SCL (the parent company of Cambridge Analytica) has specialised in behaviour modifying strategies including election rigging. Besides the Trump campaign, SCL has worked for Ted Cruz and successfully made Brexit happen.
SCL has been supported by amongst others Robert Mercer, Steve Bannon, Rex Tillerson, and Michael Flynn. SCL is headquartered in London, England (so not Russia).
In 2004, Strategic Communication Laboratories Ltd. Orchestrated the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, which used internet to make it happen.
Orange, the colour of corruption, slavery and genocide...
SCL once advertised their product with: the OpCentre “can override all national radio and TV broadcasts in time of crisis”: https://medium.com/textifire/scl-groups ... 368d7c3672
(archived here: http://archive.is/fnQdo)
It was Cambridge Analytica that made Brexit happen and, together with WikiLeaks, got President Trump crowned as president.
In one of those strange coincidences, Julian Assange effectively headquarters WikiLeaks from the Ecuadorian embassy, just a few miles away from Cambridge Analytica’s head office (in London).
Just before the US election in November 2016, Alexander Nix (CEO of Cambridge Analytica) contacted Julian Assange to ask him if he wanted some “help” with WikiLeaks’s stolen emails.
In some more strange coincidences, Nigel Farage, who led the Brexit campaign, is friends with Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer (Mercer is financier of Cambridge Analytica, part of the SCL Group). Steve Bannon was part of Donald Trump’s team, is leading propaganda network Breitbart and was working with Cambridge Analytica.
Farage subsequently visited Donald Trump, Assange, and then Dana Rohrabacher. Rohrabacher is described in the US press as “Putin’s favourite congressman”.
Then Rohrabacher met Donald Trump’s Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya…
This was followed by Rohrabacher meeting with Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... y-alliance
(archived here: http://archive.is/jp5ge)
By common consensus,Cambridge Analytica is owned by Robert Mercer, but in reality Cambridge is “the US subsidiary of SCL Group” in which the British Iranian multimillionaire Vincent Tchenguiz is the largest shareholder.
Cambridge Analytica is entirely owned by SCL Elections, owned by executive Alexander Nix. Julian David Wheatland, SCL Group Chairman is still Tchenguiz’s employee Wheatland. Vincent Tchenguiz also has connections to Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash.
In March 2011, the brothers Tchenguiz were arrested as they were suspected to be guilty of a bankruptcy fraud involving the Icelandic bank Kaupthing. Just before its collapse, Kaupthing’s loans to the Tchenguiz brothers totalled 40% of its capital. The Tchenguiz brothers were acquitted as in our Brave New World the legal system protects the big criminals.
Kaupthing’s largest shareholder, Meidur (now called Exista), owned 25% of its shares, had ties to the Alfa Bank that - together with Spectrum Health of the DeVos family - was caught communicating with a server of the Trump Organization during the 2016 election: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an ... ian-access
(archived here: http://archive.is/RbAFN)
The SCL Group landed its first major deal in 1999, with the goal of enhancing the reputation of then-Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid. SCL set out to influence behavior
conversations that Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn had with Sberbank, the sanctioned parent company of SVB Bank, were intercepted.
Flynn became vice chairman of GreenZone Systems, headed by Bijan Kian, and funded by the Minneapolis-based NJK Holding Corporation. NJK is led by Nasser Kazeminy.
Flynn was forced to disclose that he received $140,000 from NJK. NJK said Flynn “played an advisory role to NJK Holding relative to its investment interests in security”.
Michael Flynn was also forced to disclose his link to Cambridge Analytica, where Steve Bannon was a vice-president before he joined Trump’s team.
Just before the end of the campaign, Flynn became a paid consultant to the SCL Group, the British parent company of Cambridge Analytica, the data mining firm that worked on Trump’s campaign. One of Cambridge’s financiers is hedge fund magnate Robert L. Mercer.
Not many media outlets have mentioned how Great Britain and Australian born Rupert Murdoch manipulated the presidential election in the USA...
Flynn terminated his involvement shortly after Trump won the presidency: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... 4a44e4fa7b
(archived here: http://archive.is/FMR2b)
In the 1920s, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays, was one of the pivotal figures who helped to develop the concept of manipulated “democracy”. Bernays has been called the father of modern-day public relations.
Bernays developed a strategy to manipulate the gullible public by subliminal messages that tap into the unconscious of repressed animal instincts. Bernays proposed similar techniques to manipulate the elecctorate, using the mass media to manipulate populations.
Bernays’ clients included some of the largest US corporations.
The main difference today is that the the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) developed internet has made manipulating techniques more efficient…
DARPA has been experimenting on the internet to study influence behaviour.
SCL has worked in more than 60 countries including Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Pakistan. It specialises in “election management strategies” and “messaging and information operations”.
Robert Mercer started his career at the Rothschild affiliated IBM: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long ... 87731.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/g1XmN)
Lorne Craner, is a former staffer for Rothschild puppet John McCain, he was also a Bush administration official.
Craner got to know Paul back in 2012, when the Egyptian government arrested several IRI employees, including Sam LaHood (son of former transportation secretary Ray LaHood).
In 2016, Craner again joined Rand Paul’s potential presidential campaign.
In his 2012 book, Government Bullies, Rand Paul praised IRI and its Democratic counterpart, the National Democratic Institute.
The Orange revolution that got rid of President Yanukovych was orchestrated by the same SCL Group, Cambridge Analytica that made Brexit and President Trump a reality.
Rand Paul has repeatedly flip-flopped on Ukraine, sometimes friendly and at other times threatening to the Russians.
In January 2014, Rand Paul made a speech at the pro-Russian Center for the National Interest (CNI) where his soon-to-be-advisor Richard Burt is an Ambassador and Henry Kissinger is Honorary Chairman: https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-rand-p ... total-dove
(archived here: http://archive.is/im27p)
Deutsche Bank helped US clients to report approximately $29.3 billion in bogus transactions on their tax returns. This allowed them to evade approximately $5.9 billion in income taxes. Deutsche Bank also sold “basket options” which allowed clients to evade taxes.
Between 2000 and 2012, Renaissance Technology (RenTec) purchased 29 basket options with a notional value of $46 billion and profits totalling $15.9 billion. The co-CEO of RenTec, billionaire Robert Mercer, contributed over $20 million to Republican candidates during the 2016 election campaign (and was one of the biggest supporters to Trump’s campaign). Robert Mercer also funded Breitbart and the SCL Group.
In 2016, Dmitry Firtash was a board member of SCL when Mike Flynn was a paid consultant. Cambridge Analytica employed Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.
The Global Laundromat involved Commercial Bank of San Francisco (associated with Boris Avramovich Goldstein and Irakaly “Ike” Kaveladze) and Bank of New York (associated with Bruce Rappaport and Peter Berlin).
US Attorney Preet Bharara investigated (amongst others) several cases against Deutsche Bank.
After Bharara was fired, on 3 January 2018 Geoffrey Berman was appointed Interim US Attorney for the SDNY. Berman was a partner at the law firm that employed Rudy Giuliani.
In 2015, Deutsche settled the case for rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for $2.5 billion with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) through a deferred prosecution agreement: https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/01/08/deuts ... an-part-1/
(archived here: http://archive.is/Cwuxz)
Earlier in 2018, the Trump administration awarded Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, London-based SCL Group Ltd, with the contract for the US State Department’s “Global Engagement Center”.
SCL Group will use its psychological profiling and data manipulation techniques as part of a “counter-radicalization” campaign directed at young men in other countries who could be radicalised into joining ISIS…
Since Congress has eliminated barriers between access to data profiles of foreign nationals and US citizens, it is likely that Cambridge Analytica and the SCL Group will have access to personal data of both Americans and non-Americans.
Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, formerly of Mercer-owned media outlet — Breitbart News —joined the Board of Cambridge Analytica. Trump Advisor Kellyanne Conway also has close ties to Robert Mercer.
Cambridge Analytica had the ability to micro-target Facebook users. They could reach into the exact zip codes and precincts for the Trump Campaign.
Literally within hours of the WikiLeaks dumbs that started on 22 July 2016, the Trump Campaign was sending micro-targeted messages to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. It is unlikely that Cambridge Analytica could be able to analyse this mass of data and pick out “smoking gun” segments for transmission to potential Trump voters so quickly without advance knowledge.
Cambridge Analytica and SCL have financial ties to Alfa Bank, and there could also be a role for Trump advisor Richard Burt, who sat on Alfa’s senior advisory board.
Maybe the communication between the Trump organization server, Spectrum Health and Alfa Bank was to transmit the coming WikiLeaks dump and/or hacked voting records to target individual voters.
In early 2017, during the transition period and after Trump’s inauguration, Cambridge Analytica had a series of meetings with Trump and his team.
The subject was how Cambridge Analytica could continue “managing public opinion” regarding the policies of the Trump Administration. At the same time, Cambridge Analytica discussed with the Trump Administration on how to promote the real estate “products” of the Trump Organization.
Maybe somebody will agree with me that it’s suspicious that FBI Director James Comey send his “October Surprise” letter to Congress about “reopening” the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
One could argue that the at that time ongoing investigation into the communication between Trump, Spectrum Health and the Alfa Bank was of more significance: http://blog.mccallionlaw.com/fbi-invest ... analytica/
(archived here: http://archive.is/wLzjU)
Whistleblower Christopher Wylie claims to have created “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare mindfuck tool”.
Wylie has evidence - receipts, invoices, emails, legal letters – that between June and August 2014, he got a hand on the profiles of more than 50 million Facebook users. He even has a letter from Facebook’s lawyers admitting that Cambridge Analytica had acquired the data illegitimately.
Wylie has a copy of a 4 June 2014 contract, between SCL and Global Science Research (GSR), owned by Cambridge-based Aleksandr Kogan. Cambridge Analytica spent $7 million for the Facebook data. Kogan’s app, thisismydigitallife, gave him permission to access not only the Facebook profiles of the people that accepted the terms and conditions, but also of their friends.
Some 320,000 Facebook users in total gave permission, which also gave them access to more than 50 million of their “friends”.
Wylie explains that:
Facebook could see it was happening. Their security protocols were triggered because Kogan’s apps were pulling this enormous amount of data, but apparently Kogan told them it was for academic use. So they were like, ‘Fine’.
Both Facebook and SCL strongly denied the allegations by Wylie…
Starting in 2007, David Stillwell, devised various Facebook apps, including a personality quiz myPersonality. This was used to measure personality traits across the population and was used to analyse against Facebook “likes”, which Wylie explains:
The company has created psychological profiles of 230 million Americans. And now they want to work with the Pentagon? It’s like Nixon on steroids.
Wylie met Steve Bannon, Robert Mercer (co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies) and his daughter Rebekah.
SCL “reached out” to WikiLeaks to “help” distribute Hillary Clinton’s emails in 2016.
SCL group has been contracted by the UK’s Ministry of Defence and the US’s Department of Defense. Its expertise is in psychological operations (psyops) – changing people’s minds through “informational dominance”, a set of techniques including rumour, disinformation and fake news.
It’s like dirty MI6 because you’re not constrained. There’s no having to go to a judge to apply for permission. It’s normal for a ‘market research company’ to amass data on domestic populations. And if you’re working in some country and there’s an auxiliary benefit to a current client with aligned interests, well that’s just a bonus.
Wylie also explains that he once gave a presentation with Cambridge Analytica CEO is Alexander Nix for Russian giant oil and gas company Lukoil, whose CEO is a former Soviet oil minister and associate of Putin, Vagit Alekperov.
Their presentation was really about behavioural microtargeting in the context of elections. Wylie says:
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/m ... nnon-trumpIt didn’t make any sense to me. I didn’t understand either the email or the pitch presentation we did. Why would a Russian oil company want to target information on American voters?
(archived here: http://archive.is/tP4Gm)
See the interview with Christopher Wylie.