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Originally posted by ararisq
I guess I am super confused by this. It was after 9/11 so it makes sense doesn't it?
The idea of Homeland Security is new to many Americans, and does not always roll easily off the lips. Many have asked about its origins and meaning.
While the idea of looking to friends and then local, state and government agencies for protection takes us back to the earliest days of our nation's history, the idea that we might need defense at home was first raised in its modern context in 1949. A panel of experts completed a review of potential biological weapons and reported to the Secretary of Defense the need for "home defense, involving collaborate efforts of federal, state and private agencies."
The term was next mentioned prominently in 1997. Concerned that the Department of Defense might not be moving fast enough to redesign itself after the Cold War, Congress mandated an internal "Quadrennial Defense Review" of military strategy, forces and priorities, with the first of these to be followed by an independent "National Defense Panel." In 1997 this NDP reported its conclusions, to include a concern that terrorist and other threats to the United States were becoming increasingly likely and potentially more damaging. They recommended more attention to the defense of the homeland - soon to be called "homeland defense."
"For the first time in history, man is politically aware......In earlier times it was easy to control 1,000,000 people....today it is infinitely easier to control 1,000,000 people and it is infinitely easier to kill 1,000,000 people " - Zbigniew Brzezinski - Foreign Policy Advisor to President Obama (2008-2012)
"For the first time in history, man is politically aware......In earlier times it was easy to control 1,000,000 people....today it is infinitely easier to kill 1,000,000 people then it is to control 1,000,000 people " - Zbigniew Brzezinski - Foreign Policy Advisor to President Obama (2008-2012)
Both were a direct result of 9/11 and profit for TPTB.