“We’re not trying to do investigations of people inside the United States,” he said. “What we’re trying to do is follow leads about terrorist activities.”
A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a protest of military recruiting at local high schools. What they didn’t know was that their meeting had come to the attention of the U.S. military.
A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country over a recent 10-month period.
Folks, this is the Quakers we’re talking about…
the same people who live on farms and make wicker chairs. I don’t recall watching the news reports on September 11th 2001 and hearing anyone telling me about the second horse and buggy hitting the South tower. Ok, my bad… Quakers != Amish (thanks commenter Friend) This is what the Pentagon deems a national security threat so great that they have to spy on them?
Well, I’ll say it again: get the DoD out of the domestic spying business. They are obviously incompetent and too paranoid to be effective when all they are doing is duplicating the role of the FBI. But, with the shameful mentality that deems peaceful American citizens — exercising their Constitutional rights — as threats to national security.