Don't tell BillO. Homeland Security has reached a whole new low. Like Hansel and Gretel hoping to follow their bread crumbs out of the forest, the F
November 5, 2007

Don't tell BillO. Homeland Security has reached a whole new low.

Like Hansel and Gretel hoping to follow their bread crumbs out of the forest, the FBI sifted through customer data collected by San Francisco-area grocery stores in 2005 and 2006, hoping that sales records of Middle Eastern food would lead to Iranian terrorists.

The idea was that a spike in, say, falafel sales, combined with other data, would lead to Iranian secret agents in the south San Francisco-San Jose area.

BRILLIANT! Because, you know, no one except Iranian terrorists likes falafels. Oy.

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