Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Edward Snowden’s Leak Forces Government To Reform NSA Surveillance


Barack Obama

Articulate NSA whistle blower, Edward Snowden, is being credited with proposed changes to the manner in which the government conducts surveillance into the lives of Americans, due to his powerful leak of evidence regarding the Obama Administration’s PRISM spy program at the National Security Agency.

President Obama, fully aware of its unconstitutional capabilities, unwisely signed off on PRISM and has used it himself on political enemies who are not criminals, violating the privacy of Americans, via the unlawful collection of phone calls and emails of the public.

This was conducted without regard to the rule of law or innocence. It has become a powerful, political spying tool targeting the American people, among others, with no real government oversight. There are gross privacy abuses being committed for inappropriate reasons. The Constitution is being disregarded. Where are the "checks and balances."

Edward Snowden pictured above. Dude, you are the man.

The greatest abuses are occurring at the FBI and DOJ, who routinely use PRISM data from the NSA for unsavory and unlawful purposes, violating the privacy of the public with no legal justification. The Judiciary Report and its sister columns have written for years that the aforementioned agencies have been illegally spying on people and in many cases for personal, political and or financial gain. Years later, Snowden's leak confirms the sites' allegations (NSA Workers Admit To Reading The Emails And Listening To The Calls Of Americans In Violation Of The Law).

Since the time the Judiciary Report and its sister site first made these allegations, three FBI agents have been arrested and indicted on illegally spying on innocent Americans in exchange for financial gain and or personal advancement (FBI Agent Arrested For Accepting A $200,000 Bribe To Derail A Criminal Case The FBI Was Supposed To Be Investigating, Another FBI Agent Caught Taking Bribes To Derail Serious Cases).

Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder

FBI executives abuse PRISM and other spy tools for political and financial gain, at the American people's expense, often acting in tandem with select politicians in Congress and the White House. The government is running the nation as a police state, with total disregard for the Constitution, which is sad and regrettable, because it is an exemplary document on how a nation should be successfully run, giving rights, liberty and prosperity to the people.

The conduct of higher ups at the FBI who routinely engage in these abuses says a lot, as things haven’t change much since former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover spied on scores of people for political gain, even doing so to control Congress and outspoken critics of the government. As they say, the more things change, the more they stay the same.


Assange: Obama 'validates' Snowden

USA TODAY 12:21 p.m. EDT August 11, 2013 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says President Obama's plans to make changes in National Security Agency surveillance programs stem from a single source: Edward Snowden. Obama "validated Edward Snowden's role as a whistle-blower" with his proposals to revamp NSA programs, Assange said in a written statement Saturday.

"But rather than thank Edward Snowden, the president laughably attempted to criticize him while claiming that there was a plan all along, 'before Edward Snowden,'" Assange said. "The simple fact is that without Snowden's disclosures, no one would know about the programs and no reforms could take place."...