The ThinThread Program

Posted by ssdwin 5 months, 2 weeks ago to Government
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The most obscene, heinous government action against its own citizens ever.

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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    I am guessing this has tired your ire.

    I, William Binney, declare:

    1. I am a former employee of the National Security Agency (“NSA”), the signals intelligence agency within the Department of Defense. Unless otherwise indicated, I have personal knowledge of each and every fact set forth below and can competently testify thereto.

    2. A true and correct copy of my resume is attached hereto as Exhibit A.

    3. In the late 1990’s, the increasing use of the Internet for communications presented the NSA with a special kind of problem: The NSA could not collect and smartly select from the large volume of data traversing the Internet the nuggets of needed information about “Entities of Interest” or “Communities of Interest,” while protecting the privacy of U.S. persons. Human analysts had to manually identify the groups and entities associated with activities that the NSA sought to monitor. That process was so laborious that it significantly hampered the NSA’s ability to do large scale data analysis.

    4. One of my roles at the NSA was to find a means of automating the work of human analysts. I supervised and participated in the development of a program called “Thin Thread” within the NSA. Thin Thread was designed to identify networks of connections between individuals from their electronic communications over the Internet in an automated fashion in real time. The concept was for devices running Thin Thread to monitor international communications traffic passing over the Internet. Where one side of an international communication was domestic, the NSA had to comply with the requirements of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”). With Thin Thread, the data would be encrypted (and the privacy of U.S. citizens protected) until such time as a warrant could be obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Comi.

    5. The advent of the September 11 attacks brought a complete change in the approach 18 of the NSA toward doing its job. FISA ceased to be an operative concern, and the individual liberties preserved in the U.S. Constitution were no longer a consideration. It was at that time that the NSA began to implement the group of intelligence activities now known as the President’s Surveillance Program (“PSP”). While I was not personally read into the PSP, various members of my Thin Thread team were given the task of implementing various aspects of the PSP. They confided in me and told me that the PSP involved the collection of domestic electronic communications traffic without any of the privacy protections built into Thin Thread.

    6. I resigned from the NSA in late 2001. I could not stay after the NSA began purposefully violating the Constitution.
    For the rest here is the link.
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  • Posted by 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Your response is greatly appreciated, Bill. I wanted to tell your story in a reasoned, factual way to make certain I was not perceived as just presenting a knee jerk emotional tirade. Might I suggest contacting Judicial Watch whose purpose is "Because no one is above the law" if you already haven't. They are currently involved heavily in the Deep State corruption.. Fred Johnson
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  • Posted by jconne 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    All that was needed for legitimacy was for the U.S. Government to declare war on the perpetrators. That is those who funded and morally supported the 9/11 attack. This includes the Saudis and Iranian governments. But our leadership lacked the clarity of thinking, moral certainty and courage to do the right thing. So the opportunity was lost to have the public support. Contrast this witht our response to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    The principle - make those wanting to do you harm incapable of it.

    For a through presentation on this issue I recommend three books for your consideration:
    1. "Nothing Less Than Victory" by Political Scientist John David Lewis, 2010.
    2. "Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond" by Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate, 2016.
    3. "What Justice Demands - America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" by Elan Journo, 2018.
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  • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    on Binney - What, they revoked his security clearance? Clearly just a political move...
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    • Posted by 5 months, 2 weeks ago
      The TT Pogram was proven to work before 9/11. Public support takes too long. Twice, presidents have had the moral courage to act based on solid evidence: JFK had aerial photos of Cuba and showed them on TV. Clinton accepted the evidence and tried 10 times to take out Bin Laden before 9/11 without success. Moral courage is woefully absent in bureaucracies. The famous neurological surgeon recently named the root of the problem: Bureaucrats are more concerned about following the rules than doing the right thing. That MO always leads to disaster on a very large scale. Independent thinking does not exist. Pearl Harbor is exactly my point. Government leaders always wait until a disaster happens before they act. Fred
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      • Posted by  $  Thoritsu 5 months, 2 weeks ago
        You are quite right about that. Sooo right. Unfortunate that the two examples of this courage are democrats, but it is what it is.

        I can't believe how right you are, and the ridiculous government service workers are just bobbing around thinking of buying or specifying whatever is right in front of them, but not what is needed.
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