By Jim Emerson, staff writer
A retired National Security Agency (NSA) senior agency executive warned the agency in 2009 that the program to collect, store and analyze American phone records wasn’t providing enough intelligence to be effective. Prior to the revelations made by Edward Snowden, dissenters within the Intelligence agency warned that the collection program wasn’t worth the backlash if the program became public. The role of the NSA was to eavesdrop on hostile foreign entities, not American citizens. Now the agency has tarnished its reputation of guarding America to become the free world’s secret police.
The AP–ever faithful to its dear leader–noted that Obama “is now trying to stop the NSA collection but preserve the agency’s ability to search the records in the hands of the telephone companies”. (1) The article states that the Administration rejected the proposal in 2009 but never mentions the fact that he had to authorize its continuation and expansion in the first place and can stop it anytime with a written order! This is an example of the “Limbaugh Theorem”. This week the senate voted down a bill that would have stopped the collection and storage of telephone metadata by two votes in the Democrat majority senate. The bill would have required the phone companies maintain the metadata and provide access to the agency with a court order from the Kangaroo FISA court.
To date, active and retired intelligence analysts disagree about the effectiveness of the collection of American phone records to prevent terror attacks within the country. The only example of a terrorism case that was discovered by the program involved a San Diego cab driver sending money to a Somalia al-Qaida affiliate. Like the FBI, they must have of missed the Tsarnaev brothers.
Benjamin Franklin said “Those Who Sacrifice Liberty for Security Deserve Neither.” The original intent of telephone monitoring was the Identification of terror cells within America by monitoring known terrorist communication into and from the United States, but not within. First revealed by the New York Times in 2005, this program has grown into one of Washington’s greatest ever threats to civil liberties.
Americans are now losing their Liberty under the guise of security being provided against a boogie monster that all of the King’s men cannot seem to find. (2)
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