Australia’s Prime Minster Admits Metadata Collection is for “General Crime” Not Terrorism

Government plans to make telecommunications companies store users’ metadata for two years
Australia’s Prime Minster Admits Metadata Collection is for “General Crime” Not Terrorism

by Michael Krieger | Liberty Blitzkrieg | August 8, 2014


“The U.S. government kills people based on metadata.”

- Former head of the NSA Michael Hayden

Myself and countless others have been warning for many years that the “war on terror” is a complete and total sham. A power grab used by governments to further consolidate power and control over the masses that reside within their borders. Slowly but surely, we have all realized that none of the spying is actually about stopping terror attacks. For example, a White House panel concluded late last year that the NSA’s unconstitutional metadata collectionhad not stopped a single terror attack. Yes that’s right, ZERO.

Fortunately for us in the Western world, Australia’s Prime Minister is a gigantic bumbling buffoon who can’t open his mouth for more than five seconds without saying something stupid. Sometimes his verbal diarrhea gives us a glimpse into what the status quo really thinks. We learn from theSydney Morning Herald that:

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has moved to clarify details of his government’s contentious plans to store the phone and internet logs of everyday Australians after his suggestion on national television that people’s web browsing history would be included caused confusion and concern.
On Wednesday, Mr Abbott said the government’s plan to make telecommunications companies store users’ metadata for two years could be used to fight “general” crimes and not just in terror cases.In a subsequent interview on Wednesday, Mr Abbott stressed that the government was not seeking to view content but only metadata.

‘What you generate is content, what the service providers generate is metadata. We do think the metadata should be kept because all of the best security advice is that without this, counter-terrorism work becomes difficult, crime fighting work becomes very difficult,” he said.

Mr Abbott has said that the proposals were ”absolutely critical” for agencies fighting terrorism but also said the data would be used ”in crime fighting more generally”.

Comforting considering former NSA head Michael Hayden admitted the U.S. government assassinates people based on metadata.

As I mentioned earlier, Australia’s PM is an epic imbecile. If you never had a chance to read this the first time, check out: Video of the Day – Meet Australia’s Creepy Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.


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