Coronavirus and Continuity Of Government by Whitney Webb

This is an extended excerpt from yet another outstanding piece of real journalism by Whitney Webb, published as Coronavirus: What Newsweek Failed to Mention About "Continuity of Government" on Global Research. Please be sure to read the full article.

Given the context of the current coronavirus crisis, the DOJ’s recent request for sweeping new powers and the role of Main Core in COG plans, one part of Barr’s pre-crime memorandum stands out. In the part of the document where Barr outlines what actions will be taken once an individual is deemed potentially violent or threatening, he writes that those individuals will be subject to detention, court-ordered mental health treatment and electronic monitoring, among other measures.

The possibility of pre-crime detention was also present in the DOJ’s recent request for new “emergency powers” in light of the coronavirus crisis, as it specifically asks that those new powers apply to “any statutes or rules of procedure otherwise affecting pre-arrest, post-arrest, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures in criminal and juvenile proceedings and all civil process and proceedings.” Norman L. Reimer, executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, told Politico that the inclusion of the term “pre-arrest” likely means that “you could be arrested and never brought before a judge until they decide that the emergency or the civil disobedience is over. I find it absolutely terrifying.”

Thus, if DOJ is granted these new powers it has requested, the William Barr-led Department of Justice will not only be authorized to indefinitely detain Americans without trial, it will be able to detain them without any proof of those detainees having committed a crime or even having plans or the intent to commit a crime. Instead, the DOJ only needs to argue that the individual was “mobilizing towards violence,” an extremely vague phrase that could potentially be used against anyone who expresses discontent with the government or government policy.

Furthermore, with the FBI having recently flagged “conspiracy theorists” (and by extension those who distrust or question government narratives of both past and present) as a “domestic terror threat,” the DOJ could even make the case that failure to blindly trust government narratives presents a threat to the public order. Given that the Main Core database in its current form contains bulk surveillance gathered from social media, phone conversations/messaging apps and even financial information (i.e. purchasing history, etc.) on Americans deemed unfriendly “often for the slightest and most trivial reason,” this unprecedented power grab by the DOJ has an authoritarian and Orwellian potential to target legitimate dissent like never before.

War with Iran? The Trump/neocon/Zionist gift to the world

(U//FOUO) DHS-FBI-NCTC Bulletin: Escalating Tensions Between the United States and Iran Pose Potential Threats to the Homeland | Public Intelligence

Page Count: 3 pages
Date: January 8, 2020
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Originating Organization: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Counterterrorism Center
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(U//FOUO) This Joint Intelligence Bulletin (JIB) is intended to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial counterterrorism, cyber, and law enforcement officials, and private sector partners, to effectively deter, prevent, preempt, or respond to incidents, lethal operations, or terrorist attacks in the United States that could be conducted by or on behalf of the Government of Iran (GOI) if the GOI were to perceive actions of the United States Government (USG) as acts of war or existential threats to the Iranian regime. The GOI could act directly or enlist the cooperation of proxies and partners, such as Lebanese Hizballah. The FBI, DHS, and NCTC had assessed any kinetic retaliatory attack would first occur overseas. In the event the GOI were to determine to conduct a Homeland attack, potential targets and methods of attack in the Homeland could range from cyber operations, to targeted assassinations of individuals deemed threats to the Iranian regime, to sabotage of public or private infrastructure, including US military bases, oil and gas facilities, and public landmarks. USG actions may also provoke violent extremist supporters of the GOI to commit attacks in retribution, with little to no warning, against US-based Iranian dissidents, Jewish, Israeli, and Saudi individuals and interests, and USG personnel.

(U//FOUO) Immediate Response in Homeland Could Take Form of Cyber Operations

(U//FOUO) The FBI, DHS, and NCTC assess an immediate GOI response in the Homeland could take the form of attempted cyber operations against USG facilities and networks, including US military systems, and critical private sector functions, given that such operations could be attempted by Iran-based cyber actors without the necessity of establishing a US presence. The US Intelligence Community has assessed that Iran continues to prepare for cyber attacks against the United States and allies. It is capable of causing localized, temporary disruptive effects during a cyber attack on victim networks. Historically, Iran has shown the capability to carry out disruptive and destructive cyber attacks against public and private business networks, such as extended distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) campaigns and data deletion attacks.

(U//FOUO) Iran represents a cyber espionage and attack threat, using increasingly sophisticated cyber techniques and attempting to deploy cyber capabilities that would enable attacks against critical infrastructure in the United States. Tehran’s overall risk calculus for a cyber response likely will change based on the US strike, which Iranian leaders have vocally portrayed as escalatory, and offensive cyber operations are likely to be considered as retaliatory options. Malicious activity and reconnaissance may not necessarily occur from Iranian Internet Protocol (IP) space, as actors may use midpoint infrastructure in other countries. As such, traffic from Iranian IP addresses may not be indicative of malicious activity. The FBI, DHS, and NCTC stress good cyber hygiene such as patching systems and educating personnel to guard against commonly used cyber actor techniques such as social engineering and spear-phishing.

(U//FOUO) Potential for GOI-Directed Lethal Attacks in the Homeland

(U//FOUO) In recent years, the USG has arrested several individuals acting on behalf of either the GOI or Lebanese Hizballah who have conducted surveillance indicative of contingency planning for lethal attacks in the United States against facilities and individuals.

» (U//FOUO) An agent of the GOI arrested in 2018 had conducted surveillance of Hillel CenterUSPER and Rohr Chabad CenterUSPER, Jewish institutions located in Chicago, including photographing the security features surrounding the Chabad Center.

» (U//FOUO) Three Lebanese Hizballah External Security Organization (ESO) operatives arrested between 2017 and 2019 had conducted surveillance of US military and law enforcement facilities, critical infrastructure, private sector venues, and public landmarks in New York City, Boston, and Washington, DC.

(U//FOUO) The GOI also has a history of conducting assassinations and assassination attempts against individuals in the United States it deems a threat to the Iranian regime. The GOI assassinated the US-based former spokesman for the Shah of the Iran in 1980 and plotted to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States in 2011. In August 2018, the USG arrested two individuals for acting as agents of the GOI by conducting covert surveillance of Iranian dissidents in New York City and Washington, DC, and the aforementioned security features of Jewish facilities in Chicago.

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The collapse of WTC building 7 - when the alt-media's 'bombshells' turn out to be duds

An article by Matt Agorist was published on The Free Thought Project website today titled Bombshell: CNBC Anchor Admits Building 7 Brought Down in ‘Controlled Implosion’. According to the brief biography for Matt on the same website, he's "an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA."

Given that the mainstream media is largely a joke, the alternative media is where many people turn for accurate information, however much of the alt media is often just as biased, shallow and inaccurate as its mainstream counterpart and the aforementioned article is a case in point.

I don't know for certain why World Trade Center building 7 collapsed and certainly there is evidence to suggest that demolition may have been the culprit, however there is also evidence to suggest that the scenario proposed by NIST (thermal expansion resulting in de-seating a critical support beam), or something along those lines, could also have been the cause of the collapse and that evidence is corroborated in later studies.

Of course most of the alternative media doesn't want to hear that maybe, just maybe, the government wasn't lying through their teeth this time regarding the proposed cause of the collapse of WTC 7. They have their minds made up and nothing is going to change that, least of all such inconvenient things like facts and evidence. And if you present such facts and evidence that dispute their narrative, you still lose because they just move the goal post. A missile hit the pentagon you say? Okay, then explain why so many people saw a plane fly toward, or actually strike the building, yet no one saw it fly away. Not being able to provide any reasonable explanation, they simply ignore the question and move the goal post to their next 'irrefutable' point, like how a 124 ft. wide plane can't fit in a 16 ft. hole, which of course it didn't, unless, that is, you're one of the dimwits behind the Loose Change series of 'cartoons', such as Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas. Bermas, by the way, currently writes for We Are Change, an activist organization headed by the equally dimwitted Luke Rudkowski who ran into a bit of legal trouble after soliciting donations for a legal defense that apparently cost him nothing, and it gets worse from there.

Time and time again a large portion of the alternative media fails to do any real research and, instead, cherry pick evidence that supports their untenable narratives while discarding anything and everything that doesn't. This conformation bias is why much of the alt media is every bit as unreliable as the mainstream media is, though often for far less nefarious reasons. This is so very frustrating and disappointing because the alternative media needs to be doing it better than the corporate/NSA/CIA/government sponsored clowns that dominate all of the mainstream media.

A prime example of a most embarrassing incident that the so-called 9/11 truther community is happy to omit is that Richard Gage of A&E for 9/11 Truth -- an architect, mind you -- never bothered to look at the architecture of the Pentagon before promoting the nonsense that AA 77 could not have penetrated 6 reinforced concrete walls which, in fact, it didn't. The ground floor of the Pentagon has only 2 exterior walls, not 6. Most recently it was Ryan Dawson of ANC Report who pointed this out in his article, 911 Truth for Grown Ups.

But i digress...

In the article posted on The Free Thought Project website, a statement made by CNBC senior analyst and former anchor Ron Insana is at the core of the article and its clickbait headline, however it seems Insana's statement may not be all it's been crapped up to be by Matt Agorist. Here's what Insana said:

Well, remember 7 World Trade had not yet come down. And so when I went down to the [New York Stock] Exchange that Wednesday morning [September 12], I was standing with some military and police officers, and we were looking over in that direction. And if it had come down in the way in which it was tilting, it would have wiped out everything from where it stood to Trinity Church to the Exchange to, effectively, you know, the mouth of the Hudson. And so there were still fears that if that building had fallen sideways, you were going to wipe out a good part of Lower Manhattan. So they did manage for one to take that down in a controlled implosion later on. And the Exchange was up and running the following Monday.

Insana refers to WTC 7 when he begins his statement, but i have to wonder if he made a mistake because it seems he may be referring to a different building later. World Trade Center building 7 was no where near the Hudson and therefore could not have "wiped out everything from where it stood" to "the mouth of the Hudson", but WTC 1 or 2 could have figuratively inflicted such damage had either fallen sideways. He then states, "So they did manage for one to take that down in a controlled implosion later on". Why did he use the word "one"? Was he referring to the north tower and not WTC 7?

WTC 7 proximity to Hudson river

These discrepancies are overlooked by Agorist. Furthermore, even if Insana was talking about WTC 7 throughout his statement, Agorist provides no reasonable evidence as to how Insana came to the conclusion that the building was brought down by controlled demolition, though one likely possibility is the fact that news reporters stated that the collapse was reminiscent of a controlled demolition. Agorist quotes an article ostensibly by A&E for 9/11 Truth as supporting evidence, but nothing conclusive can be drawn from it:

Insana’s statement is all the more remarkable because it appears that he is unaware of the debunked official story of Building 7’s collapse [...]

So a CNBC senior analyst and former anchor had never heard of the NIST report regarding WTC 7 18 years after the fact? Nonsense!

Lastly, i spent some time with a FDNY fireman who was in the intimidate vicinity of WTC 7 prior to it's collapse and when i questioned him about the building, he replied without hesitation that he was not at all surprised it had collapsed since fires were raging unabated in the building all afternoon, another fact that the 9/11 truther community omits.

For more on WTC 7, see Possible problems with the UAF WTC 7 collapse study.

Also see "Fake News" sources worth reading.

Meet Jake Morphonios, crime fighter, investigator, activist, researcher

The first time i bumped into Jake Morphonios was when i was writing my article on the Vegas-Paddock mass shooting. I tried to be extra careful about what i included in that piece because i wanted it to stand up to scrutiny, so i was hesitant to include Jake's video, Follow the Money / George Soros – Las Vegas Shooting, because i had no previous knowledge of the guy or what he was really about.

Jake is a brave man, as in one who puts himself in harms way in the interest of service to others. He traveled to Palatinate to document the terror inflicted upon the people of Gaza by the racist terrorist state of Israel, an illegitimate state which he has long been highly critical of. He covered the child sex trafficking industry in Thailand and has worked as a financial crimes investigator for a Fortune 100 bank. He was a writer for the Ron Paul presidential campaigns of 2008 and 2012 and, more recently, uncovered many details of the Israel-Mossad-Epstein child sex trafficking and crime ring. Jake is the Chief Investigator for the Blackstone Intelligence Network which utilizes a vast global network of citizen informants and assets.

You can find Jake on BitChute and his website, Blackstone Intelligence Network.

Jake has produced many podcasts and videos regarding Israel, Jewry, Zionism and Palestine and following is some of his work in that regard.

Never Forget That Israel Attacked the USS Liberty in 1967

After Israel Attacks USS Liberty Sailors, US Gov't Threatens Some Survivors w/ Electroshock!

Back in May, I found a surprise inside of a used book on Israel's evil attack on our sailors aboard the USS Liberty in 1967. Help keep the memory of the Zionist assault on America live by subscribing to the USS Liberty Veteran's YouTube page

How Zionist Israel is Robbing America Blind!

It doesn't matter if you are a hard-working American. YOU are not entitled to keep your own income. YOU are a cash cow for the Zionist state of Israel. America's labor force is Israel's Golden Goose. And I am going to show you the financial statistics to prove it.

The ADL, SPLC & the Scourge of Jewish Supremacism

All forms of racism and supremacism are repugnant. None of it should be tolerated. Yet, it seems to many that one form of racist ideology is to be protected and defended: Jewish White Supremacism (JWS). While only a portion of Jewish people are guilty of JWS, the part that are culpable are very powerful and are well-placed in seats of authority inside governments and corporations. This video discusses the issue in a non-inflammatory, fact-based approach.

Trump Bows to Zionists on Illegal Settlements in Palestine

For 71 years, every country on earth has firmly condemned the illegal settlements of Zionist Jews from Israel inside of occupied Palestinian territory. Trump just upended that precedent by catering to the will of Benjamin Netanyahu and the powerful Zionist lobby. Part 1 of 2.

Podcast 17 Why You Need to Stand Against Zionism

It's time for people of conscience to take a stand against the terrorism of the state of Israel.

Refuting Zionist Claims to Control of Palestine

Debunking Zionist Claims to the Land of Palestine

The Impact of DNA Tests on Ashkenazi Claims to Palestine

A Jewish journalist reports on the results of his 23andMe DNA/Genetic testing. He learns that he is 100% Jewish Ashkenazi. But the test also reveals that none of his ancestry is connected to the Jews of the Bible. A lack of blood connection to the Jews who lived in Palestine anciently, negates modern claims on the land by European colonialists.

The 1933 Boycott of Germany vs the BDS Boycott of Israel

In 1933, Jews outside of Germany organized a global boycott of that nation's goods, despite pleas by Jews within Germany not to do so. This video discusses that historic boycott and how it relates the current #BDS boycott movement against apartheid.