With the actions of the NSA exposed by now world-famous whistleblower Edward Snowden the NSA have been trying to calm the storm with a lot of public statements. The latest rather laughable statement is from the NSA director general Keith Alexander who has stated that he and his organisation do not know who WikiLeaks are. During an interview he was asked for his opinion on WikiLeaks and he stated that “I really don’t know who WikiLeaks are, other than this Assange person”.
If you consider how much of an offensive the U.S government has launched against WikiLeaks since they revealed several top secret documents about the American government and military it comes as quite a surprise that the NSA’s Director General would deny knowing anything about them. Several U.S government agencies are currently investigating WikiLeaks for illegal actions and the NSA is almost certainly one of them. I wonder how long it will be before the NSA are forced to become more transparent instead of being able to continuously lie and withhold information from the public domain.
Image courtesy of Keith Alexander