Who and Why is Vault 7?
DAY FOUR: FEBRUARY 7, 2017
On February 7, Wikileaks tweeted a picture that included photos and a short bio of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden. Under Bradley Manning it states, “Leaked the largest cache of classifieds,” under Assange it reads, “The hack behind Wikileaks,” and the caption under Snowden reads, “Spilled the beans and ran.” Bradley Manning recently had her sentence commuted by President Obama and will be released on May 17, 2017. Edward Snowden sought asylum in Russia and is currently still residing in the country. In 2012, Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum after trumped up accusations in Sweden could have led to Assange being extradited to the United States and charged with treason (is that possible when he’s not an American citizen?). The caption on the tweet reads, “Who is #Vault7?“
UPDATED FEBRUARY 10, 2017: I’m not sure if it has to do with Vault 7 but Wikileaks has now tweeted out two articles about Chelsea Manning receiving funds when she is released from prison. The first tweet was a link to an article explaining how Manning will get thousands of pounds when she’s released because of a fund her friends have set up for her. The second tweet links to a “Chelsea Manning Welcome Home Fund“ which anyone can donate to—the goal is $100k and the fund is halfway there. Again, may not have to do with Vault 7 but it’s a good head’s up to those who would like to donate.
As for other clues, we got this from @AnonScan after they responded to a Twitter user:
The book they are most likely referring to is “When Google Met Wikileaks.” If you read the Wikileaks article I linked to earlier (HERE), you probably noticed how insidious Google, Alphabet, Inc., Jared Cohen, and Eric Schmidt have become—I’m talking they’re knee deep in foreign affairs and probably the Deep State. It’s not a joke. And realize, Google was helping Obama back in 2008 and perhaps they were buddies with the Clintons’ well before that.
Other clues from the day included a retweet of the Bad Moon Rising “Alert” video posted back on February 2nd (go HERE) with a message from @AnonScan that stated, “There are several reasons why we decided to make below video. The above concerning #Vault 7 is one of them.” An arrow in the tweet points up to a retweet of Wikileaks, “Who is #Vault7?”
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This is an update on @AnonScan’s repost of the “Alert” video I mentioned above. Here’s the entire thread on Twitter:
So as I had mentioned in this post earlier (before revision), we now have two reasons that @AnonScan created the “Alert” video with “Bad Moon Rising” playing in the background (see February 2nd for a refresher on the video): One, because of Trump’s relationship with China and Iran, and two, because of Snowden, Assange, and Manning. I think these tweets indicate at least two things. One is that they are pointing out the war on whistleblowers, hackers, and leakers. Second, because they posted a video of David Essex’s “America” video afterwards, it may be a nod to the deal Assange made with President Obama to pardon Manning (and possibly Snowden) in return for Assange agreeing to be extradited—which Obama failed to do. Read the lyrics to Essex’s song:
Flew out of London for the New York City
Ooh, look out boys a ’cause it looks so pretty
I’m in America, America-ca-ca, ahaha
Saw this nice man he came collect me from Kennedy
I said to DP is it New York City
He said America, America-ca-ca, aha
We’re in America, America-ca-ca, ahaha
Well I really didn’t wanna go there
But the man said (you gotta go)
Said I really didn’t wanna go there
‘Till I hit San Francisco
Well I landed in the desert in Phoenix
Drove out to K.U.P.D.
Say I landed in the desert in Phoenix
With the sun shinin’ down on me
(Hey now you know you’re in)
America, America-ca-ca, ahaha
America, black cadillac car
We’re in America, America-ca-ca, ahuha
Black cadillac car America
In this update, I also want to go over “The Five Eyes” seen in the “Alert” video. If you don’t know who the Five Eyes are it consists of the intelligence agencies from five different countries: Australia (ASD), Canada (CSEC), New Zealand (GCSB), the United Kingdom (GCHQ), and the United States (NSA). The alliance between these five countries is about sharing intelligence, mainly signals intelligence or SIGINT (there’s that acronym again). Without having a whole lot of information to pass along at this point at least keep this in mind: Snowden revealed that the UK’s GCHQ, also known as “The Doughnut,” has access not only to internet and telephone traffic (MIT and GTE), it also has access to the United States’ PRISM program and it has since at least 2010. This gives them the same access to companies such Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, and Skype as the United States. For more read THIS article. For a good Five Eyes article go to http://www.giswatch.org’s, “Unmasking the Five Eyes’ global surveillance practices,” by Carly Nyst and Anna Crowe. They wrote,
“The Five Eyes agencies are playing a dirty game. They have found ways to infiltrate all aspects of modern communications networks: forcing companies to hand over their customers’ data under secret orders, and secretly tapping fibre optic cables between the same companies’ data centres anyway; accessing sensitive financial data through SWIFT, the world’s financial messaging system; spending years negotiating an international agreement to regulate access to the data through a democratic and accountable process, and then hacking the networks to get direct access; threatening politicians with trumped-up threats of impending cyber war while conducting intrusion operations that weaken the security of networks globally; and sabotaging encryption standards and standards bodies, thereby undermining the ability of internet users to secure information.
The Five Eyes is a close-knit group. The level of cooperation under the UKUSA agreement is so complete that “the national product is often
indistinguishable.”3 This has resulted in former intelligence officials explaining that the close-knit cooperation that exists under the UKUSA agreement means “that SIGINT customers in both capitals seldom know which country generated either the
access or the product itself.”4 In addition to fluidly sharing collected SIGINT, it is understood that many intelligence facilities run by the respective Five Eyes countries are jointly operated, even jointly staffed, by members of the intelligence agencies of Five Eyes countries. Each facility collects SIGINT, which can then be shared with the other Five Eyes states.”
Am I the only one thinking that that is a shiz ton of agencies and employees around the globe that could be filtering data back to Wikileaks?
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A video clip of #CitizenFour with the message, “Dear Citizen, Every so often we are faced with a choice…Within the next 12 hours the ? will be: Why #Vault7?” was also posted by @AnonScan. Youtuber Tracy D. (@tracybeanz) posted her video: “Updates!.”
DAY 5: FEBRUARY 8, 2017
On February 8, 2017, Wikileaks posted a picture taken on February 27, 2013, of Staff Sgt. Boyd, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron structural supervisor, welding a box blade for a snow plow. The caption reads, “Why is Vault7?” The photo was taken at Whiteman Air Force Base located in Missouri. See HERE and HERE. The Outer Dark theorizes that the Staff Sgt. is actually the same person that was redacted in the FBI/HRC investigation documents.
I haven’t dug too much yet into Whiteman AFB but one thing I found interesting was that back in 2010, Whiteman was selected as a “ground control station for unmanned Predator drone missions.” According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, the base is located in Knob Noster, MO and that by September, 2010, a squadron composed of both civilian and military personnel was assembled. The article went on to say, “Predator drones have become increasingly involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan…carrying out real-time surveillance and strikes on ‘high-value’ targets.”
We could on about drones. Mother Jones reported that Hillary Clinton’s unsecured server contained classified information that may have included drone strikes. In a 2013 article, they also reported on Obama’s acknowledgement of the government’s drone program during a January, 2012 Google+ Hangout session. Less than a month ago, Whiteman AFB sent out B-2 bombers and launched “drone-launched hell-fire missiles” in an attack on two ISIS training camps in Libya. In 2013, Google funded a $5 million grant for a drone program to stop illegal African poaching—a noble act but I can only assume that Google is also funding some insidious drone programs. Hopefully more to come.
UPDATED FEBRUARY 8, 2017: I came across another article today about the B-2 bombers out of Whiteman and 9/11. Interestingly, the article was there a few hours ago but has since been taken down. The Wayback Machine was happy to accommodate HERE. The article stated:
B-2 bombers out of Whiteman also led the 2003 bombing campaign in Baghdad (see “Shock and Awe“), and another thing to point out is that like many Twitter users, the first thing I thought of when I saw this picture was infrastructure and 9/11—which leads us right back to WTC 7. As for the Staff Sgt. in the Whiteman AFB picture, he is enlisted in the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron. The squadron does a little more than just welding:
For all you gamers out there, you may have noticed that their emblem has a striking resemblance to the Triforce and Wingcrest from Zelda. You can also see the Triforce on the U.S. dollar bill and one Google artist snuck it into their logo more than a handful of times:
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————- UPDATE FEBRUARY 22, 2017 ————
Here’s another article I found about drones coming out of Whitman, as well as Arizona (which takes us back to David Essex’s song “America”). And, if you didn’t see the background information I added to the February 2nd “Alert” video, Whiteman AFB is the base that two B-2s flew out of before dropping dummy bombs on an island near North Korea in an effort to send them a message. The picture of the crowd gathered at Kim II Sung Square that was used in the “Alert” video captured the North Koreans’ support of Kim Jong-Un’s declaration of war against South Korea and the United States. Is anyone else getting the feeling that someone has their finger on the button like, now?
As for the video hint below (the video with the Donald Trump interview about 9-11), after you read this update, I want you to keep in mind a few things. In the video a screenshot of Edward Snowden’s tweet, “Can you hear me now?” is shown which leads me to two conclusions: It’s either a nod to the documents Snowden leaked about Verizon (meaning, NSA surveillance), or it’s basically Wikileaks asking the world, “Are you listening yet? Do you not see what’s going on?” Or maybe it’s both.
The video also asks, “…you may still wonder…How is #Vault?” and the screen pans on a Wikileaks page which states, “global defense of sources and press freedoms…” Notice that this is basically a hint to the Wikileaks clue that came out the very next day. And it’s not the first time @AnonScan put something out there that hinted at future Wikileaks clues. So for those of you that are still skeptical about @AnonScan’s legitimacy I wouldn’t worry about it too much (Wikileaks later acknowledged @AnonScan on Twitter).
Two other things I want to note that are in the video. One is the other Edward Snowden tweet that says, “Did you work with me? Have we talked since 2013? Please recontact me securely, or talk to @bartongellman. It’s time.” This tweet was originally posted on August 3, 2016 and remember when I said Snowden might have kept a little something something in his back pocket from NSA? Well, maybe he didn’t and instead passed along some data for someone else to hold. Or maybe he’s had contacts in the NSA this entire time that were willing to continue leaking data and documents.. I have to wonder if Assange received newly leaked material towards the end of 2016 that can be used to free him and pardon both Manning and Snowden. Newly elected President Donald Trump, however, didn’t even want Manning’s sentence commuted so we’ll see how this plays out.
Finally, the last thing we see on the video is “We urge you to make use of #Vault7…” This makes me think that Vault 7 is indeed a Wikileaks’ database and they want us to “make use” of it. Meaning, prepare for the leaks, read the documents, and spread the word. Maybe this goes back to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and that Wikileaks has a “counter-purrveilance” database on the NSA (which, isn’t that essentially what they’ve been all along?). Hmm. As to the interview with Trump about 9-11, I know people are desperate to have information leaked that might show the U.S. government was behind the attacks. I’m not 100% convinced ye that that kind of evidence is in Vault 7—although if it is I would hope it comes out. The clues pointing to 9-11 may just be a hint about the Patriot Act and the development of NSA surveillance programs that grew out of the attacks. Fingers crossed, though.
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Two videos were posted by @AnonScan today. Admittedly, I thought one was the same one from the other day and so I didn’t get to it until Day 6. After the opener the video is an entire audio clip of Donald Trump being interviewed after 9/11. You can see listen to the interview HERE. After being asked what could have caused the collapse of the towers he responded,
“The World Trade Center was always known as a very very strong building. Don’t forget that took a big bomb in the basement (1993). Now, the basement is the most vulnerable place because that’s your foundation and it withstood that and I got to see that area about three or four days after took place because one of my structural engineers actually took me for a tour because he did the building and I said “I can’t believe it”.
The building was standing solid and half of the columns were blown out. This was an unbelievably powerful building. If you don’t know anything about structure it was one of the first buildings that was built from the outside. The steel, the reason the World Trade Center had such narrow windows is that in between all the windows, you had the steel on the outside, the steel on the outside of the building.
That’s why when I first looked – and you had these big heavy i-beams. When I first looked at it, I couldn’t believe it, because there was a hole in the steel and this is steel that was, you remember the width of the windows of the World Trade Center folks. I think you know if you were ever up there, they were quite narrow and in between was this heavy steel. I said how could a plane, even a plane, even a 767 or 747 or whatever it might have been, how could it possibly go through this steel?
I happen to think that they had not only a plane but they had bombs that exploded almost simultaneously, because I just can’t imagine anything being able to go through that wall. Most buildings are built with the steel on the inside around the elevator shaft. This one was built from the outside which is the strongest structure you can have and it was almost just like a can of soup.”
He went on to say,
“I just think that there was a plane with more than just fuel. Obviously they were very big planes. They were going very rapidly. Because, I was also watching where the plane seemed to be not only going fast, it seemed to be coming down into the building so it was getting the speed from going down hill, so to speak.
It just seemed to me that to do that kind of destruction, is even more than a big plane because you are talking about taking out steel, the heaviest caliber steel that was used on the building. These buildings were rock solid.
Throughout the video, various messages and pictures are seen on the screen:
- “Wikileaks has presented you with teasers such as:”
- “What is #Vault7?”
- “Where is #Vault7”
- “What is #Vault7”
- “Who is #Vault7”
- “Why is #Vault7”
- “What remains now, is time. #ItsTime and you may still wonder…How is #Vault7?
- “Wikileaks” seen through a magnifying glass
- A screenshot of Snowden tweet saying, “Can you hear me now?”
- Another screenshot of a Snowden tweet seen earlier in the week (#ItsTime)
- “We urge you to make use of #Vault7 and #ItsTime Thank You…
They also tweeted out a video entitled “We have the chance to turn the pages over.” Is that Assange lip-syncing to it brilliantly?
Here are lyrics to the song. Not sure if this correct. Any help? Thanks!
We Have the Chance to Turn the Pages
We have the chance to turn the pages over
(“Turn the pages over” = reference to bringing documents to light or leaking documents?)
)We can right what what we want to right
We gotta make things leak
So we can get much bolder
Oh, we’re all wiretapped now
We’re all being fed lies
Not long ’til we get on the right (sound?)
Once we turn on all the lights
(“Turn on all the lights” = release documents?)
You’re the light that the world’s demanding
Make it bright and make things clear
We’re not going to sit in darkness
We’re not going to live with fear
Youtuber Tracy D. also uploaded “BREAKING-New Anon video-More Wikileaks guidance???“