I guess I’ll never look at those black surveillance globes above me the same again.
Right now, the Twitter-verse is blowing up about the recent Wikileaks release about a program entitled Trapwire. You can go on Twitter, search #trapwire, and see what everyone is talking about. Apparently, this release is such a big disclosure, that the ambitious techno-fascists behind Trapwire seem to be quite disappointed that word is getting out so swiftly. The Wikileaks web site is reportedly sustaining 10GB worth of DDoS attacks each second, which is massive.
Here’s what Trapwire is, according to Russian-state owned media network RT: “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology””and have installed it across the U.S. under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.”
Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the United States are recorded digitally on the spot, then encrypted and instantaneously delivered to a fortified central database center at an undisclosed location to be aggregated with other intelligence. It’s part of a program called Trapwire and it’s the brainchild of the Abraxas, a Northern Virginia company staffed with elite from America’s intelligence community.
The employee roster at Arbaxas reads like a who’s who of agents once with the Pentagon, CIA and other government entities according to their public LinkedIn profiles, and the corporation’s ties are assumed to go deeper than even documented. The details on Abraxas and, to an even greater extent Trapwire, are scarce, however, and not without reason. For a program touted as a tool to thwart terrorism and monitor activity meant to be under wraps, it’s understandable that Abraxas would want the program’s public presence to be relatively limited. But thanks to last year’s hack of the Strategic Forecasting intelligence agency, or Stratfor, all of that is quickly changing.
So those spooky new “circular” dark globe cameras installed in your neighborhood, park, town, or city, they aren’t just passively monitoring. They’re plugged into Trapwire and they are potentially monitoring every single person via facial recognition.
In related news, the Obama administration is fighting in federal court this week for the ability to imprison American citizens under NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions, and anyone else, without charge or trial, on suspicion alone.
So, now, we have a widespread network of surveillance cameras across America monitoring us and reporting suspicious activity back to a centralized analysis center, mixed in with the ability to imprison people via military force on the basis of suspicious activity alone. I don’t see how that could possibly go wrong. And that’s not all. We all know the government, and algorithmic computer programs, never make mistakes.
Here’s what is also so disturbing about this NDAA: “This past week’s hearing was even more terrifying. Government attorneys again, in this hearing, presented no evidence to support their position and brought forth no witnesses. Most incredibly, Obama’s attorneys refused to assure the court, when questioned, that the NDAA’s section 1021 ”“ the provision that permits reporters and others who have not committed crimes to be detained without trial ”“ has not been applied by the U.S. government anywhere in the world after Judge Forrest’s injunction. In other words, they were telling a U.S. federal judge that they could not, or would not, state whether Obama’s government had complied with the legal injunction that she had laid down before them. To this, Judge Forrest responded that if the provision had indeed been applied, the United States government would be in contempt of court.”
What has been happening in the government in the last year is nothing short of suspicious. But the fact that these court proceedings are taking place and are receiving little or no attention makes any American citizen uneasy about trusting our elected officials. But Trapwire will most certainly make the average individual be weary the next time they see those black eyes in the skies.