The Corruption and Compromise of the NSA with William E. Binney

The spooks are all cowards. Sunlight is the solution to these things.” ~ William E. Binney

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Retired senior NSA intelligence officer William (“Bill”) E. Binney joins me on the Solari Report this week.

Every day we hear that technology is the cause of ever-greater inequality of wealth. But how exactly does this happen? In fact, the inequality starts with tax dollars funding government and private contractors, who enjoy the world’s most expensive satellite and digital communications and information systems to collect and store your private information. As Binney says, “The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control.” In short, American citizens are authorizing and paying NSA and the syndicate of private corporations they fund to control you and to profit at your expense.

In October 2001, concerned about the constitutionality of NSA policies and programs, Binney retired after a highly successful 30-year career with NSA. Binney has been described by some of his colleagues as one of the best analysts in the NSA history. As told in the documentary A Good American, Binney built “ThinThread” – a cost-effective surveillance system that protected Americans privacy, only to see ThinThread passed over by agency political appointees for a much more expensive, less effective system of bulk acquisition of data run by private contractors.

Since leaving his position as an NSA intelligence office, Binney has educated, litigated, and tirelessly worked to return the United States and its allies to effective, Constitutional surveillance policies.

We will discuss Bill’s efforts as described in our choice this week for Let’s Go to the Movies — Frederich Moser’s excellent documentaries A Good American and The Maze.

Bill will review current events including allegations regarding the DNC hacking, Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign, and leaks during the campaign and from the White House.

When you finish listening to Bill Binney, one thing you will understand clearly is that the current US Government bulk acquisition and storage of data on all of us has nothing to do with protecting America from “bad guys.” You will also understand why the Internet of Things (IOT) is such a dangerous idea in the current system and why the cybersecurity scare may just be the next big scam.

Indeed, things are so bad that some Congressman are finally talking about pulling the plug on bulk acquisition. Rather than wait for Congress, Binney has some terrific proposals for what we can do to protect our privacy and power shift our situation.

If you want to understand why the President of the United States cannot make a phone call without excerpts or even whole transcripts showing up in the media and how to do something about it – this is one interview you do not want to miss.

Finally, if you want to be inspired by one of the most intelligent and courageous men in America – you absolutely want to listen to this interview.

This is the last week of the month – so no Money & Markets. I am headed from Hong Kong to Bangladesh today and then on to San Francisco the following week as we publish our 2nd Quarter Wrap Up and our next Money & Markets.

So post or e-mail your questions for Ask Catherine!

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  1. Hi Catherine,
    I recently listened to your “Where would Jesus Bank” audio seminar, and I decided to look into my bank’s finances. Mine is a regional bank that I’ve had an account with for many years. I’ve always been satisfied with the service they provide. They gave me an annual report from 2016 that showed that the bank was well capitalized and didn’t borrow from other banks. The main business of the bank was mortgages and personal loans. The report didn’t have details on the bank’s securities positions or on standards for loan origination. When I asked for a more detailed report the manager didn’t know what to give me. I went around to some other banks and collected financial statements. Many of them were more detailed than the one that I got from my bank, but none had details on the securities positions that the bank held or on standards for mortgage and loan origination. Is this information that I as a customer should have access to? If so what specifically should I ask for so that the people at the bank know what I’m after? Also when they list cash and securities as an asset category, does that necessarily mean that the cash portion is physically kept in the bank, or could it be in an account at a “tape worm” bank collecting interest?

    • Quin:

      The banks securities portfolio are generally limited to Treasury, Fannie, Freddie and other government related paper. If it is a well managed bank, I would not worry too much. As a customer, I would like to see credits and durations but a competent bank should be able to manage it properly. My expectation is that the cash that they have is a combination of their vault and correspondent and Fed banks. So yes. some of the cash may be in tapeworm banks.


  2. Watched “A Good American” tonight… possibly one of the most disturbing films I have ever seen.

    My take on it, is if 50% of the population watched it, we’d have reform immediately.

    So far as the players that “did not do right by Americans”, I am reminded of the book by M. Scott Peck, “People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil”, where he illustrates how those who will not face and own their own faults and failures do great evil to those about them.

    I hope everyone who listens to this interview with Bill Binney watches “A Good American” and beseeches their family and friends to watch it, and ask them to show it to still others.

    A very very important film.

  3. I just love Bill Binney, thanks for doing this interview. I hope he becomes a regular.

    How about Ron Paul?

    I’d love to hear a conference call with you, Bill Binney, and Ron Paul.

    (Free People’s Forum: Liberty, Gold, Privacy, and Accountability)

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