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Bush's Secret Army of Snoops and Snitches

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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 06:05 AM
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Bush's Secret Army of Snoops and Snitches


www.alternet.org

The full scale of Bush's assault on our civil liberties may not be known until years after he's left office.

At the moment, all we can do is get glimpses here or there of what's going on.

And the latest one to come to my attention is the dispatching of police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and utility workers as so-called "terrorism liaison officers," according to a report by Bruce Finley in the Denver Post.

They are entrusted with hunting for "suspicious activity," and then they report their findings, which end up in secret government databases.

What constitutes "suspicious activity," of course, is in the eye of the beholder. But a draft Justice Department memo on the subject says that such things as "taking photos of no apparent aesthetic value" or "making notes" could constitute suspicious activity, Finley wrote.
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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 06:05 AM
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This is something we see increasing on both sides of the atlantic, where people doing local or national government jobs are expected to report back on any "suspicious" activity they come across, even to the extent of teachers and paramedics reporting supposedly suspicious behaviour.

Our freedoms and liberties are gradually being eroded to the extent that we are slowly becoming pre-war nazi germany, with the targetting of specific groups, the silencing of dissenting voices, and ever-increasing state interference in the lives of rdinary people.

In the UK this began in earnest over 10 years ago when "new labour" came to power, and the ever increasing intrusion of the nanny state became standard, "for our own good"

What is perhaps more worrying, is what we DON'T know about government plans to make us virtual prisoners of the state in our own countries, and this is something that can only get worse, UNLESS leaders are elected who are prepared to turn back the clock and give us back our freedoms, and stop using "the war on terror" as an excuse to subjugate their own citizens.

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