Sunday, June 30, 2013

when the time comes, you use this information to protect your agency which serves the president who serves the establishment...,

HuffPo | Russ Tice, a former intelligence analyst who in 2005 blew the whistle on what he alleged was massive unconstitutional domestic spying across multiple agencies, claimed Wednesday that the NSA had ordered wiretaps on phones connected to then-Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004.

Speaking on "The Boiling Frogs Show," Tice claimed the intelligence community had ordered surveillance on a wide range of groups and individuals, including high-ranking military officials, lawmakers and diplomats.

"Here's the big one ... this was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois," he said. "You wouldn't happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It's a big white house in Washington, D.C. That's who they went after, and that's the president of the United States now."

Host Sibel Edmonds and Tice both raised concerns that such alleged monitoring of subjects, unbeknownst to them, could provide the intelligence agencies with huge power to blackmail their targets.

"I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on," Tice said.


CNu said...

Far more impressed with this chick than I am with myself..., at the 27 minute mark, she breaks down how nothing in the modus operandi has changed since the J. Edgar Hoover era under which the FBI collected personally damaging information on citizens in all walks in order to be able to blackmail them for the benefit of the agency, which serves the president, who serves the establishment and in consequence of which you might say that these eavesdropping capabilities are the establishment's way of controlling you 99%.

While the M.O. remains the same, the technical capability to collect - and consequently the power to blackmail - has become all-pervasive.

Ed Dunn said...

What is defined as "damaging information" is the mind game here. Jesse Jackson Sr. and Jessie Jackson Jr. having affairs? Who cares, the South Side will vote for them and support them anyway! Upstanding anti-gay conservative caught with another man or congressional page? That's when the data manipulators can use the information they got, only if the victim has something to hide.

The best way to get around this is to be dirty and pretend to care but truthfully, you don't care when the story breaks. When you don't care, there is no crisis.