By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times Online
June 13, 2013

The lunatic is in my head / The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade / you make the change
You re-arrange me ’til I’m sane.
You lock the door / And throw away the key
There’s someone in my head but it’s not me

– Pink Floyd, Brain Damage

Let’s talk about PRISM. And let’s see some implications of the Edward Snowden-leaked National Security Agency (NSA) Power Point presentation for Total Cyber-Domination.

What’s in a name? A prism breaks light into a spectrum of color. PRISM, as expressed in its Dark Side of the Moon-ish logo, is no less than a graphic expression of the ultimate Pentagon/neo-con wet dream; the Full Spectrum Dominance doctrine.

The NSA – also known as No Such Agency – is part of the Pentagon.

Full Spectrum Dominance was conceptualized in the Pentagon’s 2002 Joint Vision 2020. [1] It’s the Pentagon/NSA blueprint for the foreseeable future; in trademark Pentagonese, it identifies “four capabilities – “dominant maneuver, precision engagement, focused logistics and full-dimensional protection”. In sum: Total Information Awareness (TIA).

Care for a drive to Utah?
The new, US$2 billion NSA Utah Data Center was uncovered by Wired way back in March 2012. [2] Call it the Matrix – rather a key node of the Matrix. It will be up and running in September.

The Utah Matrix node is the Total Information Awareness dream come true. TIA, if anyone remembers, was a Bush 1.0 invention concocted by DARPA that was killed by the US Congress in 2003, allegedly because it would destroy the privacy of American citizens.

Well, iiiiit’s back – as the Utah Matrix node. And fully privatized – operated by the usual legions of contractors with top-secret clearances.

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