It’s not paranoia: The USA government is engaged in massive surveillance on its citizens and others; Germany applauds Snowden.


More and more is coming out about the massive data collection and espionage of the government of the USA:

July 12, 2013

You are not paranoid

At last year’s Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas this hack asked a former government investigator if the US was spying on US citizens. He seemed enraged by the idea that the media were trying to make out that the US government would spy on its own citizens and any such suggestion was paranoia in action…

At congressional hearings in March the US director of national intelligence James Clapper was asked directly by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) if the NSA was collecting data on millions of Americans – a question Wyden had cleared with Clapper 24 hours beforehand. Clapper replied “No,” which he later said depended on how you interpreted the word “collect,” after Snowden started releasing documents.

The news broke for people in the US when Snowden released documents showing that Verizon Business was routinely handling over full user metadata to the NSA thanks to a secret court order. This includes who is called, for how long, and where you are when doing so, and it’s all legal under section 215 of the Patriot Act (according to the government) so long as the content of the calls isn’t directly monitored…

After the Verizon court documents Snowden showed poorly designed PowerPoint slides about PRISM; a system that is designed to harvest the data from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and others, to give the NSA access to users of corporate servers. The details of the system are still in doubt but from what we know some of the biggest names in IT were handing over user’s data for storage and analysis…

On Thursday Microsoft’s problems got even bigger when Snowden released documentsshowing quite how closely Redmond is working with the NSA to slurp customer’s data. Redmond has installed a backdoor into Outlook encryption for the Feds, Skydrive is wide open to the NSA and Skype calls are increasingly under scrutiny…After Snowden fled to Hong Kong he told the Chinese authorities about the efforts of the NSA to hack not just Middle Kingdom military servers, but also civilian networks such as mobile providers. There was a listening station not too far from his hotel room he said.

I have long warned about the improperly named “Patriot Act” as the name itself is hypocritical as early American patriots would have never supported anything like it–they rebelled against government control and power–they did not want it or government surveillance increased.  But that is what the “Patriot Act” has legalized in violation of various provisions of the Bill of Rights and the intent of the US Declaration of Independence (see also The Bill of Rights and Declaration on the 4th of July 2013).

Many in Germany, including those who remember the surveillance techniques of the former East Germany, are seeing parallels between what the Communists used to do there and what the Americans are doing now:

Germans Hail Snowden as NSA Evokes Stasi Seizing Lives of Others

Willi Kuhlmann remembers the day the Berlin Wall was erected on Aug. 13, 1961, and how the system of spying on East German citizens by secret police known as the Stasi intensified…

Kuhlmann, a 77-year-old retired forester, is among ordinary Germans who draw parallels between the NSA’s activities and the surveillance carried out by the Stasi. One in two of the country’s citizens regard Snowden as a hero, according to a June 29 survey of 504 people by Emnid for Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

“You don’t spy like that on your friends,” said Kuhlmann in a telephone interview.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose government has rejected the leaker’s application for asylum to Germany, spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama over the phone last week after Der Spiegel reported that the NSA spied on German citizens and European diplomats. Germany was the top destination among European countries for the intelligence gathering, with about 500 million phone calls, e-mails and SMS being monitored and recorded by the NSA every month, the magazine said…

Snowden, who has been offered legal and logistical support by anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks as he faced U.S. requests for extradition in Hong Kong and Russia, also said NSA officials were “in bed together with the Germans.” According to Der Spiegel, the NSA has a partnership with Germany’s foreign intelligence service, or BND, with the Americans providing “analysis tools” for the BND to use as it monitors streams of data passing through Germany.

Notice the claim that NSA officials were “in bed together with the Germans.”  As I have been warning readers of this page, what the USA is doing is setting up a system and providing information to the Germans that will later be used against the USA as well as to help the final Beast power demand/monitor worship and monetary control.

While most seem to act like the Europeans cannot be a threat again the USA, the reality is that the more information the USA gives the Germans and other Europeans, the better they will be able to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the defenses of the USA and ultimately overpower them.

The USA only shares this vast amount of information with the Germans and the Anglo-descended nations.  And while the Anglo-nations will not be at the forefront of attacking the USA militarily, biblical prophecy shows that the end time descendants of Assyria–the Germanic/Central European peoples, will be.


5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?  (Isaiah 10:5-8, KJV)

Notice that the Assyrian goes against a hypocritical nation.  Is not the so-called “land of the free” and “home of the brave” being hypocritical when it has to spy on everyone and everything it practically can?  That shows that its citizens are not truly free, nor is its government acting brave.  Notice also the following:

Snowden travels trace a path of government hypocrisy

Edward Snowden’s global travels have highlighted the chasm between the political posturing and actual practices of governments when it comes to free expression. As is well known now, the former government contractor’s leaks exposed the widespread phone and digital surveillance being conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency, practices at odds with the Obama administration’s positioning of the United States as a global leader on Internet freedom and its calls for technology companies to resist foreign demands for censorship and surveillance.

China accuses US of cyber security hypocrisy amid Edward Snowden dispute

27 June 2013…

China accused the United States on Thursday of “double standards” and hypocrisy in the area of cyber security as tension flared between Beijing and Washington over the flight of fugitive former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden…

Snowden’s revelations of widespread snooping by the US National Security Agency in China and Hong Kong have given Beijing considerable ammunition in the tit-for-tat exchange. China’s defence ministry said the Prism programme “has revealed the concerned country’s true face and hypocritical behaviour”.

The hypocrisy of the USA on this matter (and others) is getting a lot of coverage.

Furthermore, because of the vast amount of surveillance and information gathering that the NSA does, at some point in time it may decide that one or more statements made by those associated with groups like the Continuing Church of God are unacceptable. Enough so, that this will trigger a famine of the word of God (Amos 8:12).

Much involving the USA’s government (and others) happens secretly, and includes surveillance.God’s people are to pray for protection from ‘secret plots’:

2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows — bitter words,
4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. (Psalms 64:2-4)

The Bible warns that a power will arise in Europe and takeover the land with the strongest fortresses and divide it for gain (Daniel 11:39).  The Bible also teaches that the world will marvel that the European Beast power was able to do this (Revelation 13:1-4).  The Bible also warns that this European power will seek to force worship and control the economy:
15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.  (Revelation 13:15-18)

And it appears that the government of the USA has been helping assist in the infrastructure to make this happen.  Some are questioning what the NSA is doing, but it will be too little too late.  The European Beast power will rise up and the USA is directly and indirectly assisting with that.
Some items of possibly related interest include the following:

Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power? Various allegations have surfaced about the United States government spying on its own citizens as well as its supposed allies in the European Union. Whether or not all the espionage allegations are true, and the main ones have not been publicly denied by the government of the USA, the reality is that this does have prophetic ramifications and will help the Beast of Revelation. This video provides quotes from the Bible showing how this is so. The USA is placing itself in a position to be taken over and its response to the allegations will make it easier for the Europeans to do so.
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Persecutions by Church and State This article documents some that have occurred against those associated with the COGs and some prophesied to occur. Will those with the cross be the persecutors or the persecuted–this article has the shocking answer. There is also a YouTube video sermon you can watch: The Coming Persecution of the Church.
There is a Place of Safety for the Philadelphians. Why it May Be Petra This article discusses a biblical ‘place of safety’ and includes quotes from the Bible and Herbert W. Armstrong on this subject–thus, there is a biblically supported alternative to the rapture theory. There is also a video on the subject: Might Petra be the Place of Safety?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Two Horned Beast of Revelation and 666 Who is 666? This article explains how the COG views this, and compares this to Ellen White.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2? Is this the King of the North, the ten-horned beast of Revelation 13:1-11, or the two-horned Beast of Revelation 13:12-16? Some rely on traditions, but what does the Bible teach? Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Quién es el Hombre de Pecado de 2 Tesalonicenses 2? Here is a version in Mandarin: 主编: 谁是’大罪人’?Here is a link to a related YouTube video, in English, titled Who is the Man of Sin?
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet.” Plus it shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy. You can also watch a video titled What Does the Bible teach about the Antichrist?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
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