Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another NSA Whistle Blower Claims High-Ranking Military Leaders, Lawmakers And Other Prominent Leaders Targeted

NSA whistle blower Russ Tice is making far-reaching allegations that NSA officials targeted many top government and military officials with wiretaps in an effort to gain information on them, including Barack Obama when he was a candidate for the Senate in 2004 and a prominent lawyer and judge who now sits on the U.S. Supreme Court. Tice, a former intelligent analyst for the NSA during the Bush administration made his startling claims during an interview with Boiling Frogs Post's Peter Collins:
“They went after–and I know this because I had my hands literally on the paperwork for these sort of things–they went after high-ranking military officers; they went after members of Congress, both Senate and the House, especially on the intelligence committees and on the armed services committees and some of the–and judicial,” Tice told Peter B. Collins on Boiling Frog Post News.
He went on: “But they went after other ones, too. They went after lawyers and law firms. All kinds of–heaps of lawyers and law firms. They went after judges. One of the judges is now sitting on the Supreme Court that I had his wiretap information in my hand. Two are former FISA court judges. They went after State Department officials. They went after people in the executive service that were part of the White House–their own people.”
Then Tice dropped the bombshell about Obama.
“Here’s the big one,” he said. “[T]his was in summer of 2004, one of the papers that I held in my hand was to wiretap a bunch of numbers associated with a 40-something-year-old wannabe senator for Illinois. You wouldn’t happen to know where that guy lives right now would you? It’s a big white house in Washington, D.C. That’s who they went after, and that’s the president of the United States now.”
FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and Tice agreed that such wide-ranging surveillance of officials could provide the intelligence agencies with unthinkable power to blackmail their opponents.
“I was worried that the intelligence community now has sway over what is going on,” Tice said.
It's become a government by blackmail.


Greg Wright said...

Is this how they got Roberts to change his opinion on Obamacare?

Gary R. Welsh said...

It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Flogger said...

It could not only be the NSA itself that employs the tactics of J. Edgar Hoover that is keeping a dossier on people. Consider one of these Privatized/NSA Employees that might decide to keep a private dossier on someone.

Certainly one result of all these Mega-Mergers of the Communication Industry, and the Media is the ability to control them. The control would extend to what we can hear and read about the abuses of Government.

We could applaud the efforts of our Intelligence community in WW2 in cracking the German and Japanese Military Codes.

During the 1960's Civil Rights Groups and Anti-War Groups were not considered as healthy expressions of Democracy but as anti-status quo and then as Anti-American.

Today we see the big picture even more clearly. The Tea- Party and Occupy Movements are seen as threats to the Status-Quo of Crony-Capitalism and Government approval of it, therefore these groups are treated as enemies of the State.