The Cold War is over.
The spy satellites that spied on the Soviet Union, the satellites that searched for al Kaida and Osama bin Laden were today just given a new, more dangerous target.
Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in U.S.:
The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon,
Sophisticated overhead sensor data will be used for law enforcement once privacy and civil rights concerns are resolved, he said.
That means they are going to be used as soon as technically feasible, in modern lawyer speak.
"I think we've fully addressed anybody's concerns," Chertoff added in remarks last week to bloggers. "I think the way is now clear to stand it up and go warm on it."
Nothing to see here - except the movie Enemy of the State.
"I have had a firsthand experience with the trust-me theory of law from this administration," said Harman, citing the 2005 disclosure of the National Security Agency's domestic spying program, which included warrantless eavesdropping on calls and e-mails between people in the United States and overseas. "I won't make the same mistake. . . . I want to see the legal underpinnings for the whole program."
Obviously Mr. Harman is an enemy of the state...
Just for shits and giggles - since lately I have become obsessed with the whole "Gee whiz, do Jews really rule the USA" angle?
Now this is a simplistic and, clearly, racist and anti-semitic thinking.
But, going along with it, just for shits and giggles, logically, it would behoove them (the eeeeeeevil Jews) to control certain key posts to have the maximum impact in this country.
For example, the newly created Department of Homeland Security, which has under its umbrella all this nations's assets that provide security to us, its citizens: some units of the police, the FBI, the Coast Guard, the Border Patrol...
Now, it would be funny... oh...
Chertoff early history from Wiki
Chertoff was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the son of Rabbi Gershon Baruch Chertoff, the former leader of the B'nai Israel Congregation in Elizabeth, and El Al flight attendant Livia Chertoff (née Eisen). His paternal grandfather, Rabbi Paul Chertoff, emigrated from Russia. His grandfather was a noted Talmudic scholar.
Way to back the stereotype there, Mr. Chertoff!
Anyway, the fact that the head secret police man of the United States is Jewish has nothing to do with nothing... or anything... or something.
It is just a coincidence...
He must have been the best qualified candidate:
Chertoff is the co-author, along with Viet Dinh, of the USA PATRIOT Act, signed into law October 26, 2001. As head of the Justice Department's criminal division, he advised the Central Intelligence Agency on the outer limits of legality in coercive interrogation sessions.
Ah yes, he is VERY qualified!