Top NSA Spying Chief: “If You Ever Get On Their Enemies List, Like Petraeus Did, Then You Can Be Drawn Into That Surveillance”
December 4, 2012
Government Spies On All Americans … And Harasses Anyone On Its “Enemies List”
We’ve noted for years that national security laws are being used to stifle dissent … more than to protect us from bad guys.
We noted in 2008:
While Hoover’s FBI had its “enemies list”, and carried out numerous dirty tricks including Cointelpro, the current governmental actions are a lot worse.
For example, we’ve noted that anyone who questions government actions or policies may be labeled a potential terrorist. And we’ve also documented that spying is used to crack down on political protest.
In a new interview, the former head of the National Security Agency’s global digital data gathering program – William Binney – says that “not doing anything wrong” isn’t grounds for avoiding trouble:
The problem is, if they think they’re not doing anything that’s wrong, they don’t get to define that. The central government does.