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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Does NSA Surveillance Even Work?

According to The One Percent Doctrine, by Ron Suskind, the NSA's huge spying apparatus did identify one really bad guy who was planning to travel to America. But instead of letting him arrive here and arresting him, FBI and CIA put him on the no-fly list. The reason was fear of taking the fall if something went wrong.
...he arrived at Heathrow for his flight to the United States. At the ticket counter, he was informed that he was on a no-fly list. Befuddled, and alerted for the first time that he was known to US authorities, he quietly returned to his home in Leeds. He knew, now, that he'd have to keep an especially low profile, not do anything suspicious, and not talk on the phone or send emails that might be traceable. All of this was very valuable information to a young man bent on destruction.
The man, Mohammed Sidique Khan, went on to be the leader of a cell that bombed the London subways and a bus in July, 2005, killing 52 people and wounding hundreds of others.