portland independent media center  
images audio video
newswire article reposts united states

human & civil rights | police / legal

NSA Whistleblower To Expose More Unlawful Activity

"People are going to be shocked"
 http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/12/more-unlawful-activity/

A former intelligence officer for the National Security Agency said Thursday he plans to tell Senate staffers next week that unlawful activity occurred at the agency under the supervision of Gen. Michael Hayden beyond what has been publicly reported, while hinting that it might have involved the illegal use of space-based satellites and systems to spy on U.S. citizens. ...

[Tice] said he plans to tell the committee staffers the NSA conducted illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of U.S. citizens while he was there with the knowledge of Hayden. ... "I think the people I talk to next week are going to be shocked when I tell them what I have to tell them. It's pretty hard to believe," Tice said. "I hope that they'll clean up the abuses and have some oversight into these programs, which doesn't exist right now." ...

Tice said his information is different from the Terrorist Surveillance Program that Bush acknowledged in December and from news accounts this week that the NSA has been secretly collecting phone call records of millions of Americans. "It's an angle that you haven't heard about yet," he said. ... He would not discuss with a reporter the details of his allegations, saying doing so would compromise classified information and put him at risk of going to jail. He said he "will not confirm or deny" if his allegations involve the illegal use of space systems and satellites.

homepage: homepage: http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/12/more-unlawful-activity/


may it all fall down... 14.May.2006 10:15

this thing here

Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez in comments to reporters:

"Look, the notion that the government cannot hold all Americans under suspicion without passing the test of probable cause is just a quaint and out-dated legal device.

Any American could be a secret terrorist. Therefore, all Americans need to be monitored, in an effort to protect them from themselves. And, once we have determined that they pose no threat, an American is free to go about their lives. As many Americans have said, they don't mind the continual surveillance if they're not doing anything wrong. We don't feel that this is illegal, or in any way a burden. We're not proposing stationing a police officer or government agent on 24 hour duty in people's homes. The time for that will come later.

We think American's are calling out for strong leadership. A strong junta, no, uh, I mean executive branch, a strong man, a strong President in the White House who can look after them, and protect them from the secret terrorists who may even be in this room. And we think this strong man, no, I mean strong President, doesn't need to have his hands tied by any kind of legal checks and balances. Thanks, that's all I have time for."

am i being too harsh? gee, i'm so sorry right wing america. this is your poop. this is the totality of your shit. yours. your stupid, worthless, untenable shit. you want to fling it around some more from the top of your house of cards, don't be surprised at what happens.

To This thing Here... 14.May.2006 20:09

Can you give a source??

I cannot find on the web, a reference to the Gonzalez quote you cited. Can you please help. It seemts to fit, and this does not surprise me but can you please provide a link or a source??

the source? 15.May.2006 07:13

x

it's called humor.

; ) - yes, the source is humor and satire, but i wish i could laugh... 15.May.2006 16:23

this thing here

i just like to "help" the right wing in america say what they're really trying to say.

Don't feed the community crap 16.May.2006 01:42

Chao

There is a word for coming up with a quote for "amusement" or whatever. Its called fucking disinformation. If you could be so kind as to not post false and misleading statements to confuse the readers on this forum, and through doing so stop sabotaging the credibility of the IMC concept, we'd all be much better off.

... 16.May.2006 18:03

this thing here

satire isn't disinformation. taking what the bush admin. says to it's illogical ends isn't disinformation. colbert told more thruth at the white house dinner in his humerous speech than anything else uttered that evening. if you don't get it, you never will...