Skip to comments.Obama's Message On NSA Translated
Posted on 01/18/2014 5:47:49 AM PST by Kaslin
Earlier today, President Obama gave a long-awaited and long-winded speech on the NSA. The Washington Post has the transcript.
Here are my thoughts:
Obama says we need more "balance" between security and liberty. The president would "not dwell on Mr. Snowdens actions or his motivations".
I will. Edward Snowden is a national hero who should be given immunity from prosecution and welcomed back to the US.
Instead of praising Snowden, the president says "the sensational way in which these disclosures have come out has often shed more heat than light, while revealing methods to our adversaries that could impact our operations in ways that we might not fully understand for years to come."
I suggest the revelations by Snowden shed an immense amount of light into the downright scary surveillance tactics of the NSA.
Obama says "I consulted with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created by Congress. Ive listened to foreign partners, privacy advocates and industry leaders. My administration has spent countless hours considering how to approach intelligence in this era of diffuse threats and technological revolution."
That's completely believable. However, Obama failed to say "But heck, the discussion was meaningless, because I did what I wanted in the first place."
Obama promised "reformed procedures" and "greater transparency to protect privacy".
And here's a humorous statement: "Ive made clear to the intelligence community that unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies."
In short, we will not monitor communications of foreign leaders unless we will. How comforting.
I can sum up President Obama's entire speech up in a simple easy to understand graphic courtesy of reader "California Banker".
"Trust Me!" (Just as you did with Obamacare).
I promise "Change You Can Believe In!" (You can believe all you want, but there won't be any changes).
The message of the Current Occupant now squatting the White Hut needs very little translation - he is still peeing on our collective leg, and telling us it is raining. He is going to continue to snoop, collect and collate the data, and use it is way not necessarily to benefit the overall security of the territory once known as “the United States of America”. The domestic terrorists, the T.E.A. party in particular, and the Republican party in general, are the targets, as the Shari’a-based caliphate is established in the region.
There shall also have to be a coordinated assault on organizations like the NRA and the Roman Catholic Church, but at the moment, these targets are secondary.
I get we are the adversary.
“Edward Snowden is a national hero who should be given immunity from prosecution and welcomed back to the US.”
Thats a big 10-4 good buddy.
“If you like your privacy, you can keep your privacy. Period.” He will say anything, and do anything.
I disagree, he was a flake given a security clearance who abused his responsibilities. He is like the clerk in a store who steals cash out of the cash register. He should be prosecuted. The villains in this saga are the overseers. They should have been cognizant of rights and privacy. As for, dumBO he gave a 50 minuet speech, of which, he knew little of, believing the matter solved. Valerie can continue to listen in on Moosechelle.
He’s proved his word is useless and dangerous.
If it was not for Snowden the NSA would still be going wild with nobody investigating and starting measures to rein it in. A police state has been erected in the former United States of America and if no one ever blows their cover they will put us under the thumb of tyranny that will make the Soviet Union look soft.
Snowden is no traitor. I thank God I now know the truth. Roaches always run from the light and thats what Smowden did. He shined a light on this out of control godless surveillance that is basically spying on the US population and has little or nothing to do with protecting the country.