Clint Watts @selectedwisdom Author: Messing With The Enemy Current: @MSNBC @FPRI @SecureDemocracy www.amazon.com/dp/0062795988/ref=cm_sw_su_dp?tag=harpercollinsus-20 Mar. 31, 2019 2 min read

“Americans, you pay taxes but will your government protect you? Maybe not” - wish more discussion this morning about @thedailybeast story last night alleging Bezos hacked by Saudi regime & then smeared by an American company. WOW, bad sign & can go crazy  https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeff-bezos-investigation-finds-the-saudis-obtained-his-private-information 

Congressional Intel, Homeland Security, Commerce committees, DNI, FBI should quickly address this allegation and whether it’s true. Did a foreign country hack CEO of 1 of America’s biggest companies and then with help of a different American company conduct influence campaign?

Saudi regime hacking American targets then conducting influence with the assistance of Americans, if true, should result in immediate criminal investigation. A failure to do so is extreme 🇺🇸 weakness with dangerous consequences similar to Russia interference 2016

Trump did nothing after #KhashoggiMurder now if we see other Americans being attacked by Saudi, Will trump admin respond? Bet not.

WRT allegation about Saudi hack, 2 years ago yesterday, at Senate, I warned Trump admin does not have the back of Americans, I was accused of being extreme in that opinion, anyone doubt that now? And, if true, why would Saudi want to hack Bezos, only one reason I can think of

If Saudi regime hacked Bezos & US does nothing, dangerous cyber domino effect can take place. Scenario discussed @AspenSecurity forum 2017. White House says only protect .gov .mil - notifies people corporations hacked, but Americans can’t counterattack  https://youtu.be/zr6-4z7MPmY 

If USG won’t investigate, protect, counterattack, what are Americans supposed to do. Ordinary citizens supposed to just get attacked? But Bezos has a company hires thousands of Americans, he has resources, if USG won’t defend him, should he defend himself?

Quick recap bad direction things have gone past 2 years, in addition to Saudi regime killing #Khashoggi a WaPo journalist, & Trump taking Putin over US Intel community in Helsinki, have Chinese head of Interpol vanishing and under investigation in China  https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1R92T6 

We have Russia poisoning Skripal inside the United Kingdom  https://www.npr.org/2019/02/14/694810983/third-suspect-in-poisoning-of-former-russian-spy-named-by-investigative-group 

We have former Mossad running around as private intelligence trying to manipulate & influence local elections inside the U.S. see here @adamentous & @RonanFarrow  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/18/private-mossad-for-hire/amp 

We have former US Intel folks working as private intel in support of UAE, allegedly helping target dissidents, journalists or maybe even Americans  https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/ 

We have three Russian journalists killed in Congo while investigating Russian mercenaries  https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/635046238/3-russian-journalists-killed-while-probing-reports-of-mercenaries-in-africa 

We have American troops coming under attack in Syria by Syrian forces and Russian contractors. Few even heard about this (But Trump wants to reset relations with Moscow)  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/world/middleeast/american-commandos-russian-mercenaries-syria.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

We have journalists killed in Mexico tracked by spyware called “Pegasus”  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/world/americas/mexico-spyware-journalist.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

With relation to #Khashoggi & maybe Bezos, we have Saudi regime acquiring “Pegasus” from an Israeli company - we have authoritarians around the world buying/ hiring cyber mercenaries taking out targets around the world  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/government-hackers-nso-darkmatter.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

We have @StateDept believing US residents are detained in Uyghur detention camps  https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/03/28/politics/state-us-residents-xinjiang-detention-camps/index.html 

We have an American (Warmbier) returning from North Korean detention in a vegetative state then dying, and President Trump simultaneously promoting Kim Jung Un as a great leader  https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/videos/politics/2019/03/28/state-department-palladino-north-korea-otto-warmbier-kosinski-sot-vpx.cnn 

We have former NSA members hacking media hosts  https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-raven-media/ 

FYI - if interested in how this digital for-hire world comes together, see “How to win an election- Social Media Inception”  https://medium.com/@Cwot/how-to-win-an-election-social-media-inception-c9ce218d700e 

We have an operative going after critics of the cyber security firm Kaspersky  https://apnews.com/a3144f4ef5ab4588af7aba789e9892ed 


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