Area 51, surveillance denials, and other government lies


Area 51

COGwriter

The USA government has admitted to lying about ‘Area 51′ and surveillance of USA citizens:

August 16, 2013

After years of government denials, the CIA is officially acknowledging in newly declassified documents the existence of Area 51, the mysterious site in central Nevada that has spawned top-secret tools, weapons and not a few UFO conspiracies.

George Washington University’s National Security Archive obtained a CIA history of the U-2 spy plane program through a public records request and released it…http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/16/area-51-cia/2663829/

Remember when Obama said the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its powers? He was wrong.

At a news conference…, President Obama insisted that the threat of NSA abuses was mostly theoretical:

If you look at the reports, even the disclosures that Mr. Snowden’s put forward, all the stories that have been written, what you’re not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people’s phone calls or inappropriately reading people’s e-mails.

What you’re hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused. Now part of the reason they’re not abused is because they’re — these checks are in place, and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the FISC [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court].

Today our colleague Barton Gellman released new documents that contradicted Obama’s claims.

Gellman obtained an audit of the NSA’s compliance record from NSA leaker Snowden earlier this summer. The audit, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months where the agency engaged in “unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications.” The audit only covered issues at NSA facilities in the D.C. and Fort Meade areas.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/15/remember-when-obama-said-the-nsa-wasnt-actually-abusing-its-powers-he-was-wrong/

Let’s tease our way through the path to today. The story broke that the NSA collected metadata on phone records of Americans. This proved James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, a liar to more than the American people, but also to its Congress.

Leaker Edward Snowden then said that, with a mere email address, he could access the content of that account. He was mocked by Rep. Mike Rogers, who said that Snowden “was lying. [...] It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”

But then news of the XKeyscore program came out. And former NSA Director General Hayden confirmed its existence. Oops.

The President said that no abuse was ongoing:

What you’re hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused. Now part of the reason they’re not abused is because they’re — these checks are in place, and those abuses would be against the law and would be against the orders of the FISC.

Well, that’s not true either.  http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/15/lies-damned-lies-and-the-nsa/

August 16, 2013

A National Security Agency internal audit and other top secret documents disclosed by U.S. news media show the agency “has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times” each year since Congress granted NSA broad new powers in 2008.

The Washington Post, which first reported the story, said most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the U.S. – activities restricted by law and presidential orders. The newspaper said the infractions range from “significant violations of law” to typographical errors resulting in the “unintended interception” of U.S. e-mails and telephone calls.

The New York Times quotes the deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Jameel Jaffer, as saying some of the actions by NSA are more troubling than others, but that the sheer number of them is “jaw-dropping.”

The Post reported it acquired the secret documents from NSA leaker Edward Snowden weeks ago, and said they include a level of detail and analysis that is “not routinely shared with Congress or the special [U.S.] court that oversees surveillance.”…

One of the documents made public instructs NSA personnel to remove details and substitute more generic language in reports to the Justice Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

In a statement sent later to The Associated Press, John DeLong, NSA’s director of compliance, said: “We want people to report if they have made a mistake or even if they believe that an NSA activity is not consistent with the rules. … We take each report seriously, investigate the matter, address the issue, constantly look for trends and address them as well – all as a part of NSA’s internal oversight and compliance efforts. What’s more, we keep our overseers informed through both immediate reporting and periodic reporting.”

NSA apparently decided it did not need to report the unintended surveillance of Americans. The newspaper said a “notable example” in 2008 was the interception of a large number of calls placed from Washington.  The Post said a programming error confused Washington’s telephone area code 202 for 20, the international dialing code for Egypt.  The newspaper said that, according to a “quality assurance” review, the NSA’s oversight staff was not made aware of the interceptions.

The Post cited another case in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has authority over some NSA operations, did not learn about a new collection method until it had been in operation for “many months.” The report says the court ruled the method unconstitutional.

The NSA audit, dated May 2012, said there were 2,776 “incidents” in the preceding 12 months of “unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications.”  The newspaper said most of the incidents were “unintended,” involving “failures of due diligence or violations of standard operating procedure.”  The newspaper said the “most serious” incidents involved a violation of a court order and unauthorized use of data about more than 3,000 Americans and green-card holders (foreign nationals working in the U.S.).

From the number of recorded compliance issues, The Washington Post said there is no reliable way to calculate how many American’s have had their communications “improperly collected, stored or distributed by the NSA.”   http://www.voanews.com/content/us-surveillance/1730826.html

Many government leaders lie.

Lying is wrong.  That does not mean that I believe that physical alien beings from other planets went to or had their alleged bodies stored in Area 51.  It simply means that the government should not bear false witness.

Governmental and other leaders send out the wrong message, and set the wrong example, when they lie.  The Bible warns:

12…Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.” (Isaiah 3:12)

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed (Isaiah 9:16).

I expect more governmental lying.   Whether or not they realize it, many government officials are lying ultimate impact about USA debt, the impact of abortion, the impact of the homosexual agenda, the impact of pornography, the impact of violent sports, etc.  But they are also often lying about matters that they should clearly know the facts.

As far as the NSA and similar agencies go, I expect that the government will take steps to make its data collection and espionage more ‘legal’ in the views of the constitutionally-devoid. I also believe that the US President Barack Obama will likely put some highly limited restrictions on some of what NSA does, but as he either lied or was ignorant of a major NSA report showing its problems, his Administration lacks credibility on this matter (and yes, so do others).  The overall trend in the USA is that the government will end up with more data on its citizens, continue to lie, and probably will decide to increase those lies.

As I mentioned before, I also believe that once there is some certain type of terrorist attack in the USA that it will be used as an excuse to change the rules again and allow more data collection, lying, and espionage. Various government officials in the past have said that they should not ‘waste’ a ‘good crisis.’

While government leaders do not have to publicly state everything that they know, it is wrong to lie and the Bible teaches that “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).

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