Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Crooks Reforming Crooks

Don't be fooled by our supervisors pretending to investigate themselves:
The Obama administration on Wednesday declassified opinions from a secret court that oversees government surveillance showing the National Security Agency was broadly collecting domestic Internet communications of Americans and misrepresenting the scope of that effort to the court.
The three opinions include one from October 2011 by U.S. District Judge John Bates, who scolded government lawyers that the NSA had, for the third time in less than three years, belatedly acknowledged it was collecting more data than it was legally allowed to.
"NSA acquires valuable information through its upstream collection, but not without substantial intrusions on Fourth Amendment protected interests," Bates wrote.
 The FISA so-called "court" being misled by the NSA is an interesting concept, on the order of Tessio being misled by Clemenza.  Both are fully-integrated components of the same organized crime family.

The US regime is quite clear on who its enemies are.  Its enemies are anyone and anything other than itself, with a few minor exceptions: subordinate toadies like the UK regime.  Bradley Manning is the enemy.  Edward Snowden is the enemy.  Julian Assange is the enemy.  And, by the way, you're the enemy.  As am I.


Mimi said...

In this context, I'd rather be an enemy than a friend. As would you, I know.

Mimi said...

P.S. Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how else to get this to you, so I hope you read comments to 5-day-old blog posts. I saw the following and thought you would appreciate it:

Jim Wetzel said...

Sure I read such comments! (Especially when the 5-day-old post in question is also the most recent post ... man, I am such a slug!) Anyway, that's excellent. And, tragically, pretty much correct, too.