Skip to comments.Jailed Qwest CEO claimed that NSA retaliated because he wouldn’t participate in spy program
Posted on 06/16/2013 5:28:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
While National Security Agencys 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 Qwests vast telephone network without court orders....
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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.”
BTTT,, Very interesting date,,,, NSA caught lying again
I love that story, it warms my heart.
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.
Sounds like the Clinton farewell-vandalism in the White House, just a little more insidous than trashed keyboards.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bush WAS President in late Feb of 2001.
Quite a few conservatives are still defending the domestic spying program.
This happened during 2001-2008, right? Dems will say Bush did it
Back in 2009(?) they got away with it with the banks.
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.
MONTHS before 9-11 they STARTED putting in the system..?
That is a TOTAL LIE.
Yep. It’s going to take a mighty big reset to sweep this creeping tyranny away.
At this point I wouldn’t be so fast to doubt that.
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?]
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.
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.
Vee have vays of making you cooperate.
Apparently I need to get the new government approved calendar where 9/11/01 comes before 2/27/01.
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There are no chains.
Like Cheney :(
At this point i rather take my chances w achmed the bomber vs the police state
There are no chains.
That's where rope comes into play.
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.
Thanks for the link. Chilling.....although I don’t think we’re headed there, I think we are already here.
Yeah, I love that story, too.
Sooner or later a huge number of Americans will have had more than enough.
There is not any difference. “The Taliban is inside the building”.
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.
I remember that America too... before we all paid protection money - and were thrilled the goons would accept it.
Former Qwest CEO Nacchio Indicted
Guilty: Felon Nacchio - Former Qwest CEO to be sentenced July 27
THIS is why he’s in prison.
Frightening, diabolical but plausible. Glad it’s fiction but could be reality soon enough.
I wrote it to hopefully remind would-be dictators that even the best plans often go awry.
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.