Top NSA Whistleblower: “Every Time There Is a Terrorist Attack, What We Really Need to Do Is Demand that They CUT the Budgets of All the Intelligence Agencies”

The highest-level NSA whistleblower in history – William Binney – the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, and managed thousands of NSA employees – has a great suggestion for motivating U.S. intelligence agencies to prevent terrorism.

Binney tells Washington’s Blog:

If you want to get into the real reason politicians, companies and agencies are hard over advocates for mass/bulk surveillance, then you need to look at all the money involved. It’s about 100 Billion (that’s with a B) per year.

When NSA Director Alexander said their objective is to “collect it all”, then that simply exposed the underlying reason for all this spying. That committed the government to collecting an ever increasing year-by-year amount of data which takes an ever increasing year-by-year amount of money to do. And to achieve that, they use fear mongering and lies to mislead and bamboozle us into letting them take more and more of our money to achieve very little. [Background.]

So, every time there is a terrorist attack, what we really need to do is demand that they cut the budgets of all the intelligence agencies. And, if they still keep failing, then we need to get rid of them and start the process again with new agencies and new managers. It could be as simple are removing the top 4 layers of management at an agency and replacing them with external people drawn from professional ranks not related to politics or government.

Mass collection on everybody, of course, makes government (including FBI, DEA, DHS, IRS, CIA …) all knowing like a J. Edger Hoover on super steroids or an all knowing Stasi with more complete, accurate, timely, mineable/interrogateable, stored electronic files. This does make the government all knowing and in a position to manipulate and control people just like the KGB or the Stasi did.  [Background.]

Also, it represents a total flip of the founding principles of our country. We were supposed to know what the government was doing in our name; the government was not supposed to know what we were doing unless they had probable cause to look at us. [Background here, here and here.]

But, that takes a mainstream media that wants to do their job and keep the public informed.

Postscript: In ancient China, traditional Chinese doctors only got paid as long as their patients remained healthy. If the patients got sick, they stopped paying their doctors.

Binney’s proposal is arguably analogous … pay the intelligence agencies so long as they are bolstering our defenses and keeping our national security “healthy”;  stop paying them if we get attacked.

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  • Most who read here regularly know spying is for ‘CRUSHING’ dissent among, and from the Serf’s!

    January 9, 2014 500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent

    **It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys**

    No matter which government conducts mass surveillance, they also do it to crush dissent, and then give a false rationale for why they’re doing it.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/01/government-spying-citizens-always-focuses-crushing-dissent-keeping-us-safe.html

  • hvaiallverden

    This even wurse then the last Intells genius druling something about terrorists.
    Any moron can make an bomb, that dont require brainactivity more than just above the shoe size.
    I grew up in an ww2 batlefield and had gunnpowder, black, everywhere in buckets.
    I even know how an granate is builded up, rockets, weponds.

    And with an rifle, even ganny pissed and 95 years old can be vicious anouf, capice.
    Where is the reality in all this “terroroist hunt” gone.
    Wackos are an effect that always will follow huanity, wackos are everywhere, and MoFo a..h….
    A..h…. are evenly spread thrue out the entire universe, as an plancks constant mofo is everywhere.

    But to then surveil an entire population is statistical, logical, and finaly factually, an dead end, leaves nowhere but into an chain effect of widens because the definitions change all the time.
    And increases the data flow to biblical proportions, and totally unmanagable.
    Nobody will admitt this, the simply dont know, if they happend to be able to find, witch I doubt, their own asshole in an flood lighted stadion, Il bett is an false flag, period, the unraweling is bearth taking and ergo false, I dont belive a word of it.
    And the inconsitencies is all over the place as Paris was an clusterf….. by the scamers.
    As far I can judge, a litle better done then the Boston bombing, witch was staggering obiously false.

    Stop the wars, YOU create The problem, and refuses to admitt it, but we all know it, the emperor is butt naked.
    Nobody hates you, we hate your mofo Gov.

    peace

  • andrew1212

    Welcome to the Disinformation Age: Citizens can no longer trust a word of anything which the POTUS, the Corporate Media or any US gov’t agency tells us…US citizens have become the targets of the DoD-CIA propaganda campaign–with the Corporate News whores simply regurgitating the latest Lies and Disinformation…

  • jadan

    V. good idea! This alleged terrorist attack in San Bernandino should cost them plenty! They will then strive to prevent false flag events, as well.

  • wehaveseenthisb4

    Agreed. The return on our investment of $40B in 14 INTEL agencies on 9/10/2001 was what? The return on our investment of $85B in 16 INTEL agencies was what at the Boston Marathon and San Bernardino? From the lying claim of 50 interdictions of terrorist attacks to 17 to maybe 1 our ROI was what? The money is in massive acquisition expenditures, huge storage costs and prolonged analysis and retrieval times. There is little money in real police work: developing local knowledge; obtaining the trust and cooperation of community sources; sharing actionable INTEL w/other agencies; focusing and gathering relevant evidence to obtain a warrant … that’s all hard work and could be dangerous. From a do nothing, budget building, bureaucratic POV it’s all about sitting in huge AC office buildings and listening to your ear buds, while constantly purchasing outrageously expensive high tech snooping hardware and software from your vendor friends.

  • JerseyCynic

    CONsider the source
    http://www.govtech.com/policy-management/Study-Surveillance-Cams-Worth-Money.html

    so there are little old men behind the curtain?

    “….Baltimore has “virtually saturated” its downtown and high-crime neighborhoods with hundreds of cameras, which are actively monitored by retired police officers from a control center…….

  • Jeffersonian

    AMEN! ISIS is FAKE! 100% fake! Rita Katz, the Zionist Mossad agent and NSA contractor that finds these fake, green screen beheading videos before they are downloaded to a computer, can only obtain them by manufacturing these fake green screen beheadings! John McCain knows the videos are fake, and who benefits from the MSM fear porning the sheeple into believing the green screen ISIS boogyman are real? Only 1 group benefits, NATO! The NATO leaders that have been attempting to sell this Syria war for the past 2 years! That’s the ONLY people that benefit from this ISIS boogymen story! Even if this ISIS group is the paid militants that work for NATO, then it’s still fake! The MSM and Obozo pretend that we must go get these militants (which they paid and armed) and the only way to get rid of them is to overthrow Dr. Assad “who kills his own people”. You just need to listen to the MSM for a day, and you can’t flip to another MSM channel without running across the propaganda lines for the week! They say the exact same things, over and over and over! It’s WAG THE DOG! We better wake up because they are playing with fire, and we should not be stupid enough to fall for the LIES AGAIN! Let’s look at the past wars that we later learned were justified by lies:
    After Gulf of Tonkin, we had “Saddam’s troops are throwing (Kuwait) babies out of incubators and destroying the incubators”. We found out that was a total outright LIE!
    Then we have 9/11! Don’t be stupid to fall for that manufactured lie! The hijackers are still alive according to the FBI, who pointed to Saudi citizens that were pilots and no way near the sites of 9/11, and all still alive and kicking after 9/11. Then, lets review the fact that Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams, and Paper Passports can’t survive a fire like that.
    Then we have the WMD’s of Saddam Hussein which the most they had were some old chemical weapons Reagan and Bush Sr sold them, and our military was injured because they were told to bomb them.
    Then, we have the Osama is hiding in Afghan mountains, and we can never find him meme.

  • andrew1212

    The Truth is worse than Profanity: I recently quoted the first 3 paragraphs from William Binney–within a couple of minutes the moderators of The Guardian erased these words (but left a comment directly above mine which used the word “f*cking”).

  • AllTalkNoAction

    “What we really need to do” is have a second revolution – it’s overdue, it’s now or never! All those opposed to tyranny (such as that the first revolution went to war over) must be willing to make whatever sacrifices needed to root out the totally corrupt elements of all government in usofA. Time for all this talk, talk, talk, going nowhere, is over.

  • Muhammad Abbass

    Good idea, but given what “intelligence agencies actually represent, I see no justification for any nation paying anything for any of them.
    The first of them was The British Secret Service, created by and controlled to this day by the Rothschild Banking Dynasty. It is now called MI6. The British one spawned the others directly or indirectly over the next few decades. Today they are the hidden hand of the Banking dynasties which control pretty much everything we see and hear and which happens on the geopolitical stage as well.
    This is the simple and logical answer to a conundrum people must be noticing by now. That when we do hear of intelligence agencies activities they are remarkably absent any benefit to the host nations at all, and typically form the basis of the catastrophes and geopolitical issues the nation struggles with. They hold the whip hand over the media, even the small portion not owned by their mob.
    Most intelligence agencies are the enemy within all our gates.