NSA deleted surveillance data it pledged to preserve

from Politico

The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve in connection with pending lawsuits and apparently never took some of the steps it told a federal court it had taken to make sure the information wasn’t destroyed, according to recent court filings.

Word of the NSA’s foul-up is emerging just as Congress has extended for six years the legal authority the agency uses for much of its surveillance work conducted through U.S. internet providers and tech firms. President Donald Trump signed that measure into law Friday.

Since 2007, the NSA has been under court orders to preserve data about certain of its surveillance efforts that came under legal attack following disclosures that President George W. Bush ordered warrantless wiretapping of international communications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In addition, the agency has made a series of representations in court over the years about how it is complying with its duties.

However, the NSA told U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in a filing on Thursday night and another little-noticed submission last year that the agency did not preserve the content of internet communications intercepted between 2001 and 2007 under the program Bush ordered. To make matters worse, backup tapes that might have mitigated the failure were erased in 2009, 2011 and 2016, the NSA said…

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The Nunes Memo and FISA Section 702: The Nunes Conundrum

While folks clamor to #ReleaseTheMemo , Devin Nunes’ “fix” to FISA Section 702 is anything but. As the official government (the ELECTED government) is shut down, the Deep State wins again.

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Glenn Greenwald Wants Congress to Drop that Memo Down his Honeypot Memory Hole!

Fox and CNN Providing Aid and Comfort to ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria

Isn’t that a crime or something? I think it is.

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Tillerson Goes Full ZioCon Vulcan on Assad and Syria at Stanford’s Hoover Institute

by Scott Creighton

President Trump’s Secretary of National Interests (i.e. Exxon Mobil ect.) Rex Tillerson just gave a little address and Q&A session at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University at the invitation of former Secretaries Condi Rice and George Shultz.

“And in that regard, you certainly have a true advocate in your ranks: my friend, Dr. Condoleezza Rice… And I also want to acknowledge the other co-host, one of our nation’s most dedicated and gifted public servants, certainly of the 20th century: former Secretary George Shultz. And George and I have known each other a long time as well, and I’m a great admirer of his work as well.” Sec. of State/Exxon Rex  Tillerson

The talk was titled “Remarks on the Way Forward for the United States Regarding Syria” and it basically comprised of Tillerson declaring an illegal, unconstitutional and unending war on Syria and the people of that country on behalf of our “national interests” which constitute (in part) Big Oil and the Greater Kurdistan project that is still being pushed by the fascist Likud party of Israel and all their apologists over here in the states.

Tillerson laid out his 5-point plan for Syria:

  1. keep military illegally occupying part of Syria until our proxy army “ISIS” is “defeated” (which will be never)
  2. regime change (because Assad will never give into Israel’s demand for Golan Heights or the IMF’s structural adjustments)
  3. create a Zio-friendly regime in Syria to threaten Iran with
  4. fake platitude toward refugees our regime change op created
  5. fake WMDs bullshit line (neutering Syria so it can never resist our “national interests” again

To those ends Tillerson essentially declared an illegal and unconstitutional war and occupation on Syria simultaneously offering up our proxy regime change asset “ISIS” as one threat and al Qaeda, our previous proxy regime change assets, as another.

And yes, for those of you paying attention… there was the obligatory reference to 9/11:

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Fox News Pushing ANOTHER “Assad Used Chemical Weapons” Lie from White Helmets

Remarkable. Even Fox “News” viewers are telling these clowns that they are lying. But still, the overpaid talking heads keep pushing the lies anyway. Absolutely remarkable.

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California’s Homeless Problem in One Video

Angels stadium, Anaheim. along the Santa Ana River

And Cali lawmakers want to help Big Business some more by making it a sanctuary state and bringing in even more cheap labor.