The Curious NSA Leaks and Weekend Links!
The Curious NSA Leaks and Weekend Links!
June 8, 2013
With each passing week of the shifty and feckless Obama regime, it seems a new scandal is uncovered. Just in this 2nd term, there’s Benghazi, the AP subpoenas, the James Rosen/Fox investigation, and the IRS Tea Party investigations — all Obama scandals — which are all very much alive and demanding explanations. However, the latest chicken coming home to roast for Obama is curious to me. It’s a series of dramatic and devastating revelations (drip, drip, drip) about the complete overreach of the government’s surveillance of the telephone records, email and other activities of U.S. citizens without their knowledge through that secret data-collecting geektastic gov’t agency, the National Security Agency or NSA.
When this NSA snoop scandal first broke, the reaction of average American citizens to reports that our telephone carriers like Verizon and others were supplying the NSA with call logs… OUR call logs… was, well, rightly apoplectic. And then…the Washington Post broke the story that in addition to the telephone carrier issue, leading tech companies including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple were participating in a secret surveillance program on the citizenry known as PRISM, the NY Times(!) declared the Obama White House was “facing a potential collapse in public trust.” Of course the White House denies spying on us — what else can they say?
So PRISM… it was started as an important tool to combat terrorism after 9/11 under President George W. Bush but greatly expanded under Obama. Now I’m not wearing tinfoil, but I put nothing past this administration. Here’s the thing that’s curious to me: don’t you wonder if someone in the White House deliberately leaked the PRISM information to the Washington Post knowing it would be huge — to suck the air out of other administration scandals — especially the very damning IRS scandal? And if the War on Terror is over, as Obama the Lessor has decreed, why is the administration assembling and wielding the most powerful and intrusive systems of surveillance ever conceived; one that didn’t seem to stop the Tsaernevs from terrorizing the Boston Marathon? And finally, we hear that “the leak” about these NSA leaks and “the spying” that revealed the NSA spying will be investigated now, so the whistle-blowers themselves can be punished rather than this dangerous and power hungry administration violating every American’s 4th Amendment and right to privacy.
Great Weekend Blog Reading Links!
Teach at Pirate’s Cove is blogging about “Obama Wants Cyber-Attacks List Created.” Um…
The Other McCain has up a bunch of great blog posts including this one by Stacy on “Rush Limbaugh: Still Winning.” Yep.
Phineas at Sister Toldjah has up a post on “Deval Patrick: “You guys can handle the terrorists, I’m catching some Zs.”
Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection has up a terrific post today on “Everyday I’m Çapuling!”
Jeff at Gay Patriot has up a really interesting blog post on “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls.” Yeah…PRISM.
Have you been to Acting School with Nick Searcy? You need to go now! Don’t forget to “Subscribe” because it’s awesome. 🙂
Glenn Reynolds or Instapundit has many great posts at his blog hub from all over the blogosphere so go check them out!
Emily at NakedDC has a blog post up on “Michelle Obama has now snubbed the Chinese.” 🙂
Dana at The First Street Journal has up a fun post called “Rule 5 Blogging: Glamour Girls.” We especially like this one. 🙂
B5 over at Blackfive has a terrific book review on “American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms” by Chris Kyle.” This was the 2nd book by Chris Kyle before his death. The forward is done by his wife Taya.
Jammie at Jammie Wearing Fools has up a great post on “Hilarious: Obama Tells Fatcat Donors Democrats Favor Free-Market Solutions and Less Government Regulation.”
This Ain’t Hell has a bunch of great posts up today but I especially like this one by Jonn called “Did PRISM lead feds to terror plot in NYC?”
As always, Michelle Obama’s Mirror has up a terrific blog post called “1944…1949…1984…2013: Which Doesn’t Belong and Why?” Go check it out.
American Power also has up this blog post on “China’s Xi Jinping is Maoist Ideological Hardliner.” And he probably gets along with Obama great…
Dan Riehl has a blog post up at Riehl World View on “Smoking Gun? 2010 email alerted IRS in DC of targeting.”
Three Sure Things of Life has up a brilliant blog post called “More Fun And Games With Government Snoops.”
Allahpundit has a blog post up at Hot Air on “Obama: If you can’t trust government to follow the Constitution while spying, we’re going to have some problems.”
and finally, Ace at AoSHQ has up a blog post “Democratic Senator: I Wasn’t Briefed on PRISM and In Fact Had Never Heard of It Until Yesterday.” Who’s surprised? As always, read the comments, they’re GOLD.
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