Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WE ARE THIS CLOSE FROM THE Communist Ideology Overtaking America. READ AND SHARE!

We Were Warned in 1963: Has Communist Ideology Overtaken America?

Has Communist Ideology Overtaken America? Education is crucial. Today I want to share two very interesting lists with you, and sickleflag 
rather than adding an extensive amount of my commentary, I want to give you the chance to examine the facts for yourself. It is my opinion that many communist goals have already been accomplished. I also believe that advancement has been made in other areas.  But, you owe it to yourself to do your own research. I believe not only in the freedom of speech, but also in the responsibility of free thought. So please don’t take my word for it. Examine the facts for yourself.
Again, I want to share two lists with you. The first is a list that was entered into 1963 Congressional Record. The second is the 10 planks of The Communist Manifesto.
If you can’t see this happening in America, and a ton of progress being made, then I offer two potential explanations:
  1. usefulYou are one of the “useful idiots” of communist teaching.
  2. I am one of the “village idiots” that your Mama probably warned you about.
Some of these points will be open for debate and some will not. In some cases it is blatantly obvious that they have achieved their goals. It is even rumored that our own President has deep communist ties. You might want to check that out as well but I will withhold my opinion at this point. Let’s just lay it out and you can interpret it.
This list was originally printed in “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen. It was entered into Congressional Record in 1963 as the 45 goals of “The Communist Takeover of America.”
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the un1971U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
naked11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy making positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.creativecursing
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
prayerinschool28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
obamaapprove32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social sshollowagencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
divorce40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.
10 Planks of “The Communist Manifesto:”
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.manifesto
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal liablity of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


We have often heard Valerie Jarrett is the
de-facto President. THIS IS A FACT!

Update from Judicial Watch

FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

JUNE 22, 2015
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.
Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955, Bowman moved to Iran to work, the FBI records show.
According to Bowman’s government file the Association of Internes and Medical Students is an organization that “has long been a faithful follower of the Communist Party line” and engages in un-American activities. Bowman was born in Washington D.C. and had deep ties to Chicago, where he often collaborated with fellow Communists. JW also obtained documents on Bowman from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) showing that the FBI was brought into investigate him for his membership in a group that “follows the communist party line.” The Jarrett family Communist ties also include a business partnership between Jarrett’s maternal grandpa, Robert Rochon Taylor, and Stern, the Soviet agent associated with her dad.
Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also another big-time Chicago Communist, according to separate FBI files obtained by JW as part of a probe into the Jarrett family’s Communist ties. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett appeared on the FBI’s Security Index and was considered a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested in the event of a conflict with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). His FBI file reveals that he was assigned to write propaganda for a Communist Party front group in Chicago that would “disseminate the Communist Party line among…the middle class.”
It’s been well documented that Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and longtime Obama confidant, is a liberal extremist who wields tremendous power in the White House. Faithful to her roots, she still has connections to many Communist and extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Jarrett and her family also had strong ties to Frank Marshal Davis, a big Obama mentor and Communist Party member with an extensive FBI file.
JW has exposed Valerie Jarrett’s many transgressions over the years, including her role in covering up a scandalous gun-running operation carried out by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Last fall JW obtained public records that show Jarrett was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious, a disastrous experiment in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
In 2008 JW got documents linking Valerie Jarrett, who also served as co-chairman of Obama’s presidential transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko. According to the documents obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago slum projects operated by Rezko.

Our team has been exhaustively researching

this woman,…again.

We went back over notes, articles and saved
links, as well digging deeper into new documents that we’ve gotten a hold of.

Valerie Jarret is very powerful.

I am hoping to keep our article brief, but
there is an awful lot to share.

As you may know, Valerie Jarrett is Obama,’s
closest cabinet member. That is no coincidence. She is one who helped get him where he is.

Sure, he knew all the street radicals, but it was Valerie who really got his foot in the door. Without her, he’d still be
hustling votes for other “Made” Chicago politicians.

First we’ll start with a little personal background on Ms Jarrett, then we will lay out the sheer magnitude of the corruption that infests Chicago and has now taken hold in the White House

Valerie Bowman Jarrett is an American who was
born in Iran, to two American parents. She lived in Iran until the age of 5,
then London for another year. The family moved to Chicago when Valerie was
almost 7.

From Key Wiki:

“Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford
University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in
1981. Jarrett went to the exclusive University of Chicago Lab School before
transferring to her mother’s alma mater, Northfield Mt. Hermon, in western
Massachusetts for the last two years of high school.

“After graduating from the University of
Michigan Law School, she went to work for Chicago’s first African-American
mayor, Harold Washington, whose election many Sixties radicals attributed to
themselves. After Washington’s death in 1987, she stayed on under his
successor, Richard Daley. In City Hall, she and her colleague Susan Sher
recruited Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama, and Jarrett
quickly melded her way into their lives.


Prior to joining the Obama Administration,
Jarrett served as a Director of corporate and not for profit boards,
including Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of
Trustees, and Vice Chair of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. She
was a Director of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, The Joyce
Foundation, and a Trustee of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Hiring Michelle

A former Deputy Corporation Counsel for
Finance and Development under Harold Washington, Jarrett continued to work in
the mayor’s office into the 1990s.

In 1991, while Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor
Richard Daley, Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson, then engaged to Barack Obama.

Finance responsibilities

Valerie Jarrett ran the finances for Obama’s
2004 Senate bid and served as treasurer of Obama’s HOPEFUND.

Friendship with Marilyn Katz

Marilyn Katz worked with Students for a
Democratic Society. She is a personal friend of Jarrett’s. ”


Ok. Now that you have some background, we are
going to take you on an epic adventure. This adventure is the truth and I
will corroroborate the facts with docs and links.

This adventure will take us beyond Chicago,
beyond the White House , all the way to the mid East and back.

We will introduce you to some of the most
corrupt operatives, foreign Billionaires and many more shady players and

Valerie Jarrett Not only worked for powerful
Mayor, Harold Johnson, but she was also the daughter in law of another
Powerful Chicago politician and Socialite, Vernon Jarrett, a full blown
Communist/Progressive. I won’t go into too much detail on him, but his
Communist associations are well documented and easy to find.

After Washington left office, Valerie stayed on
with the new Mayor, Daley.

Through these powerful men and her position
inside the Chicago machine, Valerie soon en massed astounding power.

From Key Wiki:

“Jarrett became the President and Chief
Executive Officer of The Habitat Company on January 31, 2007. She had served
as Executive Vice President of Habitat for 12 years. Prior to that, Jarrett
served for eight years in Chicago government as Deputy Corporation Counsel
for Finance and Development, Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M.
Daley, and Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development. Before
her city government service, Ms. Jarrett practiced law with two private law
firms. From 1995 to 2003, Jarrett served as Chairman of the Chicago Transit
Board. Jarrett also served as Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock
Exchange from April 2004 through April 2007. She was a Director of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago from January 2006 through April 2007.

Jarrett is the chief executive of The Habitat
Company which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and
co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by
the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread
problems. Officials at Woodlawn Preservation say the government didn’t give
them enough money to properly maintain Grove Parc. Habitat’s Jarrett declined
to comment on Grove Parc in particular but said it is hard to manage
something you don’t own. However other Chicago developers and housing
activists said that federal subsidies can be adequate if managed properly.
They said Grove Parc stood apart for how badly it fell into disrepair.”

Jarrett pretty much had the whole city under
her control, by the time she was chosen to be in the White House as Obama’s
closest Cabinet member. (She was a consideration to take over Obama’s vacated
seat, but that got too scandalous for her to be associated with. She had to
stay above the fray, so it wouldn’t jeopardize the agenda.)

Jarret didn’t join the Obama administration.
The Obama’s joined hers!

Jarrett hired Michelle. Then she hired Obama.
Both young lawyers with connections of their own. They were already
associated with the radical Community organizers, had the key placements in
Sidley Law firm, via Bernadine Dohrn and were upwardly mobile in the Chicago

When Jarrett left Daley’s office to go to the
University of Chicago Medical center, Jarrett took Michelle with her, while
Obama was to continue in the Daley administration. Obama was being groomed by
them, while Jarrett was advancing herself and keeping Michelle close.

If you look at the departments inside the
Mayors office, the placements in financial institution boards of directors
and her own development corportations, you will understand just how powerful
she really is.

Not a brick got laid, a grant awarded, a loan
got approved, a subsity or a permit got issued in Chicago, unless Jarret
controlled it.

Jarrett made sure she had lawyers at her beck
and call, including the Obama’s.

As a matter of fact, Jarrett partnered with another
powerful Chicagoan, Allison Davis, in her development corporations..

Davis was well connected in his own right. He
was the son of Allison Davis Sr., the late University of Chicago professor.

He was the senior partner of Davis, Miner,
Barnhill & Galland , (Remember this firm, it will come up later.)

Davis was also appointed to Illinois State
Board of Investment by Ill Gov Rod Blagojevich.

Together, Jarrett and Davis were a formidable
team with a near monopoly on all Chicago development

Jarrett had bankers, lawyers, investors, and
politicians at her beck and call.

Let’s talk about some of the land development
schemes that Jarrett and her corporations operate and some of the players
she’s connected to.

The Rezko Connection:
Judicial Watch,
,” has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett , an advisor to Barack
Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a
series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated
by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by
Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served
as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support
for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama
financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis. (Davis is also Obama’s former
boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn
Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko
associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and
Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects
operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code
violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing
project was “riddled with problems — including squalid living
conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.”)

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat
Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in
Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to
the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered “uninhabitable by
unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal
inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a
score so bad the buildings now face demolition.” Ms. Jarrett refused to
comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

“Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a
product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say
that she was a slumlord,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has
plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago.”

Let’s talk about Grove Parc , Habitat,
Lawnsdale & Woodlawn.

Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co.,
which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until 2007 and co-managed an even
larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal
government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.

Allison Davis, a major fund-raiser for Obama’s
US Senate campaign and a former lead partner at Obama’s former law firm.
Davis, a developer, was involved in the creation of Grove Parc and has used
government subsidies to rehabilitate more than 1,500 units in Chicago,
including a North Side building cited by city inspectors last year after
chronic plumbing failures resulted in raw sewage spilling into several

Antoin “Tony” Rezko, perhaps the
most important fund-raiser for Obama’s early political campaigns and a friend
who helped the Obamas buy a home in 2005. Rezko’s company used subsidies to
rehabilitate more than 1,000 apartments, mostly in and around Obama’s
district, then refused to manage the units, leaving the buildings to decay to
the point where many no longer were habitable.

Campaign finance records show that six
prominent developers – including Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko – collectively
contributed more than $175,000 to Obama’s campaigns over the last decade and
raised hundreds of thousands more from other donors. Rezko alone raised at
least $200,000, by Obama’s own accounting.

One of those contributors, Cecil Butler,
controlled Lawndale Restoration, the largest subsidized complex in Chicago,
which was seized by the government in 2006 after city inspectors found more
than 1,800 code violations.”

VIA: http://
id168.html “Grove Parc Plaza was given $4 Mil to upgrade the 500
apartment structure. At that time it was given a failing HUD grade of 82 and
3 yrs and $4 Mil later was declared unlivable w/a grade of 13. It was
declared unlivable due to fire damage, mice running in the halls and roofs

they wouldn’t turn on the heat for the
building during -20 degree temps. She was forced to turn on the heat after
being sued by the courts.

One of her single payer type projects was the
Lawndale Restoration. It was around 1200 apts in 95 buildings. Jarrett poured
over $70 Million govt dollars into these buildings which lasted barely 10
yrs, before they were condemned by the Feds only to start over. This was
supposed to be a private/public partnership when in reality it was a cash
machine for corrupt politicians through Rezko’s money laundering machine.

For her outstanding work as a slum organizer
in the Habitat Corp she made $300K/yr and another $550K in deferred
compensation. She made an additional $350K as a member of a number of Boards
spread around Chicago.”

Enter Obama and Rezko: http://
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Boston Globe Expose’:

Barack Obama was among the many Chicago
residents who shared Daley’s conviction that private companies would make
better landlords than the Chicago Housing Authority ….

He once told the Chicago Tribune that he had
briefly considered becoming a developer of affordable housing. But after
graduating from Harvard Law School in 1991, he turned down a job with Tony
Rezko’s development company, Rezmar , choosing instead to work at the civil
rights law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, then led by Allison

The firm represented a number of nonprofit
companies that were partnering with private developers to build affordable
housing with government subsidies ….

Obama translated that belief into legislative
action as a state senator. In 2001, Obama and a Republican colleague, William
Peterson, sponsored a successful bill that increased state subsidies for
private developers. The law let developers designated by the state raise up
to $26 million a year by selling tax credits to Illinois residents. For each
$1 in credits purchased, the buyer was allowed to decrease his taxable income
by 50 cents.

Obama also cosponsored the original version of
a bill creating an annual fund to subsidize rents for extremely low-income
tenants , although it did not pass until 2005, after he had left the state

“He was very passionate about the issues,”
said Julie Dworkin of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, who worked with
Obama on affordable housing issues. “He was someone we could go to and count
on him to be there .”

The developers gave Obama their financial
support. Jarrett, Davis, and Rezko all served on Obama’s campaign finance
committee when he won a seat in the US Senate in 2004 .

Over the next nine years , Rezmar used more
than $87 million in government grants, loans, and tax credits to renovate
about 1,000 apartments in 30 Chicago buildings . Companies run by the
partners also managed many of the buildings, collecting government rent

Rezmar collected millions in development fees
but fell behind on mortgage payments almost immediately . On its first
project, the city government agreed to reduce the company’s monthly payments
from almost $3,000 to less than $500.

As Obama ascended, Rezko became one of his
largest fund-raisers. And in 2005, Rezko and his wife helped the Obamas
purchase the house where they now live.

Eleven of Rezmar’s buildings were located in
the district represented by Obama, containing 258 apartments. The building
without heat in January 1997, the month Obama entered the state Senate, was
in his district. So was Jones’s building with rats in the walls and
Frizzell’s building that lacked insulation. And a redistricting after the
2000 Census added another 350 Rezmar apartments to the area represented by

But Obama has contended that he knew nothing
about any problems in Rezmar’s buildings.

Allison Davis, Obama’s former law firm boss,
dabbled in development for years while he worked primarily as a lawyer. He
participated in the development of Grove Parc Plaza. And in 1996, Davis left
his law firm to pursue a full-time career as an affordable housing developer,
fueled by the subsidies from the Daley administration and aided, on occasion,
by Obama himself.

Over roughly the past decade, Davis’s
companies have received more than $100 million in subsidies to renovate and
build more than 1,500 apartments in Chicago, according to a Chicago Sun-Times
tally. In several cases, Davis partnered with Tony Rezko. In 1998 the two men
created a limited partnership to build an apartment building for seniors on
Chicago’s South Side. Obama wrote letters on state Senate stationery
supporting city and state loans for the project.” (Remember, Allison
Davis is Jarret’s partner and he’s Former Davis, Miner, Barnhill &


Obama always had an interest in public
housing. In fact, Rezko recruited Obama when Obama was a student at Harvard
Law in order to serve in some capacity in Rezko’s slum landlord enterprise.

Obama as a state legislator passed and
authored bills to provide tax credits and other incentives for private
companies to transform public housing into private-public partnerships that would yield profit to investors such as Rezko, Allison Davis and Valerie

Mayor Richard Daley and Obama both
participated in this effort.

Obama passed and authored these laws as
Rezko’s tenements in his district were deteriorating.

Obama even wrote letters to City Commissioners
in order to obtain more revenue for Rezko when residents of Rezko’s tenements
were filing complaints, complaints Obama may or may not have received. As
Obama states, “it is possible” his office received complaints from Rezko’s
slum tenants. Obama wrote these letters for Rezko at a time when City
Commissioners knew of the squalor plaguing Rezko’s slum landlord business.


In 2009 when millions of Iranians took to the streets to call for the removal of theocratic dictator Ahmadinejad, Obama remained silent, even though he later threw Mubarak under the bus, an ally of the United States and Israel for thirty years, calling for his removal within hours of the “democratic” (that is, Muslim Brotherhood-orchestrated) protests.

When it was an open secret that Iran was enriching uranium and at the same time calling Israel a “cancerous tumor that must be cut out”—that they needed to be “annihilated”—literally, Obama coddled Iran with calls for endless sanctions. When it became obvious to everyone except the White House that Iran was close to building a bomb or had already built one, Obama attempted to get Israel to not attack suspected nuclear bomb-making facilities, at least not until after he was reelected!

This month when Iran began hosting a website dedicated to glorifying Nazism, the White House didn’t bat an eye amid the ramifications of glorifying a nation that sought the “final solution” as the lynchpin to world domination.

The question must be asked, is there anyone actually in charge at the White House? Obama’s ad nauseam metaphor for two years was that the Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch, that Obama told them they had to sit in the back seat from now on. But it seems now that there isn’t anyone driving at all.

But in fact there is someone driving. There is a wizard behind the curtain pulling all the levers to shift gears, turn left and right, drive not only the United States, but the world.

No, it isn’t a sinister far-Left puppet master billionaire or Saudi prince, but a woman whose only claim to fame is that she was known as a Chicago slum lord.

As Edward Klein’s #1 bestseller The Amateur makes clear, it is Obama chief advisor Valerie Jarrett that sits in on all meetings, weighing in on everything from the humdrum to what suspected terrorist should be taken out. It is Jarrett who decides who sees Obama and who does not. It is Jarrett who is the eyes and ears of the White House, determining who is loyal to Obama and who is not, and who needs to be taken out: “Within months of [retired four-star Marine Corps general James Logan Jones Jr.] being appointed as Obama’s first national security adviser, Jones became the victim of a snarky whispering campaign by White House aides” and was one of the first Jarrett casualties in the White House (e-Book section 2004).

But who is Valerie Jarrett? Who is this woman behind the veil that many call the de facto POTUS?

Most would be surprised to learn she was born in Iran.

Most would be surprised to learn she was named “Iranian of the Day” in August of 2008 by

Most would be surprised to know her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, has long-standing ties to communists.

Most would be surprised to learn that Jarrett often meets privately with Muslim activists.

If the mainstream media in 2008 had dug into Jarrett’s past half as much as they dug into Sarah Palin’s life, who knows what other things we would have discovered behind this Iranian veil?

When Iran lobs a nuclear missile at Israel—and make no bones about it, they will unless their nuclear program is destroyed—all eyes will be not on Obama, but that woman behind the veil, Valerie Jarrett.


Friday, January 17, 2014

EXPOSED: High-Level NSA Official Says Metadata Illegally Used To Prosecute Average Citizens For Everything From Drug Dealing To Tax Evasion

Former Top NSA Official: “We Are Now In A Police State”





32-year NSA Veteran Who Created Mass Surveillance System Says Government Use of Data Gathered Through Spying “Is a Totalitarian Process”

EXPOSED: High-Level NSA Official Says Metadata Illegally Used To Prosecute Average Citizens For Everything From Drug Dealing To Tax Evasion

Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees.
Binney has been interviewed by virtually all of the mainstream media, including CBS, ABC, CNN, New York Times, USA Today, Fox News, PBS and many others.
Last year, Binney held his thumb and forefinger close together, and said:
We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.
But today, Binney told Washington’s Blog that the U.S. has already become a police state.
By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do.
All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.
This is a bigger deal than you may realize, as legal experts say that there are so many federal and state laws in the United States, that no one can keep track of them all … and everyone violates laws every day without even knowing it.
The NSA also ships Americans’ most confidential, sensitive information to foreign countries like Israel (and here), the UK and other countries … so they can “unmask” the information and give it back to the NSA … or use it for their own purposes.
Binney told us today:
The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].
These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the NSA data is referred to in courts – cause it has been acquired without a warrant.
So, they have to do a “Parallel Construction” and not tell the courts or prosecution or defense the original data used to arrest people. This I call: a “planned programed perjury policy” directed by US law enforcement.
And, as the last line on one slide says, this also applies to “Foreign Counterparts.”
This is a total corruption of the justice system not only in our country but around the world. The source of the info is at the bottom of each slide. This is a totalitarian process – means we are now in a police state.
Here are the two slides which Binney pointed us to:
A slide from a presentation about a secretive information-sharing program run by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Operations Division (SOD) is seen in this undated photo (Reuters / John Shiffman)
A slide from a presentation about a secretive information-sharing program run by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Operations Division (SOD) is seen in this undated photo (Reuters / John Shiffman)
(Source: Reuters via RT; SOD stands for “Special Operations Division,” a branch of a federal government agency.)
We asked Binney a follow-up question:
You say “this also applies to ‘Foreign Counterparts.’” Does that mean that foreign agencies can also “launder” the info gained from NSA spying? Or that data gained through foreign agencies’ spying can be “laundered” and used by U.S. agencies?
Binney responded:
For countries like the five eyes (US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand) and probably some others it probably works both ways. But for others that have relationships with FBI or DEA etc., they probably are given the data to used to arrest people but are not told the source or given copies of the data.

The Benghazi Transcripts: Top Defense officials briefed Obama on ‘attack,’ not video or protest


Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation's top civilian and uniformed defense officials -- headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama -- were informed that the event was a "terrorist attack," declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president's Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward. 

Gen. Carter Ham, who at the time was head of AFRICOM, the Defense Department combatant command with jurisdiction over Libya, told the House in classified testimony last year that it was him who broke the news about the unfolding situation in Benghazi to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The tense briefing -- in which it was already known that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens had been targeted and had gone missing -- occurred just before the two senior officials departed the Pentagon for their session with the commander in chief. 
According to declassified testimony obtained by Fox News, Ham -- who was working out of his Pentagon office on the afternoon of Sept. 11 -- said he learned about the assault on the consulate compound within 15 minutes of its commencement, at 9:42 p.m. Libya time, through a call he received from the AFRICOM Command Center. 
"My first call was to General Dempsey, General Dempsey's office, to say, 'Hey, I am headed down the hall. I need to see him right away,'" Ham told lawmakers on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on June 26 of last year. "I told him what I knew. We immediately walked upstairs to meet with Secretary Panetta."
Ham's account of that fateful day was included in some 450 pages of testimony given by senior Pentagon officials in classified, closed-door hearings conducted last year by the Armed Services subcommittee. The testimony, given under "Top Secret" clearance and only declassified this month, presents a rare glimpse into how information during a crisis travels at the top echelons of America's national security apparatus, all the way up to the president. 
Also among those whose secret testimony was declassified was Dempsey, the first person Ham briefed about Benghazi. Ham told lawmakers he considered it a fortuitous "happenstance" that he was able to rope Dempsey and Panetta into one meeting, so that, as Ham put it, "they had the basic information as they headed across for the meeting at the White House." Ham also told lawmakers he met with Panetta and Dempsey when they returned from their 30-minute session with President Obama on Sept. 11.
Armed Services Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Calif., sitting in on the subcommittee's hearing with Ham last June, reserved for himself an especially sensitive line of questioning: namely, whether senior Obama administration officials, in the very earliest stages of their knowledge of Benghazi, had any reason to believe that the assault grew spontaneously out of a demonstration over an anti-Islam video produced in America.
Numerous aides to the president and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly told the public in the weeks following the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans that night -- as Obama's hotly contested bid for re-election was entering its final stretch -- that there was no evidence the killings were the result of a premeditated terrorist attack, but rather were the result of a protest gone awry. Subsequent disclosures exposed the falsity of that narrative, and the Obama administration ultimately acknowledged that its early statements on Benghazi were untrue. 
"In your discussions with General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta," McKeon asked, "was there any mention of a demonstration or was all discussion about an attack?" Ham initially testified that there was some "peripheral" discussion of this subject, but added "at that initial meeting, we knew that a U.S. facility had been attacked and was under attack, and we knew at that point that we had two individuals, Ambassador Stevens and Mr. [Sean] Smith, unaccounted for."
Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, a first-term lawmaker with experience as an Iraq war veteran and Army reserve officer, pressed Ham further on the point, prodding the 29-year Army veteran to admit that "the nature of the conversation" he had with Panetta and Dempsey was that "this was a terrorist attack." 
The transcript reads as follows: 
WENSTRUP: "As a military person, I am concerned that someone in the military would be advising that this was a demonstration. I would hope that our military leadership would be advising that this was a terrorist attack." 
HAM: "Again, sir, I think, you know, there was some preliminary discussion about, you know, maybe there was a demonstration. But I think at the command, I personally and I think the command very quickly got to the point that this was not a demonstration, this was a terrorist attack." 
WENSTRUP: "And you would have advised as such if asked. Would that be correct?" 
HAM: "Well, and with General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta, that is the nature of the conversation we had, yes, sir." 
Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee in February of last year that it was him who informed the president that "there was an apparent attack going on in Benghazi." "Secretary Panetta, do you believe that unequivocally at that time we knew that this was a terrorist attack?" asked Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. "There was no question in my mind that this was a terrorist attack," Panetta replied.
Senior State Department officials who were in direct, real-time contact with the Americans under assault in Benghazi have also made clear they, too, knew immediately -- from surveillance video and eyewitness accounts -- that the incident was a terrorist attack. After providing the first substantive "tick-tock" of the events in Benghazi, during a background briefing conducted on the evening of Oct. 9, 2012, a reporter asked two top aides to then-Secretary Clinton: "What in all of these events that you've described led officials to believe for the first several days that this was prompted by protests against the video?" 
"That is a question that you would have to ask others," replied one of the senior officials. "That was not our conclusion."
Ham's declassified testimony further underscores that Obama's earliest briefing on Benghazi was solely to the effect that the incident was a terrorist attack, and raises once again the question of how the narrative about the offensive video, and a demonstration that never occurred, took root within the White House as the explanation for Benghazi. 
The day after the attacks, which marked the first killing of an American ambassador in the line of duty since 1979, Obama strode to the Rose Garden to comment on the loss, taking pains in his statement to say: "We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others." As late as Sept. 24, during an appearance on the talk show "The View," when asked directly by co-host Joy Behar if Benghazi had been "an act of terrorism," the president hedged, saying: "Well, we're still doing an investigation." 
The declassified transcripts show that beyond Ham, Panetta and Dempsey, other key officers and channels throughout the Pentagon and its combatant commands were similarly quick to label the incident a terrorist attack. In a classified session on July 31 of last year, Westrup raised the question with Marine Corps Col. George Bristol, commander of AFRICOM's Joint Special Operations Task Force for the Trans Sahara region. 
Bristol, who was traveling in Dakar, Senegal when the attack occurred, said he received a call from the Joint Operations Center alerting him to "a considerable event unfolding in Libya." Bristol's next call was to Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson, an Army commander stationed in Tripoli. Gibson informed Bristol that Stevens was missing, and that "there was a fight going on" at the consulate compound.
WESTRUP: "So no one from the military was ever advising, that you are aware of, that this was a demonstration gone out of control, it was always considered an attack -" 
BRISTOL: "Yes, sir." 
WENSTRUP: "-- on the United States?" 
BRISTOL: "Yes, sir. ... We referred to it as the attack."
Staffers on the Armed Services subcommittee conducted nine classified sessions on the Benghazi attacks, and are close to issuing what they call an "interim" report on the affair. Fox News reported in October their preliminary conclusion that U.S. forces on the night of the Benghazi attacks were postured in such a way as to make military rescue or intervention impossible -- a finding that buttresses the claims of Dempsey and other senior Pentagon officials.
While their investigation continues, staffers say they still want to question Panetta directly. But the former defense secretary, now retired, has resisted such calls for additional testimony. 
"He is in the president's Cabinet," said Rep. Martha Roby R-Ala., chair of the panel that collected the testimony, of Panetta. "The American people deserve the truth. They deserve to know what's going on, and I honestly think that that's why you have seen -- beyond the tragedy that there was a loss of four Americans' lives -- is that  the American people feel misled." 
"Leon Panetta should have spoken up," agreed Kim R. Holmes, a former assistant secretary of state under President George W. Bush and now a distinguished fellow at the Heritage Foundation. "The people at the Pentagon and frankly, the people at the CIA stood back while all of this was unfolding and allowed this narrative to go on longer than they should have." 
Neither Panetta's office nor the White House responded to Fox News' requests for comment.
James Rosen joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1999. He currently serves as the chief Washington correspondent and hosts the online show "The Foxhole."

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made use of a secret technology that enables it to enter and alter data in computers even if they are not connected to the Internet, according to N.S.A. documents, computer experts and American officials.
The technology, which the agency has used since at least 2008, relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target.

The radio frequency technology has helped solve one of the biggest problems facing American intelligence agencies for years: getting into computers that adversaries, and some American partners, have tried to make impervious to spying or cyberattack. In most cases, the radio frequency hardware must be physically inserted by a spy, a manufacturer or an unwitting user.
The N.S.A. calls its efforts more an act of “active defense” against foreign cyberattacks than a tool to go on the offensive. But when Chinese attackers place similar software on the computer systems of American companies or government agencies, American officials have protested, often at the presidential level.
Among the most frequent targets of the N.S.A. and its Pentagon partner, United States Cyber Command, have been units of the Chinese Army, which the United States has accused of launching regular digital probes and attacks on American industrial and military targets, usually to steal secrets or intellectual property. But the program, code-named Quantum, has also been successful in inserting software into Russian military networks and systems used by the Mexican police and drug cartels, trade institutions inside the European Union, and sometime partners against terrorism like Saudi Arabia, India and Pakistan, according to officials and an N.S.A. map that indicates sites of what the agency calls “computer network exploitation.”
“What’s new here is the scale and the sophistication of the intelligence agency’s ability to get into computers and networks to which no one has ever had access before,” said James Andrew Lewis, the cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “Some of these capabilities have been around for a while, but the combination of learning how to penetrate systems to insert software and learning how to do that using radio frequencies has given the U.S. a window it’s never had before.”

How the N.S.A. Uses Radio Frequencies to Penetrate Computers

The N.S.A. and the Pentagon’s Cyber Command have implanted nearly 100,000 “computer network exploits” around the world, but the hardest problem is getting inside machines isolated from outside communications.

Transmission distance of up to eight miles
Data and malware are transmitted
over a covert radio frequency
1. Tiny transceivers are built into USB plugs and inserted into target computers. Small circuit boards may be placed in the computers themselves.
2. The transceivers communicate with a briefcase- size N.S.A. field station, or hidden relay station, up to eight miles away.

3. The field station communicates back to the N.S.A.’s Remote Operations Center.
4. It can also transmit malware, including the kind used in attacks against Iran’s nuclear facilities.

No Domestic Use Seen  ( RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )
There is no evidence that the N.S.A. has implanted its software or used its radio frequency technology inside the United States. While refusing to comment on the scope of the Quantum program, the N.S.A. said its actions were not comparable to China’s.
“N.S.A.'s activities are focused and specifically deployed against — and only against — valid foreign intelligence targets in response to intelligence requirements,” Vanee Vines, an agency spokeswoman, said in a statement. “We do not use foreign intelligence capabilities to steal the trade secrets of foreign companies on behalf of — or give intelligence we collect to — U.S. companies to enhance their international competitiveness or increase their bottom line.”
Over the past two months, parts of the program have been disclosed in documents from the trove leaked by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor. A Dutch newspaper published the map of areas where the United States has inserted spy software, sometimes in cooperation with local authorities, often covertly. Der Spiegel, a German newsmagazine, published the N.S.A.'s catalog of hardware products that can secretly transmit and receive digital signals from computers, a program called ANT. The New York Times withheld some of those details, at the request of American intelligence officials, when it reported, in the summer of 2012, on American cyberattacks on Iran.
President Obama is scheduled to announce on Friday what recommendations he is accepting from an advisory panel on changing N.S.A. practices. The panel agreed with Silicon Valley executives that some of the techniques developed by the agency to find flaws in computer systems undermine global confidence in a range of American-made information products like laptop computers and cloud services.
Embracing Silicon Valley’s critique of the N.S.A., the panel has recommended banning, except in extreme cases, the N.S.A. practice of exploiting flaws in common software to aid in American surveillance and cyberattacks. It also called for an end to government efforts to weaken publicly available encryption systems, and said the government should never develop secret ways into computer systems to exploit them, which sometimes include software implants.
Richard A. Clarke, an official in the Clinton and Bush administrations who served as one of the five members of the advisory panel, explained the group’s reasoning in an email last week, saying that “it is more important that we defend ourselves than that we attack others.”

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Why Justice John Roberts Voted for Obamacare! NSA grabbed his secret text messages!

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

• NSA extracts location, contacts and financial transactions
• 'Dishfire' program sweeps up 'pretty much everything it can'
• GCHQ using database to search metadata from US & UK numbers

Texting on BlackBerry mobile phone
The NSA has made extensive use of its text message database to extract information on people under no suspicion of illegal activity.


The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.
The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their contacts – is revealed in a joint investigation between the Guardian and the UK’s Channel 4 News based on material provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
The documents also reveal the UK spy agency GCHQ has made use of the NSA database to search the metadata of “untargeted and unwarranted” communications belonging to people in the UK.
The NSA program, codenamed Dishfire, collects “pretty much everything it can”, according to GCHQ documents, rather than merely storing the communications of existing surveillance targets.
The NSA has made extensive use of its vast text message database to extract information on people’s travel plans, contact books, financial transactions and more – including of individuals under no suspicion of illegal activity.
An agency presentation from 2011 – subtitled “SMS Text Messages: A Goldmine to Exploit” – reveals the program collected an average of 194 million text messages a day in April of that year. In addition to storing the messages themselves, a further program known as “Prefer” conducted automated analysis on the untargeted communications.
An NSA presentation from 2011 on the agency's Dishfire program to collect millions of text messages daily. Photograph: Guardian
The Prefer program uses automated text messages such as missed call alerts or texts sent with international roaming charges to extract information, which the agency describes as “content-derived metadata”, and explains that “such gems are not in current metadata stores and would enhance current analytics”.
On average, each day the NSA was able to extract:
• More than 5 million missed-call alerts, for use in contact-chaining analysis (working out someone’s social network from who they contact and when)
• Details of 1.6 million border crossings a day, from network roaming alerts
• More than 110,000 names, from electronic business cards, which also included the ability to extract and save images.
• Over 800,000 financial transactions, either through text-to-text payments or linking credit cards to phone users
The agency was also able to extract geolocation data from more than 76,000 text messages a day, including from “requests by people for route info” and “setting up meetings”. Other travel information was obtained from itinerary texts sent by travel companies, even including cancellations and delays to travel plans.
A slide on the Dishfire program describes the 'analytic gems' of collected metadata. Photograph: Guardian
Communications from US phone numbers, the documents suggest, were removed (or “minimized”) from the database – but those of other countries, including the UK, were retained.
The revelation the NSA is collecting and extracting personal information from hundreds of millions of global text messages a day is likely to intensify international pressure on US president Barack Obama, who on Friday is set to give his response to the report of his NSA review panel.
While US attention has focused on whether the NSA’s controversial phone metadata program will be discontinued, the panel also suggested US spy agencies should pay more consideration to the privacy rights of foreigners, and reconsider spying efforts against allied heads of state and diplomats.
In a statement to the Guardian, a spokeswoman for the NSA said any implication that the agency’s collection was “arbitrary and unconstrained is false”. The agency’s capabilities were directed only against “valid foreign intelligence targets” and were subject to stringent legal safeguards, she said.
The ways in which the UK spy agency GCHQ has made use of the NSA Dishfire database also seems likely to raise questions on the scope of its powers.
While GCHQ is not allowed to search through the content of messages without a warrant – though the contents are stored rather than deleted or “minimized” from the database – the agency’s lawyers decided analysts were able to see who UK phone numbers had been texting, and search for them in the database.
The GCHQ memo sets out in clear terms what the agency’s access to Dishfire allows it to do, before handling how UK communications should be treated. The unique property of Dishfire, it states, is how much untargeted or unselected information it stores.
“In contrast to [most] GCHQ equivalents, DISHFIRE contains a large volume of unselected SMS traffic,” it states (emphasis original). “This makes it particularly useful for the development of new targets, since it is possible to examine the content of messages sent months or even years before the target was known to be of interest.”
It later explains in plain terms how useful this capability can be. Comparing Dishfire favourably to a GCHQ counterpart which only collects against phone numbers that have specifically been targeted, it states “Dishfire collects pretty much everything it can, so you can see SMS from a selector which is not targeted”.
The document also states the database allows for broad, bulk searches of keywords which could result in a high number of hits, rather than just narrow searches against particular phone numbers: “It is also possible to search against the content in bulk (e.g. for a name or home telephone number) if the target’s mobile phone number is not known.”
Analysts are warned to be careful when searching content for terms relating to UK citizens or people currently residing in the UK, as these searches could be successful but would not be legal without a warrant or similar targeting authority.
However, a note from GCHQ’s operational legalities team, dated May 2008, states agents can search Dishfire for “events” data relating to UK numbers – who is contacting who, and when.
“You may run a search of UK numbers in DISHFIRE in order to retrieve only events data,” the note states, before setting out how an analyst can prevent himself seeing the content of messages when he searches – by toggling a single setting on the search tool.
Once this is done, the document continues, “this will now enable you to run a search without displaying the content of the SMS, especially useful for untargeted and unwarranted UK numbers.”
A separate document gives a sense of how large-scale each Dishfire search can be, asking analysts to restrain their searches to no more than 1,800 phone numbers at a time.
An NSA slide on the 'Prefer' program reveals the program collected an average of 194 million text messages a day in April 2011. Photograph: Guardian
The note warns analysts they must be careful to make sure they use the form’s toggle before searching, as otherwise the database will return the content of the UK messages – which would, without a warrant, cause the analyst to “unlawfully be seeing the content of the SMS”.
The note also adds that the NSA automatically removes all “US-related SMS” from the database, so it is not available for searching.
A GCHQ spokesman refused to comment on any particular matters, but said all its intelligence activities were in compliance with UK law and oversight.
But Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile phone companies with operations in 25 countries including Britain, greeted the latest revelations with shock. 
“It’s the first we’ve heard about it and naturally we’re shocked and surprised,” the group’s privacy officer and head of legal for privacy, security and content standards told Channel 4 News.
“What you’re describing sounds concerning to us because the regime that we are required to comply with is very clear and we will only disclose information to governments where we are legally compelled to do so, won’t go beyond the law and comply with due process.
“But what you’re describing is something that sounds as if that’s been circumvented. And for us as a business this is anathema because our whole business is founded on protecting privacy as a fundamental imperative.”
He said the company would be challenging the UK government over this. “From our perspective, the law is there to protect our customers and it doesn’t sound as if that is what is necessarily happening.”
The NSA’s access to, and storage of, the content of communications of UK citizens may also be contentious in the light of earlier Guardian revelations that the agency was drafting policies to facilitate spying on the citizens of its allies, including the UK and Australia, which would – if enacted – enable the agency to search its databases for UK citizens without informing GCHQ or UK politicians.
The documents seen by the Guardian were from an internal Wikipedia-style guide to the NSA program provided for GCHQ analysts, and noted the Dishfire program was “operational” at the time the site was accessed, in 2012.
The documents do not, however, state whether any rules were subsequently changed, or give estimates of how many UK text messages are collected or stored in the Dishfire system, or from where they are being intercepted.
In the statement, the NSA spokeswoman said: “As we have previously stated, the implication that NSA's collection is arbitrary and unconstrained is false.
“NSA's activities are focused and specifically deployed against – and only against – valid foreign intelligence targets in response to intelligence requirements.
“Dishfire is a system that processes and stores lawfully collected SMS data. Because some SMS data of US persons may at times be incidentally collected in NSA’s lawful foreign intelligence mission, privacy protections for US persons exist across the entire process concerning the use, handling, retention, and dissemination of SMS data in Dishfire.
“In addition, NSA actively works to remove extraneous data, to include that of innocent foreign citizens, as early as possible in the process.”
The agency draws a distinction between the bulk collection of communications and the use of that data to monitor or find specific targets.
A spokesman for GCHQ refused to respond to any specific queries regarding Dishfire, but said the agency complied with UK law and regulators.
“It is a longstanding policy that we do not comment on intelligence matters,” he said. “Furthermore, all of GCHQ's work is carried out in accordance with a strict legal and policy framework which ensures that our activities are authorised, necessary and proportionate, and that there is rigorous oversight, including from the Secretary of State, the Interception and Intelligence Services Commissioners and the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee.”
GCHQ also directed the Guardian towards a statement made to the House of Commons in June 2013 by foreign secretary William Hague, in response to revelations of the agency’s use of the Prism program.