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NSA chief defends agency against domestic spying charges
Washington Times ^ | 7/10/12 | Shaun Waterman

Posted on 07/09/2012 9:47:21 PM PDT by Nachum

The head of the National Security Agency on Monday denied reports that NSA’s new data center in Utah would collect and store data about Americans, including their e-mails and web-browsing habits. The $2 billion data center in Bluffdale, Utah, will house massive supercomputers capable of storing and analyzing vast quantities of data when it comes online next year, but U.S. ArmyGen. Keith B. Alexander reiterated NSA’s insistence it does not unlawfully conduct surveillance of Americans. (Snip) However, “I’m not going to come out and say what we are doing” at NSA, he added. “That would be ludicrous, too.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agency; chief; defends; nsa

1 posted on 07/09/2012 9:47:30 PM PDT by Nachum
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As far as I’m concerned, the NSA knows about the warts on my ass.

It’s not the NSA that worries me. It’s the Marxists that are attempting to regulate our lives.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 10:21:13 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Alas Babylon!; American_Centurion; An.American.Expatriate; ASA.Ranger; ASA Vet; Ax; Azeem; ...
No Such Agency Ping
3 posted on 07/09/2012 10:30:47 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: ASA Vet
What are you saying?
4 posted on 07/09/2012 10:34:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void
It's an old inside joke. NSA = No Such Agency.. In other words. "I no Nothing" done in Sgt Shultz voice.
5 posted on 07/09/2012 10:38:12 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Nachum

I don’t doubt for a second that there are deep dark recesses within these alphabet spy agencies that refer to everyday US citizens as “the infestation” or some other similarly dehumanizing term as if they’re just playing with millions of white lab mice.


6 posted on 07/09/2012 10:52:34 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ASA Vet
Hmmmm......$2 billion aounds a bit small for all. That would just about cover all the junk e-malls from the DCC and DMC.
7 posted on 07/09/2012 10:54:56 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Who are we to doubt the word of "Big Daddy?" DIRNSA has never lied to us, or about us, before has he?
8 posted on 07/09/2012 11:01:43 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: SpaceBar
I don’t doubt for a second that there are deep dark recesses within these alphabet spy agencies that refer to everyday US citizens as “the infestation” or some other similarly dehumanizing term as if they’re just playing with millions of white lab mice.

That dark recess is actually the oval office.

9 posted on 07/09/2012 11:11:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Nachum

NSA - No Such Agency. :) Its not the NSA I am really worried about. The leaders set the tone and give the orders. The NSA just complies with directives from leadership.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 11:29:39 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Nachum; ASA Vet; null and void; BIGLOOK
However, “I’m not going to come out and say what we are doing” at NSA, he added. “That would be ludicrous, too.”

NSA = Never Say Anything

11 posted on 07/10/2012 12:01:24 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Nachum
Whew! I greatly relieved.../s
12 posted on 07/10/2012 12:20:16 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: SuperLuminal

As a career NSAer, I can speak from personal experience. Those of us on the tip of that spear were constantly reminded that we could NOT collect or report on any communications with a US citizen absent a court order. Doing this was a dismissal offense and could lead to prosecution. We just have too many enemies and potential enemies off our shores to direct our attention inward. I’ve been retired 15 years now but I seriously doubt the ROE have changed any.


13 posted on 07/10/2012 4:32:07 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

While stationed overseas I know several times we had to shut down some good stuff once we determined someone involved was a US citizen.


14 posted on 07/10/2012 4:41:11 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Ax

How about Project ECHELON?


15 posted on 07/10/2012 7:28:44 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

ECHELON exists but I never worked with it. It is my belief that is only targeted against foreign communications.


16 posted on 07/10/2012 8:37:41 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Do some reading about it. You’ll find it wasn’t only against foreign com.


17 posted on 07/10/2012 8:48:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; null and void

“How about Project ECHELON?”

Echelon eliminates the need for us to spy on our selves. We monitor our allies, and they monitor us.


18 posted on 07/10/2012 1:18:33 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’ve been out of there for 15 years now. If they changed the ROE, then I don’t know about it.


19 posted on 07/10/2012 1:22:44 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Grampa Dave
Echelon still exists as far as I know but what everyone is worried about is the reauthorization of Carinivore, which is technically wrong. Carivore was farmed out the Narus and became NarusInsight.....and it's run by the FBI. Thus it's run by the DoJ.

SOS.
20 posted on 07/10/2012 1:52:11 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (One out of three ain't good enough, Make November work.)
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To: Gene Eric

</i>”As far as I’m concerned, the NSA knows about the warts on my ass.

It’s not the NSA that worries me. It’s the Marxists that are attempting to regulate our lives.”</i>

Don’t worry about those Marxists. To micro manage our dynamic economy, they’d need huge fortified processing facilities running at multiple petaflops on mountains of data that could be switched over to, no... wait...


21 posted on 07/21/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by elfman2
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