Saturday, November 2, 2013

The blame game: NSA chief points finger at US diplomats in spy scandal

U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and
 commander of U.S. Cyber Command (Mark Wilson / Getty Images / AFP)

The blame game: NSA chief points finger at US diplomats in spy scandal
Published time: November 01, 2013 08:02 Get short URL

In an unexpected twist in the NSA scandal, spy chief Keith Alexander has blamed US diplomats for ordering surveillance on EU politicians. Meanwhile, State Secretary John Kerry has admitted espionage “reached too far,” alleging it was on “automatic pilot.”

Indicating a rift between the White House and the NSA, Director of the spy organization, Keith Alexander, has accused “policy makers” and “diplomats” for dictating the targets for surveillance. In a heated exchange, former ambassador to Romania, James Carew Rosapepe, challenged Alexander to justify spying on US allies, reported the Guardian.

"We all joke that everyone is spying on everyone," he said. "But that is not a national security justification," said Rosapepe.

Alexander replied sharply to the question, alleging ambassadors had a hand in ordering spy activities.

“That is a great question, in fact as an ambassador you have part of the answer. Because we the intelligence agencies don't come up with the requirements, the policymakers come up with the requirements,” Alexander said.

He added sarcastically: "One of those groups would have been, let me think, hold on, oh! - ambassadors."

Passing the buck 

As the NSA points the finger at the Obama Administration for ordering the mass surveillance of European citizens, the White House is seeking to distance itself from the scandal, intimating the NSA was acting of its own volition.

Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the accusations, that the NSA recorded millions of European citizens’ telephone calls, in a video conference to London on Thursday. Kerry conceded that US surveillance had “reached too far” and stated that the NSA had been conducting its espionage on “automatic pilot.”

“In some cases, I acknowledge to you, as has the president, that some of these actions have reached too far, and we are going to make sure that does not happen in the future,” Kerry said, stressing an inquiry is currently underway to reassess American intelligence gathering programs.

Washington came under fire this week when a delegation from the EU came to get answers over the NSA’s activities in Europe. According to the revelations released by former CIA worker, Edward Snowden, to the press, the US not only targeted regular citizens, but also businessmen and high-profile politicians.

The White House did not give many answers to the delegation, they instead sought to justify espionage in Europe as a measure to protect against terrorism.

“It is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in us being attacked,” Alexander told the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. He went on to say that the US only collected data related to warzones in the Middle East.

Flashpoint is Soon to be Attained Among Gaia Inhabitant Energetic Mixture

Flashpoint is Soon to be Attained Among Gaia Inhabitant Energetic Mixture
by √ČirePort

Formation dynamics of New Gaia grids continues transformation process for "hu-manity to Hue-manity".

Flashpoint is soon to be attained among Gaia inhabitant energetic mixture, leading to final transmutation/purification of the planet.

Monitoring by Higher Sources continues on all levels.

Energetics of Gaia are prepared for the next phase.

√ČirePort | November 2, 2013 at 21:43

Beatbox Brilliance: Tom Thum at TEDxSydney

Thanks to Stephen Cook for sending this fun video!

Response of Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf to SWISSINDO

How will you spend it?

How many times must you read or hear or see something that validates your own knowing – before you trust your own truth?  The ones that have come before you, those you’ve heard tell of, that have done the seemingly impossible – did not hold any greater power than you do right now.

The difference is that they believed.  They did not come up to the moment and look around for some greater or wiser “other” to explain to them the process.  They showed up and did what came naturally to them.  They operated from their core truth.  It was all they knew.  It was enough.

The ideas embedded deeply in your subconscious around hierarchy, worship, fear and payment were planted there intentionally from the beginning.  They come from training, not truth.

As the story of the origin of man is told, it sounds familiar.  There may be a part of you questioning which chapters are true NOW.  There have been so very many lies.  But you know.  It is held within you.

There is no place in which you are less.  Throw out the word “only”.  You are not merely a color or a gender or a name – you are a god.  You hold no limitations.

Your life is not here to be spent, as if in exchange for something else, something better.  It is meant to be lived.  In all cases there is nothing better to trade it in for.  There is right now, the focal point of creation, the moment where it all begins.

What will you do with this treasure?  There is no greater gift than NOW.  Enlightenment does not take you away from anything.  It exposes what’s been there all along.  You do not need to learn how to be what you are.  Listen.  You’ve carefully placed reminders all around you.

They show up in whispers and websites, neighbors and strangers.  This is not a test and no studying is necessary.  You cannot cheat.  You wrote it and are taking it as a sort of game.  You can play as long as you choose.

As we engage you’ll recognize and remember moves you’ve made before, many times.  There are old favorites, signature strategies meant to supply specific emotional content.  Now they’ve been exposed.  You are free to choose the outcome of this round.  The familiar pulls but you are aware now.  You know a fruitless effort when you see one.  No one has to tell you what doesn’t work.

The amazing part is here.  It’s like nothing you’ve imagined and better.  This is so because, as master craftsmen and women, you’ve held a picture of the exquisite always in your heart.  It’s what you do.  Many billion versions of perfection are creating this moment with full hearts and wide open eyes.

You were there at the beginning, eagerly nodding your head as you signed up for this experiment.  Why?  Not for pain or suffering or loss or debt, although you knew that was included. You signed up for right now.  The realization and recognition of your eternal essence is beyond your wildest imaginings.

As our friend Bob Wright said so beautifully, “Look into each others eyes and see the angels that have been prophesied.  It is you.”

You are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

In Lak'ech Ala K'in

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