The LEA committee has concluded in a secret meeting that Russia intervened in last years LEA Land Grants to prevent an honest and transparent selection of artists.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with documents who target SaveMe Oh for full defamation in order to hurt her chances.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor her candidates over SaveMe Oh,” said the ex committee member Solo Mornington on an intelligence presentation made to the LEA committee. “That’s the consensus view.”
The LEA committee has been debating for months how to respond to the alleged Russian intrusions, concerned about escalating tensions within the Moscow occupied LEA sims.
In September, during a secret briefing for Linden Lab employees, right wing committee member Secret Rage voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present.
Secret Rage dismissed the findings in a short statement issued Friday evening. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The Grants are given. It’s now time to move on and ‘Make LEA Great Again,’ ”
“I don’t believe they interfered” in the selection, she told Secondlife magazine this week. The hacking, she said, “could be Russia. And it could be China. And it could be an avatar rabbit called Bryn Oh in her home in Toronto.”
But Agency briefers told the LEA committee it was now “quite clear” that grants for Eupalinos Ugajin, Betty Tureaud and Cica Ghost was Russia’s goal, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
At the same time Marmaduke Arado, an agent working for the Syrian government, who infiltrated LEA through the sim of earlier mentioned Eupalinos Ugajin came with a confession statement, “In my opinion I will have the opportunity to comment on Eupalinos’s involvement when called upon by the committee at a later date,” he said. “In my opinion I look forward to telling all of the details of the story at that time.”
But earlier in a meeting in April, Swedish undercover agent Mandel Solano told Arado that the Russian government had “dirt” on SaveMe Oh, including nude pic’s with horses.
That conversation occurred weeks before the LEA Committee revealed that it had been hacked and believed that Russians were behind the attack.
When asked about the indictments, Marmaduke Arado said, “In my opinion I don’t know what the charges are.” After being sent a copy of the indictments, he responded, “In my opinion my office hours are over!”
On Friday, committee member Jayjay Zifanwe ordered a “full review” of Russian hacking during the Land Grant campaign, as pressure from avatars has grown for greater public understanding of exactly what Moscow did to take over LEA.
“We may have crossed into a new threshold, and it is incumbent upon us to take stock of that, to review, to conduct some after-action, to understand what has happened and to impart some lessons learned,” Jayjay Zifanwe told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.
But right wing committee member Secret Rage was not convinced. “I’ll be the first one to come out and point at Russia if there’s clear evidence, but there is no clear evidence — even now. There’s a lot of innuendo, lots of circumstantial evidence, that’s it.”