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Gen. Alexander: NSA Not Spying on Americans’ Calls & Emails
Fox News Insider ^ | March 25, 2014 | Special Report With Brett Baier

Posted on 03/25/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT by lbryce

Bret Baier sat down with outgoing NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander for an exclusive interview, which aired on this evening’s “Special Report.”

Alexander explained a proposal that would limit the call records that the NSA receives. It would keep call records in the hands of phone companies, and the NSA would only get the data that directly links to a terrorist number.

“So this is an approach that I think meets the intent of protecting our civil liberties and privacy and the security of this country,” Alexander told Baier.

Baier said that some people think the NSA listens to all calls and reads all emails.

“I would get more respect if we could do all that,” Alexander said. “If you think about all the data that’s out there, it’s wrong. We don’t do it … not even close.”

“We don’t have Americans’ emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, it’s just numbers, it’s just the call detail records,” he said.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nsa; spying
There's not a thing you've been prompted to say about the NSA, General Alexander, that has the slightest credibility.

His response to Baier's accusation that some people think the NSA listens to all calls and reads all emails, that he'd get more respect if he could do all that doesn't seem to have the sort of righteous indignation to convince anyone otherwise. It's simply a case of him being ordered to now ridicule the NSA's snooping capacity.

And then there's the world class ass, the Plains goober-man, who remains delusional about anything he might have to say, his fear of his presidential knowledge being compromised has him avoiding using email, to instead send letters via the postal service.

Jimmy, you sorry SOB. Before the advent of email or other electronic communication venues, do you really think mail sent via the postal service wasn't compromised. as if your puny letters couldn't be intercepted for the utterly useless information it contained?

Sunday, former President Jimmy Carter said he has taken to writing letters for fear that his emails are being monitored.

1 posted on 03/25/2014 5:52:13 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Your gov’t is not that into you....


2 posted on 03/25/2014 5:53:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
“We don’t have Americans’ emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, it’s just numbers, it’s just the call detail records,” he said.

We keep the call recordings and emails in another database.

3 posted on 03/25/2014 5:55:59 PM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: lbryce

Snowden skunked you boys. Give it up.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 5:56:59 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: lbryce

So the latest designated Liar steps up to the plate.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 5:57:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: lbryce

Dear General Alexander,

You’re a liar. Please sue me.

Love,

L


6 posted on 03/25/2014 5:58:22 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: lbryce
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7 posted on 03/25/2014 6:00:17 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: lbryce
If he has said anything else it would have been treason.

8 posted on 03/25/2014 6:00:28 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: lbryce
The American government does not spy on all Americans, the Canadians or British do and then we spy on Britain or Canada then the information is swapped as per the echelon program. Klinton put it into effect and I suppose it is still going.
9 posted on 03/25/2014 6:00:43 PM PDT by mountainlion
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To: lbryce

Maybe it’s best if we believe they ARE listening to all our calls, email, texts, etc.

Didn’t the colonials use Committees of Correspondence to keep their activities secret from the Redcoats? British ears (and Tory sympathizers) were everywhere. Not much has changed, huh?


10 posted on 03/25/2014 6:03:01 PM PDT by DNME (This is the government our Founders warned us about.)
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To: Dan Cooper

There’s a theory that the US state captures all the UK phone calls and the UK state captures all the US phone calls. Then they just swap, either before or after any analysis. So it’s just hand waved and justified as simply receiving a package of raw or analyzed intelligence from a foreign power, not the state actively spying on their own people.

Freegards


11 posted on 03/25/2014 6:04:17 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: lbryce
The government has become so accustomed to lying to the American people that our trust in anything they say is gone. They have cried wolf one too many times.

If they say they are not spying on you, you can be assured that they are. If they said they were spying on you, then you could be assured that they were not.

It's gotten that bad.

12 posted on 03/25/2014 6:06:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Dan Cooper
Ah, the Clintonian (this includes Hillary, of course) parse.

Well done, my FRiend.

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13 posted on 03/25/2014 6:07:03 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: lbryce

ROFLMAO


14 posted on 03/25/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Lurker

We do not read any of your e-mails or listen to any of your phone calls, we digitally record everything and store it. Then when something happens or we decide your a problem we can recall anything you have said or anything you have done on the net going back 10 years.

Just a few things stored in Utah.

But we don’t read or listen to any of your e-mails or phone call LOL


15 posted on 03/25/2014 6:09:00 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: lbryce

Their time and resources would be of much better use spying on the Malaysians.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:24 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: lbryce

“We don’t have Americans’ emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, it’s just numbers, it’s just the call detail records,” he said.”

Yeh sure. We believe you General. Snicker.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Paladin2

If its an automated system ‘they” aren’t snooping on you; their computers are.
You’ve gott to really listen and pay attention to what politicians say and what they mean


18 posted on 03/25/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Poli’s are liars, by definition.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 8:23:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tomkat

Please translate, I just don’t have the time to do same...


20 posted on 03/25/2014 8:26:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: crosslink
We do not read any of your e-mails or listen to any of your phone calls, we digitally record everything and store it. Then when something happens or we decide your a problem we can recall anything you have said or anything you have done on the net going back 10 years.

You've distilled it down to its essence.

21 posted on 03/25/2014 8:32:19 PM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: Seaplaner
They don't need the Utah Data Center to store metadata. They are storing everything for later targeted analysis.
22 posted on 03/25/2014 8:38:46 PM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: Dan Cooper
re: We don’t have Americans’ emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, it’s just numbers

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23 posted on 03/25/2014 8:53:35 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: lbryce

It is psst time to shut down the NSA and jail everyone who has worked for them in the past 20 years. Bet they’d start giving a damn about our rights then.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 9:51:16 PM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Paladin2

Well almost all politicians before the 2014 batch were attorneys which are, for the mist part,trained liars by definition once they skew the facts, misrepresent or omit key facts in a court of law to win a case. The only honest ones are the introverted non-trial lawyers who just file appellate briefs or work on tax, estate or bankruptcy law cases. Apologies to the “honest” lawyers in here.

Silver spoon-fed born and raised attorney only politicians are one of the reasons our country is so f’ed up right now. Until you get people in office that have been through hardsip and suffered under unempathtic politicians you’re not going to see any real change. Its going to take awhile to make any real difference.


25 posted on 03/25/2014 9:58:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Mont. Skiing is a post lawyer enterprise.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 10:09:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

It’s the reason I said “almost all”. There are quite a few good guy attorneys I talk to pretty often but they’re the ones who paid for their own education working a full time job and going to school at night. Those guy aren’t at all like the silver spoons. They’re actually capable of sympathy and empathy...: )


27 posted on 03/25/2014 10:16:52 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Lawyers are necessary to prevail in one’s separation from gov’t interference in the pursuit of happiness.


28 posted on 03/25/2014 10:20:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

I know...can’t live with ‘em...can’t live without ‘em...: )

We need the good ones... (like Ted Cruz) ...need to discard the bad ones though guess that would cover a lot of other groups too tho...


29 posted on 03/25/2014 10:58:01 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
It's a question about how much liberty one can afford...

Unfortunately...

30 posted on 03/25/2014 11:01:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

Anyone but me wonder how much of our tax money is being squandered on maintaining all this surveillance of United States citizens?
Would it be enough to offset the cuts to our military budget? Could it pay for healthcare?
Could it be enough to roll back our tax rates? or eliminate the Death tax altogether?


31 posted on 03/26/2014 4:37:45 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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