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By now everybody knows about DNI Mike McConnell letting the cat out of the bag:
"All your internet traffic are belong to us."
Interesting way he puts it, too:
The obvious implication is that all internet traffic has been and is being monitored, without warrant and without exception, kind of like all the telephone traffic in and out of the country and much of the domestic telephone traffic is apparently being monitored, without warrants and contrary to law.
McConnell also helpfully points out that FISA is the most serious and outrageous impediment to serious surveillance "reforms."
And what will our dauntless Congress do? In the face of yet another fait accompli? Hm? Well, we already know, don't we? The House will go along with anything the DNI proposes. Senator Dodd will manfully stand -- almost alone -- on behalf of the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Sixty votes will be found to shut him up. And the New Homeland Security State will expand.
Lawrence Wright discusses it with Matt Dellinger: MP3
Note, Wright has been surveilled himself, knows it, and when McConnell claims Americans would not be surveilled, Wright says, "Well, I've been surveilled." His story on the podcast is chilling, though Wright tries to make light of it.