More news regarding the Spygate scandal has been coming out and it goes without saying it is the greatest political scandal in American political history and we know what needs to be done regarding the conspirators within our country, but there is a foreign aspect to Spygate also that we must not ignore and can’t go without response, but we also must understand what was done in the 2016 election.
Crucial to the attempts by the Obama administration and other globalist forces in their attempts to stop the election of Donald Trump, were foreign intelligence services. CIA Director John Brennan received unconfirmed foreign intelligence, mainly from the UK but other Five Eyes members, but the roads all led back to the United Kingdom. The partnership included the head of the UK Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove, former UK Ambassador to the Russian Federation Sir Andrew Wood, and private intelligence firm Hakluyt.
Robert Hannigan resigned out of nowhere only 3 days after President Trump’s inauguration. Robert Hannigan’s GCHQ intercepted the communications of Trump officials and passed them onto CIA director John Brennan. The GCHQ denied allegations that they spied on Trump but media reports in the US and British press reported what they claim to be was GCHQ intercepts of calls between Trump campaign officials and nefarious Russians. The GCHQ said “Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct ‘wiretapping’ against the then President-elect are nonsense. They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” They denied that spying took place on the Trump campaign but why would then would the British government work so hard to avoid the declassification of documents such as the Carter Page FISA documents? Hannigan also met with CIA director John Brennan about these reported nefarious communications between Trump and Russia. There are two questions you should ask yourself when you are in this situation and just for a moment you are Robert Hannigan. Scenario 1 If you are Robert Hannigan you watch Trump get sworn in, you have the proof of the fact he is a Russian agent, you have intercepted communications showing collusion and treasonous workings with the Russians to steal the election. If he is loyal to Russia a country very hostile to the UK, you know that would be very harmful for US-UK relations and the US-UK intelligence sharing relationship. Would you want these facts exposed so Trump could be impeached and then US-UK intelligence-sharing relationship and the broader relationship goes back to normal? Scenario 2 you know the information you passed onto CIA Director John Brennan was not information about the nefarious communications of Trump officials with the Russians, you know that he and his administration will have access to the information showing that, you know that would be devastating for you, but also for the US-UK relationship as well as the important US-UK intelligence sharing relationship would you stay and want that to be exposed about you while heading the GCHQ? Why would the British government beg for Trump not to release the FISA documents if they did nothing wrong moreover if Trump was a Russian agent why would he want the Carter Page FISA warrant to be exposed if it showed nefarious contacts with Russian officials?
Theresa May the British Prime Minister even begged President Trump not to release it over concerns about the involvement of Christopher Steele.
The FBI informant in the Trump campaign Stefan Halper was connected to MI6 through his work with former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove. Halper like many on both sides of the Atlantic thought with a status quo globalist UK government that relations would be much better in the hands of Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, and he was then used by the FBI to infiltrate and spy on the Trump campaign from within. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted Stefan Halper was used he just said it was not a big deal and that he didn’t like the term spy.
Former British Ambassador to the Russian Federation Sir Andrew Wood plays a large role in the scandal through his consultation with John Mccain and his associate David Kramer about the DNC/Clinton campaign funded opposition research document that was the Christopher Steele dossier. Christopher Steele gave the dossier to Mccain and the circulation began.
Christopher Steele was a former MI6 agent who was the author of the now infamous Christopher Steele dossier. He has been a source to the FBI in the past but before the dossier was authored according to new reports the FBI admonished Steele who violated the rule for talking to Confidential Human Sources. He was ruled as an unreliable source.
The Christopher Steele dossier centered around the allegation that Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen went to Prague and met with Russians but the problem with that was his passport showed that he never went to Prague. In addition, Cohen who plead guilty to lying to Congress and is cooperating with Special Counsel Mueller did not plead guilty to lying about the alleged Prague trip, and you know I think I will take Mueller more seriously about Michael Cohen and the Prague trip than McClatchy. McClatchy does not know more than Mueller and notice that narrative about Cohen having allegedly gone to Prague it has gone dark. DOJ officials said that the Steele dossier was connected to Clinton and the DNC but the FISA courts were never told that, and Andrew Mccabe former Deputy Director admitted the Steele dossier was the basis for the Mueller investigation. Former FBI director James Comey admitted that the dossier was never verified and yet it was used in the FISA court to spy on Trump campaign officials, and the verification was a Yahoo News article from Michael Isikoff confirmed by… wait for it Michael Isikoff.
Hakluyt a secret British intelligence firm with many different M6 former members, included a close association with Australia’s Ambassador to the UK and Foreign Minister during the Premiership of John Howard, Alexander Downer was one of the individuals involved in the operation against George Papadopolus.
The mysterious Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud was at the center of the operation against George Papadopolous has been in hiding since his involvement in the operation became public, many have speculated as to why he is hiding, some think he is a fugitive trying to avoid being questioned, other reports have said he is in fear for his life, others think the Russians are trying to kill him, its unclear as to why but there is no evidence connecting Mifsud to the Russian government.
Joseph Mifsud worked with MI6’s Claire Smith a senior member of the UK committee on intelligence and helped trained Italian military and law enforcement recruits at the LNK Campus in Rome. Not something you would see every day in a Russian asset.
Is the UK so incompetent that they actually let Russian agents get so close to the highest officials in the government of the UK? Why would Boris Johnson meet and be close with a man supposedly a Russian spy? If Mifsud was a Russian spy why has the House of Commons not called Boris Johnson Claire Smith and others to come in and be held accountable to lawmakers, if Mifsud is a Russian agent and MI6 and other British intelligence agencies were unable to find that out why aren’t they brought in for questioning at the minimum as they clearly dropped the ball if Mifsud is a Russian agent.
Tory MP Alok Sharma a former foreign office minister was suspiciously close to “Russian spy” Joseph Mifsud even meeting the professor at a Tory Party constituency fundraiser. He was a lecturer at the London Academy of Diplomacy where Mifsud was a director and where Claire Smith used to be a director also. It is a front for Western Intelligence and they also supposedly let a Russian spy in?
In the photo with Boris and Mifsud is Prasenjit Kumar a businessman who is an associate of Mifsud and Sharma as Sharma’s father was a deputy chair at the London School of Executive Training owned by Kumar.
Kumar, a business ally of the Tory Party was even friends with the woman who claimed to be Putin’s niece to George Papadopolous Olga Polonksaya who when she spoke to Papadopolous first barely spoke English but in later encounters, she would speak perfect English when she emailed Papadopolous. The fake Putin niece went the way of Mifsud as the Daily Beast was the only outlet to report that she was disappearing from the internet and that she has gone silent; nowhere to be found.
Joseph Mifsud was invited to a State Department Conference in Washington, and the FBI claimed that the only reason Mifsud wasn’t arrested was that Papadopolous lied but the intelligence community used the Papadopolous interaction with Mifsud was proof of Russia collusion, say Papadopolous did lie that wouldn’t matter because they already knew supposedly Mifsud was a Russian agent.
Joseph Mifsud and former Italian Foreign Minister and Interior Minister Vincenzo Scotti helped to form the Link Campus University in Rome in 1999.
Link Campus University offered masters degrees in Intelligence, Behavior Analysis and applied sciences in homeland security and intelligence, that suspiciously ended in 2016. It is an Italian intelligence recruitment front but it also is a front for western intelligence.
The Epoch Times reported that Link is even connected with Crowdstrike the firm who claimed they know Russia hacked the DNC when they never saw the servers so they could investigate, it said,
“Link is also loosely tied to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, the sole source of evidence that Russian hackers stole the Democratic National Committee emails that Wikileaks released starting July 22, 2016. Andrew Bagley, former FBI adviser and, since 2015, privacy counsel to CrowdStrike, was a visiting researcher at Link in 2010, according to his 2015 resumé.”
Real Clear Investigations detailed just how much of a front for western intelligence it is,
“The CIA has held widely publicized events at Link. In 2004, for instance, the CIA arranged a conference on terrorism there. “‘New Frontiers of Intelligence Analysis,’” wrote David Ignatius in the Washington Post, “brought together officials from intelligence and police agencies of nearly 30 countries.” A 24-year veteran of the CIA named Carol Dumaine, wrote Ignatius, “spent two years arranging the conference with the Link Campus of the University of Malta in Rome.”American intelligence and law enforcement officials are also involved with Link. Former National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency officers and analysts regularly teach there.
The FBI has trained students at Link since 2010. In September 2016, or two months after the FBI opened its Russia investigation, the FBI’s legal attaché working out of the U.S. Embassy in Rome sent Special Agent Preston Ackerman to conduct a seminar at Link. FBI spokespersons did not respond to requests for comment on the bureau’s past history with Link or Ackerman’s seminar.”
Joseph Mifsud was very well known in the diplomatic, intelligence and academic circles.
The former leader of the European Socialists in the EU Parliament Gianni Pittella called Joseph Mifsud a dear friend in an interview in the Italian media saying “Joseph is my dear friend,” He has all these friends in high positions in government intelligence and academia for supposedly being a well documented Russian agent, and also I don’t think if he was a Russian spy Gianni Pittella would continue to call Joseph Mifsud a dear friend.
The evidence overwhelmingly indicates Joseph Mifsud is a Western Intelligence asset.
George Papadopolous worked for the London Center for International Law Practice which is a front for ex-intelligence and diplomats so much so the former FBI legal counsel in the UK Arvinder Sambei was a director. He was introduced to Mifsud by people at this front for western intelligence. They were in on the claim that Mifsud was going to introduce Papadopolous to this woman who they said was the niece of Vladimir Putin. They were in on the sham that claimed this Putin niece was a wine store manager.
Joseph Mifsud was a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations not a notoriously Russian spy-filled group.
Papadopolous asked, “Why are there transcripts with Mifsud and how does someone in our government have the transcripts.” A question no one has been able to answer. Are we supposed to believe a Russian spy gave transcripts of the conversations with Papadopolous ratting out people we are told to believe the Russians were colluding with?
Zerohedge made the obvious point
“Perhaps the Brits are also concerned since much of the espionage performed on the Trump campaign was conducted on UK soil throughout 2016. Recall that Trump aid George Papadopoulos was lured to London in March, 2016, where Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud fed him the rumor that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton. It was later at a London bar that Papadopoulos would drunkenly pass the rumor to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer (who Strzok flew to London to meet with). “
If the British and other Five Eyes Nations were so sure Joseph Mifsud was a Russian spy why did they miss opportunity after opportunity to arrest him?
It was not just President Trump’s campaign, Britain actually had a spy of theirs infiltrate the Bernie Sanders campaign.
How did a British former Bernie Sanders field organizer wind up as a key staffer at a military-intelligence front that relentlessly smears the left? And why does this internal doc say he conducted a “special study on Russian interference” in US elections? https://t.co/ibbEuPJj7h pic.twitter.com/qdnaO9wT8P
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) December 18, 2018
The UK spied on Trump officials, it forced Robert Hannigan to leave as the head of the GCHQ. UK officials helped in the entrapment of George Papadopolous and Carter Page as they tried their hardest to ruin these two decent men who were innocent. Britain acts awfully worried about Christopher Steele and information the Carter Page FISA warrants, and he hasn’t officially been in British intelligence in a decade, what is that about? Britain gave us the Steele dossier they were part of the conspiracy after the election to try to delegitimize Trump’s election! After Trump was sworn in as President, Britain did not apologize or try to make amends with President Trump, unlike in Ukraine with President Poroshenko, they aggressively attacked the US for its sovereign right to decide who comes into its country and who doesn’t. Britain arrested American citizen Brittany Pettibone and held her in violation even of British law, British MP’s have called for Trump’s arrest, British government officials even lecture Trump on who he should retweet.
In a different article, Zerohedge makes the mother of all points regarding the UK.
Yet the fact of the matter is as per usual when the English are involved they generally end up causing more damage than good. All these anti-Russian efforts by the British State and involvement in the internal affairs of American politics such as infiltrating the Bernie Sanders campaign and gathering up a dossier on Donald Trump has ironically and paradoxically served to actually weaken to its worst level the US-UK ‘special relationship’. Quite possibly US-UK relations are at their lowest point. The management of the President of the United States’ visit to the UK was a public relations disaster for the British Government of Theresa May and Mr. Trump has made it quite clear he has little time for the British Prime Minister, openly attacking her handling of the Brexit negotiations, openly pining for Boris Johnson to replace her and openly stating that a US-UK Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit is not a certainty. Also, President Trump has little time for Britain’s defense establishment and its pathetic and ridiculous Henry Jackson Society so-called Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. President Trump cannot stand pipsqueaks like Gavin Williamson and that is why Trump kept the entire British Government in the dark about his troop pullouts in Syria and Afghanistan.
Britain’s actions were not those of a friend, they certainly weren’t those of a country we supposedly have a special relationship with, they are the actions of a hostile foreign country, and you need an America First way to divorce from the UK over Spygate and their unwillingness to apologize or try to help get to the truth.
A commonsense America First approach to kissing the already dead Special Relationship goodbye has many aspects to it. The important thing to understand is the UK and other Five Eyes Nations are heavily reliant on the US, and they need the US far more than the US needs them.
The war in Afghanistan is a fail on every level for the US and NATO, just like the wars fought by every other foreign power in Afghanistan, we need to pull our troops out of Afghanistan after the US secures the peace deal with the Taliban which is close. In Syria ISIS is left to a very very small part of Syria you have to zoom in on a map to even see, President Assad has almost won the war in Syria, he is a secular strongman who protects all minorities in Syria and the commonsense policy is NO ISLAMISTS!
The US needs to downgrade the intelligence-sharing relationship with the UK after the spy gate scandal as well as infiltration of the campaign. The intelligence sharing relationship should be reduced to the level of what the US intelligence sharing relationship is with Russia and China where the different sides will tip off officials in one of the country’s over a terror plot, but the extent of the relationship is limited to pretty much that. The Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing Agreement needs to be reformed so that we never see an abuse of power scandal involving Five Eyes nations ever again, protections must be stronger for the privacy of the citizens in Five Eyes Nations, as there is little that stands in the way of abusing this system. The UK and Five Eyes Nations need us far more than we need them, so if they are smart they would agree to renegotiate the arrangement. Any country who is so inclined to refuse renegotiation will have a lot to lose in regards to national security and keeping the people safe.
Regardless of the ups and downs of the history of the US-Argentina relationship, the relations have never reached their true potential and that is something which should change.
Argentina is in a recession after the value of the Argentine Peso collapsed as the gradualist reforms of President Mauricio Macri only postponed an inevitable economic crisis after decades of government mismanagement, corruption. spending far more than the nation has, and printing money they didn’t always have causing the currency to fall in value, and for inflation to surge.
Argentina is a member of the Southern Common Market or MERCOSUR, but it is set to undergo reforms to make it much easier for countries to negotiate bilateral trade deals with other nations the move was supported by the new Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro whose administration officials have long criticized MERCOSUR for being heavily protectionist. With making it easier for MERCOSUR countries to negotiate bilateral deals that provide a huge opportunity for the US-Argentina economic relationship.
The US and Argentina should negotiate a wide-ranging Free Trade Agreement in which is centered around fairness, reciprocity, expanded market access in both the US and Argentina and work towards further prosperity. On energy, manufacturing, lithium, the auto industry, wine, financial services, and even many parts of the agriculture industry, there is tremendous potential to dramatically increase the trade and investment between the two countries.
In July of 2018, President Mauricio Macri signed a controversial reform which removed the ban on the use of the military to fight crime, drug trafficking, transnational gangs, and terrorism.
Macri said regarding the reform “It’s important that they can collaborate in internal security, mainly by providing logistic support in the border zones,” he said at a public act held at a military base.
“We need armed forces that are capable of facing the challenges of the 21st century, but we have an outdated defense system, the product of years of underinvestment and the absence of a long-term policy.”
With the reform by the Macri administration, there is a need for the armed forces to modernize as they don’t even have the technology to be able to retrieve the ARA San Juan which sank and was found 907 meters deep in waters off the Valdes Peninsula in Argentinian Patagonia. The US has already been in talks with Argentina over military purchases and that is a very welcome story indeed and hopefully the cooperation the US support. Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri has given the green light to hosting multiple US military bases, now the bases never should be used for interventionist wars in Latin America, but training Argentine forces to be able to better defend the nation, be an important player in delivering a better security situation in a region devastated by drugs, narcoterrorism, and transnational gang violence.
America First means you want to see stability growth and development in your neighborhood, and should want to help to empower countries in the region to much better defend their territory from attacks domestic or god forbid foreign. The America of the globalist uniparty is dead, the best interest of the United States is to work to help and empower countries in the region on the economy and defense.
I would also sell to Argentina the Patriot Missile Defense system and modernize that part of the Argentine defenses.
Rule 4 in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is so accurate when it is pertaining to global politics especially in this modern day “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
The UK and Argentina have been in a never-ending dispute over the Islas Malvinas a group of islands officially run by the UK but in Argentine shores and recognized by the international community as belonging to Argentina.
So in the 1800s, the Malvinas were in the hands of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata a union of provinces in the Río de la Plata region in South America, which preceded the Argentine nation and had parts of modern-day Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay and Britain took the islands in the 1830s.
Even British government officials in the 1930s, a century after the British took the islands were commenting on the illegality of the seizure in the 1830s In October 1936, John Troutbeck, head of the American department at the British Foreign Office stated, “The difficulty of the position is that our seizure of the Falkland Islands in 1833 was so arbitrary a procedure as judged by the ideology of the present day. It is therefore not easy to explain our possession without showing ourselves up as international bandits.”
British citizens did come to the South Atlantic and settle on the Islands, as settlers from Spain then who became loyal to the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata. For over a century and a half, the settlers have continued to come from Britain to the Malvinas. It is pretty rich of the British to be engaged in this while after The War in Cyprus they criticized Turkey for the fact Turkish people moved from mainland Turkey into the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. They also condemned Israel for building settlements in the West Bank. Britain you keep up the settlements in the Malvinas which the international community recognizes as being Argentinian, and yet you attack Turkey and Israel? It is irrelevant whether you think Turkey was in the right over Cyprus and whether Israel is right over what they are doing in the West Bank, you should always hold your opponents and hostile powers like the UK to their own standards.
The hypocrisy gets even more amazing from the UK, on Crimea. The first thing that is important to remind everyone is Crimea only became Ukrainian after Nikita Kruschev signed the control to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and the peninsula to this day remains overwhelmingly ethnic Russian, not just linguistically Russian. In Ukraine, President Viktor Yanukovych was elected President in 2010 in the freest election in Ukrainian history. Ukraine is a historically deeply divided country with a dead even split between Pro-Russian and Pro-Western people, and policymakers in Kiev have a very hard time balancing the act so that the other half doesn’t riot and cause chaos in the very volatile country.
In 2014 Ukraine descended into mass riots after George Soros John McCain Barack Obama Victoria Nuland and others launched the attempt to try to overthrow President Yanukovych. Early on in the Maidan riots, there was an incident of sniper fire on protesters and the media in the west without critically thinking said it was Yanukovych’s forces. The Estonian Foreign Minister and the EU Foreign Policy chief disagreed about that though and they discussed how it was a false flag. Some more pragmatic Anti-Russian political parties in Ukraine called the reports a mother of all gifts to Putin.
In the new coalition government which seized power after Viktor Yanukovych was forced out not through an election, neo-nazis took high-level posts in the new government.
— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) March 19, 2014
Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyhannybok was kicked out of the government of Viktor Yushchenko for these comments. In 2005, he signed an open letter to Ukrainian leaders, including President Yushchenko, calling for the government to halt the “criminal activities” of “organized Jewry”, which, the letter said.
Yuriy Mykhalchyshyn one of the ideologues of the party actually proudly quotes Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
In the first government, the Svoboda Party got the following positions Vice Prime Minister (Humanitarian Policy), Minister of Defense, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, and Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources.
The Neo-Nazi connections have not stopped just in that government, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parbuiy was a member of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine who praised Hitler, and was condemned at least by the French for it.
The Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is extensively associated with the Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion leader Andriy Biletski and they use the Azov Batallion in so-called Anti Terrorist operations.
Arsen Avakov: Regiment Azov is the most organized and prepared for participation in the anti-terrorist operati… https://t.co/JqaS95g3LC
— Ukraine Police (@MVS_UA_en) November 30, 2015
To the British neo-nazi rule is great for Crimeans who have always been Russians!
It is just hysterical to see Britain who settled its own citizens on the Malvinas then complain about Turkey doing it in Cyprus, Israel doing it in the West Bank, and then they derided Russia for what was a fairly peaceful change of power from Ukrainian to Russian rule, but Britain even to the admission of former officials admitted what they have been doing in the Malvinas “The difficulty of the position is that our seizure of the Falkland Islands in 1833 was so arbitrary a procedure as judged by the ideology of the present day. It is therefore not easy to explain our possession without showing ourselves up as international bandits.”
It is sad Britain chose this path and didn’t try to make amends like Mr. Poroshenko tried to do, and for their actions, we should give full support and investment for Argentina on the Malvinas dispute. I would make sure any announcement made in support of our Argentine brothers and sisters would include a complete breaking off of the special relationship with Britain and replacing it with Argentina.