#AceSecurityNews says the US National Security Agency’s spying programs are not aimed at preventing terrorist attacks, but the agency’s “fake war on terror” is about “control and dominance,” says Stephen Lendman, an author and radio show host in Chicago.
“The #NSA claiming its spying to foil terror is a bald-faced lie,” Lendman said in an interview on Wednesday. The claims are “absolutely false,” he said. “I have proved it myself in my own writings over a number of years.”
Lendman called for a halt in the US government’s widespread spying activities. “Something needs to be done about it,” he said.
#NSA spying revelations over the past six months have caused “a lot of public outrage,” Lendman said. But the outrage has not been enough to change government’s surveillance policies, he added.
“Unfortunately it does not translate into street action, it does not translate into activism. There may be a lot of angry Americans around, but they’re doing pathetically little to protect their own rights.