[Privacy] U.S. court: NSA's surveillance worthless against terrorism

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Iscritto: 11/20/2012

By Larry Klayman, at WND.com: http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/feds-terrorist-surveillance-fails-again/

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been accessing the telephonic and Internet communications – content and metadata – of nearly all 300 million Americans, this spy agency and its sister spook operation, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – along with House Intelligence Committee establishment hacks like Chairman Mike Rogers and Rep. Peter King – have been arguing just how necessary these surveillance programs are to protect us from terrorism. Of course, these Republicans have sided with the NSA, as they are complicit with President Barack Hussein Obama in extending this surveillance far beyond any legitimate purpose. But, their “arguments” are more akin to covering their own political derrieres.

However, in a landmark decision by Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in a case filed by Freedom Watch Inc. for me and my clients Charles and Mary Strange, the court found that the NSA’s surveillance programs have proven essentially worthless in combating terrorism. Instead, their “almost Orwellian” tyranny over American citizens appears to be the real purpose, at least in practice. The Stranges had a family member, an NSA cryptologist, who, among 30 others, died at the hands of Taliban terrorists in a mysteriously unexplained helicopter crash with 17 Navy SEALs shortly after the capture and assassination of Osama bin Laden.

Here is what Judge Leon courageously ruled in preliminarily enjoining the NSA from continuing to spy on us illegally:

“The Government does not cite a single instance in which analysis of the NSA’s bulk metadata collection actually stopped an imminent attack. …

“Given the limited record before me at this point in the litigation – most notably, the utter lack of evidence that a terrorist attack has ever been prevented because searching the NSA database was faster than other investigative tactics – I have serious doubts about the efficacy of the metadata collection program as a means of conducting time-sensitive investigations in cases involving imminent threats of terrorism.”


Iscritto: 07/05/2014

I'm not surprised at all. When a system is so non direct as what NSA has implimented, they can't idetify anything because there is simply too much data.

With that much data they could find patterns in practically anything simply due to volume. The amount of "ghosts" they must be chasing would be immense due to this.