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Re:Just like Echelon . . . (Score:4, Insightful)
by demachina (71715) on Sunday October 10, @02:36PM (#10487076)
In recent years, especially since 9/11, the FBI has expanded itself in to a global police force. They are quite proud of it, here [fbi.gov] is their web page where they brag about it.
"Office of International Operations (OIO). OIO now supports some 200 FBI employees in 45 Legats worldwide and hundreds of Agents rotating in and out of temporary assignments overseas."
"Thanks to the foundations laid by the Liaison Section beginning six decades ago, we now have solid working relationships with a range of colleagues in every part of the world, pursuing terrorist, intelligence, and criminal threats with international dimensions. It's no exaggeration to say that the FBI is a global organization for a global age."
Next time you hear Republican's/Conservatives rail about the UN and world government stop and think a minute. They aren't really complaining about the idea of a world government, they are only complaining about who runs it. They want to run it, out of Washington, out of the oval office and at the moment that means they want George W. Bush to run the world. ...
Office of International Affairs is responsible (Score:4, Insightful)
by Animats (122034) on Sunday October 10, @03:14PM (#10487275)
) This has to have gone through the Office of International Affairs [usdoj.gov] in the Justice Department, which handles all MLAT matters. So that's whom journalists should contact for information. The Director of that unit, Molly Warlow, [usdoj.gov] is the responsible party.
This is clear prior restraint and a First Amendment violation. No treaty can override that. Remember, the Patriot Act gag order provisions were ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. District Court last week. Further use of those provisions by the Government is questionable and may be illegal.
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