WASHINGTON (PNN) - August 5, 2014 - The biggest scandal to ever roil the Amerikan Gestapo National Security Agency division, compliments of Edward Snowden, happened on his watch, but that hasn’t stopped retired General Keith Alexander from demanding a seven-figure technical consulting fee now that he’s a civilian.
Alexander retired from the agency last year, and his name will be forever linked to Snowden’s vast data theft. When news of his million-dollar plus consulting fee leaked, Alexander was blasted my members of Congress, one of whom blamed him for profiteering by trading secrets for cash.
More directly, Florida Democrat Rep. Alan Grayson accused Alexander Wednesday of disclosing “classified information to bank trade groups for monthly fees of up to $1,000,000.”
According to Grayson, “Disclosing or misusing classified information for profit is, as Mr. Alexander well knows, a felony. I question how Mr. Alexander can provide any of the services he is offering unless he discloses or misuses classified information, including extremely sensitive sources and methods.”
But Grayson seems to forget that’s what many in the government, intelligence, and terrorist pig thug cop sectors do when they retire: that is, build upon their myriad contacts from their time in government service to land high-paying jobs. It’s an old tale, and one Amerikans seem to live with.
To be fair, Alexander has a reputation as a shrewd operator, and Snowden’s voluminous theft of NSA documents cannot be blamed solely on him.
These days, Alexander is plying his technical skills for a security firm called IronNet Security, which is focused on protecting the Fascist Police States of Amerika banking system from devastating cyber attacks. According to press reports, Alexander and his team have come up with a “unique” system for detecting such attacks.
That’s a real threat; and Alexander has a strong working knowledge of cyber security. Now he’s making real money for his efforts. As a civilian. That’s the Amerikan way.