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NYPD Says Homegrown Terror Threat Mounting

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 12:56 PM
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I wasn't quite sure where to post this so hopefully it is in the right area.

As I read this article I couldn't help but be influenced by some thoughts of others here at ATS that the government is conditioning us for the next phase in eroding our liberties as citizens.

It is very disturbing what this article discusses and I may be going off the deep end on this one but it sure feels like a next step to me...

Check it out, I would love to see other members give their analysis of this report.




STORY

People in the U.S. who quietly band together and adopt radical ways - not just established overseas terrorist groups like al-Qaida - pose a serious threat to the American's security, a new police analysis has concluded.

The New York Police Department report released Wednesday describes a process in which young men - often legal immigrants from the Middle East who are frustrated with their lives in their adopted country - adopt a philosophy that puts them on the path to violence and attacking civilians that Muslim extremists say is acceptable under jihad, or holy war.




posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 02:30 PM
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Here is another article on the NYPD report by reuters,


Internet is "the new Afghanistan": NY police commissioner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Internet is the new battleground against Islamist extremism because it provides ideology that could radicalize Westerners who might then initiate home-grown attacks, New York police commissioner Raymond Kelly said on Wednesday.

"The Internet is the new Afghanistan," Kelly said, as he released a New York Police Department (NYPD) report on the home-grown threat of attacks by Islamist extremists. "It is the de facto training ground. It's an area of concern."


This is kinda falling right in line with the Feds legislation to invade our privacy don't you think?

By using this logic of the internet creating "homegrown terrorists", gives an almost blanket ability to dig into everyone's business, at least those of us online.

Disturbing stuff.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 02:45 PM
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The question I have is what makes these "homegrown terrorists" any different from serial killers, murderers, bankrobbers and so on? To the NYPD I say do your damn job and stop whining and fearmongering. Maybe more money for more officers is what you need instead of more invasive homeland security laws.

Peace



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 04:04 PM
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I don't know....I never really think of anything on the internet as being private anyway.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 04:20 PM
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I'm with closettrekkie on this. The web after all is a creation of DARPA,
Cold War era technology. Nothing going over the web should be considered "private". This was origanally designed as an information sharing and back-up communiications sytem if the lights went out during a nuke war. This system is totally comprimised. If you think otherwise you do so at your own peril.

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posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 09:03 PM
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It's just a way to turn Americans against Americans and help with censoring the internet. I bet the "terrorists" involved in the next attack will "leave behind evidence" in an email account or private chat so that our government can point to that as the reason to censor the internet, and sites like this one will disappear forever.

If that doesn't happen, then they'll just hide behind child predators and porn, because we all know child predators and child porn are direct consequences of people expressing their first amendment rights against government policy over the internet.



posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 08:30 PM
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About five hundred years before the birth of Christ, a Chinese philosopher named Sun-
Tse stated in his "Rules for Political and Psychological Subversion" that, "there is no art higher
than that of destroying the enemy's resistance without a fight on the battlefield. According to
this sage,
"The direct tactic of war is necessary only on the battlefield, but only the indirect tactic
can lead to a real and lasting victory.
“Subvert anything of value in the enemy's country. Implicate the emissaries of the major
powers in criminal undertakings; undermine their position and destroy their reputations in other
ways as well; and expose them to the public ridicule of the their fellow citizens.
“Do not shun the aid of even the lowest and most despicable people. Disrupt the work of
their government with every means you can.
“Spread disunity and dispute among the citizens of the enemy's country. Turn the young
against the old. Use every means to destroy their arms, their supplies, and discipline of the en-
emy's forces."
"Debase old traditions and accepted gods. Be generous with promises and rewards to
purchase intelligence and accomplices. Send out your secret agents in all directions. Do not
skimp with money or with promises, for they yield a high return."

Art of War Sun-Tse










[edit on 21-8-2007 by thunderwolf]



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