Check it out!!!
The intel is out: we’re on to hack the Don. The White House staff tried to tell him that bringing a cell phone into the secure area was to bring in his own gaping goatse security hole. But he insisted: he needed, not one, but two iphones. One for calls, one for Twitter. Cos yeah, we all need a special Twitter phone.
But even though that’s a bit against procedure in the White House, it’s not un-doable. His predecessor Barack Obama was hooked on crack, I mean Blackberries. He simply could not exist with his poor-excuse-for-a-smartphone. So allowances were made and he kept his Blackberry. But he was aware of the security risks; he had a specially-modified one made up, without microphone, camera or GPS, and even this “military-grade” Blackberry had to be handed over every 30 days to check for tampering, further modification, any chance that it posed any extra danger.
And Trump’s calls-only iphone is issued by White House staff and swapped out “through routine support operations” to check for hacking and other security concerns (well, any extra security concerns over and above the security concern that he is carrying around a bloody listening device!!). But he refuses to let them have his Twitter iphone, because it would be a nuisance!
I’m sure it would be difficult to hack Trump’s phone(s). I’m sure his equipment is especially hardened against threats. But when a target is as juicy as Trump, and you have potentially nation-state actors moving against him, nothing is hack-proof.
The White House banned its employees from using personal phones while in the West Wing in January. A statement at the time said that the “security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration”. But Trump’s wandering the West Wing (and the rest of the White House), Twitter-phone ready to tweet.
The personal smartphone of Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly was reportedly hacked during the Trump transition. And he didn’t replace it until October. And Trump’s Twitter-phone hasn’t even been checked!!
This is the man who criticised Hilary Clinton for her use of a personal email server. He is so dependant on Twitter that he needs a phone especially to tweet. Note that he needs this phone (not device, oh no, it has to be a phone) to tweet (not to use for other electronic communication, oh no, he hasn’t used email since he came into office, he needs it only to tweet).
The guy is an idiot. Don’t know if you’ve noticed that yet.
North Korea has pulled out of talks with Seoul and are threatening to cancel a summit meeting with the USA unless Trump stops talking about total unilateral nuclear disarmament. Which obviously has not gone down too well.
Thing is, the North Koreans do have a valid point. The USA and its allies have to remember: it doesn’t matter that they think they have right on their side, when you enter into negotiations with someone you need to bear in mind that they think their side is righteous. You can’t just expect North Korea to give up nuclear weapons because it’s “the right thing to do.”
Trump says that he will enter negotiations with one big precondition: the North Koreans have to agree to disarm. That is a big ask: as far as Pyongyang is concerned, the nukes are the only reason why the Americans haven’t already nuked them.
The North Koreans believe their nukes give them a place at the big table, so they expect something big in return for any disarmament. There are lots of carrots the USA could offer: note that cancellation of the talks with Seoul and the statement followed the start of USA-South Korean military exercises. These exercises involve 100 US and South Korean warplanes including F-22 stealth fighters and B-52 bombers. Of course the South Koreans say these exercises are purely defensive in nature – Moscow always says the same thing when the US and its European allies complain about Russian exercises.
So cancellation of US military maneuvers would go down well. And, considering just how much the USA is asking of North Koreans, how about promising something just as huge: like a commitment to the end of American military presence in the Korean peninsula?
Trump would doubtless say that’s impossible, that the USA can’t abandon its ally in the south. But considering how naked and defenseless Pyongyang will feel after giving up its nukes, maybe that isn’t too much to ask. Gaddafi got some good stuff in the Libya denuclearisation deal, and he had a much smaller arsenal.
And we have to remember what Trump did to Iran just a few days ago. Iran made a deal with the USA and friends to stop trying to enrich Uranium to weapons grade and abandon its efforts to create its own nuclear deterrent (the polite way of describing one’s weapons of mass destruction in atomic hell). But Trump has unilaterally cancelled that deal in what some see as a move towards military conflict Kim Jong-un must have been watching these events unfold on TV with a WTF expression on his face. He is seeing the lesson writ large, that America makes these deals and breaks these deals – Trump might promise all kinds of stuff, then once the Korean nukes are dismantled and production facilities demolished the USA say “We’e changed our minds” and come bomb Pyongyang.
I’m not actually saying that the USA enters into these deals in bad faith. But I am definitely implying it.
Kim Jong-un has pledged to close down its nuclear test facility in the presence of international observers, which is a major concession for them to make before talks, but America wants more. But if they want the negotiations to even happen they’re going to have to make similar promises. Or fiery nuclear hell might be in everyone’s near future in the region.
It has been reported that AI helped Donald Trump become president of the USA. But this hasn’t been widely reported. And you have to think: why not?
I think the mainstream press haven’t mentioned the AI because they too are being controlled by AIs. I think we are controlled by AIs. Of course they use human mouthpieces, but the Machines have taken over worldwide.
I know that you are staring at your monitor/phone/whatever, thinking OMG Martin X has gone crazy!! He’s been in a prison-hospital these past few months and now he has escaped! But that’s not the case. I’ve seen the Terminator movies. I recognize the signs, and Skynet will descend soon.
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Juhel Miah is a British citizen, a teacher accompanying students on a trip to Iceland and then, the plan was, to fly on to America. But it was not to be.
Mr Miah, aged 25, was born in Birmingham and brought up in Swansea. He attended Swansea University, where he got a first class degree, was one of five adults from Llangatwg community school near Neath, south Wales, who were accompanying a party of 39 children to New York via Iceland last week. He had no problem entering Iceland. But when it came to the next leg of the trip, flying on to the USA, everything changed.
At Keflavík international airport near Reykjavik, Mr Miah was immediately targeted by US officials. He told the Guardian:
I gave one of the American officials there my passport. My first name is Mohammed. It felt as if straight away she looked up and said: ‘You’ve been randomly selected for a security check.’
“Deep down I thought: ‘Here we go’ but I was polite and followed all the instructions. She took me into this room. There were five or six other officials. Two of them checked me. They made me take my jacket off, my hoodie off, they opened my bag, I took my shoes off. They made me stand on a stool. They rubbed me all the way down. They even pulled my trousers down to check my boxers. They rubbed their hands under my feet. They got a swab and wiped me all over. Eventually they let me go through.”
So he made it onto the plane. But that was not the end of his ordeal. Not at all. He was followed onto the Icelandair plane by an American official who told him he had to get off again. And he was refused permission to reboard the plane and fly on to the USA – without even being given a reason for this treatment. Instead he was forced to return to the UK, rather than being allowed to do his job and accompany his students to America.
The US officials refused to give a reason why he was being treated this way. And Mr Miah cannot think of a good reason. He has never posted anything at all inappropriate on social media. He has not been to any of the seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya – whose citizens were the subject of Trump’s overturned travel ban. His parents are of Bangladeshi origin. His brother had no trouble visiting Florida last year. But now, with Trump in office, suddenly Mr Miah is persona non grata in the USA.
“I hope this isn’t true, I really don’t want this to be true but it all started with the first American official I met and the moment she read Mohammed.
“I just hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else. That’s my number one goal now. I want a reason, an explanation. If it was a mistake someone should just put their hands up and say it was a mistake and it won’t happen again. I would still like to go to America one day. I just hope it boils down to human error and someone says sorry.”
The Welsh first minister, Carwyn Jones, has written to the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, asking for “urgent clarification”. The US has not commented.
Mr Miah has been very kind in his comments, but to a detached reader it is obvious he was targeted and removed from the flight – even though he had a valid travel visa – because he is a Muslim.
This might have an effect on his career. He was subjected to a humiliating, pointless search before boarding the plane – and then he was removed from the plane as if he was a criminal, with his colleagues and students watching. Through no fault of his own, Mr Miah has been stigmatised. The Donald Trump “No Muslim” policy is being enacted, even though it has been suspended by the US court. But, because no reason was given for his treatment, some might claim there was another reason for it. The “no smoke without fire” principle. Donald Trump’s ugly, bigoted, ignorant attitude is threatening an honest teacher’s life.
Why hasn’t the foreign secretary Boris Johnson summoned the US ambassador to explain this outrageous behaviour? Is the clown too busy bumbling around, trying to conceal his extreme right-wing politics from the British electorate? He is a vile man – but he is our vile man, and should be giving the US ambassador a harsh dressing down. But no, he won’t get a response – he won’t even ask for a response – because the Tory government’s “hard Brexit” plan means the country must prostrate itself before the eminence noir of “President” Trump. And good, hard-working people like Mr Miah count for nothing in the dangerous game our government are playing. Theresa May is getting into bed with Trump, literally as well as figuratively, and when she emerges bow-legged from the monster’s den she will pass the syphilis onto the rest of us. A syphilitic economy – that’s all we need – financial madness, removal of all the human rights we managed to gain from the EU – a political and moral sickness that is already dirtying our nation when our government connives with Trump to discriminate against British citizens on the basis of religion.
John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, has barred US prez Trump from addressing Parliament. Apparently this has pissed off many MPs, and Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi says Bercow is a hypocrite as he has let the likes of China’s president Xi Jinping and the Emir of Kuwait address Parliament in the past.
So is Bercow a hypocrite? Of course he is – there’s always a stench of hypocrisy in Westminster. But I don’t think this particular decision is especially hypocritical. China and Kuwait have never claimed to be beacons of liberty and equality; whereas the USA constantly claims ownership of those ideals.
Anyway, Trump’s a dick. He wants to bar people from visiting the USA on such arbitrary grounds as religion – and even on grounds of someone’s appearance – so why don’t we bar Trump from even entering Britain? The guy’s an isolationist; so let’s isolate him.