U.S. Government Using Terrorism Against the American People

George Washington's picture

Year of the Snake(s) by Anthony Freda

We've documented that - by any measure - America is the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world.

But remember, terrorism is defined as:

The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

The American government has also been using violence and threats to intimidate and coerce the American public for political purposes.

For example, the U.S. government is doing the following things to terrorize the American public into docility and compliance:

U.S. constitutional law has taught for hundreds of years that chilling the exercise of our liberties is as dangerous to freedom than directly suppressing them.

For example, as we've previously noted, reporters censor themselves:

Initially, there is tremendous self-censorship by journalists.


For example, several months after 9/11, famed news anchor Dan Rather told the BBC that American reporters were practicing “a form of self-censorship”:

There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples’ necks if they dissented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions…. And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism.


What we are talking about here – whether one wants to recognise it or not, or call it by its proper name or not – is a form of self-censorship.

Keith Olbermann agreed that there is self-censorship in the American media, and that:

You can rock the boat, but you can never say that the entire ocean is in trouble …. You cannot say: By the way, there’s something wrong with our …. system.

As former Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin wrote in 2006:

Mainstream-media political journalism is in danger of becoming increasingly irrelevant, but not because of the Internet, or even Comedy Central. The threat comes from inside. It comes from journalists being afraid to do what journalists were put on this green earth to do. . . .


There’s the intense pressure to maintain access to insider sources, even as those sources become ridiculously unrevealing and oversensitive. There’s the fear of being labeled partisan if one’s bullshit-calling isn’t meted out in precisely equal increments along the political spectrum.


If mainstream-media political journalists don’t start calling bullshit more often, then we do risk losing our primacy — if not to the comedians then to the bloggers.


I still believe that no one is fundamentally more capable of first-rate bullshit-calling than a well-informed beat reporter – whatever their beat. We just need to get the editors, or the corporate culture, or the self-censorship – or  whatever it is – out of the way.

Former Fox News reporters say the same thing.

Any reporters who don't censor themselves are harassedWhistleblowers are prosecuted ... or even tortured by the government.

The fact that the government is spying on all Americans - and using the information to launch political witch hunts - makes us all watch what we say, and makes us careful about who we talk to.  As the ACLU notes:

Peaceful protesters should not be treated as potential terrorists nor spied upon by federal government agents.  Not only is this a misuse of public funds that could be used to find real terrorists, it chills free speech activities and inhibits the public debate on important issues.

A federal judge found that the NDAA's provision allowing indefinite detention of Americans without due process has a "chilling effect" on free speech. And see this and this.

The threat of being labeled a terrorist certainly dissuades and chills our willingness to  exercise our rights.

Especially when power has become so concentrated that the same agency which spies on all Americans also decides who should be assassinated.

And fear of terror makes people docile and stupid ... and the government has intentionally whipped up an exaggerated hysteria of terror by "others" in order to scare the people.

The bottom line is that - like Stalin, Mao or Hitler - the U.S. government is using  violence and threats to intimidate and coerce its own people for political purposes ... to consolidate power and suppress dissent.

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windcatcher's picture

Victory by default! It has been 50 years since the multinational bankster terrorist murdered President Kennedy, and consequently, any chance of American freedom to print national money.


Victory by controlling Justice and stalling for time while at the same time striking new terrorist attacks against American economy, independence, constitution and national sovereignty. Over and over again, this brings us to the present.


Time stalling enough to erase the old generations and raise the new Fascist slave generations, in another 50 years; history will be rewritten.

stiler's picture

One World.

These two words are the why and the wherefore. East vs west, Dem vs Repub. US vs Russia. All part of the same [Roman Empire]. Something is drawing the world into One for the purpose of ultimate power. JRR Tolkien forsaw this, having served in WWI, the beginning of the end:

One ring to to rule them all 

One ring to find them, 

One ring to bring them all,

and in the darkness bind them.


The ring of the fellowship of all men brings the desire for world peace, but beware, when these same leaders talk of peace.

sgt_doom's picture

Outstanding blog posting, as usual, GW! ! !

While I normally don't listen to NPR (in the same class as FoxFiction and CNN, ABC, etc.) my shortwave wasn't working so I turned into the other night and this AM.

The godawful show, On the Media with stooges Garfield and Brooke, interviewed anyother stooge, Julie the Talking Twit from the WSJ, who proceeded to proclaim that "..until recently intelligence agencies didn't do surveillance domestically..."


Evidently, the ability to read isn't required at any Rupert Murdoch publication as most people are aware today, thanks to those congressional investigations back in the 1970s, and early '80s, the CIA has been doing domestic surveillance, which used to be against the law (National Security Act and their charter), since shortly after their creation, at least dating back to the early 1950s.

Likewise, the FBI's COINTEL program has been operational also since the 1950s.

This AM, I heard Stevie the space cadet, on NPR, claim that "carried interest" was a loophole (since he repeated what an expert ostensibly said, this "journalistically" left him wiggle room) --- when, of course, it was specifically written for hedge fund operators, PE leveraged buyout queens, and various and sundry junk paper peddlers, no an "accidental" loophole of any type!

Propaganda after endless propaganda, with corporate consolidation of the media, thanks to Reagan, Bush #1, and Clinton's master stroke with the National Telecommunications Act, and now Drone Master Obama's FCC neocon dood going for the final consolidation for Rupert Murdoch's crime gang!

Clesthenes's picture

As a victim of judicial and executive terrorism (click on avatar for a short bio), I can confirm observations in this article, in spades.

I was accused of fictitious crimes, business destroyed, jailed for five months (for refusing to turn over records to the IRS), given a show trial – of sorts: all resources seized before trial, no witnesses, no evidence, no discovery, no jury, no trial – nothing; just a summary judgment for a crime that never happened.  Oh, one more thing, the IRS fabricated a tax liability, based on customers’ property, that now adds to near $75 million.

I had 600-800 customers at the time.  I thought that, when I was released from jail, they would help me recover our losses.  Instead, and owing to the terroristic treatment I received from the IRS and DoJ, they were so frightened they were fearful of any kind of contact with me.  Maybe a half percent of my customers lent assistance to me.

Did I learn anything?  Of course.  My major mistake was that I failed to collect the power needed to defend myself BEFORE I began offering my service (a gold-based banking service).

Can you blame me for my mistake?  I doubt it.  The knowledge I needed was buried deep in dust-covered history and law books; I discovered it, accidentally, about seven years before the inquisition; about twenty years too late.  It is the same mistake that all dissidents will make, who invariably are more mad than smart, or who imagine they can oppose tyrants armed with nothing more than the mental sewage that most describe with the gentle term, “propaganda”.

If you want to obtain real redress, you have to cleanse your mind of this mental sewage and replace it with real facts of history; the same history that, someday, others will write about us.

laomei's picture

Hopefully it actually does... then you can experience the same terrorism you have voted, paid, and cheered for for the last hundred years or so.

TSA gropee's picture

Lol. You think voting matters? Between redistricting, media bias and outright fraud, that notion borders on the absurd. Besides, the right/left system is a false paradigm that smacks of Kabuki theatre designed for the ignorant dancing with the stars sheeple. The rest they will come for...eventually.

IamtheREALmario's picture

Obviously by creating an environment of fear through terrorist acts the government gets people to not only distrust each other, but give up freedoms to the government in exchange for "perceived" safety.

History shows, the more freedom given up to the government, the more people governments murder ... in the name of protecting others. In an environment where the government is on a murder spree, the opportunity for rogue and collateral killing is also enhanced ... as has been seen in Obama's drone murder spree.

orangegeek's picture

Just picked this up at Fox News.




Jihad is now a positive/friendship word.  This shit doesn't end.


Hey everyone, let's all go to the concentration camp so we can ride the roller coasters.

sgt_doom's picture

Since FoxFiction has successfully won multiple federal court cases, allowing them the "right" to fictionalize the news, why in the world would any sane person ever bother to listen to the FoxFiction show????

Might as well be reading Reinhard Heydrich.....

Recommended reading:

Into the Buzzsaw, by Kristina Borjesson

Forgiven's picture

Waco was a serious wake-up call.  That was a crime never punished, where murderers were hailed as heroes.  It sickens me that there are people still employed by this government and not jailed over that, Janet Reno and Bill Clinton included.

WarPony's picture

Texas Rangers found used FBI flash bangs in an eveidence locker in San Antonio, although the feds denied using them.  LIARS!  One of the other evidence lockers was the Murrah Bldg in OK City, and Eric holder signed off on the explosives that blew it up. F&F #1.

Dana Dudely Landers - if that was her real name - hung out with Tim McVeigh in Elohim City (ATF) and was plead out of the Freemen trial by two atty.s from Louisville.  They sure didn't want her on the stand ... FED?

The first trial ended with ONLY ONE convicted on the easiest charge the Govt. had - Conspiracy.  The jury figured Dale Jacobi (a former Canadian cop) and most likely, the USA (unindicted), were the conspirators.  It takes TWO don't ya know.  LOL.

Money 4 Nothing's picture


We Ain't Commin Out


Skip's picture

Terrorism by .gov: Ruby Ridge where FBI Sniper Lon Horiuchi put a bullet between the eyes of Mrs Weaver who was holding an assault style infant in her arms. Then there was WACO:

Waco is the preeminent symbol of government out of control, of law enforcement turning into a marauding army, and of federal agencies acting as if they are responsible to no one.

James Bovard
Feeling Your Pain

* * *

Perjury has become the coin of the realm in federal law enforcement. People’s homes are invaded because of lies. People are arrested because of lies. People go to prison because of lies. People stay in prison because of lies, and sometimes, bad guys go free because of lies.
Lying has become a significant problem in federal court cases because the rewards to federal law enforcement officers can be so great and the consequences so minimal... They lied, hid evidence, distorted facts, engaged in cover-ups, paid for perjury and set up innocent people in a relentless effort to win indictments, guilty pleas and convictions... Rarely were these federal officials punished for their misconduct. Rarely did they admit their conduct was wrong.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette November 2008
Win At All Costs – Special Reports


Disturbing Questions about Waco which Must Be Answered


WarPony's picture

The Sovereigns, Freemen of Character in Montana weren't slaughtered in '96 thanks to Militia from Ohio & many other States.  Guys (lots) with guns/night vision showed and things shut down peaceable.  We used local radio, allowed fed infiltration (Norm Olson/Ray Southwell from Michigan, etc.), etc, & promised that if any Freemen died, so would the feds.

During the Montana Freemen trial '98, I asked John Shockey of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency if the FRN was a lien - he about had a heart attack before he said - under oath - "no."  Still no perjury charge?

Hannibal's picture

Followed the money. Dots connected, 9/11 solved!


TuesdayBen's picture

Why do I, an American, find myself admiring Putin and despising Obama?

sgt_doom's picture

Because he's secretly visiting those Pussy Riot band members he jailed for no good reason?

Because he sent over that cover intel network of Russia's top tech talent, moronically believing Amerikan BS hype about some sort of "meritocracy" -- only to have them all fail at obtaining any coporate IT positions (one guy finally got an admin. temp job at Micro$oft, but never had access to their secret sauce....?

I am on to you's picture

Not to make you admire Obama,but i think you forgot,well assume,you forgot :

KURSK,,,,,,,,where the hell was,,,, Putin,,when the pride of his warmachine, was dying slowly?

At the Krim sipping Champange,dont love Obama,neither mistake Putin,there is no difference!

Its the same club,just another name,but they all have he same agenda,Power exclusive Power.

Paz para nos,mas para eles:O vomit scums,FOGO,no forno,para sempre!

Stoploss's picture

Welcome to the club, and here's why:

When Putin's country is on fire, he goes out, and puts a wildfire out, BY HIMSELF.

When Obozo's country is on fire, he goes out, and play's golf.


sgt_doom's picture

Pay attention to the other commenter, please, there's NO difference between Putin and Obama, you stoopid jackhole!

I am on to you's picture

No sir,he didnt,put on Scuba gear,and went down to save the sailors,he left them dying slowly,alone an in deep misery.Dont mistake this:  Prospect!


DonutBoy's picture

Do you see any irony in the fact that you post weekly on how America is the greatest terrorist nation and is crushing all dissent?

sgt_doom's picture

GW does it through 23 anonymizers, you stoopid douchebagger!!!!

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Re USG using Terrorism against American People

Classic BOLSHEVIK GOON m.o. - hence USSA



Mr. Hudson's picture

We need to re-read The Declaration of Independence and replace the "King of Great Britain" with "the United States Federal government".

Setarcos's picture

But please remember that both the Declaration and Constitution were written by an elite group, who had no intention of really applying the 'principles' to common folk, let alone their slaves at the time.

Also please remember that the much-vaunted Magna Carta was solely to benefit the barons and their 'right' to tax their serfs, etc. without giving a cut to King John.

It's a much-encouraged myth that sundry declarations were once intended to benefit the great majority of people.  Everything has ALWAYS been for the 1%, or less.

sgt_doom's picture

Excellent points, Setarcos!

The real history of America can be learned by studying those who have occupied the position of Secretary of the Treasury:  if one doesn't understand that Alexander Hamilton and his son were effectively assassinated, and the reasons behind it (he pushed for an actual economic "meritocracy" in America, was anti-slavery and against the selling of any financial stake in the US Bank while it was Jefferson who actually ended up selling out to the British banksters, etc.), to the present dood, Timothy Geithner, who is a descendant of some significant wealth and bankster types on the Moore side of the family (his daddy, Geithner, Sr., was a genuine CIA swashbuckling type) and Geithner was head of the FRBNY, while his BFF and old college roomie, Daniel Zelikow was Managing Director of JPMorgan Chases' contract over the Iraqi Trade Bank, overseeing the flow of Iraqi oil revenues when $9 billion went missing between 2003 to 2005.

And then there's that missing $16 billion which disappeared from Freddie Mac's books in 2006, and that $17 billion which went missing in Afghanistan around 2007 to 2009?

And look into Dillon's background, and the name change and origin and relatives of that Swiss family (Rothschild cousins, etc.).

And the first vice chairman of the Federal Reserve (Paul Warburg) who's brother was the director of the German Central Bank at the same time (World War I).

Real history can be mighty interesting....

HardAssets's picture

Setarcos - - of course, what you wrote has a lot of truth to it. And, too often myth takes the place of historical fact.

That said, its always been the majority who have enslaved themselves. They far outnumber the < 1% and cannot be made to do what they do not submit to (over the long term).

More people in the world are aware of the reality in which they live, than any time in human history. The manner in which we communicate here . . on the internet . . is the reason for this.  Some day, perhaps, enough people won't decide to comply with their own slavery any longer.

Anasteus's picture

I would be interested in what the American people are doing in order to preserve the existing Declaration of Independence. Are they filing legal actions, demanding their Congressmen to act, sending tough questions to their representatives e.g. on Facebook, taking part on meetings and public discussion events... or just helplessly lamenting over the situation being hypnotized and paralyzed by the snake eyes?

VelvetHog's picture

There's a problem here too.  Without a stockpile of cash one has no access to the legal system in this here county.

therearetoomanyidiots's picture

R U kidding, file a lawsuit?  Then THEY"LL come after me....

HardAssets's picture

Anasteus - - for over 100 years the teaching of critical thinking skills and true US history (including the foundations of our nation) has been attacked in the public 'schools'. This was a purposeful effort that has been well documented. I have asked good h.s. and college students questions about these subjects, and they know little about them.

Most Americans know little about the Declaration of Independence, the nature of a democracy versus a republic, etc.  They have been taught that we have a 'democracy' and are easily manipulated by the media.

P.S. - - staying away from Facebook is a very good idea

mbarido's picture

We need to re-WRITE  The Declaration of Independence and replace the "King of Great Britain" with "the United States Federal government".


FIXED it for you

EscapingProgress's picture

Taxation involves terrorism.

August's picture

No one is threatening to kill US citizens "on a whim".  Such killings require a very strong hunch.

HardAssets's picture

Yes a 'hunch' or at least a 'passing thought' is required for such actions - - - these are serious matters you know.

Salon's picture

Whew. I feel better!

Barry Soetoro has assured us the decision is made by committee.

hustler etiquette's picture

No bodies, no published pics of the crime scene. Sandy Hook appears staged. I'm from Missouri. Pierre-Henri Bunel said "The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the ‘devil’ only in order to drive the ‘TV watcher’ to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."

WarPony's picture

They are called "Blood Games" as known from the book "The Report From Iron Mountain" (circa JFK) - they're supposed to terrorize the public into blind obedience to Govt tyranny.  It came down from the supportes of the UN, you know, the global central bankster vatican mafia cartel.  DC (mongo) but pawn in game of "risk."

q99x2's picture

Overthrow them and redistribute their stolen corporate wealth. Long live the revolution. Chuck Hagel for president.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

It's the Federal Government Employee War on the American People. Those are actual government employees we pay our tax dollars to doing it to us. Name those people doing it to us and deal with them in the proper manner.

pragmatic hobo's picture

"U.S. Government Using Terrorism Against the American People"

It's called war on terrorism ... protecting the US corporate and the top 0.001% against the terror of 99%.

Money 4 Nothing's picture

Yes, it's fear tactics to control the general public either to make you believe or look for a leader and or safety. It's all at the end of the day to instal a Dictator because your Liberties were stolen in the guise of keeping you safe. They only get it if you allow them to take it.

9-11-2001 was the evil to install the hobgobblins in the Americans psyche. They just keep the false narritive rolling as long as you allow them to.

Tell me whats wrong with the Parker family picture? It will become obvious after studying the fingers and legs within the photo. The youngests on her daddys lap thumb is backwards amonst other things.



The Heart's picture

But wait, the people are fighting back! This brave brother is standing on his Square and DOING (action word) what he can do to protect his community. He is active in the passage of this ordinance and has the support of police chiefs and sherrifs and mayors from all across the country. Praise this man and raise yer swords mates...here be a real man with none of them there frillies on his panties.

From this link:



2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance

AN Ordinance, which shall be known and may be cited as the “2nd Amendment Preservation Ordinance.”

To prevent federal, State or local infringement on the right to keep and bear Firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition ; nullifying all federal, state or local acts in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States along with section 21 “Right to Bear Arms of the Pennsylvania constitution.



The Governing body of the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania finds that:

A. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows, “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Along with Section 21 of the constitution of Pennsylvania which states, “Right to Bear Arms.” The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

B. All federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules or regulations regarding firearms, Firearms accessories or ammunition are a violation of the 2nd Amendment along with section 21 of The Pennsylvania Constitution and in violation of this ordinance.



A. The Governing Body of the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania declares that all federal ,state or Local acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – shall be in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Pennsylvania are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Pennsylvania and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifies, and are hereby declared to be invalid within Gilberton Borough and all of its boundaries , shall not be recognized by this Borough or within all of its boundaries within the state of Pennsylvania, are specifically rejected by the Borough of Gilberton and within all of its boundaries within the state of Pennsylvania, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in the Borough of Gilberton within the state of Pennsylvania.

B. It shall be the duty of the Governing body of Gilberton Borough and within all of its boundaries within the State of Pennsylvania to adopt and enact any and all measures as may be necessary to prevent the enforcement of any federal, state or local acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States along with section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution or any violation of this ordinance.



A. This act takes effect thirty ( 30 ) days upon approval by the Governing body



Pass this everywhere to every one people. It is among America's last chances to save itself.

Follow your heart, not the fear filled mind.

WarPony's picture

All well and fine; and also, the Sheriff's are the Supreme Law Enforcer in their respective Counties – trumps State and Fed if so inclined, every time. 

valley chick's picture

would have given you more green arrows if I could.  You took me back down memory lane as my family is from this town.  They use to be hard working coal cracker folks...and even though times have changed it appears that some of their foundation was passed on to the next generations. 

CompassionateFascist's picture

Cute. But the Constitution is, ultimately, a piece of paper. And this is lawyer noise. Only the guns are real. And the determination to use them against the Tyrant Regime.  

The Heart's picture

Yes true that CC, but a real warrior will exercise every peaceful means possible to avoid that which he dreads most. A return to what he has seen before. War!...what it is good for...absolutely nothing!



paratrooper325's picture

You Sir are absolutely right. I, like many others, have been in war and do not wish the experience on anyone else. I would exaust every means available before direct conflict that involves killing. Killing is not fruitful, just, or righteous but I will kill for my freedom and family when the hammer falls!