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Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks
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Friday 14 June 2013 06.24 EDT

Top secret US National Security Agency (NSA) documents disclosed by the Guardian have shocked the world with revelations of a comprehensive US-based surveillance system with direct access to Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants. New Zealand court records suggest that data harvested by the NSA's Prism system has been fed into the Five Eyes intelligence alliance whose members also include the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations? Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis - or all three.

Just last month, unilateral changes to US military laws formally granted the Pentagon extraordinary powers to intervene in a domestic "emergency" or "civil disturbance":

"Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances."

Other documents show that the "extraordinary emergencies" the Pentagon is worried about include a range of environmental and related disasters.

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The Pentagon knows that environmental, economic and other crises could provoke widespread public anger toward government and corporations in coming years. The revelations on the NSA's global surveillance programmes are just the latest indication that as business as usual creates instability at home and abroad, and as disillusionment with the status quo escalates, Western publics are being increasingly viewed as potential enemies that must be policed by the state.

Read more here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/14/climate-change-energy-shocks-nsa-prism

Bada boom - bada bing!

The truth shall set you free! :popcorn

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:38 pm
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I think your beloved country has gone insane Blue :rant

This is a stunning report :huh

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Post Re: Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and ene
Yeah well YOU (and your fellow citizens) best be very, very afraid of the Five Eyes Intelligence alliance.

OPINION: Five eyesBy J.R. Shermack, for tbnewswatch.com

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Nobody seems at all concerned about the spying or the invasion of privacy but they really want to know who let the dogs out.

It’s a matter of national security for the country and pride for the National Security Agency.

That’s why the NSA, in the name of global security, organized the Five Eyes – a group of nations (U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada) to keep an electronic eye on things.

Some say this relationship was created with the idea of evading domestic laws that prohibit national governments from spying on their own citizens.

But since the Internet respects no international boundaries, information travels in a borderless, virtual world.

Member countries can ask one of the other four “Eyes” to do their covert surveillance for them. It’s highly questionable, but probably legal.

It would be harder to accomplish without the cooperation of the ­In­ter­net service providers – AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, ­Pal­Talk, Yahoo and others.

The tech giants as you might expect, denied any knowledge of Prism.

However, the leaked NSA documents say this program operates with the “assistance of communications providers in the U.S.”

Clearly, somebody is lying.

You may wonder why Canada belongs in this exclusive group. Is Stephen Harper somehow involved in this scheme?

Well, we don’t know because that’s a secret, too. However, here’s what we do know.

Canada accomplishes its Five Eyes objectives (secretly) through something called Communications Security Establishment Canada. This agency has a long-standing relationship with the NSA.

CSEC is a rapidly expanding federal agency. Its budget has doubled since 9/11. A new $900 million headquarters is under construction.

This agency doesn’t comment on its methods, operations or capabilities. It also remains silent about the activities of the other Eyes.

Some Canadians are nervous about an agency like this with very little oversight and no public accountability. My fellow conspiracy theorists and I are alarmed.

Right now 90 per cent of Canadian digital information is routed through exchange points in the U.S. For example, even email sent within Toronto is likely going through Chicago first.

Along the way it passes many checkpoints and electronic filters operated by a shadowy group of American spies.

As far as the U.S. is concerned, Canadians are as foreign and subversive as anybody. Anything we do on the Internet requires constant, covert surveillance.

But maybe, like many other bloggers and googlers worldwide, you just don’t worry about the Five Eyes or invasion of privacy or rights and freedoms.

You may prefer to let Harper’s government handle those for you.

Read more here: http://www.tbnewswatch.com/opinion/284976/OPINION-Five-eyes

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Well I guess we have officially joined the Bat Shit Crazy train :roll :crazy

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