June 7th, 2013
08:00 PM ET

NSA: "The most secretive agency in the country"

What exactly do they do at the National Security Agency? And who are "they"?  CNN's Chris Lawrence explores the secretive world of the NSA.

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    March 24, 2021 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  2. Delphine Mclamore


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  3. Dallas

    I bet the idiots dont know what this disgruntled veteran is thinking right now. Eat your hearts out poop for brains.

    June 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  4. SayanIndia

    Chris presented a snapshot of NSA, no way an exploration (not permitted of course).


    June 11, 2013 at 7:51 am | Reply
  5. RQ

    Careful everyone – they're watching and listening. And everyone said I was just being paranoid.

    June 10, 2013 at 10:34 am | Reply
    • SayanIndia

      For your safety; you forgot to add ;).


      June 11, 2013 at 7:54 am | Reply
  6. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    God bless our drones. May they kill every terrorist bent on harming America and its allies. And God bless the NSA for being God's back-up.

    In Jesus name.


    June 9, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Hey you above, stop with that blasphemy already, will you? Can you imagine Jesus condoning the use of those ungodly drones slaughtering people like pigs in a pen, can you? If you have to make such a stupid remark like the above, at least leave Jesus out of it!

      June 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Reply
      • George Patton-2

        Great posting Joseph, but sadly enough, Christianity appears to be becoming a thing of the past in this country, judging by many of these hateful, pro-government posts here. Drug use is at an all time high here and the crime rate is up while the right-wing politicians rack up votes!!!

        June 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
      • Pete

        @Joe McCarthy,don't go blaming this drone thing on Pres.Obama ..Bush started going after AlQaeda,Osama BinLaden back in 2001 with drones and the difference Pres.Obama knows how to direct them for kills that's all,no religion in that is there!!

        June 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
  7. simplyput

    Okay, where is the actual TEXT of the article? Video doesn't cut it unless you're totally ignorant and lack critical reasoning. We want information, not video. Oh, guess that's the idea, right CNN? So much for advocating the education of america. Just like my college rhetoric teacher said: *the govt doesn't want people who think for themselves.* Am I now an enemy because I can think for myself?

    June 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Reply
    • chollima1178

      You do realize most of the text articles on this site are slightly-edited transcripts of CNN video pieces?

      June 9, 2013 at 6:32 am | Reply
  8. John Geheran

    And the Pope is a Muslim. When you equate the US with terrorism, you are either a committed Muslim or not playing with a full deck get a grip..

    June 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • George Patton

      How can anyone who knows about us using those killer drones against people overseas not equate the U.S. with terrorism? In fact, those rotten butchers who operate them are the biggest terrorists of all and don't forget it!!!

      June 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Reply
      • Pete

        @George Patton,tell that to my son a navy pilot turned drone operator ass hole and he's fighting those ingrates that Bush got us fighting with for nothin,isn't that right ole ignorent poster!!Republicans the ignorent advocates of war,never been in one but advocate for them never the less for the MICs blood money of course!!

        June 12, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • denverboy1

      It's a matter of perspective .... If sombody came here and bombed your neighborhood you would call that an act of terrorism...The bomber would call it a pre-emptive attack on a know hostile who has intent and motivation ...When America goes overseas and declares Wars and levels Nations infrastructure and desrtoys there lives .. They see that as an act of Terrorisim... Do unto others as you have them do unto you...Good words to live by . Yet for our deep seated Christian values..We dont practice them very much ...Because they are not PROFITABLE...We calim to be a Christian Nation..yet dont hold ANY Christian moral swhen it comes to War . Kinda like do as I say not as I do ... Not a good role model..We used to be..but that all got thrown out the window in Viet-Nam...Like I said it's Profitable enough for the Military Industrial Complex...Gotta use our toys..you know..It's the American Way...

      June 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Joseph McCarthy

        Very well put, denverboy1. How true that is!

        June 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
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        June 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm |
  9. George Patton-2

    It would be quite nice if this agency went after c hild p ornographers and Id thieves, but no, they'll only go after dissidents like us who don't like these obnoxious wars that we're in!!!

    June 8, 2013 at 6:58 am | Reply
  10. john smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    June 8, 2013 at 4:18 am | Reply

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