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NSA reform is ending a huge program that never worked

From here:

Here’s the dirty little secret that many spooks are loath to utter publicly, but have been admitting in private for the past two years: The program, which was exposed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013, is more trouble than it’s worth.

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Spook Liars vs. Sy Hersh

Spook Liars:

1. Lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
2. Lied about how ex-NFL player Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan.
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Law enforcement as a tool to squash dissent

Headline from the Guardian:

FBI violated its own rules while spying on Keystone XL opponents

Ah, the ever expanding definition of a terrorist.

People who oppose a dirty ass tar sands/oil pipeline monitored by the FBI.

Let freedom ring!

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Don't worry, idiots in Congress will make total phone surveillance legal!

From CBS News here:

NEW YORK –A federal appeals court in New York has ruled that the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records by the government exceeds what Congress has allowed.

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The Collapse Of Civilization

All you Snowden haters should be double hatin' on Davey 'Death Squad' Petraeus

From here:

Petraeus admitted in his plea agreement that the classified information he leaked included highly sensitive names of covert operatives, war plans for U.S.

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New York Times comes to defense of drones

Headline from NYT website:

Despite Errors, Drones Batter Al Qaeda’s Core

Translation: We gotta keep droning if you want to be safe.

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How can it be legal to drone murder people who you don't even know who they are?

From here:

On Thursday, the White House conceded it did not specifically know whom it had targeted in the “al-Qaida compounds” where US drones killed Weinstein and Lo Porto, as well as American-born militants Adam Gadahn and Ahmed Farouq and two others.

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