NSA's actions are helping to keep Americans safe

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There is a new hero for the news channels. He is the latest whistle-blower to expose the alleged wrongdoings of our government. Or is he?

Simply stated he is a traitor, who endangered all of us by his selfish, glamor-seeking actions.

In the "good old days" when the bad guys were just a bunch of Mafia souls, protecting us against them was simple. It was called wiretapping. The job for the FBI was simple. Get a court order, assign a few agents with good hearing, and you have your information, all recorded on some kind of instrument called a tape. And all these people that the government singled out to spy on, with the court's permission, were bona fide U.S. citizens!

Well, the world has changed. The bad guys are spread all over the globe, and they are here at home as well. One could never find enough living FBI agents to sit and listen to their chatter. Besides, we do not really know who they are or where they are.

A few weeks ago the FBI caught the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing. They were apprehended because of security cameras. Could one imagine what could have happened if these individuals were not caught on camera? They would have planted their next bombs in Times Square!

The actions of the National Security Agency are legal and are monitored. Let us leave it to do its job of saving us from those who live to hurt us.

RAM KOSSOWSKY
Oakland


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