“Their claimed successes are all built on lies,” Paul said.
August 8, 2013
On the August 6 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Dr. Ron Paul responded to this very straightforward statement which appeared in a recent New York Times article:
Some analysts and Congressional officials suggested Friday that emphasizing a terrorist threat now was a good way to divert attention from the uproar over the N.S.A.â€™s data-collection programs, and that if it showed the intercepts had uncovered a possible plot, even better.
“Well, it’s not amazing that this is the truth,” Paul said in response. “It’s amazing, I think, that the New York Times would admit it.”
(The NSA conversation begins at the 3:11 mark)
Paul went on to say that the NSA’s claim of saving Americans from dozens of terrorist attacks is simply rhetoric to prove that the agency’s massive spying on Americans is a good thing.
“Their (the NSA officials) claimed successes are all built on lies,” Paul said.
Paul referred to NSA Deputy Director John Inglis’ admission that the agency’s warrantless wiretapping only prevented maybe one terrorist plot and even that one is questionable, which contradicts the NSA’s earlier claim of 54 thwarted plots.
“It’s all based on lies and I think this is probably a benefit to us because most Americans now are being very, very leery of what our government tells us,” Paul continued. “This is a terrible thing to have to go throughâ€¦ who wants to have to give up on their country?”
“We don’t want to give up on our country but I think it’s high time we gave up on a lot of our politicians and the way our government is being run.”