How To Make Sense Of The Surveillance Or No Surveillance!

Does anyone else wonder why there has been such a complete denial by the GOP that there is no evidence of surveillance by Obummer’s administration? Stop and think for just a minute. The original “news” did not come about because of President Trump. For those who may be scratching their heads, one of the original reports came from the British News site, The Guardian which can and should be read as well.

This surely could be a good “suspense thriller” and would not be surprising if one on this very topic were soon to hit the NYT Bestseller list.

Some of the claims are extremely questionable, and are referred to in that light. So if not reliable, why publish them in the first place? This is a tactic to basically incite rumors, which in at least 99 percent of the cases are only that.

Some disturbing things that are not rumors, is a Dossier John McCain submitted to Comey of the FBI making assertations or claims of some sort of collusion between Trump and Russia. McCain “said he was reluctant to get involved, lest it be perceived as payback for insulting remarks Trump had made about him during his rambunctious campaign.” While he was more than willing to try and dig up some sort of condemning information, he didn’t want to get involved? Really? What a contradiction of actions.

So here’s where an interesting recap of the surveillance issue gets started. It lends strong implications that for some reason, all this information suddenly doesn’t seem to be important. One could almost wonder if it is now being claimed it never existed? Well, read it and draw your own conclusions. If nothing else, you will be scratching your head and wonder what’s going on, and what can you believe anymore.

If you’re really interested, it will take some reading, and following the various outbound links that lead to yet more sources of information. I did take the time to follow those sources. However no claim is being made of any conclusion I’d be willing to share. Other than that of it bears reading for anyone wanting to process and consider the possibilities. As to where the truth lies? That may be the most difficult part to determine.

What has bothered me from the outset, are the reports stemming from those anonymous sources. Everything is shrouded in secrecy, and there seems to be no trail of evidence anyone is willing or able to produce. In that light, what can be believable? What are we left to think? Right there is the issue.

There has been so much mud slung that it has sufficiently disguised and distorted any truth written on the wall. Diluted, misrepresented, misdirected, the majority dependent on the reader to attempt making any sense of it. Sean Hannity of Fox News has repeatedly made the comment, “Journalism is dead!” Others have made a relation to “Orwellian Doublespeak.” Does anyone sincerely disagree?

What has also been noticed is that because of all this bias, as well as confusion it’s too complicated for most to focus on an issue. There are too many segues. Fake news stories are prolific to add more uncertainty to the mix. These get posted to social media and the unwary jump to repost. Way to often without “vetting” the story for fact or fiction. The old adage of if it sounds to good, outlandish, radical, to be true, it’s time for snopes.com.

Results speak loudly to both. It has gotten to the point where we are left more confused than enlightened or educated to the issues. Truth in reporting seems to be totally absent. Conjecture, innuendo, anonymous sources if they really exist, extreme accounts by equally extreme writers, seem to lead nowhere.

Readers are left going in circles, just like the dog chasing it’s tail. Is

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Somethin’ is going on in there, but it’s not me!

there is some notion that I’m going to even suggest an answer to all this? Let it be clearly stated that is not going to happen. You get the same opportunity presented to me. An article offering still more questions than answers. Are we having fun yet?

I think something is trying to “hack” my brain! Must be some new gizmo NSA is testing.

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Alan is retired and resides in Quito, Ecuador. Writing is a passion which has resulted in two eBooks thus far, with more in the works. Married 47 years with four sons and 13 grandchildren, provides potential grist for the mill! Alan is a charter "Boomer", a Viet Nam veteran, committed to roasting his own coffee and writes about whatever pops into his mind. He loves to build and ride recumbent bikes, play racquetball, writes almost daily, travels Ecuador, and talks to anything that does not move fast enough! The twinkle in his eye is a combination of the sun, and an active sense of humor. His desire to encourage others to write is being answered through his articles on the Internet.