BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING THE TROOPS
BUSHCO EAVESDROPS ON INTIMATE MILITARY CALLS HOME: OUR SOLDIERS MIGHT BE TERRORISTS!!!(???)
WHEN OUR BOYS & GIRLS OVERSEAS REACH OUT & TOUCH SOMEONE, IT'S THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
'ABC:NSA Agents Admit Spying on Americans' "Private Calls" '
Query: Are Republicans More Slimy, Or Scummy? Or Just Really, Really Sh*tty? Inquiring Minds Want To Know!
You know, you're stuck in Bumf*ck, Afghanistan or Al Sewer, Iraq, and you get a chance to call your Mom or your bro or your sweetie back in the World, and you're all of a sudden a human being again, not so much a fierce warrior, for a couple minutes; just a kid from Kansas, talkin' to somebody he or she f*ckin' loves. You get all emotional, sh*t, you're just so relieved and happy to be alive for one more conversation with the most important person in your life. Maybe Mom breaches operational security and reveals that Dad is really, really sick, it could be cancer. Maybe your little brother asks you if he should tell Mom he's gay. Maybe your main squeeze wants to get a lil sumpin-sumpin' over the phone. Whatevers. It's real. It's good. It's life, in a world of death & pain.
Through the miracle of modern telecommunications, all of a sudden, you're a freakin' human being again, not just a human target. Except, some techno-spook is recording the whole thing, and maybe having a great big guffaw over it with his buds back in the National Security Agency listening post. Kinda boring down there, since Bin Ladin stopped calling. Can't really blame them. Undt, Komrad, zey vere chust vollowing ordahs, jah?
So, this is what McSame and his McDaddy, Dubya mean by "supporting the troops"? I don't want to violate any laws here, I'm sure the Secret Service has a full plate with McCain & Palin trying to instigate an Obama assassination full time now, but, hey, is it, like, illegal to puke on a President or a Presidential candidate? And if so, why? Just regular puke, not nukuler puke or anything. Hunh? Seriously, email if you know, ASAP, I'm really feeling f*ckin' nauseous...
"Report: U.S. spied on Americans' intimate conversations abroad"
' Congress is looking into allegations that National Security Agency linguists have been eavesdropping on Americans abroad. Government linguists say the U.S. eavesdropped on Americans, including military officers serving in Iraq. The congressional oversight committees said Thursday that the Americans targeted included military officers in Iraq who called friends and family in the United States. The allegations were made by two former military intercept operators on a television news report Thursday evening. A terrorist surveillance program instituted by the Bush administration allows the intelligence community to monitor phone calls between the United States and overseas without a court order -- as long as one party to the call is a terror suspect. Adrienne Kinne, a former U.S. Army Reserves Arab linguist, told ABC News the NSA was listening to the phone calls of U.S. military officers, journalists and aid workers overseas who were talking about "personal, private things with Americans who are not in any way, shape or form associated with anything to do with terrorism." David Murfee Faulk, a former U.S. Navy Arab linguist, said in the news report that he and his colleagues were listening to the conversations of military officers in Iraq who were talking with their spouses or girlfriends in the United States. According to Faulk, they would often share the contents of some of the more salacious calls stored on their computers, listening to what he called "phone sex" and "pillow talk." Both Kinne and Faulk worked at the NSA listening facility at Fort Gordon, Georgia. They told ABC that when linguists complained to supervisors about eavesdropping on personal conversations, they were ordered to continue transcribing the calls. '
[Cross-posted at Out Of Iraq Bloggers Caucus.]
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