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August 11, 2006

Call Intercepts, Bank Record Surveillance, And Data-Mining Brought Down Terrorists

The Democrats say they're in favor of solid law enforcement over military solutions, and yet they stand in hard opposition to most of the techniques used to bring down the Broad Strata of British Asian plotters:

In the initial stages, counter-terrorism officers watched from a distance. By sifting telephone records, e-mails and bank records, the MI5 officers built up what insiders call "concentric circles" of information, gradually connecting each suspect to others and building up a detailed picture of the conspiracy.

Sound like NSA surveillance, data-mining, and SWIFT subpeonas may have helped here?

The operation, Whitehall officials said yesterday, was "very definitely MI5-led." The men arrested had long been on the security service's list of more than 1,000 "priority" targets: people thought likely to provide active support for terrorism.

So they were monitoring a fairly large, and yet not infinite, number of people considered suspicious. Sort of like Bush tries to do. When liberals aren't trying to stop him.

BTW, money was wired to the men from Karachi, Pakistan.

Anyone want to bet that transfer was discovered through SWIFT?

Now that this plot has been exposed, and now that SWIFT will no longer yield much useful information thanks to the NYT-- now the federal investigation into the NYT and its treasonous leakers may begin.


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