I want all members to join me in wishing our longest standing admin Holly Hakes Peterson a heart warming happy birthday, Holly has been an admin with me since September 2013, in a role that is often a thankless task, and yet Holly has carried it out with aplomb for 6 years this month. So raise your coffees, twigs and branches tea, soda, popcorn or other and wish Holly a very happy birthday.
There will be an extra show this coming Saturday at 2pm est that will be a full on and new exposure show of sorts.
Thanks to jimi Brent for having us on his show again last sunday, was an interesting and packed show
I have to open and address a point of concern that effects me directly but more so the group. The ongoing Bubba group and in particular Marilee Neitain who has been to any observer, been a major driver of that groups plot to discredit me, Kim and THI, Randy and Alan. Marilee has now fallen on hard times, which I am genuinely sad for, but predictably the former cult counsellor pins the blame for all of that, including illnesses and various other ailments on the alt media cult, and in particular me.
Yet Marilee, had all these problems before we even met, accused by several of being manipulative, controlling, demanding money off people under duress, all those statements are not made by me, but the several people connected to her, STS and her witches circle, that was not said in a derogatory way, that is a fact, she is involved in a network globally of dark arts and witchcraft, a profession which always comes with a price, light or dark.
Marilee hasn’t worked for a long time, and relied on others and the state to keep her running, her grind at me is largely based around the support I receive in general, and also the financial support from our members, hence her comments of lets get people to not pay his patreon, and also her celebratory comments on Team Bubba page if my patreon subscribers went down a few, it is both childlike and indicative, did I make fun of her latest gofundme plea and lack of participants? no.
There is a reason my members support me Marilee and yours don’t, despite doing yet another gofundme plea two months ago, only 7 have contributed, and predictably not one donation from the people, you hold in such high esteem of Team Bubba.
The reason for the difference is not because we are a cult, is I treat people nicely and help them for no return, including you Marilee, I don’t control or manipulate people, it is that simple, for every clown and person of no life or responsibility in that group, I have many who will extol what I have done for them individually and collectively, even some of the people, who don’t like some of the content on my shows, including two people who are in team bubba, Debra and Richard both said leaving was not about me but the group members.
That is the difference Marilee and no amount of pity posts, manipulating others will change that fact.
The opening statement on her latest video was a meme that said “no matter how good a person you are, you are evil in someone’s story” that was marilee’s own higher self telling her despite me being a good person, it is her that sees evil in a good people. Her latest outburst this week which she got another member to read out her words, like Kaz did two weeks ago, is both cowardly and indicative, she did this based on a comment and post I made on mewe about the fraudulent antics of David Rea, which is fact not fiction, we will hear more details about overweight guy and his fisher price spy kit soon.
So Marilee was that sick and poorly, yet she could spend all day collecting comments from our mewe chats, making up false allegations, claiming we are a cult, scammers, frauds etc, when she was partaking in a group with all of those traits, Bubba not THI.
You can keep doing that Marilee, but all the problems you face will not alter with me, Kim, THI, Chloe, Russell, Laura or anyone else you choose to blame are gone, I am just the latest boogeyman you use to cover up your own extensive failings and treating people badly, your envy of me is indicative, larger group, popularity and a reasonable patreon all of which you failed to achieve, why? because you are not being a nice person, even before Bubba started you were sending me several goading and taunting emails to me of how Chloe is with you not me, I have the evidence, that is not being a nice person Marilee in anyone’s book.
Even David Rea called you self serving and a scammer, and yet you still stayed in that group? that is self harming Marilee, your PTSD is because your own higher self is screaming for you to fix yourself, not denigrate, blame and point fingers at everyone else, you are not well physically or mentally, and healing will not arrive pointing fingers at others.
Yet despite all the above bitterness, nastiness, envy and lies launched against me, I will do what I have always done with people who have erred, give people another chance, as some of our members will testify, even Chloe.
So here is an open ended offer to Marilee, that I and THI, can and will try to help you get back on your feet, either financially and or healing wise, where your focus is on healing only, not kow towing to known fraudsters like David Rea, and no we are not asking you to join us to dig dirt and trash THI Bubba either, they are a ridiculous bunch of no lifers, fraudsters, agents and alcoholics who can’t even be bothered to fix themselves, never mind the planet. Your choice Marilee, you can continue lying to yourself and others, and all the 7 who bothered to support you, or mend bridges and come and be a part of your healing, and a real mission to help the all, with us.
President Donald Trump on Thursday marked the inauguration of a U.S. military command for space that’s designed to aid in missile tracking and space operations, countering what officials say are growing threats from Russia and China. “Spacecom will defend America’s vital interests in space — the next warfighting domain,” Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony. Space Command, led by Air Force General John Raymond, becomes the 11th U.S. combatant command — joining others such as Indo-Pacific Command and Cyber Command. Space Command was created by Trump with an executive order in December — part of an overhaul of military space operations that also included a request that Congress authorize U.S. Space Force, a proposed branch of the military for organizing, training and equipping troops focused on space.
The death of nine New York police officers this year has left family members, law enforcement and politicians pointing fingers and placing blame. But suicide is a more profound problem, deeply entrenched in police culture. A 2018 nationwide study found more law enforcement officers died by suicide than in the line of duty. Researchers say that police officers are at a higher risk of suicide than in any other profession due to a combination of the intense stress, pressure to conceal emotional distress and easy access to deadly weapons. In fact, 13 out of every 100,000 people die by suicide in the general population. But that number climbs to 17 out of 100,000 for police officers, according to the Ruderman Family Foundation. Last year 167 police officers took their own lives while 130 have done so this year, with four months left on the calendar, according to Blue Help, a Massachusetts-based police suicide prevention group that tracks the national rate. These numbers only reflect confirmed suicides. Some suicide prevention advocates say current estimates could be higher as some families choose not to report the cause of death or instead describe it as accidental.
We have covered this in France, I suspect it is a question of conscience kicking in, in many cases, frequency changes applies and effects the all, not just awake people, some react differently to it.
I did a piece back in 2014-15 time about the dangers the police face in the coming years, and asked them to down tools and help the people or continue to prop up a failed system and pay the same price.
What we are seeing now is the consequence of supporting a failed system, and in many cases within police ranks also playing the system, being involved in all kinds of criminality themselves, knowing they are largely protected by the Fraternal Order or the Freemasonic brotherhood system.
NYPD can either sit there like a target at a shooting range and face being fired at by officials and public alike, or form a collective within your ranks and walk out as one, expose Citadel/Weiss group running them, expose the Hillary and Huma video, expose the never ending pit of death and corruption that proliferates through the whole of Gotham, the public will support you vocally and with funds to compensate lack of pay, of that I am certain.
Same with so called French police, though suspect most of them are not cops at all, but hired assassins from mercenary and so called private security groups, the real police need to walk away, and ask the French public to support their stance, before more people either police or civilians lose their lives unnecessarily, all supporting a failed control system.
Greg Craig, a prominent Washington lawyer and former White House counsel under President Barack Obama, was found not guilty by a jury Wednesday of false statements to the Justice Department about his work for the pro-Russian government of Ukraine in 2012, so even when they go to court jack happens, this was to protect Biden and other clowns involved in the Ukraine coup, mass arrests your having a laugh.
So after much ado and many promises by various alt media groups that justice will be served after lengthy investigations surrounding the Mueller investigation that involved politicians, DOJ, FBI and CIA, at a staggering cost.
What it has shown is the levels of corruption go high and deep involving all departments, which are now courtesy of Obama and Biden of being politicized in favor of one group, the Democrats.
People can burble about democracy and Constitutions all day long, but none apply in this country, none whatsoever.
I did state not much would come from all these investigations, waiting for FISA, JFK or any other documents was pure folly and a distraction, which I got some kickback for, that is going against what Q said, that may very well may be the case, but time has proven my stance correct, as much as that saddens me.
James Comey found guilty of stealing and outing leaked documents to the press, which he got only a rebuke for, sums it all up for me, and showed the mans arrogance during it all, so why was he acting that way? because like Mnuchin, Ann and many others, they don’t think they are above the law, they know it.
I have said many things in the last few shows, and one of the main points was accountability, authority groups in this and many other countries have zero accountability, no oversight and even when caught get no more than a kindergarten slap on the wrist.
Government is the hamster wheel described last week, same shit different day, repeated ad nauseum, neither party is fit to run this country, both are riddled with agendas, self serving greed merchants and not one appears to have the ability to future think or come up with simple basic solutions to make things better, despite this current government having received several basic but innovative ideas from The Trust, to date not one has been implemented.
We have a national crisis on our hands in two of three corridors of power, the military arm and the financial arm, US and UK, both commits criminal acts in the corridors of power, neither are accountable for them, and neither given the UK cancelled Parliament last week, although I will say they, the politicians have had 40 months to make a decision, both countries show a complete disregard of the rule of law, and complete contempt for the people they were tasked to look after.
So what is the solution? solutions are difficult when you have brainwashed citizens following the spoon fed narrative from MSM, and I have to say some of the faction led alt media groups.
Solution is two fold, don’t vote for any main candidates vote for an unknown, they cant do any worse than those in currently, but we don’t know who they are, what they stand for or their policies some will cry, my reply is too few really know who the current ones are, what they stand for, and as for their policies, my answer to that is virtually the whole country is unaware of policies.
No one follows policies, the people don’t dictate policies, the media don’t discuss policies, only drama.
Policies are what decides how well or not a country is running, yet 3 years into this administration has anything really changed?
It will only change when the people decide the policies, not the government, implement our policy or we the people will vote you out and place our own candidate in their place.
More jobs they tell us, yet large businesses are down sizing and going bankrupt every day, where are the jobs coming from? Markets are doing great they tell us, yes that appeases the top 1-5% and does nothing for the other 95-99%.
3 years on and the wall is not built, despite the Trusts best efforts to pay for it entirely, a wall designed to keep the criminals out, but what does that wall do if you have hundreds, if not thousands of criminals in the top echelons of society? nothing.
It is like putting a firewall in a computer riddled with viruses, it just seals them in.
Comey will be the first of many who will get slap on the wrist and walk away, that won’t happen say the Q followers, it already has is my reply.
I will make no apologies for saying I told you so this time, as much as I would have loved to have been proven wrong, it is more important the country does things right, than me being right, but at what point are we the people going to finally see through all this illusion and act, not wait for this, that and the other, it has and will achieve nothing.
The meeting of the head clowns started Friday, under discussion on this particular moon cycle meeting is who is the new Pindar, Dick Cheney is in running for Pindar, along with other people from around the world, the word was no one will be chosen unless they complete the RV.
Whilst this was all going on the minions, Agency folks and generals etal, were in Russia just south of Moscow awaiting instructions, so it appears everyone sent on a wild goose chase and with no hope of success.
The elites put out a rumor on Saturday stating that Kim is dead, boy are they getting desperate, perhaps they read our Waste management group blog of non facts. Kim is alive and kicking much to their chagrin.
They are telling people now they have a Quantum Financial system again and is being spoon fed across many alt media outlets, those pushing that are rogue agency or faction based, all have had plenty of time to see through the illusion, at this point now those pushing it are rogue.
Their fake QFS is now being moved to Reno, the land of where the RV all happens, not, presumably in readiness for the fake RV happening, Clowns in readiness for their latest attempt to pull off the RV tried to register Kim to their fake “qfs” from Switzerland , Hong Kong and Germany on Sunday night.
Think about that for a second Kim is the ultimate bad ass woman who is blocking everything from the RV to Nesara and Gesara, to Anna Von Reitz being the planetary leader, Kim is blocking it all they say, but why would they want to register Kim on their alleged QFS? It is quite simple they have no QFS, only an old outdated system and trying to register Kim to then hack into the real system.
The minions and certain families have been ordered to work with The Trust, and currently they are not listening. They called us for a budget, but the banks have said they will not take money from the Treasury if it comes from the Trust. So when the deep state in USA found out Kim is funding the budget they went into panic mode again.
This coming moon cycle on the harvest moon evening, remember all these clowns/Hebrews operate on a moon cycle, meetings, rituals and sacrifices, Harvest moon is their sacrifice several virgins killing ceremony, followed by a plethora of contracts etc. to the minions for this year’s plan.
Turns out there is no plan, no contracts, no payments and Natives are getting restless.
Following the end of their meeting they were all instructed there will be no new pindar, and they are telling everyone that position will remain vacant until one of them succeeds at the RV, which means there will be no more Pindar’s.
Their world is collapsing in on them, running around chasing their own tails like a hamster on the wheel.
Minions have turned nasty on The Order after finally realizing they have actually all been lied to, oops, currently we don’t see that as a sign they will step down and help, as their own arrogance prevents them currently from doing so, maybe they will have to go through a bit of pain like the public have for many years, before stepping down off their fake pedestals.
Kim was contacted by 3 main player groups this week allegedly trying to discuss things and a way forward, that was the illusion they presented, and whilst on the call thinking they had Kim distracted, all 3 tried to hack into the system, nice try boys, it failed, back to the drawing board again chaps, one day they will realize all their plans will fail, then we can all move on and actually fix things.
Anna Von Reitz as predicted chimed in this week with her regular posting of bash Kim, Kim hasn’t delivered the funds she wails, but as she is the Fiduciary one has to ask, why hasn’t she delivered the funds or any progress?
Lets look at what a Fiduciary is shall we, A fiduciary is a person who holds a legal or ethical relationship of trust with one or more other parties. Typically, a fiduciary prudently takes care of money or other assets for another person. In other words she is the bank for the bloodline families and other so called el-ites.
She tells all and sundry of how important she is, but lets ask her what she has done or achieved with all her important titles and contacts?
The reason Kim hasn’t delivered funds to the people for projects, is because of the likes of the paymasters Anna works for, they don’t wish for public to have anything, and she knows this all too well, but is paid to use distraction by former trustees.
Kim has delivered funds to keep the government going, that is fact, so it is not the case of not being able to transfer funds at all is it?
The main issue is the nobility based families of which Von Reitz is one of them, (von and van are titles of nobility or of nobility stock) and she is their fiduciary, they think all the funds belongs to them, so they want the funds and will promise to give some to the people, but they never gave anything to the people, when they controlled the Trust, again fact.
Anna was asked by Kim to give names of the Trustees she represents, that she claims Kim has funds of theirs contained within the Trust, Anna refused to give the names, again fact, it’s that transparency and accountability thing again isn’t it, seems only THI and MWHT are made accountable or transparent these days.
Kim has had several of these families and other titled people come forward of promises to get the funds released, not one of them wanted to do it for the good of all, essentially all wanted to take Kim’s role and or the Trust away for themselves and have control over it, old way failed boys and girls, the new way is for the benefit of all, not the few Anna.
After ruining the July 4th celebration with a speech and ceremony all about war and the military might, now we have comments from Trump like “the next warfighting domain” in space.
So Trump announces we are creating a Space command because we are playing the comparative child mindset game are we?
Vast volumes of our money because some over awarded badge clown is worried about those nasty Russian and Chinese again is the gist of it, Mr. Trump please stop falling for their nonsense.
Always a boogeymen to be created to justify to the public, vast expenditure most of which goes to their cronies, under the banner of private contractors, with zero accountability.
For any country and humanity to progress, we need to remove these fear based childlike policy thinking people from office, boogeymen east or west, north or south are all the same group playing the same characters, and it is time the governments and public saw through this madness.
Do we need a Space force? yes, why? to get rid of the SSp and also protect all people from an outside or inside invasion, and that is it.
A global space force sharing the research and development, not playing lets race to the moon or Mars, which is nothing to do with human development, but everything to do with the same private contractors, agency and military clowns acquiring assets and minerals for their own pockets, that is the whole reason for it currently, and it is backward thinking.
We had a discussion on mewe over the weekend of what are the potentials of a banking collapse, the worst is they can call in all debt payable immediately, knowing full well people cant pay, and then acquire a larger asset base to balance their books. One member said they can’t do that, my reply is they have already taken 100K’s of homes over the last 2 decades, and what did the people do?
Did we blockade foreclosed homes, protect the community? no, just gave the keys back and didn’t even ask for their deposits back, that is something the so called Militia should have been doing in every town and city imo, blocking foreclosure bailiffs at the door.
America in 1933 outlawed withholding gold and silver and the people just handed it over, what if they outlaw owning homes? not withstanding the fact that all “homeowners” are only tenants!
As unpalatable as they are, these are the facts, like in 1933 they could turn around and say to save the country, the banks need all the assets or were bankrupt, and the people like 1933 would largely go along with it, we would all like to think different but history to date shows it wouldn’t be.
You don’t have to go back to 1933 either, what about 2008-09 people in general went along with bank bail outs, a decade ago the Fed sent $15T to UK banks, and no more than 2-3 alt media outlets have ever covered it in any sort of detail?
Another example in this country of them banning something most would think was impossible, but they did, alcohol and prohibition, they have banned smoking in various locations in our lifetime also, so the pretext is all there, they banned collecting rainwater and made it a jailing offense, so lets stop saying and thinking they won’t do this or that, they already have in many cases, and it all depends on the peoples compliance, so far the people have complied with every request, that is why WE have to change.
Having convinced smokers to switch over to E cigarettes for their safety, which is the most ridiculous statement ever given volumes of pharma drugs and poisons they put in the food, now they are going about banning it, first shot across the bow is Michigan. Michigan has become the first US state to ban flavoured e-cigarettes as part of efforts to curb youth vaping. The ban goes into effect in the next 30 days and bars the sale of any flavoured vaping products in retail stores and online. “My number one priority is keeping our kids safe,” said Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in a statement. The measure will last six months, with the possibility of an extension and comes amid other action against vaping. Ah protecting the youth they say, didnt protect the youth from Langley flooding this country with drugs did they? or born in born to Sackler Family and Purdue or Johnson flooding the populace with opioids, they day they really care about peoples well being, will be a glorious celebration on this planet.
Some people are worried about grid, communications, internet and bank outages coming, the answer is it has already started, too often is it not the case we apply things as some possible event, when those events have already taken place. Remember the good events piece I did in previous shows? How many missed those events or combined them and went omg things have changed in so many ways. Change the way you think is the message.
Weather and possible links that people dictate the weather and how. We have had a fearfest of words catastrophic, damaging, dangerous and various other fear inducing comments surrounding a storm, that registered maximum winds over Abacos Island of 74MPH, nowhere near 185mph the fear porn channel known as the Weather channel have been putting out.
The reasons why there was so much damage was the storm stalled over a couple of low lying tiny islands for 36-48 hours, even a high end tropical storm that renders winds above 60mph sustained for nearly two days with no breaks will do extensive damages, and have at least 4 high tides within that time period, had it not, the damage would have been less severe in those places.
The other reason is the folly of living on a small island in the middle of an ocean in a region known for bad storms, it is an accident waiting to happen, whilst it is lovely living away from populace on an idyllic tropical beach, it is not idyllic or sensible when the inevitable storm rolls in, it is not a case of if, but when.
In my opinion those people on the weather channel should be arrested for creating mass fear on millions of people on an almost daily basis, every single piece of inclement weather is turned into some catastrophic event, so when a real catastrophic event unfolds the tendency is then to ignore it.
Tuesday morning with the storm off the Florida coast and they were still ramping it up, wind speeds were recorded at the highest of 26mph and maximum gust of 32mph, Floridians will tell you that happens daily during the summer months, and standing by the shore with waves coming in on a high tide with any storm, is going to get choppy Mr. Cantore, Cant being the operative word.
So the question is, is America’s weather a reflection of the people, is it symbiotic? I believe it is.
There are various examples in nature of how one organism affects another, the dance of nature, so why should the people and weather be any different?
Some people atuned to their abilities have been able to affect the weather for thousands of years, Native Americans did the rain dance and chant to bring rain for their crops, our thoughts have an effect on our environment and that has been proven, we can project our thoughts anywhere on the planet and way beyond, so why should we not consider our thoughts affecting weather patterns?
Has anyone stopped to think why one country gets so much more inclement weather than almost any other country on the planet? Floods, Tornados and Hurricanes, heatwaves, draughts, highest wind speed outside of Antarctica, most lightening strikes all come here at regular intervals, does that make any sense? and yes we know of the weather interference done by technology, and yet people overlook their own inbuilt technology to counteract it, oh so easily.
In America it is relentless, chaotic, turbulent, violent and destructive, can anyone state whether I am talking about the weather or the people in America with those descriptions? is there as a collective, any real difference? relentless, chaotic, turbulent, violent and destructive, in overview there is no discernable difference, and so it is reflective is it not?
So when people ask what can I do, change your mind and thought patterns would be a start, and our weather here just might improve.
After months of build-up and debate, drawing the attention of late-night talk shows and the scorn of many in this liberal city, the Straight Pride Parade kicked off Saturday with a Trump float and Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” playing. The event drew a crowd that was heavily guarded with fencing and police. Organizers expected around 1,000 people for the rally, which is led by three conservative straight men who make up a group called Super Happy Fun America. The parade, with conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos serving as grand marshal, started at noon at Copley Square. Along the route, counter protestors, some of them antifa, yelled at parade participants as they made their way to the end of the route at City Hall, shouting “Nazi scum!” so it appears if you are white and heterosexual now, you are a Nazi smh, did the police arrest them people for racism and sexism? no. Seeing the pattern yet?
The Boston Police Department said they have a “comprehensive operational plan” in place and had a large police presence. Police urged people not to bring backpacks, large bags or strollers, and have prohibited a long list of items including firearms and knives. Parade organizers have embraced the motto, “It’s great to be straight.” They’ve called on supporters to join the “fight against heterophobia in our modern society” and to “add an S to LGBTQ for Straight!” They say the parade is a response to the “identity politics” of the left. “The world’s gone crazy because there’s nothing wrong with being straight,” Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo said in a news conference this week. The group says hundreds of people have registered and they’re coming from “all over the world and all over the United States.”
The paid actor acting as a politician predictably chimed in with her words of division and stupidity, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., says it all, she called for supporters to “support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston’s white supremacist parade.” Days prior to the parade, Boston Pride, which organizes the city’s LGBTQ pride march, released a statement, calling the Straight Pride march a “trolling event, designed to get a rise out of vulnerable communities.” “It has become increasingly clear that the Straight Pride Parade is organized by a group of white supremacists and is an attempt to bait the Boston LGBTQ community, as well as racial and ethnic minority communities in Boston,” said Boston Pride, which hosts one of the largest annual celebrations of the LGBTQ community in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. Ocasio-Cortez said she hopes the Straight Pride marchers “grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ family next #Pride.”
On social media Sunday, users posted videos of encounters between police and protestors, including one showing a pair of officers discharge pepper spray at protesters, forcing them back. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, in a statement, said he takes “any accusation of police misconduct seriously.” “I also want to be clear that sowing division between people is exactly the goal of Straight Pride organizers, and I will not stand for it,” Walsh said. “Just as the people of Boston work to make our values of love, inclusion, and acceptance known to all.
So Mr. Walsh one or now several groups of people march down the road celebrating their sexuality is fine, but another group doing exactly the same thing is sowing division? do these people think before they speak? We work to make our values of love, inclusion, and acceptance known to all he said, unless your white and not gay it seems.
Are heterosexuals not capable of love Mr. Walsh is that what you are implying? Where is the acceptance of this minority group as it is called? Why is it that an LGBTQ and XYZ or whatever it is these days, we’ll be heading into Greek alphabet soon with all the different groups to be represented next, how is it the LGBTQ is a celebration, and yet another group representing their sexuality is a protestor? not only a protestor but a white supremacist, a troll and divisive, these types of comments by our so called leaders are beyond crass, they are indicative of a brainwashed uneducated population, who clearly speak before thinking, in overview it is beyond madness.
Mr. Walsh whether you are clever enough to realize it or not or too stupid to think, that short statement was racist, sexist and divisive in equal measure, will he be charged for those criminal acts, nope it is part of the divide and conquer policy is why? and stupid non thinking people go along with it, just stop it.
There should be no marches of individuals, it is beyond stupid and playing their game for them, we march together as humans, not freaking fake labels, created by people too stupid to think, either for themselves or anybody else.
This is a fairly lengthy piece that will end tonight’s show, the piece was written by a journalist and I have added some of my own comments into it, it covers many of the things that THI has done in several shows including two of the must listen to series, particularly Clowns In panic show. It covers the deceit, corruption, coercion of several institutions at the higher end of American politics and policy, and highlights how the government really doesn’t run much at all, and it is all run by private contractors and agencies hiding under the banner of major corporations, and will show it is they who have been running this country for their own end and means, not the publics.
On Aug. 8, 2017, Roma Laster, a Pentagon employee responsible for policing conflicts of interest, emailed an urgent warning to the chief of staff of then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Several department employees had arranged for Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, to be sworn into an influential Pentagon advisory board despite the fact that, in the year since he’d been nominated, Bezos had never completed a required background check to obtain a security clearance, all too familiar that, hello Mr. Kushner. Mattis was about to fly to the West Coast, where he would personally swear Bezos in, at Amazon’s headquarters before moving on to meetings with executives from Google and Apple.
Soon phone calls and emails began bouncing around the Pentagon, Security clearances are no trivial matter to defense officials; they exist to ensure that people with access to sensitive information aren’t, say, vulnerable to blackmail and don’t have conflicts of interest, if only they followed what they say, Obama gave 42 people access with no security clearances remember, vulnerable to blackmail comment is funniest ever, they create the blackmail situation to begin with.
Laster also contended that it was a “noteworthy exception” for Mattis to perform the ceremony, Secretaries of defense, she wrote, don’t hold swearing-in events.
Laster’s alarms triggered fear among Pentagon brass that Mattis would be seen as doing a special favor for Bezos, which could put him in hot water with President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly proclaimed his antipathy to Bezos, mainly because of his ownership of The Washington Post.
The swearing-in was canceled only hours before it was scheduled to occur. (This episode, never previously reported, is based on interviews with six people familiar with the matter. An Amazon spokesperson said the company was told that Bezos did not need a security clearance and that the company provided all requested information.)
Despite the cancellation, Bezos met with Mattis that day, they talked about leadership and military history, then moved on to Amazon’s sales pitch on why the Defense Department should make a radical shift in its computing.
Amazon wanted the department to abandon its hodgepodge of 2,215 data centers, located in various Pentagon facilities and run using different systems by an array of different companies, and let Amazon replace that with cloud service: computing power provided over the internet, all of it running on Amazon’s servers, that vision is now well on its way to becoming a reality.
The Pentagon is preparing to award a $10 billion, 10-year contract to move its information technology systems to the cloud. Amazon’s cloud unit, Amazon Web Services, or AWS, is the biggest provider of cloud services in the country and also the company’s profit engine: It accounted for 58.7% of Amazon’s operating income last year.
AWS has been the favorite to emerge with the Pentagon contract, known as JEDI, for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, the project has been the subject of accusations of favoritism.
Two spurned bidders have launched unsuccessful bid protests and one of them, Oracle, filed and lost a lawsuit.
Meanwhile, there’s an ongoing investigation by the Pentagon’s inspector general, the DOD defends JEDI, the agency’s decision-makers have “always placed the interests of the warfighter first and have acted without bias, prejudice, or self-interest,” DOD spokesperson Elissa Smith said in a statement, either she is new to the job or just a total script reading puppet if she believes any of which came out of her mouth. “The same cannot be said of all parties to the debate over JEDI.”
What’s happened at the Pentagon extends past the JEDI contract, It’s a story of how some of America’s biggest tech companies used a little-known advisory board, some aggressive advocacy by a few billionaires and some unofficial lobbying to open a backdoor into the Pentagon. And so, no matter who wins the JEDI contract, one winner is already clear: Silicon Valley, yes subdivision of CIA and their private contractor no bid contracts game, that people like Robert David Steele operate from.
The question is no longer whether a technology giant will emerge with the $10 billion prize, but rather which technology giant (or giants) will, there are certainly benefits.
The Pentagon’s technological infrastructure does indeed need to be modernized, but there may also be costs, Silicon Valley has pushed for the Pentagon to adopt its technology and its move-fast-and-break-things ethos.
The result, according to interviews with more than three dozen current and former DOD officials and tech executives, has been internal clashes and a tortured process that has combined the hype of tech with the ethical morass of the Washington industry-government revolving door.
Laster did her best to enforce the rules, she would challenge the Pentagon’s cozy relationship not only with Bezos, but with Google’s Eric Schmidt, the chairman of the defense board that Bezos sought to join. The ultimate resolution? Laster was shunted aside.
She was removed from the innovation board in November 2017 (but remains at the Defense Department). “Roma was removed because she insisted on them following the rules,” said a former DOD official knowledgeable about her situation. Haha since when has any NGO which is essentially what the Pentagon is, followed rules?
Laster filed a grievance, which was denied. “I’ve been betrayed by an organization I joined when I was 17 years old,” said Laster, who is 54. “This is an organization built on loyalty, dedication and patriotism, unfortunately, it is kind of one-way.”
Other criticism, from Amazon’s rivals and the press, has centered on the actions of several DOD workers who had previously worked directly or indirectly for Amazon, and have since returned to the private sector.
The most important of those employees, Sally Donnelly — a former outside strategist for Amazon who had become one of Mattis’ top aides — helped give Amazon officials access to Mattis in intimate settings, an opportunity that most defense contractors don’t enjoy, so we have collusion evidence again and yet no one is accountable again.
Donnelly organized a private dinner, never reported before, for Mattis, Bezos, herself and Amazon’s top government-sales executive at a Washington restaurant, DBGB, on Jan. 17, 2018, the dinner occurred just as the DOD was finalizing draft bid specifications for JEDI.
(Asked about the dinner and several others like it, the DOD’s Smith said: “One of the department’s priorities is to reform the way DOD does business, as part of this reform, leaders are expected to engage with industry — in a full and open manner within legal boundaries — to find ways to reform our business practices and build a more lethal force.”
A spokesperson for AWS said the dinner “had nothing to do with the JEDI procurement, and those implying otherwise either are misinformed or disappointed competitors, trying to distract with innuendo vs competing fairly with their technical capabilities.”)
Easiest way to solve this problem is to cut out all high profile entities out of the bidding process and let proficient people not connected engage in the process, is it not? too much common sense that, as they strive to keep everything in house.
Such meetings aren’t illegal, nothing is ever illegal in their world, and therein lies the root of the problem, but they undermine public trust in defense contracting, said Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and one of the nation’s leading experts on government-contracting law.
“This is a particularly serious example of the revolving door among Pentagon officials and defense contractors, which has been problematic in recent years and is getting worse under the Trump administration,” he said. Oh dear Mr. Tiefer if you put aside you short term memory syndrome, this has gone on since it’s inception, not just since Trump came in.
In July, Trump expressed concerns about the process and whether it was skewed in Amazon’s favor, early this month, his new defense secretary, Mark Esper, announced a fresh review, which will delay the selection of a winner.
The judge in the JEDI-related case ruled in favor of the government, but nonetheless summed up the process as containing conflict-of-interest allegations that were “certainly sufficient to raise eyebrows” and a “constant gravitational pull on agency employees by technology behemoths.” – yes these are the private contractors, Silicon Valley is a private contractor for Langley.
The board that Bezos almost joined — called the Defense Innovation Board — was launched in 2016 by Ashton Carter, the last defense secretary in the Obama administration, Carter worried that the Pentagon’s information technology was falling behind, he recruited a collection of tech luminaries, including Schmidt, then the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, by appealing to their patriotism, and enticing them with the proposition that the DOD needed the insight and culture of Silicon Valley.
Of course, the Pentagon also has an annual infotech budget of $38 billion, and what tech CEO could resist offering products and services to solve the department’s problems? Schmidt, the chairman of the innovation board, embraced the mission, so the question is, despite having $38B a year budget they were unable to keep up with IT progression, with $38B a year, are you kidding me?
In the spring and summer of 2016, he embarked, with fellow board members, on a series of visits to Pentagon operations around the world, Schmidt visited a submarine base in San Diego, an aircraft carrier off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and Creech Air Force Base, located deep in the Nevada desert near Area 51. Inside the drone operations center at Creech, according to three people familiar with the trip, Schmidt observed video as a truck in a contested zone somewhere was surveilled by a Predator drone and annihilated.
It was a mesmerizing display of the U.S. military’s lethal reach, yet as Schmidt and his colleagues studied the control panels and displays, they felt like they were witnessing technology frozen in the 1970s. He began asking questions about the challenges of controlling drones thousands of miles away.
One operator complained that he had to use his joystick to toggle quickly between systems and screens, turning off one feed to use another, he had to do all of this while simultaneously flying the drone and trying to keep his attention on a target that was frequently in motion.
A little later, on the operations floor, Schmidt watched as dozens of people monitored video feeds from drones around the globe, one of the visitors noted that computers using recognition software, and machine learning could much more efficiently and accurately perform the majority of these tasks.
A little more than a year after Schmidt’s visit, Google won a $17 million subcontract in a project called Maven to help the military use image recognition software to identify drone targets — exactly the kind of function that Schmidt witnessed at Creech. (Schmidt declined to be interviewed. A person close to the innovation board said he was unaware of his company’s involvement in Maven. Google, which has funded ProPublica projects on voting and video journalism in recent years, declined to comment on the record.)
Schmidt’s influence, already strong under Carter, only grew when Mattis arrived as defense secretary, Schmidt’s travel privileges at the DOD, which required painstaking approval from the agency’s chief of staff for each stop of every trip, were suddenly unfettered after Schmidt requested carte blanche, according to three sources knowledgeable about the matter.
Mattis granted him and the board permission to travel anywhere they wanted, and to talk to anyone at the DOD on all but the most secret programs, such access is unheard-of for executives or directors of companies that sell to the government, say three current and former DOD officials, both to prevent opportunities for bribery or improper influence and to ensure that one company does not get advantages over others, this is staggering in the flagrant way they abuse basic rules, and is actually an outright National Security issue, a real one not the fake excuses they make to cover up crimes, oh we can’t tell you or show you that as it is a National Security issue, yet others can come and go as they please.
“Mattis changed the rules of engagement and the muscularity of the innovation board went from zero to 60,” said a person who has served on Pentagon advisory boards. “There’s a lot of opportunity for mischief.”
In a written statement, the DOD denied that Mattis extended Schmidt’s privileges, characterizing them as “no more and no less” than when Carter was defense secretary.
As for Mattis, his former press secretary, Dana White, speaking on his behalf, said: “In order to do their job, all members of the Defense Innovation Board had full access to the department and its entities, Secretary Mattis insisted on it, he fully leveraged their unique experience to ensure DOD adapted and gained maximum advantage over the rising threats of near-peer competitors.” and just who are these threat of near-peer competitors?
Over the next months, Schmidt and two other board members with Google ties would continue flying all over the country, visiting Pentagon installations and meeting with DOD officials, sessions that no other company could attend.
It’s hard to reconstruct what occurred in many of those meetings, since they were private, on one occasion, Schmidt quizzed a briefer about which cloud service provider was being used for a data project, according to a memo that Laster prepared after the briefing.
When the briefer told him that Amazon handled the business, Schmidt asked if they’d considered other cloud providers, Laster’s memo flagged Schmidt’s inquiry as a “point of concern,” given that he was the chairman of a major cloud provider.
The DOD became unusually deferential to Schmidt, he preferred to travel on his personal jet, and he would ferry fellow board members with him, but that created a problem for his handlers: DOD employees are not permitted to ride on private planes.
So essentially what we are seeing here is the near peer competition to Mattis and Pentagon crew was the DOD, and you all thought they were on the same side? clearly not.
Still, the staff at the board didn’t want to inconvenience Schmidt by making him wait for his department support team to arrive on commercial flights, so according to a source knowledgeable about the board’s spending, on at least one occasion the department requisitioned military aircraft at a cost of $25,000 an hour to transport its employees to meet Schmidt on his tour. (The DOD’s spokesperson said employees did this because “there were no commercial flights available.”) The fact that such unusual access was granted to a board member who was a DOD vendor raised alarm, according to current and former Pentagon employees, as she had in the Bezos episode, Laster took action.
She was a former Marine who’d been a military police officer in the U.S. force in Somalia in the 1990s, her official title was designated federal officer for the Defense Innovation Board, Laster’s job was to make sure that members’ conduct was ethical and in accordance with laws, regulations and rules.
Blunt and direct, she was hardly a pushover, but Laster had never encountered tech billionaires before, much less ones empowered by the head of her agency, and the trouble started after Laster sought a clarification of how to carry out Mattis’ sweeping travel directive.
She was concerned that it could expose the department to accusations of giving vendors an unfair edge, three members of the board worked directly or indirectly for Google and two for United Technologies, a major defense contractor, Schmidt responded by threatening to go over her head to Mattis, according to her grievance.
She was told to stand down and never again speak to Schmidt, according to the grievance, her boss told her, “Mr. Schmidt was a billionaire and would never accept pushback, warnings or limits.” The Schmidt episode captured the tension that had emerged inside the department.
To one Silicon Valley supporter, it was a “textbook example of the bureaucracy trying to slow down progress and change using rules, rules, rules.” To Michael Bayer, the former chairman of another Pentagon advisory board, where he had worked with Laster, she was a person of “extraordinary character” who was working hard to make sure the board “did the right thing.”
It would be hard to find a purer embodiment of the proverbial revolving door — or a stealth influencer — than Sally Donnelly. For the past dozen years she has shuttled between the DOD and consulting firms, including at least once with Amazon as a client, that seek to influence the department.
During her most recent government stint, Donnelly, 59, came to be viewed as the “fairy godmother” of the Big Tech advocates in the department, as one Pentagon official put it to ProPublica, Donnelly is known as a superb crafter of narratives, a person who can present ideas in persuasive ways, she honed those skills in her first career, as a reporter at Time magazine, where, among other things, she covered the Pentagon and wrote glowingly of Mattis, a case show how they keep it all in house be it govt, agency or media.
Donnelly spent 20 years at the newsweekly before moving to the DOD for the first time in 2007, she worked for the then-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, then later for Mattis, including while he oversaw the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as the head of Central Command.
In 2012, Donnelly departed and opened her own consulting firm, SBD Advisors. “Our team offers guidance and stealth strategies,” its website boasted, according to a 2014 article in Politico, “ensuring that clients benefit from the results of our campaigns while outwardly they are under-the-radar.” This is your private contractors in your face all under the radar as she said, bit like Robert David Steele and OSS.net.
SBD’s clients included Amazon, Uber, Bloomberg, Palantir and others, Palantir is Silicon Valley and so Langley and NSA connected, Donnelly was a master at quietly cultivating a network, one that straddled the permeable line between government and industry, Carter rented an office at the firm before he became Obama’s defense secretary, and a Politico story listed him as a SBD adviser. (During Carter’s tenure as secretary, Donnelly worked as a DOD consultant.)
SBD’s other high-profile generals and defense-connected figures included Mullen, former director of national intelligence Dennis Blair and Michael Flynn, the former Defense Intelligence Agency chief and national security adviser who has since pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
By 2015, Donnelly’s business had announced a new focus, SBD now specialized in “bridging the gap between Silicon Valley and Washington, DC,” its website declared, by “facilitating engagements between the technology and defense sectors.”
The next year her firm started advising Amazon Web Services on how to land DOD contracts, In January 2017, Donnelly rejoined the department after successfully shepherding Mattis through the Senate confirmation process.
Her title, senior adviser, understated her influence, she emerged as one of the most powerful people in the leadership of the Pentagon, according to numerous DOD staffers.
She guided Mattis on politics (which was relatively new terrain for him), relations with the White House and dealing with the press, Donnelly also helped the defense secretary connect with outside companies.
She helped arrange not only the January 2018 dinner between Bezos and Mattis, but also a previously reported private dinner with Mattis and Teresa Carlson, the head of the AWS division that sells services to governments, in March 2017 in London. (A host of that gathering told The Wall Street Journal that cloud computing was not discussed and that the purpose of the dinner was to talk about a charity involving wounded veterans.)
The same year, at Donnelly’s behest, AWS’ Carlson met with several of Mattis’ top aides, people familiar with the matter say they discussed a possible job for Carlson at the Pentagon, but no offer was made. (A source close to Carlson said such a job “would not have been of interest.”) A lawyer for Donnelly, Michael Levy, said she “always adhered to all ethical and legal obligations and acted in the best interest of the national security of the United States.”
He added that she played no role in the JEDI contract. “To suggest otherwise … reflects an absence of even the most rudimentary understanding of the government contracting process.” A typical cover up line, so she pulled in Silicon Valley, Mattis, Bezos and other private contractors, but played no role when the skullduggery of that program was unearthed?
A veteran Marine general, Mattis was initially perceived as skeptical of what Silicon Valley was selling, he knew the flesh-and-blood realities of war and believed in giving autonomy to commanders on the ground.
In his mind, anything that reinforced Pentagon leaders’ desire to micromanage events halfway across the globe was problematic, Technology, he believed, could make matters worse, but Schmidt (go ogle) was an effective advocate for the power of big data, which he argued had become as important a strategic resource as oil, and he emphasized that the need for technological improvement was urgent: China was rapidly improving, more childlike comparative and fear based mindset games.
In June 2017, at a private lunch in a Pentagon conference room, Schmidt told him Google’s lead over China in artificial intelligence technology had shrunk from five years to six months, “Mr. Secretary, they’re at your heels,” Schmidt said, according to three people familiar with the lunch, “You need to take decisive action now,” Schmidt wanted the department to adopt a Silicon Valley philosophy that emphasized innovation, taking risks and moving fast.
Among his recommendations: embrace cloud computing, this was to bring in crypto and their new control system, which doesn’t involve people, only machines, that is what they are referring to with decentralization, millions of jobs in several industries including banking, government, agencies, military and security would all go, why bother paying people when a machine will do it for you, all under the fake excuse the Chinese are catching or overtaking us, the question remains is, why are we in competition with them in the first place? Are all Chinese aliens or something?
In the summer of 2017, Mattis decided to investigate firsthand, he departed on a tour that would include visits to Amazon and Go ogle headquarters and a one-on-one with Apple CEO Tim Cook, at Amazon, despite the tempest about Bezos joining the innovation board, Mattis and the CEO hit it off, the two talked together for about an hour and Mattis gave a pithy sweep of lessons from military history, and expressed his view on the perils of overreliance on technology.
He noted how the British Navy, once famous for its derring-do, nearly lost the World War I battle of Jutland when ship captains hesitated, waiting for flag signals from their fleet commander, after the meeting, Bezos and Mattis walked to another conference room, where AWS executives made their case that the company’s cloud products offer better security than traditional data centers, according to three people who attended.
As evidence, they noted that the Central Intelligence Agency had embarked on a $600 million, 10-year cloud contract with Amazon in 2013 and, they said, it was working, why does that not surprise me, yet again the CIA is central to it all.
To ensure that Mattis could visualize the impact Amazon’s technology could have on an actual battlefield, staffers placed on the conference room table a “Snowball Edge,” a suitcase-sized device with lots of storage that allowed soldiers in remote environments to quickly process information.
One of Mattis’ last meetings on the trip seemed to tip him into the camp of the cloud advocates, he met with venture capitalists, including Marc Andreessen (who was referenced in Clowns in Panic show), an influential Silicon Valley figure who first made his name as the creator of the Netscape browser a quarter-century ago.
Andreessen was a booster of Amazon, “You need to get to the cloud,” he told Mattis, “You’d be stupid not to.” Something seemed to click inside Mattis, he told his staff to begin preparing a memo laying out how the DOD would shift its computing to the cloud. The Pentagon’s cloud initiative ultimately ended up being led by Chris Lynch, the head of Defense Digital Service, DDS was no ordinary unit; it was a corps of software engineers hired from Google, Amazon and other tech companies to “challenge the status quo, burdensome policies and established bureaucracies in an effort to streamline DOD’s ability to introduce modern software development, tools and practices,” according to a department spokesperson. So in other words our military is being ran by tech companies who skirt around policies and bureaucracy, by the very people who created the bureaucracy in the first place, you cant make this stuff up and the sheer madness of it, those tech companies all come under the jurisdiction and banner of the CIA and the NSA, those two are practically running and ruining this whole country with their private contractor scheme, all of which has no oversight or accountability.
Lynch himself was no ordinary government employee, As a teenager, he had been arrested and expelled from his Ohio high school after he and some friends called in a bomb threat as a joke, so a guy who was arrested for what is now called a terrorist event is now head of Defense Digital Services advising government and military, oh dear and people wonder why this country is messed up?
But he grew up, earned his high school degree, worked at Microsoft(go figure) and then ran a series of startups, at 43, he wore hoodies to an office dominated by starched white shirts and still considered himself an insurgent, a point he conveyed by posting a sign reading “The Rebel Alliance” outside the entrance to his group’s office; the name also reflected his obsession with Star Wars, (His team came up with the acronym JEDI for the cloud project.)
Lynch had a vision of how the Pentagon’s cloud initiative should work: a single DOD-wide cloud run by one provider that would allow the agency to shutter all but the most secret of its data centers, a single cloud ran by one provider, understand the term decentralization now?
Having one cloud would be ultra-efficient, he said, what he really means is the clown billionaires would be in control of the world, not just the cloud.
It would allow programmers to deliver instant software fixes to the entire department, rather than multiple divisions needing to wait weeks for an outside contractor to come by in person, there is the convenience tactic being used again to push policy.
Lynch also believed the department lacked the expertise to manage multiple vendors, each with its own idiosyncrasies, better to give the entire agency one provider, and as he saw it, only three cloud companies in the U.S. were capable of that mission: Amazon, Microsoft and Google, all owned by multi billionaires who are all operating under the banner of the CIA and NSA, the hidden hand shows again.
Some in the Pentagon believed that Lynch’s plan presented its own risk, they thought that putting all of the agency’s data in one company’s system made it more vulnerable, not less, than having it stored with multiple vendors, they also worried such an approach would stifle competition and create a huge monopoly, haha no shit Sherlock, and one has to ask where have the Pentagon people been since 1975 when the non compete law was brought in, which meant only a few select companies would get all the contracts, for those who have seen the control system document Kim put out, they are the corporations above the 301 families.
For 44 years this monopoly has taken place and they are only asking now? Pentagon defenders of the country clearly sat at their desks clicking pens, whilst rogue elements out of Langley and NSA acquired Silicon Valley, Go ogle, Microsoft and Amazon in house deals and virtually a whole takeover of the country, and you talk of potential monopoly now, smfh.
But Lynch had an advantage in the fight: Sally Donnelly, who holds a masters degree in Russian politics, no collusion there then, she obtained full access to the Pentagon front office for Lynch and secured a “letter of marque” for him, a written statement of support from Mattis that put the weight of the agency’s chief behind him.
Amazon often seemed to have allies close at hand, indeed all in house all CIA is why, with IBM further in the background, for example, the deputy defense secretary sometimes used his chief of staff, Tony DeMartino, as a point man to the key committee on JEDI, DeMartino had been managing director of Donnelly’s consulting firm, where he’d had Amazon as a client, he was warned to be “vigilant and consult” with ethics lawyers before involving himself in matters related to Amazon.
But even after the warning, DeMartino repeatedly participated in the cloud-related matters, according to emails submitted by Oracle in its lawsuit against the government, as well as emails obtained by ProPublica and interviews with current and former Pentagon officials.
For example, one November 2017 email reviewed by ProPublica, which was copied to Donnelly, shows DeMartino suggested a “huddle” with the new head of the Pentagon’s cloud executive steering group to discuss the man’s responsibilities, later, after DeMartino was no longer serving the deputy secretary, he asked to remain “linked into” the cloud initiative.
A contracting officer who examined DeMartino’s role concluded that his actions hadn’t affected the JEDI process since DeMartino’s role was “ministerial and perfunctory.” (A person in DeMartino’s camp insists that his only activity on JEDI was blocking a “stupid acronym” — C3PO — from being inserted in a larger memo.)
A second former Amazon employee would spark more controversy, Deap Ubhi, a former AWS employee who worked for Lynch, was tasked with gathering marketing information to make the case for a single cloud inside the DOD, around the same time that he started working on JEDI, Ubhi began talking with AWS about rejoining the company.
As his work on JEDI deepened, so did his job negotiations, six days after he received a formal offer from Amazon, Ubhi recused himself from JEDI, fabricating a story that Amazon had expressed an interest in buying a startup company he owned, a contracting officer who investigated found enough evidence that Ubhi’s conduct violated conflict of interest rules to refer the matter to the inspector general, but concluded that his conduct did not corrupt the process. (Ubhi, who now works in AWS’ commercial division, declined comment through a company spokesperson.)
Ubhi worsened the impression by making ill-advised public statements while still employed by the DOD, In a tweet, he described himself as “once an Amazonian, always an Amazonian.” By the time the draft JEDI bid was formally unveiled in March 2018, rumors had begun surfacing in trade publications, that the specifications had been written with Amazon in mind.
For example, the bid required that the JEDI contract could not account for more than half of the provider’s cloud data load, and it required that the provider have at least three physical data centers, each separated by more than 150 miles, only a tiny handful of companies could fulfill those mandates, many tech companies were furious, Indeed, the only major cloud computing company that defended JEDI was Amazon.
This is a typical tactic of corporations shell or otherwise, reel you in with loads of promises and when it gets to fruition or pay out time, they drop you like a stone, a common practice you would think people would work out by now.
The harshest reaction came from IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, which would form the nucleus of a coalition that would work to stop JEDI, and there you have it Decentralization into the few, out go Microsoft, IBM and Oracle in comes Amazon, and so now having held a complete monopoly within their fields of operations for decades, a bigger boy comes in and they cry fall, welcome to our world suckers, the tech giant bullies just got muscled out.
“This one-size-fits-all idea is, I think, limited to JEDI and promoted by Amazon, because it fits Amazon’s needs,” said Ken Glueck, Oracle’s top Washington executive, the DOD’s spokesperson said, “The requirements were not designed around any one provider.”
An Amazon spokesperson said that “from day one, we’ve competed for JEDI on the breadth and depth of our services, and their corresponding security and operational performance.” Oracle responded by using its own access.
As first reported by Bloomberg, Oracle arranged for its co-CEO, Safra Catz, to attend a private dinner in April 2018 with Trump and Peter Thiel, a founder of defense firm Palantir and a Trump ally, Catz told Trump she thought the JEDI specifications had been written so that only Amazon could win, according to a person familiar with the conversation and Bloomberg, of course it was designed that way as Langley private contractor Robert David Steele stated, all coming under the Open Source project he learned inside Langley, and pretends he is still not connected to them, not all just follow the narrative Mr. Steele, some study it.
Only four companies submitted bids for JEDI, Google had already withdrawn from the bidding, citing its belief that the project should be split among multiple providers, the decision came after its own employees protested the company’s participation in Maven, expressing opposition to the idea that their technology would be used to help kill people.
Two bidders — IBM and Oracle — were eliminated after they failed to meet the bid requirements, that has left only Amazon and Microsoft still standing in the JEDI competition.
Both IBM and Oracle filed protests, IBM’s protest was dismissed and Oracle’s was denied by the Government Accountability Office, oh dear they have an office with that name, must be like an epsiode of the Twilight Zone in that office then.
Oracle sued the government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, asserting JEDI had been tainted by conflicts of interest, neglecting the fact that Oracle systems were used heavily by them using conflicts of interest, the judge in the case ruled against Oracle.
He agreed with the contracting officer that Oracle lost the bid on the merits and that any “errors and omissions” were “not significant and did not give AWS a competitive advantage.” Oracle did not give up, the company hired former members of the Trump administration and made its case to allies on key congressional committees.
Largely as a result, the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee blocked the DOD from spending money on JEDI, until it demonstrated it was using multiple cloud vendors.
Then, in July, Trump himself got involved, saying he was considering intervening in JEDI, soon after, the new secretary of defense, Mark Esper (a former chief lobbyist for Raytheon), requested another review, much of the information that has surfaced in the press about JEDI is the product of investigations performed by Oracle and its lawyers.
Meanwhile, PowerPoint presentations and investigative reports containing allegations of all sorts of byzantine chicanery by Amazon began circulating last year, by the spring of 2019, multiple corporate interests had deployed private teams to investigate their rivals and DOD officials.
The Pentagon’s inspector general continues to investigate, according to a spokesperson, including “whether current or former DOD officials committed misconduct relating to the JEDI acquisition, such as whether any, had any conflicts of interest related to their involvement in the acquisition process.” the claims and investigations have left JEDI shrouded in uncertainty.
The project might not survive in its current form, according to people knowledgeable about the DOD, but there’s little doubt that the agency will move its computing to the cloud in one form or another.
As for Donnelly, she left government again last year, again a common theme, heat turned on her and off she ran, a going-away party was thrown for her at the Pentagon, Jared Kushner and former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn attended, why am I not surprised at that either?
Today, Cohn is the chairman of the advisory board of a new firm that Donnelly has opened, Pallas Advisors, which she founded along with Tony DeMartino, the former DOD political appointee and ex-strategy consultant for SBD, Pallas describes itself as a “strategic advisory firm” that provides “insight into how governments think and operate.” really and clearly governments dont think or operate they are hamstrung by weaselly faced parasites like you Ms. Donnelly, who do nothing to serve the people or the country, only elites and rogue elements.
According to a person familiar with the matter, one of Pallas’ staffers, Robert Daigle — who had previously worked on the JEDI project at the DOD — turned up in early August in the offices of at least one U.S. senator, Daigle was accompanied by Chris Lynch, who has left the DOD and founded a company, Rebellion Defense, that is seeking defense contracts relating to artificial intelligence. (Rebellion’s board members include Eric Schmidt.) Now can you see how these people work, get inside jobs, run away, get funded by rogue elements to set up a new company, but still operating with same rogue agencies, corporations and people who caused issues in the first place.
Lynch and Daigle were pushing a familiar agenda from a new vantage point: They wanted to explain why a single-cloud makes sense for the Defense Department. And if their own companies got some new opportunities as a result, it went without saying, that would be just fine with them.
I have warned of these private contractors and their shell corporations for a while now, and how they run absolutely everything, including the government, military and the Pentagon and it’s high time all alt media exposes this high level criminality that syphons billions of dollars a year out of the country and government coffers, to fulfill their globalist agenda.
All of these people mentioned it this piece should have been arrested under several charges, not to mention they are commiting treason and breaching every single National Security Act along the way, not setting up with companies and running with insider trade secrets for their own ends.
Every single major company that has contracted with the government, needs to be broken up and thoroughly investigated for criminal practices including corporate espionage and dealt with, and start the whole process again with honest open bid contracts that involves new entrepreneurs not connected to the previous companies, those found guilty of which they all are, need to have their gains confiscated and also be thrown in jail or made to do several years work on minimum wages as a community service, as payback for their crimes.
Never fear the dark, they are but a shadow of their former selves, they are the number of the beast and they are running to the hills.