So, apparently we trust the govt. and media when it comes to a scandal such as the NSA domestic spying allegations. OK, well, I accept. Media reports are to be taken as factual. So, let’s not be too quick to assume the NSA is doing anything wrong before we have any evidence against the NSA – right? Then what are we supposed to make of these assumed factual stories?
Seriously, click the link, scroll all the way down and start reading the timeline. It reads from bottom to top.
Three former NSA officials, who were previously targeted by the federal government for leaking details about the NSA’s domestic spying program, have resurfaced to provide evidence in a lawsuit against the agency.
The three men — William E. Binney, Thomas A. Drake and J. Kirk Wiebe — filed a legal motion on July 2 as part of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit Jewel v NSA. According to the EFF, a San Francisco-based digital civil liberties group, the case is aimed toward ending “the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of millions of Americans and holding accountable the government officials who illegally authorized it.”
The case, originally filed in 2008, was spurred by evidence provided by former AT&T telecommunications technician Mark Klein that showed the NSA had routed copies of Internet traffic through a secret NSA-controlled room at an AT&T facility in San Francisco.
[NOTE: this story means Snowden has NOT “leaked” anything that hasn’t already been in the courts. If you don’t know that, let me ask you: WHY DO YOU TRUST THE MEDIA AND GOVT?]
The Guardian is reporting that the government has had essentially unfettered access to the servers of most of the biggest American tech companies since the end of the Bush administration.
Under the program—dubbed PRISM—the government can access all of your photos, email correspondence, stored data, and basically whatever else you do using these online services. The program has continued to this date under the Obama administration, according to the Guardian.
Again, this story isn’t really anything new. Check out the dateline in this story:
Published time: December 04, 2012 14:01
Edited time: December 05, 2012 19:13
The FBI records the emails of nearly all US citizens, including members of congress, according to NSA whistleblower William Binney. In an interview with RT, he warned that the government can use this information against anyone.
Binney, one of the best mathematicians and code breakers in the history of the National Security Agency, resigned in 2001. He claimed he no longer wanted to be associated with alleged violations of the Constitution, such as how the FBI engages in widespread and pervasive surveillance through powerful devices called ‘Naris.’
Heck, even Wiki knew about the WARRANTLESS NSA SPYING before Snowden ever came on the scene:
So, your next accusing question is: “Why do all these ‘whistle blowers go to foreign media to blow their whistles?” Well, 1 – you still trust our media and 2 – if they are telling you the truth, would you trust this govt.? Really, if you were going to take on the most powerful organization on earth, would you trust the cooperative that has repeatedly proven it habitually lies – the U.S. media and govt.?
Seriously, how far are we prepared to go to give the govt. the benefit of the doubt here? It is NOT a person; therefore, it has no rights. It is OUR servant; therefore, we can question it however we want – even to the point of holding it guilty until it proves it is innocent. If we forget this, we deserve to be serfs.