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RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY NEEDS SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

In last week's News and Views from the Nefarium I pointed out that Russia is calling for a massive influx of software developers. Here is the article from RT that I was referring to, and I am pointing it out here because it contains some very interesting comments, which, in context, prompt some rather intriguing high octane speculations:

Defense Ministry goes on 'big hunt' for computer programmers

The first thing to observe about this article is that it appeared on American Independence Day, July 4th, so I am taking the article in the sense of an oblique message that hovers in the background, the message being Snowden, the NSA spying theater that has been playing out for the last few weeks, along with all the speculation I have been postulating about it.

That Russia intends on keeping pace if not exceeding Western intelligence gathering capability is an interesting prospect to entertain, especially since Russia's computer chip industry lags woefully behind the West's. More importantly, however, I suspect the real impetus here is for their own cyber-security. After all, it's hard to mount any sort of credible geopolitical and financial challenge to the West, such as I have been arguing in recent posts and video blogs, without an adequate cyber-infrastructure to do so, and the first line in that defense and offense will be the programmers themselves. As the article points out, Russia has no lack of talent.

So what might the Russian defense ministry be up to? A lot is disclosed in the article and, I suspect, a lot more lurks behind such statements as these. The first statement made in the article is very revealing:

"Russian military plan to begin the mass recruiting of software developers with university degrees to man newly founded 'science companies'."

I suspect that these companies are fronts in the following fashion. A group of programmers is hired to perform or develop certain narrowly defined software. The software is adaptable to a variety of uses, including both peaceful and military. However, the ultimate military use will be hidden, coordinated by the planners of black projects. It is in other words the type of decentralization and comparmentalization model that worked so well for the West's military-industrial complex in the postwar and Cold War period.

This much seems to be comfirmed by the following statement:

"According to preliminary reports, such companies, 80 to 100 people each, will work inside higher educational establishments and students and professors will be engaged in scientific projects ordered by the Defense Ministry. For students the time spent in science companies would be considered as military service, which is compulsory in Russia, but people who receive higher education are usually granted a delay in conscription"

Notice that the peculiarities of Russian law would, in fact, stimulate such a growth, since people serving in such capacities could discharge there military service duties. This is, I suspect, a telltale sign that Russia is quietly alarmed about the scale of NSA spying revealed by the Snowden affair, and that this is a major component of its long-term strategic planning.

But I think the real real bombshell in this article is the following statement:

"The Russian military is especially interested in movable electricity generators using alternative energy sources and also water purification devices. He also mentioned robots, communications and 'all innovations'"

All innovations. All.

When Russians use language like this I tend to sit up and take notice, because they mean what they say. All. Drones, robots, super-soldiers, 3-d printing, and "alternative energy sources," which, notably enough, are curiously unspecified, but I doubt very much that the Russians are simply thinking in terms of portable nuclear reactors (they've had those for a long time anyway).  I suspect that in their own very quiet, very deliberate, and very careful way the Russians are signaling that there is an era of transition coming, one involving precisely "all innovations," including energy - cold fusion, Lattice-assisted nuclear reactors, fuel cells, and... well, drawing energy from the vacuum perhaps. This will transform everything. Society and culture as we now know it will seem hopelessly pedestrian and antiquated perhaps even by our grandchildren.  Water purification? (Can you say cost-effective de-salinization?)  All.

This little article is a very subtle piece of cultural analysis (like all such Russian propaganda statements ultimately are).  It's a cultural statement more than anything, one intimating the vast changes that have been underway in the black projects laboratories and that are slowly making their way out into the public (and I content 3-d printing is one such black-developed technology being slowly and very deliberately released).

So this is about much more than cyber-security, or, even the inevitable attempts to hack into that marvelous eavesdropping capability that the NSA and GCHQ and other western intelligence services have developed(after all, why develop such an expensive capability? Let the rich Americans do it for you, and then simply hack into it. Easier said than done, of course, but you get the idea).

Put differently, Russia intends to be the mortar in the BRICS.

See you on the flip side.

15 thoughts on “RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY NEEDS SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS”

      1. Irony: The first tomato picture looks like an extreme “heirloom” tomato. (Yes, I realize they’d be poison to eat.)

        The orange looks man made/faked, similar to long perfectly straight lines on say the moon; those latter may indeed be real.

        (Those kinds of lines can appear on say cucumbers that grow from the vine one side buried in the soil–hard to see how that could happen with a fruit tree, but not impossible, though not a radiation thing then.)

      2. They do like to go “live” with their programs.
        I guess this one might be file in their ever expanding “you-are-what-you-eat” global experiment. Quite profitable, I hear, in their new full-spectrum way of doing transnational business.

  1. As said before the Russians could be using Snowden to teach them out cyber security secrets that’s why the US really what him. by way their are two stories on http://www.the mostcontroversialfiles.net one on mutant veggies and grains in Fukushima and the second on the World Trade Center about 9-11 being about insurance fraud involving Larry Silverstein the owner. He and his daughter missed their morning brunch that day at a restaurant on the roof at one of the twin towers. What did he know and when did he know it?

    1. What Mr Snowden has released publically isn’t really news, just confirmation of what everyone who thought about these things for a few minutes already knew (eg the meta data of what you shopped for at say Amazon is important plus those online comments you make). Nor was Snowden’s apparent job about “cyber security” it was about spying–the hacks were provided by Google, Microsoft etc. And of course as soon as Snowden went public the NSA+Booz Hamilton+Dell would have changed passwords and procedures he knew about.

      It is unlikely that Mr Snowden knows real secrets, and also he asserts he is not speaking to Russian intelligence.

      Separately it is extraordinarily unlikely that Russian+German+UK+French+Israeli intelligence didn’t know what the NSA is doing with your banking transactions and internet surfing and searching. Those countries and the Chinese already do those things too.

      There are real secrets (no, I will not explain what “real secrets” means) but very few workers at Booz Hamilton know them–there are other contractors for that, two I can think of in particular. Thinking that Booz Hamilton has particularly secret information is similar to the misdirection of building a big server/sorting farm in Utah.

      As for the WTC and insurance fraud by Silverstein, um well there was an attack which resulted in one payment to Silverstein, not the two he sued insurers for. So he lost and had to get the Port Authority to pay for rebuilding the site. And how again did Silverstein arrange to turn the towers into dust–not real likely that a real estate developer has access to that gear. So tales of Silverstein are mostly big misdirection.

  2. The other advantage the Russians have is they are transitioning into a post-porn society so they won’t have an army of computer programmers distracted and enslaved by it. Conversely, the US elite and our wonderful allies the Israelis are only escalating the porn scourge on Americans and work feverishly to find new ways to inject it in every nook and cranny of American life. Every American computer and tv set thus becomes a mind poisoning tool and potential demon portal for our twisted elite. I guess our elite are sticking with the strategy of building a toxic army to do their bidding. Putin has chosen the virtuous opposite path for his nation.

      1. P,

        Yes. As you well know, pornography is used as a weapon to keep my fellow man subservient to his basest instincts and thereby making him incapable of reaching higher states of consciousness– keeping himself and society persistently stuck in the mire that your ilk so delights in. Moreover, it makes him prey to easy manipulation. While this may sound like music to your ears, I assure you it is this beast in man which will one day be your undoing– the wretched Frankenstein monster that kills those who created him.

        1. Frankie–

          So all those temples in southern India with very erotic depictions aren’t evidence of a very sophisticated civilization trying to make some important point, a point lost on us mostly, about sexuality?

          There are reasons that sexuality is so tied up in religion, and those reasons aren’t exclusively about simple control and reproduction.

          1. P-Sag,

            You really are not defending pornography are you? Even Ted Bundy said it was bad for your mental health. Possibly you have some family in the pornography business:

            http://www.jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/articled325.html?articleid=38

            While I have no problem with sex as a means to express love and affection or as a creative force, I do have a problem when it is used to debase human sexuality and turn people into beasts. I realize for some of your ilk, pornography is the equivalent of what the intoxicating scent of a fragrant flower is to the rest of humanity so I realize I am reflecting a certain prejudice and lack of understanding to your cultural and religious background. I’m sure your parents would have loved to take you to those Hindu temples and explained to you the erotic depictions on the temple facades. Destroying the innocence of youth goes hand in hand with your ilk’s love of pornography.

            I believe most of those erotic Hindu temples are medieval and the result of a very decayed legacy civilization. I don’t know too many Hindu scholars who are proud of this dark period in Indian history when left handed tantra (hedonism) was in the ascendancy. That being said, I would be interested to know what “important points” they were making about sexuality. I readily admit I could be the victim of a deeply ingrained cultural bias that needs edifying.

          2. Frankie–

            Not sure you get to decide what’s porn, that’s pretty obviously my point. Which you chose to ignore.

            As for temples in southern India, I’d like some documentation that they were built say 700 years ago. Not sure that the term Hindu applies either. (Possibly Dravidian though.)

            You’ve picked the word “decayed”; a favorite of people want to impose their morality, and “culture”, on others. (Think of the Spanish commenting on the various cultures they encountered/destroyed in South America, or the English in what are now the countries of Bangladesh, India, Burma and Pakistan. There are other examples too.)

            The be more explicit, pun intended: There is a world wide ancient tradition of sexuality+spirituality+magic+alchemy (oft times organized religion is about controlling, and at times suppressing/redirecting, this fact). Or shall I start in on Mary(s) and sexuality in Catholic Europe?

            “Destroying the innocence of youth goes hand in hand with your ilk’s love of pornography.” You have no idea what my ilk is. There you go posting a classic antisemitic link in your comment. Sorry but my eyes glaze when I see claims that: “Porn in the US is all the fault of the jews”. Try to avoid your inclination to presuppose.

            And yes you appear to be a victim, who refuses to remove his blinkers–seemingly by choice.

  3. “movable electricity generators using alternative energy sources” That’s also called a U.F.O. in laymen terms. LMAO.

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