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C-Span Link and then Recent Programs [click] ‘Senate Select Cmte. on Intelligence Hearing on Annual Threat Assessment
Originally posted by Pilot
reply to post by scrapple
scrapple-don't insult foxes by comparison..
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
You aren't wrong. The Rockefellers want US Americans enslaved and controlled, and they want their enemies in death camps. I suspect if they have their way in the USA as their counterparts are succeeding here in Canada, most of us will wind up in a camp or shot dead in the street or killed from some disease they will deliberately release.
Also, with a false flag event likely in the USA that the Bush-Clinton crime syndicate can blame on Iran, they will use that opportunity to tighten the screws on US Americans and claim they are doing it "to Protect" the citizenry. They are bloodthirsty liars, thieves, and drug-pushers, and I can only hope that a revolution against these scum comes to pass sooner than later.
Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country - Hermann Göring.
I really worry that the American people don’t worry. I really worry that, because there’s been no attacks since 9/11, that the American people have let down their guard. I really worry that the Department of Homeland Security is treated as a stepchild, um, in government, and is funded often as a stepchild in government. And that all of this bodes for our not being able to protect ourselves and to have these sort of day to day vigilance which is required psychologically and actually to be on a strong state of alert as we are in other parts of the world - Jay Rockefeller
Office of the Director of National Intelligence Testimonies
February 5, 2008: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:
Transcript - Annual Threat Assessment Hearing
Page 54 (near conclusion)
SEN. ROCKEFELLER: Thank you, Mr. Vice Chairman. Please don't
collect your papers yet. I have two more questions.
We will be meeting in less than two hours, hopefully. No, actually,
hopefully we'll be doing FISA on the floor before that, but I don't think
that's going to happen.
Two questions. One, I want to go back to the subject that you and I
were discussing, Director Mueller, about the American -- the threat to
America from within America. First, I want to go to China and Taiwan, a
juxtaposition. The Chinese have basically made peace with all of the
countries that they border, some 14, and others in Southeast Asia and have
made a remarkable kind of effort to do that, providing aid, all kinds of things. They've made none whatsoever, of course, with Japan and Taiwan. And
then there is always us. So those three stand out.
There are many who think that communism, except for the party
apparatus and the big meeting places, doesn't really exist any longer in
China, that it's been changed irrevocably because of economic forces, and
that the Chinese leaders, who throughout history, including all imperial
history, obviously have never been elected, and therefore the two present
leaders, neither of whom have any sort of military connections, are then also
lacking that, which has been a stronghold of other previous leaders, and
that, therefore, when a Tiananmen Square comes along or there's mercury in a
stream or factories are closed down and tens of thousands of workers -- and
this becomes almost a daily routine somewhere in that very vast country --
are demonstrating that Chinese leaders overreact because they are
fundamentally afraid of their own people.
They have authority over their own people, but throughout Chinese
history, going back to the Boxer Rebellion, the May 4th movement, way before
that, the people have been free to revolt and to change their leadership.
Those lessons are never lost on the Chinese, because they never forget in
their 5,000 years.
So that's one scenario, that they are afraid of their people and of
disruption within their own country, and with good reason, with the hundreds
of millions of people who have not yet landed anywhere, migrating from east
to west and not having found a place.
And so what they do then is they turn to nationalism, because
nationalism is a button that really works in china, and that they do that
either towards Japan and the Yasukuni shrine visit by a prime minister, not
to Taiwan, for obvious reasons, even though there's tens of billions of
dollars of commerce and I think air service, at least in one direction,
between those two entities.
And so one asks the question, is the Taiwan-Mainland China, is that
for eternity? Deng Xiaoping used to say, "Wait 50 years and things will
solve themselves. Don't always feel you have to take action. Problems work
out." He was a wise man. I'm putting the question to you this, that the
probable next president of Taiwan is not in favor of stirring up independence
in Taiwan. It would seem to me that the economic future and the personal
interrelationship of Taiwan and the mainland could very well signal more
peace and a growing willingness to deal with each other and jaw at each other
from time to time, but actually not do anything about, in spite of all the
missiles that are aimed at Taiwan and in spite of all the energy that Taiwan
prepares to prepare itself.
So I'm interested in your response to how long you think this is
going to last, if you think that Deng Xiaoping -- maybe you have to add on an
extra 25 or 30 years -- will be proven right, number one. And secondly,
Director Mueller -- and I would ask Director McConnell to also comment on
this -- this country has changed enormously in recent years.
The whole problem of income disparity, the problem of
joblessness, the problem of the degradation of our culture -- primarily
through television and sexually explicit violence, which is I think a shame
upon our nation and a shame upon Hollywood -- this nation has changed. And when I mentioned disaffected youth or people -- whether they're
doctors or whether they're young people -- it strikes me that the climate for
people doing things that they did -- they never would have considered doing
before, simply out of frustration. And because new tools are available to
them -- and you Director Mueller, discussed extensively the Internet, the
whole question of cyber security and all the rest of it -- that you don't
have to go to Pakistan to train. You can just go on the Internet to find out
how to do a suitcase bomb. You don't have to climb poles and jump over
So I really worry that the American people don't worry. I really
worry that because there's been no attack since 9/11 that the American people
have let down their guard. I really worry that the Department of Homeland
Security is treated as a stepchild in government and is funded often as a
stepchild in government. And that all of this bodes for our not being able
to protect ourselves and to have the sort of day-to-day vigilance which is
required psychologically and actually to be on a strong state of alert -- as
we are in other parts of the world. Now, those are two questions and I'm already way over my time. But
I'd like to have answers.