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Report: Domestic Spying Had Wide Coverage (More NYT Grasping at Straws Alert)
Fox News ^ | 12-24-05 | EagleUSA

Posted on 12/24/2005 5:47:22 PM PST by EagleUSA

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has conducted much broader surveillance of e-mails and phone calls — without court orders — than the Bush administration has acknowledged, The New York Times reported on its Web site.

The NSA, with help from American telecommunications companies, obtained access to streams of domestic and international communications, said the Times in the report late Friday, citing unidentified current and former government officials.

The story did not name the companies.

Since the Times disclosed the domestic spying program last week, President Bush has stressed that his executive order allowing the eavesdropping was limited to people with known links to Al Qaeda.

But the Times said that NSA technicians have combed through large volumes of phone and Internet traffic in search of patterns that might lead to terrorists.

The volume of information harvested from telecommunications data and voice networks, without court-approved warrants, is much larger than the White House has acknowledged, the paper said, quoting an unnamed official.

The story quoted a former technology manager at a major telecommunications firm as saying that companies have been storing information on calling patterns since the Sept. 11 attacks, and giving it to the federal government. Neither the manager nor the company he worked for was identified.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibush; antieverything; antiwar; democrat; liberal; newyorktimes; patriotleak; propoganda; spying; troublemaking
The beat goes on. The NYT, in its endless anti-Bush, anti-war, anti-American, treasonous pursuit of spun, useless demonization of our country and its government, has provided us with more classic Pulitzer prize winning "news" via its leftist subsidiary, the al-AP network. Keep piling it on -- the public has figured it out and has YOU figured out as well.
1 posted on 12/24/2005 5:47:23 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

2 posted on 12/24/2005 5:49:31 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: EagleUSA
Looks like your ability to use search is grasping for straws, too!

OLD NEWS! ALREADY POSTED!

OLD NEWS! YOU HAVE BEEN OLDED!

3 posted on 12/24/2005 5:49:33 PM PST by xrp
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To: xrp

Oh no -- and I searched -- oh well -- Merry Christmas!!!


4 posted on 12/24/2005 5:50:10 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

Of course true intelligence gathering will never consist of reading the nyLies


5 posted on 12/24/2005 5:50:35 PM PST by feedback doctor (Socialism, the opiate of liberals)
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To: EagleUSA

The key to searching normally is not to use the entire article title, rather one of the key words, then sort by date.


6 posted on 12/24/2005 5:54:48 PM PST by xrp
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To: EagleUSA

You mean the President didn't reveal all his secret security actions to the NYTimes?! Impeach!!!!!


7 posted on 12/24/2005 5:54:58 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: EagleUSA
But the Times said that NSA technicians have combed through large volumes of phone and Internet traffic in search of patterns that might lead to terrorists.

OMG!!! What's the world coming to! The President of the US trying to protect the country by looking for patterns of communcation that might lead to terrorists!

8 posted on 12/24/2005 6:38:46 PM PST by mathprof
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To: mathprof
IMO, it is not the wire taps in and of themselves that are causing the Dems and the MSM heartburn. It is programs like Able Danger that can take this data and sift through the degrees of separation that isolate the bad guys from MSM types, Democrats or their supporters. The translation of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Defense Ministry document most certainly has identified more US and European contacts that can be matrixed into existing open source programs. More Democrat/MSM heartburn.

Couple this with the OFF revelations and you have the makings of a Democrat scandal of epic proportions.

The only question that remains is whether or not the Pubbies have the balls to finish this off. I fear we already have the answer to that.

9 posted on 12/24/2005 6:42:00 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (It is easy to call for a pi$$ing contest when you aren't going to be in the line of fire.)
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To: EagleUSA

The key is the word "domestic" - and the NYT never connects it to "foreign policy".

The calls that were monitored, STARTED IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY and ended here - not the other way around. And .. the NYT always leaves out the fact that the people they're monitoring are already on a list of some kind for their connection to terrorism.

At this rate - the NYT will be out of business sooner than I thought.


10 posted on 12/24/2005 6:54:27 PM PST by The Final Harvest ( I believe Congressman Curt Weldon re Able Danger)
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To: EagleUSA

The more they beat this drum, the higher Bush's favorability and job approval numbers go. These tools reside in an alternate reality with no idea of what normal Americans think about their nonsense.


11 posted on 12/24/2005 7:11:24 PM PST by EricT. (My pastor mentioned Samuel Taylor Coleridge and I thought of Iron Maiden.)
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To: CyberAnt

"At this rate - the NYT will be out of business sooner than I thought." (CyberAnt)

I hope you are right. The sooner the better, let's keep the pressure on them traitorous bastards. The NYT is going down.

Merry Christmas Freepers, keep up the good fight!


12 posted on 12/24/2005 8:34:32 PM PST by Imperialist
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To: xrp

Get a life JERK


13 posted on 12/24/2005 8:39:35 PM PST by spartan68
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To: EagleUSA
"The story quoted a former technology manager at a major telecommunications firm as saying that companies have been storing information on calling patterns since the Sept. 11 attacks, and giving it to the federal government."

They've been doing this for years even before 911 except instead of giving the info to the Government they sold it to businesses. Cookies to IP are not new. Cell Phones today have IP addresses and even store cookies on them making them traceable to virtually anyone who knows how to ping. Also, The telecommunication companies lawyers must have thought it to be legal or they wouldn't have done it without a court order (they may have had one?) and I know they don't hire run of the mill lawyers.
14 posted on 12/24/2005 9:38:16 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: spartan68

15 posted on 12/24/2005 10:01:24 PM PST by xrp
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To: EagleUSA

Always keep this in mind:

William Tecumseh Sherman

"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."


16 posted on 12/24/2005 10:40:24 PM PST by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: EagleUSA
The New York Times reported

Glad to see the NYT, house organ for the RATS, is keeping up its part of the bargin and producing all the "IMPEACH NOW" news that it can posssibly generate in one 24 hour period. Truly Ried and Pelosi are proud of their "newspaper of record". Look for the increasing rant about "Vote for a DemonRAT in '06, and we promise impeachment as our number ONE priority".

17 posted on 12/25/2005 7:34:16 AM PST by p23185 (Why isn't attempting to take down a sitting Pres & his Admin considered Sedition?)
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