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The FBI – Drowning In Counter-Terrorism Money, Power and Other Resources
12-28-2012, 11:17 AM #1
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Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald writes:

Documents just obtained from the FBI by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal, as the New York Times put it, that “the [FBI] used counterterrorism agents to investigate the Occupy Wall Street movement, including its communications and planning” and in general show “how deeply involved federal law-enforcement authorities were in monitoring the activities of the movement.” The heavily redacted documents, which can be read here, reveal numerous instances of the FBI collaborating with local police forces and private corporations to monitor and anticipate the acts of the protest movement.

As obviously disturbing as it is, none of this should be surprising. Virtually every seized power justified over the last decade in the name of “terrorism” has been applied to a wide range of domestic dissent. The most significant civil liberties trend of the last decade, in my view, is the importation of War on Terror tactics onto US soil, applied to US citizens – from the sprawling Surveillance State and powers of indefinite detention to the para-militarization of domestic police forces and the rapidly emerging fleet of drones now being deployed in countless ways. As I’ve argued previously, the true purpose of this endless expansion of state power in the name of “terrorism” is control over anticipated domestic protest and unrest.

It should be anything but surprising that the FBI – drowning in counter-terrorism money, power and other resources – will apply the term “terrorism” to any group it dislikes and wants to control and suppress (thus ushering in all of the powers institutionalized against “terrorists”). Those who supported (or acquiesced to) this expansion of unaccountable government power because they assumed it would only be used against Those Muslims not only embraced a morally warped premise (I care about injustices only if they directly affect me), but also a factually false one, since abuses of power always – always – expand beyond their original application.

Mr. Greenwald is correct.

The Federal government is throwing walls of money at internal “terrorism-related” funding, even though the threat of terrorism is absurdly over-hyped (although government support for Al Qaeda and Iranian terrorists – and see this isn’t helping. )

On the other hand, the government is using laws to crush dissent, and it’s gotten so bad that even U.S. Supreme Court justices are saying that we are descending into tyranny.

More at link: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/t...press.html

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12-28-2012, 11:43 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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coffeetime.gif Oh well, we weren't using our civil liberties anyway. 15.gif A war with an enemy that doesn't exist can be fought perpetually in order to take peoples rights away in increments in the name of keeping them safe.

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12-28-2012, 12:03 PM #3
hello Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-28-2012, 11:43 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  coffeetime.gif Oh well, we weren't using our civil liberties anyway. 15.gif A war with an enemy that doesn't exist can be fought perpetually in order to take peoples rights away in increments in the name of keeping them safe.
The question I have...I wonder what atrocious acts and how far our Govt. is willing to go to cause another country to invaded us? On other words, what will we do that will cause us to get invaded?
12-28-2012, 12:57 PM #4
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Lobbing bombs into Iran seems like a logical step. coffeetime.gif At what point will the Russians and Chinese be greeted as liberators?

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12-28-2012, 02:59 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(12-28-2012, 12:03 PM)hello Wrote:  
(12-28-2012, 11:43 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  coffeetime.gif Oh well, we weren't using our civil liberties anyway. 15.gif A war with an enemy that doesn't exist can be fought perpetually in order to take peoples rights away in increments in the name of keeping them safe.
The question I have...I wonder what atrocious acts and how far our Govt. is willing to go to cause another country to invaded us? On other words, what will we do that will cause us to get invaded?



Location would make it very difficult for other countries to invade us. But invasion should not concern us nearly as much as our corrupt, corporate whore government "protecting" us.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
12-28-2012, 04:44 PM #6
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(12-28-2012, 12:57 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Lobbing bombs into Iran seems like a logical step. coffeetime.gif At what point will the Russians and Chinese be greeted as liberators?


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12-28-2012, 05:25 PM #7
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(12-28-2012, 12:57 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Lobbing bombs into Iran seems like a logical step. coffeetime.gif At what point will the Russians and Chinese be greeted as liberators?


Soon, I would think.

Biere.
12-28-2012, 05:38 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Sadly, the concept is not so far fetched.

I have to admit I never thought I'd say such a thing, but if the same course is maintained much longer it's not only possible, it's damn near inevitable. sad2.gif

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