Thursday, 18 May 2017

Trump's Intel Leak to Russians - Fake News ?

If President Trump leaked classified information to the Russians then that Intel must be something that was not already in the public domain. Otherwise, if it was, then it's a fake news story.

The intelligence related to an ISIS terror plot to hide bombs on laptops on board airplanes. This plot was reported by the media back in March :

According to another news outlet at the time, the source of the Intel was the US raid in Yemen :
CNN, citing an unnamed US official, said the ban on electronics on certain airlines is related to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and that some information came from a recent US special forces raid in Yemen. Reuters could not immediately confirm the CNN report, but Reuters has reported the group has planned several foiled bombing attempts on Western-bound airlines.

The raid in Yemen happened in February and was much publicized in the media at the time :
The US special forces members targeted the compound of a suspected senior AQAP leader in the mountainous Yakla region of Bayda province - the focal point of recent US drone strikes in Yemen.
So both the ISIS plot and the exact location in Yemen where the Intel originated was in the public domain by the end of March. Trump gave the Russians information that they could have found with a quick google search.


  1. The whole climate change hysteria was born in about 2006, when there was full and plenty in booming economic times. There was discretionary spending. Now with Trump pulling out of the Paris Accord, Brexit and internationalism becoming a reality, all has changed. I discovered that no one I know realized that the calculation of co2 emissions per country (Paris Accord)was not based on a simple computation of total emissions nationally, but on total emissions divided by the countries population. "Per capita". America was classified a high emitter while India was classified a low emitter. It was social engineering with a little co2 re-location thrown in. So with American cooperation gone and American money gone, where will Europe and the rest find the cash?. America already paid 1 billion dollars into Paris. Farmers subsidies may be cut, renewable energy initiatives may be cut. Some voters still think they can vote themselves to prosperity, nicety and peace. Watch, France, Germany and other places. It was wishful thinking, daydreaming. Time to wake up.

  2. Most of German industry mainly consists of a vast social welfare program. With massive over manning especially in the car business. Recently GM virtually gave away Opel to PSA Group because it could not make money making cars in the EU. VW management recently flew a kite about increasing productivity. VW it is alleged employs 2 people for every car built where as Toyota employs 1. But , the productivity improvement appeal,was immediately shot down by the unions and local politicians. It is not lost on EU officials the transformation in the economics of manufacturing in the USA. Where cheap a energy supply helps maintain high labour costs. The EU with high energy costs is at a distinct disadvantage in its competition with The USA on trade. Therefore the best made plans of the EU Commission on EU energy have become a liability not a benefit to the future of the EU. EU officials now face the prospect of being identified as stupid fools because of their energy plans . Not a prospect they would prefer nor expected. So they get hysterical and propagandise even more. If the Germans are forced to make a return of The Duetsche Mark a lot of de-manning will have to take place in German Industry. As these inefficiencies will not be covered up. As they right now by a weak Euro. From a German perspective. No wonder German Politicians and other Elite's are going hysterical