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January 07, 2006

Al Qaeda Stopped Using Phones Long Ago 9/11, "War On Terror"  Politics  Rights, Law

9/11 changed everything. Al Qaeda terrorism demands warrantless eavesdropping. It's a dangerous new world, blah, blah, blah. Except for one little thing. Washington Times (via Digby):

U.S. law enforcement sources said that more than four years of surveillance by the National Security Agency has failed to capture any high-level al Qaeda operative in the United States. They said al Qaeda insurgents have long stopped using the phones and even computers to relay messages. Instead, they employ couriers.

"They have been way ahead of us in communications security," a law enforcement source said. "At most, we have caught some riff-raff. But the heavies remain free and we believe some of them are in the United States." [Emphasis added]

So, if it wasn't al Qaeda they were monitoring...

Posted by Jonathan at January 7, 2006 07:18 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb