Should We Trust Governments Which Pass Around Our Nude Images … While Protecting PEDOPHILES?
Preface: Bill Cosby’s alleged rape of at least 16 women (12 through drugging) is inexcusable. But the crimes discussed below are much worse, because they involved kids or because they effect all of us.
The British spy agency GCHQ and the NSA collected millions of webcam images … many of them nude.
NSA employees routinely pass around nude photos and videos of everyday normal citizens gathered through mass surveillance.
They say: “Trust us, we won’t misuse any nude images.” They say: “We’re the good guys … just trying to stop bad guys.”
But the British security services allegedly helped to cover up widespread pedophelia in Britain. Indeed, a whistleblower alleges that the British security services supported and funded pedophile rings as a way to blackmail establishment figures.
Something similar may have happened in the U.S. Yahoo News reported in 2010:
A 2006 Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation into the purchase of child pornography online turned up more than 250 civilian and military employees of the Defense Department — including some with the highest available security clearance — who used credit cards or PayPal to purchase images of children in sexual situations. But the Pentagon investigated only a handful of the cases, Defense Department records show.
But the DCIS opened investigations into only 20 percent of the individuals identified, and succeeded in prosecuting just a handful.
What about the other 80 percent? Were they blackmailed?
Without greater public disclosure of how these cases wound down, it’s impossible to know how or whether any of the names listed in the … papers came in for additional scrutiny.
According to the records, DCIS prioritized the investigations by focusing on people who had security clearances — since those who have a taste for child pornography can be vulnerable to blackmail and espionage.
At least some of the people on the … list with security clearances were never pursued and could possibly remain on the job ….
Should we really trust these people? Are they the good guys?