The Obama administration in invoking an obscure "special privilege" to stop scrutiny of data mining. Here's the thing. Obama has scrubbed all counter terror materials of jihad. Obama has said that al qaeda is defeated. Obama called the Fort Hood Jihad "workplace violence." Obama has said of Islam, "respect it!"
So who exactly is the diabolist going after? And who does the philo-jihadist in the White House think is the enemy?
Off topic but related: where is the American lapdog media on this? Hiding under their smelly desks. All these Obama o-bombshells are coming from foreign media sources.
US government invokes special privilege to stop scrutiny of data mining The Guardian, June 16, 2013
Civil liberties lawyers trying to hold the administration to account through the courts for its surveillance of phone calls and emails of American citizens have been repeatedly stymied by the government's recourse to the "military and state secrets privilege". The precedent, rarely used but devastating in its legal impact, allows the government to claim that it cannot be submitted to judicial oversight because to do so it would have to compromise national security.
The government has cited the privilege in two active lawsuits being heard by a federal court in the northern district of California – Virginia v Barack Obama et al, and Carolyn Jewel v the National Security Agency. In both cases, the Obama administration has called for the cases to be dismissed on the grounds that the government's secret activities must remain secret.
The claim comes amid a billowing furore over US surveillance on the mass communications of Americans following disclosures by the Guardian of a massive NSA monitoring programme of Verizon phone records and internet communications.