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The TSA, DHS and countless other security agencies have been established to keep America safe from terrorist attacks in post-9/11 America. How far beyond that does the feds’ reach really go, though?
The attacks of September 11, 2001 were instrumental in getting the US government to establish counterterrorism agencies to curb future tragedies. Some officials say that they haven’t stopped there, though, and are spying on everyone in America.
Testimonies delivered in recent weeks by former employees of the National Security Agency suggest that the government is going beyond what most of America thinks they do in order to keep the country terrorist-free. Former NSA staffers even say that theirs old agency has actually been spying on the entire country — all in the name of national security.
On an interview carried on Current TV’s Viewpoint program on Monday, former NSA Technical Director William Binney commented on the state of blanketing surveillance along with colleagues Thomas Drake and Kirk Wiebe, the agency's former senior official and senior analyst, respectively. The broadcast comes on the heels of a series of speeches given by Binney, who has quickly become more known for his whistle-blowing than his work with the NSA. In their latest appearance this week, though, all three former staffers corroborated on earlier accounts by suggesting that America’s spy program is really more dangerous that others deem it to be.
Originally posted by skepticconwatcher
reply to post by 1BornPatriot
Then why didn't they stop Holmes ? This is the kind of crap that pisses me off. They "backwards brag" about how they are capeable of monitoring all of us, but they can't seem to be able to prevent crime.
They are a waste of an agengy. Not only are they uneccesarily infringing upon the peoples rights to privacy, that's a given, but they are not even effective at stopping crime.
They are USELESS