NSA Whistleblower: Wiretaps Were Combined with Credit Card Records of U.S. Citizens
NSA whistleblower Russell Tice was back on Keith Olbermann’s MSNBC program Thursday evening to expand on his Wednesday revelations that the National Security Agency spied on individual U.S. journalists, entire U.S. news agencies as well as “tens of thousands” of other Americans.
“This is garnered from algorithms that have been put together to try to just dream-up scenarios that might be information that is associated with how a terrorist could operate,” Tice said. “And once that information gets to the NSA, and they start to put it through the filters there . . . and they start looking for word-recognition, if someone just talked about the daily news and mentioned something about the Middle East they could easily be brought to the forefront of having that little flag put by their name that says ‘potential terrorist’.”
Well that should narrow it down: People who discuss current events on the telephone and mention the Middle East are potential terrorists. Because no law abiding individual would ever utter such terroristic language.
No wonder they never caught Osama bin Laden. They were too busy listening in on the phone calls of private citizens talking about the news. Genius, I tell you!
Here’s Russel Tice’s exclusive interview with Keith Olbermann: