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Stop, Hey, What’s that Sound?

A visitor is concerned:

Lately, and for reasons I do not understand, this site is regularly visited by The Department of Defense, at times particularly the CIFA arm of DOD, The United States Department of State, and yesterday, the U.S. General Accounting Office.(There are many, many more governmental entities that visit this site.) […]

To DOD and CIFA – if you are looking for something, or question my patriotism, please stop by and knock on the door and I’ll invite you in. I have nothing to hide, unlike you who hide everything from the American public. You shuffle around in the darkness looking for terrorist ties and actions that are non-existent, at least from this author, and then you label peaceful protestors as “credible threats”. Shame on you – you have betrayed your country by following obviously ILLEGAL orders by your Commander in Chief – and corruption never flourishes unless there are co-conspirators to go along with and aid a criminal we call the President of the United States. Shame, shame, shame!

Before anyone gets too wrapped around the axle over online government surveillance consider the following:

This blog and others I am associated with are regularly visited by IPs attributable to the White House, Congress, offices in the Pentagon, CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA, DOE, all the military services, think tanks, friendly foreign governments, and governments that are in the AAA axis of evil league. You’re on the Internet – so are a zillion other people – get used to it.

Counter-terror and Counterintelligence people are a lot of things, but they’re not stupid. I occasionally bust balls on my former colleagues, but they understand the intent. If they were going to go after someone, there is this thing called “anonymous surfing.”

There is no time, money, or interest in chasing down the voices from the cheap seats. Those of our ilk (regardless of where we fall out on the political spectrum) aren’t worth it when there are actual leakers and traitors on the loose.

Lighten up Francis.

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. At various points in his career he served as an expert in information warfare, computer network operations, computer forensics, and indications and warning. A veteran of the US Army, Michael has served in both strategic and tactical assignments in the Pacific Theater, the Balkans, and the Middle East.