Wednesday, October 13, 2010 4:13:47 AM
OK, so scenario 1: He's not a terrorist, does not affiliate with anyone involved in terrorism. They track his car for a while, maybe he goes somewhere shonky, they investigate, find out he bought maccas there. They get bored. Scenario 2: He is a terrorist. They track him for a while, find he is visiting other suspected terrorists, spends a lot of time at a soap factory. They dig a bit more, get a warrant and arrest a terrorist. Suppose they do it properly, he is not aware of being tracked. In what way is his freedom impeached? Does his being watched stop him from buying weed from that guy down the street? Not unless he is a terrorist too.