President Trump is bringing up an assertion that the previous government of Ukraine in conjunction with a US company, Crowdstrike, had a hand in the Trump Dossier and election meddling in 2016. Of course the old schoolers are furious that he would even suggest such a bald faced lie given everyone knows the meddling came from Russia – proof positive per Crowdstrike’s in-depth security analysis. Unfortunately, the Crowdstrike narrative was punched with Swiss cheese holes 2 years ago and while the stream has attempted to bury the story – it still lives! Damn that Google for not eliminating every piece of evidence!
Any longer, when President Trump makes a comment or statement, no matter how mundane or abrupt, if the media goes berserk it is likely because the comment has backbone.
Crowdstrike was founded in 2011 by: George Kurtz formerly with McAfee, Dmitri Alperovitch also with McAfee whose family had fled the Soviet Union, and Greg Marston whose bio would seem to have been scrubbed. Interesting…
Shawn Henry, a former Assistant Deputy at the FBI during the Clinton administration, is the current president of Crowdstrike while simultaneously serving and advising NBC, MSNBC and CNBC, while simultaneously serving as faculty at National Association of Corporate Directors. Busy!
Crowdstrike was responsible for the 2016 story that Russia hacked the DNC in order to get dirt on Hillary and favor Trump. They affirmed this because simultaneously they claimed Russia had immobilized 80% of Ukraine’s missiles and only one country fit the cue – Russia. This was their analysis. Their assessment was backed by James Comey. Since then, the methodology of Crowdstrike’s determination came into question and was found to be highly defective according to The International Institute for Strategic Studies, but even more interestingly, by John McAfee.
McAfee’s point is simply this: “If you have the wherewithal to pull off a hack of that nature, you’ve got the wherewithal to hide who you are. Otherwise, you shouldn’t be hacking. You know this.
So when someone says, “Oh, the Russians did it,” well, that’s because someone in the incompetent government cybersecurity collective said, “We traced it back, and it sure looks like the Russians because they used a hammertoss, which the Russians always use.
If I’m the Chinese, and I want to make it look like the Russians, I’ll learn how to use hammertoss.”
The point McAfee is making is that simply asserting that a type of code has been used by a hacker in the past and every security expert knows this, it stands to reason that the hack would be hacked.
McAfee further stated, “Hackers have become much more advanced than those trying to protect against them. We’re like puppets on their strings. You know how easy it is to spoof an IP address? Thousands of programs will do it. You can do it multiple times, and it can’t be traced back to you. You can make it point to anyone you want. The fact that it points to anybody at all tells me that’s not the person who did it.”
Other cyber security firms have concurred with McAfee which makes Crowdstrike’s narrative either profoundly incompetent, or it alludes to their bedfellow relationship with Clinton.
Crowdstrike was a nothing company until Google invested $100 million in 2015. Later additional investments from investment funds including Warberg Pincus helped lift Crowdstrike’s prominence. Warberg’s president is Timothy Geithner who was president of the NY Federal Reserve under Clinton and Secretary of Treasury under Obama. Geithner also serves on the boards of Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Bilderberg Group, and the Center For Global Development. Geithner’s father and grandfather were principles in the Ford Foundation – a serious manipulator within the mechanisms aligned with Soros Open Society – among others.
When Geithner left his position as Treasury Secretary, he proposed Hillary Clinton as his successor.
Alperovitch is senior fellow at The Atlantic Council. The initial purpose of the Atlantic Council was to make sure Europe and the US were aligned. Council members are a who’s who of the liberal Swamp: Chuck Hagel, James Jones, Susan Rice, Richard Holbrooke, etc… etc… etc… Even the New York Times called out the Atlantic Council for receiving funding from 25 foreign governments. It’s board has consisted of rather interesting fellows from the ranks of Clinton, Bush and Obama.
So why would they be backing a relatively obscure cyber security company, Crowdstrike, when there are literally hundreds of more mature companies to choose from?
Because, they can control the strings.
As McAfee had noted, the intel within the government during the Hillary/Obama reign was operating under the auspices of a bunch of old men with antiquated ideas who had no idea what the cyber world was capable of doing. McAfee’s recommendation was to offer double salary to the best of the best, overlooking the died purple hair, ring in the nose, gumshoe wearing tye dyed tea shirt manifesto, who regularly smoked weed. In his esteemed analysis – when you are looking for real cyber security, who the ‘heck’ cares what they look like, if they are the best in the field! Because that is why the US government remains in a pigeonhole of inability to compete – we are so indoctrinated into manners, suits, and Harvard, that we lose what counts – competence.
Instead, in the past, the US government has been more concerned with creating backup companies whose data can conform to a predetermined end point to support an agenda – rather than an analysis of competent, intelligent, fact finding security.
President Trump’s statement with regard to Crowdstrike, is likely the tip of their iceberg about to melt as all things always point back to – Hillary.