Skip to comments.Letting Congress & Wall Street review NSA policies laughable
Posted on 10/31/2013 11:37:46 PM PDT by TexGrill
It is weird to entrust the same policy-makers who were caught lying publicly on the record to Congress in an internal review of NSA programs. As laughable as Wall Street banks regulating themselves, geopolitical analyst Eric Draitser told RT.
RT: Lets listen to what General Alexander said defending the NSA policies. It is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. Hes got a good point, hasnt he?
Eric Draitser: Well, to some degree thats true, but again, we have to remember that bureaucrats at that level of the US government, they are masters of distortion and ambiguous statements. But that should be noted that some of the arguments that have been made by Alexander and others are actually valid just not in the way they think they are.
Yes, its true these things are for military purposes and for intelligence gathering and all of these things - that is absolutely true. But at the end goal, it is for the purposes of wielding this information as a weapon against political competition, against geopolitical rivals. So when we see the United States and its economic power waning, the United States are even on the ground of military power becoming ever more impotent and so we see an exponential increase in the attention to information gathering, intelligence gathering in order to be able to use it as yet another weapon of dominance and coercion.
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