The FBI Wiretapped 27 Million Calls In One Year
January 21. 2008
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller
Recently, it was reported the FBI wiretapped 27 million phone calls in one year. Are there really that many terrorists in America. The country would cease to exist if there was that much terrorist activity in one year and not one terrorist has been caught via wiretapping.
Furthermore, if terrorists are speaking in their native tongue and using local lingo or made up jargon, translators will not know what they are talking about anyway.
An innocuous example of this is teenagers who speak English using modern slang and adults looking on baffled as to just what they are talking about.
What were these 27 million calls about, then. No wonder the agency can’t pay its phone bill:
“Can they hear you now?”
By Eric Heyl
Friday, January 18, 2008
WASHINGTON — National security experts are heralding a bold new FBI initiative that should significantly bolster the country’s anti-terrorism efforts.
The bureau announced today that it will set up payment plans to gradually pay off its overdue phone bills. The move is intended to enable the bureau to eventually resume numerous wiretaps that telecommunications companies have shut off because of the delinquencies. http://www.pittsburghlive.com
FBI Recorded 27 Million FISA ‘Sessions’ in 2006
At the end of 2006, the FBI’s Telecommunications Intercept and Collection Technology Unit compiled an end-of-the-year report touting its accomplishments to management, a report that was recently unearthed via an open government request from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Strikingly, the report said that the FBI’s software for recording telephone surveillance of suspected spies and terrorists intercepted 27,728,675 sessions.
Twenty-seven million is a staggering number given that the FBI only got 2,176 FISA court orders in 2006 from a secret spy court using the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
According to the math that means each court order resulted in 12,742 “sessions,” all in regards to phone, not internet, surveillance.
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…This One Is Sure To Cause A Fuehrer, I Mean Furor
January 21. 2008
The London Times seems to have run into the same treachery, deceitfulness and corruption I did when trying to obtain files from the FBI under the Freedom Of Information Act.
Congress declared by national order that you are supposed to be able to obtain said files, but Robert Mueller, who routinely engages in treachery that would put the mafia to shame, often decides otherwise.
Congratulate yourself, Mueller. Now your treachery and deceitfulness is known worldwide.
“THE FBI has been accused of covering up a key case file detailing evidence against corrupt government officials and their dealings with a network stealing nuclear secrets.
The assertion follows allegations made in The Sunday Times two weeks ago by Sibel Edmonds, an FBI whistleblower, who worked on the agency’s investigation of the network.
Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.
She says the FBI was investigating a Turkish and Israeli-run network that paid high-ranking American officials to steal nuclear weapons secrets. These were then sold on the international black market to countries such as Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
* For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets
One of the documents relating to the case was marked 203A-WF-210023. Last week, however, the FBI responded to a freedom of information request for a file of exactly the same number by claiming that it did not exist. But The Sunday Times has obtained a document signed by an FBI official showing the existence of the file.
Edmonds believes the crucial file is being deliberately covered up by the FBI because its contents are explosive. She accuses the agency of an “outright lie”.
“I can tell you that that file and the operations it refers to did exist from 1996 to February 2002. The file refers to the counterintelligence programme that the Department of Justice has declared to be a state secret to protect sensitive diplomatic relations,” she said.
The freedom of information request had not been initiated by Edmonds. It was made quite separately by an American human rights group called the Liberty Coalition, acting on a tip-off it received from an anonymous correspondent.
The letter says: “You may wish to request pertinent audio tapes and documents under FOIA from the Department of Justice, FBI-HQ and the FBI Washington field office.”
It then makes a series of allegations about the contents of the file – many of which corroborate the information that Edmonds later made public.
Edmonds had told this newspaper that members of the Turkish political and diplomatic community in the US had been actively acquiring nuclear secrets. They often acted as a conduit, she said, for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s spy agency, because they attracted less suspicion.”
Continued here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world
UK Times: Official Documents Prove FBI lied to protect US officials
by Luke Ryland Page 1 of 2 page(s)
January 19, 2008 at 19:36:44
The UK’s Sunday Times has another explosive article out tonight.
THE FBI has been accused of covering up a key case file detailing evidence against corrupt government officials and their dealings with a network stealing nuclear secrets.
The Times has obtained official documents which prove that the FBI is lying about the existence of a counterintelligence operation targeting high-level US officials and Turkish operatives.
The FBI’s comments demonstrate conclusively that either:
a) They are lying, or
b) They have destroyed the evidence of this multi-year investigation concerning the corruption of high-level US officials, the nuclear black market, money laundering and narcotics trafficking.
With the FBI claiming that these documents don’t exist, we must conclude either that they are demonstrably lying, or that they have destroyed all the evidence.
Unfortunately for the FBI, we are aware of at least two other cases where this operation was referenced, and those references were documented outside the FBI…
Continued here: http://www.opednews.com/articles
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