What is the background and, well Science, of NSA activities is shown in this video in which Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and Head of the NSA has been interviewed by Jessica L. Tozer for the U.S. DoD propaganda website Armed with Science. Its targeted audience is the American populace, in particular its common military staff. He spies not lies is the message.
Pretty naive questions by Tozer (“What is it about these missions and these programs that makes them so significant? It is the protection of the people, right?”) are faded-in and there is very limited interaction in the interview (“Do you have an iPhone?” “I do indeed have an iPhone”) where Alexander lectures on the tremendous benefits of spying on all and everything. Tozer is a blogger for DoDLive (Armed with Science) and “an Army veteran, an avid science fiction fan, both of which contribute to her enthusiasm for technology in the military.”
Again we hear that myth so far that people might die upon the NSA leaks and those who are responsible for that have to be held accountable. “My [Alexander’s] concern is the revealing of these programs allows terrorists to know the best weapons that we have against them.” “It will cause irreversible and significant damage.”
Alexander concludes that “great people [at NSA are] doing a great job. They are the heroes.”
“This leaker [Snowden] is not a hero, he will cause lives, I think that’s irresponsible and significant damage to this nation, irreversible and significant damage, and that will come out eventually.”
25 October 2013 @ 6:05 pm.
Last modified October 25, 2013.