★★Recently, I was asked to be Keynote Speaker at an Intelligence Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
While I wouldn’t mind enjoying a free vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, I told organizers that they would not like to hear what I would say about the course of the modern Intelligence Community.
Even 50 years ago when I was an analyst, NSA occupied the second largest building in the DC area with the longest unobstructed hallway in the world. Since then, NSA Headquarters expanded and in addition, just the NSA Data Center in Utah is 7 times larger than the Pentagon and 15 times larger than MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and Jets. That’s just one of dozens of facilities around the globe.
The Utah facility electric bill is $40 million a year and you would not like to pay their water bill since they use 1.7 million gallons a day. Oops, you and I are paying their bills.
Every day, the NSA intercepts and stores 1.7 billion emails, phone calls, texts and other electronic communications. That’s equivalent to 138 million books every 24 hours.
In addition to legalizing President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program, the 2008 FISA Amendments Act gave telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for disclosing Americans’ communications. The Obama warrantless wiretapping, in my opinion, is the Bush program on steroids. We don’t know for sure since the corrupt media was big on exposing the Bush transgressions but they are equally determined to cover-up all of the Obama Administration’s corruption.
When probed by Congressional Intelligence Committees about surveillance under the amended law, intelligence officials admitted the agency had been engaged in “significant and systemic overcollection” of American’s domestic communications. Government reports confirm that the USA has violated FISA, but the USA refuses to release information about these abuses.
It would be one thing if all this eavesdropping would have prevented war after war after war or terrorist attack after terrorist attack, but, alas, it DID NOT. There is so much data that I suspect Intelligence Officials barely have time to dig through information that will help them profit from mergers and acquisitions, learn how much the dividend will be on a certain stock or damage the President of the United States and his Cabinet?
I can tell you one thing for certain; Congress, the News Media, 93% of the DC bureaucrats, most Federal Judges and about half of the American people, DO NOT WANT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DRAIN THEIR SWAMP!
“The Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker brought law and order to Indian Territory and Fort Smith during the 1800’s but he died in 1896. The only thing standing between America and total anarchy is President Donald J. Trump. As for me and my house, we will back our President.