Israel has a long-standing history of engaging in deceitful behavior. For years, they have refused to acknowledge the existence of up to 400 nuclear weapons despite a plethora of evidence that the country indeed possesses the bombs. Israel has also attempted to place bombs inside of American, British, and Egyptian civilian targets in the Lavon Affair in 1954. They killed 34 Americans when they attacked the American USS Liberty in 1967. Both countries hastily ruled it an accident, but it didn’t convince everyone. Now, recently discovered FBI documents give eerie information that dwarfs all of these incidents; the files suggest that Israeli nationals working for Mossad had advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.
Joseph Perkins | @counter_econ
In the wake of national tragedies, governments tend to take action without thinking about the future consequences of those actions or whether they would be effective in stopping a future, similar tragedy. For example, the United States passed the PATRIOT Act in the wake of 9/11 which was a direct assault on all American citizens’ Fourth Amendment right to privacy. Since implementation, multiple studies have shown it was useless in stopping future terrorist attacks.
By Jack Parkos | United States
Hacking group The Dark Overlord (who was removed from twitter) had announced that they had files relating to the September 11th terrorist attack that would “burn down the deep state”. The group demanded ransom money in Bitcoin, or else they would release unclosed information about the attacks.
The law firm that was hacked allegedly paid the group a fair amount of money, however, after they contacted law enforcement, The Dark Overlord became agitated. The group has now switched from ransom to crowdfunding via the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
The data breach has become a bigger issue as the first round of information has been leaked to the public. The group has claimed this leak is only the tip of the iceberg and that more files with more information are to come. Each new set of information will be in different sums the group calls “checkpoints”.
So far, the documents are legal documents with the majority being related to insurance. It appears that the documents are information from insurance companies following the attack, with more information to be leaker in future dates. Much information about the leaks, as well as links to the files, are being removed from social media.
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