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115837 No. 115837 ID: 505f46 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
nigger gonna be in a cell with OJ before long

Two leading members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are asking the FBI and the Justice Department to hand over any warrant applications related to possible wiretaps of Donald Trump and his team after the president accused his predecessor of illegally tracking his conversations.

Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), the top Republican and Democrat on the Judiciary Committee’s crime and terrorism panel, wrote Wednesday to FBI Director James B. Comey and acting deputy attorney general Dana Boente asking for “copies of any warrant applications and court orders — redacted as necessary . . . related to wiretaps of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower.”

Boente was recently put in charge of such issues at the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from matters pertaining to the Trump campaign.

“We would take any abuse of wiretapping authorities for political purposes very seriously,” Graham and Whitehouse wrote. “We would be equally alarmed to learn that a court found enough evidence of criminal activity or contact with a foreign power to legally authorize a wiretap of President Trump, the Trump Campaign, or Trump Tower.”

Trump’s weekend accusation that the Obama administration had ordered wiretaps of his phones, delivered via Twitter, sent members of Congress into a frenzy this week. Some Republicans quickly responded positively to the president’s demands for a congressional investigation, while Democrats and other Republicans expressed alarm that Trump had made such an accusation without providing any evidence to support it.

Comey has already asked the Justice Department to refute Trump’s accusation. White House officials have tried to deflect that, calling for a congressional investigation — and refusing to answer questions about what evidence the president’s accusation rests upon until such an investigation commences.

Several members of Congress have said that Trump needs to publicly explain the substance behind those allegations before Congress should dig into it. The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, meanwhile, have agreed to include an examination into potential wiretaps in their ongoing probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections — though they acknowledged that there is no evidence yet that such wiretapping took place.
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>> No. 115944 ID: d4c8ee
Senate concurs.
>The leadership of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday flatly refuted President Trump's claims that his New York offices were wiretapped by the Obama administration in advance of the November election.

>“Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said in a joint statement.
>> No. 115951 ID: 9723b1
Learn to read:
>“Based on the information available to us,
They are saying no one informed them, it's called covering their ass when the truth comes to light.

Which again brings us to a key question:

>Glenn Greenwald on Flynn-Russia Leaks: Highly Illegal & Wholly Justified
>On Monday, Trump’s national security adviser was forced to resign after The Washington Post reported on leaks of classified intelligence revealing that Flynn had engaged in talks with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the transition period, while Barack Obama was still president.
>> No. 115957 ID: cce514
Is the Krokodil starting to rot your brain? Flyn got caught because the FBI monitors the communications of foreign diplomats.
>> No. 115969 ID: d4c8ee
>The New York Times has confirmed that Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano sourced his false allegation that former President Barack Obama asked British intelligence to spy on President Donald Trump to a discredited former CIA analyst. This analyst, Larry C. Johnson, floated the conspiracy theory on the Russian state-sponsored news network RT on March 6, the week after Trump's original accusation that Obama was responsible for an illegal wiretap.

>On March 13, Napolitano told hosts of Fox News' Fox & Friends that Obama circumvented the American intelligence community to ask "the British spying agency" for "transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump" without "American fingerprints." Napolitano's claims were cited by White House press secretary Sean Spicer while defending Trump's baseless claims that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election.

>On March 14, Media Matters uncovered the link between Napolitano's claims and an interview Johnson gave to RT. The New York Times confirmed Media Matters' reporting that Napolitano used Johnson as "one of the sources" for his "claim about British intelligence." The Times also noted Johnson's direct involvement in spreading false rumors that video existed of Michelle Obama using a racial slur against white people. From the March 17 article:

>Mr. [Andrew] Napolitano's unlikely leap into global politics can be explained by his friendship with Mr. Trump, whom he met with this year to discuss potential Supreme Court nominees. Mr. Napolitano also has a taste for conspiracy theories, which led him to Larry C. Johnson, a former intelligence officer best known for spreading a hoax about Michelle Obama.

>Mr. Johnson, who was himself once a Fox News contributor, said in a telephone interview that Mr. Napolitano called him on Friday and requested that he speak to The New York Times. Mr. Johnson said he was one of the sources for Mr. Napolitano's claim about British intelligence.

>Mr. Johnson became infamous in political circles after he spread false rumors in 2008 that Michelle Obama had been videotaped using a slur against Caucasians. In the interview on Friday, Mr. Johnson acknowledged his notoriety, but said that his knowledge of surveillance of Mr. Trump came from sources in the American intelligence community.
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>> No. 115989 ID: f0df0e
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next stop

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114578 No. 114578 ID: 454a4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
As you no doubt will have heard, IMCO and the EU commission are trying to reform the firearms regulations within the EU. This change has been spearheaded by the british. Who will be brexiting, but still want to ruin everything for the rest of us while they still can.

The IMCO & EU commission have now reached a draft text which they believe will be able to pass the EU parliament. The proposal will be presented to parliament in March 2017.

The proposed changes to the current laws can be found here: https://www.docdroid.net/JCvID2y/directive-91-477-compromis-16122016.docx.html

Some of the things that our american friends will find revolting are extensive central registration (for up to decades after destruction of a firearm), medical & psychological tests, suitability checks at least every 5 years,...

It's interesting to note that some member states are already looking for work arounds. Most notably the Czech, who are planning to declare that all citizens are necessary for security of state and therefor excempt of the proposed EU rules. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out.

Below I'll go over some of the stuff that would change for me as a Belgian:
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>> No. 115976 ID: 9dc901

>Do you oppose the US federal government as well? Cuz they're in a lot of ways more restrictive to the states than the EU is to its memberstates.

I don't give a fuck about the US federal government. That's their internal busineses, not ours. And you're again doing that thing where you say "oh it's not so bad, could be worse", just like with the firearms directive.
And that is why you deserve Molenbeek type ghettos and firearms laws on par with the UK.

>Oh yes, the US is so homogenous. :)

I don't care about your multi-culti bullshit. Not that I'd expect you to understand what a national history means, since you're just Dutch under an assumed name.
>> No. 115978 ID: 813f6b

Well, what solution do you propose then?
>> No. 115980 ID: 206ed5
>Well, what solution do you propose then?

We'll just throw you of a helicopter.
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>> No. 115982 ID: 9377c6
One of our incompetent politicians is praising that they have banned machine guns that day......
Pretty sure 50% didn´t know what they are signing up for. They must have just read "VERBOTEN" and thought "Yes"

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115931 No. 115931 ID: 26690c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
they cost more than an f-35 now. $20 trillion dollar national debt and it cost $122million (and climbing quickly) to replace a $24million piece of equipment. they way the budget deficit is going they won't be able to afford to fuel the things once they're ready for action (6 years behind schedule and 9000% over budget as always).

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>> No. 115936 ID: cb5d31
Be surprised all you want, or not. But the reality is that thinking you can fix these problems without fixing the debt based fractional reserve monetary system is playing in the dark.

You hope for that which will never come.
>> No. 115953 ID: 9723b1
>to replace a $24million piece of equipmen
Closer to $50 million current year dollars. It's a freight helicopter that carries twice what the previous aircraft carried to the same range, while being the same size. That's a pretty monumental increase in improvement and would warrant the cost...



if it was real. But it's not, the idiots arrive at the cost of $122 million by dividing the total program cost ($25 billion) by 200 of the lot aircraft plus prototypes. This is fucking retarded, by that logic F-35 is $691 million.

Also are you blaming Trump for a procurement program started under the closing years of Bush, inflated through Obama, and shat on Trumps carpet now?
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>are you blaming Trump for a procurement program started under the closing years of Bush
>everything is still Bush's fault

OK, throw you hands up in the air and bankrupt the country because its not your fault, with a responsible attitude like that trump people are certain to provide effective, insightful leadership. I'm looking forward to it!
>> No. 115956 ID: cce514
The CH-53K continues the time honored tradition of designating a entirely new aircraft as a upgrade so that Congress will actually pay for it.

See also:
B-50 Superfortress.
F-86D Sabre.
AH-1 Cobra.
>> No. 115961 ID: d4c8ee
The B-50 was the other way around. The USAF needed the improved B-29D but they were scrapping most of the old war production B-29s. So to get congress to approve it they changed the designation number.

There was also the FJ-1 Fury, a straight wing jet derived from the P-51 design, and the FJ-2/3 Fury, a navilized F-86. And the FJ-4 Fury which was again a F-86 but was again different from the FJ-2.

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115934 No. 115934 ID: f47bdf hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>Seems like Putin scooped the MSM on this one

An intriguing Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that former President Barack Obama fled Washington D.C. this past Friday (10 March) traveling to New York City, Omaha (Nebraska), San Jose (California) and ending up in Hawaii—all occurring within 36 hours while he sought elite allies to defend him, and keeping him ahead of investigators from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Department of the Treasury (DoT) seeking to interview him about one of the largest drug busts in American history occurring in the Caribbean aboard a fishing vessel named the Lady Michelle.

According to this report, nearly immediately upon taking office as President Donald Trump’s Attorney General on 9 February, Jeff Sessions, as head of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), was handed a top secret file by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey detailing the nearly two-decade long crimes of 12 current and former security and intelligence officers belonging to the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) who for at least 18 years under both the Bush and Obama regimes had smuggled into the United States at least $100 million worth of cocaine.

Four days after Attorney General Sessions received this top secret file on these Bush-Obama regime drug criminals from Director Comey, on 13 February, this report continues, he ordered their immediate arrest—and that was meant to coincide with former President Obama being out of the United States as he was vacationing in the Virgin Islands.

Upon their learning that Attorney General Sessions had ordered the arrest of this Bush-Obama regime TSA criminal drug ring, this report details, “surrogates/accomplices” of former President Obama vacationing with him in the Virgin Islands attempted to contact a Guyana national named Mohamed Nazim Hoseain—whom the SVR had previously identified as being an organizational member of the Islamic terror group known as the Muslim Brotherhood—and that President Trump is now preparing to name as a terror organization too.

Mohamed Nazim Hoseain, this report explains, was unable, however, to be contacted by former President Obama’s “surrogates/accomplices” as the fishing vessel he was the captain of, named the Lady Michelle, was dead in the water about 70 nautical miles off Paramaribo, Suriname, in international waters after all of its electronics had been disabled by a US Navy EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft—and that shortly afterwards, on 16 February, it was boarded by the US Coast Guard whom discovered over 4 tonnes of cocaine valued at $125 million—and was the largest US drug bust in the Caribbean since 1999.

Arrested with Mohamed Nazim Hoseain aboard the Lady Michelle drug ship, this report continues, were Richard La Cruz, 49; Ne
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>> No. 115939 ID: 334c17
Too many three-letter agencies in this report, I don't believe there's anything worth investigating. Though, after War On Drugs and war in Afghanistan it is no surprise to anyone with brain matter that top NATO figures are swimming in drug money.

>In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes.
Old news are old.

>The U.S. agents and their shady deals with Mexican drug lords even sparked what the paper called a “secret war” inside Mexico.”
And there's nothing secret about war in Mexico, it's just that media doesn't report it.
>> No. 115940 ID: d4c8ee
Literally fake news.

>The defense minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, wrote a saber-rattling Twitter post directed at Israel on Friday after a false report — which the minister apparently believed — that Israel had threatened Pakistan with nuclear weapons. Both countries have nuclear arsenals.

>“Israeli def min threatens nuclear retaliation presuming pak role in Syria against Daesh,” the minister wrote on his official Twitter account, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State. “Israel forgets Pakistan is a Nuclear state too.”

>Mr. Asif appeared to be reacting to a fake news article published on awdnews.com.

>That story, with the typo-laden headline “Israeli Defense Minister: If Pakistan send ground troops to Syria on any pretext, we will destroy this country with a nuclear attack,” appeared on the website on Dec. 20, alongside articles with headlines like “Clinton is staging a military coup against Trump.”

>The fake story about Israel even misidentified the country’s defense minister, attributing quotations to a former minister, Moshe Yaalon. Israel’s current minister of defense is Avigdor Lieberman.
>> No. 115948 ID: 9723b1
>fake news
>posts nytimes as rebuttal
>> No. 115955 ID: cce514

>Mr. Asif appeared to be reacting to a fake news article published on awdnews.com.

So then Ivan, please explain how it's not fake news.
>> No. 116007 ID: ea8f9f
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 4h
I just learned that Obama was smuggling drugs into the United States on a boat named after his wife. Despicable! This is worse than Iran-Contra!

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115904 No. 115904 ID: 9723b1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>On her Tuesday show, Rachel Maddow teased a scoop: She had Donald Trump's 2005 tax returns. It was the first time his federal returns would be released.
>Anyway, when she finally revealed what was in the taxes, it was not a huge deal. Trump earned about $150 million in income in 2005, and paid $38 million in taxes, thanks to the alternative minimum tax, which he wants to kill.


Trump sends Maddow a "customer copy" of his own tax return, only Trump has access to this copy. Maddow thinks she made a journalism and releases them.
Tax returns prove Trump paid more in taxes than Obama, Sanders, and any other presidential candidate. This kills the MSM attack line of "hurr you dont support veterans with your taxes".
They also prove he had no payments from Russia whatsoever, thus defeating another MSM lie.
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>> No. 115938 ID: 640283

>In 2005, the tax returns show, Trump was still benefitting from the massive, $916 million loss he claimed in 1995. Documents obtained by The Times suggested it would technically have been possible for the president to convert that loss into a $50 million tax credit every year for 18 years afterward, but the new 1040 confirms that in 2005 he was, in fact, still taking advantage of that loophole – a loophole Congress closed in 1996, the year after he claimed it.
>in 2005 he was, in fact, still taking advantage of ... a loophole Congress closed in 1996, the year after he claimed it.
>$50 million tax credit every year for 18 years afterward

Golly gee, such victory. Very smrt. No wonder he was being investigated by the IRS.

Anyways, continue with the Russian shilling.
>> No. 115942 ID: d0041a
That loophole wasn't closed as much as modified heavily, the rate is lower now but callback loss is still in effect.

Lost money was still taxed
He was taxed at a rate that included the lost money, and he called back the tax credit on those losses.
TLDR the fedgov owed him because they overtaxed him.

This is accounting 101 guy.
Rolling Stone doesn't know jack and shit about accounting and you cannot expect them to put in the effort, they have almost always been tabloid tier
>> No. 115946 ID: 649f2c
thanks for filling us in, what law school did you go to?
not mercer i hope
>> No. 115949 ID: 9723b1
You realize that was for one year right? You realize that was income, and not assets, right? The man has been in business over 50 years, he had to make an average of 20 million a year to be a billionaire, of which the vast majority would be assets and invisible on an INCOME TAX RETURN.

When the government overtaxes you they don't get to keep the money, it's Trumps money for fucks sake. He was being investigated by IRS because Obama uses IRS as a weapon against conservatives.

Nice rip on the guy saving your loose ass.
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115763 No. 115763 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>Under such a plan, France’s arsenal would be repurposed to protect the rest of Europe and would be put under a common European command, funding plan, defense doctrine, or some combination of the three. It would be enacted only if the Continent could no longer count on American protection.

>Though no new countries would join the nuclear club under this scheme, it would amount to an unprecedented escalation in Europe’s collective military power and a drastic break with American leadership.

>Analysts say that the talk, even if it never translates into action, demonstrates the growing sense in Europe that drastic steps may be necessary to protect the postwar order in the era of a Trump presidency, a resurgent Russia and the possibility of an alignment between the two.

>Even proponents, who remain a minority, acknowledge enormous hurdles. But discussion of a so-called “Eurodeterrent” has entered the mainstream — particularly in Germany, a country that would be central to any plan but where antinuclear sentiment is widespread.
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>> No. 115807 ID: 9dc901

Nobody else in the current-future EU actually holds a nuclear arsenal, besides the frogs.

Germany won't make their own because the greens are fgts.

Trump made assurances that NATO PREVAILS! so there's no real reason to worry about it, other than thinking your time as a Frenchman has come to lead Europe. Hopefully there won't be a united Europe to lead in a few years anyway
>> No. 115876 ID: 9723b1
More like headline should read: Brussels wants the option to nuke any country that wants to leave their failing empire.
>> No. 115915 ID: f9b63c
France is completely cucked to the EU, their entire police and military is working at the whim of EU masters.
>> No. 115920 ID: 9dc901

France and Germany are the ones that ARE the EU. The EU as an institution is symptomatic of what the states that run it are.
>> No. 115947 ID: 9723b1
Their governments are, but I refuse to accept that their governments represent those nations when the amount of people that voted for the is below 50%.

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115884 No. 115884 ID: d4c8ee hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

>Unidentified troops have taken over several government buildings, an harbor and airports across Finland. Finnish army has alerted it’s available conscripts, mobilized the reserve local battalions and sent them to support police and border guard units engaging the hostile forces. The local authorities have began transitioning into a crisis mode.

>Luckily all this action belonged to a series of readiness exercises designed to increase the defense readiness and co-operation across the Finnish society.

>Finland is facing a new reality with rapidly evolving security threats. After the invasion of Crimea, the Russian “Little Green men” and other “hybrid war” actions have become a very real scenarios that the Finnish authorities have to train for. Finland has actively shifted its defense stance more towards counter hybrid threats with higher readiness and mobilization speed, while also improving firepower for conventional scenarios.

>At the beginning of March 2017 the Finnish authorities conducted a joint readiness exercise in three different regions. These exercises, KYMI17, OULU17 and KEHÄ17 tested the co-operation of the local municipalities, the Regional State Administrative Agencies (hideous name to be by the way), the army, the police, the border guard, the airport administrators, the customs service and the emergency services in a high stress and a high threat scenario.
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>> No. 115900 ID: d0041a

The quality of this board at this current time is lower than AR15.com at it's worst
>> No. 115901 ID: d0041a

The quality of this board at this current time is lower than AR15.com at it's worst
>> No. 115903 ID: 9723b1
Considering you are crossposting bullshit from leftist sites.... gtfo. inb4 you report this as an insult and your mod Daddy secures your safe space.

>opchan has always been like "dying."
lol no just since you and your gang started posting here. Who do you think you're convincing by the way? You've chased off most of the users, there's like 6 people here you might have influence over.

But hey it's your time to waste.

>This board has basically become a training ground for lefty/pol/ shills before they go off to shill /pol/.
I can save them some time: Behavioral modification has a reliability of 0.5, well below 0.95 necessary for it to be considered "functional". In fact there are studies that suggest it might have the opposite effect.
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>considering that you've only been here for about a year, and only post in /n/ to spread Russian fake news and insult people, you might not know that opchan has always been like "dying."

I've been here for far longer; you may only have noticed my tripcode a year ago and can't tell what TBIG is in reference too bc you are actually new yourself.
>> No. 115913 ID: f9b63c
>considering that you've only been here for about a year
I don't even think you've been here long enough to /notice/ him being here for a year.

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115917 No. 115917 ID: 9723b1 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
President Donald Trump has instructed the State Department to slash its $10 billion budget for funding United Nations programs by as much as 50 percent, Foreign Policy is reporting.

The article said the move is “signaling an unprecedented retreat by [the] administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen.”

FP used three unnamed sources for its report, which also called Trump’s directive “draconian measures” taken ahead of the planned release on Thursday of his 2018 federal budget proposal.

The budget “is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget,” according to the report, which went on:
It remains unclear whether the full extent of the steeper U.N. cuts will be reflected in the 2018 budget, which will be prepared by the White House Office of Management and Budget, or whether, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed, the cuts would be phased in over the coming three years. One official close to the Trump administration said Tillerson has been given flexibility to decide how the cuts would be distributed.

Richard Gowan, a U.N. expert at the European Council on Foreign Relations, told FP these budget cuts would create “chaos.”

The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR), for example, received nearly 40 percent of its budget from the United States in 2016. Cutting the U.S. contribution would “leave a gaping hole that other big donors would struggle to fill,” according to Gowan.

The left-leaning FP cites Trump’s intention to cut diplomacy and foreign assistance programs will help him increase the funding for the U.S. military by $54 billion, a “shift” from the Obama administration’s approach to the federal budget.

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115863 No. 115863 ID: d4c8ee hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In summary: Earlier this year Park Geun-hye, the daughter of Korea's third president/military dictator who was assassinated in 1979, turned out to have had this Rasputin style cult-leader/psychic and his daughter as BFFs/"spiritual advisors" who naturally used this position to take bribes bribes, blacklist people they didn't like, enable corruption, influence government, etc. (The guy who assassinated Park Senior claimed this was one of the motivations for killing him.)

The resulting corruption investigations have nailed a number of important people including the VP of Samsung who, amongst other things, formed a "equestrian team" for the company, said team received $8 million dollars and a horse worth $1 million but never grew larger than Female Rasputin's daughter and a single coach.

Currently the president's supporters have started rioting and attacking the police, and three of them have died so far, including a 70 year old man who apparently climbed on top of a police bus and then fell off.


>A South Korean court removed the president on Friday, a first in the nation’s history, rattling the delicate balance of relationships across Asia at a particularly tense time.

>Her removal capped months of turmoil, as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets, week after week, to protest a sprawling corruption scandal that shook the top echelons of business and government.

>Park Geun-hye, the nation’s first female president and the daughter of the Cold War military dictator Park Chung-hee, had been an icon of the conservative establishment that joined Washington in pressing for a hard line against North Korea’s nuclear provocations.

>Now, her downfall is expected to shift South Korean politics to the opposition, whose leaders want more engagement with North Korea and are wary of a major confrontation in the region. They say they will re-examine the country’s joint strategy on North Korea with the United States and defuse tensions with China, which has sounded alarms about the growing American military footprint in Asia.
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>In a sign of how far South Korea’s young democracy has evolved, Ms. Park was removed without any violence, after large, peaceful protests in recent months demanding that she step down. In addition to the swell of popular anger, the legislature and the judiciary — two institutions that have been weaker than the presidency historically — were crucial to the outcome.

>“This is a miracle, a new milestone in the strengthening and institutionalizing of democracy in South Korea,” said Kang Won-taek, a political scientist at Seoul National University.
>> No. 115882 ID: 9723b1
She was a SJW hire with no real capability, like Hillary or Trudeau. No one should be surprised this was a failure.
>> No. 115883 ID: d4c8ee
>right-wing conservative party founded by members of the Korean military government with the daughter of one of them as it's figurehead

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WikiLeaks has published a huge trove of what appear to be CIA spying secrets.

The files are the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public, according to Julian Assange. In all, there are 8,761 documents that account for "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA", Mr Assange claimed in a release, and the trove is just the first of a series of "Vault 7" leaks.

Already, the files include far more pages than the Snowden files that exposed the vast hacking power of the NSA and other agencies.

In publishing the documents, WikiLeaks had ensured that the CIA had "lost control of its arsenal", he claimed. That included a range of software and exploits that if real could allow unparalleled control of computers around the world.

It includes software that could allow people to take control of the most popular consumer electronics products used today, claimed WikiLeaks.

"'Year Zero' introduces the scope and direction of the CIA's global covert hacking program, its malware arsenal and dozens of "zero day" weaponized exploits against a wide range of U.S. and European company products, include Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, which are turned into covert microphones," the organisation said in a release.

The public files don't include the cyber weapons themselves, according to a statement. The organisation will refrain from distributing "armed" software "until a consensus emerges on the technical and political nature of the CIA's program and how such 'weapons' should analyzed, disarmed and published", it said.
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>> No. 115843 ID: bdfe28

>The problem isn't the CIA using electronic surveillance and espionage methods, the problem is what they do with it

This is what cracks me up about all the Snowden hate/leaks this, leaks that stuff. The what of it all is hardly surprising at all, but that part is what (barely) gets the populace riled up for a week or two before they forget again.

Meanwhile what Snowden leaked that caused the gov to flip out wasn't the lol methodology, it's *who* we were really watching. Which wasn't so much terrorist groups/foreign govs/or domestic spying... it was environmental groups.
>> No. 115845 ID: b70387
  Initial Thoughts: Wikileaks CIA Vault7 Leak
>> No. 115856 ID: 813f6b

It's a very superficial and annoying vid to watch if you're technical and up to speed on Vault 7.
>> No. 115858 ID: d4c8ee
>In their haste to post articles about the release, almost all the leading news organizations took the WikiLeaks tweets at face value. Their initial accounts mentioned Signal, WhatsApp and other encrypted apps by name, and described them as “bypassed” or otherwise compromised by the C.I.A.’s cyberspying tools.

>Yet on closer inspection, this turned out to be misleading. Neither Signal nor WhatsApp, for example, appears by name in any of the alleged C.I.A. files in the cache. (Using automated tools to search the whole database, as security researchers subsequently did, turned up no hits.) More important, the hacking methods described in the documents do not, in fact, include the ability to bypass such encrypted apps — at least not in the sense of “bypass” that had seemed so alarming. Indeed, if anything, the C.I.A. documents in the cache confirm the strength of encryption technologies.
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>thats a gun in a concealed carry holster
The CIA stuff got leaked man, everyone has access to their backdoors. This is open information. State and even non-state agents like terrorist groups potentially have access to vulnerabilities that can not only fuck over American companies and citizens, but also make someone else think a third party did it.


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