Imagine a world where local, state, or national political candidates use freelancers to target each other this way and promote their candidate or destroy their competition. No, wait, don't imagine it. It's happening today. "It doesn't hurt that the Kremlin has an existing base of support in Texas in the form of Ron Paul & Co." http://t.co/ub537ZsDu6 Mon May 11,2015 @webradius
...Turnabout is very definitely fair play. More than a few of the Kremlin's trolls currently operating outside of Russia and or allied nations are likely acting as Russian agents in the strictly legal sense of the term (agent, not to be confused with intelligence officers, the latter being those who recruit and run agents).
Who are the people Weisburd calls Kremlin trolls and Russian agents? By the way he talks about them you would think they were directly employed by Vladimir Putin. Just ask Ron Paul or anyone that subscribes to the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
If you are a libertarian, you're on the lists as a Russian asset. Even Facebook which took down the profile of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry Adviser for soliciting murder is Russian troll owned and against Ukraine.
As a brief example, when you see a graph like this which looks like nothing and spend a few minutes investigating one of the people, it turns into this. In this case, we now have 100 people that potentially influence 52,000+. From there the geolocation work begins. In reality, they are targeting over 1 million people worldwide. Like the human rights activists he learned his trade on, most of these people cross lines on what he would call interests. The same people that support the Occupy Movement are also likely to support human rights around the world. In Weisburd's words, this makes them good targets.How is this done?
If we take a brief look at some of the tools you can see how invasive they are. On October 5th, 2015 Edward Snowden released information that the UK government could now hack your smartphone. I think it would be more shocking if they couldn't. Using open source tools this has been going on for years in the private sector. For geolocation purposes, your smartphone is one of the greatest tools to use. Finding and following you has never been easier. Let's face it if you are going to stalk someone, "street view" on a map is the next best thing to being there.
In the following video, the software hacks your modem. It's only one step from your phone or computer.
Who Are They Working for?
In this case, it is directly for Ukraine and the Ukrainian emigre PACs like the UCCA. His social connections range across the Ukrainian government, the US OSCE, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Azov battalion's Swedish Nationalist sniper-Mikael Skillt, and it wouldn't be the same without the authentic Stepan Bandera III. Like his notorious grandfather before him Bandera III is working behind the scenes to destroy democracy and anyone's life that gets in the way.Is it Treachery or is it Treason?
It doesn't matter if you don't give a damn about the Ukrainian war, saving Donbass people, or anything about Russian culture or politics. It doesn't matter that you don't care about Syria and hope the good (?) IGIL guys make it home for tea. It certainly doesn't matter that the life you care about is what's happening in front of you. In the USA or whichever western country you live in, your life is now a freelancer's meal ticket.
In the first part of this article I detailed how in the UK, a partner of Weisburd's Glen Jenvey fabricated stories in media about terror plots, falsified and planted evidence, falsified testimony of "terrorist activity" by using online sock puppets, hacking accounts and posting as the account owner, as well as setting up entrapment scams. That's part of what is going on today.
The Tallinn Manual cyber war rules clearly show all these actions including just labeling normal people as targets is illegal. The "Peacemaker" project and Weisburd's work are clearly listed as crimes against humanity. Harding's new project even adds that element of conspiracy to commit crime into the mix.
Does Weisburd know he is committing crimes against his own people? Does he know what he is doing is against international law and is in the category of Crimes Against Humanity?"I'm the guy who reckons one day he'll get busted for playing bluegrass louder than the law allows on a Saturday night, & I'm okay w/that." Sunday May 10, 2015 twitter @webradius. Cyber-war is Real War. The Tallinn Manual is important because if real States have limitations on what they can do, how much more limited should normal citizens be that are working as "freelancers." To my knowledge no western country allows its citizens to make war on each other or citizens of other countries they are at peace with. The Black Letter Rules include: Rule 23.3 Cyber attacks against civilians is a war crime defined by rule 32.
Rule 26.7 -- The concept of "belonging to" defines whether you can be targeted or not. This rule defines civilians as off limits unless they are "engaged" in real war duties. It includes undeclared relationships where behavior makes it clear which side a person is fighting for.
Rule 26.9 -- Virtual online communities and people expressing opinions do not qualify as combatants.
Rule 30 -- defines a cyber attack as a non-kinetic attack reasonably expected to cause damage or death to persons resulting from the attack. If attacker mistakenly calls civilians lawful targets, the attack on civilians still occurred. It is a crime. This is an important consideration considering how interconnected the internet has made people.