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Originally posted by Bedlam
Originally posted by MildBill
As far as I'm concerned it was history, not current intel. I knew I was not compromising any classified information!!
I was typing some Top Secret "Codewords" and unspecified details when all of a sudden my typing ceased to be controlled by me. I no longer could type anything else and my entire reply was deleted in front of my eyes!! I swear to God!
Yeah, occasionally that happens to me, only it's my better sense kicking in and I delete what I just typed. The rule is, if I hesitate three times I abort the post. Saves a lot of trouble.
Military personnel don't work for NSA. Some units specialize in collecting data for NSA, it is true. They do little else. But they work for their particular service, not NSA directly. They're generally trained these days in a place near and dear to my heart, Corry Station. Which also trains SOCOM operators and whatnot.
Originally posted by Bedlam
Well, there's a question. You guys HAVE heard of SCS, right? It's sort of like NSA's direct action group.
The US army has admitted to blocking access to parts of the Guardian website for thousands of defence personnel across the country.
A spokesman said the military was filtering out reports and content relating to government surveillance programs to preserve "network hygiene" and prevent any classified material appearing on unclassified parts of its computer systems.
The confirmation follows reports in the Monterey Herald that staff at the Presidio military base south of San Francisco had complained of not being able to access the Guardian's UK site at all, and had only partial access to the US site, following publication of leaks from whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The Pentagon insisted the Department of Defense was not seeking to block the whole website, merely taking steps to restrict access to certain content. But a spokesman for the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command (Netcom) in Arizona confirmed that this was a widespread policy, likely to be affecting hundreds of defence facilities.
Originally posted by bigyin
This is the freedom the US army is tasked with bringing to the rest of the planet.
If I may be so bold, how bout we let a Marine General re-phrase that for you.
Originally posted by jacobe001
We are bringing "Our Freedom" via the military and Corporate Fascism via the Government to the rest of the world.
“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” ― Smedley D. Butler