My claim was not, that the government was not engaged in surveillance, but that no innocent American has been harmed by it. Your examples enumerate the cases of such surveillance, but do not list anybody being harmed by it.
This is the war on drugs .. Reagan declares war
Drugs are illegal — criminals are prosecuted. That's not evidence of innocent Americans being harmed.
This is parellel construction
Yes, I know about the parallel construction and did mention it my post. It has not, however, been used against an innocent party. Some day it may be abused that way, but it has not happened yet — whereas Obama's use of IRS and DoJ power to silence critics has happened and continues to happen.
Yes, such forfeitures are a travesty, but they have nothing to do with NSA or DEA surveillance.
So, to counter my statement, that NSA's surveillance has not harmed innocent Americans (unlike the IRS abuse), you gave examples of criminals prosecuted or of confiscations, that had nothing to do with the NSA... I think, we are done here.
hey mr pot, the kettle called, your fucking black
More empty words.