U.S. Senate leader orders probe of alleged CIA computer hacking

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gkam wrote:

These agencies work FOR us, not ON us. They exist for OUR benefit, we do not exist for theirs.

End them!!

Mar 20, 2014 10:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
euro-yank wrote:

I confess to more than a smidgeon of ‘schadenfreude’ that the senator who had been so vigorously defending the American spies got caught in the web herself, I too believe that the US is wasting alot of time and money on these ‘spooks.’

They do more harm than good and I agree with gkam above, they need to be eliminated. (Just think how much better the tax dollars could be spent)

Mar 20, 2014 11:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

Remember, we just came out of the terrorist fear period, when the nations people were perilously close to becoming another Nazi Germany. Indeed, we gave up freedom because of fear, just like Germany. The politicians such as Reid and Feinstein and most others were seriously worried that they may offend the brainwashed and fearful US citizens and risk losing their jobs. So, had they previously stood up against facism, they would have likely been voted out. So, they allowed the abuses, but remained presumably ignorant of details that would require them to take action against the abuses because these actions did not agree with their public campaign rhetoric. So, because they let it slide so long (during the entire Bush administration and the first term of Obama), the CIA felt it was in control. Which they probably were.

It’s also not clear if this current action is a true concern and response on the part of the senators, or a staged event to give the impression of oversight, to lessen the belief by some americans that the NSA and CIA are out of control. Which of course they are, but perhaps at the behest of congress, who apparently wants to remain ignorant of details.

We should get rid of them, but that will never happen until the people take control of the congress again, and that won’t happen until the people are no longer separated by false ideological leadership coming from national organizations tied to industry. In other words, when the american people are no longer brainwashed by the corporate media. Which is very unlikely to ever happen. It’s like trying to wake up a nation of cult members.

Mar 20, 2014 12:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Those in the CIA responsible for this should be tried for treason. The CIA is not supposed to be operating on domestic issues at all. The FBI handles domestic concerns, not the CIA.

Mar 20, 2014 2:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

CIA lacks accountability, always has always will. They get us into trouble we should not be in (in places like Colombia and Chile)… they spy on political enemies of sitting U.S. presidents (Think Nixon – COINTELPRO), they torture and detain people who are not even charged with crimes, they are involved with assassination attempts in foreign countries….. These have all been verified actions of the CIA over the years and no one gets fired, nothing changes. Because whether we admit it or not, we like it this way. So these latest grumblings are just that. Another passing ripple.

Mar 20, 2014 3:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dwaff wrote:

Oh, so NOW he’s upset! Okay to spy on AP reporters, American citizens, heads of state of allies, conservative groups with the subversive name “Patriot” in their organization title – but NOT, by golly, the Democrats! That’s stepping over the line! Tell us that one again, Reid, about everybody getting raped by Obamadontcare is lying.

Mar 20, 2014 8:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jaay wrote:

What’s needed is a prosecution of the designers and users of torture policies, any prosecution. But, don’t expect
any from the Holder DOJ. It’s still going on.
As in 1984, you need fear to build and maintain
the industrial/military/security complex.

Mar 21, 2014 7:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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