When there is so much coverage on the NSA and IRS abuses I think it is smarter to wait a while to let the facts settle. What I think I see is a daily outrage from the bloggers on the right and an unusual silence from those on the left. Occasionally there is an exception from the more radical on the left praising the IRS for harassing those nasty Tea Partiers. It is limited but it may give you an insight into how fascists get a hold on power. It is often to protect the greater society from some imagined conspiracy or evil.
It is fascinating to note that the government was infiltrating, spying on, and possibly harassing evangelical churches: Obama snoops part 2: infiltrate, target, harass churches, while at the same time avoiding any appearance of monitoring the activities in radical Mosques on American soil: Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers, in Investor’s Business Daily.
Excerpt from the IBD article:
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee.
Who makes up this body, and how do they decide requests? Nobody knows; the names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret.
We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques there.
Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown jihadists — inside mosques — and disrupted dozens of plots against the homeland.
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It appears that different agencies have different priorities but that the collection of their actions defies credibility. What is the missing ingredient that ties the vast net work of government agencies into a logical and common objective?
These recent collection of scandals point to a corruption in our political system, and an absolute vacuum in leadership.