Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daily Show Video, NSA Mess Deepens: No-Deliver Obama Chooses Insider Only for NSA Review

John Oliver HyperLoop video.

From Denny:  Can it look any worse that President Obama, Congress and the NSA are hiding something?  First, Obama announced that DNI Clapper would be in charge of choosing the so-called "independent" NSA Review Board of "outsiders."  There was a huge fuss from outside watchdogs and the press so Obama changed his tactic to appear as if he is actually impartial.

He decided not to have your creepy uncle in charge of picking the usual suspects to provide an echo chamber and a predictable outcome report for this White House.  Instead, Obama decided your youngest sister would be in charge of the "independent" review by "outsiders."  He knows he can control what she thinks and says because he is the Big Brother.  The White House Shell Game advances yet one more move, hoping to confuse the public who really are accurately watching where the pea is hiding...

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From "youngest sister" National Security Council Caitlin Hayden who promised the panel members would be chosen soon though did not give a definitive date:  "The panel members are being selected by the White House, in consultation with the intelligence community.

"The panel will not report to the DNI [James Clapper]. As the DNI's statement yesterday made clear, the review group will brief its interim findings to the president within 60 days of its establishment, and provide a final report with recommendations no later than December 15, 2013. (By then the White House hopes everyone will have lost interest in this NSA story and be caught up in the holiday season.  Good luck on that bet, boys.)

"As we announced on Friday, the review group will be made up of independent, outside experts. The DNI's role is one of facilitation, and the group is not under the direction of or led by the DNI.
"The members require security clearances and access to classified information so they need to be administratively connected to the government, and the DNI's office is the right place to provide that. The review process and findings will be the group's."  (Which translates that these outsiders are actually insiders - in essence, government family members like your youngest sister who believes everything you tell her because you are her Big Brother.)
Washington Post writer, Timothy Lee, said:  "The announcement doesn't inspire confidence that the president is interested in truly independent scrutiny of the nation's surveillance programs. The panel will be chosen by, and report to, director of national intelligence James Clapper."
Yet another critic, Michelle Richardson, legislative counsel at the ACLU who specializes in national security and transparency, said,  "We hope Clapper constructs a panel with a diversity of views and expertise. He needs to look outside the immediate intelligence community that has been creating and operating these programs over the years.  It was disappointing to see that the DNI's press release didn't even mention privacy or the constitution."
Obama said the NSA Review panel would be comprised of these shadowy unnamed figures from the intelligence community who are already operating these out of control programs and should be those "who are attached to government entities."  What the hell does that mean?  Is my husband, affectionately nicknamed "Satan," at the top of this all-important list for your panel?  If Obama and the IC have not yet considered him, Satan sure would like to apply.  Satan is famous for bringing along his pal Murphy's Law to mess with your confused government bobbing heads.

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But then President Obama really has no intention of truly investigating or dialing back the abuses of the NSA.  If he was smart he would do a real investigation with full transparency and just blame the current mess on previous administrations since the NSA behemoth has been wildly out of control since 1949.  But then this President never does do easy or politically smart.  He specializes in cover-up for the military-industrial complex which, in the end, will only blow up in his face because the hunt is on now since the Snowden leak.

But Obama, well, like comic John Oliver alludes to in this funny video clip that follows, Obama is just "the idea man."  It's up to someone else to do the job of President because no one in this White House or Congress seems to know what to do about, well, anything. They are double-minded about every issue placed on their plate.  One minute it's a coup in Egypt and the next minute, well, no, it's not.  Make up your minds, guys, and quit looking so silly and incompetent.  I'm embarrassed for you.

In the video Oliver is talking about the billionaire, Elon Musk, who designed the HyperLoop for faster people transport.  Take a look, for it sure parallels our government penchant for big ideas that quickly go nowhere.