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Corporate Media Lies About the Neocon Panopticon
by Kurt Nimmo    Another Day in the Empire
Entered into the database on Tuesday, June 13th, 2006 @ 15:48:54 MST


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Once again, the Boston Globe feeds us a line of hooey:

The administration has acknowledged eavesdropping on Americans’ international communications without seeking court approval. President Bush has said the eavesdropping is legal because of a congressional resolution passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that authorized him to use force against terrorism.

In fact, the neocons—it is no longer relevant to talk about Bush, as he is little more than a wind-up doll, albeit a damaged wind-up doll—are snooping domestically and it is disingenuous for the corporate media to go on and on about “international communications,” as if the government is only snooping calls going out of the country.

Snooping is so widespread both domestically and internationally, the European Parliament produced a report some time ago recommending that citizens of member states routinely use cryptography in their communications to protect their privacy.

In 1999, well before everything changed—that is before the globalists decided to ramp up their fascist efforts in the wake of the nine eleven false flag operation—Patrick S. Poole wrote: “ECHELON is … being used for purposes well outside its original mission. The regular discovery of domestic surveillance targeted at American civilians for reasons of ‘unpopular’ political affiliation or for no probable cause at all in violation of the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution—are consistently impeded by very elaborate and complex legal arguments and privilege claims by the intelligence agencies and the US government. The guardians and caretakers of our liberties, our duly elected political representatives, give scarce attention to these activities, let alone the abuses that occur under their watch.”

In U.S. District Court, the American Civil Liberties Union squared off against the Justice Department. “Making its case in court for the first time, the government argued that the president needs as much power as necessary to secure the country, especially as Al Qaeda continues to threaten the United States with terrorist attacks,” reports the Detroit Free Press.

Of course, there is absolutely no “al-Qaeda” threat anywhere in the country, regardless of a steady stream of lurid fantasies and campfire stories released by the corporate media, and for anybody with two brain cells to rub together it is obvious nine eleven, the terrorist event sans pareil, is an inside job, although millions of people prefer to be conditioned by the corporate media, maidservant of the fascist state. Like folks who believe in alien abductions and the visage of Jesus appearing on grilled cheese sandwiches, millions of Americans believe a handful of cave-dwelling Arabs were able to suspend the law of physics on September 11, 2001.

In order to scare us into submission, and have us accept massive violations of our constitutional rights, at one time a birthright in this country, Justice Department lawyer-factotum, Tony Coppolino, droned on for 50 minutes about “al-Qaeda” in a Detroit courtroom, declaring the terrorist group, a well-known CIA operation, “attacked and killed thousands” and “threatens to attack us again,” although he did not bother to offer a shred of evidence, as the fairy tale is taken as gospel truth now, thanks to a relentless, half decade long drumbeat of propaganda dispensed by the corporate media, making sure to follow their government script closely. “For that reason, the U.S. government must be allowed to eavesdrop on the phone calls and e-mails of Americans in some cases…. He stressed that any surveillance is ‘narrowly and specifically focused on Al Qaeda,’” the Freep would have us believe.

Meanwhile, as a reminder America is now a fascist police state, two “software vendors have made their IP wiretapping tools for carriers and law-enforcement agencies work together,” reports Network World in a news article that comes off more like a glowing press release. “The transition on carrier networks from circuit-switched phone calls to IP packet data services has turned the world of wiretapping upside down. With new laws requiring carriers to hand over information about subscribers’ e-mail and Web surfing, carriers and legal agencies need new tools that work with each other.”

In other words, technology made it more difficult for the government to “wiretap” phone calls over the internet, and so in “August 2004, the FCC ruled that interconnected VoIP service providers will have to allow law enforcement wiretapping under Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) by May 14, 2007. A federal court upheld that ruling” last week.

Rest assured, the feds will only monitor calls made to the hundreds of thousands of “al-Qaeda” members abroad.

Not to worry, since the Constitution is simply a “goddamn piece of paper,” according to our cardboard cut-out president, a front man for the “universal fascism” neocons, and besides, they are simply trying to protect you from terrorists who “hate our way of life” and “our freedom,” for instance the freedom to watch American Idol and consume worthless, ephemeral crap.


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