How do you convince the public that the NSA must continue its surveillance of all communications? Create a phony crisis of course, one that could only be revealed by the very surveillance that people are . Leak something to the media to the effect that the villains are planning something sinister. Close a few embassies. The US government didn’t shut down embassies before for Bengazi but I guess there was no such thing as “chatter” before the NSA spying on Americans was revealed?
Easy as pie. Seen the series House of Cards? If Hollywood can dream this stuff up then so can Washington where little short-haired guys in suits get paid to dream it up.
Today’s headline in the NY Times:
“In intercepted messages, al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri told the head of the group’s Yemen affiliate to carry out an attack as early as this past Sunday, The New York Times says.”
WOW! how convenient is that!? What timing, what drama, what perfect surveillance! It simply doesn’t get any better than this if you want to continue watching every keystroke everyone in the world makes.
Call forth the drones Biden, we have to kill someone to prove it wasn’t a hoax.
This media blitz is story telling at its best, there are ultimate villains, there is an ultimate threat, and there a ticking clock of death. All of a sudden guys with body bombs are front page news, how does that happen?
The story doesn’t even have to be true, people only have to be scared into thinking it is and the media machine of Washington is in full production mode. They need to convince us that the Patriot Act is a good thing again and the NSA workers are heroes who should be taken care of for life for their service. Maybe we should be patriots and submit 4th Amendment waivers enabling the NSA to gobble out data until we die, it is the only patriotic thing to do.
What are you, un-patriotic? Sign the damned paper.
Way to go Obama administration, the media will support you all the way by playing this 24/7 until all of us brainless twits in America think there’s a Muslim behind every bush, just like my grandma thought there was a communist behind every bush.
God we’re dumb. What a load of crap.