*I am putting this under WoT b/c Bush himself, feebly claims that spying on US citizens has to do with protecting
us from terrorists, in his
BushCo. is so out of touch with reality. They have spent so much time
in their little oval office bubble, breathing that toxic and rarified air, that
they have actually convinced themselves that they can break any law
they please and will not have to answer for it. They're living in a la la
land, a complete state of lawlessness.
PARANOID PENTAGON, ADMINISTRATION OUT OF CONTROL
The Lawbreaker in the Oval Office
by Bob Herbert
The New York Times
January 12, 2006
The country has set the bar so low for the performance of George W. Bush as president that it is effectively on the ground.
No one expects very much from Mr. Bush. He's currently breaking the law by spying on Americans in America without getting warrants, but for a lot of
people that's just George being George. Forget the complexities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or even the Fourth Amendment's
safeguards against unwarranted (pun intended) government intrusion into matters that we have a right to keep private.
The DoD and NSA have been spying on peace
groups. As if
pose some kind of threat. It's absurd.
The latest info. coming out on this regards groups being spied on who are peacefully
protesting the Iraq War & recruiting among high school students. Under the first ammendment, parents have every legal right, not to
mention moral right, to protect their children from recruiters. To
classify these dissenters as a threat is outrageous and just proves beyond all doubt how unhinged this administration and its lackeys at Defense have
What I'd like to know is who instigated this program? Who is in charge? Is
this one of paranoid Donald Rumsfeld's "brilliant" ideas? And how much of
our taxpayer money is going into this unlawful activity? Whoever
is in charge of this program, should, at the very least, be fired.
Let's face it. The reason those paranoids are spying on peace groups is
b/c they KNOW they are in the wrong and they see US, the citizens of this
country, as the greatest threat to their lawlessness. They are beyond out of control.
Pentagon Spied on Concerned Peace Moms in Atlanta
By Sarah Epting, Staff Writer, Atlanta Progressive News (January 10, 2006)
(APN) ATLANTA--"Don’t they have anything to do? I am just a mom of a teenage son. I just don’t want my son or anyone else go to a stupid war,"
Susan Keith told Atlanta Progressive News.
Last week, Keith learned the Pentagon has been spying on her protests against public schools participating in military recruitment.
"I think it is a big waste of our money and [the government’s] time to be spying on citizens," Keith said.
She said she doesn’t know why the government would see their protest as a threat, "unless they thought we were going to do some terrorist activity,
but we’re the Peace coalition."
NSA: Free Speech is a Weapon of Mass Destruction
Wednesday January 11th 2006, 9:46 am
As further evidence the Bushcons are not interested in snooping “al-Qaeda,” and in fact there is no “al-Qaeda” threat in America, consider
revelations that the NSA snooped the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore, a Quaker peace group. “The National Security Agency has been spying on a
Baltimore anti-war group, according to documents released during litigation, going so far as to document the inflating of protesters’ balloons, and
intended to deploy units trained to detect weapons of mass destruction,” reports the Raw Story. “According to the documents, the Pledge of
Resistance-Baltimore, a Quaker-linked peace group, has been monitored by the NSA working with the Baltimore Intelligence Unit of the Baltimore City
Police Department.” Of course, it is completely absurd that the NSA and the Baltimore police would actually believe a small group of Quakers have
weapons of mass destruction, that is unless they believe the Bill of Rights is a weapon of mass destruction.
What's it going to take to bring these corrupt and cowardly "leaders" to justice, as they would say?