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NSA: How do we know attacks have been prevented?

Letter by Kenneth J. Severe, Lakewood on June 13, 2013 at 9:05 am with No Comments »
June 13, 2013 9:05 am

The statement of Gen. Keith Alexander to Congress claiming that “dozens of terrorist attacks” have been prevented by the National Security Agency’s overly broad massive secret surveillance programs (TNT, 6-13) reminds me of the story of a naked man beating a base drum who was arrested.

When this man appeared before the judge, he claimed he was preventing wild elephant attacks by his actions. The judge said, “Why, there aren’t any wild elephants in all of North America!” And the man proclaimed, “I’m doing a really fine job, aren’t I?”

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