear missiles would be trained on NATO airfields and command centers in the Baltic states, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria. Also targeted would be Swedish and Finnish airfields previously made available for NATO use, as well as U.S. air and naval bases in Japan, Okinawa, Guam, and South Korea. The moment U.S. and NATO weapons struck Russian targets at sea or on land in such locations as Kaliningrad, Crimea, the Russian Far East, and Murmansk, the Russian nuclear codes would authorize a massive nuclear strike on NATO and the major U.S. military and political centers of Washington, DC; Colorado Springs; San Diego; Norfolk; Jacksonville, Florida; King's Bay, Georgia; Bangor, Washington; Omaha; Houston; Pearl Harbor; and ICBM bases in North Dakota, Missouri, Wyoming, Montana, and other states.

Had Obama committed the unthinkable act, he would have gone down in history -- at least the history a few desperate survivors of nuclear war could have contemplated -- as not only the first African-American president of the United States but the final president of the United States. As for the Wahhabist Brennan, the Koran predicts a final showdown between Islam and Rum. Although Rum was considered by Mohammed and his followers to be the then-Byzantium, the Wahhabis and their extremist co-fundamantalists believe Russia is the present-day "Rum," owing to it being the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The CIA's Saudi and Islamic State mole By Wayne Madsen Report

The CIA's Saudi and Islamic State mole By Wayne Madsen Report
There is a reason why Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan has done everything possible to interfere with President-elect Donald Trump taking the reins of the presidency on January 20, 2017. As a mole for the Saudi royal family and a convert to Wahhabist Islam, Brennan has no desire to see certain individuals, who are well aware of his Islamist beliefs, ascend to positions of power in the U.S. intelligence community. The greatest threat to Brennan comes from retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, tapped by Trump to become the National Security Adviser.

Brennan the Saudi mole

High-level moles are the bane of every intelligence agency. There is still a reason to believe that the American spy for Israel, Jonathan Pollard, reported to a higher-level Israeli intelligence mole within the Reagan administration. Britain's MI-5 Security Service remains plagued to this day over evidence that its Cold War-era director, Roger Hollis, was the "Fifth Man" in the "Cambridge Five" Soviet spy ring.

It matters not that the Cold War is over when suspecting there are senior level intelligence moles in American espionage agencies. Brennan, in almost every counter-intelligence sense, fits the bill as a mole.

In 2014, Flynn was fired as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) by President Obama. Obama was advised by Brennan to dump Flynn because the DIA director was producing intelligence policy documents showing that it was a mistake and against U.S. security interests to support Syrian jihadists who were trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For Brennan's Saudi and Wahhabist controllers, this was tantamount to blasphemy.

Brennan blindsided the American people by claiming the Syrian rebel forces were "moderates." Flynn countered Brennan in DIA intelligence reports by documenting how the majority of Syrian rebels were radical Islamists supported financially and militarily by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Moreover, Flynn maintained that "Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria." Brennan was furious at his fellow Irish Catholic's view of Syria and the Middle East.

The Saudis had carefully groomed Brennan ever since his days as CIA station chief in Riyadh in the mid-1990s. The Saudi King, as "Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines of Mecca and Medina," arranged for Brennan, a convert to Wahhabi Islam while running the CIA's Saudi station, to perform the "hajj" pilgrimage to Mecca. Only observant Muslims are permitted to visit the Al Kaaba Al Musharrafah (The Holy Kaaba) in Mecca.

Brennan tried to keep his conversion a secret. However, after 9/11, the FBI began investigating all Saudi links within the U.S. government. What FBI agents soon discovered was that the Saudis had key intelligence and religious assets salted throughout the U.S. government and, most troubling, within the CIA. One of the key Saudi assets was Brennan.

Brennan's systematic "disposition" of his enemies

In March 2013, just prior to Brennan's being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, former FBI agent John Guandolo confirmed that Brennan had indeed converted to Islam while he was the CIA chief in Riyadh. Brennan had previously served as Obama's counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. He was also in charge of the cleansing of the Obama/Dunham family passport files at the State Department in 2008 while CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a CIA contractor.

It was Brennan who helped cover up the Saudi government's role in the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. As chief FBI investigator of the bombing, John O. Neill came across hard intelligence linking the Khobar bombings to the Saudi government. While not the only reason, it was a significant reason for Brennan to set O'Neill up in a briefcase theft caper before his retirement in 2001. O'Neill had just taken the job as head of security for the World Trade Center when the terrorist plot involving Saudi Arabia brought the towers down on September 11, 2001. O'Neill was killed in the collapse. Brennan fought strenuously against the release of the 28 classified pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Although finally released with redactions and Brennan's acquiescence, the 28 pages, although highly suggestive of Saudi government involvement, could not be used as prima facie evidence to implicate the House of Saud. There is no reason to believe that what was released constituted the original text contained in the 28 pages. Brennan had every reason to tamper with the original pages in order to protect the Saudis, and by extension, himself.

As CIA director, Brennan would possess most of the keys to the U.S. intelligence kingdom. And Brennan's kingdom would make America's most closely guarded secrets available to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world's chief supporter of Islamic jihadist terrorist networks, including the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and numerous others.

To placate his Saudi masters, the Jesuit-educated Brennan opted to take the oath of office as CIA director on a copy of the secular U.S. Constitution, not on the Bible, as every past CIA director, Christian and Jewish, had done. One of Brennan's first acts as CIA director was to ban the term "jihadist" to describe Islamist terrorists, preferring instead the word "extremist." As a Wahhabi Muslim, Brennan understood that "jihad" is a term used in the Koran compelling observant Muslims to maintain and spread what they consider to be the one true faith in Allah (God). For Brennan to use the term "jihad" in a negative or pejorative sense would constitute "haram" or a "forbidden act," according to the Muslim Koran and Sunnah religious texts. Brennan stated that any suggestion that the U.S. was at war with the religion of Islam was an affront to the faith, a comment spoken as a true Wahhabist believer.

Brennan's climb up the ladder

Brennan worked his way up the ladder at the CIA after his conversion to Islam. In 1999, Brennan was appointed chief of staff to CIA director George Tenet. In March 2001, as final implementation plans were being laid to carry out the 9/11 attacks, Brennan became deputy executive director of the CIA. After 9/11, Brennan was in charge of identifying, renditioning, and "terminating with extreme prejudice" anyone who could track 9/11 planning and implementation back to himself, the Saudi government, and the Israeli Mossad -- a key intelligence partner of the House of Saud. But Brennan's top mission was to ensure that a CIA asset, long groomed by Langley for the White House, was elected president in 2008. Barack Obama, who was schooled as a boy in Jakarta in the Muslim faith and whose Kenyan father was a Muslim, was the "chosen one." Obama was propelled to the national stage after the political careers of a number of Illinois politicians -- Blair Hull, Jack Ryan, and finally, Rod Blagojevich -- were trashed in a series of CIA dirty tricks campaigns.

From 2003 to 2004, Brennan was the chief of the CIA's Terrorist Threat Integration Center. While there, and later, while Obama's counter-terrorism chief, Brennan called the shots on CIA drone targets as the custodian of the "Disposition Matrix." Systematically, any jihadist who could have blown the whistle on Brennan was summarily liquidated. As CIA director, Brennan continued to use the "Disposition Matrix" to terminate potential witnesses to his selling out to the Saudis.

After Nigerian jihadist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- the infamous "underwear bomber" -- tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 during its final approach to Detroit International Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009, Brennan said U.S. intelligence agencies "did not miss any signs" that could have prevented the attempt. Brennan, again, was lying in order to cover up the fact that U.S. intelligence agents had cleared the Nigerian to board the flight without a passport by claiming he was a Sudanese refugee traveling only with refugee documents.

Abdulmutallab, known as "Farouk1986" on various Internet websites as a jihadist sympathizer, was already known to be a follower of American citizen and Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki, a one-time consultant to the Department of Defense. On November 19, 2009, Abdulmutallab's wealthy Nigerian banker father had informed the CIA station in Abuja, Nigeria that his son had "extreme religious views" and that he was in Yemen. Brennan ignored the intelligence from Abuja and gave the green light for the young Nigerian's trip to Detroit. The underwear bomber incident gave Brennan the justification to order another drone strike.

To clear the tracks away from Brennan back to Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda, the CIA's chief judge and executioner ordered a drone hit on al-Awlaki in Yemen on September 30, 2011, and his teenage son in Yemen two weeks later. These drone hits eliminated problems with two potential witnesses to Brennan's treasonous activities. As far as Abdulmutallab is concerned, he is permanently incommunicado as a result of a four consecutive lifetime sentence at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Character assassination of Brennan's opponents in the Intelligence Community

To protect his Muslim identity, Brennan also set about to destroy troublesome opponents. Former FBI agent Guandolo was the first to receive Brennan's thuggish treatment. Information was leaked that Guandolo had, during 2005, maintained an intimate relationship with a confidential source, Lori Mody, in the federal prosecution of Louisiana U.S. Representative William Jefferson. Although trial judge T.S. Ellis III ruled the affair irrelevant to the case against Jefferson, Guandolo was forced to quit the FBI after the leak about his past sexual affairs somehow landed on the FBI director's office from Guandolo's therapist's office. Guandolo resigned from the FBI in 2009 amid a furor over his extramarital affair with Mody.

Apparently, the CIA continued to believe that breaking into psychiatrists' offices was justified even after CIA agents had been caught doing it in the case of Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. After Guandolo, like Flynn, began warning about the jihadist threat, Brennan went on the warpath. Guandolo was cashiered as a result of the leak of therapist files to the FBI and Flynn was fired after he was tagged by Brennan as an enemy of Islam. When asked how the psychiatrist's files ended up with the FBI, Guandolo stated simply, "it's a lot simpler than you think."

A declassified version of the DIA's Secret report on the Islamic State, dated August 12, 2012, was unambiguous about U.S. -- CIA and Obama -- support for ISIL in Syria:


As the originating classification authority, Flynn had final say on what to release pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act filed by Judicial Watch with the DIA. And the fact that the above paragraph was allowed to be released, in full, sent Brennan and Obama through the roof. On April 30, 2014, Flynn was forced to retire, a full year before the end of his tour, from the U.S. Army.

Brennan began circulating rumors to Washington officialdom that Flynn was guilty of developing his own facts, dubbed "Flynn facts," in intelligence reports. Brennan's goal was to discredit Flynn's and the DIA's intelligence pinning support for ISIL and other jihadists on the CIA. A tip from Flynn's predecessor, Vincent Stewart, to former Secretary of State Colin Powell intimated that Flynn was "abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc." It was information that Brennan used to convince Obama to send Flynn packing.

It was no coincidence that Guandolo and Flynn both ended up being described as hate mongers by the Zionist-run Southern Poverty Law Center, an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" designed to stifle free speech in the United States and an organization that has served the interests of the CIA.

The recent assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by an off-duty Turkish anti-riot police officer, who casually strolled into an art exhibit in Ankara, bears the markings of Brennan's "Disposition Matrix." Karlov served in Ankara since 2013 and his posting overlapped with Flynn's term as DIA chief. It is known that Flynn, like Trump, sees Russia as an invaluable ally against the Islamic State and its major allies, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Brennan and his friends inside the Turkish dictatorship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are trying to spin the story that the Islamist police assassin of Karlov, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, worked for the Fethulleh Gulen organization. Gulen is a moderate Muslim businessman-cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania who has been a fierce critic of the Islamic State and Erdogan's alliance with it in Syria.

Although a past CIA asset, Gulen would have no interest in ordering a hit on the Russian ambassador. As a Saudi intelligence mole, Brennan does have a keen interest in the killing of Karlov. By assassinating Karlov, Brennan has driven a wedge in an emerging Russian-Turkish agreement to consolidate Assad's control of Aleppo and bring about the end of Brennan's jihadist army in Syria.

Brennan's CIA Secret report on Russia influencing the 2016 U.S. election through a cyber-offensive warfare program is another product of Brennan's attempt to deny the White House to Trump. Brennan understands that his Saudi masters are fretting over Trump's presidency and his antipathy toward to Saudi and Gulf Arab states. Guandolo, who has found a home with some problematic characters, including generic Muslim-haters like Frank Gaffney and Pamela Geller, has stated that the Obama administration
 "intentionally" aided terrorists and has committed treason.

It is clear that Guandolo saw FBI raw intelligence on Brennan that would lead anyone to conclude that the Saudis and their Wahhabist imams have benefited from a major mole inside the CIA for at least two decades. And there is no telling what Flynn was able to gather on Brennan, especially while enjoying "all-source" intelligence access to signals intelligence intercepts from the National Security Agency, FBI field agents' reports, and even CIA counter-intelligence reports on suspected moles within Langley. There is one thing for certain, Brennan is already destroying incriminating documents at CIA headquarters that could land him in prison for a very long time.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Saudi intelligence tried to toss election to Clinton By Wayne Madsen Report

Saudi intelligence tried to toss election to Clinton
By Wayne Madsen Report
The General Intelligence Directorate of Saudi Arabia -- known in Arabic as Ri'asat Al-Istikhbarat Al-'Amah and the best-funded spy agency in the Middle East -- is not very large personnel-wise but that is offset by its close alliance with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. And it is through that alliance and the presence of a pro-Wahhabist "Fifth Column" within the top ranks of the CIA that Saudi Arabia sought to tip the scales in the U.S. presidential election to Hillary Clinton.

It took years for Saudi intelligence to place one of its assets in close proximity to a Democratic presidential hopeful. For years, the Saudi leadership benefited from the personal relationship between its long-serving ambassador in Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Bush family. Bandar was so close to Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush that the nickname bestowed on him by the Bush family was "Bandar Bush."

Saudi intelligence's top asset: Huma Abedin

Although the Saudis maintained a cordial relationship with Barack Obama, owing to the fact that his Kenyan father and grandfather were Sunni Muslims, although not of the Wahhabi sect, it was Hillary Clinton the Saudis had their eyes set upon for increased influence in America. The Saudis pinned their hopes on Mrs. Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin. Although Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where her parents moved when she was two years of age. Huma Abedin lived in Jeddah to the age of 18. Her father,
 the late Syed Zainul Abedi, graduated from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the early 1970s, he was a leader of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Western Michigan University. Since that time, a Saudi Students Association has branched off from the MSA.

Many Aligarh graduates had and continue to have important jobs in Saudi Arabia's business, oil, and banking sectors. From Aligarh's alumni association (known as the Aligarh Old Boy's Association) chapters in Saudi Arabia, Saudi intelligence was able to select assets with close connections not only in India but also in Britain. Syed Zainul Abedin had another specialty of great need to Saudi intelligence: expertise in Iranian history, religion, and culture. Such a talent would have been of primary interest to the Wahhabist Saudi intelligence service, considering its long history of conflict with the rival Shi'a Muslims who governed Iran and the competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran for control of the Gulf region.

Saleha Mahmood Abedin, Huma Abedin's Pakistan-born mother, continues to hold the position of dean of the Dar al-Hekma college for women in Jeddah. Ironically, Saleha Abedin has defended the Wahhabist practices of female submissiveness, marriage of underage girls to older men, marital rape, public floggings and stoning to death for adulterous women, the ­circumcision of prepubescent girls, and the right of Muslim women to equally fight alongside men in Muslim jihads, or "holy wars."

Saleha Abedin is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a Saudi-supported periodical focused on the expansion of Wahhabist influence in countries where Muslims remain minorities, albeit growing ones. Huma Abedin was listed as an assistant editor for the journal from 1996 to 2008, which included her time working within the Bill Clinton White House and as a Senate assistant to Senator Hillary Clinton.

In 2002, the journal published an article, obviously approved by Huma Abedin and her Jeddah-based mother, justifying the September 11, 2001, Wahhabist terrorist attacks on the United States:

"The spiral of violence having continued unabated worldwide, and widely seen to be allowed to continue, was building up intense anger and hostility within the pressure cooker that was kept on a vigorous flame while the lid was weighted down with various kinds of injustices and sanctions. . . It was a time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11, changing in its wake the life and times of the very community and the people it aimed to serve."
Saudi intelligence and CAIR

Saleha Abedin has carried the water for Saudi intelligence around the world. For example, she founded the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) in Cairo. The IICWC has been at the forefront of pushing Egypt and other secular-inclined Muslim majority countries, from Turkey to Indonesia, to adopt sharia law. Saleha Abedin has also worked closely with the Saudi-financed Muslim pressure and lobbying group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Among various Saudi donors to CAIR, including institutions associated with the Saudi government, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud kicked in $500,000 between 2002 and 2004. The United Arab Emirates, always cognizant of Saudi attempts to co-opt its own Wahhabist population, declared CAIR a foreign terrorist organization in 2014. The UAE move was to the chagrin of the CIA, which has acted as a close partner of CAIR under Langley's Wahhabist sympathizer, director John O. Brennan, a former CIA station chief in Riyadh.

CAIR acts as a virtual propaganda arm for Saudi intelligence from its two main offices in the United States, one on Capitol Hill, from which it lobbies the U.S. Congress, and the other at the Interchurch Center on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from which it targets the U.S. news media and the United Nations. A third office, CAIR-Canada, is maintained in Ottawa to pressure the Canadian government on Islamic "rights." CAIR offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco can be expected to fight for California to nullify for the state any attempt by the incoming Donald Trump administration to block Muslim immigration or tourist or business visits from nations and regions experiencing Saudi-inspired jihadist rebellions, including Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Burma, Indonesia, and Iraq.

When one understands the relationship between CAIR and groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the marriage of Huma Abedin to uber-Zionist former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, makes a world of sense. Through the Abedin-Weiner marriage, Israel's Mossad was able to maintain a close eye on the inner workings of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and, if Mrs. Clinton won the White House, into the Oval Office itself. Unfortunately, for the Saudis, Weiner's prurient sexual interest for underage girls, while completely understandable to the wretched human beings in the Saudi hierarchy, helped sink their chance for an ace asset in the Oval Office.

In 1996, Huma Abedin began working as an intern in the Clinton White House. It was not long before she attracted the eyes of Mrs. Clinton faster than Monica Lewinsky attracted the groping hands of Bill Clinton. While Mrs. Clinton's closest adviser at the State Department, Huma Abedin had a unique window on the most secret aspects of American diplomacy, information that would have been highly-valued by Saudi intelligence.

The CIA's functioning Saudi cell

Huma Abedin also had a fellow traveler in the CIA's Brennan, who moved from the White House National Security Council staff to lead his old agency in Langley after General David Petraeus resigned in November 2012 amid a sex scandal. In recent years and to the delight of Saudi intelligence, the CIA saw a number of converts to Islam move up the ranks. These included "Roger," the cover name for the CIA's director of counter-terrorism, in reality Michael A. D’Andrea, whose portfolio included the agency's drone campaigns in countries ranging from Libya and Somalia to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The converts, according to former FBI agent John Guandalo, include Brennan himself. Guandalo maintains that Brennan converted to Wahhabi Islam while he was CIA station chief in Riyadh in the 1990s. Brennan made the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, a requirement for observant Muslims. Even the CIA-supportive "debunking" website Snopes claims that allegations that Brennan converted to Islam remain "unproven."

Another CIA convert to Islam was Andrew Warren, the agency's station chief in Algiers. He was ordered home and subsequently convicted in federal court for “abusive sexual conduct” with two Algerian women while in Algiers and the unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm in Norfolk. He received a harsh 65-month prison sentence. More than likely, Warren, who spoke six Arabic dialects and Persian, was put on ice because of the knowledge he had of the Saudi influence ring in the CIA, as well as information on 9/11 while posted under commercial CIA cover at Citibank in New York on 9/11.

Muslim CIA employee Yaya Fanusie, confirmed to The Washington Post the presence of eight other Muslims at CIA headquarters between 2005 to 2012. Some of these worked inside the Counter-Terrorism Center. The Muslim working at Langley did not count Muslim agents, such as Warren, who were operating abroad. The Post reported that when some  CIA employees created an image of the Islamic State black and white flag being burned, it and other similar images were banned because to desecrate the "Shahada," the Muslim creed that appears on the flag, is considered offensive to Muslims.

Foreign intelligence interference in Election 2016 was Saudi not Russian

Trump has good reason to doubt the intelligence about "Russian hacking" of the U.S. presidential election. What comes from Brennan in the way of intelligence bears the imprimatur of Saudi intelligence. The Saudis, more than any other country in the Middle East, lost out big with Trump's upset victory over Mrs. Clinton. It took years for the Saudi intelligence service to place an asset so close to a former First Lady, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate. All the Saudi investments crashed with Clinton's surprise defeat.

There was no better way for the Saudis to recoup their political losses than by having their chief asset in the CIA, Brennan, concoct intelligence about Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and computer systems to taint Trump's legitimacy as president-elect. Brennan is known as a difficult, to put it nicely, adversary within the U.S. intelligence community.

There is little doubt that the FBI director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were pressured by Brennan into agreeing with the CIA's very dubious assessment that not only Russia but President Vladimir Putin were involved in hacking Democratic Party computers to throw the election to Trump. There is also little doubt that Brennan has been behind spreading malicious insider "gossip" about Trump's National Security Adviser-designate retired General Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Flynn was fired by Obama on the advice of Brennan. The Saudis, Brennan, and the Wahhabist cell inside the CIA did not care much for Flynn claiming that Obama and the CIA were nurturing and supporting the Islamic State cadres fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Obama and Brennan, two jihadist sympathizers, will soon be gone from office

Flynn as U.S. National Security Adviser represents a nightmare scenario for the Saudis and their jihadist allies in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The Saudis, through their agents and assets in the CIA, CAIR, and other organizations, want to make Trump's presidency as difficult as possible. That is why Saudi friends like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are championing a U.S. commission, on the scale of the 9/11 Commission, to investigate Russian hacking of election-oriented computer systems during the campaign. Brennan, McCain, Graham, and other Saudi fellow travelers have one simple order from their Saudi intelligence masters in Riyadh: keep the investigation of election malfeasance focused completely on Russia.

A fight between Christianity, now headquartered in Moscow, and Saudi radical Wahhabism

For the Saudis, Russia represents a threat from Christianity it has never experienced since the formation of the Saudi state. Russia has become the vanguard of protecting Christianity in the Middle East and around the world. It is Russia that has battled against the forces of jihadism in Syria, thus helping to save many Christians and moderate Muslim Alawites from Saudi-provided beheading swords. It is Russia that supports the populist parties of Western and Eastern Europe that are opposed to Saudi- and Turkish-directed Muslim refugee waves inundating Christian cities, towns, and villages. It has been Russia that has helped Iran serve as a bulwark against Saudi and Wahhabist expansion in the Gulf and in Yemen and Oman. Pope Francis talks of accommodating radical Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia while Christian Orthodox Russia rejects any concordats with the misogynists and pedophiles who rule in Riyadh.

The 2016 U.S. presidential election saw interference from a foreign intelligence agency. It was not Russia's but the 
General Intelligence Directorate. Don't look for the corporate media, which receives its orders from the CIA, to set the record straight any time soon.