Three suspected French terrorists and a fourth who allegedly crossed the border into Syria have provided ample opportunity to ramp up the police and surveillance state.
Stephanie Pezard, a RAND Corporation political scientist with a specialty in French policy, told CBC News there is “only so much you can do to prevent attacks that basically can come from everywhere. It’s going to be mostly intelligence services that will have to make sure that everyone on their watch list is being watched.”
— RAND Corporation (@RANDCorporation) January 13, 2015
In the United States, the terrorist watch list is massive. The FBI’s terrorist Screening Database or TSDB as of 2008 consisted of 400,000 unique names and over 1,000,000 records. Names are provided by the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Department of Defense and other federal agencies.
Monitoring a small percentage of the names included would require a sprawling intelligence apparatus that would rival East Germany’s Stasi, Nazi Germany’s Gestapo or the KGB in the Soviet Union.
The NSA is currently the largest and most powerful intelligence organization in the world.
“The NSA will play an integral part in permanent surveillance,” writes David Hamilton for the WikiLeaks Press. “Technological advancements will upgrade the NSA’s surveillance capabilities to real time surveillance. Millions of innocent people have been the subject of surveillance and millions more will become subjects of surveillance.”
Not surprisingly, RAND is behind the propaganda effort to radically expand the size and scope of the surveillance grid.
Real-time monitoring of “terrorists,” that is say all who pose a serious threat to the establishment, is a primary objective of the global elite.
The end game for the NSA is not merely to monitor a million or so people included in a terror database, but the entire population.
The “RAND National Defense Research Institute is a federally-funded Council on Foreign Relations ‘think-tank’ sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and headed by Council on Foreign Relations member Michael D. Rich. Clients include the Pentagon, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, IBM, Republican Party, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Energy and NASA. The interlocking leadership between the trustees at RAND, and the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations is a classic case of Bilderberg modus operandi,” writes Daniel Estulin in his book on the Bilderberg Group.