NSA Director Stepping Down To Spend More Time With His Family, Or Your Emails

stormtroopersIn the heat of the “government re-opening” media extravaganza, an important story has slipped through many people’s radars: NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, as well as his top deputy, plan to depart the all-seeing agency in early 2014.

According to The Guardian, “Alexander, who was rocked by Edward Snowden’s revelations, has formalized plans to leave by next March or April, officials say.”

I just hope Snowden and Alexander, when all this is old news, can meet up for a beer in a country without any U.S. extradition agreements and let bygones be bygones. And maybe invite Glenn Greenwald out to take notes.

But then again, Alexander doesn’t actually have to retire, if he doesn’t want to – by my back of the napkin math, he is likely the most powerful man on Earth.

7 Comments on "NSA Director Stepping Down To Spend More Time With His Family, Or Your Emails"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Oct 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm |

    Shouldn’t he be in the uniform of an Imperial Moff or Admiral?

    • Matt Staggs | Oct 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm |

      Yeah. My photoshop skills are non-existent and I couldn’t find a good picture of a Moff that I could just pop his head onto.

  2. Thank you David. Would love to see you work with James Corbett of the Corbettreport.com sometime.

    Cheers.

  3. Susan J. Barretta | Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm |

    I wouldn’t wish Alexander anywhere near Snowden. Snowden has a conscience – Alexander does not.

  4. BuzzCoastin | Oct 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm |

    it’s typical military activity
    to sack the head general when the mission blows up
    another stooge is waiting to take his place
    probably someone even weirder looking and more malevolent

  5. Rhoid Rager | Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm |

    General Alexander is jumping ship. He probably knows something we don’t.

  6. Banarananars | Oct 18, 2013 at 7:45 am |

    David why would you say Kieth Alexander is more powerful than his boss, James Clapper the Director of National Intelligence, which heads all 16 intelligence agencies that were allowed to know about?

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