By: Janja Strah
Does the name Anita Dunn ring a bell? Probably not. Dunn is a senior adviser to US President Joe Biden. And she is affiliated with the NSO Group.
The media announced today that many journalists, lawyers and human rights activists were targeted by the Pegasus spy software, which was sold by the Israeli company NSO Group to some authorities around the world. Among other things, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is mentioned, and the Slovenian left wing opposition linked Prime Minister Janez Janša to it because he also visited the company during his visit to Israel.
And this is the main proof in all the media: that governments are supposedly using Pegasus because its representatives have either visited Israel (and possibly the NSO Group) or some government associates are (somehow) connected to the NSO Group. If that is true, then the media mainstream has kept a lot of things secret from you. Especially those connections that left wing pets had with the NSO Group: from politicians through environmental activists to music and film influencers.
First an explanation. These are two Israeli companies offering cyber surveillance equipment on the market, set up by former active members of Unit 8200, a branch of the Israeli military for digital surveillance. These are the NSO Group and the Black Cube. Well, now let’s look at some examples of people that left-leaning media do not mention in the relation with the Pegasus spy equipment.
Let’s go back to the Anita Dunn mentioned at the beginning. Today, she is a senior consultant in Biden’s administration, and is also one of the founders of the strategic communication company SKDK, where she was even a director. And this company worked closely with the NSO Group at the time before Biden became president.
Are the names Jeremy Bash, Philippe I. Reines and Andrew J. Shapiro familiar to you? Also not? Well, all three were important employees in the Barack Obama administrations. The aforementioned trio, closely associated in the Democrats, founded Beacon Global Strategies, which worked with the NSO Group. It is probably a “coincidence” that Bash was the head of the CIA cabinet and the US Department of Defence at the time. It is also a “coincidence” that Philippe I. Reines was Hillary Clinton’s advisor. The third founder is Andrew J. Shapiro and he was Secretary of State under Barack Obama.
Cooperation between the NSO Group and SKDK and Beacon Global Strategies took place in the months leading up to the US presidential election. If leftists may have doubts about their credibility, they should be reassured immediately: this was revealed by Kenneth P. Vogel, a journalist among the leftists of the very popular New York Times.
Let’s move forward. For example, Harvey Weinstein, a long-time favourite of left wing pop culture. His lawyer, David Boies, hired the Black Cube after Weinstein’s visit to Israel.
Do you want more? Slovenia too?
Years ago, Romanian media revealed that Black Cube was cooperating with the Romanian authorities, or rather with the president of the Romanian Social Democrats, Liviu Dragnea. The group of his Israeli advisers at the time was led by Asaf Eisin. Do you find that name familiar? Eisin was also an adviser to former Prime Minister Miro Cerar and the SMC party. He advised Cerar on – communications and communicating.