16 Year Congressman: CIA Leak Shows We’re “Sliding Down the Slippery Slope Toward Totalitarianism, Where Private Lives Do Not Exist”

16-year congressman Dennis Kucinich writes:

That the CIA has reached into the lives of all Americans through its wholesale gathering of the nation’s “haystack” of information has already been reported.

It is bad enough that the government spies on its own people. It is equally bad that the CIA, through its incompetence, has opened the cyberdoor to anyone with the technological skills and connections to spy on anyone else.

The constant erosion of privacy at the hands of the government and corporations has annihilated the concept of a “right to privacy,” which is embedded in the rationale of the First, Third, Fourth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

It is becoming increasingly clear that we are sliding down the slippery slope toward totalitarianism, where private lives do not exist.

We have entered a condition of constitutional crisis that requires a full-throated response from the American people.

Before you label Kucinich as being overly-dramatic, you may want to note that  Bill Binney – the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, the 36-year NSA veteran widely who was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees – told Washington’s Blog that America has already become a police state.

And Thomas Drake – one of the top NSA executives, and Senior Change Leader within the NSA – told us the same thing.

And Kirk Wiebe – a 32-year NSA veteran who received the Director CIA’s Meritorious Unit Award and the NSA’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award – agrees (tweet via Jesselyn Radack, attorney for many national security whistleblowers, herself a Department of Justice whistleblower):

 

It’s not just NSA officials …  Two former U.S. Supreme Court Justices have warned that America is sliding into tyranny.   A former U.S. President, and many other high-level American officials agree.

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  • PJ London

    “They reveal that the NSA has been sharing raw intelligence information with the Israeli government without first filtering it for data on the communications of American citizens.

    The relationship was described in a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the NSA and the Israeli SIGINT National Unit (ISNU). The document is undated, but it refers to an earlier agreement “in principle” reached in March 2009. The memo outlines procedures that should be taken by ISNU to protect information regarding Americans and stresses that the constitutional rights of American citizens must be respected by Israeli intelligence staff.”

    And Israel shares with anyone that they like.

    FBI shares with NSA, CIA shares with NSA, NSA shares with Israel, Israel shares with the MSM and then you get to know what they want you to.

    • collette.robert@yahoo.com

      Let’s be allies with a country that wages war by deception

  • Occams

    Dear Congressman;

    Please tell us how you voted on all the Bills such as the (so-called) ‘Patriot’ Act – in it’s many versions, and all the NSA bills?

    Since, after your Death Threats for your interest in 9/11 – which you goddamned well KNOW was the US and Israel (did YOU, TOO, ‘get the memo’ not to fly on 9/11?).

    Thank you

  • Zaphod Braden

    Well, I love the way the CIA keeps insisting the RUSSIANS did everything ….. the CIA is insisting that they, the CIA, is totally and completely incompetent and incapable of protecting itself, much less AMERICA. They cannot protect themselves, much less the Nation.

    • collette.robert@yahoo.com

      It is rich. They are so lame that this is the best they can do. We need to finish what Kennedy envisioned and abolish the CIA.

    • Ngallendou Dièye

      From appearances and from assassinated presidents in many countries, including the USA, the CIA remains a kind of state within a state, a government more secretive and sinister than the one run by our elected bumblers.
      When the USA will have deteriorated into half a dozen bankrupted, political blocks, the CIA will still be there, operating for its own members’ wealth, power and pleasure, across many such entities round the globe.
      The CIA feeds off of congressional allocations, central bank payouts, drug and slavery cartel profits, profitable businesses whose competitors die, and protection money from weaker governments.

      • Zaphod Braden

        CIA should be “Knights Templared” —- in one night round them all up, disarm them, and hold them in those FEMA camps till they have been cleared for release .

  • collette.robert@yahoo.com

    “sliding down a slippery slope…?” We’ve been on the bottom for quite a while now. Fifty four years of Fascist Coup government following the assassination and cover up of the cold blooded murder of the last president who attempted to bring about world peace. Fifty four years of a fictional reality created by the CIA, their controlled media and their masters on Wall Street with fake political parties, CIA agents posing as politicians, false flags, and perpetual war. We let the Kennedy assassination happen and the same people went ahead with their war plans and figured we were so stupid that they could get away with some cheap magic trick on 9/11. You can’t fool all the people all the time. “Alternative facts?” How about alternative history? I will define my own reality thank you very much.

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  • Carl_Herman

    Thanks for this, GW. I worked for monetary reform with Kucinich’s Chief Adviser of Domestic Policy and Economic Adviser Michael Hudson. I appreciate Dennis for going after impeachment of Bush/Cheney for lie-started and illegal Wars of Aggression, and that three of Dennis’ siblings died when he ran for President under circumstances pointing to .01% assassinations to warn Dennis to do no more than controlled opposition.

    So Dennis pulled his punches on Obama’s ongoing illegal and lie-started wars, and pulls his punches here: the US is the most dangerous rogue state in history now, albeit sliding for more. Without call for lawful arrests to stop OBVIOUS crimes, Dennis’ leadership is muted.

    Documentation of US rogue state empire: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/04/us-illegal-history-rogue-empire-requiring-arrests-present-introduction-define-rogue-state-perfect-match-us-illegal-wars-aggression-crimes-humanity.html

    • diogenes

      Could you refer us to more about Kucinich’s siblings?

      • Carl_Herman

        Oh, and the day his younger sister died in November 2008, Dennis’ house was attacked by paintball shooters, who returned the following night. I asked Dennis’ Chief Domestic Policy advisor about this, who is very aware of all kinds of political attacks, and he uncharacteristically declined to say anything (and this guy has things to say).

        Here’s the only discussion I found: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=70019.0

        • diogenes

          This article (linked) mentions two siblings dying, not three, as does Wikipedia’s article, which gives the appearance (meaningly, given the source) that there was nothing suspicious about the causes. Absent something along those lines, this discussion looks like 100% innuendo. Plausible, given the America we live in today, but not proven or even evidenced. (As you know, Carl, this is not directed at you in any way. I’m just interested in getting the facts on the table, such as we know them.)

          The fact that Michael Hudson was advising Kucinich speaks highly for his intelligence (Kucinich’s), and his sincerity. Hudson is one of a kind — brilliant, dazzlingly clear, plainspoke, to the point. There is no better book on its subject (America’s predatory oligarchic “economy”) than his Killing The Host and no better expose of the guild of whorish liars, the hireling “economists” of American colleges and the financial “mainstream” (sewer).

    • ICFubar

      If the implication is murder (three murders?) as a political messaging tool then such events would psychologically play very very heavily on Dennis Kucinich and his staff, which does not seem to be the case publicly, and which would make little sense operationally.Such innuendo is anathema to the truth at a time when it is under assail and needs all the protection it can get. “The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.” Evidence please on these three deaths being murders…..

  • ICFubar

    The psychological warfare on the American public is on such a grand scale with simultaneous assaults on so many fronts and levels, creating multiple divisions among the populous, that a coherent push back from a unified position is well nigh impossible. The situation will have to become much worse for the people before they can unite against their common enemy. I question when the police mind set will see they have become so over the top that they will finally see that their oppression of the purposely created have nots and others is destroying the very fabric of the republic in which they and their families also live? At what point does the individual police officer begin to refuse orders and begin to act as a responsible citizen in the small ways that the individual is capable of?

  • Ngallendou Dièye

    God has always known every detail of every human, though with a difference: God understands our weakness and remains ready to forgive the repentant. Not so the totalitarian state, which taxes or axes anyone on any whim. So, since the Beast state probably wants you to die, and will kill you for any cause, should one not be ready to meet his Maker? Just in case?