The worst part of all of this is not even the raids--- as heinous as they are; but, what has the FBI been doing in order to obtain these kinds of search warrants and issuing subpoenas like this... how many phones of how many people have been tapped? How many e-mails have been intercepted? How many demonstrations have been spied on where photos of everyone were taken and then the people investigated?
We are talking about FBI agents spending thousands upon thousands of hours, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars and probably conducting surveillance and investigations into the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of people... and, now, with the confiscation of computers and photographs they probably have the names of thousands of people more who they will be "investigating."
This is the same FBI that can't catch a bunch of drug peddlers working through Minnesota's casinos.
In fact, if "terrorists" wanted to get into the country all they have to do is purchase a $25.00 ticket on one of the many "casino" excursion buses coming from Canada and they would never be detected because Homeland Security has strict orders not to bother these casino patrons lest they chase business away.
I wonder how the apologists for the Israeli killing machine from the Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party will spin blame for this on George Bush and the Republicans?
Like Mark Twain, the pre-eminent American anti-imperialist used to say, "Democracy is always the first casualty of war."