Saturday, July 19, 2014

Light Projection Graffiti on U.S. Embassy Berlin

Lichtprojektion auf US-Botschaft Berlin



















Okay, we had that coming. First, there was the matter of Angela Merkel's intercepted phone calls, and then the Snowden revelations, plus hearings in the Bundestag about U.S. technical surveillance in Germany that featured testimony from two former NSA employees.

Not to mention the recent arrests of two German government employees accused of selling thumb drives full 'o German secrets to the CIA, arrests which eventuated in U.S. Ambassador John Emerson being called in to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, and in the expulsion from Germany of a second U.S. Embassy official.

German government agencies are reportedly so worried about NSA's surveillance capabilities that they are now resorting to the use of manual typewriters as a security countermeasure.

I really have to hand it to light artist Oliver Bienkowski. That's a clever idea, not to mention a lot neater than spray paint.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Post TSB: All the Microsoft employees now joke about being 'tools of the NSA', especially around military types. It gets a big rise out of anyone in a uniform these days. (Especially the special forces types who perk up their ears whenever they hear the word terrorist or jihadi.)

Did you see the new Uganda landing strip near Entebbe? gwb

http://www.nairaland.com/1819068/aircraft-carrying-us-soldiers-make

Anonymous said...

TSB: Back in the Reagan days I believed all that 'Presidential Leadership' bull that CNN & FOX keep talking about. Fortunately some people have come forward:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-19/us-government-lied-pretend-accidental-russian-shootdown-commercial-plane-was-intenti

James said...

'Presidential Leadership' Oh, it exists GWB, just not now.

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/sunni-militants-attack-iraqs-baiji-refinery-065225144.html

TSB: Finally, some news from the refinery! The Sunnis have control of the production units but are still fighting Iraqi security forces for the control room. How do you survive for 40 days in a refinery control room?? Ramadan Noodles?? gwb

TSB said...

Noodles? It's a Ramadan miracle!

Anonymous said...

James: This morning on Fareed Zakaria GPS: 5 BRIC leaders meet in Brazil to announce $150 billion funds to counter IMF and World Bank.

http://news.yahoo.com/brics-shake-global-economic-architecture-035928214.html?.t src=rtlde/

Followed 1 hr later by Bob Schieffer taking us live to their Moscow correspondent to get Putin's reaction to the latest US propaganda. She says: "Not a peep!
We can't find him!" ..."Ok, we'll check back with you. Keep looking." (paraphrase) gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: I have a new contact inside the Biden run for the Presidency in 1988. He did personal security for Joe for 2 1/2 yrs when he was being groomed for that famous campaign. That's right TSB, a gun toting rent-a-cop who kept our future President safe 24 hrs a day 25 years ago for minimum wage. Look what we are paying now. gwb (evidently he was full of it then too)

Anonymous said...

http://thehill.com/policy/international/212778-feinstein-calls-on-putin-to-man-up
TSB: DiFi calls on Putin, sorry, Merkel to man up and be a leader since we have none here, except the NSA, so we will provide the intelligence but Europe has to act and do what we say, based on our sources!!
gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Did you notice that new tint in Kerry's hair? Just a 'hint of grey' now. Same color as my Corolla! Plus he's been 'ordered to Egypt' to solve the Palestinian Crisis again!
I don't understand botox so can't comment on that. gwb

TSB said...

GWB: The Botox, yeah, that's pretty apparent. Excellent toupe, also.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Forget the pre-1988 personal protection story. This guy is way too young. He might be under the influence of 'NOODLES ROMANOFF'. Also, Kerry's trip is now being described as a 'whirlwind tour of the Middle East'. gwb

Anonymous said...

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/ron-paul-is-putin-s-new-best-friend-20140721
TSB: Ron Paul is now writing the Kremlin's talking points for them and I read them in RT.com. I can't read Ron Paul directly because then I would come under NSA surveillance.
gwb

TSB said...

GWB: I can't shake my friendly disposition toward Paul. If he's making excuses for Putin, well, I'll be broad minded. Putin needs an ally now.

James said...

GWB: Never underestimate Gangster Noodles Romanoff and his evil organization N.A.S.T.Y. (National Association of Spies, Traitors and Yahoos).

Anonymous said...

TSB;James: I love this Flightradar-24.com. Right now there are only
22 planes flying over the whole continent of Africa. 28 whole countries have no planes flying including Libya of course. gwb

Anonymous said...

Thanks James! I have always considered myself a Yahoo but didn't
know we had an association. I wonder if I could get grandfathered in? The Scotts of the 1700's were just emerging from 3rd world civil status but had this calvinistic drive towards education, exploration etc and considered most others as louts, brutes and thugs. It took em about a century to get their act together and take over the world. gwb (Interesting louts they were!)

Anonymous said...

TSB: Putin has recalled the Duma from vacation just as USG is heading out for summer vacation! Now that we are backing him in Ukraine crisis he might get kind of maveriky? Maybe just trying to disrupt Obama's vacation.gwb

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-23/putin-recalls-state-duma-vacation-planning-something-ukraine-situation

TSB said...

GWB: That Putin! What kind of cad would disrupt a man's vacation?

Anonymous said...

TSB: That was a bad idea killing all those UN workers and women and children in a Gaza school. Somebody should tell Kerry about that. gwb

TSB said...

GWB: It was a good idea from the HAMAS point of view. They refused to allow anyone to leave the place after the Israelis warned they would hit the school. The UN thinks it's a bad idea for HAMAS to store it's weapons in UNRWA schools, warehouses, etc., but they do it anyway.

If HAMAS didn't want those casualties, then it would build shelters for civilians the same way Israel does. Or separate it's weapons from its civilian population. Or even stop its constant attacks on Israeli civilians and live in peace with Israel, the way Egypt and Jordan do.

Anonymous said...

TSB: UN says IDF knew school had no weapons and wouldn't give them an hour to leave. I was 'subjected' to Glenn Beck on radio yesterday. He feels called to be in Isreal this weekend (because he has total faith in the IDF) but he can't swing it unless someone loans him a private jet. I would have called and offered
James' 'Golfstream 77' but God wouldn't provide me a car phone.gwb

TSB said...

GWB: Beck should be able to fly commercial now. He could even fly to Jordan and then take a taxi to Israel (a very common practice). Where there's a will, there's a way.

Regarding the UN, there is a two-day difference between their account of the warning and that of the IDF. The IDF can document its version.

Really, the "UN" probably means UNRWA in this case, and UNRWA is the main enabler of HAMAS (and employer of its members). Even they have acknowledged finding rockets stored in their schools - which they promptly turned over to the government, meaning, HAMAS.

UNRWA is a rogue agency out of sync with the rest of the UN. It should clean up its act if it wants to be taken seriously.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Here is the Hunter Biden peace program for E.Ukraine. I wonder what Putin's gonna do about it? gwb

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-25/company-which-joe-bidens-son-director-prepares-drill-shale-gas-east-ukraine

James said...

GWB: If I had a Gulf Stream 77, there would many a candidate for a ride, so many I'd actually need the Air Force's entire airlift capacity. But I wouldn't put these people there (Israel), after all what did Israel do to deserve that.

Anonymous said...

TSB: Speaking of getting subjected to conservative radio, have you noticed that none of them ever object to the total security state?
Of course, Limbaugh was probably one of it's first victims back in the 90's and Beck was a big neocon til a few weeks ago. That Joe Biden though; He has no fear! gwb

Anonymous said...

James: The Marines, aided by F-16s, a 'lorry' and 26 SUV's were able to evacuate the US Embassy staff to Tunis. I think you could have done it alone with an Islamic outfit, and a camel named 'Helio'. The Ambassador is an expert with a glock and automatic weapons and clearly fearless. (like Robert Ford) so all you would have needed for additional protection would be a 7 iron and a rabies shot. gwb