SOCom, DIA Spied on American Citizens

Tampa Bay Times, “Analyst says he was asked by special ops HQ to collect intel on U.S. citizen“, William R. Levesque, August 27, 2013:

A former government intelligence analyst says U.S. Special Operations Command collected intelligence on American citizens without providing required legal authorization and retaliated against him after he raised concerns.

The singular and plural interchange was because this guy refused the first and last request he got in January of 2009 (hm…after the garbage theft but just before the pre-Squidgate events…nah! Can’t be therefore it isn’t) but was aware that it was common practice around the office to provide the military brass with this information without legal authorization.

The hilarity stems from the denial from DoD that it happened at all coupled with recommendations that were implemented that specialists be retrained on the law and legal process.

Note that this might fall under the May 17, 2012 DoD Info Memo for a “Civil Liberties Officer” now, who has essentially replaced the Inspector General on cases involving civil liberties. The CLO reports into the normal chain of command. This without any act of Congress (or even a Presidential Directive) that I am aware of.

Vermont Law School professor Stephen Dycus, an expert on national security law, said if Stroncheck’s allegations are true they raise troubling questions.

“I think it’s very disturbing not only because an agent of the government is being tasked to do something like this, but also and maybe especially because it is military that is doing it,” Dycus said.

It is…oh, silly me…was illegal for this to happen at all prior to whenever it was that the law became a fiction. This is akin to the military occupying areas of the US. It’s a no-no.

Oh, there I go again thinking of how things used to be. We are occupied now.

Google, Microsoft Sue US Govt

Cosmetic b.s. after f—ing the American people and getting exposed for it. You and I can’t sue the Feds for damages, but a-holes who help them drown the First Amendment can for data releases after being paid to do spy on the rest us:

And, irony, co-founder Sergei Brin’s personal life is in the news. Closest thing to justice the American people will ever see. Well, that and turnabout Obama going down as the President who surrendered to fascism, but that’ll just be fodder for umpteen books in the future.

Wicked Game Note – 21st Century Bookburning

The Minneapolis author whom I wrote in Wicked Game had a similar experience in a bar (“chance” meeting with book promotion types, weird experience there with some mysterious fellow who made introductions) has just had one of his books in a trilogy (over the top parody, MiBs, space aliens, UFOs, etc.) put to audio as Peter Watts’ Blindsight had been done by a former actor acquaintance of mine from the Ford Foundation-backed New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. (Author Terry Faust).

In Terry’s case it’s a retired US Army Captain (Vietnam) turned Silicon Valley salesman, and now voiceover actor and producer. (Mike Vendetti).

Are CIA/DoD promoting work that tends to push supernatural- and space alien-related narratives? As possible disinfo, cover for things like population reduction (their answer to climate change) via perpetual war, etc. and to throw targets of PSYOPs another phony trail to follow?

The current glut of really, really bad ghost and alien shows on “educational” TV would seem to support this idea. MOCKINGBIRD as carrier of disinfo. This is of course why so many politicians support fancy-free spending on intel, security and defense but not education: an ignorant electorate is a pliable one.

Goodbye, American pie. Hello, fascism.

PS: A beer for anyone who can guess the significance of Merlin’s Rest beyond this.

NSA Spied on International Atomic Energy Agency

CSMonitor – Why did NSA spy on UN’s IAEA?

Among the UN activities targeted by the NSA, Der Spiegel says, was the UN’s Vienna-based nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Was it because:

Veteran’s Today – Was Syria Nuked?

Analysis shows Syria came under attack by Israel using, not just nuclear weapons, but an American nuclear bunker buster bomb, one of several supplied to Israel to use against Iran, one of the last acts of the Bush/Cheney administration.

See also:

BBC – USAF nuclear arsenal team fails safety test


Boston Globe – US nuclear weapons poised for catastrophe

It appears that the one country that may have been irresponsible with nukes is the US. (Again.)

Wicked Game Appendix A

“The Star Killers”.

Notes on Sinking Towards the Bottom

It’s been one of those days. Good for fiction writing (first two chapters of Inthrallis are up), not so good for the nonfiction.

Was thinking about how really, really simple it would be to move us away from dytopia. It would not put us at utopia, mind you, but might seem a more familiar place and there might be less nastiness.

This thought in turn lead to why it is that, at the very least, those two articles on acoustic psycho-correction don’t seem to have any significant follow-up. The answer is obvious, they wanted to study it.

Now, of course, it’s about using that tech and similar ones (plus the more mundane tricks of the deception trade) to shape, alter the way a few powerful groups want it.

Which is kind of the point. A lot of this could be halted by those who know it is indeed being used as I’ve suggested. They could expose it, force legislation, talk about it for years, it’d be a self-generating news topic that would never get tired.

But that doesn’t and very likely won’t happen. Why?

The image is that of a pirate hanging on to a bag of gold. Refusing to let go, he sinks. He drowns. His belief that that bag is all he needs and not air is like trying to figure out why CEOs (who also eat and enjoy fish) lobby for being able to dump more mercury ppb in lakes and rivers.

There is a delusion and a selfishness working together there towards their own doom.

So it is that fools think hiding V2K is wise.

Wicked Game Chapter 33