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Saturday, August 02, 2014

CIA Director John Brennan is facing calls to resign after admitting CIA officials spied on a Senate panel probing the agency's torture and rendition program. The allegation surfaced in March when members of the Senate Intelligence Committee openly accused CIA officials of illegally monitoring their staffers' computers. The Senate report has yet to be released but reportedly documents extensive abuses and a cover-up by CIA officials to Congress. At the time, Brennan denied the spying allegations and said "Those who make them will be proved wrong." Not so much.


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The CIA is a fascist terrorist organization. It is covertly worse than the Gestapo.


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The CIA admits to leaving the toilet seat up? My wife will be pissed.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2014-08-02 12:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

As usual our President will do nothing against one of his "people" caught in a scandal where they acted in full counter to the integrity of their office. From Holder, to Lerner to Brennan.

#2 | Posted by daniel_3 at 2014-08-02 04:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm just shocked. So the CIA spied on their oversight committee and almost got away with it.

Our intelligence agencies are becoming worse than the Stasi.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-08-02 05:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Our intelligence agencies are worse than the Stasi.

Corrected for accuracy. The internet allows us to hear about it now.

#4 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-02 05:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4 Yeah, it used to be you had to read magazines and the papers to pick up news like this.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-08-02 05:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

No. They didn't report on most of this stuff. Now they do because the fascist media can't stop it from hitting the net.

#6 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-08-02 07:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 Damn, but I'll bet you never used to read Rolling Stone.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2014-08-02 07:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

I agree with this time, Shawn. To bad he isn't facing a trial and possible jail time.

#8 | Posted by danv at 2014-08-02 10:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Funny the only time congress complained is when the CIA was spying on them. They don't mind them spying on the regular American people.

#9 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-08-02 10:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

You can count on Obama backing him. That wuss won't fire anyone.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-02 10:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Seriously think about it, if we want to be able to see Lois Lerner's emails from the IRS then what the heck? If we let the government give Congress a free pass to do whatever they want with no constraints on them there will be no more trials like Lerner's. We will no longer have the ability to keep Congress and all their actions visible. We pay the CIA's paycheck they work for us! They are not terrorists duh! How about debating the Corporate America issue and our right to privacy:
Eben Moglen wrote: We have lost the ability to read anonymously, but the loss is concealed from us because of the way we built the web. We gave people programs called "browsers" that everyone could use, but we made programs called "web servers" that only geeks could use -- very few people have ever read a web server log. This is a great failing in our social education about technology. It's equivalent to not showing children what happens if cars collide and people aren't wearing seat belts. We don't explain to people how a web server log captures in detail the activity of readers, nor how much you can learn about people, because of what and how they read. From the logs, you can learn how long each reader spends on each page, how she reads it, where she goes next, what she does or searches for on the basis of what she's just read. If you can collect all that information in the logs, then you are beginning to possess what you ought not to have. ... This isn't transactional, this is ecological.

#11 | Posted by robinrmac at 2014-08-03 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

- worse than the Gestapo.

- worse than the Stasi.

Fustian hyperbole rarely helps make a case, rather it makes the user suspect as far as their perspective, and perhaps their intelligence, in concerned.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-03 09:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Resign? He should be fired. He not only lied to Congress he was flippant about it.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-08-04 11:00 AM | Reply | Flag:


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