reply to post by yourmaker
Here is my full post from another thread that relates to your questions of WHY:
"I think they are just fear mongering the folks who buy into the MSM news because there is no way to go through this amount of data by hand. And fear
mongering and manipulating the body politic is their forte.
A computer will scan our telecoms and look for red flags, not just keywords but pictograph detection is even possible. You can take a photo of you
holding a sign with handwriting on it, and it can detect what you wrote even though it's masked so cleverly from traditional computer scanning.
Human operators will then go over all the red flags closely to determine the false alarms (of which I presume over 90% of the cases are), and then
pursue the more legitimate cases in detail.
This way we can have say: 15,000 employees handling the information of hundreds of millions of citizens efficiently and in a timely fashion while
still intercepting anything they might consider of interest.
The reason this unnerves people because it causes them to feel they are being watched, which isn't even possible under 99.9% of circumstances. Only
special targets are watched and even then it's occasionally, very rarely is it 100% full time surveillance and in that case it's on really high
profile types. This is mostly common sense deduction I would say.
How long do they keep the data stored? Unknown.
Are they using people's cameras in their phones/pc's/etc without their knowing? Probably occasionally but they wouldn't waste time unless they had
a reason whether real or imagined.
I want to bring up the possibility this news story about the NSA leak may be intentionally crafted by the psyops departments themselves in order to
create some sort of reaction or belief in the common public's mind. The fact that this has been going on for decades (just not through PRISM which is
supposedly more recent) is enough to cause me suspicion when people are only suddenly this week caring about it specifically. And this is all the
result of the MSM creating stories on it to begin with after all.
I just cannot help but imagine the goal must be to compel the US citizens to lose faith in their government and demand some sort of UN intervention or
something of similar nature. This is an ongoing thing, with all the constant barrage of "revelations of govt corruption", whereas much of it is
petty. The issue causing me to be very suspicious of what smells very fishy to me, is that all of the actual heinous crimes are going unnoticed or
downplayed as a result.
Drug trafficking, assassination, slavery rings, extortion rackets, etc. Where are the leaks?
Oh there are tons of leaks, but the MSM doesn't really get into all that. Wonder why this is allowed in the press and hyped up than?
I study the Art of War and military strategy, and if you want my honest assessment I am convinced this is a smoke screen tactic. It's designed to
obscure our view and distract us temporarily. The use of decoys and sleight of hand is effective and the MSM has been shown in 20/20 hindsight to have
been utilizing these concepts to our disadvantage.
Why are we being hit with this "flavor" of smoke screen right now though? That's quite a question and I can't quite put my finger on it. But they
are up to something and are conducting maneuvers right now as we speak. What's the objective to this? I will think about it and if I come to any good
ideas I'll share them if it ever happens."