Skip to comments.Gen. Alexander: NSA Not Spying on Americans’ Calls & Emails
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 evenings 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 thats out there, its wrong. We dont do it not even close.
We dont have Americans emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, its just numbers, its just the call detail records, he said.
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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.
Your gov’t is not that into you....
We keep the call recordings and emails in another database.
Snowden skunked you boys. Give it up.
So the latest designated Liar steps up to the plate.
Dear General Alexander,
You’re a liar. Please sue me.
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?
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.
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.
Well done, my FRiend.
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
Their time and resources would be of much better use spying on the Malaysians.
We dont have Americans emails or their content of their phone calls in that database, its just numbers, its just the call detail records, he said.”
Yeh sure. We believe you General. Snicker.
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
Poli’s are liars, by definition.
Please translate, I just don’t have the time to do same...
You've distilled it down to its essence.
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Everything is numbers
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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.
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.
Mont. Skiing is a post lawyer enterprise.
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...: )
Lawyers are necessary to prevail in one’s separation from gov’t interference in the pursuit of happiness.
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...
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?
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