Like Hansel and Gretel hoping to follow their bread crumbs out of the forest, the FBI sifted through customer data collected by San Francisco-area grocery stores in 2005 and 2006, hoping that sales records of Middle Eastern food would lead to Iranian terrorists.
The idea was that a spike in, say, falafel sales, combined with other data, would lead to Iranian secret agents in the south San Francisco-San Jose area.
THIS is how we're fighting the Global War On Terror. These are your, and my, tax dollars at work. This is... WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS??? Jesus Christ, enough with the inane police state! Enough with the sheer stupidity of these morons. Enough! They've stolen the phone records, stuck people in jails, sent people to be tortured in lovely vacations spots like SYRIAN JAILS, who we won't even talk to about the bogus GWOT, and now we're spending money to track... GROCERIES??? This is beyond lunacy.
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