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Operation FALCON - The USA is turning into a Police State

Politics / US Politics Feb 28, 2007 - 07:43 PM GMT

By: Mike_Whitney

Politics

On 29th June, 1934, Chancellor Adolph Hitler, accompanied by the Schutzstaffel (SS), arrived at Wiesse, where he personally arrested the leader of the Strum Abteilung (SA), Ernnst Roehm. During the next 24 hours 200 other senior SA officers were arrested on the way to Wiesse. Many were shot as soon as they were captured but Hitler decided to pardon Roehm because of his past service to the movement. However, after much pressure from Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler, Hitler agreed that Roehm should die. At first Hitler insisted that Roehm should be allowed to commit suicide but, when he refused, Roehm was shot by two SS men. (Spartacus.schoolnet.co)

Operation FALCON - The USA is turning into a Police State


Later, Hitler delivered a speech at the Reichstag in which he justified the murders of his rivals saying:

"If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the German people, and thereby I became the supreme judge of the German people. It was no secret that this time the revolution would have to be bloody; when we spoke of it we called it 'The Night of the Long Knives.' Everyone must know for all future time that if he raises his hand to strike the State, then certain death is his lot."

The Night of the Long Knives is seen by many as the turning point where Hitler made it clear that he was above the law and the supreme leader of the German people.

Operation Falcon: Blueprint for removing dissidents and political rivals

The Bush administration has carried out three massive sweeps in the last two years, rolling up more than 30,000 minor crooks and criminals, without as much as a whimper of protest from the public.

So far, not one of the more than 30,000 victims has been charged with a terror-related crime. So far, not one of the more than 30,000 victims has been charged with a terror-related crime.Operation Falcon is the clearest indication yet that the Bush administration is fine-tuning its shock-troops so it can roll up tens of thousands of people at a moment's notice and toss them into the newly-built Halliburton detention centers. This should be a red flag for anyone who cares at all about human rights, civil liberties, or simply saving his own skin. 

Operation Falcon was allegedly the brainchild of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and his counterpart in the US Marshal's office, (Director) Ben Reyna. But its roots go much deeper into the nexus of right-wing Washington think tanks where fantasies of autocratic government have a long history. The name, Falcon, is an acronym for “Federal and Local Cops Organized Nationally.” It relates to the more than 960 state, local and federal agencies which are directly involved in the administration's expansive criminal dragnets.

Typically, law enforcement agencies are protective of their own turf and wary of outside intervention. The Falcon program overrides these concerns by streamlining the information-sharing processes and setting up a chain-of-command structure that radiates from the Justice Department. This removes many of the traditional obstacles to agency interface. It also relocates the levers of power in Washington where they can be manned by members of the Bush administration.

Dictatorships require strong centralized authority and the Falcon program is a logical corollary of that ambition. It creates new inroads for Bush to assume greater control over the nationwide police-state apparatus. That alone should be sufficient reason for alarm.

The first Operation Falcon took place during the week of April 4 to April 10, 2005. According to the US Marshal's official website, “The emphasis centered on gang related crimes, homicides, crimes involving use of a weapon, crimes against children and the elderly, crimes involving sexual assaults, organized crime and drug related fugitives, and other crimes of violence.” More than 10,000 criminal suspects were arrested in a matter of days. It was the largest criminal sweep in the nation's history and, according to U.S. Marshall chief Ben Reyna, “produced the largest number of arrests ever recorded during a single initiative.” The Washington Times noted, “The sweep was a virtual clearinghouse for warrants on drug, gang, gun and sex-offender suspects nationwide.”

The emphasis was clearly on quantity not quality.

Still, this doesn't explain why state and federal agencies had to be integrated with local law enforcement simply to carry out routine police work.

More importantly, it doesn't explain why local police ignored their duty to protect the public just so they could coordinate with outside agencies. According to one report “162 accused or convicted of murder” were picked up in the first sweep. That means that the police knowingly left murderers on the street and put the public at risk while they orchestrated their raids with federal agencies?

That's irresponsible. It also suggests that there may be a more sinister motive behind the program than just ensuring public safety. The plan appears to have been devised to enhance the powers of the “unitary” executive by putting state and local law enforcement under federal supervision. Once again, it's an attempt by the administration to extend its grip to the state and local level. We saw a similar strategy unfold after Hurricane Katrina when the Bush administration used the tragedy to seize control of local police and National Guard units so they could establish de facto martial law. Troops, armored vehicles and mercenaries were deployed to New Orleans to fight lawlessness and looting even though desperate people were still stranded on their rooftops waiting for food, water and medical attention.

Operation FALCON II was another massive dragnet which covered the western half of the country and focused primarily on “violent sex offenders”. The raids took place from April 17-23, and succeeded in apprehending 9,037 alleged fugitives. The US Marshals web site boasts that the operation “took some of the country's most dangerous wanted criminals off the streets and made America's communities safer”.

Nonsense. Despite the claims of success, only 462 “violent sex crime” suspects were arrested, along with 1,094 “unregistered sex offenders” and other minor “sex crime” suspects. That leaves 7,481 suspects who were rounded up for other unrelated reasons.

Who are they and what crime did they commit? Were these drug violations, dads who were delinquent on child-support payments, traffic tickets, jay-walking?!?

7,481 people who were incarcerated are unaccounted by the government's estimate. This means that the bulk of them were probably undocumented workers who were shunted off to the INS (Immigration and Naturalization) or dispatched to Cheney's tent-city gulags in western Texas. (See: Democracy Now “Human Rights Groups Call for Closure of Texas Jail Holding Undocumented Immigrants” 2-23-07)

Similar inconsistencies appear in “Operation FALCON III, which covered the eastern half of the country from October 22 - 28, 2006.” State, local and federal police-units arrested 10,773 fugitives; including 1,659 sex offenders, 971 unregistered sex offenders, 364 gang members, 140 homicide suspects, and 3,609 drug violations. Once again, the US Marshal's official tally doesn't pencil out. This time, 4,030 extra people were rounded up without any further explanation.

Who are they and have they been charged with a crime?

Furthermore, sex offenders, drug users and gang-bangers are not what we normally consider “some of the country's most dangerous wanted criminals”. In fact, there are indications that the great majority of these people are not violent at all. For example, of the 30,110 total fugitives who were apprehended in all three Falcon sweeps, a measly 586 firearms were seized.

Clearly, the people who were arrested for the most part were not “armed and dangerous” nor were they a serious threat to public safety. They were probably just the unwitting victims of an overzealous US Marshals office and an ideologically-driven Justice Department.

So, what was the real impetus for the Falcon raids? Was it just a bean-counting exercise to see how many people would fit in the back of a Paddy-wagon or are they a dress rehearsal for future crackdowns on potential enemies of the state?

Bogus News Reports

The Falcon operation illustrates the incestuous relationship between the media and the state. They are two wings on the same plane. The Justice Department provided the TV networks with official footage of policemen and government agents raiding homes and handcuffing suspects; and the media dutifully aired the video on stations across the country. The scenes were accompanied by a reassuring commentary lauding the administration's new crime fighting strategies and linking homeland security with the nebulous war on terror.

Attorney General Gonzales told reporters, “Operation FALCON is an excellent example of President Bush's direction and the Justice Department's dedication to deal both with the terrorist threat and traditional violent crime.” He added, “This joint effort shows the commitment of our federal, state, and local partners to make our neighborhoods safer, and it has led to the highest number of arrests ever recorded for a single initiative of its kind.”

So far, not one of the more than 30,000 victims has been charged with a terror-related crime.

The media-hype surrounding the raids has been celebratory and uniform; cookie-cutter articles appeared throughout the US press (most of them unsourced) highlighting the cooperation between the divers agencies while providing an upbeat account of what amounts to police repression. Thousands of nearly identical articles appeared in the nation's newspapers which seem to have been authored by high-ranking officials at Homeland Security and protégés of George Orwell; although the difference between the two is far from certain.

Even stranger, most of the articles in the mainstream media can no longer be retrieved via a Google search. They seem to have vanished into the black-hole of Homeland propaganda.

No matter. If the media was supposed to make Gestapo-like crackdowns look like normal police operations; they succeeded admirably. Mission accomplished.

Former Governor of Louisiana, Huey Long once opined, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.” Indeed, he could have added that the corporate media will gladly provide the flag and the public relations campaign as they have with Falcon.

Falcon; new drills for a new world order

The Falcon operations can only be understood in the broader context of the ongoing assault on the constitutional system of checks and balances; including the repeal of habeas corpus, warrantless wiretaps and searches, and the use of torture.

For the last 6 years, the Bush administration has been busy dismantling the legal safeguards which protect the citizen from the arbitrary and, oftentimes, ruthless actions of the state. To that end, detention camps are being prepared by Halliburton within the U.S., secret courts have been established which deny due process of law, American citizens are arrested without charge, law enforcement is increasingly militarized, and the media has strengthened its alliance with the central government.

Additionally, in October 2006, George Bush quietly changed the Insurrection Act, which prevented the President from deploying troops inside the United States. Bush's revision effectively overturns the Posse Comitatus Act which put strict limits on the executive's power to use US troops in domestic situations. Just days earlier Bush signed a similar bill, "The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007" which gives Bush the power to take command of National Guard units across the country which are traditionally under the control of the state governors.

Without fanfare, Bush has taken control of all armed forces and militias inside and outside of the country and now has a monopoly on all the state-sanctioned tools of organized violence. It's a coup that could never have succeeded without the tacit cooperation of the media.

Bush is now free to declare martial law in response to a natural disaster, a pandemic or a terrorist attack. The congress is powerless to stop him.

Also, Bush recently signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which allows the president to arbitrarily declare citizens and non citizens “enemy combatants” and imprison them indefinitely without charge. The new law gives Bush the authority to disregard the Geneva Conventions and the 8th amendment's ban on “cruel and unusual” punishment and apply “harsh interrogation” which may include torture. The act effectively repeals habeas corpus, the cornerstone of American jurisprudence and the Bill of Rights.

The Military Commissions Act cannot coexist with the US Constitution; the two are mutually exclusive.

The Military Commissions Act, The John Warner Defense Authorization Act, the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, and the myriad presidential signing statements have conferred absolute power on George Bush. The question is whether or not some incident will arise that will persuade Bush to use his extraordinary new powers.

General Tommy Franks predicted that a “massive, casualty producing event” might cause “our population to question our own Constitution and begin to militarize our country;” a scenario that many see as likely now.

Is that it? Will another terrorist attack provide the rationale for overturning republican government and declaring martial law?

If so, then we should know what to expect.

According to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) it would mean “the suspension of the normal functions of civilian government, implying the cancellation or postponement of state and federal elections.” (Global Research) It would also “close public and government facilities not critical for continuity of essential operations.” (FEMA)

Northern Command would assume control and under “the classified 'Continuity of Government” (COG) Operations Plan' a secret 'shadow government' would become functional, redeploying key staff to secret locations.” (Global Research)

Also, “all forms of public gatherings or citizen's protests which question the legitimacy of the emergency procedures and the installation of a police state” would be banned. The military would be deployed to carry out “police and judicial” functions.

Martial law in the US would be applied with the utmost attention to public sensibilities and perceptions, avoiding the garish display of force we see in Iraq. It would be a “kinder and gentler” martial law with a limited number of military personnel on the streets (just enough to remind us that things have changed) and an emphasis on “preemptive” policing operations. (Expect Falcons' 4, 5 and 6 etc) It would probably be disguised by a carefully crafted public relations campaign and a predictably cheery moniker, such as, “The Security Enhancement and Homeland Fortification Act”. The possibilities are limitless.

The Bush administration is also prepared if some unforeseen tragedy befalls congress, like another anthrax attack.

In fact, the American Enterprise Institute, to which the Bush team is closely aligned, has already "issued proposals for the operation of Congress following a catastrophic terrorist attack". They advocate the "APPOINTING" of individuals to the House of Representatives "to fill the seats of dead or incapacitated members, a first in American history" "The Continuity of Government Commission is self-commissioned', its members being neither elected nor appointed by any government body and mostly made up of professional lobbyists". ( Read the whole article ) (Coincidentally, Newsweek article “White House Rehearses for Domestic Attack” 2-23-07; “The White House is staging a high-level exercise Saturday to test responses to the prospect of a massive domestic terrorist attack.” These drills are a critical part of the C.O.G. regimen dating back to the Reagan administration)

According to the AEI's plan, the future United States congress will be comprised of lobbyists and industry representatives. What else would one expect from an organization that believes that corporate interests should determine policy?

These are the chilling precedents which have paved the way for further government lawlessness and abuse. They foreshadow the ominous transition from representative government to autocratic rule; from inalienable rights to martial law.

The Falcon operations are just a small part of this larger paradigm. The program is not designed for rounding up minor crooks and drug dealers, (which no one really cares about anyway) but for removing leftists, dissidents and political rivals. These are the real targets. The power of the state is measured in terms of how effectively it defeats or eliminates its enemies. And, the Bush administration has shown a remarkable aptitude for crushing its rivals.

The Crawford Fuehrer

One day, after a particularly savage domestic purge; we can expect President Bush to stride to the presidential podium and reiterate the same words that were uttered by his German predecessor 60 years ago:

"If anyone reproaches me and asks why I did not resort to the regular courts of justice, then all I can say is this: In this hour I was responsible for the fate of the American people, and thereby I became the supreme judge of the American people….Everyone must know for all future time that if he raises his hand to strike the State, then certain death is his lot."

By Mike Whitney

Email: fergiewhitney@msn.com

Mike is a well respected freelance writer living in Washington state, interested in politics and economics from a libertarian perspective.


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Comments

Patrick Sullivan
23 Jul 07, 14:45
Nuclear War

When the population figures out that the nuclear "Trigger," has been pulled on us all, he and his simple band of nuclear armed genocidal cannibals will be in for a real ride on the back of the tiger.

Many of the high level members of the Anglo-Zionist terrorist network, have already fled to avoid capture by American forces. Many more ARE IN THE UNDERGROUND HOPING AGAINST HOPE, TO GET A FULL BLOWN NUCLEAR EXTERMINATION OF HUMANITY UNDERWAY.

It is a big one boys and girls, and should be interesting to see how this is all going to unfold.

When the armed slaves of the state realize that they have themselves have already been exterminated, they may no longer carry out operations such as Falcon.

They may be more usefully employed in the arrest of the militarists, who have turned us into the "Living Dead."


Zack
23 Jul 07, 18:14
The USA Is Becoming a Police State

Here is a web page that review the evidence

of a police state:

http://home.comcast.net/~plutarch/PoliceState.html


Max
23 Jul 07, 18:34
Maybe we need a dictator

At first this all shocked me, but maybe we need it. The normal Germans probably supported Hitler for the same reason. Sick of the depravity. We deserve what we get - sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.


silverbullet
23 Jul 07, 18:44
laws

I guess this all go's with the 07/17/07 laws he put in force ...


bilbo
23 Jul 07, 20:37
NWO - World War III - Revolution

If this all happens, everybody has to answer the call of duty and kill this kind of goverment and especialy all owner of the FED. Immediately!

Why? Cause the last great depression ended with the beginning of WW2. Today it will become WW3.


Boris
23 Jul 07, 20:55
The USA is turning into a Police State

People have the "government" that they deserve!


Jaye
23 Jul 07, 23:06
The Falcon and the Snowman

We must follow Hitler's example to realize what the Neocons will do after the next staged or real Terror attack.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

The Neocons do not have a free thinker in the whole group, thus they will do exactly like Hitler but with No Jewish persecution. The book the "Turner Diaries" will also show some good tactics they will use I.E. Arrests, Propaganda, Gun confiscation, Concentration Camps, ETC., ETC. The Book "the Turner Diaries" MINUS THE RACISM will also show the tactics that will return our country back to the (G)reatly (D)esigned piece of paper!

Frankly I am surprised that any one actually cares or even tries to find out what the plan is after the next Terror attack but I do not even need to see it, to know what is in it and how it will fail.

Shalom. Sincerely,

jfele@ aol .com

http://www.newhouse.com/congressman-denied-access-to-post-attack-government-continuity-plans.html


Bryan
24 Jul 07, 00:11
Boris in a way is right

Boris's comment in a way is right. We put this on ourselves and I will tell you why.

Do you ever read the small letters on any contract you sign? Do most of you even read the news or even take the time to see if its fact or fiction? (this one directed mostly to new Americans a.k.a Foreigners)

Do most of you even care what happens here or are you just here for a ride and then you'll bail? You can look this up if you like a quote you should know from our forefathers Benjamin Franklin "Any society that would give up a little Liberty for some Security will deserve neither and lose both."

Like Max said, we reap what we sow.


g Anton
24 Jul 07, 00:49
Christianity and Christian Practice

Let us Christians take a clue from Buddhisum. In Buddisum, the important thing is not what you believe (or profess to believe), it's your practice (e.g. what you do) that's important. Let's look at the words of a song that most of us were taught in childhood, and that is very basic to Americanism (at least, at the words as I remember them), and then compare them with what's gong on in America today.

My Father, God to thee

Author of liberty

Of thee I sing

Land where my fathers died

Land of the pilgram's pride

From every mountain side

Let sweet freedom ring

Let freedom swell the breeze

And ring from all the trees

Great God our King!

Yes, God is our king, and not George Bush. George Bush professes to be a Christian, but he acts as if he is a disciple of the dark one, sent here to use all the sinful mechanisms of the dark one to deprive us of our God given liberty and freedom, Many men far wiser that I have addressed this problem, saying things (and meaning them) like "the cost of liberty is eternal vigilance" and "give me liberty or give me death". What are we going to do?


Dave
24 Jul 07, 01:08
Americans are in Trouble !

Many US citzens realize that the whip is about to come down on them....the problem is that so many more people in the country have been dumbed down and have no idea. "You" have bought the farm, the lies and the pure BS

Always remember... "Talk" isn't "cheap", as the old saying goes,...its absolutely free! and you are hooked on the "talk" , the "message" the media..."if its on NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC it must be real and truthful"...riiiggghhtttt.

Put your seatbelts on folks....you are in for a VERY rough ride... and you have let "them" build that ride for you and you have let them make you pay for it and you and only you have let them strap and buckle you in...oh and by the way...unfortunately the buckle doesn't open.

Now you will pay the ultimate price...God bless and good luck...you WILL need it I'm afraid.


911WAIJ
24 Jul 07, 04:17
MAY DAY MAY DAY

Do any of you know how to survive what is coming next?

It's simple. You can't. It's already too late in the game folks.

Don't store food, or move to a bunker. It's all over but the crying. There is nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. They have us completely surrounded.

"We have them just where we want them. Don't let any of them get away"

When you here these words being broadcast from a loudspeaker on a lazy Saturday morning, you will know it is time.

"Attention, attention, attention, This is is the United States Military. We are here to help you. Please remain calm. Remain in your homes a curfew is in effect. If you have a firearm please put a white sheet in your window. Please remain calm, we are only here to protect you.

Attention, attention, attention,...... and so the hummer slowly drives up your quiet little street.

Your gun collection and your 5 year supply of food just became collectors items and extra rations for the troops.

Do yourself a favor. If you still have power, make yourself a nice breakfast with your family at the table. It will probably be one of the last things you will be able to do as you reel from the shock internally as to what is going to happen next.

Scramled eggs are best, when you can't stop shaking.

Good Night Amerika

It was quite a ride.....


Mike Easton
24 Jul 07, 07:34
Operation Falcon

Thanks for showing the courage to write such an informative article. In the coming months, I think we'll all need to show a little steel in our spine!


Shankar
24 Jul 07, 08:09
The USA has turned into a Police State

A national emergency:

LAW OF THE LAND

Bush grants presidency extraordinary powers

Directive for emergencies apparently gives authority without congressional oversight

President Bush has signed a directive granting extraordinary powers to the office of the president in the event of a declared national emergency, apparently without congressional approval or oversight.

The “National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive” was

signed May 9, notes Jerome R. Corsi in a WND column.

It was issued with the dual designation of NSPD-51, as a National Security Presidential Directive, and HSPD-20, as a Homeland Security Presidential Directive.

The directive establishes under the office of the president a new national continuity coordinator whose job is to make plans for “National Essential Functions” of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments,

as well as private sector organizations to continue functioning under the president’s directives in the event of a national emergency.

“Catastrophic emergency” is loosely defined as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”

It says the president can assume the power to direct any and all government and business activities until the emergency is declared over.

The directive says the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, currently Frances Fragos Townsend

, would be designated as the national continuity coordinator.

Corsi says the directive makes no attempt to reconcile the powers created for the national continuity coordinator with the National Emergency Act

,

which requires that such proclamation “shall immediately be transmitted to the Congress and published in the Federal Register.”

A Congressional Research Service study notes the National Emergency Act sets up Congress as a balance empowered to “modify, rescind, or render dormant” such emergency authority if Congress believes the president has acted inappropriately.

But the new directive appears to supersede the National Emergency Act by creating the new position of national continuity coordinator without any specific act of Congress authorizing the position, Corsi says.

The directive also makes no reference to Congress and its language appears to negate any requirement that the president submit to Congress a determination that a national emergency exists.

It suggests instead that the powers of the directive can be implemented without any congressional approval or oversight.

Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke affirmed to Corsi the Homeland Security Department would implement the requirements of the order under Townsend’s direction.

The White House declined to comment on the directive.”

The United States, on May 9th, 2007, in absolute silence, have turned into a dictatorship.

worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55825


Jim Williams
24 Jul 07, 08:39
Fulfillment of Prophecy

Anyone who has watched bible prophecy should not be surprised. Every day we can see more clearly how itis being fulfilled.I believe it is the duty of every profeesing christian to tell people how to prepare for what is coming.


Roshi
24 Jul 07, 09:02
Too late, buckos

Errors: First of all, Bush's German counterpart spelled his name "Adolf."

Secondly, the first test roundup occurred during Ashcroft's watch.

Thirdly, this has been in the works since the Reagan administration, when development began on software to track every individual in the country in realtime (it's called "Promis").

Fourth, they're not going to do anything until the rank-and-file military or at least a significant fraction of it can be counted on to support the coup, which is why Bush spends so much time giving speeches at bases, and why they are salting the command structure with fundamentalists. (Alternately, they will have to neutralize "disloyal" units somehow --- ground war in Iran?) The Civil War shows citizens, even comparably armed, have no chance against the military/economic power of Uncle Sam. ...

As a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Texas once said xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Anthony
24 Jul 07, 10:03
Never, Never Surrender

It's hard to believe the defeatist comments on this board.

The United States is a country of 300 million people. There are many US citizens who are aware of what is coming and there are many more who are waking up to the awful truth every day. And this number includes serving members of the military, veterans, militia groups and patriotic gun owners throughout the country.

If this terrible scenario becomes reality, I hope that many, many thousands of Americans will resist, especially in the US military.

There are hundreds of thousands of US servicemen and women serving their country throughout the world. Are they all going to blindly follow a treasonous government that murders its own citizens?

I hope not. I pray that patriotic Americans will stand firm in the face of tyranny and resist.

Never, Never Surrender!

God bless, inspire and protect you all!



24 Jul 07, 10:05
Doing Nothing ?

my only thought is... why are we sitting here talking about it? On our butts... until the last moments and it really is too late... they're building their army..


A Lady of Scotland
24 Jul 07, 10:17
Bush Dictatorship

Patrick Henry said," Give me Liberty or give me death!" We need Patrick Henrys in this hour more than ever.


EdintheDesert
24 Jul 07, 12:28
Bush Dictatorship et al

Abraham LIncoln signed Executive Order #1 and used it to send troops south to return the legislators TO congress in DC. Ever since that time, Congress is sitting at the pleasure of the President..

Ever since that time, every single president quietly has further ratified Executive Order #1 which established martial law.

That is why a cop can commandeer your car to chase someone. Martial Law enables that.

We have been deceived by every single president since Lincoln, thinking we are safe but in reality we have always been under Martial Law since Lincoln's time.

Difference now is that it comes out in the open.

Yes, we are 300million strong but most are asleep and/or are wimps to whatever an authority figure says.

Several years ago it was revealed that recruits at the 29 Palms Marine base were asked if they could fire on Americans if orderd. Now just why do you think they'd ask that question? To figure out how to use the troops to enslave and ensnare us.

All the gated communities, prevalent in many cities now, are perfect means of segregating and containing populations.

We have been walking into this for a long time and most of us have been ignorant and unaware of the bigger picture. Some of us have had our eyes wide open for a long time.

So many times the response of my friends has been akin to "Sheesh, I have enough trouble minding my own business with the job, or lack of it, my kids and house and property, don't ask me to worry about what the governmentis doing." Well, soon you won't have to worry, the government will run your life for you.

Political Correctness was used to set the stage for the thought police and that is now playing out all over the country as people are being charged for what they think or say.

We are moving into a phase of unprecedented government overt control. I will not be surprised if the expected attack in the US comes just in time to have Bush suspend national elections and install himself as President for life. It is coming.


sisterdebmac
24 Jul 07, 12:41
UK has most surveilance in the world

...how this article comes from the country that is the most surveiled in history. Pot calling the kettle black much?

Maybe you Brits had better start to wake up too.

I don't dispute anything you said. I've been reading about this stuff for 11 years. It just strikes me as a bit strange that an article about the coming American police state would come out of the UK, which for all intents and purposes already "looks" like a police state today.


Illuminasty
24 Jul 07, 13:06
The ONLY solution..

...is education. It is the civic & patriotic duty of every single person who can see the truth to put every effort into educating those who cannot or who refuse to see the truth. Those who are aware of the facts but do nothing, because "people just don't want to know" are as guilty of treason as the US Government, for turning a blind eye to a crime makes one an accessory to that crime. And the threat to the very future of humanity (no exaggeration) is so dire that it is our duty as members of the human race to dedicate our lives if necessary to making others aware.

I am not American. I don't even live in America. However my girlfriend does, and she is American. I have been to America many many times, so I know what American people are like. And I know that many many Americans simply refuse to believe the size of the problem - for to do so would entail a self-examination which few people are willing to go through. For instance, without meaning to be insulting to my American friends, Americans are THE most brainwashed people on the planet, for they firmly believe they are highly educated and sophisticated people, little realising that that opinion is one they have been CONDITIONED to hold. Americans are NOT highly educated; they are very effectively indoctrinated. One has to look no further than the OTT jingoistic nationalism spouted by so many Americans when they perceive "their country" is under threat. Sadly, nationalism is one of mankind's biggest evils - on a par with religion, which is nothing more than a mechanism of control.

The sad thing is, I fully expect Americans now to attack me for "hating America and Americans". However, nothing could be further from the truth. What I DO dislike about America and Americans is the way that Americans refuse to even CONSIDER they could somehow be wrong as far as such things go. After all, the US media tells Americans on a practically daily basis how great their education system is, and Americans, tragically addicted to TV, lap it up.

Turn the TV off, America, and educate yourselves! You should be able to see by now that a lot of what "conspiracy theorists" have been shouting about for years and years is in fact not conspiracy THEORY but conspiracy FACT. How far do you need to look to see that the Bush Administration is actively conspiring to turn the USA into a police state? If a conspiracy on that scale can actually be happening, doesn't that then also mean that other massive conspiracies could happen? Like, for instance, the fact that the Federal Reserve and the whole central banking scam in general is one of the biggest frauds ever perpetrated? Like the fact that all of the evidence points to 9/11 having been arranged by the US Government? Like the fact that the New World Order agenda of World Government is real? Like the fact that, as things stand, the USA will cease to exist in a little over 2 years time when the North American Union is unveiled?

Educate yourselves, America - before it is too late. If it is not already. Read some history to find out HOW the USA arrived where it is today - for it is in the past that the solutions to the future become apparent.

Peace & prosperity to all humanity...


Easy sister...
24 Jul 07, 13:09
To Sisterdebmac

Yes, we in the UK are aware of this too. But the UK is nowhere near as far along the road as the USA. I can tell you this having lived in both countries for some time.

No-one is insulting the USA, Sisterdebmac, as your comment "pot calling the kettle black much" seems to indictate you believe. It is sad that such articles have to come from other places, but then, there are few media outlets in the USA that have the courage to write such studies.

Therefore, the REASON that such articles have to come from elsewhere in the Global Village is exactly BECAUSE the USA is more of a police state than you imagine!!


Justin_O_Guy
24 Jul 07, 16:35
The Police State

I keep seeing posts telling me "Many Americans see what is happening & are preparing, yadda yadda,, BUT, I talk to people & I can see that the majority are no where near awake.

IF it is true that the American people are waking up, then the presidential race would only have 1 candidate with 2 nickels to rub together. That would be Ron Paul, because all the otheres are part of the same criminal conspiracy that has us in the shape we are in. I(f I walk out & start talking tp people about the laws G.W. is in conflict with I get raised eyebrows.

Folks, if we can't get these average people to stop worshipping Limbaugh, Hannity, O'reilly & the others & start reading how things are supposed to be & why the Federal Reserve is Illegal & stop wasting their lives watching sports & GET involved in reality, we doint stand a chance.

When I get to the detention center, before I am killed IF I hear anyone talking about sports I am gonna wring their damned neck!


Vote for Ron Paul
24 Jul 07, 23:12
Vote for Ron Paul

Justin_O_Guy, well said.

Many of you are insisting that those who are not 'prepared' are too late. No one know when the SHTF, so let's at least try to help out those who have no idea what they may be up against.

First, you must have some sort of supply and storage of water as well as food. As funny as it may sound, if your local grocer one day decides to impose rations or food gets too expensive, better yet, all the food from your local grocer dissapears, what will you do?

Next, have disposable cash on hand for an emergency. Expect your currency to inflate and become even more worthless. It will come to a point that US Dollar may in fact be perceived as a worthless piece of paper. Unfortunately this is what it is and most are unaware of it.

Third, get out of debt. Any type of debt will be a financial disaster when people begin losing their jobs. Your mortgaged real and personal property WILL be taken from you.

Fourth, if possible, buy silver and gold as soon as possible. This will be a store of value and will carry you over when the US Dollar collapses.

Lastly, and what might be the most important, vote for Ron Paul.

We face this uncertain future because of the neo-liberals and neo-cons socialistic policies imposed throughout the last decades. See through the lies and fallacies.. a socialized health care system, socialized education system, socialized tax system, socialized monetary system, have brought us where we are today.

We are treading down the paths of Communistic Soviet Union and Fascist Germany!

America deserves Liberty!

VOTE RON PAUL!


The End
25 Jul 07, 00:23
Resist Martial Law?

How many Americans will resist martial law? How many will take up arms to do so? Will they be able to organize effectively?

This is what we get for focusing our culture on high-tech toys & commercials & celebrity gossip. We've allowed ourselves to be so dumbed-down that Americans are disconnected from the bigger picture that they're embeddeded in. They think politics is 'boring' and has nothing to do with their lives.


Victoria
25 Jul 07, 00:52
More are awake than you think

More people are awake than you think. Just look at the tremendous grass roots effort the Ron Paul supporters have accomplished so far, without any instruction from anybody and without fear. So many have jumped on Ron Pauls bandwagon because they know something is wrong and what he speaks about sounds so right.

This is especially true with our youth and they are telling their parents. So, just because all your neighbors are not shouting out from the rooftops that Bush Cheney et al are criminals, most know. They are just quiet and biding their time. Most people dont know what to do though. It will be up to us to point the way. Everyone in the know should be organizing small neighborhood meetings and if you dont know how to speak, you can show Freedom to Fascism and other videos that will speak for you. Then have a question and answer session to elaborate and make a plan for when TSHTF.

V


Nadeem_Walayat
25 Jul 07, 01:38
UK Politik

The UK is also moving along the route to a police state, and yes there are excessive cctv cameras. Governments tend to follow the US, and lag by a number of years in degree of implementation.

But, generally in the UK, we do not fear our politicians or the state, in fact the politicians / government tend to fear the people, which is how it should be!

Offcourse in the UK the degree of fear on either party depends on the size of the goverments majority.

Large majorities tend to produce bad, arrogant, abusive governments in the UK. Hence following GW Bush into Iraq on out and out lies.

Also another factor is that we have yet to have any one quite as bad as George Bush as Prime Minister :)


Ben
25 Jul 07, 13:02
US Becoming a Police State

About time the laws are enforced! Its been too lax. And those protesting it on this page...so I assume you are for criminal illegal drug gangs running the streets, pediphiles, and foreign people who have over stayed their visas..etc.

The laws are there and always have been. They are finally being enforced. Many of you complaining here aren't even from this country. Lets watch your country lose 3000 people in a single blow and watch your economy shake at its foundations afterwards. What would you do then?

I know what you would do...you would kiss them on the lips, take a position of weakness, and try to be their friend...next thing you would convert to their religion and sell out your families. It wouldn't matter who was in office...George Bush...Bill Clinton...Ronald Regan...you folks have been saying the same thing for the last 25 years and will with whoever the United State elects.

Some of you Brits and French should be thankful for the United States...you would be speaking German right now if it wasnt' for us.

Now return the favor!


James Bramblett
25 Jul 07, 19:39
U.S> becoming a police state.

To my American brothers and sisters, Stand up now! write the papers and our president and our congressmen... Let them know you will die in the streets before you bend to the to the tyrants.

Remember Ben Franklin said and I am paraphrasing " anyone who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither"

And Greywolf said "I would rather die with the Constitution in my fist then live with shackles on my feet..


King Roy of the Piedmont
26 Jul 07, 07:33
What a bunch of LOONIES !!!

What a bunch of fear mongering loonies! And do you think George Jr. set all this up to hand it over to her Highness Hillary?

The demise of the U.S.A. will come from the Mexican invasion aided by those who sponsor them, PERIOD.


Illuminasty
26 Jul 07, 09:46
To Ben

Ben, your whole comment displays the sad depths of your brainwashing.

We should be thankful to the United States... for what, exactly?

For the fact that the USA funded the Nazis right from the start?

For the fact that without the sale of tetra-ethyl lead from Standard Oil in London the Luftwaffe would have been unable to conduct a single air operation throughout World War 2?

For the fact that the Bush family sold Hitler a large proportion of his steal? For the fact that the USA sold Germany up to 80% of their oil?

"Return the favour"?!?!

No favour is enough for America.

No sacrifice will ever be enough to assuage the inhumanity of the military industrial complex - and you, sadly will one day come to realise this as you, your family and everyone you know live in abject poverty and fear of each other whilst your country not-so-gradually morphs into the very Nazi Germany you think the rest of us should be grateful to you for saving us from!


Jeff
27 Jul 07, 16:32
Conspiracy Theories

If anyone really believed this was true, the market would not be breaking 14000. Everyone would be buying gold and moving out of the country.


Norman
28 Jul 07, 01:17
Dow Falling, Gold Buying

You need to do some research Jeff.

The assets have been inflated due to central banks printing money as evidenced by money supply raging ahead in double figures.

All this money is flowing into assets.


American Patriot
10 Aug 07, 13:02
KING GEORGE BUSH

George W. Bush is now the King of America. He is the most powerful US President of all time.

To the person who asked if Bush has accrued all of this power just to hand it all over to Hillary - don't be so silly.

George Bush knows what his family have known for generations. He will be the LAST President of the United States.

There will be no election in November 2008. There will be no first woman President, or no first black President. You must be joking.

Bush has every available means at his disposal to cancel the election. He can simply launch nuclear attacks on Iran. He can stage another "9/11". He can stir up riots in the streets. He can unleash biological and chemical weapons in American streets. He can use every form of high technology to pretend that America is "once again under threat." But he isn't going to leave the White House in January 2009.

I would like to make a bet with all Americans who think this is all a loony tunes conspiracy theory. If Bush is still in office in February 2009, then will you start to make preparations for how you are going to live under the Bush dictatorship?

You have 19 months to wait...


One.....
28 Aug 07, 19:55
You are all crazy

you are all crazy!!

Crazy for putting these comments up here!!

You Know that we are all being monitored and that all of you will be the first targets of the round-up squads!!! Except Ben.

He will be cheering until the solders punch him in the face and order him back into his stall, I mean house. Then as you are all carted away he will think " damn , Who will be next?"

Our government has been corrupted since it's inception!! Do you people even know that the freemasons started our country?

You think they left? You think they haven't been involved in the erosion of our society? Our morals? Our very SOUL as a nation?

Wake up people!!!

It is ALL lies and propaganda!!!!

ALL of it!!!

Why else would they start you pledging yourself to the flag in KINDERGARTEN!?!?!?

Propaganda!!!!

I will be out in the sticks in a third world country when the shit hits the fan!!!


Richard M. Nixon
15 Sep 07, 01:13
Bush & Tyranny

George W. Bush is INHUMAN. This piece of EVIL will be worse than Adolf Hitler when he really gets started.

Bush is COMPLETE evil. A killer, a sociopath, and a tyrant. There is nothing but human garbage in the White House.

America has been handed over to evil. Wait and see how many people are rounded up and killed.

Bush is the personification of human corruption of the worst kind.

It is important to remember that martial law in the US will be enforced by the THREE MILLION foreign troops that have been brought into the USA under the guise of United Natons training programs. These foreign troops have no hesitation in shooting Americans. Many of them cannot wait for Martial Law to begin…so you can forget about Blackwater. Blackwater is the “Revolutionary Guard” of the top players in all of this. They are the REAL Secret Service.

The question of whether Dubya and his neocon filth brigade will contrive to see the 2008 elections cancelled should be approached from that of Dubya’s own self-interest. In other words, what would YOU do, if you were Dubya? Would you really just stand down, and give up all that power you have deliberately accumulated, to somebody else? Would you step down, and risk all forms of prosecutions for everything from illegal wiretapping, war crimes, war profiteering, abuse of power, and a host of offenses against the United States Constitution?

Folks, you will all soon realize that as far as anything even resembling Constitutional government in America is concerned - IT’S ALL OVER.

You will realize all of this within the next 15 months. In fifteen months time, you will have seen what REAL terrorism is, and this time you really will be TERRIFIED. You will have been gripped with the first of a series of STAGED events that are carefully designed to terrify all of mankind into accepting a new type of government.

People who are involved with establishing new forms of government are ALWAYS prepared to kill on a mass scale to achieve their ends. It makes no difference whether the new government system is to be communist, democratic, or a fascist dictatorship. They always firmly believe that their cause must be fulfilled, no matter how much killing has to be done.

What is really happening is that we are in the middle of the establishing of a new empire. George Bush is the chosen emperor - so you might just as well get used to having this filthy piece of trailer park trash as President because he will still be President in 2010. And don’t forget - you were warned.

If you want to know just HOW dangerous these people really are, do a Google search on - Family Security Matters Bush Dictatorship.

This is what they say:

“If President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while terrifying American enemies.

He could then follow Caesar’s example and use his newfound popularity with the military to wield military power to become the first permanent president of America, and end the civil chaos caused by the continually squabbling Congress and the out-of-control Supreme Court.

President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq, who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and becoming ruler of the world?”

You can research this matter for yourself. Simply Google this phrase: Family Security Matters Bush Dictatorship (or just click this link -

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Family+Security+Matters+Bush+Dictatorship&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJLVmabuKZE


Nancy Botwin
04 Nov 07, 08:58
May I make a correction, please?

Thanks to the writer of this article. I've used it many times to help people understand what is going on in America. The following quote wasn't made by Huey Long, however. It is from the book "It Can't Happen Here" By Sinclaire Lewis written in 1935. It's a great book and will blow your mind! Have a good one...

“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American flag.” Indeed, he could have added that the corporate media will gladly provide the flag and the public relations campaign as they have with Falcon.


j guillen
01 Jul 08, 01:44
Operation Falcon- What are u thinking?

What are you guys thinking? I am almost ashamed to be called an American. I have served in the military I have friends who have died in the military. My grandfather and father have fought in wars and battles to protect your rights to say what you so freely say on this site.

I participated in Operation Falcon twice and have arrested many felons prior to and in between, and today. You dont have to like our president but the idea of having one is great. Imagine bad mouthing a dictator from another country. What do you think would happen to you? To your wife? To your kids?


neon
04 Jul 08, 10:50
cryptic memo? or "Made On Monday Statue"?

The National Guard honored President Bush with a life-size bust at a gala ceremony in Washington, DC.

The inscription noting the duration of Bush's presidential term doesn't read "2001-2009." It reads "2001-BLANK." In other words, the statue says he's going to be president from 2001 through infinity! Everyone knows that Bush is supposed to leave office in January of 2009.

see for yourself: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/president-bush-forever_b_15375.html

I am quite sure a bunch of people will scream tinfoil hatter on this link. Still... is a picture still worth a thousand words in this world of propaganda?

you decide.


Gene
27 Jul 08, 15:59
Where will the troops come from to execute the plan?

A recent article shows that Bush has negotiated with Canada

(and they agreed) that if there is an "emergency" Canadian

troops will be allowed to enter the US to "assist" the US government in controlling the the US population.

King George and his buddies have everything covered.

What I cannot believe is how easy it was to "brainwash" our

elected representatives to give him all of the power he needs to carry out his plan.

I agree that the plan will be executed late this year to avoid a new President elect from taking office.


Dox
26 Oct 08, 12:28
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nelson
20 Aug 09, 10:58
ghana

well criminal's are not only in your country but in ghana and i am telling you that about100pec of them can still i am telling the usa plice that they should be alert for war because they are fgood in aressting the tives thank you for you understanding good bye and thank you hope to hear from you soon


quash
10 Oct 09, 20:07
How you like me now?

Well, it's 2009 and Bush left office and Obama has allowed FALCON to do it's thing again.

And yet America is still free...


banks
28 Jul 10, 17:03
Meet the new boss...same as the old boss

so its 2010... Obama hasn't closed GITMO...rendition continues...DHS, DoD, CIA, NSA etc. all growing MORE enormous...Prompt Global Strike program on FFWD by Obama...Obama OKs the assassination of U.S. citizens for "terrorist activity" ...FEMA setting up "camps" with razorwire and sniper towers around the U.S.

WAKE UP AMERICA!


Sweelslig
19 May 12, 09:31
Germany

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