Comment: Many presume NSA is smart and competent. Why? Proof?

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Many presume NSA is smart and competent. Why? Proof?

Compartmentalization only gives a part of the puzzle to each operator. Synthesis and integration are subverted.

Agencies are dumb organization that hire smart people.

These guys dragnet all data a analyze it at leisure. That's how an effective blackmail operation is run.

Tracking real time activities doesn't bring in the blackmail bucks.

Most assume that the NSA operatives left behind are antagonistic to 'Snowden's cause.'

Greenwald is either convinced or duped. To protect his reputation must have reason to believe he isn't being duped.

Turf wars are also possible.

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