I feel so much better now

See, we’re not being “targeted,” it’s just all rather incidental:

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials.

The N.S.A. is not just intercepting the communications of Americans who are in direct contact with foreigners targeted overseas, a practice that government officials have openly acknowledged. It is also casting a far wider net for people who cite information linked to those foreigners, like a little used e-mail address, according to a senior intelligence official.

3 Responses to I feel so much better now

  1. imhotep August 8, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    Yemen, the NSA, and the selling of fear for profit. How is it that the NSA had no idea that 2000+ al Qaeda sympathizers we’re going to be sprung from jail in a dozen different countries by their pals? There have been 5+ drone strikes in Yemen in the past 8 days. Is it any wonder that the U.S. State Department had to evacuate all of its personel from that country? With several teams of U.S. assassins (special forces units) roaming around Yemen we are still well represented there don’t you think?. And all the while the Chertoff Company and the rest of the warmongers are warning us to be very afraid of the “evil doers.” That as they sell us (the taxpayers) the latest self-protection devices. Are ya’ll warm and fuzzy yet?

  2. jawbone August 8, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    I’m actually afraid to view the video, since the tone of the intro suggests Pro Publica has sold out to the Surveillance State…am i wrong or is that it? They’re toeing the government’s line and trying to sell us on it??

    Oh, sinking feeling in stomach….

  3. pragmatic realist August 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    After a certain point in the Great Terror of the 1930’s Stalin stopped arresting specific people and started just assigning a quota of a certain number of people to be arrested. The point was to terrorize the populace by the total randomness and irrationality of the security system and to make everyone afraid of everyone all the time. It was a fiendishly effective system to prevent any thought of an organized community forming to resist the state.

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