I've been pretty strident about the NSA story that has dominated so much of the political media throughout the summer. I saw it and see it as a Summer Shark and Missing White Boy story that has been purpose made to obscure something else, something much more immediate and consequential -- and probably dreadful.
We now know what it is: A planned US attack on Syria which may well turn into an apocalyptic conflagration.
Jeebus Dancing Christo.
What the Holy Hell is wrong with these people?
While it's fun to make a whipping boy of the NSA -- or any other spookery -- the issue of domestic surveillance and the concomitant police state is far too serious for far too many people to let the singular issue of "NSA" surveillance overwhelm the reality of how deep-seated and pervasive the surveillance state really is in this country. It's far too serious to let NSA surveillance be seen as the only or even the most serious threat to privacy in the whole wide world -- as it has been promoted throughout the summer.
It's not. It's simply not. It never was. Other threats however...
We don't know what happened in Syria, nor do we know who was responsible. Because of the consistency of the falsehoods that emanate from our government and our spookeries, let alone the falsehoods that come from the Israeli "intelligence" (the source, apparently, for the claim that intercepted phone calls among Syrian officials were the "smoking gun" that "proved" the Assad regime was responsible for the CW attack), people must be skeptical of any pronouncement from On High about what they are doing, or anything they say about what anyone else has done.
It's in their nature, and in the nature of the agencies and operations they have nominal charge of.
They lie, and they will do what they wilt, and they will do it without let or hindrance from We, the Rabble.
That Old Man's Hard On will have its release, no matter what.
Our government has now fully divorced itself from We, the Rabble.
The "intelligence" services will have their way. The MIC will have its way.
And that, as they say, is that.