Jeez, here’s one from the you-gotta-be-fucking-kidding-me file: The Pentagon is trying to get a bill passed that would effectively allow them to detain and interrogate people here in America. Forget obvious infringement on the Posse Comitatus Act or the fact that we already have the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and a vast number of 3-letter agencies already policing America, they want the start up the Gestapo right here in America. Newsweek has the full story in :
Without any public hearing or debate, NEWSWEEK has learned, Defense officials recently slipped a provision into a bill before Congress that could vastly expand the Pentagon’s ability to gather intelligence inside the United States, including recruiting citizens as informants.
[…]”This… is giving them the authority to spy on Americans,” said Kate Martin, director of the Center for National Security Studies
Spying on neighbors, I mean, that shit only happens in countries that hate freedom. Like East Germany, Soviet Russia, China, and North Korea.
And do you really trust these people not to set up an Abu Ghraib in our own backyard and really start interrogating Americans? Hell, you might know a friend of a friend who’s Middle Eastern, you might have terrorist ties.