NSA "Sincerely Regrets" Deleting All Bush-Era Surveillance Data It Was Ordered To Preserve

There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy.

As Philip Giraldi notes, up until recently it has been habitual to refer to such activity as the Deep State, which is perhaps equivalent to the Establishment in that it includes financial services, the media, major foundations and constituencies, as well as lobbying groups, but we are now witnessing an evolutionary process in which the national security regime is exercising power independently.

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Nowhere is that "independence" of the 'state within a state' more evident than in the blatant and egregious news this week that The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

As Politico reports, the agency tells a federal judge that it is investigating and "sincerely regrets its failure."

Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.

However, the NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in a filing on Thursday night and another little-noticed submission last year that the agency did not preserve the content of internet communications intercepted between 2001 and 2007 under the program Bush ordered. To make matters worse, backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016, the NSA said.

“The NSA sincerely regrets its failure to prevent the deletion of this data,” NSA’s deputy director of capabilities, identified publicly as “Elizabeth B.,” wrote in a declaration filed in October.

“NSA senior management is fully aware of this failure, and the Agency is committed to taking swift action to respond to the loss of this data.”

Defiance of a court order can result in civil or criminal contempt charges, as well as sanctions against the party responsible. So far, no one involved appears to have asked White to impose any punishment or sanction on the NSA over the newly disclosed episodes, although the details of what happened are still emerging.

“It’s really disappointing,” said David Greene, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has been leading the prolonged litigation over the program in federal court in San Francisco.

“The obligation’s been in place for a really long time now. … We had a major dust-up about it just a few years ago. This is definitely something that should’ve been found sooner.”

Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms.

Antiwar activist Justin Raimondo believes that something like a civil war is coming, with the war party Establishment fighting to defend its privileged global order while many other Americans seek a return to normal nationhood with all that implies.

If true, the next few years will see a major internal conflict that will determine what kind of country the United States will be.

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DuneCreature espirit Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:12 Permalink

Here's another NSA track that they covered.

An exploit that an ex-NSA dude bravely tried to warn everyone about, but the NSA being in control of the net and IC able to supress even sound whistle blowing made everyone ignore.

Well............

Jim Stone is having a Told-Ya-So field day because he laid out the Intel built-in back door and ‘machine off 3G wireless connectivity system by-pass’ way back in 2011.

Scroll to: BUSTED: RECENT INTEL PROCESSOR =
http://82.221.129.208

Live Hard, I Have To Admit I Thought Jim Was Delusional About The 3G Air-Gap Hack But It Will Prove Out Too Because The US Dot Gov Gets Special Processors For Use In Federally Approved Machines Sans The Stealth Modem, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

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new game New World Chaos Sun, 01/21/2018 - 06:07 Permalink

dirty dirtbags with dirt on fellow dirty dirtbags. our elected leaders. the code of the club. he who defects pays the price. expelled from the club and all the "honorable" privileges that go with being dc criminals. this why the memo is not being released.

already some foolish souls are considering breaking the "honor".

but will someone leak it? trump? lol, as once again, not a tweet.

posturing as a good guy in a bad club of mafia like criminals. trumps thinks he is some kinda crime boss. truth is he is just another hope and become very disappointed newly self appointed club member. comply or die. he is at least that smart...

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escapeefromOZ New World Chaos Sun, 01/21/2018 - 08:30 Permalink

It is clear by now that all those Alphabet agencies have to be SCRAPPED . They have become a law that acts without check an balances .  It is an intolerable situation that they spy on every citizen , keep records of them ,and gangstalke them for no reason ,  sell drugs ( the CIA is the major world wholesaler of drugs  ) , invents False Flags like the FBI does regularly and it is unthinkable that all of those criminal organizations did not know of the 9/11 . 

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DuneCreature Ghost of Porky Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:35 Permalink

Too damn late.

Have you seen Admiral Rogers? … He isn’t answering to Congress, the Pentagram or even the POTUS anymore.

He answers to shadowy Langley and Israeli characters and he says ‘Yes, sir!” to anything they tell him to do. …….. This shit is so off budget stealth black that even the paymaster has no idea where the funds he hands out are coming from. …… He only knows he better do his job right because the punishment for fucking up is to disappear like he was never born.

Our IC is owned and it isn’t owned by anyone we know. .. Certainly not We The People.

Live Hard, Black Budgets Grow From Black Sources Of Funny Money Mega Funds, …… There Is No Bottom To That Pit Either, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

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Falcon49 BlindMonkey Sun, 01/21/2018 - 05:27 Permalink

Needs to put those responsible for deleting the data in jail.  They will sing...and disclose those that ordered it.  They can then be jailed and they will disclose who ordered or asked them....and the trail can continue until it gets to the top...Bush or one of his cronies arranged it.  A lot of horrific crimes over the last three administrations on both sides of the aisle. 

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verumcuibono DuneCreature Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:23 Permalink

MIIC Unacknowledged Special Access Programs (USAPS): Suppression of science for the benefit of petrodollar banking macro-economic system corporate spinoffs that monetize products - here's how it works:

A large corporation studies under US funding contracts (MIIC) w/ USAPs you discover a technology and advance it into a product and through licensing and patents and product development they create a market (fiberoptics, miniaturization, integrated circuits, microprocessors) and a lot of money is to be made on the spinoffs, even through tax payers paid for research and development and the corporation didn't invent it. Like w/ medical pharma developments - the tax-payer pays for R+D AND pays the huge markup and why cancer treatment costs $250k.

And here's another example of why the entire system sets energy technology up for 100% failure:

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) in D.C. have studied and reported that 5,135+ (this data is several years old) technological development patents have been seized for “national security” reasons (including scientific discoveries achieved by studying downed extra-terrestrial craft/material and monetized) and these get moved into USAPs corporate partners.

One qualifying factor is: automatically, any patent that achieves 70% or more efficiency in energy conversion and also includes patents related to fiber optics, integrated circuits, computerization, miniaturization, night vision, special materials science and innovation and application in these developments (not discoveries) led to monetization... but the energy generation and propulsion discoveries get held back yet are still developed in secret - they make their money off the other developments.

Another complexity to these USAPs - is how they're getting funded. To understand this, start here:
http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2017/msu-scholars-find-21-trillion-in-unau…

Nearly all USAPs developed out of the need to covertly fund covert research for covert development of interstellar travel means and very likely, weaponry.

MIIC that bureaucratically have established dominion and control over the entire American democratic process and are waging war—invading and occupying the ME oilfields attempting to establish what they refer to as “full-spectrum dominance”.

Bifurcation of the legitimate national security and military intelligence operations and the deep black programs that are unacknowledged – resulted in explosion of USAPs.

The primary mechanism that facilitates USAPs is a covert funding system:

Out of the 1947 National Security Act the CIA was born, which allows either agency to withdraw money from any other agency without disclosure; essentially ensuring that money can be stolen from any known program for any unknown reason and no elected official would ever know about it.

Remember that USAPs operate totally off the books as a self-perpetuating funding and development mechanism fondly referred to as the "kleptocracy of the petrofascists". They are also completely managed, controlled and operated without any high-level government/Congressional/publicly elected office oversight; they are managed by private contractors who enjoy secret protections afforded only to the private sector. In some cases no elected official, not even the president, has any knowledge that a USAP exists.

Verified by Astronaut Edgar Mitchell and an unnamed Boeing Aerospace executive, among MANY others within the military and public office, "Majestic 12 " (MAJIC - Majority Intelligence Committee) was created as a clandestine group intermingled with the CIA, National Security Council and the National Security Planning Group to carry out the covert USAP activities.

This… is only the tip-o-iceberg.

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DuneCreature verumcuibono Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:39 Permalink

Nice post, verumcuibono

Yep, the US Patient Office is right up my alley.

If you have a viable idea or invention, never ever take it to a patient attorney. You WILL lose control of it………guaranteed.

Remember P-Tech and Promis software, it is everywhere.

I have a couple of strategies for taking innovative things to market and they all entail keeping your lip zipped tight.

I am getting close to my own security boundary so that’s all I’m going to say.

Live Hard, The MIC Is The Worst Of The Worst Pirates, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

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verumcuibono DuneCreature Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:29 Permalink

Exactly. Entities who have worked with many with energy inventions who have been expertly sabotaged in this process have the following rules.

However, they also say that the overwhelming common characteristic and entirely predictable downfall of ANYONE trying to pursue development of a truly valuable invention is GREED. The reality is that unless you are independently wealthy enough to create, develop and distribute your own invention, you generally are forced down a path of "opportunities" and "compromises" and since altruistic financiers/developers don't exist, just about everyone so far has fallen right into the hands of the piranhas. It's guaranteed.

Instead, it's advised that the best chance you have of seeing your energy invention through is to open-source it and avoid all traps of "money-making".

The rules:

  • As you stated - never, EVER take anything to patent atty or apply to the state, don't ever even talk to any state official about anything.
  • Never, EVER take anything to a corporate entity who wants to "help you make a shit-ton of money"
  • Never, EVER use digital communication to document, store or communicate anything about your invention. As you point out, PTech and PROMIS have ensured that everything you've said or done on a digital communication device over the past 20+ years has already been recorded.
  • Never, EVER try to keep it secret and go 'dark' - sorry - this is not recommended because you go dark, no one will ever know the difference between you going dark and being 'really gone' or suicided or will ever know why and your secrets will be swiped, anyway (this is also the downfall of most researchers and investigative journalists).
  • What is advised is to create your own very, very tight system of personal control, information protection and security and this takes money and expertise.
  • And this is most important: it's also advised you create an open-source platform for development - there's no money in it but there is a far greater reward.

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DuneCreature verumcuibono Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:23 Permalink

Another nice post, vcb. … Sorry about the delayed response, I was out taking a little hike,…I thought we were done.

I will agree with every point you made. Especially the stay networked in part. Let them ('the spooks’ I’ll call them generically) and people you know and trust, that you know what’s going on. … That way at least if something strange befalls you other people have a clue. … One day we might beat this. ……. Hey, why do you think I spew like a fountain on ZH?

It is hard anymore not to use computers (CAD-CAM etc.) to hold and document complicated designs so they can’t (Never say never) be stolen but you have to know what you are doing keeping things air-gapped, monitored and physically secure. … The spooks are good at industrial espionage but there are limits to what they can steal. …… Most of my past problems (early net days) have been with Bill Gates and the Chinese.
Now it’s the MIC (Lockheed? Who knows?) and NSA (Or rather, NSA, ‘I think’, contractors).

Anyway, nice to talk to someone who understands the problem(s). … We’ll kick this dog around again in the future. … * ht * vcb.

Live Hard, ZH Is A Great Place To Share Intel And Find Solutions, Die Free

~ DC v8.4

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verumcuibono DuneCreature Sat, 01/20/2018 - 22:01 Permalink

All we need is 5-10%. right?

and a typewriter - they are VERY difficult to find (none at any office supply chain in my metro area) a few avail on amazon. Remember when Russia bought thousands for their .gov employees?

btw, you're the primary reason I started posting here. I was lurking for years with mostly frustration until I fell into a great body of reliable resources a year ago, have researched exhaustively and felt obligated to start sharing. So, TY.

 

 

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kiwidor verumcuibono Sun, 01/21/2018 - 18:09 Permalink

in the late 90's a mint portable typewriter could be had for approx 15 NZD.

today the same unit is going for 150 NZD.

there are cheaper options available.  

I highly rate the ollivetti lettera 32 and there are some to be had  in kiwiland, in canada, in europe , and in australia.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ollivetti-Lettera-22-Portable-Blue-Typ…

that link is to a lettera 22  in the usa.  it's probably good enough.  the 32 has some improvements

 

the worst thing about typewriters is the weight, which attracts obscene shipping charges internationally, unless you bundle a few products together and go slow-mo ocean freight.

if you wish to purchase something in nz, try www.trademe.co.nz .  there are two lettera 32s for sale in south island right now.

other options available of course, the ollivetti studio 44.  brother made some acceptable manual typewriters up until the 80's  .  

I trained on imperial 66's and 80's which are like hen's teeth now.  

if you wish to preserve your typewriter, a 50/50 mix of Automatic Transmission Fluid and Kerosene can be sprayed on the metal parts, then lightly airgun off the surplus after a few hours. great for corrosion-resistance.  suitable chemicals are still available for conditioning/cleaning/restoring the platen.  

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