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US illegal wiretapping: retroactive immunity?

With a vote concerning its warrantless wiretapping in the bought, blackmailed and bribed Senate on the issue, expected on Monday, Dec 17th, the Bush junta has intensified its efforts to get retroactive immunity for companies collaborating in so called 'counterterrorism operations'. As control and blackmail is called in Newspeak.
US JUNTA WANTS THANKS, NOT LAWSUITS?

FPF - 16 Dec. 2007 - "The intelligence community cannot go it alone," Mike McConnell, the director of national intelligence, wrote in a New York Times Op-Ed article Monday urging Congress to pass the immunity provision. "Those in the private sector who stand by us in times of national security emergencies deserve thanks, not lawsuits."

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey echoed that theme in an op-ed article of his own in The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, saying private companies would be reluctant to provide their "full-hearted help" if they were not given legal protections." [end quote]

But it's globally known: the thing the war mongering US junta and their murderous managers want (since they are losing their illegal invasions and brutal occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan) is also retroactive immunity for their illegal warrantless wiretapping, trying to get still more control of the people which they bugg, blackmail and check. [ http://tinyurl.com/2gdwlp]

ALL 'LAWS' THE CRIMINALS MAKE NOW HOWEVER, WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID THE SECOND THEIR MONEY MIGHT IS BROKEN, AND THERE FULLY UNDERSTANDABLY WILL BE A SHORTNESS OF LAMPPOSTS.

Because there's evidence enough, and a story about it: ''Illegal warrantless wiretapping and the cowed media - connected? was reported by Chrish.* Who explained what was going on and makes clear why the perpetrators now want retroactive immunity. It makes people wonder: have the collaborators too started to care about laws by the way? Are they getting afraid, now that their global crimes are further globally published and many stopped? Including the US/UK war machine with NATO mercenaries?

Anyhow, Chrish wrote: "The silence of the so-called liberal media on issues of national importance and urgency in the last six years, most notably the non-investigation into the Florida 2000 election process, the non-investigation into 9/11, the lack of skepticism pre-Iraq invasion, the lack of attention to the Downing Street memos, continuing election irregularities in Ohio 2004, Bush's hump, Bush's incomplete National Guard service, etc, etc, have led me to wonder if there isn't some collaboration between the mass media and the administration, or more sinister threats of blackmail.

It turns out I am not alone in my speculation, and someone with far more access than myself is connecting the same dots. Couple the media subservience with revelations of illegal warrantless domestic wiretapping and follow along:

Paul Craig Roberts credentials include Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. From My Epiphany. - Which I encourage you to read in its entirety.*

USING BLACKMAIL OBTAINED THROUGH ILLEGAL SPYING

We have reached a point where the Bush administration is determined to totally eclipse the people. Bewitched by neoconservatives and lustful for power, the Bush administration and the Republican Party are aligning themselves firmly against the American people. Their first victims, of course, were the true conservatives. Having eliminated internal opposition, the Bush administration is now using blackmail obtained through illegal spying on American citizens to silence the media and the opposition party.

Before flinching at my assertion of blackmail, ask yourself why President Bush refuses to obey the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The purpose of the FISA court is to ensure that administrations do not spy for partisan political reasons. The warrant requirement is to ensure that a panel of independent federal judges hears a legitimate reason for the spying, thus protecting a president from the temptation to abuse the powers of government. The only reason for the Bush administration to evade the court is that the Bush administration had no legitimate reasons for its spying. This should be obvious even to a naive.

COUP AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND DEMOCRACY

The United States is undergoing a coup against the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and democracy itself. The "liberal press" has been co-opted. As everyone must know by now, the New York Times has totally failed its First Amendment obligations, allowing Judith Miller to make war propaganda for the Bush administration, suppressing for an entire year the news that the Bush administration was illegally spying on American citizens, and denying coverage to Al Gore's speech that challenged the criminal deeds of the Bush administration.

The TV networks mimic Fox News' faux patriotism. Anyone who depends on print, TV, or right-wing talk radio media is totally misinformed. The Bush administration has achieved a de facto Ministry of Propaganda.

The years of illegal spying have given the Bush administration power over the media and the opposition. Journalists and Democratic politicians don't want to have their adulterous affairs broadcast over television or to see their favorite online porn sites revealed in headlines in the local press with their names attached. Only people willing to risk such disclosures can stand up for the country.

Before cries of "conspiracy theorist" fill the comments, know that the willingness of the radical right to employ such tactics was exhibited just recently when Bill O'Reilly threatened to reveal personal details about New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller and opinion columnist Frank Rich.

FOX News, in its unique position of being part of the mainstream media yet also being part of the Bush administration, is a harbinger of things already here.


[ANDEND] SOURCE NEWSHOUND - TinyUrl.:  http://tinyurl.com/pzdtu


* DUTCH TAPPING ROOMS ARE NOT KOSHER - The discussion focusses on the tapping installations for telephony and internet delivered to the government in the last few years by the Israeli company Verint. - Url.:  http://archief.fnl.nl/ct-nl/archief2002/ct2002-12/aftappen.htm

* Israelis Hold Keys to NSA and U.S. Government Computers - Url.:  http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi?noframes;read=89717

* EVIDENCE OF US COERCION OF IAEA MEMBERS AGAINST IRAN REVEALED - Url.:  http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=234999;article=1110;show_parent=1

* WHO WILL SAVE AMERICA? MY EPIPHANY - By Paul Craig Roberts. - Url.:
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11802.htm

* BILL O'REILLY'S SLEAZY THREAT - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/2yneod

* SOURCE ILLEGAL WIRETAP RETROACTIVE IMMUNITY? - New York Times - 16 dec 2007 - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/ytcudo

* WHY U.S. AMERICANS (AND MANY IN OTHER COUNTRIES) WILL BELIEVE ALMOST ANYTHING THEIR 'GOVERNMENT' AND PROPAGANDA MEDIA TELL THEM - Url.:  http://www.rense.com/general78/believe.htm

* THE US IS A 'CRIMOCRACY' - Christopher Bollyn: "This is how the U.S. government, which I call a "crimocracy" works. - Url.:  http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=110673

* THE STATE OF OUR WORLD IN RELATED LINKS - Url.:  http://tinyurl.com/2ncumy

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