Domestic Spying Across the Country

“In addition to massive surveillance, assassinations and dirty tricks “by any means necessary” included the creation of National Security Agency (NSA) “watch lists” of Americans ranging “from members of radical political groups, to celebrities, to ordinary citizens involved in protests against their government,” with names submitted by the FBI, Secret Service, military, CIA, and Defense Intelligence Agency.

The secret lists, which included people whose activities “may result in civil disturbances or otherwise subvert the national security of the US,” were used by the NSA to extract information of “intelligence value” from its stream of intercepted communications.”

– From Targeting Dissent

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