consultants are sandburs

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Politico has two new items online about NSA dragnet spying on citizen communications.

Here and here. The items speak largely for themselves, with the first stating:

Some opponents of the NSA surveillance program are clearly nervous about leaving the arguments against the program solely to Klayman, a longtime conservative activist known as a rhetorical bombthrower. In an online commentary last week, Klayman called for the U.S. military to use tactical nuclear weapons against the Islamic State militant group. However, he predicted that President Barack Obama will not do so because he "simply has no stomach for killing his creed en masse."

The D.C. Circuit has not yet ruled on either of the motions to join in next month's arguments.

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In the linked item, Klayman bloviates:

Let us finally face it and stop pussyfooting around. We are in a religious war! In the end, it is either them or us. If we intend to have any chance of survival, it is also time that we face reality. Either we kill these radical Muslim ISIS cockroaches – all of them – before they spread like cancer and infest the globe, or in time they will kill all of us. It is survival time, boys and girls. No time for the weak at heart. God understood this when he sent a plague to kill the Egyptians, allowing Moses to flee with his enslaved people for the Promised Land. God acted similarly when he destroyed the Roman Empire and the Jewish high priests after they conspired to crucify his Son. How can we humans, with the divine grace and guidance of the Father and his Son, act differently under these dire circumstances?

This is simply red-baiting of the worse 1950's kind, dressed up differently. And after all that red-baiting, look, we've had our leadership get in bed with the Chinese [literally it appears for Neil Bush], while these are the same Chinese who have kept [and wave] their red flag dating to Mao, and who remain Marxist in name but ruling cabal elitist in fact in all ways relevant to trading relations between nations; the reds did not invade our shores; and we have survived.

We trade with Vietnam. We leave the Balkans to their people, these days. We got out of Iraq and are exiting Afghanistan. Red-baiting in hindsight was super stupid and wasteful of time. Sunni and Shiite factions fight, the Saudi royal family feels discomfort, the Isrealis disproportionately kill Palestinians and continue taking their land, but is interventionism by our nation an answer to much of anything? And if we do not fund intervention, what better things might we do with all that cash?

If Larry's in some religious war, would he be accepted for some role in the IDF, and why has he not volunteered? It would be refreshing to see him catch employment with Mossad, where silence and stealth and keeping a low profile are premium skills.

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