|US domestic surveillance has targeted anti-fracking activists across the country. Photograph: Les Stone/REUTERS|
l'essentiel à saisir c'est que la dictature est obligatoire dans un monde de "pics", de manques, de crises économiques et de dérèglements climatiques.
But why have Western security agencies developed such an unprecedented capacity to spy on their own domestic populations?
Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increasingly spied on political activists, especially environmental groups, on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis - or all three.
In 2006, the US National Security Strategy warned that:
"Environmental destruction, whether caused by human behavior or cataclysmic mega-disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tsunamis. Problems of this scope may overwhelm the capacity of local authorities to respond, and may even overtax national militaries, requiring a larger international response."Two years later, the Department of Defense's (DoD) Army Modernisation Strategy described the arrival of a new "era of persistent conflict" due to competition for "depleting natural resources and overseas markets" fuelling "future resource wars over water, food and energy." The report predicted a resurgence of:
"... anti-government and radical ideologies that potentially threaten government stability."Climate change, the study said, would lead to increased risk of:
"... tsunamis, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural catastrophes... Furthermore, if such a catastrophe occurs within the United States itself - particularly when the nation's economy is in a fragile state or where US military bases or key civilian infrastructure are broadly affected - the damage to US security could be considerable."The study also warned of a possible shortfall in global oil output by 2015:
"A severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political, and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and developed worlds. Such an economic slowdown would exacerbate other unresolved tensions."That year the DoD's Quadrennial Defense Review seconded such concerns, while recognising that "climate change, energy security, and economic stability are inextricably linked."
le changement climatique, la sécurité énergétique et la stabilité économique sont inextricablement liés.
les gouvernements protègent avant tout l'intégrité du système et les grosses "multinationales".
(au fait, on dit comment depuis qu'il n'y a plus de nations ? les multi continentales ? ou les inter continentales ou les mondiales ....les mondiales, les globales, je suppose..)
ho, et puis non ! si ça sort, c'est que tout est en place pour préserver les puissants... !
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