Unpack this, the latest in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s increasingly bizarre line of justifications for unconstitutional surveillance measures. If they weren’t in place…
… two bombs would have left Dubai, headed for the United States, theoretically to Chicago — I don’t know whether this is actually fact, but to to a synagogue in Chicago, and likely [...]
Watch the third minute of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s speech in a meeting of the Intelligence Committee on February 15 2011. Try to twist your mind around her justification of Patriot Act surveillance without probable cause:
I am always surprised at the opposition, because I would have thought somebody, if they had a problem, would have [...]
“Certain” is a very strong word. It doesn’t mean that an attack will “probably” happen. It doesn’t mean that it’s “likely” to happen. An event that is “certain” is destined to happen, 100% likely, absolutely unavoidable and inescapable.
So when five senior government officials tell you an event is “certain” to occur, then they’re [...]
Federal News Radio seems to be the only journalistic enterprise in the nation to have picked up on this exchange, in which the nominees for the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis (Caryn A. Wagner) and the Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (Philip Goldberg) attempt to reserve for the [...]
This afternoon, the Senate Intelligence Committee meets in closed session to discuss classified intelligence matters. Thursday the committee meets in closed-door session again. Expect a Senator to take to the microphones pronouncing the existence of super-dire threats to the security of this nation, threats that cannot be publicly identified or verified, threats that were stopped [...]