Forget the doomsday talk about American intelligence going blind. Thanks to back-door provisions and alternate collection schemes, U.S. spies won’t stop snooping.
“On Sunday night, senators voted overwhelmingly to end debate on a measure passed in the House, the USA Freedom Act, which will leave most surveillance authorities in the Patriot Act intact. But some of those powers won’t expire at least until Tuesday and possibly Wednesday. Administration officials had warned that even a momentary interruption posed a grave risk.”
Forget the posturing and political gamesmanship. National security is still of utmost importance and US intelligence agencies will be able to protect the country from terrorism. It will probably be harder for a few days or weeks, due to the expiration of the phone surveillance portions of the Patriot Act.
Thanks to The Daily Beast