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Friday, December 16, 2005

Find them, search them, jail them

Anti-war and anti-nuclear protestors are dangerous, according to the Pentagon:

"Earlier this week NBC News exposed the existence of a secret Pentagon database to track intelligence gathered inside the United States. The database including information on dozens of anti-war protests and rallies particularly actions targeting military recruiting.

"The list included: counter-military recruiting meetings held at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Forth, Florida. Anti-nuclear protests staged in Nebraska on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki. An anti-war protest organized by military families outside Fort Bragg in North Carolina. And a rally in San Diego to support war resister Pablo Parades. The Pentagon database described all of these events as threats.

"The documents obtained by NBC also indicate the Pentagon is now conducting surveillance at protests and possibly monitoring Internet traffic. One Pentagon briefing document stamped "secret" concluded: "[W]e have noted increased communication and encouragement between protest groups using the [I]nternet." The same document indicated the military is tracking who is attending protests in part by keeping records on cars seen at protests."

After all, military families against the war are terrorists just waiting to explode at Wal-Mart.

13 Comments:

Blogger Shabadoo said...

Wouldn't exploding one's self at Wal-Mart just be a legitimate act of resistance against the American military-industrial complex, a la the Iraqi insurgency, which you applaud so regularly?

Friday, December 16, 2005 6:04:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

That's what he meant. The Baghdad Walmart.

Friday, December 16, 2005 6:45:00 pm  
Blogger Pete's Blog said...

A similar example of extracurricular internal spying occured during the later Nixon years 1972-5. The FBI basically refused to do illegitimate surveillance of anti-war protesters so the Whitehouse asked the CIA to do it. Way outside the CIA's external charter.

The CIA and Nixon were savaged for this indiscretion.

Its looks like the the FBI may again be refusing to do a President's dirty work. Funnily enough the (Defense) Department of a former Nixon official (Rumsfeld) is doing the work of a police state.

How history (and the same villians) repeats itself.

Friday, December 16, 2005 8:09:00 pm  
Blogger Wadard said...

It is suitable to remind ourselves how even John Lennon was considered worthy of surveillance during Vietnam.

I like your blog big fella!

Friday, December 16, 2005 9:03:00 pm  
Blogger Wadard said...

Wouldn't exploding one's self at Wal-Mart just be a legitimate act of resistance against the American military-industrial complex, a la the Iraqi insurgency, which you applaud so regularly?

Shabadoo - that smacks of conflation, and therefore not worth getting yourself upset about. I doubt Haliburton get their supplies from Wal-Mart .... but you never know.

Friday, December 16, 2005 9:10:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Wadard said...
Shabadoo - that smacks of conflation

Ohhh Wadard, upi have no idea of what Shabadoo is capable of. Conflation, deflation, inflation, degredation, insulation, segregation, manipulation, mal-administration ... but most commonly - defication .... all of the verbal variety of course (thankfully). Shabadoo is not so much a doer as a doorjam of the Right.

And you haven't met Ibrahamav yet - the grandmaster of the moonbats.

Friday, December 16, 2005 11:49:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Eddie just doesn't like being proven a fool. It's his way of getting back.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:38:00 am  
Blogger Human said...

If I have not got on the watch list yet it would surprise me. As an enemy of Torture, Murder and Hostage taking I'am a threat to the War Pigs. I have sent numerous letters to a multitude of Officers at the Pentagon to Mutiny in a non-violent way. In addition I have urged the Troops to do the same. I have handed out flyers outside Recruitment centers, pasted the window of one with the child victims of the illegal and immoral American-Iraq War(an early morning raid) and participated in 5 demonstrations.
Today I will write SOD Rumsfeld to make sure I'am on the list. I'am a threat. To everything this gang of Fascists stands for.
Peace.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 4:43:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

You're not on any list because you are of no importance. You've been classified as a joke.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:21:00 am  
Blogger Human said...

Ibrahamav- Just by your contradictory statement I can tell you have not sought or received the help you need. Do not be afraid Ibrahamav. There are people to help you. Please for at least the sake of your family get the help you so desperately need.
Peace.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:36:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Contradictory? Hardly. You are a joke. That is why you are not on any list of concern.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:28:00 pm  
Blogger Rich Bowden said...

Congratulations Human on your committment to non-violent protest, I applaud you.

Peace to you too mate...

Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:48:00 pm  
Blogger Human said...

Thank you Mr. Bowden. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2005 7:57:00 am  

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