The worldwide collection of phone calls, emails, text messages and our total loss of privacy is all about taxes – NOT terrorism.
With all this power and the demand that encryption be outlawed, not any of this surveillance has stopped one terrorist act. There was the Boston bombers, two kids using cell phones. They didn’t catch that either. Then there was the two guys dressing up as women who attacked the NSA itself. They didn’t know about that. Then Charlie Hebdo, that too was a surprise. Now we have an all out assault on civilians in Paris carried out by 3 suicide squads and again they were clueless.
This surveillance does not work because they are really monitoring the people for taxes or they would not be storing everything forever.
Let’s get honest here. The only other intelligence agency to collect evidence on everyone was the notorious Stasi of East Germany. When the Wall came down, the extent of the secret police operations targeted against their own people was mind-blowing. What surfaced was their “smelling jars” collection. Yes, the Stasi used odour recognition to keep tabs on anyone they suspected. The Stasi often collected the samples covertly by breaking into homes to stealing a suspects’ used underwear. They then kept them in jars in case they turned up missing to hunt them down.
A friend grew up behind the Wall. When it fell, his father obtained the Stasi file on him just as the NSA now builds on everyone. In that file he read that all his friends were reporting on him to the Stasi. He no longer retains any friends for his trust in humanity was destroyed.
Come 2017, the G20 will being sharing information on everyone purely for taxes. Any credit, account, or transaction will be reported to your home country. This is all about TAXES, not about truly stopping terrorism. On that score, they have a near perfect record of failure because collecting everything means there is no possible way to ascertain that a terrorist attack will take place tomorrow. These people could freely use their cell phones because collecting every phone call becomes impossible to sift through in a timing manner.
The will no doubt use this incident for even more power. Nonetheless, because everyone now knows that governments collect everything, Terrorists would obviously use other forms of messages.
Genghis Khan tattooed messages on the heads of messengers and then their hair would cover the message up. The Romans established a network of signal towers where messages could be rapidly sent over hundreds of miles from one tower to the next.
One of the oldest methods of communication – pigeon post. As a method of communication, it dates back to the ancient Persians for trained birds. The Mughals of central Asia occupying a large part of India on through into Afghanistan. The used pigeons as messengers. Julius Caesar adopted pigeons as messengers from the Persians during his conquest of Gaul (France). The Greeks also used pigeons to convey the names of the victors at the Olympic Games to their various cities.
The Romans also employed a Pony-Express where relays would carry messages as well as communications between private people. Letters between wives of high ranking soldiers soldiers have survived confirming communications were taking place. Indeed, one could actually get a letter from England to Rome in tens days or less. Low ranking soldiers were not allowed to marry not have connections locally. This provided two functions. First, the obvious need to transfer soldiers without complications, but more importantly, no local ties ensured that if there were a local revolt they soldier would not hesitate to move against citizens.
The British, Scottish, and Irish all constructed coastal signal towers like the Roman to warn of the threat of a Napoleonic invasion. Napoleon was a brilliant strategist but he also created the semaphore telegraph, or optical telegraph. The Napoleonic semaphore signal system was a system of conveying information by means of visual signals. It laid the groundwork for our modern communications. Napoleon constructed towers with pivoting shutters. Information is encoded by the position of the mechanical elements.
Perhaps the most famous use of pigeon was the advance news of the British victory at Waterloo of June 19th, 1815 used by the Rothschilds.
It is true that they too used pigeons, but there is no conclusive evidence that this was the method of communication which gave them a 2 day advance warning.
Now that everyone knows that the NSA and every other intelligence agency is collecting everything, those really engaged in Terrorism would never use such means. There are many ways around this and training birds began in Persia (Iran).
Let’s knock off the bullshit and stop the Stasi tactic of building files on everyone. Focus on just the targets to protect society sand we just might stop something like this if we tried.