U.S. Government to Start Spying on Americans
At least they are announcing it, though I suspect they’ve already been using this first ‘warm’ phase already and will be taking it further now. So I guess the announcement is rather late after all. And now you find out why they really want to use RFID chips in the REAL ID cards, Passports, and evenually US.
Common Dreams weekend edition had this Orwellian tale, only this one is nog a work of fiction; it’s real:
Published on Saturday, April 12, 2008 by The Washington Post
Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in USby Spencer S. Hsu
The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation’s most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing challenges by House Democrats over the idea’s legal authority.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said his department will activate his department’s new domestic satellite surveillance office in stages, starting as soon as possible with traditional scientific and homeland security activities — such as tracking hurricane damage, monitoring climate change and creating terrain maps.
Sophisticated overhead sensor data will be used for law enforcement once privacy and civil rights concerns are resolved, he said. The department has previously said the program will not intercept communications.
“There is no basis to suggest that this process is in any way insufficient to protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans,” Chertoff wrote to Reps. Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and Jane Harman (D-Calif.), chairmen of the House Homeland Security Committee and its intelligence subcommittee, respectively, in letters released yesterday.
“I think we’ve fully addressed anybody’s concerns,” Chertoff added in remarks last week to bloggers. “I think the way is now clear to stand it up and go warm on it.”
Read the FULL STORY HERE.
Anyone who believes they will not be spying on us common, law-abiding citizens at some point in the very near future, has definitely drunk too much of the Kool-Aid.
This is the same administration who said “trust me” Iraq does have weapons of mass destruction. This is the same administration trying to get immunity for telecom companies who have already ILLEGALLY turned over our private phone records to them, under the guise of “only known terrorists and terrorist ties”. This is the same administration who is MANDATING the VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE with the REAL ID act. The same administration who is outsourcing the manufacture of U.S. Passports (talk about making it easy for terrorists to get their hands on a few) and embedding them with RFID chips. The same administration who IS implementing a NATIONAL ID CARD that you will need to just buy a loaf of bread one day, as that card will also be embedded with an RFID chip.
This is same administration who expects you to believe them when they say that all these things are necessary to win the war against the terrorists, WHILE LEAVING OUR BORDERS WIDE OPEN AND SELLING OUR MAJOR PORTS TO FOREIGN AND MIDDLE EAST FIRMS.
The same administration I’m sure that would love to have RFID chips emplanted IN ALL U.S. CITIZENS. The same administration building a NATIONAL DNA DATABASE.
This is the same government who keeps enacting more and more Free Trade Agreements that have cost US workers hundreds of thousands of jobs already. Not only do these agreements cost us jobs, but along our southern borders towns like Juarez, especially on the Mexican side are havens of hell for women who are raped, abused and killed. Check out the movie Bordertown, which is based on actual facts.
The same administration secretly working to create a North American Union and basically doing away with our sovereignty.
The same administration who believes the U.S. Constitution is “just a goddamned piece of paper!“
You bet I’m going to believe they won’t use this new system to spy on us. And I’ve got some great oceanfront property right here in the middle of (landlocked) Arizona, in downtown Phoenix to be specific, I can sell you for a bargain.
Can you hear me now?
~ by swfreedomlover on April 13, 2008.
Posted in big brother, My Watch List, politics, war on terror
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