Skip to comments.Agency Head Insists NSA Spying Is Very Effective
Posted on 06/15/2013 10:12:58 AM PDT by John Semmens
The current Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), General Keith B. Alexander, defended its program of widespread spying on Americans on the grounds that numerous serious threats to the government have been thwarted as a result of the data accumulated by the Agency.
Skeptics point out that there have been a number of jihad-style attacks on American soil since the NSAs massive intrusion into Americans privacy got under way. Most notably, jihad terrorists detonated a bomb at the Boston Marathon. In 2009, a Muslim psychiatrist murdered 13 and wounded 31 unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas in what he calls an act of war against the invaders of Afghanistan.
Alexander insisted that these examples unfairly blame the NSA. Obviously, a main plotting ground for these types of attacks are the radical mosques sprinkled around the country. What many people dont know is that the President has blocked us from infiltrating these sites because it would violate Muslims freedom to practice their religion without undue invasions of their privacy.
Lets not overlook the fact that Evangelical Christians is the terrorist organization that appears on the top of our list of threats we must be on the lookout for, Alexander reminded. Keeping that in mind, Id have to say that the NSA has proved very efficient in turning back several critical attempts to topple the government. In 2010 using information from our files we were successful in defending against insurgents who tried to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from his seat.
Then just last year the NSAs data was instrumental in assisting the President in fending off a well-financed attempt to remove him from office, Alexander added. The jihad attacks we missed were relatively minor in their impact. Though there was some loss of life, these incidents never really exposed our government to risk. So, in retrospect, Id have to say our focus is where it should be.
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Well done, John.
Which part of this story is not factual?
“Yeah, we got ObamaCare through, based on the dirt we had on opponents, for one example.”
Keith Alexander may be the “head” of the NSA, but he is also the “butt” of that agency.
Since a lot of conservative Senators were not happy with his planned appointment, Obama delayed appointing Alexander while working behind the scene to grease the skids. I wish those Senators held firm.
If Congress wants to get to the bottom of the Spying on Americans scandal they need to subpoena the Chief Information Officer over at NSA. (Gee, another retired general officer who has apparently forgotten his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.)
Good, then it will be short work to use those NSA files to identify and prosecute the criminal actions done by those in the IRS and Executive Branch in their recent scandals.
Yes, Orwell’s thought police were limited to telescreens and shopfront operations.
Another fine column, John.
When our own government engages in spying on ordinary, law-abiding citizens, in clear violation of the 4th Amendment, BTW, we are no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are the land of the slaves and the home of the oppressed.
Welcome to your new home - the Socialist States of America!
“In 2010 using information from our files we were successful in defending against insurgents who tried to oust Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from his seat.
That one might be real. LOL
Thanks again for the ping. Masterful job, John.
Agency Head Insists NSA Spying Is Very Effective
Nicely done, sir.