Would domestic surveillance be necessary without so many enemy “American citizens” at large?
The IRS and Benghazi scandals are threats to this corrupt administration in a way the NSA scandal never will be (or is extremely unlikely to be).
Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown jihadists
“It almost seems to me that this was a pointed affront to the United States on the day the president is meeting the Chinese leader telling us, listen, quit complaining about espionage and getting on the internet and our hacking.”
If Edward Snowden shouldn’t be punished for violating the Espionage Act, then what spy can we punish?
Effective programs that are in any way suggestive of targeting get expanded and broadened to spread the pain creating a police state that harasses everyone to prove that no one is being discriminated against.