Monday, July 29, 2013

In The Age Of Terrorism, Curtailing NSA Is Madness

Betsy Woodruf at National Review offers a piece on Peter King's criticism of Republicans who supported curtailing the National Security Agency (NSA).

On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, Representative Peter King (R., N.Y.) wasn’t shy about criticizing his Republican colleagues. He told host Candy Crowley that he found it “absolutely disgraceful” that so many House Republicans voted last week to curtail the NSA’s surveillance powers. 

“This is an isolationist streak that’s in our party, it goes totally against the party of Eisenhower and Reagan, Bush,” he said. “I mean, we are a party of national defense. We are a party that did so much to protect the country over the last twelve years.”

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Note: Unlike Senator Rand Paul, I think Edward Snowden is a little creep who has given our secrets to the Russians and the Chinese. He ought to be in jail. He would be, if President Obama had the courage to stand up to former KGB agent Vladimir Putin.

Snowden says he is concerned about U.S. government abuse and secrecy and talks about openness and freedom.And he then runs to the Communist Chinese and Russians.

Of course, both the Chinese and Russians are well known for openness and freedom, right? And the Chinese and Russians are not secretive and they don't abuse their citizens, right?

Snowden, like WikiLeaks leaker Army PVC Bradley Manning, is no hero in my view. They both are all about fame, politics and ego.

NSA, along with the rest of the intelligence community, law enforcement and the military, are responsible for thwarting most of the planned terrorism attacks since 9/11.

As a conservative, I'm against government interference in our lives, but we must have government agencies like NSA take security measures to protect us.

In my more than 37 years in the Navy and at the Defense Department, I worked with NSA, visited NSA headquarters, and over the years I received regular briefings and security training by NSA.

Although I'm suspicious of Obama's political appointees, I can attest that the military and civilian workers at NSA are dedicated, hard-working, law-abiding and patriotic.

NSA listens in to phone conversations and reads terrorists' email and also checks out the American citizens who contact them.

Don't want the NSA to read your email?

Then don't correspond with a terrorist in Afghanistan and don't use key security words that light up the NSA computers like "jihad," "death to Americans," "bombing," "shooting" and other fun words.

The NSA surveillance program should be given a once over by Congressional Committees, but to cut the NSA while we are at war with a regrouping al Qaeda is, like Peter King states, madness.  

The American public should be thankful we have them protecting us.        

You can also read a previous post on the NSA via the below link: 

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