There is furor over NSA’s eavesdropping and the latest fact that France is livid with the US for listening in to about million Calls.
We know CIA,FBI, Home Land Security, NIA and may be another five or ten visible Intelligence Communities of The US.
Dana Priest who exposed the Secret Intelligence Community in US.
But not this one.
You would find, towards the end of the post , a Video on Secret White House Bank Account.
And this information is through Washington Times Advertisers and I am sure the Newspaper has published verified information.
While checking on this, I stumbled into the Intelligence Community.
“Dear Washington Times Reader,
You have to see this…
A colleague of mine has stumbled onto some rather intriguing research.
In short, it’s an account almost no one in the country has ever heard about. By one expert’s estimate, only 0.07% of Americans (one in 1,500) has one of these private accounts.
But the rich have long favored this idea…
President Roosevelt, for example, had an account.
So did Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, JFK, and even current Vice President Joe Biden.
John McCain at one time even held over $1,000,000 inside his own account!
What’s so special about this account? Well, for one, it can let you retire 100% tax-free. You can pass it along to your heirs without paying a dime to the IRS. It also grows your money 3-4 times faster than standard CDs… and, to top it off, you can access your money ANYTIME!
But here’s perhaps the best part: This account is available to nearly anyone… regardless of how much money you have or even if you don’t have any political connections!
My colleague literally invested over $100,000 of his own money into this idea once he was convinced of how good it was.”
About three years ago. Washington Post‘s Reporter,Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dana Priest, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and William Arkin wrote that they found “an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight.” After nine years of “unprecedented spending,” the intelligence community has become a sector of government so massive that oversight is next to impossible and that it is of questionable benefit to the United States’ security.
That there is even a behemoth of an Intelligence Group is tucked away behind the Public eye.
This Intelligence community is managed by ,
,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counter-terrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the country.
– An estimated 854,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, D.C., hold top-secret security clearances.
– In the Washington area, 33 building complexes for top-secret intelligence work have been built or are under construction since September 2001. Together they occupy the equivalent of almost three Pentagons or 22 U.S. Capitol buildings — about 17 million square feet of space.”
Worse is that it is not accountable to any one nobody knows how much Budget is allocated to it!
Interview with Dana Priest excerpts.
‘A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Washington Post Priest is the author, along with William Arkin, of Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State. Here she takes FRONTLINE through the rapid growth of Top Secret America, which began with an impulse to secrecy and a blank check from Congress in the days after 9/11, and which now employs nearly a million people at 1,900 private companies and 1,300 federal organizations. “These are gigantic edifices that are going to stay,” she says. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on June 18, 2011.
I just think that we have accepted what it is the government says we need to do without questioning how much money it costs, without questioning whether it’s effective or not. And in part we’ve done that because we’ve accepted the secrecy that surrounds it all.
The reaction in Congress, which becomes so important in our story, is they really wrote a blank check. … The money flowed out. And there weren’t very many constraints on it at all. There definitely wasn’t any sort of oversight of what was going on with the money, because, again, people were worried. …
And so George Bush, for example, gave the CIA a billion dollars right off the bat, because the CIA was in the best position, not the military, to go after bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan. And he gave them a billion dollars, and he also ordered the military to do whatever it took to support the CIA. …
They did the same thing with the NSA. Lots of money poured into the National Security Agency, which was the eavesdropper around the world. And they couldn’t grow fast enough. Not only were they asked to eavesdrop in many different places that they weren’t used to doing — not just capitals and not just leaders of countries, which is really what they were doing, mostly, prior to 9/11. They would want to know what a leader was saying or what an opposition group was saying. And they would report those conversations back.
The White House’s Secret Account video Link.
The President’s Secret Book.