FBI unable to crack San Bernardino jihad killers’ cell phone

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They can’t even get into this cell phone, and they’re going to keep us safe from future attacks? The ISIS jihadis have outstripped the FBI in encryption technology, and Obama calls them the JV team. The FBI is going for help to the tech industry, when it should have the very best, cutting-edge decoding technology. But it doesn’t, because the Obama administration is committed to the idea that we’re not in a war, and refuses to acknowledge either the enemy ideology or its capabilities.

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​FBI unable to crack San Bernardino killers’ cell phone,” CBS, February 9, 2016:

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday one of the phones used by the killers in the San Bernardino, California, attacks remains inaccessible to investigators more than two months after 14 people were fatally shot.

Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey cited the case as an example of how encryption is affecting counterterrorism efforts. But he said the dilemma of bad guys “going dark” is mostly affecting state and local law enforcement officials who are trying to solve murder, drug and car accident cases.

Companies are increasingly making devices such as cellphones with encryption that allows only the people communicating to read the messages.

Comey said it’s a big problem when law enforcement armed with a search warrant can’t open a phone, even when a judge says there’s probable cause to have it opened.

The December 2 shooting left 14 people dead and 22 others wounded….

The White House has called on the tech industry for help in disrupting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other terrorist groups. Investigators say the San Bernardino shooting was inspired by ISIS.

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TRUMP TO SAVAGE: Maybe Obama doesn’t want to defeat ISIS…

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In another wide-ranging interview with talk-radio host Michael Savage, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested President Obama might not have a desire to defeat the Islamic jihadist group ISIS, and the real-estate billionaire shied away from declaring he would win the New Hampshire primary Tuesday.

Trump repeated his observation that President Obama refuses to identify the enemy as “radical Islamic terrorism,” insisting ISIS and other groups have nothing to do with Islam.

“It’s radical Islamic terrorism, and we have a president who won’t even use the words,” he said. “If you don’t use the words, you’re never going to get rid of the problem.

“Maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem,” Trump said. “I don’t know exactly what’s going on.”

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Turning to the New Hampshire primary, Savage noted Trump, who leads by as many as 21 points in the latest polls, is “way ahead of the pack.”

Trump replied: “Yeah, so far.”

A surprised Savage asked, “You’re not even saying you’re going to win?”

“I don’t want to really say it, because I don’t want to bring any bad luck,” Trump said. “I’m doing well. The polls look good. The enthusiasm’s incredible.

“Tonight we’re going to have a crowd of 4 or 5,000 people out – although it’s snowing, so, I don’t know, maybe that will be a little smaller.”

Trump finished second to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Iowa caucuses last week, 28 to 24 percent, after polls showed Trump leading the field.

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In an interview last week with Savage, Trump said he would have an advantage in the general election over his Republican rivals, because polls show he has a chance to win states that have been considered a lock for Democrats, including New York and Michigan.

Good Samaritan?

Savage asked Trump about the mix-up during the introductions for the ABC News Republican debate Saturday night in which Ben Carson missed his call and stood at the stage entrance while other candidates passed him.

Savage noted Trump was the only one who didn’t “step over him.”

“All the others walked by him, like he wasn’t there,” Savage said. “He didn’t hear it, or something. You actually stood there and you told him his name was called. And you said, ‘Ben, go ahead, you were called first.’”

Trump said it wasn’t Carson’s fault.

“You couldn’t hear a thing back there. It was really the fault of the network,” Trump said.

So, I walked out and I saw Ben standing, and I said, ‘What are you doing here? You’re supposed to be out there.’

“I stood with him until they got it straight,” he said.

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Savage commented that the other candidates “stepped over, basically, a person who had fallen in the street.”

“And that tells you an awful lot about people,” the talk host said.

“It’s like me,” Savage continued. “Brash people from New York are often called names that don’t apply to them. They think if you’re direct and honest that you’re a mean person.

“And what they don’t understand is I’ve lived on the West Coast most of my adult life. All these nice people will stick a knife in your back faster than anybody I’ve met in New York, to be honest with you. I prefer people who are up front.”

Savage referenced a New York Post article published Sunday titled “How Donald Trump helped save New York City.”

Writer Steve Cuozzo said that long before Trump put his name on buildings and ran for the White House, he was New York’s “most important and bravest real-estate developer,” citing eight major projects.

“I did it at a time when it wasn’t fashionable, in many cases, and it’s been great for the city, and I’m very happy,” Trump commented.

‘Let Russia buy some of the bombs’

Regarding the war against ISIS and Islamic jihad, Savage noted that Trump has favored making Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, an ally against terrorism.

“Well, Putin said great things about me. Look, I know when I’m being played and all. But he said, Trump is brilliant, Trump is their real leader and all that stuff,” Trump said. “And, you know what? I accept it. OK.”

Critics said he should have disavowed Putin’s comments, Trump noted.

“What’s wrong with having a good relationship with Russia? What’s wrong with Russia bombing the hell out of ISIS and these other crazies so we don’t have to spend a million dollars a bomb?

“Let them buy some of the bombs, ’cause that’s what’s happening. And I say, ‘I can’t believe these people’ (who disagree). They want to do it themselves,” Trump said.

“We’ve been over there, Michael, for 15 years … and so far we have nothing for it. If Russia wants to be friendly with us and wants to bomb the hell out of ISIS, I say, ‘That’s great, we’ll help ’em.’”

‘Stone-cold guy’

Savage asked why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich are still in the race.

“I don’t understand Bush,” Trump said, “because he’s just a stone-cold guy that is not going to make it. He’s got no persona.”

But Trump said Kasich “has done a good job in Ohio.”

“He’s got a little lucky with the oil, with fracking, but I give him credit. Because, frankly, in New York, we should have started with fracking. We’d end up with no debt right now. But they fracked and Ohio is doing fine,” Trump said.

But I think Bush should not be on the stage, I agree with you,” Trump said, noting Bush has spent $120 million on his campaign.

Savage, describing Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as a “lightweight” who doesn’t belong in “the big boys club,” asked Trump, “Where did they get this guy from?”

Trump declined to judge Rubio, choosing to describe the moment early in the debate Saturday night when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie caught Rubio repeating a memorized script, which he said was evidence that the Florida senator relies on canned talking points and doesn’t have the executive skills and experience necessary to be president.

“I don’t know, but I was standing next to him during the debate,” Trump said, “and it was sort of a weird thing going on, and I watched it, and said, ‘Well, wait a minute, he said that a minute ago. And then he said it again and again.

“I don’t know what happened to him,” Trump said.

“He’s been very nice to me,” he said of Rubio. “I just don’t know what happened.”

Savage suggested that if Hillary Clinton drops out of the Democratic race – which is a strong possibility as she faces an FBI investigation into her handling of classified information – the Democrats would not allow self-identified democratic socialist Bernie Sanders to be nominated.

But Trump said it “will be hard to bring somebody up who, frankly, hasn’t done well in primary contests,” he said, referring to Vice President Joe Biden.

“Biden has done very, very poorly over the years in primaries. He’s run a number of times,” Trump noted.

“I think it’s going to be hard to take it away from Sanders if for some reason she doesn’t run.”

Trump marveled at the possibility of “running against a socialist-perhaps-communist.”

“This is what we’ve come to. It’s incredible,” he said, pointing out a new national poll shows Sanders, who has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, even with Clinton.

‘Don’t go soft’

Savage concluded by reminding Trump that every time he makes strong policy statements that many regard as too provocative, his poll numbers go up.

“Donald, please don’t go soft because the advisers are telling you to go soft. They’re 100 percent wrong,” Savage said.

“Going soft is wrong. The people need an alpha-male leader, and I think you’re the only one to win here,” he said.

“I’m glad you told me that,” Trump said. ‘That was very nice, and I’m glad you told me that.”
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Hacker posts info of 20K FBI employees, 9K DHS staff

 

Names and addresses of 20,000 FBI employees and over 9,000 Homeland Security workers were dumped on the internet by unknown hackers after they tricked their way into a Department of Justice computer.

Tweeting as @DotGovs, the hackers posted a link pointing to a plain-text post on CryptoBin listing names, job titles, work emails, phone numbers and the states for thousands of employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI. The list includes computer specialists, procurement officers, budget analysts, directors and senior advisers.

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Several news outlets were contacted by the hackers on Sunday evening and given a preview of the data, including Vice’s Motherboard blog and FedScoop. According to the sites, the information in the leak was accurate.

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“We take these reports very seriously, however there is no indication at this time that there is any breach of sensitive or personally identifiable information,” DHS spokesman S.Y. Lee said in a statement Monday morning.a

The hackers told Motherboard they accessed the information by compromising an email account of a Justice Department official. They used the email address to “social engineer” access to the DOJ intranet, calling technical support to give them a password.

“So I called up, told them I was new and I didn’t understand how to get past [the portal],” one of the hackers told Motherboard. “They asked if I had a token code, I said no, they said ‘that’s fine – just use our one’.”

At that point, the hackers gained access to about a terabyte of data, and managed to download about 200 gigabytes.

“This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza, This is for the child that is searching for an answer,” the hackers said at the beginning of their CryptoBin post. Both the message and the method used in the hack resemble those of a different group of anonymous hackers that last year breached the private email accounts of CIA Director John Brennan and National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

Hit by a series of high-profile data breaches in recent years, the US government is demanding more cyber security funding. Last week, Defense Secretary Ash Carter requested nearly $7 billion for the Pentagon’s cyber operations budget in 2017, to “further DOD’s network defenses… build more training ranges for our cyber warriors; and also develop cyber tools and infrastructure needed to provide offensive cyber options.”

The Pentagon’s cyber budget for the current fiscal year is $5.5 billion.

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JEB BUSH: I WILL NOT BLAME OBAMA FOR ANYTHING

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“…I will never do it to him,” he said

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Jeb Bush won’t hold President Obama responsible for the direction the country is headed under his watch.

“I will not blame Barack Obama for anything,” Jeb Bush said to aN.H. crowd Sunday. “I got sick and tired of hearing him blame my brother and I will never do it to him.”

In other words, the establishment candidate won’t throw the establishment president under the bus, even though a lot of what’s wrong with this country is thanks to Obama.

Remember it was President Obama who signed Obamacare into law, the wealth-transfer scheme that impoverishes Americans through excessive healthcare costs while enriching the private, off-shore mega banks who wrote the law.

“Today health care in the United States costs 500%, approximately, that of the same technology purchased elsewhere in the first world,” Karl Denninger of Market Ticket wrote. “There are places where the ‘offset’ is only 200% but virtually nowhere that it runs the other way.”

“It is literally possible in many parts of the U.S. to buy a plane ticket to Narita, Japan, have an MRI done and read there and then fly back home for less than you will be charged for the same exam in your town.”

And it was Obama who has been trying to enact gun control via executive action outside Congress and outside law.

For one thing, Americans critical of government could have their Second Amendment rights restricted if psychologists diagnose them with “Oppositional Defiant Disorder” or a similar diagnosis as a result of Obama’s new gun control executive action.

“[Adults with Oppositional Defiant Disorder] feel misunderstood and disliked, hemmed in and pushed around,” according toRussell Barkley, Ph.D..

In other words, an Obama-supporting psychologist could potentially diagnose conservatives and libertarians with “Oppositional Defiant Disorder” due to their criticism of authority, particularly the federal government, and then report them to the FBI as too “mentally unfit” to purchase a gun.

But don’t worry, Bush won’t blame Obama for the loss of your Second Amendment rights and the loss of your savings due to Obamacare.

“Everybody knows I’m in the Establishment, because my brother was a president and my dad was a president,” Bush added.

Mosque Obama visited under FBI surveillance since 2010: one of its members plotted to blow up a federal building

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“The mosque that is hosting the commander in chief, while receiving his historic benediction graduated a terrorist who plotted to blow up a local Army recruiting station, hired an imam who condoned suicide bombings and blames American ‘foreign policy’ for terrorism. Obama has to be willfully blind not to see all these ties to terror.”

Or maybe he knows all about them, and just doesn’t care — or even actively favors this activity. Those are the choices: he is either stupid, which he isn’t, or willfully ignorant, which he is unlikely to be, or simply outright traitorous.

Islamic Society of Baltimore Welcome Obama

“Mosque Obama Visiting Graduated Terrorist Who Targeted Federal Building,” Investor’s Business Daily, February 2, 2016

Islamophilia: President Obama is conferring legitimacy on a Baltimore mosque the FBI just a few years ago was monitoring as a breeding ground for terrorists, after arresting a member for plotting to blow up a federal building.

IBD has learned that the FBI had been conducting surveillance at the Islamic Society of Baltimore since at least 2010 when it collared one of its members for plotting to bomb an Army recruiting center not far from the mosque in Catonsville, Md.

Agents secretly recorded a number of conversations with a 25-year-old Muslim convert — Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain — and other Muslims who worshipped there. According to the criminal complaint, Martinez said he knew “brothers” who could supply him weapons and propane tanks.

“He indicated that if the military continued to kill their Muslim brothers and sisters, they would need to expand their operation by killing U.S. Army personnel where they live,” FBI special agent Keith Bender wrote. Martinez said that in studying the Quran he learned that Islam counsels Muslims to “fight those who fight against you.”

Sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2012, Martinez also stated in a social media posting that he wanted to join the ranks of the “mujahideen” in “Pakistan or Afghanistan (a country that struggle[sic] for the sake of allah).” Most of ISB’s board members are from Pakistan.

To help disrupt the plot, the FBI reportedly put an undercover agent in the mosque, which upset the leadership there. After protests, the FBI sent an official to ISB to take questions and mollify concerns the bureau was spying on Muslims.

Members of the mosque complained that the FBI tried to “entrap” Martinez and other Muslim terrorism suspects by sending “spies with Muslim names” into the mosque.

“If I was the president of the mosque, I would not let you come here without strip(-searching) you,” one member angrily told the FBI official, “because you might drop something (like a bug) to hear what’s going on here.” “The Muslim Link” newspaper described the questioner as Pakistani.

This is the mosque that will be honored with a visit from Obama on Wednesday, the first U.S. mosque visit of his presidency.

It’s now abundantly clear the White House failed to properly vet the venue. Reportedly, it let the Council on American-Islamic Relations choose the site, even though the FBI has banned CAIR from outreach because of known ties to the Hamas terrorist group.

“For a number of years we’ve been encouraging the president to go to an American mosque,” CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said. “With the tremendous rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in our country, we believe that it will send a message of inclusion and mutual respect.”

As we reported Tuesday, ISB is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America — which federal prosecutors in 2007 named a radical Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front and an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator in a scheme to funnel more than $12 million to Hamas suicide bombers — and ISB has helped organize the terror-tied ISNA’s conferences.

The Shariah-compliant mosque was led for 15 years by a radical cleric — Imam Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh — who once represented a federally designated al-Qaida front group. El-Sheikh also has argued for the legitimacy of suicide bombings, according to the Washington Post.

We also first reported that ISB board member and vice president Muhammad Jameel has blamed American foreign policy — namely, U.S. support for Israel — for terrorism and the rise of Osama bin Laden.

“I hope (his death) does not camouflage the bigger picture, which is to look at what gave rise to OBL and what are the root causes of terror,” Jameel said in a local 2011 interview. “Just eliminating him does not resolve the longer-term problems, which I consider to be (U.S.) foreign policy.”

ISB board members are required to have “an in-depth understanding of the Shariah,” and “must take Islam as the way of life,” according to recently amended articles of incorporation papers filed with the state of Maryland.

We have also learned that ISB invited one of the imams of the Boston Marathon bombers’ mosque to headline a 2013 fundraiser for its Islamic school.

Then-Islamic Society of Boston imam Suhaib Webb spoke at the 25th anniversary banquet of ISB’s Al-Rahmah School — even though two days before 9/11, according to an FBI surveillance report, Webb was raising cash for a Muslim cop-killer together with al-Qaida cleric Anwar Awlaki, the hijackers’ spiritual leader.

So let’s recap. The mosque that is hosting the commander in chief, while receiving his historic benediction graduated a terrorist who plotted to blow up a local Army recruiting station, hired an imam who condoned suicide bombings and blames American “foreign policy” for terrorism.

Obama has to be willfully blind not to see all these ties to terror.

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Joe Scarborough: Hillary’s E-Mails Are ‘Safe To Talk About’ Now

Published on Feb 1, 2016

It only took the State Department to withhold 22 of Hillary Clinton’s emails for the media to report “about how advanced this investigation is” admitted Joe Scarborough on Monday’s Morning Joe. “Is it safe to talk about it now?” Scarborough recalled, referring to a conversation he had with a network executive.

Scarborough bragged that on Friday morning, before the news broke, they knew something big was coming down the pipe in regards to the FBI investigation of Hillary’s emails. “I mean, a couple people held their breath when we talked about it the other day. Everybody in the government, everybody in the media, everybody that runs anything is talking about how advanced this investigation is and nobody’s telling the American people about it.”