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Perrin Lovett – Spying the Quiet Skies: Yet Another Evil “Secret” Program Exposed

The great thing about studying the government is that there is never an end to the discovery of new and, sometimes heretofore, secret programs! The bad thing is that one keeps discovering all these damned secret programs. This week’s revelation: the TSA spies on flying Americans, even those not suspected of anything.


Jana Winter of The Boston Globe broke the story over the weekend. Kudos, Ms. Winter. The Washington Post piled on, adding that the program, while secret, isn’t new; it’s been ongoing for a decade. Some of the Wa-Po comments are interesting too: no matter how bad it gets, there’s always a steady stream of American idiots ready to defend any and all manner of tyranny. “Thank Gaia the government keeps me saaaaaaaaafe…”


Getting right to it, thanks, again, to Ms. Winter:


Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism from within the agency.