The Middle Eastern should see its own nation as a threat and not that the United States is a threat to them. There have been many chaos and destruction among the Islamic country. Many of the Citizens that reside there fail to realize how self destruction one’s own country matters more than destruction from another country. The Middle East is not advanced like the United States in the aspect of military weapons. One can easily see how the Unites States poses as a threat towards them.
The balance between domestic intelligence collection and civil liberties is a challenging notion with no true clear answer. The most difficult times to find this balance is times of national stress such as the period now. On the other hand it is imperative to understand the importance of intelligence collection in providing international security and public safety. Countries have been constantly reminded that the inability to collect information and connect the information results in catastrophic failure such as the intelligence failure in the 9/11 attacks. Great Britain is also currently being presented with the same question as the problem has arisen as the extent of knowledge law enforcement has as to the activity of Muslim extremist in the country.
On the other hand, I think that our government has the right to do everything in it’s power to ensure our safety, including spying on those in countries who have threatened our own. If the NSA could have taken a closer look or had more information about Hazmi and Midhar’s plan to travel to the United States, their trip would have never been successful. The NSA needs to focus their attention more to the other countries instead of basically wasting all of their time with U.S. citizens, and maybe slips like letting terrorist into our homeland wouldn’t happen. They are getting their systems blown up with information that is useless to them from Americans. If they didn’t have to spend the time to sort through all of America’s “evidence,” then they would probably be able to seek out and confirm the terroristic threats and evidence coming from outside of the
Due to the events of the 11th September 2001 the USA began its war on terror, and specifically targeted was George Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ which included; Iran, Iraq and North Korea. The USA used their war on terror so to legitimise their actions worldwide thus destroying any hopes for a post cold war collective international security, therefore basing their response to international aggression on protecting their own national interests. This is seen with the invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001. Together with Britain they acted unilaterally in order to remove the al-Qaeda and capture bin Laden, who was the prime suspect for the 9/11 attacks. The USA believed its actions were justified by labelling them as self defence under Article 51 of the UN charter.
This was then said to be justified because the car was on public streets so the fourth amendment doesn’t apply. The court of appeals denied the argument implying that you can’t track a person’s movements for an extensive amount of time, because the government would gather more information about your everyday life, then just the location of the car. The Constitution is potentially violated in this case because the use of privacy-invading technologies. Providing the courts with all the evidence reveals this case as an unconstitutional search. This illustrates the conflict between the freedom of individual privacy and the order from the government’s political values.
Hopefully some of these questions may be answered. Also answering as to why the United States needs to be the policeman of the world. The journey for answers will be arduous. Policeman of the World 3 Just recently, the U.S. almost became embroiled in a civil war in Syria. The war itself had no direct effect on national
Nebojsa Sarkanovic Mr. Pletsch CLN-4UI December 21, 2012 The PATRIOT ACT: A Danger To Society “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (George Orwell, 1984). The United States of America is place outsiders look at as a land of freedom and opportunity; a safe haven for democracy and liberty. Unfortunately theses promises seem to be empty. In a country whose citizens demand both freedom and protection, the government has not been able to sufficiently meet its people’s needs. On September 11th, 2001, an extremist terrorist organization attacked the USA.
The U.S. Government takes a lot of safety precautions to protect its property and people, but sometimes they go too far even as far as to invade the privacy of its citizens. In the new film Bourne Ultimatum many example of privacy invasion is demonstrated. Some of these examples of privacy invasion are acceptable under extreme circumstances, but others are not. In one scene the government’s agents received information that a British news reporter uncovered something about an operation called Black Briary, so they tried to track him down by looking up his record. They were able to find his personal information including his address, cell-phone numbers, and job location.
In other cases, the state lacks the capacity or will to take action. And it’s also not possible for America to simply deploy a team of Special Forces to capture every terrorist. Even when such an approach may be possible, there are places where it would pose profound risks to our troops and local civilians -- where a terrorist compound cannot be breached without triggering a firefight with surrounding tribal communities, for example, that pose no threat to us; times when putting U.S. boots on the ground may trigger a major international crisis.” (President Obama, 2013) There are several international events in the past that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War. * Platt Amendment of 1901, which allowed the U.S. to militarily intervene in Cuba whenever revolution threatened, would be one of the earlier actions that serve as an example of the U.S. interfering when we were not wanted. There was a lot of resentment from Cubans because they argued that it took away their independence.
Perceiving the situation from the NSA’s point of view made me think outside the box for some time, though I’m still very mad… But being at this psychological state of mind will not lead anyone to a better thinking process. Anyways, closer to what I wanted to share with you guys. My guess is that the government is using this technique to actually capture terrorists. As funny as this sounds, I am happy that the government works this way. After all, if not the NSA, then who has the power to prevent terrorists from this country?