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Democrats Prepare Sell-Out on Telecom Immunity:House Leaders to Give WhiteHouse a Blank Check to Spy

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 01:50 PM
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Democrats Prepare Sell-Out on Telecom Immunity: House Leaders to Give White House a Blank Check to Spy on Americans


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According to Alexander Bolton's article in The Hill, right-wing and freshman congressional Democrats "are growing skittish," and that House Speaker Nancy "impeachment is off the table" Pelosi (D-CA), "has stepped back from the FISA talks and let Hoyer spearhead House talks with the Senate and executive branch." Translation: give the White House what it wants.

And what the White House wants is the ability--and legal cover--to spy at will.

As AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein revealed in 2006, NSA gained access to "massive amounts" of internet data after the company allowed the spy agency to hook into its network in San Francisco and other cities. The retired technician described how the NSA created a system that vacuumed up internet and phone-call data with AT&T executives as the agency's willing accomplices.

Despite administration claims that its so-called "Terrorist Surveillance Program" is aimed solely at overseas terrorists, Klein demonstrated that a vast proportion of the data swept up by AT&T and forwarded to NSA was purely domestic. Klein told The Washington Post,

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 01:51 PM
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Ahhh, isn't this more sweet music to our ears...I'm just curious, how many more people are STILL clinging to this "bipartisan, left-wing, right-wing" virtual reality dreamworld? I know that many are, as I am STILL seeing folks bickering over "who will serve us better"...People, it is high time to wake up to reality---There is NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE GROUPS...The are in truth, one giant, cohesive unit, all serving themselves, and the Elitist groups that are REALLY running things...And as we can see here, they are ALL in on this criminality against the civilian population--It's about to get much, much worse.

I hope this will help awaken a few of the sleepwalkers to that fact, so we stop with this low level, bipartisan sparring (as that is precisely what they want us to do---It keeps us all distracted from the REAL issues).

Get ready for more spying, wiretapping, warrantless search and seizures---Courtesy of your ENTIRE gov...


Since taking control of both house of Congress in 2006, the Democrats--like their Republican "adversaries"--have refused to hold hearings on domestic spying nor have they sought to expose the scope of the illegal NSA program. Lost in the shuffle, are the obvious--and growing--dangers posed by these intrusive programs.

In a time of systemic crisis for the capitalist system as a whole, the massive intelligence being gathered by the Bush regime, and by future administrations--Democratic or Republican, take your pick--will be deployed as tools for wholesale repression under conditions of growing class polarization, economic crisis and mass opposition to war.

Telecom immunity? "There's nothing to see here, move along."



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