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TVWHY Documentary Counterintelligence

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Part 1 of a new five-part documentary on the national security state, from the maker of Psywar. We do not necessarily agree with the accuracy of all of the material. But it is an enormously compelling and worthwhile watch.  (All five parts of the documentary will appear on our site)


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  1. iptv server says:

    News info

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting topic

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  3. Avatar $5359704 says:

    Thank you WWW for posting this.

  4. Avatar fl1014 says:

    When evidence overwhelmingly by history of best laid plans of people coming to disappointing results why do so many give credit to organizations/ structures ( consisting of people ) able to achieve their related goals and objectives? … Even Murphy’s law has an effect for them . …….

  5. Avatar Billie says:

    Interesting documentary. And, great use of news clips, documents, film and music to illustrate the point of, “Counter-Intelligence”.

    Anyone that, seemingly, has tried to muffle or dismantle, in any way, the covert and incestuous powers of corporate/intelligence organizations, has become “neutralized”, in some fashion.

    Given the present day revelations of abuse of power by heroes like Edward Snowden, Bradly (Chelsea) Manning, NSA whistleblower William Binney, and others (the list goes on), it shouldn’t be too surprising the connection between agencies such as the NSA, CIA, FBI, DOJ, etc. and the on-going criminality and USE of criminals to foster their enterprise. What next? More documentaries or more action? You decide.

  6. Avatar macduggie says:

    For the terminally impatient, all 5 parts are available at

  7. Avatar Jon says:

    I don’t understand the purpose of these films. While they are informative, they just make you feel powerless. What are you supposed to do? Also, I don’t understand how or why ‘former CIA’ employees can now speak out about what they did during their careers. Should we believe what they say? Are they telling us ‘spin’ and lies? I don’t know.

    • Avatar Matt Prather says:

      “you’ve got to face it before you can fix it…”
      …goes the saying

      As hard as the facts of human history are, they must be the basis for future change — without this basis, how else could we improve?

      Let time pass, and the sense of futility will have diminished, but the sense of urgency or necessity for change will not have.

    • Avatar Eric_Saunders says:

      Maybe the point is to get more people to recognize the gangster nature of the prevailing political order. The correct diagnosis must be made and recognized before anything can be done. The national security state needs to lose all legitimacy in the eyes of the public. We need to recognize that it is a protection racket, not an entity actually providing protection.

    • Avatar ewastud says:

      Your comment reminds me of Social Science academic Charles Tilly who wrote an important scholarly article entitled “War-making and State-making as Organized Crime.”

      Also, I am reminded of the late Marine Corps general and Commandant Smedley Butler who in his retirement wrote a remarkable anti-war treatise, War is a Racket. He grew disillusioned with the military as he rose in the ranks and came to know more about the real reasons he and his troops were sent to war and to start foreign conflicts. He bemoaned that he had been a “gangster for Capitalism,” and compared himself to Al Capone but with much greater power to do violence over a much larger territory.

  8. Avatar sgtdoom says:

    Great vid, great vid.
    To add my humble comments, I would suggest the following:

    The End Game

    In researching the extreme extradition against WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange (and the state assaults against other WikiLeaks-affiliated people, Jacob Appelbaum, Ms. Jonsdottir, etc.) together with the suicide of Aaron Swartz, and recent auto accident of Michael Hastings, the common item which keeps appearing is a cyber security/cyber attack firm called Endgame Systems.

    Whatever each was involved with — Aaron with coordinating global political activities to stop SOPA and other such anti-network neutrality (network independence) legislation; Michael Hastings’ investigation into the NSA and related activities; WikiLeaks and Assange work against the anti-network neutrality forces — the company, Endgame Systems. appears on the periphery.

    First popping up in the (Anonymous-) hacked HBGary emails (HBGary was the cyber security firm attempting to promote business by running disinformation campaigns and misinformational attacks against Assange, WikiLeaks and Anonymous), the business of Endgame Systems appears to be selling software (anti-malware products, etc.) with trojans, i.e., backdoor entrances, built into it, as well as their better-known Bonesaw product, allowing specific IP targeting at an individual level and subsequent cyber attacks.

    This firm, with the president of the CIA venture capital firm, In-Q-Tel, on its board of directors, as well as a former director of the DIA, and a former VP of Lehman Brothers, is one seriously connected firm obsessed with keeping as low a profile as possible.

    Their end game is selling the software to provide the ultimate end game in cyber warfare.


    Bonesaw is a “cyber targeting application” that tracks servers and routers worldwide, mapping the hardware attached to the Web. These are the access points through which the National Security Agency, Cyber Command and other U.S. agencies, could launch operations against adversaries and threats…

    Endgame’s Bonesaw is marketed to U.S. intelligence agencies and large companies. It doesn’t hide its offensive capabilities as a tool for launching cyber weapons.

    Marketing documents say “the Bonesaw platform provides a complete environment for intelligence analysts and mission planners to take a holistic approach to target discovery, reducing the time to create actionable intelligence and operational plans from days to minutes.”

    “Bonesaw is the ability to map, basically every device connected to the Internet and what hardware and software it is,” says a company official who requested anonymity. The official points out that the firm doesn’t launch offensive cyber ops, it just helps.” Nate Fick, Endgame Systems CEO

    ” The Bonesaw platform provides a complete environment for intelligence analysts and mission planners to take a holistic approach to target discovery – reducing the time to create actionable intelligence and operation plans from days to minutes. Analysts of all experience levels can deploy and quickly use Bonesaw to aggregate data from disparate sources and formats into a single intuitive user interface.

    In 2011 as part of The Anonymous attack on HBGary Federal information about private companies such as Endgame systems who design offensive software for the Department of Defense were revealed. It was shown that Endgame systems job applicants had previously “managed team of 15 persons, responsible for coordinating offensive computer network operations for the United States Department of Defense and other federal agencies.”

    Endgame Systems, a company with almost no public footprint were also thrust into the spotlight, when several of their previously well-guarded reports and company presentations were shared amongst the emails.

    So what exactly do the secretive Endgame Systems do? The company started by ex ISS and CIA executives promises (in private) “to provide our customers with the highest quality offensive CNA/CNE (Computer Network Attack/Computer Network Exploitation) software in the world”.

    Their leaked PowerPoint deck advertises subscriptions of $2,500,000 per year for access to 0day exploits, with slightly more affordable “intelligence feeds” effectively selling information on vulnerable servers by geographic region.

    As researcher Barrett Brown revealed, “Team Themis was a consortium made up of HBGary, Palantir, and Berico (with Endgame Systems serving as a ‘silent partner’ and providing assistance from the sidelines) that was set up in order to provide offensive intelligence capabilities to private clients.”

    Although Endgame Systems “went dark” after Anonymous released thousands of HBGary files, The Register disclosed that the firm “helps US intelligence identify and hack into vulnerable networks, and is targeting a similar role in Britain’s nascent national cyber security operations.”

    The Register noted that the “limited publicly information currently available on the firm hints at its further role assisting clandestine government cyber operations by identifying targets and developing exploits.”

    As BusinessWeek revealed, the firm is “a major supplier of digital weaponry for the Pentagon. It offers a smorgasbord of wares, from vulnerability assessments to customized attack technology, for a dizzying array of targets in any region of the world.”

    According to Defense News’ C4ISR Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek, Endgame also offers its intelligence clients—agencies like Cyber Command, the NSA, the CIA, and British intelligence—a unique map showing them exactly where their targets are located. Dubbed Bonesaw, the map displays the geolocation and digital address of basically every device connected to the Internet around the world, providing what’s called network situational awareness. The client locates a region on the password-protected web-based map, then picks a country and city— say, Beijing, China. Next the client types in the name of the target organization, such as the Ministry of Public Security’s No. 3 Research Institute, which is responsible for computer security—or simply enters its address, 6 Zhengyi Road. The map will then display what software is running on the computers inside the facility, what types of malware some may contain, and a menu of custom-designed exploits that can be used to secretly gain entry. It can also pinpoint those devices infected with malware, such as the Conficker worm, as well as networks turned into botnets and zombies— the equivalent of a back door left open.
    Bonesaw also contains targeting data on US allies, and it is soon to be upgraded with a new version codenamed Velocity, according to C4ISR Journal. It will allow Endgame’s clients to observe in real time as hardware and software connected to the Internet around the world is added, removed, or changed.

    And an exemplary conspiracy theory which may be very close to the actual truth:

  9. Avatar SO says:

    At 29:00 or so in this video, they start talking about the National Endowment for Democracy and it’s role in overthrowing Chavez and pretending that this was a popular coup, essentially making the NED an arm of the CIA. And, according to the Wikipedia entry for the NDI, “The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) is an organization created by the United States government by way of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to channel grants for furthering democracyin developing nations. It was founded in 1983, shortly after the U.S. Congress created the National Endowment for Democracy.” I have become suspicious about Michael Hastings’ widow as perhaps being some sort of CIA operative, for reasons I won’t go into here, but, again, according to Wikipedia, the entry on Michael Hastings, his fiance who was killed in Iraq in 2007, was in Iraq because she was working for the NDI, which was created by the arm of the CIA called the NED. Interesting.

    • Avatar SO says:

      In other words, Michael Hastings fiance, Andrea Parhamovich, worked for a CIA front organization.

    • Avatar onedavide says:

      Above you mention Hastings widow, in this last post you refer to his once fiance, since deceased… these are 2 separate persons; are you inferring they were both spooked up?

    • Avatar SO says:

      I am not inferring anything about Andrea Parhamovich. I see she was working for Air America when she developed her relationship with Hastings, and I would not think that Air America was a CIA front. But, you never know. I am far more suspicious of the widow because of her apparent behavior as reported by Biggs, and as seen in her Piers Morgan book plug. Biggs, of course, has alleged no such thing. That’s where I infer.

    • Avatar SO says:

      It seems that there WAS a CIA front named “Air America,” an airline which ceased operations in 1976, but that is not the Air America for which Andrea Parhamovich worked. These coincidences are spooky.