It has created a perfect opportunity for terrorists to frustrate national security, and harass and incriminate law biding American citizens and businesses by simply calling thousands of random
numbers or repeatedly calling deliberate terror or extortion targets.
Or they could send incriminating email, texts, or tweets to American addressees readily accessible via the internet.
This simple effort could cast false aspersions on ten of thousands of US businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
And tie up billions of dollars worth of scarce security assets on false and unwarranted security concerns.
Terrorists can initiate communications with anyone implicating them by just attempting to contact them. No other actions would be needed to attract additional scrutiny from NSA, TSA, FBI and others.
This whole thing is hideously foolish and wasteful.
Why provide them another way to terrorize us and complicate our daily lives, change our lifestyles, and waste even more of our money?
If we wanted to make it easy for them, we could just give them boxes of matches and suggest they light the entire inland west (forests, farms, National Parks and homes) on fire; it would be much cheaper.
Perhaps anti-foreign terrorism isn’t NSA’s only objective. If it’s domestic-terrorism, then it’s even easier and more hideous to produce false suspicions.
If it’s population control and government tyranny to quell resistance to unpopular social and economic changes, then they are on the right course for a socialist/communist takeover.
Either way it’s unwise and unwelcome, and another dangerous confiscation of our freedoms.