Wait, wait, the London mayor, Boris Johnson, is blaming Snowden for the Paris attacks…
Can’t get much more far reaching than that! According to Johnson, because the UK didn’t pick up any chatter about the attacks, it is because Snowden taught ISIS how to avoid surveillance, and therefore the attacks were able to wreak their violence upon the innocent. CIA Director Brennan and Dana Perino jumped on the blame bandwagon as well calling the whole mess the result of Snowdens’ whistleblowing. But the obvious problem is how then have so many previous attempts been thwarted? Was it mere ‘luck’. And as Glen Greenwald pointed out, how is it that so many attacks prior to the Snowden revelation got through? The blame is the nature of the beast…
What purpose does this serve? What were they attempting to accomplish by making such an absurd accusation?
Because apparently Iraq was able to pick up the chatter and warn Paris 72 hours before the attack occurred. And Paris chose to ignore the warning. So, this would imply that Iraq has better surveillance methods than the UK? Or is it something else?
Could it be a deflective statement so as to redirect consensus? The UK has a new bill called the Investigatory Powers Bill which it unveiled just two weeks ago which would oblige telecommunications companies to turn over all data to the government allowing them to hack computers and smartphones at will. But wait, the terrorists coordinated the attacks using Sony Playstation 4, not smartphones or computers. This would mean that all the hacking in the world by the UK would have proven futile.
While it is not yet proven that Playstation was their method for planning the attack, the claim that they had no chatter via traditional means, indicates that alternate means were employed, ie, Playstation. Wake-up! A Playstation was found at one of the terrorists homes, but that is not proof positive, it remains speculative. Still, how is it that Iraq had information and no one else did?
Is it coincidental that Sony was hacked in 2014 and although North Korea was initially blamed, little else came of the news. The movie was blamed (remember Benghazi) and within a few moments, the entire thing was gone, the movie went on without a hitch and all was forgotten. Sony. Sounds like something – more there. As in, why were they really targeted? And no one since… Did the hack allow the backdoor into the Playstation?
Anyway, in addition, how is it that ISIS can upload videos, Tweet, and use social media without intervention? Why is it that Anonymous has to be the one to intervene? Shouldn’t all material related to them be blocked so as to cutoff their recruitment methods? Given that even Facebook blocks content that it deems “offensive”, wouldn’t ISIS recruitment constitute ‘offensive’?
ISIS has their own media company, well known throughout even Google… they have a Twitter hashtag. They have a magazine that could also easily be deleted or edited by the ‘professionals’… yet for some odd reason, all these forms of recruitment and propaganda continue unabated. It’s as though no one really wants it to be censored… including us, and all the usses.
These inconsistencies continue in the war against an ISIS which has obviously not been ‘contained’, defeated, or even slowed.
Within this we must address Saudi Arabia. While the Sauds are Sunni and ISIS is Sunni, this bond has proven quite real. It is a fundamental. It is the gang who will protect their own at all costs. They have their own world view, international world order… and while we tit for them they promise to tat for us.
So we’re stuck. We have this burden, this interlocked economy that makes us act and react more like a trapped animal. So maybe going with Cuba and Iran is more a desperate measure to get away from the Sauds whose hook gets ever stickier. Its picking the best of two evils and potentially making some very grave mistakes in the process. Remember we helped Hitler… GM, Ford, and a host of other companies both US, Swiss and German were on the dollar$$$$ bandwagon.
So how do we catch ISIS? How do we intercept their communications and break their codes? How do we mash their core and disable their legs? Well, first and foremost you have to want to. Because there is no surer way of losing a fight than not wanting to win it…
China has recently announced it will be joining Russia in the fight against ISIS. Oh my, oh my. It is a personal jibe. China and Russia having to come to the rescue because the US and Europe cannot make a dent. In Japanese custom this was called, losing face, and was considered quite devastating and worthy of one taking ones own life. The difference is that Obama does not possess the nationalism for his country (The US, not Kenya), to feel that sort of life and death affinity.
OH MY OH MY!