[Podcast] Dan Carlin Interviews NSA Whistleblower William Binney
Before Edward Snowden, Binney and Thomas Drake were among the few former NSA officials to go public about the agency’s activities after 9/11.
Many of the allegations made by these earlier whistleblowers against the NSA’s antidemocratic, totalitarian mass surveillance efforts were confirmed in 2013 by the Snowden leaks.
Some of the interesting aspects touched on in in the interview are
- Binney’s estimation that the NSA stores the content of our electronic communication
- The disregard of the U.S. Constitution among the leadership of the NSA
- How U.S. presidents, once they take office, are “bamboozled” into believing the intelligence services’ narrative that they need to be allowed to break the Constitution in any way they wish in order to protect national security
- The subversion of the judiciary process through creeping of NSA data into criminal cases that that do not have anything to do with terrorism and the subsequent cover-up through ‘parallel construction’ of legal cases