That sounds like a plot from a Bourne movie doesn't it?
But it's not.
On October 26th, the Baltimore Sun's national security correspondent, David Wood wrote the following about the constant spying the NSA is doing: "The NSA's colossal Cray supercomputer, code-named the 'Black Widow,' scans millions of domestic and international phone calls and e-mails every hour. . . . The Black Widow, performing hundreds of trillions of calculations per second, searches through and reassembles key words and patterns, across many languages."
Perhaps you were still under the illusion that your phone calls and emails were private.
Perhaps it horrifies you to think that someone out there could be laughing at the intimate things you have said or written to those close to you.
Perhaps you think a whistle blower would have come forward by now to try to stop this.
One whistle blower did.
A former AT&T technician, Mark Klein, discovered a secret AT&T room which the NSA was using to tap into the telecom giant's fiber optic cables.
On National Public Radio on November 7, 2007, Klein said this: "It's not just AT&T's traffic going through these cables, because these cables connected AT&T's network with other networks."
According to Klein, the NSA's equipment "just copies the entire data without any selection going on. So it's a complete copy of the data stream."
The reality is that the NSA looks at everything.
The reality is that the NSA looks at all of YOUR stuff.
After all, you could be a terrorist.
James Bamford, the author of the fascinating new study of the National Security Agency entitled "The Shadow Factory" says that the NSA has "the capacity to make tyranny total in America. Only law ensures that we never fall into that abyss."
So is this the new America?
An America where the government watches everything that you say and do?
It reminds us of the lyrics from that old Alan Parsons Project song entitled "Eye In The Sky".....
I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind
I am the maker of rules
Dealing with fools
I can cheat you blind
And I don't need to see any more
To know that
I can read your mind