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Nope, Your Eyes are Not Lying to You: NSA Chief, Keith Alexander, is a Star Trek Captain / Dr. Strangelove-Wannabe!

As if we needed any more proof that the world has long been hijacked by pathological, sociopathic, murderous crazies who would never pass the "sociopath" test, let alone a random drug test or psych.-eval., then comes this, with a name fit for a video game villain's HQ (completed in 1999): the "Information Dominance Center" at Fort Belvoir, VA.


WTF kind of freakshow are 'we' running here???

PBS: NSA director modeled war room after Star Trek's Enterprise

NSA -- September 13, 2013 at 6:31 PM ET
By: News Desk

Congressional leaders already have a lot of power, but do they secretly want to captain the USS Enterprise? In an in-depth profile of NSA Director Keith B. Alexander, Foreign Policy reveals that one of the ways the general endeared himself to lawmakers and officials was to make them feel like Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the starship Enterprise from the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

Here's Glenn Greenwald's take:

Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander
A lavish Star Trek room he had built as part of his 'Information Dominance Center' is endlessly revealing

Glenn Greenwald
theguardian.com, Sunday 15 September 2013 08.14 EDT

It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an enemy population in the middle of a war zone in Iraq, one he has now imported onto US soil, aimed at the domestic population and everyone else.

But a perhaps even more disturbing and revealing vignette into the spy chief's mind comes from a new Foreign Policy article describing what the journal calls his "all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine". The article describes how even his NSA peers see him as a "cowboy" willing to play fast and loose with legal limits in order to construct a system of ubiquitous surveillance. But the personality driving all of this - not just Alexander's but much of Washington's - is perhaps best captured by this one passage, highlighted by PBS' News Hour in a post entitled: "NSA director modeled war room after Star Trek's Enterprise". The room was christened as part of the "Information Dominance Center":

"When he was running the Army's Intelligence and Security Command, Alexander brought many of his future allies down to Fort Belvoir for a tour of his base of operations, a facility known as the Information Dominance Center. It had been designed by a Hollywood set designer to mimic the bridge of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek, complete with chrome panels, computer stations, a huge TV monitor on the forward wall, and doors that made a 'whoosh' sound when they slid open and closed. Lawmakers and other important officials took turns sitting in a leather 'captain's chair' in the center of the room and watched as Alexander, a lover of science-fiction movies, showed off his data tools on the big screen.

"'Everybody wanted to sit in the chair at least once to pretend he was Jean-Luc Picard,' says a retired officer in charge of VIP visits."

Numerous commentators remarked yesterday on the meaning of all that (note, too, how "Total Information Awareness" was a major scandal in the Bush years, but "Information Dominance Center" - along with things like "Boundless Informant" - are treated as benign or even noble programs in the age of Obama).

H/T: LewRockwell.com

The cited Foreign Policy magazine article:

The Cowboy of the NSA
Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.

BY SHANE HARRIS | SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

On Aug. 1, 2005, Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander reported for duty as the 16th director of the National Security Agency, the United States' largest intelligence organization. He seemed perfect for the job. Alexander was a decorated Army intelligence officer and a West Point graduate with master's degrees in systems technology and physics. He had run intelligence operations in combat and had held successive senior-level positions, most recently as the director of an Army intelligence organization and then as the service's overall chief of intelligence. He was both a soldier and a spy, and he had the heart of a tech geek. Many of his peers thought Alexander would make a perfect NSA director. But one prominent person thought otherwise: the prior occupant of that office.

Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden had been running the NSA since 1999, through the 9/11 terrorist attacks and into a new era that found the global eavesdropping agency increasingly focused on Americans' communications inside the United States. At times, Hayden had found himself swimming in the murkiest depths of the law, overseeing programs that other senior officials in government thought violated the Constitution. Now Hayden of all people was worried that Alexander didn't understand the legal sensitivities of that new mission.

"Alexander tended to be a bit of a cowboy: 'Let's not worry about the law. Let's just figure out how to get the job done,'" says a former intelligence official who has worked with both men. "That caused General Hayden some heartburn."

The heartburn first flared up not long after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Alexander was the general in charge of the Army's Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He began insisting that the NSA give him raw, unanalyzed data about suspected terrorists from the agency's massive digital cache, according to three former intelligence officials. Alexander had been building advanced data-mining software and analytic tools, and now he wanted to run them against the NSA's intelligence caches to try to find terrorists who were in the United States or planning attacks on the homeland.

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UPDATE 1: ZeroHedge chimes in with a zinger + more Pix! Actually the additional pictures are the same ones in the above architecture firm's .PDF.

Privacy: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the NSA, as it enters every computer and pries whatever data can be stolen and recorded in perpetuity. Its ongoing mission: to explore the internet and all TCP/IP packets, to seek out new emails, phone records, backdoors, webcams and bank accounts, to boldly go where no man with or without a search warrant has gone before.

The Man In Charge Of The NSA Modeled His Office After The Bridge Of The Starship Enterprise

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/15/2013 22:12 -0400

Those who will recall our brief biopic on the "Meet The Man In Charge Of America's Secret Cyber Army" remember that before Keith Alexander was put in charge of the NSA, he "was a one-star general in charge of the Army Intelligence and Security Command, the military’s worldwide network of 10,700 spies and eavesdroppers. In March of that year he told his hometown Syracuse newspaper that his job was to discover threats to the country. “We have to stay out in front of our adversary,” Alexander said. “It’s a chess game, and you don’t want to lose this one.” But just six months later, Alexander and the rest of the American intelligence community suffered a devastating defeat when they were surprised by the attacks on 9/11. Following the assault, he ordered his Army intercept operators to begin illegally monitoring the phone calls and email of American citizens who had nothing to do with terrorism, including intimate calls between journalists and their spouses. Congress later gave retroactive immunity to the telecoms that assisted the government."

That much is known. What may come as a surprise is that during his tenure at the AISC, Alexander made it quite clear that he perceived himself as none other than Star Trek's James T. Kirk, or to a lesser extent, Jean-Luc Piccard, if only based on how he decorated his "office" - the amusingly titled "Information Dominance Center." Amusingly, because said information dominance failed completely to foresee the events of September 11.

Additional Photos of Dr. Evil's Lair:

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LOL! There is an Episode about this: "In a Mirror Darkly"

Its Star Trek Enterprise: In a Mirror Darkly:


http://youtu.be/jsExp2ebB4s

Its from Season 4 Episodes 18 and 19. Be sure to watch the first 5min!! You'll get a taste of what our future could be like if a man like Keith is allowed to continue unchecked!
It's also available on Netflix and Hulu? in HD.

The Prime Directive comments below were too good to pass up

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thanks for the prime directive printout

pretty cool

This is pretty cool and everything , but I for one, am waiting

To see the pictures of the new death star they are working on. LOL

Interesting "tell".



So, he sees himself as Picard...not Kirk.
No offence to Picard, but compared to Kirk he's a wus!

Kirk is an Alpha Male.
Picard is not.

Kirk is akin to Rand Paul as Picard is akin to Harry Reid.

Kirk sleeps with green women... :-)

This Alexander and his apparatus must be taken down.
Arming photon torpedoes...


Exercise Liberty...and respect the Prime Directive!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

Government Employees are

"Cling ons."

LOL Perfect!

While I'm not an uber-Trekkie (Trekkie-lite? maybe lol) steeped deep in its lore, I've seen almost all episodes of TNG, DS9, Voyager & some Enterprise; from what I understand, the Kling-ons are pretty literal: Cling-on, to infer that they're those whom literally 'cling-on' to the past, old ways, ie almost a caricature of "bitter-clingers"-meme.

Always thought that Roddenberry designed the entire Klingon race based on extreme archetype marriage between Crusades-era Muslims + Japanese Samurai's martial Bushido. Think their actual portrayal, is kinda obvious that, that is the case.

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Star Trek/Writing-Geek Trivia Alert!
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For those who maybe curious as to, whom, the single person most responsible for specific directions the portrayal of Klingons took on, post-Gene Roddenberry days, is? Look no further than one Ronald D. Moore.

Ron Moore joined TNG writing staff, and ran ST: DS-9. The latter was where the Klingon 'culture' was truly deeply explored; Ron practically, literally, wrote the book scritpt on the Klingons.

In real life, Moore apparently wanted to be in the Navy and was in ROTC for awhile at Cornell, but washed out on physical; RDM's Wiki bio says that he lost interest and failed his senior year, but I distinctly remember in one interview he gave, he clearly stated that it was for "physical" reasons, be that as it may...

So if you ever watched any of his shows, you'll probably observe an abundance of intricacies of military protocols, customs, etc.

Ronald D. Moore's story initially caught my eyes because of HOW he got his writing gig at Star Trek TNG.

Then, chief writer on the show, Michael Piller briefly used to have an unwritten 'open submissions' policy: Ronald was just an avid Trekkie who wrote in scripts to the show, albeit through some proper channels. Purely on the quality of his writing, he made the most of it, and got the gig. How awesome is that?

He and Rene Echevarria basically got jobs in Hollywood on moxy and bothering TV show producers with unsolicited scripts! Pretty cool eh?

Don't think any major shows do that nowadays.

Anyway, Piller has always been a writer's writer, and ever the mentor; you can see a lot of his pupils running major shows, now.

For any sci-fi fans, Ronald's name should be even more familiar now, as he was/is the creator of the new BattleStar Galactica.

From what I understand, Moore initially took on the new BSG as he was having a falling-out with his one-time cordial writing collaborator Brannon Braga (IMO is the worst ST-writer EVER from Piller's ST-'screenwriter school'-days) over the direction of ST Voyager; it lacked episode-to-episode consistency ie, last week ship was attacked all over, next week, the ship that's supposed to be lost in space alone was suddenly shiny & new, plus it lacked all the high level of political intrigue and interplay seen in BSG.

Observing such, in hindsight, frankly Moore not getting to head the entire ST franchise w/Rick Berman's blessings is probably the best thing that ever happened to him.

Anyway, guess that's just some ST trivia, for those interested. LOL.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Who lives in reality, and who

Who lives in reality, and who lives in "fantasy" Mr fucking kerry

I fucking knew it, that the idea behind the ultimate goal of TOTAL surveilance had to have come from folks who cant understand reality vs make believe

View, watch it, enjoy it.....but dont fucking forget that the real world comes with real world concerns, like life liberty and the persuit of happiness, you dont want to find out how much resolve folks like that have, but keep going the way your going, i suspect you wont have a choice, thats the scenario where EVERYBODY loses ......just because you dont understand it, dont mean theres nothing to be understood

monkey see monkey do, cool thing on big screen, must copy, dont think about the repercussions

sorry, i am mad at the system created more then anything, sorry for my language and negative but satified vibe

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I wish that Scotty would beam this guy up & get him out of here!

Alexander has disregarded Star Fleet's Prime Directive. Agree that he and this layout are both a grotesque disgrace to the People of this country and to Star Trek.

LOL I thought I was the only one that whenever the Good Doc

spoke of "non-interventionism," the word "PRIME DIRECTIVE" always flashed in my head, like Robocop's HUD list of OCP prime directives.

lol

and no, I'm not an OCP android, thank you very much .D

speaking of which, seeing as how I 'get' Paul Verhoeven's sense of humor honed during his early years living through post-Nazi occupied Netherlands, and his ever unique critique of Amerikana, wasn't sure if any remake of his 1987 scifi cult classic would be a good idea, as his film was a timely social commentary of that era, portrayed by someone who lived the unique life that Verhoeven did, to be able to translate the absurd and put it on screen for sublimely hilarious posterity, well, so far, at least visually, the trailer looks interesting. Still, the political commentary and the brutal over-the-top violence was what was wicked about the original...


http://youtu.be/INmtQXUXez8

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I would prefer

they just throw him out the 'Air Lock'.

Yeah

But where is the joystick when it has to be put on manual?

Hahahahaha! Awesome!

A nice movie set for the illusionary show called "Government"

Oh , this just makes their "power" more legit though, right?

Infantile Psychopathy at its finest.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

art imitates life imitates art

hey, at least now everyone knows that Govt is not hiding the fact that it's just an illusionary fiction, shot on a movie set xD

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Sky's the limit with our tax dollars

Do you think he sits in his command chair smashing together action figures and model spaceships...this is really disgusting!!!

meekandmild's picture

A disgrace to Star Trek cast , crew

and to its fans.

They forgot the prime Directive: do not interfere.

lol

Looks like some kind of classy strip joint imo.

donvino

bigmikedude's picture

Holy Warped 9 psychotic episode Engage...

These people are definitely a few dilithium crystals short of a warp core.

And interestingly enough, the PBS article's matrix appears to have been lost in transport.

Monday Morning Laugh

LMAO, eyes tearing.

bigmikedude's picture

Report to sick bay Trux

and have the doc run a diagnostic.

We are being scanned.

Lt. Jon, will reverse shield polarity and run a long range particle scan while we initiate an inverse tachyon pulse to determine if your condition is related to tetryon emissions from their cloaking technology.

Divert all auxiliary power to the main deflectors.

Updated

UPDATE 1: ZeroHedge chimes in with a zinger + more Pix! Actually the additional pictures are the same ones in the above architecture firm's .PDF.

Privacy: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the NSA, as it enters every computer and pries whatever data can be stolen and recorded in perpetuity. Its ongoing mission: to explore the internet and all TCP/IP packets, to seek out new emails, phone records, backdoors, webcams and bank accounts, to boldly go where no man with or without a search warrant has gone before.

The Man In Charge Of The NSA Modeled His Office After The Bridge Of The Starship Enterprise

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/15/2013 22:12 -0400

Those who will recall our brief biopic on the "Meet The Man In Charge Of America's Secret Cyber Army" remember that before Keith Alexander was put in charge of the NSA, he "was a one-star general in charge of the Army Intelligence and Security Command, the military’s worldwide network of 10,700 spies and eavesdroppers. In March of that year he told his hometown Syracuse newspaper that his job was to discover threats to the country. “We have to stay out in front of our adversary,” Alexander said. “It’s a chess game, and you don’t want to lose this one.” But just six months later, Alexander and the rest of the American intelligence community suffered a devastating defeat when they were surprised by the attacks on 9/11. Following the assault, he ordered his Army intercept operators to begin illegally monitoring the phone calls and email of American citizens who had nothing to do with terrorism, including intimate calls between journalists and their spouses. Congress later gave retroactive immunity to the telecoms that assisted the government."

That much is known. What may come as a surprise is that during his tenure at the AISC, Alexander made it quite clear that he perceived himself as none other than Star Trek's James T. Kirk, or to a lesser extent, Jean-Luc Piccard, if only based on how he decorated his "office" - the amusingly titled "Information Dominance Center." Amusingly, because said information dominance failed completely to foresee the events of September 11.

Additional Photos of Dr. Evil's Lair:

Higher resolution versions of the previously posted pictures:

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/im...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

THanks for the update, AnCap,

(Delusions of Grandeur seem to accompany most members of this Administration.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

thanx! but, isn't it quite creepy how Alexander psyoped CONgress

critters, like some idiot guild of groupies, to make sure that they would be EAGER to WANT to sit in the captain's chair??

It's like they use PsyOps on each other and on us, as if that itself is their native tongue; instead of hating being suckered and used, think they're so used to it, they damn near expect it!

LOL.

It's what I call governmentese: like any 'industry' they all have their own internal lingo. Except unlike govt a-holes, most such professionals don't expect others and/or outsiders to know or follow their-speak as 'command'-dictates.

Seriously, when your employees delusionally create movie-sets for their 'professional' workplaces, on your dime, there is NO F'ng way to 'restore' this sinking ship.

It's GOT TO COLLAPSE and implode. Well, at this trajectory, a currency collapse is all but an inevitable certainty, anyway.

Think the focus should truly be on what kind of post-society we're likely to see and help surf through it, and how the rest of sane free humanity are gonna voluntarily organize, AFTER 'the fall.'

Because, as I like to repeat: there has NEVER been a tyranny in the recorded human history of the world, that has stopped itself, FROM itself.

Tyrannies don't suddenly grow a conscience, no?

Either it implodes from its own weight and yrs of accumulated, acclimated corruption, or, an outside force, observing its vulnerability, takes advantage of the misfortune to nudge it to fall in on itself, even faster.

By which, they would then swoop in like vultures and scavengers.

Even just five yrs ago, I honestly thought there was a way to 'restore' it all. But observing current trends and trajectories, I'd be happy if all 'our' liberty movement/r3VOL allies in govt do their best to simply slow the rate of tyranny, just enough for us to have some leeway to develop parallel systems on our own...

But who knows: no one can predict the future to a 100% certainty, so guess we shall all see; stay on the ride, why don't ya.D

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Talk about waste of tax

Talk about waste of tax money. all that stainless steel and leather had to cost a lot >:{ its like they get blank checks and we get to fit the bill for it!!!!!!!!

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The National Sanity Agency.

In true government fashion it destroys sanity.

Free includes debt-free!

We're dealing with some

We're dealing with some seriously deranged creepy people in high places.

We're dealing with some

We're dealing with some seriously deranged creepy people in high places.
creepy people in high places.
creepy people in high places.
creepy people in high places.
creepy people in high places.

YES! Seriously, if this doesn't prove beyond a shadow of a doubt

even to the most brainwashed among the sheeple, that the entire country is run by a bunch of overgrown monkeys with daddy issues and pre-pubescent fantasies with delusions of grandeur, who just happens to have fingers on a couple of buttons that can literally end the lives of EVERY SINGLE ONE of Seven BILLION+ human souls and every single beautiful flora and fauna on earth, I don't know what will.

When the FCUK can we arrest these crazy motherfcukers already?

It's like EVERYONE remotely awake knows what a bunch of murderous, delusional lunatics occupy all levels of govt. I'm just so sick of these petulant monkeys deluding themselves into thinking they're some highest embodiment of humanity.

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Okay. Vented...sorta. LOL. meh.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

links

updated.

Want to see more pictures of the overgrown cosplayers' 'taxpayers stolen wealth'-paid for, high tech tree house?

Click on the following: http://www.dbia.com/projectpage/LIWA.pdf

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul