Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Question Is: Who Did They Miss?

I've quit commenting on the daily news feeds, because many of the stories in the 23-hour news cycle just don't have any legs.  If they report on it for two or three days, maybe it has some substance, maybe not.  However, this one story is evolving quickly.  Remember last week or so when President Trump said that his phone lines were tapped during the campaign?

Well, he was probably right, but not in the way that you think.  As it turns out, it's probably much worse than that.  The better question might be; whose phone was NOT tapped?
The question about whether President Trump was tapped has been reduced to a joke.  The real questions are how often and from how many places.  The answer would probably shock us, if we were ever to learn the truth.  (And did President Obama know what they were doing?  Either that or the CIA, FBI or NSA wasn't telling him. You decide.)
Your smart TV, your cell phone, your laptop computer, or your favortite tablet can all be used as surveillance devices, and almost certainly have.  1984 came during the Obana era, and the question is what did Obama know, and what did he do to put a stop to it.  The Wikileaks dump on Truesday was huge, and it will take a while to learn what we can learn from it, but one thing seems apparent.  The alphabet agencies in the US government are spying on us all.

And here's the problem with weaponizing government.  Eventually, the other party gets to use it.  That's why us small-governent folks want to keep the bureaucrats skinny and stupid.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Yep, not if, but when and how many... sigh... And this actually goes back years!