The watchtower as an icon seems to have been used by the wtbts as a tower to watch for the second coming of christ. To watch for the things mentioned as precursors of the arrival. Over the years that has changed.
Watchtowers were used in days of old, as military devices. Watchtowers were manned by a few people to send a warning when land invaders were spotted. We are talking armies of men here, not spirits, not god, not jesus.
Over the years, the watchtower has become an ivory tower. The men who man the lookout have set themselves so high up, that they cannot hear the voices of misery and distress amoungst those held within the gates of the city. That in itself has made the watchtower obsolete.
There is also a failure to grow and change. Modern technology and changing views continue to chip away at a relic. "enemies" are coming by air, by ground, and from within the city gates. All the while, the few in the watchtower continue to command and order. Here is my message to the few men in the watchtower.
You are obsolete. You are lame. You are ineffective. You have alerted falsely so many times that your voice is a background noise. Your tower is crumbling, you are not protected. You are derilict in your duties. There are better ways.
For those who love God, and those that need his protection, you have failed. You seek to destroy the people that you originally claimed to protect. You are fighting to keep God at bay, not human enemies.
If you want to be control freaks, and search not for danger, but for "blips" of human troubles, you should switch to radar. That should help you do your self proffessed jobs better.
Your foes are not coming over the hills, they are within your camp. Your citezens are pissed and are ripe for revolt. Russia is not your enemy, neither are armies from without. Rather, they are your own subjects. Humble does not win family members. Humble and meek does not win wars.
Your watchtower is short sighted, and inept. You cannot win this war.