Senate panel approves beefed-up oversight of drone attacks including American citizens

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WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has quietly approved a plan to step up both public and internal government oversight of the use of armed drones to kill suspected militants overseas, including American citizens.

The committee voted in closed session earlier this week to approve legislative language that would require U.S. spy agencies to make public statistics on how many people were killed or injured in missile strikes launched from U.S.-operated drones.

The committee also approved language intended to bolster scrutiny of secret spy agency deliberations over decisions about targeting U.S. citizens or residents for lethal drone strikes overseas.

The Obama administration has been under heavy pressure from foreign governments, the United Nations and human rights groups to be more transparent and rigorous in accounting for the civilian casualties caused by drone strikes.

Though the committee did not release full details of its deliberations on the measures, sources familiar with the discussions said that some committee Republicans were opposed to the drone-related clauses in the bill, which would authorize intelligence activities for the current government fiscal year which began on Oct. 1.

Ultimately, according to a press release issued by Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat who chairs the intelligence panel, the committee approved the bill by a vote of 13-2. The two senators who voted against it were Republicans, a congressional source said.

The press release makes no mention of the language in the bill about drones. An official familiar with the matter said that this was because some Republicans argued that, since drone attacks are officially covert actions by the U.S. government, it would be inappropriate to set rules for such operations in a public law.

The Obama administration drastically increased the number of drone strikes after it took office in 2009 but attacks have dropped off in the last year.

Pakistan’s North Waziristan is the area of the most intensive U.S. drone campaign in the world. The United States has also attacked militants in Yemen, Afghanistan and Somalia with drones.

Last month, Pakistan told the United Nations that at least 400 civilians were among the approximately 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade.

 

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The bill approved by the committee now must go before the full Senate. The House of Representatives would also have to approve the bill, and the president sign it, for it to become law.

If the language approved by the committee becomes law, once a year the president would be obliged to issue a report setting out the total number of combatants killed or injured in U.S. drone strikes abroad, as well as the number of “non-combatant civilians.”

Exempted from the report would be any drone strikes that were launched in Afghanistan before the end of U.S. combat operations there, which are due to conclude at the end of next year, and any drone strikes conducted in a war explicitly authorized by Congress.

An official familiar with the matter said that Feinstein had been trying, unsuccessfully, to persuade the administration of President Barack Obama to release such information voluntarily.

Administration officials have maintained privately that the numbers of non-combatant civilians killed or injured in U.S. drone strikes against militants have been relatively minimal – in the low dozens. By contrast, respected human rights groups have produced much larger totals.

The bill also would require the director of national intelligence, when considering whether a U.S. citizen or resident should be targeted for a drone strike overseas, to empower a so-called red team to conduct an “independent alternative analysis” of the intelligence that officials have put forward to justify the drone attack.

A second official familiar with this issue said intelligence agencies already follow a secret procedure similar to this, but that the bill would give this procedure more weight.

As far as is publicly known, only one U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Awlaki, a militant preacher who allegedly became involved in plotting attacks against U.S. targets while a leader of Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based affiliate, was ever formally targeted by the United States for a lethal drone attack, though at least a handful of other Americans, including Awlaki’s teenage son, were also reportedly killed by drones.

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Snowden: No US Call Made ‘without leaving a record with the NSA’

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National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday disputed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) claim that the government’s phone record collection program is not “surveillance.”

“Today, no telephone in America makes a call without leaving a record with the NSA. Today, no Internet transaction enters or leaves America without passing through the NSA’s hands,” Snowden said in a statement Thursday.

“Our representatives in Congress tell us this is not surveillance. They’re wrong.”

Snowden didn’t mention Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, by name, but she has said repeatedly that the NSA’s program to collect records on all U.S. phone calls is not a surveillance program.

“The call-records program is not surveillance,” she wrote in an op-ed in USA Today this week. “It does not collect the content of any communication, nor do the records include names or locations.”

She said the NSA only collects phone numbers, call times and call durations.

“The Supreme Court has held this ‘metadata’ is not protected under the Fourth Amendment,” Feinstein wrote, referring to the court’s 1972 decision in Smith v. Maryland.

The existence of the phone record collection program was one the most controversial revelations from Snowden’s leaks earlier this year. Many lawmakers, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), have expressed outrage that the NSA is collecting records on millions of Americans not under any suspicion of wrongdoing.

Snowden provided his statement to the American Civil Liberties Union to promote a rally the group is holding on Saturday along with other civil liberties groups in Washington.

“Now it’s time for the government to learn from us,” said Snowden, who is currently living in Russia.

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BREAKING NEWS: NSA site down due to alleged DDoS attack

NSA site down due to alleged DDoS attack

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The website for the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday.

NSA.gov has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible.

Twitter users @AnonymousOwn3r and @TruthIzSexy both were quick to comment on the matter, and implied that a distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, may have been waged as an act of protest against the NSA

Allegations that those users participated in the DDoS — a method of over-loading a website with too much traffic — are currently unverified, and @AnonymousOwn3r has previously taken credit for downing websites in a similar fashion, although those claims have been largely contested.

The crippling of NSA.gov comes amid a series of damning national security documents that have been disclosed without authorization by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. The revelations in the leaked documents have impassioned people around the globe outraged by evidence of widespread surveillance operated by the NSA, and a massive “Stop Watching Us” rally is scheduled for Saturday in Washington, DC.

DDoS attacks are illegal in the United States under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, or CFAA, and two cases are currently underway in California and Virginia in which federal judges are weighing in on instances in which members of Anonymous allegedly used the technique to take down an array of sites during anti-copyright campaigns waged by the group in 2010 and 2011. In those cases, so-called hacktivsits are reported to have conspired together to send immense loads of traffic to targeted websites, rendering them inaccessible due to the overload.

source: RT

Silent War On YOU Every Single Day

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Do you find it hard to believe that the government is using silent weapons to wage a war on every individual daily? What kind of people would do such a thing? Well when you understand that a good portion of our government are Satanists and or are involved in cults and the like, it is easier to swallow. Whether you believe in God and the Devil is irreverent, these people do believe in the Devil and they worship him. Take Michael Aquino for example, he was a General for the National Security Agency (NSA), he was also a high priest for the Church of Satan. Before he was a NSA General he was a specialist in the Army for psychological warfare. He wrote a paper on subliminally mind controlling the U.S. and world population, From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory . Aquino co-authored the Mind War paper with Col. Paul E. Vallely in 1980.

How do we let someone like this become a General in our NSA?

AQUINO HAD BEEN ARRESTED, BY THE SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT, AT HIS “TEMPLE OF SET”, SATANIC CULT HEAD QUARTERS.
CHARGES INCLUDED : CHILD RITUAL SACRIFICE / CHILD SEX SLAVERY / RAPE OF CHILDREN, AS YOUNG AS 3 YRS OLD / TORTURE OF CHILDREN / KIDNAPPING OF CHILDREN, etc..

AQUINO PROCURES SEX SLAVES, FOR THE GLOBAL ELITE KABBALISTS (SATANISTS).
AQUINO TRAINS SEX SLAVES, THROUGH ‘MONARCH PROGRAMING’, CAUSING MPD.
THESE SEX SLAVES ARE USED AS PARTY FAVORS, FOR INSIDERS.
THEY ARE BOUGHT, SOLD, EXCHANGED, PUT ON LOAN.
THEY ARE USED TO : ENTRAP / BLACKMAIL / RECRUIT / COERCE / SURVEIL / MONITOR / COMPROMISE / COURRIER DRUGS,etc…
SO WHY DID DICK CHENEY & DoD BRASS, SAVE AQUINO FROM ACCOUNTABILITY ? THEN CHENEY BROUGHT HIM INTO THE TOP SECRET NSA Q-GROUP, ONLY ANSWERABLE TO CHENEY, & WHEN THE PRESIDIO DAY CARE SCANDAL BECAME OLD NEWS, AQUINO WAS MADE NSA GENERAL.

How about the Skull and Bones that Bush and Kerry were buddies in, which it is reported that they bathe in feces and urinate on one another. These sick and twisted politicians meet and the Bohemian Grove and do the creation of care ceremony which Alex Jones infiltrated and secretly recorded one of these rituals. These are the people that our in power over our nation. How do we let this go on, I just don’t understand.  So I have digressed into talking about these sicko’s to show you how our government can most definitely wage a silent war to divide, isolate, disorientate, to sicken, control and manipulate the people.  They are harassing people using these silent, undetected weapons. To name a few that we know they have that have been reported in the Main Stream Media:

DARPA has one called the Sonic Projector.

Wired reported:

The goal of the Sonic Projector program is to provide Special Forces with a method of surreptitious audio communication at distances over 1 km. Sonic Projector technology is based on the non-linear interaction of sound in air translating an ultrasonic signal into audible sound. The Sonic Projector will be designed to be a man-deployable system, using high power acoustic transducer technology and signal processing algorithms which result in no, or unintelligible, sound everywhere but at the intended target. The Sonic Projector system could be used to conceal communications for special operations forces and hostage rescue missions, and to disrupt enemy activities.

Army has Voice to skull 2008.

Wired reported:

Nonlethal weapon which includes (1) a neuro-electromagnetic device which uses microwave transmission of sound into the skull of persons or animals by way of pulse-modulated microwave radiation; and (2) a silent sound device which can transmit sound into the skull of person or animals. NOTE: The sound modulation may be voice or audio subliminal messages. One application of V2K is use as an electronic scarecrow to frighten birds in the vicinity of airports.

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Air Force using microwaves to produce sound.

The Air Force has experimented with microwaves that create sounds in people’s head (which they’ve called a possible psychological warfare tool), and American Technologies can “beam” sounds to specific targets with their patented HyperSound.

In 2001 the United States Marine Corps revealed its development of a less-than-lethal energy weapon called the Active Denial System, a focused high frequency microwave device said to be capable of heating all living matter in the target area rapidly and continuously for the duration of the beam, causing transient intolerable pain but no lasting damage. The skin temperature of a person subjected to this weapon can jump to approximately 130 °F (54 °C) in as little as 2 seconds depending on the skin’s starting temperature.

The list goes on and on.

Microwave auditory effect

The microwave auditory effect, also known as the microwave hearing effect or the Frey effect, consists of audible clicks (or, with modulation, whole words) induced by pulsed/modulated microwave frequencies. The clicks are generated directly inside the human head without the need of any receiving electronic device. The effect was first reported by persons working in the vicinity of radar transponders during World War II. These induced sounds are not audible to other people nearby. The microwave auditory effect was later discovered to be inducible with shorter-wavelength portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Research by NASA in the 1970’s showed that this effect occurs as a result of thermal expansion of parts of the human ear around the cochlea, even at low power density. Later, signal modulation was found to produce sounds or words that appeared to originate intracranially. It was studied for its possible use in communications. Both the United States and USSR studied its use in non-lethal weaponry.

This kind of stuff is not only used as weapons with the government and military, an article titled “Schizophrenia is the new add gimmick” show how the commericial industry uses this kind of technology to beam commercials in your inner ear (mind). Here is an example from that article from gawker.com:

 

I heard a woman’s voice in my head whispering, “Who’s there? Who’s there?” Not like I “heard” a woman’s voice like when I wear flared jeans with skinny shoes and I “hear” a woman’s voice in my head say, “Wait, you’ve got to be kidding?” but like an actual woman’s voice in my head. This usually means I’ve had a psychotic break.

But! Then I noticed that, above a billboard for some A&E show called Paranormal State were some speakers that looked like hypersonic sound beams, a device which uses your skull as a speaker—that is, it transmits sound-waves that resonate against whatever surface they hit. So when they hit your head, it sounds like the call is coming from the inside the brain-house.

On a recent Alex Jones show he mentioned a Coke machine that did the same thing. So here’s the thing, if they can use it for commercial purposes and the military has made quite a few documents on how to wage a war on the populous, also knowing that a good majority of the government is into cults and Satanism, is it now that hard to imagine they are currently using this technology on us everyday? Is this why Aaron Alexis wrote on his shotgun “My ELF weapon”? Again I will say that Aaron reported back in August that he was being targeted with this kind of weaponry.

I will post links to some PDF’s of military documents and such of these weapons and their plans to silently wage war on the public. Also I want to mention the site stopthecrime.net . This is a great site of Deborah Tavares and she provides links to all this information. You may have seen a video with her in an interview about how NASA wants to wage war and depopulize us.

http://www.usa-anti-communist.net/AQUINO-Mind_War-NSA.pdf

http://stopthecrime.net/docs/SILENT.pdf

http://stopthecrime.net/nasa.html

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