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I Told You So: Update on the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring,” The “Hacktober Surprise” and the Destabilization of Lee Harvey Obama

COMMENT: In early 2011, we did a For The Record series highlighting WikiLeaks’ Nazi links and affiliations, which morphed directly into programs about “The Muslim Brotherhood Spring.”

The latter–popularly known as the Arab Spring–was an intelligence operation undertaken by the GOP/Underground Reich faction of the U.S. intelligence apparatus and initiated during the second Bush administration. I enunciated the goals of the operation as:

  • Bringing corporatist doctrine to the Arab and Muslim worlds, courtesy of the Muslim Brotherhood, joined at the hip with the Republican Party and the Underground Reich.
  • The destabilization of the Obama administration a la “October Surprise”–the Iranian hostage crisis deliberately initiated and sustained by the GOP and related intelligence elements to destabilize the Carter administration. Their hope is that Obama will be seen as insufficiently tough on terrorism and the man who “Lost the Middle East.”
  • The GOP faction of the CIA and State Department–which initiated the contacts with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood as well as the April 6 Movement of secularist activists–will be decisively involved with the destabilization effort.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood proxy warriors elevated into power by the operation will attempt to destabilize Russia, India and China–the three large countries that dominate the Earth Island and which, not incidentally, have the power to tell the transnational corporations to take a hike.
  • The MB proxy warriors will, eventually, be used to destroy Israel and, eventually, the United States itself, when the Underground Reich deems the country to have outlived its usefulness. 
  • The final outcome of this imbroglio will suit the goals of the Underground Reich. Never forget that the GOP is simply a front for a Third Reich gone underground, with the seeds sown by its Nazified ethnic outreach division having culminated in the elevation of Otto von Bolschwing protege Helene Von Damm having selected the personnel who comprised the Reagan administrations. (Yours Truly–along with the late Mae Brussell–played a small role in breaking the original von Bolschwing story in the San Jose Mercury News in 1981.) The United States might be compared with the aircraft that were hijacked on 9/11/2011. The planes may be flying, but what is intended is anything but a smooth landing. The goal of the Underground Reich that controls the GOP is the subjugation or annihilation of the United States.

It remains to be seen if the philosophical bankruptcy of Mitt Romney’s candidacy and the shallow, hypocritical nature of the man himself hand Obama the election. With no policies save the failed doctrines that governed the administration of George W. Bush–personally embodied by Romney, the quintessential one percenter–a candidacy that was intellectually bankrupt from the outset is having a tough time.

To date, however, the destabilization of Obama’s administration is proceeding apace. It may not reach its climax for some time–perhaps years. Nonetheless, the significance of “The Muslim Brotherhood Spring” should not be underestimated–it may well decisively alter the world power structure for a long time to come.

Following the lethal attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya and other attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities (including the embassy in Cairo), the Obama administration is under fire from the GOP for his actions in the face of opposition by the Muslim Brotherhood forces brought to power by the Arab Spring Operation.

A number of stories should be considered in this context, many of them already cited by contributors. Among the stories excerpted below are:

  • A cyberattack on a number of key financial institutions has been [apparently incorrectly] attributed to an Islamist group upset about the  online Mohammed video may be a harbinger of more destructive things to follow. Note that cyber security experts are of the opinion that a small group would not have been able to pull off an attack like this. Whether a nation state or, perhaps, some of  the Pirate Bay/Anonymous folks may have been involved. We should not lose sight of the fact that the Pirate/Anonymous crowd were thoroughly outfoxed and outmaneuvered by the Nazis and fascists behind Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks and do not appear to have figured out that they have “been thoroughly had.”
  • Was the attack on the financial institutions intended to destabilize the Obama administration? Who was behind it?
  • With Romney/GOP targeting Obama’s handling of the economy, as well as national security, an event that seriously disrupts the financial system might help to do the job. Cyber-security experts were alarmed by the potential of the hacking attacks on the banks.
  • The GOP defeated an Obama administration bill to tighten security against cyber-attacks shortly before “The Hacktober Surprise.” 
  • In addition to the “Hacktober Surprise,” Obama’s U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is under fire by the GOP for her statement that the embassy attack was spontaneous. 
  • The GOP is planning on using the Libyan Embassy attack to discredit Obama.
  • The GOP is even comparing Obama to Jimmy Carter and labeling their gambit as “The October Surprise.”

FTR #737 featured a bullet-point summation of some of the key points in the For The Record series about WikiLeaks/Muslim Brotherhood Spring.

In a series done immediately after the 2008 election, we noted that Obama was contiguous to some of the same political forces beholden unto Karl Rove and the Muslim Brotherhood-related elements that Rove and Grover Norquist shepherded into the GOP. We predicted that Obama would be “badjacketed” as “soft on terror.” Not unlike Lee Harvey Oswald, we feel he was maneuvered into position to take the fall for the events now unfolding.

Observe what is taking place. The events now unfolding may not oust Obama at this point in time, but the agents of darkness identified here will, ultimately, fulfill as proxies what Winston Churchill predicted would happen in the event of a Nazi victory: “The world will be plunged into an abyss, made more sinister by the knights of perverted science.”

“Cyber Attacks on U.S. Banks Expose U.S. Vulnerability” by Chris Strohm and Eric Engelman; Bloomberg News; 9/27/2012.

EXCERPT: Cyber attacks on the biggest U.S. banks, includ­ing JPMor­gan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Wells Fargo & Co., have breached some of the nation’s most advanced com­puter defenses and exposed the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of its infra­struc­ture, said cyber­se­cu­rity spe­cial­ists track­ing the assaults.

The attack, which a U.S. offi­cial yes­ter­day said was waged by a still-unidentified group out­side the coun­try, flooded bank web­sites with traf­fic, ren­der­ing them unavail­able to con­sumers and dis­rupt­ing trans­ac­tions for hours at a time.

Such a sus­tained net­work attack ranks among the worst-case sce­nar­ios envi­sioned by the National Secu­rity Agency, accord­ing to the U.S. offi­cial, who asked not to be iden­ti­fied because he isn’t autho­rized to speak pub­licly. The extent of the dam­age may not be known for weeks or months, said the offi­cial, who has access to clas­si­fied information.

“The nature of this attack is sophis­ti­cated enough or large enough that even the largest of the finan­cial insti­tu­tions would find it dif­fi­cult to defend against,” Rod­ney Joffe, senior vice pres­i­dent at Ster­ling, Virginia-based secu­rity firm Neustar Inc. (NSR), said in a phone interview.
While the group is using a method known as dis­trib­uted denial-of-service, or DDoS, to over­whelm financial-industry web­sites with traf­fic from hijacked com­put­ers, the attacks have taken con­trol of com­mer­cial servers that have much more power, accord­ing to the specialists.

The notable thing is the vol­ume and the scale of the traf­fic that’s been directed at these sites, and that’s very rare,” Dmitri Alper­ovitch, co-founder and chief tech­nol­ogy offi­cer of Palo Alto, California-based secu­rity firm Crowd­Strike Inc. (0192981D), said in a phone interview.

The assault, which esca­lated this week, was the sub­ject of closed-door White House meet­ings in the past few days, accord­ing to a private-security spe­cial­ist who asked not to be iden­ti­fied because he’s help­ing to trace the attacks.

Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s admin­is­tra­tion is cir­cu­lat­ing a draft exec­u­tive order that would cre­ate a pro­gram to shield vital com­puter net­works from cyber attacks, two for­mer U.S. offi­cials with knowl­edge of the effort said ear­lier this month.

The U.S. Sen­ate last month failed to advance com­pre­hen­sive cyber­se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion and the admin­is­tra­tion is con­tem­plat­ing using the exec­u­tive order because it’s not cer­tain that Con­gress can pass a cyber­se­cu­rity bill, the offi­cials said. . . .

A group call­ing itself Izz ad-Din al-Quassam Cyber Fight­ers claimed respon­si­bil­ity for the assault in a state­ment posted to the web­site pastebin.com, say­ing it was in response to a video uploaded to Google Inc.’s YouTube, depict­ing the Prophet Muham­mad in ways that offended some Muslims.

The ini­tial plan­ning for the assault pre-dated the video con­tro­versy, mak­ing it less likely that it inspired the attacks, accord­ing to Alper­ovitch and Joffe, both of whom have been track­ing the inci­dents. A sig­nif­i­cant amount of plan­ning and prepa­ra­tion went into the attacks, they said.

“The ground work was done to infect sys­tems and pro­duce an infra­struc­ture capa­ble of launch­ing an attack when it was needed,” Joffe said. . . .

. . . . “If bank­ing infra­struc­ture was affected in this way for an extended period of time, the nat­ural out­come of that is a loss of faith,” he [dyber-security expert Dmitri Alperovitch] said. “If you can’t get to your bank­ing site for three or four hours on a day when you have to do things, you start think­ing about what are my alter­na­tives because this might hap­pen again.”

The bank­ing indus­try wor­ries about an orga­ni­za­tion with more resources launch­ing attacks, said Ed Pow­ers, head of secu­rity and pri­vate issues for U.S. finan­cial firms at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

“This is com­ing toward the end of the month; it’s badly timed,” Joffe said. “Peo­ple have to pay bills today and tomorrow.”

“Hack­ers May Have Had Help With Attacks on U.S. Banks, Researchers Say” by Nicole Perlroth; The New York Times; 9/27/2012.

EXCERPT: The hack­ers claim­ing respon­si­bil­ity for cyber­at­tacks on Amer­i­can banks over the past week must have had sub­stan­tial help to dis­rupt and take down major bank­ing sites, secu­rity researchers say.

Bank of Amer­ica, JPMor­gan Chase, Cit­i­group, U.S. Ban­corp, Wells Fargo and PNC all expe­ri­enced dis­rup­tions and delays on their bank­ing sites over the past week because of denial of ser­vice or DDoS attacks, in which hack­ers clog a Web site with data requests until it slows or col­lapses under the load.

A hacker group, which calls itself the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fight­ers, took credit for the attacks in online posts. They enlisted vol­un­teers for the attacks with mes­sages on var­i­ous sites. On one blog, they called on vol­un­teers to visit two Web addresses that would cause their com­put­ers to instantly start flood­ing tar­gets — includ­ing the New York Stock Exchange, Nas­daq and Bank of Amer­ica — with hun­dreds of data requests each sec­ond. This week, hack­ers asked vol­un­teers to attack banks accord­ing to a defined timetable: Wells Fargo on Tues­day, U.S. Ban­corp on Wednes­day and PNC on Thursday.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives for Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank and PNC all con­firmed Wednes­day that their Web sites had expe­ri­enced dis­rup­tions because of unex­pected vol­umes of traf­fic. Both the New York Stock Exchange and Nas­daq saw a slow­down, but no seri­ous dis­rup­tion, on their Web sites.
Secu­rity researchers say the attack meth­ods being ped­dled by hack­ers — the custom-built Web sites — were too basic to have gen­er­ated the disruptions.

“The num­ber of users you need to break those tar­gets is very high,” said Jaime Blasco, a secu­rity researcher at Alien­Vault who has been inves­ti­gat­ing the attacks. “They must have had help from other sources.”

Those addi­tional sources, Mr. Blasco said, would have to be a well-resourced group, like a nation state, or bot­nets — net­works of infected zom­bie com­put­ers that do the bid­ding of cyber­crim­i­nals. Bot­nets can be rented via black mar­ket schemes that are com­mon in the Inter­net under­ground, or loaned out by cyber­crim­i­nals or governments. . . .

“Libya Attack: GOP Goes after White House, especially Susan Rice” by Brad Knickerbocker [Christian Science Monitor]; Yahoo News; 9/29/2012.

EXCERPT: As the presidential debates and the election approach, questions about how the Obama administration has handled the attack in Libya that killed the US ambassador on Sept. 11 have taken a harder political edge.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says it’s a scandal worse than Watergate – that the American people “have flat-out been lied too,” as he put it on Fox News Friday.

Eric Fehrenstrom, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign (also speaking on Fox News), says, “President Obama needs to be held accountable for his administration’s attempts to mislead the American people about what happened in Benghazi.”

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, has called for the resignation of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice.

The broader theme here (and in many other partisan and conservative blog comments) is that President Obama wasn’t just unaware of the threat in Libya and its violent outcome, but that he and his administration were purposely untruthful about what happened.

The headline on Karl Rove’s column in the Wall Street Journal this week was “Obama’s Biggest Opponent Is the Truth.”

“Every day, it seems, he attempts to disqualify his opponent through deliberate and undeniable falsehoods,” Mr. Rove wrote. “This is only one side of a two-sided coin. The president can’t tell the truth about his own record either.” . . . .

“Shifting Reports on Libya Killings May Cost Obama” by Mark Landler; The New York Times; 9/29/2012.

EXCERPT: The Obama administration’s shifting accounts of the fatal attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, have left President Obama suddenly exposed on national security and foreign policy, a field where he had enjoyed a seemingly unassailable advantage over Mitt Romney in the presidential race.

After first describing the attack as a spontaneous demonstration run amok, administration officials now describe it as a terrorist act with possible involvement by Al Qaeda. The changing accounts prompted the spokesman for the nation’s top intelligence official, James R. Clapper Jr., to issue a statement on Friday acknowledging that American intelligence agencies “revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”

The unusual statement was not solicited by the White House, according to Shawn Turner, the spokesman for Mr. Clapper, the director of national intelligence, but it seemed calculated to relieve some of the pressure on the White House for the contradictory accounts given in the two and a half weeks since the attack. It is unlikely to stop questions from the Romney campaign, which senses an opportunity.

“This incident is a hinge event in the campaign because it opens up the opportunity to talk more broadly about Obama’s foreign policy,” said Richard S. Williamson, a former diplomat and an adviser to Mr. Romney.

But the questions are likely to come not just from partisan Republicans. The Benghazi attack calls into question the accuracy of intelligence-gathering and whether vulnerable American personnel overseas are receiving adequate protection. Even allies of the president like Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have petitioned the White House for more information about how the government protects diplomatic installations abroad.

Almost since the smoke cleared in Benghazi, Republicans have accused Mr. Obama’s aides of deliberately playing down the attack. Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, condemned the administration’s initial account of the attack as “disgraceful,” saying on CBS that it “shows a fundamental misunderstanding not only of warfare, but of what’s going on in that part of the world.” . . . .

“Romney Team Tries Hanging Jimmy Carter Label on Obama” by Scott Shane; The New York Times; 9/29/2012.

EXCERPT: A president struggling simultaneously to cope with anti-American tumult in the Middle East and fix stubborn economic trouble at home: Is President Obama replaying the one-term presidency of Jimmy Carter?

So Mitt Romney and Paul D. Ryan have repeatedly suggested, trying to use the glum precedent of the Carter presidency to taint Mr. Obama’s record and produce the same electoral result 32 years later.

The Republican candidates and their supporters have played the Carter card not nearly as often as the Obama team has brought up George W. Bush, who lurks near Mr. Carter in the lower ranks on historians’ ratings of American presidents. But they have pressed the Carter parallels all the harder since militants assaulted an American diplomatic mission in Libya and killed four Americans, saying it recalled the Iranian hostage crisis that dominated the news as Ronald Reagan ran his successful campaign against Mr. Carter.

“I mean, turn on the TV and it reminds you of 1979 Tehran, but they are burning our flags in capitals all around the world, they are storming our embassies,” said Mr. Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president, on a visit to Ohio on Monday. “We’ve lost four of our diplomats, and what is the signal that our government is sending the rest of the world?” . . . .

“GOP’s October Surprise” by Craig Unger; Salon.com; 10/01/2012.

EXCERPT: Accord­ing to a highly reli­able source, as Mitt Rom­ney and Pres­i­dent Barack Obama pre­pare for the first pres­i­den­tial debate Wednes­day night, top Repub­li­can oper­a­tives are primed to unleash a new two-pronged offen­sive that will attack Obama as weak on national secu­rity, and will be based, in part, on new intel­li­gence infor­ma­tion regard­ing the attacks in Libya that killed U.S. Ambas­sador Chris Stevens on Sept. 11.

The source, who has first­hand knowl­edge of pri­vate, high-level con­ver­sa­tions in the Rom­ney camp that took place in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., last week, said that at var­i­ous times the GOP strate­gists referred to their new oper­a­tion as the Jimmy Carter Strat­egy or the Octo­ber Surprise.

He added that they planned to release what they hoped would be “a bomb­shell” that would make Libya and Obama’s for­eign pol­icy a major issue in the cam­paign. “My under­stand­ing is that they have come up with evi­dence that the Obama admin­is­tra­tion had pos­i­tive intel­li­gence that there was going to be a ter­ror­ist attack on the intelligence.”

The source described the Repub­li­cans as chortling with glee that the Obama admin­is­tra­tion “def­i­nitely had intel” about the attack before it hap­pened. “Intel­li­gence can be graded in dif­fer­ent ways,” he added, “and some­times A and B don’t get con­nected. But [the Rom­ney cam­paign] will try to paint it to look like Obama had advance knowl­edge of the attack and is weak on terrorism.”

He said they were jubi­lant about their new strat­egy and said they intended to por­tray Obama as a help­less, Jimmy Carter-like pres­i­dent and to equate the tragedy in Libya with Pres­i­dent Carter’s failed attempt to res­cue Amer­i­can hostages in Iran in 1980. “They are so excited about it,” he said. “Over and over again they talked about how it would be just like Jimmy Carter’s failed raid. They feel it is going to give them a last-minute land­slide in the election.” . . . .

. . . The source declined to reveal the names of the GOP operatives who were present. But he said, “These were the top guys in the party. It was a private, unguarded planning conversation.” He further described participants in the meeting as consisting of well-known names tied to the big Republican super PACs and people who had access to high-level national security intelligence. [Italics added.] . . . .




4 comments for “I Told You So: Update on the “Muslim Brotherhood Spring,” The “Hacktober Surprise” and the Destabilization of Lee Harvey Obama”

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/world/panetta-warns-of-dire-threat-of-cyberattack.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    Do you think fighting a below the radar cyberwar effected Obama’s debate performance? I’ll bet the “knights of perverted science” keep the pres. well occupied up until the next debate, as well.

    In the meantime they’ll keep Romney jacked on testosterone shots and go-pills.

    Posted by GrumpusRex | October 14, 2012, 8:47 am
  2. @GrumpusRex: This is definitely within the realm of possibility, though, TBH, I’m leaning more towards the fact that the debate fell on Prez O’s 20th anniversary and that Romney exceeded the (very low) expectations that were set before him.

    I think Obama’s back on his game, though, and ready to kick ass. =D

    Posted by Steven L. | October 14, 2012, 6:27 pm
  3. Until I see evidence to the contrary I’ll continue to think Obama is our best hope, but just as Clinton, slick, in fact maybe slicker than Clinton, and that his first duty is to those whom her perceives keep American safe and operating.

    Posted by Brux | November 18, 2012, 10:57 pm
  4. I think the scandal of the Libyan fumble is that the U.S. has been arming and training Jihadis to send to Syria, using the massive pile of armaments left over from Ghaddafi. T have read for some time of the theory that the “grand strategy” emerging from the CFR types is to actually promote Islamic extremism–supposedly as a long-term means of destabilizing China and Russia. I don’t know about that, I think they do this stuff just to make trouble, because the more trouble there is, the more power they have. I watch a lot of CSpan and the universe of the policy “experts” was out to lunch on this. Pretty sad, but perhaps unsurprising.

    Posted by Mark Tea | November 25, 2012, 4:40 pm

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