The NSA’s Line In the Sand
by Dave Hodges
June 15, 2013
In a “this is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you” kind of a statement, Keith Alexander, Director of the NSA, that Americans must be spied upon and absolute secrecy with regard to these spy programs must remain in place to ensure the effectiveness of the programs and the purposes which underlie them. Alexander further asserted that there cannot be any transparency as to NSA spying activities. Funny, I thought that being a Constitutional Republic demanded transparency.
Alexander reasoned that if the NSA lets terrorists know that they are being tracked, that the terrorists will evade detection and “Americans will die.” Is Alexander actually trying to say that if terrorists know that if the NSA is spying upon American citizens that this is going to make the terrorists behave themselves because they are afraid of being spied upon? Did you just have to reread the previous sentence?
I thought Alexander’s line of work was called “intelligence” for a reason. Who writes the press releases for these supposedly well-reasoned intelligence leaders? It would appear that our school children are not the only ones who have been dumbed down.
No Honor Among Thieves
The American government has been turned upside down as we honor criminality and condemn valiant whistleblowers. Representative Mike Rogers stated that he sees these illegal and unconstitutional surveillance operations as necessary and he equates whistleblowing with being a traitor.
Diane Feinstein, Ms. insider trader herself, decries the criticism of the establishment of the police state as she stated that this is for the good of the American people. If there is someone that should be watched it is Diane Feinstein. This woman and her husband have engaged in every conflict of interest known to politics. It is estimated that her ill gotten gains total about $200 million dollars.This is who the NSA should be watching. So as Feinstein tells America to shut up and submit, perhaps she should be invited to stand at the front of that line.