Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Senate hypocrisy: NSA-lover blasts CIA (video)

Wisdom Quarterly; Nermeen Shaikh,, 3/12/14; Phillip Muldari (KPFA)
DARPA created Net for military, uses social media to spy. NSA helps steal our nude images.
The spat between the CIA and its congressional "overseers" (actually overlookers since they overlook so much misbehavior) has intensified after California Senator Dianne Feinstein took to the Senate floor to directly accuse the CIA of spying on her overisight committee.

Why was the CIA conducting homeland spying in violation of its charter? It was in an effort to undermine a probe of the CIA’s torture and rendition program by Chairperson Feinstein's Senate committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Is the CIA going to brainwash me again? - What, Feinstein?
Its report has yet to be released but reportedly documents extensive illegal abuses and a cover-up by CIA officials. Feinstein says the CIA broke the law by secretly removing more than 900 documents from computers used by panel investigators. She also accuses the CIA of intimidation in its request of an FBI inquiry of the panel’s conduct. 

America tortures with CIA help and cover-ups
Current CIA Director John Brennan rejects Feinstein’s allegations. Meanwhile, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has weighed in by accusing Feinstein of hypocrisy for criticizing alleged CIA spying on U.S. senators but condoning government surveillance of ordinary private citizens. 

Julia Angwin
Democracy Now! hosted a roundtable discussion with three guests: former FBI Agent Mike German, former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Julia Angwin, author of the new book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance. More 

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