The NSA is in the news today but before we go to that dark hell hole to see what the spooks are doing to each other, first we must look at what this odious office is supposed to be doing: Official NSA webpage
The United States today faces very real, very grave national security threats. Extremism and international terrorism flourish in too many areas of the world, threatening our warfighters, our allies and our homeland. Regional conflicts can have serious effects on U.S. national interests. Hostile foreign governments and terrorists trade in, or seek to acquire, weapons of mass destruction and/or the materials to produce them. Tons of illegal drugs are smuggled into our country each year.
What is a ‘warfighter’? I never saw this word before and I do a lot of reading about wars. ‘Warfighter’ is not the best way to define service members. Evidently, it is the name given to ‘soldiers’ in a video game called Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Yes, it comes from a silly video game!
The newest threats we face, and perhaps the fastest growing, are those in cyberspace. Cyber threats to U.S. national and economic security increase each year in frequency, scope and severity of impact. Cyber criminals, hackers and foreign adversaries are becoming more sophisticated and capable every day in their ability to use the Internet for nefarious purposes.
Aha. So, the whole hysteria about ‘Russian hackers’ was packaged up before the election by these crazy ‘warfighters.’
But while cyberspace offers great opportunities, it also comes with vulnerabilities. Our information networks and technology are constantly at risk from a variety of bad actors using a multitude of techniques – remote hacking intrusions, the placement of malware, spearphishing and other means of gaining access to networks and information.
Terrorists and extremist groups today use the power of the Internet, especially social media, to spread their messages of hate and intolerance, and to recruit new members, often targeting vulnerable young people. The global reach of cyberspace and the complexity of its networks provide bad actors ample places to hide, safe from the reach of international law.
What really irks these guys is, their dark secrets being revealed. Thus, the rage at Assange and Snowden. So what is cooking there is the DC area? What are these clowns up to in reality?
It emerged last week that Admiral Mike Rogers, director of NSA, had placed Ellard on leave and recommended that he be terminated.
The case stemmed from an unidentified whistleblower’s claims of financial misconduct by NSA officials involving a conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
The whistleblower said that after he raised his concerns, his name was disclosed to Ellard in violation of rules intended to protect government employees who want to report misconduct.
The whistleblower said his email response had been cleared by the NSA. The agency declined to comment independently on the case. Ellard’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment.
Ellard, who is appealing that decision, received attention in 2014 for remarks at Georgetown University Law Center criticizing Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who had leaked secret documents about the surveillance program.
Snowden says he went public because he feared retaliation from his superiors if he had raised his concerns with them. Ellard insisted that Snowden could have safely come to him.
So, this ties everything together, doesn’t it? Snowden was correct to believe he would be punished if he complained about the hanky pinky going on in the Spook community. Ellard is lying about it being safe to go to him since he punished a whistle blower who did go to him, the jerk.
Lies and deception are part of the Shadowlands, the Outerdarkness and the Spook world.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde will NOT be axed despite criminal negligence conviction as she rules out appealing French court’s verdict…yes, she can commit crimes and get a slap on the wrist. Got it. She should join the NSA.