Saturday, December 22, 2007
Commenter Dirigo over at Greenwald's Place brings up today's WaPo frontpage story about the FBI's data and identity sweep of everyone in the whole wide world who is of "interest" to them. They have an underground storage locker in the Appalachians somewhere for all this data, and they will use it, so goes the story, for apprehension of criminals and terrorists who infest the globe these days.
The story was also on the front page of my hometown rag, so it's getting a little play in the MSM. Of course. That's the Point. Let everybody know They're Watching You.
DARPA and TIA are alive!
Combine them with Jane Harman's cheery little "Homegrown Terrorism Suppression Act" now sitting on Holy Joe Lieberman's Homeland Security Committee desk, and we see where this is leading.
Before you start hollering "Conspiracy Theorist!!!" and pointing your finger and screeching like the Pod People in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers,", it's worth remembering that the original Patriot Act was sitting on the shelf ready to go when those planes hit the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001, and convicted felon Adm Poindexter is still available for... consultations...
All of a piece.
The National Security State is battening down. Must think there's something in the wind.
I wonder what?