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7th June 2013 NSA is Building America's Largest Spy Center

7th June 2013 NSA is Building America's Largest Spy Center

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NSA Is Building America's Largest SpyCenter
© 2012 by Linda Moulton Howe
“The former NSA official (Wm. Binney in December 2012)held his thumb and forefinger close together: ‘We are that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.’”- James Bamford, Author,
The Shadow Factory
(NSA)
Above:
1 million square feet is needed for the Utah Data Center nowunder construction for the National Security Agency in Bluffdale, Utah,south of Salt Lake City. Expected operational date is September 2013.Photo: Name withheld; digital manipulation by Jesse Lenz for 
Wired.com.
Below:
NSA construction of Utah Data Center on March 20, 2012.Image © 2012 by Ravell Call,
 Deseret News.
 
 NSA was created by a TOP SECRET memorandum signed byU. S. President Harry S. Truman on November 4, 1952.Headquarters for the National Security Agency is at Fort George G. Meade,Maryland, about 15 mi (24 km) southwest of Baltimore, wheresome 18,000 people work. See:http://www.nsa.gov/.
Reprinted June 7, 2013 -
Given the current abuse by the NSA and U. S. government in spying on mostof the United States, monitoring phone calls and digital communications, Earthfiles is reprinting LindaMoulton Howe's March 30, 2012, interview with James Bamford, the only author to write three booksabout the National Security Agency (NSA) that was set up in secrecy on November 4, 1952, and outsideCongressional oversight by the Harry Truman Administration.James Bamford discusses the NSA's expansion into the Utah Data Center in Fall 2013, that will be thelargest spy facility known in world history. Is the United States now a totalitarian state pretending to be a
 
red, blue and white “democracy”?“For the first time since Watergate and the other scandals of the Nixon Administration, the NSA hasturned its surveillance apparatus on the United States and its citizens. It has established listening poststhroughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls whether theyoriginate within the country or overseas.”- James Bamford, Author,
The Puzzle Palace
and
The Shadow Factory
about NSA 
Original March 30, 2012 Washington, D. C. -
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James Bamford was born on September 15, 1946, in Natick, Massachusetts. He was drafted into the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam war from 1964 to 1967,where “I was a low level paper shuffler in Navy intelligence, but not a formal analyst.” Using the G. I. bill, he went on to study law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts. Upongraduation, he decided rather than be a lawyer, he wanted to write and the subject he was most provokedabout was the super secret National Security Agency. James managed to get a book contract withHoughton Mifflin publishers and after more than five years of hard work in libraries studying obscuregovernment documents and manuscript collections left by deceased NSA employees, filing Freedom of Information Act requests and searching for news about construction contracts that led to moreinformation about the “No Such Agency,” James Bamford's first groundbreaking book,
The Puzzle Palace
:
 A Report On NSA, America's Most Secret Agency,
was released in 1982.In addition to describing the role of the NSA and explaining how it was organized, the book exposeddetails of a massive eavesdropping operation Operation Shamrock that included monitoring Americantelegrams and phone calls without warrants from the 1950s to 1975, which was illegal. According tosecurity expert Bruce Schneier, Bamford's book was popular with NSA employees because “the agency'ssecrecy prevents its employees from knowing much about their own history.”Before
The Puzzle Palace's
publication, the Reagan administration claimed that unclassified sourcedocuments were released to Bamford in error and threatened him with legal action if he did not return 250 pages of documents he had obtained through FOIA requests. Bamford refused to turn over the documentsand published the book as planned. After Bamford's refusal, NSA classification rules were revised toallow documents to be re-classified and NSA agents were sent to libraries to remove previouslydeclassified documents that Bamford had found and used in his book.
 New York Times
Washington bureau reporter Eric Lichtblau described
The Puzzle Palace
as “the benchmark study of the N. S. A. that first pulled back the curtain to provide a glint of unwanted sunlighton the place.” Now 66-years-old and author of two more books about the National Security Agency -
 Body of Secrets
©2002 and
The Shadow Factory
© 2008 - on March 15, 2012, James Bamford released in Wired.comanother revelation about the NSA entitled, “The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say).” Bamford wrote, “For the first time since Watergate and the other scandals of the Nixon Administration, the NSA has turned its surveillance apparatus on the United States and itscitizens. It has established listening posts throughout the nation to collect and sift through billions of email messages and phone calls whether they originate within the country or overseas.”Bamford's
Wired 
article set off an internet buzz and was discussed on March 20, 2012, during a HouseArmed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities that had before them NSA'sDirector, General Keith Alexander. Adding more buzz to James Bamford's Wired.com article about hisagency's gigantic expansion into a new Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah, General Alexander told thesubcommittee: “The NSA is not authorized to do warrantless wiretapping nor do we have the equipmentin the United States to collect that kind of information.”The next day on March 21, 2012, James Bamford wrote another 
Wired.com
article that countered General

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