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Tenet: Cheney instigated illegal, unconstitutional warrantless domestic surveillance program


Happy Clusterfuck Day! Good news from the Baltimore Sun:

In the most detailed accounting to date of the origins of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program, former CIA Director George J. Tenet says the effort was started at the urging of Vice President Dick Cheney.

Cheney's role at the inception of the NSA program had been hinted at previously in news reports that quoted anonymous sources, but Tenet's description is the first time [Cheney's role] has been detailed on the record.

In October 2001, Cheney asked Tenet if the NSA could do more to monitor al-Qaida, and Tenet called Gen. Michael V. Hayden, then the NSA's director, to relay the message, Tenet says.

Hayden "made it clear we could do no more with existing authorities," and he and Tenet met with Cheney, Tenet wrote. "Mike laid out what could be done that would be feasible, prudent and effective."

But Cheney doesn't do feasible. Or prudent. Or effective.

Within a week, Tenet says, the NSA was authorized to pursue what President Bush has called the "Terrorist Surveillance Program."

And Cheney doesn't do Constitutional, either.

Please, can we at least impeach Cheney? I mean, over thirty felonies for ignoring FISA (that's the illegal part), and trashing our right to be secure in our papers and effects (that's the unconstitional part) makes Niger forgeries look like small potatoes, doesn't it?

NOTE See the links below for the ramifications of Cheney's decision to destroy the Fourth Amendment. See especially The Network Architecture of Treason, It has be ratfucking (at "sharply focused"), and We said it was ratfucking, and it's ratfucking.

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I have written my Congressman along the same lines, and I can't even get a response. My guess is that there is that someone (or several someones) is/are pluging the bottle. I wonder why.

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As Bush approves of Cheney's actions,both should be kicked out of office to be replaced by someone with good sense,Madam President Pelocci! Cheney-Bush is a disaster period!

Submitted by lambert on

doesn't preclude Cheney from having walked into the Oval Office, fluffed Bush, and walked out with the OK. And we may never know, since the Bush White House is set up to evade accountability.

No authoritarians were tortured in the writing of this post.

Hello all,

The combination of George Tenet's book, At the Center of the Storm, Eisner & Royce's The Italian Letter and the books and research of many others in recent years now provides enough of a foundation for everyone to finally discern that 9:11 was a "false flag" operation against both the American public and the Muslim world. Likewise, the uncanny synchronicity of Al Qaeda's videos and other activities perfectly timed to reinforce and support the Bush/Cheney administration's political needs coupled with the actions of the Bush admin actually serving to strengthen Al Qaeda's position, now makes perfect sense. The apparent mistakes and chaos that have characterized the Iraq war, the easily prevented resurgence of the Taliban, and permitting Bin Laden to escape Tora Bora to a safe haven in Pakistan all fit the same pattern. It's hard to maintain a state of continuous war if you allow your made-to-order enemies to be defeated too early. It is likewise hard to remain a "war president" if your wars end too soon!

The letterhead used to forge the "Yellowcake letter" that was then used to help "sell" the Iraq war was stolen in Rome on 1/1/2001, more than nine months before 9:11 and before Little W. became president. Consequently, the use of the "Yellow-Cake Lie" was obviously discussed and planned before then! The import of this fact is that the Niger embassy in Rome was burglarized, before Bush became president, to lay the groundwork for the web of deception used to sell the Iraq War, after 9:11. More importantly, it is highly unlikely that the Iraq war could ever have been sold to the American public, without something like 9:11 happening first. Any excuses of other uses for the stolen letterhead are laughable since the letterhead burglary would have been pointless, without 9:11. This evidences foreknowledge of those attacks, a full nine months before they occurred, among other things!