“The debunkers and the establishment can now have a field day with the Pentagon shooting and use it to make the case that 9/11 truthers are violent and should be silenced... There can be little doubt that we will see more incidents like last night’s shooting and, whether genuine or staged, they will be exploited to the maximum by the establishment media and the government to portray anyone who questions 9/11 and anyone who expresses ‘resentment’ about how they have been looted for trillions of dollars as violent extremists who need to be silenced... Such incidents will dovetail perfectly with the rapid advancement of cybersecurity and Internet censorship laws [see below] that will force people to obtain licenses to exercise free speech on the web, while providing Homeland Security with the perfect pretext to increase surveillance of all Internet traffic and communications.”
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Let the Spin Begin: "Pentagon shooter apparently doubted 9/11 facts in Web posting" after DC's War Game "Metro Active Shooter Exercise"
Very likely the first step in the looming Internet clampdown...
Details of “Einstein” Cyber Shield Disclosed by White House
By Siobhan Gorman
The Obama administration lifted the veil Tuesday on a highly-secretive set of policies to defend the U.S. from cyber attacks.
It was an open secret that the National Security Agency was bolstering a Homeland Security program to detect and respond to cyber attacks on government systems, but a summary of that program declassified Tuesday provides more details of NSA’s role in a Homeland program known as Einstein.
The current version of the program is widely seen as providing meager protection against attack, but a new version being built will be more robust–largely because it’s rooted in NSA technology. The program is designed to look for indicators of cyber attacks by digging into all Internet communications, including the contents of emails, according to the declassified summary.
Homeland Security will then strip out identifying information and pass along data on new threats to NSA. It will also use threat information from NSA to better identify emerging cyber attacks.
NSA’s role is a careful balance because of the political battles that ensued over the agency’s role in domestic surveillance in the George W. Bush administration. Declassifying details of the NSA’s role, in a program initially developed during the Bush administration and continued in the Obama administration, will likely ignite new debates over privacy.
The White House’s new cyber-security chief, Howard Schmidt, announced the move to declassify the program in a speech at the RSA conference in San Francisco–his first major public address since assuming the post in January. He said addressing potential privacy concerns was one of the ten initial steps he planned to take. “We’re really paying attention, and we get it,” he said
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It is time for journalists to stop understating this problem of intrusion into every aspect of Americans’ lives. Are they seriously condoning the government’s invasion of privacy to prevent anomalies of potential terrorist attacks? We are going to destroy a free society over that. I am going to put this very simply so the egghead journalists can understand it. You are facilitating the rise of a police state. No, you won’t benefit from it, most likely things are going to go very badly and no one, including you, your loved ones, and all Americans, will be safe. With the level of technological sophistication being put in place now, it will be extremely difficult to dislodge the police state once it is entrenched, and there is no guarantee that things will not get brutal.
Jim Holdren, who is an avowed communist, proposed culling the population in the name of “the environment.” Cass Sunstein thinks human beings are no better than animals. Carolyn Browner is a self-described communist. Mark Lloyd, the FFC Chair, admires Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, whose censorship tactics are justified by the theory of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian communist who is well-known on the left. Obama’s political ally William Ayers was a member of the terrorist Weather Underground, whose group attacked the Pentagon and other official buildings. Weather Underground advocated the rounding up of Americans and “rehabilitation” of pro-capitalists, or otherwise, execution. These are not jokes or abstract theorizing, journalists and media pundits. They are claims of fact that can be ascertained according to evidence. I dare you to falsify them.
Lou makes a great point - how will this stop bad guys? The thing is, IT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR BAD GUYS, IT IS DESIGNED FOR US. Now stop mincing words with the administration, and go after them, WSJ!