DEA OFFICIALS SAY AGENCY’S MASS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM BEFORE 9/11 SERVED AS BLUEPRINT FOR NSA

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Paul Martin

Mass surveillance began with establishment of national security state in 1947

by KURT NIMMO
INFOWARS.COM
APRIL 8, 2015

According to a story appearing it USA Today, the current NSA surveillance of Americans is based on an earlier, pre-9/11 program used by the DEA.

For over two decades, the DEA and the Justice Department collected logs on every phone call from the United States to over a hundred foreign countries. Officials said the operation was related to drug trafficking.

The program, said to have been discontinued by the Justice Department, is described as the first known effort to collect data on the phone calls of Americans in bulk without regard to the Fourth Amendment.

The Justice Department described the DEA program as “one of the most important and effective Federal drug law enforcement initiatives” as it went about trying to convince telecoms to turn over phone call records. The rationale was contained in a previously undisclosed letter sent to Sprint in 1998 by Mary Lee Warren, the head of the department’s Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section.

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