This was another one that caught virtually every reader's eye here, and it caught mine as well, so again, my thanks to so many of you who shared it with me.
What am I referring to?
I'm referring to the fact that there have apparently been several electrical fires, and in some reports, explosions, at the NSA's shiny new multi-billion dollar facility in Utah:
I want to draw your attention to some statements in the second article:
"The National Security Agency's $2 billion mega spy center is going up in flames.
"Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA's newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility's opening by one year.
"And no one seems to know how to fix it.
"Within the last 13 months, at least 10 electric surges have each cost about $100,000 in damages, according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Experts agree that the system, which requires about 64 megawatts of electricity—that's about a $1 million a month energy bill--isn't able to run all of its computers and servers while keeping them cool, which is likely triggering the meltdowns."
Now, as most of you know, I'm not particularly fond of the idea of massive electronic spying or surveillance all in the name of keeping us safe, by an agency which calls itself the National Security Agency. Now, for our German readers, that translates as Reichsicherheithauptamt, part of the burgeoning Heimatsicherheit (for our United Kingdom readers, that's Homeland Security) apparatus of the Fourth Rei....er...the USSA. ("Hey, Reinhard! Remember all those IBM and Zuse computers we had at Hauptquartier on the Prinz Albrechtstrasse? Wait till you see the really cool stuff the Amis are up to in Utah!")
Putting all Nazi NSA RSHA necromantic security and computer-obsessed wet dreams aside, the article raises a good question: are these difficulties simply due to the fact that such computational power has never been networked and linked in such a way before that it's causing the technologically sophisticated USSA to have these "meltdowns"? Or is there some other explanation? Simple incompetence? Well, incompetence is possible, since we're already seeing what wonders Obama"care" has in store for everyone with the failures of the online exchanges.
But in the case of the NSA, I'm thinking incompetence isn't the only possible explanation. Indeed, that the NSA and Obama"care" are experiencing difficulties at the same time gives one pause. One commentator that I read even suggested the possibility of sabotage, and many commentators are not complaining, since the facility is for "spying on Americans."
But again, I rather suspect the real purpose, and the real facility, are two different things. As I put it elsewhere, the idea that the NSA located all the "sensitive stuff" above ground at this facility is naive. In fact, the facility is probably a bit of theater, a Potemkin village, and the "good stuff" is probably far underground. After all, all that vast hidden system of finance will buy not only a lot of cool technology for secret space programs, but a lot of underground tunnels, maglev trains, and "mantle scrapers" (underground skyscrapers).
Sabotage as an explanation invites so many other explanations, none of them entirely present, and fortunately, no one in the goobernment is suggesting - yet - any idea of a kind of "false flag" against the NSA or its facilities, which could be used to further other agendas. But there's another possibility that must be mentioned: the articles note that this problem is causing a delay in the projected opening of the facility of approximately a year. Perhaps, then, one is looking at more indications of a "penetrated operation," of that "factional infighting" that I've been suggesting is occurring within the power structure of the deep state with its various factions and interests. After all, it would be a comparatively simple matter to slip one's own "people" into the construction and electricians' crews building the facility. It takes little imagination to envision some foreign power, interested in delaying the facility, or simply trying to be a nuisance to the USSA's NSA-RSHA, slipping in such people into the construction crews (think BRICSA here folks).
Why would I suggest such a thing? You'll recall that I've been suggesting that the real intentions of such "data mining" are for financial and scenario/market-gaming purposes. Such eavesdropping resources would be another wall of cyber defense around the Anglosphere financial oligarchy, and, indeed, the US dollar. Thus, any attempt to create a global financial alternative to that will have to address, and take out, or at least, interfere with or curb that capability.
I therefore suspect, folks, that there's much more going on with this facility and its problems than meets the idea. This is one to watch, folks.
See you on the flip side.