Re-posted (in part) with thanks from Dandelion Salad.
Tremendous article and videos from the blog Dandelion Salad, featuring Real News interviews conducted by probing and thoughtful journalist Paul Jay with US Navy veteran and NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake, who speaks about the extraordinary secret surveillance instituted by the NSA post- 9/11, about the intelligence obtained by various agencies including by the NSA on an imminent attack in the US–intelligence which was not analyzed, pieced together, and acted on, about the immediate verbal authorization post 9/11 from the Bush/Cheney White House of mass surveillance of Americans in conjunction with telecom companies such as AT&T, and about the virtual martial law which was immediately instituted–and which continues to plague our country today.
Interestingly Thomas Drake joined duty at the NSA–after much prior contracting experience–on the actual day 9/11. His oath, he says, was to the Constitution, not the President, not the NSA, and that lay behind his coming forward to reveal the abuses of power and negligence going on behind the scenes, knowledge of which he was privy to, as a senior executive.
Start of article below, please visit Dandelion Salad for the rest of this post, as well as more extraordinary articles and interviews, including this collection of news reports and analyses on 9/11. You can also click on their Transcript links in their post for transcripts of the conversations.
Thomas Drake: From 9/11 to Mass Surveillance, The Man Who Knew Too Much (must-see)
with Thomas Drake
TheRealNews on Aug 2, 2015
On Reality Asserts Itself, former NSA senior executive Mr. Drake and host Paul Jay talk about the “dark state” and how 9/11 opens up disturbing questions about power, who we are, who’s in charge and the secret subversion of the U.S. constitution.
Please visit Dandelion Salad for the rest of this post, as well as more extraordinary articles and interviews, including this collection of news reports and analyses on 9/11.