"Belshazzar's Feast, by Rembrandt"

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This four part series is intended as your briefing, under fire, to prevent a new European War, a collapse of the dollar, and the continuance of the mind destroying surveillance state. These are issues before the Congress starting on Tuesday, April 9th. You hold the power here. Start by contacting your congressperson using the widget below.

When Congress comes back on Tuesday, the first fight about our future is likely to be over FISA reauthorization. The government’s spying authority under that abominable edict expires on April 19th. Whether this key authority for government spying is retired to the dustbin of police state history, replaced by the founders’ adherence to the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, is very much a live issue and the Deep State is in a full court press. Again, you hold the power here. Contact your representative with this demand:  No spying on Americans without a search warrant signed by a regular federal judge. That includes any spying under FISA or EO12333.

For those unfamiliar with this terrain, two acts, FISA and EO 12333, provide the current legal fig leaf for wholesale surveillance of Americans in contravention of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Data brokers, generally foreign companies with spy powers, provide an additional weapon in the current U.S. Panopticon which seeks to psychologically imprison Americans by making it clear that their every action is known and accessible to a state which has multiple ways of retaliating against “wrong think.”

This cause does not break along traditional party lines. Rather, constitutionalists in both parties support urgent reform. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Senators Wyden (D-OR) and Mike Lee(R-UT) have presented one of the more comprehensive reforms. The corrupted war hawks and defense industry retainers in both parties are fighting to either keep things as they are or expand surveillance powers.

This fight is also deeply intertwined with Ukraine funding, although that aspect of the situation is not well understood and is obfuscated through the “issue” bifurcations employed in the 24-hour news cycle. The Ukraine coup of 2014, led by the British and American intelligence agencies and their psyops and information warfare divisions, was a whole of society experiment in full spectrum information warfare. The goal of this practice is to induce preferred actions and behaviors in the targeted population by denying access to any form of information not sanctioned by the state while overwhelming them, through terrorism and fabricated events, into reactive and infantile states of irrationality and rage. Many of the present information warfare specialists cited in the current exposes of the censorship industrial complex are veterans of this operation. That is the reason that the CISA division of Homeland Security describes itself as responsible for the nation’s “cognitive infrastructure.”  These unconstitutional powers also have much more to do with the rigging of elections than mail in ballots or rigged machines if you think clearly about what happened in 2020.

Section 702 was passed as an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 2008, allegedly to bridge gaps in the ability to monitor email and social media by foreign terrorists and by foreign adversaries of the United States. The NSA, and affiliated foreign spy agencies, such as Britain’s GCHQ, are all involved in collection of every single key stroke or conversation within selected categories of foreign information. Section 702 allows for warrantless searches of this data by the intelligence community. Invariably, U.S. citizens are swept up in this bulk collection which is subject to regulation through the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FBI, the CIA, and NCTC can query this database for American citizens’ information under regulations supposedly minimizing these searches.

But the FBI has repeatedly and egregiously violated these procedures, proving that “backdoor” searches targeting Americans are a huge and illegal investigative tool in building criminal and counterintelligence cases against Americans. FBI and Homeland Security counterintelligence cases involve “neutralization” of alleged threats to the nation’s security by methods closely held as “secret” by our modern Stassi. The FBI conducted over 200,000 backdoor searches of Americans in 2022 alone and has engaged in what the FISC court calls “widespread” violations of the law regarding these searches. It was used to target the January 6 protesters at the Capitol, George Floyd protesters, all the contributors to one Congressional campaign, a U.S. Senator, certain state judges, and crime victims, among other recent American targets.

The infamous Carter Page surveillance warrant targeting Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign did not directly involve Section 702. Rather, it targeted Page under Section 704 of FISA based on his alleged Russian connections. Section 704 requires a warrant submitted to the secret FISA court for approval for spying on Americans accused of being unduly foreign influenced. The Page case highlighted the ability for the corrupted FBI and Justice Department to violate the Fourth Amendment simply by lying to the rubber stamp, corrupted, FISA Court. No one went to jail over the Page warrant. Instead, one main fabricator, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, is back practicing law after former Chief FISA judge James Boasberg, slapped his wrist for the crime of deliberate forgery which facilitated unprecedented FBI spying on a major U.S. presidential campaign. Page has seen his lawsuits over the clear violation of his Fourth Amendment rights repeatedly dismissed by the courts.

The most significant source of surveillance of Americans, EO 12333, has not received significant coverage in the present debate. First initiated in the Reagan Administration, it provides the basis for all surveillance by the NSA and the surveillance basis for FBI counterintelligence operations against American targets. If you are dubbed a Russian asset or propagandist under the current surveillance and censorship regime, you will almost certainly be targeted under 12333. The methods utilized and the results of that targeting, including counterintelligence operations undertaken against you, will be shielded in secrecy. EO12333 is the authorization for the “collect it all” bulk surveillance programs initiated after September 11, 2001. While purportedly audited one time by the Senate Intelligence Committee and another by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, an alleged watchdog, the audits were perfunctory coverups—even their results are classified. It was only disclosed in 2022, for example, that 12333 collection by the CIA involves every single financial record from banks and financial institutions both here and abroad.

It is highly likely that all the surveillance and COINTELPRO operations conducted in the past against President Trump and conducted currently against both Trump and the MAGA movement falls under EO12333. That includes protection for all the illegal activities designed to imprison and defame both Trump and his supporters. That was most certainly so in the case this author is personally familiar with, that of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. While Senator Rand Paul has been the staunchest advocate of auditing the 12333 program and requiring a warrant for its use against Americans, he states that Congress does not have the guts to attack this problem. While Senator Paul does not elaborate, it is easy to imagine that the Congressional blackmail files, used to neuter anyone in Congress posing a real danger to the regime, stem from this activity.

On Tuesday, the Rules Committee will hold a hearing on the Reforming Intelligence and Surveillance Act, the 88-page bill being submitted to the House. That hearing should reveal many of the amendments which will be allowed in the debate. Outrageously, as Congress debates FISA reform, the Biden Justice Department secured a one-year extension of Section 702 from the rubberstamp Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. On Wednesday, the entire House will receive a classified brief from the intelligence community designed to intimidate and cower anyone opposing the regime.

The bill to be debated mirrors the measure put forward by the House Select Committee on Intelligence and its mad dog Deep State sinecure, Mike Turner (R. OH). There is no warrant requirement for searches involving Americans under Section 702 or EO12333, both of which had been discussed as part of the House Judiciary’s reform process. There is also no prohibition on the FBI or others buying data on Americans from foreign and other data brokers who have U.S. citizens under constant surveillance. This was also a key measure in the Judiciary Committee bill. Both Turner and his equally braindead colleague from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Mike McCaul (R. TX) have come out swinging desperately on FISA reform and Ukraine funding. They are now calling their colleagues, President Trump, and the MAGA movement, Russian propaganda dupes and fellow travelers because they are trying to end the Ukrainian slaughter and return the United States to its constitutional moorings.

Again, you hold the key here. Call your representative.