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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:15 PM
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Wow. This is big. Has anyone been discussing this?
Courtesy of americablog.


Bush reportedly decided to spy on your phone records BEFORE September 11

This is important because, if true, it negates Bush's entire argument that the spying was needed to fight the war on terror. There was no war on terror before September 11, so why did Bush reportedly decide to start the process enabling him to illegally spy on Americans?

The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court....

``The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,'' plaintiff's lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. ``This undermines that assertion.''


Here is the Bloomberg link from last month.

Spy Agency Sought U.S. Call Records Before 9/11, Lawyers Say

June 30 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court.

The allegation is part of a court filing adding AT&T, the nation's largest telephone company, as a defendant in a breach of privacy case filed earlier this month on behalf of Verizon Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. customers. The suit alleges that the three carriers, the NSA and President George W. Bush violated the Telecommunications Act of 1934 and the U.S. Constitution, and seeks money damages.

``The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,'' plaintiff's lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. ``This undermines that assertion.''

The lawsuit is related to an alleged NSA program to record and store data on calls placed by subscribers. More than 30 suits have been filed over claims that the carriers, the three biggest U.S. telephone companies, violated the privacy rights of their customers by cooperating with the NSA in an effort to track alleged terrorists.



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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:17 PM
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1. That was almost immediately after being sworn in?
Hmmmmmm...
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:18 PM
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3. You're telling me...
I posted this on a freeper/Dem forum and they never really addressed the story. They just started making no fucking sense AT ALL!
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:06 PM
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35. Well, seven months before 9/11 would be sometime in FEBRUARY.
Hmmmmmmmm... indeed.

K&R
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 12:43 AM
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49. More confirmation of MIHOP
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 07:31 PM
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43. You don't stage a coup unless you have an agenda.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 08:32 PM
Response to Reply #43
45. Bingo. And they had one hell of an agenda that they have been running
ever since.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:17 PM
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2. I have been discussing this, and the freepers only have...
one recourse, ECHELON. <-Satellite communications system, not land line system, most people in USA will never use a satellite telephone system because of the latency.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:19 PM
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5. Read Bamford's "Puzzle Palace"
I wasn't surprised at all about the NSA revelations. I knew they had been listening in for some time now.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:34 PM
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13. ECHELON has to do with the UK/AUS monitoring our calls, and visa versa
That program is a couple decades old, and still ongoing, as far as I know. It was devised as a way to get around national laws restricting domestic spying on governments eavesdropping on their own citizen's communications. How quaint.
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 12:26 AM
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69. Freepers apparently can't read
http://home.hiwaay.net/~pspoole/echelon.html

Echelon captures "...virtually every phone call, fax, email and telex message sent anywhere in the world." With a US/UK/Australia/Canada/NZ treaty for shared intelligence amongst the English speaking countries intel agencies, 'over the transom' shared information is easily acquired. (Remember when Dodi Fayed's dad asked for CIA info re the Lady Di car wreck ? Small example.)

Phone calls are triangulated off of W. Coast sites (Yakima WA) and E. Coast sites (Sugar Grove W.VA.)

""These listening stations are dispersed throughout the world, in such places as Yakima (Washington State, USA), Sugar Grove (West Virginia, USA), Menwith Hill (England), Hong Kong, Guam, Misawa Air Base (Japan), and Sabana Seca (Puerto Rico); they allow the English-speaking countries (the USA, mostly) to eavesdrop upon what the rest of the world is saying in their faxes, telexes and international telephone calls.""

http://www.notbored.org/satellites.html

Domestic calls in the US ARE listened to, as were the calls of Martin Luther King Jr, who was spied upon more by the military in the US than the FBI. Sad but true.
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:18 PM
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4. Spying set up seven months before Sept. 11th?
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 04:24 PM by icymist
That's one month after he took office! Looks like spying was on his 'first thing to do to the American people' list. Seems to me to be a sign of a motive to steal the election, or to prevent anyone from discovering that the election was really stolen. In any case, one of this pResident's first acts was to break the law.

on edit to ramble
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:24 PM
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9. How about before the SCOTUS annointed bushco? June of 2000!
from article:

The NSA says on its Web site that in June 2000, the agency was seeking bids for a project to ``modernize and improve its information technology infrastructure.'' The plan, which included the privatization of its ``non-mission related'' systems support, was said to be part of Project Groundbreaker.


Ya think the fix was in for a coup in Nov 2000? Since they didn't quite pull that off, they had to battle it out until Dec 2000.
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:30 PM
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11. Or worse, spying to put in a fix on 9/11?
This gives rise to the whole PNAC argument.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:37 PM
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15. 9-11 = the all purpose excuse for everything they want to do
One of the owners of the towers was on TV saying the place never lived up to the financial potential they thought it should produce and there were plans under way to raze them and build something else on that valuable land. Can't recall the man's name. He was on some talk show a year or so ago. Amazing... everybody with lots of money got what they wanted...

Like the man said... follow the money
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Biernuts Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 07:23 PM
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42. GROUNDBREAKER was (is) the NSA shifting from having an
army of Sys Admins to contractors in order to fill government positions with linguists and analysts because the personnel cuts of the 1990s left the Agency unable to meet inteligence requirements. (Like the rest of the intelligence community, NSA was cut 1/3 of it's civilian manpower during the 1990s, and an even higher percentage of its assigned miliary. Draconian cuts, yet some morons were surprised that after slashing the intelligence community, that the country was surprised on 9/11). Anyway, NSA contracted with a consortium of companies called "Eagle Alliance" to keep reliable and up to date workstations (desktop computers) throughout the agency. NSA IT people could take non IT-infrastructure jobs or move over to Eagle since one requirement of the contract was to hire any Agency people, matching federal government pay and benefits. Great deal for retirement-eligible empoyees - tougher call for those with 10-20 years service.

The below exercepts are from Oct 2002 Congressional Testimony by NSA Director. Recommend you read the entire document at <http://www.nsa.gov/releases/relea00072.html >


"We are digging out of a deep hole. NSA downsized about one-third of its manpower and about the same proportion of its budget in the decade of the 1990s. That is the same decade when packetized communications (the e-communications we have all become familiar with) surpassed traditional communications. That is the same decade when mobile cell phones increased from 16 million to 741 million - an increase of nearly 50 times. That is the same decade when Internet users went from about 4 million to 361 million - an increase of over 90 times. Half as many landlines were laid in the last six years of the 1990s as in the whole previous history of the world. In that same decade of the 1990s, international telephone traffic went from 38 billion minutes to over 100 billion. This year, the world's population will spend over 180 billion minutes on the phone in international calls alone."

"Another part of our strategy for nearly three years has been a shift to a greater reliance on American industry. We have been moving along this path steadily and we have the metrics to show it. As you know, in project GROUNDBREAKER we have already outsourced a significant portion of our information technology so that we can concentrate on mission."

"Let me close by telling you what I hope to get out of the national dialogue that these committees are fostering. I am not really helped by being reminded that I need more Arabic linguists or by someone second-guessing an obscure intercept sitting in our files that may make more sense today than it did two years ago. What I really need you to do is to talk to your constituents and find out where the American people want that line between security and liberty to be. In the context of NSA's mission, where do we draw the line between the government's need for CT information about people in the United States and the privacy interests of people located in the United States? Practically speaking, this line-drawing affects the focus of NSA's activities (foreign versus domestic), the standard under which surveillances are conducted (probable cause versus reasonable suspicion, for example), the type of data NSA is permitted to collect and how, and the rules under which NSA retains and disseminates information about U.S. persons."



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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 08:40 PM
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46. More people may have helped avoid 9-11
Better cooperation between agencies and even within agencies WOULD have put the pieces together. Instead, turf wars and one-upmanship keep info gathered from field agents from being put together and anaylized properly.

No amount of manpower will help if the managers are too busy playing games with each other and their careers instead of managing.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:21 PM
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6. I tried to get them discussing it a while ago
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:23 PM
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7. But your comment on the post makes me scared...
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 04:24 PM by originalpckelly
was Clinton in on this? <-Are these people working together to take over America?

*Remember his wife was thrown a fundraiser by Murdoch.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:33 PM
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12. Don't thinks so. But some of the Spooks (or Spook abusers) were!
I do recall talk of CARNIVORE back in the Clinton years.

Face it, the folks who managed the coup did not just work in 2000. This power grab has been in the works since 80s. That's when laws about communication network ownership started getting loosened up. They learned from the problems they had in the Nixon era and knew they HAD TO CONTROL media this time around. Fortunately, they were slow to realize the impact of the internets!

Clinton slowed down their planned march over us. THAT is why they were so pissed at him. He threw monkey wrenches into their machinery. There were plenty of neocons entrenched in government making his life hell. They were getting on with their plans. Think about all the hate radio and RW pundits that came into spotlight during the Clinton years. That media ownership thing really helped them ratchet up emotions for a lot of the masses. They did a lot of brainwashing of the people during the Clinton years. Ever ask a Clinton hater just what it is about Bill they are so rabidly opposed to? They can't tell you. They are just trained dogs responding to stimulus.

The neocons/PNACers were all working during Clinton's years. All working on the corporate takeover of AMERICA and the world.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #12
16. You're right.
They are all mostly left overs from Nixon's time. Or they were trained by people in Nixon's admin.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:48 PM
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24. And that would explain why the Right Wing leaders were
especially vitriolic as soon as Clinton was elected to the Presidency. Note that their ire filtered down to their Kool-Aid drinking masses during the ENTIRE two Clinton Terms of Office, i.e., they had to put their WAR plans on hold. :grr:

Oh these people are evil! If our Corporate Media isn't part of the deceit, they are being paid off and ultra-complacent now.

For example: That audio recording of Condelessa Rice having a *meltdown* with the Russian Ambassador a few days ago seeming disappeared after ONE (1x) airing at 7 PM on CNN with Wolf Blitzer.

The BushBotBorg now have near unilateral control of our National Corporate Media. :scared:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:38 PM
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62. if anyone watched that PBS Special on the Dark Side
this is a must see, we have some revengeful jerks in office, they have been planning this for years, more power or unitary powers to be given to the president, I just wish it wasn't this maniac that we have now.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darkside/view/
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:42 PM
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19. CARNIVORE didn't work very well, we're told.
But, that's not surprising inasmuch as the FBI's IT systems and surveillance capabilities have been systematically paralyzed.

However, NSA's private contractors, who are also big GOP contributors, have great surveillance equipment and seemingly limitless resources. See,

Daily Kos: Abramoff's NSA and Domestic Spying Scandal
Abramoff's NSA and Domestic Spying Scandal. by leveymg. Wed Jan 25, 2006 at 10:25:59 AM PDT. The National Security Scandals of Jack Abramoff - Part II ...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2006/1/25/132559/979
Daily Kos: Abramoff Scandal Links GOP to Islamic Banks and Tyco ...
Meanwhile, John O'Neill, the head of the FBI's National Security Office in NY was a constant thorn ... Reed is in deep with a number of Abramoff scandals. ...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/122311/72
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 08:43 PM
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47. CARNIVORE listened for key words (some of which were laughable).
The folks who want to ensure an oligarchy want to know who EVERYBODY is talking to. Much greater potential to get info that is usable for blackmailing people into cooperating.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:23 AM
Response to Reply #12
51. Yeah you are right but Boy
Clinton gave the mega media evereything they wanted with the passage
of the Federal Communications Act in 1996. I admit to being nostalgic for the guy
but he might have looked out for the interests of the American people (and his party's
interests) a great deal better than he did.

Carol
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #12
61. yes, all the pieces fit
exactly.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:34 PM
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58. mihop, of course
it was probably planned YEARS in advance. and the slap in the face to americans is that they planned in on 9/11....911, emergency. it was a coup for sure.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #58
63. it was definitely a coup
cheney and rumsfeld hated the idea of nixon stepping down, and the powers were granted to the court. they wanted to see more power given to the president. cheney and rumsfeld have planned this for years.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:24 PM
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8. Seven months before 9/11? That would be right after Bush was sworn in.
Yet, somehow, they still managed to lose track of all those al-Qaeda guys they knew had entered the U.S. Wonder how that could have happened?

Oh, I know. They weren't Democrats or even U.S. Citizens, so why bother watching them?
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:00 PM
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30. "They weren't Democrats or even U.S. Citizens,so why bother watching them?
NSA was a poltical weapon in the hands of Karl Rove. You know that their #1 concern was losing control of the government. NSA wiretapping and SWIFT were tools to gather information against journalists and Democrats. Maybe other Republicans that could be blackmailed and/or intimadated to ruberstamping their criminal agenda. Of course, in 5 years, their crimes against the American people and the world have only grown....no way can they afford to lose Congressional control now.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:26 PM
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10. You might want to re-title this before the edit period is over.
Almost overlooked it.

Thanks!!!! :hi:
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:34 PM
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14. if the surveilance is so useful, and they had it before 9/11...
...why didn't it prevent a bunch of rather unsophisticated jihadists from successfully perpetrating the biggest terror attack in recent American history? I mean, they say it's to prevent another 9/11, so why didn't it prevent the first one?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:45 PM
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21. MIHOP

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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #14
25. The 9/11 Jihadists were part of a CIA domestic operation that went bad
in the worst possible way. The only question is, why?

See,

Scoop: UQ Wire: THE CRIMES OF 9/11 (Part 4)
In early summer 2001 , US officials received numerous warnings from domestic and foreign intelligence agencies that al-Qaeda terrorists planned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0310/S00257.htm
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 12:52 AM
Response to Reply #25
50. actually it went pretty well if you wanted an all-purpose excuse
and long-lasting bogeyman with which to threaten the American public.
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #14
29. Yeah what mike_c
said...
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Poppyseedman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:40 PM
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17. Breaking News to all concerned.
Congressional leadership is well aware of the amount of spying done not only under this administration but many previous administrations.

This will never see the light of day in Congress except in sound bites to make you feel like someone is shocked. It's all bullshit for our consumption and their political gamesmanship.

Oh' the Dem leadership may bluster, huff and puff and pretend to be infuriated with this criminal activity, but they are not only part of it, they accept it, fund it and approve it. Don't kid yourself.

If the American people really understood how much the government spied on them over the last 50 years, most would be shocked.

I have a relative who worked for over 20 years at the NSA. He retired before the bush regimen
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #17
22. There's a BIG qualitative and quantitative difference between Bush and
earlier Administrations' domestic spying programs.

What did your relative tell you was going on?
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:55 PM
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27. "they are not only part of it, they accept it"
Yes, that's what sickens me the most. MANY (not all) feign indignation but I caught on totally when the Senate Democrats "rolled over" for the Alito Nomination. If EVER in the history of this nation there was a reason to Filibuster, Alito's Nomination was that test. Now, with rare exception (thank God for Kennedy's periodic swing vote toward sanity) the Right Wing of The Republican Party CONTROLS the Supreme Court in addition to the other two Branches of Government. :puke: :grr: :thumbsdown:

There is NO Forth Estate, i.e., the USA Corporate media is now compliant (MSNBC, CNN) or the Right Wing's outright mouthpiece (FOX). :(
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #27
40. What good would it have done to filibuster Alito's nomination
when we didn't have the votes to win in the long run?
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 12:40 AM
Response to Reply #27
48. That also explains why the Democratic Party is SILENT...
...on BBV and Election Fraud.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:55 PM
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38. This needs to be hammered like the DSM. nt
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:40 PM
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18. because he's a lying traitorous piece of shit
bastard could not be punished harshly enough.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:44 PM
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20. Or maybe they knew 9/11 would happen soon nt
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:48 PM
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23. Seven months before 911 is when they were writing the Patriot Act.
Probably came up at that time.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #23
31. I read long ago something about the Patriot Act being prepared
in advance -- but, I don't recall where or when I read it. Do you have a good source for some info about this? Much appreciated in advance.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:53 PM
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26. Notice, also this info (internet monitoring since early 2001)
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 05:23 PM by Ghost Dog
(Further research advisable: I'm only just beginning)

(On edit: some emphasis & snipping)


Source: Terremark says focus to shift to NAP stations - http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/010118/story3.shtml
MIAMI TODAY - miamitodaynews.com
Week of January 18, 2001
Terremark says focus to shift to NAP stations
By Paola Iuspa
Terremark Worldwide officials are getting out of the telcom-hotel business to focus on establishing Internet network access points, company officials say.
Terremark owns and operates in Miami a network access point, or NAP a major interconnecting point for the Internet.
The NAP, the fifth Tier 1 type carrier in the US, will be on the second floor of a six-story building called Technology Center of the Americas, 50 NE Ninth St.
It is now under construction and due to open by mid-year.
"We want to exit all lines of business not directly related to the company's core business, which is complete the NAP of the Americas' TerreNAP Data Center and deploy similar NAPs in Latin America and Asia," said Sandra Gonzalez-Levy, spokeswoman for Terremark.
She said Terremark will handle leasing for the building, where each floor has optical switching technology and fiber-optics to serve Internet companies.
Other Tier 1 NAPs in the US are in Chicago, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, DC.
The NAP of the Americas is a consortium of 84 cable telecommunication companies, most of them with offices in Miami, Ms. Gonzalez-Levy said.


Source: Terremark seeks waiver of $11,000 fee from city - http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/050922/story7.shtml
MIAMI TODAY - miamitodaynews.com
Week of September 22, 2005
Terremark seeks waiver of $11,000 fee from city
By Deserae del Campo
Terremark Worldwide is asking the Miami Parking Authority to waive an $11,088 revenue replacement fee for the removal of 35 parking meters in front of its Network Access Point of the Americas building to bolster security.
Terremark, a major hub for Internet traffic and data protection, serves the US Southern Command, Miami-Dade County, Jackson Memorial Hospital and the City of Coral Gables along with 280 other customers.
Kroll and Hinman Consulting Engineers conducted an Air-Blast Vulnerability Evaluation study on what would happen if a vehicle carrying an explosive device were parked in front of the NAP building at 50 NE Ninth St.
The Office of Emergency Management of Miami-Dade County and the Miami Police Department also studied the building and found it to be critical infrastructure.
During a Sept. 15 meeting, Terremark representative Ed Jacobson asked the parking authority board to waive the fee. Terremark would agree to pay the $1,750 cost to remove the meters but not the $11,088 to replace the revenues the authority gets from them.
"Terremark is willing to bear the cost for the removal of the 35 parking meters around the subject facility and will pay for other security updates," Manuel D. Medina, Terremark chairman and CEO, wrote to the authority. "In consideration of our critical function, and our continued relationship with the City of Miami, we ask only that the recurring fee for the estimated lost revenue from the removed meters be waived."


Source: France Telecom Locates at NAP of the Americas - Printer-friendly version - http://www.hspstreet.com/tools/print.taf/id,3242
France Telecom Locates at NAP of the Americas
Original page: http://www.hspstreet.com/d.taf/what,show/id,3242
Published: July 24, 2001
Terremark Worldwide Inc., an Internet infrastructure and managed services provider, and France Telecom announced that France Telecom has become a customer of the NAP of the Americas. France Telecom will house mission-critical equipment and establish a point of presence for their worldwide backbone at the NAP of the Americas.

The NAP of the Americas, the fifth tier-1 network access point in the world, is a TerreNAP DataCenter, owned and operated by Terremark Worldwide. The NAP of the Americas is a primary channel of Internet traffic from Central and South America and the Caribbean to North America, Europe and Africa.

France Telecom becomes the 35th customer to sign a binding, revenue-generating contract with Terremark. Some of the other tier-1 customers of the carrier-neutral NAP of the Americas include AOL/Time Warner, Deutsch Telekom, Global Crossing, New World Network USA (ARCOS 1), Qwest and Swisscom AG.

"The addition of France Telecom to our flagship facility, the NAP of the Americas, will bring substantial benefits to our customers by enabling them to do business with one of the world's most prestigious carriers," Manuel Medina, chairman and CEO of Terremark Worldwide, said in a statement.

"This is one of the final steps of the first phase of our strategy to create a powerful nucleus of worldwide, renowned, Tier-1 telecommunications carriers within our NAP. We plan to commence the second phase of our NAP of the Americas marketing plan -- targeting Internet providers, ASPs and other users of our critical mass of connectivity shortly."

Source: Bush-Cheney '04 Florida Campaign Organization - http://www.gwu.edu/~action/2004/bush/bushorgfl.html
President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Florida
Southeast Regional Chairman - Ralph Reed
Southeast Regional Political Director - Heath Thompson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. | 420 East Jefferson Street | Tallahassee
(Grand Opening April 7, 2004...Chairman Gov. Marc Racicot joined by Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist, Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Charles Bronson, State Rep. Jennifer Carroll and Republican Party of Florida Chairman Carole Jean Jordan).
In an October 26, 2004 press release, Republican Party of Florida Senior Advisor Mindy Tucker Fletcher described a campaign organization consisting of "more than 90,000 volunteers, 10,000 precinct captains and hundreds of full-time, paid staffers working in every county in the state." Several days later another release put the number of volunteers at 102,438.
Chairman Gov. Jeb Bush
(announced as Chairman Oct. 1, 2003) Elected 1998, re-elected 2002.
Executive Director Brett Doster
(from Oct. 2003) Prior to the campaign Doster worked as an associate at Uhlfelder & Associates, P.A. in Tallahassee, starting Feb. 2003. He served as Deputy Director of the Governors Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, focusing particularly on developing new high technology business in the state, 2001-03. Statewide political director for Gov. George W. Bushs 2000 presidential campaign in Florida; after the March primary, he served as the statewide political director for Florida Victory 2000. Doster has worked on all three of Jeb Bush's gubernatorial campaigns starting in 1993 as a political aide. Graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, SC. Doster is also a licensed real estate agent.
Coalitions include:
-Democrats for Bush: Chair - Manuel D. Medina (chairman & CEO, Terremark Worldwide, Inc.. This was one of the campaigns most prominent coalitions, ultimately including 436 Democrats across the state who had signed endorsement forms. (That number did not include the volunteers). Democrats for Bush got off to an early start in Florida. On March 24, 2004, during a telephonic press conference several Florida Democrats who served during Bob Grahams administration endorsed President Bush for re-election: former Executive Director of the Florida Democrat Party Barney Bishop, Former Speaker of the Florida House James Harold Thompson, Florida Board of Education member and former Special Election Counsel Steve Uhlfelder, and Grahams own Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson.


Source: WhiteHouseForSale.org | Pioneer Profile - http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/ContributorsAndPayback...
This information is provided by Texans for Public Justice. ( - http://www.tpj.org/docs/pioneers/pioneers_view.jsp?id=1... )
Name Manuel D. Medina
Appointed To
Industry Electronics
Employer Terremark Worldwide
Occupation CEO & Chair
Address Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Status for 2000 not listed
Status for 2004 Pioneer
Profile
No profile available

Source: WhiteHouseForSale.org | Bush's Rangers and Pioneers - http://www.whitehouseforsale.org/ContributorsAndPayback...
Bush's Rangers and Pioneers
Rangers are an elite class of fundraisers created for the 2004 election cycle who have bundled at least $200,000 for the Bush campaign. Pioneers are those who have pledged to gather $100,000. For the 2004 campaign, there are 221 Rangers and 327 Pioneers, so far.


Source: Account Manager (Top Secret Required) - http://careers.terremark.com/JobsTableview.asp?key=175&... (Top%20Secret%20Required)
Account Manager (Top Secret Required)

Position Number: 175

Location: Washington, DC Metro Area
Education Preferred: Bachelors Degree

Preferred Language: English

Created on: Thursday, June 22, 2006 4:28:18 PM

SUMMARY

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

Provide support to Terremark federal business development activities.
Assigned to an account and/or group of accounts.
Provide exceptional customer service to all Terremark federal customers.
Presenting Terremarks product and services portfolio to existing and potential federal customers.
Manage the technical relationship with Terremarks federal customer base.
Manage the relationship with Terremarks Technology and Operations divisions for federal customer solutions.
Responsible for overall Terremark federal efforts.
Responsible for profit loss.
Conduct progress meetings.
Interface with Terremark and customer Program/Product Managers.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree is required and/or 4-10 years of experience in the areas of; or equivalent of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of experience and education required. Minimum TS Government Clearance

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to write reports, business correspondence
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, perspective customers, and the general public Superior communication and presentation skills are required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

REASONING ABILITY
This position requires an extremely perceptive person, who is capable of relating to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.

OTHER SKILLS
Proficient in computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment will be quiet. Travel, including international travel, is required.



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TallahasseeGrannie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 04:55 PM
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28. Was this done under Clinton as well?
Should we distrust power in general, or just Republican power specifically?

Can we be assured if we get Dems in that these things will go away?

That's a difficult question that needs to be addressed.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:02 PM
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32. Power should always be kept on a very short leash.
The difference between the NSA under Clinton versus Bush is like the difference between these two. Both are big and have sharp teeth, but one can be trusted with your kids.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-04-06 08:08 AM
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66. Very well put! n/t
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:04 PM
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33. "`This undermines that assertion.''"
IOWs Busholini lied...again.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:04 PM
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34. Good Point
IMO "Checks and Balances" should be applied to ALL POLITICAL positions.

It's way too tempting for them to succumb to the special interests.

It may be too late, we are already being governed primarily by what is in the best interest of the Large Corporations (foreign as well as domestic), especially those presently getting ULTRA-WEALTHY (from OUR Tax dollars!) within the Military-Industrial Complex. :(
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:40 PM
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37. No it was not "done" under Clinton - but the contracts to improve NSA
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 05:41 PM by papau
hardware were put out under Clinton - and that is what you would expect since NSA hardware and software are always being upgraded with Congresses automatic approval.

This database build is a Bush/neocon/GOP adventure that was stopped by the Dems - in theory - by a Congressional vote that said no to the construction of the massive real time database of financial transactions including credit cards and banks plus communications including telephone and internet - but which has come back as "little databases that "work together".

Indeed the work together little database discussion can be found in the Congressional Record.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 05:06 PM
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36. It is to track the party or any one not in line.
noblesse is the best word to use.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 06:11 PM
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39. Shows how effective it was as well.
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 07:10 PM
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41. Also a shadow government
the Congress did not know about until well after 9/11. And did not question very much when it found out.

This despite ignoring all immediate attack warnings or even the idea of defense. It cements two really likely, plausible and alarming judgments consistent with open Bush/Cheney doctrine. LIHOP and manipulation of the "inevitable" attack as THE top priority always and forevermore. BY "let it happen" I mean a very natural extension(without exact foreknowledge needed) of their canonical belief that the best defense- which is impossible to do perfectly and forever(a rational point)- is an offense. So all they planned for was management of that offense, but not for simple national security ends- for the ends of their own objectives and enlargement of power. In their "patriotic" minds this was a win/win for both America and their personal fortunes, this inevitable attack on America.

From its premeditated inception it has never changed, never increased defense at any stage, never really honed "offense" to deal only with the terrorist security problem- if at all, in fact. Bush/Cheney policy, which some top Dems I believe cannot grasp, exists ONLY ONLY ONLY in itself. Everything becomes pretext, lies will do absent convenient facts to manipulate, foreign and domestic policy puts America always second, even as a threat that must be controlled to keep the Bush/Cheney gaming supreme.

Dictatorship is not their trajectory or their goal, it is their living breathing policy until they are literally stopped in their tracks. And they think, wisely if viewing the usual opposition, that no one will stop them or can without them killing their host(America or humanity).
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 07:33 PM
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44. it isn't big unless the M$M reports it
and I am not holding my breath.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:34 PM
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59. couldn't be more correct. THEY set the agenda, in concert WITH
the pugs

it's so obvious

sounds tinfoily, but even if they don't have their direct marching orders, they don't NEED to. how hard is it to take the hint from Cheney, Snow, dumbo, Rumbo, Mehlman, etal?

the M$M, despite the mendacious claims of the wingnuts, almost ALWAYS frames the debate against anyone who would dare disagree with the powers in control
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 03:37 AM
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52. The domestic spy operations have NOTHING to do with PREVENTING terrorism.
Edited on Mon Jul-03-06 03:44 AM by BuyingThyme
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:29 PM
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57. Exactly WHO are the terrorists? That is the question. nt
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-04-06 11:45 AM
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67. Yes, gotcha. Thankyou, BuyingThyme.
Loose Change: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-51375819912882...

Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? By Steven E. Jones: http://www.physics.byu.edu/research/energy/htm7.html
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 11:01 AM
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53. Feb. Around the same time he DISMANTLED the OBL task force.
He was only interested in spying on political enemies. We have PROOF now.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 11:40 AM
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54. There is nothing wrong with looking at telephone records IF
it is done legally which means through the courts. We have always had a means of getting records if they are needed. We have even had a way to legally enter a home to search if there is a reasonable cause. The pugs do not want to use the legal means because they use these things for other than law enforcement. They use them for political reasons.
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Miss Chybil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:14 PM
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55. Maybe, he was just planning ahead?
:nuke:
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:26 PM
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56. I'm not surprised. This has been in the works for years and years-MIHOP.
Now we have a some proof...which will be sweep under the carpet just like all the rest of the evidence. :grr:
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 01:34 PM
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60. They will say they knew Al Qaeda was up to something.
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kittenpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 02:00 PM
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64. If they say that, then we can counter that this program didn't work
very well! Not that I buy their premise to begin with of course. :)
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-03-06 02:28 PM
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65. kcik
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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-05-06 12:11 AM
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68. Greg Palast discussed an NSA 'pre 9-11 policy shift'
Edited on Wed Jul-05-06 12:13 AM by EVDebs
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

at this thread. The important info comes in this quote:

Khan Job: Bush Spiked Probe of Pakistans Dr. Strangelove, BBC reported in 2001
http://www.gregpalast.com/detail.cfm?artid=312&row=0

"...A top-level CIA operative who spoke with us on condition of strictest anonymity said that, after Bush took office, "There was a major policy shift" at the National Security Agency. Investigators were ordered to "back off " from any inquiries into Saudi Arabian financing of terror networks, especially if they touched on Saudi royals and their retainers. That put the Bin Ladens, a family worth a reported $12 billion and a virtual arm of the Saudi royal household, off limits for investigation. Osama was the exception; he remained a wanted man, but agents could not look too closely at how he filled his piggy bank. The key rule of any investigation, "follow the money," was now violated, and investigations-at least before September 11-began to die. ""
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