Not Your Friends

Found this at the Woodpile Report:  If you are not reading ol remus every Tuesday, you got some ‘splaining to do.  Go there and read it ALL.  Do it again next week.  And every week thereafter.

DHS no-rules watchlist rules expanded – The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist… It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.”
Scahill and Devereaux at

DHS Blacklist – Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future. On that dangerous theory, the government is secretly blacklisting people as suspected terrorists and giving them the impossible task of proving themselves innocent of a threat they haven’t carried out.
Hina Shamsi, ACLU, via Scahill and Devereaux at


3 comments on “Not Your Friends

  1. RealDefense says:

    Someone could get the Rick Santorum google bomb treatment and become an instant suspected terrorist…

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