Britain’s “War On Terror” Insanity Continues – David Cameron Declares War On Encryption…& Wants Toddlers Outed As Potential Terrorists

Posted: January 13, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Michael Krieger | Posted Monday Jan 12, 2015

Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?

My answer to that question is: No, we must not.”
– UK Prime Minister David Cameron

I’m not interested in this civil liberties stuff.

If they’re a threat, I want their emails and calls listened to.”
– London Mayor Boris Johnson

When it comes to the “war on terror,” the United Kingdom embraces a unique form of paranoia and hatred for civil liberties that leaves pretty much all other Western nations in the dust.

Although it isn’t the country in which I reside, the extraordinarily close diplomatic ties between the U.S. and the UK results in my paying particular attention to what transpires over in Albion.

I highlighted Britain’s most recent example of terror fear-mongering in the post, The War on Toddler Terrorists – Britain Wants to Force Nursery School Teachers to Identify “Extremist” Children.

Yes, it’s exactly as absurd as it sounds.

Here’s an excerpt:

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The document accompanies the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, currently before parliament.

It identifies nurseries and early years childcare providers, along with schools and universities, as having a duty “to prevent people being drawn into terrorism”.

Unsurprisingly, the recent attacks across the English Channel were more than sufficient to get UK Prime Minister David Cameron hot and bothered enough to immediately call for more power for the government, and less civil liberties for the citizenry.

In his latest twisted authoritarian fantasy, Mr. Cameron has decided to declare war on encryption. In other words, a war on private communications between citizens. The New York Times reports that:

LONDON — Popular messaging services like Snapchat and WhatsApp are in the cross hairs in Britain.

That was the message delivered on Monday by Prime Minister David Cameron, who said he would pursue banning encrypted messaging services if Britain’s intelligence services were not given access to the communications.

Mr. Cameron, who has started to campaign ahead of a national election in Britain in May, said his government, if elected, would ban encrypted online communication tools that could potentially be used by terrorists if the country’s intelligence agencies were not given increased access.

The reforms are part of new legislation that would force telecom operators and Internet services providers to store more data on people’s online activities, including social network messages.

“Are we going to allow a means of communications which it simply isn’t possible to read?”

Mr. Cameron said at an event on Monday, in reference to services like WhatsApp, Snapchat and other encrypted online applications.

“My answer to that question is: ‘No, we must not.’ ”

Joining David Cameron in a tag team assault on the basic human right of privacy, was London’s insane Mayor Boris Johnson.

Mr. Johnson has graced these pages previously, for example in the piece: London’s Mayor Says We Should “Thank the Super Rich” – Calls Them “Tax Heroes” and Compares to the “Homeless and Irish Travelers”.

Here’s Mr. Johnson latest contribution to the demise of Western Civilization.

From the Independent:

Speaking to Sky News from a demonstration in support of Paris at Trafalgar Square, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:

“I’m not interested in this civil liberties stuff.

If they’re a threat, I want their emails and calls listened to.”

The man sure has a way with words.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger


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