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Archive for the 'Homeland Security' Category

The Rise Of The Surveillance State

by @ Sunday, June 6th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, Individual Liberty, Privacy, War On Terror

From Reason TV a look at how America has drifted, slowly and quietly, into the land of Big Brother:

Eric Holder: Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Bomb Attempt

After some confusion over whether the government was looking to Pakistan as the source of the Times Square bombing attempt, Attorney General Holder seemed to confirm their role today: More firmly and publicly than before, senior officials of the Obama administration on Sunday blamed the failed attempt to blow up a bomb in Times Square […]

“No Credible Evidence” Times Square Bomber Trained By Terrorists

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

The ties between Faisal Shahzad and the Pakistani Taliban, or any other terrorist group, appear to be far less substantial than first thought: WASHINGTON — No credible evidence has been found so far that the Pakistani-American man accused in the Times Square bombing plot received any serious terrorist training from the Pakistani Taliban or another […]

Joe Lieberman Introduces Insane And Unconstitutional Citizenship Stripping Bill

Today, Joe Lieberman introduced a bill that would allow the government to revoke the citizenship of a person merely accused of being associated with a terrorist group: Sen. Joe Lieberman introduced Thursday legislation that would strip Americans of their citizenship if they are arrested overseas for their affiliation with a foreign terrorist organization. The bill […]

All Eyes Turn To Pakistan In Times Square Investigation

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, Pakistan, War On Terror

It’s increasingly apparent that the Pakistani Taliban was indeed behind the attempted bombing of Times Square: WASHINGTON — American officials said Wednesday that it was very likely that a radical group once thought unable to attack the United States had played a role in the bombing attempt in Times Square, elevating concerns about whether other […]

Sen. Lindsay Graham Calls Miranda Rights “Counterproductive”

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, Individual Liberty, Politics, War On Terror

The trifecta is complete. First, we had John McCain objecting to abiding by the Fifth Amendment. Then, Joe Lieberman decided it was a good idea to threaten to strip U.S. Citizenship from people merely accused of a crime. Now, Lindsay Graham has joined the crowd: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to allow the government to […]

Faisal Shahzad On Anti-Terror Squad’s Radar In 2004

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

Take a look at this interesting tidbit from today’s New York Times: George LaMonica, a 35-year-old computer consultant, said he bought his two-bedroom condominium in Norwalk, Conn., from Mr. Shahzad for $261,000 in May 2004. A few weeks after he moved in, Mr. LaMonica said, investigators from the national Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed him, […]

Terrorism Expert: Times Square Attack Reveals A “Troubling Trend”

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, War On Terror

Well, this is disconcerting: H/T: The Moderate Voice

New York Police Commissioner Compares Times Square Case To 24

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under 24, Homeland Security, In The News, Television, War On Terror

With 24’s Eighth and final season taking place in New York City, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would make this comparison: In an era when television is often ahead of reality, perhaps it was inevitable that the New York police commissioner measured the country’s success Tuesday in the attempted Times Square bombing against the […]

Joe Lieberman One-Ups John McCain: Let’s Strip Them Of Their Citizenship

Joe Lieberman got on the air yesterday and basically took John McCain’s ignore the Fifth Amendment idea one step further: In fact, he’s even got a bill ready: Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them […]

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