Binney said the U.S. has more ability to mass surveil than the Soviet Union did during the Cold War.
The NSA will be able to collect 966 exabytes which is the total of internet traffic in a year.
“The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control”, Binney said. Some reason for a little optimism is a recent Supreme Court decision that make law Enforcement need a warrant before they can search a smart phone.
The NSA is not just pursuing “terrorism”, like it claims, but, also, ordinary citizens going about their everyday communications.
“The budget was not the problem, NSA had plenty of a budget to do it. They didn’t need any more $$ to make that happen. The issue was they wanted to build the budget up”, Binney said. “They wanted more $$. So you don’t do anything that would take away the problem you’re using to get more $$”. “KEEP THE PROBLEM GOING”, was the issue, Binney said.
If they get rid of the problem they get rid of the need for more $$.
“A lot of contractors got “rich” off of it”, Binney said.
“You make analysts dysfunctional by putting all that data on top of them, Humans can only do so much”, Binney said in an interview with Tragedy & Hope.
“$$ was the issue, not solving the problem”.
John Kiriakou was on in the second hour and revealed the same pattern.
Lying. Just as Obama and the NSA blatantly lied about not Spying on Americans, the CIA also blatantly lied about not using torture.
If they lie enough, deny enough and repeat it enough, aka exercise, shaping something into what you want it to be,, it eventually takes shape. And, as long as a good number of Americans listen and trust everything the Gov says, there’s going to be tremendous problems.
The CIA is also about keeping problems going for $$.
John Kiriakou admitted he was not arrested for leaking “classified” information. “People in Washington leak classified information all the time”, Kiriakou said. “David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, it was because I leaked about Torture”.
Prosecutor Macbride saying that John Kiriakou “betrayed a trust!”
These illegitimate institutions manipulate the good guys trying to expose abuses who end up being the ones pleading “guilty”. It’s the CIA who’s betraying the trust! Just like the NSA, the “white” house, the Military, and the Just us system passing their shame and guilt onto decent people who have more courage than they could ever hope to have. They hold so tightly to their delusion that the Gov is super human and so exalted looking down on and standing above everybody else. As long as the “Gov” maintains that attitude of never being self critical or admitting to mistakes and holding other “officials” accountable we can expect many more dangerous situations because that is a very dangerous position to hold. We had better start taking much more seriously that fact that we have Complete MAD MEN running the country and nearly the entire world.
There’s a book called Shame and Guilt about abusive, neglectful “parents” who pass on their shame and guilt to their children and it can definitely be applied here. That’s exactly what’s happening in these agencies, the country and the world.