Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
Insomnia
insomnia

Dial-a-spook.

According to a leaked memo and an investigation from The Observer, it appears that the US has been intercepting calls and emails made to or from the UN security council delegates in New York whose votes are undecided on the Iraq situation.

The memo is directed at senior NSA officials and advises them that the agency is 'mounting a surge' aimed at gleaning information not only on how delegations on the Security Council will vote on any second resolution on Iraq, but also 'policies', 'negotiating positions', 'alliances' and 'dependencies' - the 'whole gamut of information that could give US policymakers an edge in obtaining results favourable to US goals or to head off surprises.'

Apparently, the surveillance operation is believed to have been requested by President Bush's National Security Adviser, Condoleeza Rice.

The memo itself was composed by Frank Koza, a senior staffmember at the NSA. Incidentally, there is a Frank Koza who lives in Columbia, MD, just 12.2 miles away from NSA headquarters.

Frank Koza
11808 Blue February Way
Columbia, MD
(410) 964-3814

I wonder when he gets home from work. I'd like to talk to him about that memo, or have my political representatives do so. A full senate investigation would be nice...
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