TSA – American storm troopers

The boys from Obama’s  Washington are busting down doors of bloggers, searching for the person who leaked their ridiculous (and embarrassing) directive on post-Captain Underpants security “improvements”. The New York Times has, again and again, revealed secret programs of the United States war against terror, but since that “war” is laughed at (Captain Underpants’ attempt to bring down a plane was a joke, for instance, and no threat to any American, so long as he wasn’t on the plane), the Times gets Pulitzers. Of course, they did that under the Cheney-Bush regime. Under the Messiah, the troopers are on the prowl.

UPDATE: TSA can’t stand the heat, drops the subpoenas. Again, where are the subpoenas when the New York Times decides to destroy a secret program by exposing it?

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  1. Anonymous

    i dropped my ny times subscription when the times exposed the cia’s system of spying on cell phone calls by terrorists. to me, supporting the times thereafter would be like buying from the nazis in wwII. nytimes has allied itself with america’s enemies over and over again.

  2. Daniel Ellsworth

    Maybe it was the $500+/year rate, and not the politics. Eh?

  3. Anonymous

    Anon above’s citation of the The Times latest perfidy is just the latest in a long list beginning in the ’30’s when their man in Moscow managed to overlook Stalin’s purges and famine in the Ukraine. Once Hitler attacked the USSR, Stalin became our lovable ol’ Uncle Joe who was worthy of our undying support despite all of the spies he had burrowed into the U S Gov’t at all levels (See M Stanton Evans’ Blacklisted By History for the hard evidence), chiefly Alger Hiss and the other commie higher ups in the U.S. government who were protected and defended. Joe McCarthy and Nixon became Times bete noirs in the late 40’s and early ’50’s since they were dealing in the truth. Times editorialists thought Mao was a swell guy, too. Next it was Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, and then….well you get the picture, there are many, many more. The Times always seems to be on the other side. Their post-election 2000 anti-Bush propaganda finally was enough for me. The good guys are just beginning to catch up in this multi-media, internet and talk radio driven world.

  4. KK

    Chris – One thing about the dropped subpoenas, they accomplished their purpose. Consider:

    Subpoenas are issued that allow the potential detention of the target (i.e. hard interview by armed agents) as well as confiscation of “related and relevant” materials (i.e. laptop and other electronic devices). While the individual is getting nervous and the blogosphere’s indignation is rising (nothing from the Lamestream Media), the TSA’s computer experts have possession of the hardware.

    It takes little time to make a “scan” of a PC or laptop hard drive, less than an hour with the right equipment. Same for cell phones, Blackberry and other devices.

    So, when the subpoena is “rescinded” and the hard ware returned, the information is still with the authorities unless they are ordered to destroy all records by a court. In this case, the TSA was looking for the individual who leaked the embarrassing directive to the bloggers. Assuming that they did not take the type of precautions your average “24” badguy might, it is likely they got the info from the confiscated hardware.

    So, intimidate by official channels, issue hastily conjured subpoenas, grab hardware, find the info that you need and then rescind the subpoenas and return the now compromised hardware.

    As has been noted elsewhere, why were NYT and WaPo journalists treated similarly when they published the contents of “top secret” documents leaked from sympathetic sources in the State Department, Defense, etc.?

  5. KC

    I can’t say that I completely understand all the details but this is beginning to seem like one pretty ominous story. KK raises issues that I hadn’t even considered.

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