Just another Executive Order that over-rides Congress and the ConstitutionBee's Note: When reading Google's report (see chart below) it certainly made me blink twice to see the difference between the only democracy in the Middle East - Israel - compared to the United States' requests for individual "user data". However, we should not be too surprised, since earlier this year the Dept. of Homeland Security also had a list of Conservative bloggers being monitored by their department, such as, Jihad Watch.
Many of our readers are very familiar with Robert Spencer/Jihad Watch's blog - it details reports of Islamic terrorism around the world and apparently, our government is more interested in what we have to say about terrorism, than monitoring actual terrorists organizations and/or Islamic terrorism in the United States.
Speaking of terrorism, the one nation in the world who has had to fight Islamic terrorism long before 9/11 is Israel. How many wars against this tiny nation have been fought since 1948, all because the Muslim nations/people, using their Koran, have chosen to include in their Mission Statements, their ideology which includes the destruction of Israel, since they refuse to accept Israel's right to exist?
The Muslims rain down terror upon Israeli citizens, using suicide bombers, rockets, kidnappings, and murders at every opportunity and then cry "fowl" whenever Israel responds in-kind to defend its citizens from this constant terrorism. Therefore, Israel has studied terrorism, its ideology, propaganda, and mindset of terrorist organizations long before 9/11 and, with the use of high-tech capabilities, along with common sense, Israel leads the pact when it comes to monitoring their airports and terrorist cells within their own borders.
Since 9/11, or shortly after 9/11, the U.S. even had Israel train our government agencies on the art of seeking out terrorists within our borders. I can tell you, they never had to frisk little old ladies at airports! It is apparent that whatever they taught was either forgotten, or not comprehended. Right now, there are airports (Florida, to mention one) that are in the process of hiring their own security to do away with the man-handling of TSA employees. Another example of private corporations doing a better job than the government.
The bottom line is this: we now have in the White House, an administration that has sought to control every aspect of America's way of life (as Grumpy states in his article, below). How many freedoms have we had to fight for since Obama took office? The choice of healthcare taken from America's citizens; the fight for freedom of speech, which includes free speech on the Internet; deciding what we feed our children; etc.
Why should we be surprised about our government searching our personal choices through Google? Sounds more like an invasion of our privacy (once again), than searching out Islamic terrorists, doesn't it? This revelation from Google's report is just another thing to file in the long list of "control" and abuse of power, by an administration that refuses to protect the laws of this land, in exchange for making new laws that reach beyond the duties of an American President (and its administration). ...... Bee Sting
File this one under What the hell???