For GCHQ, are we the terrorists?

The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) is a unit of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the British intelligence agency .[1] The existence of JTRIG was revealed as part of the global surveillance disclosures in documents leaked by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.[2]

To be fair, many of the questions which immediately spring to mind would have equally applied to past governments and insofar as it is the defence of the realm involved – then there’s a case for defensive measures.

However, with us now being under the control of the EU, how is “realm” defined?     And if the material in the pdf accessed here:

http://nourishingobscurity.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/gchq-pdf-on-dissimulation/

… of a JTRIG slideshow is studied, just how does it relate to countering terrorist cells?    Why, in order to expose the wrongdoing of terrorist cells and the like, would it require the sort of techniques within the pdf, for example this:

GCHQ dissimulation 2

… or this:

GCHQ dissimulation 3

The sorts of techniques covered in the course material costing the taxpayer a great deal of money would seem to be for a much more extensive “enemy”.    The very taxpayers themselves?

[Can’t remember whom this pdf was from – possibly IPJ.]

1 comment for “For GCHQ, are we the terrorists?

  1. March 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Things have moved along, presentationally, from when I was at the PsyOps program at Old Sarum back in the 70’s. But the ‘objects’ remain the same.

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