[funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends Wiretapping Program

Richard M. Smith rms at bsf-llc.com
Thu Sep 7 12:08:08 CDT 2006


I thought it was the North Koreans who are going to float their nukes into
our ports.  I wonder how this meme got started in the first place?

Richard 

-----Original Message-----
From: StyleWar [mailto:stylewar at cox.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 11:16 PM
To: 'Richard M. Smith'; funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: RE: [funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends Wiretapping Program

A nuke in the states isn't any more far fetched than 3 fully loaded
passenger jets putting the Pentagon into flames and collapsing both world
trade center towers was in the year 2000.

Especially when one considers the context of present-day Iran, which has
publicly addressed the United States as The Great Satan. They are actively
pursuing nuclear capabilities, and will be there during the next President's
term...The only questions are:

1. How would they keep the planning of it secret, while coordinating
delivery?
&
2. Which port would they put it into?

The answer to question number one has EVERYTHING to do with the NSA
telephone monitoring program...and although I'm absolutely confident of my
minority status on this list, I'm sad to see it being hung out to dry.

-

StyleWar

                  "Do big things"
  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org 
> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Richard M. Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 10:06 AM
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: RE: [funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends 
> Wiretapping Program
> 
> Tony can be contacted here at this email address:  
> tony.coppolino at usdoj.gov 
> 
> A terrorist nuke sounds pretty far fetched to me.  I also 
> don't know what it has to do with the current NSA telephone 
> monitoring programs.
> 
> However, I'm curious about Tony's views on how the U.S. 
> government would handle an anonymous tip that a nuke had been 
> smuggled into DC and no one had a clue if the tip was true or not.
> 
> Richard 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org 
> [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Fergie
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:42 PM
> To: funsec at linuxbox.org
> Subject: [funsec] U.S. Government Lawyer Defends Wiretapping Program
> 
> Via The Boston Globe (AP).
> 
> [snip]
> 
> A government lawyer used a dramatic scenario of a nuclear 
> attack on Washington to illustrate his arguments Tuesday in 
> defense of President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.
> 
> Anthony Coppolino, a special litigation counsel based in 
> Washington, said the Constitution gives Bush the right as 
> commander in chief to do what is necessary to surveil 
> terrorists and stop them from attacking the United States, 
> including interrogating someone who might have information 
> about an imminent attack.
> 
> [snip]
> 
> More:
> http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2006/09/05/wiretap_
> program_justif
> ied_lawyer_says/
> 
> p.s. Just as you would expect an attorney for the U.S. to do 
> -- dramatize the situation to get a point across. YMMV. :-) 
> 
> - ferg
> 
> 
> 
> --
> "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
>  Engineering Architecture for the Internet  
> fergdawg(at)netzero.net  ferg's tech blog: 
> http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
> 
> 
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