The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S.
2013 12 16
Washington’s Blog | BlacklistedNews
The NSA’s main justification for Constitution-shredding mass surveillance on all Americans is 9/11.
* Top security experts say that mass spying interferes with U.S. counter-terror efforts (more here and here)
* American presidents agree
* The chairs of the 9/11 Commission say that the spying has gone way too far (and that the Director of National Intelligence should be prosecuted for lying about the spying program)
* Top officials say that the claim that the government could only have stopped the attacks if it had been able to spy on Americans is wholly false
* The NSA was already conducting mass surveillance prior to 9/11
But we want to focus on another angle: the unspoken assumption by the NSA that we need mass surveillance because “lone wolf” terrorists don’t leave as many red flags as governments, so the NSA has to spy on everyone to find the needle in the haystack.
But this is nonsense. The 9/11 hijackers were not lone wolves.
The former Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, outside adviser to the CIA, and Co-Chair of the congressional investigation into 9/11 – Bob Graham – says:
I have personally talked to the other cochair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry, a man who was a very distinguished congressman and, later, director of the CIA [Porter Goss], I have talked to the two chairs of the … 9/11 Commission, asking them, what do you think were the prospects of these 19 people being able to plan, practice, and execute the complicated plot that was 9/11 without any external support?
All three of them used almost the same word: “Implausible”. That it is implausible that that could have been the case.
Yet that has now become the conventional wisdom to the aggressive exclusion of other alternatives.
Read the full article at: blacklistednews.com
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