NSA Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance

John Glaser, April 20, 2012

“…it was a direct violation of the constitutional rights of everybody in the country…”




15 Responses to “NSA Whistleblower William Binney on Growing State Surveillance”

  1. The Electric Eye in the Sky looks down us with impartiality as we are all under surveillance in the USSA.
    This is a violation of the 4th Amendment, and it is time for the Military to execute it's primary mission.
    At the very least we should be pushing for treason charges against the majority of the U$$A Congre$$.

  2. i agree …and who informs the people of such violations .certainly not our watchdog press !

  3. Yep, thats the problem. They are not watchdogs, they are lapdogs!

  4. Amen to that!

  5. The media is the proverbial "tail that wags the government dog." As far as the Constitutional guarantees are concerned, when did the government ever bow to the law when it was not politically expedient? Just a glance at the US infractions of international law, treaty and convention during their "war of aggression" in Afghanistan speaks volumes as to the fact that laws are followed by the government only when the other guy is in violation or when it is politically expedient. For war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan the administration passed a bill immunizing all hands from war crimes prosecution and or investigation.

  6. We aren't there yet, but at some point people will garner their courage and start shooting back when these thugs break into their houses.

  7. Perhaps. But most of the folks I know in north Texas, all armed to the teeth, support the military, the cops and the national security state (for want of a better term), even if they dislike Pres. Obama.

  8. Joao, perhaps wishful thinking on my part. Some days I am more optimistic that Americans will wake up than others. Your comment is well taken.

  9. [...] at it, will AT&T be targeted for sanctions? After all, they were collaborators in what former NSA official William Binney called the “direct violation of the constitutional rights of everybody in the country.” What about [...]

  10. Perhaps they support them now, but let them become "the hunted," let THEM become the "poodles," and they'll change their tune, fast.

  11. This is a violation of the 4th Amendment, and it is time for the Military to execute it's primary mission.

    If you're referring to the PRIMARY mission of "defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," I doubt that even one in 10,000 of either the active duty or reserve troops has the first clue that this is their primary mission, one that allows them to disobey ANY order that contravenes the prohibitions against federal power contained in that document. That "oath" of enlistment or commissioning that each of them took is forgotten as soon as it's uttered, not that any of them pay any attention to it anyway.

  12. Yes, but they'd have to want to go after them. Maybe they see more actual interest in going after OWS now, which despite it's limited power, they seem to view as a real threat, perhaps because its challenges to the status quo are so direct. To corptocracy I guess any real criticism at all is a threat. It would be nice if people took a principled position on civil liberties though. I guess that's dreaming.

  13. Justice as a divine law is commanding, and indeed the whole of morality, is the authoritative command. Killing is wrong and therefore must be punished and if not punished what should be done? A famous paradox called the Euthyphro dilemma essentially asks: is something right because God commands it, or does God command it because it's right? If the former, then justice is arbitrary; if the latter, then morality exists on a higher order than God, who becomes little more than a passer-on of moral knowledge

  14. [...] NSA technical director William Binney: “…the real problem I see is that the DoJ is covering up for all the crimes that this [...]

  15. Burnaby interesting but still based on the assumption that morality is a gift from God that he has given to all of us, humans. I wonder if that means that the ones who are giving our feelings for justice and morality such grief are either going straight to hell or coming directly out of it.