Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cheney says that today's NSA meta-mining could have prevented 9/11, warns about other attacks if stopped

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Fox News Sunday that 9/11 might have been prevented had the NSA been doing the “metadata mining” of communications that have been exposed in Edward Snowden’s “Wikileaks II”.  Particularly, there would have been an opportunity to intercept two if the hijackers when they were in San Diego. 

Cheney said that backing down on data mining because of misconstrued concerns about privacy could lead to more attacks, and some could be catastrophic, he warned.
  
NBC News provided a report by Michael O’Brien here
  

Could should monitoring have affected other incidents, like Oklahoma City? 

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