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Fisa court oversight: a look inside a secret and empty process (Greenwald's latest leak)

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posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Obama and other NSA defenders insist there are robust limitations on surveillance but the documents show otherwise


SNIP>Top secret documents obtained by the Guardian illustrate what the Fisa court actually does – and does not do – when purporting to engage in "oversight" over the NSA's domestic spying. That process lacks many of the safeguards that Obama, the House GOP, and various media defenders of the NSA are trying to lead the public to believe exist.

No individualized warrants required under 2008 Fisa law

Many of the reasons these claims are so misleading is demonstrated by the law itself. When the original Fisa law was enacted in 1978, its primary purpose was to ensure that the US government would be barred from ever monitoring the electronic communications of Americans without first obtaining an individualized warrant from the Fisa court, which required evidence showing "probable cause" that the person to be surveilled was an agent of a foreign power or terrorist organization.

That was the law which George Bush, in late 2001, violated, when he secretly authorized eavesdropping on the international calls of Americans without any warrants from that court. Rather than act to punish Bush for those actions, the Congress, on a bipartisan basis in 2008, enacted a new, highly diluted Fisa law – the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008 (FAA) – that legalized much of the Bush warrantless NSA program.


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posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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You should join up with me and my thread. They go hand in hand.
Maybe we can gather some momentum.

S&F anyway
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posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 07:49 PM
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I cant go use the Restroom without another Government Scandal.

It's because when you tell one lie...you know the rest.

Keep it coming...When people are lying in multiples.

We don't yet know whats important.

S&F



posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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Secret limitations to secret procedures of a secret agency and all directed from a secret court.

How about just limiting the secrecy?



posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 07:58 PM
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But didnt you hear what Obama said, They are being completely transparent as can be.



posted on Jun, 19 2013 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Secret limitations to secret procedures of a secret agency and all directed from a secret court.

How about just limiting the secrecy?


What happened to transparency?

The very principle our Government is founded on.

We must curb all partisan bickering until we reclaim our Nation.

This is just too damn important.






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