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'We don't monitor the behaviors of American citizens': New NSA director slams agency critics and accuses Edward Snowden of jeopardizing US counterintelligence

  • NSA Director Michael Rogers delivered his remarks Friday while giving an address at the Politics Aside conference
  • Took over the agency in April after departure of his embattled predecessor, Keith Alexander 
  • Rogers said because of Edward Snowden's leaks, groups like ISIS have been 'shutting the NSA out'
By Snejana Farberov for MailOnline


Published: 17:32 EST, 15 November 2014  | Updated: 11:19 EST, 16 November 2014



The newly appointed director of the beleaguered National Security Agency has excoriated critics for vilifying the department while insisting that the NSA is not keeping tabs on Americans. 
NSA Director Michael Rogers delivered his remarks Friday while giving an address at the Politics Aside conference, which is hosted twice a year in Santa Monica, California, by RAND Corporation - a non-profit global policy think tank.
'We don't monitor the behaviors of American citizens,' Rogers declared. 'That's not what we're about. That's not our mission. That's not what we're here to do. So we've got to work our way through this.'

Rogers, who is a US Navy admiral, took over the NSA in April following the departure of the agency's previous director, Keith Alexander.

Following explosive revelations made by former NSA and CIA contractor Edward Snowden that the agency has been eavesdropping on Americans, Alexander famously lied during a congressional hearing in March 2012, denying data collection on US citizens.
It was not until July 2013 that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper publicly admitted that the NSA does collect metadata on millions of American phone calls.
On Friday, Michael Rogers hit out at Snowden, accusing the controversial whistleblower, who has been living in exile in Russia for more than a year now, of damaging America's counterintelligence efforts, reported Yahoo News. 


‘For those who would argue that the media leaks have had no impact, I would argue you don't know what you're talking about,’ Rogers said. ‘I'm watching groups change their behavior. I'm watching groups talk about the disclosures and say,”'Look, we can't use this because the Americans are onto it.” That's not a laughing matter to me.’
While Rogers would not go into detail, he noted that ISIS has been 'shutting the NSA out' as of late.

Rogers repeatedly lamented that the ongoing national debate over NSA's activities has been 'one-sided and simplistic.'

For those who would argue that the media leaks have had no impact, I would argue you don't know what you're talking about.
              NSA Director Michael Rogers
GOD FORBID THE LIGHTS GO OUT and a zillion brains have to be retrained to function in manual reality.

Does anyone else get the idea that the tweets on the WL account are starting to sound a little like someone is bathing in a bird bath, eating bird food & possibly smoking bird * in his own sphere??