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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NSA Propagandist Joshua Foust: Confronted With Evidence That Michael Hastings Was Murdered, Beats A Hasty Retreat

NSA doofus Faust get's his clock cleaned; goofy, illiterate, traitorous NSA government media frauds exposed

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08/27/2012

UPDATE Sunday Aug. 25 8:17 PM MDT:

Thanks Professor John Schindler, for linking to this post in your Twitter timeline and giving your readers the opportunity if they have more than a few seconds’ attention span to see THE EVIDENCE that Michael Hastings feared for his life and was murdered. Now this blog has reached thousands of page views, in no small share thanks to your thin skinned ego which hates to be pricked, as well as the efforts of Wayne Madsen whom you defamed. #Protip — picking fights with NSA veteran investigative journalists by calling them ‘batshit crazy’ instead of simply ignoring them just might make them even more determined to expose you.

Joshua Foust, a former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst who poses as a neutral voice of reason in the debate over NSA mass surveillance of Americans and other nations while actively seeking federal contracting employment (where presumably critiques of the NSA are welcome), is holding a pity party of himself. He’s even shut down all comments at his blog because the heat from Glenn Greenwald’s ‘crazed’ followers was apparently too much. Boo freakin’ hoo.


NSA fraud propagandist J. Foust
THE ETERNALLY SHIFTING GOALPOSTS FOR WHAT CONSTITUTES NSA ‘ABUSE’

I’m happy to blog about this, because aggressively trolling all critics of the NSA and then playing the victim when the tables are turned is par for the course of NSA apologists. They thrive on playing the victim — along with constantly shifting the goalposts from NSA ‘never’ spying on Americans without specific warrants to…

‘Relax, it’s just metadata‘ (collected on billions of calls including senior members of Congress/Pentagon top brass so NSA knows all of their girlfriends/boyfriends numbers)

to ‘NSA jealously guards data from IRS/DEA

to ‘no one is reading the contents of your emails, Americans

to ‘those few thousand times we collected data on Americans in the D.C. area were honest mistakes

to ‘ok it was more than just a few thousand times uncovered in one audit but those are all still aberrations that prove the rule

to ‘there’s no evidence NSA ever phone tapped anyone for political reasons, all the critics have presented is hypothetical abuses of NSA’s capabilities’

to this weekend’s denials:

‘that Doug Hagmann’s affidavit is only about Fox News’ James Rosen being bugged by the DOJ NOT NSA several days after the Justice Department’s spying was already public BEFORE Snowden’s revelations came out’.

NSA APOLOGISTS FINALLY ATTEMPT TO ‘DEBUNK’ HAGMANN AFFIDAVIT – AND IGNORE BASIC CHRONOLOGY AND FACTS

At least I was able to get NSA apologists to finally go on the Twitter ‘record’ and discuss licensed Pennsylvania private investigator and talk radio host Doug Hagmann’s sworn affidavit regarding the NSA’s politicized spying on Obama critics. And both Foust and Vanity Fair’s Kurt Eichenwald upon being confronted with the Hagmann affidavit immediately sought to deny its chronology and place the exposed NSA wiretapping earlier. They immediately sought to conflate the Hagmann case with admitted DOJ wiretapping of journalists.

Nice try guys, you win points for attempting to respond rather than simply coverring your ears and saying ‘la la la la’ like the Naval War College crowd. But Doug Hagmann’s affidavit has no direct relation to the (legal but ultimately political and thuggish) wiretapping of the Associated Press and Fox News. The only continuity is that not only the DOJ but also the NSA have been caught desperately trying to intimidate or ‘catch’ journalists’ sources inside the U.S. government on behalf of the Obama Administration. Again, let me repeat, Hagmann’s ‘incident’ with the ‘UTAH DATA CTR’ showing up on his caller ID became public BEFORE EDWARD SNOWDEN WENT PUBLIC. Meaning that Hagmann looks even more credible than others who may have jumped on the Greenwald/Snowden ‘bandwagon’ after the fact.

YES FOLKS TAKE IT PERSONALLY WHEN YOU SHILL FOR AN AGENCY THAT’S COLLECTING THEIR MOST INTIMATE EMAILS AND SEXTS

Meanwhile, the original NSA Twitter brigade commander Naval War College Professor John Schindler has also held a pity party for himself on Twitter the last two days. Lo and behold, people around the world have a tendency to take fanatical defenses of a U.S. government agency that indiscriminately scoops up their electronic data personally. Some people even take their 4th Amendment rights as seriously as the ‘from my cold, dead hands’ crowd takes their 2nd Amendment rights, and some Constitutionalists are so extreme they see the entire Bill of Rights as indivisible. Who knew?

THE MURDER OF BUZZFEED & ROLLING STONE‘S MICHAEL HASTINGS AND JOSHUA FOUST’s PANICKED RESPONSE TO THE EVIDENCE

But the reason I’m posting this is simple. To tell the world that what really precipitated the panicked shutdown of Josh’s comments threads was me pointing out that Rolling Stone magazine/Buzzfeed journalist Michael Hastings was murdered with a vehicle borne IED in Los Angeles. That the whitewash report from the LA County Coroner’s office claiming Hastings died from a fiery high speed collision with a palm tree ignores the paltry ‘damage’ to the tree (see photos here) and the lack of scorching of the ground around the crash scene where the gas tank supposedly ignited.

Incidentally an LA County Coroner was fatally poisoned with arsenic after the office handled Andrew Breitbart’s autopsy. While my sources tell me Breitbart had real heart problems and died of natural causes, the ease with which a member of the coroner’s office was fatally poisoned might give any coroner thinking about adding IED/explosive residue found on Hasting’s body second thoughts. Hence Hastings’ body being cremated against the wishes of his family and the wreckage being kept off limits to independent expert testing for explosive residue.

The ‘here’s the coroner report, now shut up tin foil hat wearers’ position also ignores that Hastings reportedly tried to swap cars with a friend to elude possible car bombs and surveillance before his death. That agents of an unnamed federal agency were visiting his home. That despite a prescription for medical marijuana, Hastings’ family denies Michael used methamphetamine, traces of which could have been in his body from ordinary Sudafed or other cold medicines. That Hastings’ final story was said to be about CIA Director John Brennan‘s war on leaks/government sources can only add fuel to the fire. The truth that Hastings was being targeted by the FBI and other agencies has already come out.

 
Jake"Turd" Tapper joined the tin foil hat wearers club who thinks Benghazi was about CIA gunrunning to Syria rather than a shitty video nobody saw
 



Then there’s the witnesses who heard an ‘what sounded like a bomb’ and the plain fact that Mercedes gas tanks to do not outside Hollywood movies routinely explode simply because the driver wraps himself around a tree. Just ask veteran LA Times crime reporter Michael Krikorian, who has seen dozens of spectacularly fatal crashes in his career that didn’t result in a vehicle exploding. Krikorian said the very words that people like Foust, Naval War College Prof. John Schindler, and University of Houston NSA/Russophobe fanatic Craig Pirrong cannot stand to hear: if a Mikhail Hastings had died under precisely the same circumstances in Russia before breaking a huge story about the FSB’s director, no one would accept his death as an accident.

CONSPIRACY THEORISTS ARE ALWAYS WRONG EVEN WHEN THEY’RE PROVEN RIGHT ABOUT BENGHAZI ARMS TRAFFICKING BY CNN/DAILY TELEGRAPH


The thought that criminals inside the U.S. government would kill a journalist on American soil is too worldview altering for Foust and others to bear, so they push it away with the all purpose ‘conspiracy theorist’ label. And yet as even Esquire magazine admits, there’s something crazy about the age we’re living in. ‘Conspiracy theories’ bloom like mushrooms precisely because mainstream media explanations for events ranging from Benghazi to Hastings death all seem so laughably implausible. Not only do the explanations of events insult our intelligence, we’re insulted for even daring to think conspiracy even when mainstream media reporters like CNN’s Jake Tapper hint at a Benghazi arms smuggling coverrup. We ‘tin foil hat wearers’ will NEVER be credited with getting the story right before the mainstream media comes around to grudgingly admitting facts like the Syrian ‘rebels’ being packed with Al-Qaeda or Benghazi’s ‘consulate’ being a CIA cover for arms smuggling.

It speaks loudly to the climate of fear and self-censorship that the mere mentioning of evidence regarding foul play in the death of an American journalist who told friends he’d received death threats from Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s staff and others is enough to elicit a panicked shut down of the messenger.

Perhaps Foust feared a grilling from future federal employers on why he allowed such ‘conspiracy theories’ to be presented even in a comment that in no way shape or form could represent his views. In which case is the self-censorship Foust alleges for fear of a few nasty comments online, or is it due to a federally-induced climate of hysteria, without which the bloated National Security State could not be maintained in the face of serious U.S. budget cuts?

THE UK’S ‘FALSE FLAG’ REPORT ATTRIBUTED TO GREENWALD/SNOWDEN TO DEMONIZE WHISTLEBLOWERS AS LEAVING US/UK VULNERABLE TO "THE TERRORISTS”


Foust not surprisingly refuses to even consider the possibility that the British government would ‘burn’ their own eavesdropping program in the Middle East to discredit Snowden/Greenwald. AS IF it never occurred to jihadis from Mumbai to Cairo that GCHQ/NSA might be listening to their phone calls. It’s a pity that Foust has never read up on Operation Northwoods, Operation Gladio, or the Gulf of Tonkin incident…he’d find false flags and ‘burning’ one’s own people to blame it on ‘enemies’ both real and imagined is old hat for many governments. Greenwald of course, is denying that he and Snowden had anything to do with the UK Independent’s ‘exclusive’ story about the UK’s Mideast spying programs.


Another asylum seeker the UK gave ‘freedom’ to
Given The UK Independent‘s own ownership under ‘ex’ KGB man Alexandr Lebedev, who like many Russian oligarchs has found ‘asylum’ in Londongrad, some sort of quid pro quo with Her Majesty’s Government is hardly the stuff of conspiracy theory. Yes Josh…burning a program that may have never been launched to get at Osama Bin Greenwald is quite plausible for a British government that loves to play dirty and give safe haven to dirty criminals.

One of the other points I brought up that prompted Josh to his panicky shut down of the comments was Her Majesty’s Government and its practice of harboring real Russian criminals like Boris Berezovsky and ex-Bank of Moscow executive Andrei Borodin. For his part, Berezovsky was accused by murdered Forbes journalist Paul Klebnikov of being a ‘godfather’ who ordered contract killings — and these details were revisited once Berezovsky’s death ended the possibility of instant libel suits. Meanwhile Borodin recently received temporary asylum from Putin’s ‘persecution’ after Russian authorities accused him of embezzling $400 million from one of Russia’s largest banks (and notice that Swiss authorities are cooperating with Russia to return some of Borodin’s loot, while the criminal Brits refuse to hand Borodin over). At the end of the day, The Economist and the Brits love to get on their high horses about the rule of law (including after their corrupt deals with Gaddafi followed by betraying him to the Muslim Brotherhood/Al-Qaeda fighters). But without kleptocrats from around the world, where would the City of London be? Without ill gotten gains laundered by banksters, the British economy would look a lot more like Italy or Greece’s than it does now.


So yes Josh, Glenn Greenwald may have a short fuse. He may have misspoke regarding your position on Obama and NATO’s excellent Libya adventure. But he still hasn’t lied or distorted the facts as much as your pro-NSA pals.

A SMALL GALLERY OF NSA APOLOGIST’S LIES AND FRAUD



Here’s two samples of stuff prominent NSA supporters have made up on Twitter:

Robert ‘makes up anti-Semitic tweets and attributes them to others’ Caruso @RobertCaruso - a Napoleon complex thug, ex-paper pusher for the Navy in Afghanistan and State Dept. contractor. Caruso lied and said ex-CIA trainee Lynnae Williams was ‘stalking him’ and told her to ‘stay away from my family’ and has also frequently referred to Ms. Williams as a ‘bitch’. Naturally when confronted and asked to produce evidence of Lynnae and he ever being in the same zip code Caruso made up an ‘oh my God not cool man’ Tweet, claiming I wrote ‘Semitic’ ‘scum’, putting two words together I had never used in my entire Twitter history, and then blocked me.

I could care less about the blocking but libeling me on Twitter is simply a lame Cointelpro trolling tactic that should be exposed wherever Caruso goes online or when he attends real world conferences. It’s my sincere wish that one day Caruso mouths off to an Oathkeeping Marine in a Baltimore/D.C. area bar and gets his ass kicked.

Prof. John ‘[the author of this blog] is organizing commenters at Business Insider to insult my dead father’ Schindler — tweeted this lie out to his followers along with the lie that I accused him of being a Satanist rather than what he is, a publically lapsed Orthodox Christian who needs to repent for his NSA/US government idolatry

Is it fair to hold Josh accountable for the lies of others? No. But when you lie down with these dogs, you get their fleas, Mr. Foust.







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