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

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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.

Von Braun's Legacy: Carol Rosin on Wernher von Braun's warnings to the people

I posted this video in the last News Bytes post, but i think it's so important that it deserves a dedicated post.

Dr. Carol Rosin was the first female Corporate Manager of Fairchild Industries in the 1970's. She worked closely with Wernher Von Braun shortly before his death, specifically in the subject of space based weapons.

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Video: Remembering the [CENSORED] - what Israel and Wikipedia doesn't want you to know

The USS Liberty Veterans Association (YouTube channel) is an organization dedicated to remembering and seeking justice for Israel's unprovoked 1967 attack upon the United States' communications surveillance ship, the USS Liberty, which was patrolling on the Eastern Mediterranean Sea in international waters during Israels war with Egypt.

Video: The Day Israel Attacked America | Al Jazeera

Israel torpedoed, fire bombed and machine-gunned the Liberty in an effort to sink it. In all likelihood Israel intended to blame the attack on Egypt for the purpose of dragging the United States into the Six Day War. Unfortunately for the Jewish-racist state, the men of the Liberty survived, kept the ship afloat and made it back to port.

From the USS Liberty Veterans Association home page:

ON JUNE 8, 1967, while patrolling in international waters in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, USS Liberty (AGTR-5) was savagely attacked without warning or justification by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of a crew of 294 officers and men (including three civilians), the ship suffered thirty four (34) killed in action and one hundred seventy three (173) wounded in action. The ship itself, a Forty Million ($40,000,000) Dollar state of the art signals intelligence (SIGINT) platform, was so badly damaged that it never sailed on an operational mission again and was sold in 1970 for $101,666.66 as scrap.

Today i was reminded of Israels barbarous attack upon the United States by Jake Morphonios who purchased for $4 a used book about the event that contained some incredible information.

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

Following Jakes plea, i subscribed to the RSS feed for the USS Liberty Veteran's Association YouTube page, after which i looked up the organization on Wikipedia.

From a 2-Nov-2004 capture of the USS Liberty Veterans Association Wikipedia page was bare, except for the following:

USS Liberty Veterans Association

The USS Liberty Veterans Association (LVA) is an organization of survivors of Israel's attack on June 8, 1967.

By 24-Nov-2018, the word Israel was removed from the page and the Liberty incident was referred as just that; an "incident":

USS Liberty Veterans Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The USS Liberty Veterans Association (LVA or USS-LVA) is an organization of former crew members and survivors of the USS Liberty incident on 8 June 1967.

By 23-May-2019 someone proposed removed the page entirely:

It is proposed that this article be deleted because of the following concern:

Old, unsourced page about a non-notable advocacy organization. Page has been here since 2004 with no sources at all. Appears to be PROMO for a non-notable ORG

Today the page reads simply:

USS Liberty Veterans Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for USS Liberty Veterans Association in Wikipedia to check for alternative titles or spellings.