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Amazonís CEO Owns A Terror-Linked Paper
FrontPageMag ^ | August 16, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 08/18/2019 4:47:13 PM PDT by MarvinStinson

The Washington Post’s ties to Islamic terrorists are a national security risk.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is not only the richest person in the world, with an estimated $156 billion, but is a heavyweight political donor who has outspent other S&P 500 CEOs by a factor of 10. Bezos was the 12th biggest political donor of the 2018 cycle, coming in behind Bloomberg and Soros.

And, even more importantly, Bezos owns the Washington Post. The powerful political tabloid sets the agenda in the government city, but it’s also raising questions about whether Amazon is a security risk for reasons that go far beyond the flaws in AWS or whatever influence it might have used to grab JEDI.

In its story on the JEDI contract, the Washington Post claimed that, “Trump on several occasions has spoken out against Amazon and its chief executive, Jeff Bezos. And he has attacked the Bezos-owned Washington Post for its coverage of him by conflating it with Amazon’s interests.”

Then the Washington Post went on to complain that, “The president has called the news organization the ‘Amazon Washington Post,’ while accusing it of publishing ‘fake news’ and being a ‘lobbyist newspaper’ for the company.” A rumor that the Washington Post helpfully put to bed by doing just that.

But the real problem with the intersection between the Washington Post and Amazon isn’t its left-wing politics: it’s Jamal Khashoggi. A year after Amazon began lobbying the Pentagon, the Washington Post began publishing propaganda screeds in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, shaped by the Qatar Foundation, under the name of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Washington Post was aware that Khashoggi, an old friend of Osama bin Laden and longtime supporter of Islamic terrorism, was operating under Qatari influence. It was also aware that Qatar was the region’s biggest backer of Sunni Islamic terrorism and regime change influence operations. Its publication of Qatari propaganda under Khashoggi’s name and its subsequent insistence on transforming him into a martyr as part of the Qatari influence operation against Saudi Arabia, was an active attempt to influence United States foreign policy on behalf of an enemy government.

It’s behavior properly associated with registered foreign agents. Not an American media outlet.

A company that appears to be operating as an unregistered foreign agent for an enemy government cannot then turn around and have its owner’s company be trusted with the military’s JEDI cloud.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bezos; iran; kashoggi; khashoggi; qatar; terrorists; washpost; wp

1 posted on 08/18/2019 4:47:13 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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Millions of Americans brought Alexa into their homes only to learn, belatedly, that not only software, but human beings, were listening in on them. Amazon employees and contractors from Costa Rica to India were caught reviewing thousands of recordings, of casual requests, private conversations and intimate moments, and sharing clips that they thought were funny in chat sessions with each other.

The Amazon product is always listening and maintains recordings of your conversations indefinitely.

But now there’s something bigger at stake than privacy violations. Amazon expects a $10 billion cloud contract for the military. The $10 billion contract was a sweetheart deal for a politically influential company that seemed unstoppable until President Trump suddenly slammed the brakes on JEDI.

The deal had always been dubious and many critics had questioned how or why a single company could expect to have a monopoly on the JEDI cloud for the United States military. All the national security eggs were being put into one very fragile basket.

Amazon was the fourth biggest contributor to Senator Mark Warner. And when President Trump put Amazon’s JEDI deal on hold, Warner was among the first to protest the move. In his letter, Warner urged the Secretary of Defense to “resist political pressures” that might scuttle $10 billion for Amazon.


2 posted on 08/18/2019 4:47:53 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: SunkenCiv; hal ogen; Olog-hai; Grampa Dave

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3 posted on 08/18/2019 4:53:11 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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Unless I missed it, JEDI is not explained. An acronym needs to be spelled out in parenthesis before inserting into text. Sorry, but it is just standard practice that is no longer followed.


4 posted on 08/18/2019 4:56:28 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure


5 posted on 08/18/2019 5:01:01 PM PDT by SanchoP
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To: MarvinStinson

6 posted on 08/18/2019 5:04:50 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Fungi
I had to cut the article.

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But now there’s something bigger at stake than privacy violations. Amazon expects a $10 billion cloud contract for the military. The $10 billion contract was a sweetheart deal for a politically influential company that seemed unstoppable until President Trump suddenly slammed the brakes on JEDI.

The deal had always been dubious and many critics had questioned how or why a single company could expect to have a monopoly on the JEDI cloud for the United States military. Amazon’s cloud business is huge, but the Capital One breach of 100 million credit card applications by a former Amazon employee highlighted the company’s security and workforce issues. Capital One kept its data in the cloud through AWS or Amazon Web Services and the hacker was a former AWS employee with specialized knowledge.

In the Obama era, Amazon had received a $600 million cloud contract that covers all 17 intelligence agencies. The secret deal was met with protests especially since Amazon’s wasn’t even the lowest bid.

Just as with JEDI, all the national security eggs were being put into one very fragile basket.

Amazon’s federal cloud contracts took off in the Obama era. Many of the biggest contracts are classified making it difficult to measure how much taxpayer money is being sucked into the Bezos business. But Amazon is winning contracts in the usual Washington D.C. way, by spending millions a year on lobbying.

7 posted on 08/18/2019 5:07:05 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: Fungi

Dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or Project JEDI, the program calls for a 10-year, $10 billion government contract to go to a single company that will serve as the exclusive cloud computing provider for the United States Department of Defense.


8 posted on 08/18/2019 5:08:04 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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SO the military can listen in on your Alexa conversations, too?

Glad I don’t have anything Alexa.


9 posted on 08/18/2019 5:31:16 PM PDT by hsmomx3
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It’s too bad that a genius like him could built an incredible business like Amazon and yet have such $hitty political views.


10 posted on 08/18/2019 5:36:05 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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11 posted on 08/18/2019 5:42:43 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: MarvinStinson

Back when ABC actually snuck radioactive material into the u.s., literally Disney became a terrorist organization .


12 posted on 08/18/2019 5:57:20 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Fungi
Unless I missed it, JEDI is not explained. An acronym needs to be spelled out in parenthesis before inserting into text. Sorry, but it is just standard practice that is no longer followed.

You have choices.

JEDI: Justice, Economic Dignity, and Independence for Women:

JEDI: Joint Environment Driver for Interoperability (software)

JEDI: Joint Enterprise DoDIIS Infrastructure (USAF computer network system)

JEDI: Java Event-based Distributed Infrastructure:

JEDI: Joint Electronic Document Interchange project:

JEDI: Joint Electron Data Interchange:

JEDI: Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure

13 posted on 08/19/2019 5:04:59 AM PDT by olezip
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To: MarvinStinson

Tulsi Gabbard visited Syria and talked to Assad as well as the people of Syria.
She was largely condemned for her visit.
The Syrian people told her that the best thing America can do for Syrians is to stop funding ISIS.
I have respect for her stance on stopping regime change wars.
The War on Terror and the Arab Spring were loosely related.
The Arab Spring began in 2011 in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.
Al Qaeda had been reduced to estimated 600 people in Iraq when Obama took office.
ISIS had grown to an estimated 60,000 people by 2014.
President Obama supported the rebels in those wars.
President Obama had created organizations to teach the young to be rebellious in 21st Century Statecraft and the Alliance of Youth Movement.
Saudi Families were supporting those wars by backing the Muslim Brotherhood as was Obama.
After Egypt fell to the rebels, the Saudis panicked, thinking they were next.
Egypt made their president a guy that Hillary Clinton knew.
Mohammed Morsi had taught at California State University Northridge.
He was a Muslim Brotherhood leader.
In May of 2017 President Trump made his first official visit to Saudi Arabia and met with 55 Muslim leaders.

This is President Trumps Arab Islamic American Summit Speech:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/05/21/president-trumps-speech-arab-islamic-american-summit

In his speech he told the leaders to stop funding terrorism.
The Saudis then arrested an estimated 500 billionaires and fined them billions of dollars to get out of jail. Some are believed to have been beheaded.

Jamal Khashoggi, the reporter that was hacked to death was part of the news media that was turning young people into rebels. He would show up in the news throughout the Arab world and worked for the Washington Post owned by the vehement anti-Trumper Jeff Bezos.

ISIS money dried up and Trump stopped using the CIA to back the rebels. Syria and Iraq were able to regain control of their countries. Anti-Trumper Brennan was the Director of the CIA from 2013 up until President Trump took office.

The Arab world turned against Qatar for instigating violence and supporting Al Jazeera News where Khashoggi sometimes reported from.

Recently Qatar has been implicated in paying off American politicians and reporters. Much of what I’m writing can be found in this Youtube video. They give President Trump credit for stopping Obama’s regime change wars.
It is called Blood Money.
April 18, 2019
27:22 minutes long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUJPOe38oFc

While Obama was president
Gabbard introduced the “Stop Arming Terrorist bill”.
https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/video-rep-tulsi-gabbard-introduces-legislation-stop-arming-terrorists
VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Legislation to Stop Arming Terrorists
December 8, 2016

In Tulsi Gabbard’s post above are many links to Obama arming terrorists. Some listed below.

Obama authorizes secret support for Syrian rebels
AUGUST 1, 2012
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-syria-obama-order-idUSBRE8701OK20120802

Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/world/middleeast/arms-airlift-to-syrian-rebels-expands-with-cia-aid.html

U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/world/middleeast/us-relies-heavily-on-saudi-money-to-support-syrian-rebels.html

Tulsi Gabbard still says that Syria’s President Assad is using chemical weapons.
This is the Douma Video that exposes the chemical attacks as staged by the White Helmets.
Netflix did a series on the White Helmets and painted them as humanitarians.
One America News Network
Pearson Sharp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkKjcliU9OY&t=3s&fbclid=IwAR0coWWFJEGstPpJ3JsteG3iqd_xnCWcXuxcoH8wxEbGR7SHWgPRt0Ub5m4

Training rebels in 21st Century Statecraft.
https://2009-2017.state.gov/statecraft/overview/index.htm

And another program called The Alliance of Youth Movement that morphed into Movements.org.
https://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/23/hillary-clinton-sponsored-secretive-arab-spring-program-that-destabilized-middle-east/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

October 16, 2009 Hillary Clinton addresses the Alliance of Youth Movements in Mexico and calls on the youth throughout the world to unite in civil wars.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcBG7B6sgOk


14 posted on 08/19/2019 7:15:15 AM PDT by Haddit (Minimalists Al Gore and Al Qaeda)
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To: MarvinStinson

Jamal Khashoggi is Arabic for Walter Duranty.


15 posted on 08/19/2019 11:50:39 AM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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