posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 05:06 PM
I'm not relieved at all. This is simply damage control by the NSA and FBI. They know the NSA Kid has released thousands of pages of documents to that
same reporter so all they're doing is trying to stay ahead of what they expect will become public in the next week.
As someone who worked on small elements which are part of the larger machine I can tell you they ARE NOT fully briefing the public representatives as
required, not even the secret, intelligence oversight committees are told the full extent of these programs.
I hadn't been watching the news so when the Verizon issue came out I wasn't all that interested but last night, when I saw the powerpoint that listed
Prism by name along with it's fiber tapping counterpart (again by code name) my jaw literally hit the floor. My wife and I spent a couple of hours
discussing things I hadn't been able to talk to her about which (now that they're public knowledge) I could fill in some history for her. If the rest
of the releases contain what I think they will there's a very, very good chance you're going to see multiple resignations in an attempt to shield the
executive office. I don't know if this will lead to Obama resigning but it's very possible.
I knew sooner or later the contractors would lead to something like this, the hiring standards have been completely compromised, especially in rapid
growth jobs such as analysis. Still, this kid should be given whistle blower protections under law as he is exposing activities and policies that go
far beyond the mandate and allowances that even our current security over liberty environment has brought. I can't wait, personally.
12-6-2013 by ecoparity because: (no reason given)