So PRISM wasn’t really the reason this plot was stopped? Well, slap me silly!

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declassified a handful of details Tuesday that credited its PRISM Internet spying program with intercepting a key email that unraveled a 2009 terrorist plot in New York.

The details, declassified by the director of national intelligence, were circulated on Capitol Hill as part of government efforts to tamp down criticism of two recently revealed National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Najibullah Zazi’s foiled plot to bomb the New York subways has become the centerpiece of that effort. It remains the most serious al-Qaida plot inside the United States since the 9/11 terror attacks.

In the rush to defend the surveillance programs, however, government officials have changed their stories and misstated key facts of the Zazi plot. And they’ve left out one important detail: The email that disrupted the plan could easily have been intercepted without PRISM.

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  1. The NSA scam. 70% of our intelligence budget goes to private contractors. James Clapper was the CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton before he became the current DNI (NSA). Then there’s Raytheon, Mantech, etc. The so-called “terrorists” have known for years that the NSA is like a giant vacuum sucking up “megadata” and using algorithms. So they, like bin Laden, communicate with throw-away phones and courriers. What Snowden showed us was the extent of the con being worked on the American people by the free market Capitalists (contractors) who are stealing taxpayer money and using fear to do it. Like private prisons. Or Chertoff’s airport x-ray screening machines. Whenever the government tells us that some things must remain “secret,” they are actually covering up the extent of the theft of taxpayers money that’s going on. Trust them? The 1%? Not in this lifetime.

  2. It’s pork for the 1%.
    No wonder they wanted #Occupy shut down by whatever means necessary.

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