We talked about how the CIA knew – and was preparing for the fact – that the world was heading to a place of not just inter-country war but of intra-country war, in which mass surveillance would be necessary to control populations. And about how armies were being turned into police forces to administer countries they have invaded and occupied, while the police – even in places such as India and Pakistan and Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States – were being trained to behave like armies to quell internal insurrections.

There were lots of great pullquotes from the piece, and this one only touches on one of the many topics discussed, but it's one that immediately grabbed me.



posted by doesntgolf: 1145 days ago