Declassified Documents Reveal Government Spying on Patriots as a Threat

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Declassified  documents provided by the Obama administration dictate how the National  Security Agency (NSA) has been given the green light by the Foreign  Intelligence  Surveillance Court (FISC) to monitor Americans – dating back to  the Bush  administration.

Much of the information has been redacted, yet there is still a clear path of  how the Bush administration created surveillance programs without judicial  oversight which conducted operations outside of legal authority.

Suspects of terrorism had their entire lives under surveillance.

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James  Clapper, director of National Intelligence (NI) explained that Obama told him  to  “make public as much information as possible about certain sensitive  programs  while being mindful of the need to protect sensitive classified  intelligence  activities and national security.”

Clapper said: “Release of these documents reflects the executive branch’s  continued commitment to making information about this intelligence collection  program publicly available when appropriate and consistent with the national  security of the United States.”

Seven years ago, the Bush administration ordered the collection of information from all domestic phone calls be made  under authority of the Patriot Act. All “relevant” records of business  transactions were taken up during investigations.

This program is still functioning as it was when it was created.

The NSA readily admitted in these documents that they broke their own rules  and laws regarding privacy and rights of Americans for the sake of national  security.

Over four years ago, the NSA acknowledged their programs were operating   “improperly” which was the product of “poor management, lack of involvement by  compliance officials and lack of internal verification procedures, not by bad  faith.”

US District Court Judge John Bates stated that the federal government had  continued to promise to stop breaking the rules; however “those responsible for  conducting oversight at the NSA had failed to do so effectively.”

The NSA trained special agents to search databases for phone records of  suspects and their “associates” by using “objective justification” for their  choice in targets.

Although these agents were told not to listen to phone calls or read emails,  there was so little oversight that the possibility is quite high, considering  their admission to breaking every regulation to justify their mission. Triggers for the NSA agent were Americans who:

 

Believe in the 1st Amendment • Speak or write in opposition to the  government • Worship at a mosque • Work as a journalist

Last month, speaking to the press, former vice president Dick Cheney said that the Tea  Party “has been a positive influence on politics.”

Cheney joked: “I’m not a card-carrying member. I don’t think there is a card,  but I have respect for what the people are doing. These are Americans. They’re  loyal, they’re patriotic, and taxpayers and fed up with what is happening in  Washington. It’s a normal, healthy reaction, and the fact that the party has to  adjust to it is positive.”

Cheney did say that the Tea Party was “an uprising” but that this is a good  thing for the Republican Party to learn how to be more radical.

Florida State House Representative Alan Grayson released fund-raising emails to potential donors that claimed the Tea Party is  comparable to the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

The propaganda document entitled, “The Year in Hate and Extremism” was recently published  by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). This report criticizes Patriots are  a  viable threat to the US government and places them in the same category as  other  right-wing extremists.

According to the SPLC, constitutionalists, racists and terrorists are  organizing in the US at record levels which places the current President in  danger because he is half black.

SPLC states that Patriots are convinced of a movement toward One World  Government which causes them to act out in an extreme manner, organize against  the current administration and recruit more citizens at an all-time high.

Everett Wilkinson, member of the National Liberty Federation (NLF) asserts  that Patriot groups promote peaceful resolution and that the SPLC “is a liberal  organization that likes to spread propaganda about right-wing and conservative  groups.”

Earlier this year, a paper entitled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s  Violent Far-Right” published by Combating Terrorism Center, a think-tank at the  West Point US Military Academy that the “far-right”, “anti-federalist” and  groups that support “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government”   are dangerous as “racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement  and a fundamentalist movement.”

The report claims “while far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude  minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to  emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of  power.”

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