Scott Horton Interviews James Bamford

Scott Horton, February 10, 2009

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James Bamford, author of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, discusses the PBS Nova program The Spy Factory, the legality and efficacy of the NSA’s communications monitoring, the massive amounts of permanent archived data that required a new NSA data storage facility in Texas and the Israeli companies involved in intercepting highly sensitive communications for the U.S. government.

MP3 here. (40:56)

James Bamford wrote and produced The Spy Factory aired on the PBS Nova program. It can be viewed online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/spyfactory/ He is the author of Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, The Puzzle Palace: Inside the National Security Agency, America’s Most Secret Intelligence Organization and most recently The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America.

2 Responses to “James Bamford”

  1. I don’t think James Bamford gets it. Bamford thinks that the NSA spying hubs were meant for AlCIAda. The whole NSA apparatus was designed and built to spy on the American people. The NSA targets congressman, governors, heads of federal and state agencies, and corporate officers. This information can be used for blackmail purposes. This type of spying apparatus is a great threat to constitutional republic. The sad part is the current puppet in the white house has voted for it. With this type of power in the hands of the NSA anyone can be comprised leading to mass corruption and lawlessness. We have to admit that our constitutional republic has been taken over by a criminal gang know as the New World Order.

  2. Joe Crosscourt

    Even if Bamford thinks it was orginally designed for foreign spying, he is very well aware of how it has morphed into a domestic spy agency. I think your comment is too dismissive of his incredible work.

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