Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sigh...You Knew It Had To Come to This

It's IBD so I trust this report and, of course, it fits with any logical person's understanding of the Orwellian farce that is the Obama administration.

So, they're build a massive technological architecture to sweep up all communications and browsing of average citizens in the name of fighting terrorism, but they won't touch mosques? 
 The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won't snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.
That's right, the government's sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.
Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.
We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel's formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.
Of course not, why would you do that?

Pollsters should question whether people not just whether they trust the government with such power and technology, but on what grounds they distrust the government:  rank incompetence and stupidity or power-mad dangerousness to our liberty


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