Skip to comments.Obama: NSA secret data gathering “transparent”
Posted on 06/18/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by Olog-hai
President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparenteven though they are authorized in secret.
It is transparent, Obama told PBS Charlie Rose in an interview broadcast Monday. Thats why we set up the FISA court, he added, referring to the secret court set up by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that authorizes two recently disclosed programs: one that gathers U.S. phone records and another that is designed to track the use of U.S.-based Internet servers by foreigners with possible links to terrorism.
He added that hes named representatives to a privacy and civil liberties oversight board to help in the debate over just how far government data gathering should be allowed to goa discussion that is complicated by the secrecy surrounding the FISA court, with hearings held at undisclosed locations and with only government lawyers present. The orders that result are all highly classified.
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Yeah it is transparent.....
In that they see right through all of our communications.
So everyone is supposed to take his word for it?
Somewhere, George Orwell’s ghost is saying “I told you so.”
and the Dems bashed bush on FISA at every turn.
Here's the problem...You missed Hasan, the Times Square Bomber, the Panty Bomber, the Boston Bomber
And there was fair warning for each of them. Your investigations stink!! You're incompetent.
And the person to whom this was said sat there and just accepted this patent absurdity at face value. Our media people are either the stupidest people on earth or the most compliant and/or mendacious. There is no scenario where they are honest inquirers or auditors.
Obie doesn’t even know the meaning of the term...
What is transparent related to this, is that political games are being played here. And it’s very suspect if blackmail isn’t a big part of it.
At the very least as it relates to religions groups and Conservatives, we know that intimidation has occurred, and that discourages others from openly supporting the cause.
Yup. It’s clear to me they are not to be trusted.
If it’s transparent, why didn’t we know about it all along?
yea, then why is Edward Snowden in hiding??
And that's the way you do it.
1... You throw the target fifty feet away and start doing it.
2... People say NO!
3... You appoint an "oversight board" to "help".
4... And they limit it to five feet.
5.... Go to 1
I just saw a clip of the NSA chief testifying before Congress. He was just asked if the NSA had “the ability” to read emails and listen to conversations under Prism. He answered, “no, we don’t have that AUTHORITY”. Nobody even seemed to notice that he answered a different question.
The agenda is apparent, toss a broad net and suppress voters and ‘terrorists’ at the same time, the Constitution be damned.
Watch your thought crimes comrades.
Slavery is Freedom.
Secrecy is Transparancy.
Obama thinks transparent has something to do with LGBT
“Here’s the problem...You missed Hasan, the Times Square Bomber, the Panty Bomber, the Boston Bomber”
Wasn’t there also someone in Little Rock?
It all depends on how you define the word "transparent."
Transparent? So everyone knew FISA court was rubber stamping millions of wiretaps? Only thing that is transparent are Obama’s lies