U.S. Censors The Net As Obama Lectures China On Net Censorship
• More apparent "stupid 'humint' surveillance tricks" by rogue operatives at Homeland Security-administered "fusion centers."
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Certain government agencies are making a liar out of President Obama's remarks to student leaders in China today -- and I bet he and his people won't be too happy when they find out about it here.
This morning, while speaking to a group of students in Shanghai, Obama lectured the Communist Chinese government over its censorship of the internet. He was responding to a question from a brave Chinese student about China's "great internet firewall." The student was one of about a thousand hand-picked by Chinese education officials to attend the event.
According to an account on the Guardian web site, Obama described himself as "a big supporter of non-censorship" and said criticism enabled by freedom of expression in the U.S. made him a better president. He also said this:
"These freedoms of expression, and worship, of access to information and political participation – we believe they are universal rights. They should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the United States, China or any nation."
What Obama didn't say -- or perhaps what he does not realize -- is that the United States government is exercising draconian, even malicious censorship of the internet -- not merely by blocking full access to web sites, but intercepting and censoring attempts to post comments to web articles, even maliciously tampering with the content of attempted postings.
How can I made this allegation? Because for nearly six years, this journalist has documented persistent interference and censorship of his telecommunications -- internet, email, even telephone. This blatant censorship protocol is the apparent mission of operatives at some 70 regional data and information "fusion centers" around the nation, run under the supervision of the Department of Homeland Security.
My personal experiences and my reporting as an apparently "targeted" journalist lead me to conclude that warrantless surveillance programs enacted as "tools" to fight terrorism are being misused by security, military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies as a pretext to harass and censor persons considered to be "dissidents" or undesirables by a covert multi-agency campaign of extrajudicial punishment and persecution -- including silent, health-degrading torture and impairment inflicted by means of classified microwave and laser radiation weapons systems, in one iteration, camouflaged as cell towers.
The latest example of this apparent government censorship came this morning as I attempted to post a comment to a political blog known as "The Fix," at http://washingtonpost.com/thefix. Each of three times I attempted to post the comment, I received on my end of the connection a full-screen message stating that the comment was received and is "being held for the blog owner." I have confirmed in the past that The Washington Post does not "hold" reader comments unless its software detects foul language, which was not the case here.
It appears that government censors are re-directing my internet traffic to a "spoofed" or faked Washington Post web site controlled by their computers and software, allowing what the geeks call a "man in the middle attack." This real-time surveillance technology allows the censors to review by internet input, censor it, maliciously tamper with it, or pass it on as originally submitted.
And on my end of the connection, I have no sure way of knowing if what I am looking at on my screen -- an apparently "spoofed" web site to which I have been re-directed -- actually has been posted to the REAL web site as I intended.
I have written extensively about such apparent real-time censorship:
And what political speech did the apparent censors deem worthy of their ham-fisted censorship and prior restraint of publication (which the Supreme Court also has deemed unconstitutional)? Here is the comment that "they" apparently do not want you to read -- starting off with a reference to a political fund-raising trip to Arizona by Vice President Biden:
VP BIDEN: PLEASE PHONE HOME
Considering the revelations likely to come out very soon concerning the run-up to the Fort Hood massacre and the government's failure to prevent it, let's hope VP Biden makes it a quick trip and gets back to take care of pressing business in DC.
URGENT TO: POTUS / VPOTUS / D. AXELROD / R. EMANUEL / R. GIBBS / JAY CARNEY / A.G. HOLDER
Did this rogue program help drive the Ft. Hood shooter to kill?
Has microwave/laser radiation weapons torture been done to Gitmo and Bagram detainees to induce exhaustion, weakness, fatigue, confusion, and life-altering injury and disease?
SECRET MULTI-AGENCY FED PROGRAM TORTURES, IMPAIRS, PERSECUTES THOUSANDS OF U.S. CITIZENS WITH NATIONWIDE SILENT MICROWAVE / LASER WEAPONS SYSTEMS, LOCAL VIGILANTISM: JOURNALIST VICTOR LIVINGSTON
• Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan
• FEMA Director Craig Fugate
• NSA Director Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander
• DIA Director Maj. Gen. Michael Maples
• DOJ Asst. Atty. Gen./National Security David Kris
• CIA Deputy Director Stephen Kappes
• FBI Director Robert Mueller
TEAM OBAMA, CONGRESS MUST ASK: What do they know -- and when did they know it?
OR http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "GESTAPO USA"
AS PRESIDENT OBAMA CONDEMNS CHINA FOR INTERNET CENSORSHIP...
...HOMELAND-RUN 'FUSION CENTERS' USE WARRANTLESS SURVEILLANCE AS A PRETEXT TO HARASS, CENSOR AND IMPOSE PRIOR RESTRAINT VIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Team Obama: Please Wake Up and Smell the Police State that Threatens Democracy, the Rule of Law, and Your Administration
Now, it's quite possible that as I am writing this, at shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday, November 16th, the surveillance operatives who apparently are monitoring my every keystroke in real-time could decide to go ahead and post my original comment on "The Fix" political blog. I have found that they are like schoolyard bullies; when caught beating up the nerds, they put on their "Eddie Haskell" face and pretend they did nothing wrong. But even if they relent, they still have violated my constitutional rights by exercising prior restraint on my constitutionally-protected freedom of speech -- and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures (in this case, of my telecommunications).
So what have these ham-fisted frat boy Nazi censors accomplished? Nothing -- except giving me more fodder, more material, to write about in my ongoing quest to take down their blatantly unconstitutional and anti-American "program" -- a program that makes a mockery of today's comments to Communist Chinese students by a U.S. President whose policies, it would appear, are being subverted from within.
For more on "GESTAPO USA," see:
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