Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Peace is a Threat

Here is a link to the story I referenced yesterday, about a Baltimore Peace Group that has been spied upon by the NSA. Certainly this doesn't look good.
The NSA, established in 1952 by President Truman, is the largest and most secret of U.S. intelligence agencies. Headquartered between Baltimore and Washington, DC, the agency has two principal functions: to protect U.S. government communications and intercept foreign transmissions. However, the NSA's United States Signals Intelligence Directive 18 strictly prohibits the interception or collection of information about "U.S. persons, entities, corporations or organizations" without explicit written permission from the Attorney General.

The revelation that a Baltimore peace group was spied upon comes in the wake of a news reports that the agency has also been eavesdropping on Americans' international calls and raises new questions about the legality of NSA activities. The agency did not immediately return a request for comment.
We'll have to see how this plays out (or, alternatively, how this is ignored by the "liberal" media).

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