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His (Obama's) words infuriated many of us because we knew his administration had been engaged in a bureaucratic effort to destroy the raw material—the actual intelligence we had collected for years, and erase those dots. The dots constitute the intelligence needed to keep Americans safe, and the Obama administration was ordering they be wiped away.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
I seem to recall Dubya telling the FBI to "back off" the Bin Ladens the summer before 9/11.
It gives me hope that there's still good people who work inside US intelligence who have the countries best interests at heart.
The idea of any President ordering the destruction of such material constitutes treason - a certain conviction if there is an attack as a direct result of said intelligence being scrubbed.
originally posted by: vjr1113
it depends what kind of data really. the article doesnt go into specifics, so the real question is what kind of data was deleted? if its data that says, this person is palestinian, this person is a muslim, that doesnt make them a terrorist.
if a person has evidence on them that proves to them beyond a reasonable doubt that they have terrorist ties, im pretty sure that data wouldn't be deleted. if the evidence is something vague like, this person is a muslim, thats not very helpful data.
earlier there was a post where the fbi found an isis agent by looking at their twitter and gun purchases, so it makes me wonder what type of data was erased. basically we have to take someone's word that the data was valuable because thats just the way they felt. thats not really a very convincing argument.
by very definition, if these people were terrorists, their records would prove they are terrorists, but according to the article, the data that was erased was irrelevant. so really what we have is the deletion of irrelevant or unuseful data of muslims. we can't jump the gun and convict them of being terrorists at all.
originally posted by: St Udio
naw... all the clique of Jihad apologists in our cadre of Representatives/Lawmakers/ Executive Branch
have some sort of perverted idea that Islam needs to have a degree of free-reign over here in the 'Homeland' because of all the past 'injustices' done to Muslim people in Muslim nations since the decline/decimation of the Ottoman Caliphate and then thru the times if American-sponsored Afghani Mujahideen against the USSR
the elite left/progressive/Islam-loving idiots somehow think that their leadership prowess will somehow change the thinking of the Jihadists and Islam will reward these lawmakers who are disloyal to American Constitutional rights & in favor of Sharia & open borders to Jihad Muslims will be rewarded by Islam in the permitted takeover of American law & Judiciary....and the Society-in-general
they are sadly mistaken that allowing Islam to dominate will spare them from the fate meted out to the general USA population.... the Islam circle of central power will lead these idiots on that they will become the 'core' leadership of the Nazi-like Totalitarian Ideology we-in-the-west-incorrectly call a Religion
Obama, Pelosi... all the rest... think themselves the Masters of the Universe but are naught but ignorant Dupes
they will not warp Islam into a facility to achieve dominance as the NWO...central planners who are not themselves Submitted to Allah
(like they think they can do)
no, you the reader did not hear a cough or stutter... history will prove me correct, even the Elites' heads-will-roll in-the-end
ADD: the elite leadership in DC is playing the same 'Affirmative Action' Card with Islam Jihadists in the 21st century
as they played with Racism, in several forms since the 1960s - Y2K