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NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots
« on: October 06, 2013, 11:51:20 AM »
http://www.salon.com/2013/10/02/nsa_director_admits_to_misleading_public_on_terror_plots/

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In so many words, NSA director Keith Alexander admitted Wednesday that the Obama administration had issued misleading information about terror plots and their foiling to bolster support for the government’s vast surveillance apparatus.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy pushed Alexander to admit that plot numbers had been fudged in a revealing interchange:

“There is no evidence that [bulk] phone records collection helped to thwart dozens or even several terrorist plots,” said Leahy. The Vermont Democrat then asked the NSA chief to admit that only 13 out of a previously cited 54 cases of foiled plots were genuinely the fruits of the government’s vast dragnet surveillance systems:

“These weren’t all plots, and they weren’t all foiled,” Leahy said, asking Alexander, “Would you agree with that, yes or no?”

“Yes,” replied Alexander.

Proof positive of what many of us have long posited: that under the flimsy guise of a targeted War on Terror, the surveillance state has established itself with little regard for an honest relationship with the American public.


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Re: NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2013, 12:47:13 PM »
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Re: NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2013, 01:06:17 PM »
Wow, when you've lost Leaky Leahy ...
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Re: NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2013, 03:27:23 PM »
Is this what happens when the government is allowed to use propaganda against it's citizens? >:D
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Re: NSA director admits to misleading public on terror plots
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 03:48:49 PM »
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.


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