The title of a recently released Al-Jazeera article is “Obama DEFENDS US surveillance programs” (Web-site/URL: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/06/20136722756636173.html).
“US President says “NOBODY is listening” to phone calls as ANGER grows over government tapping of communication services”. MANY people are “angry”.
“President Barack Obama has STAUNCHLY defended US government programs conducting surveillance of Americans’ phone and Internet activity, INSISTING that they were CONDUCTED WITH BROAD SAFEGUARDS (in place) to protect against abuse“. WERE THESE “surveillance” programs “conducted with broad safeguards (in place)?” “staunchly defended” is the first example of the President’s DEFENSIVE behavior (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“He INSISTED that the surveillance programs STRUCK THE RIGHT BALANCE between keeping Americans safe from terrorist attacks and PROTECTING THEIR PRIVACY (?)” “insisted” is another example of DEFENSIVE behavior or is it an example of the “force and pain technique because it sounds like “I insist on doing this” and YOU CAN’T CHANGE MY MIND/IF YOU TRY TO CHANGE MY MIND…SOMETHING HORRIBLE WILL HAPPEN TO YOU (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“His comments follow news that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading US internet companies to SPY ON FOREIGNERS“. No wonder many people are nervous and some are ANGRY. As we know, “spying” or ESPIONAGE is a VERY DANGEROUS game.
“According to the Washington Post newspaper, even though US citizens WERE NOT the intended targets of surveillance, this has allowed investigators to examine emails, photos and other documents of TENS OF MILLIONS of Americans that can be used to track people and their contacts over time”. Again, as we know, what is “intended” and what ACTUALLY OCCURS are often two COMPLETELY DIFFERENT events.
“In a statement on Thursday (June 6, 2013), James Clapper, director of national intelligence, said the Post article contains “numerous inaccuracies“. Clapper also seems to be DEFENSIVE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Clapper said while the program, code-named PRISM, collects information concerning “NON–US” persons located outside the country, it cannot be used for any citizens or anyone within the US”. “Information collected under this program is among THE MOST IMPORTANT and VALUABLE foreign intelligence information we collect and is used to protect our nation from A WIDE VARIETY OF THREATS. The unauthorized disclosure of information about this important and ENTIRELY LEGAL program is reprehensible and risks important protections for the security of Americans”. IS THIS “program…entirely legal?” Clapper seems to be DEFENSIVE now (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
“Clapper said PRISM, referred to as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was recently re-authorized by Congress after “EXTENSIVE (?) hearings and debate“.
“The program’s participants, the Post said, include Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple”. These are HUGE corporations.
“In statements released late on Thursday (June 6, 2013), Google, Apple, Yahoo and Facebook DENIED that the government had “direct access” to their central servers”.
Google released the following statement: “Google CARES DEEPLY about the security of our users’ data. We disclose user data to government IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW and we review all such requests carefully. From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘BACK DOOR‘ into our systems, but Google DOES NOT have a ‘back door‘ for the government to access PRIVATE user data“. IS THIS TRUE or is GOOGLE now being DEFENSIVE (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI)? Also “back door” once again reminds us of how GAO WEI (Web-site/URL: http://www.qcri.com/our-people/bio?name=Wei_Gao&pid=44) and CUI XILING (Web-site/URL: http://www.hksyu.edu/ba/CuiXiling.html). Gao has a reasonable number of publications as evidence of his research, but Cui is A DISGRACE because she took EIGHT years to complete ONE PhD. because she had TWO kids in 3.5 years (the length of a normal PhD program). In fact, GAO NAGGED people to get his then-GIRLFRIEND into CUHK because his parents wanted him to have children. Couples can only have ONE child in China, but TWO in Hong Kong, so this is what Gao and Cui went to Hong Kong to do.
Finally, “In a statement, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan said: “Protecting the privacy of our users and their data is a TOP priority for Facebook. We DO NOT provide any government organisation with direct access to Facebook servers“. Again we have to wonder IF this true or if this is DEFENSIVE again (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
So, OBAMA is now DEFENSIVE, which is EXPECTED because this is his SECOND term (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). This is the term that will ULTIMATELY DEFINE the Obama presidency and OBAMA’S LEGACY IN PUBLIC SERVICE. Less than one year into his second term, the president needs to GET DOWN TO BUSINESS starting with this controversy. THE HAPPY GO LUCKY DAYS ARE OVER. We expect cyber-spying in countries like NORTH KOREA and CHINA, the country which is supposed to be THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD.