Sunday, October 28, 2012

Google Illegally Collected Private Info

Google cyber terrorists have been exposed worldwide as CIA illegal intelligence gatherers, and are now going to get nailed in Indonesia - with a little help from The 5th Estate

The Korea Times
By Lee Hyo-sik 
01/06/2011 - 10/28/2012 1316 Western Jakarta Time


Police confirmed Thursday that Google, the world’s largest online search engine operator, illegally collected and stored personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi wireless networks here while creating the localized version of its online mapping service.


Korea and 15 other countries, including the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Britain, and Australia, have been investigating whether Google broke their privacy laws in the process of making its “Street View” service.

Korea has become the first to announce publicly that the California-based company gathered communication records, such as e-mail and instant messages, passwords and search histories.

The Cyber Terror Response Center, affiliated with the National Police Agency, said it broke codes of computer hard drives confiscated from Google’s Seoul office last August and found hundreds of thousands of e-mails, instant messages and other personal data.

“We unlocked 79 computer hard disks seized from Google Korea last summer and discovered e-mails, instant messages and other private data sent over Wi-Fi networks. We are now working on an additional 145 hard drives, which were handed over to us later. These disks had previously been taken out of the country,” said Jung Suk-hwa, leader of the investigation team at the Cyber Terror Response Center.

On Aug. 10, the police raided Google Korea’s office in southern Seoul and seized computer hard drives and company documents from the property during a search that lasted six hours.

The search and seizure warrant was issued on suspicions that sensitive information may have been illegally collected by the Google’s Street View cars, breaking the nation’s privacy protection laws.

Google first deployed its vehicles on Seoul’s streets in October 2009, but the debut of the localized version of its online mapping service has been delayed indefinitely, with police investigating whether the company has broken local privacy laws.

Jung said investigators summoned about 10 officials from Google Korea and its U.S. headquarters, including Google Korea CEO Lee Won-jin, for questioning over the past few months, adding they all stated that they were not aware of the allegations

“Google Korea officials only said the Street View mapping project was orchestrated by the U.S. headquarters, arguing they were not involved in the scheme. Those summoned from the U.S. said they were not aware of the collection of personal data,” he said.

Jung then said it will decide what to do after the analysis of all computer hard drives is completed. When asked about whether the police will ask the prosecution to indict those working at the Google’s U.S. headquarters if they were found to be responsible for the leakage of personal data, he declined to comment, citing a possible diplomatic problem.

In response to the police announcement, Google Korea issued a short statement, saying it has been fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities.

“We have not seen the report, but as we have said before, we are profoundly sorry for having mistakenly collected payload data from unencrypted networks. As soon as we realized what had happened, we stopped collecting all Wi-Fi data from our Street View cars and immediately informed the authorities,” a Google Korea spokeswoman said.

She said the company has been cooperating with the Korea Communications Commission and the police, and will continue to do so.

“Our ultimate objective remains to delete the data consistent with our legal obligations and in consultation with the appropriate authorities,” the spokeswoman said.



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Google Illegally Gathered Data in S Korea : Police

The list of Google crimes goes on... and on... and on...

The Economic Times
01/06/2011 - 10/12/2012 Western Jakarta Time

SEOUL -

South Korean police have found evidence that Internet giant Google illegally collected private data while producing its Street View mapping service, a report said Thursday.
 
 
Yonhap news agency said the police's cyber crime unit has decoded data stored on hard disks used for Google Street View and found evidence of illegally gathered private information.

"We've discovered records and contents of e-mails and online messenger chats individuals exchanged through Wi-Fi networks," said a police official quoted by Yonhap.

Around 10 Google employees in South Korea and the US said during the probe that they had no knowledge of what had been collected, the report said.

A police agency spokesman confirmed the report but refused to give details.

A spokeswoman for Google in Seoul declined to comment.

The police investigation echoes those in the United States, Germany and Italy and comes after Google admitted its Street View cars, which have been cruising and taking photographs of cities in over 30 countries, had inadvertently gathered fragments of personal data sent over unsecured Wi-Fi systems.

Street View allows users to see panoramic street scenes on Google Maps.

Google agreed last November to delete private emails and passwords mistakenly picked up from wireless networks in Britain by its Street View cars.

It has also agreed to improve the way it trains staff on data protection issues as it seeks to manage a global row over the cars.



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FTC Reportedly ‘Convinced’ that Google is Illegally Using Search Dominance to Crush Competition

Google, Wendy Seltzer "Chilling Effects" cyber terrorists will continue to be exposed, and after The 5th Estate changes web hosts on November 5 can stand by for non-stop coverage of their crimes; we are archived and ready for instant start up

BGR News
By Brad Reed
10/12/2012 - 10/28/2012 1257 Western Jakarta Time

This is probably not the news Larry Page and friends wanted to hear on a Friday afternoon. Unnamed sources have told Reuters that ”the majority of top decision-makers at the Federal Trade Commission believe that an antitrust case should be brought against Google (GOOG),” thus potentially setting up the biggest tech antitrust case since the Department of Justice filed suit against Microsoft (MSFT) in 1998.


How bad does this sound for Google? Pretty bad: Reuters‘ sources say four of the five FTC commissioners “have become convinced after more than a year of investigation that Google illegally used its dominance of the search market to hurt its rivals” while the remaining commissioner is described as merely “skeptical” rather than outright opposed. And if the FTC does file suit, it won’t be a standard public-versus-private sector battle because Reuters notes that “a long list of companies has been complaining to the FTC, arguing that the agency should crack down on Google.”


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Android OS Bombshell : Did Google Illegally Lift Copyrighted Code?

Google terrorists headed for prosecution, exposure across the board; they have started a tsunami by attacking Independent Media with the assistance of Wendy Seltzer and her crew of terrorist lawyers at "Chilling Effects" - and Google has claimed copyright infringement as an excuse to take The 5th Estate down

ZD Net
By Ed Bott
01/21/2011

Summary: In a lawsuit filed last summer, Oracle accused Google of patent and copyright infringement in the development and distribution of the Android OS. Today, a prominent expert on intellectual property revealed evidence that Android may indeed violate those copyrights. Here's why this lawsuit is not like the others

Last summer, Oracle announced it had filed a complaint against Google, Inc. for patent and copyright infringement. In the lawsuit, Oracle claims that Google "knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property" in the development and distribution of the Android operating system.


Google has the balls to claim copyright infringement on 5th Estate
Today, in a bombshell post on his FOSS Patents blog, Florian Mueller, an expert on intellectual property law and open source code, reports that "evidence is mounting that different components of the Android mobile operating system may indeed violate copyrights of Sun Microsystems, a company Oracle acquired a year ago."

Oracle provided one example in its original complaint showing line-by-line copying of its code. Mueller's new work looks at a completely different set of files that were not previously disclosed. He found examples of at least six files in one directory that show a "pattern of direct copying." Those files are part of Froyo (Android 2.2) and Gingerbread (Android 2.3). In addition, he found a significant number of files in the Android codebase that are clearly marked as belonging to Sun:

I have identified 37 files marked as "PROPRIETARY/CONFIDENTIAL" by Sun and a copyright notice file that says: "DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!" Those files appear to relate to the Mobile Media API of the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit. Unless Google obtained a license to that code (which is unlikely given the content and tone of those warnings), this constitutes another breach. [Emphasis in original]

Mueller's findings are documented in a collection of nine PDF files, totaling 46 pages. In addition to the copyright notices, he found examples where the Android OS code was virtually identical to code originally written and copyrighted by Sun:

In those synopsis files, lines with differences (in content, not just layout) are marked up in red. The amount of differences is minuscule. In most of the files, those differences are limited to comments or to a few lines having a different position without any impact on program logic.

Software companies sue each other all the time, right? And patent lawsuits in particular can take years to work their way through the legal system. So what's the big deal this time?

First, this is not a squishy claim of patent infringement. The allegations here are of copyright infringement, in which the actual code is copied without permission and reused. That sort of allegation is much more damning and, at least in this case, easier to prove.

Second, a huge number of third parties have used the Android code in their devices. According to Google, more than 300,000 handsets running Android are being activated every day. Dozens of hardware makers and mobile carriers have picked up the Android code for use in their phones, and another wave of Android-based tablet devices are on the way this year. I would imagine many of them are on the phone with Google's outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt today demanding answers.

Finally, it explains why any large company would be foolish, even reckless to adopt Google's WebM codec for Internet video. As I noted earlier this month, "the patents underlying WebM have been obscure up till now but are about to be catapulted into the mainstream by a company with very deep pockets and very big ambitions." If Google can't even vet its source code for obvious examples of copyright infringement, how can a third party conclude that it has thoroughly reviewed the underlying patents for WebM?

Update: My ZDNet colleague Ed Burnette has an alternative take on this information. He argues that the files in question were simply test files that never shipped with Android. He also takes a cheap shot at Mueller, saying he "by the way is neither a lawyer nor a developer although he plays one on TV."

Maybe Ed should have talked to an actual copyright attorney. Engadget's managing editor, Nilay Patel, has a law degree and practiced as a copyright lawyer before he took his current job. He looked at Ed's post and had the following reaction:

[F]rom a technical perspective, these objections are completely valid . The files in question do appear to be test files, some of them were removed, and there's simply no way of knowing if any of them ended up in a shipping Android handset. But -- and this is a big but -- that's just the technical story. From a legal perspective, it seems very likely that these files create increased copyright liability for Google ...

Whether or not these files are a "smoking gun" isn't the issue -- it's whether Android infringes Oracle's patents and copyrights, since the consequences either way will be monumental and far-reaching.



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Exclusive : FTC Moving Closer to Google Antitrust Case - Sources

We are still publishing through a work-around portal and will continue until they completely shut us down; time to take a hard look at Google criminal activity; stand by for reports on individual "Chilling Effect" lawyer arrest records, civil actions; The 5th Estate will be filing Bar Association complaints against all of them for libel and criminal harassment and possibly test out RICO and new cyber terrorism laws on them - the entire lot of the bastards and Harvard Law School had better stand by for some negative publicity, we are targeting the their donor audience to receive first reports before we publish them

Reuters
By Diane Bartz
10/12/2012 - 10/28/2012  1205 Western Jakarta Time

The majority of top decision-makers at the Federal Trade Commission believe that an antitrust case should be brought against Google Inc, meaning the search giant could soon be headed into tough negotiations, three people familiar with the matter said.


Google, "Chilling Effects,"  Wendy Seltzer will pay for attacks
Four of the FTC commissioners have become convinced after more than a year of investigation that Google illegally used its dominance of the search market to hurt its rivals, while one commissioner is skeptical, the sources said.

All three declined to be named to protect working relationships.

Two of the sources said a decision on how to proceed could come in late November or early December.

A long list of companies has been complaining to the FTC, arguing that the agency should crack down on Google.

Companies rarely talk publicly about their dealings with the FTC, but consumer reviews website Yelp and comparison shopping website Nextag have both complained about Google during open hearings in Congress.

Google rivals specializing in travel, shopping and entertainment have accused Google, the world's No. 1 search engine, of unfairly giving their web sites low quality rankings in search results to steer Internet users away from their websites and toward Google products that provide similar services.

Computer users are overwhelmingly more likely to click on the top results in any search. The low ranking often forces companies to buy more ads on Google to improve their visibility, one source said.

Google has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Asked about any discussions with the FTC, Google spokeswoman Niki Fenwick said: "We are happy to answer any questions that regulators have about our business." The FTC declined to comment.

During a congressional hearing in September 2011, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt denied that the company manipulated its search results. "May I simply say that I can assure you we've not cooked anything," he told the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel.

COMPLAINTS PILE UP


The one source said the FTC commissioners have given weight to other complaints that Google refuses to share data that would allow advertisers and developers to create software to compare the value they get on Google to advertising spending on Microsoft's Bing or Yahoo.

In a related issue, the FTC is looking at Google's handling of valuable patents, which are determined to be essential to smartphones. The agency is trying to determine if they are licensed fairly and whether patent infringement lawsuits are used to hamper innovation.

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said in mid-September that he expected a decision in the case by the end of the year. European regulators are conducting a similar antitrust probe.

If the agency finds that Google broke the law, the FTC and Google could hammer out a settlement that resolves the issues or, if settlement negotiations fail, the matter could end up in a lengthy, expensive court fight.

The FTC announced in April that it had hired high-powered Washington lawyer Beth Wilkinson to lead the probe. The hiring was seen as a sign that the FTC was contemplating filing a lawsuit against Google.

This is not the first run-in that Google has had with the agency.

In August, Google was forced to pay $22.5 million to settle charges it bypassed the privacy settings of customers using Apple Inc's Safari browser. The practice was in violation of a 2011 consent decree with the FTC over a botched rollout of the now defunct social network Buzz.

Reporting By Diane Bartz; Editing by Karey Wutkowski and Tim Dobbyn.


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BREAKING : GOOGLE ILLEGALLY HACKS INTO 5TH ESTATE INDONESIAN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER, ATTACKS ISP DATA, BLOCKS 5TH ESTATE ENTRY

We can still publish for the moment, working with our internet provider who now say they will sue Google in international court over hacking attack

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan and Imas Kurniawaiti
10/28/2012  1041 Western Jakarta Time

GOOGLE has hacked into our Indonesian cable service provider and attacked and taken down our ISP in Indonesia.  We can still get in through a back portal gateway to publish but expect them to find and shut this down also.


Our provider needless to say is livid at this attack on their system and is requesting all the evidence we have on Google and Wendy Seltzer's "Chilling Effects" to sue them.  They are mightily and justifiable pissed off.

We have archived the site up to the minute of takedown  and are fully set to resume operations with our new web host on November 5th.

Should we cease to publish it will be a result of Google and "Chilling Effects" discovery of the portal we are entering through and closing it.

Stand by, we will continue to update as long as we can.

Thanks to our readers for thier support.

WE WILL BE BACK.

WAYNE MADSEN : The Corporate Media And The Global Pedophile Ring Cover-Up

Pedophiles in U.S. State Department operate under the cover of corporate "mainstream media" as CNN Covers For State Department Pedophiles and the BBC who's ranks are riddled with pedophiles of their own

WAYNE MADSEN REPORT
By Wayne Madsen
10/28/2012

The New York Times and The Washington Post carried a double-barrel blast against China this past week. 

The Times's report, based on documents handed over to the paper, castigates the immense wealth built up by the family of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, including his 90-year old mother, Yang Zhiyun, a retired school teacher. The Post's report was centered around a complaint from the family of purged Chinese Communist Party leader and his wife, Gu Kailai, convicted of murdering a British businessman, that Bo's family found it difficult to put together a defense team for the ousted leader. Bo, whose business contacts with the George Soros/Rothschild family and Paul Desmarais clique, had raised hopes among the Western vulture capitalist class that Bo was another Mikhail Gorbachev who would bring about an end to the Chinese Communist Party, is awaiting trial on a series of as yet unknown criminal charges. One of the sons of Bo and Gu is under the virtual protection of the United States government in the Boston area.


Former Ambassador to Jakarta Indonesia Ralph Boyce
There is another reason for the Times's and Post's seemingly coordinated attack on China's leadership. China's government has let it be known that it is aware that a number of foreign journalists who were pulled out of Southeast Asia by either their corporations or Central Intelligence Agency interlocutors because of pressure being brought to bear by the governments of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam on expatriate foreigners that are known to be pedophiles, have re-settled in Beijing. 


Cambodia gave the boot to a well-known journalist who once worked for Newsweek, Fortune, and UPI and who pedophile activities in Cambodia earned him the enmity of Queen Mother Monineath, the wife of the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

The CIA used known pedophiles to run CIA-funded newspapers in Thailand, Cambodia, and Burma. WMR has, in the past, reported extensively on the activities of U.S. diplomat pedophiles in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, and Bangladesh.

China is not a friendly terrain for pedophiles for a number of reasons, including a zero tolerance policy of the Chinese government and the fact that China's "one-child" policy means that parents keep a watchful eye on their son or daughter. While in Beijing, WMR learned that pedophile foreign journalists hold positions with a number of Western media outlets and non-governmental organizations connected to George Soros in Beijing and Shanghai.

The Times and Post obviously want to shift the scandal involving former BBC children's and teen show star Jimmy Savile and a ring of pedophiles connected to a past Prime Minister, as well as member of the royal family, to China, which is known to be hostile to international pedophiles.




By "killing two birds with one stone," the papers want to drive the BBC story off the front pages and turn up the heat on China at the same time. The Post has never recovered from its ignoring the infamous late 1980s call boy scandal involving midnight tours of the White House for underage congressional pages arranged by pedophile officials of the Reagan and Bush I administrations. The scandal was carried on the front page, above the fold of The Washington Times. It later emerged that the page scandal involved a number of well-known Washington journalists, the main one being former ABC News reporter Craig Spence, who was expelled by the South Vietnamese government ostensibly for black market currency transactions. WMR learned that the Washington Post ignored the scandal because it involved Post employees.

A related 1980s pedophile case involving senior military officers and which reached into the Reagan White House was similarly covered up by corporate media owners. Two papers, the Register Guard of Eugene, Oregon and Navy Times, were forced to spike stories in 1984 on a major pedophile ring due to pressure from publishers. When it comes to pedophile rings that involve important people, the corporate media has not shown itself trustworthy to fully cover the stories. Years of evidence against convicted Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was ignored at the early, mid, and even late stages by the media in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.




 

Incoming New York Times Company president Mark Thompson, who was director general of BBC last December when the BBC program Newsnight spiked an investigative piece on Savile's pedophile escapades while at the BBC, has denied he knew anything about the reasons for canceling the exposé. Thompson claims it was because of a lack of evidence in the case against Savile. It has now been reported that up to 300 underage teens may have been sexually molested by Savile and that the disgraced entertainer, who died last year, was not the only BBC celebrity to engage in such conduct. There have also been charges that Savile molested the corpses of dead children at hospitals where he raised charitable donations.

The Times's ombudsman, Margaret Sullivan, asked the following question about her incoming boss in a column this week: "How likely is it that he knew nothing? A director general of a giant media company is something like a newspaper's publisher. Would a publisher be very likely to know if an investigation of one of its own people on sexual abuse charges had been killed?"




Times officials, including chairman of the board Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger, Jr. have rallied to Thompson's defense, which has left the Times' reporting on the BBC scandal lacking in both professionalism and veracity.

However, the Times and Post have both found it newsworthy to jump on the China bashing bandwagon whose current band leader is GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. We'll see whether either paper ever reports on the pedophile ring that has relocated from Southeast Asia to China. Our guess is no because some of the perpetrators' names may have also been found in by-lines from Asia carried by the two newspapers.


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Wayne MADSEN (USA)
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. 


Wayne Madsen
Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. 

A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C.





Netanyahu Blackmailing West over Iran

Madman Bibi well on the way to assuring the destruction of Israel - with a little help from friend Romney; if Obama is elected he will reverse course and back Iran attack

PRESS TV
By Gordon Duff
10/27/2012

The US government has intelligence reports that Israel is planning a pre-emptive strike on Iran in order to throw the US presidential election to Mitt Romney.


Fruitcake Romney will give Netanyahu his war if elected
America’s political response is to stage one of the largest naval exercises in history is taking place near the Straits of Hormuz, the “choke point” on the Persian Gulf where Iran is capable of shutting off 35% of the world’s oil.

The fragile western economy would shatter immediately were Hormuz blockaded due to military action.

Netanyahu is blackmailing the west, threatening to “crash” their currencies and destroy their economies.

In addition, it was reported in The Guardian that Britain has denied use of her bases in Cyprus, Diego Garcia and the Ascension Islands along with existing bases in the United Kingdom by the United States if any plan to enter into a pre-emptive attack on Iran is suggested.


Iran will then turn Israel into the Middle East's newest parking lot

Ministry officials have informed Prime Minister Cameron that an attack on Iran would represent a “war crime” and would be inconsistent with International Law. From today’s Guardian: “Military action not right course", Downing Street says.

Britain has rebuffed US pleas to use military bases in the UK to support the build-up of forces in the Gulf, citing secret legal advice, which states that any pre-emptive strike on Iran could be in breach of international law.


Iran will doubtless make good on promise to close Persian Gulf
The US approaches are part of contingency planning over the nuclear standoff with Tehran, but British ministers have so far reacted coolly.

They have pointed US officials to legal advice drafted by the attorney general’s office, which has been circulated to Downing Street, the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defense.

This makes clear that Iran, which has consistently denied it has plans to develop a nuclear weapon, does not currently represent “a clear and present threat”. Providing assistance to forces that could be involved in a pre-emptive strike would be a clear breach of international law, it states.”

"The UK would be in breach of international law if it facilitated what amounted to a pre-emptive strike on Iran,” said a senior Whitehall source. “It is explicit. The government has been using this to push back against the Americans.”

Similarly, this week, Russia announced that it has found Iran’s nuclear program as entirely peaceful and will block any efforts to authorize the use of force against Iran:


Iranian Special forces and military allied with Syrian forces will make short work of IDF with Russian backing

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that there is “absolutely no evidence” that Iran has decided to include a military component in its nuclear program, RIA Novosti reported.

Speaking during an interview with the Russian daily Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Lavrov also said that his country will scuttle any UN Security Council resolution that could be interpreted as authorizing military action against Iran.

"As the Libyan experience has shown, sadly, a military scenario is possible," Lavrov stated when asked whether Israel or the United States could start military operations in Iran.


Iranian missile launch
Russia will therefore exercise an extremely cautious approach at the UN Security Council, he added.

“We won’t allow any more such disingenuous interpretations. We will see to it that no resolution is open to interpretation like the one on Libya,” Lavrov stated.

A day later, Lavrov was joined by Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter who indicated that Switzerland opposes sanctions against Iran and is willing to work closely with Russia to prevent an escalation in the region.

American politics and plans for Israeli expansionism into Syria and Iraq are at the heart of conflict with Iran’s capabilities representing the balance of power in the region. Extremists in Israel believe Obama, in a second term, is unlikely to support Israel despite his recent promises.

Romney has been losing ground in Ohio despite attempts to misrepresent his political strength and without Ohio; Romney stands no chance of winning.


Spastic, blithering idiot Romney may well start WWIII
Only a war, perhaps a world war can save Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu believes Israel is doomed if there is another four years of Obama presidency.

In order to attempt to control Israeli aggression, President Obama has agreed to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu. Britain recently sent Sir John Sawyers, head of MI-6 to try to convince Netanyahu of the futility of his stated objectives.

The Israeli strike had been planned to be launched from Azerbaijan but diplomatic efforts from Tehran have “closed that door” on Israeli aggression. It is said that two squadrons of American built F-15 and F-16’s returned to Israel over Georgia and Turkey, then off the Syrian coast to Israel, being refueled by American air tankers.

A shorter route over Iraq or Armenia, perhaps even Syria may have had serious consequences.

This leaves Israel the only option of flying directly over Saudi Arabia. Any other path, Turkey, Iraq, the 4500-mile “open sea” route are unlikely.

Turkey had recent talks with Iran, has supported Iran in her efforts to end the nuclear stalemate and is unwilling to be seen as a NATO “doormat” for Israel’s expansionism against Islam.


Iranian missiles sure to be used on Israel, any invading forces

Similarly, Iraq has had recent talks with Iran, and has added to her air defense capabilities with a $4 billion order for advanced Russian weaponry, both air defense and advanced combat aircraft.

Though Iran has claimed to have significantly improved her existing air defense system, rumors in the defense community support the supposition that Russia has delivered S400 systems to Iran, though not in significant numbers, enough to down, with absolute certainty, any Israeli or other plane, even ballistic or cruise missiles, that approach Iran though hundreds of miles away.


Iranian Shaheen anti-aircraft missiles
The critical issue to the current naval exercise which includes three American carrier battle groups is the attempt to impress upon Iran that her anti-ship missile defenses can be overwhelmed by massive airpower.

The issue has nothing to do with Israel, as reports on the attack profile planned by Israel indicate that they have chosen a “soft profile.”

This means that Israel has no plans to attack heavily defended facilities as aircraft and pilot losses are certain. Israel feels its political objective can be accomplished by attacking rural and even abandoned areas with no targets of value and little or no air defense in depth.

This is the same tack that Israel chose in their two attacks on Syria, in 2003 and 2007, attacking open desert and claiming propaganda victories. No actual targets were destroyed as Syria, since 1996 has had a non-export S300 advanced air defense system capable of destroying any missiles or aircraft currently in Israel’s or even America’s inventory.


Iranian ballistic missile launch

The September 2007 “missile base attack” is supposed to have taken place in the middle of Turkish sponsored peace talks between Israel and Syria, attacks on a base manned entirely by Russian personnel, and, as such, a totally imaginary attack. This is the nature of “War by Deception.”

As the 25 nation exercise ends, and the thousands of Marines and Special Forces return home, happy they are unlikely to face Iran’s 800,000-man army and 13 million ready reserves, Iran, herself, is planning a naval exercise.


State of the art Iranian fighter jet
The Iranian exercises will test 3,600 defensive locations in order to test integration capabilities between air defense and the ability to respond to acts of aggression.

A British defense source is quoted:

“If it came to war, there would be carnage. The Iranian casualties would be huge but they would be able to inflict severe blows against the US and British.

The Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is well versed in asymmetrical warfare and would use swarm attacks to sink or seriously damage ships. This is a conflict nobody wants, but the rhetoric from Israel is unrelenting.”

It is not just Iran that is concerned about attacks. Military forces within the United States have been on high alert for the past several weeks, though no reasons have been given. A “9/11” style attack, most likely on Washington, could be expected if a need to blame “Islamic extremists” is seen as the only way to support Israel’s territorial ambitions in the Sinai, West Bank, Syria and Iraq.

GD/JR



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UPDATED : The Ultimate Fistfight : 5th Estate vs Attorney-Packed "Chilling Effects," Harvard Law School, Google : THE 5TH ESTATE STRIKES BACK

48 hours on Google has not yet made good on pull notice; we have re-published report Google threatened to take us down over and now it is their move; 5th Estate now investigating:


 and Harvard Law School for financial ties to Google murdering fascists

The 5th Estate
By Robert S. Finnegan and Imas Kurniawati
10/27/2012

During the interim from our last report, we have learned that Wendy Seltzer is an attorney in the Harvard lawyer-packed "Chilling Effects."  We were surprised and embarrassed that The 5th Estate had never heard of them before.


Google responsible for murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens
We shall now see how the Google Trojan Horse Wendy Seltzer and her crew of criminal lawyers at "Chilling Effects" react to sunlight after our investigators in the U.S. kick over the rocks these fascists and traitors to free speech are hiding under.

This is classic G.W. Bush/Rovian/CIA psyops:  Find a bogus non-profit packed with top-flight lawyers posing as advocates of free speech, then employ them to spy on and terrorize Independent Media news bureaus.

Brilliant.  Our hats are off to these criminal bastards, defaming and discrediting media that dares to defy traitor, murdering corporate giants the likes of Google under the guise of public advocates.  Who in their right mind would cross a crew like this?

Does Wendy Seltzer and her lawyers honestly think we believe they are doing their work for Google pro bono?

We do not, and if our investigators now working on this case in the U.S. manage to make that connection against all odds we will bring them down.

This is going to be a bloody fistfight between a murdering corporate giant that we have pissed off and their army of lawyers, and we harbor no illusions about who is going to win this confrontation between good, and evil which we promise will only be the first.  Even if we could afford to retain legal representation there is no law firm in their right mind that would touch this case with a ten foot pole knowing what they are up against.

However this battle will be one for the books, and the result may then be analyzed by Free Independent Media with an eye as to how to combat these bastards in the future.  We will gladly take the heat for this as we have nothing to lose.  We have no advertisers, no donors and no assets in the U.S. to be seized even if a judgement were obtained against us.  Let them have at it and we will fight them until our last breath and expose them wherever possible.  They will never know a moment of peace until The 5th Estate is completely destroyed.


"Chilling Effects" most likely another CIA front
What began as an experiment in journalism has now come full circle and we spit in the faces of these fascists and traitors to democracy and free speech.

The only way to permanently silence us is to come to Indonesia and take a crack at it in person, and we relish the thought. 



So, go for it Google.  We are waiting.

Google and "Chilling Effects" are now claiming this entire pissing contest is all over a non-copyrighted, common, generic cell-phone snapshot supposedly and unverifiably taken by a failed photographer with a rather dubious, illegal side business - which the super-lawyers at "Chilling Effects" also missed or failed to check out - who has been attempting to shake-down The 5th Estate for a usage fee for months, long before their release of  "Innocence of Muslims" and our reporting on it.  So, why has Google all of a sudden decided to threaten us over it?  The answer is obvious.

The 5th Estate will now continue to report until we are taken down.  We are scheduled to move the site during the first week of November and in a worst case scenario will be down from now until then, depending on Google making good on it's threat to take us out.

We thank our readers for the overwhelming support that has been sent our way, it is truly heartening to know there are still brave people out there that refuse to kowtow to the fascist dictators that are doing their best to silence the voices of The Free Peoples of the World and Independent Media.

Now that we have been engaged there will be no end to this confrontation and we will drag everyone involved into the public spotlight, to face the scrutiny and judgement of the Free Peoples that stand united against tyranny, terrorism and censorship by rich attorneys and their criminal corporate masters.

We will retaliate in print to each and every attack on The 5th Estate.

The 5th Estate also engages in and supports many philanthropic projects here in Indonesia assisting the poor and disadvantaged.


The 5th Estate has worked in the underground slum of Kalijodo
We sponsor and participate in nutrition programs for children in disadvantaged areas, sponsor the educations of individual poor children, teach English in slums to children and adults and do medical checkups and primary care in coordination with Indonesian doctors and medical personnel in some of the most disadvantaged areas in Indonesia, providing treatment and free medicine to the poor that cannot afford it and we are justifiably proud to say that we have saved and changed many lives.  We pay for this out of our own pockets, on a fixed income and image royalties. 

We are now in the process of obtaining testimonials from our benefactors, and they will be further damning indictments against the mega-rich Google, Harvard Law School and the super-wealthy lawyers with "Chilling Effects," who have probably never seen the inside of a slum, much less one the likes of the notorious underground hellhole of Kalijodo.  The Editor was one of only a handful of Westerners ever to be allowed inside, and the only one ever allowed to photograph it.

Note to Google, "Chilling Effects,", Wendy Seltzer, Harvard Law School and others:  We are monitoring the inquiry blocks of our credit reports, and any illegal inquiries will be turned over to the FBI and Attorneys General in States with jurisdiction over FCRA violations to be criminally prosecuted.

The Marine Corps military records of the Editor have also been flagged for instant notification of Privacy Act violations and anyone that attempts to access these records illegally to obtain SSN or classified information will be prosecuted.  We will be notified of all access requests.

Under the direction of recent proffered pro bono legal assistance regarding this case The 5th Estate will be filing complaints with State Bar Associations for harassment and any other applicable charges in the involved attorney's respective States requesting debarment proceedings be initiated.

Repeated, multiple accesses to The 5th Estate by these attorneys and law firms that are intended to intimidate and harass are being archived as evidence to support these complaints.



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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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