” via Washington Times / December 24, 2013 / As over fifty US Navy sailors who served about the USS Ronald Reagan and other Navy ships responding to the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan report falling ill to cancer and other radiation-linked diseases, it is critical to ascertain if the NSA intercepted telephone and email communications from the Tokyo Electric Power Company.
The question of whether the spy agency already knew that TEPCO was covering up the multi-reactor meltdown at the time the Pentagon ordered sailors into harm’s way during “Operation Tomodachi” needs to be answered.
It would be hard to imagine that the NSA, the embattled spy agency which has been caught eavesdropping on the Pope, among other heads of state, was not using all available surveillance technology and Japanese translators to monitor the unfolding TEPCO catastrophe, continually providing the Obama Administration with frequent updates on the unfolding situation.
Did the Navy get updates about Fukushima from NSA? Who is responsible?
Sickened sailors and their families will be seeking these answers from an administration that does not provide many, as a growing class-action lawsuit, as reported by Fox News against TEPCO moves forward.
The Navy’s decision to move ships into the area around Fukushima could spell another scandal for President Obama at a time when his approval ratings are reaching new lows. Yet another slap to the military, and the safety of troops, will only further alienate military veterans.
The case also raises serious questions about whether the NSA was properly executing its mission to protect U.S. troops from overseas threats at a time when the spy agency appeared preoccupied with conducting surveillance on the American people in an “almost Orwellian” violation of the U.S. Constitution, according to U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s recent ruling. ”