Thursday, August 8, 2013

More on inter-agency cooperation in the age of the Digital Stasi.

Reuters Exclusive: IRS manual detailed DEA's use of hidden intel evidence.
Details of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program that feeds tips to federal agents and then instructs them to alter the investigative trail were published in a manual used by agents of the Internal Revenue Service for two years.
Also: Broader Sifting of Data Abroad Is Seen by N.S.A.
The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials.
The N.S.A. is not just intercepting the communications of Americans who are in direct contact with foreigners targeted overseas, a practice that government officials have openly acknowledged. It is also casting a far wider net for people who cite information linked to those foreigners, like a little used e-mail address, according to a senior intelligence official.

1 comment:

Mt Top Patriot said...

Your narrative of loosing the mandate of heaven and crisis of legitimacy has begun to sink in, and or, a gestalt so to say is taking place. It is popping up all over the web. As you so succinctly are fond of saying, "Welcome to the party Pal!" Planting of this seed of doubt is quietly becoming a sprouting seed of revolt. It is alynskism in reverse with the power of the truth.
They say timing is everything. Solidarity of a narrative regarding the rank gross illegitimacy of the leviathan across the sphere of the new media will do more for the cause of Liberty, and bring further cause to defeat this facade of totalitarianism, than exposure of any ten aspects regarding the wonton corruption and tyranny breathing down our necks. It is the key of it all. Nothing, no other aspect is as powerful as the most basic idea of the origins of doubt in the hearts of Americans. Many intuitively know something is deeply and terribly wrong. The idea that behind these doubts and concerns that somewhere in lies the truth that our government, the people who control it do so outside the mandate of legitimate power entrusted in them. It is not so much the scope of transgressions, but root exposure of the very core of treason and treachery of our government and in particular of the elitist cabal in power.
Might be off the mark on this, but of all the things you have wrote, the illegitimacy and monopoly of violence takes a back seat to no other aspect of the leviathans system of tyranny.

The idea of legitimacy may seem simple, and to those who grasp the profound nature of the truth something almost taken for granted as the natural order of tyranny, for many though this is a revolutionary idea.
An idea that needs to become culturally legitimate.

The axiom about how in a time of universal deceit, the truth is a revolutionary idea, well right there is the linchpin of resistance to tyranny.

Claire Wolfe gives you an important and honorable mention over at her blog in her second piece about illegitimacy of power.