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Chapter Eleven (01)


Lost Liberty for Police State Security


West Point educated General Eisenhower as Commander-in-
Chief knew better than anyone the ominous threat and fatal
danger posed by a growing arms industry wedded to war makers 
and how its tyranny can destroy American democracy and
liberty. Unfortunately his grave warning in his presidential
farewell address in January 1961 went unheeded. And now as a
result, in this post 9/11 era we face the monster that is
now destroying America and our way of life, simultaneously
taking seven billion of us on this planet hostage by making
the entire world more armed and dangerous than any prior
time in human history. Meanwhile, since the 9/11 prearranged
attacks, the Patriot Act and the prearranged Iraq War
debacle, American citizens have had their constitutional
rights to privacy and due process stripped from them.
Ever since the Authorization for Use of Military Force Act
(AUMFA) voted in and signed by Bush within a week after the
twin towers went down a dozen years ago, America’s
president, regardless of party, has assumed God-like power
to decide who the enemy is and destroy them through any
means necessary. If anyone important in the government now
desires you dead or behind bars without the key, all they
need do is label you an enemy sympathizer and all your
rights to legal representation, due process protection,
contact with family are now nonexistent. Under the passage
of 2012’s the National Defense Authorization Act, had it not
been for the decisively successful effort of journalist-
author Chris Hedges and the bold decision of one district
court judge, the American military would have been
authorized to legally break into our homes without a search
warrant and arrest us. However, this latest act of tyranny
effectively eliminated our sixth amendment right to a
speedy trial. Now if you are suspected to be a terrorist or
sympathizer, without any legal judge or warrant or charge,
you can be arrested and not even notified of why you were
arrested. And as long as the forever war on terror goes on,
you will be locked up forever. In this disturbing climate of
increasing security surveillance and extreme punitive and
oppressive control, the military’s role here at home is
being insidiously expanded to ensure total fulfillment of a
fascist Orwellian police state.
But wait. A closer look at our history again should
shed light on this dark cast that has been in the making for
quite some time. Going back to the Second World War, purely
out of racism and paranoia, in 1942 President FDR signed an
executive order rounding up 120,000 Japanese Americans and
placed them in forced labor camps for the next two and a
half years for the duration of the war. Shortly after World
War II the Cold War produced the Red scare of McCarthyism
that harassed and ruined the lives of many innocent
Americans falsely accused of being Communist or Communist
sympathizers. Under the misguided bigoted leadership of J
Edgar Hoover, the FBI and US government have a long history
of illegally compiling government watch lists and targeting
selected groups of the American population deemed a threat
or danger to political status quo. Hence, Martin Luther King
and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black
Panthers, the American Indian Movement, and the Vietnam War
protesters all became victims of the FBI’s surveillance and
harassment during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Selected Black
Panthers in various cities as well as Native Americans at
Wounded Knee were even assassinated in racist FBI raids and
assaults. The FBI lied claiming that its counterintelligence
operations were suspended by 1971 when actually government
surveillance continued on indefinitely. In 1979 the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came along as a national
recovery plan set up in response to natural disasters to
ensure that political and social order be restored.
In 1993 when agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) raided the Branch Davidian
Compound in Waco, Texas, it quickly spun out of control.
So under the direction of President Clinton and Attorney
General Janet Reno, the FBI and US Army were called in to
take over, mounting a 51-day siege. Under the Posse
Comitatus Law that originated in 1878 during post-Civil War
Reconstruction and then updated in 1981, the US military
role in incidents of domestic civil unrest is unlawful where
state National Guard and civilian law enforcement have clear
jurisdiction. But the FBI held press conferences repeatedly
making false claims that the FBI was in charge of the
operation. But in reality, a half dozen years before
committing his war crimes over Kosovo, General Wesley Clark
commanded the military operation that resulted in at least
82 deaths of family members, dozens of whom were women and
children belonging to the religious cult. Yet the federal
law at Waco was blatantly violated and covered up. It was
later confirmed that the initial BATF unit that raided the
compound had just been given prior military training at the
Army’s Home of the Armor branch, Fort Hood, and utilized two
M1A1 tanks, one tank retrieval vehicle, nine Bradley
fighting vehicles, and five combat engineering vehicles all
operated by borrowed Fort Hood Active Duty Army personnel.
Because original search warrants included suspicion of
drugs, the BATF was authorized to receive Army training and
equipment despite no drugs ever being found at the compound.
However, with military involved in the attack, a federal law
was again broken and many innocent Americans were murdered. 
After the Oklahoma City bombings two years later, the
FBI and federal government stepped up its surveillance
toward potential homegrown terrorism. With use of corporate
media, the public was barraged by hype of increasing danger
from domestic terrorists like the Unabomber. Thus, numerous
organizations on watch lists began being targeted for
systematic harassment. Any citizens who were publicly
promoting gun rights, property rights, constitutional
rights, home schooling or religious groups labeled as cults
all became prime suspects that were under highest priority
surveillance and increasingly harassed throughout the 1990’s
and right into this century.
In 1999 the World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in
Seattle attracted 50 to 100,000 anti-globalization
protesters from all over the world. Police brutality was
rampant, multiple arrests were unlawfully made and many of
the victims whose rights were violated were detained at a
nearby Navy installation center, again a violation of both
free speech and the Posse Comitatus law. These protests
spawned the government’s first use of so called “free speech
zones” designated far away from WTO activities, in effect
cordoning off and limiting free speech dissidents from
gathering where they can be seen and heard. Corporate media
was overtly absent from the event, but then any coverage
finally given was slanted and biased against demonstrators.
Independent media did ensure that evidence of unlawful abuse
damning to law enforcement was documented, leading to the
Seattle police chief’s resignation. Those same restrictive,
brutally oppressive tactics were deployed against protesters
in Denver in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention and
more recently used to crush the Occupy Wall Street uprising
in cities across the nation. The civil disobedience movement
represents the growing awareness and unrest building amongst
Americans that today’s extreme economic and social injustice
must be challenged by us 99% have-nots. This year’s
aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings was but a
convenient preparatory practice drill for US martial law in
the militarized police state, a litmus seeing how we react.
Of course since 9/11 under the Bush-Cheney neo-cons,
the Patriot Act ushered in an era of over-the-top abuse with
unconstitutional practices violating free speech, privacy
and due process rights, many of which were secretly signed
into law by presidential executive order. Bush created a
whole bureaucratic extension of the military industrial
complex when he announced the formation of the Department of
Homeland Security. The secrecy and lack of accountability of
funding such a cumbersome unbridled entity that overlaps
and duplicates both functions and agencies of the State and
Defense Departments have allowed enormous runaway federal
expenditures again at taxpayer expense and burden. In 2003
Bush placed FEMA under Homeland Security. Then in 2005
Hurricane Katrina struck, and the Posse Comitatus law again
was violated when soldiers straight from the battlefields in
Iraq were deployed to the designated war zone known as New
Orleans. FEMA’s total lack of response many days after the
flooding provided the overwhelming evidence that Bush’s
mobilizing the military in a militarized police state took
precedence over rescue efforts to save hurricane victims
that were primarily the poor and black left behind in the
most defenseless areas of the city. As a result, Bush has
1464 dead Americans on his bloody hands from that fiasco.
In that same year 2005 the Missouri Information
Analysis Center (MIAC) was opened. MIAC was a fusion center
that was 28% funded by Homeland Security to work with local
and state intelligence agencies to sniff out terrorists. A
MIAC report entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” was
leaked to WikiLeaks exposing the illegal profiling of
individuals driving cars with Ron Paul for President bumper
stickers as tied to militia groups. The same month it was
discovered this kind of homegrown fascism was quickly
suspended and shut down in 2009, four years after it began.
But many state fusion centers remain open. As extensions of 
Homeland Security, they illustrate the covert nature of
such far reaching entanglement as flagrant first amendment
violations due to the over-arching abusive security agency.
William M. Arkin in his brand new book, “American Coup: How
a Terrified Government Is Destroying the Constitution,”
states that this monolithic, self-serving monster of an
entity has grown exponentially in the ten years it has
existed to involving a colossal 25% of the total American
population. This level of intrusive, secret spying and
informing on your neighbor smacks of Nazi Germany. Its abuse
of power is massive and blatant, not to mention wasteful.
In October 2006 Bush signed the Military Commissions
Act into law that if even as an American citizen you are
deemed an enemy of the state by the government, your right
to habeas corpus, or right to defend yourself in a court of
civil law, is forfeited and replaced by military tribunal.
The right to habeas corpus is the oldest human right in the
English speaking world regarded to be among the most
important parts of the 1215 Magna Carta. One by one, under
the lie of security, Bush has been effectively killing our
liberties and rights guaranteed under the US Constitution.
Fortunately in 2008 the US Supreme Court found this law
unconstitutional, restoring the writ of habeas corpus and
access to federal courts to any detainee, American citizen
and foreign.  
Army Regulation 210-35 drafted in 1997 and then
reformulated on Bush’s watch in 2007 provides military
installations with a civilian inmate labor program as well
as prison camps on military grounds. In 2006 Kellogg, Brown
and Root (or now known as KBR, formerly a subsidiary of
Halliburton and the largest non-union construction company
in America) signed a lucrative $385 million dollar contract
with Homeland Security to refurbish old military posts into
civilian prison camps. The government holds not so secret
plans to fill up these military prisons with us Americans.
Despite the too obvious ties to the Bush Administration
with the sitting Vice President Halliburton’s ex-CEO and a
flaunting record of no bid contracts, corruption and
cronyism during the Bush regime went unchallenged both
legally and in the media. Meanwhile, KBR has had numerous
lawsuits of women allegedly gang raped while working in Iraq
as well as charges of exploiting human trafficking victims
for cheap labor. As a generously paid consultant of the
Carlyle Group, GW’s dad had just cemented a huge defense
contract. So where does junior decide to visit? A Carlyle
owned company fresh off his photo ops session on an aircraft
carrier where he infamously declared false victory in Iraq,  
stopping off for yet another photo op to celebrate making
millions more in another shady deal. Yet not one media
outlet bothered connecting the too obvious dots. Bush and
Cheney’s unprecedented level of in-our-face corruption was
so out in the open, complete with those cocky, smug twisted
smiles of theirs, knowing there would be no repercussions or
consequences for being war criminals or for being the most
crooked presidency in American history. Money and bin Laden
connections buy impunity.
For those who dismiss any warning of how our government
has long term plans to lock up Americans who disagree with
its unconstitutional practices and policies as conspiracy
theory hocus pocus, I urge them and all American citizens to
check out a Department of Defense (DoD) document created in
February 2010 named “Internment and Resettlement Operations”
or FM-3-39.40. This document shows that with Obama in power, 
it predates the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA) he signed authorizing without warrants the military
to round up, arrest and detain American citizens, denying
access to legal representation or constitutional rights.
This document acts as undeniable evidence that in fact our
government’s sinister agenda is very real. FM-3-39.40 is a
325 page document that outlines how the DoD, FEMA, Homeland
Security, and even the United Nations together will operate
the military detention camps within US borders specifically
targeting American political dissidents for detainment.
Psychological Operations Officers will be responsible for
developing and executing indoctrination programs to reduce
and remove antagonistic attitudes as well as identifying
political activists. It calls for conditions that justify
use of lethal force, in effect killing anyone caught trying
to escape. That proves detainees are not there for benign
humanitarian disaster relief purposes. Page 260 of this
document covers the physical layout of these detainment
camps that include interrogation areas, military tribunal
areas and mortuaries. Mortuaries indicate that human deaths
are part of the facility’s function that will house up to
4000 detainees. Clearly dissidents who oppose the tyranny of
our government will be rounded up and imprisoned in these
resettlement camps. Tactics utilized at these camps may well
involve torture techniques similar to those currently used
on foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Another page
describes civilian resettlement facilities housing 8000
people that include many rows of barbed wire fence areas
within the camp as well as around the camp perimeter along
with fourteen guard towers. This proves that any American
citizen who dares to speaks out and resists our government’s
tyranny as a dissident will be locked up and incarcerated.
And with extreme surveillance and names being added daily on
watch lists, the government has been preparing and is ready
to execute this sinister plan that to most Americans is too
unimaginable. But unfortunately this document proves that
imprisonment of American dissidents in America is very real,
signed by Joyce E. Morrow, Administrative Assistant to the
Secretary of the Army John McHugh. Google them and see.   
Just as telling and alarming as civilian labor and
resettlement camps on military installations is the fact
that since 2009 the US Army actually has want ads out with a
title for those military personnel who will be employed as
prison guards at these military internment camps. The Army
is currently advertising unlimited openings for “Internment
Resettlement Specialists,” complete with a full training
program preparing these soldiers to become armed prison
guards at all the labor camps. The US prison industrial
complex and Homeland Security Department are both growing
exponentially gluttonous and dangerous. The most shuddering,
chilling thought of all is our very taxpayer dollars we
are now toiling away so hard for may inadvertently be
funding the very same prisons where we end up incarcerated.
As if the civilian inmate camps manned by military
Internment Resettlement Specialists is not shocking enough,
a bill that died in committee in 2009 as of January 2013 is
back in the House of Representatives, the National Emergency
Centers Establishment Act. It proposes that six more massive
emergency centers capable of holding thousands of people and
families be built on military installations in America for
“temporary housing under emergency situations.” What
constitutes emergency situations? President Obama and the
Director of Homeland Security will dictate those parameters.
Concerned skeptics of this massive proliferation and
privatization of detainment centers across the country
believe it is another ominous sign that proves what our
government is expecting and planning for us. Multimillion
dollar prisons for profit are not built to remain empty. So
reasons why any particular group of American citizens risk
being rounded up like the Americans who happened to be
Japanese during World War II is a mounting worry amongst
those of us who see our liberty, rights and freedom being
rapidly replaced by a tyrannical militarized police state.
In this era of pervasive invasion of privacy, internet and
drone surveillance and increasing dissident watch lists, it
is not a paranoid stretch to speculate who will be the first
group to be rounded up. To curb and/or eliminate any civil
disobedient protest, riot and looting in the streets, angry,
potentially armed citizens determined to take back their
country, any persons caught outside their homes disobeying
martial law curfew, the nation’s debtors, the chronically
unemployed, anyone who looks like an illegal alien or looks
suspicious at all, or anyone unwilling to go along with the
government’s fascist agenda, all will likely become targeted
victims. Any and all of these reasons will meet the criteria
our government sees fit to lock up American citizens. The
scenarios are really endless as to who will be selected to
end up detained indefinitely at one of these foreboding
concentration camps.
Ironically I stopped the unconstitutional practice at
West Point that had been going on for nearly two centuries.
Railroading cadets out of the academy gave higher ranking
officers the right to arbitrarily run up demerits on false
charges if they so much as did not like you and there
was nothing you could do about it... that is until I won in
court bringing in due process. Now the same thing applies to
all of us here in America. If someone higher up in the
government happens to not like you, they now possess that
same unconstitutional God-like power to round us up, throw
us in prison and there is nothing we can do about it, since
legal access when labeled an “enemy sympathizer” or even
“political dissident” no longer exists. But instead of false
charges in demerits, as a dissident it has now become false
charges branding you an enemy sympathizer simply because you
do not agree with the tyranny and fascism growing all around
us. Just as I was vocally critical of an inhumane, unjust,
totalitarian West Point system as a dissident, and paid the
price without due process being terminated from the Academy,
now with the stakes of no due process so much higher for all
of us, as dissidents our very lives can now be terminated.
Short of assassination as dissidents, the government at the
very least can indefinitely throw us in one of these prison
camps where we no longer have any legal access to due
process. Many of us aware of what has been unfolding fear
that the government will next conveniently manufacture a
national crisis in order to justify a population round-up,
using typical propaganda ploys to demonstrate how Big
Brother acts in our best interest to keep us safe, help take
care of the poor, needy and most vulnerable during national
emergencies and times of crisis.

 

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