04/15/19

Debunking ‘Nationalism’ as an Epithet: The Case for Trump, by Hanson — Minus ‘America First?’

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This is not a review of Victor Hanson’s book, The Case for TrumpRather, it is a passing comment on the treatment of “America First” in Hanson’s case for Trump.

In discussing Trump’s counter-revolutionary (my term) “America First” vision, Hanson writes:

Yes, Trump’s America First vision triggered “the charge of isolationism” (not to mention apoplexy) from the Left, the Republican Establishment, sundry “progressives” and new world order types. All of the above had varyingly dominated American politics in the decades since World War II, pushing the country ever farther off of its foundations as a nation-state into the global system, whose institutional bases were, after all, established by a pair of Soviet agents, Alger Hiss (United Nations) and Harry Dexter White (IMF). Certainly, to these same globalists, it is safe to say that “the charge of isolationism,” as Hanson writes, “only cemented the slur against Trump,” which was spawned by vague but distasteful notions of “sullied” Lindbergh, as Hanson writes, and the America First Committee. It’s notable that Hanson, the Trump case-maker, seems to share this outlook.

Indeed, he repeats their standard smears of Lindbergh and, by extension, the America First Committee. Why was Lindbergh “sullied”? Lindbergh, Hanson tells the reader, was “at best” silent as Hitler and Mussolini rose. “At worst,” he was a conspiracy theorist who blamed “international Jewry” and “British monarchists” for our entry into World War II.

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04/15/19

Hackers Breach FBI Websites

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Hacked material included names, addresses, job descriptions, and the email addresses of at least 3 FBI owned websites. Apparently, the hackers have been working this mission since 2014.

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A hacker group has breached several FBI-affiliated websites and uploaded their contents to the web, including dozens of files containing the personal information of thousands of federal agents and law enforcement officers, TechCrunch has learned.

The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association, a coalition of different chapters across the U.S. promoting federal and law enforcement leadership and training located at the FBI training academy in Quantico, VA. The hackers exploited flaws on at least three of the organization’s chapter websites — which we’re not naming — and downloaded the contents of each web server.

The hackers then put the data up for download on their own website, which we’re also not naming nor linking to given the sensitivity of the data.

The spreadsheets contained about 4,000 unique records after duplicates were removed, including member names, a mix of personal and government email addresses, job titles, phone numbers and their postal addresses. The FBINAA could not be reached for comment outside of business hours. If we hear back, we’ll update.

TechCrunch spoke to one of the hackers, who didn’t identify his or her name, through an encrypted chat late Friday.

“We hacked more than 1,000 sites,” said the hacker. “Now we are structuring all the data, and soon they will be sold. I think something else will publish from the list of hacked government sites.” We asked if the hacker was worried that the files they put up for download would put federal agents and law enforcement at risk. “Probably, yes,” the hacker said.

The hacker claimed to have “over a million data” [sic] on employees across several U.S. federal agencies and public service organizations.

It’s not uncommon for data to be stolen and sold in hacker forums and in marketplaces on the dark web, but the hackers said they would offer the data for free to show that they had something “interesting.”

Unprompted, the hacker sent a link to another FBINAA chapter website they claimed to have hacked. When we opened the page in a Tor browser session, the website had been defaced — prominently displaying a screenshot of the encrypted chat moments earlier.

The hacker — one of more than ten, they said — used public exploits, indicating that many of the websites they hit weren’t up-to-date and had outdated plugins.

In the encrypted chat, the hacker also provided evidence of other breached websites, including a subdomain belonging to manufacturing giant Foxconn. One of the links provided did not need a username or a password but revealed the back-end to a Lotus-based webmail system containing thousands of employee records, including email addresses and phone numbers.

Their end goal: “Experience and money,” the hacker said.

04/15/19

Former Head of Venezuela’s Military Intelligence Arrested in Spain

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Spain seems to always be a ‘go-to’ destination for criminals. Anyone remember the Clintons’ old buddy Marc Rich, he fled to Marbella, Spain. International gangsters love Spain too, including the Russian mafia. As a sidebar, ever really wonder about that unique friendship of the Obama’s with King Juan Carlos Varela or the many Obama vacations there including just last year? Anyway… conflating perhaps…

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The US Justice Department, which originally unsealed the charges in 2014, has requested Hugo Carvajal’s extradition.

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Mr. Carvajal was a close ally of the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, but in February denounced his successor President Nicolás Maduro.

Known as El Pollo (The Chicken), Mr. Carvajal was a leading figure in Venezuelan politics for decades.

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