Dy’er Sez: Recently, Homeland Security director, Janet Napolitano, gave a speech on her department’s zeroing in on so called ‘homegrown terrorists’. Perhaps I’ve grown accustomed to reading between the lines when it comes to politico speeches, but her words sent off electrical charges into my spidey-senses.
Firstly, she gave the speech at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR, a shady global organization run by the world’s power brokers) not a place which is normally reserved for disseminating information to the public but to speak directly to the powers that be. Recently, I posted about a speech given by Sec. of State Hillary Clinton at the CFR where she gushed to its members, “We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won’t have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future.”
Then Napolitano proceeded to speak about how she would like to utilize the public in spotting and reporting signs of terrorists, and made it a point that children could be part of this movement as well. These sentiments should sound off alarm bells in any one who has an inkling of the history of Germany just before WW2. Hitler used the same tactics after the Reichstag fire (which, as it turned out, was ordered by him as a false-flag set-up in order to rally the German people around him). First he called for citizens to band together to root out the terrorists in their midst’s, then he set up squads of citizen police to root out supposed terrorists (and we all know how that ended up).
One can say that I might be reaching a bit when I make these suppositions, but other recent events seem to go back up my suspicions. In a recent post, I wrote about BrightHouse Cable’s project to train its workers to spot and report crime and terrorist activities. Before that, larger non-law enforcement organizations (like the Post Office) were trained along the same lines. Additionally, similar programs have been rolled out across the country over the last few years (most recently in Colorado). And let us not forget that Obama himself called for the creation of a civilian police force as large and as well funded as our military (video of the statement at the end of the article).
But one can easily say, “John, you friggen’ wing nut, if yer ain’t doin’ nuthn’ wrong you have nothin’ to worry about.” I would like to think so too. So, who exactly is a terrorist? What type of people does the government think we should be looking for?
According to the MIAC report given to law enforcement, terrorists are anyone who has bumper stickers of third-party political candidates (like Ron Paul or Bon Barr), or display certain flags from the history of our country (like the “Don’t tread on me”) or people who watch certain documentaries (like the film Zeitgeist). Or, perhaps, we’ll go by the FBI’s terminology which describes terrorists as people who utilize alternative news media (which is stated as ANY news source other than the accepted mainstream media) or as protestors (who are now considered ‘low level terrorists”).
Considering all of this, I believe we definitely have something to be concerned about.
Story from the AFP:
US enlists citizens in anti-terrorism strategy
By Sebastian Smith (AFP)
NEW YORK — A top US domestic security chief announced Wednesday a strategy to make ordinary citizens the first line of defense against an increasingly multi-faceted terrorist threat.
“For too long, we’ve treated the public as a liability to be protected rather than an asset in our nation’s collective security,” Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said in a speech in New York.
“This approach, unfortunately, has allowed confusion, anxiety and fear to linger.”
Napolitano, who also announced an extra 78 million dollars in anti-terrorism funding for 15 mass transit systems nationwide, said modern communications had increased the sophistication of threats since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“The tools for creating violence and chaos are as easy to find as the tools to buy music online or restocking inventory,” she said. “If 9/11 happened in a web 1.0 world, terrorists are certainly in a web 2.0 world now.”
Napolitano urged a “much broader society response” in which the public helps curb a growing phenomenon of so-called home-grown terrorism.