We are told that GCHQ had wiretapped, or otherwise intercepted, the President-Elect’s Trump Tower phone conversations, on orders or requests from Prez. Barry. G.C.H.Q. denies this, using the terms “nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored”.
Cell phones, laptops, Facebook, Skype, chat-rooms: all allow the NSA to build what it calls ‘a pattern of life’, a detailed profile of a target and anyone associated with them. You don’t need to be talking to a terror suspect to have your communications data analysed by the NSA. The agency is allowed to travel “three hops” from its targets — who could be people who talk to people who talk to people who talk to you. Facebook, where the typical user has 190 friends, shows how three degrees of separation gets you to a network bigger than the population of Colorado. How many people are three “hops” from you?
Eventually, deputy NSA director John Inglis conceded that, at most, one plot — which he has not specified — might have been disrupted by the bulk phone records program alone.
US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward Snowden.
The former Judge Napolitano, when he states that these allegations need to be investigated down to the last turn in the highway, he was maybe making allegations himself, regarding:
- The fact that FISA judges (the secret court which gives the NSA its virtual ‘carte blanche’ to run riot over the Constitution) are not even allowed to retain notes or files of their work.
- The fact that, whatever, or indeed if ever; tracking, recording or eavesdropping has taken place, there must, by law, be a paper trail: so if all records of recordings are to be bypassed, the search must go outside the United States; with the blackened finger pointing straight at G.C.H.Q.
- The old adage, memorably spoken by Fleming’s Goldfinger, which stated: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” should really apply. Apart from politicians and other species of the liars club, whose morals (or rather lack of morals) has been ‘outed’ by the questing eyes of the MSM; have forced them to resign and ‘spend more time with their families; when was the last time anybody in British public life or government service voluntarily left their cushy offices, the government cars, and of course their gold-plated pensions? That Napolitano finger points straight at G.C.H.Q.
Three days after Trump’s inauguration, the head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, abruptly resigned, stating that he wished to spend more time with his family.
Now I am no ‘conspiracy’ addict. Some may believe that the ‘Illuminati’ rule us all. Others may allude to the fact that the Bilderbergers still speak secretly: a few still believe that the Twin Towers were attacked by the CIA: but in general I take the line that if the world is being ruled by a shadowy cabal; they are really pretty shit at their job! But there are no things as coincidences; especially when it comes to the power wielded by a President who uses that power against an enemy already at the gate; and knocking on that gate with the power of the single phrase ‘This is my House now’!