To the reports of Usama’s demise, DNA testing, and burial at sea, I have one thing to say….yeaaaahhhhh…..riiiiiight. Gold is hovering at $1560 an ounce, NATO is busy killing Libyan children, and the ‘Bin Laden compound‘ was approximately 1100 yards away from Pakistan’s equivalent of West Point.
Chairman Zero has a new bill coming next year according to the NY Times that would require ‘all services that enable communications‘ to technically comply with a wiretap order. This bullshit is out of freakin’ hand and I don’t want to hear one damn word about how great the liberty-usurping Patriot Act is or how it has protected us after 9.11. It’s been nothing but a ‘do-whatever-they-damn-well-please’ act for the federal government.
WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.
Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications — including encrypted e-mail transmitters like BlackBerry, social networking Web sites like Facebook and software that allows direct “peer to peer” messaging like Skype — to be technically capable of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include being able to intercept and unscramble encrypted messages.
Let’s just keep nudging the internet into a corner and very soon it isn’t going to matter anymore. Remember, the first target in a war is the lines of communication, and if you don’t think we are in a war for our liberties, I apologize for trying to tear you away from ‘American Idol’.
James X. Dempsey, vice president of the Center for Democracy and Technology, an Internet policy group, said the proposal had “huge implications” and challenged “fundamental elements of the Internet revolution” — including its decentralized design.
“They are really asking for the authority to redesign services that take advantage of the unique, and now pervasive, architecture of the Internet,” he said. “They basically want to turn back the clock and make Internet services function the way that the telephone system used to function.”
But law enforcement officials contend that imposing such a mandate is reasonable and necessary to prevent the erosion of their investigative powers.
“We’re talking about lawfully authorized intercepts,” said Valerie E. Caproni, general counsel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “We’re not talking expanding authority. We’re talking about preserving our ability to execute our existing authority in order to protect the public safety and national security.”
Their ‘existing authority’ is over the top right now, but, oh damn, the FBI is falling behind so the rest of you have to slow down and accept the handicap so they can catch up. Who are the dumb f***in’ moos?
The judge interviews Glenn Beck about Obama authorizing assassinations of American citizens who are suspected of terrorism, and continues on to the Weather Underground’s manifesto; Prairie Fire. For more information on the assassination insanity, go here. To see the entire Freedom Watch, go here.
Glenn gives a seventeen minute monologue about the financial regulatory reform bill that Obama just signed into law. Glenn is about to blow a gasket because it appears that he has figured out what’s in it and the effect that it is going to have on our republic. He believes the last nail has been hammered in the republic’s coffin, and I just have to wonder why he didn’t know about it sooner. We did…two months ago. (I’m still waiting for someone like Beck or Hannity to talk about the Office of Financial Research.) His monologue starts at 7:11 in Part 1 and continues through Part 2.
Rashid Khalidi (Barack’s buddy), Ben Bernanke’s continued idiocy, jobless claims are up, adding the public option to Obamacare (why, it’s already in there), and the financial regulation bill brought forward by Dodd and Frank.
This is all about the mosque. And I spoke the truth here. The grand jihadist Muslim Brotherhood at CAIR know what that means. It will be the icon, the rally call for every devout Muslim and jihadist across the world. They must have their symbol of conquest.
Who stands with me? Who is coming to Tennessee to stand for our unalienable rights endowed by G-d? Freedom of speech is the line in the sand. Once we lose that, the war is over. This is the battle, the information battle space. Guns, bombs, bloodshed are the results of what happens in the war of ideas.
Of course the Muslim Brotherhood CAIR wants to shut me up. Truth begets hatred.
CAIR Asks Tenn. Tea Party to Drop Anti-Islam Speaker CAIR PRESS RELEASE Speaker claims Islam ‘inspired’ Nazis, posts images depicting Islam’s prophet as a pig
WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the organizers of the inaugural Tennessee Tea Party Convention to be held this weekend in Gatlinburg to drop an anti-Islam speaker who claims that “Hitler and the Nazis were inspired by Islam” and that Islam “mandates” lies and deception.
White House Counter-Terrorism Advisor John Brennan speaking to members of a thinktank believes that America should be bolstering the moderate political elements of Hizbollah; the terrorist organization responsible for the Beirut bombing in 1983 that killed 241 American servicemen. Radical Islamic (oh, crap – I said it out loud) terrorists are NOT going to stop until we are all converted to the new Persian Ottoman Empire,…or dead.
Can we be done with these delusional progressives yet, or do we have to wait for some terrorist organization to create devastating havoc inside our shores because we have become the security laughingstock of the world with minds like this at the wheel?
Obama and his crew want us to be more like Europe, who obviously have rocks in their heads for arresting a three year old boy because they think his dad may be a terrorist. How far up the stupid scale is this?
A three-year-old was arrested as a suspected terrorist and held at a French police station for more than two hours, it emerged today.
The child – identified only as Daniel – is the son of an illegal immigrant from the Paris suburb of Juvisy. Last Thursday the pair were arrested as they returned to their car after visiting a leisure centre.
Thirteen young girls were at their school in the Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan when they were believed to have been poisoned with some type of gas. None of the girls are seriously injured, but according to reports there have been three previous attacks since last Wednesday injuring eighty girls, and more than one hundred girls’ schools have been torched previously.
Director of National Intelligence Says Intelligence Community Can Target Citizens Presenting a Terrorist Threat
The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination if they present a direct terrorist threat to the United States. (emphasis mine)
“We take direct actions against terrorists in the intelligence community; if … we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that,” Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee.
Rep. Peter Hoekstra D-Mich., addressed the issue at today’s hearing.
“The targeting of Americans — it’s a very sensitive issue, but again there’s been more information in the public domain than what has been shared with this committee,” he said.
“There is no clarity.” Hoekstra said. “What is the legal framework?”
“Whether that American is involved in a group that is trying to attack us, whether that American has — is a threat to other Americans. Those are the factors involved.” Blair explained. “We don’t target people for free speech. We target them for taking action that threatens Americans.”
According to U.S. officials, only a handful of Americans would be eligible for targeting by U.S. intelligence or military operations. The legal guidance is determined by the National Security Council and the Justice Department. (emphasis mine)
Don’t you feel better now knowing that progressive Eric Holder holds your fate in his hands?
In the past, the U.S. has killed Americans overseas but they were viewed as “collateral damage.” In 2002, the CIA killed American-born Kamal Derwish, a member of the “Lackawanna 6” terror group during a CIA Predator drone strike. Derwish was driving in a car with other members of al Qaeda, the government said.In 2008, a missile strike in Somalia killed American Ruben Shumpert, a Seattle man suspected of being an Islamist radical. Shumpert was wanted by federal authorities on gun and counterfeit currency charges. He had agreed to plead guilty but fled the country days before sentencing in 2004.
The Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al Awlaki, who has become a prominent influence with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was at a meeting with leaders of the terror group when U.S. officials knowingly launched a cruise missile strike to eliminate the terror leaders. Several people were killed but Awlaki survived.
ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?
Can you believe that an American used the words assassinate and Americans together in a the same sentence as if it was just a mathematical theorum?
:::::Screaming::::::Hair On Fire:::::
I cannot tell you how INCENSED I am right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Due process? Constitutional Rights? Oh, I forgot – that’s only for foreign, islamic jihadists, usually caught on foreign soil. NOT Americans!
This is exactly why this middle of road constitutionalist just about lost her mind when Bush and Congress passed the Patriot Act!!!!!!! Frakkin’ Fascists.
(Editor’s Note: This story from ABC! Maybe they are feeling the pressure to report real news now? Or maybe they are just trying to stir up a hornet’s nest?)