ISIS, Cartels, Open Borders & Hill’s Email-Gate: Narco-Terror Nexus & Obama Inc.’s Complicity Exposed. Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

ISIS: "We are here and we are funded by your government through Swiss banks".

IF patriots want to understand how ISIS catapulted (seemingly, out of nowhere) to become the mega terror force that it is, they must be willing to revert back to Fast & Furious. Yes, the illegal gun running by the ATF, DEA and FBI from 2006-2011 should be viewed as a “test run” template for the CIA’s (with assists from various FED agencies and Mid East terror groups) Libyan operation; the largest weapons running operation into the Mid East theater, aka Benghazigate, bar none. Hill’s domain too. Not only that, Congress (yes, the erstwhile “august” body) koshered a mega weapons airlift (Oct. 2014) into the bloody Syrian war, ostensibly to supply the so-called “rebels”, those who had already been proven to align with ISIS! Hmm.

(Weapons approved by Congress, airlifted. now in ISIS’s hands…shocked??)

MOREOVER, let’s also agree that the CIA (and DHS) is akin to a criminal cartel, and it does NOT operate F/B/O America’s citizens. Indeed, their efforts are directed at guarding whatever the banksters – and their bought and paid for politicians – demand at any given time.

THAT being established, ISIS, created by Obama Inc. (and the progeny of al-Qaeda), is amok inside and outside America’s borders. Multiple high decibel alarms are ringing, yet, are Americans hearing them? 

ALARM ONE:

MOST ominously, a road map to their Mexican base – and how it came to pass – has been detailed at this site. Indeed, “ISIS is making preparations to strike U.S. southern border states” was written in Aug. 2014. 

AMERICA’s compromised borders are not the result of an operational inability to control infiltrators, whether under the guise of kiddies or not. The absence of proper controls were designed to aid and abet the overthrow of America, both through an unbearable crush of illegal aliens, further coupled with an ability to ferry Islamic terrorists for whatever havoc they have in store. Sounds bizarre, yes, but not from an Anti-American-in-Chief’s perspective.

MOVING right along…the poisonous fruits of HUSSEIN Obama’s labors are prepping to explode. As indicated, a two-prong probing is in place within America and poised inside Juarez, Mexico.

IN fact, as a main hub for narco-terror (alongside the tri-border region of Latin America), MS-13 became a front center concern at this blog. This site is anything but Johnny-Come-Lately.

ALARM TWO:

EFFECTIVELY, as related in Dec. 2014, “ISIS (and attendant jihadi tentacles) is embedded in America” and planning multiple terror attacks. Mind you, this prognostication took place a full 5 months before their opening shot in Garland, Texas. Dead on.

ALARM THREE:

AND, as predicted, only a few months onward, an ISIS hyper-alert was blared from these pages, relative to narco-terrorists and their direct nexus to jihadi smuggling!

DEMONSTRABLY, all of the above is the nexus to the seemingly disparate wildfires under the tenure of HUSSEIN Obama, and the footprints to Hillary’s (illegal) private email server housing State Dept. classified secrets. The twists and turns.

CONSEQUENTIALLY, it is due to this incendiary mix that readers should take the time to view the following clip, at least those who are concerned about America becoming the next regional wildfire.

County after county, the takeover of parts of Arizona by the drug cartels is evidenced by Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu. The situation is so bad that it has drawn the attention of Presidential candidate, Ben Carson who has pledged to put the National Guard on the border in order to secure the border. Babeu bemoans the fact that the Obama administration releases convicted illegal alien felons back into American communities instead of deporting them as our laws call for.

Why would the Obama administration be complicit in these highly illegal activities? The office of the Secretary of State would be involved.

When one follows the evidence trail, Hillary Clinton is implicated in supporting terrorism and served as an accomplice in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens at Benghazi….read the whole thing!

STILL yet, aside from all the devastating news re those who have betrayed America in unimaginable ways, there are others who will stand up and refuse to stand down. This is the case whether they are army trained or in the civilian population.

Benjamin James's photo.

SO considering the fact that 3 American heroes (2 of whom are army trained, despite being unarmed at the time of the terror attack) took down an ISIS aligned terrorist, it becomes clear that there are Americans ready to step up, when the time comes.

NOT to be overlooked, relative to America’s heroes – though currently purged from the military, others duly “missing” – HUSSEIN Obama’s abuse toward (previous) top brass warrants the following urgent questions: Since General Carter Ham and Admiral Charles M. Gaouette know the answers to what happened during Benghazigate, it behooves further inquiry: Where are Ham and Gaouette today? Why haven’t they testified in open – or closed – hearings? Were their actions akin to a military coup, knowing full well that the Commander-in-Chief had (still is) betrayed the American people? And, as loyal Americans, did they place their oaths of duty first and foremost? Apparently.

EVEN so, if one digs deep enough into the underwriters of the decades worth of terror plaguing the Mid East and its cancerous spread (knowing full well that Islams committed followers live to die for Allah, necessitating the destruction of the west on behalf of the ummah), certain factors are front and center and must be recognized for what they are. Let the chips fall where they may.

MOST significantly, looking to Congress to right said wrongs is whistling past America’s graveyard. Both sides of the aisle have already bowed, submitted, to (pagan) Allah. This is a fact.

INCONTESTABLY, both Congressional parties are inextricably linked to Booz Allen Hamilton, yes, the private equity fund owned by The Carlyle Group. Indeed, that same gov’t contractor, aka fixer, is the go to group for the CIA and its dirty deals. Yup. And when one connects the narco-terror dots, guess which ones keep popping up? Lo and behold, entities attached to the Clinton’s, the Bush’s, the House of Saud and the Bin Laden’s, yes, THAT Bin Laden – in tandem with other Mid East and global players – assist in laundering monies to fund Islamic chaos for whatever economic and political goal necessitates said funding. Moving right along, ask yourself: Where does UBS whistleblower Brad Birkenfeld’s CIA-NSA-Swiss Banks-Booz Allen Hamilton-Terrorist Finance connections enter the picture? Everywhere. Hint: at its base, there is much more than tax evasion involved. 

YES, HUSSEIN Obama’s ascendancy was timed to be the undertaker of decades worth of world chaos, particularly related to Mid East terror. And as a CIA connected “made man”, a communist/Marxist /Islamist hybrid alike, the take down of America has always been part of his tenure.

AND the fact that America is poised to become a facsimile of a narco-terror state (like Mexico and other Latin/South American nations) through unfettered open borders – facilitated by Obama Inc.’s turning a blind eye to ISIS setting up shop right across the southern border  indicates that the plan is close to fruition. 

CONCOMITANTLY, is it any wonder that ISIS feels emboldened by its plans to smash the borders of the Mid East, as well as America’s southern ones alike?

ISIS Plans To Smash Borders Of Mideast Map

ISIS in America 6

AS is said, just one strike of a match (set via the axis between ISIS/Islamic hydras and drug/criminal cartels) will indubitably alight the southern border and spread like wildfire across America. And if anyone thinks this is hysteria-talk, and not the anticipated outcome by Obama Inc., well, this site has a bridge to sell you too.

OH, and all of the above is hardly the result of a fevered imagination and conspiracy theory stone-throwing! If only.

{re-blogged at The Homeland Security Network}

 

 

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DHS, AN OUTLAW, RENEGADE AGENCY: CAUGHT FERRYING ILLEGALS & USURPING LAW & ORDER. A MIRROR OF AG HOLDER’S LAWLESSNESS…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Is anyone shocked to learn that the two largest and most powerful enforcement agencies in America, DHS and the AG office, operate as “legal” outlaws? In fact, so much so, that expecting them to obey the rule of law, one would still have to believe in the tooth fairy and whimsical fantasy tales. How many rational adults cling to said childhood dreams? Not too many.

In this regard, let us step back into one front of Obama Inc.’s lawlessness, and then segue into the latest revelation at hand.

And it is important to internalize that too many Americans have misplaced their faith into believing that the top law enforcement agency of the land, the AG’s fiefdom, has their backs. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a matter of record, AG Holder is running a renegade, lawless entity and his record is manifestly injudicious.

Where oh where to begin…perhaps at a most recent attempt to incite a race war, in tandem with the boss of bosses, his capo de tutti capi, Barack HUSSEIN Obama: indeed, on behalf of ‘Tray’ both continue to incite to race wars in America’s cities, courtesy of Obama Inc’s ‘shock troops’, as white teens are murdered in the crossfire. So will AG Holder investigate these crimes, given the part he plays? Don’t hold your breath.

Moving right along, we enter Holder’s DOJ and its renegade milieu, and as if on cue, bellies up to invoke Islamic “blasphemy” laws In the USA! Unfathomable, but no less true.

How impossible is it to realize that a radical, racialist, Islamist apologist DOJ imposes a mega mosque on a U.S. community, even though it was against the zoning laws to do so? Alerts are being issued, as the Radical-in-Chief tasks (il)legally-bent (AG) Holder to “criminalize” Islamic speech via thuggish UN dictates.

As a result, there is only so much patriots can tolerate, thus, a movement to IMPEACH AG Holder for crimes which surpass Articles of Impeachment is gaining steam. Yes, jail time is warranted.

In this regard, will Barack Hussein Obama’s lawless “justice” department finally ! fall?

Back to the 2nd lawless prong, the focal point of this commentary:

DHS’s (Black) employee, in charge of PROCURING weaponry, is reportedly inciting a race war! What’s going on that he is still on the job? 

Concomitantly, DHS INSIDER and its heretofore scandals are ripe to blow wide open, and NSA’s Snowden’s revelations provide an opening shot.

But let’s not forget about “FAST & FURIOUS”, an illegal weapons running scheme, accruing many dead bodies, involving AG Holder & seguing into DHS!   

The above raises increasing alarm bells re (previous DHS head)“Mama Janet’s” shopping sprees, accumulating billions in ammo & hardware alike! What’s their end goal?

Regardless, ‘Mama Janet’ resigned and landed a plum post as President of UC’s university system, yet DHS & their fixation on vets continues: a regime’s penchant for spying – “Putin-esque”.

So what are they up to now? And could it get any worse? Hang on tight…

Homeland Security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.

The Washington Times

Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • **FILE** U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks to the north on June 13, 2013, near where the border wall ends as is separates Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego. (Associated Press)
    A federal judge in Texas late last week accused the Obama administration of aiding drug cartels, saying that instead of enforcing immigration laws, agents knowingly helped smuggle an illegal immigrant girl into the U.S. to live with her mother, also an illegal immigrant, in Virginia.
In a 10-page order, Judge Andrew S. Hanen said the case was the fourth such case he’s seen over the last month, and in each instance Customs and Border Protection agents have helped to locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents.

The judge said in each case, the taxpayers footed the bill for flights — including flights to multiple locations in different parts of the U.S. that it took to find one of the children’s parents.

“The DHS is rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws. More troubling, the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children,” the judge said, adding that some of the children have been made to swim the Rio Grande River or traverse remote areas as part of the smuggling.

In the case before the judge last week, a 10-year-old girl whose mother, Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, paid a smuggler to get the daughter from El Salvador across the border and to Virginia.

The agents apprehended the smuggler and the young girl, and prosecuted the smuggler, but delivered the daughter to Ms. Salmeron Santos in Virginia, even though agents were aware she was in the country illegally.

“The DHS, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals,” the judge said. “It completed the mission of the conspiracy initiated by Salmeron Santos. In summary, instead of enforcing the laws of the United States, the government took direct steps to help the individuals who violated it. A private citizen would, and should, be prosecuted for this conduct.”

Judge Hanen said that Homeland Security officials regularly testify that the drug cartels control immigrant smuggling operations along the border, and he said the department’s actions in helping finish the smuggling actually end up benefitting the very cartels U.S. officials say they are trying to damage.


“The big economic losers in this scenario are the citizens of the United States who, by virtue of this DHS policy, are helping fund these evil ventures with their tax dollars,” the judge wrote.

Homeland Security officials told the court they won’t prosecute the illegal immigrant parents for their role in the smuggling, and Judge Hanen said it appeared to be a department-wide policy. Officials did say they are considering trying to deport Salmeron Santos, though it was unclear whether that had been done.

The cases highlight a growing problem along the border of what the government terms unaccompanied alien children, or UACs. Apprehensions of UACs jumped 81 percent from 2010 to 2012, suggesting more and more illegal immigrant parents are taking the risk of having their children leave home to join them in the U.S.

The young children present sympathetic cases, just as do those already in the country, known as Dreamers, after the Dream Act legislation.

President Obama last year announced a new policy to halt deportations of those young illegal immigrants, arguing they were brought to the U.S. by their parents with no say in the decision, and so should be allotted special treatment.

Immigrant-rights advocates now want the parents of the Dreamers to be spared deportation, arguing it is morally wrong to separate families.

But Judge Hanen said in the cases before him the illegal immigrants made that decision themselves, often years before. In the case of the 10-year-old, he said Ms. Salmeron Santos chose to come to the U.S. without her daughter years ago.

“She purposefully chose this course of action. Her decision to smuggle the child across the border, even if motivated by the best of motives, is not an excuse for the United States government to further a criminal conspiracy, and by doing so, encourage others to break the law and endanger additional children,” the judge wrote.

“To put this in another context, the DHS policy is as logical as taking illegal drugs or weapons that it has seized from smugglers and delivering them to the criminals who initially solicited their illegal importation/exportation. Legally, this situation is no different.”

In tandem, DHS & AG Holder (Obama Inc.’s double swords) are actively colluding with illegal aliens, with their blatant violations impinging upon law abiding citizens: a double crime; picking the public’s pocket and enriching/validating illegal aliens. Courtesy of the Thief-in-Chief

EVEN more so, the following tells another side of their lawbreaking tale: deportations under Obama plunged to just 1 percent last year ! More pointedly, America’s “law enforcers” gut the law, exhibiting the sham of immigration “reform.

ADDING to the indictments against them, what are the chances that “Mama Janet’s” DHS “lost” 226 illegals, Deemed National Security Threats Too? 

IN reality, without being able to shove major illegal immigration “reform” down America’s throat, the regime has found various circuitous, illegal routes to allow them to overrun America into a lawless nation. A regime gone wild.

Law and order…rule of law…dead and buried.

Movement To IMPEACH AG Holder: Crimes Surpass Articles of Impeachment. Jail Time Warranted…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Calls to impeach a sitting POTUS should never be wielded as a political weapon. Concomitantly, neither should demands for his AG’s impeachment be utilized as a tool to trifle with. For if there is no there there, then the only losers are the American people and the winners are partisan hacks. Besides, serious times call for serious measures, devoid of malice aforethought. 

NONETHELESS, there are few more “deserving” within Obama Inc. than AG Holder, to be the recipient of  articles of impeachment. Yes, there are countless others of equal (dis)repute within Obama’s regime gone wild, but first things first.

How so? Well, if the basis therein is to hold to account those who break the laws of the land with impunity, endanger national security within the confines of “legal” cover, then there is no more worthy address than that of the top law enforcement official of the land, AG Holder!

Where to begin…his crimes are so vast and multifaceted…but at the beginning:

Indictment Number 1 – 

When does a pile up of dead bodies NOT lead to criminal indictments? HINT: When perpetrated by the Obama regime. 

Indictment Number 2 –

And when the arm which collects taxpayer funds to the point of nothing short of highway robbery in broad daylight – to fund their socialist schemes, then turns around and gains “legal” imprimatur – know that the AG is deeply in the mix. As such, how scary is it to hear that IRS enforcement agents will be armed with SHOTGUNS (hidden within Obamacare dictates), as law abiding citizens are disarmed, under the pretext of tax collection! Wondering, where is this truly headed?

Indictment Number 3 – 

Does anyone recall FAST & FURIOUS, even though it has been purposefully pushed out of the spotlight (but peeking back in)? In so far as justice is concerned, the above weapons running across U.S./Mexico’s borders is responsible for killing American agents, plus scores of Mexicans. It was cooked up in AG Holder’s domain, its end goal – gun control! Will Holder pay the price? Time will tell.

Indictment Number 4 – 

Adding to the indictment, how much clearer can it get that the Racialist-in-Chief, in cahoots with his Lawbreaker-in-Chief, is stoking the racial fires? As a result, ‘Justice’ For ‘Tray’ was extracted and whites were/are beaten to a pulp. Yet, Obama’s goons/media remain stone cold silent. Will Obama Inc., chiefly his AG, get a free pass? Absolutely, if not for their tag team incitement over “Tray”, their winks and their nods (oh yeah, as the POTUS stirred the fires, remarking that “Tray” could have been his son), their youthful, energy-laden, chip-on-their shoulders “homies” would not be running wild, reminiscent of darker times during America’s racially-charged 60’s. My oh my, Black youths gone wild has a new moniker, an edgy twist: the knockout “game“…see this video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J56g28YUo4 !! Damn them all.

 Indictment Number 5 –

Trying to keep up with their crimes is exhausting, and we haven’t even touched upon Benghazigate, a crime which surely elicited requisite cover from the chief law officer in the land: the nexus between cover ups: Benghazigate mirror image of Fast & Furious!

Indictment Number 6 – 

And what’s up with a chief employee from the Dept. of Homeland (in)Security inciting to a race war, without even being fired for it? DHS (Black) employee, in charge of PROCURING weaponry, caught inciting a race war! What’s going on? 

Indictment Number 7 –

Alas, the laundry list of his indictable crimes continues apace…AG Holder is deeply in sync with criminalizing any exposure of Islamic designs on America and the west, thus obviating freedom of speech! Believe it. ALERT: Radical-in-Chief Obama Tasks (il)Legally-Bent (AG) Holder To “Criminalize” Islamic Speech Via Thuggish UN DictatesHolder’s DOJ, As If On Cue, Bellies Up To Invoke Islamic “Blasphemy” Laws In The USA!

 Indictment Number 8 – 

In light of the above, how unexpected is it to find out that a radical, racialist, Islamist apologist DOJ imposes a mega-mosque on a U.S. community? Shocking it ain’t.

Indictment Number 9 –

But just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, take note of how U.S. soldiers are denied due process under the aegis of AG Holder’s anti-American cabal: American warriors DENIED legal counsel/due process: not so for “Soldiers for Allah”, courtesy of taxpayers! How can this be? 

DUE to all of the above, and so much more, how far fetched is the demand for Holder’s impeachment?

Americans Demand Holder’s Impeachment

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 BY  

Pete Olson (R-TX), along with Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and 18 other U.S. House Republicans, have presented articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder for numerous scandals, including Operation Fast & Furious, failure to enforce multiple laws, refusal to prosecute IRS officials, and false testimony about the investigation of journalist James Rosen.

To show your support for these representatives, please cast your vote in our poll, Should Congress Impeach Eric Holder? Over 40,000 Americans have cast their vote, don’t miss out. 

While it is generally easier to go along to get along, it should never be the case when it comes to a nation’s security, it’s overall health and welfare. 

It is simply impossible to argue with the facts at hand and the attendant indictments. To do so would be wishful thinking and to be willfully blind. Treasonous to boot.

Will Barack Hussein Obama’s Lawless ‘Justice’ Department, Under The Aegis Of AG Holder, Finally ! Fall?

That’s just one of too many pressing questions and concerns!

FEDERALIZING STATE POLICE & COLORADANS SEEK FREEDOM FROM WASHINGTON’S GRIP: Five Counties Vote For SECESSION & Montana “Up In Arms”…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

In relation to breaking free from the Fed’s choke hold, their strangle hold, previous commentaries touched upon several well qualified rumblings.

And while many are truly fed up with Washington’s dictates, it is also the case that talking is never the same barometer as doing. There are those who just jibber jabber but hardly put their cards on the table. Cowards. But this is not the case with a growing number of (“rural”) Coloradans, and other states/counties are joining the fray.

Consider the past as prologue, particularly as Obamacare’s death grip shocks many heretofore fence sitters into action-mode. Many are now realizing that the health care overhaul was never meant to result in “affordable” care, but for TOTAL control over America’s citizens, especially as up to 80 million are reportedly in jeopardy of losing their health care! Say what? NOT only that, but Obamacare is the linkage to eventual gun control. Yes, its loopholes are designed to disarm Americans. Evil.

In this regard, secession is looking better and better – the real “hope for change”. Its effects are bubbling to the surface and Northeast Intelligence Network renders some clues as to the undercurrent of secession. 

Is anyone surprised that Texans are leading the charge towards secession too ? Enter Coloradans, as they set the stage to blow out ALL Demsters who mess with their Constitutional right to bear arms.

‘WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A BEACHHEAD FOR SECESSION’

5 counties plunge forward with plan for new state

For the first time since the Civil War, U.S. counties have voted to instruct their elected officials to pursue the possibility of forming a 51st state.

Residents of five Colorado counties voted Tuesday in favor of the resolutions.

“This is an important moment for liberty,” said Jeffrey Hare, founder of the 51st state initiative. “We have five counties in this state that have said they want to exercise their rights under the state constitution and secede.”

Colorado has a strong statement in its constitution saying the people have the right to abolish the government anytime they believe it is necessary. Article II of the Colorado constitution says:

“The people of this state have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, sovereign and independent state; and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided, such change be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.”

The wording is particularly significant, because Colorado became a state in 1876, 11 years after the end of the Civil War.

With the passage of the ballot measures in the five counties, Coloradans for the second time this year have drawn their authority directly from the state constitution to do something that politics was unable to accomplish.

Earlier they used Article XXI to recall from office two Democratic state senators who voted in favor of a series of gun control laws that were among the strictest in the nation. The recall was the first time the constitutional provision had ever been utilized.

Now residents are taking the first step to exercise their right to abolish their form of government. While media reports have claimed residents were voting on secession, that is not completely accurate.

Secession would need the approval of the state legislature or state electorate and then of the U.S. Congress.

Hare noted that even in the counties that voted against secession the margin of victory was not overwhelming.

“Since this movement began a few months ago we went from zero to 43 percent approval even in the counties that voted against the issue,” Hare said. “This is especially significant when you consider that unlike other ballot initiatives, there was no organized campaign in support of the measure.”

“The most we did was a few radio ads and Facebook posts. We didn’t have the time or money to have meetings advocating the issue. In spite of this, large percentages of voters said they wanted to leave the state.”

The movement has inspired residents in other states to consider similar measures. In California, residents in some northern counties are attempting to secede from the state and form a new state of Jefferson. Residents of other states have also contacted county officials asking about the possibility of starting their own secession movements.

Weld County commissioner Sean Conway said while he respects the wishes of the voters, who turned down the resolution, the issues that prompted the vote still need to be addressed.

“You have to respect the voters’ decision. Weld County commissioners will not pursue a 51st state, but we will pursue other options that I think address the problem,” Conway said from a Weld County election watch party in Fort Lupton. “The (disconnect) problem still exists. I think it’s incumbent upon us to continue this dialogue, which began in June to address the disconnect between rural and urban communities in Colorado, and come together to try and find a solution to addressing that problem.”

Conway told WND the vote raised awareness of the problem and inspired others nationwide.

“I fully understand that our movement is kind of like the young child who said the emperor has no clothes on,” Conway said. “We are setting the example and leading the way for people all across this country who are frustrated at being ignored by government officials and we’re doing what they wanted to do, but were afraid to attempt. People all across the country are now finding courage because of what we did. They’re saying if northeastern Colorado can stand up to a government that doesn’t address their concerns, then we can to.”

Hare said with Tuesday’s vote, the movement is just beginning.

“We now need to focus on educating people in the counties that voted for the issue on the need to put pressure on the legislature to allow them to have an actual vote on the issue,” Hare explained. “These counties are all right next to each other, we have established a beachhead for secession in the state and we need to build on the ground we do have.”

YES, aside from the “east and west left coasts” (alas, this American-Israeli’s home city, NYC, just elected DeBlasio, a true bloody Commissar, therefore, all “hope for change” is gone) there are many other states left over, and they are viewing the handwriting on the wall. The disarming of America. Take Montana as a “test” case….

The plaintiff in a Montana lawsuit seeking freedom from federal gun regulations has written an open letter to members of the U.S. Supreme Court, where his case soon is to be appealed, pleading with them to rein in the federal government’s arrogance and conceit.

“The natives are beyond restless. They are at the stage of collecting torches and pitchforks and preparing to head for the castle gates en masse,” writes Gary Marbut, president of Montana Shooting Sports Association and author of “Gun Laws of Montana.”

FEW can argue that the Radical-in-Chief is up to his neck in disarming America, and in more ways than one. But the fastest route to its dismantlement runs through gun control. Hence, the all out push, even if less than visible surface-wise.

For additional ammunition, a good understanding of Obama’s plans to subdue Americans is an essential read: MARTIAL LAW PLANS RATCHETED UP IN THE U.S.. What Does Obama Inc. Have In Store For “Non-Compliant” Citizens & Others? 

Chillingly, as Coloradans assert their rights, take a listen to the embedded radio show by Northeast Intelligence Network (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2013/11/27/greg-evensen-and-steve-quayle-on-gun-confiscation), as intelligence insiders send out alarm bells to local police, sheriff’s departments and overall citizens, regarding the Feds plans for Martial Law. But there’s more. Guess which state is first in their cross hairs? Colorado! On the other hand, Tennessee is rapidly becoming a militarized zone, checkpoints, DNA swabs and all! 

And though the leftist controlled media by Obama Inc. has intensely squashed all hope of getting to the bottom of Fast & Furious, gun control was its genesis. Its raison d’etre.

So woe to all “bitter clingers”, Obama and goons are coming for your guns – with or without your approval! Stay alert. Pay this forward.

“FAST & FURIOUS” Revelations Squashed: First Amendment Rights Violated. What Are Obama & Goons Hiding? Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

There are so many illegal actions swirling overhead on Capitol Hill it is nigh impossible to keep abreast, even if one is as tuned in as this blogger tends to be. Invariably, some poopings will fall through the cracks, yet it is not for lack of effort or relevant access.

Be that as it may, several remain a focal point, most intrinsically: Benghazigate, IRSgate, NSAgate, DOJgate as well as Fast & Furious. But before we catch up with one in particular it is instructive to take note of the following: if there is no “there there”, then surely opening up “this and that” to the public – and subjecting its aftermath to the light of day – should be warranted and certainly not hushed up. You think? Yet, if the opposite is the case, to hell with the First Amendment, and hiding under the guise of “security” and other made up out of whole cloth concerns suddenly becomes a mitigating factor. Give us all a break…so many tall tales…who can keep up!

Indeed, freedom of religion (NOT including the jihadist kind) and freedom of expression (but screaming fire in a crowded auditorium, for example, is hardly “protected” expression/speech) is sacrosanct, at least it is supposed to be in America. As such, some who retire from security-related posts are inclined to pen their memoirs, even though they are usually vetted by their former employers/superiors. No problem with that.

To be sure, no one at this site is suggesting that national security isn’t a critical concern, however, pointing out a program which ACTUALLY endangers U.S. interests – for whatever reason – must be fair game. If not, some who harbor less than an American agenda will continue as is and many citizens will be at risk. Well, in third world countries silencing whistle blowers is the norm, but is it the “new” normal in America? Hope not. Which leads us back to Fast & Furious and the censorship fight ahead.

ATF tries to block whistleblowing agent’s Fast and Furious book

1st Amendment battle over ‘gun-walking’ expose

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is blocking the main whistleblower in the Fast and Furious case from publishing a book for pay, claiming his retelling of the Mexico “gun-walking” scandal will hurt morale inside the embattled law enforcement agency, according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.

ATF’s dispute with Special Agent John Dodson is setting up a First Amendment showdown that is poised to bring together liberal groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and conservatives in Congress who have championed Mr. Dodson’s protection as a whistleblower.

The ACLU is slated to become involved in the case Monday, informing ATF it is representing Mr. Dodson and filing a formal protest to the decision to reject his request to publish the already written book, sources told The Times, speaking only on the condition of anonymity.

The battle also could have repercussions on Capitol Hill, where the two lead investigators who helped uncover the Fast and Furious scandal, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, Calif. Republican, had written a foreword to the book, the sources said.

ATF officials declined Sunday night to discuss Mr. Dodson’s specific matter, citing personnel privacy. But the officials said it was possible for an agent to be rejected for publishing a book for pay but get permission to publish it for free. No manuscript for any Fast and Furious book has received approval for unpaid publication, however, the officials said.

Mr. Dodson was the first ATF special agent to go public in 2011 with allegations that his supervisors had authorized the flow of semi-automatic weapons into Mexico instead of interdicting them, touching off a scandal that toppled most of the top leadership of ATF in Washington and Phoenix. The controversy also led to angry recriminations in Mexico, which dealt with a wave of violent crime linked to the weapons, and high-profile congressional hearings that embarrassed the Obama administration.

Mr. Dodson began penning a book late last year about his role as the central whistleblower in the case and in June sought formal permission for outside employment that would allow him to engage a publisher and publish the book.

Documents show that one of Mr. Dodson’s supervisors in Arizona, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Carlos Canino, rejected his request July 19 and was backed in the decision by the agent in charge of the office, Thomas G. Atteberry, four days later.

Their rejection made no claims that the book would release sensitive or classified information or compromise ongoing law enforcement proceedings.

Rather, the supervisors offered a different reason for their decision. “This would have a negative impact on morale in the Phoenix [Field Division] and would have a detrimental effect on our relationships with DEA and FBI.”

The ATF general counsel’s office subsequently sanctioned the decision, all but killing the book project.

“An employee’s supervisory chain may disapprove any outside employment request for any reason, at any supervisory level,” ATF attorney Greg Serres wrote Mr. Dodson on Aug. 29, underlining the word “any” for emphasis. “The Office of Chief Counsel cannot approve outside employment requests in lieu of the supervisory chain’s disapproval.

“Therefore, your request to engage in outside employment is denied,” he said.

Separately, a top ATF official has been reviewing Mr. Dodson’s manuscript for any concerns about sensitive or classified information, potentially leaving open the possibility a process by which it could be published for free, a senior law enforcement official told The Times.

The gun-walking strategy — part of an undercover case called Fast and Furious — violated ATF’s long-standing policy to interdict weapons from straw buyers.

In all, ATF officials permitted more than 1,700 semi-automatic weapons to flow through the hands of straw buyers for the Mexican cartels, with many crossing the border.

Senior ATF officials hoped to trace the guns to crimes, then make a bigger case against the Mexican drug lords. The strategy, however, backfired when hundreds of the weapons began showing up at crime scenes on both sides of the border, including at the December 2010 murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

The Justice Department initially denied guns knowingly had been allowed to flow across the border, then months later reversed course and admitted the tactic had been used for more than a year. The change in story led to allegations of a cover-up.

The revelations exploded into public in spring 2011, catapulting Mr. Dodson and other ATF field agents who had objected into dual investigations by Congress and the Justice Department inspector general.

President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. both claimed they knew nothing about the strategy until the controversy erupted, but the president has invoked executive privilege to block Congress from seeing certain documents, thus thwarting the completion of that probe. A court recently ruled in favor of Congress in the ongoing legal dispute.

Both the congressional and inspector general investigations concluded that the gun-walking tactics were poorly conceived and put lives in jeopardy. The fallout forced the ouster of numerous top officials, including the U.S. attorney in Phoenix, Dennis Burke, and the acting director of the ATF, Kenneth Melson.

The ATF, under new director B. Todd Jones, says it has imposed sweeping procedures to ensure gun-walking doesn’t occur in future cases.

The book dispute with Mr. Dodson, however, is not the first First Amendment controversy to erupt in the aftermath of the scandal.

Last year, Mr. Jones raised alarm in Congress and inside his own agency when he released a videotaped message that warned agencies that there would be “consequences” if agents blew the whistle on wrongdoing outside their chain of command.

The message led to claims that whistleblowing would be chilled, and ATF subsequently clarified Mr. Jones‘ remarks to emphasize that the agency would not interfere with legitimate whistleblowing activities.

Patriots are receiving blows from both ends, sort of like a double-barreled shotgun. On the one hand, a hammer effect is chipping away at one freedom after another. This is no longer debatable, it is fact-based. On the flip side, those who are tasked to protect citizens’ rights are doing no such thing. Consider the detrimental, runaway results from AG Holder’s fiefdom, and then juxtapose them against the military-style gearing up of police forces.

Does it appear that there is any official entity a citizen-patriot can reliably count on? Not from this laser-focused patriot’s lens.

Second Amendment Adherents BLOW Out Colorado Demsters: Recalling/Targeting Gun Control Proponents…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

Leftists, mainly (mis)schooled in academia, have a hard time gauging what Conservative Middle America – the true pulse of the nation – holds dear, and this is because they live encased in their own internal (mental and physical) bubbles. In plain English, since the left’s hegemony exerts almost exclusive control over the ‘mainstream’ media (and attendant power centers), it gives them the raw confidence to believe, yes, they are above obeying the law. Hence, the gutting of the Second Amendment, the Constitutional law of the land, is nothing short of obligatory. Who do they think they are? Consequently, since the ascension of the Radical/Islamist-in-Chief to the People’s House, they have become incontestably brazen in their assaults – verbal and otherwise.

A volume of supportive evidence, attesting to the above, renders it a Herculean effort to keep up with their frontal efforts, but try we must. What’s the alternative? So, let us commence detailing their destructive anti-American trail (and hopefully it will  lead to their trials!), with an understanding of their real designs, as they charge forth from Eric Holder’s lair at DOJ  – ‘Fast & Furious‘, with links to gun controlBut to internalize why gun control is such a highly valued target, consider Obama Inc’s real aims via their trap back doors

As always, when radicals grab the helm, expect more than one motive to animate their illegal behavior, duly demonstrated within ‘DHS Insider’ reveals, Congressman Louis Gohmert too: disarming Americans empowers the red/green alliance. Simply put, reds/leftists and greens/Islamists will be the winners in this high stakes Constitutional battle. The losers will be patriots and all the values they believe in, if battle plans are not drawn up.   

But there’s more…just as Obamacare is set to take over America’s health care, few have a clue what lurks within; bomblets will ‘decide’ who is mentally ‘fit’ to own a firearm !

Despite the depressing situation cited above there is some hopeful news, therefore, a shout out to Colorado’s Constitutional Conservatives is definitely in play. So, read on and give them a hearty thumbs up for good measure. ‘Carry’ on.

VOTERS SEND EXPLOSIVE MESSAGE ON GUN CONTROL

Colorado citizens take major action in recall election

 JACK MINOR

DENVER – In a powerful message to lawmakers considering passing gun-control measures advocated by President Obama, voters in Colorado have recalled a pair of Democratic senators who helped  push through a series of gun measures Obama had hoped to use as model legislation.

State Sen. John Morse gave his concession speech after he was trailing by four percentage points with 83 percent of the precincts reporting in.

  • Morse, along with Sen. Angela Giron, were both targeted for recall following a series of party-line votes over a series of gun-control bills that were among the strictest in the nation.

When it became evident a recall of some Democratic lawmakers was a distinct possibility, the Democrats, who control both chambers in the state legislature quickly changed an election-reform bill to allow Colorado residents from outside the district to vote in the recall and other elections by providing and address and stating they were intending to move into the district.

In Pueblo, it now appears that Giron will also be recalled. Early results showed her winning 58 to 42 percent; however with over half of the ballots counted 57 percent are in favor of recalling Giron. The numbers are especially significant as Democrats in Giron’s district represent 43 percent of the registered voters compared to 23 percent for the Republican Party.

The election has seen its share of irregularities. Victor Head, who helped organize the recall said he observed one instance where a person came in with a yellow voter card that was mailed out to every registered voter in the district.

Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office issued a rule saying the cards in and of themselves were not a sufficient form of identification; however, his office was overruled by Denver District Judge Robert McGahey.

The judge ruled the cards are a valid form of voter ID saying, “With all due respect, this has got to be more valid than a bill from Public Service Co., a copy of a bank statement, a paycheck. This is a government-issued document based on information contained in the secretary of state’s own database.”

However, Head observed an incident that made it clear why Gessler attempted to require a form of ID besides the card.

“The election judge asked him what his birthdate was and it didn’t match what was on the card,” Head said. “It quickly became obvious that he was not that voter. While they caught this person, in many instances the election judges never questioned the cardholder.”

He went on to say Pueblo has also had incidents with election judges who were taking people’s ballots and feeding them into the machine without using the secrecy sleeve, enabling them to see how the individual voted.

“We would point this out to the election supervisor at the polling place and he told us it wasn’t a problem, and we told him yes it was. We then had to call the Secretary of State’s office and they would send someone down to show them how to use the secrecy sleeve. Then after a couple of days they would begin to look at the ballots again and we had to go through the same thing all over again. This is how it has been this whole election.”

Throughout the recall process, Democratic supporters of Morse and Giron attempted to thwart the recall process at every step.

After petition gatherers turned their signatures into Gessler’s office, petition signers found themselves the subject of a series of intimidating tactics attempting to get them to recant their signatures for recalling Giron and Morse.

“People who signed the petition received a phone call from a live person asking them if they wanted to remove their signatures from the petition,” Head explained. “This was followed up by two different mailers which contained a postcard that people could send back asking for the removal of their signatures from the petition and then after that they sent people to go door-to-door to visit the people who signed the petition.”

Head said the pressure by Giron supporters was approaching harassment.

“I had one woman who told me she had nine missed phone calls from Pueblo United For Angela while another woman said she had four phone calls and two door knocks in a single day,” he said. “While they are not technically breaking any laws, the constant follow-ups is almost borderline harassment.”

Head said with Morse’s defeat, even a close race in Pueblo would equal a victory for the rights of the people.

“We were outspent nearly 20 to one and the election rules were changed by Democrats to make it easier to commit voter fraud. In spite of all this Morse lost his seat,” Head said. “Regardless of what happens with Giron, the fact we were able to get this far is in and of itself a victory for the people of this state.”

“This sends a powerful message that elected officials can still be held accountable by the people. This should send a message to other politicians who favor gun control that they will be in for the fight of their life for going against the will of the people.”

NOTHING enrages the left more than challenging their ‘authority’. In the ultimate sense they are quintessential bullies, both in the mental and physical realm. Thus, is anyone surprised to learn that leftists ‘going postal’, literally, is their norm?

The NSA: Caught, Dead To Rights…Commentary By Adina Kutnicki

From the get go, be rest assured, this blog makes no pretense in pretending to understand anything which necessitates computer-based expertise. Such a claim would be more than a hoot…can even hear some nearest and dearest emitting quite a few chuckles, as this is being written. Indeed, this science/math based specialty is best left in the capable hands of software/hardware engineers – you know who you are – as they sift through all the highly technical mumbo jumbo aspects of the NSA. It is the most advanced, illegal (domestically-speaking) spying system in the world. Most intrinsically, outside efforts (hack-wise or not…whatever it takes…beating NSA’s spies at their own game, as they dare pry, EN MASSE, into the privacy of Americans) to uncover the manifest abuses conducted under the purview of Obama Inc. may very well save the greatest Constitutional Republic in the world. Get cracking. Cat and mouse.

Nevertheless, the expertise herein absolutely lies in geo-politics, Islamic jihad and the Mid East, including its politics, religion and culture. And it doesn’t take a computer scientist to wade through the non-technical muck, in turn, internalizing what constitutes unfettered spying. This is for sure.

To be exact, when one is immersed in the dogged pursuit of those who dare to mess with liberty and freedom – chiefly, creatures belonging to the red/green alliance – anything smacking of squelching said freedoms, well, it doesn’t go unnoticed or non- pursued.

In this regard, in tandem with all the explosive scandals due to Obama Inc., including NSAgateas well as IRSgate, Benghazigate, DOJgate, Fast & Furious, etc, the notion that any move a U.S. citizen makes is open to monitoring, well, few Americans are okay with living in a police statejust ask the Catalanos (Michele Catalano, a long time blogger at PJ Media and elsewhere…holy smokes) and countless others, whose homes were invaded, all for the ‘crime’ of internet searches! In fact, being that this blogger’s searches covers a gambit of hot range issues…burning up the long distance telephone wires in the process…can’t imagine how dangerous it would be to still live in the U.S. And this (very disturbing) sentiment is coming from someone who lives within missile range of Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and many other jihadi terrorist groups! No kidding.

Most egregiously, the exception to their blanket spying is the Muslim American community, and their ‘hands off’ policy is evinced herein – Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.

That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.

Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.

We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.”

IF Obama and gang truly believe that domestic spying on ALL Americans, yet excluding those who are the gravest threat – Muslim Americans – is going to pass muster, well, it is doubtful that patriots will continue to stand still.

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

• XKeyscore gives ‘widest-reaching’ collection of online data
• NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches
• Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
• NSA’s XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations

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One presentation claims the XKeyscore program covers ‘nearly everything a typical user does on the internet’

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The NSA boasts in training materials that the program, called XKeyscore, is its “widest-reaching” system for developing intelligence from theinternet.

The latest revelations will add to the intense public and congressional debate around the extent of NSA surveillance programs. They come as senior intelligence officials testify to the Senate judiciary committee on Wednesday, releasing classified documents in response to the Guardian’s earlier stories on bulk collection of phone records and Fisasurveillance court oversight.

The files shed light on one of Snowden’s most controversial statements, made in his first video interview published by the Guardian on June 10.

“I, sitting at my desk,” said Snowden, could “wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email”.

US officials vehemently denied this specific claim. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee, said of Snowden’s assertion: “He’s lying. It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”

But training materials for XKeyscore detail how analysts can use it and other systems to mine enormous agency databases by filling in a simple on-screen form giving only a broad justification for the search. The request is not reviewed by a court or any NSA personnel before it is processed.

XKeyscore, the documents boast, is the NSA’s “widest reaching” system developing intelligence from computer networks – what the agency calls Digital Network Intelligence (DNI). One presentation claims the program covers “nearly everything a typical user does on the internet”, including the content of emails, websites visited and searches, as well as theirmetadata.

Analysts can also use XKeyscore and other NSA systems to obtain ongoing “real-time” interception of an individual’s internet activity.

Under US law, the NSA is required to obtain an individualized Fisawarrant only if the target of their surveillance is a ‘US person’, though no such warrant is required for intercepting the communications of Americans with foreign targets. But XKeyscore provides the technological capability, if not the legal authority, to target even US persons for extensive electronic surveillance without a warrant provided that some identifying information, such as their email or IP address, is known to the analyst.

One training slide illustrates the digital activity constantly being collected by XKeyscore and the analyst’s ability to query the databases at any time.

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The purpose of XKeyscore is to allow analysts to search the metadata as well as the content of emails and other internet activity, such as browser history, even when there is no known email account (a “selector” in NSAparlance) associated with the individual being targeted.

Analysts can also search by name, telephone number, IP address, keywords, the language in which the internet activity was conducted or the type of browser used.

One document notes that this is because “strong selection [search by email address] itself gives us only a very limited capability” because “a large amount of time spent on the web is performing actions that are anonymous.”

The NSA documents assert that by 2008, 300 terrorists had been captured using intelligence from XKeyscore.

Analysts are warned that searching the full database for content will yield too many results to sift through. Instead they are advised to use themetadata also stored in the databases to narrow down what to review.

A slide entitled “plug-ins” in a December 2012 document describes the various fields of information that can be searched. It includes “every email address seen in a session by both username and domain”, “every phone number seen in a session (eg address book entries or signature block)” and user activity – “the webmail and chat activity to include username, buddylist, machine specific cookies etc”.

Email monitoring

In a second Guardian interview in June, Snowden elaborated on his statement about being able to read any individual’s email if he had their email address. He said the claim was based in part on the email search capabilities of XKeyscore, which Snowden says he was authorized to use while working as a Booz Allen contractor for the NSA.

One top-secret document describes how the program “searches within bodies of emails, webpages and documents”, including the “To, From, CC, BCC lines” and the ‘Contact Us’ pages on websites”.

To search for emails, an analyst using XKS enters the individual’s email address into a simple online search form, along with the “justification” for the search and the time period for which the emails are sought.

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The analyst then selects which of those returned emails they want to read by opening them in NSA reading software.

The system is similar to the way in which NSA analysts generally can intercept the communications of anyone they select, including, as one NSA document put it, “communications that transit the United States and communications that terminate in the United States”.

One document, a top secret 2010 guide describing the training received by NSA analysts for general surveillance under the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008, explains that analysts can begin surveillance on anyone by clicking a few simple pull-down menus designed to provide both legal and targeting justifications. Once options on the pull-down menus are selected, their target is marked for electronic surveillance and the analyst is able to review the content of their communications:

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Chats, browsing history and other internet activity

Beyond emails, the XKeyscore system allows analysts to monitor a virtually unlimited array of other internet activities, including those within social media.

An NSA tool called DNI Presenter, used to read the content of stored emails, also enables an analyst using XKeyscore to read the content of Facebook chats or private messages.

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An analyst can monitor such Facebook chats by entering the Facebook user name and a date range into a simple search screen.

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Analysts can search for internet browsing activities using a wide range of information, including search terms entered by the user or the websites viewed.

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As one slide indicates, the ability to search HTTP activity by keyword permits the analyst access to what the NSA calls “nearly everything a typical user does on the internet”.

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The XKeyscore program also allows an analyst to learn the IP addresses of every person who visits any website the analyst specifies.

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The quantity of communications accessible through programs such as XKeyscore is staggeringly large. One NSA report from 2007 estimated that there were 850bn “call events” collected and stored in the NSA databases, and close to 150bn internet records. Each day, the document says, 1-2bn records were added.

William Binney, a former NSA mathematician, said last year that the agency had “assembled on the order of 20tn transactions about US citizens with other US citizens”, an estimate, he said, that “only was involving phone calls and emails”. A 2010 Washington Post article reported that “every day, collection systems at the [NSA] intercept and store 1.7bn emails, phone calls and other type of communications.”

The XKeyscore system is continuously collecting so much internet data that it can be stored only for short periods of time. Content remains on the system for only three to five days, while metadata is stored for 30 days. One document explains: “At some sites, the amount of data we receive per day (20+ terabytes) can only be stored for as little as 24 hours.”

To solve this problem, the NSA has created a multi-tiered system that allows analysts to store “interesting” content in other databases, such as one named Pinwale which can store material for up to five years.

It is the databases of XKeyscore, one document shows, that now contain the greatest amount of communications data collected by the NSA.

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In 2012, there were at least 41 billion total records collected and stored in XKeyscore for a single 30-day period.

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Legal v technical restrictions

While the Fisa Amendments Act of 2008 requires an individualized warrant for the targeting of US persons, NSA analysts are permitted to intercept the communications of such individuals without a warrant if they are in contact with one of the NSA’s foreign targets.

The ACLU’s deputy legal director, Jameel Jaffer, told the Guardian last month that national security officials expressly said that a primary purpose of the new law was to enable them to collect large amounts of Americans’ communications without individualized warrants.

“The government doesn’t need to ‘target’ Americans in order to collect huge volumes of their communications,” said Jaffer. “The government inevitably sweeps up the communications of many Americans” when targeting foreign nationals for surveillance.

An example is provided by one XKeyscore document showing an NSAtarget in Tehran communicating with people in Frankfurt, Amsterdam and New York.

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In recent years, the NSA has attempted to segregate exclusively domestic US communications in separate databases. But even NSA documents acknowledge that such efforts are imperfect, as even purely domestic communications can travel on foreign systems, and NSA tools are sometimes unable to identify the national origins of communications.

Moreover, all communications between Americans and someone on foreign soil are included in the same databases as foreign-to-foreign communications, making them readily searchable without warrants.

Some searches conducted by NSA analysts are periodically reviewed by their supervisors within the NSA. “It’s very rare to be questioned on our searches,” Snowden told the Guardian in June, “and even when we are, it’s usually along the lines of: ‘let’s bulk up the justification’.”

In a letter this week to senator Ron Wyden, director of national intelligence James Clapper acknowledged that NSA analysts have exceeded even legal limits as interpreted by the NSA in domestic surveillance.

Acknowledging what he called “a number of compliance problems”, Clapper attributed them to “human error” or “highly sophisticated technology issues” rather than “bad faith”.

However, Wyden said on the Senate floor on Tuesday: “These violations are more serious than those stated by the intelligence community, and are troubling.”

In a statement to the Guardian, the NSA said: “NSA’s activities are focused and specifically deployed against – and only against – legitimate foreign intelligence targets in response to requirements that our leaders need for information necessary to protect our nation and its interests.

“XKeyscore is used as a part of NSA’s lawful foreign signals intelligence collection system.

“Allegations of widespread, unchecked analyst access to NSA collection data are simply not true. Access to XKeyscore, as well as all of NSA’s analytic tools, is limited to only those personnel who require access for their assigned tasks … In addition, there are multiple technical, manual and supervisory checks and balances within the system to prevent deliberate misuse from occurring.”

“Every search by an NSA analyst is fully auditable, to ensure that they are proper and within the law.

“These types of programs allow us to collect the information that enables us to perform our missions successfully – to defend the nation and to protect US and allied troops abroad.”

Are you dizzy yet? Hope not. After all, despite their spin that FULL frontal spying is mandatory to keep America safe (just ask Boston’s victims if they feel safer, knowing full well that the Chechen bombers WERE monitoredbut only once Russia’s security forces gave U.S. security the heads up…not due to anything the NSA uncovered) we know better. Certainly expect so.