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June 05, 2006

Canadian "Domestic Spying" Program Revealed

Creeping fascism alert. I must say I am shocked... shocked I tell you, at this untoward development:

The Canadian intelligence service monitored Internet communications to identify and track the homegrown jihadists rounded up in last night's raids, according to the Toronto Star. The investigation began two years ago when agents cracked passwords and gathered communications from the group:
The chain of events began two years ago, sparked by local teenagers roving through Internet sites, reading and espousing anti-Western sentiments and vowing to attack at home, in the name of oppressed Muslims here and abroad.

Their words were sometimes encrypted, the Internet sites where they communicated allegedly restricted by passwords, but Canadian spies back in 2004 were reading them. And as the youths' words turned into actions, they began watching them.

What is the world coming to, when a Progressyve nation like Canada resorts to listening in on the conversations of its own citizens? As we are so often reminded by our friends across the aisle, no less a person than Ben Franklin once said, "Those who would give up liberty to purchase safety, deserve neither."


Posted by Cassandra at June 5, 2006 06:55 AM


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