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(Oct 9 2008) Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans
ABC News ^ | October 9, 2008 | BRIAN ROSS, VIC WALTER, and ANNA SCHECTER

Posted on 01/23/2009 9:56:41 AM PST by Captain Kirk

...These were just really everyday, average, ordinary Americans who happened to be in the Middle East, in our area of intercept and happened to be making these phone calls on satellite phones," said Adrienne Kinne, a 31-year old US Army Reserves Arab linguist assigned to a special military program at the NSA's Back Hall at Fort Gordon from November 2001 to 2003.

Kinne described the contents of the calls as "personal, private things with Americans who are not in any way, shape or form associated with anything to do with terrorism." She said US military officers, American journalists and American aid workers were routinely intercepted and "collected on" as they called their offices or homes in the United States.

"Hey, check this out," Faulk says he would be told, "there's good phone sex or there's some pillow talk, pull up this call, it's really funny, go check it out. It would be some colonel making pillow talk and we would say, 'Wow, this was crazy'," Faulk told ABC News. ....

Listening to Aid Workers NSA awarded Adrienne Kinne a NSA Joint Service Achievement Medal in 2003 at the same time she says she was listening to hundreds of private conversations between Americans, including many from the International Red Cross and Doctors without Borders.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: eavesdropping; nsa

1 posted on 01/23/2009 9:56:42 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

Don’t these people sign any kind of confidentiality agreement?


2 posted on 01/23/2009 9:59:08 AM PST by demsux
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To: Captain Kirk

3 posted on 01/23/2009 10:00:21 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Captain Kirk

What does she want?


4 posted on 01/23/2009 10:00:45 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: Captain Kirk
"Eavesdropping on Americans U.S. Officers' "Phone Sex" Intercepted; Senate Demanding Answers"

Eavesdropping on Americans U.S. Officers' "Phone Sex" Intercepted; Senate Demanding PHONE NUMBERS

Fixed.

5 posted on 01/23/2009 10:01:03 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Captain Kirk

If you really supported the troops, would you begrudge adults separated by deployments trying to keep the fires burning? Give ‘em a break. Not the journalists, though, their coverage is intercourse enough.


6 posted on 01/23/2009 10:01:27 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Confidential to MSM: "Better Red than Read" is a failed business model.)
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To: demsux

Here it comes. The media aka ABC News owned by Disney will start smearing Bush and Pelosi will call for the Truth Commission. The leaks have already started.


7 posted on 01/23/2009 10:02:02 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: Captain Kirk

“I put on my robe and wizard hat...”

“Ohh... I like to play dress up, too.”


8 posted on 01/23/2009 10:02:07 AM PST by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Captain Kirk
"The charges against [Bill] Ayers were dropped in 1974 because of prosecutorial misconduct, including illegal surveillance. Ayers is married to another notorious Weathermen terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn, who has also served on panels with Obama. Dohrn was once on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List and was described by J. Edgar Hoover as the 'most dangerous woman in America.' Ayers and Dohrn raised the son of Weathermen terrorist Kathy Boudin, who was serving a sentence for participating in a 1981 [Brinks truck] murder and robbery that left 4 people [actually 3: 2 police officers and 1 Brinks truck guard] dead."

Article title: Obama worked with terrorist Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57231

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'Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2001/No-Regrets/

9 posted on 01/23/2009 10:04:28 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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To: Captain Kirk
This is from a blog of Brian Ross, one of the most divisive, liberally biased America hating journalists ever.

There is even a caveat that the information could not be independently corroborated on page 2.

Seems like thin gruel at best trying to continue the ongoing war on Bush.

10 posted on 01/23/2009 10:06:30 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Captain Kirk

Glad it was just pillow/sex talk. Of course they won’t mention any seditious phone calls intercepted.....like, “When do we blow up the Capital”....


11 posted on 01/23/2009 10:08:06 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Captain Kirk

While we are at war in the middle east, I would expect communications out of there to be monitored.


12 posted on 01/23/2009 10:11:13 AM PST by marron
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To: Captain Kirk
Why do I hear Rahm Emmanuel's voice saying “They ain't seen nothin yet.”?
13 posted on 01/23/2009 10:20:28 AM PST by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........................................................Repent Herod!)
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To: Captain Kirk

When did Dick Morris join the Army?


14 posted on 01/23/2009 10:23:59 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ("He’s articulate, he’s left wing and he’s black. So what’s there to criticise?")
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To: Captain Kirk

“...These were just really everyday, average, ordinary Americans who happened to be in the Middle East, in our area of intercept and happened to be making these phone calls on satellite phones,”

They were in the middle east. What’s the problem?

Oh, I know...let’s just do nothing, like the Europeans.


15 posted on 01/23/2009 10:25:14 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: marron

Adrienne Kinne is a pacifist who didn’t even think we were acting properly when we attacked Afghanistan.

Let’s get the word out to Drudge. I just did a simple google and found this:

“AK: I’d already been in the army for eight and a half years. After 9/11 happened, I was not too thrilled with us invading Afghanistan. And I never thought we should be in Iraq.”...

“So I never was in favor of the war in Iraq, and my unit kind of knew that. My officer in charge basically tried to either get me demoted or reprimand me the whole time we were activated, because he said I questioned things, that I didn’t care about our unit or our mission, or supporting our troops.”

...and she linked up with moveon.org (unbelievable)...

“When I got out, I talked to family and friends, but I was in the South, and it’s very conservative. I got to Vermont in January. I still didn’t really know how or what to do in order to make my voice heard. I’d done some stuff with MoveOn, and I managed to find out that there were buses going down from Vermont to D.C., for the march in January. So I just got on one.”

link http://www.7dvt.com/2007/peace-talks


16 posted on 01/23/2009 10:34:48 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Thanks for the link.


17 posted on 01/23/2009 10:42:14 AM PST by marron
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To: Captain Kirk

Phone calls picked up overseas.........OK.....so where’s the problem?


18 posted on 01/23/2009 10:44:22 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: ElectricStrawberry

I’m listening to her address at a Iraq War Veterans Against the War (she is a regional coordinator)...

she admits that FISA gave them a legal waiver to listen to conversations between Iraqi people and people in the US...and they were told to ignore the American part of the conversation and collect Iraqi info.

She should be tried for treason and sent to Guantanamo for 12 months until it closes.

Link... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP5D26Wnf9o

We will survive even with these traitors but we need to shine the light on them.


19 posted on 01/23/2009 10:49:19 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Colin Powell types begged for McCain moderates and then voted Democrat.)
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To: Captain Kirk
Kinne described the contents of the calls as "personal, private things with Americans who are not in any way, shape or form associated with anything to do with terrorism."

Did she know this before hearing the conversation? Was anybody charged with a crime?

20 posted on 01/23/2009 10:53:33 AM PST by depressed in 06 (Dope in chains, the Chicago way.)
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To: depressed in 06

To ensure that our systems did not interfere with the spectrum we had to meet FCC standards. The way this is done is to run through all the channels including emergency channels. This was also before cell phones but people had car phones and they’d say the darndest things. Of course it would be wrong to listen too long.


21 posted on 01/23/2009 10:58:01 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: rbmillerjr
According to the definitions section of FISA, the "electronic surveillance" it applies to (concerning phone calls) is ONLY communications acquired INSIDE the United States....NO WAIVER NEEDED, NO WARRANT NEEDED....so long as they acquire the signal outside the U.S.

(f) “Electronic surveillance” means—

(1) the acquisition by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the contents of any wire or radio communication sent by or intended to be received by a particular, known United States person who is in the United States, if the contents are acquired by intentionally targeting that United States person, under circumstances in which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy and a warrant would be required for law enforcement purposes;

(2) the acquisition by an electronic, mechanical, or other surveillance device of the contents of any wire communication to or from a person in the United States, without the consent of any party thereto, if such acquisition occurs in the United States, but does not include the acquisition of those communications of computer trespassers that would be permissible under section 2511 (2)(i) of title 18;

22 posted on 01/23/2009 11:02:07 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (1/27th Infantry Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Frantzie
The leaks have already started.

Already started? They have been constant for the last 8 years and no one was held accountable.

23 posted on 01/23/2009 12:45:05 PM PST by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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