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Paul Hair is a national security expert and an author. He writes under his own name and as a ghostwriter. Connect with him at http://www.liberateliberty.com/. Contact him at paul@liberateliberty.com.

Friday, March 24, 2017

‘Hating Jesus’ Author’s Son Advances in Colorado State Boxing Championship [VIDEO]

Hating Jesus, by Matt Barber (with Paul Hair).
Hating Jesus author Matt Barber’s son advanced in the Colorado Golden Gloves state boxing tournament this week.

In addition to writing Hating Jesus (a book I co-authored), Matt Barber is a former professional boxer.

His son boxes too and he has advanced in the Colorado State Golden Gloves Tournament, which continues through March 25.

Watch Jim-Luke Barber win his March 22 bout.

Congratulations to son and father!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

House Intel Chair Says Obama Surveilled Trump

SCI Intelligence Graphic. © Paul Hair.
Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on March 22 that the Obama administration had indeed surveilled Donald Trump. Nunes’s claim follows weeks of the Ruling Class demanding that Trump apologize for saying that Obama surveilled him.

Rep. Nunes (R-CA, 22nd) released an official statement on the matter in his role as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The first four bullet points of Nunes’s statement reveal massive allegations of potential wrongdoing by the Obama administration.

  • I recently confirmed that, on numerous occasions, the Intelligence Community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition.
  • Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration—details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value—were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.
  • I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked.
  • To be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or any investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.

And so the war between the Deep State and the Trump administration continues.

Media Propagandize that Muslims Live in Fear Same Day of London Islamic Terrorist Attack

The Security and Culture Intelligencer
Khalid Masood murdered at least four people in an Islamic terrorist attack in London on March 22. On the same day, Reuters ran a story titled, “One in three U.S. Muslims fear for safety in Trump presidency: poll.”

On a related noted, despite American Muslims allegedly fearing for their safety, Muslims from around the world continue flocking to the U.S.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mortal Gods: “Russia” – A Tale for the Times

Art by Scott Blair, 2009. © Paul Hair.
Mortal Gods: “Russia” is yet another story that I am writing. I don’t know when it might be ready for publication but I hope sooner rather than later. Aside from being a tale for the times, it also is a great way to write creatively about the U.S., Russia, and national security.

“Russia” is a story starring Adam and Victoria White. It is set after the events of “The First Transgender Superhuman” in Mortal Gods: Ignition. During this time, the U.S. government issues Adam and Victoria a letter of marque and reprisal to hunt down the people who supported overthrowing the U.S. But this mission is interrupted when the government comes to Adam and Victoria with another assignment: find out who attempted to steal and sell U.S. intelligence on a very sensitive matter.

Adam and Victoria take this assignment and ultimately find a Russian connection. (This connection helps introduce readers to a new character in the Mortal Gods universe.) And as the story progresses, Adam and Victoria discover that there are bigger things going on than initially believed. . . .

Read the entire post at Liberate Liberty.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Venezuela Follows U.S. Lead by Arresting Bakers

Venezuela. Map Courtesy of CIA World Factbook.
Venezuela is following the lead of the United States of America by sending government agents to arrest bakers according to a March 16 report by the Miami Herald.

With a dateline from Bogota, Colombia, the Miami Herald reported that the Venezuelan government is responding to national bread shortages “by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.”

The article goes on to report that the Venezuelan government justified the arrests and seizures by saying that “the bakers had been selling underweight bread and were using price-regulated flour to illegally make specialty items, like sweet rolls and croissants.”

Venezuela arresting bakers is similar to how state governments within the U.S. have arrested and prosecuted American bakers. The U.S. state governments have arrested American bakers for declining requests to bake wedding cakes for sodomites, and for otherwise refusing to prostrate themselves before autotheism.

Autotheism is the official government religion of America.

Wargame the ‘Singularity’ with the U.S. Navy [VIDEO]

MMOWGLI wave designed by Lt. Cmdr. Kristen Wheeler.
Image photographed by Kelley Stirling.
Wargaming potential wars or challenges is nothing new. But wargaming through crowdsourcing is a relatively recent concept. And in just over a week, you can be part of an upcoming crowdsourced wargame for the U.S. Navy in an exercise designed to forecast changes, challenges, and solutions for when the theoretical event known as the “Singularity” becomes a reality.

If you have followed me for any length of time you’ll know that I occasionally consult for Wikistrat, a crowdsourced consultancy, and that I also write fiction. I’ve explained that fiction is a great way to reach people with ideas and I’ve also noted that fiction can be a vehicle for forecasting events.

Others are catching onto this.

One of the latest examples of people turning towards creative thinking for intelligence forecasting comes from the U.S. Navy, which issued a press release on March 15 announcing an opportunity for people to become involved with a Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet focusing on the Singularity.

On March 27, however, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will sponsor the launch of a different kind of multiplayer online war game—hoping to recruit a community of more than 1,000 players to collaborate on solving real-world problems facing the U.S. Navy. 
Interested players can enroll at https://mmowgli.nps.edu/singularity/signup. The game can run in any web browser on a personal computer or laptop. 
Scheduled to last one week, the Massive Multiplayer Online Wargame Leveraging the Internet (MMOWGLI) exercise will crowdsource online players to determine ways to address what’s known as the “Singularity”—the potential future emergence of “greater-than-human” intelligence resulting from increasingly powerful technology.

Official video relating to the MMOWGLI was published on March 7.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump & the CIA Being ‘Hacked.’ Time to Recall Operation Buckshot Yankee.

President Trump. Excerpt of official White House photo.
UPDATE, March 19, 2017: Edited the last sentence of the lead paragraph to clarify that it is not clear if the effort to stop the foreign intelligence agency cyberattack has been successful.

Donald Trump gave an interview to Tucker Carlson of Fox News on March 15. And during the interview, “President Trump suggested ‘the CIA was hacked and a lot of things were taken.’ He added ‘that was during the Obama years. That was not during us.’” Those remarks had pundits and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) of the House Intelligence Committee suggesting Trump may have declassified previously unknown intelligence. And while all this is speculation at the moment, Trump’s remarks recall Operation Buckshot Yankee, an action that started circa 2008 to counter a massive foreign intelligence agency cyberattack against the U.S.—an attack so bad that it has never been clear if the effort to stop it has been successful.

Fox News reported Trump’s statements to Carlson and the subsequent reaction to it.

“It would be one thing if the president’s statements were the product of intelligence community discussion and a purposeful decision to disclose information to the public, but that is unlikely to be the case,” Schiff said in a statement.

But Fox later noted that Schiff admitted there is nothing to indicate that anything Trump said is illegal, contrary to other media reports. “[T]he president has the power to declassify whatever he wants...,” Fox reported the Democrat saying.

Yet as politicians and pundits fight over the propriety of what Trump said, it is more interesting and important to think about what he suggested (someone “hacked” the CIA) while remembering the serious cyberattack on unclassified and classified U.S. computer networks starting sometime around 2008 (near the end of the Bush presidency and the start of the Obama administration).

One of the first official acknowledgements of this cyberattack, and the subsequent Operation Buckshot Yankee, came in 2010 when William J. Lynn III, then Deputy Defense Secretary, wrote about it in Foreign Affairs.

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense suffered a significant compromise of its classified military computer networks. It began when an infected flash drive was inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East. The flash drive’s malicious computer code, placed there by a foreign intelligence agency, uploaded itself onto a network run by the U.S. Central Command. That code spread undetected on both classified and unclassified systems, establishing what amounted to a digital beachhead, from which data could be transferred to servers under foreign control. It was a network administrator’s worst fear: a rogue program operating silently, poised to deliver operational plans into the hands of an unknown adversary.

The U.S. government also officially released press releases about Operation Buckshot Yankee in 2010 through DVIDS.

And while the government has officially acknowledged the foreign intelligence agency cyberattack and Operation Buckshot Yankee, it is unclear if the U.S. ever stopped the attack—if Operation Buckshot Yankee was successful.

No one should assume that Trump’s comments on Fox News are connected with Operation Buckshot Yankee. However, his comments are enough to start asking legitimate questions about what happened (and what is happening). They are enough to prompt people to recall Operation Buckshot Yankee and to start again inquiring about it and if it was successful.