[cryptography] Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

Justin F jnf at asac.co
Tue Nov 17 12:38:45 EST 2015

>"This Is War!" Perfect for all consumers except the slaughtered, a few of which get ritual mourning (most ignored, unreported,
> unsacrelized, unheroricized, unencrypted)."

It's actually amazing, if you have a story and documentation and its a
bombshell to a point that it makes you question the accuracy due to
your own belief structure (id est FOIA responses are required to be
truthful, courts are always impartial, etc); the biggest problem is
actually finding someone whom is willing to look up from their smart
phone long enough to listen to a non-trivial story.

What an incredibly indifferent society we've become.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM, John Young <jya at pipeline.com> wrote:
> Wheedling about crypto and Snowden diverts from CIA Director's full speech
> and broader critique. CIA version omits Q&A.
> http://csis.org/files/attachments/151116_GSF_OpeningSession.pdf
> To be sure, commentators must promote their products to flatter their
> consumers as do spies, officials and
> armaments (crypto) producers.
> Officials buy the armaments to gain votes and post-service directorships,
> word artists blow wind to fan the flames.
> "This Is War!" Perfect for all consumers except the slaughtered, a few of
> which get ritual mourning (most ignored, unreported, unsacrelized,
> unheroricized, unencrypted).
> Hard to tell the difference between opportunistic warmongerers or
> anti-warmongerers, so ying and yang in complicity.
> At 10:03 AM 11/17/2015, you wrote:
> 1. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/11/paris_attacks_b.html
> 2.
> https://theintercept.com/2015/11/15/exploiting-emotions-about-paris-to-blame-snowden-distract-from-actual-culprits-who-empowered-isis/
> <<As Paris reels from terrorist attacks that have claimed at least 128
> lives, fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American
> whistleblower Edward Snowden and the spread of strong encryption catalyzed
> by his actions. Now the Paris attacks are being used an excuse to demand
> back doors>>
> <<how can “officials†and their media stenographers persist in trying to
> convince people of such a blatant, easily disproven falsehood: namely, that
> Terrorists learned to hide their communications from Snowden’s
> revelations? They do it because of how many benefits there are from
> swindling people to believe this. To begin with, U.S officials are eager
> here to demonize far more than just Snowden
> They want to demonize encryption generally as well as any companies that
> offer it. Indeed, as these media accounts show, they’ve been trying for
> two decades to equate the use of encryption — anything that keeps them out
> of people’s private onlinee communications — with aiding and abetting The
> Terrorists>>
> <<Above all, there’s the desperation to prevent people from asking how and
> why ISIS was able to spring up seemingly out of nowhere and be so powerful,
> able to blow up a Russian passenger plane, a market in Beirut, and the
> streets of Paris in a single week. That’s the one question Western
> officials are most desperate not to be asked, so directing people’s ire to
> Edward Snowden and strong encryption is beneficial in the extreme>>
> <<There’s the related question of how ISIS has become so well-armed and
> powerful. There are many causes, but a leading one is the role played by the
> U.S. and its “allies in the region†(i.e., Gulf tyrannies) in arming
> them>>
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