As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.
The National Operations Center of DHS will watch the web for information, according to the statement, to "provide situational awareness" in the event of natural disaster, an "act of terrorism, or other manmade disaster."
Is it not comforting to know that the United States' Department of Homeland Security, in all their competence could not catch a a**hole with explosives shoved down his briefs, but is now spending time and resources monitoring U.S. citizens?
Should our enemies' arrows blot out the sun, then we shall fight in the shade.