Quick Note: NSA Surveillance Programs to be Partially Declassified
July 30, 2013 5:15 PM
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They could be released as early as this week
National Security Agency surveillance programs will be declassified and available to the public as early as this week.
U.S. spy agencies are declassifying documents that shed light on surveillance programs in an attempt to place more transparency on such affairs.
Also, the documents will reveal information about the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, has been working on the declassification of some information by the Surveillance Court.
"I think there is a high likelihood of FISC opinions being declassified soon," said Clapper.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden uncovered the spying methods used by U.S. intelligence agencies earlier this year, which included
collecting data from phones
. This was used to fight terrorist attacks, but the public feared for their privacy after such revelations.
Now, the release of declassified information is an attempt to restore a bit of trust and understanding regarding the intelligence agencies' actions.
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7/31/2013 12:16:27 AM
And that's exactly what they'll do. The current program might be denounced and dismantled, they'll win some support from the people. Meanwhile they'll create another system to do exactly the same thing. Less people will know about it and it will be even more highly classified. Anyone working on the new program will be highly scrutinized and watched day and night.
Actually they don't even need to dismantle the first system. No-one will be able to actually prove that they dismantled it as they said. Are they going to let the media into the NSA and watch them blow up the system and datacenters? How would you know if all of it got destroyed? Maybe they only blew up a tenth of it for show. Obviously blowing it up is a bit over the top and a waste of money. They'd try to repurpose all the datacenter servers and equipment. But how would you prove it got repurposed truthfully? They could just move it to another location deep underground and continue as normal.
The only way to truly get rid of this spying on the whole world is to impeach your entire congress, senate and presidency. Start afresh with honest people. Have a revolution. That's what the Second Amendment is all about, your right to bear arms in defense of yourself and a rogue government. I tell you, if all 314 million+ people decided for a revolution all across America, there is absolutely nothing the government could do to stop it.
7/31/2013 6:14:48 PM
The thing is that despite what Congress and the President dictate, reasonable people are actually carrying out the "orders". If the NSA is disclosing the program, that's exactly what they're doing.
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