Skip to comments.NSA Foiled NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) Terrorist Plot, We Now Learn
Posted on 06/18/2013 9:58:07 AM PDT by Zakeet
To think it only took the world's most (in)famous whistleblower to get the NSA to disclose that it had heroically managed to prevent terrorist attacks involving the New York Stock Exchange (we supposed they refer to the Manhattan-based TV studio and not the actual exchange where the servers are now housed in Mahwah, NJ) and the NY Subway. Because whereas there was a time in the past when the various US secret services would scurry at the opportunity to disclose their expertise to the general public, now it is a false negative that is supposed to disprove a positive (pervasive spying on the US population is good for you because...). Of course it takes one non-false positive to disprove a false negative, namely the Boston Bombers, who as far as we recall, used cell phones to communicate. But so much for details: now please praise the NSA, and also comply with the Administration's push to rescind the second amendment. Or is Obama no longer pushing for "arms control"?
National Security Agency surveillance programs helped disrupt plots to bomb the New York Stock Exchange and the New York subway system, an FBI official told Congress on Tuesday.
The official, Deputy Director Sean Joyce, said that the programs also linked an American citizen in Chicago to the 2008 terror attacks on hotels in India and to a plot to bomb the offices of a Danish newspaper that published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Gen. Keith Alexander, the NSA director, told the committee that the programs had helped stop more than 50 potential terrorist events since the Sept. 11 attacks. He said he would provide classified details of all of them to the committee Wednesday.
I would much rather be here today debating this point than trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11, Alexander said.
Joyce gave limited details on the foiled plots. In the stock exchange plot, he said, the NSA monitored an extremist in Yemen who was in contact with an operative in the United States.
In the subway plot, he said, the NSA intercepted an email from a terrorist in Pakistan in 2009 who was talking with someone in the United States about perfecting a recipe for explosives. He said that person turned out to be Najibullah Zazi, who later pleaded guilty in the plot and is in federal prison.
This time, you Freepers can trust that the head idiot, his ethically challenged cabinet, their libtard congressional overseers, and the mainstream media monkeys are not lying to you about the need to snoop!
Wall Street, you’re safe.
Sally J. Schlub, going to the Ottumwa Mall, you’re SOL
I don’t believe it. They’d have to provide names, dates, places, pictures, recordings (we all know they have them)....etc. Just don’t believe it.
Making us secure at what cost? Our constitution? Our freedom?
sure they foiled it.... just like all them plots were foiled by waterboarding suspects, eh?
They can't keep their lies straight.
NSA: We don’t listen to content, we just copy phone numbers.
NSA: We stopped this bold plan because we were listening...
You’ve really got to admire lying on this scale.
It’s an art form.
I hope they’ll say how many were jihadist. I had no problems watching mosques and anyone that goes to one full time. They need to admit that everything they stopped was jihad-related and also that only they will be monitored.
Anything less is unacceptable.
“Or is Obama no longer pushing for “arms control”?”
He doesn’t need arms control. Not when he is controlling ammo.
These people lie about everything.
Common folks FOCUS.
Public..Why didn’t you connect the dots?
9/11...we couldn’t connect the dots...didn’t have the means.
After 9/11...now we can connect the dots.
Public...no don’t connect the dots.
Public...tell us what you stopped.
Ok...here this is what we stopped..
Public...spin spin spin.
With the American public there is never ever satisfaction.
“In the subway plot, he said, the NSA intercepted an email from a terrorist in Pakistan in 2009 who was talking with someone in the United States about perfecting a recipe for explosives.”
Ok, a fine job monitoring emails from Pakistan into the USA. Now, back to the topic of widespread trawling of emails and phone calls between US citizens.
For extra credit, explain why we brought the Afghan citizen who was the “American” end of the plot into America in the first place, and thought it natural for him to travel back and forth to Pakistan after 9/11.
Data mining did not stop this plot. This story being revealed is pure Operation Mockingbird (or whatever the current name of the program is) intelligence community propaganda, nothing more.
America hating liars.
And how do you get a warrant on an assumption?? And how do you set up stings??
So how many warrants were issued in real numbers??
I know they wouldn't lie to us. Benghazi is proof of that.
Obama can not have it both ways
If what his NSA is saying is true, then Obama must admit that the Muslim ideology is a serious and dire threat to the West. It clearly is NOT a “law enforcement” issue.
50+ failed attacks in 11 years is serious warfare. Either his NSA is lying, or he is a fool for continuing his political correctness with regards to Muslim surveilance in the USA.
It's a diversion.
I have never heard such a load of unadulterated bull-shit in my life.
They wil NOT substantiate this at all.
They just need some garbage for their media sycophants to point to and say “ it was reported that....”
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