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NSA director says programs prevented dozens of attacks; public opinion on surveillance,...

By Jesse
Jun 13, 2013
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  1. Heihachi1337

    Heihachi1337 TS Rookie Posts: 45   +11

    Pretty much, yeah. That's how it is supposed to work. Problem is we have too many morons that were bred to believe anything our sh!**y government tells them to believe.
     
  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    There was a court order for this. So that means that a duly recognized and elected Judge gave the go ahead. That makes this a official classified mission. What Snowden did was grab himself 15 mins of fame and let our enemies know that we had a way to track and spy on them. By him giving that info away he has handcuffed the intellegence community and taken away a tool that they used to stop some plots.
    What gets me more then ANYTHING is the sheer hypocracy the American public is showing in this situation. They want the govt to protect them from the big bad terrorist, but balk at the costs or methods. They want to be safe but they dont want to know the dirty details. And the moment the govt that WE have asked to do a VERY difficult job do ANYTHING that might jepedize the individual citizens little bubble ppl go batshit. Really, how screwed up is that??
    Ppl want protection but they expect it to not cost anything. Unfortunatly the costs for the freedoms we enjoy are small. But there is a cost. If they have stopped EVEN one attack then the whole program was worth it. Ask yourself a simple question, what if the data they used had saved MY life.
     
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  3. Since 911, the word "terrorism" has been used by the governments of the world to create an illusion that we are not safe in our homes or public places. Its ultimate goal is to take away our freedoms day by day. They hide the truth behind phrases like "it's for your safety and security."

    They take our freedoms away by offering something for free and then underhandedly taking and using our personal information for whatever their sick agenda might be. It's a simple but very effective tool.

    Goebbels would have sold his mother to get a shot at controlling today's global propaganda machine!

    "Global terrorism" as potrayed by the media does not exist. Political terrorism however, is rife!
     
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