NSA spy scandal: It’s even worse than Snowden says

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Like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden is a media-trumpeted whistleblower hero. Like Assange, Snowden has striking, TV-star good looks. Like Assange, Snowden is involved in a dramatic TV-style chase across countries and continents.

It’s almost like Assange and Snowden are starring in their own reality-TV shows.

With all the hoopla about Snowden (and before him, Assange), it’s easy to forget all of the other whistleblowers who have revealed even more explosive information.

Consider two other NSA whistleblowers: Russ Tice and James Bamford.

Russ Tice is a former NSA intelligence analyst who has also worked for the US Air Force, the Office of Naval Intelligence, and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was a real US intelligence insider, many pay grades above rookie contractor Edward Snowden.

In 2005, Tice blew the whistle on the NSA’s illegal spying on Americans. Tice and other NSA sources revealed that the NSA’s computerized spy program ECHELON was reading and filtering over 100,000 emails and phone calls per second. That is an even worse abuse of Americans’ Constitutional rights than the programs that Snowden has revealed, which store copies of emails and phone calls but (allegedly) do not read them except when legally authorized to do so.

Worse yet, Tice’s revelations raise even more troubling issues. Tice and his NSA whistleblower colleagues revealed that the NSA’s massive, illegal spy-on-Americans program began in February, 2001 – seven months BEFORE the 9/11 attacks! As Andrew Harris reported for Bloomberg in July, 2006:

“The US National Security Agency asked AT&T Inc. to help it set up a domestic call monitoring site seven months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, lawyers claimed June 23 in court papers filed in New York federal court… ‘The Bush Administration asserted this became necessary after 9/11,’ plaintiff’s lawyer Carl Mayer said in a telephone interview. ‘This undermines that assertion.”’

The illegal NSA spy-on-Americans program apparently “became necessary” several months before 9/11, not after 9/11. Why?

In an interview entitled “NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice Alleges NSA Wiretapped Barack Obama as Senate Candidate” Russ Tice recently explained to FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds the real purpose of the NSA’s illegal spying on Americans: To collect blackmail material and other information that can be used to control influential citizens.

In short: The whole purpose of the NSA spy program was to enable 9/11, protect the perpetrators, and maintain the 9/11-triggered covert dictatorship.

Before 9/11, the neoconservatives of the Bush-Cheney Administration needed to ensure that no influential Americans would dare to stand up against the coming coup d’état. So they directed the NSA to begin wiretapping the American people.

From the billions of intercepted communications, the 9/11 plotters focused on those of extremely influential Americans: Politicians, wealthy people, military and intelligence officers, media figures, and other well-connected individuals. All of these people were profiled: Were they likely to resist the coming 9/11 operation? If so, how could they be stopped?

In some cases, blackmail material was collected. In others, more intensive surveillance was instituted.

Two “actionable threats” to the 9/11 coup were Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy. After 9/11, they received US government anthrax in the mail. Frightened, Daschle and Leahy quickly stopped questioning 9/11 and opposing the Constitution-shredding USA Patriot Act.

If any influential Americans wanted to expose 9/11, and could not be blackmailed or controlled, they would have to be assassinated. The most illustrious victim was Senator Paul Wellstone, who was murdered, along with his family members and campaign staff, on October 25th, 2002, shortly after being threatened by then-Vice President Dick Cheney.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke out against the murder of Senator Wellstone, calling it “a message to us all.” She added that if quoted, she would deny her statement. Apparently she was not anxious to get anthrax in the mail, or to have herself and her family members murdered.

Another Senator from Minnesota, Mark Dayton, was also threatened by the 9/11 perpetrators. Senator Dayton fled Washington, DC and evacuated his entire staff to Minnesota in August 2004 – then announced his retirement from national politics – after receiving death threats due to his speech on the Senate floor attacking the 9/11 Commission Report as a pack of lies.

So as far back as 2005, Russ Tice and his colleagues revealed that the NSA spy program was used to murder almost 3,000 Americans in an act of bloody treason, and to kill or terrorize anyone who stood in the way. Compared to that, Edward Snowden’s revelations are relatively tame.

Another NSA whistleblower is James Bamford, the Agency’s quasi-official biographer. Bamford alerted Americans back in 2001 to a plot called Operation Northwoods. Like 9/11, Operation Northwoods was a fake “attack on America” designed to brainwash Americans into marching off to war. And like 9/11, it involved the murder of large numbers of Americans.

Operation Northwoods was designed to trigger war against Cuba and Russia in 1962. It called for US forces to bomb American cities and sink American ships. The CIA-controlled “Operation Mockingbird” mainstream media would blame Cuba for these murders.

Operation Northwoods was planned by Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Every member of the Joint Chiefs signed off on the proposal. It was one month away from happening, when President John F. Kennedy and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara vetoed it.

In his book Mary’s Mosaic, author Peter Janney discusses evidence that the Operation Northwoods plan was not just aimed at Cuba. Its deeper purpose was to trigger a pre-emptive US nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. Such a strike would have led to tens of millions of Russian and American deaths.

Every member of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962 wanted to murder thousands of Americans in a false-flag operation designed to trigger a war that would have killed millions. In 2001, it finally happened.

So the truth is much worse than Edward Snowden is telling us. Our rulers are not just criminals – they are madmen, psychopathic liars and mass murderers of the worst imaginable sort.

If the mainstream media publicized the most dangerous whistleblowers, the American National Security State would come crashing down.

Let us hope and pray that Edward Snowden’s example will inspire other whistleblowers to come forward…and that the most powerful and dangerous truths will finally be revealed.

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17 Responses to "NSA spy scandal: It’s even worse than Snowden says"

  1. captain obvious  July 2, 2013 at 8:43 am

    spying, surveillance, espionage, reconnaisance..
    are all terms for tactics of WARFARE,
    is exactly what DC is waging against the American people.
    people need to realize OUR capital was burned to the ground,
    replaced with a “District of Criminals”, the independant city-state residing within our borders,
    that has approved poisoning our air-food-water-medicine for profits, and to weaken us.
    they constantly try to disarm us with false flag operations, psyops, and more..
    they arent arrestable for treason, because DC really IS a seperate country to begin with!

    not only have they retroactively “legalized” their own criminality,
    they farm it out to a country halfway around the world and make us pay for it,
    it meaning the WARFARE they wage against us “for our safety” (!?!!)
    if only more people understood these truths!

    DC has sabotaged our REAL working economy,
    poisons us to cause demand and prices to skyrocket for medical services,
    after flushing wages down the crapper, and spies on us in case we dont like it!
    “land of the fee and the home of the slave” so just sit down and shut up SLAVE.
    anyone exposing their criminal warfare against us is magically a criminal,
    because theyed all be “victims” if they were locked up or executed for their crimes..

    anyone running for a position in DC is proclaiming themself to BE a traitor,
    so the act of voting for em is a rubber stamp approval of that treasonous activity,
    and they dont even allow THAT, they rig the voting system too!

    its an information war more than anything, once enough citizens become informed,
    the demise of the District of Criminals is inevitable, its also long past overdue.
    freeing ourselves from another small nations tyranny (10 square miles!) is not treason.

    I see articles all the time “the US did this, the US did that”.. how friggin convenient..
    the United States gets blamed for everything done by a District of Criminals?
    a small country that wages WARFARE against the people of the United States too!

  2. ARES  June 30, 2013 at 9:29 am

    There are more insightful comments over at Lash Darkmoon’s site where this article was also published:


    We should all ask, What Would Iceland Do (WWID)? Simple. Arrest the politicians and bankers and charge them with treason – for operating a debt money scam and subversion of a nation state, acting against the interests of the people, creating illegal wars for the interest of Rothschilds, doing false flag terrorism, etc. etc. No one is going to miss the current Congress that has single digit approval rating. Ask yourself, how is that even possible?

    What has happened is that we have reached a limit with the current system. This massive truth letting and shock means its over and the rats are jumping ship, the system is imploding, the debts are unpayable and with the bond market selling off, possibly unmanageable. It’s time for a change, let’s embrace change and use this opportunity to go forward with a new vision.

    After we oust Rothschild and convert our money into United States (gold backed?) money what should we do next? Proceed with a New American Century, one in which the United States dominates the world with the rule of law. In other words we take the reigns of power from this one inbred banking family and transfer the wealth and responsibilities of world management to the state. We do just as JFK suggested, rule without secrecy. What do you think?

    JFK was murdered in order to stop his point of view, by resurrecting his ideas we bring him back to life. Here is what this great man spoke on 27 April 1961:

    “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings”

    “Today no war has been declared — and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack”

    “We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day”

    “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations”

    • Chandler  July 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      ARES: Excellent response. JFK was so far above his opposition, whether Bush or Rockefeller, Dulles or whomever. Imagine yourself standing there speaking these very words! Behind you sits your tacit nemesis LBJ in his mentally challenged state of mind.
      JFK may have been a little naive to what his words could do, but he had the courage to stand and speak them. I have ever since admired him for trying to so something for the citizens of this nation.
      Some of our most prominent families today pose as intellectuals. They pose as heroes, and peddle their rhetoric as gospel.
      We all are in misery over JFK’s demise at the hands of these self-appointed goons. Thank you for quoting him.

  3. Allesandro  June 29, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    ” Tice and his NSA whistleblower colleagues revealed that the NSA’s massive, illegal spy-on-Americans program began in February, 2001 – seven months BEFORE the 9/11 attacks! As Andrew Harris reported for Bloomberg in July, 2006:”

    The spying needed to be set-up, in-force and ready for when they planned to execute 9/11, that’s the only way they could be sure of what people knew, how they could be pre-empted, silenced or responded to.

    Don’t you think it’s strange that in EVERY MAJOR DISASTER in the U.S. it’s ALWAYS Kenneth FEINBERG that gets the victims to sign away their rights in order to get any money, 9/11 , Gulf Oil Spill, others?

  4. Preston James, Ph.D  June 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Great article by Dr. Barrett. Yes the Secret Shadow Govt is a murder machine, just like Murder Inc. right out of the play book of Tamany Hall politics. History just keeps repeating itself.

  5. maria  June 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Great rapport.
    Listening to Sibelius Edwards on Boilingfrogs.com gives you a lot of information too.
    And the people stay asleep untill one day they wake up and reality will finally dawn on them.
    The rich keep on raking in and the people are getting poorer.
    Biggest terrorist attack on the USA, we are bankrupt, due to the corrupt bankers, wallstreet and the warmachine but the right wing nuts want to make us believe it is of social programs, like social security and Medicare. These morons have a hard time adding up where the money is going.
    The rich hiding their money in overseas tax free bank accounts.
    The drug wars where the banks are making money from and throwing the little people in jail.
    How many more will have the courage to come forwards, too many already have paid the ultimate price and the one in jail or their lives ruined.
    The so called country of the free and brave?

    • williammartin  June 29, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      I have more fun listening to Kevin put the Zionist’s in their places. That last puppet was tripping over his own tongue. 🙂 Like listening to Mel Tellis trying to talk rather then Sing. Stutter Stutter Stutter…hah hah

  6. Bruce Wick  June 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Edward Snowden may be a “synthetic genius,” who combines the insights of others with his own, to produce something qualitatively new. Snowden is the first, to my knowledge, to state or imply that NSA’s knowledge now verges on a God-like omniscience, conferring also god-like power. Snowden says this very clearly: there are no longer limits, legal, technical or practical, to NSA’s capabilities. But as with the expanding Universe, even the infinite can keep growing.

  7. williammartin  June 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    As noted, this spying program must have been a splinter of the Fox News report of “Israeli’s Spies in America” that when the US Government was asked if they were advised by the Israeli’s of 9/11? The reply was, “THAT’S CLASSIFIED!”

    Yes pre-9/11 Amdocs was allowing the alleged hijackers to keep two steps ahead of investigators. Whereas we also learned the hijackers said to be Saudi’s—
    Source: **http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2002/02/06/saudi.htm

    Though that number of 19 would drop by 8 as those claimed “DEAD” were reverse daisy sprouting and showing up ALIVE! Cleared by the FBI also. Yet I can’t find where MSM retracted that original 19 number and we still hear of the 20th hijacker. Personally I believe that Stark Aerospace who’s patent was filed in 1998 and amended many times for UAV control which would later become the 1st US Drone permit issued to an Israeli company. i.e. Stark Aerospace.

    Many of these sites tied to Stark all boast of their ability to remotely control 707-767 Planes. Why also many eyewitnesses said “The Planes” were not commercial but Military type with no windows. Videos seem to support that also from TV shows like MythBusters.

    In any case, the Internet was basically up and running by 1992-3. Though Al Gore claims to have invented the Internet (sic) it is well known that from original telephone FTP and BBS services that the Government was infiltrating BBS Bulletin Boards that would later become IRC Chat monitors in peograms like MIRC. Spying didn’t start there though as a Twisted Pair has been around for a long long time.

    You used to be able to monitor your DC Line voltage and should another extention-line ‘pick-up’ the voltage on the wire would drop and most commonly heard was a “Click”. Routers solved this as did the high speed switching. As others like Russell Tice mentioned the main Cable in San Francisco tapped into all calls incoming/out going. The Special ROOM at the NSA.
    Source: **http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsAIG9W3iE4

    In the above video Spying Router was linked to Israel. But what is more important is like how Gordon, Jim, J. Fetzer and Kevin all have noted that whether it was Wiki-Leaks, Manning, Tice, Snowden and others that no matter the severity of the Intel Drop that Israeli’s who are in total control of all these programs have remained unscathed in ANY of the information released. Nothing hurts Israel.

    So it would seem that these leaks or outright HOLES are there to damage the credit of the USA. Whether the target is Obama’s presidency? In return for the non-election of Romney that Israel invested so heavily in as Gordon has on numerously times brought out. Israel wants its WARS and whether its Syria’s (Non-Civil War) that to Israel is running at a snails pace or the US to Attack Iran delayed since 1993 when Netanyahu first claiming that Iran was a few years, then months, weeks days and then…. YARDS from “A BOMB!”.

    So I firmly believe that these are in someway designed to get the US involved in a deeper war. One that will of course kill more Arab’s and Muslim’s so that Israel wont have to. By Proxy and Puppetry the US is being setup. Has anyone heard Israel denounce the US for its Spying? NO!

  8. SamSaeri  June 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Now we know where he is.


    So stop talking about empty seet to Cuba…..

  9. Selene  June 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Hmm.. the number of US Senators (n=100) who have suffered “sad accidents” after opposing the agenda…. can anyone here offer a reliable statistical analysis of the probabilities? This has got to be waaaay waaaay beyond three sigma…. Anyone?

  10. CoJonesGrandes  June 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Joseph Farrell suggests that Snowden is working for a foreign government in this video:
    Start from 2 mins. He comments on Max Keiser’s article.

    Keiser claims that the US government is using the NSA to rig the financial markets and this is how it is finances the military. The US is flat broke. It produces nothing except wars. So the US government manipulates the financial markets by way of funding.

  11. haroldsmith  June 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “In short: The whole purpose of the NSA spy program was to enable 9/11, protect the perpetrators, and maintain the 9/11-triggered covert dictatorship.”


    Yes! Great piece! In fact, this is one of the best/most important essays I’ve yet seen here.

    Snowden’s revelations must be put into proper historical context, and the critically important fact that massive illegal NSA spying began well before 9/11, literally within a few weeks of Bush assuming his office, must be emphasized.

    Our 9/11 perps were prudent planners and organizers, and they no doubt compiled a list of potential “problem people” well before 9/11, and then sought to dig up dirt on them. I wouldn’t doubt that some of the victims were even targeted in a “honeypot” scheme, for example, creating a blackmailable sexual seduction or suffered some other kind of entrapment in an illegal/immoral/embarrassing context.

    Our Masters are cunning, ruthless and fully committed to their cause of global domination and control.

  12. Chandler  June 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

    JFK was one of the smartest presidents we’ve ever had sitting in the oval office. He may have been a little naive, made a few powerful mad because he threatened them in various ways. I don’t think he ever dreamed he would be assassinated.
    He may have been a little immoral, but he matured and realized after the death of his son, the error of his ways. He fought for us according to our Constitution, and for that I have always been appreciative. The world would’ve been much better off under his leadership than it is now under these cliqites who have sold all of us down the river.
    There are some very unscrupulous people in and around our government, hanging around like a prostitute at a naval bar. AT Boston their was Craft International where clearly one agent is with his backpack before the explosion, then running away without it after the blast. Odd how this is never mentioned on the mainstream media nightly outlets. And they want to spy on us?
    But it is very very sad when all any government knows to do is kill the people they do not agree with especially when the people exposing their wrong doing. In a democratic society with a Constitution preaching freedom of speech, freedom of the press. Odd! Strange indeed.
    When all they know to do is kill someone, everyone becomes sillent. President is not trustworthy. Congress is not trustworthy, Senate is not trustworthy, FBI,CIA, IRS, NSA, DHS, among others, are all too unaccountable to continue living off public tax rolls.
    Why any government wants to spy on people who did nothing to them in the first place but provide their government leaders a quality and lucrative lifestyle, is suspect in and of itself.
    This is not the United States of America any longer. It is something falling shy of the once prestigious image it had earned. Today, leadership is paltry with a mesh work of conflicting priorities and values. We are no longer honorable, due to what the illegal Obama regime is doing to citizens.
    I remember Operation Northwoods like it was yesterday, and I was so thankful JFK nullified it back then. I couldn’t believe the idea of it anyway. Who would think us such a idiotic plan so to blame others and get into a war?
    To all young people supporting this president, be careful of those bearing false gifts. They may just be such.
    Wonderful article Mr. Barrett. VT is in the forefront on conveying reality to America in its writhing stages as it slowly passes away. . Little we can do, as individuals, or even as a nation. They secretly conned us for years as they secretly spied on their own citizens. I always thought we were above those backward nations that had no respect or concern for their citizens. If we are to be slaughtered next there is probably little we can do about it anyway. Least we know they’ll be watching us dying for real unlike the watch the bin Laden raid. We’ll die just once though, again unlike bin Laden who died back in 01. Tis a game they play my pretties, and we are mere fodder. Traitors, all, with deception, and no exception. Spying on people is chicken____, and petty. It shows their true class, and mentality. What Poppy wants, Poppy gets.

  13. brubank-guy  June 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Quite spot-on, facts not emphasised enough, the blackmail and murder of US political leaders, to make sure people stay in line.

    Like the threats against Senator Mark Dayton mentioned in the article, the NSA material was likely used more recently for death threats against US House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers … smears were gathered to imprison Conyers’ wife, to make sure Conyers backed down from seeking impeachments of corrupt US judges serving the oligarchs. Conyers was reminded of how they murdered other Congressmen, particularly Sonny Bono on the same Committee.

    So we have, in 50 years: 2 US Presidents shot (JFK, Reagan), 2 trumped-up presidential impeachments (Nixon, Clinton), 2 killed US Senators (Paul Wellstone, John Tower), 5 killed US Congressmen (Hale Boggs, Nick Begich, Larry McDonald, Sonny Bono, Wayne Owens), 1 killed governor (Mel Carnahan), 1 killed CIA director (William Colby), 1 killed Federal Judge (John Roll). Enough dead to threaten all US leaders in all 3 branches of government, right to the top.

    • JS  June 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

      There were others, killed with accidents, heart attacks and strokes, etc. For example, Senator John Heinz III, killed in a small airplane, April 4, 1991.

    • captain obvious  July 3, 2013 at 4:27 am

      about clintons.. they were being investigated for their part importing iran-contra drugs..
      they blew up OKC to destroy the investigation and blame patriots who didnt like Waco etc..
      then rolled out the monica lewinski blue dress sideshow ™.
      turning a snow job (CIA Cocaine into America) into a blowjob,
      and got the American people to swallow! (yeah its a crude description but damn!)

      when clinton was pres, they were busted with a felony violation of the Logan Act,
      paid 300k fine instead of 3 years in a federal pen.
      appointing felony clinton as secretary of state was impeachably criminal (and still IS).

      not disagreeing with ya brubank, just trying to help clarify some WHO’s and WHY’s..
      I dont think old fuddy-duddy Reagan was a BAD guy, sure was nutless after being SHOT,
      then nancy stepped up with the reverse psychology advertizing “just say no” campaign,
      for all the stockpiled dope CIA bush-clintons imported, for war against the people!
      (now inclusive to all the bad dope toxic crap big pharma is allowed to peddle)

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