Pentagon admits cyber shortcomings after Syrian hackers hit Army website
By Jacqueline Klimas – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A top Pentagon official said the military is failing to recruit enough cyber warriors just one day after Syrian hackers claimed that they infiltrated the Army’s official website, causing the site to be taken offline for several hours.
Brad Carson, acting under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said Tuesday that top cyber professionals are often eager to leave the military for the private sector where they have a much higher earning potential.
“I don’t think we are meeting our cyber goals, both with quantity or quality,”Mr. Carson said at a Defense One event at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City.
Speaking more broadly about the military’s ability to recruit and retain the top talent, Mr. Carson said he’d like to see the service move to a recruiting system that’s based more on quality and less on quantity. As it stands now, services must meet a specific quota of new recruits every year, but no weight is given to the quality of those recruits.
He also said he’d like to do away with the “up-or-out” promotion schedule of some military specialties. While an infantryman reaches his peak performance in his late 20s or early 30s, some technology professionals may be at the pinnacle of their career in their 40s and 50s. Despite that, the military says they must leave if they aren’t able to promote to the next pay grade.
Mr. Carson suggested that service members be promoted when they hit certain career milestones, like getting a degree, rather than after a set number of years to allow troops more flexibility in their career timeline.
Roy Wallace, the assistance deputy chief of staff for Army G-1, cautioned against catering the promotion and personnel system to fields like cyber, saying that military leaders shouldn’t forget about the infantryman sweating in temperatures well over 100 degrees at a forward operating base in the Middle East, because that skill set is crucial to the nation’s national security too.
“We need cyber guys too, because we need to know where the bad guys are,” he said. “But I also need that infantryman on the ground. It’s a delicate balance as you walk through personnel minefield we have today.”
But Mr. Carson said cyber warriors will soon play a key role in the front lines in the nation’s conflicts.
“The people at the tip of the spear are going to be in these kind of high-tech enabling missions,” he said.
While the military can’t offer compensation in line with tech giants like Google,Mr. Carson said the Defense Department should be paying some troops a more competitive salary. But he also said most who serve don’t do it for the money.
“We have to give them a good mission, we have to give them a sense that we value them, we have a plan for them,” he said. “That’s what I think people are frustrated about.” ****(or it could be that they have realised that they are not fighting the enemy but helping it, maybe they also feel betrayed I don’t think it has to do with their bureaucracy as it has to do that Pentagon military, cyber etc are assisting ISIS, ALQAEDA, NUSRA AND OTHER TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS… that is what they are frustrated with.)
He is set to present a plan for reform to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in August, then spend the following year and a half implementing a new personnel system before a new administration takes over in 2017.
While many have different ideas about how the personnel system should be changed, Mr. Carson said no one is saying the 70-year-old system should be left as is.
“The time is long past due. We have a personnel system that is antiquated, that is almost Soviet in its intensity,” he said. “The rules serve a purpose, and have served a purpose, but like many things in a bureaucracy, they’ve outlived their usefulness.”
Investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed gives specific examples of how Saudi, Qatari, and American interests have supported the group formerly known as ISIS, and what the global community can do now to reign them in.
Naomi R. Wolf is an American author and former political consultant for the Clinton/Gore administration. This was filmed at the 2014 Free State Project’s Liberty Forum in New Hampshire.
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Naomi Wolf dared to suggest that the ISIS beheading videos weren’t real and that various stories were a tad fishy so she demanded verification of the allegations by media resources. Well, as you can imagine this caused quite the stir, primarily from the media sheeple who’ve never questioned a story in their life. Where were they when scores of stories questioned various aspects? Take for instance the Telegraph that reported that video of James Foley’s execution may have actually been staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera. Where were they when the entire narrative was subject to critical review? Apparently, they never got the memo. Because as Wolf found out in our day and age, the media sheeple dare question nothing. Ever. Whatever the official story is, whatever the narrative you repeat it. Verbatim as instructed. I applaud Naomi Wolf for daring to question anything.
“An extraordinary work by a gifted filmmaker,‘Counter-Intelligence’ shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and unconstitutional ‘deep state’ in which multiple competing chains of command — all but one illegal — hijack government capabilities and taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name.Anyone who cares about democracy, good government, and the future will want to watch all five segments of this remarkable film.”
Counter-Intelligence is a 5 part series that explores in-depth, the vast, sprawling and secret National Security State that operates throughout the United States–and indeed the world. The series examines the foundations of the Military-Industrial-Intelligence Complex, charting through to the myriad consequences in today’s world where secret intelligence organisations continue to hijack governments, manipulate elections and commit heinous crimes against humanity–all under the cloak of “National Security”. In the wake of the continued revelations of the NSA PRISM program, this series is now more important than ever to provide a solid historical context to the workings of the rapacious and ever-expanding National Security State…
This first episode lays out the structure of the modern intelligence agency, using the evolution of the CIA and the creation of the concept of ‘plausible deniability’ to show how the continued rapacious spread of the clandestine National Security State has been built up over time, to the complex network it is today. Examples of previous operations by secret agencies show election tampering; assassinations; the setting up of NGO’s and front companies for ‘economic hit-men’; creation of mercenary groups and paramilitaries;the clandestine modern military-intelligencebureaucracy, including JSOC and NSA; as well as illustrating the emergence of The Panopticon–the vast National Security surveillance network. This network is more powerful than even governments–with examples in Australia showing how Gough Whitlam is expelled for wanting to shut down Pine Gap and other top secret US military bases…
The Deep State
The Strategy of Tension
The Strategy of Tension examines the history of false flag operations used for war, propaganda and psychological operations–or ‘psy-ops’. Operation Northwoods and Operation Gladioare examples used to illustrate the nature of clandestine operation planning and execution; as well as shedding light on the intent and extent to which the National Security apparatus manipulates events and manufactures outcomes to suit its goals. This programme also looks at the issues that spin off from the history of false flag operations–such as how conspiracy theories are used to discredit inquiry and investigative journalism; and also how the cultural preconditions around dismissing false flag operations serve to protect their continuation and ‘plausible deniability’…
This episode investigates how torture and extensive demonstrative violence have been used as tools throughout clandestine operations, intelligence gathering and also outright war. Recent examples covered are the abuses by the United States military in Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, as well as the workings of covert operations involving torture and organised violence. Also discussed are attitudes towards civilian casualties in modern war, as well as recent framing conditions of propaganda such as Islamophobia–the driving force behind warmongering and mainstream media manipulation.
On New Years Eve 2011, Barack Obama signs into law (without much opposition) the NDEAA Act–a law that allows the government to detain its own citizenswithout charge indefinitely, and even murder its own citizens without due process. Case in point was the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011. This new law then leads to further secret drone strikes throughout Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq directed by Obama and institutions such as the CIA. What direction are we heading in from here?
They Came, They Murdered, They Covered It Up part 1 and 2
Hillary Clinton is a murderer and she has a long history of dead bodies which has followed her into the White House and beyond.Barack Obama was politically groomed by murderers, Bernadine Dorne and Bill Ayers from the Weathermen Underground, who were part of an organization which killed people including police officers. Dorne did time for her role in one of these murders. Obama is the modern day manifestation of the Bill Ayers inspired murderous organization.
Both Clinton and Obama conspired to murder Ambassador Stevens to cover-up Obama’s version of Fast and Furious in the Middle East in which the CIA, through Ambassador Stevens, which provided weapons to al Qaeda, first in Libya and then Syria. America, with the true facts coming out, we have a read chance to rid ourselves of this criminal administration.
It has been established that rape and murder victim, Ambassador Chris Stevens, was also a CIA operative who helped arm al Qaeda in Libya to murder Kaddafi and to the al Qaeda rebels in Syria in an attempt to topple Assad. For that fact, he had to be murdered in order to protect the present criminal organization.
Hillary Clinton’s Murderous Ways
In a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same, the scope of Hillary Clinton’s criminality cannot be covered in one article. In fact, I doubt that it could be covered in one book. The body count stories alone, associated with both Hillary and Bill, could fill volumes. By some estimates, the body count now tops 85 victims. Therefore, in the interest of brevity, a brief comparison will be made between the Clinton Whitewater affair and the Benghazi murders of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. The undeniable conclusion that the reader will draw from these two comparative cases is that Hillary Clinton, one the President’s former top cabinet members, is, has been and probably always will be a sociopathic criminal with no conscience.
The Whitewater Body Count
Hillary Clinton is the Jody Arias of Capitol Hill. The stench of death follows her where she goes and the body count from the Whitewater affair, proves the point.
John Wilson was found dead from an apparent hanging suicide on May 18, 1993. He was a former Washington DC council member and claimed to have information on Whitewater at the time of his death.
Jon Parnell Walker was an investigator for the RTC who was looking into the linkage between the Whitewater and Madison Savings & Loan bankruptcy. Walker “fell” from the top of the Lincoln Towers Building.
Stanley Huggins was a principal in a Memphis law firm which headed a 1987 investigation into the loan practices of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan. Stanley died in Delaware in July 1994 and the highly questionable reported cause of death was viral pneumonia.
Jim McDougal was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He was also their banker, and political ally prior to being sent to prison for eighteen felony convictions for his Whitewater related actions. A key Whitewater witness, McDougal died of a heart attack on March, 8 1998, while, inexplicably, being held in solitary confinement. Solitary confinement? I thought high profile prisoners like McDougal went to Club Fed to serve out their terms, not solitary confinement. Of course, in solitary confinement, there are no witnesses to murder. McDougal was in position to have had intimate knowledge of Hillary’s Whitewater affairs, but dead men tell no tales.
Johnny Lawhon died on March 29, 1998. The former Arkansas transmission specialist who discovered a pile of Whitewater documents in the trunk of an abandoned car on his property and turned them over to Ken Starr. Lawhon was killed in a car wreck two weeks after the McDougal death. Details of the “accident” have remained suspicious.
Hillary Clinton is the Jodi Arias of Washington DC.
Obama’s Role In Benghazi
Obama was warned in advance of the coming attack in which Stevens begged for more protection and his impassioned pleas were denied by Clinton.
It is now clear that a drone was released to the scene of the murder of Ambassador Stevens and Obama and his staff watched as four Americans were murdered.
Obama later claimed that there was not time to launch a rescue mission. This is a blatant lie because if a drone can reach the scene and video the events, fighter planes could have reached the scene and intervened, which could have been followed up with a rapid deployment force trained in rescue. We now know that General Hamm, former commander of AFRICOM, against Obama’s orders, was preparing to launch a rescue mission when he was arrested and relieved of command.
As Stevens was begging for help after the attack had begun, General Hamm had activated a special forces team within minutes of learning that the embassy, which was really a CIA safe house, was under attack.
General Hamm and Admiral Gayouette understood their oath of office
When General Hamm received his “stand down” orders from Panetta on behalf of Obama, he defiantly made plans to go ahead with the rescue and was arrested within minutes of contravening the order by his second in command, General Rodriquez. Out to sea, Admiral Gayouette, the commander of Carrier Strike Group Three, was preparing to provide intelligence and air cover for General Hamm’s rescue team in violation of his standing orders and he was promptly relieved of commandfor allegations of inappropriate leadership judgment.” Both men are being held today in undisclosed locations. As an aside, if there is any kind of a silver lining in these very dark clouds it appears that much of the senior military leadership has had enough of the traitorous Obama and his den of corrupt criminals and some of them are willing to risk career in the name of actually serving the American people. America almost got its military coup.
The evidence is clear. Clinton and Obama knew that Stevens was in grave danger and should have ordered extra security. Obama refused to support Clinton, purposely leaving Stevens exposed. At this point, Clinton had a choice…… Does she go along to get along and become an accomplice to murder? Or, does she resign and refuse to go along with the murderous intentions of Panetta and Obama? Even if Clinton had resigned that should not have been enough to avoid criminal charges of depraved indifference by failing to report a crime that she knew was going to happen and then did take place in that Stevens was murdered to hide this administrations involvement in giving 20,000 stinger missiles to al Qaeda.
Clinton had both a moral and legal imperative to resign and then tell what she knew. General Ham and Admiral Gayouette are clearly men who understand their moral and legal imperatives. They refused to obey an unlawful and unconstitutional order. Clinton, true to her criminal background and history of inappropriate choices, chose to go along, to get along.
There can be no doubt that Clinton would have had limited options if she would have displayed the courage of Hamm and Gayoutte and refused to obey an illegal order from Obama through Panetta. I also understand that it would have been gut wrenching to decide where would she could have gone with this information? The logical choice is Eric Holder, the Attorney General. However, with Holder’s complicity in Fast and Furious, Clinton would have known that Holder was not an option and that he is just as corrupt as Obama. She could not have gone to the FBI, because it is controlled by the President. Local law enforcement has no jurisdiction. Now, before you start to feel sorry for Clinton, please realize that Congress threw her a lifeline. Clinton’s supporters have told me that her life would have been in danger, if she tells all to Congress, and my answer response is “You mean in the same way that Chris Stevens life was in danger?”
The Petraeus Affair
Hamm and Gayoutte are not the only ones whose careers were sacrificed over Benghazi.I have swamp land for sale, in Florida, for anyone to purchase if they are naive enough to believe that David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), resigned solely based upon having an extramarital affair with the biographer-turned-mistress, Colonel Paula Broadwell. How did the affair compromise Petraeus’ position as CIA director? The FBI has concluded that it did not.
Patraeus and Broadwell
And for the head of a federal agency, or for a cabinet member, unless the affair can be shown to compromise national security, it does not end the careers of unholy partakers of the forbidden fruit while serving in high government office. Petraeus decided to quit, though he was breaking no laws by having an affair, officials said. Petraeus was fired as CIA director because he refused to participate in the cover-up of Chris Stevens murder by twisting and tainting the evidence which now squarely points back at the White House.
Clinton is still putting her political career and her loyalty to the democratic party ahead of her oath of office. Anyone, who has an IQ higher than room temperature, knows that Obama and Panetta let Stevens be murdered and their intent was deliberate. So, rather than doing the right thing, Clinton wants to appear to be protecting the President and ultimately the Democratic party. In my opinion, Clinton is taking the political bullet so she can retain support from her party in order that she can run in 2016 with full party support.Meanwhile, Obama and Panetta made a decision to let Stevens get murdered to make the trail of evidence go cold with regard to their illegal gun running operations to Al-Qaida, into Syria via Turkey, in this Middle East version of Fast and Furious. And Hillary simply goes along to get along.
The Late Ambassador Stevens
At the end of the day, Ambassador Chris Stevens along with Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed in a planned terrorist attack in Libya on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Some of the four victims families render a harsh verdict of the Obama Administration. Sean Smith’s mother. Patricia Smith, has said that the president ‘murdered her son’and Tyrone Woods’ father has echoed her sentiment. And Hillary went along to get along while she did Obama’s bidding.
The Door of Opportunity Knocks Again
Rarely does a hunter get a second good shot at big game. Fortunately, the American people has one more shot at getting Obama removed from office. Benghazi is Obama’s Watergate. Benghazi is Clinton’s Waterloo. The American military, at its top field command level, demonstrated that is ready to commence a military coup against this illegitimate President and his co-conspirators in murder. Everyone needs to call their Congressmen and demand justice for Stevens. However, the coming military coup cannot stop with Obama and Clinton. Every banker from Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Band of America, JP Morgan and any other dirty corporate official, past and present, (e.g. Hank Paulson, Peter Sutherland, etc) needs to be rounded up and placed in the same FEMA camps that they have readied for us. This is a short window and if you military types are ready to save the country, now is the time to continue what was started at Benghazi.
I am convinced that there are other General Hamms’ who are willing to do the right thing.
Ask yourself, if this administration is willing to murder an ambassador in order to cover their dirty tracks, what are they willing to do to you and me?
They Came, They Murdered, They Covered It Up (Pt. 2)
Six months ago, I lamented the fact that America had missed a golden opportunity by not grabbing the Benghazi situation and using the heinous criminality of this administration to drive Obama, Clinton and ultimately Holder from power. I realize that these minions are merely whores for the New World Order,however, if these scoundrels were driven from power for their role in such fiascoes as Fast and Furious and the murder of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi, the NWO agenda would suffer a serious setback because of their criminality
America has a rare second chance to stem the tide of tyrannical oppression which is sweeping this country.Every American needs to become a citizen journalist through the upcoming summer. Each American needs to become responsible for spreading the truth about the criminals who have hijacked our government. I am not seeking a revolution against the United States government, I am seeking to drive the criminalsfrom power who have hijacked our government.These criminals are destroying this country through abuse of power, malfeasance of office, treason against the Constitution of the United States, fraud, theft and ultimately murder. They need to be brought to justice at all costs. Obama and Clinton need to be tried for first degree murder for the planned death of Chris Stevens. ******(also for the ILLEGAL WAR ON A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY WHICH IS LIBYA AND SYRIA)
Testimony of government whistle-blowers has established the fact that there was plenty of opportunity for the Obama administration to save the life of Ambassador Stevens and his security detail. However, the Communist News Network (CNN)as well as ABC, NBC and CBS refuse to provide any meaningful coverage of the C-Span televised congressional hearings.However, the truth is out there on Youtube and all through the internet. I don’t care if the MSM refuses to cover the first degree murder of Chris Stevens carried out at the behest of key members of the Obama administration. We, the general public can take this information and disseminate it to a dozen colleagues, friends and family members because the present congress will not act.
The Memory of Chris Stevens Cries Out for Justice
Chris Stevens and his security team need not have died in vain. The circumstances surrounding his death give freedom-loving Americans the chance to expose elements of the NWO to the unaware public. Over the next week to 10 days, we are going to see a multitude of evidence which shows the following facts:
· We now know that Hillary Clinton suddenly resigned as the Secretary of State but not before it was established that three times Stevens requested an increase in his security detail and three times, Clinton refused to honor the request, thus leaving Stevens exposed. With all the money that this administration wastes and with the billions of dollars of fraud connected to the bailouts as perpetrated by this administration, are we really supposed to believe that Clinton could not assign a dozen more marines to protect the ambassador? It is clear that Clinton, on behalf of the Obama Administration wanted Stevens dead because he was the link between the administration and gun running to al Qaeda. Can you imagine the fall out when al Qaeda takes down an American airliner with one of the 20,000 stinger missiles that we let “fall” into al Qaeda’s hand in Libya. *****(Just to show what the illegal war in Libya was only to bring the “Al Qaeda” in power by the help of Obama and Clinton)
· We know that in defiance of Obama’s orders, Admiral Gayoutte and General Hamm attempted to launch a rescue mission to the save the life of Chris Stevens. They were promptly arrested, relieved of their command and being held in undisclosed locationsand the Ambassador’s last hope to stay alive was squashed. These two men are heroes.
· We now know that David Patreaus did not resign from his role as CIA Director because of an extra-marital affair. He resigned because as CIA Director because Congress could have compelled his testimony. As a private citizen, he could invoke the Fifth Amendment and claim the right to avoid self-incrimination. This is critical to understand because it is now clear that Stevens was providing guns, for the CIA, to al Qaeda to aid in the proxy invasion of Libya and now in Syria.Stevens had to be silenced as this administration could not be seen as complicit with the alleged planners of 9/11. As CIA Director, Patreaus was caught in the middle. It is also appears likely that Patreaus was not on board with the Obama’s assassination of Stevens and could not be counted on to take a bullet for the administration.Congress should have interviewed him six months ago. I pray for Patraeus’ safety. Given Hillary’s penchant for being followed by a trail of dead bodies (see Part one), his life is in grave danger.
· We now know that Clinton resigned as Secretary of State because like Patreaus, her testimony cannot be compelled, in opposition to her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination.
· We now know that that there was a well-armed rendition (torture) camp less than a mile from the compoundwhere Stevens and his security team were murdered at the behest of Obama.They could have rescued the Ambassador.
· We now know from the Hicks testimony, that there were weaponized drones flying overhead which could have stopped the attack on the compound. This means that there were three separate waysthat Stevens could have been saved and Obama’s Murder Inc. blocked all three potential rescue attempts
· We now know, and the media cover-up is out in the open, that the media are nothing but lap dogs for Murder Inc. (the Obama administration).While the Hicks testimony, more damning that Watergate, was playing live on C-Span, the Communist News Network, under former CIA operative, Anderson Cooper, was silent on the issue. Also, the globalist controlled media of ABC, NBC and CBS were mum as well. If there is a silver lining to this tragedy it shows why none of us should ever watch the corporate controlled presstitutes except to see what the enemy is up to.
Now that we know and understand all these things,it is time to begin educating our neighbors as to how corrupt and dangerous this administration is.
***Editors note: Although I agree with the facts in both articles the author does not mention not even once in both parts that invading Libya was an illegal act which Obama and Hillary Clinton went ahead and destroyed Libya by bringing “Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and foreign mercenaries” to control Libya which of course there are ripples of this Illegal war to the murder of the ambassador. For me this is the biggest link that the author should have put in his article. Had there be no illegal invasion there would have been no murder….