On Phone Taps, Hacks and Political Sabotage
I really should stop following current events. I should disengage from politics altogether. It's not only a distraction but it's annoying. Having my intelligence insulted on a daily basis gets hard on the head. I really wonder if the masses have a short attention span. What's already decades old news suddenly becomes a new revelation. What's most remarkable is that the incredulousness comes from people that should know better.
A few weeks ago Donald Trump tweeted that his phone lines and servers at Trump Tower had been tapped. Trump pins the blame on Obama. Where has Trump been for the past decade? Did he not pay attention when Edward Snowden realeased the details of the PRISM program? The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tapping all telecommunication lines for well over a decade already. Where was Trump when Diane Feinstein made the claim that the CIA hacked into the emails of her office and spied on all of the senators on the US Senate Intelligence Committee? Is Trump unaware of the FBI COINTELPRO operation of the 1960s and 70s? Is Trump so naive to think that anybody that seeks to become president isn't under close scrutiny by the security agencies? Is he not aware that as part of the program of "Full Spectrum Dominance" in which the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies engage in cyber warfare against enemies, friends and allies alike?