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Har vi nu ytterligare ett historiskt exempel på en superstats eftersträvan av världsherravälde, för att sen misslyckas och inför på kuppen despotism/diktatur?

Hur mycket avkall på friheten är rimligt att göra för att staten skall ha möjligheten att försöka beskydda medborgaren från hot/våld?

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
/Benjamin Franklin

USAs regering har sedan 11:e September 2001 indirekt accelererat sin kamp mot dom egna medborgarnas grundlagsbefästa friheter och rättigheter.

Det började med att Bush signerade Patriot Act i Oktober samma år, i ett stycke nämns det att den människa som riskerar att skada någon annan kan anses vara en terrorist.

How the USA PATRIOT Act redefines ”Domestic Terrorism”

”Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act expanded the definition of terrorism to cover domestic, as opposed to international terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act ”dangerous to human life” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (I) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (II) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (III) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.”

The definition of domestic terrorism is broad enough to encompass the activities of several prominent activist campaigns and organizations. Greenpeace, Operation Rescue, Vieques Island and WTO protesters and the Environmental Liberation Front have all recently engaged in activities that could subject them to being investigated as engaging in domestic terrorism.”

Nästa grundlagsvidriga övertramp i ”kriget mot terrorismen” var total avlyssning av varenda medborgare i USA utförd av NSA.

Federal Judge Finds N.S.A. Wiretaps Were Illegal

”WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the National Security Agency’s program of surveillance without warrants was illegal, rejecting the Obama administration’s effort to keep shrouded in secrecy one of the most disputed counterterrorism policies of former President George W. Bush.”

”The ruling delivered a blow to the Bush administration’s claims that its surveillance program, which Mr. Bush secretly authorized shortly after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was lawful. Under the program, the National Security Agency monitored Americans’ international e-mail messages and phone calls without court approval, even though the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, required warrants.”

Vita Huset har dom senaste åren börjat klassa politiska motståndare, konspirationsteoretiker och laglydiga medborgare i allmänhet som terrorister.

’Fusion Centers’ Expand Criteria to Identify Militia Members

If you’re an anti-abortion activist, or if you display political paraphernalia supporting a third-party candidate or a certain Republican member of Congress, if you possess subversive literature, you very well might be a member of a domestic paramilitary group.

That’s according to ”The Modern Militia Movement,” a report by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a government collective that identifies the warning signs of potential domestic terrorists for law enforcement communities.”

”MIAC is one of 58 so-called ”fusion centers” nationwide that were created by the Department of Homeland Security, in part, to collect local intelligence that authorities can use to combat terrorism and related criminal activities.

”But some say the fusion centers are going too far in whom they identify as potential threats to American security. People who supported former third-party presidential candidates like Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr are cited in the report, in addition to anti-abortion activists and conspiracy theorists who believe the United States, Mexico and Canada will someday form a North American Union.

Återvändande militärpersonal är numera tränade att ta itu med dessa medborgare, trots att det strider mot grundlagen.

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

”3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army

”The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.”

”There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act,
a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military’s role in domestic law enforcement.

Posse Comitatus Act

”Section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act states, ”Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

Men även andra organisationer och myndigheter tränas i militära/polisiära operationer samt i att inrapportera ”suspekta beteenden eller personer” till myndigheterna, det sistnämda gäller främst civilbefolkningen.

Scouts Train to Fight Terrorists, and More

”IMPERIAL, Calif. — Ten minutes into arrant mayhem in this town near the Mexican border, and the gunman, a disgruntled Iraq war veteran, has already taken out two people, one slumped in his desk, the other covered in blood on the floor.

The responding officers — eight teenage boys and girls, the youngest 14 — face tripwire, a thin cloud of poisonous gas and loud shots — BAM! BAM! — fired from behind a flimsy wall. They move quickly, pellet guns drawn and masks affixed.”

TSA chief John Pistole to put priority on rail, subways

”ARLINGTON, Va. — Protecting riders on mass-transit systems from terrorist attacks will be as high a priority as ensuring safe air travel, the new head of the Transportation Security Administration promises.”

”Deputy FBI director from 2004 until taking over the TSA, Pistole brings an extensive security and counterterrorism experience to the 60,000-person agency that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore

”Roving security teams increasingly visit train stations, subways and other mass transit sites to deter terrorism. Critics say it’s largely political theater.

The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

The TSA’s 25 ”viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year.

Washington subway police to begin random bag checks

”Metrorail police officers plan to randomly select bags before passengers enter subway stations and they will swab them or have an explosives-sniffing dog check the bags, according to the Metro police.

There is ”no specific or credible threat to the system at this time,” Metro said in a statement. Passengers who refuse to have their bags inspected will be denied entry into the subway system.

POLICE STATE – TSA, Homeland Security & Tampa Police Set Up Checkpoints At Bus Stations

Secretary Napolitano Announces Expansion of ”If You See Something, Say Something” Campaign to Walmart Stores Across the Nation

”More than 230 Walmart stores nationwide launched the ”If You See Something, Say Something” campaign today, with a total of 588 Walmart stores in 27 states joining in the coming weeks. A short video message will play at select checkout locations to remind shoppers to contact local law enforcement to report suspicious activity.

Så här säger President Obama om civilas insats för hemlandet:

Barack Obama’s promised ”national civilian security force”

Och nu senast så signerade Obama NDAA-lagstiftningen som tillåter staten att fängsla amerikanska medborgare under obegränsad tid. Dom riskerar numera att kunna spärras in i nån av dom nyrenoverade FEMA-lägren som Halliburton/KBR har fått i uppdrag att sköta.

The National Defense Authorization Act is the Greatest Threat to Civil Liberties Americans Face

”If Obama does one thing for the remainder of his presidency let it be a veto of the National Defense Authorization Act – a law recently passed by the Senate which would place domestic terror investigations and interrogations into the hands of the military and which would open the door for trial-free, indefinite detention of anyone, including American citizens, so long as the government calls them terrorists.

Senate Wants the Military to Lock You Up Without Trial

”But far more dramatically, the detention mandate to use indefinite military detention in terrorism cases isn’t limited to foreigners. It’s confusing, because two different sections of the bill seem to contradict each other, but in the judgment of the University of Texas’ Robert Chesney — a nonpartisan authority on military detention — ”U.S. citizens are included in the grant of detention authority.”

”So despite the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a right to trial, the Senate bill would let the government lock up any citizen it swears is a terrorist, without the burden of proving its case to an independent judge, and for the lifespan of an amorphous war that conceivably will never end.”

Obama godkände sanktioner mot Iran

”Budgeten innehåller också formuleringar som ger militären större makt över vad som ska hända med misstänkta terrorister. Bland annat blir det svårare att flytta fångar från ökända Guantánamo Bay till USA för rättegångar, vilket är en del av det som Obama invände mot.”

KBR awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M

”SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — KBR, the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., said Tuesday it has been awarded a contingency contract from the Department of Homeland Security to supports its Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities in the event of an emergency.

Exclusive: Government Activating FEMA Camps Across U.S.

Exclusive: Government Activating FEMA Camps Across U.S.

Internment Camp Services Bid Arrives After NDAA

”KBR’s call for FEMA camp service bids arrives soon after the Senate overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which permits the military to detain and interrogate supposed domestic terror suspects in violation of the Fourth Amendment and Posse Comitatus. Section 1031 of the NDAA bill declares the whole of the United States as a ”battlefield” and allows American citizens to be arrested on U.S. soil and incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay.

Så vad är dom amerikanska medborgarnas gensvar på alla dessa repressiva lagar och säkerhets-operationer?

Americans buy record numbers of guns for Christmas

”Americans bought record numbers of guns last month amid an apparent surge in popularity for weapons as Christmas presents.”

Retailers see record holiday gun sales

”WICHITA, Kansas — You thought malls were the busiest place before Christmas. Turns out, gun shops were just as crowded. There were over five million background checks in the six days before Christmas. Nearly 99 percent of those applications are approved.”

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks

”Two days before Christmas, NICS ran 102,222 background checks, which was the second-busiest day in history. The one-day record was set this year on Black Friday, the big shopping day following Thanksgiving, with 129,166 searches.”

För att få mer dokumenterad information om hur USA’s politiska och militära tillstånd utvecklades under George Bush presidentskap, så rekommenderas filmen ”End of America” av Naomi Wolf. I filmen jämför hon dåvarande Nazi-Tyskland med nuvarande USA och namnen på lagar/myndigheter påminner väldigt mycket om varandra.

En snabbgenomgång kan läsas nedan:

Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

”From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms. And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all

Som ni har läst ovan så fortsätter Obama i samma spår som George Bush, alltså med att införa repressiva lagar och frånta dom amerikanska medborgarna sina grundlagsbefästa fri och rättigheter, man kanske hade förväntat sig mer av en Nobelfredspristagare.

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