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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans being secretly wiretapped or having their financial and other records reviewed by the government has continued to increase as officials aggressively use powers approved after the Sept. 11 attacks. But the number of terrorism prosecutions ending up in court — one measure of the effectiveness of such sleuthing — has continued to decline, in some cases precipitously.
I’m Shocked !!! Shocked I tell ya. My own Government spying on it’s on citizens? Say it isn’t so. I’m sure you have a good explination for this. Right?
“The fact that the prosecutions are down doesn’t mean that the utility of these investigations is down. It suggests that these investigations may be leading to other forms of prevention and protection,” said Thomas Newcomb, a former Bush White House national security aide. He said there were half a dozen actions outside of the criminal courts that the government could take to snuff out potential threats, including using diplomatic or military channels.
So what your saying is, even if we aren’t getting the bad guys, it’s still a good thing to spy on your own countrymen. I really have issues with this thought process. The mind set of these “I know what’s good for you” robots, is something I can’t fathom. It’s all about control.
This report comes as this little news item comes out…Charges dropped against ’20th’ hijacker
Again, it’s all about the control.