NSA Director To Disclose Two Foiled Terrorist Plots To Diffuse PRISM-Gate Fallout - Live Webcast

Tyler Durden's picture

Starting momentarily, the Director of the National Security Agency, General Keith Alexander, will again testify on the Hill, this time before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the value of the NSA surveillance program and the extent of the damage caused by leaks of top secret data. More importantly, as CNN reports, he is expected to reveal two previously classified cases in which secret surveillance programs thwarted terrorist plots. Supposedly this is to demonstrate that "inconveniencing" the general public by quietly taking over its privacy in order to preserve its "security", has positive results as well. Alas, preventing the Boston Bombing is not among such examples.

Watch it live after the jump at C-Span 3.
 

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GetZeeGold's picture

 

 

 

Well....OK then.

notbot's picture

WHAT?!?!  Whoever leaked the fact that he is going to reveal two foiled plots is a TRAITOR! 

The Obama administration should go after the leaker with zeal!

francis_sawyer's picture

They missed the one where me & my pals dumped a truckload of fizzies in the pool at the swim meet...

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But they 'nailed' the Boston bombing & 9/11... [oh wait!]

kliguy38's picture

We didn't miss it.....and it was a vile act against the state.......Dick Cheney wants to personally work on you

Spider's picture

lol nice BS "look how we protect you" meeting - why two?  Why not make the number 100 make-believe terrorist attacks...

Fish Gone Bad's picture

preventing the Boston Bombing is not among such examples.

Anyone want to believe Alex Jones and his False Flag claims now? 

Troll Magnet's picture

Just show me the fucking video of either one of them "putting their bag down" where the explosion occurred. They said they have it. SHOW US!

Fukushima Sam's picture

Speaking of the Boston Bombing...

Anyone else notice that Jahar Tsarnaev seems to have "disappeared"?

greyghost's picture

with the continued leaks daily, why am i getting the impression that the nsa has a revolt on their hands. snowden? keeps giving more and more info almost daily. either the keystone cops are in charge and he gained unlimited access or there is more than one snowden within the ranks. it also looks like some internet company employees don't like what they see down the yellow brick road. long live freedom

DaddyO's picture

Let the spin begin...

Now that their caught. the spooks come out to tell you their harmless aparitions.

A Mises Institute article on the Intelligence apparatus

DaddyO

bank guy in Brussels's picture

Superb piece by Webster Tarpley Veterans Today, 'Snowden, CIA Shill?'

Describing the long usage of the 'limited hang-out' technique ... revealing material that nominally stirs up stuff but is actually serving the regime in various ways, and yet hiding the dirtiest of goings on ... like with the Wikileaks material that bashed other countries but managed to say little about US-Israeli crimes

Snowden is helping push Obama into the stupid war with Syria and more confrontation with China
May be a 'triple agent' trying to penetrate China

Really is a bit strange about Snowden

Whole bunch of previous NSA whistleblowers saying the same thing
William Binney, Mark Klein, Adrienne Kinne, Thomas Drake, Kirk Wiebe
All stuck on 'conspiracy' websites

But Snowden is a super-hero
Pumped by the same CIA-tied Guardian that faces a European legal case over smearing another dissident from the US with total bribed lies
Same Guardian that pumped the CIA's deceptive Wikileaks and then dumped and smeared Assange when finished with him

Snowden's crazy CV ... no high school ... spook security guard ... suddenly NSA-CIA computer genius in posh Switzerland

Snowden being pumped by one of the top CIA families in America, that of Trilateral Commission guru, and advisor of Obama and US Presidents for 40 years, Zbigniew Brzezinski, the 'Great Game - Grand Chessboard' warmonger neo-con... Zbigniew's daughter, millionaire journalist Mika Brzezinski, interviewing and promoting Snowden ... while Mika's brother Ian Brzezinski worked with Snowden at CIA-NSA Booz Allen

Jury is still out on all this

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/06/18/snowden-cia-shill/

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I've maintained from the start it really DOESN'T MATTER whether he works for the CIA, is an agent, double agent or triple agent.

If he is spewing disinformation it still has to be 98% accurate and factual.  So don't assume he is telling 100% the truth, and like I said, it doesn't matter if he has been allowed to 'leak' this info.

 

trader1's picture

veteranstoday? 

are you kidding us?

Chupacabra-322's picture

Did he write the False Narrative Plots himself or get help from the Criminal CIA/FBI? 

 

 

kchrisc's picture

Ouch! My legs are blown off and I can't get up. So I slither around on the ground for over 6 minutes with my arteries all exposed and whatnot and then I get a fun ride in a wheelchair with a cool cowboy hat dude.

19 days later I'm at a Bruins game. Woo hoo! Go Bruins!

And isn't it great that my friend, the sunglasses-Jewish lady, was in Boston, at the shootout and at Sandy Hoax. Boy will she have "stories" to tell.

Papasmurf's picture

It could happen that way. . .

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Goddammit, get a haircut, hippy!

Joe A's picture

I can neither vote you down nor up. How did that happen?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

when you use blockquote to start the post, the up/down arrow thingamajig is disabled.

Bananamerican's picture

All through history, all around the world...you see this self-selection process at work. Cops, priests, nurses, soldiers, tinker, tailor, spy (Stasi, KGB, Checka)

alert: This is from wiki geniuses

(Cheka, the first Soviet secret police organization) emphasizes the importance and political power of Cheka)

politologist Stanislav Belkovsky also defines Chekism to be an "imperial ideology" that includes aggressive anti-Americanism {Terrorism}.)

 

The idea of the secret political police as a backbone of Soviet society was put forward by Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov, who wrote:

It is not true that the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party is a supreme power. The Political Bureau is only a shadow of the real supreme power that stands behind the chair of every Bureau member (...) The real power thinks, acts and dictates for all of us. The name of the power is NKVD... The Stalin regime is based not on the SovietsParty ideals... but on the organization and the techniques of the Soviet political police where Stalin plays the role of the first policeman....To tell that NKVD is a state within the state means to belittle the importance of NKVD because this question allows two forces: a normal state and a supernormal NKVD: whereas the only force is Chekism.

These ideas were also shared by journalist John Barron,[5] retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin,[6] and researcher on KGB subjects Evgenia Albats. According to Albats, most KGB leaders, including Lavrenty BeriaYuri Andropov, and Vladimir Kryuchkov, have always struggled for the power with the Communist Party and manipulated the communist leaders.[7]

Commenting on the Soviet regime of early 1980s Yegor Gaidar writes: "Authority of the regime was based on the effective secret police." Along with that, "since 1968, before the death of Brezhnev, no weapons were used to suppress the dissent. The regime has learned to do without extreme forms of violence". According to the data provided by Gaidar, "In 1958-1966 people convicted for anti-Soviet agitation amounted to 3448. In 1967-1975, 1583 people were convicted. In 1971-1974, KGB "took care" of 63 thousand people.[8]Potential dissidents must realize that their activities are known to the authorities and there's an alternative—to be jailed or to express loyalty to the authorities."

General Pension McTaxsuck is cut from the same stock....

I'll bet, at this point, HALF the NSA are perverts and/or dullards and the other half is watching those intellectuals.

 

 

aerojet's picture

With the total state, violence is never far off--we're blowing through all the warning signs here.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

The intelligence agencies work directly for the Oligarchs.  Whether we are talking about former USSR or present day USSA.

Bananamerican's picture

yeah, that would be the "revolving door" aspect of public "service", but there's also an institutional arrogance at play....There are several clubs that the "sharp-elbows" type can join....Government, Police, Banking, Intelligence services...Each, I'm sure, sees THEIR particular balliwick as the TRUE seat of power, the true "center of the universe" of prestige and power...

Fuck them all.

Most people just want to be left the fuck alone to live their lives in peace.

Cacete de Ouro's picture

We thought, eh, given what was happening, eh, that the smartest thing to do was to Pull It...

 

and they made that decision to Pull....and it was pulled....and it fell in on itself....and we gazed at it...

 

Ed: OK, Larry that's quite enough, have you been drinking?

kralizec's picture

Exactly.

This guy sucks at PR.

Two?!

All that freedom and liberty destroyed...for two?

Translation - "STFD & STFU slaves, we rule, you obey, got it bitches?!"

 

NotApplicable's picture

Hey, they're government employees! You've no idea how much WORK making up two brand new lies entails.

Besides, any more than that, and they'd be stuck in meetings all day arguing over which ones to pursue.

EscapeKey's picture

He's only a traitor, if he reveals information which might be considered problematic for the government.

Cdad's picture

Arrest this fellow....NOW!

The Proletariat's picture

Whores!!!!!  And this fuck thinks he's doing his country a service....bow to your king BITCH!

Cdad's picture

Watch live as Congress sells the entire nation down the river of totalitarianism...by asking not one probing or useful question of these guys.

Cdad's picture

From raging fascism to Marxism...in one day...brought to you by the NSA.

trader1's picture

i was in disbelief...

the questioning was complete BS...almost appears rehearsed (aside from a few slip-ups)

 

Gringo Viejo's picture

At least one will be the FBI handing a special needs individual bomb making materials.
This bullshit is exhausting.

Chump's picture

It is bullshit, but it's only exhausting if you spend energy worrying about it.

We're sinking and the rats are scrambling.  Don't look back and wish you had spent more time on things that mattered.  These clowns do not matter.  Point and laugh, shake your head, but do not spend another second worrying about them.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

I logged in solely so I could give you a greenie. Nice thought.

HardAssets's picture

Chump: "It is bullshit, but it's only exhausting if you spend energy worrying about it.

We're sinking and the rats are scrambling.  Don't look back and wish you had spent more time on things that mattered.  These clowns do not matter.  Point and laugh, shake your head, but do not spend another second worrying about them."

 

Excellent point and one I often forget.

These guys are a bunch of criminals and its all coming down. Congress, the supreme court, & the rest of them arent going to act any differently, ever.

Do what you can do personally to prepare - - - and savor the time you have with those you care about.

NotApplicable's picture

Being that I'm the one amongst my peers that predicted all of this doom and gloom over the last ten years, they do not know how to react when they now want to discuss the details of the latest scandal du jour, and I cut them off, telling them the whole narrative is fake, being no more real than professional wrestling.

I get a stunned silence, and the deer-in-the-headlight look, as they try to mentally separate the facts on the ground, with the fiction that molds the storyline. Of course, they can't do it, as they've no other basis to form an opinion around. The only thing I can do to help, is to have them replace the abstraction of government, with that of the mafia. Only then do the pieces fall into place, assuming one will/can let them.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

A lot of times being direct with people and giving them the 'straight goods' has no benefit at all.  They need to arrive at the conclusion on their own (ideally), so I prefer to prod and push people in the right direction.

Like with Snowden, I ask "why is he the focus of attention, instead of the content he has leaked?" and let them stew on it a bit (when people start talking about him being HS drop out, his girlfriend, he lied about how much money he was making, etc).

Or with Syria "The way I understand it is that Syria is essentially a proxy of Russia.  Qatar wants a NG pipeline through Syria, into Europe, to make big bucks and stop the Russian monopoly. Russia does not want that to happen.  US does"

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

The GovT is the strongest mafia

 

or

 

The mostest strongest mafia governs.

Weisshaupt's picture

I have Kids, and that expands your time horizon.  These clowns matter, because they are shaping the world my Kids will have to deal with. These clowns matter because the timing they set up detemines what and how I can best act to porotect my family.   Perhaps we won't survie what is coming,   and the point about spending time on things that matter isn't lost, and my head is largely down on my own  business any more, but I can't ingore the clowns completely. 

Its too late to stop it, and the scandal du jour isn't important, but at some point the storm these clowns are brewing will arrive at my driveway .. 

Pladizow's picture

The US Gov & Military have and will continue to destroy America!

NotApplicable's picture

You mean "humanity." "America" is merely the means to that end.

smlbizman's picture

yea...they stopped them cause they have the receipts......

SMG's picture

Again I ask:

If this is about security, why is the southern border unsecure and open?

If this is about security, why has the government let millions of people in from countries that hate the US?

If this is about security, why has the government allowed tremendous debt to be created, and a quadrillion in derivatives to exist?

If this is about security, why did the government rid itself of all emegerncy stockpiles, including the silver and wheat stockpile?

If this is about security, why did the government wasting money on neverending wars, while letting it's nuclear weapons infrastucture decay?

Hint: It's not about security, it's about CONTROL.  And FYI that data center they're building in Utah, can track everone on the EARTH, not just the US.

 

francis_sawyer's picture

Surely because... as we all know because you have told us all along... They're not THIS [government], they're THAT [government]...

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Edit: and since you're gonna junk me, why not add the courtesy of, in your words oh enlightened one, reminding us all who 'THEY' are [in your opinion]...

ThisIsBob's picture

Obviously there are members here who are getting paid to post and to junk.  It is a government strategy and it happens across the net in all forums.  Cowards working for cowards.

francis_sawyer's picture

Sure there are... But SMG is just a 'Ruprecht' who believes in things like 'Luciferian Anti-Defamation Leagues' in Switzerland...

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So when I hear a bunch of bullshit coming from some 'goody two shoes' whose comments never stray far from the 'Cheers with a Bloomberg Terminal' centerline, it makes me want to barf...

I mean... if ZH were populated with a few more folks like that, the entire comment section would consist of comments that said... "Fuck the Mariner Eccles Building & the Indiana limestone it was quarried from"...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

You have beef with SMG because he labelled some of the elites as Satanic?

In my book 'satanic' is a bit of a catch-all term for people with massive occult interests.

francis_sawyer's picture

No ~ I have a beef that he & his fellow 'Ruprechts', everytime the subject comes up [which is daily], goes overboard to obfuscate the identity of the perps... His favorite phrase is... "They're NOT [THIS], they're [THAT]"... & when he says 'THAT' he has, quite often  labeled the 'Luciferians' as the 'catch all' [as if everyone from the Rothschilds, to the Warburgs, Kuhn Loeb, Marx, Lenin, Einstein, Ben Gurion, Kissinger, Greenspan, Netanyahu, Bob Rubin, Larry Summers, Lloyd Blankfein, Hank Paulson, & the Bernank were all born & raised as 'Luciferians'...

So here's the 'Occam's Razor'

- Since there now exists a 'comment censorship' policy on ZH, [which never existed before]

- & since, as Tylers... "For fucks sake" comment suggested... Some entity is making trouble for ZH, in Switzerland...

- Is it more 'LOGICAL' that that ENTITY... IS NOT the 'Luciferian Ant-Defamation League'... But some other 'entity' [never to be named]?

~~~

For all of you who are tired of hearing this rhetoric, I don't give a fuck... I happen to get tired myself sometimes... Tired of people going out of their way to ignore elephants in rooms... To me ~ It's on par with the 'elephant in the room' ignorers of 911... TRUTH DENIERS...