Citing “credible threats,” the government closed a bunch of embassies last week. Presumably based on information gathered while monitoring an Al Qaeda conference call. That’s all fine and good, as there’s a reason to monitor everything they do.
But there’s no reason to apply the same scrutiny to all American citizens, who’ve done nothing suspicious except exist on the same planet as terrorists. Despite their earlier denials, the content of Americans’ email is being monitored and searched for mentions of “targets.” If you believe this only applies to email sent overseas … YOUR NAIVETE IS ADORABLE!
If you missed it last month, Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki’s grandfather wrote an op-ed. It’s depressing, and infuriating. Depruriating.