Skip to comments.ACLU Spying On CIA Agents In US, Outing Them To Jihadists (ACLU Claims It Is Patriotic Act!)
Posted on 08/27/2009 6:26:12 AM PDT by MindBender26
Last week, The Washington Post reported on a new Justice Department inquiry into photographs of undercover CIA officials and other intelligence personnel taken by ACLU-sponsored researchers assisting the defense team of Guantanamo Bay detainees. According to the report, the pictures of covert American CIA officers -- "in some cases surreptitiously taken outside their homes" -- were shown to jihadi suspects tied to the 9/11 attacks in order to identify the interrogators.
The ACLU undertook the so-called "John Adams Project" with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- last seen crusading for convicted jihadi assistant Lynne Stewart. She's the far-left lawyer who helped sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted 1993 World Trade Center bombing and N.Y. landmark bombing plot mastermind, smuggle coded messages of Islamic violence to outside followers in violation of an explicit pledge to abide by her client's court-ordered isolation.
The ACLU's team used lists and data from "human rights groups," European researchers and news organizations that were involved in "(t)racking international CIA-chartered flights" and monitoring hotel phone records. Working from a witch-hunt list of 45 CIA employees, the ACLU team tailed and photographed agency employees or obtained other photos from public records.
And then they showed the images to suspected al-Qaida operatives implicated in murdering 3,000 innocent men, women and children on American soil.
Where is the concern for the safety of these American officers and their families? Where's the outrage from all the indignant supporters of former CIA agent Valerie Plame, whose name was leaked by Bush State Department official Richard Armitage to the late Robert Novak? Lefties swung their nooses for years over the disclosure, citing federal laws prohibiting the sharing of classified information and proscribing anyone from unauthorized exposure of undercover intelligence agents.
ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero refused to comment on Project CIA Paparazzi and instead whined some more about the evil Bush/CIA interrogators. Left-wing commentators and distraction artists are dutifully up in arms about such "inhumane" tactics as blowing cigar smoke in the faces of Gitmo detainees. But it's Romero blowing unconscionable smoke:
"We are confident that no laws or regulations have been broken as we investigated the circumstances of the torture of our clients and as we have vigorously defended our clients' interests," he told the Post. "Rather than investigate the CIA officials who undertook the torture, they are now investigating the military lawyers who have courageously stepped up to defend these clients in these sham proceedings."
Courage? What tools and fools these jihadi-enablers be. Civil liberties opportunism is literally a part of the al-Qaida handbook. A terrorist manual seized in a Manchester, England, raid in 2005 advised operatives: "At the beginning of the trial ... the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by state security before the judge. Complain of mistreatment while in prison." Jihadi commanders rehearsed the lines with their foot soldiers "to ensure that they have assimilated it."
Since 9/11, the selective champions of privacy have recklessly blabbed about counterterrorism operations, endangered the lives of military and intelligence officials at Gitmo, and undermined national security through endless litigation. They accused Bush immigration officials of xenophobia for pursuing visa overstayers from jihadi-friendly countries. They accused local law enforcement, FBI and other homeland security officials of "racial profiling" for placing heightened scrutiny on mosques and jihadi-linked charities.
Now, caught red-handed blowing the cover of CIA operatives, they shrug their shoulders and dismiss it as "normal" research on behalf of "our clients."
But don't you dare question their love of country. Spying to stop the next 9/11 is treason, you see. Spying to stop enhanced interrogation of Gitmo detainees is patriotic. And endangering America on behalf of international human rights is the ultimate form of leftist dissent.
It's Ok now, even "patriotic," because Obama's buddies, the ACLU, is doing it!
Wonder if they paid for it with "Simulus" money?
....the ACLU is an avowed enemy of the United States....
The “John Adams Project”?
Is that supposed to be some kind of joke?
John Adams was responsible for pushing through the Alien and Sedition Acts.
I don’t he would give a rat’s furry bee-hind about the “rights” of foreign enemies of the U.S.
I read they staked out their homes and took pictures even of their families- waiting for more information
Too bad Philip Agee died from the wonderful free cuban healthcare he got. He would have been so proud to be vindicated
Nothing will happen to the ACLU. It is a damn shame Bush did not give a full Pardon to Scooter Libby.
The end of the United States, as we knew it, is very near...
Where is the new Joe McCarthy?
And may I ask, Whose fault it is? OURS!
My understanding of why he didn’t is that acceptance of the pardon would have meant that Scooter would have to admit guilt per Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution which would prevent an appeal.
“.....the ACLU is an avowed enemy of the United States....”
....As is OBOZO HUSSEIN, RAHM (Dead Fish Pink TuTu!)EMANUEL and DAVID AXELSHAFT, the infamously acclaimed POLITBORO of 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.....
It’s not a good idea to tick off the CIA.
Obama is partnered with the aclu to make the United States more vulnerable to a massive enemy attack. One has to ask is that his goal so he can impose martial law and take over as a dictator?? I know that sound preposterous but his actions speak louder than words. God help the United States.
I see the task as this: When (not if) we’re invaded by Islamofascists, those of us who manage to capture some of their ubiquitous RPGs should see that one is launched straight through the front door of their nearest ACLU office.
Of course this presumes that Obama and his Tammany Hall staff don’t confiscate our weapons before then. The ACLU long ago proved themselves to be an enemy of the American people, just like the dimlibs.
Hopefully, it is an extremely terrible and atrocious idea!...
FWIW - John Adams is a distant cousin.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Jamais reculez á tyrannie un pouce!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! Never give an inch to tyranny!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
The goals of the ACLU were clear from the groups founding, as indicated by the writings of its founder, Roger Baldwin: I am for socialism, disarmament, and ultimately for abolishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion. I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class Communism is the goal.
Have Joe and Val issued a public statement condemning the ACLU?
Will there be calls for the ACLU to be frog marched out of the public arena in handcuffs?
Since when did Rove start working for the ACLU? /s
Is Rove It? posted by David Corn on 07/05/2005 @ 1:46pm
“....In the summer of 2003, Joseph Wilson appeared at a public event in Seattle and was asked about the investigation of the Plame leak. Wilson replied, “Wouldn’t it be fun to see Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs?...”
Actually, what he MEANT to say was "establishing the state itself as an instrument of violence and compulsion."
There, I fixed it.
Okay. I guess I can sort of see their “reasoning”. I still think the name is inappropriate.
But his motive in doing that was simply to help assure a fair trial. He had no “axe to grind” and was certainly not on their “side”. I also seriously doubt that he arranged to send portraits of the American participants to the court of King George, or that he did anything else illegal in building his defense case.
I think they should rename their effort. “The Treason Project” has a nice ring to it.
I thought everything was George W. Bush's fault!
“Obama is partnered with the aclu to make the United States more vulnerable to a massive enemy attack. One has to ask is that his goal so he can impose martial law and take over as a dictator?? I know that sound preposterous but his actions speak louder than words. God help the United States.”
You are desd on correct. That is his goal.
The CIA should “take care” of these traitors.
Have you seen the movie, “Taken”?
I can only hope that there are CIA agents like the hero of that film that are willing to do what needs to be done to the apparatchiks of the ACLU.
First the CIA has historically been manned by liberals and leftists.....the same liberals who populate the labyrinthian chambers of the State Department.
Second, it's my opinion that virtually every employee in any government security arm, organization, Cabinet department, administrative department, employee, outside contractor, lobbying firm, military brass, you name it....is in so much fear of Obama and his brown-shirt czars, thugs, spies and enforcers that there will be no whistle-blowing or resistance to anything the Fascist-in-Chief does.
Why? Washington's legion of government officials and employees are separately and personally no different than any one else including us. They worry about their economic future, putting food on the table, sending their kids to college.
With a bad economy getting worse everyday, they can't afford to let out a peep or a leak lest they get caught and lose their jobs, appointments, careers, income and pensions, sacred honor, maybe even their lives.....virtually overnight.
I believe I'm not exaggerating when I opine that many who work today for the U.S. government under the Obama regime find themselves in a Kafkaesque atmosphere.
I pray that my wild thoughts are wrong but I fear that they are correct.
This is TREASON! The US Government should immediately start investigating these maggots, but of course, because they have mulsim ties, the ACLU gets to do whatever it pleases while Christians get thrown in jail for handing out spiritual literature during rallies- What a swell country we live in- Terrorists hiding behind political monikors carry out acts of terrorism against our govenrment, and our government is such pansies that they allow it to happen
Will the American people—actual Americans, that is—stand up against Communist groups like the ACLU? The radical left is destroying this nation quite deliberately and “We the People” are permitting it to happen. We will either take a stand and reclaim our country and our liberty or the US will fall. There is no third possibility.
I wonder if the ACLU is paid with Arab money...
Or KGB money...
If only someone could “listen in” when the pay-off arrangements were being made...
In October of 2004, the ACLU turned down $1.15 million in funding from two of its most generous and loyal contributors, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, saying new anti-terrorism restrictions demanded by the institutions make it unable to accept their funds.
The Ford Foundation now bars recipients of its funds from engaging in any activity that promotes violence, terrorism, bigotry, or the destruction of any state.
The Rockefeller Foundations provisions state that recipients of its funds may not directly or indirectly engage in, promote, or support other organizations or individuals who engage in or promote terrorist activity.
ACLU Generates Revenue in Courtroom Campaign
$156,960 = Nebraska
The ACLU was awarded $156,960 after a judge overturned an amendment to the Nebraska Constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The amendment was approved by 70 percent of Nebraska voters.
$790,000 = San Diego
The ACLU was given $790,000 after suing to nullify a lease between the city of San Diego and the Boy Scouts of America. A federal judge sided with the ACLU, ruling that the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because they require kids to pledge an oath to God and promise to live a morally straight
$150,000 = Barrow County (Ga.)
The ACLU was awarded $150,000 after suing to remove a display of the Ten Commandments from the Barrow County Courthouse.
$615,500 = Florida Supreme Court
The Florida Supreme Court established the Florida Bar Foundation and then commissioned the foundation to provide $615,500 to the ACLU of Florida between the years of 1990 and 1997.
$121,500 = Kentucky
The ACLU was awarded $121,500 after suing to remove a monument outside of the Kentucky Capitol building.
$277,000 = Kentucky
The ACLU was awarded a whopping $277,000 after suing to overturn a state law against abortion in 1994.
$299,500 = Kentucky
In 2001, the ACLU was awarded more than $299,500 after suing to overturn abortion regulations in Kentucky.
$50,000 = Tennessee
A Tennessee County was forced to pay the ACLU $50,000 after losing a legal battle to preserve a display of the Ten Commandments.
$37,037 = Loudoun County (Va.)
The ACLU was awarded $37,037 after winning a lawsuit to prevent a Loudoun County (Va.) from installing pornography filters on public library computers.
$175,000 = Alabama
Following the lawsuit, involving former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court building, state taxpayers were forced to pay nearly $550,000 in attorney fees and court costs. Of that, $175,000 went to the ACLU.
$63,000 = California
Taxpayers were forced to give the ACLU a whopping $63,000 after their lawsuit to remove a World War One Memorial Cross from the Mojave National Preserve.
$74,462 = Habersham County (Ga.)
The ACLU received $74,462 from Georgia taxpayers after suing to remove a Ten Commandments display from the Habersham County (Ga.) Courthouse.
$25,000 = Pulaski County (Ark.)
The ACLU was awarded $25,000 after suing an Arkansas county for telling the childs parents that the 14-year-old boy was living an openly gay lifestyle in school.
$135,000 = Cobb County (Ga.)
The ACLU is scheduled to receive $135,000 from Cobb County taxpayers, after suing the county to remove warning stickers from the district biology books. The stickers simply read, Evolution is a theory, not a fact.
$75,000 = Pasco (Wash.)
The city of Pasco, Washington was forced to pay the ACLU $75,000 after they lost a lawsuit to remove the painting of a naked woman from the Pasco City Hall.
$52,000 = Seattle (Wash.)
Residents in Seattle, Washington, were ordered to pay $52,000 to the ACLU for defending a students right to mock the assistant principal in a sexual online parodies sodomizing Homer Simpson and appearing in Viagra commercials.
$6,000,000 = American taxpayers
The ACLU, along with other pro-abortion organizations, have shared in court awards estimated to be worth roughly six million dollars following the Supreme Courts decision in which they declared the Nebraska partial birth abortion ban unconstitutional. Reportedly, these lawsuits affected thirty states.
$18,000 = London (Ohio)
After suing London, Ohio, for allowing their football coach to host a voluntary prayer for athletes, the ACLU was awarded $18,000 in attorney fees.
$110,000 = Multnomah County (Oregon)
Incredibly, Multnomah County taxpayers were asked to pay a whopping $110,000 after the ACLU sued them for allowing the Boy Scouts of America to recruit on public school campuses.
$111,000 = Operation Rescue
Operation Rescue was ordered to pay the ACLU $111,000 after losing a lawsuit in which the ACLU sought to prevent the organization from picketing near abortion clinics.
$230,000 = San Diego (California)
San Diego residents were forced to pay $230,000 in legal costs in an effort to defend the Mount Soledad Cross (a memorial to the Korean War) from an ACLU lawsuit. The Korean War Memorial had been established in 1952.
Dont let it happen to your town, or if it is going to happen dont pay for it. Reclaiming America has put together a petition that already has over 100,000 signatures. We also have a petition asking for the same thing, to stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU in Establishment Clause cases. You can sign both petitions here. Help us curb the secularization of A
Of course, the idiot Baldwin(and Marx) never figured out who would rule after the Proletarians ousted the Bourgeois. The answer, of course, is those closest to the coup would fight over the spoils, as they did in Russia, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela . In our case, it will be Goldman Sachs, George Soros, and the unions ;-)
“Dont let it happen to your town, or if it is going to happen dont pay for it. Reclaiming America has put together a petition that already has over 100,000 signatures. We also have a petition asking for the same thing, to stop taxpayer funding of the ACLU in Establishment Clause cases. You can sign both petitions here. Help us curb the secularization of A”
B U M P
And Bill Ayers claimed his bombing campaign was non-violent, that to stand by and do nothing would have been an act of violence.
Commies lie. Always.
This is treason. Providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime. These ACLU figures have acted as spies for enemy agents and have compromised national security. Try and execute or the Republic will not stand.
Well, this will help with recruiting new agents; it’ll decentralize our agency all the more. This stuff will only make our country function in a more streamlined manner and teach our new agents how to better avoid protection. As for the ACLU, let it do this and further alienate the powerful.
This is appalling!!! The ACLU is an enemy of our country.
Like, isn’t this against the law? Where is the Grand Jury? Where is the special prosecuitor?
Summary execution looks better each and every day. Now what to do about the detainees.
Someone need to spy on the ACLU.
I wouldn’t mind seeing these CIA guys take matters into their own hands and handing the ACLU their butt on a platter.
Take three VC Privates, one Corporal, one Sergent and one officer up in a Huey. Ask first private a questions. He would not answer. Ask him to step outside.
Repeat as necessary.
When you run of Privates, work you way up.
Worked every time.