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- We are infantilized. The snake-charming despots who rule America—who endeavor to rule the world—have succeeded in maintaining us in a state of suspended animation—not quite adult, not quite human. They can lie us into war, tell us they love freedom, and torture in our name for the sake of our oil supplies and their profits. Cynical Congressmen and Supreme Court Justices collude in the fabrications, shake their heads, blame the U.N. A Murdoch-fearing, kowtowing media pimp the lies and bury the information that replenishes democracy. Freedom without wisdom is a tree without roots. Intent to impose our brand of "freedom" abroad, we allow it to wither in the home of the brave.
- The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is working on a bill that would renew the Patriot Act and expand government powers in the name of fighting terrorism, letting the FBI subpoena records without permission from a judge or grand jury.
- Five civil rights, animal rights and environmental groups are joining in a lawsuit against the FBI to release records about monitoring of anti-war and other political activities by federal agents assigned to counterterrorism duties.
- The Senate Intelligence Committee announced today that it is rushing forward with a markup of Patriot Act reauthorization legislation Thursday, but that the session will be behind closed doors.
- Donald H. Rumsfeld approved a top secret "Interim Global Strike Alert Order" directing the military to assume and maintain readiness to attack hostile countries that are developing weapons of mass destruction, specifically Iran and North Korea. Two months later, Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of the 8th Air Force, told a reporter that his fleet of B-2 and B-52 bombers had changed its way of operating so that it could be ready to carry out such missions. "We're now at the point where we are essentially on alert." "We have the capacity to plan and execute global strikes." U.S. forces are a "focal point for global strike" and could execute an attack "in half a day or less." A first strike policy is now in effect.
- Border Patrol checkpoints deep in the interior of the United States raise the specter of Soviet-style surveillance, and may be intended merely to habituate the public to such police intrusions.
- A gun that spits out ball bearings after spinning them to extreme speeds is being developed by a US inventor. The novel design has already caught the imagination of some defence industry experts.
- Bulgaria said Saturday it will provide three military bases for use by U.S. forces.
- CBS News has learned that the Army will halt recruiting for one day later this month to re-instruct its recruiters on what they may and may not legally do to persuade young people to enlist.
- The U.S. military—the most powerful and destructive in the world—is growing increasingly desperate to fill its ranks. They are now recruiting in front of Wal-Mart stores.
- Prison facilities exist in America, many in remote areas across our country adjacent to major highways, railroads, and airports. The infrastructure for incarcerating and executing resisters and dissenters in the coming American Holocaust has been already set up, according to the 1968 government plans code-named Operation Cable Splicer and Operation Garden Plot (FM 19-15), sub programs of the Rex 84 Program.
- Defence expenditure in the US will equal that of the rest of the world combined within 12 months, making it 'increasingly pressing' for European contractors to develop a "closer association" with the US, corporate finance group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says.
- The military invites firms to show off their latest, greatest gizmos.
- The shocking case of two 16-year-old girls from New York City arrested a month ago ought to inspire outrage among every American worthy of the name. Since the government's reasons for the girls' imprisonment could apply to virtually any teenager, it should also spark fear.
- The U.S. military plans to allow regional combatant commanders to request the president for approval to carry out preemptive nuclear strikes against possible attacks on the United States or its allies with weapons of mass destruction, according to a draft new nuclear operations paper
- Colleges altering courses, tapping into Homeland Security funds
- Four major 20th century "wars" possess a strange amount of similarities. World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror, all came about after presidents had deceivingly pledged opposition to such ideas. Moreover, each war had a convenient pre-text that propelled the nation into the conflict, and each one served the purpose of the architects of internationalism.
- US and European governments are building a "global registration and surveillance infrastructure" in the US-led "war on terror", civil liberty groups warned yesterday. The aim is to monitor the movements and activities of entire populations in what campaigners call "an unprecedented project of social control".
- Bolton was verbally and physically abusive to his colleagues over the past several years. It is time to take a close look at some violent deaths of State Department and CIA officials who tangled with the Bush administration over Iraq policy.
- The National Security Agency is not supposed to target Americans; when a U.S. citizen's name comes up in an NSA 'intercept,' the agency routinely minimizes dissemination of the info by masking the name before it distributes the report to other U.S. agencies. But it's now clear the agency disseminates thousands of U.S. names
- WIth a vote of hand-picked lobbyists, the president could terminate any federal agency he dislikes.
- At the end of the Cold War, Americans said "yes" to military power. The skepticism about arms and armies that pervaded the American experiment from its founding vanished. Political leaders, liberals and conservatives alike, became enamored with military might.
- The creation of NORTHCOM, as part of the "unified plan" in the wake of 9/11, established the military's first domestic combatant command center. This precedent departs from a long-standing tradition of distinguishing between the responsibilities of the military and those of law enforcement.
- An airline mechanic accidentally discovers an extra, unexplained plumbing system in an airliner. This plumbing system was designed to discharge something through the wings. It is not a normal part of any known airliner plumbing system. Is this the system used to create "chem-trails"?
- Completely unannounced, both the super powers are launching thousands of missiles from both land based and aircraft launched these missiles that are being directed out of the earth’s atmosphere into the outer space regions of our planets atmosphere.
- Hundreds in the Marshall Islands have developed cancer as a result of US bomb tests, and many more are likely to contract the disease
- The U.S. military has assembled the world's most formidable hacker posse: a super-secret, multimillion-dollar weapons program that may be ready to launch bloodless cyberwar against enemy networks -- from electric grids to telephone nets.
- Molecular biologists and microbiologists are being murdered. The official silence on the question of how so many microbiologists and top experts in infectious diseases could die in such a short time span is deafening.
- To implement their 'final solution' to depopulate 4-5 billion people from the Earth, the world's elite will undoubtedly harness the newly emerging biotech and nanotechnology industries to create a super 'bioweapon' virus creating a global 'kill-off' pandemic through which only they will have the cure.
- The Department of Education is considering a plan to maintain files on virtually every college and university student in the country: 15 million students from 6,000 schools.
- As the Defense Department begins to look beyond the war in Iraq, a major priority will be to commence a systematic realignment of US forces and bases abroad. This massive undertaking will result in a substantial reduction of American forces in Germany and South Korea, and the establishment of new facilities in Eastern Europe, the Caspian Sea basin, Southeast Asia and Africa.
- A group of top US scientists, including nine Nobel Prize winners, called on Congress Thursday to stop funding deployment of interceptor missiles for a controversial ground-based missile defense system, saying it was incapable of defending against a real attack.
- As representatives of a superpower devoted to (and enamored with) war, it's hardly surprising that the Pentagon and allied corporations are forever planning more effective ways to kill, maim, and inflict pain - or that they plan to keep it that way.
- Arms Experts Worried at Pentagon Push for Superiority
- The infamous School of the Americas is still in business, albeit with a new name. And you can still get thrown in jail for protesting there
- More documents on U.S. cooperation with war criminals will be declassified, including recently disclosed materials on the SS.
- The Pentagon's new emphasis on intelligence gathering overseas has led to a major expansion of espionage operations and a more prominent role for intelligence officers in military decision making and war planning.
- No Child Left Behind forces schools to give student info to military
Why does the military have direct access to the private information of American high school students? Under the No Child Left Behind legislation, Sec 9528, education funding in America has been turned into a recruiting tool for our military!
- The secrecy surrounding the current use of university classrooms as covert training grounds for the CIA and other agencies now threatens the fundamental principles of academic openness as well as the integrity of a wide array of academic disciplines.
- There has been no press coverage concerning this mysterious military blueprint. The latter outlines, according to the Wall Street Journal, America's global military design which consists in "enhancing U.S. influence around the world", through increased troop deployments and a massive buildup of America's advanced weapons systems.
- The U.S. Department of Defense is currently making webpages which appear to be small independent news sites, in an attempt to spread official propaganda. The Department of Defense plans to add more sites on the Internet to spread propaganda to a global audience.
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