At last, they are being honest with us: you
have no rights.
Attorney General said so. He admitted it.
So, at least he’s honest. See his picture to the
right? Doesn’t he look like an honest gentleman? He
In a recent
with reporters, Mukasey stated that it is “necessary to put
in place regulations that will allow the FBI to transform itself as it
is transforming itself into an intelligence gathering organization.”
Now, the AP is reporting some details of that transformation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is
considering letting the FBI
investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, relying
instead on a terrorist profile that could single out Muslims, Arabs or
other racial and ethnic groups…
…The new policy, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press,
would let agents open preliminary terrorism investigations after mining
public records and intelligence to build a profile of traits that,
taken together, were deemed suspicious.
Among the factors that could make someone subject of an investigation
is travel to regions of the world known for terrorist activity, access
to weapons or military training, along with the person’s race or
The Administration now admits that it plans to use data mining.
When asked about the policy change in the interview, Mukasey gave the
usual, perfectly honest response:
Q: Can you talk to us a little bit about what changes
might be coming down?
The information available is sketchy. What we do know, is
that if you have access to weapons, you can be investigated.
Fill out an ATF
4437 (background check for weapons purchases)?
You’re on the list (maybe: the records are supposed
to be destroyed, in most cases). Travel
to a region with terrorist activity? That would include the
Philippines, I suppose, or Spain, perhaps, or Tuaisceart
Éireann. Race or Ethnicity? That would
include pretty much everyone. Remember the two most notorious
terrorists in the USA? Timothy McVeigh and Ted Kaczynski.
Sure, cops don’t want to waste time and resources investigating
worthless leads. The only reason they have href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/04/06/politics/main548010.shtml">infiltrated
the Quakers, League of Women Voters, and the ACLU, is for practice.
And who knows, the
for Bush might really be a bunch of terrorists.
And it turns out that Michael Mukasey’s father, Albert,
immigrated from Belarus (White Russia) in 1921. Who knows,
Michael Albertovich Mukasey could be a Communist,
or maybe a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fellow_traveler#The_Russian_Revolution">poputchik.
Just like Barack Hussein Obama might be a
Now, to be clear, I do not actually suspect Mukasey of being
anything other than a patriot. While his family was from the
they were Jewish, and a lot of Jewish persons departed the area for
reasons. Plus, there is no USSR any more, and persons from
that area are no longer automatically suspected of anything.
Incidentally, Wesley Clark’s family had similar roots.
This merely illustrates how easy it is for suspicion to grow, with no
good reason. The anecdotes about police surveillance of peace
groups shows that we cannot count on the authorities to act
responsibly. Loosening their leash would be foolish.