Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ACLU, CAIR and `civil liberties groups' file suit against NSA, President Bush

Civil Liberties Groups File Lawsuits Against NSA Program
Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Well, we knew this was coming.

The ACLU, CAIR,The Center for Constitutional Rights, Greenpeace (!)and various individuals filed lawsuits in New York and Detroit (a center for the Islamic community in the US) aginst the NSA, President Bush and the heads of the other major security agencies over the wiretapping of calls to suspect phone numbers outside the US.FOXNews.com - Politics - Civil Liberties Groups File Lawsuits Against NSA Program

It seeks an injunction that would prohibit the government from conducting surveillance of communications in the United States without warrants.

The ACLU and CAIR are pretty notorious, but here's a bit of background on the so-called `Center for Constitutional Rights', another leftist group of radical lawyers.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) was co-founded in November 1966 by the radical attorneys Morton Stavis, Ben Smith, Arthur Kinoy, and William Kunstler, longtime members of the radical left.

Kinoy, a long time communist, was the attorney for convicted Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. He also was the lead attorney in a 1972 U.S. Supreme Court case that ruled that the government was obliged to obtain a warrant for telephone tapping, even in cases where national security was at stake.(This decision, made in the heat of Watergate, was subsequently reversed).

William Kunstler is well known and has a long time history of lawyering for radical causes.Lately. he's made a fetish of defending terrorists such as El Sayyid Nosair, a leader of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman's terrorist network responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing (as well as thwarted plans to blow up New York's Lincoln and Holland Tunnels).

Since 9/11, the Center's main cause has been fighting the Patriot Act and championing the cause of terrorist attorney Lynne Stewart, an open supporter of terrorism, convicted of aiding and abetting the terrorist activities of her client, the "blind sheik," Omar Abdel Rahman who helped plan the first World Trade Center bombing.

The CCR is also a core activist organization in the Open Borders Lobby, which seeks to eliminate all control of U.S. borders.

When law-enforcement agencies attempted, after 9/11, to conduct voluntary interviews with several thousand Middle Eastern men who were in the United States on temporary visas, the CCR denounced such "racial profiling"; it made this same charge in response to the government's detention of hundreds of non-citizens from the Middle East for possible terrorist connections. When Attorney General Ashcroft warned that visa violators would henceforth be arrested, the CCR characterized his comments as "chilling." When new regulations permitted the FBI, CIA, and INS can share information about possible terrorist plots with one another, the CCR lamented such assaults on "our privacy."

In March 2002, CCR president Michael Ratner explained his views on the origins of anti-American terrorism. "If the U.S. government truly wants its people to be safer and wants terrorist threats to diminish," he said, "it must make fundamental changes in its foreign policies . . . particularly its unqualified support for Israel, and its embargo of Iraq, its bombing of Afghanistan, and its actions in Saudi Arabia.

In March 2005,the CCR represented the parents of terrorist groupie Rachel Corrie(who was accidentally crushed to death while trying to obstruct the path of a bulldozer being used in anti-terror operations by Israeli Defense Force soldiers in Gaza) and attempted to sue Caterpiller, who manufactures the bulldozers used for anti-terror operations by the IDF. The suit was thrown out of court.

CCR is supported, in part, by generous donations from the Ford Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and the Public Welfare Foundation. Or in other words, by the American taxpayer. Nice.


DuWayne Brayton said...

Apparently you would rather piss on the graves of the hundreds of thousands who died to give you the freedom from such spurious spying by our own government by giving up those rights. You do not deserve those freedoms if you so easily give them away like a coward and a traitor. If you want to live somewhere that is allowed why don't you move to Iran, China or Uzbeckistan - it isn't and shouldn't be legal in this country.

Freedom Fighter said...

Well Duwayne, I think you and I disagree as to the nature of who and what threatens our freedom.

I'm not worried about the government monitoring conversations with suspect phone numbers outside America..and I don't see why anyone else would be unless they had a real good reason.

Oh, and BTW..there is no inherent right to privacy in our Constitution. Anywhere.

You are obviously not familiar with the concept that freedom consists of responsibility as well as license.

And perhaps not familiar with how governments defend themselves during wartime..including this one.

I sincerely suggest you do that research.

It was EXACTLY the kind of attitude you espouse that led to Able/Danger not being permitted to share intel with other security agencies on Mohammed Atta and his pals.

To me, groups like the ACLU and the CCR are a much bigger threat to our freedom than the NSA monitoring a few phonecalls. They have consistently allied themselves with America's enemies and with totalitarian marxist causes and with Islamic facism.

Of course, I recognize that we might have some different symphathies when it comes to causes like that.