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Archive for the Month of December, 2005.
Viewing Police State / Military NEWS articles 1 through 69 of 69.

December 3, 2005

From Mercenaries to Peacemakers? - Scandals Confront Military Security Industry

December 4, 2005

“To All Who Wear the Uniform”: Messianic Militarism Versus Democracy in Imperial America - The call for militarism qua militarism is buttressed by treacherous charges of cowardice. It relies on Mafia-like appeals to credibility in the threat to use violence and on chilling calls to "honor the dead" with more dead.

"Your Papers Please": American Cities On The Verge Of Becoming Police States - Miami Police have announced plans to conduct what they are calling "high profile ID sweeps" where they intend to check the identification of everyone entering a public building.

December 5, 2005

Domestic Military Intelligence Is Back: Code Name of the Week: Cornerstone - In other words, some military gumshoe or over-zealous commander just has to decide that someone is "a threat to" the military.

Today Iraq, Tomorrow the World - According to the latest edition of the "Active Duty Military Personnel Strengths by Regional Area and by Country," published by the Defense Department’s Directorate for Information Operations and Reports (DIOR), the U.S. has troops in 142 countries.

U.S. Command Declares Global Strike Capability - The U.S. Strategic Command announced yesterday it had achieved an operational capability for rapidly striking targets around the globe using nuclear or conventional weapons, after last month testing its capacity for nuclear war against a fictional country believed to represent North Korea.

December 6, 2005

Traveling Sheep - Our rulers may not be alchemists, able to turn base metal into gold, but they know how to turn humans into sheep. Well might we ask about this remarkable trick; cui bono?

US: The Booming Business for Psy/Ops - No one is sure how well psychological operations have worked in Afghanistan or Iraq, but that's not stopping efforts to step them up, using contractors to do it.

December 7, 2005

The FBI’s police-state program - Telephones records, correspondence, financial records, even records of what people read online at a public library--all are fair game for the Feds under the PATRIOT Act. The FBI simply has to claim that the records are “sought for” or “relevant to” an investigation “to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities.”

December 9, 2005

Working Class Hero - Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV. And you think you’re so clever and class less and free. But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can see.

Bush on the Constitution: - I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution "a goddamned piece of paper."

ACLU: Protesters placed in terror files - The names and licenseplate numbers of about 30 people who protested three years ago in Colorado Springs were put into FBI domestic-terrorism files...

U.S. leaders are using Pinochet's playbook - The Condor nations were the first to practice the art of rendition. Their prisoners became known as the "disappeared." Today, suspected terrorists who have been rendered by the CIA to other nations such as Jordan, Egypt, Morocco or Romania are known as "ghost detainees."

December 10, 2005

Bush Trashes Constitution, Few Notice - Before he was "elected" (appointed) in 2000, Bush "joked" about dictatorship and said it would be fine and dandy by him so long as he was the dictator. Now we have this authoritarian cretin on record trashing the Constitution and the corporate media does not take note and for obvious reason—the corporate media is owned by the same "free trade" (unhindered depredation) marauders and amoral charlatan neolibs that own the government and just about every whore (politician) in Congress.

Live Tracking of Mobile Phones Prompts Court Fights on Privacy - Most Americans carry cellphones, but many may not know that government agencies can track their movements through the signals emanating from the handset.

December 11, 2005

Military's Information War Is Vast and Often Secretive - The media center in Fayetteville, N.C., would be the envy of any global communications company. The center is not part of a news organization, but a military operation, and those writers and producers are soldiers. The 1,200-strong psychological operations unit based at Fort Bragg turns out what its officers call "truthful messages" to support the United States government's objectives...

New chips called a danger to privacy - State lawmakers have crafted a bill that, if passed, would make New Hampshire the first state in the nation to regulate so-called "spy chips" in an effort to protect consumer privacy.

December 12, 2005

Bush Threatens to Unleash Terrorists - It’s a message customized for dim-witted Americans driving around in 6.5L turbo diesel Hummers with chrome wheels, whip antennas, and "Desert Rat" insignia above multiple "Support Our Troops" magnetic ribbons: if Congress does not renew the Constitution destroying USA Patriot Act, according to our fearless ruler, it "might lead to terrorist violence..."

On the Trail of the CIA - Since Sept. 11, the CIA has played a vital role in the war on terror. But what role is it? Operating in the shadows, American secret services have been given wide-ranging powers by the Bush Administration. And they include murder, abduction and torture.

December 13, 2005

Deal to renew USA Patriot Act extends police-state measures - Once it is passed into law, the bill will extend sweeping attacks on democratic rights and consolidate a vast expansion of the powers of the state to spy on law-abiding individuals.

SECRET LAWS - WTF? Call me naive, but I've never heard of a secret law. I've heard of secret courts and secret evidence — which are bad enough already — but not secret laws. When did this happen?

December 14, 2005

TSA Vipers at the Local Train Station - If you appear "suspicious" or are of Costa Rican or Arab heritage or didn’t take your bipolar meds, you may want to stay away from airports, train stations, ferries, and mass transit in general.

Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? - Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks "suspicious" domestic groups

Global Spook Monolith Revealed - ...a Swiss senator investigating Bush’s rape and torture gulag and macabre sadism flying circus, reveals what many of us have long suspected: the CIA had more than a little help from "national secret services" in Europe, thus making a case for the obvious—the CIA is but one of several components of a larger and more sinister global covert "intelligence" organization. However, key players and prime motivators in this sprawling murder, black op, and torture infrastructure consist of elements in the CIA, MI6, and Mossad ...

Montreal Court Case Nabs CIA for Illegal Mind-Control Experimentation - More than 250 unsuspecting patients eligible for compensation, according to Canadian ruling. Critics of CIA-funded mind control programs call attention to the fact they are still going on today, as referenced in declassified documents calling attention to sinister operations called Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA.

December 15, 2005

Privatize Me, Corporatize Me, Blackwaterize Me... - Blackwater is one of many symptoms of a very sick America.

Drills, drills, drills - "emergency preparedness" or preparing for the next false flag operation? - During which "drill" will the next false flag operation take place? Which will be used as a pretext to go to war? Which will be used as a pretext to institute martial law ? The elite know. We can only guess.

December 16, 2005

Martial Law No Longer On The Horizon: It's Already Here - Part Two - Global Move Into Police State Confirms Earth As Literal Prison Planet

Martial Law No Longer On The Horizon: It's Already Here - Part One - Militarized Federal Police All Over The Streets With The Precedent to Kill

Corporate Media Reveals the Obvious: Neocons Authorized Domestic Snooping - ...the Washington Post and the New York Times, the latter having "broke" this story (because the government wants us to know they are snooping us), were long ago folded into the CIA’s sprawling propaganda unit under Operation Mockingbird, so it should be no surprise they would attempt to tell us there are "legal prohibitions" when in fact various intelligence agencies...are free to run wild, subverting both indigenous political movements and foreign resistance efforts against the neocon-neolib version of reality, which is in fact a global slavery and death camp engineered to service a miniscule corporate and banking elite.

Bush Authorized Domestic Spying: Post-9/11 Order Bypassed Special Court - President Bush signed a secret order in 2002 authorizing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in the United States, despite previous legal prohibitions against such domestic spying, sources with knowledge of the program said last night.

December 17, 2005

Agents' visit chills UMass Dartmouth senior - The student, who was completing a research paper on Communism for Professor Pontbriand's class on fascism and totalitarianism, filled out a form for the request, leaving his name, address, phone number and Social Security number. He was later visited at his parents' home in New Bedford by two agents of the Department of Homeland Security, the professors said.

Spy Scandal Far Bigger Than Just the NSA - Doesn't Anyone Remember Poindexter's Total Information Awareness? He Left; It Didn't - Without calling it TIA, our government too has begun massively snooping on Americans' private communications. Carnivore--a software program that allows the Feds to scan all Internet communications for certain key words--is already in operation.

A Half-Century of Spying on U.S. Citizens - From Able Danger to Oklahoma City, evidence of domestic intelligence

Rumsfeld Spies on Quakers and Grannies - Pentagon political spying took place in the following states and the District of Columbia: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Army accepts more low-aptitude recruits - The Army met its recruiting goal for November by again accepting a high percentage of recruits who scored in the lowest category on the military’s aptitude tests...

December 18, 2005

Don't Trust NBC or Investigative Unit; Pentagon Snooping Story Designed to Backfire On Those Who Pursue It - Bush and Pentagon will counter NBC story with the 'terror card,' a move that will play well in the heartland. It's all 'good theatre' as the Patriot Act and real civil rights abuses on the streets get lost in the shuffle.

December 19, 2005

Internal Enemies: Kill Them and Let God Sort Them Out - How many Americans have "suspected ties to terrorist groups" and thus deserve “eavesdropping” as deemed appropriate by the Bushcons? It depends how you define "terrorist group."

Did Bush domestic spy program eavesdrop on American journalists? - ...it sounds like Bush's super-secret illegal domestic spying program may be targeting US journalists and that may be why Bush never got it cleared by the court...

December 20, 2005

Why The Patriot Act Is Intended To Fail - Next attack will give Globalists reason to blame "Constitution huggers," NSA spying leak part of the disinfo

Retiree claims privacy invasion - "Border Protection" opened letter to KU professor - Grant Goodman on Monday showed the Journal-World a recent letter he had received from a friend in the Philippines; it apparently had been opened, then re-closed with green tape bearing the seal of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a message that it had been opened "by Border Protection."

Victims of Creeping Fascism - As a result of decades of complacency created in part by the fog of television, and the ongoing corporatization of the government, the American people find themselves the victims of creeping fascism. Like the proverbial frog placed in a pot of warm water upon a lighted stove, we hardly notice the gradual loss of our freedoms. By the time we awaken to reality—if we ever awaken—we will find ourselves parboiled. By then it will be too late to extricate ourselves.

December 21, 2005

"Eco-Terrorism": Cui Bono? - "It's strange how easily we forget. COINTELPRO; industry's arson, insurance fraud & strategic PR campaigns to divide & conquer its opposition of responsible citizens. ELF and its alleged crimes are far more likely to be one or all of the above rather than "us."

December 22, 2005

Bill Would Allow Arrests For No Reason In Public Place - A bill on Gov. Bob Taft's desk right now is drawing a lot of criticism...One state representative said it resembles Gestapo-style tactics of government, and there could be changes coming on the streets of Ohio's small towns and big cities.

Police Infiltrate Protests, Videotapes Show - Undercover New York City police officers have conducted covert surveillance in the last 16 months of people protesting the Iraq war, bicycle riders taking part in mass rallies and even mourners at a street vigil for a cyclist killed in an accident, a series of videotapes show.

Guilty When Charged - American prisons are full of wrongfully convicted persons. Many were coerced into admitting to crimes they did not commit by prosecutors’ threats to pile on more charges. Others were convicted by false testimony from criminals bribed by prosecutors, who exchanged dropped charges or reduced sentences in exchange for false testimony against defendants.

December 23, 2005

Nuclear Monitoring of Muslims Done Without Search Warrants - In search of a terrorist nuclear bomb, the federal government since 9/11 has run a far-reaching, top secret program to monitor radiation levels at over a hundred Muslim sites in the Washington, D.C., area, including mosques, homes, businesses, and warehouses, plus similar sites in at least five other cities, U.S. News has learned. In numerous cases, the monitoring required investigators to go on to the property under surveillance, although no search warrants or court orders were ever obtained...

How to tell if you are in a tyrannical police state - Tyrannical police states have certain universal characteristics.

December 24, 2005

Jackboot Society: Pure Tyranny on the Streets of America - Latest bill of rights evisceration: Ohio Patriot Act arrests for not showing ID

NSA Snoop Story: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know - For some reason the fact the NSA is snooping on Americans at the behest of Bush and the Straussian neocons is big news these days. In fact, the NSA has snooped on people considered enemies of the state for years, most recently through its Echelon technology.

Federal agents' visit was a hoax - Student admits he lied about Mao book

December 26, 2005

The Agency That Could Be Big Brother - Deep in a remote, fog-layered hollow near Sugar Grove, W.Va., hidden by fortress-like mountains, sits the country's largest eavesdropping bug. Located in a "radio quiet" zone, the station's large parabolic dishes secretly and silently sweep in millions of private telephone calls and e-mail messages an hour.

December 27, 2005

NSA just one of many federal agencies spying on Americans - Besides the NSA, the Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and dozens of private contractors are spying on millions of Americans 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Synthetic terror alert red for NYC, DC subways - Concerned citizens should be on the lookout for suspicious activities by government operatives over the next five weeks.

NSA Spied on U.N. Diplomats in Push for Invasion of Iraq - ...media coverage has made virtually no mention of the fact that the Bush administration used the NSA to spy on U.N. diplomats in New York before the invasion of Iraq.

December 28, 2005

NSA program is reminiscent of the COINTELPRO program used to spy on civil rights leaders - "The description of the NSA program is reminiscent of the COINTELPRO program in which the FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, spied on the leaders of the civil rights movement, including the Black Panther Party. During the COINTELPRO program, the FBI attempted to neutralize the Black Panthers through the use of informants and covert activities."

NSA used banned data-tracking on Web site - The National Security Agency's Internet site has been placing files on visitors' computers that can track their Web surfing activity despite strict federal rules banning most of them.

NSA: Listening in on its own employees, journalists, and members of Congress. - NSA spied on its own employees, other U.S. intelligence personnel, and their journalist and congressional contacts.

December 29, 2005

"It's An Excellent Relationship": NYPD on Police - CIA Links - New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner for Public Information, Paul Browne, described the ties between the NYPD and the the CIA as "an excellent relationship"...

Neocon Stasi: Spy vs. Spy - Increasingly, it is appropriate to characterize the Bushcon spy operation as an all-American version of Stasi (Staats Sicherheitsdienst), the feared East German secret police.

The Story of Maher Arar: Unfolding US-Canada Police State - "What is at stake here is the future of our country, the interests of Canadian citizens, and most importantly Canada's international reputation for being a leader in human rights where citizens from different ethnic groups are treated no different than other Canadians."

Phone giants mum on spying - In past, industry has cooperated with U.S

Big Brother Bush - The Testy Kid wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it because he is the president, and he considers that sufficient justification for whatever he wants. He even finds lawyers like John Yoo, who tell him that whatever he wants to do is legal.

December 30, 2005

Spy Soup - As the NSA Domestic Spying Scandal unfolds, it might help to remember that John Negroponte and Porter Goss have been placed in key positions to protect this administration while carrying out its Machiavellian agenda.

Total Information Awareness and the Neocon Stasi State - It is certainly no mistake the shakers and movers of the Bushcon administration are former Iran-Contra alumni, well-versed in the methods and means of totalitarianism.

Hackers Rebel Against Spy Cams - "It must not be cool anymore to have access to this data," said Rieger, who argued that Western societies are becoming democratically legitimized police states ruled by an unaccountable elite. "We have enough technical knowledge to turn this around; let's expose them in public, publish everything we know about them and let them know how it feels to be under surveillance."

In the Name of Homeland Security, Telecom Firms Are Deluged With Subpoenas - Operating under new powers to combat terrorism, law enforcement agencies are making unprecedented demands on the telecommunications industry to provide information on subscribers...

December 31, 2005

2005: Year In Review - A look back at some of the significant events and issues in 2005 reveals just how much farther the elite globalist police state has progressed in a short space of time.

Pupils Being Given "Patriotism" Tests in Washington State Schools - Children in Washington State are being given "Patriotism tests" which are completely unrelated to their studies. The paper gauges whether or not the student shows fealty to the power of the state and whether the student believes in the right to overthrow a corrupt government.


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