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Thread: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

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    "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    While reading this CNN article regarding the NSA scandal, and the idea that this helped prevent many acts of terrorism, one quote piqued my interest:

    NSA Director Keith Alexander is expected to release details of cases where the programs have stopped a terrorist attack, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said. The information may be available as soon as Monday.
    "He wants to be exact about the details," she said.
    And, watching other news stations have heard similar things.

    [I do wonder, do they mean next Monday, not today but a week from today?]

    My question is, doesn't that make any of you suspicious?

    I mean, sure editing may have to be done to remove information that, if revealed, may actually pose some sort of a threat perhaps, but if these acts by the NSA did help the way they are claiming they have, don't you think that it would already be on record in some form? IF so, wouldn't that mean it is a matter of compiling the information, editing it if needed, and whatnot? How does that, which I've heard "is coming" since last week if I remember correctly, take that long?

    Now, I'm not saying anything funny is going on, just that it feels wrong, suspicious, and my bull**** meter is going off.
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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    The waiting time doesn't pique me as much as the fact that they'll be releasing this information. Seems like something that shouldn't be released.


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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Because it has to go through a lot of eyes to make sure nothing accidentally gets revealed that shouldn't. For instance, the CIA may have a legit reason for some detail to not be included, the FBI another, the NSA another, the DoD another with nobody being able to judge individually for all agencies what should or should not be included or how things should be worded to avoid accidental implications.

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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    The phrase Lying Sacks of **** comes to mind. If the information is that sensitive, that we can't even know about the specifics of the warrant even afterwards, they're not going to release it now. They just need time to make up something credible the media and the people might buy.

    Time once again to develop alternate tech they can't touch. Maybe get Captain Crunch to come on back and teach them a lesson or two.

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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Any such release is going to have to be scrupulously vetted by several government agencies to make sure classified information that could aid our enemies is not revealed. If anything, I'm surprised they agreed to whip it up so soon.

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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The waiting time doesn't pique me as much as the fact that they'll be releasing this information. Seems like something that shouldn't be released.
    Yeah, heaven forbid the people find out the government is engaging in unconstitutional activities.

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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Yeah, heaven forbid the people find out the government is engaging in unconstitutional activities.
    Of course, we should releases everything even if it's classified. We have no enemies after all...


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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course, we should releases everything even if it's classified. We have no enemies after all...
    Ok...

    First off: Snowden did not leak it to the "enemy" unless of course you consider United States' citizens enemies of the government.

    Second off: How does this compromise our national security??? Zombies of the mainstream media dumbfound me with this one. These aren't blueprints for a missile or battle strategies for a war. This is a patriot telling the country that they don't live in the free country they think do.

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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    While reading this CNN article regarding the NSA scandal, and the idea that this helped prevent many acts of terrorism, one quote piqued my interest:

    And, watching other news stations have heard similar things.

    [I do wonder, do they mean next Monday, not today but a week from today?]

    My question is, doesn't that make any of you suspicious?

    I mean, sure editing may have to be done to remove information that, if revealed, may actually pose some sort of a threat perhaps, but if these acts by the NSA did help the way they are claiming they have, don't you think that it would already be on record in some form? IF so, wouldn't that mean it is a matter of compiling the information, editing it if needed, and whatnot? How does that, which I've heard "is coming" since last week if I remember correctly, take that long?

    Now, I'm not saying anything funny is going on, just that it feels wrong, suspicious, and my bull**** meter is going off.
    Yes it does make me suspicious, and should make anyone suspicious. Our government lies to us constantly and tries to hide infromation from us constantly. The very fact that we are discussing the NSA secretely collecting all that data should be enough evidence of that. You can't tell me that it takes a week to find the relevent data when they are specifically suppose to be looking for that data in the first place. The data being evidence of terrorist plots...at least that is what they told us was the reason behind all that data gathering. I mean seriously, all that it should take is to go to the specific department in the NSA that is conducting this "investigation" and pull the files out of a cabinet or pull it from the computer and put it on a disk. Something which should take all of 5 seconds to pull from a cabinet and at most a half hour to put on a disc if its a ton of files or just a few seconds if its just a few files. Surely they've got a section of "solved" cases right?
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    Re: "The information may be available as soon as Monday" [NSA scandal] suspicious?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Ok...

    First off: Snowden did not leak it to the "enemy" unless of course you consider United States' citizens enemies of the government.

    Second off: How does this compromise our national security??? Zombies of the mainstream media dumbfound me with this one. These aren't blueprints for a missile or battle strategies for a war. This is a patriot telling the country that they don't live in the free country they think do.
    It's not about what Snowden said or didn't say. It's about the Director of the NSA releasing details about how they used the information to stop terrorist attacks. "Here terrorists, here's where you messed up. For future reference so that you don't do that again."

    I don't care about the evil "mainstream media." I do care about the Director of the NSA releasing details that terrorists could use to take notes for the future. I don't agree with what was done, I didn't agree when Bush did similar things, and I don't agree with Obama about doing them now.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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