AMITIAE - Friday 23 August 2013
Cassandra: The Foxes Investigate who Ate the Chickens (Updated - links)
By Graham K. Rogers
It would seem that currently some governments, with the United States being the flag carrier, "think they own people and have a right to dictate how much privacy a person may have, what money they can use, how they can use it, and what they buy with it. Your life is not your own, it's theirs to dictate. . ." (Nowhere to Hide, Zero Hedge).
It would seem that the authorities, with their statements taken at face value, have a genuine desire to protect, but with the military-security backgrounds that many of them come from, have a limited set of critical tools with which to work: like the police in some countries who shoot first and ask questions later.
Appointing the last, Swire, gives Clappper, and ultimately Obama, the ability to put their hands on their hearts, brush away a tear and claim that, of course the fears that have been voiced were debated.
See also:RIP Groklaw - When you want to know more: Well, now you can't
Cassandra: The Sentencing of Bradley Manning and the Future of Edward Snowden
Cassandra: Even the FISA Court Says the NSA is Lying
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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