HENRY MAKOW: “Is It Possible That Almost Everyone Of ‘Importance’ In The Past Was A Crypto Jew And Satanist?

“Is it possible that almost everyone of ‘importance’ in the past was a Crypto Jew and Satanist? The Corona hoax may be the tip of a spear that stretches back centuries. The spear is aimed at the heart of mankind. Are all these prominent people spanning five centuries of Crypto-Jews? If true, it casts history in a new light. EVERYBODY was involved. The Illuminati — FDR, Hitler, Stalin & Churchill — are essentially Crypto-Jews. So are Hillary and Trump. History could be re-written based on an analysis of the role played by these personages. Below is a list of political and cultural leaders over more than 500 years whose official portraits show them making a Triad Hand Sign, joining their third and fourth fingers. The Triad Claw hand sign — holding middle finger together — signals membership in Kabbalist conspiracy. Apparently, this is a Marrano gesture which signals the letters M & W, symbolizing 666 from the three V’s. The letter V is ‘waw’ in Hebrew and ‘vav’ in Gematria and is the 6th letter in both. What are the chances that people living centuries apart would make the same Masonic hand sign? The Triad Sign is how Satanists recognize each other and signal fealty to Lucifer.”

~Henry Makow

“All religions have issued from the Kabbalah and return to it; everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of the Illuminati… all the Masonic associations owe to it… the Kabbalah, their Secrets and their symbols.”

~Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma


“Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.”

~Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise


“Freemasonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teachings of Judaism from the Masonic ritual and what is left?”

~The Jewish Tribune, editorial, 1927


“In politics nothing is accidental. If something happens, be assured it was planned this way.”

~Franklin Delano Roosevelt


“The one who cannot see that on Earth a big endeavor is taking place, an important plan, on which realization we are allowed to collaborate as faithful servants, certainly has to be blind”

~Winston Churchill


“I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.”

~Revelation 2:9


“What humanity is enduring is a global plandemic and attempts to force vaccination mandates are not the result of a freak accident, random natural events or stemming from absurd levels of human incompetence. This surreal drama of evil takeover has been meticulously planned and orchestrated for hundreds if not thousands of years by bloodline families that worship anti-life or satanic based ideologies. The Church of Satan uses the Hebrew letters at each of the points of the Sigil of Baphomet to represent Leviathan in their Black Magic rituals. This means Satanists that conjure or evoke Baphomet fields to power up Leviathan entities for service-to-self rituals, are actually contributing to the feeding of the Beast Machine and its AI technology for maintaining the electromagnetic harness. The Power Elite believe they are the chosen ones to fulfill this end of times prophecy and direct the AI programs in order to wake up and agitate these Monsters of Chaos, which they have co-created from the shadow fragments and reversal elementals on the surface. This is another example of why Satanism is a natural segue into the Transhumanism agendas, as many materialists are very pro-artificial intelligence.”

~Lisa Renee


See complete list of Crypto Jews

Masonic hand gesture | Triad Claw | Marrano Crypto-Jew sign of historical figures:

Alfonso V of Aragon 1396-1458

Renaissance King of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, Sardinia, Corsica & Sicily

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola 1463-1494

Renaissance philosopher, studied the Hebrew Kabbalah. Related to Este, Sforza & Gonzaga

Edward Montagu 1485-1557

Ancestor of the Dukes of Montagu & Manchester and the Earls of Sandwich

Ignatius of Loyola 1491-1556

Marrano Jew, founded the Society of Jesus. Religious leader during Counter-Reformation

Charles V 1500-1558

Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor & King of Spain, oversaw Americas colonization

William Grey 1509-1562

Baron Grey de Wilton, military commander serving in France under the Earl of Bedford

Giulia Gonzaga 1513-1566

Italian oligarch of the Renaissance, wife of Vespasiano Colonna Duke of Traetto

Catherine de’ Medici 1519-1589

Queen consort of France as wife of King Henry II of France

Eleanor of Toledo 1522-1562

Daughter of Duke of Alba, wife of Cosimo de’ Medici, mother of Dukes of Tuscany

Richard Bingham 1528-1599

English soldier & naval commander during the Tudor conquest of Ireland

Elizabeth I 1533-1603

Queen of England, established Church of England’s independence from Rome

Joanna of Austria 1547-1578

Wife of Francesco I de’ Medici, mother of Marie de’ Medici

Henry of Navarre 1553-1610

First monarch of the House of Bourbon in France. 1st Huguenot King

James I 1566-1625

King of England, united the English, Scottish and Irish crowns

Karl I of Liechtenstein 1569-1627

1st Prince of Liechtenstein, founder of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein

Josephus Coymans 1591-1677

Merchant from the rich International banking Coymans family of Antwerp

Elisabeth of France 1602-1644

Daughter of Henry of Navarre and Marie de’ Medici. 1st wife of King Philip IV of Spain

William Russell 1616-1700

1st Duke of Bedford, carried the sceptre at the coronation of William III of Orange

John Evelyn 1620-1706

English writer and diarist, co-founder of the Royal Society

Archibald Campbell 1629-1685

Earl of Argyll, took part in the Monmouth rebellion, fellow of the Royal Society

Christopher Wren 1632-1723

Founder & president of the Royal Society, Freemason

Ralph Montagu 1638-1709

1st Duke of Montagu, of the famous Montagu family

Isaac Newton 1642-1727

English intellectual, Royal Society, one of the most influential people in history

Jonathan Trelawny 1650-1711

A British Bishop of Bristol, Exeter and Winchester. Supported William III

James Bertie 1653-1699

1st Earl of Abingdon, son of Montagu Bertie the 2nd Earl of Lindsey

Charles Montagu 1661-1715

Devised the establishment of the Bank of England. 1st First Lord of the Treasury

Sophia Dorothea of Hanover 1666-1726

Wife and cousin of George I of Great Britain, and mother of George II

Frederick Augustus I 1670-1733

Elector of Saxony, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania

Spencer Compton 1673-1743

1st Earl of Wilmington, Prime Minister of Great Britain and 1st Lord of the Treasury

John Manners 1676-1721

2nd Duke of Rutland, son of John Manners of the ‘Glorious Revolution’

James Craggs 1686-1721

Acquaintance of King George I while in Hanover, accompanied him to England

John Wesley 1703-1791

Church of England cleric, founder of the Methodist movement

Thomas Gray 1716-1771

English poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University

John Adams 1735-1826

2nd President of the United States and negotiator of the peace treaty with U.K

Francis Asbury 1745-1816

1st bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States

Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832

German writer, served the duchy of Saxe-Weimar, member of the Illuminati

John Marshall 1755-1835

Chief Justice of the United States, developed the American legal system

Joseph Fesch 1763-1839

French cardinal, closely associated with the family of Napoleon Bonaparte

Christian VIII of Denmark 1786-1848

King of Denmark and Norway of the House of Oldenburg

Miguel of Portugal 1802-1866

King of Portugal of the House of Braganza and Knight of the Order of Christ

Napoleon III 1808-1873

1st President of the French Republic and Emperor of the French

Alexander III of Russia 1845-1894

Emperor of Russia of the House of Oldenburg from 1881 until his death in 1894

Marsilio Ficino 1433-1499

Philosopher, priest and homosexual of the early Italian Renaissance, worked for de’ Medici’s

Giles of Viterbo 1469-1532

Cardinal of Catholic Church. Studied the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism

Catherine of Aragon 1485-1536

1st wife of King Henry VIII of England, sparked England’s break from Rome

Clarice de’ Medici 1493-1528

Granddaughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici. Educated Catherine, the future Queen of France

Ferdinand I 1503-1564

Holy Roman Emperor, Habsburg, supported the Society of Jesus

Francis Borgia 1510-1572

4th Duke of Gandia, third Superior General of the Society of Jesus

Philip Neri 1515-1595

Italian priest, worked for the de’ Medici family and supported Henry of Navarre

Cosimo I de’ Medici 1519-1574

Duke of Florence, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Restored power in Florence

James Douglas 1525-1581

4th Earl of Morton and regent of Scotland, supported the Reformation

Maria of Spain 1528-1603

Daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I & wife of Maximilian II

Edward VI 1537-1553

King of England, educated by his fathers sixth wife Catherine Parr like his sister

Miguel de Cervantes 1547-1616

Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. Jewish Marrano and educated by the Jesuits

Cesar de Nostredame 1553-1629

Son of French astrologer and occultist Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus)

Francis de Sales 1567-1622

Saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Protestant sympathiser, educated by Jesuits

Robert Fludd 1574-1637

English occultist, astrologer, mathematician and Hermetic writer

Isaac Commelin 1598-1676

Dutch historian for the Orange family and the Dutch East India company

Carel Reyniersz 1604-1653

Dutch Admiral and merchant. Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Johan van Riebeeck 1619-1677

Dutch East India Company colonial administrator & founder of Cape Town

Johan de Witt 1625-1672

Grand Pensionary of Holland, tutored a young William III of Orange

Christiaan Huygens 1629-1695

Dutch mathematician. Founder of modern Calculus, Royal Society

Gaspar Fagel 1634-1688

Grand Pensionary of Holland, tutored and supported William III of Orange

William Cavendish 1640-1707

1st Duke of Devonshire, strong supporter of the Glorious Revolution & William III

Henry Darnall 1645-1711

Proprietary Agent of Baron Baltimore. Granddad of Charles Carroll of Carrollton

William III 1650-1702

King of England, Prince of Orange. Came to power after the “Glorious Revolution”

George Churchill 1654-1710

Younger brother of the Duke of Marlborough. Supported William III

Joseph Sabine 1661-1739

General in 9 Years’ War, War of Spanish Succession & Jacobite Rebellion

George Delaval 1667-1723

English naval admiral and diplomat. Fought in the War of the Spanish Succession

Joseph Addison 1672-1719

English playwright and poet, worked for John Somers and Charles Montagu

Charles Townshend 1674-1738

2nd Viscount Townshend, Secretary of State, Fellow of the Royal Society

John Campbell 1678-1743

2nd Duke of Argyll, Scottish soldier, helped secure Hanoverian succession

Thomas Pelham-Holles 1693-1768

1st Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister of Great Britain & Secretary of State

Frederick, Prince of Wales 1707-1751

Duke of Edinburgh, eldest son of George II and father of George III

Christopher Smart 1722-1771

English poet, notorious member of the Freemasons and Masonic author

Josias of Saxe-Coburg 1737-1815

Austrian general and Lieutenant Field Marshal in the Seven Years’ War

Tadeusz Kościuszko 1746-1818

Polish-Lithuanian aristocrat and general in the American Revolutionary War

Ferdinand I of Two Sicilies 1751-1825

King of Naples & Sicily, of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

Alexander Hamilton 1755-1804

1st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, founded U.S. Mint & 1st National Bank

Ferdinand III 1769-1824

Grand Duke of Tuscany of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine

Robert Peel 1788-1850

Prime Minister of the U.K, created the modern concept of the police force

Sophie of Bavaria 1805-1872

Mother of Franz Joseph Emperor of Austria & Maximilian Emperor of Mexico

Otto of Greece 1815-1867

First modern King of Greece under the protection of the U.K, France and Russia

Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919

President of the United States, Freemason, imperialist

Lorenzo de’ Medici 1449-1492

One of the wealthiest men in Europe, patron of Marsilio Ficino & Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Alfonso I d’Este 1476-1534

Duke of Ferrara, of the House of Este during the Italian Wars

Archibald Douglas 1489-1557

Scottish Earl of Angus, ally of Henry VIII, consolidated the Douglas families power

Francis I 1494-1547

France’s first renaissance monarch. Gave rise to the Protestant Reformation

Isabella of Portugal 1503-1539

Holy Roman Empress, wife of Charles V, daughter of Manuel I of Portugal

James V of Scotland 1512-1542

King of Scotland, raised by Archibald Douglas Earl of Angus, ally of Francis I

Nicholas Throckmorton 1515-1571

Royal diplomat, worked for Elizabeth I, supported Reformation

William Cecil 1521-1598

Baron Burghley, chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I, founder of the Cecil dynasty

Philip II 1527-1598

King of Spain, Portugal, Naples and Sicily of the House of Habsburg

Robert Dudley 1532-1588

Earl of Leicester of the famous Dudley family. English diplomat

Francis Drake 1540-1596

English sea captain and slave trader. Provoked the Spanish Armada

Ferdinando I de’ Medici 1549-1609

Grand Duke of Tuscany, gained great wealth through Medici banks

Walter Raleigh 1554-1618

English Protestant aristocrat, explorer and populariser of tobacco in England

Maurice of Nassau 1567-1625

Stadtholder, Prince of Orange, foremost general of the 80 years war

Philip III 1578-1621

Habsburg King of Spain & Portugal. Married his cousin

Anne of Austria 1601-1666

Queen of France, mother of Louis XIV of France & Philippe I Duke of Orleans

John Milton 1608-1674

English poet, propagandist and official serving under Oliver Cromwell

Henry Oldenburg 1619-1677

Foremost spy in 17th century Europe, 1st Secretary of the Royal Society

Robert Boyle 1627-1691

Founder of modern Chemistry, Royal Society, son of 1st Earl of Cork

Arthur Capell 1631-1683

Earl of Essex, Protestant supporter of William III of Orange

William Douglas-Hamilton 1634-1694

Duke of Hamilton, granted the Scottish crown to William III of Orange

Philippe I of Orleans 1640-1701

Founder of House of Orleans, ancestor of most modern-day Catholic royalty

John Cecil 1648-1700

Earl of Exeter, known as Lord Burghley, supported William III of Orange

William Randolph 1650-1721

Colonist, ancestor of Thomas Jefferson and Cheif Justice John Marshall

James Blair 1656-1743

Church of England missionary & founder of the College of William & Mary

Simon Harcourt 1661-1727

1st Viscount Harcourt, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Arranged the union with Scotland

Samuel Vetch 1668-1732

Protestant colonial governor of Nova Scotia, involved in Monmouth Rebellion

Charles Lennox 1672-1723

1st Duke of Richmond, illegitimate son of King Charles II and a Freemason

Richard Temple 1675-1749

1st Viscount Cobham, British soldier, political mentor to the young William Pitt

George II 1683-1760

King of Great Britain and Ireland, gave rise to British government power

Henry Pelham 1694-1754

Prime Minister of Great Britain & Chancellor of the Exchequer

Robert Livingston 1708-1790

3rd Lord of Livingston Manor, grandson of Robert Livingston the Elder

Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc 1725-1797

70th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1775 to 1797

George III 1738-1820

King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Leopold II 1747-1792

Holy Roman Emperor, King of Hungary & Bohemia & Grand Duke of Tuscany

Maria Luisa of Parma 1751-1819

Queen consort of Spain & daughter of King Louis XV of the House of Bourbon

José Álvarez de Toledo 1756-1796

Duke of Medina Sidonia & Alba de Tormes, husband of the Duchess of Alba

Augustus of Saxe-Gotha 1772-1822

Duke of Saxe-Gotha, grandfather of Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria

Pope Pius IX 1792-1878

Longest reigning Pope in history, centralized the Church in the Vatican

Joseph Smith 1805-1844

American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement

Pedro II of Brazil 1825-1891

Emperor of Brazil, reigned for over 58 years, Grand Master of Order of Christ

Wilhelm II 1859-1941

Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia, grandson of Queen Victoria

Christopher Columbus 1451-1506

Marrano Jewish explorer, aided by Marranos Louis de Santangel and Antonio de Marchena

Martin Luther 1483-1546

Initiated the Protestant Reformation, funded by Frederick III of Saxony of the House of Wettin

Vittoria Colonna 1490-1547

Italian Protestant, daughter of Fabrizio Colonna of the powerful Colonna family

Eleanor of Austria 1498-1558

Habsburg Infanta of Castile, wife of Manuel I of Portugal & Francis I of France

Gemma Frisius 1508-1555

Dutch cartographer and philosopher, taught occultist John Dee at the University of Leuven

Catherine Parr 1512-1548

Protestant, Henry VIII’s sixth wife. Restored Elizabeth to line of succession

James Hamilton 1516-1575

Earl of Arran, great grandson of James II of Scotland. Supported Reformation

Christina of Denmark 1521-1590

Queen of Denmark, Norway & Sweden, wife of Francesco II Sforza, Duke of Milan

Maximilian II 1527-1576

Holy Roman Emperor, member of the House of Habsburg

John Hawkins 1532-1595

Shipbuilder, naval commander and slave trader. 2nd cousin of Francis Drake

Francesco I de’ Medici 1541-1587

Grand Duke of Tuscany, continued the heavy taxation of his subjects

Francesco della Rovere 1549-1631

Duke of Urbino, related to Este, de’ Medici and Farnese dynasties

Philip Sidney 1554-1586

English Poet and soldier, nephew of Robert Dudley

Gerard Reynst 1568-1615

A founder of the Dutch East India Company, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

Hendrik Brouwer 1581-1643

Dutch East India Company colonial administrator in Japan & Dutch East Indies

John Berkeley 1602-1678

Wealthy English royalist soldier, brother of William Berkeley governor of Virginia

Richard Boyle 1612-1698

2nd Earl of Cork, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland like his millionaire father

Rupert of the Rhine 1619-1682

Duke of Bavaria & Cumberland. 1st Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company

Henry Howard 1628-1684

Duke of Norfolk and Earl Marshal, gave his library to the Royal Society

Cyril Wyche 1632-1707

Lawyer & politician, original member of the Royal Society

Charles Calvert 1637-1715

3rd Baron Baltimore & Proprietary Governor of Maryland

Henry de Nassau 1640-1708

Lord Overkirk, son of Maurice of Nassau and 2nd cousin of King William III of England

James Scott 1649-1685

Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles II, led the Monmouth Rebellion

John Somers 1651-1716

Chief architect of English union with Scotland and the Protestant succession

Thomas Bruce 1656-1741

2nd Earl of Ailesbury & 3rd Earl of Elgin, a Lord of the Royal Bedchamber

William Cowper 1665-1723

1st Earl Cowper, 1st Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, supported William III

Charles Beauclerk 1670-1726

1st Duke of St Albans, illegitimate son of King Charles II

William Cavendish 1672-1729

2nd Duke of Devonshire, served as Lord President of the Council

Frederick I of Sweden 1676-1751

King of Sweden & Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, founder of the order of Seraphim

Charles VI 1685-1740

Holy Roman Emperor of the House of Habsburg. Father of Maria Theresa

William Cavendish 1698-1755

3rd Duke of Devonshire, most recent common ancestor of Charles & Diana

George Whitefield 1714-1770

English Anglican priest, active in the British North American colonies

Prince Hall 1735-1807

Founder of “Black Freemasonry” or Prince Hall Freemasonry in the USA.

Joseph II 1741-1790

Holy Roman Emperor, first ruler of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine in Austria

Thomas Coke 1747-1814

Father of Methodist Missions, continued John Wesley’s work in America

Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac 1755-1841

French politician, member of the National Convention during the French Revolution

Horatio Nelson 1758-1805

1st Viscount Nelson & 1st Duke of Bronte, British flag officer in Napoleonic Wars

Henry Vassall-Fox 1773-1840

3rd Baron Holland & Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Adolphe Thiers 1797-1877

French politician, Prime Minister & President of the French Republic

Giuseppe Garibaldi 1807-1882

Italian revolutionary & Freemason, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy

Edward VII 1841-1910

King of the United Kingdom, of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Adolf Hitler 1889-1945

Leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, head of state of Germany

The Westside hand gesture or Triad Claw/Marrano gesture signals the letters M & W, which symbolise 666 from the three V’s. The letter V is “waw” in Hebrew and “vav” in Gematria and is the 6th letter in both.

San Ignacio de Loyola, who founded the Jesuits by approval of Pope Paul III in 1539, came from a “Marrano” family…from every indication. In fact, strong and credible confirmation comes from none other than Benjamin Disraeli, an ethnic Jew and the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1868 and 1874-1876, who wrote in his book “Coningsby” (London, 1844) that “the first Jesuits were Jews”. It is interesting that Loyola was compelled to repeatedly deny “Jewish” ethnicity.

The term “Marrano” is a Spanish expression which means “secret Jew”, i.e. a falsely converted Jew. Therefore, on the one hand, Ignatius Loyola displayed an outward show of Catholic devotion but in dramatically contradictory fashion…appears to have been a member of “Alumbrado” which was a forerunner to the Illuminati organization (the word “Alumbrado” is simply a Spanish translation for the term “Illuminati”) and another suspected Kabbalah concoction. Alumbrado devotees manifested a strangely conflicting mixture–many expressions of “godly” sentiments in their outward displays…but bizarre goings-on in their private meetings which fit the descriptions occult practices, and even of satanic ‘possession’ or interaction. – Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing


~via HenryMakow.com


‘THERE IS NO POLITICAL SOLUTION’. . . ReallyGraceful: Episode One ~ “The Game’s Afoot”


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BENJAMIN FULFORD on “Selected, NEVER Elected” — with Message from Lisa Renee

“…in 2016… the Gnostic Illuminati decided to form a temporary alliance with the British commonwealth to prevent Hillary Clinton (Rockefeller) from becoming president of the United States. A meeting was held in Antarctica on the November 8th, 2016 election day that was attended by Skull and Bones John Kerry and many other members of the secret Western elite. We have interviewed two people who were present at that meeting. They say a decision was made to flip the election so that designated loser Donald Trump would be elected president with the very votes intended for Clinton. This was accomplished after a firefight between Special Forces at the underground base near Denver Airport took over the election stealing computers on behalf of the Trump forces. It is interesting to note how in the 2016 election things seemed to be going Clinton’s way and then they suddenly flipped and went Trump’s way. The opposite happened when the Nazi forces regrouped around Rockefeller proxy Joe Biden in 2020 and flipped a real Trump victory into a fraudulent Biden victory.”

~Benjamin Fulford (8-16-2021)

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The March 11, 2011 Attack on Fukushima and Its Aftermath


Message from Lisa Renee:

“In the globalscape, the horrifying truth of uncovering deception is unraveling in front of every public touchstone of media.  Republican-Democrat, Trump-Hillary, they are all interchangeable images projecting the lie of the Hero-Enemy that the public has wanted to hear in a lullaby to stay asleep.  It is all a game of deception and manipulation to gain control over planetary resources of energy.  Increased transparency and accountability for disclosure to the public is the only guarantee as the systems collapse.  What many human beings have invested in as a stable reality in materialism is crumbling, as it was built and formed upon a deteriorating foundation of lies.  All lies create webs of deception and deceit, and many of those lies told to the masses are being unraveled through a decrepit and broken system.  A system built on Archontic Deception Strategy and manipulation, in order to herd the cattle of the sleeping masses straight into the slaughterhouse.  To stop being herded by the psychological and emotional manipulation of Mind Control we must be awakened, even if what we see is painful.  Illusions and deceptions are shattering everywhere.”

~Lisa Renee

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Reeducation of Human Values


Ascension Avatar reminder: Only gullible ‘sheeple’ be-LIE-ve any election could actually be chosen by the outsider public… no matter how badly their ‘left/right paradigm-duality ego wants to defend that worn-out false belief system… As Lisa said, the foundation of lies is deteriorating…

JAMES CORBETT: “Beyond Pegasus: The Bigger Picture of Israeli Cyber Spying”

by James Corbett

corbettreport.com

August 7, 2021

We have been told to live in mortal fear of online hackers and, as the “cyber pandemic” narrative ramps up, the fear-mongering over Chinese, Russian and even North Korean cyberwarriors is going into overdrive.

Strange, then, given this climate of non-stop cybersecurity hysteria, that we rarely hear mention of one of the world’s confirmed cyberhacking superpowers: Israel. Just as Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst kept secret in the world, it seems that mention of Israel’s cyber arsenal is strictly forbidden in the maintream press. But it is now undeniable that Israel is running one of the most sophisticated, pervasive and influential cyberhacking operations in the world.

The official silence on Israel’s cyber espionage changed last month when the story of Pegasus—a piece of military-grade spyware developed by Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group—made headlines for all the wrong reasons. The software, as Haaretz and other MSM half-truth peddlers inform us, is able to hijack the phones of its victims, recording from the phone’s cameras and microphone and collecting location data, call logs and contacts, all without the target’s knowledge. And, as the consortium of dinosaur media publishers who were given access to this treasure trove of information report, it is being used by “oppressive regimes” to target “180 journalists” and even scoop up personal contact details of national misleaders like French President Emmanuel Macron and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

But there are some very important things you never learned about the Pegasus story in the dinosaur media’s coverage of it and, if you do rely on the lamestream media for your knowledge, there are a lot of things you won’t know about the history of Israeli cyberspying. So today, let’s take a look at the issue of Israel’s high tech espionage.

One severely underreported fact about the Pegasus story shines a light on the much larger story of Israeli cyber spying. According to Forbes, the co-founders of the NSO Group, Omri Lavie and Shalev Hulio, “are believed to be alumni of Israel’s famous Unit 8200 signals intelligence arm, as are many of the country’s security entrepreneurs.” NSO’s first investor, Eddy Shalev, asserts otherwise (“They didn’t come from intelligence”). Hulio himself, meanwhile, spins a rather tall tale about randomly meeting people in line at a cafe who were able to put him in touch with the tech geek who would become the company’s first employee and who, Hulio allows, “may have served in Unit 8200.” This unlikely story stretches the bonds of credulity so far that it prompts even ynetnews to note that “Some in Israel’s defense and intelligence community were skeptical of Hulio’s fanatic tale.” But the fact that Unit 8200 is in the picture at all is itself telling.

For those who don’t know, Unit 8200 is the branch of the Israel Defense Force responsible for signals intelligence, i.e., Israel’s equivalent of the NSA. Supposedly founded in 1952 (or was it the 1930s?), the unit was not officially acknowledged until the early 2000s, when stories of the incredible (and incredibly illegal) acts of cyber espionage it has perpetrated over the decades began to be publicized.

One particularly high profile piece of work bearing Unit 8200’s fingerprints was Stuxnet, the military-grade cyberweapon that specifically targeted Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz. It has long been known that Stuxnet was co-developed by the United States and Israel, but it was New York Times correspondent David Sanger who revealed that the worm was actually worked on by Unit 8200.

But beyond the cyberweapons and (still largely classified) military exploits of the unit itself is the undeniable fact that a surprisingly large number of high-profile tech startups and Silicon Valley ventures in recent years have been founded by “ex” members of 8200. One such “ex” member, Avishai Abrahami, asserted in 2016 that “there are more than 100 guys from the unit that I personally knew who built startups and sold them for a lot of money” including a team of ten who “created companies where the average market cap is a half-billion dollars.” (Abrahami himself created cloud-based web developer Wix, whose market cap currently sits at over $16 billion.)

From communication companies like AudioCodes and Viber to cybersecurity companies like Argus and CheckPoint to GPS navigation software services like Waze, the prevalence of Unit 8200 alumni in the private tech sector has received so much press that even trade publications have been forced to report on the matter, noting that the Israeli military is increasingly out-sourcing cybersecurity and intelligence projects to companies “that in some cases were built for this exact purpose.”

Other than NSO, some troubling startups from the “ex”-8200 crowd include:

Carbyne911, a tech startup marketed as a “a Next Generation Call Handling platform” for 9-1-1 and emergency call centers, that, as an in-depth 2019 exposé from Narrativ revealed, was founded and run by a gaggle of Israeli military and intelligence officials (including a Unit 8200 alumni) and was bankrolled by the likes of Jeffrey Epstein, Ehud Barak and Peter Thiel.

• Comverse Infosys, which made wiretapping software used by US law enforcement that contained—as Carl Cameron reported in a quickly-quashed series on Israeli spying for Fox News in 2001—”a back door through which wiretaps themselves can be intercepted by unauthorized parties” and whose main product (known as “the Logger”) was later admitted to be “based on the Unit’s [8200’s] technology.”

• Cybereason, a cybersecurity firm founded by “ex”-Unit 8200 member Lior Div and stacked “with many of the unit’s members coming from organizations like the NSA and Unit 8200” that, as Whitney Webb has extensively reported, ran a Doomsday Election Simulation for the US government and has Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks.

• And Toka, a spyware firm co-founded by Ehud Barak and headed by the former chief of the Israel Defense Forces Cyber Staff, which, as Whitney Webb has also extensively reported, is aiming to provide “a one-stop hacking shop for governments” specializing in IoT (“Internet of Things”) devices.

In fact, this represents only a small fraction of Unit 8200’s infiltration of the private cybersecurity space in recent years, so if you’re unfamiliar with the topic you have a lot to catch up on.

But, given that (as Whitney Webb rightly observes), “The abuse of Pegasus software in this very way has been known for several years” and “other Israeli companies with even deeper ties to Israel’s intelligence apparatus have been selling software that not only provides the exact same services to governments and intelligence agencies but purports to go even farther,” the sudden influx of MSM attention to the Pegasus story is curious.

One clue to the mystery of this sudden interest comes in the form of a little tidbit that is embedded in all the MSM articles on the Pegasus scandal (like this one from our friends at The Bezos Post):

Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based journalism nonprofit, and Amnesty International, a human rights group, had access to the list [of phones hacked by the Pegasus software] and shared it with the news organizations, which did further research and analysis. Amnesty’s Security Lab did the forensic analyses on the smartphones.

Forbidden Stories? What on earth is that?

Well, according to their website: “Forbidden Stories fosters collaboration among journalists to make visible and impactful the work of reporters who can no longer investigate,” including gathering “a consortium of local and international media outlets in order to investigate on a large scale.” This “consortium” reads like a who’s who of worldwide dinosaur media outlets, including Le Soir in Belgium, The Toronto Star in Canada, France TélévisionsRadio New ZealandReutersbellingcatThe New York Times and literally dozens of other mockinbird outfits around the world.

And who funds this venture? The usual gaggle of “independent” “charitable” foundations, of course, including UNESCO and (you guessed it) George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

So why are these big hitters and known liars collaborating on this release of information about a known Israeli military front masquerading as a commercial spyware company? If you said “Because it’s a limited hangout!” then give yourself a cookie. I think you’re right.

But what is this hangout aiming to accomplish, exactly? Theories abound. Bernard over at Moon of Alabama, for example, has this take on the situation:

The U.S. often uses ‘intelligence’ as a kind of diplomatic currency that keeps other countries dependent on it. If the Saudis have to ask the U.S. for snooping on someone it is much easier to have influence over them. NSO is disturbing that business. There is also the problem that the first class spying software NSO is selling to somewhat shady customers might well fall into the hands of some big U.S. adversary.

The ‘leak’ to Amnesty and Forbidden Stories is thus an instrument to keep some monopolistic control over client regimes and over spying technology. (The Panama Papers were a similar kind of U.S. sponsored ‘leak’, only in the financial field.)

I think Bernard is right to compare this Pegasus story to the Panama Papers story, which was also cross-reported by an international consortium of mockingbird media dinosaurs. In fact, we could even cast our minds back to a much earlier story that was similarly reported by a gaggle of mainstream media conspirators from around the world: the Iraq War Logs, which that totally above-board, crusading secret-exposer Julian Assange made available exclusively to the truth tellers at The Guardian, The New York TimesLe Monde and his other favourite MSM outlets.

However, the idea that this whole story is an attempt by the US “to keep some monopolistic control over client regimes and over spying technology” rings hollow. After all, if the US were really trying to muscle Israel out of the cyberspying arena by dishing the dirt on the NSO Group, what about the many, many, many examples of similar or even worse spying by other Israeli companies (just some of which are listed above)? How would the exposure of this one piece of software upend the entire section of the global cybersecurity industry that has been seeded by the Unit 8200 gang?

No, in this case I believe it’s more likely that the powers-that-shouldn’t-be are throwing the NSO Group and its Pegasus software under the bus for the sake of protecting the larger Israeli military cyberwarfare industry, not undermining it. After all, the NSO Group has been in the crosshairs of cyber privacy activists for years, with even the all-powerful Blackstone Group having to back out of a deal to acquire a 40% stake in the company after it was revealed that Pegasus had been used by the Mexican government to spy on its own citizens.

The NSO Group is already tainted. By “exposing” this story about the company (one that was already known and reported), they are able to take attention away from the Cybereasons, Tokas and other companies that are performing similar functions for the Unit 8200-infested cybersecurity industry under much deeper cover.

Undoubtedly there is more to this story that will come out in bits and pieces in these controlled “Forbidden Stories” reports. But rather than shining a light on the larger question of Israeli cyber espionage and how deep the rabbit hole really goes, the intense focus on this one piece of spyware from this one company will only serve to obscure that story.

~via Minds.com

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