Tuesday, November 6, 2007

AT&T Whistleblower tells all to Capitol Hill on Wed.

Strap on your seat belts, the "telecom immunity joyride" is becoming more interesting. On Wednesday, Mark Klein, a telecommunications technician who says he helped AT&T and the NSA set up their controversial wiretapping system, is scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell his story.

Here are a few excerpts from an article by Rebecca Carr of the The Secrecy File,
Mark Klein wants the Senate Judiciary committee to reject legislation that offers telecommuncations companies legal protection for participating in President Bush’s surveillance program without a court warrant. The Senate Intelligence Committee recently cleared such legislation. (thanks to "telecom Jay")On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will evaluate the measure.

“My job required me to enable the physical connections between AT&T customers’ internet communications and the National Security Agency’s illegal, wholesale copying machine for domestic emails, internet phone conversations, web surfing and all other Internet traffic,” Klein said in a statement.

I have first-hand knowledge of the clandestine collaboration between one giant telecommunications company, AT&T, and the NSA to facilitate the most comprehensive illegal domestic spying program in history,”Klein said.

Klein said AT&T built technology to help the government’s domestic warrantless wiretapping program at its main switching facility in San Francisco.

Oops...busted..Someone is talking and the Judiciary Committee is about to hear him. I guess we'll have to wait until tomorrow to see what "telecom Jay" has to say about 'immunity' for the OBVIOUSLY ILLEGAL eavesdropping program. Will AT&T andVerizon's contributions to "telecom Jay" pay off? Probably so. Mr. Klein's testimony will fall upon deaf "retro active immunity" ears.

Pelosi and Reid continue to allow BushCO the ability to open "Pandora's Box". The "House of Pelsoi and Reid" have failed US. They sold US short before they went on their vacation earlier this year. Their rush to 'grant' a continuance to the Bush/Cheney eavesdropping program will never be given up. Once they gave BushCO the gift of eavesdropping on US citizens, they will never get it back. Illegal or not, the NSA's wiretapping program is here to stay. Big Brother is not only watching...he's listening now, too.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

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