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  •  The Government (all three branches imo) (5+ / 0-)

    are scurrying around like cockroaches when the light has been turned on.  Soon enough they'll commission some 9/11 type panel to lull us (we, the people) back to sleep.  Humpty Dumpty has fallen off the wall and I'll be damned if I EVER believe in some panel of insiders that will even vaguely tell us what in hell is going on.  Is it too much to ask if we have even one Senator or Congresscritter bold enough to break his/her silence on what s/he heard in the security briefings?  We have had whistleblowers who have had their lives ruined, to the point of actual torture, and yet not one of our esteemed elected officials is willing to fight for the Constitution (their oath of office).  This is what I find so absolutely offensive that I cannot fathom.

    •  To me, this "non-specific" information... (2+ / 0-)
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      koNko, sceptical observer

      is essentially an insult to my intelligence, which is obviously more open to actual facts about the real world than the intelligence complex is.

      HELLO... THIS would be the time to come out with SPECIFIC information about the foiled plots.

      Unreal.

      The only example of a plot they were able to come up with -- after a week -- was a plot that could have easily been stopped by the FBI without the programs.

      ... though it's not clear why the FBI needed the NSA to investigate Zazi's phone records because the FBI would have had the authority to gather records of Zazi's phone calls after identifying him as a suspect, rather than relying on the sweeping collection program.
      Are you FREAKIN' kidding me??

      If the American people swallow this crapola... I'm leaving. Because there won't be anything recognizable left here to me.

      "Anyone with an aquarium knows that if you change the temperature and chemistry of the water, you're asking for trouble... big trouble." -- Oceanographer David Gallo

      by markthshark on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 07:22:34 AM PDT

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