Monday, October 28, 2013

Thought cop Cass Sunstein “reviewing" the NSA for Obama

The White House Intelligence Review Will Come by Year's End 
By Matt Vasilogambros | The National Journal 
October 28, 2013

The United States is reviewing the way it gathers intelligence. This has now become a tired and oft-repeated phrase coming from the Obama administration, as disclosures continue to reveal the far-reaching extent to which the U.S. spies on its allies....

While U.S. officials have been summoned to explain themselves to different European leaders—Spain being the latest—aides to President Obama, from press secretary Jay Carney to Secretary of State John Kerry, have said there is currently a review underway to determine where the American spying program should go in the coming years....

Speaking on Monday (Oct. 28), Carney was vague about the current review and said he would not specifically address the latest disclosures from Edward Snowden.

Still, Carney said there's already been progress as the U.S. contemplates spying agreements with some of its allies, including Germany. "Even as that work is being done, some decisions have been made that reflect the president felt desire to find the proper balance," Carney said at his daily press briefing.

There are currently two reviews ongoing. One is within the White House, run out of the National Security Council, which is what Carney is referencing. The other is an outside group, consisting of members that were appointed by President Obama—including the former acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell, and Cass Sunstein, the husband of U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power and former head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs... (end quote; emphasis supplied).

Michael Hoffman's Afterword:

Cass Sunstein is leading a review of police state practices in the NSA for President Obama? Is this a misprint or a joke? Sunstein is the thought cop who, in 2008, co-wrote Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08-03, "Conspiracy Theories," advocating that the Federal government suppress and "cognitively infiltrate" conspiracy theorists.

Sunstein wrote, "Some conspiracy theories create serious risks. They do not merely undermine democratic debate; in extreme cases, they create or fuel violence. If government can dispel such theories, it should do so....We have suggested...that government ...enlist... independent groups to supply rebuttals, and by cognitive infiltration designed to break up the crippled epistemology of conspiracy-minded groups...” (end quote)

A tyrant who wants the government to suppress certain thoughts, and forms of intellectual expression, is now going to advise the White House on where the NSA should go in the coming years? A travesty!

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3 comments:

Jason said...

Well, they *might* stop spying on certain allies. "Allies" is a term that is not necessarily inclusive of domestic citizens; which I can only assume will continue unabated, and will probably increase as technology develops. And why not, really? What can one expect from a government that shortly after being usurped in the immediate aftermath of JFK's assassination, declared a domestic war on "poverty," followed by another domestic war on "drugs." Mr. Hoffman, I can't help but see a certain parallel there between these domestic wars, which mostly victimize the poorest Americans, to the English Enclosure Act that did the same centuries ago.

technobrat said...

Remember his idea for how best to deal with the truth movement, conspiracy theorists, and opposition in general? COGNITIVE INFILTRATION: Whenever possible cause infighting and dissention amongst the ranks (preferably over trivial matters)in effort subvert/divert all momentum! Somehow I bet this group won't receive the Suckstein treatment!☆★☆

Carl Jones said...

Sorry, but this is all bull----! We know they use very advanced code, so it stands to reason that US analysis will predict well in advance of what any EU or other foreign leader will do. Merkel might say something on the phone, but it means nothing, when her next call could change everything. I use Merkel as an example, because Germany is by far and away the worlds No1 economy. Germany also has excellent relations with Russia and as we all know, both of these countries were abused big time by the US/UK axis.

We are pumped with this rubbish about being friends, well, it is rubbish, because we are talking about it. Snowden is an NSA shill. He`s told me nothing that I did not already know or suspect. same for Assange...he`s another shill!

Lets look at the big picture. The world is standing around in Amerikas bedroom waiting for it to die. Thing is, while it is dying, they still hold the firing button to the worlds biggest military. So everyone is in passive mode, its a waiting game.

The Japanese have had all their nuclear power stations closed by a US/Israeli Suxtnet attack. The Telegraph reported that Suxtnet might be in EU reactors...I think the page has been removed. Are the Europeans being blackmailed by the US? Is this why the EU is being forced into a US/EU trade treaty that will only benefit the US?

The story presented by the MSM is bull----!! The only story in town is that Amerika, Britain and Israel want/needs WW3. It is that simple.