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Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program
The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2013 | Greg Campbell

Posted on 06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

While National Security Agency’s harvesting of telephone data is often defended as a necessary component of post-9/11 national security, old court documents claim the spy agency was putting such a program into place months before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

In court papers filed during his 2007 insider trading trial, former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio claimed that Denver-based Qwest was denied lucrative NSA contracts he believed to be worth $50-$100 million, after Nacchio refused to involve Qwest in a secret NSA program that he thought would be illegal.

Subsequent reporting at the time revealed that it was a domestic wiretapping program in which the NSA wanted to snoop on Qwest’s vast telephone network without court orders....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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1 posted on 06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think some version of this is where we are heading.
Hitler and Stalin never had such powerful tools at their disposal for targeting their enemies.

“What I saw at the coup.”

http://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/what-i-saw-at-the-coup/


2 posted on 06/16/2013 5:34:34 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTTT,, Very interesting date,,,, NSA caught lying again


3 posted on 06/16/2013 5:34:46 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Travis McGee

I love that story, it warms my heart.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:57 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have been one to always give a LARGE benefit of the doubt to the Intelligence Agencies. The defense of our country in the technology age is extremely difficult.

But, at this point, I am lumping the CIA and NSA in with the IRS.

They have gone rogue. They are lying to the Congress and lying to the American people. They are NOT a law unto themselves. It is time to yank the chains get them back under control.


5 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:01 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Feb. 2001.

Sounds like the Clinton farewell-vandalism in the White House, just a little more insidous than trashed keyboards.


6 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:29 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Bryan24

what would have happened to Yahoo if they didn’t capitulate to the warrentless searches...

it should be illegal to strong arm a company like that


7 posted on 06/16/2013 5:43:00 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Bryan24
They have gone rogue. They are lying to the Congress and lying to the American people. They are NOT a law unto themselves. It is time to yank the chains get them back under control.

The sooner more people come to terms with that ...the sooner we can begin to take real steps to restoring our Republic. When considering agencies that are ROGUE I include Homeland Security in this group as well as the Health and Human Services.

Essentially under 0bama the entire government machines is off the reservation.

8 posted on 06/16/2013 6:10:44 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: dljordan

I gave it a happy ending as a warning to the anti-freedom side.
They won’t listen, and the story might not have a happy ending.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 6:12:48 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This makes me wonder about MCI and Bernie Ebbers. All that came down in ‘02. Bernie is a Christian and outspoken about it. He gave loads of money to missions and ministries.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 6:18:41 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If this is true, then PRISM does go back multiple years, and the conspiracy is far bigger than we feared.
And, unfortunately, the “blame Bush” people aren’t wrong.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Hardraade

Bush WAS President in late Feb of 2001.


12 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:42 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For later.

Quite a few conservatives are still defending the domestic spying program.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 6:23:20 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Travis McGee
No one has been listening to these warning signs and no one is going to do much about it, that is the bottom line. We have institutionalized another nation state within the framework of our constitution, i.e. the nation of individual bureaucracies: they each pretty much function as entities to themselves free of the bounds of the constitution. NSA is one of them for sure. CIA? State? Those are in the Executive branch. Some politicians have become their own nation states too i.e. the Black Caucus, the Hispanic Cacus, the women's caucus in the house. We have balkanized the legislature into petty fiefdoms beyond the overriding constitutional framework. What is it the Lincoln cabol loves to quote: a nation divided cannot stand attributed to Abe. Well, we have met the enemy and it is us.
14 posted on 06/16/2013 6:23:48 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This happened during 2001-2008, right? Dems will say Bush did it


15 posted on 06/16/2013 6:24:02 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: RummyChick
it should be illegal to strong arm a company like that

Back in 2009(?) they got away with it with the banks.

Inside Obama's bank CEOs meeting

If memory serves me well... USBancorp CEO didn't go along with the plans and dissed the President later in a revealing speech about the tactics being used.

16 posted on 06/16/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by EBH (The government that sits in Washington, D.C. is not the United States government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MONTHS before 9-11 they STARTED putting in the system..?

That is a TOTAL LIE.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 6:30:24 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mouton

Yep. It’s going to take a mighty big reset to sweep this creeping tyranny away.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 6:34:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: gaijin

At this point I wouldn’t be so fast to doubt that.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 6:35:44 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Bryan24

I’m afraid the problem is a bit more pervasive than just say the CIA, NSA etc.

The intelligence community has 16 intelligence centers. You can google who they are but the include the usual, plus some others that really are dedicated to our defense.

They ALL come under the leadership of the Director of National Intelligence who runs the ODNI, Office of Director of National Intelligence. THE problem is there and it is with Obama’s choice for leadership there and in many, if not all, of the ICs.

[Here’s a pop quiz for all the intelligentsia out there - no googling - what US intel agency is the oldest?]


20 posted on 06/16/2013 6:44:16 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Bryan24

It certainly lends credence to those who think 9/11 was a false flag to enable the imposition of more draconian controls over the US population, doesn’t it?

I’m at a point where I don’t know what to believe about the people running the country, and my assumption is that they are all on a power trip in their own little fiefdoms. None of it is for our peoples’ benefit, but it is always claimed to be thus.


21 posted on 06/16/2013 6:50:03 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Travis McGee

Nice story. Having been involved in computer networking for the majority of my working life I am overjoyed by The Library we have created and sickened by the Security State that grew up along side. In this house we are big fans of Snowden. Not so much the flakey girlfriend.


22 posted on 06/16/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Vee have vays of making you cooperate.


23 posted on 06/16/2013 7:42:27 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Hardraade
he discussed with NSA personnel in Washington D.C. on Feb. 27, 2001.

Apparently I need to get the new government approved calendar where 9/11/01 comes before 2/27/01.

24 posted on 06/16/2013 7:46:41 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


25 posted on 06/16/2013 8:04:25 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Bryan24
It is time to yank the chains get them back under control.

There are no chains.

26 posted on 06/16/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: redgolum
Quite a few conservatives are still defending the domestic spying program.

Like Cheney :(

27 posted on 06/16/2013 8:10:21 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jane Long

At this point i rather take my chances w achmed the bomber vs the police state


28 posted on 06/16/2013 8:18:55 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; Bryan24
It is time to yank the chains get them back under control.

There are no chains.

That's where rope comes into play.

29 posted on 06/16/2013 8:45:08 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: gaijin

This was Clinton.

You’ll remember that it was weeks before they actually got the gangsters out of the WH, and that they sabotaged whatever they could on their way out.

H’ll, you’re STILL dealing with the Clinton judiciary.


30 posted on 06/16/2013 8:51:20 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for the link. Chilling.....although I don’t think we’re headed there, I think we are already here.


31 posted on 06/16/2013 9:22:59 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Travis McGee

Yeah, I love that story, too.

Sooner or later a huge number of Americans will have had more than enough.


32 posted on 06/16/2013 9:36:26 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: GlockThe Vote

There is not any difference. “The Taliban is inside the building”.


33 posted on 06/16/2013 9:37:07 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Taking over the world is an aspiration for every powerful country or block of countries. The governments and the large business machines are no longer happy with their house but they want to be president of the world. Globalization is here and we might as well get used to it.
Information is power and those that have the most, win.
I was told the world is a community now and that we must treat them as we would our neighbors. If they need a cup of sugar give it to them and if they want to borrow the lawn mower don’ t expect to get it back.
Your country must be every country. The amnesty for illegals and the influx of political refugees proves this.
Get used to it. It’s here and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.


34 posted on 06/16/2013 11:23:29 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: RummyChick
...it should be illegal to strong arm a company like that

I remember that America too... before we all paid protection money - and were thrilled the goons would accept it.

35 posted on 06/16/2013 12:05:41 PM PDT by GOPJ (Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? - Coulter)
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To: redgolum

Former Qwest CEO Nacchio Indicted
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1544130/posts

Guilty: Felon Nacchio - Former Qwest CEO to be sentenced July 27
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1820502/posts

THIS is why he’s in prison.


36 posted on 06/16/2013 1:48:08 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Travis McGee

Frightening, diabolical but plausible. Glad it’s fiction but could be reality soon enough.


37 posted on 06/16/2013 5:31:09 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Hostage

I wrote it to hopefully remind would-be dictators that even the best plans often go awry.


38 posted on 06/16/2013 8:00:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Cheney that lying Oligarch, just claimed that if they had this system back then they could have prevented 911. Heck, even with this system they cannot even stop pressure cooker bombs being dropped off in the middle of a marathon by two Chechens identified by the Russians as terrorist.


39 posted on 06/16/2013 11:04:45 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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