Thursday, August 17, 2006

Progress In the Defeat of America

No sooner is the NSA phone tracking program shown to be valuable and instrumental in saving thousands or even tens of thousands of lives in the cracking of the London terrorist plot than a Carter appointed liberal Federal judge strikes the program down, without even knowing the exact nature of the program, while ignoring pleas from the Administration not to destroy the program, and while ignoring established law regarding the collection of non-content phone data.

It shows that we can't trust liberals to be serious about national security. We cannot afford to have them in charge of the country in a time of war. They will preside over the deaths of American citizens in terrorist attacks all while puffing out their chests in pride at being so enlightened.

They presided over the Khobar Towers bombing, the first bombing of the World Trade Center, the bombing of the Cole, and on and on and did nothing all while they were putting restrictions on counter terrorism intelligence and law enforcement operations. And then finally we got 9-11. And now this.

Let's not go through that cycle again.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Six Hundred Phones

Two people arrested recently on terrorism charges in the US were in possession of something like 12 cellular phones, and the pair had purchased 600 phones earlier in the month.

Why so many phones? Why, most likely because, thanks to the New York Times, they knew that their calling patterns were being monitored, and they hit on the idea of using a bunch of cellular phones all with different numbers to throw the NSA off. Knowing, thanks to the New York Times, that the content of the calls was not being monitored, and they could say anything they liked as long as they were careful about what phones were used.

Thanks to New York Times, who in this case is shown to have been a direct help to these terrorists in their plans to do who knows what where airplanes and airports are concerned.

Documents including information on airport security, airport checkpoints, airplane passenger lists, and $11,000 were also found in the possession of the two men arrested.