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White House Used "Secret" Court To Authorize Spying On You

 

By: Bill Wilson, Daily Jot News Service Senior Analyst

 

(Commentary) – June 21, 2013 - The extent that the US government has held you, the citizen, in contempt by assuming that you are worthy of being spied upon is being exposed by the UK Guardian's investigative hounds. Notwithstanding the irony in having a British newspaper exposing the depths of the US government violating the rights of its citizens, one must suspend his disbelief to begin understanding the extent to which the White House has gone to spy on you and me. According to the Guardian, the occupant of the Oval Office's minions in the NSA went to a secret court for permission to spy on American citizens. This alarming action may go unnoticed by most media because of its complexity. But you should know the truth.

Here is how it worked according to the Guardian: The Guardian is publishing in full two documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (known as the Fisa court), signed by Attorney General Eric Holder and stamped 29 July 2009. They detail the procedures the NSA is required to follow to target "non-US persons" under its foreign intelligence powers and what the agency does to minimize data collected on US citizens and residents in the course of that surveillance. The documents show that even under authorities governing the collection of foreign intelligence from foreign targets, US communications can still be collected, retained and used.

According to the Guardian, the occupant of the Oval Office and his senior intelligence officials have referred to the Fisa court's oversight "many times" to essentially tell the public that their rights are protected. But the truth is just the opposite. The White House has used this court to back door "authority" to collect information on American citizens.  This information on you can be retained for five years. The Guardian says that the broad scope of the court orders and nature of the procedures established in the documents it has obtained appear "to clash" with assurances from the occupant and senior intelligence officials that the NSA could not access your telephone and email information without warrants.

In essence, what the Patriot Act did not allow, this "president" obtained permission from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. This government appears to be obsessed with spying on you--YOU--as evidenced by Attorney General Eric Holder's signature on the documents. What to do? Jesus said in Matthew 10:26, "Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known." First, it must be exposed and understood by the people. In John 3:20, Jesus said, "For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." Then we need to remove these scoundrels from office. Because WE are the People and government is to serve US, not the other way around.  

Bill Wilson is the Senior Analyst at the Daily Jot News Service and author of the book “Warshod.” His articles are used by news services nationwide, and are enjoyed by a global readership. For more information about the book, or how to order, click on the picture.