Skip to comments.Department of Homeland Security schemed to spy on political opponents
Posted on 02/18/2012 9:35:19 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
Documents obtained as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit prove Janet Napolitanos Department of Homeland Security has invented a fantastic cover story for its agenda of spying on Americans who are unwilling to relinquish their rights and liberty to the Obama Regime.
In April of 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking from the DHS all records pertaining to the Departments Media Monitoring Initiative.
Begun 2 years ago, DHS claimed the purpose of the Initiative was to assist DHS and its components involved in the security, safety, and border control associated with the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as the response, recovery, and rebuilding effort resulting from the earthquake and after-effects in Haiti. (1)
And how did Homeland Security intend to accomplish this noble, dual purpose of controlling the border and assisting in Haiti? Naturally, by [monitoring] publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites, and message boards to collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture. (1)
The Homeland Security Act, passed by Congress after the 9/11 attacks, mandates Department action on the bureaucratic jibber-jabber quoted above in order to make certain that critical disaster-related information reaches government decision makers. (2)
Well given the histories of Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, the people at EPIC smelled a rat. And rightly so, for upon filing a lawsuit in December of 2011after Homeland Security had ignored the Centers original FOIA requestsEPIC was provided some 285 pages of documents by Napolitanos Department.
And portions of those documents paint a picture of federal overreach and intrusion
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
Border patrol during the 2010 winter Olympics? I didn’t know the sonoran desert had that kind of snow fall...oh wait. /s
Napolitano has turned the Dept. of Homeland “Security” into the most dangerous organization in this country. A real threat to our freedom and liberty. IMHO.
I think most of us knew that this dept could easily become the Gestapo. Bush screwed the pooch on this one.. but maybe that was the plan all along..
I agree with you. This has become one scary organization. Very UnAmerican.
You’d expect nothing less from a POTUS with a masters degree in Operations from the Chicago political mob. The folks that made corruption a way of life.
This guy (his handlers actually) intimidated the Clinton machine in 2008.
Hey just commenting on this article will make the files she on us bigger!
And you’re damn ugly too Janet!
And that is really saying something. I guess it shows that the Obama regime is really a GLOBAL regime machine. The Clinton machine was local (the U.S.), they didn't stand a chance.
And paying cash for just about anything. They can track debit cards and credit cards but not cash.
Nappy has Ed Zachary disease.
Several wise FReepers speculate that the Chicago mob has evidence regarding the multitude of folks who committed “Arkancide” during the Clinton regime.
A “tactical nuke” - - that prevented the Clintons from using their vaunted private detective operation to reveal Baraq’s dubious history.
DHS has become the American Gestapo. I mourn for my country.
FUJN (metaphorically speaking, of course-she’s so butt ugly that even looking in her direction risks being turned into stone).
Napolitano, Pelosi, Panetta, Sebelius,... Heh.
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