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U.S. Government Using Terrorism Against the American People

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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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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 04:02 | 3128926 Ghordius
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excellent rant by Judge Napolitano. Is this true? did this get him fired?

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 06:31 | 3128999 lakecity55
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Yes.

He would be a good leader after we use up the rope.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:43 | 3128533 Joebloinvestor
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I'll take the judge over those two jackasses any day.

I have no problem with the essay, the government uses any scare tatic that works to forward it's agenda, it's called politics.

Just like they would like to have everyone think that guns are the reason for all of societies problems for the moment anyway.

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:43 | 3128532 Joebloinvestor
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I thought I had this touchpad fixed!

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:27 | 3128493 diogeneslaertius
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@JudgeNap dont take no crap!

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:09 | 3128428 DavidC
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George,
Thanks to you and ZH for your continuing statement of the facts.

DavidC

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:13 | 3128448 CH1
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Sadly, you are both entirely correct - those ARE facts.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:08 | 3128425 deeznutz
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also, the government's attempts at making lawful, peaceful gun owners into criminals via unneccessary gun restrictions is a bit chilling to say the least

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:29 | 3128489 diogeneslaertius
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pin this star to your chest and get on the train gun owner, this is NPR, im talking in a soft voice and very trendy

 

i have silver, buckshot, and rice, does that mean im with white al-qaeda?

 

molon_labe.2013

hard to believe sometimes how we could be standing here after Magna Carta and 1776, but really, we all know Exactly how it happened.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:54 | 3128562 Salon
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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 03:56 | 3128922 Dr. Sandi
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Otherwise, the dogs of fascism piss all over it.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:07 | 3128422 stant
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kinder gentler nation lol

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:39 | 3128742 Anusocracy
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Alpha-male behavior is basically unchanged since its development in the animal world.

If threats of violence don't work, physical violence soon follows.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 08:49 | 3129091 pine_marten
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Yes, that would account for all those hairy liberal women in DC.  They have more than bovine prespiration on their upper lip areas......

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:08 | 3128421 JustObserving
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War on Terror is war against the American people.  Terror will never surrender.  So it is an eternal war. 30,000 drones will be monitoring the American people soon.

War on drugs is another war on the American people with 750 US citizens in jail for every 100,000 compared to 130 in UK, 111 in China, 85 in France, 65 in Sweden  and 30 in India.

9/11 was terror unleashed on the American people.

Francesco Cossiga, the former president of Italy who blew the whistle on Operation Gladio had this to say on 9/11:

"[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the Qaeda September [attack] to the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the attack of the 11, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe ... now know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the CIA American and the Mossad with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic Countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part ... in Iraq [and] Afghanistan."

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2007/120407_common_knowledg...

 

 

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 01:14 | 3131898 The Heart
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"30,000 drones will be monitoring the American people soon."

The real reason for the gun control agenda is because the tyrants are afraid the drones will all be shot down by an armed pissed off populace.


Tue, 01/08/2013 - 01:15 | 3131896 The Heart
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Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:26 | 3128486 chubbar
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You know what I find curious, perhaps I'm just paranoid. I can't give you an up arrow. My cursor only recognizes a down arrow. It works fine on either the up or down on posts either side of yours. Is there a way to disable that function that can be used to limit up arrows on posts certain folks may find objectionable? Again, probably just paranoid but I'm going to track this and will be posting like this as I find it happening. Anyone else out there with the same issue?

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:26 | 3128625 metastar
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Reloading the page seems to show the thumbs up did register. There looks to be a bug in web programming.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:16 | 3129408 jayman21
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The page reload is sometimes slow.  I have seen this too.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:32 | 3128478 diogeneslaertius
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Alex Jones has put together one helluva news shop

notice how the MSM cries "gloom and doom" "fear porn" on anything credible

PJ Watson deep links the fuck out of every article and they just whine and whine - it must suck for our enemies, being on the wrong side of history and all

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:22 | 3130046 acetinker
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So, it is the diogenes I used to see over at Montagraph's place!  Haven't been on YT for awhile- I was (am) asbestosicould in that realm.  Good to see? you!

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:24 | 3128621 metastar
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Zero Hedge & Alex Jones. News you can trust.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:06 | 3129776 HardAssets
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Blind trust in nothing . . . . verify the facts and apply logic

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 04:22 | 3128941 Element
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You can't trust anyone, ask Tyler, he'll say the same thing, I wouldn't bother asking alex jones.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:35 | 3129469 tango
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Group think is scary whether it's Iran, Venezuela, the Democrat Party or ZH.  Hard to believe anyone would take Jones seriously.  His views are akin to David Karesh (he tried to start a Koresh church) with weird religous ideas. Just some of his "prophecies": Bush would rule for life, NWO run by the Vatican, aliens appearing (2009), internet closed by 2011, Obama attacks US cities (numerous and exact dates named), "God" removed from coins, pledge, etc  When these were pointed out he claims he never said it or "they" were trying to get him.  LOL

I have a friend in the conspiracy "community" who says many think Jones is simply an entertainer (lol) who makes it up as he goes and has no real beliefs.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:05 | 3129768 HardAssets
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I disagree with your opinion of Alex Jones. Your statements are filled with ad hominem attacks and your attribution to a "friend in the conspiracy community' is as baseless as it gets. Jones brought my attention to a lotta 'crazy shit' that turned out to be true after I researched it. He's not always right; no one I know is.

Take what is useful to you, and throw out the rest.

Overall, he's contributed to waking up a lot of stubborn people to break out of the false 'left' versus 'right' paradigm.   I know, because I was one of them.

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:21 | 3128468 diogeneslaertius
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What can I get with 2.3 trillion?

When does a citizen become a civilian?

When did the heroes morph into the villains?

How can two planes Powerderize three buildings?

 

The missile they hit the Pentagon with was not an act of randomness

That murdered accountants, bookkeepers, and budget analysts.

That side of the building was retrofitted prior to this,

To withstand bomb blasts and nicknamed The Catcher's Mitt.

If that don't give you some kind clue why they blew the mortar,

You should probably take some medication for your new disorder.

If buildings are burning

Don't ever trust a news reporter,

With 267 stories of gruesome slaughter.

(payday monsanto)

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 21:56 | 3128400 lasvegaspersona
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2013....we will see 'interesting times'...and that will suck...

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:56 | 3129341 tango
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Obviously, posters have never lived in a country that WAS a dictatorship where posting such comments would be the last posting ever. Or where crossing the border (Iran) or criticizing the leader (Russia) is cause for imprisonment.  That GW can still post savage criticism of our government without losing a wink of sleep is proof of a huge difference between us and them. 

I blast our stupid policies daily but would not go anywhere else. Even idiots who support/excuse one man rules, theocracies and dictatorships would not dare move to Russia, Iran, Venezeula, Syria or Cuba. Tyler offers these little articles on slow days to get the juices flowing - success!. 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:19 | 3129799 HardAssets
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tango - - its the trends that many of us are concerned about. The Natl Defense Authorization Act. Cameras on every major intersection. 30,000 drones to be flown overhead in the US. Multiple attempts to pass laws restricting/censoring the internet. Intel agency involvement in various newspaper, media, and internet operations. etc

A blind man could see that this isnt good.

A reply that 'well at least we're not Communist China' is pretty weak. Especially when the US imprisons more people in percentage and in total number terms than China. You'd think people would find that rather odd.

Rose colored glasses only make things appear a little better.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:04 | 3129568 Winston Churchill
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Both Iran and Russia are starting to look inviting.

Relatove to how its going to be here soon if the State is not curbed drastically,that

is.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:24 | 3128717 Anusocracy
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May you live through interesting times.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 04:13 | 3128933 groundedkiwi
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May you live in interesting times, is actually a Chinese curse.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 13:36 | 3129870 Anusocracy
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My wish is that he survives those interesting times.

You should easily in NZ.

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 23:45 | 3128662 Banksters
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Our govt is filled with crooks and liars who work for the corporate/banker/military complex.   The only way we can root them out is with revolution and a return to our constitutional principles.  If we wait, they'll regulate every one of our rights into a meaningless word soup.

 

 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:40 | 3129486 tango
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No, the government is filled with folks like you and me who go to work, perform their job then return to their families.  99% of the people on this forum would be blasting Ron Paul after one month, claiming he was in the pay of the banksters all along.  There is no perfect government because there are no perfect people or perfect documents.  If one asks for total perfection, one is always disappointed.  I'd be happy with a government whose leaders had some idea how wealth is formed....and destroyed. 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:54 | 3128558 willwork4food
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Probably. I am not sure if I am brave enough, but unless we stand up against these bastards knowing we might die, they will win.

They are counting on our politcal division and confusion. If they could pull of a Waco and Ruby Ridge just a few years ago, then allow blame to one man for bringing down a huge government building from the outside-contrary to eye witness reports and demolition experts @ OKC- with no problem before 911, ya gotta admit those fuckers are ona roll.

 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 06:37 | 3129005 lakecity55
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It is only because they control the narrative, via MSM.

Honest reporting would have blown their cover years ago.

The talking heads are just as much The Enemy as the rest of them.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:31 | 3129160 Enslavethechild...
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Redcoats. Our founding fathers shot them dead.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 00:22 | 3128709 CompassionateFascist
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"They''re not on a roll...they're on a debt sandwich. And we got the fork...hundreds of millions of guns, billions of bullets. They know it, and that's why the gun-grab. Will we shoot back?  Don't know about "we". I know I will.          

                                @ Diane Feinstein: Molon Labe

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 01:22 | 3128800 The Heart
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On a roll...sheesh!

Here are some tidbits to add to your tweet:

Diane Feinstine and her Husband Illegally Profit from the American Taxpayers?

What is going on with diane feinstine and her slinky husband?

We never really take much interest in the criminals that think they are better than anyone else until they act like they are, or rebuke the nations people with tyranny and anti-normalcy. We do not look at the sordid connections of these criminals and their accomplices until they intrude or tread on us, the People of the USA, and world at large.

When the Light of God is wakened in the heart and mind of the average thinking American, it shines on these cretins of delusion and all sorts of slime emerges from under the criminals feet as they begin to drown in the quickening sands of truth that inevitably, swallows them all up. There is NO escape from real universal justice, and just because a few tyrants try to ‘change’ that, or say it is not so, does not mean this engraved in Stone Truth ever goes away.

As we wonder what the real reasons are behind this rhetoric and blabbity-banter from the gun-control agenda driven ilk like diane feinstine, we need only follow the money trails, or understand the policies that are directly behind such evil. We plainly see the anti-American antics and words of treason against the people of America guised behind the smirks, frowns, and nasty face smiles of diane fienstein and her kind of anti-American scum.

This criminal is profiting in many ways by her actions as a public servant and more so, her husband is. He acts like a mosad controller with the senator as his flunky monkey to carry out the UN/zionist/rothschild/globalist/empire of the money god/etc world domination criminality and corruptions against the American People.

Who profits?

This is just a little of the criminality they were never caught for.

All the President’s Women (Part 3): Diane Feinstein:

http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2013/01/04/all-the-presidents-women-part-3-diane-feinstein/

Uproar Grows as Sen. Feinstein’s Husband Profits from Post Office Privatization:

http://www.accuracy.org/release/uproar-grows-as-sen-feinsteins-husband-profits-from-post-office-privatization/

EXCLUSIVE: Senator’s husband’s firm cashes in on crisis:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/21/senate-husbands-firm-cashes-in-on-crisis/

CB Richard Ellis’ internal denial on Feinstein allegations to employees:

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04/22/cb-richard-ellis-internal-denial-on-feinstein-allegations-to-employees/

Here is richard blume’s executive profile that clearly shows companies that should be investigated for their profiteering from a gun ban situation. Or, how many are profiting NOW from the scare tactics to get people to panic buy guns and ammo? How many are selling state secrets?

Other Affiliations*

Among these we see a damming connection that diane fienstine’s husband richard blume has with the globalist Brookings Institution:

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=190790&ticker=CBG

Brookings Institution?

http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=1064516

And lo and behold, who is head of that nasty bunch?

Strobe Talbott:

“Born in Dayton, Ohio to Jo and Nelson Strobridge "Bud" Talbott II, Talbott attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut and graduated from Yale University in 1968, where he was chairman of the Yale Daily News, a position whose previous incumbents include Henry Luce, William F. Buckley, and Joe Lieberman. He was also a member of the Scholar of the House program in 1967-8, and belongs to the Skull and Bones Society.[1] He became friends with former President Bill Clinton when both were Rhodes Scholars at the University of Oxford;[2] during his studies there he translated Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs into English.[2]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strobe_Talbott

Skull and Bones? Clinton? Rhodes Scholars? This is all the good stuff? What lies underneath the lizards belly and what is his true agenda? Does he have military industrial contract connections too?

Hummm…no nazi bush poppy crime family drug big pharma and more related agenda here aye folks? No connections to all the MIC weapons manufacturers getting all the fat-kat contracts here either eh?

It suddenly dawns on the average soul that doing all one can to get the loosely handed out govt tax payer contract money using all the criminal and illegal acts it takes to do this IS the modern way of  making a living that has no criminal repercussions. Ahhhhhh ha! Whoduh thunk?

“CBRE’s owner and chairman is none other than the San Francisco-based financier Richard Blum, husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein. As the overlord of a financial empire that encompasses tens of billions of dollars of investments in a staggering range of business enterprises, Blum has distinguished himself as one of the global capitalist economy’s reining siphoners-in-chief of public money. His uncanny ability to leverage large pools of taxpayer and pension dollars has depended in large part on the virtually unrivaled influence he peddles in the Democratic Party, both statewide and nationally, as well as in specific Congressional districts.”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/12/31/the-political-economy-of-duckhorn-pinot/

And one pig lies with another:

http://www.thecalonepercent.com/

And it just keeps on getting worse and worse as one sees plain as day these activities by these anti-American traitors, and enemies of the People of the united States. The rabbit hole of vast interlocking connections and back scratching deals to make profits from the poor people of America is too much for the TV dead nation to comprehend. Any conscious third grader can find this information and put two and two together to get four. If any real law enforcement officer that really enforces the Rule of Law that actually does their tax payer paid job goes after the real criminals; they could easily make many arrests and cases stick if the pus of corruption did not fill their heads and hearts with an evil so vile, it has killed the sanity of most people. The term “Chicken Shit” comes to the mind.

FEAR RULES THE LAND OF THE BRAVE.

When this nation has fallen so hard to this kind of darkness that infects the whole system so badly, it deserves the self-inflicted punishment that comes to a society that rests silently in ignorance and fear, rather than to actually get up off their arse and DO the right thing to save their own futures, or those of their own children.

Follow your Heart!

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 21:53 | 3128392 bigmikeO
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Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Obama.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 01:46 | 3131975 The Heart
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Awesome works.

He must also understand all that is written into the document linked here earlier.

 

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:31 | 3128503 diogeneslaertius
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please use the proper honorific:

Debt Brother From Planet O, Glorious El Presidente of Los Estados Undios

or i shall be forced to report you to the Department of Homeland Security

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 02:32 | 3128865 pops
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They should just go ahead and call it what it is....the Department of Vaterland Security. 

Sieg Heil!!

 

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 09:24 | 3129147 11b40
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Roger that, Pops.

Now, we get a big smoke screen fight over Chuck Hagel for Sec of Defense, while nary a word as Homeland Security Senior Asvisor John Brennen slides on over to head the CIA.

Sieg Heil, indeed.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 06:40 | 3129010 lakecity55
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The real name is: Geheime Staatspolizei

Sun, 01/06/2013 - 22:03 | 3128413 cynicalskeptic
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Please..... it''s been going on for some time - by BOTH parties.... Bush used the 'no-fly' list to punish critics - and look at what happened to Rather for raising the issue of W's TANG seervice (or lack thereof).  9/11 was the ultimate excuse for shredding the Bill of Rights....   

When it was revealed that they spied on Powell as Sec of State - as a 'training exercise' - after warrantless wiretapping was revealed - you KNOW they were expecting blowback ....   They've been spying on politicians and journalists  and expected to be called out on it - with that revelation they could say 'look - we did it to our own peopl e too....'    Meanwhjile the media conveneintly forgets Nixon's paranoia and 'plumbers' who existed to seal leaks from his own Administration.... and spy on th eopposition....   but no need to burgularize the Watergate Offices of the DNC when you can read every e-mail, listen in on every call.... when you knnow every skeleton in every closet, you OWN everyone .... J. Edgar would be drooling over the power available today.....

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