News: Lawyers want Cotten’s body exhumed, NYAG/iFinex standoff continues, Bottle Pay shutting down 

 

I’ve fallen behind on crypto news, mainly because I’ve had this job writing about cash and ATMs for the last seven months. But now I’m trying to get back into it, so here’s a rundown on the news of of the week that stuck out.

Source: News: Lawyers want Cotten’s body exhumed, NYAG/iFinex standoff continues, Bottle Pay shutting down 

Are We Entering a New Era of Far-Right Terrorism? – War on the Rocks

Terrorist attacks were once the product of organized groups with assailants directed, financed, and trained by terrorist commanders. But every one of the tragic shootings in the United States this past year was perpetrated by a lone gunman without any demonstrable affiliation to, or membership in, an identifiable terrorist organization.

Source: Are We Entering a New Era of Far-Right Terrorism? – War on the Rocks

Assassination of Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul Raises New Questions – bellingcat

On November 10th, the businessman Aierken Saimaiti, who had an arrest warrant international arrest warrant issued after fraud allegations, was shot dead in Istanbul. In his pockets, the Chinese citizen and ethnic Uyghur had the keys to a Range Rover that was parked nearby. This Range Rover had diplomatic plates and was owned by the Kyrgyz Consulate General in Istanbul. Earlier this year, Saimaiti was involved in an Azattyk investigation regarding him being an alleged partner of Raim Matraimov, arguably the most influential figure in the region.

Source: Assassination of Aierken Saimaiti in Istanbul Raises New Questions – bellingcat

American Active-Duty Servicemen Discovered in Neo-Nazi Forum Leak – bellingcat

In this collaborative report with Newsy, we detail how a number of American active-duty servicemen were members of the Iron March forum, an online gathering place for violent neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Source: American Active-Duty Servicemen Discovered in Neo-Nazi Forum Leak – bellingcat

Dogolachan And The Ghost Of Massacres Past – bellingcat

On March 13, 2019, two young men entered their former high school in the small city of Suzano in São Paulo, Brazil. The first one in, Guilherme Taucci, age 17, immediately opened fire with a .38 revolver. Luiz Castro, 25, followed him inside. So began the eighth massacre in Brazilian schools since 2002.

Source: Dogolachan And The Ghost Of Massacres Past – bellingcat

Here’s The First Batch of Memos From Robert Mueller’s Russia Inquiry

BuzzFeed News sued the US government to see all the work that Mueller’s team kept secret. We have published the first installment, with revelations about the Ukraine conspiracy theory, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and more.

Source: Here’s The First Batch of Memos From Robert Mueller’s Russia Inquiry

Entrapment defense in 2016 Masonic Center shooting plot will have to wait as prosecutors appeal judge’s rulings

 

This is an interesting one to watch for a few reasons. While not defending the guy, I am wondering how things would be different as the judge does, and how many of these radicalizations and influence activities are not exposed?

  • Last week’s unusual wins for the defense in cases like this
  • An example of how the FBI relies on professional informants (yes if you did not know the exists and I know more than a few of  these snakes) who also inform on other informants: “The FBI then planted a professional informant, identified only as Mike, as an employee at the restaurant where Steve and Hamzeh worked. Mike and Steve didn’t know the other was also an FBI informant until a few days before Hamzeh’s arrest the following January.”
  • How the FBI, through its informants (further) radicalized and pushed this guy whether he was predisposed or not
  • Using Freemasonry conspiracies and making Freemasons targets
  • I usually do not quote news article conclusions but this comes from “the” anti-Islam right wing news outlet (short of Breitbart) article
  • Good job thwarting “machine gun attack at Milwaukee Masonic Temple”!

A man accused of plotting a mass shooting to ‘defend Islam’ says he was entrapped by FBI informants who badgered him for months to get a machine gun.

Source: Entrapment defense in 2016 Masonic Center shooting plot will have to wait as prosecutors appeal judge’s rulings