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Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense

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posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 01:19 AM
Have just read this article by Glenn Greenwald, and it explains so much about the US and their obsession with cyber crime, surveillance and the internet. It basically explains how the whole idea of the US going on about "threats" from the internet/hackers, etc, is a way of justifying huge amounts of money being given to private companies, and their completely over the top plans for surveillance of the internet and communications as a whole.

It's a fairly long read, but worth it. A couple of quotes :

The Pentagon's rhetorical justification for this expansion is deeply misleading. Beyond that, these activities pose a wide array of serious threats to internet freedom, privacy, and international law that, as usual, will be conducted with full-scale secrecy and with little to no oversight and accountability. And, as always, there is a small army of private-sector corporations who will benefit most from this expansion.

This significant expansion under the Orwellian rubric of "cyber-security" is thus a perfect microcosm of US military spending generally. It's all justified under by the claim that the US must defend itself from threats from Bad, Aggressive Actors, when the reality is the exact opposite: the new program is devoted to ensuring that the US remains the primary offensive threat to the rest of the world. It's the same way the US develops offensive biological weapons under the guise of developing defenses against such weapons (such as the 2001 anthrax that the US government itself says came from a US Army lab). It's how the US government generally convinces its citizens that it is a peaceful victim of aggression by others when the reality is that the US builds more weapons, sells more arms and bombs more countries than virtually the rest of the world combined.

Hopefully some of you will manage to get through it, because Greenwald is a great journalist and this goes into quite a bit of detail about some of the current insanity that's going on, and who profits from it : Pentagon's new massive expansion of 'cyber-security' unit is about everything except defense
edit on 31-1-2013 by robhines because: typo

posted on Jan, 31 2013 @ 01:31 AM
I'm seeing a pattern here.

This "cyber-security" unit appears to dovetail perfectly with what Michael Ellner and the "Truther Girls" are saying below.

Everything IS a lie and everything IS backwards...

Question is WHY?

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health. Lawyers destroy justice. Universities destroy knowledge. Governments destroy freedom. the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality." ~ Michael Ellner

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