I don’t usually start off a morning report with a reader note, but this one is just too important to pass by unshared:
“George, In listening to Senator Claire McCaskill, (D), Missouri, who sits on the Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, being interviewed by Chris Mathews on Hardball, MSNBC, it appeared to me that the WikiLeaks dump will be used to choke down the Internet.
I tried to Google and Bing the interview, and also to find the segment on the Hardball website but could not locate it anywhere. So, I watched it again. In response to Mathews, McCaskill said “…the question is, what jurisdiction do we have over the Internet if this information is being published on the Internet in other countries, what jurisdiction do we have? And, I don’t think our laws have caught up to that technology, in that regard. But, I do know that there are laws about the hacker, and I know that Senator Ensign and Senator Web are working on some legislation, as we speak, to update some of the statutes as to make sure it covers human intelligence and not just the kind that’s written up.” — Hardball, MSNBC, November 29, 2010
Sure enough, with Wikileaks occupying the top half of the Drudge Report n(Which headlines Snoop, Spy, Spin at the moment) and other media, we have to wonder if this isn’t indeed some kind of a setup to ‘net controls‘ which we have often previously alluded to?
Outside of the MainStreamMedia, questions about whether WikiLeaks has state level support are being hinted at. And it continues today with the idea that Wiki-Murders could happen in Iran.
But why would a state actor be trying to subvert the ‘net? Perhaps because so much attention was brought by independent/noncorporate-owned media to the attempts to engage the US as an ally of Israel in a preemptive attack on Iran?
The WikiLeaks case continues moving forward, with a report in Forbes this morning by Andy Greenberg that hints that WikiLeaks is planning a major dump next on a major American Bank.
The way I assemble things, this is very much in keeping how a Middle East State Actor could strong-arm the US into complicity with it’s preemptive military plans. And the leverage is a well-disguised threat to blow up the world financial system if we don’t play ball. Disguised, that is, to those unfamiliar with fourth generation war-fighting, including the American public.
Given the high level of US intelligence obtained by a particular Middle East country, seems to me the key data point to watch for in all these stories, will be the answer to the ugly question no one is asking (which would immediately be labeled anti-Semitic, for usre): “Is a certain Middle East country the source of the leaked information?”
I may have been a bit ‘off” in yesterday’s column expecting Gulf of Tonkin 2. Maybe I should have been thinking USS Liberty 2.
Different ocean, different rhyme. A variant on an old design pattern.
American humorist Mark Twain summed America’s excessive bent toward political correctness without calling it that:
“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”
So move right along, nothing to see here. You will eventually be able to get your internet license at the same time you get your driver’s license. Won’t be anything on that version of the net but state-sanctioned ‘news’ and discussion forums will have to be licensed, and it will all be so frigging necessary thanks to WikiLeaks and whoever the state actors are supporting ‘em.
If you’re keen on the design patterns of asymmetric warfare, keep reading…
A couple of follow-on notes about the [purported] would-be Portland Oregon bomber. Besides reports that the would-be bomber had been under surveillance for 15-months, bringing up serious questions about entrapment, it now turns out this that may have been part of a plan to ‘strong-arm’ the city of Portland, Oregon back into the fed’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
In what might be held to be a coincidence, or gen4 politics, Portland opted out of the fed’s JTTF program in 2005. Now, by ‘catching a would-be bomber’ and leaving Portland’s finest flat-footed and in the dark, the bum’s rush is on to reel Portland back into lockstep. Hell of it is, so far, it’s working.
All of which leaves this terrible question: Is this a coincidence or long-term planting… I mean planning…at its finest? Or, purely co-inky-dink? Insufficient data, but a heavy odor hangs around which may have a source…
And, so long as we’re talking about marketing the security state in Oregon, try on this first-hand Central Oregon reader report about events Sunday:
Just a bit of info, you might piece it together with reports from other folks. If not, nothing lost. This afternoon at our local train station (Eugene, Oregon) an odd situation. Normal northbound daily Amtrak 12:45 late today until 2:45, that’s not news, pretty regular. Was is not regular were the 14 TSA/Homeland security agents with two bomb sniffing dogs. I counted them it was easy, the large lettering on their windbreakers game them away and it said POLICE on the back. Plus two additional vehicles at opposite ends of the track with folks inside. Who knows if there we plain clothes folks there. There is no way each and every station (especially tiny little Eugene) can afford to have that many people, from a personnel standpoint and a $$ basis. Maybe you will here of this around the county. Very curious.”
Doesn’t have to make economic sense. Only has to fit an agenda somewhere and we’ll leave speculation there up to you…. of course it’s all part of what?
Related Read: “First they came for the file-sharing domains.“..fyne rhyme on history.
(permanent war for permanent peace – Orwell et al)
Speaking of terrorism and such, I forgot to acknowledge, points out a reader that even prestigious CNN is asking a difficult question about the US role in the Middle East, a/k/a/ the sandbox: “Is America on the path to ‘permanent war’?
Hate to plagiarize the Declaration of Independence at this hour, but does “We hold these truths to be self-evident…” fit?
A report that the EU might be looking into search practices of Google kinda got my dander up. There are other search engines which are griping that Google is showing their favored sites ahead of others. Seems to me, Google can do WETF (whateverthe****) with their own search engine. If Europe can get to the cloud and find it, why aren’t these whiners just coming right out and turning off internet access? Fer cryin’ out loud… The EU seems to get disproportionately missy about anything big if it’s American.
Oh, except that the war for the ‘net is onand the EU seems to have a different agenda that WikiLeaks.
US futures are down a bit. 30-50? All that POMO money tossed on the bonfire of the equities didn’t help a whit Monday. I figure China’s selling as much as we’re buying. Circular reference #1.
Still MSM- US underplays the level to which Irish are becoming upset that their retirements are being ripped off by banksters, with 100,000 outlast week and agitation still percolating.
I guess it’s understandable: If I had been working my butt off as a country and then had EU banksters come in and screw me out of years of hard work, I’d be seriously pissed, too. No fooling these Irish.
But the joke (which is the EU) comes into even better focus than the Google-Gripes as the EU puts some of the cost of the Irish ‘bail out’ on PIIGS countries. Circular reference #2.
Ain’t nobody ever told these po’ folk ’bout circular references in spreadsheets & global economies? So where is all the money going? Out the door and right to the top of the leach class who refuse to admit anymore that the very reason interest to be paid in the first place was as compensation for risk.
Poor losers they are. Mighty damn poor, and hopefully soon.
The only thing really too big to fail is freedom. But we’ve been hoaxed out of that, eh?
Check back about 8:30 Central by when the S&P/Case housing report’s due out.
This being the season to be jolly and all, we don’t expect it to be a real ‘read ‘em and weep’. More like a read ‘em and sniffle quietly…
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