NSA boss Keith Alexander has spent a lot of time claiming it is the NSA’s duty to safeguard US citizens, this achieved by spying on them all. For once, he has been right about being able to protect people, but for entirely different reasons. On Monday evening a DC woman was almost mugged in the notoriously dangerous Capitol Hill/Union Station area – and managed to save herself by claiming she was an NSA intern. She went on to spook the mugger by telling him that the NSA could track her phone within minutes, and that it would cause nothing but problems for him. It worked well enough to scare the mugger off, going to show that everyone fears the NSA and its so-called pro-American policies.