a top secret program known as Echelon.
Funny how this keeps being referred to as top secret. ECHELON WAS A KEY TOPIC ON THE TV SERIES "Alias"!!! "We intercepted a call to 'so-and-so' through Echelon." They even described it during its first mention as an electronic (phone/e-mail/etc) monitoring device utilized by the NSA!
posted on 01/06/2006 8:42:05 AM PST
(The liberal media are as sheep clearing the path along which they will be led to the slaughter.)
But that was because Jen Garner got the info from Ben Afleck who is a good Democrat.
So no worries there.
posted on 01/06/2006 1:17:59 PM PST
(Would you like a beer? No thanks, I will have a bud light.)
Not to quibble but Echelon has been going on for at least fifty years and continues to this day.
American intellegence agencys are prohibited by charter from spying on American civilians. Same with British and Australian agencys.
So they cut a deal. Each uses it's full power to spy on the others civilians and does'nt interfear with the others spying on their civilians. They then report back any 'interesting' information to their partners overseas. A pissing contest was held when the English used infomation gleaned from their ops to help Airbus win a contract but mostly it's been smooth sailing.
posted on 01/13/2006 12:57:16 PM PST
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