The List: Are You A Terrorist?

“NEW SNOWDEN” REVEALS SECRET DATABASE … Nearly 700,000 individuals are part of the federal government’s “Terrorist Screening Database,” according to documents obtained by news magazine The Intercept .  Not only that, the list includes 280,000 individuals who are described as having “no recognized terrorist group affiliation.” Which calls into question the…


Nearly 700,000 individuals are part of the federal government’s “Terrorist Screening Database,” according to documents obtained by news magazine The Intercept .  Not only that, the list includes 280,000 individuals who are described as having “no recognized terrorist group affiliation.”

Which calls into question the government’s definition of a “known or suspected terrorist.”

Nearly 1,000 new names are added to the list every day, while the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – which was recently busted spying on members of Congress – reportedly steals records from foreign governments to add to the list using a secret program code-named “Hydra.”

Other agencies feeding this growing monster?  The National Security Agency (NSA) – which runs the nation’s domestic spying program – as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Defense.

“The documents, obtained from a source in the intelligence community, also reveal that the Obama Administration has presided over an unprecedented expansion of the terrorist screening system,” reporters Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux note.

No shocker there …

Oh, and speaking of that “source in the intelligence community,” federal officials are reportedly apoplectic that despite all of their precautions there’s another Edward Snowden on the loose.

“The federal government has concluded there’s a new leaker exposing national security documents,” CNN reported in response to the terrorist database documents appearing on The Intercept .

Really?  What gave it away, geniuses?

The government’s list includes 500,000 facial recognition scans, biometric files on 144,000 people, 70,000 iris scans and a quarter of a million fingerprints.

Defenders of liberty were appalled …

“We’re getting into Minority Report territory when being friends with the wrong person can mean the government puts you in a database and adds DMV photos, iris scans, and face recognition technology to track you secretly and without your knowledge,” Hina Shamsi of the American Civil Liberties Union said.

Oh, and there’s also evidence the government recognized the damage that was coming and tried to “spoil the scoop” by leaking its own version of the story to another news outlet.

“To spoil a scoop, the subject of a story, when asked for comment, tips off a different, typically friendlier outlet in the hopes of diminishing the attention the first outlet would have received,” explains Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post .

Grim goes on to note that the “government’s decision to spoil a story on the topic of national security is especially unusual, given that it has a significant interest in earning the trust of national security reporters so that it can make its case that certain information should remain private.”

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GrandTango August 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

FITS may not be a Terrorist, but you sure choose their rights over the rest of us.

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Will Folks aka Sic August 5, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Moron … I’m trying to protect your rights.

GrandTango August 5, 2014 at 4:51 pm

I don’t mean this in an ugly way. But I’d rather not have any rights than to depend on you to protect them.

O'Brien August 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Perfect! Then I deem you a “Brutal Jihadist murderer”, please report to your nearest gallows for the proper service.

jeffreyg August 6, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Since this is on an article about the database of non-terrorist terrorists, are you suggesting that Obama pick up his list of terrorists and start killing everyone on it? all the Vets and Christians and limited gov’t holdout should just be killed because Obama has decided that they are terrorists?

Smirks August 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Code name of Hydra? Dear God, they ARE real…


Nölff August 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

I got that joke without the linkage. *golf clap in the office*

euwe max August 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

Just like the CIA to publish their operations manual in the form of a comic book!

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 12:16 am

but.but.but… comics are supposed to be funny!!

euwe max August 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Bullwinkle and Rocky in…. The lean two… or the “big lean”

Bez drives through the Kroger Parking lot, while Euwe leans out the window..

The target: an overflowing cart in front of a jeweled, portly customer approaching a Beemer.

Sure and swift, a large bag swings into the window, and we speed off to our rendezvous with destiny – a weekend of study before finals.

O'Brien August 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

There are too many here that don’t love Big Brother. Please report to room 101.

Tazmaniac August 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm

The current Administration is trying to morph Veterans into the new Boogey Man for some inexplicable reason. I don’t want to go into conspiracy theory territory, but seems like independent minded people, capable of defending themselves aren’t popular with DC.

Haystacks Calhoun August 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Good group of angry .liberal losers on here for the most part. They take their intellectual ass whippings on a daily basis and return for more.Thumper. Rouge and Tango pound em like Israel is pounding Hamas.
In my opinion Smirks is the only blogger that belongs on the ‘list’ as Will defined him as a socialist and socialists are terrorists.:-)

Earthquake McGoon August 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm

*I consider my listing as an honor”
Paul Newman(?) on Nixon’s enemies list

The Bolo August 5, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Anyone who describes Tango as “intellectual ” is as dumb as Haystacks Calhoun.

Smirks August 5, 2014 at 11:07 pm

How cute, Sandi expresses her butthurt through sock puppetry.

How did your imaginary friend fare with sparklecity?

RogueElephant August 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

For too many years the Christians and conservatives have acted like gentlemen while the true terrorists of the left have almost destroyed our once great country. We need to stand like the Jews after WW II. “NEVER AGAIN”. BTW Thanks.

CNSYD August 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

When you want to hook up with the ACLU and the Huffington Post you are way out in left field. Google Hina Shamsi and see what she has been doing with the UN, among others.

anon. August 5, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Here’s an Idea … Instead of saying “Hello” and “Good Bye” on the phone, we replace these words with “Anthrax” and “Plutonium” on all phone calls, texts and emails. OVERLOAD THE SYSTEM!

Soft Sigh from Hell August 5, 2014 at 7:24 pm

I once proposed that. Put the names of every known terrorist group, military base, explosive, poison, and weaponizable disease in an invisibly small font size or color at the end of every email message and posting.

euwe max August 6, 2014 at 12:07 am

…strategically placed splashes of red paint that, from satellite height, like the monkey with spiral tail, spells out “9/11”

Bible Thumper August 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Anon, you’ve just been added to the list. I’ll be added because I just bought a pressure cooker.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 12:19 am

Foolish little rabbit – don’t send in the warranty info !

Bible Thumper August 6, 2014 at 12:28 am

You’re right. I bought it with cash, but they have more video of me than Jameis Winston’s crablegs. I also saved $3.00 by using my loyalty card.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 12:36 am

Yeah, I see your point. After all, how many cute little rabbits would actually have the courage to purchase a pressure cooker?

uhoh August 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Yeah, give that a try anon, and it’s gonna be plutonium freedom anthrax prison.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 1:48 am

— he’ll be building the prison…

euwe max August 6, 2014 at 12:47 pm

If they make me build a prison, I’ll build it to imprison everyone else, and leave me alone outside of it.

….no, wait.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 12:24 am

Try closing out each call with “and I got this from my friend Cobra at NSA who swears this is the truth…”

Real Guest August 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

You all might think I’m paranoid or insane, but I have been monitored, tracked, and followed by light aircraft or helicopters belonging to God knows who for quite a few years. I first noticed it on June 23, 2008.

James Bond August 5, 2014 at 9:21 pm

You are paranoid AND insane.

real guest August 6, 2014 at 4:05 am

And you are woefully unaware of the type of world we live in.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

This advice from Tom and Ray Magliozzi—
1) – roll down your windows to let out the fly and the wasp
2) – tighten the screw on the wires to your radio
3) – your left rear tire needs to be ’rounded’
4) – June 23, 2008 was the day you let your mother-in-law use your car – where did she go and what did she do?
5) – don’t drive in our neighborhood –PLEEZE!!

Tazmaniac August 6, 2014 at 9:35 am

It all comes down to the Mother-In-Law. Never trust them or turn your back.

shifty henry August 6, 2014 at 2:04 pm

[As told to me]:
This guy’s mother-in-law was a really tough, leathery old iguana. She enjoyed her coffee strong – in fact she ate it right out of the can with a spoon so that those little flavor buds could burst into life as they churned expectantly through her pyloric sphincter. She was the one who woke him up one morning rattling the bars of her cage because he had forgotten to give her a basin of fresh water the night before. When company came he kept her chained to an iron ring in the floor.

Rogue and Lawless US Gov August 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Gonna need to build a federal prison that can handle at least 3000 new inmates. Reason? No statute of limitations on all of these crimes that Obama and his cronies are committing.

Rogue and Lawless US Gov August 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Maybe the list of names will be leaked? Now the reporter getting their hands on that … hmmmm.

RogueElephant August 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

Let’s see : Christian , Vietnam Veteran, conservative, Republican, farmer, gun owner NRA member, Tea Party supporter, YEP I probably have a satellite trained on this little blue dot on my cell phone 24/7. With the current administration that is a badge of honor.

Speight August 6, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Ah, truth, thy name ain’t FITS. First, check out The Intercept. It’s a far left, anti-Israel screed site. Second, read the referenced article. There is only one – ONE – reference to the number of Americans on the list. Forty one Americans associated with Syria. Amazing how facts get in the way of sensationalism.

jody garrett August 6, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Spoil a scoop~~ That’s Lois Lerner’s MO

Speight August 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

The Intercept is a far left, anti-Israel website. Except for 41 people associated with terrorist acts in Syria, there are NO numbers provided as to how many of those “targeted” are Americans. The inference is tens of thousands, the facts are more likely that just about all are foreigners. Read the article.

bumpy September 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm

saw ISLAMIC terrorist using rewards card at K mart buying a GPS ,


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