Conservatives, you should rethink the “tinfoil hat” reaction. Here are two more “nutty conspiracy theories” proven true: massive spying and secret prisons. Big secrets can and do stay hidden. Large conspiracies can be known by only a few top political leaders. Leaks can create a conspiracy theory.
“The [Secret black site CIA] prisons were … illegal in the democratic countries in which they operated. Only a small handful of foreign intelligence officials — and usually one or two top political leaders — ever knew of their existence. Only CIA personnel were allowed on the sites, one of which was located on a Soviet-era compound in Eastern Europe. Others were once located in Thailand and Afghanistan.” – washpost
Don’t you love how Bush keeps saying we don’t torture, thereby completely refuting all photo and video evidence to the contrary. See Abu Ghraib. Also, note the fall back to the next wall: Only 100 people were ever in the prisons. None are there now, and they were never tortured. Yeah, right.
Another conspiracy theory was that the government secretly monitored the phone conversations of every American. Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Get your TINFOIL HAT! Ha ha. Well, that one is true too.
“Tice says the technology exists to track and sort through every domestic and international phone call as they are switched through centers, such as one in New York, and to search for key words or phrases that a terrorist might use.
“If you picked the word ‘jihad’ out of a conversation,” Tice said, “the technology exists that you focus in on that conversation, and you pull it out of the system for processing.”
According to Tice, intelligence analysts use the information to develop graphs that resemble spiderwebs linking one suspect’s phone number to hundreds or even thousands more.” – abc
Will there be a “mood of relief” when it is finally revealed that 9/11 was an inside job to get popular support for a war?