Humint Events Online: Fake Opposition Dems Strike Again

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fake Opposition Dems Strike Again

They apparently have caved on telecom immunity.

Basically, the telecoms bought off congress.

You know the legislation is bullshit when you have assholes saying stuff like this about the alternative bill:
"There is absolutely no reason our intelligence officials should have to consult government lawyers before listening in to terrorist communications with the likes of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and other foreign terror groups," said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

The measure "extends our Constitution beyond American soil to our enemies who want to cut the heads off Americans," said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.).

This bill includes immunity from this kind of appalling behaviour:
We have evidence of an NSA-controlled room in the Folsom Street AT&T facilities in San Francisco. We have evidence that AT&T diverted copies of everyone's Internet traffic into that room. And we know that there's very sophisticated equipment in that room that is capable of doing real-time analysis of the Internet traffic that is getting routed into there.

The final vote hasn't been taken however, and there is some chance for heroics by a Senator with some interest in justice and civil rights to put a hold on this thing -- but I sure wouldn't hold my breath.

UPDATE: Dodd is the hero for today.


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