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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon May 28, 2012, 06:43 PM

4. I don't remember that.

I do remember how US Senator Frank Church saw the implication of CIA domestic operations and the NSA using its technology in violation of its charter to spy on Americans.

“That capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology.

I don’t want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capability that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return.” -- Frank Church, 1975

Gee. That foreshadowed all the domestic full-spectrum domestic spying operations to come.

Oh. Almost forgot: Something that is no theory: The ONE and ONLY Telcom executive to oppose the illegal surveillance got railroaded on insider trading -- the very same law that all the Wall Street insiders and their toadies on Capitol Hill somehow circumvent. What a coincidence!

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