Here is why. AES is an algorithm description, not it's implementation. A backdoor would be installed in the implementation, not in it's description.
The algorithm implementation must be in 100% alignment with other implementations for it to function properly (meaning no back doors). Now, if the implementations were close with single proprietary providers, you could be correct. But they aren't. The implementations as well as the descriptions are open source and freely reviewable by the public including all those evil/good hackers.
If there were a backdoor, it would be found, quickly, and made very public.
Also, don't like AES, use something else.
The NSA/USG would rather you believe that they are all knowing to keep you from doing anything to protect yourself.
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