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:: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 ::

Official: Army Has Authority to Spy on Americans

They speak to us of courage when they are incapable of looking us in the eye and telling us what they really want. So we scrounge for memos. It seems a shameful state for a democracy, does it not? Yeah... a democracy, we hear the word daily, but what is it? Where does this paragraph from the above article fit in?

"The Pentagon’s Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA) was launched in 2002 with the mission of 'gathering information and conducting activities to protect DoD and the nation against espionage, other intelligence activities, sabotage, assassinations, and terrorist activities,' according to a CIFA brochure. Its TALON program has amassed files on antiwar protesters, according to a Pentagon official."

That's the Pentagon not the FBI. You would assume that keeping files on "antiwar protestors" would fit nicely into the FBI's domain, but of course that's not enough in today's world, and besides, there's too many prying eyes on the FBI. Nonetheless, we have this fancy new acronym and the TALON (military sense of drama) program, which We the People may agree or disagree with; the only problem being that We the People had no involvement and were willfully left in the dark. So, what is democracy? Does the government rule the people or do the people rule the government? Does a president/ senator/ congressman dictate or serve?

Ok, ok I've pushed the questions too far, I know. I mean, I'm not protesting or anything, I'm just sayin'. *slowly raises his open hands to clearly show that they are empty*

:: Damian B. 2/01/2006 [+] ::
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