[cryptome] Re: Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

  • From: Jeremy Compton <J.Compton@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:18:28 +0000

This is very convenient of the Intelligence community to whinge moan and
complain. They are meant to be the ones that have comprised everyones security
with backdoor entry, yet the ones that complain the most.

From: cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <cryptome-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf
of John Young <jya@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 18 November 2015 05:06
To: cypherpunks@xxxxxxxxxx; cryptography@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [cryptome] Re: Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward

Wheedling about crypto and Snowden diverts from CIA Director's full speech and
broader critique. CIA version omits Q&A.


To be sure, commentators must promote their products to flatter their consumers
as do spies, officials and
armaments (crypto) producers.

Officials buy the armaments to gain votes and post-service directorships, word
artists blow wind to fan the flames.

"This Is War!" Perfect for all consumers except the slaughtered, a few of which
get ritual mourning (most ignored, unreported, unsacrelized, unheroricized,

Hard to tell the difference between opportunistic warmongerers or
anti-warmongerers, so ying and yang in complicity.

At 10:03 AM 11/17/2015, you wrote:

1. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/11/paris_attacks_b.html

<<As Paris reels from terrorist attacks that have claimed at least 128 lives,
fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American whistleblower
Edward Snowden and the spread of strong encryption catalyzed by his actions.
Now the Paris attacks are being used an excuse to demand back doors>>

<<how can âEURoeofficialsâEUR and their media stenographers persist in trying
to convince people of such a blatant, easily disproven falsehood: namely, that
Terrorists learned to hide their communications from SnowdenâEUR(tm)s
revelations? They do it because of how many benefits there are from swindling
people to believe this. To begin with, U.S officials are eager here to demonize
far more than just Snowden
They want to demonize encryption generally as well as any companies that offer
it. Indeed, as these media accounts show, theyâEUR(tm)ve been trying for two
decades to equate the use of encryption - anything that keeps them out of
peopleâEUR(tm)s private onlinee communications - with aiding and abetting The

<<Above all, thereâEUR(tm)s the desperation to prevent people from asking how
and why ISIS was able to spring up seemingly out of nowhere and be so powerful,
able to blow up a Russian passenger plane, a market in Beirut, and the streets
of Paris in a single week. ThatâEUR(tm)s the one question Western officials are
most desperate not to be asked, so directing peopleâEUR(tm)s ire to Edward
Snowden and strong encryption is beneficial in the extreme>>

<<ThereâEUR(tm)s the related question of how ISIS has become so well-armed and
powerful. There are many causes, but a leading one is the role played by the
U.S. and its âEURoeallies in the regionâEUR (i.e., Gulf tyrannies) in arming

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