Sep 13 2007

Precision Without Purpose Is A Fool’s Folly

Published by at 8:11 am under All General Discussions,FISA-NSA

The idiots at Newsweek are showing off their low IQs again. When the NSA’s ability to monitor terrorists overseas unhindered by egotistical judges from the Judicial Branch (who are supposed to stay out of military actions and efforts) was threatened by one such egotistical judge, the best recent example of how mind boggling stupid this all was made by referencing the German Bomb plot that was recently uncovered. The German plot was massive and could have resulted in more deaths and injuries than we had incurred on 9-11.

The point was driven home by DNI McConnel who said, after a new law was passed re-establishing the centuries long precedence between the Courts and the Military (two separate branches of government), that the Congressional correction to the judicial error was key to stopping terrorists, as it was in stopping the German plot. Now Newsweek as some ridiculous nit to pick – missing the entire disaster this country just avoided:

On Monday, McConnell—questioned by Sen. Joe Lieberman—claimed the law, intended to remedy what the White House said was an intelligence gap, had helped to “facilitate” the arrest of three suspects believed to be planning massive car bombings against American targets in Germany. Other U.S. intelligence-community officials questioned the accuracy of McConnell’s testimony and urged his office to correct it. Four intelligence-community officials, who asked for anonymity discussing sensitive material, said the new law, dubbed the “Protect America Act,” played little if any role in the unraveling of the German plot. The U.S. military initially provided information that helped the Germans uncover the plot. But that exchange of information took place months before the new “Protect America” law was passed.

The “Protect America” law was passed to re-establish the capabilities and processes that existed when the US helped foil the German plot. No one is arguing that the NSA helped foil the German plot. And no one is arguing the idiot judge ruled that the NSA could not monitor anyone on this planet without court approval (a violation of the Constitution and separation of powers). In order to avoid a long drawn out legal battle to the Supreme Court to show the judge how badly he overstepped his authority Congress passed the law in order to take the blinders off our intelligence assets who were keeping an eye on al-Qaeda and their plots – like the one foiled in Germany. No one is arguing any of this – but Newsweek has come up to remind people the German plot could not have been initially detected under the new law since it had not been passed yet. But it was clearly being monitored up until the arrests – which meant it WAS impacted by that errant judge.

What a bunch of morons! The ACTIVITIES the law enables the NSA TO RESUME are identical to those which the NSA PERFORMED when detecting and helping defuse the German attack and save thousands of lives. Newsweek should be hailing the NSA has heroes for saving so many people from the horrors of al-Qaeda. Instead they nitpick some inane detail so their drooling liberal supporters can make idiotic claims about “lies by the administration” (see here).

There were no lies – just a bunch of low IQ liberals who have NEVER understood this topic from day one and who continue to show off their intellectual handicaps for all to see. What sane American would give any of these people, who continue to struggle to grasp reality, any credence is simply beyond me. But the fact is a liberal judge blinded this country, deliberately and with forethought, to the activities of our enemies as they attempted to launch attacks on us and our allies. Those lost liberals who are obsessed with these kinds of irrelevant details cannot face up to that fact. No wonder they appear to be genetically incapable of dealing with national security.

Darwin was right, you know.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Precision Without Purpose Is A Fool’s Folly”

  1. MerlinOS2 says:


    I believe he had to correct and make a new statement due to the fact that the intel had been collected by an intel agency that was not subject to the FISA provisions, so technically the law change had no effect to the situation.

  2. Soothsayer says:

    Your misunderstanding of this issue is total and pervasive. And the reason he had to correct his testimony is he lied in order to spin the information.

    The informaton was obtained long before the FISA amendment happened, and he claimed the changed law had made it possible.

    There’s a low IQ around here – but it’s not a low liberal IQ.

    And the truth is – it was the existing FISA law that protected the nation.

  3. AJStrata says:


    LOL! You truly are out of your element. The FISA law was the one Bush put in place after 9-11 (not the one that let the terrorist run free and phone home before 9-11) that was upended by that whacked Judge this year. The law was designed to overturn the judge (which is clearly what everyone agrees is what happened) so we could go back to the way the NSA was operating under Bush since 9-11.

    Ignorance is not bliss Sooth – that is what they tell people to deal with their lack of ability to grasp reality.

  4. SallyVee says:

    Pardon the interruption…

    A.J. and Crosspatch — please see item below about one of the Anbar Council leaders who was assassinated today… also one of the brave fighters who presented GWB with the letter dedicating their success against Al-Q to our 9-11 victims:

    Abu Risha Killed in Bomb Attack in Iraq

  5. Soothsayer says:

    Too bad, AJ —

    There is only one FISA law – the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, Title 50 US Code, Chapter 36.

    There was one amendment: In 2004, FISA was amended to include a “lone wolf” provision. 50 U.S.C. §1801(b)(1)(C).

    Bush may have made presidential directives, but they are in NO SENSE “FISA law”. You simply have no idea what you’re talking about.

    You clearly have no idea whatsoever

  6. Terrye says:


    No, you are the one who does not know what he is talking about and people a lot smarter than you have spent years working on this. And so far not one single person has been able to come forward and demonstrate that their rights have been in any way violated, unless of course you are talking about some mass murdering son of a bitch.

    BTW, I keep hearing that we should be more like those progressive Euroepans but in Europe they do not have to concern themselves with whether or not something is constitutional.

    I am sick of people like you soothie. When we get attacked you are always the first to come up with weird ass conspiracy theories, demands for answers and all sorts of moral outrage, but when it comes to actually doing anything constructive to plug up wholes in our security, improve intel, make the system more adaptive to modern technology, you just plain suck. All you do is make outrageous accusations that you can not back up. Moron.

  7. AJStrata says:


    FISA has been amended – just google and the leftwing sites will explain it to you.

  8. AJStrata says:

    Forget Sooth,

    You would get lost again. Here is the list of FISA amendments from 1994- 2006. Like I said, you are way out of your league – that took me 2 minutes.


  9. Soothsayer says:

    Point out the amendment, if you can or will, where the requirement for a warrant to issue is set aside.

  10. lurker9876 says:

    You moved the goalpost again, copperhead.

  11. lurker9876 says:

    it was the existing FISA law that protected the nation.

    Not!! The pre-9/11 FISA law allowed 9/11 to happen. No, it did not protect the nation at all.

  12. AJStrata says:


    all I needed to do was point out another of your endless mistakes….

    Don’t have the time to fix your ignorance. You said FISA had never been amended. Wrong again!