Monday, July 30, 2018

TSA Targets Americans On Domestic Flights Without Warrant

Fly the pedophile skies  

RT
07/29/2018

If you board late or change your appearance before a domestic flight, the TSA might have you followed, based on a new screening program, which many critics say wastes taxpayer's money, an investigation by the Boston Globe reveals.


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) launched a covert civilian surveillance program called Quiet Skies across major US airports in March this year, the Boston Globe reported, after examining TSA internal documents and interviewing more than a dozen people with direct knowledge of the matter. While the aim of the initiative is to "identify and provide enhanced screening to higher risk travelers"before they board aircraft, in reality TSA agents analyze everyday passenger behavior based on at least 15 rules, which include monitoring individual looks and behavior.


So, if somebody is "reversing or changing directions" and "stopping while in transit through the airport," or looks like having "changed appearance," then this person might be selected to have air marshals tag you along your route. Excessive fidgeting, perspiration, rapid eye blinking are just a few indicators which the federal agents are looking for.

While the scope of the new program is yet to be fully understood, the investigation believes that up to 50 Quiet Skies passengers are spotted in crowds each day. On average, air marshals follow and surveil about 35 of them, the Globe reports, citing an internal TSA bulletin.




Once an individual is singled out, a quick profile is compiled on the target before small teams of armed, undercover air marshals begin shadowing Americans at the airport and inflight. 

Throughout their mission officers take detailed notes outlining the passenger's behavior, tracking down their phone usage, bathroom breaks, and contacts with other individuals. Up to 3,000 agents work the skies.




"FAMs [federal air marshals] may deploy on flights in furtherance of the TSA mission to ensure the safety and security of passengers, crewmembers, and aircraft throughout the aviation sector," a spokesman for the agency, James Gregory, said in a statement to the publication. "As its assessment capabilities continue to enhance, FAMS leverages multiple internal and external intelligence sources in its deployment strategy."

The goal of all that as stated in the internal bulletin is to reduce threats posed by "unknown or partially known terrorists."





Using air marshals to conduct intelligence on civilians who "are not under investigation by any agency and are not in the Terrorist Screening Data Base," raises the questions of legality and appropriate use of funds of the Quiet Skies program.

"What we are doing [in Quiet Skies] is troubling and raising some serious questions as to the validity and legality of what we are doing and how we are doing it," one unidentified air marshal said in a text message that the Globe’s investigation quoted.




"If TSA is using proxies for race or religion to single out travelers for surveillance, that could violate the travelers' constitutional rights," Hugh Handeyside, senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's National Security Project told the Globe. "These concerns are all the more acute because of TSA's track record of using unreliable and unscientific techniques to screen and monitor travelers who have done nothing wrong."

"The American public would be better served if these [air marshals] were instead assigned to airport screening and check-in areas so that active shooter events can be swiftly ended, and violations of federal crimes can be properly and consistently addressed," John Casaretti, president of the Air Marshal Association, added.




The TSA, created in 2001 as a response to 9/11 attack, is often the subject of public criticism and scrutiny for its heavy-handed security procedures. Meanwhile a report last year found TSA screeners, equipment or procedures failed at a "ballpark" rate of 80 percent.



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Power Outage: Russian Hack Attack Scare Story After U.S. Public Ignores ‘Traitor Trump’ Hype

CNN, MSNBC fake news spearhead bogus "power outage" blatant lies fingering Russia in yet another desperate, failed attempt to spark WWIII and are indeed the enemy of all free peoples of the world    

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By finial Cunningham
07/27/2018

There is a power outage in the US alright, but it’s got nothing to do with Russian hackers. The “outage” is due to the American political class evidently losing its power-of-influence on public opinion.



That would explain why this week US media reported a sensationalist story alleging that Russian state hackers had the capability to crash the American power grid.

It seemed to be a blatant attempt at whipping up public fears and anti-Russia sentiment. 

That base motive would have been all the more impelled because the public were evidently not responsive to the post-Helsinki “Traitor Trump” hysteria.


In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week, the US media went hysterical in denouncing the American president as a “traitor” and “stooge."

That rabid reaction was because Trump held a cordial meeting with Putin and because he appeared to play down long-running, and tenuous, claims about “Russian interference” in the 2016 elections for the White House.


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Trump’s summit with Putin – the first that the two leaders have held since Trump took office nearly eighteen months ago – sent Congressional Democrats and Republicans, as well as intelligence and media pundits, into a collective delirium of condemnation.


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through Moscow trash trying and failing to find evidence 
of Russia interference in U.S. elections
Apparently, the idea of the US-Russia normalizing bilateral relations and avoiding spiraling tensions between the two nuclear superpowers was anathema to the political establishment and the media chattering-class.

However, the telling thing was that most ordinary American citizens were not provoked into sharing this hysteria over Trump and Putin. Several polls showed that the US public remained supportive of Trump or neutral about his engagement with the Russian president. 


That was in spite of saturated corporate media coverage decrying Trump for “betraying” America and “colluding with an enemy state”.

That’s where the story comes in about Russian agents allegedly hacking into the US electric grid. More than a week after the Helsinki summit, media headlines like this appeared: “Russian hackers have gained capability to cause US blackouts."


CNN token propagandist George Howell deploys CIA mass murderer Bob Baer to bolster bogus "Russian hacker" slander

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials on July 23 started “briefing” US media and power industry companies that Russian state hackers had gained access to the nation’s electric grid and were capable of “throwing switches” to cause widespread blackouts.

The DHS stated that the alleged cyber attacks “claimed hundreds of victims” in an ongoing subversive campaign. But, as US government-owned Radio Free Europe reported, the DHS officials “did not provide names of alleged victims."


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One former Pentagon official is quoted as saying: “They’ve [Russia] been intruding into our networks and are positioning themselves for a limited or widespread attack. They are waging a covert war on the West.”

The reports this week contain lots of technical jargon about how would-be hackers could have gained access to the power networks. But in all the reportage there is the typical lack of verifiable evidence that we have seen in countless other Western media claims of Russian “malign activity” – from US election interference, to nerve agent attacks in Britain.

This is not the first time that the scare story concerning alleged Russia cyber attacks on civilian infrastructure has emerged.




Recall that back in 2016, the Washington Post published a false story that Russian hackers had targeted the US power grid via an electric company in Vermont. It quickly transpired that Burlington Electric had not been hacked at all, but that didn’t stop US politicians foaming at the mouth about “Putin the thug” and Russia committing “acts of war”.

Similarly, the British government has made outlandish, sensationalist claims that Russian hackers are targeting the country’s infrastructure. UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson earlier this year issued the outrageous warning that “thousands and thousands of Britons would die” from Russia allegedly disrupting essential public utilities.




Williamson said Russia was targeting Britain to, “Damage its economy, rip its infrastructure apart, actually cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths… creating total chaos within the country.”

British military chiefs have also made reckless public alerts that Russia is trying to cut undersea communication cables around Britain. Again, despite the lack of evidence and largely based on pejorative speculation, this has led to US Treasury sanctions being imposed on Russian companies involved in submarine and diving technology.

Russia has categorically denied any intention of targeting civilian infrastructure. As with Moscow’s repeated denials of hacking into US and Western elections, the relentless fact-free anti-Russia narrative continues unabated.



Nonetheless, the sinister story this week in US media about Russia hacking vital public infrastructure is particularly insidious. It can be easily distorted and politicized into “an act of war”. If that perception takes hold more widely, then we have a scenario where Russia is liable for counter-attacks by America and its NATO allies, which could escalate dangerously into a military war.

Another insidious aspect is that due to years of chronic underinvestment by Western governments in their national infrastructures, it could be all-too easy to portray outages in electric and water services as being caused by “Russian sabotage” when the truth is that the outages are simply due to lack of maintenance by cost-cutting Western governments. 




Add to that, too, problems of extreme weather events due to climate change causing havoc in public infrastructure, which can also be misattributed to Russia by the anti-Russia political establishment in the West.

But one positive thing to emerge after the Trump-Putin summit is that the US public seem to have become inured to fear-mongering by the anti-Russia brigade among the political establishment.


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There was a time when US and Western public opinion could be more easily manipulated and misled by “Red Scares”. Not any more, it seems.

Nevertheless, that evident loss of influence-power by elite elements within the US ruling structure and their media may tempt them in their desperation to unleash even more outrageous stories and false flag provocations in order to incriminate Russia.



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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Lombok

14 deaths reported  

AGENCIES
07/29/2018

A powerful magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck the popular Indonesian tourist destination of Lombok, killing 14 people and injuring hundreds, the country's disaster mitigation agency says.


The quake damaged more than 1,000 single-storey houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider area, including in Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported. It hit the northern part of Lombok island early on Sunday morning when many people were still sleeping.

"We jumped out of our beds to avoid anything falling on our heads," said Jean-Paul Volckaert, who was woken by the quake while sleeping in the Puncak Hotel near Senggigi on Lombok.


The quake, which was quickly followed by an aftershock of magnitude-5.4 in the same area, was centred 50 kilometres north-east of the city of Mataram, the US Geological Survey said.

Disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the number of casualties could increase as information is still being collected from across the island.


An Indonesian village security officer examines the remains of houses

He said the East Lombok district was the hardest hit with at least 10 deaths, including 30 year-old Malaysian national Isma Wida.

Ten people in the district also suffered major injuries, another 10 people had minor injuries and dozens of houses were damaged, Mr Nugroho said.

Mr Nugroho said most of the fatalities and injuries were caused by falling slabs of concrete.


A paramedic gives treatment to injured people outside of a hospital after an earthquake hit Sembalun Selong village in Lombok Timur, Indonesia (Photo: ANTARA)

In a short statement to the ABC, the Australian Consulate General in Bali confirmed that no Australians are believed to be among those affected at this stage.

The Consulate General said it has been in contact with local authorities and are monitoring the situation closely.

Earlier, Mr Nugroho tweeted pictures of houses with collapsed roofs and walls.

Authorities are searching collapsed homes looking for more victims.




Mr Nugroho said the earthquake also triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani, a popular trekking destination.

"Rinjani mountain climbing is closed temporarily because there are indication of landslide around the mountain," Mr Nugroho said in a statement.

Local news Metro TV reported that people were still sleeping when the first quake hit and they quickly fled their houses in panic. Most of the people were still waiting outside their houses in fear of aftershocks, Metro TV said.


Collapsed structures caused the majority of fatalities

The earthquake struck at 6:47am on Sunday (local time) and was only 10 kilometres deep, a shallow depth that would have amplified its effect.

According to Mr Nugroho the initial earthquake lasted for just 10 seconds.

The second struck less than a hour later.




A magnitude 6.4-earthquake is considered strong and is capable of causing severe damage.

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the European quake agency, put the magnitude at 6.5.

The earthquake was on land and did not trigger any waves or tsunami.

Lombok is the next island east of Bali.

Quakes are common in Indonesia, which is located on the seismically active "Ring of Fire" that surrounds the shores of the Pacific Ocean.



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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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