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Interesting ... the pro-NATO crowd, members in U.S. Congress are openly proud the Nord Stream pipelines are blown-up ... in the earliest stage congratulations were expressed on Twitter accounts ...

Obviously there are only three parties with interest in Nord Stream a) Ukraine b) Russia and c) a coordinated act by one or more members of NATO. The Germans are convinced it was NATO.

The secrecy and complete absence of any transparency by Sweden and Denmark is a sure bet it is c).

The official denial by intelligence agency will not lead to the perpetrator. Neither will any "investigation" by one of the parties involved.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 31st, 2022 at 08:01:37 PM EST
of course, They are. LANG is representative of 20010 cyber-security foresic expertise in DE. I doubt, anyone in the 'stadt or 'wahr has forgotten the Merkel phone taps that they swept under the rug.

Sweden and Denmark
filed in useful idiots by Stoltenberg, each according to their own dubious aspirations in bloc pyramids and, shall we say, prosecutorial expertise in criminal and civil equity law. To be charitable, I'd suppose, their IC were the last to know the mission, declared ex post by NO "seismologists", was accomplished.

by Cat on Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 12:03:36 AM EST
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Let's not forget The Turbine(s) manufacturer and maintenance guaranty, Siemans Energy, as well as Scholz's dramatic inspection site photo-op.

Germans are not about to incriminate their "knowledge and belief".

by Cat on Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 01:19:35 AM EST
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The Germans are convinced it was NATO.

I'm sure a lot are privately, but all I've seen in the media is astonishing message discipline.

by generic on Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 10:41:52 AM EST
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The European Media Freedom Act thread is located in Crisis as Discipline, NPI Systems Design 2022. I encourage you to comment on the latest develpments in cross-border crime, "Twitter must play by our rules," before time disables that feature.
by Cat on Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 04:11:22 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Nov 1st, 2022 at 07:09:09 PM EST
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That blurb left out the protagonist, millionaire novelist Stephen King. Apparently, he exchanged words with Musk on twitter. Complaining that his blue ribbon hall pass was not worth $20/mo, he vowed to quit.
by Cat on Wed Nov 2nd, 2022 at 02:50:11 AM EST
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by Cat on Sun Nov 6th, 2022 at 10:36:21 AM EST
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Unit 8200 and NSA specialists getting top salaries in UAE, Abu Dhabi ... DarkMatter

Secret Report: UAE-based intelligence firm said recruiting IDF veterans from elite cyber unit | Jan. 11, 2019 |

Project Raven

Inside the UAE's Secret Hacking Team of American Mercenaries | Reuters - Jan. 30, 2019

Ex-NSA operatives reveal how they helped spy on targets for the Arab monarchy -- dissidents, rival leaders and journalists.

Two weeks after leaving her position as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. National Security Agency in 2014, Lori Stroud was in the Middle East working as a hacker for an Arab monarchy.

She had joined Project Raven, a clandestine team that included more than a dozen former U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to help the United Arab Emirates engage in surveillance of other governments, militants and human rights activists critical of the monarchy.

Stroud had been recruited by a Maryland cybersecurity contractor to help the Emiratis launch hacking operations, and for three years, she thrived in the job. But in 2016, the Emiratis moved Project Raven to a UAE cybersecurity firm named DarkMatter. Before long, Stroud and other Americans involved in the effort say they saw the mission cross a red line: targeting fellow Americans for surveillance.


US charges American mercenary hackers over their work in UAE | The Guardian - Sept. 14, 2021 |

Key words here @EuroTrib #ProjectRaven #DarkMatter #mercenariesofdeath #BlackCube #HarryWeinstein

Black-Ops Mercenaries On the Internet | Jan. 30, 2019 |

#ArabSpring #SyriaUprising

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 6th, 2022 at 05:26:52 PM EST
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Ill-advised water feature photos of the w/e 5 Nov

eurativ | EU countries lay bare Europe's limits in securing critical infrastructure, 2 mo 1 wk later

The vulnerability of the EU's critical infrastructure came under the spotlight at the end of September following the detected leakage of two Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea, an act of deliberate sabotage that Western security agencies attributed to Russia.
On 5 October, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented a five-point plan to secure critical European infrastructure, which included carrying out stress tests and early implementation of the Critical Entities Resilience directive (CER).
Underwater infrastructure

A notable criticism from France is that the CER directive does not cover maritime infrastructure, only terrestrial, where internet cables and gas pipelines are submarine and outside national territories. Finland emphasised relying on trusted vendors for subsea cable systems. Since many of these cables are at the end of their lifecycle, substantial investments should be considered to ensure global connections.
Added Value Profit
The Commission's response to significant infrastructure should be coordinated within the Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR). For Germany, it is unclear whether the IPCR should provide a platform for constant coordination or just in case of significant disruptions. Moreover, the Commission proposed the development of a new blueprint for critical infrastructure incidents and crises to define how the IPCR would coordinate its response....Berlin deemed it unacceptable that the Commission could unilaterally determine the cooperation between member states, considering it a decision for the Council. France, the Netherlands, Finland, Slovakia, Austria, and Poland all requested further clarity on the blueprint, notably its added value compared to existing initiatives such as the EU Hybrid Playbook....

archived wut
by Cat on Thu Nov 3rd, 2022 at 05:56:39 PM EST
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Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity & Information Security Agency
Under subsection (p) of Section 2209 of the Homeland Security Act, as amended (6 U.S.C. § 659(p)), CISA has the authority to issue administrative subpoenas for the production of information necessary to identify and notify an entity at risk. This authority applies when CISA identifies a system connected to the internet with a specific security vulnerability and has reason to believe the security vulnerability relates to critical infrastructure and affects a covered device or system, but is unable to identify the entity at risk.

The Intercept | Truth Cops, 31 Oct
ppl are US American critical infrastructure, too!

CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, meeting minutes 12.05.22
Protecting Critical Infrastructure from "the MDM space" (merits duplication in Crisis as Discipline, NPI Systems Design 2022 > public service media operators)

by Cat on Thu Nov 3rd, 2022 at 11:55:26 PM EST
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