What is the point of watching people if they don’t know they are being watched? Also remember this isn’t just about the NSA. The NSA is the fall guy here. While/if the NSA gets its wings clipped the surveilance state will continue on in the public private partnerships between the security agencies and corporations like pay pal, ebay, facebook and google just to name the most obvious.
Most people have trouble accepting this idea but in case you are curious here is Naomi Wolf’s take on it
Scott Creighton thinks the point of the psyop is to ease the passing of legislation favourable to corporate interests.
Yoichi Shimatsu believes Snowden is a dupe rather than a co-conspirator and notes the extensive ties betweens Greenwald’s benefactor Pierre Omidyar and the nexus of private/public security corporations involved in internet spying.
Could Greenwald be a spy, Shimatsu thinks that their are 250 million reasons to believe he is.
Mark Ames agrees
In fact once you start to look closer at this theory it starts to make a lot of sense.
If you accept that 90% of the mainstream media is owned by the intelligence agencies then why does it make sense that those media outlets would so enthusiasticaly cover the Snowden story when they have been so diligent at avoiding and minimising every other whistleblower story unless you also accept that Snowden is their boy. This is their coming out party.
The most worthy thing to note about all this I believe is the misdirection. All the coverage is about the NSA. The security agencies do not need the NSA to operate.
By all means rag on the NSA and their immoral spying programs. But don’t forget to tell your political representative when you write them, because you are going to write them right, that Internet spying is unacceptable from any public or private organisation.