World Affairs Brief, January 12, 2017 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen’s World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
This Week’s Analysis:
Trump Disappoints Supporters Again on Immigration
North Korea’s Charm Offensive
Bundy Trial Dismissed with Prejudice
House Fails to Rein in NSA Surveillance of Phone Calls
Preparedness Tip: Maximize Your Fuel Economy Continue reading “Skousen: House Fails to Rein in NSA Surveillance of Phone Calls — They collect all the content along with the metadata, but primarily use the metadata to create profiles on every person in the world showing all their metadata connections to everyone they talk to and all their financial dealings. This massive data connection map on every person also links bank, tax and credit card records so that in an instant that metadata can point to any content the government wants to view • NSA surveillance was used against Trump, but he appears to have gone along with his advisors’ support of the bill for some unknown reason. This may well have been a case where Trump is so busy fighting media brush fires that he doesn’t spend the time to study what his administration is doing”
13 Shocking Facts About Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller
Spying on Americans
Mueller participated in one of the greatest expansions of mass surveillance in human history.
As we noted in 2013:
NBC News reports:
NBC News has learned that under the post-9/11 Patriot Act, the government has been collecting records on every phone call made in the U.S.
On March 2011, FBI Director Robert Mueller told the Senate Judiciary Committee:
We have put in place technological improvements relating to the capabilities of a database to pull together past emails and future ones as they come in so that it does not require an individualized search.
Remember, the FBI – unlike the CIA – deals with internal matters within the borders of the United States.
On May 1st of this year, former FBI agent Tim Clemente told CNN’s Erin Burnett that all present and past phone calls were recorded:
BURNETT: Tim, is there any way, obviously, there is a voice mail they can try to get the phone fcompanies to give that up at this point. It’s not a voice mail. It’s just a conversation. There’s no way they actually can find out what happened, right, unless she tells them?
CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the ainvestigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.
BURNETT: “So they can actually get that? People are saying, look, that is incredible.
CLEMENTE: “No, welcome to America. All of that stuff is being captured as we speak whether we know it or like it or not.”
The next day, Clemente again appeared on CNN, this time with host Carol Costello, and she asked him about those remarks. He reiterated what he said the night before but added expressly that “all digital communications in the past” are recorded and stored:
NSA whistleblowers say that this means that the NSA collects “word for word” all of our communications.
One of the most inspiring messages I’ve ever seen!
POWERFUL and HEROIC KEVIN SHIPP, former CIA officer and author of “The Company of Shadows“
I list some Key Points:
25:00 Social security, “they stole the money.”
30:45 CIA is unconstitutional
36:50 Donald Trump has terrified the shadow government!
39:50 NSA — Edward Snowden is a hero!
42:45 Bluffdale, Utah: “The computers there are so intensive they have to have cooling systems the size of warehouses to cool the data that’s processing in the Utah Data Center. That’s how massive that database is.”
43:20 Congress has no effective oversight over the CIA, because the CIA classifies everything they don’t want seen.
45:35 Only a couple of constitutional congressman, “except for Rand Paul being one, in my view.” Most don’t want to change anything. “We’ve lost congress.”
49:40 Lying under oath
49:55 “In Syria, so far, 475,000 civilian Syrians have been killed through the CIA/US backed rebels. 100,000 Syrian military have died.”
51:45 The torture program: People were killed, electrocuted and seriously wounded by our “enhanced interrogation program.” “It wasn’t just ‘waterboarding.'”
55:00 The tyranny of secrecy
56:20 The government legalizes lying
1:01:00 How they silence whistleblowers
1:05:00 What can we do? “Start a social media storm.”
1:06:50 “The biggest hurdle for me [that] I got over was way back in 2012, when I decided I was not going to fear them anymore. When you decide you’re not going to fear then you’re free!”
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New: CIA Agent Whistleblower Risks All To Expose The Shadow Government
Kevin Shipp was a decorated CIA officer who refused to look the other way in regard to government criminality and cover-up. At a very important public awareness event, held by GeoengineerWatch.org in Northern California, on July 28th, 2017, Mr. Shipp presented a shocking and compelling presentation on numerous, horrific and ongoing government crimes. The total persecution of anyone who dares to tell the truth about rampant government tyranny is also fully exposed. The paradigm we have all known has been built on deception and the dark agendas of the global power structure. The courage Kevin Shipp has shown by doing his best to expose government criminality and tyranny serves as a stellar example to us all.
We desperately need other individuals in government agencies and the US military to follow Kevin’s lead. All of us are essential in the battle to help wake the masses to the truth so that the whistleblowers have the support they need to come forward. If we have any chance of stopping the completely out of control criminal cabal that currently runs our country and much of the world, we must all make our voices heard, we must all join the fight for the greater good.
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