How true can this be?
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sun Jan 27 22:39:20 CET 2008
John W. Moore III wrote:
> More likely a fatal traffic accident or victim of a street mugging with
> similar outcome. People communicate in and from Jails.
I hate to rain on people's parades, but that sort of James Bond stuff
tends to draw a lot more attention. Assassination is an extremely
ineffective form of censorship. Historically speaking, effective
governments have relied on discredit more than death for controlling
their secrets--if someone gets a reputation in the field for being
crazy, for being unstable, for being whatever, then nobody will listen
to them anyway, so who cares if they're blabbing secrets?
That said, I agree with the claim that it's very unlikely that someone
with the clearance to know about the NSA's latest crypto research would
talk about it with others who weren't cleared. Far, far more likely
that someone was trying to impress others with a "if only you knew what
I knew" fish story.
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