NSA Spies On Lovers, Czar Feinstein Defends LOVEINT

Before It’s News – by Deborah Dupre

Think your love interest details and romantic sexual activities are private, behind closed doors, perhaps even sacred? Think again.

National Security Agency officers “on several occasions” have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, said U.S. officials, according to the Wall Street Journal.   

The practice is supposedly not frequent, only a handfull of cases in the last decade, according to one NSA official. (And we all know we can trust the NSA to be honest and fair.)

Spying on lovers is common enough to have its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.

Thanks to MIT, intel ops can see through walls to spy on unsuspecting lovers.

[See: MIT Tech Helps U.S. Soldiers See Through Concrete Walls, 2011]

Since that work at MIT in 2011, it has helped refine the through-the-wall technology, all the better to see fine details.

[See: New WiFi tech can give you X-Ray vision]

“Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying,” explains the Wall Street Journal.

Since government intelligence has used sex to torture its Prisoners of War, such as at Guantanamo, this latest revelation that the government also wants more information on civilians’ sex lives should come as no surprise. Nor should it be any surprise that Sen. Dianne Feinstein, head of the Senate intelligence committee, dismisses this abuse of privacy.

Spying on sex makes it all the easier to target humans in one of the most painful and demeaning ways, a type of torture that innocent Targeted Individuals allege is happening and that photo evidence shows is happening in American POW torture camps, such as Guantamo Bay Prison.

 

“It’s called protecting Americans,” Feinstein has said about NSA human right to privacy abuses and high-level corruption.

“in most instances” the violations involve no American’s personal information, Feinstein claims.

She explained that she’s seen no evidence that any of the violations involved using NSA’s domestic surveillance infrastructure, governed by a law known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (Emphasis added)

“Clearly, any case of noncompliance is unacceptable, but these small numbers of cases do not change my view that NSA takes significant care to prevent any abuses and that there is a substantial oversight system in place,” she said. “When errors are identified, they are reported and corrected.”

Really?

“Nobody embodies this species of blatant corruption more purely than the senior Democratic Senator from California and Intelligence Committee Chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, who also serves as the National Security State’s most faithful servant (a National Security State which, just by the way, has greatly enriched her extremely rich military contractor husband, Richard Blum; Feinstein herself reported a net worth of $80 million back in 2006),” writes Glenn Greenwald for Salon.

The Senate Committee was created due to domestic intelligence abuses, such as the FBI’s  COINTELPRO, discovered by the Church Committee in the mid-1970s and still in operation under a different cover.

That Senate Committee was to “provide vigilant legislative oversight over the intelligence activities of the United States to assure that such activities are in conformity with the Constitution and laws of the United States.”

“As Chair of the Committee, Feinstein evinces no interest whatsoever in doing any of that,” Greenwald asserts.

“She does the opposite: she unyieldingly devotes herself to fortifying the wall of secrecy behind which the intelligence community operates, protecting whatever they do from accountability, and punishing anyone who impedes it.”

Sources: Wall Street Journal, Salon

http://beforeitsnews.com/scandals/2013/08/nsa-spies-on-lovers-czar-feinstein-defends-loveint-2432058.html

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