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Ted Cruz: Government Wasting Time On Bulk Collection, Misses Obvious Terrorists
Real Clear Politics ^ | December 6, 2015

Posted on 12/07/2015 6:41:26 AM PST by Isara

Watch the clip of Ted Cruz's speech at the link.

Sen. Ted Cruz says that if the federal government were operated competenty, they would have caught the Ft. Hood attacker, the Boston bombers, and the San Bernardino shooters. "We know that his wife came in to this country on a fiance visa, the exact same visa vetting the Obama administration promises will keep us safe from ISIS terrorists among Syrian refugees."

"We know the female jihadist contacted ISIS, and publicly using social media proclaimed her alleigance to ISIS. How about the federal governemnt, the Obama administration, spend less time trying to read yours and my emails and phone calls, and more time stopping radical Islamic terrorists."


Watch Ted Cruz's entire speech and Q&A at Freedomworks Rising Tide Summit Iowa on 12/5/15

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bostonbombers; bulkcollection; cruz; elections; fthood; isis; islam; muslim; sanbernardino; syrianrefugees; tcruz; tedcruz; terror
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1 posted on 12/07/2015 6:41:26 AM PST by Isara
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To: Isara

Hussein’s regime exists to protect Jihad, worldwide.

2 posted on 12/07/2015 6:43:03 AM PST by Paladin2 (my non-desktop devices are no longer allowed to try to fix speling and punctuation, nor my gran-mah.)
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To: Isara

Exactly. How many of these terrorist murders have now been missed as they collect data on 300,000,000 innocent Americans? Boston bombers were tipped off and we still missed it. These two travelled to the Middle East and were clearly radicalized. They were missed too. Fortunately they know how many times I called my buddy in Denver though.

3 posted on 12/07/2015 6:45:51 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: Paladin2

This is what happens when liberals consider the conservative party a greater threat than Islamo-facists.

4 posted on 12/07/2015 6:46:08 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Isara

We had literal warnings on the Tsarnaevs from Russia and they were still ignored.

The father of the underwear bomber went to the US embassy and warned them about his son. The only reason we didn’t end up with hundreds dead there was because the bomb failed. (The system worked!!!!)

5 posted on 12/07/2015 6:47:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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6 posted on 12/07/2015 6:53:04 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Isara

Time for a little Muslim profiling if you ask me!

7 posted on 12/07/2015 6:55:25 AM PST by ImNotLying
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To: Isara

Even that good Jeanine pirro was calling for metadata and giving up privacy

Reactionary I guess

No. Especially when the clock boys are celebrated at the White House and the neighbors don’t want the same fate as his whistle blower.

Show us where metadata has worked anyway

No. Figure it out.

They were tinkering in the garage late at night like a Monty Python group noisily out in the woods building a Trojan horse

8 posted on 12/07/2015 7:01:03 AM PST by stanne
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To: Isara

I love ya Ted but who says the FBI didn’t already know the shooters and their sleeper cell? They didn’t even bother to dust the apt for fingerprints. Are you kidding me?

9 posted on 12/07/2015 7:05:59 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: ilgipper

And it’s deliberate, just like the expedited tax-exempt status for Obama’s half-brother’s Muslim Brotherhood group at the same time as Lois Lerner put True the Vote in bureaucratic hell for several years.

The people that stick out as terrorists - so much so that other countries/people warn our “national security” about them in advance - are the ones this regime expedites and covers up for, while using the pretext of “national security” to do terrible things to normal, patriotic Americans.

It all fits when you realize that Obama is a foreign enemy combatant who was illegally put into office through the crimes of the communist-Islamist buddies he’s “pal-ed around with” his whole life, who funded his education and campaign, and who in October of 2008 threatened the media to keep the truth of his ineligibility and Muslim leanings from being discussed within earshot of the general voting public.

It makes sense that deserter Bowe Bergdahl was traded for 5 of Gitmo’s worst - who are now back on the terrorist battlefield. Thius regime does “catch and release” on anybody they know will keep fighting/killing Americans and America as a whole.

It makes sense that Eric With-Holder let the New Black Panther voter intimidators go free, after their indictment was already guaranteed - and that he reportedly told the FBI to stop watching Black Muslim converts (right around the time that the Black Muslim convert shot up the military recruiter, which was then used as the inspiration for Nidal Hassan to shoot up Fort Hood...)

It also makes sense that the Saudi “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombing - who was on a “known terrorist” list - was allowed in the country, was visited in the hospital by Michelle Obama so photos could be plastered all over the Muslim world as a show of solidarity with them, was REMOVED from the “known terrorist” list after Obama met with the Saudi ambassador the day after the attack, was deported - whisked away from the Boston Police Department’s jurisdiction/justice, and was seen 3 months later not only in the country but in OUR WHITE HOUSE, at a 4th of July celebration that was supposed to honor our military personnel. There is no way that all that was “accidental”. It was deliberate and IN-YOUR-FACE to America, and Obama knew he could get away with it because even though intel sources risked their careers to get the documentation of those facts to Glenn Beck, Congressional members, and on to reporters who DID write stories about it, Obama’s butt-buddy CEO’s of the media companies (you know, the ones who are now actually in his regime...) would NEVER LET THE TRUTH SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. Reporters stepped up to the plate but they were GAGGED by the company CEO’s who are in bed with Obama and his communist-Islamist masters.

There’s not enough time in the world to go over ALL the things that make sense once you realize that Obama is a foreign enemy combatant who got into power by his Islamist/communist buddies’ threats to the entire system.

Everything makes sense once you realize that.

10 posted on 12/07/2015 7:07:17 AM PST by butterdezillion (.)
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To: ImNotLying
Time for a little Muslim profiling if you ask me!

Time for a little Muslim profiling if you ask me!


(If we profiled Muslims like we profile drivers of pickup truck flying Confederate flags...

or children chewing Pop-Tarts into a shape vaguely resembling a pistol...)

11 posted on 12/07/2015 7:15:10 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: Isara

Finally, somebody busts through the nonsense associated with intelligence gathering.

The US now has 17 major intelligence agencies, as well as over 100 federal police agencies.

Relatively speaking, they are so terribly overbuilt and redundant that they have run out of enemies to spy on, so instead have turned against the American people.

The Patriot Act is a great example. Created so that the government can pursue and fight our enemies, perhaps 99% of the Act is used solely against Americans, the overwhelming majority of which are not suspected of any crime, though particularly, and unconstitutionally, used against common crime.

It is inefficient to spend tens of millions of dollars to pursue a single petty thief. It needs to stop, or at least return to some semblance of cost efficiency.

Perhaps the final straw was the creation of the vast information storage facility in Utah. The “Utah Data Center”, which was originally going to be called the “Massive Data Repository”, but which sounded way too creepy.

Anyone’s guess as to how many decimal places someone would have to go to find *anything* useful stored there, a microscopic needle in a haystack the size of Kansas. A great value at $1.5 billion, a laughingly low approximate cost, in reality 10 or more times greater and growing.

Yes, we need to spy on our enemies. No, we do not need to spy on all Americans, like the STASI used to try to do to East Germans. Efficiency matters.

12 posted on 12/07/2015 7:16:55 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No one in this regime is trying to prevent or prosecute any of these mooselimbs (that’s what nobama called them last night) from continuing and expanding their terrorism.

DOJ, FBI, HLS, USMIL all are following orders from the whiteyhut. Elections have consequences!

Not a damn thing we can do about it now, except be prepared for a gun battle and donate/work until it hurts for the best CONSERVATIVE candidate.

13 posted on 12/07/2015 7:27:27 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Isara
Ted keeps getting it....

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14 posted on 12/07/2015 7:29:44 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Isara

Ted misses the point of bulk collection.

It is to have the data available to trace, once we get a lead.

His other point is the valid one.

We have a President with policies that are designed to ignore the most critical leads.

The reason for having the bulk data readily available is TIME, to prevent the attacks.

Otherwise its just another after the fact investigative tool.

15 posted on 12/07/2015 7:31:42 AM PST by G Larry (ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS impose SLAVE WAGES on LEGAL Immigrants.)
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To: Isara
I was gonna say something about the comparative intelligence of the people of Iowa, then I noticed the source of this poll.

I was also gonna say something about Dondi.

Never mind...

16 posted on 12/07/2015 7:32:33 AM PST by OKSooner (The 25th amendment.)
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Here is more of Ted Cruz speaking about the USA Freedom Act and bulk data collection of telephone metadata held by the NSA for every law abiding citizen. Cruz was speaking to Hugh Hewitt in an interview on 11/30/2015.
Ted Cruz: You are right that when we have a terrorist, when we have a cell phone, we're going to want to track it down and track it down quickly. And the testimony of the intelligence agencies was that the USA Freedom Act increased the ability to target the bad guys, that the old bulk metadata program that swept in your and my information, but it wasn't all-encompassing. It excluded a significant number of phone numbers, and so it made it less effective. And what the intelligence agencies told Congress is the USA Freedom Act would have greater penetration. They would be more likely to stop a terrorist with the tools in the USA Freedom Act. And so facts matter, and those are the facts, and you asked if I agreed that we have a real risk of another terrorist attack in America, and absolutely, we do. And I think that risk is exacerbated by President Obama's indefensible attempts to bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America. And I would note that is a particular irony of Marco Rubio's attack ad directed at me on national security, because one of the elements of the Rubio-Schumer Gang of 8 bill that Marco Rubio authored was to give Barack Obama more authority to admit Syrian refugees. And it would change the law, if it had passed, it would have changed the law so that you no longer require an individualized assessment of a refugee, but rather, it would have given Obama the authority to make a blanket admission of Syrian refugees, and it required no background checks whatsoever. Now you want to talk about a threat to national security, Marco Rubio and Chuck Schumer giving Barack Obama a blank check to admit as many Syrian refugees as he wants with no background checks, that is a profound threat to national security, and that is why Rubio's superPAC is trying to change the subject and attack precisely where they know that Senator Rubio's record is vulnerable, because his amnesty bill weakened our national security.

17 posted on 12/07/2015 7:37:36 AM PST by Unmarked Package (Don't hope, instead KNOW you are supporting a PROVEN conservative. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: X-spurt

The data collection comes in real handy if you have political enemies that you want to target and connect to others.

Folks like tea party groups and their members.

18 posted on 12/07/2015 7:43:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.)
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To: Isara

Collecting data on 300 million Americans is going to get you nothing in combating terrorism.

Common sense,(3 million vs 300 million) reason and logic dictates collecting data and closely monitoring 3 million Muslims will get much closer to stopping their murderous islamic ideological cult, all this nonsense goes on in the name of political correctness, fairness vs profiling, since when do we treat the enemy fairly?
Since the progressive liberal democrat communist party has taken control of our Republic that’s when.

19 posted on 12/07/2015 7:49:23 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cripplecreek


Its a good cover to ‘say’ the collection is for everyone while focusing in unsuspectedly, that way the public can’t see the forest for the trees.

I am 100% for phone metadata or more be collected on anyone who calls or takes a call from truly suspicious people or from parts of the world that harbors terrorists.

The only positive thing about mass phone data spying is that one reason East German Stasi was ineffective was they spied on almost everyone. They had mountains of info, but rarely found the needle in the haystack.

20 posted on 12/07/2015 7:53:28 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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