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Timeline of U.S. Political Transformation, 3
§3. A Secret Alliance, August 2010 - March 2013
The United States executes a secret alliance with a designated terrorist organization, engages in several regime-change operations in the Mideast, and smuggles missiles through a transfer point at Benghazi Libya, which later are transferred to enemies and used against U.S. forces. The unguarded U.S. compound at Benghazi is attacked and the Ambassador and three others are murdered. Records of diplomatic communications leading to this attack are destroyed.
The sequence of actions and events, policies and programs that transformed the United States from a free society into one lacking the Constitutionally required ‘consent of the governed’. How this gap in governance is increasingly filled by force and violence, livelihood threats, mass surveillance, centralized control of messaging, censorship, distraction, and miscounting of electoral results. Updated by inserting facts often revealed years after the event into the record when they actually took place.
August 2010: Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) declares secret U.S. alliance with Muslim Brotherhood to change governments of Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. || Source
2010: British Ex-spy Christopher Steele meets FBI agent Michael Gaeta, concerning investigation of FIFA corruption. Gaeta is in charge of investigating Russian organized crime. However, 'Steele did not have any role in the [FIFA] investigation itself, he did not provide court testimony, and his information did not appear in any indictments, search warrants, or other court filings.' Nevertheless Steele's FIFA role is cited by the FBI later as grounds for his reliability on other matters. || Source: IG Report.
Sept 21, 2010: China embargoes exports of rare earth minerals to Japan in reaction to Senkaku dispute. 'Most rare earths are not actually rare. But China dominates world production because the rare earths in its major ore deposits are unusually easy to extract for geological reasons.' || Source
Oct 5, 2010: DOJ AG Eric Holder requests, and IRS sends FBI 21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations; purpose not stated. || Source1 , Source2
Oct 8, 2010: IRS official Lois Lerner meets with DOJ Election Crimes Prosecutor about criminal prosecution of Tea Party groups for political activity contrary to their tax-exempt status.
Oct 22, 2010: State Department and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (an inter-agency committee including AG Eric Holder) unanimously approves partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to Russian nuclear firm Rosatom, giving Russia control of more than 20 percent of America’s uranium supply, with holdings in four Western states. || Source
Nov 23, 2010: Sec State Hillary Clinton proposes in a staff meeting to execute a drone strike on Julian Assange in London, in order to silence Wikileaks, which had published embarrassing secret State Dept cables. She suggests that since Assange is a 'soft target', a drone strike would be easy. An assistant, suitably named Anne-Marie Slaughter, assesses this and other options in a followup memo on 'legal and nonlegal strategies' to stop Wikileaks.
Dec 22, 2010: Iranian General Qassem Soleimani allows Nuri al-Maliki to become Prime Minister of Iraq, on condition Jalal Talabani become President and that U.S. forces leave Iraq. The pro-American secular leader Ayad Alawi who had won a plurality but not a majority of parliamentary seats, is told by VP Joe Biden to abandon his effort to form a government. || Source
Jan 2011: Wanxiang founder Lu Guanqiu, a close associate of future Chinese leader Xi Jinping, meets President Obama.
Jan 25, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood leads revolution against Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
Feb 2, 2011: President Obama announces U.S. support of regime change in Egypt.
Feb 2011: U.S. Treasury files civil action against Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank, Hezbollah's central money-laundering and drug-trafficking bank, and later seize $102 million, forcing it to shut down and sell its assets without admitting wrongdoing. DOJ fails to file criminal charges, and blocks investigations into other financial institutions and individuals that DEA Cassandra agent David Asher targets for RICO case. RICO convictions enable severer penalties. One network, that of Ayman Saied Joumaa, launders $200 million/month through U.S. used car dealers shipping cars to Benin.
Feb 17, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood leads revolution in Libya.
March 2011: Secretary of State Clinton announces U.S. support for Muslim Brotherhood-led rebels in Libya, appoints Special Envoy Chris Stevens to direct US operations in Benghazi.
April 5, 2011: Washington State requires all 39 counties to conduct elections by mail.
April 22, 2011: White House Counsel Judith Corley writes to Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy requesting two copies of Obama's original Certificate of Live Birth. || Source
April 25, 2011: Hawaii Health Director Fuddy writes back granting April 22 certificate request. Attorney Bob Bauer claims Corley returns to White House with the certificates on the same day, April 25. || Source
April 27, 2011: Obama releases PDF image of what he says is his original birth certificate retrieved from the HDOH. New Jersey detective Mike Zullo concludes, on the basis of forensic evidence, that the PDF image is a 'computer-generated forgery'. || Source1 ; Source2
June 2011: IRS expands scope of special-scrutiny from 'Tea Party' by adding search terms: patriot, government spending, government debt, taxes, making America a better place to live, education on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and challenging Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. IRS continues targeting Republican groups throughout 2012, as admitted by Lois Lerner in Congressional testimony May 10, 2013. || Source
August 14, 2011: Iran Quds Force leader Zanjani transfers 1.9 million Euros to Benghazi construction company via First Islamic Investment Bank in Labuan, Malaysia and Banque Intercontinentale Arabe in Paris. || Source
August 18, 2011: Executive Order 13583 establishes a coordinated Government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the Federal workforce, and launches race-conscious 'micro-agression' sensitivity training and indoctrination throughout the military and all agencies; resulting in the firing of almost 200 senior officers.
Oct 3, 2011: Obama Admin expands scope of permissible spying to include domestic communications of Americans through the NSA all-inclusive database. || Source
Oct 20, 2011: Muslim Brotherhood takes control of Libya.
2011: NSA discloses to FISA Court that it had misrepresented the nature of its 'upstream' collection activities under Section 702, and that it was actually acquiring not only communications to or from the targets of surveillance, but communications that simply mentioned certain information about them, some of which had nothing to do with the target.
Dec 15, 2011: Preet Bharara and DEA Administrator announce civil suit seeking $483,142,568 from Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) and others for a money laundering scheme to finance Hezbollah through sales of U.S.-purchased used cars and resale in West Africa, in violation of International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
Dec 2011: Obama Admin grants temporary work visa to Vadim Mikerin, who had been engaged in a uranium-trucking extortion scheme in the U.S. since 2009. || Source
2012: U.S. intelligence officials become aware of Chinese Govt hack of Office of Personnel Management (OPM). || Source
2012: China National Natural Science Foundation funds research led by Xu Jianguo on 'discovery of animal-delivered pathogens carried by wild animals', seeking organisms that could infect humans. || Source
Jan 27, 2012: In internal meeting, VP Biden opposes U.S. raid on Bin Laden compound.
Feb 19, 2012: Hunter Biden's Seneca Global Advisors arranges for GreatPoint, a US energy technology startup, to receive an equity investment of $420 million and project funding of $1.25 billion from Wanxiang Group, to jointly-develop a coal-to-natural gas facility in Xinjiang.
March 26, 2012: FBI establishes 'secure work environment' office space at DNC counsel Perkins Coie law firm. Attorney Michael Sussman, who later claimed he was not representing DNC in his assertions of Trump-Russia collusion, is in charge of administering the shared workspace. The law firm was paid $42 million by DNC. || Source1: Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Bopp letter to members of Congress, May 25, 2022; and || Source2
April 2012: U.S. Amb to Libya Cretz formally requests, in a cable to Sec State Clinton, more security for the Benghazi mission. In cable bearing her signature, Clinton refuses. || Source: House Armed Services, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committees report, April 23, 2013
April 2012: Michael Horowitz appointed DOJ Inspector General after President Obama revokes authority of all agency inspectors general to require information pertinent to OIG analyss.
April 17, 2012: President Barack Obama nominates Lt Gen Flynn to be Director of DIA.
June 20, 2012: Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi wins presidency of Egypt.
2012: FISA-702(16)(17) 'About' (nebulous catchall) queries of NSA database are initiated. 85 percent of these are later determined by NSA audit and FISA Court judgment to have been 'non-compliant' with procedures to minimize inadvertent disclosure of names of unrelated people, in violation of their Constitutional Fourth-Amendment rights.
June 2012: U.S. intelligence and security officers in Benghazi and Tripoli warn their superiors, including Ambassador Stevens, that Iranian preparations for a terrorist attack on the US compound in Benghazi are in progress. Green Beret Colonel Andy Wood, head of security for Stevens, sends a cable to his commanding officer that Iranian militia group Ansar al Sharia had received funding from Iran.
July 2012: CIA/State Dept operation with Obama presidential covert action finding authorizes secret weapons smuggling operation from Benghazi Libya to ISIS forces in Syria.
July 1, 2012: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton uses unsecured personal email domain to email President Obama from Russia, contrary to law and security protocol.
July 20, 2012: Uranium One pays Podesta Group to lobby State Dept and other agencies on 'international mining projects'. || Source
July 25, 2012: DIA chief Lt Gen Michael Flynn discovers newly developed Stinger missile is fired by Taliban at U.S. Chinook helicopter. CIA (Brennan) and State Dept (Clinton) had arranged for delivery of missile to Qatar for Libya but instead it was diverted to Taliban, according to serial number recovered from missile casing. || Source
July 25, 2012: Google's Jared Cohen partners with Al-Jazeera to broadcast information into Syria, using data on defections from the Assad regime tracked by Google. Acting under the aegis of the U.S. State Dept, the purpose of the defection-tracker is to encourage more defections and to overthrow the Assad regime. || Source1 ; Source2: Jared Cohen message to State Dept officials Burns, Sullivan, Ross: 'visually representing and mapping the defections, which we believe are important in encouraging more to defect and giving confidence to the opposition'.
August 12, 2012: DIA issues secret report, by Lt Gen Michael Flynn, that an Islamic State will be established in eastern Syria, led by the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda.
Sept 11, 2012: Libyan terrorists attack U.S. mission in Benghazi Libya. State Dept Operations Center alerts White House Situation Room, DNI, and FBI. Sept 11, 4:05 p.m. ET State Dept. Operations Center sends alert to government emergency watch lists including White House Situation Room, DNI, and FBI. Entitled 'US Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack', the alert reports 'approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well'. Special Operations Forces prepare to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the attack, but is forbidden to do so by US Special Operations Command Africa.
Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibiilty on Facebook and Twitter. President Obama does not convene emergency meeting of Counterterrorism Security Group, issues 'stand down' orders to not mount a rescue mission in response to the attack. General Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, prepares a rescue mission in defiance of this order and is fired. Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans are murdered by terrorists. || Source: CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson reports
Sept 15, 2012: In talking points explaining Benghazi attack, Obama Admin removes references to Al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists, describes armed hostilities as a 'demonstration'. CIA Director Gen David Petraeus continues to call the attack an attack, contradicting Obama talking points. FBI Dep Dir Andrew McCabe instructs subordinates not to call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI's findings to the larger intelligence community, despite knowing the identity of the attackers. || Source: House Armed Services, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Report; Rep. Ron DeSantis Dec 2017 interview of a retired FBI supervisor.
Oct 14, 2012: NSA collects more than 250 million email contact lists from free email services such as Yahoo and Gmail.
Nov 6, 2012: Obama elected to 2nd term as president.
Nov 9, 2012: CIA Dir Petraeus resigns.
Nov 30, 2012: U.S. State Dept and Smithsonian Institution pay Chinese pyrotechnician Cai Guo Qiang $250,000 to blow up a Christmas tree on the National Mall, a few weeks before Christmas. U.S. officials, apparently unaware of the symbolism of the stunt for Chinese seeking to avenge Western humiliation, also award Cai the first-ever State Dept Medal of Arts. Cleaning up the detritus of the explosion takes two months.
2012 - 2015: Uranium One retains Podesta Group as lobbyist for fees totaling $180,000. || Source
Jan 2013: Russia's Rosatom acquires majority control of Uranium One, with uranium mines in Kazakhstan and the United States. Frank Giustra and other Uranium One investors give $130 million to Clinton Foundation.
Feb 1, 2013: John Kerry becomes U.S. Secretary of State.
March 7, 2013: John Brennan confirmed as CIA Director.
March 2013: CIA awards $600 million contract to Amazon Web Services for cloud system enabling 17 intelligence agencies to share information.
March 2013: Igor Danchenko, later the source for Steele's dossier, is charged in Greenbelt Md with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Rod Rosenstein is the prosecutor. Danchenko is released from jail on condition he undergo drug testing and 'participate in a program of substance abuse therapy and counseling', as well as 'mental health counseling'.
March 28, 2013: Congress issues subpoena for Hillary Clinton's server, after which a computer technician employed by her deletes her emails from the server.
§3. Notes on A Secret Alliance, August 2010 - March 2013
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