FBI’s abuse of the surveillance state is the real scandal needing investigation
That the stars of America’s national security establishment are being devoured by out-of-control surveillance is a form of sweet justice
As Glenn put it: “…there is some sweet justice in having the stars of America’s national security state destroyed by the very surveillance system which they implemented and over which they preside”. I also find amusing the hypocritical behavior of the elite:
Recall how former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman – one of the most outspoken defenders of the illegal Bush National Security Agency (NSA) warrantless eavesdropping program – suddenly began sounding like an irate, life-long ACLU privacy activist when it was revealed that the NSA had eavesdropped on her private communications with a suspected Israeli agent over alleged attempts to intervene on behalf of AIPAC officials accused of espionage. Overnight, one of the Surveillance State’s chief assets, the former ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, transformed into a vocal privacy proponent because now it was her activities, rather than those of powerless citizens, which were invaded.
Maybe the national security state will devour itself and be gone in a puff of greasy smoke. However, I just can’t seem to bring myself to believe that will happen; these sorts of things are very difficult to eradicate once in place. They will just implement a layer of political correctness so only little people get bit on the ass as originally intended.