Dianne Feinstein: NSA Snooping Isn’t ‘Surveillance’

diane-feinstienHey, remember when you could tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats, or at least they cared enough to try to fool you into thinking there was a difference?*

No? Okay. Never mind. Business as usual as Dianne Feinstein (D-State of Hypocrisy) defends the NSA’s surveillance programs. Whenever I read this kind of thing I’m reminded of an abuse victim defending his or her abuser: “You don’t understand him like I do!”

Via Raw Story:

Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the US Senate committee charged with holding the intelligence establishment to account, declared on Monday that the National Security Agency’s mass collection of phone records is “not surveillance” and should be maintained as an essential tool to combat terrorism.

Feinstein made the case for retaining the program, which routinely collects and stores the phone records millions of Americans, in an op-ed for USA Today, in which she wrote that the NSA’s work had been “effective in helping to prevent terrorist plots against the US and our allies”.

Keep reading.

 

*Pepperidge Farm remembers.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    God, Feinstein is such a fascist.

  • jnana

    yes, surveillance may stop a couple terrorist attacks. but, do they honestly believe they can stop terrorists from inflicting lots of damage? if terrorists truly have it out for us, we are extremely vulnerable and no amount of surveillance can stop them. I would expect the gov’t to have kept their surveillance more of a secret. I think its just more psy-ops and fear-mongering to keep the masses believing in the omnipotence of the State. they tried the same kinda demoralizing the enemy before and its quite a good tactic.

  • Jonas Planck

    Google Chrome recently decided to stop functioning while tracking blocker extensions were enabled. What a useful update! So now, when I say fuck you, government, and the corporations you rode in on, you know for certain that it’s actually me saying it. And I stand by that. One cannot expect mature adults to be docile and accepting of the rulership of petulant, lying children, unless of course, one is a petulant, lying child who feels entitled to rule. RIGHT, DIANE?

  • BuzzCoastin

    Der Homeland & it’s Plutocrats
    sure are friggin paranoid conspiracy theorists
    especially for a country that hasn’t been invaded since 1812

    weren’t there a bunch of studies showing
    conspiracy theorists are mentally ill

  • Juan

    Further evidence, as if we needed any, that the alleged “two party” system is a fucking joke. There is only the corporate state.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      This is a paraphrase of what a coworker told me years ago, when I raised the inevitability of an out-of-control surveillance state springing from the “War on Terror”:

      “Maybe nobody would give a sh*t if you got blown up, but I have babies!”

      It knots up my mind like a pretzel, but when they state it that way, maybe some people do need to be “protected from themselves.”

  • ÿ

    “Liberal San Francisco” is spinning in its grave.

  • moremisinformation

    Disgusting cunt. Is that inappropriate?

  • Apathesis

    This bitch is the Red Skull in drag.

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