Sputnik: Experts from the so-called Five Eyes intelligence agencies will appear together for the first time in the UK to discuss cyber threats. The Five Eyes was once an almost entirely secret intelligence alliance in which the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand shared information. Can you give us a brief overview of who the Five Eyes are?
Katherine Horton: My understanding, based on the research I and other investigators have done, is that on the surface of it, Five Eyes is an intelligence exchange. It's an intelligence-sharing group that consists of the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Publicly, they present themselves as a group who are exchanging information on terrorists [and are] trying to keep their nations safe. However, based on the victims that I'm working with, and based on the research investigators and I have done is that actually, they are a much more sinister group than what appears. So to give you an example, what they are actually charged with is to control the digital and cyber side of a huge integrated global weapons system.
That's what I've been in investigating for a very long time, but it was what I've also been fighting actively for the last two years at a huge personal and physical cost. That is the truth about Five Eyes; they are not a benign group at all.
Sputnik: What is the significance of this organisation meeting today with representatives from the US, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; because until very recently, Five Eyes was an organisation that was to the general public pretty much unheard of — very secretive. So what is the significance of this organisation meeting today in London?
Katherine Horton: I think they're trying to present a public face and they are trying to brainwash the public. In a sense, I think at some point, they changed strategy; they realised that they can't keep themselves secret for very long, partially because of organisations like WikiLeaks, but also because of the Internet and private researchers and whistle-blowers adding one in one together. So they physically cannot keep themselves secret any longer. What their strategy is right now is to step into the public eye, but present a false image. So for the Five Eyes to give presentations at this conference, this is not going to be any real talks with truth content — this is going to be a brainwash operation.
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