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Proof that Government Spying Is Not For Our Protection

Posted By admin On August 13, 2008 @ 3:16 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

George Washington’s Blog [1]
Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008

The government claims that it is spying on Americans to keep us safe from terror.

Is that true?

Well, let’s look at the facts:

  • The government’s spying on Americans began before 9/11 [2] (confirmed here [3] and here [4])

As one writer [8] puts it:

“If we know of illegal administration spying on journalists and other non-suspects, and we know of pre-9/11 surveillance, then we for all intents and purposes know that these are not programs designed to fight some foreign terrorists threat.”

Of course, the fact that the government heard the hijackers’ plans from their own mouths [9] – and yet did nothing to stop them – confirms that the spying was never about protecting us.

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[1] George Washington’s Blog: http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/2008/08/government-spying-not-to-protect-us.html

[2] before 9/11: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/10/nsa-asked-for-p.html

[3] here: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=abIV0cO64zJE

[4] here: http://rawstory.com/news/2007/ATT_engineer_says_Bush_Administration_sought_1216.html

[5] U.N. diplomats in their deliberations on the Iraq war: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/norman-solomon/nsa-spied-on-un-diploma_b_12927.html

[6] New York Times, the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/08/AR2008080803603.html

[7] 8 million average Americans are now listed in government threat assessment databases as potentially suspect: http://www.radaronline.com/from-the-magazine/2008/05/government_surveillance_homeland_security_main_core_01.php

[8] one writer: http://www.theseminal.com/2008/08/12/intel-abuseas-if-you-needed-more-evidence/

[9] heard the hijackers’ plans from their own mouths: http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2007/04/government-heard-911-plans-from.html

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