Richard Scott discusses Warrantless Wiretapping on the Jeff Farias Show

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The Jeff Farias Show
Nov. 10, 2009

Richard Scott interview:

Broadcasting live here and simulcast on • Roots Up Radio and Jerva Westerort Local Community Radio – 91.1 Stockholm, Sweden

Richard “Ishmael” Scott, a writer at Sibel Edmonds website Boiling Frogs Post. Ishmael acquired his moniker hunting submarines for six years as a Destroyer Sonarman and specialist on Anti-Submarine and Anti-Surface Warfare. As a member of Nuclear Weapons Handling Teams, he participated in Nuclear Weapons Acceptance Inspections, Nuclear Technical Proficiency Inspections and Technical Surprise Inspections. He then spent thirty years in the belly of the Telecommunications beast as a technician specializing in all phases of Broadband Carrier Network Operations for A.T. &T., Qwest, Level3, Allegiance and others. He was personally responsible for keeping A.T. &T.’s long distance service working out of San Francisco in the immediate aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake disaster. H[is] research for Boiling Frog Post focuses on telecommunications privacy and nuclear weapons issues. We will discuss his article “An Analysis of Warrantless Wiretapping-Part I

So the questions I have are this. 1. Why is such an overarching, intrusive, draconian wiretap program necessary? 2. What mechanisms are there in place to prevent government-sourced private information from being shared with corporate entities? 3. Is the NSA positioning itself to take control of all telecommunications in the event of a national emergency?” 4. What national emergency might provide a trigger mechanism for the assumption of such control?”


An Analysis of Warrantless Wiretapping – Part I by Richard Scott

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Andy Worthington Discusses Guantánamo And Habeas Corpus On The Jeff Farias Show

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by Andy Worthington
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Dandelion Salad
4 Oct. 2009

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On Friday (at half past midnight in the UK), I was delighted to prop up my wilting eyelids to talk to leading progressive radio host Jeff Farias about the latest disturbing developments in the Guantánamo story. The particular spur for the interview was the recent — and electrifying — District Court ruling in the habeas corpus petition of the Kuwaiti prisoner Fouad al-Rabiah, which I covered in detail in my article, “A Truly Shocking Guantánamo Story: Judge Confirms That An Innocent Man Was Tortured To Make False Confessions.”

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