posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 07:01 AM
reply to post by impaired
Because they are not looking for these people. The system is so bloated with the worthless information the US government is sucking up to create their
files on individuals that they cannot possibly catch the people the system was supposedly designed to catch.
Like every other aspect of government, the NSA has become a corrupt tool for a minority to gain power, and it seems that they have done exactly
The occasional act of terror getting through is also beneficial to them. It allows them to push for more controls, to demand even more voluntary
encroachments on your rights. Just look at the snoopers charter in the UK, the Communications Data Bill Theresa May wants to have passed - this was
being pushed through EVEN WHEN THEY KNEW the NSA was supplying them with the data anyway! They just wanted the approval of the British people so they
could do it themselves and not have to rely on the pesky American's.
Just look at some of the disgusting excuses politicians have been making in the last week, with politicians invoking the names of victims of terror to
excuse their invasion of privacy. It's sickening to watch, but both in the UK and US politicians have been raising the Boston attack and the murder
of Lee Rigby as some kid of proof that we all need to be watched 24 hours a day by our governments for our own good
I really hope that the coming information is enough to make something snap, I really do. I have a few predictions about what will be revealed, but
I'm willing to bet there's going to be evidence of the NSA targeting spying efforts on US veterans, conservative groups, and possibly even the
Romney campaign. We know the government likes to abuse its power, you give an inch and they take a mile unless you stop them - no one has been
stopping them, and I can almost guarantee the NSA has been using their methods for political and economic purposes, not just for national security.
And when you think about what the words "national security" can actually cover, they can probably almost claim that everything was legal too.