The Fictionless Reality of NSA
By Hwaa Irfan
There was a time when a film that has just been viewed was just that – one could switch off the button or walk out the cinema, away from that 2-dimensional world. When something pops up in the news, or is passed off as a ‘conspiracy theory’ we return to our comfort zones relegating that piece of information as ‘fiction’. But, now when it comes to entertainment choice, that reality has become a reality in our 3-dimensional world, especially when it comes ‘Big Brother is watching you’. Even then, why would Big Brother be watching insignificant me?
By the courtesy of Snowden’s exposé on the NSA has been watching us, we are still not ready to factor that into our equation of life as global governance pulls the rug from under our feet, and watch how we react, and act accordingly. Even then, one must maintain a little bit of suspicion that they actually know what they are doing, have the degree of control they want us to believe they have which has a low regard for the human spirit. One cannot blame them for believing that they can literally get away with the biggest heist our world has ever known, placing the whole of humanity into servitude, because we have fallen thus far for all of their ‘tricks’.
To remind us of what we have fallen for, Alexander Abdo and Patrick Toomey furnish us with more on NSA’s Big Brother operation, but bear in mind that it is not the US’s NSA, but global governance’s NSA with the US responsible for globalizing martial law – they would not have been able to do so without the participation of other countries around the world.
Abdo and Toomey inform us that the NSA is searching the content of virtually every email that comes into/out of the US without a warrant by:
– Making a copy of nearly every international email – Russia has decided t revert to typewriters, and Germany which is a part of the set-up, is encrypting e-mails (probably doesn’t include the people’s)
– Keep emails containing certain keywords and delete the rest in seconds (what technology is used?) – which means regardless of whether it is a friend, family or colleague, and whether you are just sharing information as people normally do, angry or rightfully depressed, say the wrong thing and they are down on you as evidenced by the brutality meted out by the friendly police force ( and not just in the Un-united States of America).
– This program PRISM is authorized by a surveillance statute passed in 2008 that allows the government to target foreigners for surveillance
– Force American telecommunications companies to turn over the call records of every one of their customers on a daily basis
Should ‘reasonable suspicion’ arise in the future they will ‘know’ where to look e.g. NSA agent Grant Holdman was assigned to social media spying i.e. Facebook
“Those first six months, Grant must have lost 60 pounds,” said his former girlfriend, who has asked us to keep her identity private. “He would come home and just fall asleep. He wouldn’t tell me what he was doing all day but at night he would have nightmares and he would scream out into the darkness, ‘Like my status!’ After awhile, the nightmares stopped– not because things got better, but because he stopped sleeping. He would just stay up all night listening to his Beats by Dre headphones, playing on his iPod Touch. He sort of turned off. I told him I was leaving him – the man I loved for three years – and as I was walking out the door I asked him if this is the way he really wanted it. He lifted his eyes from his iPod Touch and said, ‘YOLO.’ I don’t even know what that means. I don’t think anyone knows what that mean. I mean I understand the acronym, I just don’t understand how it relates to binge drinking…” – restoringtruthiness.org
Grant disappeared June 2011 in a joint operation between the FBI and NSA, was arrested and is being held in a maximum security prison in an undisclosed location.
Since then, NSA has made a massive job cut to reduce leaks, but like GMO poison, the issue is not regulation, In a world where nothing is regulated, but the fact that IT SHOULDN’T BE HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE! A few experts point out that if Snowden could
get data so can Israel!
Why should we pay the price for their paranoia – a result of their own deeds!
Abdo, A. Toomey, P. “The NSA is turning the internet into a total surveillance system” http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/11/nsa-internet-surveillance-email