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We Have Met the Enemy…

September 27, 2006

Here’s something from the Declassified Key Judgments of the National Intelligence Estimate Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United States dated April 2006:

Anti-US and anti-globalization sentiment is on the rise and fueling other radical ideologies. This could prompt some leftist, nationalist, or separatist groups to adopt terrorist methods to attack US interests. The radicalization process is occurring more quickly, more widely, and more anonymously in the Internet age, raising the likelihood of surprise attacks by unknown groups whose members and supporters may be difficult to pinpoint.

  • We judge that groups of all stripes will increasingly use the Internet to communicate, propagandize, recruit, train, and obtain logistical and financial support.

[Emphasis added.]

Well, that’s interesting! Especially when taken with the concerns — about an expanded definition of “enemy combatant;” collection of evidence inside the US, but outside of American legal standards; and the shunting of Habeas Corpus — voiced right here just hours ago.

Let’s just say Your Montag’s just glad I’m not a leftist who uses the Internet to communicate or propagandize!

Tell me again why I should trust our government with essentially unbridled power?

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