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Department of Defense: Protests = Terrorism

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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 07:35 AM
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Originally posted by TheOracle

Department of Defense: Protests = Terrorism


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Anti-terrorism training materials currently being used by the Department of Defense (DoD) teach its personnel that free expression in the form of public protests should be regarded as "low level terrorism."
(visit the link for the full news article)



In American or Iran ?

You need to get rid of the Mullhas - starting with Obama.




posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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Why does this surprise anybody. Doesn't anyone remember when the "free speech zones" began a number of years ago?

You are allowed to protest as long as you do it in a pre-determined, roped or caged off area, far away from those you protest against. Any refusal to comply could lead to detainment, arrest, a nightstick across the head, being tazed, or any combination thereof.

When I complained about this to friends and family I was mostly met with indifference. Most people just don't seem to get it. They are ignorant of our history and why we have those rights to begin with. I don't think they view them as rights but as privileges granted by our wonderful government.

They tested us and we failed. They got away with it. Now it's time for the next step. It will continue. We will face more and more infringements of our rights. People will complain a little but do nothing. Maybe a few meaningless protests as if TPTB care about a few signs and slogans. The vise will tighten until it's too late and we face a tough decision. Then we will fail again.

America is doomed. Our country has become filled with too many ******-Americans (fill in any nationality) who don't care about America or it's history. We don't have a national identity to hold us together. Those of us who do care are labeled conspiracy theorists, racists, crazy, and now --- terrorists.

I don't know what the answer is. NOTHING will change for the better if Americans don't stick together and I don't see it happening. Too many get offended over every little thing. Political correctness has killed intelligent, honest debate. People are afraid to speak their minds in fear of offending someone and this conditioning has led to a fear of speaking up about anything.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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[edit on 22-6-2009 by libertytoall]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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On one ofthe DOD's counter-terrorism exams this was a question. It has been changed because of the wording.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 09:15 AM
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Perhaps someone should send a copy of this report to the Iranian government, just to demonstrate what hypocrites we are here.

Aren't we telling them that they should allow protests in their disputed election?

Its time the world knew the true hypocrisy of the American government. Maybe then they will realize that our citizens are seen in the exact same manner as they are, as terrorists. Then perhaps they will direct their anger in the appropriate location, at our government, and not at us individually.

It is a sad day in America when we the people have more in common with our foreign adversaries than we do with our own government which is supposedly of, for, and by the American people.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 09:22 AM
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According to a news report (by wait for it, FOX) the question in the exam paper was:


“Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?”
— Attacking the Pentagon
— IEDs
— Hate crimes against racial groups
— Protests

www.foxnews.com...

The answer was apparently 'Protests'

What did the Defense Department have to say?


Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Les Melnyk said the Defense Department is looking into the matter and expects to provide more information later Wednesday. “We need to determine if it’s something we’re currently doing,” Melnyk said. “A lot of the information in this exam is intended for people stationed abroad. We counsel those people to avoid demonstrations.”

www.foxnews.com...

“We need to determine if it’s something we’re currently doing” What the...?

Anyway, kind of makes a mockery about what has been said by politician about the terrorists (whoops, I mean protestors) in Iran trying to make their voices heard.

Does anyone know if The Defense Department added anymore information "later Wednesday" ? (article actually posted Weds 17th June!)


Anyway, glad to see some quotes in the article from people with a completely different viewpoint:


“Its part of a pattern of equating dissent and protest with terrorism," said Ann Brick, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, which obtained a copy of the question after a Defense Department employee who was taking the test printed the screen on his or her computer terminal.

"It undermines the core constitutional values the Department of Defense is supposed to be defending,” Brick said, referring to the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.


“That’s illegal,” said George Martin, national co-chairman of United for Peace and Justice. “Protest in terms of legal dissent has to be recognized, especially by the authorities. "It’s not terrorism or a lack of patriotism. We care enough to be active in our government.”
Bill Wilson, president of the Americans for Limited Government, which supported the Tea Party demonstrations earlier this year, agreed.

"Groups like Al Qaeda and Hezbollah, paramilitary orgainzations that are striking at out at something they oppose or hate, that's terrorism," Wilson said.

"To equate that in any degree with citizens being able to express themselves seems to me to be headed down a road where all dissent is suspect and questionable."
etc...
www.foxnews.com...



edit: added a little more
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[edit on 22-6-2009 by cams]

[edit on 22-6-2009 by cams]



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posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by smarteye
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Can somebody please for the love of god go on a political shooting spree in washington and rid us of all these a*holes? I'm sure most americans and the rest of the world would be happy! While they're at it, go hunt down the a*hole bankers that got us in the economic turmoil we're in now.


this is homeland security-- Sir we are not only writing your name on the board, but you have 2 checks by your name after that post, so we're gonna have to call your mom. One more check buddy and you will be in time-out for a very long time.


LOL! Am I supposed to feel threatened by you? Puh-leeze, do yourself a favor and just keep quiet. Yes, I'm am very well aware that this is the department of homeland security that is doing this. WHO do you think they answer to? Oh right, the GOVERNMENT!



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:31 AM
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Lets just cut to the chase and make it so breathing = terrorism. Then the people in charge can just enforce it when it suits their needs and we can all go back to watching reality TV, since obviously Americans don't really care about our freedoms anymore or we would be doing what is happening in Iran.

[edit on 22-6-2009 by miraclerock]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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Funny but I have been gotten members passing as government "agents" telling me that they are on my butt for posting the way I post when it comes to the government.

No only once but many times, I am still waiting for the men in black in their dark windows SUVs coming to my door.



AT least you are funny about it.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
But our government for the most part is coming to the defense of protesters in Iran.

Go figure.

So much more to say but I'd rather save my energy for the July 4th Tea Party protest up in San Antonio.


That's because Obama needs the dictator back to running Iran. No dictator = no bad guy = no war. Not part of the plan.

[edit on 22-6-2009 by Anonymous Avatar]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by miraclerock
Lets just cut to the chase and make it so breathing = terrorism. Then the people in charge can just enforce it when it suits their needs and we can all go back to watching reality TV, since obviously Americans don't really care about our freedoms anymore or we would be doing what is happening in Iran.

[edit on 22-6-2009 by miraclerock]


Don't worry you will be paying taxes for the air you breathe soon.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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We need to come together,folks.In the 60's we had the peace signs,both the hand thing and the 'circled chicken print,upside down'.I don't like the 'devil'sign flashed in so many milleu,but it may have to do.I like the concept of a large group all with signs,consisting of a Bill of Rights($1.50 at the local Historical Society) on one side and Old Glory on the other,but not 'protesting'That is one thing I have noted in this Iran thing,the silent non-protest(protest).Gatherings turn ugly when the agents provocateur get the 'go'order.Always been thus in my years.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
But our government for the most part is coming to the defense of protesters in Iran.

Go figure.

So much more to say but I'd rather save my energy for the July 4th Tea Party protest up in San Antonio.


I do not believe the US government is "defending" the Iranian protesters, rather they are pushing their agenda, which is get rid of the current regime and instal another one, closer, if not a de facto puppet of Washington. This BS of the US being a bastion of freedom is for the naïve crowd...



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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They're just greasing the oven. Wait till the false flag domestic terror attack and it'll be a done deal.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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Supporting your point OP with more info. Probably covered elsewhere on ATS already, if so, sorry.

This has been going on for a while, more than 10 yrs. I don't think most people have a handle on what is being called "terrorist" in these training sessions, flyers etc. circulated by DHS/feds to state and local govts. This one is from 2004, See this link at Virginia.gov: (pdf format).
Page 22 discusses Graffiti, Vandalism, Threats, Civil Disobedience as "low level terrorism". But terrorism is supposed to cause terror, right? We should be terrified all the time!? Hmmm, I don't get it. Is the definition of terror changing, Orwell style?

Page 41 mentions "anti-government groups" under the "extremist groups" category.

Page 49 indicates that you are "anti-government" if you are concerned about gun rights, states rights vs federal, the constitution, judicial abuses, national sovereignty, tax issues, "wise-use" (don't know but it sounds terrifying to me).

These things cause a chilling effect, people are afraid to be labeled terrorists for obvious reasons. Even MSM Glenn Beck, Hannity and others are trying to lump the 9/11 truth movement in with killer neo-nazis and terrorists. This is all very scary people!



[edit on 22-6-2009 by 1SawSomeThings]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Leave it to the DOD to publish something as unscrupolous as this. But then again, this is how you control your planet through the use of "Feigned Freedom." We are being misdirected by the events in Iran which we are told by the "Imperious Leader" "Not to interfere." BTW anyone here in the U.S. try to obtain a permit for peaceful march in your city or county lately. Ever see all the forms you have to now fill out. In most cities if you do not obtain the proper permits, your gathering will be considered an "unlawful gathering" and you will be told to disperse or face arrest. Labeling protests as low-level terrorism is inflammatory against the good citizens of our nation and I hope the ACLU sues them. P.S. Was this story shown on C.N.N.?



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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I knew it....

I talked to a friend of mine in the U.S Army last night, waking him up...he had no clue....he did reveal to me that higher ranks where constantly being assisgned in the civilian sect to train with the Police and Sherrif departments and they really couldn't get a lotta info as to why...then I hipped him to New World Order info and Martial Law and he was stunned....

Not to mention have you all saw on CNN today where Twitter and other 'social networks' are to be considered cyber terrorism ( they are upset that the Iranians who are protesting have been spreading info about the U.S. being involved in sponsoring the violent protest in the first place)...

TSHTF



[edit on 22-6-2009 by ButterCookie]



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by miraclerock
Lets just cut to the chase and make it so breathing = terrorism. Then the people in charge can just enforce it when it suits their needs and we can all go back to watching reality TV, since obviously Americans don't really care about our freedoms anymore or we would be doing what is happening in Iran.

[edit on 22-6-2009 by miraclerock]


Well, they need us breathing so we can continue to consume and work to maintain the environment they need to perpetuate a stranglehold over the entire human race.

However, they'll probably charge us for doing so...

The way I see it... more, and more legislation is in the works for this kind of crap. I am noticing an accelerated pace of increasing censorship and labelling dissent as terrorism. It begins small, but drop by drop the bucket is filling up and we're chained to the bottom with numerous obstacles keeping us from swimming to the surface so that we may shout the truth to those who have the power to keep this from happening.

The obstacles I speak of are various in nature. Our daily schedules hinder our ability somewhat to take the time needed to voice our concerns. Our jobs take up at least 1/3rd of our daily consciousness. Our family, friends, and other people shun us and label us as 'brainwashed', 'terrorists', 'unpatriotic', 'racist', etc., our congressmen do not listen to us when we write or call them. Our police force tazer our elderly, children, and peaceful demonstrators. They are reading our e-mails, listening to our phone calls, monitoring us from countless cameras, and satellites that can even see through walls....

They are doing everything in their power to hinder and prevent our progression toward real, actual change WITHOUT the restrictions of a federal government, and each & everyday we see it all around us, but we're indoctrinated that we are all "unique" and "special", that we are seperate from everyone else. The seperation stems from labels placed upon EVERYTHING. race, sex, religion, idealogy, demographic. It's all designed to segregate us into identifying ourselves with one group or another.

WE ARE ALL ONE. If people realized this and understood that what is happening in Iran right now isn't just happening to Iranians, but to us as HUMAN BEINGS, as a whole that populate this planet, then MAYBE people will be more inclined to stand up and revolt.. not just there, but here as well.

We are being setup, and have been for a long time, and the pieces are coming together. I don't want to say it's too late to do anything, but time is definitely running out.

The apathy, and indifference has to end. Unforunately, no one here can invoke the change required for such a revolution. It must come within. So be the change you wish to see, and hopefully others will wake up and follow.



posted on Jun, 22 2009 @ 03:37 PM
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Great post!!!
Star for you

I agree with you 100%!!!

If ever was a time to wake up, this is it!!!!

I've been on my "wake up mission" for a few months now and no longer care who may think 'crazy' of me.... hell, things I say are what's happening before their eyes now and they can't deny it


Martial Law and the Fema Camps are not far away anymore either....

[edit on 22-6-2009 by ButterCookie]




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