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  •  And it sounds eeriely familiar: (29+ / 0-)
    The ruling party says the law is needed to encourage the United States and other allies to share national security information with Japan. With the creation of a U.S.-style National Security Council in his office, it is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to strengthen Japan’s role in global security and create a more authoritarian government at home.
    If the TPP passes, then we will be opening the door to an internationally funded jack-booted thug style of corporate authority. Five years ago, even the most paranoid among us couldn't have imagined a global network of spies capable of invading the average person's personal life at the behest of corporations...but it is real now...and what we know is just the tip of the iceberg.

    If it wasn't so scary, it would be ridiculous.

    "We've come for your daughter, Chuck." Beetlejuice

    •  There are a lot of things (20+ / 0-)

      that are uniform over a large number of countries.  Plus, the whole TPP thing. Who is driving it?  I'm starting to think that the conspiracy theorists might be proven right again about cabals, and such.  Who is at the center of these kinds of things like the austerity policies, the cops in riot gear that look the same from one country to another and use the same formations and techniques?  

      The fact that some countries seek to imitate the US in the national security realm is scary and worse.

      I remember at the beginning of the Snowden files thing, someone, I think it might have been emptywheel, saying that she's afraid it would end up leading not to less spying but just more governments getting in on it. Instead of five eyes, ten eyes (as an example). And look what Japan wants. They want in on it! Apparently so does Germany and France.  Some people were saying that their outrage was faux and they were making a fuss so that they'd get in on the big spying cache.  I think they all have some kind of "intelligence sharing" agreement but the five eyes apparently have access to the most stuff.  Yeah, great, huh?  Other govt's are whining while really they are salivating.  I can see TPP including some kind  of intelligence sharing component. It wouldn't surprise me if the TTP deal has both the secret negotiations and also top secret negotiations. The secret stuff will eventually have to be revealed to the public but not the top secret stuff.  I can't even believe all of this is happening.

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 08:58:47 AM PST

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      •  great comment - other countries want own NSA (9+ / 0-)

        and to work with US NSA

        as I was driving around a few minutes ago I had a sense of the US as the world leader in listening and spying

        as joanne pointed out in her comment, and now to think about it, I wrote something similar on her diary this morning "What's Happening"

        I wrote that it is the world wide oligarchy that is going full steam ahead

        it sure is easy to connect the dots with this article about Japan wanting to get into bed with the NSA

        and the four part Snowden and the Future series from the Columbia Law Prof - he points out that when Merkel is hacked, it is a big deal. When millions of German little people are hacked, well, .... not so much.

        here is the link to the excellent series which has the fourth one next week

      •  When wealth becomes this concentrated... (3+ / 0-)
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        what do you expect?

        Who is at the center of these kinds of things like the austerity policies, the cops in riot gear that look the same from one country to another and use the same formations and techniques?
        How many multi-billionaires are there and how hard would it be for them to coordinate their activities?  At the same time, how many people, including very powerful people in terms of their governmental or corporate title, are under their effective control so that the decisions made by a few are magnified greatly in power?

        And when wealth is that concentrated, who threatens whom?  Do the ultra-rich really compete with each other for power and influence?  Or is it necessary for them to band together to ward off the greater threat from the 99%?

        It seems to me at least naive if not irrational to dismiss the possibility, indeed the likelihood, of international conspiracy among the 1%.

        As to the old canard that large conspiracies must end up being exposed as the leak possibilities increase geometrically, why do we see such incredibly paranoid concern with leaks?

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