Friday, November 15, 2013

CIA Looking at Your Financial Transactions

Collecting financial transaction records from the likes of Western Union under the Patriot Act

Kurt Nimmo
November 14, 2013

westerenunionSlowly but surely, Spook Central is showing its cards. Spook Central is the national security state – from the NSA to the CIA to dozens of intelligence manifestations woven through the federal government.

In 2010, the Washington Post, the former crown jewel of Operation Mockingbird, the CIA takeover of corporate media, reported there were at that time 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies in 10,000 locations in the United States working feverishly on the grand ruse that is counterterrorism, homeland security, and intelligence. According to the Post, the so-called intelligence community, more accurately a monolith rivaling anything created by the former Soviet Union or East Germany’s Stasi combined, in toto includes 854,000 people holding top-secret clearances.
Now we learn that the CIA is “secretly” – secret because it is posted on the New York Times website – collecting financial transaction records from the likes of Western Union under the Patriot Act. This is the same law exploited by the NSA. This massive violation of the Fourth Amendment is overseen by the secret FISA court, its very existence a magnificent violation of the Constitution.

“Former U.S. government officials familiar with the program said it has been useful in discovering terrorist relationships and financial patterns,” reports the Wall Street Journal. “If a CIA analyst searches the data and discovers possible suspicious terrorist activity in the U.S., the analyst provides that information to the FBI, a former official said.”

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