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NSA Snoop Program Toll: One FBI Patsy
by Kurt Nimmo    Another Day in the Empire
Entered into the database on Sunday, February 05th, 2006 @ 01:06:09 MST


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According to FBI head honcho Robert Mueller, the NSA’s J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Vacuum Cleaner approach to violating the Constitution “hasn’t nabbed any Al Qaeda agents in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 attacks,” the New York Daily News reports. “Mueller told the Senate Intelligence Committee that his agents get ‘a number of leads from the NSA,’ but he made it clear Osama Bin Laden’s henchmen weren’t at the end of the trail,” thus demonstrating the obvious fact the massive snoop program is not designed to prevent terrorism.

“The committee’s chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), let slip that one disrupted plot involved Iyman Faris’ scheme to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge. ‘I think as to the number of lives that have been saved, it might have been how many were on the Brooklyn Bridge if it had blown up,’ Roberts said.” Not mentioned by the less than circumspect New York Daily News is the fact Faris, aka Mohammad Rauf, was on the FBI payroll as a “double agent,” that is to say he worked for the FBI and when convenient for propaganda purposes they framed him. As well, Faris is a suicidal mental case, often a job requirement for dim bulb patsies.

Of course, the real purpose of the NSA snoop program—and shredding the Fourth Amendment in the process—is to monitor the domestic enemies of the Straussian neocons, not catching “al-Qaeda” in the act.

“James Risen, who co-wrote the original New York Times piece reporting on the secret program, has explained in his recently published book, State of War, that the spying involves government access to vast databases containing tens or hundreds of thousands of communications and emails that have nothing to do with Al Qaeda,” explains Joe Kay. “A database managed by a secretive Pentagon intelligence agency called Counterintelligence Field Activity, or CIFA, was found last month to contain reports on at least four dozen antiwar meetings or protests, many of them on college campuses,” notes an editorial published by the Washington Post.

The protesters were written up under a Pentagon program called Talon, which is supposed to collect raw data on threats to defense facilities in the United States. CIFA, an agency created just under four years ago that now includes nine directorates and more than 1,000 employees, is charged with working to prevent terrorist attacks. Instead, hidden from public and congressional scrutiny, it has repeated the same abuses once committed against war protesters and civil rights activists of the 1960s. In addition to compiling information on Americans who were peaceful political dissenters rather than terrorists, the agency retained reports in its database well beyond a 90-day limit—a standard adopted in response to the Vietnam-era excesses.

Obviously, the real enemies of the state are basically the same enemies monitored, harassed, and even assassinated during the Vietnam-era and well before. Osama bin “Forgotten,” al-CIA-duh, and the dim bulb patsy Mohammad Rauf are nothing more than an engineered pretext for the current clique of fascist authoritarians in the White House and the Pentagon to go after sincere threats—antiwar, anti-globalist, and patriot movement