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The Big Secret Behind The Spying Program

WashingtonsBlog  May 15 2014

Spying Is Meant to Crush Citizens’ Dissent, Not Catch Terrorists

greenwaldWhile many Americans understand why the NSA is conducting mass surveillance of U.S. citizens, some are still confused about what’s really going on.

In his new book, No Place to Hide, Glenn Greenwald writes:

The perception that invasive surveillance is confined only to a marginalised and deserving group of those “doing wrong” – the bad people – ensures that the majority acquiesces to the abuse of power or even cheers it on. But that view radically misunderstands what goals drive all institutions of authority. “Doing something wrong” in the eyes of such institutions encompasses far more than illegal acts, violent behaviour and terrorist plots. It typically extends to meaningful dissent and any genuine challenge. It is the nature of authority to equate dissent with wrongdoing, or at least with a threat.

The record is suffused with examples of groups and individuals being placed under government surveillance by virtue of their dissenting views and activism – Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement, anti-war activists, environmentalists. In the eyes of the government and J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, they were all “doing something wrong”: political activity that threatened the prevailing order.

The FBI’s domestic counterintelligence programme, Cointelpro, was first exposed by a group of anti-war activists who had become convinced that the anti-war movement had been infiltrated, placed under surveillance and targeted with all sorts of dirty tricks. Lacking documentary evidence to prove it and unsuccessful in convincing journalists to write about their suspicions, they broke into an FBI branch office in Pennsylvania in 1971 and carted off thousands of documents. Continue reading

Julie Lévesque ~ The Boston Bombing Web Of Lies

GlobalResearch  April 2 2014

In recent developments,  United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that “federal authorities will seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev if he is found guilty of the Boston Marathon bombing last April.” Below is a GR’s Julie Levesque’s analysis and selection of GR articles published in the immediate wake of the April 2013 bombings

As with many “terrorism” related events since 9/11, the Boston bombing official narrative proves to be a web of lies as important facts are revealed. It turns out that the FBI has lied about its knowledge of the alleged suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, already being presented as guilty not only in the mainstream press but by the President himself.

According to the suspects’ mother, the FBI had been following them for years:

The FBI originally feigned ignorance over the identity of the two Boston bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as they appealed to an unwitting public to help them “identify” and “find” the suspects. […]

Russia Today, in an article titled, “‘They were set up, FBI followed them for years’- Tsarnaevs’ mother to RT,” stated of the suspects’ mother:

But her biggest suspicion surrounding the case was the constant FBI surveillance she said her family was subjected to over the years. She is surprised that having been so stringent with the entire family, the FBI had no idea the sons were supposedly planning a terrorist act.

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Charlotte, NC Mayor And California Senator Busted For Bribery By FBI [Video]

RT  March 27 2014

The FBI arrested the mayor of Charlotte, NC, and charged him with taking over $48,000 in bribes. Mayor Patrick Cannon resigned shortly after his arrest, ending his term after less than six months in office.

Cannon is not the only politician to face corruption charges recently, with California Sen. Leland Yee being accused of soliciting campaign donations from an undercover officer in exchange for an introduction to an arms dealer. RT’s Ameera David examines both of these new corruption cases.

Detailed story here

Kurt Nimmo ~ Super Bowl Sunday Showed Us There Is No Al-Qaeda Threat

Infowars.com  February 3 2014

The police state grid going into place has nothing to do with al-Qaeda or crazed jihadists who hate us for our freedom.

Al-Qaeda was not interested in bombing the Super Bowl. If the shadowy terror group harbored a sincere interest in killing Americans, it would have done so by now. There is ample opportunity in America for terrorists to engage in mass murder even with a police state lockdown.

This was demonstrated on Sunday when Matthew Mills, a citizen journalist described dismissively as a “9/11 truther,” managed to penetrate what was billed as unprecedented security at the Super Bowl. He was able to enter the stadium without problem, grab a microphone and go live on ESPN and declare the September 11 attacks were “perpetrated by people in our own government.”

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Kurt Nimmo ~ FBI’s Primary Mission Is “National Security,” Not Law Enforcement

Infowars.com January 6, 2014

Kel McClanahan, a national security lawyer in Washington, noticed something last month after he filed a Freedom of Information request with the FBI. A fact sheet sent along with a response to his FOIA request contained a revision. It stated that the FBI’s primary mission is no longer law enforcement, but national security.

Judge Napolitano: The FBI creates terror plots.

“I think they’re trying to rebrand,” he told Foreign Policy. “So many good things happen to your agency when you tie it to national security.”

In the past, the FBI portrayed itself as a crime-fighting organization. In fact, since its inception as the Bureau of Investigation in 1908, the FBI has served as a political police force. Movies and cultural lore portray the FBI as dedicated to a fight against the Mafia, bank robbers and kidnappers, but in fact the agency was established as a political section within the Department of Justice. In 1917, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer created the “Radical Division” and appointed a young J. Edgar Hoover to head it up.

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Sibel Edmonds Blows The Whistle On Government Blackmailing [Video]

corbettreport June 25 2013

In this remarkable conversation, Sibel Edmonds reflects on Russ Tice’s recent revelations to Boiling Frogs Post and The Corbett Report that the NSA has wiretapped top government officials for years. Edmonds discusses from her own experience how the FBI collects dirt on Congressman and public officials for use as political leverage. We also talk about how this scandal proves that there is no “official channel” for whistleblowers to follow when they want to expose wrondoing because the system is being controlled from behind the scenes by the criminals in the national security establishment.

Also listen to the Russ Tice interview

Stephen Lendman ~ Challenging Unconstitutional Spying

SteveLendmanBlog June 13 2013

Edward Joseph Snowden revealed what’s vital to know. He exposed unconstitutional spying. He did so courageously.

The 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act protects federal employees who report misconduct. Federal agencies are prohibited from retaliating against those who do so. Don’t expect rogue Obama officials to act responsibly.

Whistleblowers may report law or regulatory violations, gross mismanagement, waste, fraud, abuse of authority, and/or acts endangering public health, welfare or safety.

Unconstitutional spying violates core rule of law principles. Doing do gravely compromises public health, welfare and safety.

When governments ill-serve, exposing wrongdoing is vital. It takes courage to do so. It involves doing what’s right because it matters.

Snowden represents the best of what America purports to stand for. Key executive, congressional and judicial officials reflect the worst.

Washington is Big Brother writ large. Pervasive spying is longstanding policy. It’s worse now than ever. Everyone’s watched everywhere all the time.

Doing so is unconstitutional. A previous article explained. Laws enacted in violation of constitutional provisions lack legitimacy.

The USA Patriot Act tramples on Bill of Rights protections. It compromises due process, habeas, free expression, association, and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Section 215 oversteps and then some. It’s misused. It’s language is vague and deceptive. It’s used to permit metadata-mining. It allows police state investigatory practices. Doing so pertains to alleged suspects, real or contrived. It authorizes government access to “any tangible item.”

Included are financial records and transactions, education and medical records, phone conversations, emails, other Internet use, and whatever else Washington wants to monitor.

FBI powers are sweeping. They’re greatly enhanced. They’re used extrajudicially. Anyone can be spied on for any reason or none at all. No probable cause, reasonable grounds, or suspicions are needed. Exercising free expression makes you vulnerable.

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The Terrifying Future of The United States [Video]

StormCloudsGathering June 5 2013

Links to get you started on your research

The Patriot Act

FBI finalizing its NGI Biometrics Database

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Steve Lendman ~ US Hatched Terror Plots

SteveLendmanBlog May 3 2013

Terrorists “R” us. Washington bears full responsibility. Numerous schemes are planned. Some are alleged and foiled. Others involve violent plots. Media scoundrels convict innocent people in the court of public opinion.

Later they’re wrongfully accused and prosecuted. Juries are intimidated to convict. Imprisonment follows. Culprits remain free. One scheme leads to others. Numerous political prisoners fill America’s gulag.

Even The New York Times was candid. At least party so. Most often it’s part of the guilt by accusation chorus. On April 28, 2012, it headlined “Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the FBI,” saying:

“THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed.”

Dozens were foiled just in time. Among others, they include:

  • a fake shoe bomber;
  • fake underwear bomber;
  • fake Times Square bomber;
  • an earlier one there;
  • fake shampoo bombers;
  • fake Al Qaeda woman planning fake mass casualty attacks on New York landmarks;
  • fake Oregon bomber;
  • fake armed forces recruiting station bomber;
  • fake synagogue bombers;
  • fake Chicago Sears Tower bombers;
  • fake FBI and other building bombers;
  • fake National Guard, Fort Dix and Quantico marine base attackers;
  • fake 9/11 bombers;
  • fake Boston bombers; and
  • numerous others.

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