Friday, February 10, 2006

Pentagon admits to improper spying on gays and peace activists

Yahoo reports on one minor, but frightening, aspect of the alleged war on terror.
The Department of Defense has admitted that some of its clandestine investigations of foreign terrorist threats dealt "inappropriately" with peace activists and gay protesters, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan.
Levin revealed this in reporting on a letter sent to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The letter detailed the initial results of an internal Pentagon investigation of its 3-year-old Thread and Local Operation Notice, or TALON, unit.

TALON spies on so-called "suspicious incidents." Those have included anti-war protests, demontrations against "don't ask, don't tell" and the nefarious act of handing out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in front of Halliburton's headquarters in Houston.

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