5 Surprising Facts About Spying In America

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Here are 5 surprising facts about spying in America.

We understand if some of this sounds far-fetched. But take a look for yourself, and see if you can disprove these claims.


1: Cheney and Rumsfeld Pushed for Warrantless Wiretaps in the '70s

Cheney, Donald Rumseld and other government officials who held high
positions in the George W. Bush administration pushed for wiretaps
without approval by a judge ... in the 1970s.

2: Massive Spying on Americans Began Before 9/11

You know about the government's massive program of spying on Americans which has been justified as a necessary response to 9/11?

Whistleblowers from major telecommunications companies have testified that the program began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here).

3: U.S. and Allied Intelligence Heard the 9/11 Hijackers Plans from Their Own Mouths

The 9/11 hijackers were largely unknown prior to that horrible event, right?

Actually, U.S. and allied intelligence services heard a lot from the hijackers' own mouths prior to 9/11:

  • An
    FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000.
    Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered
    that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two
    hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the
    informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown
    location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking
    maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House. As the New
    York Times notes:

    Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the
    Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of
    covering up evidence . . ..

    The accusation stems from the
    Federal Bureau of Investigation's refusal to allow investigators for a
    Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to
    interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

  • The National Security Agency and the FBI were each independently listening in on the phone calls between the supposed mastermind of the attacks and the lead hijacker. Indeed, the FBI built its own antenna in Madagascar specifically to listen in on the mastermind's phone calls
  • According to various sources, on the day before 9/11, the mastermind told
    the lead hijacker "tomorrow is zero hour" and gave final approval for
    the attacks. The NSA intercepted the message that day and the FBI was
    likely also monitoring the mastermind's phone calls
  • According to the Sunday Herald, two days before 9/11, Bin Laden called his stepmother and told her "In two days, you're going to hear big news and you're not going to hear from me for a while.” U.S. officials later told CNN
    that “in recent years they've been able to monitor some of bin Laden's
    telephone communications with his [step]mother. Bin Laden at the time
    was using a satellite telephone, and the signals were intercepted and
    sometimes recorded." Indeed, before 9/11, to impress important visitors,
    NSA analysts would occasionally play audio tapes of bin Laden talking
    to his stepmother.
  • And according to CBS News,
    at 9:53 a.m on 9/11, just 15 minutes after the hijacked plane had hit
    the Pentagon, "the National Security Agency, which monitors
    communications worldwide, intercepted a phone call from one of Osama bin
    Laden's operatives in Afghanistan to a phone number in the former
    Soviet Republic of Georgia", and secretary of Defense Rumsfeld learned
    about the intercepted phone call in real-time (if the NSA monitored and transcribed phone calls in real-time on 9/11, that implies that it did so in the months leading up to 9/11 as well)

4: The Spying Program Has Not Been Narrowly Tailored to Keeping Americans Safe

We would all hope that the spying program has been tightly focused on protecting Americans from terrorists.

However, as I noted in 2008:

As one writer puts it:

we know of illegal administration spying on journalists and other
non-suspects, and we know of pre-9/11 surveillance, then we for all
intents and purposes know that these are not programs designed to fight
some foreign terrorists threat."

the government and its contractors seem to have spent most of their
time spying on antiwar protesters, environmentalists and other
non-dangerous people. See this and this.

course, the fact that the spying program began before 9/11, and that
9/11 wasn't stopped even though intelligence heard from the hijackers
themselves, is also instructive. And see below).

5: The Spying Program Isn't Just Used for Listening ... It Also Is Used to Track Americans and Predict Behavior

As I noted in 2008, it's not just spying, but also tracking and predicting what American citizens will do:

As a new article
by investigative reporter Christopher Ketcham reveals, a governmental
unit operating in secret and with no oversight whatsoever is gathering
massive amounts of data on every American
and running artificial intelligence software to predict each
American's behavior, including "what the target will do, where the
target will go, who it will turn to for help".

The same governmental unit is responsible for suspending
the Constitution and implementing martial law in the event that
anything is deemed by the White House in its sole discretion to
constitute a threat to the United States
. (this is formally known as implementing "Continuity of Government" plans).

Ketcham's article makes clear, these same folks and their predecessors
have been been busy dreaming up plans to imprison countless
"trouble-making" Americans without trial in case of any real or imagined
emergency. What kind of Americans? Ketcham describes it this way:

"dissidents and activists of various stripes, political and tax protestors, lawyers and professors, publishers and journalists, gun owners, illegal aliens, foreign nationals, and a great many other harmless, average people."

we want the same small group of folks who have the power to suspend
the Constitution, implement martial law, and imprison normal citizens
to also be gathering
information on all Americans and running AI programs to be able to
predict where American citizens will go for help and what they will do
in case of an emergency? Don't we want the government to -- um, I
don't know -- help us in case of an emergency?

Bear in mind that the Pentagon is also running an AI program to see how people will react to propaganda and to government-inflicted terror. The program is called Sentient World Simulation:

"U.S defense, intel and homeland security officials are constructing a
parallel world, on a computer, which the agencies will use to test propaganda messages and military strategies.

the Sentient World Simulation, the program uses AI routines based upon
the psychological theories of Marty Seligman, among others. (Seligman
introduced the theory of 'learned helplessness' in the 1960s, after
shocking beagles until they cowered, urinating, on the bottom of their

Yank a country's water supply. Stage a military coup. SWS will tell you what happens next.

The sim will feature an AR avatar for each person in the real world, based upon data collected about us from government records and the internet."

continuity of government folks' AI program and the Pentagon's AI
program may or may not be linked, but they both indicate massive spying
and artificial intelligence in order to manipulate the American public,
to concentrate power, to take away the liberties and freedoms of
average Americans, and -- worst of all -- to induce chaos in order to achieve these ends.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said that web-based artificial intelligence can predict where people will go. See this and this.

ABC News Fast Company, Gizmodo and many other sources report that computer programs are being used to "predict" who will commit a crime.

Indeed, as noted by Boston University's Journal of Science and Technology Law, Fox News, the Daily Telegraph
and other sources, the Department of Homeland Security is developing an
airport scanner to be able to read people's minds and predict
terrorist behavior.

Neuroscientists at UCLA say
they can predict - using brain scanning - people's behavior better
than the people themselves can. And Northwestern University announced in July that scientists can read people's brain waves to detect terrorism. See also this and this.

I am all for stopping real terrorists. But given that protest is now considered "low-level terrorism" (see this, this, this and this), this could be used for very repressive purposes.

In other words, spying may gradually be morphing into the Orwellian concept of "pre-crime".

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Grand Supercycle's picture

Short signals detected yesterday have now increased.


gwar5's picture

"Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe" -- Gandalf

Did anybody else notice the creepy things which occurred by executive order last year ? -- Just to make sure your head explodes while going down the rabbit hole, check this out:

1) by executive order, INTERPOL has been given extra-constitutional authority to search, seize, or apprehend US citizens on American soil without warrants or FOIA responses required. Personell are to work directly out of the DOJ. (under authority of the President, which has also taken authority from the CIA to do interrogations)

2) by executive order, a "Council of Governors" (COG) was formed and is to consist of at least ten members made up of 2 state governors -- chosen by the president; along with the heads of the Joint Chiefs, NSA, DHS, CIA and Sec. Defense, et al. (and members of FOREIGN military representatives to be included). The purpose was to co-ordinate any military emergency crises response on the home land -- for something. The governors, I presume, were for cover for the laws against military action on home soil in a sovereign state without being requested by a state authority. But it appears not to be about governors, but about military action and intelligence.

These were briefly mentioned in the news at the time (last Fall and Dec 2009). Google them up googlers. Question is WTF would all that be for? Things must really be circling the toilet for the Pretaorian Guards to be mobilized. 

Well, it's probably not even worth mentioning it, since I'm sure by now everybody has heard? Billions being spent in Utah to house the new NSA supercomputer complex in a granite mountain ( to keep protected, cool, dry)? It will use more electricity than the entire city of Salt Lake City, UT and is meant to cipher, and collate all computers and all digital information (in the world), in real time, and do just what the post says it will do which is to develop and make predictions of individual and group behavior. Super. duper.




Tense INDIAN's picture

i have problem with some of the information....like this one below....

"Shortly before 9/11, the NSA also intercepted multiple phone calls to the United States from Bin Laden's chief of operations"


info like these only confuses the people.......i would term it as a message from an disinfo agent( not necessarily the author of this very article, may be he got it from somewhere else).............we know Al-qaeda had nothing to do with 9-11....may be it doesnt even exist........the WTC controlled demolition leaves no doubt about it.........so what do i make up about such intercepts.......thats nonsense.

Azannoth's picture

I agree the whole thing does not compute, the Towers where demolished(that is beyoned doubt as the rules of physics tell us) so at least half of this intel has to be dissIntel

Rick64's picture

we know Al-qaeda had nothing to do with 9-11....

 Could it be so called terrorists were used by the intelligence agencies without knowing it, and the planes flying into the building were cover for the demolition while giving us a common enemy that the world will have to fight for many many years. Communism needed to be replaced with something.

amanfromMars's picture

Well, howdy doody George,

Thanks for that informative read, and to which I would like to share the following reality, which has specific regard to the shenanigans of the program called Sentient World Simulation and Google search type engines as fronted as businesses with CEO in guises like a Herr Schmidt.

It's subject matter is all to do with the complicated entanglement and hyperinterreaction of binary threads and ternary strings for Quantum Control of the Computer and Source Codes and ITs InterNetworking Communications Environment, and although that may deny most all knowledge of what is Current and Running HyperRadioProActive in Command and Control Fields, most will be able to glean enough knowledge to be made more aware of that which is leading them.

Put this Alien Algorithm in the Google Pipe for a JOINT Intelligence Venture Enterprise?

Posted Thursday 23rd September 2010 03:59 GMT

""We actually don't do data mining," Schmidt said."

Actually, what Herr Schmidt is not saying, is ... "We don't do data mine sharing"

Google's "problem", which is the same difficulty which all Intelligence Search Engines/Virtually SMART Machines have, is what to do with that which they know, and have gathered, and would imagine to be a possibility and probability with a linear progressive extrapolation of phished metadata ..... which is a Phorm of Intelligent Guess, is it not?

Which is how to be HyperRadioProActive in the Present with Future Information and CyberIntelAIgent MetaData Source Lodes/Virtual Core Supply Nodes.

And that Information is ....... Costly and Highly Prized and Sensitive beyond Classification given the Crazy Leverage Ratios and Wealth that IT Generates.

And if you think that is a joke, El Reg, you'll find nobody is laughing. And of course, it is not just as simple as that either, for one cannot rely on any third party analyst's progressive linear extrapolation of phished information to a future point of imagined intelligence because that would only be the analyst's future destination and not necessarily also the subject of interest's, which will have laid a sticky sweet false trail, when testing for defenses and penetrating vulnerabilities.

"Houston, we have a major fcuking NEUKlearer problem" ...... seems like an appropriate free share here, at this particular and peculiar point in time and cyberspace exploitation.


Azannoth's picture

Well in Germany you need a passport to get a SIM card, and of course they tell you('it's for your own safety and to prevent abuse') right ;) motherfukers


Thats why I always leave me phone at home


I am an American military veteran and I have signed this petition as have two former U.S. Senators. Jewish and gentile vets have signed. Religious and non-religious vets have signed. Vets of all races and ethnic backgrounds have signed. Any vet who was an E4 or higher can sign.  

Our web site is





We, the undersigned current and former Commissioned and Non-commissioned U.S. Military Officers, believe that whereas:

  • There is incontrovertible publicly available evidence since 9/11/01 that the official account of the events of that day is incomplete and fraught with errors;
  • The 9/11 Commission Report inadequately answered, and in numerous cases even failed to address, many of the most important questions that were called to its attention;
  • The blatant disregard of extensive compelling evidence that clearly refutes the official account raises rational suspicion of intentional deception by agents of the U.S. Government;
  • U.S. Government policies and military actions have been, and continue to be, founded upon assumptions about the events of 9/11 that are likely to be erroneous;
  • As a result of U.S. military action based on the official account of 9/11, thousands of U.S. servicemen and women and hundreds of thousands of civilians have lost their lives; and
  • The perpetrators of the heinous crimes against humanity that were committed on 9/11 have still not been brought to justice.

Therefore, we petition the Congress of the United States for a new and independent investigation into the events of 9/11/01 by a duly constituted legal body with the authority to subpoena and require testimony under oath, and with authority to prosecute if criminal activity is discovered, so that the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity can at last be brought to justice.

Seer's picture

"Any vet who was an E4 or higher can sign."

OK, I was higher than an E4, but WTF?  What the hell does rank have to do with telling or seeking the truth?  What if someone who had some special inside information and was courts martialed?

Perhaps I'm getting even more cynical, but it's starting to look like all these list signing things are some sort of data collection for the govt.



Myself, I think any vet should be allowed to sign but I'm not one of the organizers of this drive. Also, as a vet you surely know that almost everyone is discharged as an E4 or higher so that's no big deal. As for the government knowing about it that's exactly the point as the government critters will see all the names on the list despite who may have started the list. I did a year in the Vietnam meatgrinder as a grunt and I will not go to my grave without publicly speaking out against the greatest crime of this century.

My name is Thomas Chittum and I say that 911 was an inside job.


YOU's picture

Two things come to mind:

First, having worked a bit in that arena, and having high level contacts in the telecom arena, there is almost nothing that the govt cannot do. They do not need a warrant, and do not care. That is for your local case that goes to trial, when they want you they take you.

Second, one of the main points of releasing this information / disinformation is to create fear amongst the targeted. Fear of talking, joining seditious groups, spreading information, taking a stand... psyops.

And for those who refuse to put on the tinfoil hat... I do not have much to say. Just because you do not know or believe something does not make it untrue.

cocoablini's picture

Tinfoil hats are uncomfortable, but there's a reason why the World Trade Center was hit twice. The first attack during the Clinton years was a total botch by people who didn't understand engineering. The building had a strong core and weak outer prefab skin. The second time was devastating. If you consider the motives of the establishment, bubbles are great to ride but blow up unpredictably. If you know when you can pop a finance bubble, then you can reap the rewards of shorting it. The first Daniel Craig Bond film, " Casino Royale" implied that terrorists and others bet against the markets before the 9-11 attacks. Before 9-11, Microsoft had a bad earnings report in 2000 that instigated a full-blown margin call on the NASDAQ. The dot com bubble was shattering and a depressionary credit collapse was occurring. To pass blame on a total economy collapse to something other than poor and predatory Fed and government policy, what if we tacitly goaded the 9-11 attacks?
We all know Roosevelt failed to stop the depressionary collapse for years until he moved the country into war and jumpstarted government consumption and forced the public into austerity. There was full employment thanks to the draft and even the women were recruited into manufacturing.Luckily for us, we blew the shit out of every civilized country involved and we were the last country standing. If people understood that depressionary collapse can be stopped by massive government spending via war, then I assume that in 2001 we tried to instigate a war between the west and the middle east to create a diversion and a money velocity pump in the war economy. Imagine what employment would be like if the boys were here and not "there." Obama isn't going to bring anyone back- they are getting the same unemployment checks and blowing the shit out of everything in sight. 2 for 1 bargain. Then, thinking they saved the economy in 2002, the government and FED rejumped the bubble in the housing sector and the rest is history. The bigger the bubble, the bigger the bust. So, what are we doing now? Saber rattling against Iran. Trashtalking China. It's all on purpose, since the people in the "know" have placed their bets and put things in motion. Plenty of historians will tell you Japan was suckered into Pearl Harbor. Deflation is a bitch- and the political class is moving collectively to ensure they can stop new parties from emerging. Just follow the money and motives.

Sudden Debt's picture

+1000 cocoablini.

I didn't even think about that one. Without the army, unemployment would be up 20%. Scary thought...

Also 1 out of 2 Americans works for the government and 1 out of 4 people works for a intelligence department.

Looks more communist then one realizes...

nmewn's picture

"Also 1 out of 2 Americans works for the government"

Well now, this is a stunner. A European socialist agreeing with Tea Party folks who believe there are too many people riding in the cart and not enough pulling the cart.

Hope & change ;-)

CrackSmokeRepublican's picture

Looks like the Jews here at ZeroHedge are "Junking" the Protocols

...figures... lol...but that's JewTard for you... like Obama...

Seer's picture

I didn't junk you, but your childish behvior is, I have to admit, a bit hard to take.  Anyone who tosses out lables and name-calling in such torrents doesn't deserve to be heard (I automatically skip such rants), whether right or wrong.  A name here or there, or a cuss word here or there (which I'm plenty of guilty of) can be expected, but you're beyond incivility.

Just saying...

CrackSmokeRepublican's picture

Call it what you will...

but the highest incivility is the very word "Goyim"... it is in the Talmud... go look it up.

You see sometimes it is just good to call them out... for their typical Talmudism...

Really, is "OMG... ! He said JewTard and is childish...!!!" is supposed to "shame"??

:)  whatever... save your shame for not stopping the Protocolists and there are many on Wallstreet, in the Fed and in the US Govt.... Israel Did 9/11... yes... they did.

Like they attacked the USS Liberty.


CrackSmokeRepublican's picture

J. L. Talmon, the Tsar and the Tsarina

    Another leading Zionist intellectual, J. L. Talmon, who receives an equally lavish writeup in the same issue of Who's Who in World Jewry, makes the following statement in his book Israel Among the Nations:

    "Three years later the Tsar and all his family were helpless prisoners guarded by a Jew and a few Latvian assistants. 'There was grim although probably quite accidental retribution' - says W. H. Chamberlain in his monumental Russian Revolution - 'in the fact that the chief executioner of Tsar Nicholas II and his family in the Ekaterinburg cellar was a Jew', Jacob Yurovsky ...  As if to heighten the symbolism of that dreadful end of one of the most powerful Royal dynasties in history at the hands of an obscure Jew, soldiers of the counter-revolutionary army seized Ekaterinburg a short time after, and found in the murdered Tsarina's room a copy of the Protocols of Zion ... " (pp. 69-70).


CrackSmokeRepublican's picture






"This movement among the Jews is not new. From the days of Spartacus Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, and down to Trotsky (Russia), Bela Kun (Hungary), Rosa Luxembourg (Germany), and Emma Goldman (United States), this world-wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution [reconstruction] of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality, has been steadily growing."
-Winston Churchill in Illustrated Sunday Herald, 8th February, 1920.
"Unless Bolshevism is nipped in the bud immediately it is bound to spread in one form or another all over Europe and the whole world, as it is organized and worked by Jews who have no nationality and whose object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things."
-British Government White Paper, Russia No. 1 (1919)
Israel Did 9/11! (if you didn't know already...)
Cass Sunstein Jew Protocolist and Obama's Confidant Cass Sunstein has long been one of Barack Obama's closest confidants. Often mentioned as a likely Obama nominee to the Supreme Court, Sunstein is currently Obama's head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs where, among other things, he is responsible for "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs." In 2008, while at Harvard Law School, Sunstein co-wrote a truly pernicious paper proposing that the U.S. Government employ teams of covert agents and pseudo-"independent" advocates to "cognitively infiltrate" online groups and websites -- as well as other activist groups -- which advocate views that Sunstein deems "false conspiracy theories" about the Government. This would be designed to increase citizens' faith in government officials and undermine the credibility of conspiracists. The paper's abstract can be read, and the full paper downloaded, here.



Anthrax Attacks by Jew Run Benador Associates and Protocolist NeoCon Jewry:



Oh... so you think you are clever and have it all figure out... give the Protocols a careful read...  -->  ; )


Here's the Zionist criminal Jew that wrote them Asher Ginzberg. :



"The Global Jewish Bailout is going to burn" -- Main Street America

onlooker's picture

The spy has been throughout history. It is a necessity of any large organization or government. J Edgar Hoover knew more about everyone than they knew about themselves. The theme may be the problem. We had the wars and the enemy, USSR and the commies, Mafia persons, Frenzied Muslims, and then with Obama and Janet there were definitions that included us. Oooops. Then it gets personal. Maybe you are out of the military and you are offended that HLS put a tag on you as a potential recruit for some right wing nut group. Maybe you go to a protest because you think that is the only way to make your voice heard and don’t like being put on THE LIST.


It may be that this information being in public view is a way to intimidate the citizens to act nice. The urging of the government to rat out their neighbors may be kinda Germany 1933 or Russia WW1 thru 1991. But, there are some real problems we need to be attentive to. Foreign and native terrorists are a fact. Left and right, and religious. The Southern border is a cancer that is out of control. The untalked about story is the large scale drug operations that make up daily news stories and killings of thousands across from the Texas border. How much does the drug cartel control in Mexico may be guessed at. The question of how much the drug cartels control in the USA is not discussed. That tells me it is a problem of extreme size, money and influence, and maybe control. Another tip off is the statement by Mexico and US Politicos that the US creates the problem with $ for consumption/market. Do you notice there is not one bloody statement by ANYONE about dealing with the American drug addict? Not one official has announced a new forceful drug addiction program or program to deal with this destruction of our society. Is there too much pay off to our government combined with the profitable jail/prison system? Is this just a way to grow law enforcement? What the hell is going on? This is a large unanswered question, a dangerous question.  but---


Let them spy. Call them out and identify the spy programs. Spy on them. Also be alert to what is around you and the actions that do not fit. They are designed to take down the drug dealers and the terrorists. They may be despicable sons of bitches. But they are our despicable sons of bitches. at lest we hope so

nmewn's picture

Ummm...regarding #3...oh never mind.

It's got more moves than a John Kerry shell game to hide his boat ownership from taxes...LOL.

The Rock's picture

Did you know that most of our security technology is subcontracted to I s r a e l i-based companies?  How about our phone billing?  I s r a e l i-based Amdocs generates billing data for 90% of US phone companies and is able to provide detailed logs of who is talking to whom. Comverse Infosys builds the tapping equipment used by law enforcement to eavesdrop on all American telephone calls.

Other I s r a e l i high-tech companies include Verint, NICE Systems and PerSay Voice Biometrics, some of which work in data mining and engage in software development for tapping telephones, fax machines, e-mail and computer communications.

Seer's picture

I'd have to look it up, but I believe that an Israeli company is also key in drone technology.


Is this the "God judges from above" that humanity has been programmed for eons to wait for?

rocker's picture

Now we are revealing the real perpetuators of control and command.

PicassoInActions's picture

Google is behind all of this ( tough i still prefer them pver yahoo)


rocker's picture

"Google is behind this" Not quite, although they, like others, want to exploit knowledge. 

CustomersMan's picture


     The point is this IMHO. While you are concentrating on trading in these rigged markets Poindexter and other right-wing elements have been plotting your demise and the confiscation of any and all wealth that you may accumulate in gains.

By branding you a terrorist, all that you have may be taken at any time, and the ability to do exactly that is and has been a top priority since 2000, the year in which the U.S. Government was taken over by the Supreme Court in more or less a bloodless Coup.

We all know who the Justices were and how they voted, and who put them in place. The result was Bush 2 in office. The old economy / old money at that point needed to slow down and take control of the Internet and the new fortunes it had been creating.


At one point, 1 share of Yahoo was able to buy 1 share each of all 30 Dow Industrials.

Do you think that bothered them? They couldn't get anywhere with "carnivore", not a chance of passing. But then 9/11 changed all that for them.

The Message = Play ball by our new rules or be stripped of everything, life ruined, or disappeared. Everything else re: the markets becomes meaningless.


Do you have something more important that we should discuss?

Careless Whisper's picture

seems like some peeps are walking around in a state of denial...


tony bonn's picture

the fact that the information about the government's intent is not new in no way attenuates its ominous, threatening, totalitarian aims.....these tools from the cia are the brain children of the rockefeller banksters who control the cia. mk-ultra and its derivatives have been in full force operation since the 1940s....

the cameras on every street corner are but an implementation of the orwellian state....orwell spoke knowledgeably because he had inside information about what the satanist banksters wanted. they are most patient.

no technology advanced to control and subjugate is ever for its stated purpose of protection....the only purpose for these technologies is control....terrorism is sponsored by the state in order to justify these freedom crushing controls....

wtc was destroyed by the cia in a controlled demolition using nanothermite.....martin luther king jr was murdered by the fbi - approved by hoover - using cia for information and army delta forces as backups. an officer - with approval from the chief of the memphis police department - was the assassin of king. lloyd jowers was the bag man.

government is not here to protect - it is here to destroy. the us government is a terrorist organization intent upon conquoring the country.

crzyhun's picture

What is the point of this post, Tyler?

barkingbill's picture

maybe to realize what is going on in our world?

RockyRacoon's picture

What is the point of your comment?

sgt_doom's picture

Excellent post, GW, and here is the primo 6th fact about spying in America, and elsewhere:

Like the FBI's Carnivore, which they didn't discontinue when it came to light, simply renamed it to DCS1000 and continued on with the program, that Total Information Awareness wasn't discontinued, but simply renamed and hidden in plain sight. 

The actual Total Information Awareness can be found at the G.R.I.D. (Global Regulatory Information Database), ostensibly managed by the Regulatory DataCorp (found by the usual suspects, of course, the banksters), and they, ostensibly, are supposed to be about containing or avoiding risk, and tracking anti-money laundering (always a major laugh, as they are THE major money launderers).

The G.R.I.D. utilizes a host of software, but pivotal is the ClearForest software, created by an Israeli firm (now a subsidiary of Reuters, I believe), interestingly enough, had an office once upon a time at the World Trade Center up until 9/11/01.

The G.R.I.D. (and ClearForest) has some interesting financing behind them both, and is also used in a number of DoD operations and the FBI, etc.

Principal objective of the G.R.I.D. is the command and control, and tracking of that Global Financial Virus, those securitized financial instruments, credit derivatives, controlled principally by the top banksters:  JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and BankofAmerica.

Secondarily, the purpose of the master program and associated databases of the G.R.I.D. is financial intelligence and control (blackmail, outing, exposure, etc.) of PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons).

No doubt they find many other uses of such information and data at their disposal.

Any doubters?  Simply do a little research on them, then happy hacking!

Sarah Conner's picture

This post is a little silly... isn't it?

"The continuity of government folks' AI program and the Pentagon's AI program may or may not be linked, but they both indicate massive spying and artificial intelligence in order to manipulate the American public, to concentrate power, to take away the liberties and freedoms of average Americans, and -- worst of all -- to induce chaos in order to achieve these ends."

You don't need an AI program to achieve all that... just vote the Democratic ticket.

moneymutt's picture

so none of this went on when Repubs were in power from 2000-2006

Why is it so few people can be skeptical of both parties...were you born in 2009, do you think the way for people take power back is to vote Repubs back in?

How about this, no matter how you feel about abortion, gay marriage, govt spending, foreign wars, we just all, culturally conservative or libertarian, pro-war or anti-war, just primary out all corporate sell outs that are pro-govt power...instead we max Dems and Repubs promise to not take a dime from any one other than an individual, that they promise to sponsor and pass a govt transparency bill etc...there are things Tea Partiers and Progressives can agree on, like no bank bailouts, even while we disagree on much else, rather than flailing back and forth between establishment Dems and Repubs, thinking the other party is the enemy, we should wake up and unite on things regular folks can agree

barkingbill's picture

total moron republican statement. when will you ever learn. what hick solutions do you have? both parties are corrupt to the core. 

GoingLoonie's picture

Oh, some of us still live in la la land.  The reality is that virtually everything we watch on TV is put out by the American Pravda factory.  This article really stops short of what is being done.  Our Government according to some of my friends is actually in the business of eliminating problem or suspect people.  See:





Other operating systems such as sewers that produce hydrogen sulfide gas can be used to cause additional damage to entire communities.

DosZap's picture

Don't forget Methane,their full of excrement.(:>

GoinFawr's picture

Speaking of silly, apparently there are still some who think that the Demoblicans are two separate politcal parties...


RockyRacoon's picture

Bang!  Boom!  Pow!   We have two parties?

DaveyJones's picture

it's amazing isn't it. You would think just the birth and death of Glass Steagall would be enough

DaveyJones's picture

"Retroactive immunity for telecom companies who engaged in illegal spying at the behest of the NSA is at the heart of a bill currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, even before having been officially introduced, is being hotly debated by bloggers, electronic privacy groups, and civil libertarians, as well as presidential contenders"

(Lest readers be swayed by the Administration's repeated argument that "9/11 makes this necessary," the Rocky Mountain News reported (emphasis added) on October 11, 2007 that this spying was underway well before 9/11/01


(and the catch 22 or it takes two sets of criminals to pull this off)

"What Administration officials tend to obscure is that what they seek is not immunity for future cooperation with lawful surveillance, but rather telecom immunity for assisting with unlawful surveillance conducted from October 2001 through January 17, 2007, as part of the warrantless wiretap program initiated by the White House.

FISA carries a big stick to deter telecom assistance with illegal spying: each person aggrieved by illegal spying can sue for up to $10,000. That's a powerful deterrent because at $10,000 per customer, a large telecom provider has billions of dollars of exposure.

The Administration claims that the telecoms won't cooperate with future government surveillance activities unless retroactive immunity is granted, thus putting the nation at risk. The White House has it backwards.

Without the cloak of immunity, it's telecom assistance with unlawful surveillance activities that would suffer, and rightly so, because they would fear being hauled into court.

If telecom providers would refuse to assist in illegal spying programs, it sets up classic Washington showdown. The Administration would be forced to ask Congress to change the law and make legally questionable surveillance lawful. Congress might agree to change the law and if it did, immunity for assistance would no doubt be extended. Or, it might decide to leave the law alone, in which case there would be no immunity, and, in all likelihood, no illegal surveillance either. "




kathy.chamberlin@gmail.com's picture

davey your a lawyer in cali, right? i believe all of this. i am about the most gullible, but i am coming around, that this is all happening.

Patriot ACT, bitchez .

just changed our freedom of privacy.

anyway rocky mountain times, belly up.