Skip to comments.(Oct 9 2008) Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans
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.
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Don’t these people sign any kind of confidentiality agreement?
What does she want?
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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.
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.
“I put on my robe and wizard hat...”
“Ohh... I like to play dress up, too.”
Article title: Obama worked with terrorist Senator helped fund organization that rejects 'racist' Israel's existence:
'Guilty as hell, free as a birdAmerica is a great country,' he [Ayers] said."
August 2001, Chicago Magazine (article: No Regrets)
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.
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”....
While we are at war in the middle east, I would expect communications out of there to be monitored.
When did Dick Morris join the Army?
“...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.
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.”
Thanks for the link.
Phone calls picked up overseas.........OK.....so where’s the problem?
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.
We will survive even with these traitors but we need to shine the light on them.
Did she know this before hearing the conversation? Was anybody charged with a crime?
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.
(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;
Already started? They have been constant for the last 8 years and no one was held accountable.