Re: It really is about sales.
I kind of hate to say it, but you're right. At this point they're trying to add some lube, but they're going to keep right on fucking us.
There's no possible way that anyone will believe what they tell us, even with government permission. It's all gone too far. Every single time they've told us something it was either a blatant lie or about 1/1000th of the truth. Hell, the guy in charge of it all got caught red handed lying to Congress. It's almost developed into a regular cycle where 'they' lie, then the truth hits the press the following Friday.
If the intelligence agencies have actionable information they should act on it now. They can't do that though. They don't have anything useful. Absolutely zero actionable information. They've got petabytes of Sunday calls to mom, sex talk and sales pitches.
They lost a six and a half foot tall Arab on dialysis for a decade even after offering a $50M reward for his location and plastering millions of copies of his image all over the planet. They fail so bad at their job of identifying useful information and the people who have it the government had to send TWO MILLION SOLDIERS overseas for a decade+, spend $5.4 Trillion and start spying on their own citizens to make up for the repeated failings of the intelligence community. And they still completely missed the fucking terrorists in Boston...
After all that we're still 'Code Orangey/Red', 'terrorists' are applying for jobs at the NSA, coming back into my own country is harder than getting onto the ISS and I've got recurring dreams of black helicopters landing inside my walls. I'm more concerned about my government than I am the terrorists.
There's obviously no reason to fear 'the terrorists', they've gone so far to ground they're harmless. Right? Otherwise they wouldn't have to be looking for them on my phone. Right? There aren't any terrorists or terrorist contacts on my phone, or anyone's reading this (pretty sure anyway, but if there are you're very safe from these clowns). How far are they going to have to go to find them???
They can't find them with traditional spy craft, they can't find them with armies, they can't find them with satellites in orbit, they can't find them with flying robot assassins, they can't find them by scanning the post, they can't find them with X-ray and millimeter wave scanners, they can't find them by tapping my phone, reading my emails or looking into the friends of my friends friends. Will they try looking in my home next?