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Whistleblowers Roundtable with Kevin Shipp, Bill Binney and John Kiriakou

This video of a Crowdsource the Truth livestream that was broadcast last night is the polar opposite of the PBS film I ran yesterday, completely blowing the latter out of the water with its mind-blowing truth bombs that are dropped at a clip that would make this the most epic and rewarding 2 hours in a Truther’s life – if it weren’t for the final 15 minutes, where one feels like one is being gaslighted by professionals and therefore must question everything else that was said.

William Binney is former NSA, while Kevin Shipp and John Kiriakou are former CIA. All three ran afoul of their former employers and have survived to tell their tales about the corruption within the intelligence community and the sorry state of the criminal justice system in the US today.

A noteworthy nugget to come out of this tête à tête for me is Bill Binney’s claim that Google is on track to “catch up with NSA in 20 years,” noting how they shadow-ban and de-platform users and control Google Search, thus shaping the overarching narrative, in a way that even the CIA can’t. This was an important statement to get on the record because one would think that because Google was seed-financed by the CIA’s incubator, In-Q-Tel and more recently by GEOINT, that it would essentially be an arm of the US intelligence apparatus, however the inference here is that the preeminent tech giant has a separate agenda.

The lines are blurred in this area of the military industrial complex, between the official intelligence community, the tech giants, military contractors like SAIC and Lockheed and the vendors to all of the above.

As for our emails, Binney says NSA has been gathering everything for the past 18 years. The CIA and FBI have access to these, without any oversight, whatsoever – as do authorities in the “5 Eyes” countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. All of the fuss about Hillary’s emails and Anthony Weiner’s laptop are nothing but theater.

John Kiriakou says that everybody in Washington uses private email accounts and servers. He tells of when he was working for John Kerry at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and he was supposed to send classified information to him at his AOL account, he balked and said he couldn’t, as the FBI would arrest him. Sending such material to an AOL account would be a violation of the Records Act. Bill Binney deadpans, that officials use private email accounts “to avoid criminal prosecution.”

Then, Kiriakou tells the story of how in the discovery process of his case, he found that it was Peter Strzok who had tried to entrap him and failed. He says Peter Strzok’s entire career has been based on destroying people and that the US Government should not have people like that on staff. Then Kiriakou gives his analysis of the Khashoggi murder from his standpoint as a Middle East expert, which is fascinating.

Binney discloses that an FBI report exists that says Seth Rich was the DNC leaker. All three then weigh in on the 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach by the Chinese, which has scarcely been covered in the Mainstream Media and which constitutes the the most significant penetration into the inner workings of the US intelligence community in history. Then they share a laugh about the #MAGABomber.

As for the claims made by Thomas Paine aka Mike Moore reported here and in his book, ‘How We Dismantled the FBI in our Pajamas,’ about documents he saw claiming that Osama Bin Laden hid in Iran for a decade with the help of the Dubya and Obama administrations, Kiriakou says that he was the Director of Counterintelligence in the Osama Bin Laden Unit during the early aughts and that the CIA had no idea where he was.

Toward the very end of the video, Kiriakou describes the failure to release images of Osama Bin Laden’s body after he was allegedly killed in 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan as “a mistake.” Like Bill Binney and every other former intelligence officer who has gone public, Kiriakou hews to the official narrative about Bin Laden and his death, thus evaporating the credulity of Truthers everywhere.

When the discussion moves to 9/11, Kiriakou changes his tone significantly and mocks any alternative theory about what took down World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 that counters the official line about 19 boxcutter-wielding Arabs. Bill Binney and Kevin Shipp chime in about how piloting the planes into the WTC towers did not involve any special skill or precision.

9/11 Truthers will be taken aback by the final minutes of this video and wonder if these guys are trying to score brownie points with their former employers. If they’re not going anywhere, there’s a lot more that can be unpacked in future trialogues between any one of these three and members of Pilots for 9/11 Truth and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which would hopefully forward the truth.

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