Intelligence head tweets badge stating “Nothing is beyond our reach”
December 5, 2013
Following this year’s further revelations on the NSA actively spying on Americans’ communications, along with the president’s promise to “reign in” the powers of US spooks, one would have expected that the government would be engaged in a damage control campaign going forward.
However, this is the criminally insane military industrial complex usurped government we’re referring to, so Instead they’re putting world-eating Octopus logos on the side of spy satellites and tweeting about it.
Here’s a photograph of the launch of NROL-39, the latest government spy satellite being overseen by The National Reconnaissance Office, which provides signals intelligence to the NSA, among other agencies. The NRO is considered one of the “big 5” spy agencies.
— Office of the DNI (@ODNIgov) December 5, 2013
The program is classified, but ‘what the hell, let’s tweet about it’ was presumably the conclusion of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the over-arching agency that the NRO reports to.
And to really rub it in Americans’ faces about how we spy on them and the entire world, lets slap on a logo featuring an octopus enveloping the world with its tentacles, with the words “Nothing is beyond our reach.”
Ready for launch? An Atlas 5 will blast off at just past 11PM, PST carrying an classified NRO payload (also cubesats) pic.twitter.com/ll7s0nCOPg
— Office of the DNI (@ODNIgov) December 5, 2013
Really subtle. This would be akin to the DoD sticking the grim reaper on it’s unmanned drone program as a logo… oh wait it did do that.
A spokesperson for NRO issued a statement that reads:
“NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide.”
“‘Nothing is beyond our reach’ defines this mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our nation.” the statement continues.
The ODNI is headed up by James Clapper, the principle advisor to President Obama on intelligence and national security, and the man who openly LIED to Congress during a March Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the NSA’s spying programs, then later apologised for doing so.
Indeed, fresh calls were made in Congress this week to prosecute Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general, for committing a federal offense.
“The only way laws are effective is if they’re enforced,” said Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act. “If it’s a criminal offense — and I believe Mr. Clapper has committed a criminal offense — then the Justice Department ought to do its job.”
So you’d think Clapper would want to be keeping a low profile right about now. But no, like some bad guy out of a James Bond movie, he’s tweeting about engulfing the world like a crazy cephalopod or a crackers kraken. He’s letting the world know that he’s about to become a maniacal mollusc, launching a giant spy telescope into space. He’s proudly announcing that he’s an insane invertebrate collecting and devouring all your metadata and tracking your exact whereabouts under a 30 year old executive order.
If you’re thinking that you’ve seen this logo somewhere before, it may be because you watched the feature-length episode of the original Batman series when The Joker, The Penguin, The Riddler, and Catwoman joined forces as the “United Underworld”. Yes, it was the logo of the most vile villains in all of Gotham city. Very fitting.
“In addition its primary payload, the rocket will also carry a dozen mini satellites funded by the National Reconnaissance Office and @NASA,” the ODNI twitter account also notes.
The only other thing known about the NROL-39 spy satellite launch is its trajectory, which places it into an orbit identical to existing spy satellites used for radar imaging. It is thought by some that the mission is therefore part of a series of launches in an effort to retrieve components from the failed spy satellite program known as Future Imagery Architecture. In 2007, The New York Times labeled the program “perhaps the most spectacular and expensive failure in the 50-year history of American spy satellite projects.”
So much for “nothing is beyond our reach” then.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.
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