Sunday, June 9, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole

This case regarding the release of secret info gets more Alice like by the hour. Now we have some 29 year old high school drop out in Hawaii having access to TS/SID/NF data from his local terminal! And we are worried about the Chinese! Why not just post it on Facebook directly by the Intel Agencies.

But! Wait, is this too unbelievable, if so, perhaps it is not believable. Perhaps it is not what it appears to be. Why "escape" to Hong Kong. He apparently left his job because of seizures. So we have people with access to such secrets who also have seizures, the ADA at work!

What is this guy, who does he work for, why did he go to Hong Kong, and the list of questions go on. This is starting to sound like a plot from so poorly done Hollywood movie. The truth, if there be any, is no where near the surface.

As the Guardian states:

He has had "a very comfortable life" that included a salary of roughly $200,000, a girlfriend with whom he shared a home in Hawaii, a stable career, and a family he loves. "I'm willing to sacrifice all of that because I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."

Well, he is paid well above a GS 15. Strange when we pay High School drop outs such a salary when we send back to China our PhDs.

The tale here is much more complex than what we are told, I would believe. This is too simple, too neat, too direct. Let us see what happens in the next twenty for hours.