Disturbing revelations surfaced over the Summer that President Bush authorized our nations foreign spy satellites turned inward, for use against US citizens. The domestic surveillance program will be administered by the NAO under Homeland Security. State and Local Law Enforcement will have access --- providing Troopers and Police real time tracking data, infrared and building-penetrated video imaging on US persons. Essentially, military satellites designed to spy on our Nations enemies will now be redeployed for use against US citizens on US soil. Is this what America is about? Is this what "Freedom' is? *************************** Domestic Use of Spy Satellites To Widen: Law Enforcement Getting New Access To Secret Imagery By Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 16, 2007; A01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/15/AR2007081502430_pf.html The Bush administration has approved a plan to expand domestic access to some of the most powerful tools of 21st-century spycraft, giving law enforcement officials and others the ability to view data obtained from satellite and aircraft sensors that can see through cloud cover and even penetrate buildings and underground bunkers. A program approved by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security will allow broader domestic use of secret overhead imagery beginning as early as this fall, with the expectation that state and local law enforcement officials will eventually be able to tap into technology once largely restricted to foreign surveillance. Satellite-Surveillance Plan Aims to Mollify Critics By SIOBHAN GORMAN December 20, 2007; Page A4 http://online.wsj.com/public/articl...n_wqU0nQ0EtWYTnYIM_20081219.html?mod=rss_free WASHINGTON -- After delaying a domestic satellite-surveillance program for more than two months, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff expects to finalize a new charter for it this week, a move that attempts to quell civil-liberties concerns and get the program back on track.... Congress lashed out at the department when The Wall Street Journal reported plans for the program in August. Mr. Chertoff suspended the program until legislators received more information. The satellite-spy technology was originally developed to monitor activities and people outside the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi said his committee received its last update on the spy-satellite program three months ago. "We still haven't seen the legal framework we requested or the standard operation procedures on how the NAO will actually be run," he said. In a spending bill Congress passed yesterday, lawmakers prohibited the department from spending money on the program until Mr. Chertoff certifies the program is legal and the Government Accountability Office reviews the certification.