August 8, 2008
Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig has learned from a reliable source - former government Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke - that a Virtual Patriot Act, or “i-Patriot Act” as they call it, is already drawn up in response to an event yet to happen - a large-scale attack on/involving/using the Internet:
There’s going to be an i-9/11 event. Which doesn’t necessarily mean an Al Qaeda attack, it means an event where the instability or the insecurity of the internet becomes manifest during a malicious event which then inspires the government into a response. You’ve got to remember that after 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.
The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.
Of course, the Patriot Act is filled with all sorts of insanity about changing the way civil rights are protected, or not protected in this instance. So I was having dinner with Richard Clarke and I asked him if there is an equivalent, is there an i-Patriot Act just sitting waiting for some substantial event as an excuse to radically change the way the internet works. He said “of course there is … and Vint Cerf is NOT going to like it very much.”
That line about Vint Cerf was from the video on the sites, where Lessig drops the i-bomb around the 4:30 mark. Here’s an excerpt of the i-9/11 reference:
Another Version of the Truth. With the presidential elections coming up in the US there have been “warnings” about possible “terrorist attacks” possibly to influence the election (see this article from Bloomberg), so don’t be surprised to hear about hackers causing blackouts or hacking e-voting machines on election day. What better excuse to implement the i-Patriot Act, considering how the NSA was reportedly trying to set up a surveillance grid months BEFORE 9/11.
For a little light reading on such “False Flag” operations, head over to WikiLeaks for the US Special Forces Counter Insurgency Manual.
Call it conspiracy theory if you must, but there’s been more going on that shows that king Duh’bya is looking to hijack TOTAL CONTROL over the Internet by any means necessary…
Information Clearing House admin harased by government thugs: (Propaganda Matrix, Truth Seeker) Tom Feeley of informationclearinghouse.info and his wife were threatened by apparent government thugs who told them “”Stop what he is/you are doing on the Internet, NOW!”
Secret EU security draft risks uproar with call to pool policing and give US personal data: (Guardian.co.uk) As if the US wasn’t satisfied with spying on its own citizens, they also want to spy on EU citizens as well, all under the banner of “achieving a Euro-Atlantic area of cooperation with the United States in the field of freedom, security and justice.”
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.