I think we now know why the CIA and FBI missed the Paris attacks.
If the CIA Director, the former CIA Director and the head of the FBI
all cannot corrrectly connect the dots on this small bit of intellignce
about the impact of Edward Snowden in the Paris attacks, then I want to
know how in the hell they ever qualified for these jobs in the first
This is why they cannot outfox an Islamiscist with an IQ of 60.
And from this, we can deduce who has blood on their hands.
we get into Pulitzer Prize winner Glenn Greenwald's rebuttal to all
this crying for a renewed expansion of spy powers, we need to set up
the playing field.
First off, there was no evidence that the Paris Muslim terrorists used encryption of any kind,
due to the fact that the Paris Muslim terrorists were largely related
to each other or close neighbors and unlikely to have used encryption.
probably just talked face to face with each other.
But does not stop our intelligence agencies from twerking us to hand
over more of our privacy and freedom to "protect us" from all the
Muslim Terrorists whom they are PROUDLY allowing entry into our country.
Oh, and this is all the fault of Edward Snowden.
- FBI Director James Comey, reiterated on Wednesday the need for the intelligence community to have access to encrypted data
in order to detect threats to national security. "If we're going to be
good at what we do, we need to have cooperate better (between the
government and the Internet providers). In the absence of effective
cooperation, we are left in law enforcement like police officers
patrolling a street with 50 ft high walls on either side."
- CIA Director John Brennam has suggested that revelations about mass spying have made it harder to find terrorists. Saying of Edward Snowden,
"Any unauthorized disclosures that are made by individuals who have
dishonored the oath of office that they raised their hand and attested
to undermines this country's security".
- Former CIA director R James Woolsey was a little more blunt, telling MSNBC: “I think Snowden has blood on his hands from these killings in France.”
Glenn Greenwald Responds
Glen Greenwald calls intelligence agencies liars (at 19:11 minutes)
"We have not heard such blatant
shameless lying from intelligence and military officials since 2002 and
2003 when they propagandized the country into invading Iraq based upon
utterly false pretenses."
Evidence-driven reasons why what the intelligence agencies are saying are utterly false:
1) Large scale, mass terrorist attacks perpetrated before anyone every heard of Edward Snowden.
- 2002 Bombing of the nightclub in Bali
- 2004 and 2005 attacks on the trains in Madrid and London
- 2009 mass shooting spree in Mumbai
- 2013 attack on the Boston Marathon
The terrorists have known for decades that we are spying on them. Americans thought the spying was only overseas.
What Edward Snowden taught us (22:08)
What Edward Snowden taught the world is not that the U.S government was
trying to spy on the terrorists, everyone knew that including the
terrorists. What the Snowden revelation showed the world was that it
isn't just the terrorists they were spying on, but everybody in the
Proof of Lies about Snowden reforms at 22:30
The incredibly mild reforms resulting from the Snowden revelations,
where it was implied by CIA director Brennam that the reforms were
blinding them, did not actually hamper or hinder Intelligence detection
of the upcoming Paris attack.
1) The Snowden reforms put in
place by Congress applied only to domestic metadata collection and not
remotely to their ability to spy on foreign nationals on foreign soil.
U.S. Government itself bears responsibility for strengthening ISIS at 23:45
2) The Snowden reform bill has yet to be implemented. The U.S.
government is still collecting data exactly as they had been doing
prior to Edward Snowden.
1) Armed and funded groups in Iraq and Syria which have ended up in the arms of ISIS
2) Obama's drone program, going around the world killing Muslims, is a major recruiting tool for ISIS
3) The closest U.S. allies in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the United
Arab Emirates, Qater and other middle eastern tyrannies, have been
funding ISIS more or less directly
4) Then the CIA and NSA have only one mission, to find terrorist plots
and in the case of the Paris attacks, they have profoundly failed at
5) They don't want anyone to blame them, so they say, "Don't look at us
for having failed in our job to find these terrorist attacks, BLAME
Snowden did not release any secrets at 25:50
The New York Times itself published many many Snowden documents.
This is a really important point.
All these people want to say that Edward Snowden is to blame and even
has blood on his hands because of what he revealed to the world.
Edward Snowden himself did not reveal a single document to the
public. He could have uploaded them to the Internet or made them
public in other ways.
He came to the leading journalists and said, "I'm not the one who
should be making decisions on what should be released to the
public." I want you, the leading editors at the leading
newspapers to decide which of these documents should be published."
So an honest assessment is to blame the media journalists at the New
York Times and the Boston Globe and others for the Paris attacks.
Too many Journalists are mindless servants to the government at 29:00
Their Journalist jobs are secured and their careers advanced when they
kneel down and crawl on their hands and knees over to these officials
and get whispered into their ears what they are supposed to say and
they go and print it.
Former CIA Director Woolsey is a lying neo-con at 31:36 Woolsey.32:07 Greenwald
It’s absolutely remarkable that James Woolsey, of all people, is the
person who has been plucked to be the authoritative figure on the Paris
attacks by leading media outlets such as CNN
news, when he is by far one of the most extremist and radical
neoconservatives ever to be puked up by the intelligence world. He not
only was one of the leading advocates of attacking Iraq, he was one of
the leading proponents of all of the lies that led to that invasion,
and has been calling for war and other sorts of really extremist
policies, and disseminating lies to the American people for decades.
And so, to hold him out as some sort of authority figure, some kind of
like respected elder intelligence statesman, on these attacks is just
exactly the sort of thing we’ve been talking about, which is the state
of the American media. Not one person has challenged anything that he
Former CIA Director Woolsey is the one with blood on his hands
And so, I think if you want to talk about who has blood on their hands, personally, I would look first to ISIS
the people who actually shot those people in the Paris streets. It’s
really weird. Usually after a terrorist attack, nobody is allowed to
suggest that anybody has blame other than the terrorists themselves.
But for some reason, in this case, leading establishment figures and
journalists feel free to go around detracting—distracting attention
and saying, "No, it’s not ISIS
that has blood on their hands, it’s Edward Snowden." For some reason,
that’s now allowed. So, if that’s what we’re doing, if that’s the game
we’re playing, I would look to the U.S. government first, because they
failed to find the plot despite huge amounts of money and unlimited
power to do so, and because they’ve done all sorts of things to
strengthen the group that apparently bears responsibility for this
The US government knew a Caliphate was forming
One of the three most important military officials of the entire war on
terror, General Flynn, who was the head of the Defense Intelligence
Agency... is saying that the U.S. government knew that by creating a
vacuum in Syria and then flooding that region with arms and money, that
it was likely to result in the establishment of a caliphate by Islamic
extremists in eastern Syria—which is, of course, exactly what happened.
They knew that that was going to happen, and they proceeded to do it
anyway. So when the U.S. government starts trying to point the finger
at other people for helping ISIS
really need to have a mirror put in front of them, because, by their
own documents, as that extraordinary clip demonstrates, they bear huge
responsibility for that happening, to say nothing of the fact that, as
I said, their closest allies in the region actually fund it.
The US cause chaos and instability, destroyed the economy, infrastructure
And then, just to take a step further back, The Washington Post
six months ago reported what most people who pay attention to this actually know, which is that what we call ISIS
is really nothing more than a bunch of ex-Baathist military officials
who were disempowered and alienated by the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and
the subsequent instability that it caused, and then the policies of
the—the sectarian policies of Prime Minister Maliki in basically taking
away all of the power of those ex-Baathists in favor of Shiite militias
and Iran-aligned militias and the like. And so, essentially, what I
think everybody at this point understands is that the reason there is
such a thing as ISIS
is because the U.S.
invaded Iraq and caused massive instability, destroyed the entire
society, destroyed all of the infrastructure, destroyed all order, and
it was in that chaos that ISIS
was able to emerge. So, again, if you’re looking for blame, beyond ISIS
, the U.S. government is a really good place to look.
The Media are big corporations needing positive relations with the US Government
So, as far as why the media is willing to sort of spread
these claims so uncritically, I mean, you know, there are complicated
reasons. I mean, one is that the media itself is very nationalistic,
and they get wrapped up and caught up in the sort of uber-patriotism
and jingoism as much as non-journalists do, and see the world through
that lens. Another is that they spend a huge amount of time with these
government officials. They are in the same socioeconomic sphere. They
talk to them all day and night, because that’s where they get their
stories from, is the ones that are fed to them by officials. And so
they see the world through their lens and also, at the same time, want
to serve them and please them in order to continue to get sources. A
lot of these people are people who work for large corporations, and
large corporations want to keep positive relations with the U.S.
government, and so report favorably on them rather than in a way that
would anger the government, because that’s not in their interest to do.