Senate Votes to Extend Patriot Act

February 25, 2010

 Update #1: With no modification and little debate, Democrats send Patriot Act extension to Obama , Kucinch Jeers.  (Raw Story Link)

If the corrupted one-party politcal system we have right now is not abundantly clear to you yet, I hope it will be soon.

source: MSNBC   Feb 25, 2010

Democrats have retreated from adding new privacy protections to the primary U.S counterterrorism law, stymied by Senate Republicans who argued the changes would weaken terror investigations.

The proposed protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them. Dashing the hopes of liberals, the Senate Wednesday night instead passed — by voice vote without debate — a one-year extension of key parts of the USA Patriot Act that would have expired on Sunday.

Thrown away were restrictions and greater scrutiny on the government’s authority to spy on Americans and seize their records.

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Kalid Sheikh Mohammed: Guilty Until Proven Innocent With Torture

February 2, 2010

by Brian Romanoff      Feb 2, 2010

Robert Gibbs was on MSNBC recently and spoke about alleged 9/11 hijacker Kalid Sheikh Mohammed. No matter where the trial is held,  “he is likely to be executed” Gibbs said. Unfortunately, legal concepts like “innocent until proven guilty” are a far cry from even our highest officials minds. 

Gibbs was echoing comments from many on both sides of the political aisle. From Glenn Beck to Bill O’Reilly, President Obama and President Bush, everyone wants to “rid the world of  the evil-doers’.”  Kalid Sheikh Mohammed was allegedly arrested in Pakistan on March 1st, 2003.

The 2005 Bradbury memo revealed the waterboarding routine for KSM in 2003; he was waterboarded 183 times in one month alone. Whatever happened in the four years between his alleged arrest in Pakistan and alleged confession at Guantanamo, the information he did or did not provide has not:

  • ended the war(s)
  • brought to justice those responsible for 9/11
  • renewed our civil liberties and freedoms
  • eased international tensions and relation

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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how you can use it for 9-11 Truth

January 28, 2010

    Part 1 of 3

    Part 2 of 3

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Ron Paul: After ‘CIA Coup,’ Agency ‘Runs Military’

January 21, 2010

source: Raw Story   Jan 21, 2010

US House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has has in effect carried out a “coup” against the US government, and the intelligence agency needs to be “taken out.”

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The Guantánamo “Suicides”: A Camp Delta sergeant blows the whistle

January 19, 2010

by Scott Horton   source: Global Research   Jan 19, 2010

1. “Asymmetrical Warfare”

When President Barack Obama took office last year, he promised to “restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great.” Toward that end, the president issued an executive order declaring that the extra-constitutional prison camp at Guantánamo “shall be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order.” Obama has failed to fulfill his promise. Some prisoners are being charged with crimes, others released, but the date for closing the camp seems to recede steadily into the future. Furthermore, new evidence now emerging may entangle Obama’s young administration with crimes that occurred during the Bush presidency, evidence that suggests the current administration failed to investigate seriously—and may even have continued—a cover-up of the possible homicides of three prisoners at Guantánamo in 2006. 

Late in the evening on June 9 that year, three prisoners at Guantánamo died suddenly and violently. Salah Ahmed Al-Salami, from Yemen, was thirty-seven. Mani Shaman Al-Utaybi, from Saudi Arabia, was thirty. Yasser Talal Al-Zahrani, also from Saudi Arabia, was twenty-two, and had been imprisoned at Guantánamo since he was captured at the age of seventeen. None of the men had been charged with a crime, though all three had been engaged in hunger strikes to protest the conditions of their imprisonment. They were being held in a cell block, known as Alpha Block, reserved for particularly troublesome or high-value prisoners.

 As news of the deaths emerged the following day, the camp quickly went into lockdown. The authorities ordered nearly all the reporters at Guantánamo to leave and those en route to turn back. The commander at Guantánamo, Rear Admiral Harry Harris, then declared the deaths “suicides.” In an unusual move, he also used the announcement to attack the dead men. “I believe this was not an act of desperation,” he said, “but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.” Reporters accepted the official account, and even lawyers for the prisoners appeared to believe that they had killed themselves. Only the prisoners’ families in Saudi Arabia and Yemen rejected the notion.

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Zacarias Moussaoui Appeal Rejected

January 11, 2010

Chertoff and Company – The Cover Up (Body Scanners)

January 11, 2010

Thanks: Dprogram


Fighter Jets Escort Plane After Passenger Becomes Unruly

January 7, 2010

Try to tell me this is not a fear-based police-state consumer control-grid hyped out of rationality by big media and “intelligence” agencies. Courtesy of false flags like the Christmas Day plane incident and the need to further break us, and our liberties down, with legislation like the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act. This tops last week lunacy of honey shutting down an airport and making”two people complain of feeling ill.” Brian

source: CNN

Portland, Oregon – Two F-15 fighter jets escorted a passenger jet that had been headed for Hawaii back to Portland International Airport in Oregon after a passenger in coach became “uncooperative,” an airline official said Wednesday.

Hawaiian Airlines Flight 39 took off from Portland at 10:10 a.m. with 231 passengers and a crew of 10 when — 90 minutes into the flight — its captain decided to turn around the Boeing 767, said Keoni Wagner, the airline’s vice president of public affairs.

The fighter jets intercepted the plane at 1 p.m., North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a written statement.

It landed at 1:16 p.m. without further incident, the TSA said.

Upon the plane’s return, the passenger — a 56-year-old Salem, Oregon, man — was escorted from the plane with his female companion without incident, the FBI and the Port of Portland said in a joint statement.

The FBI said it was not releasing his name because he had not been charged.

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Alex Jones Calls For Mass Resistance To Implementation Of Body Scanners

January 5, 2010

source: Info Wars

Radio talk show host Alex Jones is calling for petitions, boycotts and lawsuits en mass in an effort to block the nationwide implementation of full body scanners that represent a total violation of privacy, a health risk, and the next wave of tyranny being metered out against the American people and the people of the world under the phony pretext of fighting terrorism.

“Our long journey into domestication and dependency on the scientific dictatorship is accelerating, our entire society is being turned into a massive surveillance grid, it has been designed to persecute the people,” Jones warned on his show yesterday, adding that the scanners were the latest manifestation of the prison planet being constructed around humanity.

Allied with the contrived global warming movement, terrorism is the other prong of the pincer being used to crush freedom and advance totalitarianism in the developed world as Homeland Security follows the plan it was created to carry out – the gradual implementation of martial law in America characterized by the kind of stifling security we now see in airports being introduced into our daily lives in shopping malls, public schools, and many other buildings.

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The Homegrown Terrorism Act

January 5, 2010

source: We Are Change

Constitutional Rights Part 4/4

This segment goes into the MIAC report and the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Police seek to criminalize certain methods of free speech in Missouri and four animal rights activists are charged with terrorism. Take advantage of your freedoms while you still can. Work to make the change you want to see!


Russia Today Covers Christmas Day False Flag with Wayne Madsen

January 4, 2010

Why Did We Lose Our Rights if the Government Isn’t Even Keeping Us Safe?

January 2, 2010

source: Washingtons Blog     Jan 2, 2010

Forget that the government’s spying on Americans began before 9/11 (confirmed here and here).

Forget that the draconian Patriot Act was written before 9/11.

Forget that the Bush administration used its heightened powers granted under the state of emergency declared in 2001 (and continuing to the present day) to harass those who disagreed with its policies. See this, this and this.

Errington Thompson says:

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American Mantra: Free Market Capitalism and Obama

January 1, 2010

By Peter Phillips

 Free Market Capitalism remains the dominant American ideological truth. The decline of communism opened the door for unrepentant free marketers to boldly espouse market competition as the final solution for global harmony. According to the American mantra, if given the opportunity to freely develop, the marketplace will solve all evils. We will enjoy economic expansion, individual freedom, and unlimited bliss by fully deregulating and privatizing society’s socio-economic institutions.

The selection of Obama as the U.S. President placed into power the party of the trilateralist wing of the American corporate elite.  Obama’s business/government revolving-door cabinet is comprised of just as many corporate CEO’s and business elites as any presidency in recent history. This new government elite will continue the work to see that the American mantra remains safe, globalized, and unchallenged.

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One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists

December 30, 2009

 

by Chris Hedges,  source: Truthdig

Syed Fahad Hashmi can tell you about the dark heart of America. He knows that our First Amendment rights have become a joke, that habeas corpus no longer exists and that we torture, not only in black sites such as those at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan or at Guantánamo Bay, but also at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Lower Manhattan. Hashmi is a U.S. citizen of Muslim descent imprisoned on two counts of providing and conspiring to provide material support and two counts of making and conspiring to make a contribution of goods or services to al-Qaida. As his case prepares for trial, his plight illustrates that the gravest threat we face is not from Islamic extremists, but the codification of draconian procedures that deny Americans basic civil liberties and due process. Hashmi would be a better person to tell you this, but he is not allowed to speak.

This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide, will not be reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or even Muslim Americans. In the coming turmoil and economic collapse, it will be used to silence all who are branded as disruptive or subversive. Hashmi endures what many others, who are not Muslim, will endure later. Radical activists in the environmental, globalization, anti-nuclear, sustainable agriculture and anarchist movements–who are already being placed by the state in special detention facilities with Muslims charged with terrorism–have discovered that his fate is their fate. Courageous groups have organized protests, including vigils outside the Manhattan detention facility. They can be found at www.educatorsforcivilliberties.org or www.freefahad.com. On Martin Luther King Day, this Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. EST, protesters will hold a large vigil in front of the MCC on 150 Park Row in Lower Manhattan to call for a return of our constitutional rights. Join them if you can.

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