Students „interview“ NSA-Recruiters, totally burn them down

Madiha R. Tahir von Mob and Multitude war auf einer Job-Veranstaltung der NSA an ihrer Uni, wo sie Sprachen studiert. Während der Veranstaltung haben sie und andere Studenten die NSA-Leute in ein Gespräch verwickelt, das sich vor allem um die Klassifizierung von „Adversaries“ handelt („a person, group, or force that opposes and/or attacks“), die von der NSA bespitzelt werden. Als Beispiel dient in diesem Gespräch Deutschland, das offensichtlich kein Feind der USA sei, aber wie einer behandelt wird.

Und dann grillen sie die NSA-Ficker bei lebendigem Leib und ziehen ihnen die Haut ab. Unbedingt anhören oder durchlesen, ganz ganz großartig! Bravo!

Me: I mean do you consider European countries, etc, adversaries or are you, right now, not telling us the truth and lying when you say that actually you simply track – you keep focusing on that, but clearly the NSA is doing a lot more than that, as we know, so I’m just asking for a clarification.

NSA_F: I’m focusing on what our foreign intelligence requires of [garbled] so, I mean you know, You can define adversary as enemy and clearly, Germany is not our enemy but would we have foreign national interest from an intelligence perspective on what’s going on across the globe. Yeah, we do. That’s our requirements that come to us as an intelligence community organization from the policymakers, from the military, from whoever […]

Student B: General Alexander also lied in front of Congress.

NSA_F: I don’t know about that.

Student B: Probably because access to the Guardian is restricted on the NSA’s computers. I am sure they don’t encourage people like you to actually think about these things. […]

NSA_M: This job is not for everybody. Academia is a great career for people with language.

Me: So is this job for liars? Is this what you’re saying? Because, clearly, you’re not able to give us forthright answers. Given the way the way the NSA has behaved, given the fact that we’ve been lied to as Americans, given the fact that fact sheets have been pulled down because they clearly had untruths in them, given the fact that Clapper and Alexander lied to Congress — is that a qualification for being in the NSA? Do you have to be a good liar?

Students Question the NSA at Recruiting Session