Skip to comments.Exclusive: Inside Account of U.S. Eavesdropping on Americans 
Posted on 06/11/2013 6:23:33 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
Faulk says he and others in his section of the NSA facility at Fort Gordon routinely shared salacious or tantalizing phone calls that had been intercepted, alerting office mates to certain time codes of "cuts" that were available on each operator's computer.
"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.
Faulk said he joined in to listen, and talk about it during breaks in Back Hall's "smoke pit," but ended up feeling badly about his actions.
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Like I'm surprised.
It’s a strange country we live in today.
The Government is sanctioning criminal acts and violations of the Constitution, while they want a lynch mob taken to the poor Bastid who told us what they are doing.
But no one is listening to our phone calls. Great Leader said so.
I didn’t go to the source, but this smacks of ‘15 minutes of fame’ BS.
I suspect that this is going to have a negative impact on the telecommunications industry. Smart people will limit their phone use to the essentials,
However, it may be a boon to restaurants and cafe’s, as people return to conducting their business in more private settings.
But be sure to agree on a meeting spot in person, not over the phone, or the spooks may bug the area if they think you’re a person of interest like, a Constitutionalist, or Christian, or devout Jew.
October 9, 2008. So where is ABC News’ Brian Ross on today’s story?
2008 - Bush’s fault
The report is from 2008, so it is very unlikely that the people interviewed were seeking “fame” from the current NSA disclosures.
“The accounts of the two former intercept operators, who have never met and did not know of the other’s allegations, provide the first inside look at the day to day operations of the huge and controversial US terrorist surveillance program.”
Hey Boehner, you got two more traitors here, you worthless sos.
Maybe so. But the fact still remains that they were snooping. How many times have they done it?
THEY ARE SPYING ON AMERICANS!
It is estimated that TENS of THOUSANDS of people
had access to this.
Democrats at IRS.
Moslem Brotherhood at the White House.
Democrats vs. SCOTUS.
Democrats snooping on Congress.
From a bygone era when the American media thought government abuse of power to be newsworthy.
Some people can’t help themselves. As a retired IT DBA, there are all sorts of possibilities for sensitive data to be viewed by either Federal IT contractors and Federal IT employees. IMO, it all boils down to the moral substance of the individual. Either you have a moral compass or you are morally bankrupt.
“October 9, 2008. So where is ABC News Brian Ross on todays story?”
I would not trust Brian Ross as far as Obozo can throw a baseball!! He, and all the SRM are our enemies!
What is your problem? Seriously? First the government says it is not capturing data on millions of Americans and then a leaker says they are. Then the government says they are just capturing metadata, not content and this leaker says they ARE capturing content.
When are you going to quit attacking the leakers and get serious about the fact that the government is lying while building the foundations for a modern high-tech police state?
EXACTLY- Brian Ross is nowhere to be found on the IRS scandal.
Bush lied then, it is from 2008.
Reminiscent of the ole party line telephone systems of the 50s and 60s.
Some of those party lines had 6-8 ‘members’. If one phone rang, they all did — but they had individual rings to signal which recipient should pick up. Of course, that didn’t prevent the party-line busybodies from picking up and listening in on the conversations.
The main difference, I suppose, is that all members of the party line group knew others might be listening in. Probably, those like General Petreaus only found out later.
Seal team murders
even back to Joe The Plumber
...Obama is dumb as a clam, don’t know nuttin
NSA?...Trust US...we’re not doing anything above the law, really, trust us. If we (I)loss trust we’re (I’M) IN TROUBLE
all of a sudden he is aware of everything..TRUST HIM
Will someone clue Charles Krauthammer in on this? His faith in Big Government is touching, as demonstrated on Fox’s Special Report yesterday. He and Juan Williams agreed that only “foreigners” had their calls intercepted, which everyone knows is a lie.
When Juan Williams agrees with you, you know you are dead wrong.
To be fair to Ross, he at times has been more hard hitting than the average lib reporter, IIRC.
All you have to do is remember that during the few last years numerous high ranking military officers have been purged. Where do you think this information came from? Do you think the subordinates came forward on their own.
I would suggest that the subordinates were probably recruited using evidence uncovered from targeted officers.
Petraeus is a perfect example. Despite all the efforts of his girlfriend to go undetected, they matched credit card records, email, and phone call metadata to zero in on them.
They wanted him out, so they found evidence to remove him. The thought police rule. That’s how this works.
Coincidentally, Shia Labouf was plugging one of the Transformers movies with Jay Leno in 2008 and we got this little gem:
“And he told me that one in five phone calls that you make are recorded and logged, and I laughed at him. And then he played back a phone conversation I had two years prior to joining the picture...”
Brian Ross covered crooked Obama - Tony Rezko connections in 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SrtyFY6qTA
So thrilled that our public employees are finding such an effective and productive way to earn their salaries as snooping in on Americans’ private conversations.
THAT will certainly protect us from the Chinese, the Syrians, and the Iranians.
They should take these wasteful loser arseholes up to the top floor of the office building and see if they can fly.
They all are lying to us. That is why the Founders wrote a Constitution distrustful of government power.
Here. Read the entire article. Makes me ill to know that now it can be done within our boundaries
> Old school. Nothing on the phone. Mafiosi preferred
> meetings in the neighborhood ice cream parlor. Cappuccino,
> gelati, and a little private conversation.
Yup. That’s how they do it in totalitarian countries, too. Clandestine meetings at prearranged coordinates.
Looks like we’ve become one of those totalitarian countries, now.
They have lied about Benghazi, about the IRS scandal being limited to a few rogue agents, about capturing data on millions of Americans. Anyone who trusts a thing the fedgov says anymore is a fool and a useful idiot.
Bet all the pedophile politicians are freaking out right now!
“To be fair to Ross, he at times has been more hard hitting than the average lib reporter, IIRC.”
He has shown the ability to do the job at times. He should have been digging into everything this regime has been doing. He hasn’t!! He’s a huge liberal!! That’s why you cannot trust these people. They are the enemy!
This is impossible because the NSA is only collecting metadata.
The Wall Street Journal Editorial page and John Mukasey said so!
How many billions have been spent on this spying program?
1.9 Million Sq feet of buildings in Utah...equals almost 44 acres of buildings!!!
IF this program is so successful at stopping terrorism, can anyone explain to me how 2 Chechen brothers used cell phones-—called back & forth to their family in Russia—and managed to not get stopped in advance of their attack on the Boston Marathon?
Either there is WAAAAAYYY too much information being gathered & sorted thru-—or this is all a lie about ‘we are stopping attacks’.
In it’s entire structure, this spying on American who have done nothing is just plain UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
No different from going after peaceful Americans who own guns instead of going after the criminals.
This administration is corrupt from the top down.
-- we are narrowly focused and drilled on protecting the nation against al Qaeda--
now we are partnering, arming and funding al Qaeda...(Libya, Syria) . Do not secure our border..or act on information when aware of risk (fort hood, Boston bombing)
Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me (2008)
headlines read: “NSA Exceeds Legal Limits In Eavesdropping Program”, U.S. phone intercepts go beyond legal limits , and NSA Found Improperly Spying on Americans:
Interesting though that none of the details of the salacious pillow talk, etc. became public until Obama and his thugs moved into 1600 Penn. Avenue....then the Petraues affair and others came spilling into the public domain.
None of it is good, but at least Bush was actually looking for terrorists and enemy moles......now Obama uses the technology for blackmail and extortion leverage on his political opponents.
THE LAST BATTLE FOR FREEDOM IS UNDER WAY
By the end of Glenn Becks #1 bestselling political thriller The Overton Window, a young rebel named Molly Ross had torn aside the curtain to reveal a shadow war being waged for the future of America. In the six months since then, her fight for freedom hasnt gone well. Marked as traitors and hunted by ruthless government-sanctioned mercenaries using the most advanced surveillance technologies ever created, Ross and her Founders Keepers find themselves cornered and standing alone. but the fight is far from over.
The battle lines in this bitter rivalry are as old as civilization itself: On one side, an unlikely band of ordinary Americans ready to make their last stand in defense of self-rule, freedom, and libertyand on the other, an elite cabal of self-styled tyrants who believe that unlimited power should be wielded only by the chosen few. That group, led by an aging, trillionaire puppet-master named Aaron Doyle, will stop at nothing to destroy the myth that man is capable of ruling himself.
As Doyle prepares to make his final move toward a dark, global vision for humanitys future, new allies join the fight and old enemies change sides. In the midst of it all, Molly draws together a small but devoted group willing to risk their lives to infiltrate one of the most secure locations on eartha place holding long-standing secrets that, if revealed, would forever change the way Americans view their rare, extraordinary place in history. Exposing these truths, and the real-life game of chess being played for mankinds freedom, is their last chance to save the country they love...
It would only take one minion placed in a position similar to Snowden to take all power away from those in authority and give it to won.
You are right.
IF this program is so successful at stopping terrorism, can anyone explain to me how 2 Chechen brothers used cell phones-called back & forth to their family in Russiaand managed to not get stopped in advance of their attack on the Boston Marathon?
Allen West on Greta last night points out all the terrorists that the NSA has NOT caught.
Losing Faith In The Feds - Obama Admin Scandals Erode Americans’ Trust In Government - On The Record
Ummm, that’s why we have laws.
Laws don’t exist to protect the ‘powerful & corrupt’ - those people can take care of themselves. And yes, once people move into the class of ‘powerful and corrupt’ we need to create laws around them to keep them from abusing power.
It’s how civilized societies work.
This is disturbing but not suprising. I wonder what happened to the whistle blowers.