#1 Spy Satellite With Creepy Octopus “Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach” Logo and Weekend Links by Rev 09.12.2013 13:27

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Spy Satellite With Creepy Octopus “Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach” Logo and Weekend Links
by Kate on December 8, 2013

The Office of National Intelligence launched a new spy satellite, NROL-39, late Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence actually live tweeted the launch, showcasing the mission’s creeptastic new logo.

First, they live-tweeted the launch of spy satellites. Think about that for a moment.

We all know that these sats will be used to gather communications from all around the world and not just from our mortal enemies, the terrorists, either. After Snowden and the NSA, listening in on foreign leaders’ phone calls, and the vacuuming up of any information sent digitally that isn’t encrypted, the use of “dragnet surveillance” through these satellites is a touchy subject with a lot of people these days. When you think of just how much power the NSA and other intel agencies have, this silly “look at us, we’re cool kids” social media roll out of NROL-39 is either more evidence of a tone-deaf bureaucracy or the height of great arrogance or pathetically, both.

Now let’s talk about the creepy octopus. I doubt it’s an attempt to embrace a new image but who knows with this group. Yes, the regime loves optics, but this thing is a big FAIL. Check this out.

“NROL-39 is represented by the octopus, a versatile, adaptable, and highly intelligent creature. Emblematically, enemies of the United States can be reached no matter where they choose to hide,” says Karen Furgerson, a spokesperson for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). “‘Nothing is beyond our reach’ defines this mission and the value it brings to our nation and the warfighters it supports, who serve valiantly all over the globe, protecting our nation.”

Ok. On it’s face, that *sounds* good. But then you have to add the logo…

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