Thomas R. Eddlem
The National Journal reported that the NSA has given broad access to British intelligence to Americans' telephone calls and Internet traffic, possibly as a means of circumventing the Fourth Amendment and other legal prohibitions against domestic warrantless surveillance. British intelligence confirmed October 28 that it does receive raw intelligence data on Americans and that it does not need warrants to search intelligence from foreign countries.
Former CBS-TV anchor Sharyl Attkisson has revealed in a YouTube video and leak to the New York Post more details of how government agents under the Obama administration have wiretapped journalists.
Despite the conclusions of a secret CIA study which found that arming rebels hardly ever results in toppling governments, the Obama administration plunged ahead toward arming the Syrian rebels. The New York Times reported October 14 that the Obama administration commissioned a study on the feasibility of arming Syrian rebels in 2012 that prognosticated failure, and quite possibly, disaster.
The NSA and the National Director of Intelligence have consistently denied they listen to the content of Americans' telephone calls, but the history of the intelligence agency's claims about the scope of its spying on Americans is one of lies and more lies. So the question must be asked: Are they lying again with respect to recording the content of Americans' phone calls?
Internet giant Twitter filed a lawsuit October 7 against the FBI in order to be allowed to publicly disclose details about information it must submit to federal officials without judicial warrants under the USA Patriot Act. Twitter is seeking a wider disclosure of information about the FBI's warrantless “National Security Letters,” information about which is suppressed by the Patriot Act under severe criminal penalties.
Bush-era State Department bureaucrat Stewart M. Patrick proclaimed President Obama's Orwellian address to the United Nations General Assembly “one of the most impressive speeches of his presidency” on the Council on Foreign Relations website.
A maze is defined as “a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way.” But The Maze Runner never finds its way.
The Obama administration has completed its second flip-flop on his Syrian war policy in just over a month with the admission by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey in U.S. Senate hearings that Obama would approve ground troops in Iraq and Syria on a “case-by-case basis.”
Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Liberty Caucus have become the sole congressional voice openly speaking out against President Obama's proposed third war in Iraq.
Gun control laws may not in theory be inherently racist, but they have consistently served racist goals throughout American history.