Destroying The Illusion: Overview of the Secret Space Program – Crunching the #’s

 

Published on May 5, 2017

Crunching some numbers to give an outline of how the black space projects started, developed, and ended up where they are now.

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STRONG EVIDENCE SHOWS EXTRATERRESTRIALS HAVE BEEN SHUTTING DOWN NUCLEAR MISSILES WORLDWIDE FOR DECADES, BUT WHY?

STRONG EVIDENCE SHOWS EXTRATERRESTRIALS HAVE BEEN SHUTTING DOWN NUCLEAR MISSILES WORLDWIDE FOR DECADES, BUT WHY?

The photo you see above is a real picture taken in August of 1952, it’s a photograph of multiple UFOs taken by the Coast Guard photographer at the time above a US military installation, a common place for UFO sightings.  The photo was classified by the US government, and then later approved for release. It was witnessed by multiple ‘professional’ people.(source)(source)

There is no shortage of pictures and videos when it comes to UFOs, here’s another ‘official’ example you can read about from the Canadian military.

“It seems to me that the Bentwaters incident is a classic case where an apparent intrusion into our airspace and indeed a landing in our country was witnessed by serious minded people in the military, responsible people doing a responsible job…Bentwaters is in a sense,  a benchmark of how not to deal with these matters in the future…I know a good bit about the bentwaters incident…There are only two explanations for what happened that night…The first is that what the people concerned…they claimed that something from outside the Earth’s atmosphere landed at their Air Force base, they went and stood by it, they inspected it, they photographed it, the following day they took tests on the ground where it had been and found radioactive traces. They reported this…and sent it to our ministry of defense.”

The quote above comes from Lord Admiral Hill-Norton, Former Chief of Defence Staff, 5 Star Admiral of the Royal Navy, and Chairman of the NATO military committee regarding what’s known as the Bentwaters incident. It’s an incident that took place in Rendlesham Forest, and remains a very important event and one of the most controversial UFO cases ever – because it’s supported by military testimony as well as military documentation. The area houses nuclear weapons, a fact that was denied for years by authorities, but then admitted to be true.

Norton is one of several hundred (and more than 1000 worldwide) military witnesses coming forward to testify to the reality of extraterrestrial visitation. He later went on to say that:

There are objects in our atmosphere which are technically miles in advance of anything we can deploy, that we have no means of stopping them coming here … [and] that there is a serious possibility that we are being visited and have been visited for many years by people from outer space, from other civilizations. That it behooves us, in case some of these people in the future or now should turn hostile, to find out who they are, where they come from, and what they want. This should be the subject of rigorous scientific investigation and not the subject of ‘rubishing’ by tabloid newspapers.”

The incident at Bentwaters, according to the UK ministry of defence, was described as having “no defence significance.” This didn’t make much sense – how can you tell people that after a Colonel of a nuclear weapons facility and his many men either experienced what they experienced, or all suffered a giant hallucination together, is of no defence significance? Doesn’t make sense, does it?

There are examples from all over the world. The same thing has been happening in Russia, with even Wikileaks articles titled, “Unidentified Flying Objects Over Algeria,” providing details regarding the Secretary General of  The Ministry of Defense, Colonel Abdelhamid Latrech, and his interest in “strange machines which had been maneuvering over Algerian airspace in recent weeks.”

The document outlines how these strange objects had “been seen near military installations by responsible people.” The “responsible people” list is blocked out and states “Limited Official Use,” because the people in question are military personnel. Hundreds of these people have come forward publicly, however, and here is one example.

Professor Robert Jacobs (first officer ever awarded with the Air Force guided missile insignia), who was the officer in charge of optical instrumentation at Vandernburg Air Force Base, was responsible for supervising the instrumentation photography of every missile that went down the test range. In those days, the nuclear missiles were called “inter country ballistic missiles” (ICBM’s) because most of them blew up on launch. Their job was also to provide data on why they blew up, so they could provide the engineers good enough engineering sequential photography so that they could see what was wrong with the missile as it took off in flight.

“What we photographed up there affected me for the rest of my life, and made a huge impact on my understanding of the universe, and of, governmental manipulation of our minds.” (source)

In the video below you can also see a recreation of the event.

Another incident occurred at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, and is one of the most remarkable events in this history of UFO encounters with the military. This occurred in March of 1967 at a base that was responsible for a large amount of nuclear weapons. Witnesses here saw a red, glowing UFO hovering just outside the front gate. After that happened, all of the nuclear missiles shut down, and went completely dead.

Below is a clip of Captain Robert Salas, one of the men involved in the incident, giving his testimony at the Citizens Hearing on Disclosure that took place a few years ago, where a number of academics, politicians, and ex-military gathered in front of several congresspeople to discuss the matter and what happened there.

Capt. Robert Salas – UFOs Shut Down Nuclear Missiles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbBc_LmXkbQ

So, Why Is This Happening?

There are many theories out there. When military witnesses gathered at the national press club in 2010, the feeling among them was that these UFOs and whoever they are operated by, are sending a message that we are “playing with fire.” But testimony from another high ranking officer who spent his life working in and around nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons facilities offers up a different explanation based on the information he’s been privy to.

His name is Colonel Ross Dedrickson, and he said that he and his team constantly received “reports of  visits by UFOs over the storage facilities and even some of the manufacturing facilities, and that went on continuously.” He went on to say that they “found that the reports were few and far between, but the security people were reluctant to report many of them because the protocol and the bureaucracy  involved in reporting them, they just avoided reporting.”

“We observed the UFOs were very much interested in the facilities (nuclear weapons manufacturing facilities) that were visiting…A couple of nuclear weapons that were sent out into space were destroyed by the extraterrestrials.” 

After stating the above, he goes on to use the Vandenburg incident (mentioned earlier in the article) as an example, where they photographed the missile and the UFO as the missile climbed into space.

He goes on to state:

“And that is their (extraterrestrials) major concern, to preserve the integrity of the Earth because it affects their own system…There was one incident when we exploded a nuclear weapon over the pacific…and the disturbance that it caused because it shut out communications entirely over the pacific base for a number of hours in which no radio transmission was available at any time…This was one of the things that the extraterrestrials later I learned were highly concerned about because it affected our ionosphere and, in fact, space-craft were unable to operate because of the pollution in the magnetic field, which they depended upon. At the very end of the 70s and early 80s, we attempted to put a nuclear weapon on the moon and explode it for scientific measurements and other things (assess scientific data, reaction and so forth..), which was not acceptable to the extraterrestrials…They destroyed the weapon before it got to the moon….The idea of any explosion in space by any Earth government was not acceptable to the extraterrestrials, and that has been demonstrated by extraterrestrials over and over.”

Watch the full interview where these quotes were taken, HERE.

So, from all of this information we have a few theories. Extraterrestrials are warning us to stop playing with fire and building nuclear weapons, that it’s not in our best interest and we should stop. Secondly, a nuclear explosion is huge, and the energy travels far beyond the physical blast radius and not only affects our solar system, but others as well. Also, as mentioned above, nuclear explosions pollute the magnetic field, something that they rely on to operate their craft.

One things for certain, the deactivation of these weapons, along with our willingness to not use our intelligence to create deadly weapons is a must if the human race wants to move forward. Human consciousness is changing, and it is us who must be that change. It is the person working to develop these weapons, seeing through the lies of the justification of making these weapons, and more.

Humanity must wake up, and realize that this is a big no no, and, year after year we get closer and closer to more people having that realization.

Definitely some interesting things to think about. What are your thoughts?

Related CE article: What Happens When A UFO is tracked on Military Radar?

If you’d like to read/browse through our UFO/extraterrestrial article archive, please visit the exopolitics sections of our website HERE.

Book Recommendations: www.richarddolanpress.com

To learn more specifically about UFOs and nuclear weapons, we recommend checking out the work of long time researcher on the matter, Robert Hastings.

You can see some more declassified documents pertaining to this matter, here.

 

Source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2017/03/20/strong-evidence-shows-extraterrestrials-have-been-shutting-down-nuclear-missiles-worldwide-for-decades-but-why/?mc_cid=be08874f45&mc_eid=680cf9fc9e

March Monthly Cobra Interview By Prepare For Change | The Portal (+ audio + transcript via PFC)

Monday, April 3, 2017

March Monthly Cobra Interview By Prepare For Change

Here is the March monthly update Cobra interview by Prepare for Change. The transcript and the audio version are available here:

http://prepareforchange.net/2017/04/02/cobra-prepare-for-change-march-2017-interview/

You can submit questions for the next interview here:

http://prepareforchange.net/cobra-questions

We are getting far more questions that can be answered in a one-hour interview. We will ask as many Cobra questions as can be answered in the hour allotted.

Answered questions from past interviews are nicely gathered here:

http://esaccoalition.org/matrix-faq/

Victory of the Light!

Selacia: Catalyze Your Rebirth with Your Voice

Catalyze Your Rebirth with Your Voice

As we continue to sit in unprecedented moments of intensity, it’s important to remember the potential this year offers for a grand rebirth. Energies are in play to help catalyze this – on both a personal and societal level. Continue reading to discover what this means for you and humanity at large.Let’s begin with humanity, now in a chaotic dance of rapid change. The overall direction of this change is positive, progressive, and evolutionary. The majority of people on Earth, if they were asked right now, want this – the sooner the better. Numbers count, especially when people are empowered, educated, and find their voices to speak up about what matters.

There is a challenge, however. The dance of change now underway is not one cohesive whole. People are at different stages of awakening.

Many are caught up in an emotional tide of fear. Lots of people feel threatened by changes put in place since the 1960s. It’s like they are stuck in time.

Other people, especially the wealthy, often fight progressive reforms simply to preserve their elite status. They choose to ignore the true interconnection of all beings and the importance of a sustainable planet. Their greed blinds them to what is decent and good.

Humanity Rises Up in Cities Across the World

On January 21, a significant energetic referendum on goodness, decency and human rights took place in cities around the world. What started as a women’s march on Washington after the January 20 US inauguration grew into a global event with millions of participants. Rallies and marches happened across America, with hundreds of sister marches in key countries including Canada, Mexico, Argentina, India, the U.K., France, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.

Why did they march? It was more than a protest against the new US president. It’s wasn’t just about women’s rights. Women – and some men – marched to protest discrimination, hate, bigotry, racism, religious intolerance, and the marginalization of women and other groups. They marched to bring public attention to far-right legislative agendas involving a roll back in freedoms and a reversal of progress made on climate and world peace. They marched to put a spotlight on authoritarian leaderships that use hate and militarized control to silence discontent. They protested a normalization of speech that is demeaning and dehumanizing.

Your Role

The causes stirring people to march are as old as humanity itself. Most likely you fought for freedoms in more than one lifetime. Deep within you is a soul memory of human oppression as well as a deep determined longing to balance the scales. That memory is being triggered now. Listen to it.

Your Rebirth

Your rebirth is catalyzed when you listen deeply to your inner voice. There is wisdom inside of you that knows where you need to position yourself next. It has a vision of what your life will look like and feel like when you step into your new skin. This vision is quantum and bold. It most likely involves using your voice in a new way. An expansion is needed.

You can consciously and actively create your own rebirth. Most likely you already have signs of some new directions, new interests, and new perspectives about your role. These signs may be subtle, but they are there.

5 Questions to Ask Now

For clarity about your next steps and where your voice is needed, ask these questions now.

(1) What am I observing or doing that stirs my passion?
(2) How can I fight back when I learn about government plans to roll back freedoms and reverse progress on climate and social change?
(3) What are the societal issues that matter to me as a soul?
(4) What is a key life skill that I can teach others?
(5) How can I use my voice as a divine changemaker to open people to love and kindness?

What is important to remember now is that regardless of where you live or what you do for a living, you have a specific role to play in birthing a more loving world. What that role looks like will shift over time, so don’t get too attached to outer appearances. Focus more on your larger soul purpose and invite spirit to show you the next steps at each phase.

Important Situation Update by Cobra  | The Portal

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Important Situation Update by Cobra | The Portal 

Posted: 13 Jan 2017 02:38 PM PST

Year 2017 will see much more presence of the Light on the surface of the planet than any of the previous years, as the presence of the non-physical Light particles from the Galactic Center has increased greatly. On the last day of 2016, there were many signs in the sky in the form of polar stratospheric clouds and other unusual cloud phenomena:

 

 

 

 

Some people have interpreted this increased Galactic Light as a sign of a possible Galactic Superwave (read: the Event) in 2017:

 

http://etheric.com/will-superwave-arrive-2017/

In the meantime, clearing of the Chimera Group continues. Recently, an infiltration of the Chimera Group within the rank of the Light Forces inside of this Solar system has been detected. The Chimera was even able to hijack one of the teleportation portals that was transporting captured Cabal members that were about to be taken to the Galactic Central Sun and these were siphoned off to a Chimera base in the Kuiper belt. This situation has already been resolved.

 

It has also been discovered that the Outer barrier / Tachyon membrane is to a certain degree permeable to plasma anomaly and under certain conditions negative plasma entities can cross that membrane through the tunnels of Set in both directions, in and out of the Solar system. The plasma outside of our Solar System is not yet completely free of primary anomaly, especially the plasma filament that stretches along the Orion arm:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Arm

 

Plasma anomaly in this region originates from the Orion galactic wars the the last few million years and has been almost completely healed, but the small amount remaining still interacts with the Yaldabaoth entity. The highest concentration of the anomalous plasma is from Rigel star system towards the Taurus dark cloud, also called Taurus molecular cloud:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurus_Molecular_Cloud_1

As a response to all this, a large powerful galactic Light group hundreds of millions strong has entered the Solar System and it will assist in the final clearing of the Chimera. The identity of this positive group must not yet be revealed.

 

Also, the Resistance and all breakaway groups that are allied with the Galactic Confederation have begun “intense activities inside of this Solar system and beyond, on a level never before encountered.”

 

All breakaway groups (SSP and underground ones) that are not yet allied with the Galactic Confederation are still infiltrated by the Chimera.

 

On the surface of the planet, this infiltration is even stronger. Many times, when things are not going according to the plan, that is a clear sign of infiltration. ALL positive groups on the planet suffer from infiltration from Chimera or their minions. Many geopolitical events are confirming this.

 

The reals reason why Daesh could retake Palmyra was infiltration very high in the Russian military command. Embarrassed, Russian analysts gave their own explanation why that happened:

 

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201612141048542487-syria-palmyra-daesh/

They forgot that simple computer vector analysis of photos from powerful Russian spy satellites would easily discover a group converging to a single point.

 

The Cabal wants to also infiltrate other BRICS countries as well, and they are behind drastic war on cash in India:

 

https://www.sott.net/article/338647-A-well-kept-open-secret-Washington-is-behind-Indias-brutal-experiment-of-abolishing-most-cash

The most dangerous of all is Kissinger’s strategy to side with Russia against China through Trump, attempting to break the Eastern Alliance:

 

http://journal-neo.org/2017/01/09/is-trump-the-back-door-man-for-henry-a-kissinger-co/

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/rex-tillerson-south-china-sea-state-media-prepare-military-clash-donald-trump-global-times-a7525061.html


Many people are beginning to understand that Trump is just a puppet and his policy is orchestrated by invisible handlers from behind the scenes:

 

https://truthearth.org/2017/01/03/a-short-word-about-presidents-and-their-puppet-masters/

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-30/trump-exactly-where-elites-want-him

 

http://journal-neo.org/2016/11/25/the-dangerous-deception-called-the-trump-presidency/

 

https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/north_america/2016-u-s-presidential-election/is-trump-draining-the-swamp-or-filling-it/

 

On a brighter side, the Chinese have announced that the have managed to put the famous EmDrive prototype for testing on their space station:

 

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/emdrive-chinese-space-agency-put-controversial-tech-onto-satellites-soon-possible-1596328

 

Soft disclosure continues and asteroid mining is becoming mainstream:

 

http://seekingalpha.com/article/4034859-miners-may-go-galactic-asteroid-mining

There is even a website that estimates the economic value of certain asteroids:

 

http://www.asterank.com/

For those who would like to become more directly involved in the planetary liberation, here is a very good example how a liberation group can operate (with a short Cobra interview added as a bonus):

 

http://2012portal-hungary.blogspot.com/2017/01/cobra-interview-with-hungarian-cobra.html

Those who feel so guided can help feeding people in Malawi with their generous donations (on thew right hand side of the page little below the top):

 

http://prepareforchange.net/orphanages-in-malawi/

Situation in Malawi and in many other places in Africa is far from perfect, but Light will reach there also.

 

Victory of the Light!



The Portal: Situation Update

http://2012portal.blogspot.com/2017/01/important-situation-update.html?

NOTE: Cobra’s blog posts build on a prior body of knowledge and intel releases. If there are words or terms you don’t understand, go to his blog, then enter the word or term you want to know more about into the search box in the upper left corner, and enter. You will get a list of all the articles that mention the term. ~PB

 

IMHO – #ThankYouObama

 It meant a lot to me to have an intelligent, articulate, thoughtful Constitutional Law Professor as our POTUS  for 8 years. He actually accomplished a lot, despite obstructionists and haters. I am sure he was made to do things that weighed heavy on his mind, make hard choices under threat of the Cabal, follow through with unpopular decisions that made him appear to be something other than the kind, Enlightened Visionary he is. More and more of us are seeing through that game.

Some day the Truth will be told, and a great healing will take place. Meanwhile, I will always remember his warmth, his sense of humor, his enduring strength in the face of  adversity, and his ability to rise above it all. #SoLongPresidentObama

~PB

@BarackObama #Enlightenment comes in all colors
#ThankYouObama  #BestPOTUSever

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#potusfarewell #FarewellObama #ThankYouObama

 

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Situation Update by Cobra | The Portal

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Situation Update by Cobra | The Portal

Clearing of the Chimera group continues. We have entered the phase of the final clearing of the Yaldabaoth entity and all remaining plasma toplet bombs.

This process has reached the point where the Resistance Movement can more actively intervene in the situations on the surface of the planet. Resistance operatives are now doing this by giving tactical support for the pre-Event liberation operations to positive factions in the militaries of the United States, Russia, China, India, Egypt and some other countries.This will soon reflect in improvement of the situation in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine:

Unfortunately, as Aleppo is being liberated, the Daesh has apparently recaptured another important vortex point in Syria, Palmyra:

Yet it appears Palmyra might be liberated soon again:
There is a silent war going on between positive and negative factions in the militaries of the few countries mentioned in the beginning of this update. This war is mostly done through intelligence and counterintelligence operations that never get leaked to the general population. It might be said that militaries are now the foci of the proxy war between the Galactic forces of Light on one side and the Chimera / Draco alliance on the other side. When this war is over and the Light factions win, the Resistance will push the button for the Event.

The Cabal has managed to infiltrate the political structure in some of the BRICS countries such as Brazil and India. Narendra Modi is clearly not working for the Light as he declared war on cash:

And now he wants to confiscate people’s gold:
Yet on the other hand the Cabal is losing power fast, as you can see on this photo:
The other good sign is Cabal’s media war against “fake news“ sites. This simply indicates that alternative media have become powerful enough that the mainstream media are becoming afraid of us and the power of truth we deliver. This is why I have always encouraged people to start their own blogs and spread the truth as much as possible. What we need is high quality investigative journalism that can be seen on sites such as Stillness in the Storm or VeteransToday, and NOT more blogs promoting flat Earth or the return of Nibiru.
Despite of what you might have read in some other alternative sites, Putin is NOT a Rothschild agent or a clone and Erik Prince is NOT working for the Light.
Many groups are working behind the scenes to ensure complete success of Full Disclosure. Dragon sources have communicated that „they and other groups are working on bringing about disclosure officially in the first quarter of 2017.“ When asked an opinion about this date, the Resistance has said „we can not comment on this“, the Pleiaidans have said „it is possible“ and the Sirians have said „it will most likely take longer than that“. Therefore, be aware that this time frame is NOT my estimate when the Breakthrough occurs, but an educated guess from one of the groups I am working with. Although generally the protocol of the Resistance is not to publish any dates and time estimates in this blog, they have made an exception this time for reasons they can not yet disclose to the public.
Before the Disclosure happens, you can get the basic history of Secret Space Programs from this Corey Goode interview. And no, I am not Gonzales:
Victory of the Light!

Exclusive: Face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon

“We should always make a distinction, that right and wrong is a very different standard than legal and illegal. The law is no substitute for morality.” ~Edward Snowden

Exclusive: Face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon

Michael Isikoff

Chief Investigative Correspondent

In an exclusive interview in Russia with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, says he is “kind of encouraged” by the idea that Russian President Vladimir Putin might return him to the U.S. to stand trial because that would show the world he’s not a spy and Russia “doesn’t own me.”

But he also acknowledged he isn’t eager to return home to face U.S. justice, saying such a prospect “would be a threat to my liberty and to my life.”

Speaking for 90 minutes in a Moscow hotel room, Snowden — calm and completely unrepentant — also took new swipes at top U.S. intelligence officials, claiming they have accused him of damaging national security only because they were “embarrassed” by his disclosures of classified National Security Agency documents and worried about their “reputations.”

Those comments drew an angry rebuke Sunday from the Obama administration’s former top counterterrorism official. “Snowden is delusional,” said Matt Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, when read excerpts of the interview.

“It wasn’t so many years ago that people were saying, ‘This guy’s a Russian spy,’” said Snowden when asked by Couric how “nervous” he was about the possibility of losing his Russian sanctuary and being sent home to face criminal charges of theft of government property and violations of the Espionage Act.

“But countries don’t give up their spies. And if my recent criticism of the Russian government’s Internet policies, criticisms of their human rights record, have been so severe that even my greatest critics in the intelligence community are now saying, ‘Oh, yeah, he’s a liability, they wanna get him out of there,’ that’s a vindication.”

“Vindication of what?” Couric asked him.

“The fact that I’m independent, the fact that I have always worked on behalf of the United States, and the fact that Russia doesn’t own me,” Snowden replied. “In fact, the Russian government may see me as sort of a liability.”

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“So you wouldn’t mind if Putin extradited you and said, ‘Here you go, President Trump’?” asked Couric.

“Well, who wouldn’t?” Snowden answered. “I mean, that would obviously be something that would bother me.

That would obviously be something that would be a threat to my liberty and to my life. … What I’m proud of is the fact that every decision that I made I can defend.”

There is no evidence that Putin is considering such a move. But Snowden’s fate is very much uncertain: His comments come at a crucial moment for him, three and a half years after he deserted his job as an NSA contractor in Hawaii and fled, initially to Hong Kong, with a thumb drive of highly classified documents that he began disclosing to journalists.

Facing what is expected to be an unyielding hard line from the new Trump administration — Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo, who is designated to be Trump’s CIA director, has called him a “traitor” who should be subject to the death sentence — Snowden and his allies in the United States are mounting an aggressive public campaign for a pardon by President Obama. “Time is running out,” reads one of the headlines on the campaign’s website, which also cites sympathetic comments by former Attorney General Eric Holder that Snowden “performed a public service” by triggering a debate about U.S. surveillance programs that led to reforms, including the end of the bulk collection of U.S. phone records by the NSA.

But Obama has made clear, as recently as last month, that he won’t consider a pardon until after Snowden returns and his case is adjudicated. And even Snowden acknowledged he’s not expecting one. “Well, I’m not counting on it,” he told Couric when asked about a pardon.

In the meantime, Snowden’s lawyers and defenders are privately seeking to open discussion of a possible plea bargain that would allow him to return home without facing a trial that could result in a long prison sentence. A letter to Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch from the Pardon Snowden campaign, signed by 15 former staff members of the Church Committee — which exposed abuses by the FBI and CIA in the 1970s — urged “leniency” for Snowden, while avoiding any mention of a pardon.

In the interview, Snowden seemed to draw a parallel between the information he leaked to journalists in 2013 and the findings of the committee (headed by the late Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho), including how U.S. intelligence agencies “were secretly administering psychedelic drugs to college students to see the impacts they would have.”

Snowden went on: “They [the CIA] were engaging in assassination operations that were contrary to both American and international law, all kinds of crazy things. And these individuals who [signed the letter] are experts in what’s going on in intelligence at the classified level, who worked for the government, right? These aren’t sort of hippie reformers or anything like that. They argued that President Obama should seriously consider leniency in this case. He said that — or they said — that this case has caused far more benefits to American society, which I think is uncontroversial at this point, than any claimed harms for which we’ve never seen evidence.”

“If you had one minute to make your case face-to-face to President Obama, what would you say to convince him to pardon you?” Couric asked.

“I wouldn’t,” Snowden replied. “I would respectfully say to the president, ‘I understand you have an incredibly difficult job.’ No one wants to be a whistleblower. This is something that’s hard to do. It’s hard enough to stand up to a bully in your life, to your boss in the office, much less the combined might of the National Security Agency, the FBI and, you know, the apparatus of government.”

But any consideration of leniency for Snowden will run into fierce resistance from the U.S. intelligence community, which continues to view the former NSA contractor as an untrustworthy renegade who deceived his colleagues and endangered national security. This week, U.S. intelligence officials told Yahoo News, the office of the director of national intelligence is planning to declassify new portions of a highly critical 36-page report by the House Intelligence Committee that concluded Snowden was a “serial fabricator” who stole more than 1.5 million documents — 90 percent of which were military and defense secrets unrelated to the surveillance programs involving the privacy of U.S. citizens.

Snowden, for his part, casually dismissed claims that his disclosures to journalists did any damage to U.S. national security at all.

“Do you really think if the government can show somebody was hurt, a program was damaged, we’ve gone dark and can’t track dangerous people, they wouldn’t leak that criticism?” Snowden replied to Couric when asked about claims that the information he disclosed made it harder for U.S. agencies to monitor terrorists. “That wouldn’t be on the front page of the New York Times by the end of the day? I don’t think so. And I hope, maybe in time, you’ll think the same.”

Couric noted that even former Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on NSA documents he received from Snowden, recently wrote: “I do not share the view of some of his fans that he did no damage at all.”

“Can you at least acknowledge that damage might have been done as a result of your disclosures?” Couric asked Snowden.

“I don’t agree with him in that regard,” he replied about Gellman’s comment. “What I will say is this. Whenever we’re talking about damage without evidence — this is an intentional effort to change the conversation from the concrete harms of these programs that violated the rights of every man, woman and child in the United States and people around the world… What Barton Gellman was acknowledging there was that, yes, it’s possible that officials could have been embarrassed by this. Reputations could have been damaged by this. And the intelligence community considers this to be a matter of national security. But I would argue there’s more to national security than reputations.”

Couric pressed: “But aren’t we talking, in fairness, more than simply reputations or being embarrassed? Virtually every U.S. security official, current and former, agrees that these disclosures made it more difficult to track the movements of organizations like ISIS and other terrorist groups.”

“I don’t agree with that,” Snowden responded. “Terrorists read the newspaper too. But I’ll tell you, terrorists already knew the NSA was coming after them. And what we saw in the newspaper wasn’t anything that they didn’t already understand. What was revealed in the newspaper was only a surprise to Americans and ordinary citizens.”

It was these comments that drew a sharp response from Olsen, the former Obama administration counterterrorism director, who has said he watched in 2013 as terrorist operatives grew “dark” and changed their communication methods after the Snowden disclosures.

“Regardless of his motivation, the fact is that his theft and release of an unprecedented amount of classified information have directly aided terrorists, Russian intelligence services, and other US adversaries,” Olsen wrote Sunday in an email to Yahoo News. “His actions have resulted in the loss of intelligence sources that have saved American lives around the world.”

Olsen added: “Snowden disclosed specific information about how the US collects intelligence, who we work with, and where we have operations. These are activities that are entirely lawful and most have nothing to do with the privacy of Americans. These facts are not disputed, except by Snowden himself and perhaps his Russian hosts, with whom he has shared intelligence.”

Snowden, for his part, denied sharing any information with the Russian intelligence services. He also denied the assertion by U.S. intelligence officials that he visited the Russian Consulate in Hong Kong before flying to Moscow — en route, he claims, to Ecuador, only to be “trapped” in Russia because the U.S. had revoked his passport.

Snowden’s comments about U.S. intelligence officials being “embarrassed” by his disclosures weren’t his only remarks in the interview that have triggered sharp responses. Former U.S. intelligence officials and national security experts sought to debunk his assertion, published by Yahoo News on Sunday, that former CIA Director David Petraeus had disclosed “far more highly classified information than I ever did.” Petraeus, who is said to be under consideration for secretary of state in the Trump administration, shared top-secret information with his lover and biographer. He was forced to resign and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information.

“I am not in any way defending Petraeus, but I don’t think many intelligence experts would agree with this,” tweeted Tommy Vietor, a former national security spokesman for the Obama White House.

“Snowden is apparently taking a play from Trump’s book on how to reinvent facts,” Mark Zaid, a prominent national security lawyer, wrote in a Facebook posting. “It is absurd to claim Petraeus’ actions were worse or more damaging than his. Other than giving classified information to his mistress, which is totally unacceptable (even though she had a security clearance), the information was neither stolen nor compromised. Moreover, it was never published. To the contrary, Snowden stole highly classified information and DELIBERATELY compromised it by allowing the world, which includes our enemies, to see it.”

While insisting on his independence from Putin, Snowden seemed to echo the Russian government’s line regarding charges that its intelligence services hacked into Democratic Party campaign committees to influence the 2016 election. Moscow says the Obama administration has failed to give evidence for these allegations.

While conceding it was “possible” that the Russians had hacked the Democrats, Snowden added: “What bothers me about this kind of conversation is that the last time there was a significant hack that affected the United States that we believed had an association to a nation-state, it was the Sony hack, which we said North Korea was behind. The FBI immediately released evidence that they believed proved that they were behind that attack. We haven’t seen that here. And I think if we’re gonna have this conversation, it should be evidence-based.”

Snowden deflected most questions about his activities that led up to his flight to Moscow. He refused, for example, to identify any of the 10 NSA colleagues and superiors to whom he has said he raised concerns about U.S. surveillance before he began disclosing classified documents. Asked why he has been unable to produce a single email in which he raised such concerns, Snowden replied: “I’m not an email administrator” and “These aren’t things you put in writing at NSA. Saying, ‘I think the NSA is breaking the law. I think maybe this program is violating the Constitution’ is a career-ending move. And the people that I talked to first, my supervisor, said, ‘You know, hey, we can talk about this, but you shouldn’t rock the boat, and don’t write this down.’” (The only email that has surfaced that touches on surveillance practices, released by the NSA, shows that Snowden asked one of the agency’s lawyers in April 2013 to “clarify” an issue about legal authorities in an agency training manual, but expresses no concern about the NSA’s programs or potential infringements on privacy.)

“Why hasn’t anyone come forward, though?” Couric retorted. “Why haven’t you given any names to corroborate the fact that you did, in fact, try to go through the so-called proper channels?”

“Because if I did that, they would end the careers of these individuals, right? If these individuals spoke on their own without waiting for me, they would go to jail.”

Snowden — who has consistently asserted he shared documents only with “responsible” journalists who worked for publications he knew would carefully vet them — was also challenged on why he revealed highly classified information about NSA hacking in China to a journalist for the South China Morning Post while he was in Hong Kong. He defended the disclosure, saying the institutions being hacked by the NSA were not “valid intelligence targets” but civilian ones, such as hospitals and universities. He said for the first time that he didn’t know that the reporter to whom he gave this information, Lana Lam, worked for the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (although she was identified as one of the paper’s correspondents on its website); he says he understood she was a “freelancer” from Australia.

“So you didn’t even know that it was going to be in a newspaper in China?” Couric asked him.

“I knew it would be in a newspaper,” he said. “I didn’t know what newspaper. This was not my concern.”

Brian Rhoads, managing editor of the South China Morning Post, said in an email to Yahoo News Monday that the paper’s reporter, Lam, “made clear her status and who she was working for” when she interviewed Snowden in Hong Kong. “She was a full-time staff member of the South China Morning Post at the time, and represented herself as full-time staff throughout the interview process. We asked Snowden and the lawyers follow up questions and communicated with them about dates we were planning publication of the material.” Rhoads also emphasized that the South China Morning Post is an independent publication that “is not controlled by China” and does not share information with the country’s government.

Snowden, who lives with his longtime girlfriend, Lindsay Mills, in a Moscow apartment, and says he walks freely throughout the city unmolested and for the most part unrecognized, was asked by Couric at one point what he misses most about the United States.

“Family, of course,” he replied. “That’s always the thing. You know, they can come and see me, but you’ve got all these travel arrangements and logistics, you’ve got to go on an airplane ride. Who doesn’t miss that?”

“When you look back at the last three years, was it worth it?” Couric asked. “Absolutely. I would do it again.”

“No regrets?”

“No regrets at all.”

 

Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution | The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

 

 

Video: Bernie Sanders: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution 11/14/16 (5:38)

“…Our job right now…and this is terribly important at this moment… What you should do now is to get heavily involved in the political process. When millions of people stand up and fight back, we will not be denied.”

~Bernie Sanders 11.14.16  on Stephen Colbert Late Show

Bernie’s new book is out today, it’s called OUR REVOLUTION.

 

http://www.cbs.com/shows/the-late-show-with-stephen-colbert/video/Vv_xz_zRdbMiz_BUfuhmE7b9VYckcoFy/bernie-sanders-now-more-than-ever-it-s-our-revolution/

An Open Letter to Don Ferguson a.k.a. Zen Gardner | Piercing the Veil of Reality

I don’t like the world this article (and many related articles) get into, but feel this is important, and sharing it can help victims to seek help.

At some point I must have liked and followed this guy’s WP blog, as this surprising article showed up in my email today:

An Open Letter to Don Ferguson a.k.a. Zen Gardner | Piercing the Veil of Reality
by Bernhard Guenther
https://veilofreality.com/2016/08/19/an-open-letter-to-don-ferguson-a-k-a-zen-gardner/

It delves into the outing of the popular Zen Gardner as Don Ferguson, (real legal name) a.k.a. David Berg a.k.a. “Moses”, Founder and Leader of The Children of God (religious sex cult that originated in the 70’s).

I was pretty fortunate, but I have numerous friends who were either victims of violent crime, including rape, or who endured childhood sexual abuse. This situation went beyond that. There are videos at the bottom of the article, a documentary about the cult and several survivors interviewed on the Montel show. (Apparently, several women who were raised in the Compound with Cult leader and Founder David Berg a.k.a. “Moses” were routinely subjected to some pretty outrageous physical, emotional and free will violations, such as rape, or being made to participate in orgies and perform sex acts, and threatened if they did not comply.

It was also not uncommon to for members of Children of God to hand out their “religious” pamphlets at malls, in an effort to recruit new members. I met some super nice guys that way when I was a teenager, but fortunately it went no further than that. I thought the cartoon-style pamphlets were a bit strange, but without reading too much of them, just figured they were Jesus freaks. I had no idea of what was really going on, and apparently, many members of groups around the world, separate from the main compound, were unaware of the orgies and sexual abuse that went on at the main compound “inner circle”, which was always in a remote area.

There are also clickable links to other articles in the controversy, just above the videos.

“Resources and further reading/watching:

– “My Missing Years” by Zen Gardner

– “A Few Replies” by Zen Gardner

– “The Cult of Zen Gardner” by Steve Seymour (lots of resources in that article)

– “An Open Letter to Don Ferguson – aka Zen Gardner” by Steve Seymour

– “What’s Growing in Zens Garden?”

– “When Heroes Fall”

– “Spiritual Con-Artistry and Chicanery”

– Children Of God – Lost & Found – Full Documentary..”

I will leave it to you if and how far you might want to go down the rabbit hole, as this is very dark stuff. Denial runs high, and accusations fly. This is really not my cup of tea, but I wanted to bring it to people’s attention as this is part of Disclosure and revelations. They (the cabal and those who align with their subterfuge and Satanic rituals) simply cannot keep these dark things hidden and under wraps much longer. As ugly as it is, voicing it empowered the women survivors, and outing the bastards (or in this case, forcing “Zen” to out himself) demonstrates how quickly things are shifting, as Truth comes to Light.

One of my friends recently came out in his 60’s about abuse by the Priests when he was a young Altar Boy. It liberated him from a lifetime of pain and shame, which is really an ongoing process for most survivors.

If you are a survivor of sexual child abuse, there is help and support available:

After the Silence
http://www.aftersilence.org/

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

https://centers.rainn.org/

Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
http://www.ascasupport.org/

National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
child abuse trauma prevention, intervention & recovery
http://www.naasca.org/index.html

There are many more, just google “sexual abuse survivors groups”.

My heart goes out to you. You know who you are.

~PB, Forever Unlimited