Article was out shortly before Trump-Kim Summit 1.
@realDonaldTrump used phrase ‘war games’ (canceling) in media after 6/16 summit, AND after he ‘walked away’ from a bad deal in Vietnam Summit 2. Q’s 3/10 drop ref NSA was days after latter.
As Q says: we are watching a movie.
Back to @NSAGov Puzzle Periodicals (Comms general).
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Q darkness of 10/2018, a puzzle on WORD SPELLING (add/delete letter double meanings.
I don’t think this requires further explanation, but good to see they’re having fun.
The 9/2018 puzzle really expanded my thinking. It uses punctuation marks to represent numbers in complex math. The idea that parentheses etc might be math TOO- well, wow. If true, it indicates QTeam has more math/NSA than I thought.
11/22: NPR interviews James Bamford noting Rogers visited Trump Tower w/o telling Obama. Calls it ‘unethical’ and is clearly in the DARK about why Rodgers would go- not to inform Trump Obama has his ‘wires tapped,’ but just to save his job
11/19: NYT reports on WaPo story citing ‘intel sources’ that Obama might remove Mike Rogers AFTER Trump Tower visit for (yeah right) ‘unrelated’ reasons. Moment when panic began? I think definitely yes. Obama trapped by bad optics of decision A or B.
Nov 18: Rogers reported likely for Trump to head intel. Was it disinfo rumor from DJT 2 spread panic, day after TT meet?
Nov 17 Rogers visits Trump Tower, w/o informing Obama, to tell him the place is bugged. Trump moves transition location.
The NYT article mentions Dr Willis Ware. He’d worked on mil computing since the 40’s, When ARPAnet started in 1967 (for mil networks) he wrote a RAND Corp April paper on privacy/security risks to (networked) computer systems. Paper is here.
In 1980, young screenwriters Lawrence Lasker and Walter Parkes sought a scenario for the script of what would b #WarGames. Lasker lived in Santa Monica, near RAND, where they met Dr Ware. He confirmed their hacker-friend’s claim that it was possible to hack closed mil systems.
The script had a young genius and an older one (modified on Steven Hawking). Lennon was interested in that role. But then he was shot.
One can only imagine how public perception/activity of IT wouldve been had John freaking Lennon played that role.
Even tho NORAD learns there’s no threat, WOPR ‘feeds false data’ on a Soviet attack. DEFCON level is raised, WW3 looms. At NORAD, Lightman & Falken make WOPR play tic-tac-toe until it learns nuclear war is no-win & offers 2 play ‘a nice game of chess.’
As Weinberg wrote, USSR instability slowed progress: when #WarGames appeared, 'Andropov was in charge in Moscow, having recently succeeded Leonid Brezhnev, who had died the previous year. Mr. Andropov died in 1984, and was replaced by Konstantin Chernenko.' he died 2.
Over time, this strategy exhausts the enemy.
Their moves becomes more illogical and erratic.
This has always been #WarGames plan- for ex. (1/21/18) Q implies NSA could release ALL (including supposedly ‘deleted’ items. Says ‘ Shall we play a game?’ and closes with ‘your move.
After Trump ‘walked away’ from 3/2019 summit w Kim, he again canceled ‘war games’ with S Korea and reminds that he’d long before decided this. Anon seemed to get it. Double meanings.
6 days later, Q dropped the ref to NSA #WarGames puzzle of 5/15/2018 that started this thread.