AMERICA: Freedom to Fascism
Its almost like 200 pounds of back fat fell off Micheal Moore and made Aaron Russo.
It's a thought. Can you back it up?
Originally Posted by Darkcbr
....um....you have to click the big letters....it's a link....
Originally Posted by Darkcbr
U.S. secretly collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans
12:09:35 EDT May 11, 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government is secretly collecting records of ordinary Americans' phone calls in an effort to build a database of every call made within the country, it was reported Thursday.
AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth telephone companies began turning over records of tens of millions of their customers' phone calls to the National Security Agency program shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said USA Today, citing anonymous sources it said had direct knowledge of the arrangement.
NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls
Updated 5/11/2006 10:38 AM ET
By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.
European MPs confirm more than 1,000 CIA flights in Europe
Last Updated Wed, 26 Apr 2006 18:39:55 EDT
European lawmakers say they have documented a series of incidents in which terror suspects have been kidnapped by the CIA in Europe, or handed over to the U.S. agency by European officials.
In a report released Wednesday, members of the European Parliament said the CIA has conducted more than 1,000 undeclared flights over European territory since Sept. 11, 2001.
The report concludes that some flights were carrying suspected terrorists to countries, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, where they could face torture.
"The CIA has, on several occasions, clearly been responsible for kidnapping and illegally detaining alleged terrorists on the territory of [EU] member states, as well as for extraordinary renditions," said the MEP.
Poland to investigate secret CIA prison claims
Last Updated Sat, 10 Dec 2005 16:46:24 EST
Poland has ordered an investigation into reports that the CIA has run prisons for terror suspects in the country...
...allegations that the U.S. has captured or taken charge of terror suspects and then transported them to secret prisons, dubbed "black sites," for interviewing.
Critics say CIA planes have flown all over Europe and the Canadian government is looking into reports that there have been 55 questionable takeoffs and landings in Canada.
UK calls for Guantanamo closure
The Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, has called for the closure of the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
He is reported to have serious doubts about whether the indefinite detention of "enemy combatants" is legal or fair.
Torture, Cover-Up At Gitmo?
CBS news 60 Minutes
May 1, 2005
(CBS) The story that Sgt. Erik Saar, a soldier who spent three months in the interrogation rooms at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tells Correspondent Scott Pelley paints a picture of bizarre, even sadistic, treatment of detainees in the American prison camp.
Experts in intelligence tell 60 Minutes that if what Saar says is true, some soldiers at Guantanamo have undermined the war on terror, bungling the interrogation of important prisoners.
60 Minutes also reveals previously secret emails from FBI agents at Guantanamo that warn FBI headquarters that prisoners are being tortured.
"I think the harm we are doing there far outweighs the good, and I believe it's inconsistent with American values," says Saar. "In fact, I think it's fair to say that it’s the moral antithesis of what we want to stand for as a country."
rain? whats that!
"The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear."