…The CIA. Who could have seen that coming?
My thoughts: Thank God. Here I thought the CIA was corrupt AND incompetent. At least they know how to run a basic false flag operation.
But since that is what everyone would expect, there is likely no point to them even trying, and since they studied in Asia, they would know this and clearly not put the powder in their own drink.
So, I am thinking they are obviously just pawns in someone else’s scheme. At this point, I would say it is the Chinese. They pretend to be Mossad, pretending to be CIA, pretending to be Russians. Meanwhile, everyone in the Intel community KNOWS who did it and are all having a good laugh. Only American news media could possibly take this seriously. As if the US government spying on you is evil instead of asking MI-6 to spy on you and then it is OK (yes, that IS OK). Or as if people don’t intentionally buy commercial devices that listen to every word they say in their own homes and as if companies like Google don’t track every word of every person in the country.
Fact: The idea of “spying” is an anachronism. Information is easily had by almost everyone who wants it. The only way to keep a secret is to never tell anyone else.
Fact2: Anyone who still thinks they can have a private conversation is a moron.
Fact3: The future looks like more of the same, not less.
Fact4: If you expect the government to defend your rights to privacy, after they have had 100 years of training you to report your own spending and charitable habits to them, you are delusional.
Fact5: The CIA is likely every bit as incompetent as I suspected. Example: they have never successfully given accurate advanced warning of a foreign power detonating their first nuclear bomb. They almost always say that “X country” is 2-3 years away from having a working bomb.