WASHINGTON – The Senate Select Intelligence Committee is looking into allegations from two U.S. military linguists that the government routinely listened in on phone calls of American military and humanitarian aid workers serving overseas.
“These are extremely disturbing allegations,” said Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., in a statement issued Thursday. “We have requested all relevant information from the Bush administration. Any time there is an allegation regarding abuse of the privacy and civil liberties of Americans it is a very serious matter.”
ABC News first reported the charges Thursday, citing one current and one former military linguist by name. They are contained in the book “The Shadow Factory,” to be published next week.
When it became clear that Bush was lying about the warrantless wire-tapping program, and was, in fact, intercepting all sorts of communications, they claimed National Security and shouting down any and all critics as terrorist-sympathizers.
Now it turns out that those “terrorist-sympathizers” were actually “freedom fighters”. They weren’t only tapping suspected terrorist calls and emails, but also suspected journalist and suspected aid-worker calls. Basically anyone who was suspected to be human, and therefore shared a species in common will all known terrorists, was considered to be a worthy target.