@MollyMcKew@ifindkarma@goldengateblond On the other hand, if you're receiving #cryptocurrency payments, or babbling about your actions over Signal/WhatsApp while talking/texting the target of a warrant, are actively coordinating with, say, Cambridge Analytica, etc...
Well, you may have some issues.
@MollyMcKew@ifindkarma@goldengateblond Also remember that a #FARA cascade is just ordinary FARA in a small, tightly interconnected ecosystem overrun with FARA violations, when people w/nothing else to proffer realize they can proffer dozens-if-not-hundreds of violators. Often w/hard evidence.
@lauferlaw@ninaandtito@thespybrief@ericgarland@counterchekist 3. If you had already broken their secure communications, say, by expelling "official cover" spies who could act as secure go-betweens w/known credentials & breaking all means of encryption, etc, then it becomes very difficult to warn them about the jaws closing.
@ericgarland Jan 2021: The first 113 top Russian & other foreign-intelligence operatives and leaders have not only confessed for improved treatment, but have effectively been teaching counterintelligence classes on "everything we have & everything we've ever done."
Codename: Vodka Season
@ericgarland Feb 2021: Mass-allocation of all global Mob funds seized in the 2019 mass incarceration known as The Reaping is complete.
Codename: So *That's* Where the Money Went
@ericgarland Mar 2021: Department of Justice and it's recently established Office of Social Media Management announce all existing trolls, bots and unverified/anonymous accounts have been purged from significant platforms, & measures taken to prevent their resurgence.
Codename: We *See* You
There's another motivation that crops up: When you're talking about money on the scale we have flowing through the markets in places like Florida, New York City & London, *everyone* invested in the market ends up w/a stake in property inflation, even if not directly involved.
If you're speculating, or being paid rents in a market that can bear the cost, seeing property values go up 10, 20 or 50% in a short time is very enticing.
And bear in mind, there are a *lot* of threads which amplify their ability to track down not just the laundered money, but criminals & intel assets, records of crimes, etc. threadreaderapp.com/thread/9573220…
For example, #botnets! Thousands, sometimes *millions* of computers linked together, letting you hack, launch DDoS attacks, dox and stalk, reap kompromat and demand blackmail ransoms or distribute bribes!
The trick is: What happens when you overlay all this data from different sources on top of the map created by #cryptocurrency exchanges the underworld thought were invisible & the transactions & holdings unearthed by #FinCEN.
When @NeonaziWallets can run an automated feed showing the daily bitcoin activities of white supremacists, imagine what the Federal law enforcement & counterintelligence who have known about this for at least almost 6 months could do with their data.
The Dutch Hansa takeover.
"They obtained at least some data on 420,000 users, including at least 10,000 home addresses, which they've turned over to Europol to be distributed to other police agencies..."
1st, some basics. #Cryptocurrencies create a permanent, online record of each transaction, arguably the most easily tracked exchanges on Earth. But law enforcement shut down multiple #Darknet auction sites even before that was common knowledge. .@FBI .@NSAGov
Those sites had tens of thousands of users. And money launderers, Russian intelligence, terrorists & ordinary criminals have moved into it en masse. The world’s worst method for making nefarious transactions. .@FBI .@NSAGov
Not *every* warrant served re: *every* crime exposed, but just for those intel figures key to either formulating plans, issuing orders at the highest levels or providing critical operational skills (such as top hackers).
You know this has occurred or will occur to top IC/CI.
Sending top intel people deeply involved in this to the US for the rest of their lives as part of reparations for an act of war?
Russian intel's global networks are already being annihilated through self-exposure. The amount of counterintel that will come out will end them.