NSA whistleblowers: Govt is spying on every single American

Surveillance (and armed drones in the skies.
“Minority Report” light-projecting street cameras that can spot a crime before it occurs.
“Intelligent” street lights.
Government monitoring Facebook and Twitter.
Schools spying on fat kids with electronic monitors.
A Dept. of Homeland Security report that identifies Americans who love liberty as terrorists.
The construction of a heavily-fortified $2 billion National Security Agency (NSA) Data Center in Utah which will intercept, analyze, and store every email, cell phone call, Google search, parking receipt, credit card purchase, and more. The construction will be completed in a year, by September 2013, which will be the date of the end of privacy of America.
So why should it surprise us that three NSA whistleblowers warn us that our government is spying on every single American?

RT.com reports on July 25, 2012, that counter-terrorism agencies such as the TSA, DHS and others which had been created since 9/11 to keep America “safe” are going far beyond their original mandate, but are spying on everyone in America — all in the name of national security.
Testimonies delivered in recent weeks by former employees of the National Security Agency suggest that the US government is granting itself surveillance powers far beyond what most Americans consider the proper role of the federal government.
In an interview broadcast on Current TV’s “Viewpoint” program on Monday, former NSA Technical Director William Binney commented on the government’s policy of blanket surveillance, alongside colleagues Thomas Drake and Kirk Wiebe, the agency’s respective former Senior Official and Senior Analyst.
The interview comes on the heels of a series of speeches given by Binney, who has quickly become better known for his whistleblowing than his work with the NSA. In their latest appearance this week, though, the three former staffers suggested that America’s spy program is much more dangerous than it seems.
In an interview with “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer, Drake said there was a “key decision made shortly after 9/11, which began to rapidly turn the United States of America into the equivalent of a foreign nation for dragnet blanket electronic surveillance.”
These powers have previously defended by claims of national security necessity, but Drake says that it doesn’t stop there. He warns that the government is giving itself the power to gather intel on every American that could be used in future prosecutions unrelated to terrorism.
“When you open up the Pandora’s Box of just getting access to incredible amounts of data, for people that have no reason to be put under suspicion, no reason to have done anything wrong, and just collect all that for potential future use or even current use, it opens up a real danger — and to what else what they could use that data for, particularly when it’s all being hidden behind the mantle of national security,” Drake said.
Although Drake’s accusations seem astounding, they corroborate allegations made by Binney only a week earlier. Speaking at the Hackers On Planet Earth conference in New York City earlier this month, Binney addressed a room of thousands about the NSA’s domestic spying efforts. But in a candid interview with journalist Geoff Shively during HOPE, the ex-NSA official candidly revealed the full extent of the surveillance program.
“Domestically, they’re pulling together all the data about virtually every U.S. citizen in the country and assembling that information, building communities that you have relationships with, and knowledge about you; what your activities are; what you’re doing. So the government is accumulating that kind of information about every individual person and it’s a very dangerous process,” Binney said.
Drake and Binney’s statements follow the revelation that law enforcement officers collected cell phone records on 1.3 million Americans in 2011. More news articles are emerging every day suggesting that the surveillance of Americans — off-the-radar and under wraps — is growing at an exponential rate.
~Eowyn

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0 responses to “NSA whistleblowers: Govt is spying on every single American

  1. Eyes Wide Open

    The citizens of the United States only exist to provide something for our government to govern. We don’t own the right to our labor, money, property, children, or health. These all exist for the betterment of our government. If you doubt me, try making a decision that does not involve the government. Even buying a pack of gum involves the government through sales tax, interstate commerce, income tax, gas tax to get the gum to the store, gas tax for you to drive to the store. See?

     
  2. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this enlightening post. This is truly sickening. We must get rid of this big government travesty on November 6th! Vote against this king and his administration!

     
  3. We know where our salvation is….
    but we are called to resist the evil one.
    They’d like us to think that they’re as omniscient as YHVH,
    but we aren’t to give way to the spirit of fear and terror…
    They’ll consolidate their power in the cities (after they disarm them)
    and then learn to leave the country folk alone or starve.
    Asymmetrical warfare.
    Do NOT take part in their drills …prepare while you can.

     
  4. How do they even have the manpower to do this?
    I’ve seen the drone in my neighborhood – again. The one that belongs to Seattle Police, flying clear across the lake from the city. hmm….

     
  5. Nothing about this surprises me.
    The government has probably been spying on us since the day we placed our very first telephone call.
    -Dave

     

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