By Mike Masnick
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, we had a post detailing why greater surveillance wouldn’t have helped prevent the attacks. The data was all there, it just wasn’t put together. And yet, in the time since then, the government has, in fact, continually focused on gathering more surveillance (warrantless wiretaps, anyone?), rather than on making better use of the data that is there.
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged Abdulmutallab, big brother, crotch bomber, data retention, domestic surveillance, liberty, safety, security, terror watch list
By F. William Engdahl
On December 25 US authorities arrested a Nigerian named Abdulmutallab aboard a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on charges of having tried to blow up the plane with smuggled explosives. Since then reports have been broadcast from CNN, the New York Times and other sources that he was “suspected” of having been trained in Yemen for his terror mission. What the world has been subjected to since is the emergence of a new target for the US ‘War on Terror,’ namely a desolate state on the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen. A closer look at the background suggests the Pentagon and US intelligence have a hidden agenda in Yemen.
Posted in Energy, Land Grab, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged al qaeda boogeyman, crotch bomber, Land Grab, neverending war, NWO, obama wars, resource wars, somali pirates, yemen hidden agenda, yemen oil link