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Taking UMBRAGE – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on June 19, 2021

According to Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange,

“The [CIA] technology is designed to be unaccountable, it’s designed to be untraceable, it’s designed to hide itself. It’s designed to throw off people looking to see where there are fingerprints that might demonstrate who authored that technology,” Assange explained…. –Malware expert says ‘fingerprint’ switch shows past attacks blamed on Russia, China are work of CIA

But can we believe Mr. Assange? Afterall, sort of like Daniel Ellsberg with the Pentagon Papers, he published seriously embarrassing classified U.S. war department material.

By L. Reichard White

It’s about all those ransomware hacks. You know, the Colonial Pipeline, the attack on Martha’s Vineyard ferry, on Meat Packing Giant JBS, etc.

Everyone immediately knows they all come from Russia, probably from Vladimir Putin himself. Afterall, the U.S. auto-responder says so.

This guy knows – – –

Vladimir Putin, as many people in this chamber know well, wakes up every morning and goes to bed every night trying to figure out how to destroy American democracy.–House Trump Impeachment Manager Jason Crow

The world’s a small place. Who else would do it?

Well, OK, there are interests in the world which need Russia as the Essential Villain so they can have an excuse for iffy things like backing out of nuclear arms limitation treaties and spending one trillion dollars to modernize their nuclear weapons for example. So the nuclear part of the U.S. MilitaryIndustrialCongressionalComplex might have a motive to blame Russia. In fact, the whole Complex does.

And there is the cheap propaganda factor. We Americans have a tendency to confuse the Communist former USSR with capitalist anti-communist modern Russia. That makes it easy for anyone who needs an excuse for something to get one on the cheap. They just demonizize Russia by resurrecting the Cold War.

And, silly as it sounds, there are some conspiracy theorists who claim these ransomware hacks are done just for the money.

But more serious folks like House Manager Jason Crow — and Uncle Joe Biden — know Putin “the Killer” is behind it all — including the DNC hack, Hillary losing the 2016 election, dropping giant chlorine jugs on Syria from helicopters, not to mention the Skripals, Alexei Navalney, and for that matter, my last WINDOWS Blue Screen of Death.

But, in the case of the Blue Screens of Death and other hacks, how do they know it was Putin?

They look for his fingerprints. No, I’m not making that up. You’ve heard of cyber forensics, right?

But there’s a problem: It’s the CIA’s cyber warfare Remote Devices Branch, UMBRAGE group.

The UMBRAGE group collects cyber fingerprints and then other CIA branches use them to disguise their hacks. Stuxnet for example, when they hacked Iran’s nuclear centrifuges.

See the rest here

L. Reichard White [send him mail] taught physics, designed and built a house, ran for Nevada State Senate, served two terms on the Libertarian National Committee, managed a theater company, etc. For the next few decades, he supported his writing habit by beating casinos at their own games. His hobby, though, is explaining things he wishes someone had explained to him. You can find a few of his other explanations listed here.

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