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Member Of Congress: Edward Snowden’s Revelations Are “Just The Tip Of The Iceberg”

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Iceberg - Photo by Gerald TappAccording to U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez, members of Congress learned “significantly more than what is out in the media today” during a closed briefing about the NSA on Tuesday, and that what has been revealed so far about NSA snooping is “just the tip of the iceberg”.  During her interview with C-SPAN on Wednesday, she also stated that NSA spying is “just broader than most people even realize” but due to security restrictions she could not reveal more than that.  So precisely what are the American people not being told?  And do our leaders ever plan to tell us the truth?  Many of our politicians have come down extremely hard on whistleblower Edward Snowden, but if it wasn’t for him most Americans would have no idea what the NSA has been up to.  Is the Obama administration going to come clean on this, or do we have to wait for even more whistleblowers to come forward?  The American people deserve to know that they are being spied on, and it appears that those in charge of doing this spying have been flat out lying to Congress about it.

Today, one of the most powerful men in the U.S. government is Keith Alexander, the Director of the NSA.  According to a Wired article that just came out, Alexander “is regarded with a mixture of respect and fear” by those inside the government…

Inside the government, the general is regarded with a mixture of respect and fear, not unlike J. Edgar Hoover, another security figure whose tenure spanned multiple presidencies. “We jokingly referred to him as Emperor Alexander—with good cause, because whatever Keith wants, Keith gets,” says one former senior CIA official who agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. “We would sit back literally in awe of what he was able to get from Congress, from the White House, and at the expense of everybody else.”

And according to that same article, Alexander foresees a day when the entire Internet will be directly under NSA control…

Alexander runs the nation’s cyberwar efforts, an empire he has built over the past eight years by insisting that the US’s inherent vulnerability to digital attacks requires him to amass more and more authority over the data zipping around the globe. In his telling, the threat is so mind-bogglingly huge that the nation has little option but to eventually put the entire civilian Internet under his protection, requiring tweets and emails to pass through his filters, and putting the kill switch under the government’s forefinger. “What we see is an increasing level of activity on the networks,” he said at a recent security conference in Canada. “I am concerned that this is going to break a threshold where the private sector can no longer handle it and the government is going to have to step in.”

Does that paragraph put a chill up your spine?

It should.

The free and open Internet that we enjoy today may not always exist.  The power of government may eventually transform it into something else entirely.

And as Dr. Jerome Corsi has just written about, Alexander has now publicly confirmed much of what Edward Snowden has been alleging…

The NSA director confirmed to Congress today that leaker Edward Snowden had access to a highly sensitive database containing personal information that could be mined to track a target’s thoughts and actions and possibly predict future acts.

U.S. Army General Keith B. Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told the Senate Appropriations Committee that Snowden “had great skills as an IT (Internet Technology) system administrator.”

Yes, in this day and age every nation needs intelligence agencies.  But they should be used to spy on the enemies of the American people, not on the American people themselves.  The Fourth Amendment is supposed to be our guarantee that the government will not invade our privacy or investigate us unless there is probable cause that we have committed a crime.  That means that if they don’t have probable cause they are supposed to leave us alone.

Unfortunately, those running our government seem to have a tremendous disdain for the U.S. Constitution.  In fact, all over the western world we are seeing freedoms and liberties being destroyed.  The following is what Simon Black recently had to say about all of this…

By now it should be clear to anyone paying attention that most of Western civilization is on a dangerous slide into tyranny.

They’re confiscating funds directly from people’s bank accounts. They’re seizing reporters’ personal records and phone logs. They’re digitally spying on everyone’s emails.

They’ve authorized military detention and drone assassination of their own citizens.

They’re using tax offices to harass political opposition groups.

They tell us what we are allowed to eat and drink, what foods we are allowed to put in our own body.

Think about it. These are Soviet tactics, plain and simple.

What’s more, they don’t even care. They think we’re all idiots who are too stupid to even notice what they’re doing.

Now is the time for the American people to stand up and object to all of this.

If you are waiting for our politicians to save you, then you are going to be waiting for a very, very long time.

And most Americans have already figured this out.  According to a new Gallup survey that was just released, the confidence that the American people have in Congress is at an all-time low.  Only 10 percent of all Americans have confidence in our legislative branch at this point.

If the American people do not demand change now, it will be a signal to those doing the snooping that they can push the envelope even farther.

We need to heed the warnings of the whistleblowers.  Our own government has been listening to our most private conversations and they have been totally getting away with it.  Just check out what NSA whistleblower Adrienne J. Kinne told NSA expert James Bamford

I also wrote about Adrienne J. Kinne, an NSA intercept operator who attempted to blow the whistle on the NSA’s illegal eavesdropping on Americans following the 9/11 attacks. “Basically all rules were thrown out the window,” she said, “and they would use any excuse to justify a waiver to spy on Americans.” Even journalists calling home from overseas were included. “A lot of time you could tell they were calling their families,” she says, “incredibly intimate, personal conversations.” She only told her story to me after attempting, and failing, to end the illegal activity with appeals all the way up the chain of command to Major General Keith Alexander, head of the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command at the time.

Do you want the government to listen to your “intimate, personal conversations”, record them and stash them in a giant data center out in Utah where they will be held forever?

If not, then this is your chance to stand up and demand change.


  • Rodster

    And for the record BOTH political parties are equally as guilty for this invasion of privacy on the AMerican Sheeple.

    • kfilly

      Everyone who supports the Fed is a traitor. It is a method that is being used to transfer the people’s wealth to the global elite. I just read an article recently that the IRS is not an even an agency of the US gubernment. I heard there actual headquarters is located in Puerto Rico. The intent of this is also the theft of Americans wealth, and the reason it is located in Puerto Rico is because it is a money laundering agency.

    • markthetruth

      ______ ” On the World ” ______

      That’s What Creates Terrorist, And then have to protect ourselves from ! As usual we create the Weapons that we then Have to Destroy them ….

      the end…

  • Mondobeyondo

    The one saving grace that the Internet has, is that it is so widespread and pervasive, that it would take a tremendous effort to completely shut it down. For every U.S. website that’s shut down, two more will pop up in Ukraine.

    However, the “free and open” Internet that we all know and love today – that may be at tremendous risk.

    • markthetruth

      Meanwhile with all this going on These Bastards are Inside Trading and Making a fortune Stealing our Money !!!

      the end…

  • They are listening

    Why do you think people who have been in power for years suddenly one day announce, “I am retireing to spend more time with my family.”
    I believe they pissed off someone and had their telephone calls and e-mails looked through until something was found that could be used against them…black mail.
    They then are told to quit or the information would be released.

  • markthetruth

    While all this going on These Bastards are Inside Trading and Making a fortune Stealing our Money !!!

    the end…

  • K

    (They think we’re all idiots who are too stupid to even notice what they’re doing.) The sad thing is the Government is right, when it comes to 80% of the population. That is how they get away with it.

    • Handog

      We have a 90%+ re-alection rate for the house and senate while their approval rate is below 10% !?!?

      Idiots indeed.

      • Bad Kitty Cat

        Unfortunately you are assuming elections are still fair and not manipulated…

        • Handog

          Because idiots are easily manipulated.

          • markthetruth

            Election are Brought !!!

            the end…

        • Bruce Hood

          and you know what they say about assuming

    • davidnrobyn

      The 80-20 rule always applies.

  • Stezie

    Comparing the US with George Orwell’s 1984 doesn’t even do it justice anymore…

    • markthetruth

      You Ever Wake up and think to yourself, Am i really alive or is this Just a vision from the other side.

      the end…

  • markthetruth

    14 June 2013

    David Cameron is due to launch a new global prize for inventors or scientists who can identify and solve the biggest problem of our time.

    The Government will commit £1 million to a fund for the grand prize, with hopes that it will inspire innovators to create something to change the world.Downing Street hopes the competition will
    capture the public imagination, and could result in the creation of revolutionary technologies such as new forms of low-carbon travel or advances in medical science to create replacement limbs.

    The Prime Minister will announce the prize fund at the G8 Innovation Conference ahead of next week’s meeting of leaders from the world’s
    richest countries.

    A Downing Street source said: “We want people
    to think big. What does the world need and how can we achieve that? We are looking for the next penicillin, aeroplane or worldwide web. Can we
    grow limbs or create universal low-carbon travel? Something that is going to really revolutionise what we do and how we live our lives sending us sprinting ahead in the global race.”

    First People Need to know how to Spell.
    Don’t they Realize that Technology is Backfiri

  • Steve Fraser

    But won’t Big Brother keep us all “safe”.

  • peakoilnolie446

    We all need to drop out of this system and run to the exits to starve the beast.

  • seth datta

    This is the second time I have had to post this. I have experienced ‘organised stalking and electronic harassment’ as a medical student, after standing up against the management in a UK hospital. I have seen 2 other doctors suffer this too, but their claims were not taken seriously.

    It is a modern day genocide and I feel like no one cares, nor understands. Eventually, like Germany in the 30’s and 40’s, they will come for you too.

    The shills try to discredit you or your statements. Furthermore, I have come to understand that much of the mental health system is designed to silence political dissidents. Hence why the drugs don’t work and people in this system act out.

    We live together or die alone; and ‘real’ education about what is happening to all of us is the key.

  • JailBanksters

    All I can see happening here is creating an even bigger scandal to draw the attention of the Goldfish away from….what was I talking about again. Oh that’s right Goldfish, cute aren’t they.

  • Robert Govan

    This guy is a NWO actor and this is all a NWO game on the stupid trusting media consuming sheep. I know this because the NWO modus operandi has been exposed for the first time. Lets all kick some NWO butt together >…

  • seth datta

    Our liberties in the West are under attack.

    When you see mass illegal immigration, the same laws and other similarities being employed in all the countries of the West, it is not by accident.

    Mabye the preacher on the street is right when he says its the end times.

    Don’t expect this situation to get any better. I can already see in the UK that we are ‘regressing’ and becoming more totalitarian. The TSA in the US doesn’t make me feel any more secure about liberties over there.

    I am studying the US MD and medicare and medicaid users won’t be accepted by most US doctors in future due to rising insurance costs.

    The question is who benefits from this? The why is power (primarily) and money. We are all chattel to be used as the so called ‘wise ones’ deem. We are manipulated against each other to achieve their end goal. The future looks grim if we stay on this track and turn our backs on Our Saviour.

  • Dave Bates

    If we could reverse this technology 180 deg to make our elected powers more transparent, then lets go for it. They say we have nothing to fear if we are doing nothing wrong, lol. If the people used this technology in reverse it would be classed as ter……ism. Kind regards

  • Bee

    I find it very frustrating how well people in this country are taking all the news coming out. There should be many more people screaming about everything they see. Are they still all sleeping? If they even watch TV they can see this now. They don’t have to dig in alternative news to find it because its right in their face! What is wrong with people? We need to end this but no one cares.

    • Randy Townsend

      You’re right: No one cares. Incrementalism, coupled with apathy, has allowed the government to establish the structure to control the population. Nobody will care until it impacts them directly, then it’s too late.

  • MS

    This information…that “they” have the ability to spy on us with all of the electronic media we use and give them, has been out there for a long time. Most people just kept their head in the sand not wanting to believe it.

  • Harry Berry

    Welcome to the USSA folks. They took out light bulbs, forced us to take obamacare. The cuntry (note the spelling sheep) will soon collapse.

  • Ken

    I like it. You should copy and paste this on CNN forums.

  • YES!
    Snowden opens the door for revelations of crimes against humanity ongoing by fbi/cia/nsa, and with the full knowledge of the corrupt & murderous congress and prez.
    My report:
    The fbi conjures up images of mass murder and stages a crime in order to harass a fbi whistleblower and in order to fraudulently justify a blanket surveillance; alt links:
    fbi’s covert & homicidal schemes:
    historical fbi thugs:

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