HE’S FIRED! Trump administration tells Border Patrol chief to pack his bags one day after the president ordered Homeland Security to build his wall

Mark Morgan, chief of the US Border Patrol, is on his way out after the Trump administration told him to step aside

Mark Morgan, chief of the US Border Patrol, is on his way out after the Trump administration told him to step aside

 

  • U.S. Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan is out, just a few months after taking over the agency as an Obama White House appointee
  • He clashed with the rank-and-file officers’ union, which saw him as an outsider appointed for political purposes
  • Morgan told employees on Wednesday that the Trump administration asked him to step down
  • President Trump gave the order hours later to build a wall on America’s southern border, and said he would hire an additional 5,000 border patrol officers

The Department of Homeland Security has asked U.S. Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan, a former longtime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, to step down from his post. Continue reading

FBI employee pleads guilty to acting as agent of China

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A FBI electronics technician pleaded guilty on Monday to having illegally acted as an agent of China, admitting that he on several occasions passed sensitive information to a Chinese official.

Kun Shan Chun, also known as Joey Chun, was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 1997. He pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to one count of having illegally acted as an agent of a foreign government. Continue reading

Clinton Foundation Said to Be Breached by Russian Hackers

The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was among the organizations breached by suspected Russian hackers in a dragnet of the U.S. political apparatus ahead of the November election, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The attacks on the foundation’s network, as well as those of the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, compound concerns about her digital security even as the FBI continues to investigate her use of a personal e-mail server while she was secretary of state.

Clinton Foundation officials said the organization hadn’t been notified of the breach and declined to comment further. The compromise of the foundation’s computers was first identified by government investigators as recently as last week, the people familiar with the matter said. Agents monitor servers used by hackers to communicate with their targets, giving them a back channel view of attacks, often even before the victims detect them. Continue reading

America’s most senior intelligence official has his phone, email hacked

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A member of a hacker group that took responsibility for breaking into the personal email account of the director of the Central Intelligence Agency last year has now hacked the email of the most senior intelligence official in the United States. In October 2015, the hacker group referred to by its members as “Crackas With Attitude” —CWA for short— claimed it was behind the hacking of an AOL personal email account belonging to John Brennan, who heads the CIA. Less than a month later, the CWA assumed responsibility for breaking into an online portal used by US law enforcement to read arrest records and share sensitive information about crimes involving shootings. Shortly after the second CWA hack, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued an alert to all government employees advising them to change their passwords and be cautious about suspicious emails and other phishing attempts. Continue reading

Middle Eastern Men Arrested Near Mexican Border with Steel Cylinders

Five young Middle Eastern men were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol this week in an Arizona town situated about 30 miles from the Mexican border, law enforcement and other sources told Judicial Watch. Continue reading

Russian hackers breached Dow Jones for trading tips

After a year-long investigation, Bloomberg has reported details on the extent of a data breach, and the motive behind it.

Russian hackers had infiltrated Dow Jones & Co to steal information to trade on before it was made public, and the breach was “far more serious than a lower-grade intrusion” disclosed by the company, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission are leading an investigation, which began at least a year ago, Bloomberg reported. (http://bloom.bg/1LSxcUI) Continue reading

FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

America has been infiltrated at the highest levels across the board. Anyone really paying attention the last seven years sees nothing new with this story. Once-Congressman Allen West even declared there are over 80 active Communists within Congress alone. The amount of Communist/Socialist infiltrators is staggering. It’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s real.

For more extensive background information on Valerie Jarret and her Communist background, please see HERE and HERE.

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.

Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955, Bowman moved to Iran to work, the FBI records show. Continue reading

Former US government employee tried to steal nuclear weapons secrets

The US Justice Department has charged a former government employee for allegedly  trying to steal nuclear secrets through email attacks and sell them to China.

According to an indictment , Charles Eccleston allegedly attempted the “spear-phishing” attack in January targeting dozens of email accounts,  which he believed  would unleash a virus to collect sensitive information on nuclear weapons.

Eccleston, a former employee at the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has lived in the Philippines since 2011 after being fired in 2010. Continue reading

Exclusive – Iran hackers may target U.S. energy, defence firms, FBI warns

Another day, another cyber attack. What’s more alarming at the moment however isn’t clear:

  • The fact that the public is becoming callous after being constantly inundated by stories of another attack each day, thinking tomorrow will be the same as today.
  • The fact that the intelligence community is seemingly always behind on the extent of the damage or how deep America’s adversaries have actually penetrated.
  • The fact that nothing is done in retaliation when it’s a known fact who’s behind the attacks.

Perhaps the answer is D), all of the above. Sadly, much of the American public isn’t even aware of what’s happening or the threat it poses.

 

BOSTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defence contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document.

The operation is the same as one flagged last week by cyber security firm Cylance Inc as targeting critical infrastructure organizations worldwide, cyber security experts said. Cylance has said it uncovered more than 50 victims from what it dubbed Operation Cleaver, in 16 countries, including the United States.

The FBI’s confidential “Flash” report, seen by Reuters on Friday, provides technical details about malicious software and techniques used in the attacks, along with advice on thwarting the hackers. It asked businesses to contact the FBI if they believed they were victims. Continue reading

ISIS Is Watching U.S. Military Members and Their Families on Social Media

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security this weekend jointly issued the strongest warning yet for U.S. servicemen to scrub their accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

As reported by Fox News’s Catherine Herridge, the FBI and DHS are warning against posting information that could put members of the U.S. armed forces and their families at risk for attack from supporters of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Continue reading

JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

In late August JW reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to JW that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat. Continue reading

Major U.S. city next target for Islamic terror

ISIS militants not planning to stop in Iraq

WASHINGTON – Beyond Iraq, what is the intent of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria?

There appears to be short- and long-term goals, with a hint of those intentions in the name ISIS has chosen for itself.

Its real name is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, meaning Greater Syria.

ISIS, morphing from the Islamic State of Iraq before it was excommunicated from al-Qaida central in Pakistan last year for its extreme Wahhabi brutality, appears to have intentions of re-creating Greater Syria into an Islamic caliphate, subject to strict Shariah law. Continue reading

Martin Armstrong Warns American Civil Unrest Is Starting Right On Schedule

We have been warning that 2014 is the beginning of a new cycle that will see a highly unusual convergence between our domestic (civil unrest & revolution) data and our international war model. Both converge for the first time since the 1700s when there were US and French Revolutions and the fall of monarchy. This was the topic at our Cycle of War Conference (see also special report).

The civil unrest will develop first outside the USA and turn up more aggressively in the USA after 2015.75. Nonetheless, it still begins in 2014 for the USA as well. We are starting to see this in the West where memories of previous events still linger deep wounds from 1992. Continue reading

The Path to 9/11 and Beyond

In a dated, yet relevant article from JR Nyquist, we see five years later that we are still unprepared for another terrorist attack larger than 9/11. We also see how the American mindset has created dangerous conditions for the country we live in today. What’s more alarming is the fact that these conditions have allowed for years upon years of virtually unrestricted or undetected travel across (or under) our borders by terrorists — and the possibility smuggling WMDs with them. You don’t believe that can happen? Well, you might want to try switching from decaf to wake up. If you didn’t know that the Russians likely had a nuclear device in Washington DC at the time JFK was around, it’s quite plausible that it can happen today, and especially so as we unwittingly drown in our own political correctness we created. Emphasis in the article is added throughout.

ABC’s miniseries on The Path to 9/11 revealed the weaknesses of American intelligence, the indifference of elected officials and the petty infighting of bureaucrats. If we honestly look at the situation we will be forced to admit that America’s vulnerability to terrorist attack is due to national psychology. The business of America is business; this means the freedom to buy and sell, the freedom to get rich, the freedom to move about and speak your mind, and the freedom to advance political correctness. Restrictions on trade, on the border, on personal movement, on hostile resident aliens or Muslims would be unthinkable. Already, the government’s extra-Constitutional methods (such as they are) have not resulted in the breakup of the main al Qaeda task force hiding in the United States, led by Adnan Shukrijumah. It is this force that has been preparing to carry out an attack “more devastating that 9/11,” designed to collapse the U.S. economy.

Five years after 9/11, the U.S. government has not captured Shukrijumah even as reports surface that Osama bin Laden has returned to Afghanistan. NATO commanders in Afghanistan report equipment shortages, anarchy and corruption among local constituencies as democracy has clearly failed in a country that lacks the necessary democratic prerequisites. The situation in Iraq isn’t much better, because Muslims have interpreted the coalition mission as an attempt to steal natural resources (i.e., oil) and to help Israel. The American strategy in the War on Terror did not account for Muslim attitudes. One may make martyrs until Judgment Day, or until the Democrats win back the presidency and begin the process of withdrawing from the Middle East altogether. This is how the situation reads at the moment.

Meanwhile, a credible journalist with sources inside al Qaeda, has begun to describe an impending mega-attack on America by offering details. Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir says that al Qaeda has smuggled three nuclear weapons out of Russia. In a recent interview with al-Arabiya television, Mir reported that al Qaeda’s “nuclear wizard” (Shukrijumah) has successfully moved radioactive materials across the U.S.-Mexico border. In a recent interview with Ryan Mauro, Mir repeated his claim that al Qaeda has nuclear devices. “I came up with this conclusion after eight years of investigation and research,” he explained.

The details given in Mauro’s interview are alarming, to be sure. An attack “bigger than 9/11” is being set up, and the attack will involve six nuclear dirty bombs as well as two or three suitcase nukes acquired in Chechnya. Hamid Mir told Mauro that he is almost finished with a book about bin Laden, who remains popular in the Muslim world. “I am going to reveal facts that nobody can deny,” said Mir, who touched on the weakness of America’s FBI and CIA.

When asked about the timing of a future al Qaeda nuclear attack on America, Mir said: “They want the U.S. to be involved in a mass killing of Muslims, so that they will have some justification. That is what I was told by a top al Qaeda leader in the Kunar Mountains of Afghanistan.” 

Former FBI and CIA experts think bin Laden’s promised strike against America is close at hand. Dan Coleman was the FBI’s top expert on bin Laden until his retirement in 2004. He believes the U.S. is vulnerable, even when it comes to airline hijackings. Former CIA counter-terrorism expert Michael Scheuer believes that al Qaeda’s Sept. 2 videotape is a red flag. Warning Americans to “convert or die,” the video follows the Koran’s fair warning policy in advance of a serious attack. In an article published on the Jamestown Foundation’s Web site, Scheuer says the Western media has misread al Qaeda’s intentions.

There is no doubt at all that the United States remains vulnerable to a massive terrorist assault. Bound by political correctness, the FBI is afraid to offend Muslim sensibilities. Furthermore, recent administration violations of the Constitution are wearing thin. The public is tired of the Republicans and Congress may be about to change hands. All that is required for a devastating result is a little ingenuity on the part of an attacker. Everything may be chalked up to the openness of U.S. society. The free market is the most efficient economy; but it is not the most efficient security state. In the present situation, freedom and security are not compatible. If forced to choose, Americans will choose freedom over security; and that is what they’ve done. Throw in a willingness to trust old enemies for the sake of peace and commerce, and the outcome is foreordained. The rights of various sub-groups and political dissidents trump national security at every turn. America’s self-conception has been supplanted by “multiculturalism” which amounts to the denial of any specific national culture. American dogma now says that all religions and races can live in peace together, that there is nothing to fear from an influx of Muslims into the United States. And so, as one might expect, the FBI has not located al Qaeda’s “nuclear wizard.”

Article source: The Path to 9/11 and Beyond (JR Nyquist)