This is a close transcript to the interview William Hague gave this morning about British intelligence gathering.
"intelligence gathering in this country is governed by the united kingdom is governed by a very strong legal frame work. so we get the balance right
between the liberties and privacies for the people and the security of the country.
Did you know about prism?
Well I can NEVER confirm nor deny in public what Britian knows about and doesn't know about for obvious reasons. once we start doing that on this or
anything else, terrorist we are trying to defeat or the intelligence we are competing with will build up the picture of what we do.
The next effect, if you are a law abiding citizen going about this country, going about your business and your personal life, you have nothing to fear
about the british state or the intelligence agency listening to the content of your telephone call, or anything like that.
You will never be aware of all those things the agency is using to stop your identity from being stolen, and to stop a terrorist from blowing you up
tomorrow, but if you are a would be terrorist or a the center of a criminal network or a foreign intelligence agency trying to spy on britian you
should be worried, that is what we work on and we are on the whole quite good at it."
I like how liberties and privacy for the people weigh just as much on a scale combined as national security in justifying the collection of data.
Selling you on two for the price of one.
He can never confirm or deny because he would be incriminating govt agencies from around the world in how they all legally collect information from
If you are a law biding citizen you have nothing to fear because you have nothing to hide. Raise your hand if you have nothing to hide. Just what I
thought. Look at all those who hold public office with their hands firmly under their arses. He just admits he cannot reveal information to the public
because the nation comes first .not the people. if the people did in which they are trying to protect, there would be no need for national
For if the Nation has nothing to hide, the people have nothing to fear.
"You will never be aware of all those things the agency is using "
point hopefully made well aware of to the public.
"that is what we work on and we are on the whole quite good at it."
When you study law all forms, laws are made by man and based on language or words. Listen carefully to the wording of your public officials. It is how
they buy you on what they are selling. Think of all politicians as door to door sales man or used car sales man. Sure there will be the rare honest
one trying to make a living for their family, but the rest are all crooks.
He is telling the public the govt gets away with what it can because we make the laws that guide our nations.
FYI they do not listen to your phone calls, emails, text messages, they have computer programs that do it for them and with multiple algorithms that
single out key words, phrases, etc. so they are RIGHT when they say no ONE is listening to your phone calls but they are being screened and
If this is what America is capable of world wide, imagine when intelligence is shared and gathered.
edit on 9-6-2013 by whatzshaken because: forgot the link and thought id add this
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