Monday, February 04, 2013

The Harbingers of Tyranny

Please consider the following news reports:

1. The Department of Homeland Security recently acquired 2 billion rounds of ammunition, which represents thousands of rounds per DHS employee.

2. Newly released drone records have revealed extensive military flights inside the U.S.; police departments and federal agencies plan to have as many as 30,000 drones monitoring Americans within the next seven years.

3. When Can the U.S. Kill Americans? The White House Won't Say -- and Won't Even Tell Congress; President Obama's successful efforts to renew and strengthen The Patriot Act under the NDAA means, according to the ACLU, American citizens may be subject to "indefinite military detention without charge or trial... for the first time in American history."

4. The FBI director said in March he'd have to check whether the president can assassinate citizens inside the U.S.. When questioned by Congress regarding a speech by Attorney General Holder, who offered his "legal justification for assassination", FBI Director Mueller was unable to say whether the president could unilaterally decide to assassinate U.S. citizens inside the borders of this country.

5. The DHS has specifically listed Americans who believe in "individual liberty" as potential terrorists. These "right-wing extremists" who insist in fidelity to the Constitution are, according to multiple studies funded by DHS, among the country's most dire terrorist threats. Not Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Ansar al-Islam, Hamas, or Iran's Revolutionary Guards -- together responsible for tens of thousands of murders -- but "violent right-wing extremists" who believe in the principles of the nation's founding.

6. The military recently deployed gunships over Miami, executing training exercises with local police departments. A few days later, similar exercises were conducted in Houston. Last year the military deployed ground forces, armored personnel carriers and tanks on the streets of St. Louis for "training exercises". Military exercises in domestic urban environments of this scale are "unprecedented".

7. Police departments throughout the country are receiving tanks, humvees and drones from the Department of Defense, according to a WLS-TV (Chicago) I-Team investigation. "Short of a weapon of mass destruction, you can get any kind of military gear that's out there," the police chief of Benedectine University told WLS. "We chose firearms and a vehicle." WLS also reported rampant theft of military equipment, including body armor and night-vision goggles issued to the Chicago Police Department.

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Do these data points offer any context into President Obama's promise to create "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as our military?"

Conversely, do these news reports offer any insights into the president's efforts to disarm American citizens, a clear violation of the Bill of Rights?

The sources of these news items include such right-wing extremist groups as the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and National Journal. Suffice it to say that even "progressives" appear to be getting antsy with the erosion of individual liberties and the militarization of police forces under this president.

All Americans, regardless of political persuasion, should be extremely concerned with these developments.


Anonymous said...

Doug, you can add this disturbing report from Business Insider to the mix:

Russia Is Sending Troops To The US To Learn American Military Tactics:

Russian paratroopers will meet up with American forces next month for an unprecedented military exercise in Colorado, according to RT News.It’s the first time Russian service members will be invited into the United States for a joint drill.A Russian airborne task force will “exercise with U.S. special service weapons,” an announcement by Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Col. Aleksandr Kucherenko revealed.The official purpose of the joint training is to practice airborne tactics and anti-terror operations, such as dropping into a hostile area and conducting a “terrorist camp raid.”

Anonymous said...

The problem for the military as well as police is that they and their families live among us. If anything comes of all this huffing and puffing they'll need to move into compounds.
On the other hand, what does the Goobermint know that we don't? If they are preparing for a doomsday scenario then they have some control over when it happens.
Not to worry though, Bronco and Bite Me are at the helm.

Anonymous said...

It IS happening here.

Reaganite Independent said...

We live in momentous times- and are ruled by a power-drunk madman

Not good

Bones said...

Goes along with the questioning of Pentagone Generals about firing on American citizens

Anonymous said...

Jewish born George Soros openly admits he was a Nazi collaborator assisting Nazis in confiscating property from his fellow Jewish citizens in Hungary during WWII and said he enjoyed the experience, Now George is funding anti gun commercials in the US. Anybody see a problem with that and why is this dirtbag still breathing. where is Simon Wiesenthal when we really need him?

Lady Liberty 1885 said...

We're arming/training all of our frenemies at a rapid rate; see this one at instapundit

Tamquam said...

I have for some time now maintained that the economy is being pushed towards collapse; recently the CRA is being enforced again which drove the sub prime mortgage crisis. When that collapse occurs the cities are going to be in deep guano as the economics which maintain their logistics crashes. With no food or fuel the Cities will explode as people can no longer obtain the necessities of life. This will necessitate the imposition of martial law. Once the situation is under 'control' anyone who wants to receive government food, which will be the only food available, will be forced to surrender their arms. Last year I spoke with someone who had preformed pest control services for a Marine colonel who assured him that the "military had a plan to lock the country down tight." Sounds increasingly plausible to me.

Heartlander said...

"even 'progressives' appear to be getting antsy with the erosion of individual liberties and the militarization of police forces under this president"

Well, isn't that special. We warned those idiots. They wouldn't listen to us. As wise people pointed out in 2008, once a malignant narcissist has full power (think Hitler, Castro, Mao), it's too damn late.

Heartlander said...

P.S. Sorry, the link I gave above doesn't work anymore. Here's one that does:

It's Dr. Ali Sina's magnificent article "Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer"

LT Prepper said...

They have been working on this 'project' for a long time...but there is a baloon payment built into their plans - and that payment will be imposed on all of us.
KNOW WHERE YOU STAND - interesting times are coming

Mt Top Patriot said...

Don't ever ever give up your arms.

If you do you are good as dead.

Anonymous said...

”The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money”. Alexis de Tocqueville

The Government is out of control, it can simply seize money and property to buy the votes of the Dumbmasses.

It is time that we began going on strike to starve the beast.

It is time that the folks who pay the bills show the powers that be what will happen if they continue on this treacherous path to tyranny.

We are running low on peaceful solutions to this problem – Going on strike is one of the last.

It is time that the real taxpayers stop funding their own enslavement.

There needs to be some General Strikes by the taxpayers starting with T-Day itself: April 15, 2013.