Becomes click bait from the Compost.
So we know EVERYTHING about EVERYBODY, right?
So what’s the problem with Trump’s phone call, and Hellary’s servers, and all that, hmmmm ???
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Reminds me of chatter in the 1990s that all CISCO products were compromised by the NSA.
Where’s the Casablanca “SHOCKED! I’M SHOCKED!!” meme?
For those so inclined, the best online site I’ve found for internet security is:
The claim that this was the “intelligence coup of the century” is a bit overblown. I would rank
1. the breaking of JN25, the Japanese naval codes
2. the breaking of the German Enigma codes
3. the Venona tapes
as, arguably, of more importance than the operations of Crpto AG.
I know the holy cult of intelligence is sacrosanct. But I wonder if anyone ever ponders the fatal damage that follows when you spend 7 decades convincing the world that you are always lying, always scheming, always dishonest, and every public statement you make is BS.
People laugh about Stimson saying “”Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.” But that was a better and a far more respected America.
People laugh at his as naive. But it would be better to look at his reaction when Japs and Germans made it clear they were would not show respect to his concepts by being honorable.
“After World War II broke out in Europe, Stimson accepted Roosevelt’s appointment to the position of Secretary of War. After the United States entered World War II, Stimson took charge of raising and training 13 million soldiers and airmen, supervised the spending of a third of the nation’s GDP on the Army and the Air Forces, helped formulate military strategy, and oversaw the Manhattan Project, which built the first atomic bombs. He supported the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He also insisted on judicial proceedings against Nazi war criminals, leading to the Nuremberg trials.”
Nothing wrong with being an honorable gentleman and having morals. And when someone violates them, you pull out a 45 and kill them. It’s WAY closer to John Wayne than the sneaks and cowards in the CIA/NSA today.