Fear, Surveillance And Why Fighting For Free Speech Is A Funny Business

“The terror attacks in Paris that have killed 17 people over three days this week represent one of the worst fears—and failures—of counterterrorist officials: a successful plot coordinated by people who had once been under surveillance but who were later dropped as a top priority.

The U.S. provided France with intelligence showing that the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo massacre received training in Yemen in 2011, prompting French authorities to begin monitoring the two brothers, according to U.S. officials.

But that surveillance of Said and Chérif Kouachi came to an end last spring, U.S. officials said, after several years of monitoring turned up nothing suspicious.“* John Iadarola (TYT University), Dave Rubin (Rubin Report), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) and Ben Mankiewicz break it down.

*Read more here:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/kouachis-links-to-yemen-overlooked-by-french-intelligence-1420837677

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