On February 15, 2020, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressed the Munich Security Conference. At that time, there were only about 60K cases of Covid-19 in China and about 500 in the rest of the world. Tedros was more concerned with misinformation than with containment. In his address, he said:
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.” And if we don’t tackle this, he went on, “we are headed down a dark path that leads nowhere but division and disharmony.”
Even if Tedros was just moving his lips while the ministry of propaganda back in Beijing was doing the actual talking, truer words about the “dark path” have never been spoken. The whole Covid-19 affair with its denial of lab experiments, the fictitious Wet markets origin theory, inflated high mortality rates (currently claimed by the WHO to be 3.9% when in actuality it’s less than 0.4%), artificial shortage to PPE (it exists, it’s just being diverted away from the US by the Chinese), and incendiary MSM coverage, is an information/economical warfare campaign and China is using the WHO, our politicians, and various media outlets for its payload delivery.
A Profile of a Chinese Enabler Tedros was voted WHO director-general in 2017, replacing another incompetent Chinese medical prodigy, Dr. Margaret Chan. Tedros is the first WHO director-general without a medical degree. He also has the worst job qualifications in the written history of employment.
Tedros got his bachelors degree in biology from the University of Asmara in Eritrea. After his graduation, he served in a junior position at the Ministry of Health under the Marxist dictatorship of Mengistu. After the fall of Mengistu in 1991, he showed up in the UK and got a masters degree in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London. In 2000, he got a PhD in Community Health from the University of Nottingham. His dissertation was titled: “The effects of dams on malaria transmission in Tigray Region, northern Ethiopia.” From the writing style analysis of the treatise, it is unlikely that he wrote his own dissertation.
Just like another underhanded British sponsored PhD, Joseph Mifsud, Tedros’s subsidized academic pedigree also hints of political grooming. This plan apparently derailed when Tedros chose to become a Chinese client instead of continuing to pay homage to his old (and cash-strapped) patrons at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Image 1: Tedros, his FPLF linkage, and his full-time job as China’s propaganda mouthpiece
Tedros’s rapid rise to the top of the directorship of the WHO began after his collaboration with Bill Gates and the Clinton Foundation. Running some analytics on Tedros’s activity between 1991-2018 shows conduct riddled with fraud, corruption, the worst forms of human rights abuses, and scandals.
Image 2: Tedros with his power base, the Bills
Image 3: Tedros lying about the Ethiopian police/army being unarmed and not firing and attacking the crowd at the Irreecha cultural festival in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016. “Indeed, it is quite clear from the videos that there was no shooting and the police were unarmed.”
Glaring character flaws and dishonesty aside, an interesting point of convergence between Tedros, China, and the Covid-19 pandemic is that Ethiopia received billions of dollars in Chinese aid over the past few years. Tedros has personally benefited from this aid in the form of several well-padded foreign bank accounts. In this context, it doesn’t take much effort to figure out why he advised Ethiopian Airlines to continue to fly daily from major Chinese cities. This is while 59 other air carriers from 44 different countries all grounded their flights to and from China. Ethiopian Airlines still insists that it will follow directives from the WHO and continue its daily China flights.
Image 4: HRC political office vs. donations to the Clinton Foundation. In 2016, Tedros brokered a $100 million donation to the Clinton foundation. Within a few months, he became the director-general of the WHO. In 2017, Bill Clinton described Tedros as “one of the ablest public servants I ever worked with.”
In terms of the Chinese logistical involvement in making the epidemic a pandemic, it just happens that they financed and built the international airport in Addis Ababa. This airport is the ‘gateway’ for travel between China and Africa. It is also a major hub for European and US traffic. Ethiopia’s Bole airport sees, on average, 1500 passengers per day arriving from China. Just like in the case to the wide open Ethiopian route, the same type of heavy china outbound passenger traffic continued long after they knew that the epidemic in Wuhan reached critical infection levels.
Image 5: Thank you China for ‘bolstering the fight against COVID19’, giving the MHO 20 million dollars, and providing its African clients with endless supply of PPE.
On using Google and SM to suppress counter WHO narrative “Given the misinformation about the novel coronavirus epidemic, WHO has communicated with some companies including Google to ensure that the public will get the authoritative information from the WHO.”
On international travel restriction to and from China “Travel restrictions [to and from China] can have the effect of increasing fear and stigma, with little public health benefit.”
On quarantine requirements for the sick “The lockdown of people is unprecedented in public health history, so it is certainly not a recommendation the WHO has made.”
On the virus not being transmittable between people “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.”
On spreading official Chinese government propaganda “The WHO highly appreciates the tremendous efforts China has made to contain the epidemic.”
Image 6: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, ‘All good things come from China’
Where is the COVID-19 Messaging Coming From? The majority of the aggressive narrative regarding the lethality of the Covid-19 pandemic and it’s apocalyptic nature is now coming from the WHO (they originally claimed no human transmission) and a related international network of activist, politicians, big-tech, and reporters. A large number of these ‘activists’ are US based MSM journalists. Running some SIGINT on the sources of the messaging shows clear signs of 3C activity, timing, and a publication strategy. Not surprisingly, the main stated objective in many of these communications is the political targeting of the Trump administration. It is also of note that some of these ‘activists’ include politicians, who have been discussing the need for the development of ‘scientific eye candy’ to help support the predictions of a zombie apocalypse.
If you still doubt that this is a coordinated campaign, here is a sampling of the massaging topics that the ‘Covid-19 network’ has generated over the past 10 weeks:
Trump has made America a failed state and a third world country
The ‘Jewish involvement’ in the Covid-19 pandemic
Stock market is collapsing and people will lose all their savings
Hospitals will be overwhelmed
The reason for PPE shortage in the US is the Trump administration
The Corona virus infects and kills both young and old at the same rate
Trump is doing nothing to stop the spread of the virus
Reference to the Chinese origin of virus is racist and xenophobic
The Chinese have done everything to combat the pandemic
Trump will declare martial law and eliminate the 2020 elections
Need to mobilize Web 2.0 platforms and SMEs to support the narrative
The following is a sampling of three profiles of members of the ‘Covid-19 network’ of contributors from outlets like WaPo, NYT, and the foreign media.
Brian Klass WaPo Reporter and Agent Saboteur Extraordinaire Brian Klass is an American originally from Minnesota who lives and works in the UK. He is governor Mark Dayton’s former driver. He received his BA from Carleton College, a masters degree in Politics Science from Oxford, and his PhD in Comparative Government from Oxford. He has worked with Soros affiliated organizations and has ties to the British IC. He is a fellow in the department of global politics at the London School of Economics, an assistant professor of global politics at University College London, and a reporter for The Washington Post.
Image 8: Brian Klass, sample of his linkage and political MSM activity
Image 9: The profile of Ferris Jabr, the ‘authority’ referenced in the February 2020 edits of the Wikipedia entry about the mortality rates of the Spanish Flu (changing them from 10%-20% to 1%-3%), thus, promoting the narrative that Covid-19 is as deadly as the Spanish Flu
Image 10: Coşkun Başbuğ, Retired Turkish intelligence Colonel specialist in psychological warfare in an interview on Turkish TV: “of course, Jews are behind this…”
*** Update 03/24/2020 *** I’ve received several requests for a proof that MSM outlets have coordinated the above mentioned ‘massaging topics’ well in advance. For example, that they would predict false astronomical death rates. The following is a posting by Chris Hayes, a lead reporter with MSNBC that predicts a 50% mortality rate.
*** Update 03/25/2020 *** ’CBS This Morning’ video footage substitution fake. Using imagery from an ER in a hospital in Bergamo Lombardy in Northern Italy and passing it as footage of an ER in a New York city hospital in order to enhance the fear messaging. CBS senior editorial instructions were to ‘strip the Sky News logo from the footage’ so as not to expose its foreign source. The Sky News piece itself is also full of false claims like that the Covid-19 mortality rate is 50%.
*** Update 03/26/2020 *** America is a failed state (another item in the above mentioned massaging topics). The following is a sample posting by Julia Ioffe, a GQ Magazine reporter who posted a piece titled “Who’s the shithole country now?”.
COVID-19 related Chinese influence operations and key early events timeline Youyou Wang – The profile of a Chinese propaganda officer working as a reporter in the US Wuhan Virus Response – Internal Chinese Covid-19 communications and supporting artifacts The Wuhan Virology Lab Linkage – The organizational and financial network Reverse Engineered Remdesivir – Chinese Patent application for “RedoxivirI”, the reversed engineered Gilead’s drug “Remdesivir”. The patent claim shows that the Chinese authorities knew about the epidemic in December 2019 and were preparing for wide scale outbreak
Wikipedia edits showing an alignment of the Spanish Flu with the Covid-19 mortality rates:
“Estimates vary as to the total number who died. An estimate from 1991 says it killed 25–39 million people. A 2005 estimate put the death toll at probably 50 million (less than 3% of the global population)…”
Copyright 2020 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.
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Image 1: Joseph Sakran – the man, the legend, and his activist linkage
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Image 2: Sakran’s garage and security system and the mystery of his appearing and disappearing paper wrinkles, missing wiper blade marks, and the strange diagonal paper crease on the note
Image 3: Sampling from over 2700 specimens of paper creases used to train the ML model to analyze Sakran’s print. The AI flagged the shallow diagonal crease on the print as an anomaly
It is a little known fact that Mark Zaid, the Ukraine call whistleblower’s maverick attorney, has a number of superpowers. These talents go far beyond his uncanny ability to squeeze money and fame from the dead, instantly teleport to the CNN studio, and provide a never ending pseudo-legal narrative that supports President Trump’s impeachment and the justification for general Flynn’s persecution. Zaid himself, as well as his sizable fan base have compared him to hybrid of Clark Kent and James Bond.
Image 1: Mark Steven Zaid and his alter egos of Clark Kent and James Bond
Image 2: Squeezing money and fame from the dead: Mark Zaid, the attorney of Mohamed Al-Fayed, promoting the conspiracy theory that Princess Diane was murdered by the Crown because she was pregnant
But in addition to these superpowers, Zaid has some additional skillz that haven’t been made public until now. It turns out that he is psychic and a fortune teller as well. In March 13, 2017 using what can only be attributed to divination, Zaid’s partner, John N. Tye, reinstated a 4 year defunct company called Values United DBA Whistleblower Aid.
Tye described this reborn organization as:
“a pioneering, non-profit law firm that helps patriotic government employees and brave, private-sector workers report and publicize their concerns” with legal advice that “is confidential, but never ideological or partisan.”
Image 3: Mark Zaid, the founding legal partner and John Tye, the CEO of Whistleblower Aid
Shortly after their 2017 re-formation, Tye donated $1.5 million to the organization (oddly, in 2015, he had difficulty paying $13K in legal fees) and launched a media blitz in Washington D.C. to publicize their services. The $$$ advertising campaign included ads on the D.C. Metro, people on street corners handing out branded red and blue whistles, posters, and mobile billboards that drove 8-10 hours a day circling the White House, the Capitol, the Pentagon, the CIA HQ, and the the National Security Agency HQ.
Image 4: Sample Whistleblower Aid advertisement blitz on the D.C. Metro, mobile billboard, street signs, and John Tye personally handing out flyers soliciting leakers of classified government materials
Currently, Whistleblower Aid advertises the following services:
Whistleblower Aid seeks to lower the barriers for courageous patriots to step forward. As a human and civil rights organization headquartered in the District of Columbia, in some cases we hope to provide clients with additional support including:
Media & public relations coaching
Dedicated, Secure Devices for clients’ use in communicating with us about their case
Employment claims under the Whistleblower Protection Act
Temporary rent or mortgage support and networking to help find new jobs, in case of loss of employment
Psycho-social counseling and treatment
The 5 star pampered treatment they offer (i.e. PR coaching, psycho-social consulting and treatment, temporary rent and mortgage support, and job placement), suspiciously looks more like a luxury spa/resort service than a legal aid service. Even more noteworthy is their mysterious business/revenue model. For example, it’s a puzzle how this little altruistic law firm (with > 12 employees) provides all of these expensive services pro-bono. Or, how using GoFoundMe to finance their legal fees is not violating the gift prohibition to federal employee and the following American Bar Association’s rules for avoiding conflicts of interest?
“lawyers may not subsidize lawsuits or administrative proceedings brought on behalf of their clients, including making or guaranteeing loans to their clients for living expenses, because to do so would encourage clients to pursue lawsuits that might not otherwise be brought and because such assistance gives lawyers too great a financial stake in the litigation.”
Image 5: Whistleblower Aid 2017 taxes
Whistleblower Aid specific language and statements also suggest that they are not your average non-partisan non-profit. In an 2017 interview with WaPo, Tye stated:
“This is not a partisan effort, at the same time, yes, the rule of law starts with the office of the president. Like many other people, we are definitely concerned about things that are happening in the administration. The decision to fire [FBI Director] James Comey. The lack of transparency. A lot of people have questions about whether this administration respects the rule of law.”
and “We want to advise people what to do, whether it’s going to Congress, or an inspector general or Robert Mueller,”
These statements echo Evelyn Farkas’s partisan call in late 2016 to all federal agency employees to “get as much intelligence [about Trump] as you can” and then publish/leak it as fast as possible, and John Brennan’s recent call for all available whistleblowers to carpe diem and step forward. All of these complementary activities suggest that we are witnessing the assembly of some sort of a political death ray machine with Mr. Zaid and Co. at the helm channeling the dark litigative energy at the president.
Video 1: Evelyn Farkas confirming her call to collect intelligence on the Trump team and publish/leak it. Farkas was also deliberately spreading disinformation about the Russian collusion, on one hand, telling the MSM that there was evidence of collusion, and on the other hand denying that there was such evidence during her testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee
Image 6: John Brennan calling all whistleblower
It’s possible that all of these people and aggressive calls for leakers are unrelated and that they just somehow converged. But, Occam’s Razor suggests that it’s more likely that the formation of Whistleblower Aid organization was a political coordinated effort to stand-up a factory style assembly-line in order to deliver a steady supply of political hits.
The timeframe for their re-activation (52 days after President Trump’s inauguration), Zaid’s January 2017 fortune teller style proclamation that the “#coup” against president Trump has started, and his commitment in July 2017 that “we will get rid of him”, also supports the argument that Whistleblower Aid is in fact part of the “#rebellion” and that the only real service they provide is fuel for the “#impeachment” furnace.
Image 7: Mark Zaid’s proclamation that the coup against president Trump has begun
Image 8: July 2017, Mark Zaid sharing his plan to “get rid of” President Trump
Image 9: Examples of various linkages between Mark Zaid, his anti-Trump targeted media appearances, ‘the resistance’, his on-line activity, and his social network (POI-ED is a person of interest that is related to him).
Zoltar (another well known psychic-fortune teller) once said, “Lucky at cards, unlucky in love”. From analyzing Zaid’s social and professional profile (Image 9), it certainly looks like Zoltar was right on the money. But what still remains a financial puzzle is how does John Tye’s salary of >$200K per year balances against Whistleblower Aid’s income of about $22K? And in this vein, who has been covering their losses since their inception (over $619K USD in 2017 alone), …and why?
Some Final Words from Zoltar Dear Mr. Zaid, Tye, and Bakaj, Whistleblower Aid’s practice of using obscurity for security like aliases to create on-line accounts, burner phones, and private email communications to store and transmit government secrets only works in the movies. In the real-word, every piece of classified information your clients remove from the SCIF and transmit to you via your super-duper ‘dedicated secure devices’, can be easily intercepted by every hostile foreign state actor that is monitoring your traffic. Also, I hate to break it to you guys, but TOR is just an anonymizer, it’s not an end-to-end encrypted platform (and even if it was, it would still be insecure). If you don’t understand the differences and the fine nuances, maybe you shouldn’t be providing paid cyber security advice and data services to federal government employees. Back in Craplikistan (where Zoltar used to practice law without a license before becoming a fortune teller), providing such advice and services would be considered negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by a lawyer and could be considered grounds for a legal malpractice action.
In fact, Zoltar would be positively shocked if the Whistleblower Aid society isn’t one of the biggest watering holes for foreign intelligence gathering. But, considering Mr. Zaid’s awesome psychic powers and cyber security expertise, I expect that none of this is news to him.
Image 10: Mark Zaid delivering keynote on the topic of cyber security
Image 11: An example of using an AI object classifiers to find a hidden linkage between Mark Zaid and POI-ED (a person of interest related to him). Both have independent shared objects such as photos, paintings, a cat, articles of clothing, and household items that the ML classifier was able to identify independently, match, and link
Image 12: Evelyn Farkas the queen of disinformation, saving US democracy one leak at a time, her $$$ Burisma consulting gig, and her 2019 bid for US Congress
Running for Congress? Short on cash or donations? No need to worry. Now, you too can finance your campaign through Ukrainian arms dealers. Igor, for example, will host the fundraising events in his $2+ million Washington DC brownstone (just one of several such houses he owns in the US). He will even throw in the Ukrainian Hors d’Oeuvres, Vodka, and Cigars.
Image 1: Igor Pasternak’s luxury home in DC where in 2013 Adam Schiff used Igor Pasternak to host a fundraiser for his congressional election
And the best part is that you never have to worry about paying him back for any of these favors, because it’s all absolutely free, no strings attached. After all, everyone knows that Ukrainian arms dealers float the election campaign of congressional candidates like Adam Schiff, and Loretta Sanchez and socially and politically hub nob with Nancy Pelosi because they are just so cuddly and lovable.
If you don’t buy any of this, then the following Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandra Chalupa linkage agrees with you.
Image 2: Where is Igor? Using AI based face recognition to locate a POI in a crowed of 500K people
Image 3: How a Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Pasternak floated Adam Schiff’s 2013 election to Congress and Pasternak’s linkage to Nancy Pelosi and the Ukrainian influence network in the US
Image 4: NADATS a division of Igor Pasternak’s AEROS corporation offering armed blips and surveillance towers with ITAR controlled thermal cameras and personnel tracking radar packages
Image 5: Notes from the desk of Yaroslav Brisiuck’s the Ukrainain Chargé d’affaires in Washington DC suggest that Alexandra Chalupa could be a long term Ukrainian intelligence asset
Image 6: Alexandra Chalupa, Melanne Verveer, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s Ukraine linkages. Chalupa held multiple intelligence briefing and debriefing sessions regarding president Trump with her handler Okana Shulyar and other Ukrainian embassy diplomats like Andriy Telizhenko
Image 7: Alexandra Chalupe with a small sampling of friends like Michael Avantti, Linda Sarsour, Andrew McCabe, and their on-going activity to impeach president Trump
The roof of Igor Pasternak manufacturing hangar collapses after he got $35M from the US military and NASA. “The accident is a blow to the hopeful collaboration between the Department of Defense and NASA.”
The House Intelligence Committee ranking member Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joins House Speaker John Boehner in a letter to the White House pushing for arms sales to Ukraine.
The US announces it is stepping up non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine with a $75 million package that includes armored Humvees and surveillance technology.
Pasternak’s company, Aeroscraft Corporation, AKA Aeros, issues a press release, announcing a cooperative partnership between Aeros and the Government of Ukraine. “The partnership with Ukraine, Aeros, and UkrOboronProm, first announced in Kiev earlier this month, will see the Ukraine-Russian border protected by a series of Aeros-made Elevated Early Warning Systems (EEWS).”
In addition to the $50 million grant Pasternak receives from the Pentagon to develop prototypes for delivering US military cargo, he also benefits from the $75 million aid package to Ukraine for providing weaponized airships to monitor Ukraine’s borders.
“UkrOboronProm’s (One of Ukraine’s largest arms producers)…signing a memorandum of cooperation with the Aeroscraft (Pasternak’s company), a major aviation and weapons producer founded and directed by Ukrainian immigrant Igor Pasternak.”
“Pasternak found himself walking on Kyiv’s central square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti, where the central protest camp was based. “(At that moment) I understood that I am a Ukrainian,” Pasternak said during an interview on Ukrainian television’s Espreso TV shown on April 2015. Before seeing the EuroMaidan protests, he identified as an American. Pasternak then started to visit Ukraine every month or two. In January, he signed a contract for Aeros to supply Ukraine’s State Border Service with a surveillance system to monitor the Sea of Azov.”
Image 8: A sampling of Igor Pasternak’s US real estate
Image 9: The Chalupa family ‘political consulting business’
Image 10: The Pelosi Voronovych (Woronowycz) linkage part-1
Image 11: The Pelosi Voronovych (Woronowycz) linkage part-2
Image 12: The Atlantic Council Ukraine linkage showing that Schiff is engaging in intelligence collection and political patronage in Ukraine and his collaborator Geysha Gonzalez (who paid for Schiff’s aid trip), an expert on disinformation, misinformation, and false information, and the Deputy Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council
Geysha Gonzalez the Deputy Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council discussing issues related to Russian information warfare during the 2016 elections
Image 13: The Pelosi Jihadi linkage. A profile of one Ukrainian jihadi NGO which is a front for the Turkish intelligence services
Image 14: The Gigapixel mosaic was one of the image sources used in the Pasternak face match searches. Source: CNN Trump Inauguration
Image 15: Multi-classifier verification for Nancy Pelosi’s identity using face recognition, hair parting style, body features such as hand geometry and age spots (on right hand), and the ‘tight lips’ facial expression
*** [Update 10/17/2019] ***
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes – Who will Fact Check the Fact Checkers? Shortly after uploading this post, I was contact by Saranac Spencer Hale, an an investigative reporter with Factcheck.org. Saranac asked me via email to verify that the images in the post were authentic. She also inquired about the face recognition and AI based analytics and wanted to know how the technology worked. I provided her with the details and even demonstrated the Sentinel AI capabilities by running it against one node of her social network (using her email address as the entry point).
After providing her this information, she never responded to my emails or gave me an opportunity to comment about what she was going to publish. Several days ago, she posted a misleading report that falsely claims that I’ve misidentified Randy Credico as Igor Pasternak (the man Nancy Pelosi is shanking hands with in the middle of Image 15).
The fact is that Credico wasn’t event tagged or identified because he was irrelevant to the linkage. The main reason why this image was used is because it contained several of Pelosi’s characteristics that the AI classifier used to verify her identity. These included her face recognition, hair parting style, body features such as hand geometry, the age spots (on her right hand), and the ‘tight lips’ facial expression.
It is clear from the content of Saranac Spencer Hale’s misleading post and its deliberate mischaracterization of the facts that it was designed to attack the Ukrainian linkage between Igor Pasternak, Adam Schiff, and Nancy Pelosi, and to down play Pasternak’s role as an ‘arms dealer’. It is also noteworthy that Snoops.com came up with and identical article shortly afterwards that recycled all of the arguments made by Factcheck.org. This suggests a close collaboration between these two platform and is a good illustration of the MO of internet facts checkers who in reality are little more than progressive political damage control tools and information warfare units that whitewash inconvenient facts.
For the sake of transparency and to allow others who may want to get a first hand view into how the Internet fact checking industry works, I am posting the email thread with Saranac Spencer Hale below:
I have read your fact check and would like to reference this comment:
“Apelbaum told us through email that his company used facial recognition technology to identify Pasternak — although incorrectly in Credico’s case.”
Your statement of me misidentifying Credico as Pasternack is both dishonest and deceitful. I have never claimed to identify Randy Credico as Igor Pasternack or labeled him as an arms dealer. None of my images show Credico with Pasternack’s name.
The image that you are referencing as being a misidentification was used to confirm the identity of Nancy Pelosi. The relevance of the image with Credico is that it contained the following Pelosi reference objects:
Pelosi’s age spots visible on her right hand (shaking hands with Randy Credico)
Pelosi’s hand geometry
Pelosi’s hair parting style
Pelosi’s facial expression, specifically, her ‘tight lips’
These and other features were then used to confirm Pelosi’s identity in the image with Mr. Pasternak.
I was transparent with you about how our technology works and even went the extra mile to demonstrate the process on a person in your network. I expected that you would have had the decency and give me the courtesy to respond to your false claim before you published your article.
But I guess, that is not how professional fact checkers with an agenda operate.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2019 4:51 AM To: ‘Spencer, Saranac Hale’ <email@example.com> Subject: RE: Reporter from FactCheck.org
I wanted to follow-up on my last email. Will you be publishing the confirmation of the FR search you inquired about?
Also, find attached a sample run of the Sentinel AI against one person you know. The search used FR, object classifier, and GIS engine, and text analytics. We constrained the parameters to a 60 seconds search, a single relationship node, and the detection of deepfake content. We also striped the search linkage and removed adult content, drugs, and firearm related matches found.
Let me know if you have any questions.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 3:55 PM To: ‘Spencer, Saranac Hale’ <email@example.com> Subject: RE: Reporter from FactCheck.org
The high level overview of the FR process is:
Ingest any image source (real-time streaming video, video in files, newspapers, images, microfiche, illustrations, CCTV, mobile phone, etc.)
Optimize the image (poor exposure, illumination, stability, rain, or fog, etc.)
Reconstruct the image (remove occlusion, compensate for counter detection methods like sunglasses, fake beard or mustache, hats, and scarf)
Create a 3D facial object so that it can be manipulated in space
Perform a wide range of analytics on the object including face recognition, age, race, gender, emotional state. We can also plug-in custom analytic such psychiatric and medical indicators
Fuse and enrich the detection with other sources
I hope this helps,
From: Spencer, Saranac Hale <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 2:29 PM To: email@example.com Subject: RE: Reporter from FactCheck.org
Great – could you tell me how this technology works? Do you use standard news video footage? Also, were you able to confirm the identity of Igor Pasternak in the photo where he is shaking Nancy Pelosi’s hand?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 2:24 PM To: Spencer, Saranac Hale <email@example.com> Subject: RE: Reporter from FactCheck.org
Thanks for reaching out. Yes, we did utilize our Sentinel AI face recognition and video analytics platform on the Gigapixel mosaic and confirmed the identify of Igor Pasternak.
From: Spencer, Saranac Hale <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 2:14 PM To: Information@XRVision.com Subject: Reporter from FactCheck.org
I’m wondering if your company did, in fact, use facial recognition technology to identify the people indicated in the graphics. I’m particularly interested in whether or not you contributed to the image that’s attached.
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The Kennedy aristocracy will never know fear In a bind invoke Camelot, JFK & Jackie dear, It’s only rape and murder, why shed a tear? At most a rebuke and they are in the clear.
To the dignified Clintons the law never applies Crimes like emails and sex are all vicious lies, ”What difference does it make?”, everyone dies ”I didn’t have XXX relations” are hallmark replies.
Comey, Brannon, McCabe, Strzok, and Page An ensemble of goodness-wholeness sublime, So what if the deleted texts show treasonous rage Since when is lying to FISA and leaking a crime?
Congressman “Carlos-Danger” of New York Abedin and the Hillary made him so woke, His pedophile messages vanished like smoke Twenty months in a halfway house wasn’t a joke.
Jesse Jackson is a powerful shaman king His Rainbow non-profit is a civil rights thing, Jr. embezzled $750K on Rolex, fur, and bling He/wife did half-time in the recreational wing,
The “Sheriff of Wall Street” Mr. Spritzer divine He fought against vice, corruption, and crime, Charges for $80K sex trafficking were declined Skipping jail straight to Al Gore’s TV primetime.
Philanthropist Epstein, money guide to the stars Was enhancing our DNA with baby-making farms, Kept a sex harem island with free stays and cigars skirted the law with a black book, tapes, and dinars.
Chicago’s Smollet leads the anti-bigotry fight Savagely lynched by two white racists at night, The Police with 16 felony charges wanted to indict Michelle told Foxx uh-uh, he’s my homie, that’s right.
A good school separates the average from best But to get in you have to pass a pesky SAT test, Bribe everyone so your kid’s admission is blessed Your sentence is a fine and a jail time suppressed.
The moral of these verses my dear friend Is that the judiciary its corruption must end, If the DOJ can’t clean up house and justice defend Let UCMJ and martial law their civil rights suspend.
Notes:  The Jussie Smollett case provides a good illustration of how the multi-tiered justice system works. On January 29, 2019, the actor told Chicago police that he was attacked in the early hours of the night by two men wearing ski masks and a MAGA hat. He claimed that they beat him up, used racial and homophobic slurs against him, placed a rope noose around his neck, and poured bleach on him. A week into the investigation, the police determined that Smollett had paid two Nigerian brothers to stage the fake hate crime and assault him. The police charged him with 16 felony counts including filing false police reports, but the Chicago DA under influence from Michelle Obama (who knew Smollett) dropped all charges.
Smollett held a number of conversations with congressman Cory Booker and congresswoman Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the senate and house votes. The timeline of these conversations (December 21-January 18, 2019) suggests that the death threat letter with the white powder he had sent himself (January 22-23) and his staged attack (January 29) were timed to create an opinion groundswell to support the bill and prop the political and professional careers of the three masterminds. It is noteworthy that both Harris and Booker released separate statements condemning Smollet’s attack using identical language:
“an attempted modern-day lynching”
Image 1: The synchronized Cory Booker and Kamala Harris Twitter messages regarding the Jussie Smollett ‘lynching’
When Booker released his statement at 12:09 PM and Harris released hers at 1:30 PM, they could not have possibly known what the motive for the attack was because the police was only a few hours into the investigation.
The first tip that the Chicago police received regarding the true nature of the case came from within Smollett’s inner circle. One of his friends realized that he was now being investigated as a suspect and decided that he didn’t want to be an accessary to a crime. He then contacted the police and told them that “the entire event was orchestrated by Smollett.” This is another indicator that multiple participants knew about the staged attack.
Smollett spoke with the Osundairo brothers an hour before the attack on January 29 and conducted a final dress reversal with them. He then contacted them again after the attack and encouraged them to get to the airport “on time”. On the evening of January 29, 2019 (about 18 hours after the attack), the brothers arrived to terminal 5 at O’Hare airport and boarded Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul. The following day, on January 30, 2019, Smollett called them while they were in Istanbul waiting for their connecting flight to Nigeria and talked to them about the need to “follow the plan”. He contacted them again after their arrival to Nigeria to discuss some complications (he became a suspect) and the need to switch to “plan B”. This further indicates that the whole event was worked out in advance including elements like deniability and alibis. ‘Plan B’ incidentally, covered the scenarios of the brothers getting questioned by the police and included contingencies such as:
Using a complex password on the phone to prevent the police from accessing their devices
Switching the SIM card between the ‘hot’ phone and a clean phone (they had 4 phones)
A briefing about the intricacies of Miranda rights and search warrants
Importance of not answering any questions or cooperating with the police without an attorney being present
When the Chicago police finally executed a search warrant on the Osundairo brother’s apartment they found a GunVault safe that contained the following items:
1 14375970 Hipoint model C9, 9mm caliber semi auto pistol 1 14375970 9mm caliber magazine with live rounds 2 14375979 45acp caliber magazines, Glock brand with live rounds (pistol is missing) 2 14375996 Boxes labeled Remington 22 rounds (rifle is missing) 1 14375996 One box labeled Hornady 00 buck shotgun shells (shotgun is missing) 1 14375996 Box labeled blazer .45 auto ammo 1 14375996 Box labeled federal .45 auto ammo 1 14376021 Fabric fanny pack green in color 1 14376029 Paper packet cont. two small plastic bags cont. white powder 1 14376038 Unknown make, unknown model, black laser sight 1 14376044 One twenty dollar bill USC 1 14376045 Miscellaneous paperwork (receipts for red hat, bleach and noose)
Image 2: The content of the Osundairo brother’s safe and Jussie Smollett’s anti-gun song titled “Need Freedom”
Smollett’s and his high society circle of friends’ affinity for crime and their ability to get away with something as outrageous as this affair raises questions about the size and reach of their ‘fixer network’. Smollett, who is one of the great progressive moral champions of the anti-gun lobby, hired, befriended, professionally supported, and according to his attorney had sex with one of the Osundairo brothers, all while knowing full well who they were–without any fear of prosecution.
Possession of a hand gun in Chicago without a license is illegal and could result in a felony or a class A misdemeanor punishable by 1-3 years in prison. Considering that the two Nigerian brothers engaged in various criminal and scam activities like distributing body building steroids, mailing death threats, lynching for hire, lying to the police, and keeping an illegal cache of weapons at home, how is it that the Chicago PD/DA just let them go? What kind of an incantation did they possibly invoke to deploy this kind of protective magic?
Beyond the obvious question of how Smollett managed to shake-off 16 felony charges without breaking a sweat is also the issue of Cory Booker’s and Kamala Harris’s involvement in the planning and orchestration of Smollett’s publicity stunt. All material evidence suggests that parts of the event were influenced by Booker and Harris.
Some other puzzling questions about this case are who—beside Tina Tchen, Kim Foxx, Michelle Obama, and Jesse Jackson Sr/Jr. (another big-time felon)—was in on the decision that Smollett’s punishment should be limited to forfeiting his $10K bail and volunteering with Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition for 16 hours? And who worked out, coordinated, and blessed the details of this settlement?
Image 3: The dispenser of justice Jesse Jackson Jr., a convicted felon absolving the would-be felon Jussie Smollett through 16 hours of volunteer services at his ‘civil rights’ Chicago based Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Image 4: Who’s Who of the ‘Justice League’ – Jussie Smollet’s political influence network and the details of his case
Image 5: Jussie Smollet in a get down and boogie with Michelle Obama
Need Freedom by Jussie Smollet Too many guns on the streets In my heart, I can’t take it no, oh … Tell me how this happened Where did we go wrong? Say we stay together if we choose to walk alone Blood covers our streets Hatred fills our home Gotta get this message out before we’re dead and gone … Need freedom Our world is cryin’, no more silence, with guns and violence Need freedom I can’t…
Image 6: Classification of the hand guns used in the Smollett “Need Freedom” video
Comrades Rashida, Ilhan, AOC, and Sarsour, I would like to correct the record here. The murder of Israa Ghrayeb and other honor killings in the Palestinian society and world-wide have nothing to do with what you term as toxic masculinity–however, there is a cultural toxicity that you haven’t mentioned and that one is 100% responsible for that great Palestinian contribution to mankind: the ‘suicide bomber’. Which interestingly, you and your clan members, as well as granny Muftia have been endorsing and benefiting from financially for years.
The Majority of Honor Killings Victims are Innocent In an overwhelming majority of documented cases, there was no proof that the murder victims had violated any moral code of Arab society–only that their families thought that their behavior was incompatible with accepted custom. Sometimes a mere rumor that a woman spoke with a man was enough to seal her fate. In a large number of cases the honor killings were perpetrated to hide that the victim was raped by the father, brother of uncle who murdered her in order to save face and prevent the victim from potentially disclosing the crime after she gets married. In other cases, honor killing served as a pretext for murder for other reasons, such as a family dispute, rivalry, or vendettas.
The Real Reasons Behind Honor Killings Samia Habib, a psychologist at the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution, stated in an interview: “Sometimes it is a matter of inheritance… sometimes the father has committed deviant acts against his daughter and then murders her in a so-called ‘honor killing’ to cover up his crime… The woman is the weakest link. She is always guilty, even when she is a rape victim… The issue of honor is a very sensitive one. The families do not call for help; you can’t reach them.”
As can be seen from the following four excerpts from Palestinian press, honor has very little to do with this practice.
A father murdered his daughter Ahlam because she allegedly slept over at the house of a friend that had some boys in it. “The social worker who was monitoring Ahlam’s situation, said that Ahlam had complained to her about her family’s strictness and about her fear of her father, because he sexually abused her.” After the murder, the father said: “I told her that we were going out for shawarma. I drove her in the car, we had shawarma, and I played for her songs that she loved. She didn’t suspect me [of anything]. After we drove a while, I asked her to get out, and she hesitated. When she saw the knife in my hand, she asked, ‘Papa, why do you want to murder me?’ The father took advantage of the law that mitigates punishment in such a case, and was released from prison so he could enjoy the pleasures of life and forget the question asked by his daughter: ‘Why do you want to murder me?”
A mother strangled her teenage daughter, who she discoveredhad been raped by her uncle when she was little, in order to purge the shame. The uncle remained at liberty.
“Najla, a 24-year-old divorcee, was strangled by her brother, who was known for his religious fanaticism, when she was staying at his home. Najla worked as a clerk at a Gaza business, and [due to her work] was absent from the home for many hours; this gave rise to many stories about her. Her brother, whose nickname was ‘The Sheikh,’ could not bear it. Once the murder was discovered,the police arrested him for questioning. Family talks were then held, during which it was whispered in the ear of a senior police official that the matter concerned the family only, and that the woman had needed to be taught a lesson.Later, that police official received a gift–one of [Najla’s] brothers, a construction worker, laid 13 meters of flooring for him. The result was that [the killer]was released from prison without anyone batting an eyelid, and without any reaction from those who knew how badly Najla needed the work so that she could buy medicines for her sick mother.”
A young man murdered his unmarried sister when he observed that her abdomen had swelled and suspected that she was having sexual relations. Afterwards it turned out that she was a virgin and that her abdomen was swollen due to illness. Hamada, who is serving a prison sentence for murdering his sister, expressed no regret over his deed, and wasn’t interested in the pathologist’s report, which determined that his sister had been a virgin. He said: “I turned myself in to the police and I don’t care if I’m sentenced even to life in prison, because I believe in what I did.” Hamada’s brother backed him up: “I didn’t know he would murder her, but after he did I wasn’t angry at him. None of us were. This is the natural outcome of her actions, which were known to everyone in the neighborhood.”
“She deserved to die” It is noteworthy that honor killings are accepted as a norm by many women in Palestinian society. In one of a series of workshops dedicated to media coverage of honor killings held in Khan Yunis, all 60 women participants believed that a sinning woman should be punished with death.
One participant, who wore a burka, said of one of the victims: “She deserved to die. She should be a lesson to other women.” When asked whether a man guilty of similar offense should be punished, she replied, after a brief pause, “It doesn’t matter, he’s a man.”
Image 1: Honor killings are a wide scale cultural disease that result in the murder of hundreds of women every year
According to a UN Women rights report, a staggering 60%-70% of all married Palestinian women regularly experience domestic physical and physiological violence. And if this is not bad enough, about 15%-30% of all girls also experience sexual violence from their own family members. Allowing for some variance, this means that 8 out of 10 women in Palestinian society are abused. These figures are just mind-boggling!
Image 2: UN Women statistics of violence within Palestinian society
Video 1: An interview with a would be Honor Killer
The Murder On August 9, 2019, Israa Ghrayeb, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman from Bethlehem, went to a coffee shop with her fiancé and their chaperones (with her mother’s permission). There was nothing unusual about the outing, they were just sitting drinking coffee. While at the coffee shop, Israa snapped a few pictures and uploaded them to Instagram. Shortly after the upload, her cousin saw her update, contacted Israa’s father and brothers, and advised them that taking pictures with her fiancé before the wedding dishonored the family.
Image 3: The selfie that started it all. Israa at the coffee house and at the hospital
When Israa arrived back home, her three brothers proceeded to beat her up to the point that she either jumped/or was pushed out of a three-story balcony. As a result of the fall, she suffered a spinal injury and was taken to the hospital. While there, she posted a picture of her bruised face and an IV. She also messaged her network that she wouldn’t be able to work for a couple of months but that they shouldn’t worry about her:
“I’m strong, and I have the will to live — if I didn’t have this willpower, I would have died yesterday,” “Don’t send me messages telling me to be strong, I am strong…”
Image 4: The Israa murder crime scene images
Shortly after this second posting, her father and brothers showed up in the hospital locked the door to her room and with no interference from hospital security, police, or the hospital staff, they beat her up again. The following day on August 10th, she was checked out of the hospital by the family and taken home. Two days later, on Augustus 12th she died at home from her injuries.
After Israa’s death, the Ghrayeb family published several statements on-line claiming that Israa suffered from a psychological disorder and that this was the reason why she ‘threw herself’ out of the window on August 9. Their message (translated from Arabic) read:
“Due to the turbulent behavior by Israa, it was necessary to get her out of the hospital on family responsibility and complete her treatment at home, but it didn’t take her much time until she died from a stroke. Her body has been transferred to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Abu Dis for autopsy, and we’re waiting for the medical report to be issued by the official authorities,”
On August 30, almost two weeks after her murder, Israa’s brother-in-law, via his Facebook account denied all of the accusations against him and the family and claimed that Israa died from a heart attack (not stroke). He stated that she wasn’t beaten up by her family, and her screaming in the hospital was due to hallucinations caused by being possessed by a Jinn (evil spirit) and that all of her problems were related to her poor mental health. He also claimed the videos taken at the hospital, in which she is heard screaming, were not because she was being beaten by her family, but because “she was fighting with the nurses who wouldn’t give her her phone so she could call her mother.”
Image 5: The faces of honor killings – a small sampling of 130 murders resulting from the widespread and commonly practiced honor killing in Rashida’s noble savage society
So there you have it, it’s elementary, my dear Watson. Israa was possessed by an evil spirit which made her jump out of a 3 story window and afterwards attack her 3 body-building brothers who, naturally, just defended themselves.
Jinn and evil spirits notwithstanding, there isn’t enough lipstick in the world to paint virtue on this ugly pig or put a positive spin on this story. If the squad really wanted to help, they could have worked with their Qatari masters and the rest of the progressives to organize an international movement dedicated to stopping honor killings and all other forms of cruelty to women in their native Somali and Palestinian societies. But they didn’t, and they won’t.
Image 6: Rashida wearing out her own family’s honor with Hassan Sheikh
A Culture of Abuse and Exploitation I don’t expect Rashida, Ilhan, or Sarsour to seriously follow-up on any of these issues so I’ll cut to the chase and address the elephant in the room, chiefly, the problem of their inherent cultural dishonesty and the natural propensity towards violence and abuse. The problem with Rashida and Ilhan and their squad is not that they are opportunistic or manipulative—most politicians are—but that they themselves follow and benefit from the same vile practices that they preach against.
For example, Rashida, AOC, and Ilhan have been convicted of campaign finance law violations, filing false tax returns, and major ethics violations. And then, there is the issue of them regularly hanging out (both professionally and socially) with the most vile and voilent characters. This includes convicted international terrorists with blood on their hands like Rasmea Odeh and Leila Khaled and Muslim Brotherhood aristocracy like CAIR’s Nihad Awad and Hassan Shibly. Shibly, the paragon of enlightenment and virtue, is a foaming at the mouth, homicidal anti-semite who is on the US Terrorism Watchlist but yet somehow manages to carry multiple firearms in public including a 9mm Glock and an AK47 assault rifle with a high capacity magazine.
Image 7: Rashida Tlaib and her friend Hassan Shibly, the CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director. Shibly is the one of the promoters of Ilhan’s speech at the CAIR fundraiser in LA where she stated: “some people did something”. Shilby is on the US Terrorism Watchlist, CAIR and its members are also designated a terrorist organization by the UAE government.
Image 8: Rashida Tlaib and her links to the Muslim Brotherhood, terrorist propaganda, and her circle of convicted and wanted Islamic terrorist friends
Yes! My Name is Not Fayez Fayez In addition the squad’s financial and ethical dishonesty, there is also the issue of real vs. assumed or made-up identities. It’s a real puzzle why both Ilhan and Rashida and their prospective spouses managed over the years to collect so many identities. For members of Congress who are leading the charge for transparency and honesty, it is difficult to explain why Ihan and her two husbands and Rashida and her ex Fayez Tlaib, use the following multiple aliases and name/address variations:
Image 9: The multiple personalities of Rashida Tlaib’s ex, Fayez Tlaib
Image 10: Looking for love in all of the right places. The dating profile (while married) of Ilhan Omar’s husband Ahamd H AKA Ahmed Hassan Hirsi
There is No Place Like Home There are probably multiple explanation for Rashida and Ilhan’s name/address shell game. Both families were on government welfare and a food stamp for several years so this could have been related to gaming the system. In Ilhan’s case, she married her brother in a sham marriage in order to get him US citizenship (he is a British national living in the UK). In Rashida’s case, there is at last one corroborated explanation that is related to a 2008 Election and Tax Fraud. In an affidavit that she submitted prior to running for office she claimed to have lived at the 9123 Rathbone, Detroit address. But it turns out that this address is the house owned by her father, Harbi Elabed. When Harbi was asked about Rashida’s claims of residence there, he outright denied it. In a March 13, 2010 interview with Charlie Leduff, Harbi made the following statement:
“She [Rashida] lied big-time to get elected. I never teach [sic] her that way. I teach [sic] her the right way.”
Image 11: Rashida Tlaib’s father’s home in Detroit, his interview confirmation that she never lived at this address, and her actual home in Tireman Dearborn
Residency is difficult to get but relatively easy to prove once you have it. To be an allegeable candidate for office in Michigan, Rashida had to be a “registered and qualified elector” of her district. That means that her primary residence and the address on her driver’s license had to be in the 12th House district.
But according to the official property and tax records, Rashida lived in a house on Tireman in Dearborn. The records show that her husband Fayez Tlaib (a part time autoworker) purchased the house in 2008. Both of them also filed jointly and paid taxes for that property in 2009, and claimed that it was their primary residence. However, in 2009, Rashida explained this discrepancy by claiming that in late 2008 she separated from her husband and moved to her father’s house—something that her father vehemently denied.
Rashida’s signature response to her father’s essentially calling her a liar/fraudster was:
“It’s not surprising that he did this to me. It’s not. He was abusive to me as a girl and he’s angry at me about my grandmother…he’s also vindictive. It’s all very embarrassing. What do they say, you can’t choose your family?”
This claim of ‘abuse’ is reoccurring theme in Rashida’s conversational repertoire and she uses it frequently. She invoked the abuse incantation on her father, former husband, political opponents, former boss, business leaders, Loews, President Trump, police, a number of federal agencies, members of Congress, Israel, and the list goes on. For Rashida, the claim of abuse seems to be the gift that keeps on giving and the ultimate winning card.
In regards to her property tax fraud case, here too she exhibited dishonesty when she threw her husband under the bus and blamed him for the fraudulent filings. Her claim of ignorance is also doubtful because prior to her political career, she worked for a Detroit based non-profit as an attorney offering tax and financial advice to the immigrant community. You would think that a professional who is paid to offer tax and financial advice to others would be able to properly handle their own personal taxes.
In a February 17, 2014 interview with the Detroit Free Press, she said that her husband mistakenly signed the affidavit claiming the homestead exemption in Dearborn and that:
“It actually was very much a wake-up call for many people,… It’s a very easy mistake to make.”
Political charlatans thrive on complacent media and as soon as the apologetic story about her tax fraud went public, Rashida switched to full attack mode and seized the opportunity to lead a legislative crusade to make it ‘more difficult’ for people to claim a primary residence exemption for more than one property.
Another noteworthy observation regarding Rashida’s lack of public transparency is the magical on-line scrubbing of non-complimentary articles about her. One example is a 2014 piece that was featured in The Detroit News METRO section titled: “Tlaib Blames Broken System Failure Pay Dearborn School Taxes”; another is: “Lawmaker to pay back taxes after error”. The removal of these articles is interesting because it confirms the practice of major news outlets purging already published content for narrative management purpose. It may also be relevant that the articles disappearance coincided with Rashida’s election to office.
Nurturing and Enabling Sexual Harassment? Rashida is now positioning herself as leading the charge for women’s rights, but what about her real track record on sexual harassment? Textual and keywords analysis, and video analytics on media and articles related to her that go back to 1998 shows a number of dubious incidents and her questionable ethics. In at least one case she actively shielded a sexual predator for political gain. This story involves her 2013 sexual harassment charges against her former boss, Imad Hamad, the Michigan regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
From her own statements, it appears that she had personal knowledge that multiple women were being molested and assaulted by Hamad as early as 1999, but she opted to sit on this information for 15 whole years. She only spoke about it after 5-15 other women blew the whistle on how Hamad sexually harassed/assaulted them over the years while serving as head of the Michigan ADC. Hamad was accused of attacking female employees and women who came to him seeking help and advice—ironically enough—about sexual harassment and discrimination. Once that case went public, Rashida quickly cashed-in on the political opportunity to ‘lead’ the campaign to oust Hamad from the ADC.
According the Tlaib testimony, the ADC, just like Hamad is a debauched moral pigsty. Internal documents show that in 2007, eight other women who had worked or volunteered with ADC filed written complaints with the national office against Hamad. But the national office failed to dismiss him, they only told him to take a sexual harassment training course.
Image 13: October 3, 2013 news conference with a few of the 15 victims of Imad Hamad’s sexual harassment and abuse
In a May 31, 2013 letter to the ADC’s national president, Warren David; its national board chairman, Safa Rifka; Barbara McQuade, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan; and Gail Cober, field director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Detroit office, Rashida wrote:
“I was a victim of Imad Hamad’s 15 years ago and regret that I did not have the courage to report it to the appropriate authorities…Imad’s sexual advances were aggressive. He made references to my breasts, played with my hair when I was on the phone, and made sexual comments throughout the day…”
Image 14: Rashida Tlaib’s Open Sex Letter regarding Imad Hamad, the ADC, and her decision to sit on the sexual abuse evidence for 15 years
What is shocking but not surprising about this whole case, is that Imad Hamad was eventually cleared of all charges. Evaluating the material evidence shows that the allegations by some of the victims was overwhelming. It consisted of multiple sworn affidavits; the testimonies were detailed, consistent, had no internal or external contradictions, and provided specific time and place details and corroborating events. So, it does seem that the ADC’s final decision was a face-saving cover-up (and a possible generous payout) aimed at shielding the reputation of their greatest social justice warrior.
Image 15: Imad Hamad, the civil rights activist and champion of ‘Arab women empowerment’
In the end, despite the exposure to sunlight, 15 silver bullets, gallons of holy water infused with garlic, and a wooden stake through the heart, Hamad, just brushed of his blouse and walked away from this affair smelling like a rose-scented bathroom freshener. After his full-time gig with the ADC ended, (he still serves as their advisor), he became the Executive Director of the American Human Right Council (AHRC), where he continues to perform his fifth column duties, selling the same snake oil anti-American venomous propaganda disguised as human rights activism.
Image 16: Imad Hamad in his full 5’-4” 330 lb. glory, his fight for a world free of harassment, and two of his sexual abuse accusers: Rashida Tlaib and Rana Abbas and their abbreviated stories
An OSINT dive into Hamad’s past shows a real upstanding human being, just a sweetheart of a guy. He was born in 1966 in the terrorist hotbed of Ein El-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon and came to the United States in 1980-1981 on a foreign student visa. Just like in Ilhan Omar’s case, he too has been using multiple names that include:
Imad M Hamad
Imad S Hamad
Arwa Izzadin Hamad
Imad Salih Hamad
Hamad Imad Salih
Imad Salih Hamad
Image 17: Imad Hamad’s home sweet home at the Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian Camp in Lebanon and the World HQ for civil rights, human rights, and women’s empowerment
While in the US, Imad ended up violating his student visa by overstaying its duration. Also, despite the strict visa requirements, he only attended Louisiana Tech University briefly during winter quarter of 1981 (under the name Imad Salih Hamad) and spent the rest of his time on radical terror tied political activities. He allegedly also engaged in a sham marriage to a woman with US citizenship with whom he did not live. It was during one of these terror activism marathons in 1982 that he was picked up on FBI surveillance working for the PFLP—an organization on the state department’s terrorist list. The INS fought for almost two decades to deport him, but under pressure from US Senator Carl Levin and the Clinton Administration (believing that this will secure them the Arab community’s vote) they finally gave up.
Image 18: Imad Hamad, the toast of Palestinian high society in Michigan, and his journey from a common refugee camp terrorist to a consummate sexual abuser
In 1997, an immigration judge ruled in his favor (mainly because of his American wife) and canceled his deportation order, clearing his path to permanent residence. In 1998, he became the executive director the Michigan branch of the ADC. In 2003 he got his U.S. citizenship. In terms of political and ideological bent, Hamad is a crafty terrorist apologist and has been defending and promoting terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah (both on the US state department terror list). He has even gone on Detroit local television stations to praise the Palestinian Authority’s teaching three-year-olds to become suicide bombers—calling it “patriotic.” He was also quoted in the Detroit media referring to Hezbollah—the terrorist group which in 1983 alone murdered 241 US marines and 63 US embassy employees–“the heroes” and a “resistance organization”.
Image 19: Imad Hamad’s activist fairytale story and the details of his visit to the White House meeting with Eric Holder and pressing flesh with another women’s rights champion, Bill Clinton
Some of the testimony regarding the specifics of Hamad’s harassment came from Rana Abbas, Hamad’s deputy director at the ADC. Abbas testified that he hired mostly women in his office so that he could take advantage of them. She also said that he constantly pressured her to have sex with him. When she refused, he punished her. Over 7 victims described his assaults as consisting of:
“Aggressive groping of breast and stroking of hair, rubbing his body against women, trying to kiss them, commenting in suggestive ways on women’s body parts, paddling women, pushing women against the wall and pinning them down, and pressuring women to sleep with him”
Image 20: Top left Imad the woman rights champion. Middle, at an award ceremony with FBI Special Agent Bell, the US Attorneys Collins, and McQuade (one of the recipients of Rashida’s Open letter). Top right, the secret life of Barbara McQuade. Bottom left at a 2009 event with Leon Panetta who thanked Imad for “doing a great job”. Bottom middle, at a 2012 “Siham Jaafar’s Images and Perceptions workshop” event with Rana Abbas (one of his accusers). In that event, Imad let Rana wear his activist fedora and orchestrated a “Why don’t you smile a little more, it will get you places” picture. The identity of the individuals in the images were triple matched using an AI based OCR, object classifier, and face recognition.
Image 21: The rape prince Tarek Ramadan, Muslim Brotherhood philosopher and a former Oxford professor of Contemporary Islam and Ethics and the sources of his Qatari legal defense fund and personal finance
We Can’t Handle the Truth Clearly, both Imad and Rashida are lying about some of the facts in this case, which makes it difficult to determine who exactly abused whom. It seems that both of them participated in some form of a perverted marriage of convenience and that at some point, the relationship got poisoned.
In 2011, Rashida was literally thrown out of a fundraiser by ADC staff in Washington, DC. Other evidence suggest that Tlaib may have been romantically involved with Hamad and that the grudge was at least partially trigged by ‘Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.’ So these two factors could have been the impetus for the Sicilian knife fight that ensued in 2013. One thing is certain, as soon as Rashida got elected and felt powerful enough, she kneecapped Imad. Debbie Schlussel, who is the resident expert on Rashida and Imad, summarized the relationship between these two poisons snakes as:
“Frankly, I couldn’t care less if Tlaib was sexually harassed by Hamad, as this is one of those “Alien v. Predator” cases where I hope the war lasts forever and both sides lose.”
The real Greek tragedy with this and other ‘ethnic’ sexual abuse cases is that under the pretext of women rights, Rashida and the rest of the squad are the active enablers of this practice and promoters of the most heinous of crimes against women. On one hand, virtue signaling and oozing with modesty like Ilhan’s and Sarsour’s hijab charade (which probably makes every devout Muslim woman cringe), and on the other hand whitewashing degenerate and depraved sexual assault and child marriage practices in their community.
Or as Israa Ghrayeb wrote in her last tweet before she was murdered:
“…May God be the judge of those who oppressed me and hurt me” .
Image 22: Top 20 countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage and an estimated rate of about 15%-30% of this practice for Palestinians living in Jordan
Checking the Checkers The squad response to accusations of dishonesty, fraud, and deception against them is to argue that these are all white privileged Islamophobic, fascist, racist, bigoted lies, and that fact-checker services like Snopes.com have debunked all of those claims and found them to be false.
To those who are not familiar with organizations like Snopes, it is a leading progressive fact-checker site that claims to impartially verify information. But in reality, it’s a propaganda mill and one major source of fake news and for-pay information laundry service.
So following the age-old question of ‘who will guard the guards’ I decided to run some OSINT on Snopes which has been providing the squad with close air support and a thin veil of respectability. The results of the analytics strongly suggest that just like in the case of Rashida and Ilhan, key individuals in Snopes like David Mikkelson, the CEO, and his staff are not the most ethical or honest arbitrators of truth after all, and neither is their work product. In at least several instances the evidence, that includes drafts of fact checks and internal communications regarding strategy and disposition objectives, suggest that Snopes is a crypto PR firm dressed-up as a research organization.
Image 23: July 22, 2019, David Mikkelson’s from Snopes determination that Rashida Tlaib was not involved in election fraud and the AI based analytics to confirm the identify of the person in the image
Wash ‘N Clean and the Meme Laundromat The whitewashing services that Snopes provides can be illustrated through the case of Omar Mateen. After Omar’s Jihadi inspired terror attack in the Pulse Nightclub during which he murdered 49 people, Snopes’s leading fact-checker Kim Lacapria (in an attempt to distance him from democratic-progressive circles) claimed that just because Mateen was a registered Democrat with an active voter registration status didn’t mean he was actually a Democrat. She also argued that he might “have chosen a random political affiliation when he initially registered.” As can be seen in the image below, Seddique Mateen actively campaigned for Hillary Clinton and can be seen sitting behind her in a political town hall meeting. Seddique Mateen also logged over a dozen visits to the Obama administration white house, Congress, and state department. In fact, both he and his son were long term FBI assets with powerful democratic patronage. So clearly, Omar had a strong democratic party affiliation which could have been easily verified with even a superficial research.
Image 24: The CAIR affiliated Muslim Brotherhood Fort Pierce Islamic Center and its derivative terror network
Another noteworthy observation about the fact-checks is that paradoxically, in several cases, the source of some politically opposing content was traced to the same IP addresses/computing devices. So either these creators have an advanced form of bi-polar disorder, or they work for a sophisticated false information mill. This also suggests the existence of a 3C (Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation) type of a relationship between the content creators and the Snopes reviewers. In this symbiotic ecosystem, fake content is published with the sole purpose of later discrediting it and then using this affiliation to discredit other genuine materials.
As for the personalities of the Snopes CEO and his team, it doesn’t look like decency, ethics, character, and scruples are employment perquisites. This is also supported by Mikkelson’s former wife Barbara’s court fillings.
Image 25: Barabra Mikkelson’s court filling alleging that her former husband the CEO of snopes has embezzled $98K from the company and spent it on himself and the services of prostitutes
Image 26: David Mikkelson and his Snopes truth seeker partner Elyssa Young AKA Eryn O’Bryn (a former Libertarian Party Congressional candidate from Hawaii) in a variety of dramatic roles such as the pro-women title: “big t#*s girl loves getting raped”
Dostoyevsky Need not Apply If you are still looking for a crime and punishment style closure to the Israa murder, you won’t find it. The Palestinian police and security forces were fully aware of the multiple attacks against Israa (a patrolman came over to the house and there was a policeman at the hospital), but they deliberately avoided taking any action. The brothers, the honorable Rami, Ihab and Mohammed Ghrayeb, have since managed to disappear. After beating their sister 3 times and recording the act for posterity on a cell phone, Ihab packed his suitcase and hopped onto a plane to Canada. Last good IP address was a commercial block on Gooderham Dr. in Toronto.
I’ll spare you the savage video of the act, but if you want you can listen to the gruesome audio recording below:
Shorlty after Israa’s death, a user by the name Rose Alghafri posted this message in her memory:
“How can someone listen to her screams and remains without moving to help her?How can they murder their own child just because she posted a pic of herself? Arab women are still in great danger and we’ll forever be, humanity is just a word”
Rashida, Ilhan, and Linda, you should pay attention. The reason why Arab women are still in great danger is because of enablers like you. Maybe the time has come for you to re-focus your considerable political power and shift it from trying to destroy America and Israel (which do not have a real honor killing problem) and use it to help eliminate the terror in the lives of hundreds of millions of women around the world.
For the rest of us, let Israa’s final screams be a reminder of what to expect when we bulk import people like Imad Hamad, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Linda Sarsour, or other types ‘ethnically diverse’ and ‘multi-culturals’ into western democracies.
Image 27: The Ghrayeb hit squad, brothers, Rami, Ihab and Mohammed and the father Baha’a (Besho)
The Failed Pursuit of the Greater Good A word of caution to the IC community as well about the ‘pursuit of the greater good’. It is tempting to use community based HUMINT using informants like Hamad to fight domestic terrorism. But short term tactical battle wins can’t win long term ideological war. Once someone like Imad Hamad gets entrenched, he will operate for 40 years and survive generations of agency handlers that come and go as they peruse their short term career goals, all while he, continues to implement his Muslim Brotherhood long term ideological roadmap.
To keep the intelligence and counter intelligence junkies coming for more, pushers like Imad create a dependency cycle that consists of squealing on some targets in their community, which in turn, results in a high visibility arrest, a media circus, and a lot of political capital for the agencies involved. In return, these agencies turn the blind eye to Imad’s vices (like being a serial sex predator) and allow him to continue to run his ‘civil rights’ business—which in reality is a terrorism incubator and its life support system. This cycle of squealing, high visibly media events, more autonomy for the informants repeats in perpetuum. For agenesis who lack HUMINT skills to infiltrate and disrupt Jihadi cells, this recruitment of local informants and ‘native’ talent becomes an addiction. Unfortunately, in addition to this habit being as bad as using crack cocaine, it also allows the likes of Imad to create and operate large number of cancerous organizations such as AHRC, ADC, and CAIR with complete impunity.
Image 28: Now and then–the 40 years transformation of an all-American suburban Dearborn Michigan community to an extremist fundamentalist enclave with the one of the largest number of residents on the US Terrorism Watchlist
For the politically minded agencies like the DOJ and FBI, the creed of pursuing the greater good results in them stepping over dollars to pickup pennies. It may be a shocking revelation, but the fact is that the impact of all of the Jihadi attacks on US soil including the 9/11 tragedy dwarf compared to the massive damage that organization like CAIR inflict on our society. In the long run, coddling the likes of Imad Hamad, Seddique Mateen, and his son Omar frays the fabric of our society because it creates a multi-tiered justice system, rewards corruption, and destroys any government accountability through people like James Comey, who in order to cover up his agency’s’ mistakes ends up whitewashing the truth about someone like the Mateens.
Image 29: Seddique Mateen campaigning for HRC shortly after his jihadi son Omar shot 100 and killed 49 innocent people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orland. Seddique’s main message was “I support everything that Hillary says especially her gun control measures because I want the US to be a safer place”
Image 30: The Omar Mateen story, the life of a rouge informant
A much better approach to dealing with domestic radicalization is to demand that civic and religious leaders, schools, and other institutions in communities like Dearborn stop implicitly and explicitly supporting terrorism (as is defined by the US State Department). This should include hate speech, financial, moral support, and advocacy. If that doesn’t work, then their financial resources should be seized and all guilty individuals should be deport by the busload. There should be no exception to any immigration fraud or ICE violations. I am sure that everyone, including Rashida Tlaib, would agree that the world and the lives of dozens of innocent Muslim women who were subjected to Imad’s sexual abuse over the past 30 years would have been better off if he was deported back in 1981.
Cultural subversion, religious intolerance, and destructive foreign political influence (e.g. the Muslim Brotherhood network in the US) are difficult problems to solve, and may even appear to be overwhelming. But in this regards, we can draw comfort from the knowledge that in the past, successive American generation faced similar challenges and found ways to addressed them through legal safeguard such as the Alien and Sedition Act, the Espionage Act of 1917, and the McCarran Internal Security Act. Perhaps the time has come to start work on the next safeguard legislation, the ‘Religious Subversion act of 2020’.
*** Update 04/14/2020 *** Corrected mislabeling in Image 26 which identified David Mikkelson as Elyssa Young.
Image 31: The Jumaa Hezbollah US-Lebanon-South America drug and money laundering connection
Sources and content are based on the work of C. Jacob  Al-Ayyam (Palestinian Authority), December 20, 2008.  Al-Ayyam (Palestinian Authority), December 20, 2008.  Sawt Al-Nisaa (Palestinian Authority), December 3, 2008.  Al-Quds (Jerusalem), May 15, 2009.  Sawt Al-Nisaa (Palestinian Authority), December 3, 2009.  Al-Ayyam (Palestinian Authority), December 20, 2009.
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The event is taking place at the 5-star Verdure resort in Sicily. Due to the high prestige and number of guests, the hotel is fully booked, and room prices start at $930 per night.
The all-expenses-paid, three-day event hosted by Google, will cost about $20 million which comes to about $33K per person, per day. The estimated 120-200 participants will discuss urgent global issues such as on-line user data privacy, freedom of speech, and global warming. The main focus of the event will be climate change, which, according to several of the attending subject-matter experts is the biggest threat to the world and our future generations.
The guests will be arriving at the event over the next 12 hours in 116 private jets and the world’s largest private megayachts. The estimated combined carbon footprint output from the resort activity and travel to and from the three-day event will be equivalent to the yearly carbon production of over 900K US households.
Image 1: A dinner and a show at the Temple of Hera and private jets delivering the summit attendees
In the spirit of openness, Google went the extra mile to keep all resort activity a secret—all support, hotel, and security staff signed restrictive non-disclosure agreements prohibiting them from discussing or taking any images of the events and participants.
And yes, as the video analytics reveals, the environmentally-conscious guests are using plastic straws for sipping their very expensive, Google sponsored cocktails.
Image 2: The Carbon footprint of David Geffen and Katy Perry, two of the over 140 Google climate change summit attendees
But WAIT! What did I just hear? Google doesn’t get its 260-400 million watts of energy (2-4 percent of the world’s electricity) from unicorn powered wind farms and eco-friendly solar panels? And it’s responsible for 1.5-3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, which is about 20%-40% of the internet carbon footprint?
I’m Shocked, SHOCKED To Find There’s Gambling in the Casino!
To the legions of the woke, if you haven’t caught up yet, you are looking at corporate greed incarnate. Where environmental disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon or Union Carbide/Dow Bhopal were terrible but isolated events that could be attributed to human error or gross negligence, Google’s entire business model is based on a carefully executed global human and environmental exploitation.
Aren’t you a bit curious how is it that social media giants the likes of Google, Twitter, and Facebook spend hundreds of millions of dollars on software development, hardware, and pay astronomical electric bills for their worldwide datacenter operations, and still make billions in profit–all while offering these services for ‘free’?
At the end of the day, this whole climate change summit thingy is just a cynical PR move to hide the fact that Google can’t burn fossil fuel fast enough to power its worldwide data center expansion–which since 2016 have been working overtime to promote fake news via their ad-sense cash cow, while at the same time, destroying whatever little is left of privacy and suppressing free speech.
You can also group all of the Gretas and other ‘progressive’ campaigns and slogans with the climate rhetoric. It doesn’t really matter if it’s ‘Beef is Murder’ or some other trendy gimmick. You can be certain that if it looks good, it tastes good, or feels good, most the celebrity role models are doing/having it on a wholesale scale.
Image 3: Leonardo DiCaprio’s important work on reducing beef consumption
So next time the likes of Google or a celebrity tells you just how important climate change is (or gives you any moral advice) and asks you to donate to their foundation, tell them that you are open to learning more about it over dinner at the all-expense-paid outing on their private jet or megayacht.
“There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always— do not forget this, Winston— always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever. ”
ADonkey Pack in Shangri-La: The first dumb ass on left is the laziest, he slows down the pack because he is always looking for something to eat. The group of jackasses in the middle just stand there contemplating the concept that death is a cosmic opportunity. The big ass on the right is their enlightened guru. He imparts to the pack the consciousness that forms the foundation of their spirituality and growth.
In September 2011, while on photography assignment for a nature show called Frozen Planet to Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta, Canada, Chadden Hunter and his team captured some imagery of a wolf pack hunting bison. Hunter provided the following description of the image:
Image 1: Chadden Hunter’s Original Wolf Pack Photograph
“A massive pack of 25 Timberwolves hunting bison on the Arctic circle in northern Canada. In mid-winter in Wood Buffalo National Park temperatures hover around -40°C. The wolf pack, led by the alpha female, travel single-file through the deep snow to save energy. The size of the pack is a sign of how rich their prey base is during winter when the bison are more restricted by poor feeding and deep snow. The wolf packs in this National Park are the only wolves in the world that specialize in hunting bison ten times their size. They have grown to be the largest and most powerful wolves on earth.”
Now, forward the clock by 4 years to December 17, 2015, a user named Cesare Brai publishes a post on an Italian-language Facebook page. He uses Hunter’s original image but provides this alternate verbiage:
“Un pacco di lupi: i primi 3 sono i vecchi o gli ammalati, danno il passo all’intero pacco. Se fosse l’altro, essi sarebbero stati lasciati indietro, perdendo il contatto con il pacco. Essere sacrificati, poi vengono 5 forti, la prima linea, al centro sono i restanti membri del paccho, poi i 5 più forti seguendo: l’ultimo è solo, l’alfa, controlla tutto dal retro, in quella posizione può vedere tutto, decide la direzione, vede tutto il pacco, il paccho si muove secondo i tempi più anziani e si aiuta reciprocamente, si guardano a vicenda “.
Image 2: Cesare Brai original Facebook post
Cesare Brai’s post is unusual, for the following reasons:
From the post’s grammar it is clear that he is not a native Italian speaker
Shortly after publication the post was taken down and Brai disables his FB account
Cesare Brai has no internet presence beyond the wrong photo credit attribution
Three days later, on December 20, 2015, the Italian Facebook posting is translated into English and is posted again on Facebook by Barbara Hermel Bach. The translation appeared as follows:
A wolf pack: the first 3 are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed. Then come 5 strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the 5 strongest following. Last is alone, the alpha. He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack. The pack moves according to the elders pace and help each other, watch each other.” Cesare Brai’s photo.
Image 3: Barbara Hermel Bach’s original Facebook post
Ignoring for a moment the actual content of Bach’s posting, it is interesting to note that her verbiage is a reverse English translation of Cesare Bria’s Italian text which means that the text was most likely first written in English, then subsequently translated and posted in Italian under Brai’s name, and finally reposted in English under her name.
In her post, she attributed the photo credits to the mysterious Cesare Brai. It is a noteworthy mistake because her collaborator on this post is one Deborah Barnes, a professional animal photographer who judging from her multiple website copyright notices is very sensitive to issue of copyright infringement.
Barbara Hermel Bach Facebook Post In terms of memetic engineering, the post was a hit! Within a few weeks, it went viral and has since garnered close to 480K views and over 237K shares. As you can see from just a few of the comments below, Bach’s new-age wolf pack narrative clearly struck a chord with her audience:
Image 5: Sampling of the post feedback
Content Adaptation by Management Consultants and Corporate Trainers By 2016, Bach’s FB wolf pack leadership concept took the recruiters, management coaches, and efficiency consultants world by storm. Many of them embraced the idea and were thenceforth referencing and using the bogus narrative in their online publications.
Of special interest is the marking algorithm used by each of the publishers to re-brand the image and idea as theirs. As you can see from the few variations below, each poster altered the original image by using a simple variation on color, geometric shape, and/or arrow orientation.
Image 6: Copycat variations on Bach’s original Facebook post
Why, Who, Where, and How? So why all of the subterfuge, stratagems, and ruses? Why go through all of the trouble to hide Hunter’s name as the original photographer? Why alter the real location of the shot and go through all of the trouble of creating a sock puppet called Caesar Brai? And even now, why not just come out and either remove the original post (which is a blatant copyright violation) or just state for the record that the narrative is false? After all, even Hunter, the photographer who took the original shot posted on his Twitter account that he was being ripped off by Bach:
Image 7: Chadden Hunter’s tweet regarding the misappropriation of his original image
It’s hard to answer these questions with certainty. We know from the post that both Barnes and Bach created it. Using writing style analysis (JStylo-Anonymouth) suggests that Bach wrote the verbiage. But what was Barnes’ share? It is possible that as a professional animal photographer, she stumbled on Hunter’s original image and felt that she could repurpose it by attributing it to the fictitious Cesare Brai. As the ‘animal expert’ and spiritual guru who uses the motto “Life is all about a sense of community, about building connection and heart,” she could have also provided the new age insight into the wolf pack behavior.
Image 8: Barbara Hermel Bach and Deb Barnes
By 2015, four years have passed since the original wolf pack image was seen on Frozen Planet and the chance that anyone would remember it would be slim. So Barnes’s rational could have been that changing the name of the photographer and withholding the date and location of the shot would add three additional layers of obscurity to the image.
What I find the most interesting about this and Bach’s other posts is that they require a significant amount of effort in terms of planning and execution and that her network produces large amounts of these type of ‘progressive’ materials on regular basis.
Considering that Bach is a social activist with an aggressive political agenda and a member of a large community of similar minded individuals who distribute such high grade social propaganda, it’s plausible that these publications are part of some kind of an organized political media production line.
Image 9: Samples of the content that Bach’s Social Action network generates
Out of courtesy and to give Bach and Barnes the benefit of the doubt, I reached out to both of them to inquire about their sources of the image and verbiage. Alas, I have not received a response.
As far as the spiritual and uplifting content of Bach’s posting is concerned, there’s good news. Now you too can generate similar materials, and no, you don’t have to spend 7 lost years in Tibet on a soul searching journey. You can do so effortlessly with a few mouse clicks!
Just do as I did it with the “Pack of Asses in Shangri-La”. Pick a random animal pack image, go to the the inspirationalBS Generator or Corporate BS Generator and in no time, you will be the leading ass who manages the pack from behind. Or as the BS generator would put it:
“You would be seamlessly innovating new backend leadership paradigms”.