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May 22

FBI Admits that Mass Data Collection has Never Stopped a Terrorist Act

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How Many Terrorist Attacks Has the U.S.A. Patriot Act Prevented?

Barack Obama (2 weeks after Edward Snowden’s revelations that the government was unconstitutionally monitoring all American phone and email traffic): “at least fifty.”

In reality, most “terrorist” prosecutions since 9/11/2001 have been accusations of planning, talking, or training–frequently relying on the testimoney of undercover government informants who “infiltrated” a small group of poor or unemployed males.

The agencies of the U.S. government have employed thousands of highly-paid government spies and bureaucrats for a decade, and have intercepted and unconstitutionally surveilled the phone calls and electronic communicatioons of the American people on a massive scale.

How many terrorist acts have the government’s illegal multi-billion-dollars-per-year data collection efforts stopped?

The answer is zero (0).

FBI Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz has now admitted in a 77-page report that the FBI has never solved a single terrorist-related crime or stopped a terrorist attack by using the USA Patriot Act. The story is here.