Former president Jimmy Carter says that he thinks that the NSA monitors his emails. As a result, when he corresponds with foreign leaders, he does it the old fashioned way.
Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday he believes the National Security Agency is monitoring his e-mails, so when he wants to communicate with a foreign leader, he sends an old-fashioned letter via snail mail.
Asked by NBC’s Andrea Mitchell about the debate surrounding the spy agency and the conflict between privacy and national security, Carter said the surveillance practices have “been extremely liberalized and I think abused by our own intelligence agencies.”
“As a matter of fact, you know, I have felt that my own communications were probably monitored, and when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it,” Carter said.
The fact that Carter is going to all this trouble to try and circumvent the government’s spying apparatus must mean that he is up to no good. Isn’t the current slogan something about you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide?
So what is Carter up to in his plotting with foreigners? Is he attempting an armed overthrow of the US government so that he can serve the second term he was denied by losing to Ronald Reagan?
By revealing his strategy publicly, you can be sure that the NSA, CIA, FBI, and the other agencies will intercept his letters and read them. If I were him, I would also scan the skies for any predator drones in his neighborhood. He has clearly shown himself to be some kind of subversive and is not to be trusted.