Left On Target

In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are – The Washington Post

Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by The Washington Post.

Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net the agency had cast for somebody else.

The net was not cast for “somebody else.”  It was, and is, cast for everybody.  All of the information gathered is from targets.  And the reason for the targeting is not to “keep us safe.”  It is to keep us under the control of our new masters, the modern Ruling Class and its governance arm, the Ruling Party.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Left On Target — 3 Comments

  1. Sure is a terrible thing, that Snowden turning criminal and traitor and all. There was no need for him to break the law to reveal national secrets. Why, if any Americans had just asked the NSA for a list of exactly who and what they were monitoring, I’m sure the NSA would have told them. Or, how about this, how about Congress asked NSA to describe the scope of their surveillance. I’m sure NSA would have been forthcoming and honest in answering Congressional questions. So you see that Snowden is a traitor and no one should support him.

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