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February 07, 2006


Pieter Friedrich


I notice you link to Backwater Report, of which I was a founding member (indeed, I was THE founding member of the precursor to BR, Blogs for Peroutka).

As such, and considering some of the other blogs you link to (such as Paleoblog), I'd like to be so bold as to request you visit my site, http://pieterfriedrich.com/, and consider blogrolling.

If you choose not to link to it, I hope you at least like what you see there enough to continue reading.

Charlie in Oregon

The President may authorize, through the Attorney General, electronic surveillance without a court order for the period of one year provided it is only for foreign intelligence information [2a]; targeting foreign powers as defined by 50 U.S.C. §1801(a)(1),(2),(3) [4] or their agents; and there is no substantial likelihood that the surveillance will acquire the contents of any communication to which a United States person is a party.[5]

One can't help but notice that you want protection for any "United States person" rather than for any "United States citizen".

I for one want ANY....repeat A N Y comunication between a member of a known terrorist organization and A N Y O N E in the U.S. (citizen or not) to be closely monitored, recorded, etc. by the NSA or other security apparatus. No court oversight, no warrants. Let them listen!


Charlie, it's not me who wants protection (although I do), it's the requirement of the FISA statutes, as you point out. You MAY NOT conduct electronic surveillance on ANY US PERSON--CITIZEN OR NOT--without a warrant. Period, end of story.

And now there is a pending lawsuit that charges the NSA wiretapped in a situation where
BOTH ends
were originating in the US.

Your interest in seeing these laws subverted is noted, and silently bemoaned.

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