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Intelligence experts : DNC WikiLeaks files came from internal leak | The Daily Dose – 8/11/2017

DNC Russiagate

 

 

Breaking news : Russia DID NOT hack the DNC.

Okay, so this isn’t exactly breaking news. Long before now, many have believed the mainstream media’s beloved “Russiagate” narrative to be nothing but a fairy tale concocted in desperation to distract the public from the real issue at hand; the revelation of a deep culture of corruption ensconced within the Democratic National Commitee. 

An article published in The Nation Wednesday details a new evidence that provides scientific proof that the DNC ‘hacks’ were not hacks at all; They were internal leaks.

Based on data compiled through the collaborative efforts of numerous intelligence analysts, forensic investigators, system designers, computer scientists, and program architects, The Nation report states :

  • There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else. Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. This casts serious doubt on the initial “hack,” as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer.
  • Forensic investigations of documents made public two weeks prior to the July 5 leak by the person or entity known as Guccifer 2.0 show that they were fraudulent: Before Guccifer posted them they were adulterated by cutting and pasting them into a blank template that had Russian as its default language. Guccifer took responsibility on June 15 for an intrusion the DNC reported on June 14 and professed to be a WikiLeaks source—claims essential to the official narrative implicating Russia in what was soon cast as an extensive hacking operation. To put the point simply, forensic science now devastates this narrative.

| A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack | Patrick Lawrence, The Nation

One of the leading groups in this independent investigation into the alleged ‘hack’ of the DNC’s servers is Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS); a group of 30 members with extensive backgrounds in intelligence and other national-security fields. Heading their research efforts on the DNC : Former NSA Office of Signal Processing technical director, Edward Loomis. Former NSA SIGINT Automation Research Center senior analyst, Kirk Wiebe. Former chief of the CIA’s Soviet Foreign Policy Branch and intelligence analyst with three decades of experience, Ray McGovern. And last, but certainly not least, Former NSA program designer and technical director for world geopolitical and military analysis, William Binney. Binney is the designer of many of the programs currently in use by the agency.

The group has written three separate open letters, typically addressed to the President, on the subject of the DNC ‘hack’, which all argue that the DNC incident likely resulted from an internal leak rather than an outside hack. The latest of these letters, all of which were first published by Robert Parry at consortiumnews.com, published on July 24 details a forensic evidence trail that leads to only one logical conclusion; The DNC files were collected by someone who had direct access to them.

In early July, independent forensics investigators began to collaborate and build upon each other’s work on a new website called disobedientmedia.com. One of these researchers, going by the pseudonym Adam Carter, sent Disobedient Media co-founder Elizabeth Vos a paper by another researcher calling himself, Forensicator that provides near absolute proof that the DNC files were leaked from within.

Forensicator’s analysis of the metadata from the DNC incident finds that 1,976 megabytes of data were downloaded from the DNC’s servers on July 5, 2016 at a transfer rate of 22.7 megabytes per second. Problem is, no internet service provider in July of 2016 was capable of data downloads at such a speed. In fact, Forensicator’s own test, using a server speed not available in 2016, and transferring a comparable amount of data recorded a speed of 11.8 MBPS – Not even half the speed necessary to complete such a data transfer. Other investigators point to a highly reliable survey of ISP speeds for the first half of 2016 published by www.speedtest.net/reports in August of that year. It indicated the highest speeds were 15.6 and 14.7 megabytes per second, achieved by ZFinity and Cox Communications, respectively.

Skip Folden, an IBM IT executive for 33 years, concludes :

“A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer. Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.”

In short, the narrative that Russia was involved in a remote hack into the DNC’s servers is not just bogus; It’s impossible – a literal fairy tale.

So, why did the DNC see fit to create what amounts to an elaborate hoax to disseminate throughout the echo chamber that is the mainstream media?  The article in The Nation points to a VIPS chronology that neatly sums it up.

 

  • On June 12 last year, Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks had and would publish documents pertinent to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
  • On June 14, CrowdStrike, a cyber-security firm hired by the DNC, announced, without providing evidence, that it had found malware on DNC servers and had evidence that Russians were responsible for planting it.
  • On June 15, Guccifer 2.0 first appeared, took responsibility for the “hack” reported on June 14 and claimed to be a WikiLeaks source. It then posted the adulterated documents just described.
  • On July 5, Guccifer again claimed he had remotely hacked DNC servers, and the operation was instantly described as another intrusion attributable to Russia. Virtually no media questioned this account.

It seems entirely plausible that the DNC, anticipating the publication by WikiLeaks of damaging documents pertaining to Hillary Clinton, created mythological cyber villain Gucifer in an attempt to plant Russia’s fingerprints on the election. While this remains speculative, it makes sense in light of VIPS’s chronology of events.

The DNC contacted the The Nation after this article was published. In true ideological brainwashing form, they offered this response :

“U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government hacked the DNC in an attempt to interfere in the election. Any suggestion otherwise is false and is just another conspiracy theory like those pushed by Trump and his administration. It’s unfortunate that The Nation has decided to join the conspiracy theorists to push this narrative.”

So according to the DNC, The Nation, a publication that is so on board with the Russiagate narrative that it has an entire page dedicated to “Trump and Russia” reporting, is evidently a Russian conspirator as well.

Sigh…

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