Tuesday, August 6, 2013

About that last post....

In my last post, I presented the reasons that the embassy closings were possibly real, and speculated that the closings portended the start of WWIII.  Anthony Martin at the Liberty Sphere has an entirely different take , saying that the embassy closings are a way to take the heat off scandals at home. I must admit that it seems equally probable.  By pointing to the embassy closings they are saying "See, we need to spy on you to find out about these bad guys!"  Except, of course, that the embassies are all over there, and have nothing to do with the 300 million American citizens at home who will never in their life times visit these countries, or even have a phone conversation with such people.  But if the NSA can identify someone who has called a terrorist, or vice versa, then the government has  probable cause to obtain a warrant to snoop into that persons telephone records and internet usage.  Since they know these things are happening in real time, they don't actually need to scoop up everything everybody says and does electronically. 

After some consideration, I think Anthony's analysis is correct.  The embassy closings are nothing but a red herring drawn across the trail to distract us.  This is nothing more than the typical misdirection by the left hand so we don't see what the right hand is doing.

Oh, and too the NSA agent assigned to read this blog, "The package has been delivered."  Repond in the comments. 

1 comment:

  1. I think both sides have points in their favor. While I tended to think it was a red herring, I also believe that it is just as possible for this adm. to take a real threat and turn it into an excuse to clamp down on liberty. Interesting discussion, though! Keep up the good work, my friend.