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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

"Not Authorized": NSA Claims It’s Deleting Millions Of Unauthorized Call Records

NSA, Clapper need to be deleted  

SPUTNIK
07/03/2018

The US National Security Agency (NSA) claims that it has initiated the process of deleting hundreds of millions of telephone conversation records following concerns that the agency was given information for which it lacked authorized access. The NSA has formally been prohibited from collecting massive amounts of data about people's telephone conversations since 2015, when Congress passed a law banning the practice. 


But Congress didn't say that the spy agency couldn't use telephone data from firms like Verizon and AT&T, an oversight that gave the agency leeway to view and query the data without retaining it. Under the 2015 law regulating the agency's conduct with regard to mass surveillance, the USA Freedom Act, the telecom firms would technically retain ownership of their databases, but the NSA could still have access to the data by querying it, the Washington Times reported Sunday.



"NSA is deleting the CDRs [i.e. call detail records] because several months ago, NSA analysts noted technical irregularities in some data received from telecommunications service providers. These irregularities also resulted in the production to NSA of some CDRs that NSA was not authorized to receive," the agency said June 28.

The NSA announcement stated that the data collected from the queries will be deleted. According to the agency, the data has only ever been metadata, or characteristics about phone calls such as length of conversation, and "do not include the contents of any calls." According to reports, data on some 685 million call records is being deleted.




It's not clear whether or not those 685 million records include all the queries performed by NSA analysts. US telecom firms cooperated with the NSA to provide the government agency with "direct access to their records in a private-public partnership, which led to over 530 million cell phone call and text messages being collected in 2017 alone," technologist and web developer Chris Garaffa told Sputnik News on Monday.

"In the immediate aftermath of this announcement, the NSA and telecom providers should publicly provide details on exactly what happened, what information was revealed, how it was used before being deleted, and independent confirmation that the information was in fact deleted," says Garaffa.




In March, the US Justice Department declined to prosecute former US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for lying to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) in March 2013. Clapper responded "no, sir" and "not wittingly" when asked if the NSA collected "any types of data at all" on millions of Americans. 

A few months later, in June 2013, information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden showed that, to the contrary, the NSA was requiring Verizon to hand over records of each and every call happening over its telephone network, capturing information about US citizens and citizens of other countries alike.


CNN fake news aided, abetted and covered for the NSA, CIA, Clapper and Brennan 

Wyden criticized Clapper when the spy chief resigned in November 2016, saying that senior intelligence officials were on a "deception spree" regarding mass surveillance programs during Clapper's tenure and that top US officials "repeatedly misled the American people and even lied to them," The Hill reported.

Republicans in the US House of Representatives have hardly been more reserved in their criticisms of Clapper's conduct. Clapper later "admitted to lying to Congress and was unremorseful and flippant," Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told the Washington Times in March.




Under the Justice Department's rules, perjury indictments must begin within five years of the infraction taking place. Since Clapper's infamous lie to Congress took place in March 2013, after March 2018 it became impossible for prosecutors to bring perjury case against him, according to the Washington Examiner.



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The Tyranny Of Geography

Outmatched today by the tyranny of globalism  

STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
By Andreas Andrianopoulos
07/02/2018

Everyone can see that geography determines the fate of a nation in its pursuit of specific historical paths and the adoption of well understood psycho-nationalist orientations. 


Without wide seas or tall mountains as natural barriers, over time Russia has developed feelings of distrust towards foreigners and a reasonable nervousness with respect to invasions and external dominance.

For Greece, close proximity to Turkey (which is Islamic and, at times, aggressively hostile) has instilled a mindset that would not have been there if the natural environment were different. 


The hundreds of sparse islands in the Aegean Sea require massive military spending to provide a fleet to defend them.

Countries like China and Japan with enormous physical barriers to protect them — an endless landmass or a vast ocean — historically have managed to avoid numerous or fatal invasions. The exact opposite is true for countries like Poland, Lithuania, Austria, and the Ukraine, whose lack of strong physical defences has condemned them, over the centuries, to be subjected to external aggression, as well as to serve as pathways for invading armies headed toward their goal of conquest.




Very often, events that determine the fate of a specific country unfold on the basis of the geographic idiosyncrasies of that territory. Greece's fortunes, for example, were shaped in accordance with the concerns and interests of the great powers of the time. These were always centred on geography.

The Greek state was formed as a result of a radical shakeup in the structure of the Ottoman Empire and by the needs of the dominant powers of the period to handle the emerging geopolitical vacuum. The sea battle of Navarino, on the western coast of the ancient region of Peloponnese, which clearly signalled the ultimate success of the Greek revolution against the Ottomans, rewarded the efforts of Britain, Russia, and France to put an end to the Ottoman control of the islands of the Aegean, Egypt, and the Black Sea.


What is left of Greece is now for sale, thanks to Merkel, Tsipras, Tusk, Juncker and their CNN fake news propagandists 

Geography is therefore the dominant factor in most developments in international affairs. It commands respect for its whims from ordinary people and close scrutiny of its requirements and its overall needs. It determines the kind of weapons that will be purchased and used and the terrain that will be utilized.

Disregard for Geography usually results in failure and disaster. It crushes advantages and eliminates feelings of superiority. Careful consideration of its attributes produces positive results and builds reputations. In the past it has also favoured the establishment of empires. Politics is really nothing without geography. A nation’s psychology is frequently controlled by its location, and maps have a power that politicians must inevitably find ways to tame. 




Landlocked nations develop particular psychological traits, and usually end up mired in xenophobia and overall feelings of distrust, while their external behaviour depends on their size and their historical relations with their neighbours. It is a very different matter if their closest neighbour is huge China (i.e. Mongolia) or if that country is in the middle of the war-torn Balkans (i.e. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Kosovo). Island or coastal nations are more cosmopolitan, outward looking, and prone to expansion and aggressive economic growth (i.e. Britain, Japan, the Netherlands, and Spain). 

Map reading is an essential skill for contemporary statesmen so that they can develop an adequate understanding of their country's geographic location and its geostrategic challenges. Surprisingly enough, ignorance of geography is quite common among politicians in many countries of the world. 




This is why disasters frequently occur and populations suffer.

It has to be understood that Geography shapes not only history but also human destiny*. In an ever-more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Geography plays a crucial role in shaping geopolitics. Comprehending Geography is an efficient way to understand the world and make accurate estimations for the future.



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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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