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NSA director admits to misleading
public on terror plots

Salon, by Natasha Lennard

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 10/6/2013 10:04:17 AM

In so many words, NSA director Keith Alexander admitted Wednesday that the Obama administration had issued misleading information about terror plots and their foiling to bolster support for the government’s vast surveillance apparatus. During Wednesday’s hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy pushed Alexander to admit that plot numbers had been fudged in a revealing interchange: “There is no evidence that [bulk] phone records collection helped to thwart dozens or even several terrorist plots,” said Leahy. The Vermont Democrat then asked the NSA chief to admit that only 13 out of a previously cited 54 cases of foiled plots were

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Mislead, distract, deflect, obfuscate, lie, all those words and more. The Obama Administration.

Article dated October 2, 2012, posted with permission of LComStaff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/6/2013 10:10:37 AM     (No. 9552705)

The last bit:

Proof positive of what many of us have long posited: that under the flimsy guise of a targeted War on Terror, the surveillance state has established itself with little regard for an honest relationship with the American public.

This has only worsened under Obama, who would be surveilling our homes 24/7 if he could work out a way to do it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/6/2013 10:18:18 AM     (No. 9552717)

obama lovers, do you get it now? This administration lies about EVERYTHING! All that they do is to give themselves more perks, more power more CONTROL over YOU! They buy their votes using other people´s money by passing out some "goodies" to lo-fo foolish voters who do not pay attention to the real issues. Running America would be so much more fun for them if it wasn´t for the "great unwashed" getting in the way. We have all heard "if their lips are moving they are lying". Well it´s true.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/6/2013 11:17:00 AM     (No. 9552802)

the world is going sideways and I´m feeling dizzy reading this in Salon. And aggressive questioning by Leaky Leahy. What´s going on???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: busterman, 10/6/2013 11:33:17 AM     (No. 9552820)

It´s simple. Alexander retires next year. He sees the writing on the wall. If he wants to have ANY credibility and ANY chance of being hired he better come clean now. Otherwise he has a chance for the long tour at Leavenworth.

Now....let´s shut down not only this program but also CYBERCOM. It won´t take much to convince all the other Combatant Commanders.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 10/6/2013 11:37:05 AM     (No. 9552825)

This is Salon?! Oh my, little barry just might have to do something about that, maybe hold his breath and turn blue until they apologize. Or draw a red line with his favorite red crayon.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/6/2013 11:50:08 AM     (No. 9552850)

Re: 2 Øbama lovers will never hear of this. They don´t even know what party the jerk is affiliated with- most don´t even know what the word "affiliated" means. But- they vote according to what they have been ordered to do if they get a free cell phone!

This is rapidly turning into a police state. It´s not the America I defended and bled for. I actually fear for my grand kids! How could this have heppened? Same question 1937 Germans were asking!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 10/6/2013 1:30:13 PM     (No. 9552977)

That´s not anything like "lying," is it?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 10/6/2013 1:49:25 PM     (No. 9553006)

Fake stats on terror plots. Fake twitter accounts. Fake unemployment numbers. Fake health care insurance. Fake election. Fake president. Fake government shut down.

I see a theme.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/6/2013 7:40:37 PM     (No. 9553334)

There was no question in my mind that he was lying when he gave his original testimony. At the time I posted my conviction that he had lied about the NSA stopping so many terror plots because of the data collected.
There needs to be a major consequence for Alexander and Clapper and Lois Lerner, etc. for their outright lying to Congress, and the American people.

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