NSA Style Eavesdropping Thwarts 9/11 Anniversary Terror Attack
Published on 09/09/2007
It appears that the very methods of phone call monitoring the Democrats have made their life's mission to impede have once again saved the day.
A plot to destroy American targets in Germany by a terror cell linked to the Islamic Jihad Group was foiled on Tuesday and opponents of the NSA's Terrorist Surveillance Program would do well to bear in mind just how this untold carnage was avoided.
Unfortunately, there's no reason to believe that Democrat leaders the likes of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy will be any less likely to rebuke the use of "secret" (is there any other effective kind?) wiretaps now than before. Even at the cost of American lives.
You see, the scheme to kill more people than did the 2004 Madrid and 2005 London train bombings, likely on the iniquitous al-Qaeda anniversary, was uncovered in large part through exactly such Dem-defamed surveillance techniques.
Not only were the details of the plot - including potential targets -- exposed by wiretaps, but according to the New York Times, an unnamed American intelligence official said:
"The United States helped German authorities track the location of two of the German suspects by eavesdropping on their cellphone conversations as they moved out of training camps in Pakistan."
As a result, those 2 Germans and a Turkish co-conspirator are now in custody rather than packing car trunks will powerful hydrogen peroxide fueled incendiaries. 10 additional Islamic suspects remain at large.
Conservative German officials have recently labored to add enhanced communications and computer countermeasures to a new anti-terrorism bill. Such tools, they assert -- including spoof e-mailing tracking malware to terror suspects' computers -- might have facilitated the investigation, perhaps even increasing their initial catch.
Of course, members of the left-wing portion of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government continue to deride the life-saving proposal as a "totally unacceptable intrusion into privacy," current events notwithstanding.
Evidently -- the meaning of the words "we are at war" eludes liberals in any language