News Analysis: America’s current on-going omnipresent ‘Metadata’ Electronic Intelligence gathering of the ENTIRE WORLD has a unique logic. It is tantamount to: Inspect an entire beach to look for a few particular grains of sand? Diminishing returns, one may argue, increase as the quantity and quality of each added telephone number, fax number. etc. are put into “The World Pot”.
Beyond the obvious problem of both violating the privacy of everyone in the world who use electronic communications, as well as all Americans who do so, is the question of a future methodology to retard such invasiveness. A Frankenstein Monster, created by the “Good Doctor”, is Omnipotent in America’s current World Electronic Intelligence Gathering Scenario. American Government Agencies have NO compelling reason to curtail what they have been engaged in for many years. Who is to stop the surveillance? Politicians? Since the “Third Leg” of the U.S. Government, the Judiciary has, to date, shown no will to excise the collections, they will continue.
It appears that the only way to engage in “Anti-Invasive Communications” (AIC) is to create totally separate systems, uncontaminated by electronic guile and obfuscation of American Electronic Component Fabricators (AECFs) and Software Creators (SCs). The bulk of the AECFs and SCs have no credibility about NOT ‘double-dealing’ “loaded” decks of cards of the U.S. Intelligence Agencies, their handlers. The AECFs and SCs are of the exact same ilk as the popular “Inter-Personal Web Sites (the Intelligence Agencies other lap-dogs). To date, regarding AIC, Brazil’s President, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, wants a Fiber Optic Communications line built to Portugal to thwart espionage agents. She is obviously a Country Leader who actually leads.
The basic problem with Meta-Data Collection is that it essentially makes Everyone in the World Presumptive of Guilt. “Good Gals and Guys” (of which there are billions) are tossed into the ‘Hay Pile’ with the few Miscreants. Only after they have been investigated by the Agencies, are the “Innocent” presumed to be “Innocent” UP TO THAT POINT IN TIME. According to the Agencies: “Tomorrow is another day” (follow-on examination may be requisite).
The Sanctity of other Nations is Grossly Violated though Metadata Transgressions of their Sovereignty. Who gives the “World’s Policeman” the right to Electronically Invade the Territory of other Nations, “The Almighty”? Via an electronically intercepted telephone call by HIM to the U.S. “White House”?
As mobsters do not want disclosure of their nefarious schemes, so too are both American Intelligence Agencies and Politicians loathe to disclose; hence, they are angry at Mr. Snowden. Contrarily, some people suggest that the man should be awarded an “Nobel Peace Prize”. Perhaps, various employees at the U.S. National Security Agency, who respect the U.S. Constitution, would agree?
International Businessmen need to know, for one group, that their communications are private. They do NOT need to have confidential communications shared, by American Intelligence Agencies, with competing American Corporations (or anyone else). It is completely disingenuous for the Agencies to publicly declare that they would not act as “Pipes to their Buddies”; after all, this is America, the ‘Bastion of Capitalism’. It is the originating country of A.F.A.B. (Anything For A Buck).