posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 04:57 PM
!ALREADY BEEN POSTED!
sorry OP someone beet you to it.
my thoughts on this
the volume of information that is sucked up by the ECHELON is massive it happens all the time a few thousand even a few million people sending a kind
of "trigger message" all at the same time will be a drop in the ocean.
if you get say a few thousand people to all phone up at the exact same time and say "bomb the white house" all that's going to happen is that the
NSA are going to spot this and just ignore it.
Besides ECHELON is believed to work based on priority so there are a list of phone numbers that are processed as a matter of priority as such even if
you and all your buddies all phone each other at the same time talking about bombs its not really going to matter much because they probably are not
looking at you.
Aside form the fact that this idea is stupid and would probably never work i would go further than that and say that its down right irresponsible.
Basically what your talking about is putting a huge stress on the nations ability to preform SIGINT that's the same intelligence that can warn our
troops out in Afghanistan if they are about to be attacked (the NSA actually have their people embedded with the troops) or can and has done in the
past thwart a terrorist attack, NSA are also very defensive shut them down for a few hours and America would lose vast amounts of classified
information. So say this does work or we have another group like Anonymous plotting to cripple the NSA for a a few hours, the national scrutiny
implications of that could be disastrous and someone could end up dead.