[Marxism] Military Spying

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Sat Oct 8 02:59:29 MDT 2005


One of the most interesting thing to consider from this Newsweek 
revelation is that some of the Democratic members of the Senate 
Intelligence Committee are liberal Democrats, including Dianne 
Feinstein, California, and Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland and that they 
kept it hidden. No matter what their vote is in the committee and on 
the floor, until this article there has been no leak regarding these 
proposed provisions.

This is not news to us, of course, but is a useful talking point 
regarding the Democratic Party.

Here are the Intelligence Committee members:

REPUBLICANS
Pat Roberts, Kansas
    Chairman
Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
Mike Dewine, Ohio
Christopher S. Bond, Missouri
Trent Lott, Mississippi
Olympia J. Snowe, Maine
Chuck Hagel, Nebraska
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
DEMOCRATS
John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia
    Vice Chairman
Carl Levin, Michigan
Dianne Feinstein, California
Ron Wyden, Oregon
Evan Bayh, Indiana
Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland
Jon S. Corzine, New Jersey
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Bill Frist, Tennessee
Harry Reid, Nevada
John Warner, Virginia

from Brian Shannon
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By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
Newsweek
Updated: 7:02 p.m. ET Oct. 5, 2005

But late last month, with no public hearings or debate, a similar 
amendment was put back into the same authorization bill-an annual 
measure governing U.S. intelligence agencies-at the request of the 
Pentagon. A copy of the 104-page committee bill, which has yet to be 
voted on by the full Senate, did not become public until last week.

At the same time, the Senate intelligence panel also included in the 
bill two other potentially controversial amendments-one that would 
allow the Pentagon and other U.S. intelligence agencies greater access 
to federal government databases on U.S. citizens, and another granting 
the DIA new exemptions from disclosing any 'operational files' under 
the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 'What they are doing is 
expanding the Defense Department's domestic intelligence activities in 
secret- with no public discussion,' said Kate Martin, director of the 
Center for National Security Studies, a civil- liberties group that is 
often critical of government actions in the fight against terrorism.

The devil is in the details:
FULL AT
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9602401/site/newsweek/?rf=nwnewsletter





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