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Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Useful Idiots At The New York Times.....

Useful that is for al Qaida and their terrorist friends, as the loonie New York Times, led by the pea-brained "Punch" Sulzberger, self appointed apologist for all Americans, releases more terrorist data gathering methodology information to our deadly Muslim Arab foes.
The program is limited, government officials say, to tracing transactions of people suspected of having ties to Al Qaida by reviewing records from the nerve center of the global banking industry, a Belgian cooperative that routes about $6 trillion daily between banks, brokerages, stock exchanges and other institutions. The records mostly involve wire transfers and other methods of moving money overseas and into and out of the United States. Most routine financial transactions confined to this country are not in the database.
Actually, all international transactions involving moving US dollars also have to recorded at the US Federal Reserve. So its not really clear to me what difference getting access to the SWIFT data helps. Maybe it is in the format or patterns of wires involving known al Qaida suspects or something of the sort. Maybe its just more detailed information or access but without timeliness, since the data is several weeks old. Maybe the Federal Reserve only records the transaction between American banks that do business with overseas correspondent banks. But the sludgy leadfooted journalists doing the dirty work for the hard-left editors at the New York Times don't bother to even try to find out. So why was it so valuable when there are other sources of the similar data sitting in the Federal Reserve? I guess teh information isn;t so important as it is to out an important intelligence gathering program whose intention is to protect American lives from attacks from bloodthirsty foreign Muslim killers.

One may think that the reason that the New York Times continues to release these covert and classified operations is to make it more difficult for US authorities to track terrorists activities, therefore increasing the liklihood of a strike on US soil just so that they can say "AH-HA" we knew that all of this clandestine stuff wasn't going to work anyway. This guy, Executive Editor Bill Keller is, as far as I am concerned, dangerous to my family, my community and to my country.



I for one do not think that the New York Times has my family's or my best interests in mind nor do they deserve the right to determine what is in the best interests of the country. We elect representatives in the form of Presidents, Senators and House Representatives, to do it for us. Clowns like "Pinch" Sultzberger and the acid flashback crew reliving the 60s and 70s writing for the paper, for some deranged reason, think that they are doing us a favor and are protecting our 'rights.' Do me a favor NYTs, and please don't do me any favors, butt out where you are neither wanted nor needed. You clowns are going to cost innocent American lives.

1 Comments:

At 2:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From The Right Valley:
http://www.cliffordcroft.com/rightvalley/index.asp

The New York Times has delighted in revealing confidential information about the methods our security services are using in the war on terror. These disclosures naturally compromise our efforts to fight terrorists by making the terrorists alert as to how we track them, making the terrorist plots harder to discover and increasing the risk that terrorist attacks against the US will be undiscovered. In other words, their disclosures potentially put lives in danger.

But the Times seems to feel that the public's "right to know" outweighs all this. If the public's "right to know" is so strong, I think the public also has a "right to know" more about the New York Times. I think the government should do the following:

o) Tap the phones of all columnists of the New York Times and then print the names of all their sources in their articles (if these sources actually exist). The public has a "right to know" who these anonymous sources are, to better judge the credibility of their statements. This might inhibit people from giving off-the-record information to the times, but hey, the public has a right to know.

o) Print the income, net worth, and credit card and bank account numbers and balances of all editors and reporters for the New York Times. Sure, people could misuse this information, but the public's right to this information is more important.

o) Publish the net worth and distributions from the Sulzberger trust fund. Again, this is private financial information, but the public has a right to know who is funding the Times and where the money is going. And besides, once this disclosure is made, we can find out how much the Sulzberger's are giving to "the poor" every year!

o) Publish the political affiliations and political donations of all reporters and editors of the times, as well as political organizations they belong to. A small invasion of privacy, but that still doesn't trump our "right to know". If this information is displayed in a pictorial format, we can play "Where's Waldo" to find the single Republican!

 

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