Top NSA Official Says Russia Election Meddling is Propaganda to Increase War-Spending—Media Silent
William Binney is a 30-year National Security Agency veteran, who served as the global Technical Director for geopolitical analysis at the NSA and was an architect of its surveillance program before becoming a famed whistleblower upon resigning in 2001.
Binney was persecuted for attempting to expose lies and distortions of intelligence by the George W. Bush administration used to justify systematic, massive, and all-encompassing surveillance into all Americans’ private electronic communications.
In regards to Russiagate, Binney has been a strong proponent of the idea that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by Russians, and in a November 15 interview, published on the Washingtonsblog news-site, titled “How to Instantly Prove (Or Disprove) Russian Hacking of US Election”, he provides a technical analysis that exposes how the Democratic party allegations of “Russian hacking” are a part of an operation of intentional deception backed by the military-intelligence-industrial complex.
The former NSA tech guru says the agency he worked at for decades has evidence of exactly who hacked… or instead, proves that the emails were leaked by a Democratic party insider.
If the idiots in the intelligence community expect us to believe them after all the crap they have told us (like WMD’s in Iraq and ‘no we don’t collect data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans’) then they need to give clear proof of what they say. So far, they have failed to prove anything.
This highly suggests there is no evidence of a substantial Russian hack, but rather an operation by the military-intelligence-industrial complex (MIC) looks to expand the influence and hegemony of the United States under the auspices of a second Cold War.
As former CIA, State Department, and House Intelligence Committee security expert Fred Fleitz notes:
Only two intelligence entities – the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – have weighed in on this issue, not 17 intelligence agencies [as Hillary Clinton had claimed]. And what they said was ambiguous about Russian involvement. An unclassified October 7, 2016 joint DNI-DHS statement on this issue said the hacks
‘. . . are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts. These thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process. Such activity is not new to Moscow — the Russians have used similar tactics and techniques across Europa and Eurasia, for example, to influence public opinion there. We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities.’
Saying we think the hacks ‘are consistent with the methods and motivations of Russian-directed efforts’ is far short of saying we have evidence that Russia has been responsible for the hacks. Maybe high-level officials would have authorized them if Russian hackers were responsible, but the DNI and DHS statement did NOT say there was evidence Russia was responsible.
Binney believes the intelligence community is politicizing intelligence to promote a false narrative surrounding Russia. He claims they know that what they are saying is false, because if it weren’t false, then they could provide, to the public, evidence proving their claims, and do it without revealing any legitimate US national-security information.
Tellingly, Binney, who is widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, believes the public is being lied to as the truth would destroy the entire popularized-Russian election interference narrative.
“That’s why I originally said if the FBI wanted Hillary’s email, all they have to do is ask NSA for them,” Binney said.
Interestingly, the whole of corporate state media largely refuses to give Binney any airtime to reveal the damning information that refutes the Russiagate conspiracy theory, and instead continues to promote a false narrative created by the military-intelligence-industrial complex and promoted by the corporate state media apparatus.
Instead of anyone standing up and challenging Binney’s analysis, the mass media in the U.S. has effectively censored his message by ignoring him—and potentially the biggest story of 2017—and, instead, running with Russian-meddling in US elections propaganda.
Make no mistake that this situation is the modern-day equivalent of ‘Saddam’s Weapons of Mass Destruction’ politicized intelligence debacle that led to the invasion of Iraq and millions dead as a quasi ‘response’ to the 9/11 attacks—but with potentially much more grave consequences.
Jay Syrmopoulos is a geopolitical analyst, freethinker, and ardent opponent of authoritarianism. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Denver pursuing a masters in Global Affairs and holds a BA in International Relations. Jay’s writing has been featured on both mainstream and independent media – and has been viewed tens of millions of times. You can follow him on Twitter @SirMetropolis and on Facebook at SirMetropolis. This article first appeared at The Free Thought Project.