The spying activities of big brother Bush, and the NSA have greatly exceeded al Qaeda, Hamas, or Arab insurgent groups operating within the US. The FBI was also used multiple times under Ashcroft to illegally spy on activist groups.

The groups that the FBI, and NSA have spied upon include: Indymedia, PETA, Green Peace, Catholic Workers, ELF, ALF, and several other groups. Only one of these groups the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) has any kind of blatant criminal history.

Eric Lichtblau reported in the New York Times on December 20, 2005 that: “For more than a year, the A.C.L.U. has been seeking access to information in F.B.I. files on about 150 protest and social groups that it says may have been improperly monitored. The F.B.I. had previously turned over a small number of documents on antiwar groups, showing the agency's interest in investigating possible anarchist or violent links in connection with antiwar protests and demonstrations in advance of the 2004 political conventions. And earlier this month, the A.C.L.U.'s Colorado chapter released similar documents involving, among other things, people protesting logging practices at a lumber industry gathering in 2002.The latest batch of documents, parts of which the A.C.L.U. plans to release publicly on Tuesday, totals more than 2,300 pages and centers on references in internal files to a handful of groups, including PETA, the environmental group Greenpeace and the Catholic Workers group, which promotes antipoverty efforts and social causes.”

The shocking revelations about the FBI surveillances have occurred just as the NSA’s illegal wire tapping, and spying scheme that was approved by Bush has become salient. The domestic spying has blatantly intruded upon at least 150 activist groups without any affiliation with international terrorists that the Bush Administration has labeled as enemies to the radical right, and conservative neocons within the Bush Adiminstration. The US Constitution has been blatantly disregarded and violated with a virtually Gestapo like precision that is reminiscent of the Nixon Administration.

Big brother Bush and the NSA had thousands of innocent Americans wire tapped, and bugged in some sort of attempt to neutralize groups opposed to the Bush Administration, and to blatantly discriminate against Arab Americans not affiliated with jihadist organizations.

James Risen, and Eric Lichtblau noted in the New York Times December 16, 2005 that: “Under a presidential order signed in 2002, the intelligence agency has monitored the international telephone calls and international e-mail messages of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States without warrants over the past three years in an effort to track possible "dirty numbers" linked to Al Qaeda, the officials said. The agency, they said, still seeks warrants to monitor entirely domestic communications. The previously undisclosed decision to permit some eavesdropping inside the country without court approval was a major shift in American intelligence-gathering practices, particularly for the National Security Agency, whose mission is to spy on communications abroad. As a result, some officials familiar with the continuing operation have questioned whether the surveillance has stretched, if not crossed, constitutional limits on legal searches.”

The illegal big brother spying tactics by Bush, the NSA, and the FBI need to stop now. Furthermore, an investigation into the NSA, and FBI needs to be conducted. Moreover, the Patriot Act needs to be not renewed, and Bush’s spying on domestic activists needs to be stopped.