Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pat Caddell on PRISM: A Warning

The first time I ever saw Pat Caddell was when he was working for Jimmuh Carter.  Remember that as you read this.

...if the PRISM program and all the rest of the government’s surveillance programs were so good and necessary, then why didn’t the feds catch the Tsarnaev brothers, who earlier this year blew up the Boston Marathon?  Or Major Hassan, the 2009 Fort Hood mass-murderer?  Or the “underwear bomber,” also from 2009, who nearly succeeded in blowing up the passenger jet flying into Detroit?

(In fact, there is no documented evidence that PRISM has prevented ANY terrorist attacks.)

...if and when everything is revealed about PRISM and all the rest, it’s likely that we will learn of important and inculpating connections between the National Security Agency (NSA), on the one hand, and many civilian agencies, on the other.
I am not just referring to Eric Holder’s Justice Department; I am also referring to the gleefully gushing leakers and win-at-any-cost politicos in the White House.  And oh yes, let’s not forget the Obama administration’s partisan allies at the IRS, as well as the Obamacare overseers at the Department of Health and Human Services

Moreover, since we know that the IRS was eagerly willing to share secret tax information with favored private groups, we shouldn’t be surprised, in the end, to learn that NSA/PRISM material ended up in the hands of Obama friends and allies outside of the government

Yes.  Where the Old Stasi worked from the bottom up, the Neue Stasi works from the top down.  Bonus:  we get to pay for the Neue Stasi with our tax dollars!! far as the American people are concerned, this domestic spying is a big deal. Yet revealingly, to the political class--that is, our leaders in Washington DC--it’s not such a big deal.  And there we see the central cleft in our politics today: the widening gap between the government and the governed.  According to pollster Scott Rasmussen, the American people oppose the US government’s secret collection of phone records by a whopping 59:26 margin.

The DC crowd--including Lightbulb Rogers of the House Intel Committee--absolutely love this program.  Are you surprised?  (By the way, is there any intelligence present at the meetings of the Senate and House "Intel" committees?)

...we must know this for sure: One way or another, a revolution is coming.

I've become acquainted with a pleasant Lefty who, in his own words, is 'heavily involved in politics' at the State and local levels.  (His wife is connected to MoveOn.)  He advised me that he's 'heard talk of a revolution' recently.  Interesting, because of the circles he travels in.

HT:  Sipsey

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