Oops - no prison time necessary, eh?
I love it how the Senators weren't upset about the proles being spied upon, but were outraged when they themselves were targets.
CIA Director John Brennan has apologized after his staff snooped on computers used by the US Senate during a probe into spies' use of torture. Brennan was speaking at a closed meeting with senators on Thursday. The computers were on a secure network known as RDINet, which was set up by the CIA to store classified documents for …
What do you expect? Spies spy, it's in their mental makeup to do so. This does point to the fact that these characters need to be held on a short lead at all times. Otherwise you get what has happened.
But I agree, the hypocrisy shown in this case is stunning.
It just shows you, one rule for them, another for the rest of us.
Such a boring question I have in my dreams since years.
"..Is it really a war against terrorism? .. If it is being fought (forced/intimated/staged) without a democratic will, how on earth they are justifying that they are better than dictators..mmm.. Gaza, Ezypt, Libya .. more than half of the world population is in middle of some war and the only country I presumed as a war hero, is confused who put them in the war.."
Ah, better to wakeup.
America has lost the "War against Terrorism" just as they lost the "War against Poverty" and the "War against Drugs" - of course when I say "lost" I'm referring to the general public, not the corporate profits which have increased with each war.
Now I come to think about it - and now that Corporations are "people" too - I guess America is actually winning the wars in terms of return on corporate investment.
The American security services don't give a rat's ass about the democratic system they are meant to protect. Checks and balances? That's so last century! Now they check everything and balance any critical reporting with made-up official statements, inofficial leaks, and covert propaganda.
The only way to solve this problem is to cut their budget; when the gravy train stops, all those smart boys may go out and do something productive. But I guess the failure to recognize any of the recent threats (Arab spring *6, Ukraine crisis, ...) will just be a reason to spend more money.
This should be wake-up call for all these politicians. They thought they had control of this beast and they assured the public that everyone could be trusted because everything was correct and proper.
Can there be any clearer a message that these agencies view themselves as above the law or that, even with the best intentions, individuals can and do go outside of that?
Have they any idea how hollow all the reassurances and dismissals given to the public now sound?
If these people can't even be trusted to respect the US Senate, does anyone really believe they respect the privacy of the US people?
>While I do enjoy the comment (and have used a similar line myself) this really is a bit more serious. It's not >just about spying on Senators but about removing information the Senators are using to investigate CIA >activities. And then lying to them about it.
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"Out of Control and Running the Show"
If that manifestation of Ancient Evil Brennan is not reassigned to a post controlling speeding tickets at the Mexican border right fucking now, and a few upper levels of the CIA hierarchy are not decapitated along with him, the Land of Freedumb deserves all it will get. And it will get a lot.
Also, chuckle at that war-driving obedient and opportunistic hag Pelosi getting the jitters: Pelosi Hesitates To Criticize CIA: 'They Really Come After You'
Also, chuckle at that war-driving obedient and opportunistic hag Pelosi getting the jitters:
You either pulled a complete non-sequitir, or you're seriously in need of a reading-comprehension booster shot. The article clearly referred to Senator Dianne Feinstein; Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was not mentioned anywhere.
Please try to keep up...
dumb has always been free . . . that's why we have so much of it.
what we need in our "intelligence" services is enough intelligence to not do these kinds of things (or enough to not get caught - not really).
and my president, who i'm beginning to loathe, but not quite as much as the alternatives offered, just said he has confidence in brennan . . . i have confidence in brennan too . . . i'm confident that he will keep doing this kind of shit.
every one of the people caught doing or approving or not supervising-out-of-existence this type of activity should be in jail . . . and don't even ask about the torturers and their bosses and enablers (i'd build a sewer line to The Hague and flush all of them into their cesspit for digestion).
[can't some of you left-ponders wrangle, at least, shrub and darth cheney an invitation to tour the continent? . . . 'cause my government sure ain't gonna]
No no you totally misunderstood our response to the query and overreacted to our actions taken out to preserve national security.The documents themselves are still live and unadulterated on the RDINet system, we just modified their user base access control which unfortunately had the side effect of making them unavailable for viewing by many of the board members.
When I read the line "staff had created false accounts" I said whuh? WTF is a false account, something used by the Batman bad guy FalseFace?
I'm on vacation, I just woke up and I'm wondering if I'll get the meaning of false account after a coupla cuppas?
Maybe it's time for that pint instead!
In a climate of lies, there is no foundation of trust. The very air one breathes in Washington, DC reeks of dishonesty, deception, and hypocrisy. There is no foundation of trust remaining in that cesspit of corruption and dissolution. What a pathetic end for us.
"After being briefed on the CIA Inspector General report today, I have no choice but to call for the resignation of CIA Director John Brennan," said Senator Mark Udall (D-CO).
Well, you gotta like the bluster, I guess, but where there's bluster there is also bullshit. And there is some serious stench here.
Let's consider that Douche-nozzle Brennen is "allowed" to resign. Of course, that means he'll receive a healthy severance associated with said "resignation" (and we'll throw in some "hush money" to boot). And, of course, that comes with a full government pension. (You know, the one no other entity in the US can get?)
And since there are no charges, no hint of wrong-doing, his record (and more importantly for him, his clearance level) are unsullied, thereby freeing him to immediately soft-land a nice, cushy lobbying and/or "consulting" job.
In the meantime Gary McKinnon can't visit his sick dad for fear of extradition to the American gulag for doing the exact same thing that Brennen did (oh, wait..that isn't true...McKinnon never lied about doing what he did), and everybody's favorite whistleblower/traitor Ed Snowden tries to keep himself warm in the bowels of the Russian Federation, for doing the exact same thing that Brennen did (oh, wait..that isn't true...Snowden never lied about doing what he did, either).
No. Either perp-walks, or its simply YAN bullshit American whitewash.
(I'm not a betting man, but my money is on the latter...)
"In the meantime Gary McKinnon can't visit his sick dad for fear of extradition to the American gulag for doing the exact same thing that Brennen did (oh, wait..that isn't true...McKinnon never lied about doing what he did), and everybody's favorite whistleblower/traitor Ed Snowden tries to keep himself warm in the bowels of the Russian Federation, for doing the exact same thing that Brennen did (oh, wait..that isn't true...Snowden never lied about doing what he did, either)."
In fact I'm not sure McKinnon removed documents from the Senate machines, in the way that the CIA is stated to have.
Knowing how much Big time pols like their privileges I'm pretty sure "Messing with a PC used by a member of Congress for doing secret stuff" breaks multiple laws with options for substantial jail time.
So these are the people who think Snowden and Assange are "traitors" and should be executed. Yet when their own services are caught being actual criminals, all they require is a mealy mouthed apology whose only accuracy is that they're sorry they got caught. No charges, no criminal investigation, no jail time, no firing, no repercussions at all.
Then they wonder why so many people think the USA is run by little more than a bunch of murderous hypocrites.
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