Pentagon Tracking “Suspicious” Domestic Groups

NBC News has obtained a 400-page secret Pentagon document that shows that the U.S. military is collecting information on American peace activists and monitoring Iraq war protests.

The CIA can’t spy on American soil? NO PROBLEM! The Pentagon can!

A gathering helding at a Quaker Meeting House in Florida by a small group of activists planning to protest military recruitment at High Schools, for example, is descibed in the documents as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country.

During the Vietnam War, a whistle-blower revealed that the Defense Department had been monitoring and infiltrating anti-war and civil rights protests. The public was outraged and a lengthy congressional investigation followed that revealed that the military had conducted investigations on at least 100,000 American citizens. In the wake of the investigations, Congress wrote new laws placing limits on military spying inside the U.S.

How much you want to bet that there’s no outrage or congressional investigation this time around?

I hate feeling this helpless.