The Dark Overlord hacker group has released decryption keys for 650 documents it says are related to 9/11. Unless a ransom is paid, it threatened with more leaks that will have devastating consequences for the US ‘deep state’.
RT @CryptoCX1: Pretty interesting story to follow, you know......if you’re into reality checks. $12,000 in $BTC already paid to them to unlock documents. Hell if it checks out, I might punt some BTC over. Fascinated by this. https://t.co/uuS4tbjr94
think that may be the back of the coin for rt and trump fans who want to strike at the "deep state", that they themselves have desensitized people from lies and outrageous notions, to the point of making it impossible to devastate anything by revelations.
It's RT talking about a "deep state", so that should set off some skeptic bells.
"By design, the "layer 1" documents – if authentic – do not appear to contain any explosive revelations. The publications focus mostly on testimonies from airport security and details concerning insurance pay-outs to parties affected by the 9/11 attacks. However, the data dump suggests that the group is not bluffing." So the bait doesn't have anything.
"Although the group insists that it is financially motivated and not interested in "hacktivism," they nonetheless expressed hope that continued crowd-funding would secure the full release of the 18,000 documents." And it's a scam for conspiracy theorists. Kinda smart actually. I almost admire them. If people are dumb enough to donate to a GoFundMe for a wall, this will surely succeed.
If you redefine "deep state" to mean five dozen people then it's easy to dismiss it. But that isn't what most people mean when they say deep state. A better definition is the "the general concentration of people and power that has accreted inside of governments and the industries that depend on government contracts and favorable legislation."
Personally I stick with the tried and true phrase Military Industrial Complex. The deep state can then be seen as the amorphous collection of institutionalized bureaucrats and career politicians who serve and depend on the greater MIC. Within that group of people are some who hold much greater power than others. They are able to maintain this power as administrations come an go. Intelligence services like the CIA and NSA have massive latitude to keep their inner workings secret and so it seems almost obvious that unchecked power would accrete there.
A strong allegory can be seen in the rise of the Catholic Church in medieval Ireland. Ireland had a feudal tradition where people pledged allegiance to a chief. When that chief died allegiances would shift, and it was difficult for one family to hold power over the long term. Once abbeys started springing up some people pledged allegiance to the abbey - but not the abbot. When an abbot died the allegiance would stick around - after all it was to the institution and not the abbot. After enough generations passed the various Church institutions had accumulated vast power compared to feudal chiefs.
I guess the questions I would ask you - if you happen to actually read this post - are the following:
What stops a deep state from emerging within a large and secretive bureaucracy?
How would you or I know if such a thing did emerge?
Why wouldn't unscrupulous people try to create such a thing?
I mean... If a relatively unknown hacker group wanted to bring notoriety to their crime ring isn't this exactly what they would do? Or is releasing all their documents at once with relatively little demands what they would do. Lol wtf? Here lemme release all this priceless information with no dollar tags attached...
By design, the "layer 1" documents – if authentic – do not appear to contain any explosive revelations. The publications focus mostly on testimonies from airport security and details concerning insurance pay-outs to parties affected by the 9/11 attacks.
Nothing to see yet, but I'll keep paying attention.
Right? Just release the documents. It’s insulting to dangle it in our faces. And do they expect those responsible to just start a GoFundMe campaign titled “Raise funds so we can keep 9/11 secrets buried”? I mean, really?