I blame mis-use of the powers under the Patriot Act. We should have been in black hat's life big time after the FBI interviewed him. Can you imagine that interview? A polite phone call to set up an appointment maybe? Or a polite knock at the door asking him to call them? Or maybe they were lucky enough to catch him at home if they stopped by? Had the final straw, the interview with the FBI, triggered monitoring him using Patriot Act powers, we would have seen his UTube videos, monitored his internet usage, checked back in at his residence a few times a year perhaps . . . been in his life big time. But it didn't. The agents who interviewed him decided of their own accord he was harmless.
They were wrong.