CAMERON THINKS SPYING IS ACCEPTABLE IN ORDER TO PREVENT TERRORISM – Since news broke of the National Intelligence Agency (NSA) allegedly spying on the German Chancellor Angela Merkel we’ve been waiting to see which world leader would be the first to step up and condone such an action due to terrorism.
David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, come on down… Yes, we suspected it might be Mr. Cameron; after all we do have a ‘special’ relationship with our cousins across the pond.
The rues as usual, which mirrors the Obama Administrations consensus, is that the terrorists are creeping out of the woodwork and nobody has the right to complain about NSA or GCHQ snooping because it saves lives from those dark forces.
Mr. Cameron didn’t mince his words either and made it perfectly clear that the likes of The Guardian and Edward Snowden have openly helped known terrorist ‘who want to blow up our families’.
According to some EU leaders Mr. Cameron knew all about the NSA tapping into Angela Merkel’s phone and have even accused him of receiving intelligence information from the NSA in the way of transcripts of her conversations – Mr. Cameron refused to say whether this information is true or false.
Edward Snowden has also claimed that the GCHQ has been spying on the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Mr. Letta’s response was that for a so-called ally to engage in an act of espionage against its fellow ally is complete unacceptable.
Mr. Cameron’s response was to state that the first priority of a prime ministers is to keep their country and citizens safe and that means not having some ‘lah-dih-dah, airy-fairy views’ and that the intelligence and security service must be allowed to do their job if we are to be safe.
Read the last two paragraphs again – you have just witnessed a Prime Minister openly admit to spying on so-called allies and furthermore condone the act of spying on any one; all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism.
According to Mr. Cameron the likes of The Guardian and Edward Snowden are guilty of aiding known terrorists by revealing how and who the NSA and GCHQ collate date on. Yes, technically, under the Official Secrets Act, The Guardian and Edward Snowden are guilty of treason.
According to Mr. Cameron the public need to realise that there are those in the world who wish to do us grave harm and that the intelligence services must be allowed to do their job in secrecy in order to prevent acts of terrorism around the world.
Mr. Cameron told the press that the U.S and British intelligence services are the best in the world and that their ‘special’ relationship in regards to sharing sensitive information has helped thwart countless terrorist’s plots.
Should the public simply accept the facts that the British and U.S Government is feeding us? There is little arguing that we do live in a dangerous world and yes there certainly are terrorist organisations that plot to engage in acts of terrorism against innocent citizens.
Yesterday Edward Snowden hit back at the U.S Government after Senator Dianne Feinstein reported that the NSA intelligence gathering techniques of citizens information is not protected under the Fourth Amendment – Edward Snowden told reporters that collating phone records is not ‘surveillance; as the gathering of such information does not collect the content of any communication and that the records collected do not include names or locations.
In a world, according to the U.S and British, that is full of terrorist organisations the intelligence and security services must be allowed to do whatever it takes in preventing terrorist attacks – it appears that this should include spying on any citizens it chooses and of course world leaders; regardless of whether they are allies or not.
Despite the claims of the U.S and British intelligence services being the best in the world we still have the issue of the illegal war in Iraq hanging over our heads.
It could be argued that the intelligence gathered on Iraq was indeed accurate however Tony Blair and George W. Bush took it upon themselves to ‘sex up’ the intelligence documents in order to get at the oil in Iraq.
With the clear and concise information that indicates that Iraq did not have Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) the only obvious conclusion is that Bush and Blair initiated a plan in order to get at Iraqi oil.
Today, and despite all we know about the illegal incursion, neither Bush or Blair has been held accountable in a court of law. It appears that you can get away with murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children providing you have the right intelligence – or in this case a version of it.
Mr. Cameron, as with Mr. Obama, talks about ‘protecting the public’ but how much protection do we need? Have we allowed our Government’s to make us so fearful that we are prepared to give up any civil rights we have in order for our Government’s to keep us safe?
Government, by its very nature, is incompetent and certainly corrupt. Simply look at the way in which Government is formed and how it works once in power. If you ever had the notion that we live in a democracy then you need to reassess your perception.
For starters look carefully at commerce and industry; all major corporations have disturbing levels of influence within our Government’s through lobbying – do you really think that a corporation being allowed to lobby and therefore heavily influence Government decision is democratic?
Again look at the Iraqi War… through the lies and deceit of George W. Bush and Tony Blair we permitted the murder of close to 500,000 innocent men, women and children and the death toll is still rising.
The result in the Iraqi War is that the U.S managed to get its hands on Iraq’s oil and in the process allow the likes of The Chrysler Group and Halliburton to acquire vast profits from the arms and services they have provided throughout the war and continue to do so.
It is also common knowledge that George W. Bush and the Bush family have close ties to both The Chrysler Group and Halliburton.
It is now crystal clear that Mr. Cameron is all in favour of taking away any civil rights we may have and subject each and every one of us to the ever increasing reach of the intelligence services.
The only outcome can be a nation controlled by a few corporations and the firm iron fist of Government – even George W. Bush once openly admitted on a televised interview that ‘running a dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier.’
Did Mr. Bush provide the free world during that interview with a clear oversight of what was about to come and that it would be possible by the continued indoctrination of fear?
The stark reality is that we are not free; we do not live in a democracy and as Government’s continue to use the ‘threat of terrorism’ as a way to control it will eventually succeed.