September 11, 2013
HARDLY FOREIGN--THEY'RE THE 51st STATE (via The Other Brother):
NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel (Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, 9/11/13, theguardian.com)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 11, 2013 7:58 PMThe agreement for the US to provide raw intelligence data to Israel was reached in principle in March 2009, the document shows. Photograph: James EmeryThe National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.