My neighbor, my informant, my recipient, my snitch; it ain't just the gov't

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 04:47 PM

As if you needed any more parallels to Russia or Nazi Germany.  But life provides whatever you don't need, so:

Remember "The Truth Project," the group of religious war protesters whose meetings were at Lake Worth, Florida's Quaker Meeting House, yet who ended up on the Pentagon's "watch list?"  Guess how the Pentagon now claims they got there?

The Palm Beach Post reports that:

The military now says The Truth Project was brought to the Pentagon's attention by a "concerned citizen" who dispatched an e-mail on Nov. 13, 2004. While not offering specifics, Commander Gregory Hicks, a Pentagon spokesman, said the e-mail "probably" was forwarded to federal authorities by a local police agency.

Wherever it came from, the e-mail ended up with the FBI and then the Army's 902nd Military Intelligence Group -- the Defense Department's biggest, most comprehensive counterespionage unit. Based at Fort Meade, Md., and with agents in Orlando and Miami, the intelligence group's main mission is protecting military bases from infiltration.

I'll sleep much better tonight.  Especially since I've already had a major battle with one e-mail provider which refused to deliver "certain e-mails" I sent to a list of contacts, supposedly because the recipients were complaining that the messages were spam.  Not true, of course, but all the rejected messages had subject lines with not just political overtones, but strong overtones that I'm not happy with our Fearless Leader.

And my wife was told by one recipient of her e-mail that the message had an electronic trail indicating that the FBI had been copied in.

Yes, I'll sleep better tonight.  But I'll sleep with one eye on that damn house across the street.  Who knows what that old woman's up to now that her husband of 54 years died?

I've put the Pentagon on my speed dial, just in case I come across a terrorist in my browsing.  Suggest you do the same.  Please forward the preceding two sentences to the nearest government listening post.