There is no question that the National Security Agency is Big Brother. We know because we’ve been there and done that. NSA was created in 1952. We became involved in 1955. Since that time the agency has developed ever more sophisticated technology that mines vast amounts of data. For some time pressure on the agency to bypass civil liberties and skirt formal legal channels of criminal investigation has made their life difficult. NSA was only created to spy on foreign adversaries. It was never supposed to be used to spy on Americans. Frank church realized in 1975 that NSA had that capability when he said, “if a dictator ever took over, the NSA could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back.” NSA was used against communism. It locked the communist bloc in an electronic cocoon. They knew everything the communists did and had great success in breaking almost all communist codes.
Over the last four years, upon orders from the President, NSA has been a classic fishing expedition, which is precisely the type of abuse the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), court was supposed to stop.
In 2002, the Pentagon launched Total Information Awareness, under John Poindexter, a retired Rear Admiral who served as National Security Adviser under Ronald Reagan and helped devise the plan to sell arms to Iran and illegally divert the proceeds to rebels in Nicaragua. Poindexter was convicted and then pardoned. TIA was shut down because it permitted intelligence analysts and law enforcement officials to mount a vast dragnet through electronic transaction data, ranging from credit card information to medical records inside the US, to hunt for terrorists. After it was exposed in the press the Pentagon shut it down.
Americans have to understand that our nation’s leadership has not always been right and hasn’t always been honorable in its pursuit of what they say is defending liberty and freedom.
We believe we must be perpetually prepared to defend our country and wage war when it is an absolute necessity. We long ago drew the line as to what constitutes justifiable war.
We accept no excuse for the Iraq War. No excuse washes. Everything we have been told to justify the war ha been a lie. Due to the usage of depleted uranium not only have our soldiers been exposed to horrible deaths, but so have civilians who will be exposed for years to come. What has been done in the Balkans, Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan and now in Iraq is a war crime. Crimes created by using depleted uranium. Crimes committed without conscience or morals.
Experts have found in Iraq, apart from US government interests, non-depleted uranium, plutonium and U-236, that are both made in nuclear reactors and are not naturally occurring in nature. It is obvious George and the neocons and the Pentagon did not care if deadly U-236 and plutonium P1-239 is left in the depleted uranium. It could be removed, but that would entail more work and cutting into someone’s profit margin. Again this has been done against the environment and people living in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a crime against humanity. Our leaders, George and the neocons, and other elitists don’t care one bit about other people or either their own soldiers or contractors. It is all about money. They do not care who dies or what is left behind. It should be noted that elitist Bill Clinton was the one who used dirty DU in the Balkans, so they all don’t care. It’s not a partisan political matter; it is elitists against the world. What we see is criminal negligence and treason. The media stands guilty of gross criminal negligence for not reporting what we are reporting here. It is not just what the elitists have done in foreign nations. We have reports on at least 12 facilities in the US that are leaking deadly nuclear waste into our rivers, aquifers and air and pose a serious health risk. By not talking about this criminal problem is not going to make it go away.
The only remedy for these problems is regime chance in Washington. There is no chance of converting 95% of our representatives and senators, so they all have to be voted out of office. Vote for candidates, with minor exception, who are not in the Republican or Democratic parties. These people are totally controlled one way or another. They are criminals, perverts and thugs. You cannot continue to be apathetic just because DU or any of the other issues that are moving us into slavery has not as yet touched you and yours. You cannot continue to be pathetic Americans. If you do not act and save our nation you are going to die with it. Then you’ll lose everything.
In regard to the latest NSA-Gate episode of spying on Americans, and why it’s a reason for impeachment, remember that the Bush administration requested, and Congress rejected, war-making authority in the US in negotiations over the joint resolution passed days after the terrorist attack of 9/11. The former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) disclosed this in a recent Washington Post article. Congress refused explicitly to grant such authority. Now the Justice Department has acknowledged, in a letter to Congress, that our President’s October 2001 eavesdropping order did not comply with “the procedures of law” that has regulated domestic espionage since 1978. There is one other statutory authority for wiretapping, which covers conventional criminal cases. That is described, along with FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as “the exclusive means by which electronic surveillance may be conducted.” The argument that espionage is a fundamental incident to the use of military force holds no water when Congress has again and again forbidden it. The resolution authorized the President to use all necessary force against other nations, organizations or persons who planned, authorized, committed or aided the 9/11 attacks. It said nothing about spying on Americans. In fact George and the neocons attempted to add the words, “in the United States” and after “appropriate force.” As Daschle wrote, “This last minute change would have given the President broad authority to exercise expansive powers not just overseas, where we all understood he wanted authority to act, but right here in the United States, potentially against American citizens.” It was refused. Congress also rejected draft language from the White House that would have authorized the use of force to “deter and preempt any future attacks of terrorism or aggression against the US,” not only against those responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Of course, the neocons have gone and done that anyway with regime change in Iraq. We and others have tried to reach Republican legislators involved in the negotiations, but they refuse to discuss the issue. What our President has done is impeachable, now let’s see if Congress has got the guts to get rid of this creature.
As we mentioned before, for nine years the minimum wage has remained at $5.15 an hour. We are happy to say Democrats are preparing ballot initiatives in states to boost turnout of Democratic leaning voters in 2006. Minimum-wage initiatives are on the ballot in Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Arkansas and Montana next fall. A higher minimum wage may be inflationary, but so is the Fed’s wanton, reckless, profligate printing of money and issuance of credit. It is a fairness issue. It is a moral issue. People deserve to be paid decent and reasonable wages for their work. This will be a pivotal issue and one Republicans will be very uncomfortable apposing. Seventeen states, plus DC, now have a minimum wage higher then the federal minimum of $5.15 an hour. As an example, Massachusetts has one of $6.75 an hour. When voted on in the last election it was supported by 71% in Florida and 68% in Nevada. This is a defining issue, which will help Democrats in the next election.