The Times reported in December that, "The agency had gained the cooperation of American telecommunications companies to get access to records of vast amounts of domestic and international phone calls and e-mail messages. The agency analyzes communications patterns, the report said, and looks for evidence of terrorist activity at home and abroad. "
The USA Today article on Thursday went further saying, "The N.S.A. had created an enormous database of all calls made by customers of the three phone companies in an effort to compile a log of 'every call ever made ' within this country. The report said one large phone company, Qwest, had refused to cooperate with the N.S.A. because it was uneasy about the legal implications of handing over customer information to the government without warrants. "
As a systems analyst I pondered the purpose of the reported NSA spy project. Since complete electronic data on suspected Al Qaeda terrorists is being collected from both domestic and overseas messages as a separate project, there would be little value in an exhaustive domestic data collection on all telephone calls. For what other purposes could this data be used?
It is not enough for neo-conservative bullies to take-over election processes and voting machinery, they seek to use every devious means available to win elections and insure Republican control of government. The main tactics of Bush-Cheney-Rove-Rumsfeld strategies are spying and propaganda. The military, under this administration, has been restructured into a psych-ops force that is implementing an extensive electronic spying and propaganda system for use not only in global expansion of U.S. Corporatists via wars of terror and annihilation, but also to control dissent and foster indoctrination throughout the homeland.
Activists are fully informed on the intent and the multitude of projects supporting the neo-con strategic plans. Why would a domestic surveillance approach be required at this time in history? The answer is, because U.S. imperialists, who finance both elections and global expansion, are losing the worldwide struggle for the hearts and minds of people. Even primitive societies in South America and Africa have figured out that rape of their lands is not in the interest of humanity. People all over the world are beginning to demand their basic human rights, and are confronting free-trade free-enterprise capitalist aggression.