The Iranian threat that went unreported

First, the why:

Statue of Soleimani unveiled in Lebanon complete with drumroll

And the threat:

Chilling audio reveals threat to fly a plane into the Capitol building on the day Congress confirms Joe Biden’s win to ‘avenge’ the death of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani

A terrifying message threatening to fly a plane into the Capitol building to avenge the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was broadcast on air traffic control frequencies on Monday afternoon.

The FBI and FAA are investigating the message that was heard by multiple air traffic controllers in New York, according to CBS

The threat, delivered via a digitized voice, said: ‘We are flying into the Capitol Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged.’

Congress plans to confirm Joe Biden’s win at the Capitol on Wednesday. 

The threat was made almost one year to the day after the death of Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike ordered by President Donald Trump.

It is not yet clear who sent the message and the threat is not believed to credible, CBS reports, but the Pentagon and other agencies were briefed on Tuesday. 

Yucki adds these links:

Besa centre: US and Israel prepare for Iranian ‘revenge’

Jewish Press: Dr. Kedar and preparations for ‘revenge’

 

 

Brad Johnson: “We are at war with China in all ways except actual shooting”

This interview was recorded on December 16, 2020 but was just edited and published now. There is not a word that is outdated however.

Here is the segment CBC posted back when it was not fully the voice of the COMINTERN and had some interests in the existence of Canada as a polity separate from communist China. A small part of this I edited into the Brad Johnson interview.

Below, China Uncensored video from December 28 2020 on Canada’s pro-China deep state (Anti-state is a much better word for it)

Three authoritative articles on the massive attack on Western systems

1. From an excellent source:

2. The Strategic Implications of SolarWinds

(Article from left leaning site, but we are told, this is a good summation. Apparently, ONLY the Penatgon has not been hit.)

Recent reports of a widespread Russian cyber infiltration across U.S. government networks are a sign of how great power competition will play out in the 21st century. The new great power game is digital, with the shadowy alleys and cafes of Cold War spy games replaced by massive data breaches and compromising corporate security. Some strategies see this world as dominated by offensive operations—but the SolarWinds case suggests the opposite. The U.S. Cyber Solarium Commission, on which we served, found that the future of cybersecurity strategy will come to rely on layered cyber deterrence to enable defensive denial operations, international entanglement and cost imposition when aggressors defy the norms of the international system. The SolarWinds hack emphasizes the importance of implementing this strategy. 

It’s simpler to list the agencies that have not been caught up in the SolarWinds infiltration, which was run by Russian hacking group APT29 under the umbrella of the Russian intelligence services, the SVR. So far, only the intelligence community has not been reported to have been breached. 

3. Advanced Persistent Threat Compromise of Government Agencies, Critical Infrastructure, and Private Sector Organizations

Summary

This Alert uses the MITRE Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge (ATT&CK®) version 8 framework. See the ATT&CK for Enterprise version 8 for all referenced threat actor tactics and techniques.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is aware of compromises of U.S. government agencies, critical infrastructure entities, and private sector organizations by an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor beginning in at least March 2020. This APT actor has demonstrated patience, operational security, and complex tradecraft in these intrusions. CISA expects that removing this threat actor from compromised environments will be highly complex and challenging for organizations.

One of the initial access vectors for this activity is a supply chain compromise of the following SolarWinds Orion products (see Appendix A).

  • Orion Platform 2019.4 HF5, version 2019.4.5200.9083
  • Orion Platform 2020.2 RC1, version 2020.2.100.12219
  • Orion Platform 2020.2 RC2, version 2020.2.5200.12394
  • Orion Platform 2020.2, 2020.2 HF1, version 2020.2.5300.12432

Note (updated December 19, 2020): CISA has evidence that there are initial access vectors other than the SolarWinds Orion platform. Specifically, we are investigating incidents in which activity indicating abuse of SAML tokens consistent with this adversary’s behavior is present, yet where impacted SolarWinds instances have not been identified. CISA is working to confirm initial access vectors and identify any changes to the TTPs. CISA will update this Alert as new information becomes available.

Thank you ML for these materials. 

A few items on the Azerbaijan/Turkish war on Armenia

1. Azerbaijan now attacking the capital city of Armenia

2. Azerbaijan using cluster munitions:

3. This video published by Turkey’s Haberturk was reportedly of an Armenian UAV being shot down by Azerbaijani air defenses. Instead, it is clearly an An-2 aircraft, presumably belonging to Azerbaijan. Was this an Azerbaijani friendly fire incident? 472/

4. Turkish marshal propaganda music video

(Lots of invocations of allah. C. explains to us that the Turkish term, “Mehmetçik” in the video is equivalent to the slang term, “Doughboy” or infantryman who fights in tough conditions.)

5. An Azerbaijani music video which seems more Western hard rock than Islamic or Eastern Europe.

(Personally I prefer the Eastern European video, Remove the Kabab. The original version was removed from YT because it was used by the NZ Mosque killer. But YT still has Helter Skelter up which was used by the Manson gang for some pretty vicious and brutal killings. Arguably the song itself was the inspiration for them if Manson is to be believed)

Thank you C., X.

Armenia – Azerbaijan war events today

Thanks to X and C:

URGENT: Azerbaijani military bombs civilian passenger bus in Armenian town of Vardenis
https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1029388.html

Armenia tells bitter enemy Azerbaijan to brace for ‘HARSH RESPONSE’ as civilian bus hit & set on fire in new cross-border strikes
https://www.rt.com/russia/501997-armenia-bus-azerbaijan-shelling/

I’ve seen the claim in dutch media  that this bus wasn’t civilian, but was transporting volunteers to the front. No confirmation yet.

Solid evidence shows Azerbaijani attack on Artsakh was thoroughly planned
https://www.panorama.am/en/news/2020/09/29/Azerbaijani-attack-Artsakh/2370305

Azerbaijan attacks residential area in Artsakh capital with BM-21 Grad
https://www.panorama.am/en/news/2020/09/29/Azerbaijan-attack-residential-area/2370205

Videos from the frontlines in Nagorno Karabach.

Helmet cam footage of an Armenian soldier, being shelled by Azerbaijan forces:

Also, cyberwarfare:
“Monte Melkonian Cyber Army” leaked data from Azerbaijani governmental emails
https://www.panorama.am/en/news/2020/09/29/Monte-Melkonian-Cyber-Army/2370362

Erdogan: Armenia biggest threat to peace in region
Turkey pledged support for Azerbaijan as it has a military base in the country
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200928-erdogan-armenia-biggest-threat-to-peace-in-region/

Armenia’s defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-armenia-azerbaijan-turkey-jet-idUSKBN26K2KK

Turkey and Azerbaijan Deny Turkish F-16 Fighter Shot Down Armenian Su-25 Attack Jet
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36799/turkey-and-azerbaijan-deny-turkish-f-16-fighter-shot-down-armenian-su-25-attack-jet

Israel defence company sells ‘suicide drone’ to Azerbaijan
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190111-israel-defence-company-sells-suicide-drone-to-azerbaijan/

Israeli Company Allegedly Flew A Suicide Drone On A Real Combat Mission In Azerbaijan
Israel’s Justice Ministry says what the firm described as a “demonstration” was actually a strike that injured two ethnic Armenian fighters.
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23270/israeli-company-allegedly-flew-a-suicide-drone-on-a-real-combat-mission-in-azerbaijan

Azerbaijani attacking forces suffer more losses – 12 more tanks destroyed by Artsakh
https://armenpress.am/eng/news/1029471.html

Armenia Vs. Azerbaijan

This is a series of items sent in by X. and Xanthippa and others. I may add a repost to a Brad JOhnson analysis of the situation from a week or so ago. Hopefully we can do an update on this situation today.

Armenia Declares Martial Law and General Mobilization

By the decision of the Armenian government, martial law and general mobilization are declared in the Republic of Armenia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan wrote about this on his Facebook page.

“The decision comes into effect upon publication. I call on the personnel attached to the troops to report to their regional military commissariats.

“For the sake of the homeland, for the sake of victory,” Nikol Pashinyan wrote.

Shooting war in Nagorno-Karabakh! Armenia claims it destroyed 2 helicopters, 3 tanks, and 3 drones.

Fighting erupts between Armenia, Azerbaijan over disputed region

Armenia, Azerbaijan in clashes over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Armenia Forces Destroy Convoy of Azerbaijan Forces #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus #KARABA?

Armenia Army destroys Azerbaijan tank amidst clashes in Artsakh #NagornoKarabakh #Caucasus

 

Armenia moving tanks after clashes with Azerbaijan

Below is Brad’s discussion of these potentialities from July 21st  2020

This is the woman appearing on Tucker Carlson tomorrow night, September 15 2020

Unusual Features of the SARS-CoV-2 Genome Suggesting Sophisticated Laboratory Modification Rather Than Natural Evolution and Delineation of Its Probable Synthetic Route

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has led to over 910,000 deaths worldwide and unprecedented decimation of the global economy. Despite its tremendous impact, the origin of SARS-CoV-2 has remained mysterious and controversial. The natural origin theory, although widely accepted, lacks substantial support. The alternative theory that the virus may have come from a research laboratory is, however, strictly censored on peer-reviewed scientific journals. Nonetheless, SARS-CoV-2 shows biological characteristics that are inconsistent with a naturally occurring, zoonotic virus.

(Full report available at link above)

What does Chinese unrestricted warfare look like in Canada? (Correction: UK)

Daily Mail has the story here as well.

Horticulturalists have issued a warning after ‘hundreds’ of British gardeners received unsolicited deliveries of seeds thought to have been sent from China.

The mysterious packages have been posted to customers who previously made legitimate seed purchases through sites such as Amazon marketplace and eBay.

But many of the gardeners were left baffled after receiving unexpected deliveries – which were not paid for – marked as ‘petals’ and ‘ear studs’, potentially to avoid customs checks.

Thank you ML., PePi.

Brad Johnson update on Azerbaijani war on Armenia

This conflict is more meaningful than what one may expect of a war between two small nations most people have never heard of. This is a proxy war between Turkish people, who are the population of Azerbaijan, and Armenia, where the survivors of the Armenian Genocide by the Turks live. Russia is backing the Armenian Christians and Turkey is backing the Azerbaijani Muslim Turks. This has potential to spread.

Brad Johnson update on Greece and Turkey

Greece has actually stated it intends to go to war with Turkey over Turkish moves to take oil from Greek waters. There are a few revelations in this briefing with retired CIA Chief of Station, Brad Johnson.

(This was edited and posted very late last night, hence “Bard” instead of Brad.)

A grotesque yet unreported act of war by muslim invaders to Greece

This is blatant and ancient war making. very similar to the salting of the Earth, common in ancient wars.

One needs to read the article in full to understand that this act is more than cutting down a few trees. This is an act of war no different than bombing factories that a national economy depends on. And one where it takes three to four generations to rebuild. And that some of these trees are hundreds and hundreds of years old.

Thank you Oz-Rita for this article. There is no way to pretend this is an individual act anymore. This is the muslim world waging war on Europe for the purpose of conquest.

An attack on Greek heritage, migrants chop thousands of olive trees on Lesvos

It has been a wild few days on the Greek island of Lesvos. The past few days has seen two gangs of Afghani immigrants battle each other and African immigrants ridicule and cough on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Greek City Times.

 

However, if these incidences were not enough, 5,000 olives trees were cut from their roots by illegal immigrants from the infamous Moria migrant camp, to the north of Lesvos’ capital city of Mytilene.

 

Olive trees take approximately 65-80 years to reach stable yields, meaning that the destroyed trees are a major blow to the local economy. Olive exports amount to about US$700 million every year to the Greek economy.

Please read the rest at Greek City Times.

UPDATE:

C. offers this related material

Interesting. That’s straight from the al-Qaeda playbook:
https://nationalpost.com/news/next-up-on-al-qaeda-hit-list-the-wests-freedom-loving-trees

Chopping down trees was also mentioned in muslim scripture. The Meccans chopped down palm trees during the siege in Medina, if I’m not mistaken. It was considered an act of war in Arabian culture, with good reason.

Apart from the historic and theological connotations, it’s of course an act of agroterrorism. The whole refugee push is of course economic warfare as well. Apart from the cost of housing these people, it killed off tourism in Greece. Who wants to go to Lesbos now?

Btw, Erdogan supports the BM. I vaguely recall the BM endorsed attacking trees in the past, but I’m not sure.

ISIS surely has:
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/11/08/islamic-state-media-encourages-jihadis-set-forest-fires-u-s-europe/

Arson / pyro-terrorism is quite commom of course, it’s an accessible, unsophisticated technique, and it’s easy to get away with.
https://israelseen.com/2016/12/01/sheri-oz-pyro-terrorism-in-israel-7-points-to-ponder/
http://www.homelandsecurityssi.com/news/entry/forrest-fire-jihad-could-pose-a-significant-risk
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5882793/Three-asylum-seekers-jailed-Sweden-synagogue-arson-attack.html
http://www.nationalterroralert.com/forest-fire-jihad-being-threatened-on-terrorist-websites/
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/video-from-nyc-muslim-sprays-gas-on-floor-sets-massive-blaze-at-staten-island-gas-station
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_2016_Israel_fires

Israel suffered forest fires in ’18, set off by Hamas’ incendiary kites.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incendiary_kite