Now you may be wondering ‘what the hell did Thomas Ryan do to you, TRJ’?
Well, our friend Mr. Ryan was outed by the online magazine Gawker as having played the part of spy while posing as an #OccupyWallStreet protester. His objective was to gather intelligence and bring down the movement. His moves are documented in detail over on the original article.
Ryan says he’s done contract work for the U.S. Army and he brags on his blog that he leads “a team called Black Cell, a team of the most-highly trained and capable physical, threat and cyber security professionals in the world.”
I find it funny that he used his “highly capable cyber security’ computer hacking skills to break into a public listserv used by the early Occupy Wall Street protesters.
There was nothing found on the emails that could be considered incriminating or very scandalous, nevertheless, Ryan forwarded the emails to conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, in addition to members of the FBI and NYPD .
Breitbart is now trying to use the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ email scandal to undermine the groups intentions.
Reports are unclear of whether Ryan was retained by the police or FBI to run his covert spy operation of Occupy Wall Street or if he’s just one of those law abiding red faced citizens who thinks the nectar is sweeter when it falls from Uncle Sam’s protein engorged governmental sack.
Either way, no one likes a tattle tale, and how does the government make the case that it’s okay for them to spy and intercept our information and privacy to gain control of our movements and intentions but we should be condemned for our use of the same tactics in response to our displeasure at their imposed totalitarian government? #FOH
That’s some bullshit and though Thomas Ryan thought he was gonna gain brownie points towards his seat at the right hand of the devil I think his magic act backfired.
Not only did he out himself through leaked emails (Ah-DUR!) but he didn’t even find anything useful. How does that happen to a ‘highly skilled’ computer spy ninja like himself?
Seems like he got the proverbial pat on the head like every teacher gives that one kid who tries too hard to please the authority figure. Now Thomas Ryan will forever be known as that inferior, low self esteem having kid that wanted to become a police office when he grew up but no matter how hard he tried he could never manage anything better than a plastic badge, a clip board and a flashlight.
Remember to always keep an eyes on them because they’re keeping an eye on you.