From Yahoo Canada. ..

Senator Diane Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was defending the National Security Agency’s top secret spying when she brought out a prop identifying North America — the United States, Canada and Mexico — as the “Homeland”. (This should be no surprise to Steve’s listeners or our blog readers thru the years.  What am I referring to? The creation of the North American Union….Canada, the US and Mexico as one.)

“You may also be surprised to learn that our homeland now includes both Mexico and Canada, two areas that we understood to be autonomous nations that are not part of the United States,” noted the Atlantic Wire, the publication which first reported the unorthodox map.

“Normally, this would be written off as a design goof, as one of the NSA’s (newly adept) graphics guys using a little more light blue than he ought.

“This being the NSA, we’re not inclined to offer that benefit of the doubt. Is this a way of blending in Canadian and Mexican terror activity disruptions (which, we’ll remind you, is different from actual plots interrupted) to give a larger sense of the NSA’s success at halting terrorism within our borders?”

Or, perhaps the term was used in the spirit of greater cooperation as Canada and the U.S. work towards the Canada-U.S. perimeter security pact.

On Wednesday, for example, the Canadian Press reported that the United States wants its police officers to be exempt from Canadian law when taking part in cross-border policing initiatives.

The full Atlantic Wire story can be read here.


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