Cobra Interview by Rob Potter | The Portal

Friday, May 12, 2017

Cobra Interview by Rob Potter | The Portal

There was immense opposition to this interview being posted. Two engineered emergencies during the recording and two computer hacks during the editing and publishing process were not enough to stop this, but the posting was delayed nevertheless. Make note that the first 35 minutes of the interview were recorded in early April, the second half in early May. Obviously certain interest groups mentioned in this interview did not wish this information to be released, but here it is, in audio format and as a transcript:

If Rob’s website gets hacked again, the transcript is available here:

http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/2017/05/11/cobra-interview-by-rob-potter-transcript/

Monthly Cobra interview by Prepare for Change has been delayed also and we expect to publish it by the end of the month.

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Whistleblowers and Insiders Reveal the Veracity of Secret Space Programs


Whistleblowers and Insiders Reveal the Veracity of Secret Space Programs

The “Secret Space Program”; a controversial and misunderstood topic.

There’s a reason I’m sharing this article, and when I have more time I will get into it.

This piece is lengthy and involves several videos. It should keep us busy for awhile this weekend.  ~ BP


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Whistleblowers And Insiders Reveal The Veracity of Secret Space Programs

Updated March 5, 2017

Full Awareness of our current paradigm is being exposed in many different forms through a network of whistleblowers, to expose the truth.

Secret Space Program

Recent research into the veracity of Secret Space Programs (SSP) by this author has revealed that a great many whistleblowers and insiders have been sharing what they know about this topic for decades, with very little recognition by the public. Only the overwhelming popularity of the new GaiaTV Show, Cosmic Disclosure with host David Wilcock and secret space program whistleblower and insider guest Corey Goode has brought this subject into the public eye. I hope to shed some light on the other Secret Space Program Insiders, that have very similar stories to Corey, in this article Whistleblowers And Insiders Reveal The Veracity of Secret Space Programs. 

In the beginning of this show, Corey Goode explained that he hoped other whistleblowers and insiders would come forward to substantiate his claims. To date I can think of 10 or 12 people that fit that description and yet not one has ever appeared on the show or been confirmed as legitimate by Corey Goode, the self proclaimed expert on the subject. To this author, not including any of these other Secret Space Program Insiders, into the narrative of his story or having them appear on the show, raises many red flags.

Other whistleblowers and insiders have been sharing with the public their knowledge of these clandestine operations, since the early 50s but only within the last two and half years since, this show has been on the air, has the term Secret Space Program, even been recognized by the public. This show, Cosmic Disclosure claims to be the leading authority on all matters pertaining to the idea that many Secret Space Programs by various nations have been in operation since the Nazi’s began the first SSP, during World War II.

Despite the many books, videos and articles created and written by countless other whistleblowers, SSP insiders, authors and researchers, the Cosmic Disclosure Show still refutes many of these claims. They claim to be the only true source of information on the subject. However they do rely on the testimony and research from a select few, to build their narrative around their version of events leading to this decades long secret operation.

Despite the claims by Corey Goode, that other SSP insiders are frauds and fakes hoping to gain notoriety or make a quick buck off the popularity of the Cosmic Disclosure Show, I submit to my readers that his claims only help to motivate these other whistleblowers and SSP insiders to set the record straight. There are many reasons I think this could be true but the main ones are that the Cosmic Disclosure Show tends to only reveal the positive aspects of the Secret Space Program, refusing to delve into the many criminal and highly dubious ethical and moral implications behind how these programs became operational.

These are important ideas to consider because if these Secret Space Programs are abducting humans from Earth to work as slaves in off word factories or to serve as personnel aboard spacecraft, on space stations, off world bases, or are involved in human slave trade with other Alien species, the public has the right to know about it. While the Cosmic Disclosure Show has touched on these ideas briefly, they for the most part stay away from discussing any and all criminal activity on the show.

Read the rest of the article…

 

 

Why I Think Trump & Putin Are Trolling The World Right Now (Video)

I think this kid is brilliant, and I hope he is right about what’s going on! Well worth the time. He really has been paying attention! He connects the dots and explains things very clearly.  ~PB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VCgU1v0c3I

 

27,198 views

Published on Apr 15, 2017

My deduction of current events. I believe the world is being distracted by war while the pieces are aligned behind the scenes to take out the Cabal.

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Two Steps From Hell – Protectors of the Earth

Posted by Wing April 5, 2017 at 3:30 PM on Cobra’s blog thread:

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Black alert at 504, black grid ratio alert, N danger

Two Steps From Hell – Protectors of the Earth
https://youtu.be/ASj81daun5Q

” The world we live in is a dangerous one.
“我們生活的世界是一個危險的世界。

Evil lurks around every corner,
邪惡潛伏在每一個角落,

awaiting its unsuspecting prey,
等待無辜的獵物,

ready to strike on the first opportunity and tear apart the balance.
一逮到機會就出擊,撕裂平衡。

Peace becomes strife and pleasure becomes pain,
和平變成衝突,快樂變得痛苦,

and soon enough the drums of war once again echo through the night as swords collide and men fall motionless.
沒過多久,黑夜中戰鼓再次迴響,劍相交擊,人類墜入等待。

Hate takes over all it encounters,
仇恨同化了相遇的一切,

spreading like cancer and destroying all that was ever good.
像癌症一般感染,破壞一切美好。

It is only a matter of time before the last pieces of hope will be consumed,
最後一小片希望被耗盡,只是遲早問題,

and the world will fall into eternal madness,
世界將陷入永恆的瘋狂,

never to be cured again.
永遠無法被治癒。

But then, there is us.
但是,有我們在。

We, who refuse to watch our only home burning down under the shadows of war.
我們,拒絕看著我們唯一的家在戰爭的陰影下燃燒。

We, who pledged our lives to defend our existence from the threats it encounters with every day that passes.
我們,承諾用我們的生命去保衛我們的存在,遠離每一天遇到的威脅。

We, who go first into the fierce battle,
我們,搶先進入激烈的戰鬥,

fighting not for kings and queens,
不是為了國王和皇后而戰,

but for the future of this world.
而是為了這個世界的未來。

Like bright torches radiating power and hope,
像明亮的火炬,散發力量和希望,

we vanquish the darkness and bring back glory to our kind,
我們摧毀黑暗,將榮耀帶回吾族,

standing proud upon the ashes of our opponents with our heads held up high.
自豪的站在我們對手的灰燼上,頭高昂。

Weapon in head and dedication in our mind,
頭腦中的武器和心中的奉獻精神,

we face the unknown without fear,
我們無懼的面對未知,

ready for any challenge it will bring.
準備迎接任何挑戰。

This is our world. These are our people.
這就是我們的世界。 這就是我們人類。

And we will not let anyone change it.
我們不會讓任何黑暗改變這一切。

We are the guardians. We are undefeated. We are eternal.
我們是守護者。 我們是不敗的。 我們是永恆的

We are the Protectors of the Earth. ”
我們是地球的保護者。

English from:
https://plus.google.com/112324906659997671696

Chinese translation from:
http://dragonwing2017.blogspot.tw/2017/04/two-steps-from-hell-protectors-of-earth.html

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/

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David Wilcock: New Movie-Length Video: The Antarctic Atlantis [MUST SEE!!] | Divine Cosmos

New Movie-Length Video: The Antarctic Atlantis [MUST SEE!!]
by David Wilcock | Divine Cosmos

Are we about to hear that ancient ruins have been found in Antarctica? Is there an Alliance working to defeat the greatest threat humanity has ever faced on earth? Could the Antarctic Atlantis be part of a full or partial disclosure?

Join David Wilcock on a thrill ride of discovery, revealing the “Big Picture” behind the ever-increasingly bizarre headlines we are seeing in today’s world.

Although the news is moving faster than we can keep up with, the discovery of ancient ruins in Antarctica may become the defining story of the millennium. All of the things we are so concerned about at the moment may soon pale in comparison to this revelation.

Now you can see a full movie-length, two-and-a-half-hour presentation distilled from David’s recent highly-regarded events at the Conscious Life Expo. Enjoy!

 

THE VIDEO IS BROKEN INTO TWO PARTS

In Part One, I present data on the Secret Space Program and share the stage with legendary insider Corey Goode.

I do feel that this is the best public summary we have done of this amazing story that has captivated the UFO community thanks to our show Cosmic Disclosure on Gaia.

All along I have wanted there to be a definitive overview and introduction to the fascinating story that Corey has brought to the world, and this is it.

We also establish the connective links between my own experiences over the last 20 years doing this research, including ET contact, and the things that have happened to Corey in just two short years.

The ‘overview’ went much farther than the 53 minutes we present here, as it was nearly three hours long, but I feel some of the most essential material is included in this new video.

It was necessary to discuss the Secret Space Program first in this video — in the interest of pushing for Full Disclosure if these truths do, in fact, start going public.

 

QUITE THE EPIC OVERVIEW

Part One begins with provable data about ancient ruins on the Moon and Mars, strongly suggesting there is far more “cosmic history” in our solar system than we realize.

You will also notice my After Effects skills have gone way up. This is the result of three years of dedicated work and study, tantamount to taking on another university degree.

Part Two begins at the 53-minute mark, where I connect the dots between intel from multiple insiders to arrive at a stunning conclusion.

Namely, it appears that we are on the verge of major new releases of information that will transform everything we thought we knew about life on earth — making Atlantis a fact, not fiction.

Giorgio Tsoukalos, the “Dude With the Hair” on Ancient Aliens, might even need to flatten out his mane in order to present this type of information to an esteemed, international audience with “proper respect.”

 

 

THE ORIGINAL CONFERENCE FOOTAGE IS VAST

The original conference footage centers around three main events: The “Five Alliance Groups” with Corey on Friday, 2/10;  “The Antarctic Atlantis” on Saturday, 2/11; and “Ascension Geometry: What it Takes to Make it” on Monday, 2/13.

Each of these events were livestreamed as they happened, and they run nine hours in total. There is no wasted time — the data is very dense and there is quite a bit to talk about.

You can order the David Wilcock Trilogy Pass at normal, competitive conference prices by going to consciouslifestream.com. A majority of the proceeds go to finance our mission-critical operations.

Several slides were missed in the livestream, which is not uncommon. I spent an entire month meticulously rebuilding any missed cues in the sections we have released, and improving the graphics.

I was so stuck in the “creativity vortex” that I didn’t get much else done during this time. I kept thinking I was almost finished but then would see all these additional things that just had to be in there.

 

THE MONDAY EVENT

The Monday event began with an entire hour of “cosmic stand-up comedy”, which I feel is the best I’ve ever done in terms of getting an audience to laugh to the point of tears — while providing enlightening and deeply personal insights.

I do believe this is the result of how much my life has improved on many different levels in just the last year. I am in a much happier and better space and am continually working to improve any areas that still need attention.

The second and third hours of Monday are a tour-de-force examination of the geometric nature of the Universe. You can get the jump on content that is still months away from appearing on Wisdom Teachings, my personal hosted show on Gaia.

With this new model in hand, I present stunning new scientific evidence suggesting the Sun will indeed give off an epic, DNA-transforming flash of light and energy in our future.

There is great value in taking these new insights and putting them all together in a short, single summary. Everyone at the end was telling me it was the best talk they’d ever seen me give.

 

THE ALLIANCE GOT GRUMPY AND SPURRED US TO ACTION

Despite all the material we covered in the nine hours, our new video also works very well as a stand-alone story with a beginning, middle and ending that is awesome in scope.

We were originally going to release 50-minute sections of each talk, adding up to about two and a half hours. This version was nearly complete when news came in that changed everything.

The Alliance very strongly lobbied for the full, public release of the Endgame III briefings, so none of that data was hidden behind a paywall. That is exactly what we did.

In fact, frustration was conveyed by the fact that I hadn’t written up Endgame III in an article form any earlier. Both Corey and I have been distracted by a variety of issues that have impacted such releases.

 

WE DECIDED TO RELEASE ALL ENDGAME III DATA

By the time I heard all of this, it was too late to go back and change the past. However, I spoke with the people at Conscious Life Stream and we all agreed to allow this video to release the Endgame III data in full.

Hopefully this release can help to re-establish better relations with the Alliance. It is never enjoyable to hear, through Corey as a second-hand source, that they are unhappy with my efforts — or lack thereof.

I have formally requested that they contact me directly if they want me to be more involved. So far that has not happened, except through indirect contact with insiders such as Pete and Corey.

In the meantime, I have also been working intently on a home broadcast studio solution that will allow for live-streaming of professional-quality updates as needed.

There is a huge need for me to be able to release content quickly, effectively and with high quality as we head into this dizzying final phase of the Cabal’s takedown and mass public exposure.

I just ordered my first truly broadcast professional-level 4K SDI Sony camera from dealsallyear.com, who had the number-one best price, and it will be in by next Thursday.

 

WHAT IS THE STORY?

A civilization of “Pre-Adamite” giants with elongated skulls appears to have crash-landed on a continent we now call Antarctica some 55,000 years ago.

This is the apparent origin of what we are now calling the Cabal, Illuminati or New World Order.

It can be difficult to appreciate the scope of provable data that this narrative ties together. Thus negative comments say there is “no proof,” it is “disinformation,” et cetera.

The sheer number of different insider testimonies and scientific data points satisfied by this explanation makes me very confident that it is indeed the truth.

 

PROVABLE ARCHEOLOGICAL DATA

These Pre-Adamites had giant bodies, elongated skulls and greatly-advanced IQ compared to native Earth humans.

There has been an awesome, official cover-up surrounding the countless examples of giant skeletons with elongated skulls that have been found around the world.

It should be very clear to the objective observer that “someone” very much does not want us to see this information and connect the dots.

 

THESE BEINGS CLONED THEMSELVES IN ORDER TO BUILD A SUFFICIENT POPULATION

The Pre-Adamites also had advanced technology that allowed them to establish civilizations all over the Earth — and create bloodline aristocratic dynasties.

Since their population numbers were very small when they arrived, they engaged in an extensive cloning program.

Even in the early years their population consisted primarily of hybrid beings, where their own DNA was blended with that of various indigenous Earth cultures.

Thus you see hybrid humans with elongated skulls who have Mesoamerican features as well as others with Middle Eastern features in Egypt, South Africa and elsewhere.

 

THE ASCENSION MYSTERIES IS FINALLY OUT IN THE UK AND AUSTRALIA

I still feel the definitive summary of this story, combining insider data with scientific facts, is in my new book The Ascension Mysteries, which I consider to be required reading for any investigation of this subject.

At long last, the official version for the UK, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa is out — so don’t miss it!

 

 

Please stop in to Amazon UK and leave a review, as there are only 17 at the moment — and that makes us vulnerable to trolls and haters.

Tens of thousands of you have been waiting for this official UK release. I am not sure why it took so long, but the important point is that it is here now!

As you have already seen, the reviews from the US have almost all been a solid five stars — which I feel was no accident. I poured my heart and soul into this book and it shows.

The first half is a personal examination of how living under the Cabal can affect our lives. My own story is very similar to that of many others, and it answered a widespread request for you to learn more about my own past.

The second half is a tour-de-force scientific examination of the evidence to support the cosmic history of the Illuminati as we are now discussing it.

 

THEY BECAME ANTAGONISTIC TOWARDS US

The Pre-Adamites were aware of other ET groups working in and around Earth, including the “Elohim” that most of us would consider to be benevolent.

These groups have since hidden themselves from view after the Mohammed Treaty, circa 800 AD, where they concluded their presence was too disruptive to our native cultures.

The flood that destroyed Atlantis, turning it into Antarctica after the earth shifted on its axis, was allowed and authorized to occur by the Elohim.

The Pre-Adamites were aware this was going to happen before it did, and pled for clemency. They were denied.

The entire story is preserved in the Book of Enoch, an apocryphal gospel that Jesus quotes from repeatedly in the New Testament, showing he was well aware of it.

The Pre-Adamite civilization was nearly wiped out in this catastrophe, approximately 12,500 years ago — but their people survived with their memories intact.

They are still pissed off about being so heavily attacked by the Elohim. The Russell Crowe film Noah gives a surprising amount of insight into this ongoing, hidden religion within the global elite.

 

THE ALLIANCE IS A REVOLUTION IN PROGRESS

A revolution is now occurring where many people who claim this DNA lineage are turning away from the psychopathic, genocidal aspirations of some of their ancestors.

Insiders like Pete Peterson, and others, typically define this as the “battle between the Older Cabal and the Younger Cabal.”

The younger Cabal members are sick and tired of all the craziness that their forefathers have perpetrated upon the planet, and as they inherit the power structures in place, they are doing their part to change things for the positive.

The Alliance is a conglomeration of many different groups who are working together to save our planet. All of us are hybrids and have a variety of different DNA traces in our blood.

Any time a particular group tries to elevate itself to the status of an “elite” that feels they have the right to enslave and murder others, we have a cosmic imbalance that must be righted by the benevolent ETs that manage our world.

As I say in the video, many of our strongest heroes are ex-Cabal members who have now decided to fight against the hold-outs who still want to enslave and murder billions of people.

 

THE HEADLINES REVEAL A CIVIL WAR BETWEEN ALLIANCE AND CABAL

The insider briefings I have gotten from Corey, Pete Peterson and others are so encouraging-sounding that I almost don’t dare believe them — but the evidence is lining up very nicely.

Apparently the Cabal is already very much on the ropes. You may not like the Trump Administration, but it is undeniable that a civil war between rival government factions is playing out in our headlines as we speak.

In private conversation I have been likening Trump to the “battering ram” that smashes open a hole in the Cabal castle so the Alliance can go pouring in.

It is obvious that the Cabal and its cutout media is making every possible effort to destroy, de-legitimize or otherwise impeach and remove Trump from office, in what would be an unprecedented event in American history.

Many of us have our own ideas about what we would like to see, and what we are not seeing. Nonetheless, this is how the events are actually playing out in real time.

Had Hillary been installed as president as planned, the Alliance’s final moves would have felt far more like a coup than what we are now seeing.

 

VAULT 7 IS AN AMAZING DEVELOPMENT

The Wikileaks “Vault 7” data is a very stunning new development we haven’t had any time to pursue. The CIA is now in the crosshairs.

 

 

I had heard that as much as 60 percent of the CIA had flipped over to the Alliance, but apparently many of them flipped back to the Cabal once the screws were tightened and lethal pressure was applied — to them and their families.

 

HUFFINGTON POST DOES A “LIMITED HANGOUT” ON THE CIA REVELATIONS

The Huffington Post was once a bastion of independent journalism, but since being bought out by Verizon and ousting Arianna Huffington, it has turned into another corporate media outlet within the Cabal’s fading monopoly.

It is very interesting to see how they covered the Vault 7 story in a “limited hangout,” where some truth is admitted but it is immediately minimalized:

 

3/7: Huff Puff Piece on CIA Hacking Allegations

WikiLeaks on Tuesday released a trove of 8,700 documents, which it claims originated at the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, that describe, in detail, the agency’s hacking abilities and techniques.

 

Among the more interesting revelations of the so-called “Vault 7” documents, assuming they’re legitimate, is the sheer breadth of devices government hackers could possibly compromise.

 

That includes just about everything powered by Microsoft Windows, Android and iOS, such as smartphones, computers and even Samsung smart TVs, which it allegedly figured out how to turn into hidden recording devices under an effort code-named “weeping angel.”

 

Using those operating system hacks, the CIA could potentially also gain access to information generated by encrypted messaging apps, like Signal and WhatsApp.

 

It’s critical to note, however, that the CIA apparently hasn’t hacked the apps themselves. In other words, unless you’re a high-value target and the CIA has compromised your phone’s operating system, you’re probably not on its radar.

 

LET’S COMPARE THAT WITH WHAT WE HEAR ON ZEROHEDGE

Zerohedge is definitely an Alliance voice, flying directly in the face of Cabal-controlled media.

If you read what Wikileaks has actually said, there are so many stories hidden in the Vault 7 documents that we can’t even begin to imagine how much people will discover as they begin looking.

This could very easily make Pizzagate seem like just a side issue by comparison:

 

3/7: New Snowden: Huge Wikileaks “Vault 7” on CIA

Isn’t WikiLeaks worried that the CIA will act against its staff to stop the series?

No. That would be certainly counter-productive.

Has WikiLeaks already ‘mined’ all the best stories?

No. WikiLeaks has intentionally not written up hundreds of impactful stories to encourage others to find them and so create expertise in the area for subsequent parts in the series.

They’re there. Look. Those who demonstrate journalistic excellence may be considered for early access to future parts.

Won’t other journalists find all the best stories before me?

Unlikely. There are very considerably more stories than there are journalists or academics who are in a position to write them.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

I am not sure if we are going to see much in the way of UFOs or Secret Space Program data in these CIA Wikileaks files.

Simply put, this is not an area that the CIA has very much interaction with. So I wouldn’t get our hopes up too much on that front.

Nonetheless, for months now, Corey Goode has been predicting that we were going to see a “Data Dump War” as the Cabal reaches the breaking point.

I was stunned — quite remarkably — by the Vault 7 releases, and can’t wait to see what you come up with as we all pore through these contentious new documents.

It is unclear how long this phase of the battle will go on before we see the Antarctica information emerge.

We have heard that multiple secret grand juries are now poring over the Pizzagate data in the Wikileaks emails and other sources, such as the emails seized from Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

If Pizza / Pedogate prosecutions become a mainstream story, then we can imagine that within a very short time it will be curtains for the Cabal.

I decided to “stick to my guns” as all these things were happening and finish the Antarctica video you are about to see.

I felt like this was still the most important use of my time in this critical moment in world history.

 

AND NOW FOR THE VIDEO!

Without any further ado, here is our new two-and-a-half hour tour-de-force of live disclosure,
The Antarctic Atlantis.   Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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Your support of this work through ordering this nine-hour intensive is critically needed at this time to get us ready to be a full “rapid reaction” news source as all these stories begin breaking.

I thank you for helping us out. I have finally been able to add new crew members to our team and it has been very helpful.

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

I am literally getting conference invitations almost every single day. It is impossible to take them or even respond, and it is just one small part of a crushing amount of personal communications coming in per day — often 500 or more if you add it all up.

The Gaia job already has me away from home for nearly two weeks every six weeks, so I am “all traveled out,” as it were.

The spiritual path requires dedication, and I do not want my inner peace to be consumed by this nebulous idea of celebrity and public exposure.

Most of the time I prefer to be a private, isolated person… hence I still am not that interested in social media and the like. It comes in waves, and I have needed serious down-time these last few months.

Nonetheless, I have decided to take on two upcoming events this year: the New Living Expo near San Francisco and Contact in the Desert in Joshua Tree, California.

Both events will also feature Corey Goode, and are excellent opportunities to see great speakers and network with a variety of like-minded people.

 

THE NEW LIVING EXPO, 4/28-30

The New Living Expo will appear on the weekend of April 28th to 30th, at the San Mateo Event Center.

 

 

Corey is speaking at 2:30 to 4:30 PM on the fascinating subject of the Mandela Effect — where it appears that various “timelines” are overlapping and changing things that we thought we once knew in the past.

I will be speaking right after Corey, at 5PM on Sunday, with a talk called “The Solar Flash: Spontaneous Ascension?”, showing the greater cosmic context of these bizarre time-bending phenomena.

I also have a Monday post-conference event from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, entitled Ascension Mastery: Preparing the Way, providing practical tools to help you navigate the spiritual issues of Ascension — you know, “just in case” something is really going to happen.

 

CONTACT IN THE DESERT, 5/19-22

Contact in the Desert will be happening on the weekend of May 19th, in its classic desert resort location in Joshua Tree, California.

 

 

I haven’t made final commitments to exactly what I will be talking about just yet, but you can see all the events I am scheduled to participate in here.

The organizers just sent me their first promotional video for the event. Let’s just say their videographer is really in love with the RGB Glitch effect!

Hey, you know what? If it works, then work it! For all we know it could be the government trying to shut this video down.

 

 

This event is considered the “Woodstock of UFOs” and is certainly the most highly-attended of its kind. Yes, it’s hot out there, but still nothing like Burning Man.

There’s a lot more clothes and sobriety than those who identify as Burners, but Contact in the Desert is about as close to the edge as I want to go!

 

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Even close associates thought these were “my” channels and had no idea of the scope and intensity of what we are suffering through.

As soon as they are taken down, they just get re-uploaded again, often with the same names. Let’s at least try not to make this easy for them.

 

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These are people who seem to have absolutely no fear of the awesome, multiple, felony-level convictions that could be issued for the degree of stolen ad revenues they are earning through this behavior.

In fact, I am now going to have to put ads on my own videos, which I never did in the past, simply to have a better ability to fight back against this problem.

I also had to embed a dwilcock.com logo into the new video since Teddy Bear burns his own crap into the videos if I don’t do it first.

Furthermore, this daily glut of 50 or more re-uploaded videos — mostly old radio shows I have done — effectively drowns out our new content, and dramatically waters down the amount of hits we would get.

For that same reason, it could very well be a Cabal-sponsored operation. Since most of YouTube’s system is automated, the more you report fraud and theft, the faster we will get our identity and traffic back.

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Benjamin Fulford: Countdown to the new age begins as final cabal underground bases subdued

The battle over the planet earth is coming to an end as the final Khazarian mafia underground bases and strongholds fall, White Dragon Society sources report. However, there is still some heavy duty last minute horse trading going on between East and West as the January 20th start of the presidency of Donald Trump approaches, according to sources involved in the negotiations. The future of our planet and our species is what is at stake.

The big battle still to be concluded is the one over who exactly will be controlling the process of creating and distributing money, which is the real source of power on this planet. Put another way, what is at stake is the process of deciding what we, as a species, do in the future.

With a little over one week to go before the Trump presidency begins, it is a good time to take note that, despite his name, he is not the one holding the trump cards in this high stakes world poker match.

When the US dollar became the de facto world currency after World War 2, it was backed by gold and US GDP was worth 50% of world GDP. Now, the so-called US dollar is backed by nothing (the US has no gold) and US GDP, as measured by the IMF, is just 15.6% of world GDP on a purchasing power parity (real) basis. Furthermore, the US was the world’s greatest creditor nation at the end of WW2 and now it is the most deeply indebted nation in the history of this planet.

By contrast, China now controls 17.9% of world GDP, has plenty of gold and is the world’s greatest creditor nation. The members of the China led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, now over 100 countries, control close to 80% of world GDP while the US and its slave state Japan, the final anti-AIIB hold outs, control less than 20%.

This means that if China and its Western allies make a grab for control of the world’s financial system, they will succeed.

However, the US military industrial complex does have some big cards to play, many of them connected to its secret space and high tech programs. The US secret government is getting ready to show some of these cards including much of the technology behind the 6000 patents, that, according to the US Academy of Sciences, have been suppressed for “national security” reasons, Pentagon officials say.

The real question many of us want the answer to, when some of these secrets are revealed is: Are two separate realities, one involving space colonization and one earth-bound, about to merge into one?

There is plenty of evidence, even for the most hard-nosed and fact based among us, that the official version we are being given of history is full of contradictions and secrets.

The WDS society and their allies will be demanding and receiving, answers about things like why manned space exploration suddenly stopped in the 1970’s? It is very clear from various accidents that have happened since then that any manned exploration vehicle trying to leave earth orbit is destroyed, ostensibly by the Ionosphere.

Agents from the WDS were told by intelligence agency sources with clearance levels high above that of the President of the shallow US state, that the planet has been put under quarantine because some very dangerous entities have taken shelter here after losing an inter-galactic war. These entities are now surrendering and freeing the hostage surface population of this planet in the process, these sources say.

If what these people are saying is true, then in the near future the benevolent galactic forces will open a wormhole in Antarctica and allow the surface population of humanity contact with the universe at large. That may be why religious, political and science luminaries have been visiting Antarctica recently. This month Russia’s Vladimir Putin is expected to be the latest bigwig to visit there.

The fact the US has confined all of its aircraft carriers to port, for the first time since World War 2, may be a sign of something big about to happen. If so, we can expect some sort of earth-shaking announcement out of Antarctica soon. We shall see.

This sounds way too out there many of us to accept but, there can be no doubt a high level esoteric war has been taking place on the surface of this planet.

For one thing, there is plenty of evidence, which would hold up in any court of law or war-crimes trial, that the leadership of the Western world has been engaged in mass murder. Let us not go too far back in history, let us even ignore the hundreds of millions of people killed in the 20th century and just look at events since the year 2000. Since then, we have had a regime in the US that has ignored international law and used terror and mass murder to manipulate its own citizens and those of other countries into war.

This latest campaign of terror started with the September 11th, 2001 (911) false flag terror attacks. Since then the US leadership invaded the Middle East and murdered hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people. It has also been spreading biological weapons like HIV, SARS, Ebola, Bird Flu etc. in an attempt to start mass pandemics. The Western leadership also used its control of the dollar printing system to try to create mass starvation by bribing farmers into growing fuel instead of food. It has also used earthquake and tsunami causing nuclear weapons against Haiti, Indonesia, Japan etc. This is mass murder and can be directly linked to people like George Bush Jr., Hillary Clinton, David Rockefeller etc.

Somebody broke into this writer’s home recently and attempted to delete all the copies I have of a tape recording of when I was offered the job of Finance Minister of Japan by a representative of former Japanese finance minister Heizo Takenaka, in exchange for agreeing to participate in a campaign to kill 90% of the world’s population. Takenaka works for the Rothschild and Rockefeller Khazarian mafia families behind this plan. I still have many copies of this tape hidden but the fact they would try to delete this evidence shows clearly how scared of justice these people are.

Their increasingly shabby and desperate psychological warfare tactics are also a sign of the deep panic these people are in. Just take a look at last week’s pathetic attempt to derail the Trump presidency by asserting, without any evidence, that “Russia” hacked the US election. This Hail Mary pass attempt to derail the Trump presidency failed utterly as did their previous vote recount campaign and as will anything else, including Trump assassination, that they might plan. Their fake truck attacks in France, Germany and now Israel are also not producing the desired results. People have become immune to their age old use of street theater (often including real murder) to manipulate the masses that false flag attacks are now routinely exposed as such within minutes of their being announced.

That is because this regime has lost power, thanks to the victory of the military and agency white hat forces behind Trump. We have been promised, and expect, a war crimes trial once Trump takes power. The WDS, for its part, would settle for a South African style Truth and Reconciliation Committee.

There are also some mopping up operations going on in the run up to Trump’s presidency. “More deep underground military bases (dumbs) destroyed as cabal who refused amnesty are terminated,” was how Pentagon sources described the state of play. Also “New York nuclear arms were disarmed and a Vancouver underground rail demolished,” the sources say.

The Paris conference on January 15th is also being convened to impose a two-state solution on Israel, the last hold-out of the Khazarian mafia, and will use sanctions to force the regime there to “really make peace,” the sources continue. The world is “sick of Israeli tantrums and crimes against humanity,” they note.

Getting back to the horse trading, the Western military industrial faction is taking two tacks vis-a-vis the Asians. On one level, they are seeking a Christian alliance with Russia, Europe the Americas and the Christian parts of Africa to stand equal with the Asians. On another level, they support the creation of a meritocratic, democratic and transparent new world architecture that will make sure international criminal groups like the Khazarian mafia will never again be allowed to foment war, terror and suffering around the planet.

Overall, once it has finished removing the criminals from within its ranks, the Western military industrial complex will offer its technological and military might to the service of humanity as a whole, Pentagon and agency sources say.

And so, as the year 2017 begins, so does a new age start to unfold. Let us make it a golden age.

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Benjamin Fulford: Trump’s chain will be jerked if he tries to stop the takedown of war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Fulford: Trump’s chain will be jerked if he tries to stop the takedown of war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu
Posted by benjamin, December 26, 2016
Donald Trump, president elect of the shallow US state, will have his chain jerked by the deep state if he tries to prevent the final takedown of the Khazarian mafia, including war criminal Benyamin Netanyahu, Pentagon and agency sources say.

The takedown is now entering a mop up phase, Pentagon sources say. “The Cabal’s last stronghold, the vast underground base at Denver airport, was routed by a contingent of US, Russian and other troops, mopping up is in progress with more raids,” the sources say. In another operation “100,000 children and sex slaves were liberated from the underground bases of the Getty center in LA ,” they add.

The South of Chile was hit by an earthquake weapon last week to in order to “shake up the Nazi enclave in Bariloche and Patagonia in general,” they say.

The Khazarian stronghold of Israel is now also under unprecedented attack, as can be seen by the passing of a UN resolution condemning their illegal settlement building in the West Bank. The 14-0 UN vote, with the US abstaining, will lead to more UN resolutions aimed at forcing that rogue nation to agree to a two state solution to the Palestinian issue, many sources agree.

The murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey and the downing of a Russian aircraft over the Black Sea by the Israelis has given Russia both moral authority and legal grounds to pursue UN sanctions against Israel and to mount a real global war on terror by going after ISIS/Mossad assets worldwide, the Pentagon sources say.

In an attempted counter-move, war criminal Netanyahu sent the head of Mossad to visit Donald Trump and got him to issue a statement saying he would have vetoed the anti-Israel resolution. However, with the Khazarian base in Denver being wiped out, the Khazarians no longer have the military ability to impose their will on the US government, the Pentagon sources note.

The remaining Khazarian agents in the CIA are bracing for massive purge by Trump of the Bush faction, CIA sources say. The reformed CIA will end all drone attacks and drug flights, and will focus on human intelligence (humint), as well as open source intelligence (osint), the sources say.

Friendless Israel is now expected to face an air/land/sea blockade and other actions to force that state to conform to international law, Pentagon and agency sources agree. The Khazarian regime in Saudi Arabia will also be forced to end its various barbaric practices, they say.

Extra security measures have been taken for Donald Trump with Russian mercenaries and special forces sent to disarm nuclear weapons in New York and near the White House, the Pentagon sources say. One nuclear weapon under Washington has already been dismantled, they add.

The Khazarians are also planning to counter attack by creating a major financial crisis, multiple sources, including from the Rothschild family, agree. Here is what a twitter account claiming to emanate from Baroness Hanna de Rothschild, the daughter of Baron Jacob de Rothschild, had to say about the upcoming attack:

“Bss De Rothschild ‏@BssDeRothschild 14時間14時間前 Its going to be a frightfully dismal year for US in 2017. No jobs, hyperinflation, more debt & impeachment. Merry Christmas you fools!”

She is also making multiple death threats against Trump and needs to be taken down, CIA sources say.

The financial attack, which will accelerate rapidly in the New Year, has already begun with a major push to cause interest rates world-wide to rise to crippling levels. This is being done by means of a huge sell off in the bond market by the Khazarian mob families. The planned result will be to cripple indebted emerging nations’ economies and punish debt slaves in countries like the United States by forcing them to pay more for their card, car, house and other loans. The plan is to blame the engineered economic hardship on Trump, Rothschild family sources say.

However, there is a huge split within that family that will make this planned economic attack impossible to carry out.

On that front, we got word from Nathaniel Rothschild who says he has not been killed, as claimed by Pentagon sources, but has merely gone into hiding.

Here is what a source with access to Nathaniel had to say: “His family members are out to take away his position as the next head of the clan. They are not out to eliminate him, but need his signature on a specially prepared document only used by ‘the family’ that will annul his upcoming leadership ascension.”

The source also said “The battle continues within the family. They are losing control of the world’s financial system but will still remain in the club with China at the helm, via the Shanghai gold exchange… of which they are a main player”.

As far as the overall financial war was concerned, this is what the source, who is of Asian royal blood, had to say:

“It seems that those with a lot of green backs ( USD) want to get rid of it and trade it for Au. This is happening all over the world. The problem is that only a handful of people can actually move it around. Unless you are talking about black Au of which there are hundreds of thousands of tons of it but only the 10 ‘authorized dealers’ will touch it because it is not hallmarked. Hallmarked Au is not just a mark for selling, and keeping track of its movement. All hallmarks also contain a ‘radioactive marker’ so it can be tracked during shipment. Remember that the Boys also did this to the Shah of Iran’s gold stored in Thailand. Many people want the real thing now, NOT the paper that says you own it, as you and I have seen so much of that fake paper going around. That is why the next month is going to be very interesting. There is a scramble for physical gold now. The off ledger Au will be slowly moved back into the official market and must be hallmarked. We anticipate that China, Russia, and Thailand will be the main players involved in this transfer as they prepare for the new Gold backed currency. Remember that China slipped the news out in their big billboard near the Bangkok airport a few years ago. The truth was put there in place sight.

Do you wonder why there is no mention of BRICS lately? It because there is internal juggling taking place. They are repositioning their strategy now. They will need the physical Au to back their currency”.

Here is a picture of the billboard mentioned:

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The same source said that “The intel regarding David Rockefeller [being dead] is correct. He is in stasis now at ‘The Base’…he will not be heard of or seen again… unless they hologram him…There are others in the elite club who are also there now. I am obtaining a list from our man on site and will pass it on to you once I have it. I was informed a few days ago that W J Clinton has been denied access to ‘The Base’. Henry Kissinger has a pod reserved. He will most likely go off radar very soon.”

Queen Elizabeth II, head of the committee of 300 has also been put under house arrest, Pentagon sources say. This can be partially confirmed by the Queen’s cancellation of her scheduled public appearances in recent days. However, sources close to the Royal Family say the Queen is simply avoiding public appearances as a security precaution because they have received reports the Gnostic Illuminati are targeting her.

The other visible bloodline public figure being targeted by the Gnostic Illuminati is Adolf Hitler’s daughter and Rothschild family member Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. The Illuminati say members of the German army and intelligence services are determined to remove her from power during the coming year. The recent fake German truck terrorist attack, and subsequent media campaign pinning the blame for that on Merkel, was just the first round of that campaign they say.

The year 2017 may also be time when the secret space program and ET folk get their long awaited disclosure. The following quote, from a source in the Antarctic base, requires more proof before I will believe it but, nonetheless here it is:

“The cabal are all freaked out by what they found in Antarctica – It gave Buzz a heart attack. Very large “pods” with beings inside. That is why John Kerry was there Election Day. Animals and people frozen in time. 12 – 14 foot humans in the pods who were in stasis, are now awakening”.

One thing we can confirm about Antarctica is that while the North Pole appears as part of a regular map on Google Earth, the South Pole cannot be found there, instead the map just vanishes into a point where many lines converge. We can only speculate as to why that is.

On a final note for this week and this year, December 25th marks the first day of the solar New Year. Since the Christians do not know the actual birth date of Jesus Christ, they conflated the old pagan solar New Year festivities with his birthday celebration. So, in a holiday spirit, we would like to wish our readers a Merry-Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2017 be the best year yet.

Via:
https://kauilapele.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/full-article-benjamin-fulford-12-26-16-trumps-chain-will-be-jerked-if-he-tries-to-stop-the-takedown-of-war-criminal-benyamin-netanyahu/

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http://benjaminfulford.net/2016/12/26/trump%e2%80%99s-chain-will-be-jerked-if-he-tries-to-stop-the-takedown-of-war-criminal-benyamin-netanyahu/

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.”