posted at 6/8/2013 7:19 AM EDT
In response to A_Concerned_Citizen's comment:
In response to tvoter's comment:
Hey dumas, how exactly do you expect to get the phone numbers? Yellow Pages?
Why don't you lay out a general scenario where the NSA could find a "known" terrorist cell phone number without mining large amounts of data? Just one idea that could be applied to all the "known" and/or "suspected" terrorists communicating by cell phone.
C'mon moron, you think you're sooo smaht, have at it.
The same way they did before this!
Investigations, visual surveliance, tips, tracking leads, sharing information between agencies!
You are not that stupid but, you are that partisan.
Hey dimwit, that does nothing to get the phone number.
Heck, you could watch the guy talking on a phone right in front of you but ya still wouldn't know his cell number.
That would also mean you would have to have one observer per suspect, around the world!
As usual, you are a partisan hack that resorts to regurgitating echo chamber insults without understanding the logic, or in this case lack of.
What a maroon.
If you are standing near the terrorist, you can "pair" his phone and listen in. I saw it on a tv show, so I know it works.
As far as using cell phone metadata to track terorrists, the process is more like this:
EVERYONE is a suspect. The order covers nearly EVERY PERSON IN THE COUNTRY.
We will run algorithmns to determine who is MOST guilty.
Oh, BTW, we will also help the IRS find out who the TEA party groups are talking to. (kidding, but maybe not)