Along with that we have taken a look at those who are their enablers.
We now find out that they are also, while spying on you, checking out your love life.
It is called "LOVEINT" in military NSA parlance, but out on "main street" where Americans live and work it is called Voyeurism:
Voyeurism is the sexual interest in or practice of spying on people engaged in intimate behaviors, such as undressing, sexual activity, or other actions usually considered to be of a private nature.(Wikipedia, "Voyeurism"). The use of this practice was recently
National Security Agency officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests, U.S.(WSJ). As we pointed out in the previous post, these kinds of tactics were used by J. Edgar Hoover as a means of getting his way by intimidating various government officials:
Putin on the Ritz
The practice isn’t frequent — one official estimated a handful of cases in the last decade — but it’s common enough to garner its own spycraft label: LOVEINT.
Spy agencies often refer to their various types of intelligence collection with the suffix of “INT,” such as “SIGINT” for collecting signals intelligence, or communications; and “HUMINT” for human intelligence, or spying.
The “LOVEINT” examples constitute most episodes of willful misconduct by NSA employees, officials said.
“The moment [Hoover] would get something on a senator,” said William Sullivan, who became the number three official in the bureau under Hoover, “he’d send one of the errand boys up and advise the senator that ‘we’re in the course of an investigation, and we by chance happened to come up with this data on your daughter. But we wanted you to know this. We realize you’d want to know it.’ Well, Jesus, what does that tell the senator? From that time on, the senator’s right in his pocket.”(Hoover’s Secret Files, emphasis added). No doubt military NSA officials are lying about the quantity of LOVEINT episodes and no doubt they are officially using it for blackmail (and the like) of politicians and government officials (ACLU vs. Clapper, Alexander, Hagel, Holder, and Mueller - 3).
On or about today's date fifty years ago, the father of the spirit of military NSA spying machinations, Queen of Stalingrad J. Edgar Hoover, tried to kill anything that had civil rights "movement."
Anything that had civil rights movement --he tried to kill with lies:
The march also attracted a slew of celebrities, including Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Some flew in despite being “advised” on the orders of FBI director J Edgar Hoover to withdraw support from the “Communist-organised” march.(Telegraph, "March on Washington", emphasis added). According to the Queens of Stalingrad, anyone who utters the words "civil rights" is a commie (as they hypocritically practice the authoritarianism of Stalin).
One really need not wonder why these "progressive" Queens of Stalingrad have an aversion to the word "freedom".
That is because the military NSA spy soldiers and their enablers are warmongering sexual deviants, not progressives:
Consider the word "freedom". Using the morality frame, conservatives have patented "freedom" and now progressives act as if they are scared of that word.(Lakoff). Neocons and other warmongers are bringing "freedom" to people all around the world --just ask them.
But for some reason, in the Middle East there is a curse uttered to one's opponents: "may the wings of the west bring you freedom and security then spy on you as if you were a citizen" (The Mother of All Enemies).
The next post in this series is here, previous post in this series is here.