The time is nigh.
Source: Police chiefs to discuss terrorism at White House
In the 62 cases reviewed, the subjects increasingly spoke out against the government, blamed the government for perceived problems and did so
in a way that caught the attention of other people in their communities, according to the senior counterterrorism official who spoke on condition of
anonymity to discuss the private White House event. Subjects became active on the Internet to espouse extremist views. In some cases, the
subjects purchased weapons, ammunition or explosive materials.
So then, speaking out against the government makes one a "domestic terrorist" now. Becoming active (esp. politically) on the internet makes one a
"domestic terrorist".This is what is called a "chilling effect" on the First Amendment. it doesn't abolish it, it merely makes people afraid to
exercise it. The same net effect - a chilling one.
One might ask what constitutes "extremist views" in relation to this meeting. I think it might be best to allow Law Enforcement to answer that
question in it's own words. The following quote is from an 18 year Law Enforcement veteran who is still active in Law Enforcement:
Source: Beware of Homeland Security Training for Local Law Enforcement,
by An Insider
No matter what topic the training session concerns, every DHS sponsored course I have attended over the past few years never fails to branch off into
warnings about potential domestic terrorists in the community. While this may sound like a valid officer and community safety issue, you may be
disturbed to learn how our Federal government describes a typical domestic terrorist.
These federal trainers describe the dangers of “extremists” and “militia groups” roaming the community and hiding in plain sight, ready to
attack. Officers are instructed how to recognize these domestic terrorists by their behavior, views and common characteristics. State data bases are
kept to track suspected domestic terrorists and officers are instructed on reporting procedures to state and federal agencies. The state I work in,
like many others, have what is known as a “fusion center” that compiles a watch list of suspicious people.
So how does a person qualify as a potential domestic terrorist? Based on the training I have attended, here are characteristics that qualify:
Expressions of libertarian philosophies (statements, bumper stickers)
Second Amendment-oriented views (NRA or gun club membership, holding a CCW permit)
Survivalist literature (fictional books such as "Patriots" and "One Second After" are mentioned by name)
Self-sufficiency (stockpiling food, ammo, hand tools, medical supplies)
Fear of economic collapse (buying gold and barter items)
Religious views concerning the book of Revelation (apocalypse, anti-Christ)
Expressed fears of Big Brother or big government
Declarations of Constitutional rights and civil liberties
Belief in a New World Order conspiracy
That last article mentions several interesting aspects of this new, kinder, gentler means of oppression. The author laments that:
During the past several years, I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the focus of law enforcement training. Law enforcement courses have moved away
from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control. Most training I have attended over the past two years have
been sponsored by Department of Homeland Security (DHS), namely the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Federal Emergency Management
He also explains how DHS is training Law Enforcement to use people's livelihoods against them if they really want to get 'em, but trumping up charges
via a list of items that, by a stretch, CAN be used in a nefarious manner. or example, a plumber can be made into a domestic terrorist by listing that
he has lengths of pipe in his garage - pipe is used to make... pipe bombs. Ergo, anyone with pipe laying around (i.e.plumbers) can be charged with
"terrorism" if the authorities want them for something else badly enough, and that is what they are being trained to do.
All in all, that is a fairly informative read.
All of this in combination indicates the noose is tightening. There's more to add in, such as (but by no means limited to) the recent (past 10 years
or so) and ongoing militarization of police forces courtesy of DHS disbursements of federal funds to buy local agencies - via buying them all manner
of pretty, warlike baubles.
Did you know that a Texas county has their very own surveillance drone, courtesy DHS?
Source: Local Cops
Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons
In Montgomery County, Texas, the sheriff’s department owns a $300,000 pilotless surveillance drone, like those used to hunt down al Qaeda terrorists
in the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Augusta, Maine, with fewer than 20,000 people and where an officer hasn’t died from
gunfire in the line of duty in more than 125 years, police bought eight $1,500 tactical vests. Police in Des Moines, Iowa, bought two $180,000
bomb-disarming robots, while an Arizona sheriff is now the proud owner of a surplus Army tank.
I'm no doubt already on the list, and so have nothing to gain by remaining low profile and slinking away into the night. I reckon I'll just have to
stand where I am and hold my ground until the tanks batter the walls down. Note to DHS Surveillance: Flashbangs are heartily disrecommended. You won't
like what happens if they fly here. Teargas will probably be all right (try to avoid the flammable curtains, eh?), but pepper spray seems to have
little effect on me for some odd reason. Use it if you want - I've always got burritos and tacos around that need seasoning.
Now, I can hear the bots squalling about "Butbutbut all that was started under Bush!" So it was, perhaps, but Obama has done nary a damned thing to
dismantle it, stop it, or even slow it down. On the contrary, he has intensified it.
The thread title is appropriate - we HAVE been warned.
P.S. - all I have done here is precisely what DHS claims to be doing, and which is a common intelligence practice - putting seemingly unrelated puzzle
pieces together to see what the picture on the face of the puzzle really is. In this case, it is NOT a cute kitty laying in a flower bed. It looks
like domestic terrorism to me, but not the sort that DHS is wanting to expose...
edit on 2012/1/18 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)