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Archive for the Month of August, 2005.
Viewing Police State / Military NEWS articles 1 through 43 of 43.
- Patents filed by an Israeli inventor Amit Weisman and US company Yardeni Associates of Connecticut make scary reading for nervous travellers.
- The George W. Bush administration may soon resume production of antipersonnel land mines in a move that is at odds with both the international community and previous U.S. policy on the weapons, says a leading human rights organization. In December of this year, the Pentagon will decide whether or not to begin producing a new type of antipersonnel land mine called a ”Spider”. The first of these mines would then be scheduled to roll out in early 2007.
- Britain's MP George Galloway's visit to the United States in May and his appearance before a Senate committee, was the last gasp of political fresh air that we Americans have had. Since then, we've continued to be gagged by the cancerous smog of lies and disinformation, belching from the smoke stacks of an industrialized corporate media, fueled by feted government propaganda.
- The Army provides its recruiters with efficient and thorough training manuals on all aspects of their job, including one titled, "The School Recruiting Program Handbook" (USAREC Pamphlet 350-13).
- What a quandary. The U.S. has a shortage of students attaining education in science. Ah, but the military is stepping to the forefront.
- Under the cloak of secrecy imparted by use of military code names, the American administration has been taking a big - and dangerous - step that will lead to the transformation of the nuclear bomb into a legitimate weapon for waging war.
- The possible scenarios range from "low end," relatively modest crowd-control missions to "high-end," full-scale disaster management after catastrophic attacks such as the release of a deadly biological agent or the explosion of a radiological device, several officers said.
- While African-Americans have traditionally made up a significant percentage of the US Armed Forces, the numbers of Black enlistees is on the decline, reports the Dallas Morning News.
- The Pentagon has reasserted its control over old retired "cannon fodder" a/k/a military veterans, claiming that "retired soldiers are mobilization assets for life."
- The plans of Northcom have their origins not in the terrible events of 9/11, but in longstanding concerns in corporate America about the political stability of the United States. This is a society increasingly polarized between the fabulously wealthy elite at the top, and the vast majority of working people who face an increasingly difficult struggle to survive. The nightmare of the American ruling class is the emergence of a mass movement from below that challenges its political and economic domination.
- Troops Equate Civil Disturbances with Terrorism, Citizens are called "rebels"
- A computer chip will be embedded in passport covers...
- Rumors inside the military say that a growing faction of discontented high-ranking officers are attempting internally to try and stop the Bush administration’s imminent plans for war with Iran in an effort to avert global war.
- Piece by piece, the central government demanded creation of key components, which, if integrated, could be used to create a virtual surveillance state. That integration is now an explicit objective of the Homeland Security Act.
- Since he became a director of Applied Digital Solutions, a company that manufactures the VeriChip, Tommy Thompson, Bush's former HHS secretary, wants to tag all US citizens like cattle.
- Feel like getting something off your chest against that iniquitous warmonger in the White House? Well, you can write a letter to your newspaper, tune in to liberal talk radio, or click to a reliably leftie website. Alternatively, you can take a drive on the highways of the United States.
- "We must prevent the next war while simultaneously stopping the current one. We can do it and we must."
- At last count in 1998, the New York Civil Liberties Union found 2,397 cameras used by a wide variety of private businesses and government agencies throughout Manhattan. This time, after canvassing less than a quarter of the borough, the interns so far have spotted more than 4,000.
- All across America, people who have jobs working with the public are being trained to spy on the businesses and people they serve. Imagine, you pay the cable man or the exterminator hundreds of dollars for their service, and while they’re in your house they are spying on you – in many cases getting a percentage of anything seized from you
- Infants have been stopped from boarding planes at airports throughout the U.S. because their names are the same as or similar to those of possible terrorists on the government's "no-fly list."
- A training device mistakenly left by a FBI Secret Service contractor at a Washington hotel was the "suspicious package" that prompted a building evacuation. The FBI and Secret Service sent teams of investigators to the Mayflower Hotel, a few blocks from the White House, after the package was found. Another possible false flag operation stopped before it got started.
- Chertoff, who looks remarkably like the late Soviet dictator Lenin, wants civilian control (read Homeland Security oversight) over all military operations in the US, presumably including the newly established NORTHCOM Command.
- Of course, few are putting it that way. But in an August 8, 2005, Washington Post article, its author Bradley Graham headlined it this way: "War Plans Drafted To Counter Terror Attacks in U.S.—Domestic Effort is Big Shift for Military." What a flair for understatement.
- Force Ministries, with links to the TBN website, promotes "Imparting Faith in Christ" -- through the barrel of a gun.
- A non-lethal -- but potentially harmful -- crowd control weapon that heats human skin is bound for Iraq, and possibly to a police department near you.
- ...One federal worker in Nevada said he's on the list even though he's got a federal security clearance. An accountant in Texas said he's encountered an airline that will cancel a flight if he's on it.
- No one can read this, and think the occasional administration's slip of the tongue about "the American Empire" is not true.
- "Run away from the light": Such might be the motto of a new, covert policy that the Bush administration is considering implementing. According to recent news reports, it would be the largest expansion into the world of black ops and covert action since the end of the Vietnam War in the 1970s.
- Armed with assault rifles and tear gas, the police used dogs to sweep the crowd for narcotics. At least one helicopter was used in the operation.
- Is America going fascist? Or has the cursed event already happened?
- Existing stun weapons, such as the Taser, typically fire a pair of darts trailing current-carrying wires to shock the target, with a maximum range of about 7 metres. The HSARPA programme aims to develop wireless weapons that can be used over greater distances in spaces such as "an auditorium, a city street or a sports stadium".
- Officials unveiled the high-tech future of transit security in New York City yesterday: an ambitious plan to saturate the subways with 1,000 video cameras and 3,000 motion sensors and to enable cellphone service in 277 underground stations - but not in moving trains - for the first time.
- The U.S. Government has the authority to prohibit the private possession of gold and silver coin and bullion by U.S. citizens during wartime, and, during wartime and declared emergencies, to freeze their ownership of shares of mining companies, the Treasury Department has told the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee.
- ...if you piece together scattered reports from a variety of sources about the impact of the Bush administration’s domestic "War on Terror". In early August alone, a number of disturbing articles suggested that measures designed to protect Americans are seriously undermining the most basic civil rights of both citizens and guests in this country—in an ostensibly still-free society.
- A series of Pentagon initiatives aimed at space militarization and at the creation of new types of armament -- capable of precisely striking small targets in every corner of the world and of neutralizing most of today's anti-aircraft defenses -- will likely result in a new power battlefield in the near future.
- The "thermobaric" Hellfire AGM-114N warhead creates an intense, sustained pressure wave that can strike around corners in "caves, bunkers and hardened multi-room complexes," the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin Corp., said
- U.S. ports are preparing for catastrophic terrorism in a major new program of security drills that began last week in the San Francisco Bay area and continues next week in Baltimore
- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to block the FBI from obtaining records from an organization possessing information about library patrons.
- "I thought I was going to get sick. I felt like I was going to faint. I was humiliated because I was there with this stranger and here I am with my blouse undone and he didn't give me a chance to tie it up, and I was just so worried for my baby."
- Why do nations, that profit most from the sale of weapons for war, death and destruction, shout loudest in claiming to be proponents of peace?
- Tommy Franks Invades Logan Street Elementary School
- From blimps to do-it-yourself unmanned vehicles, a trend takes flight
- "Is this a great day for the CIA or what?"; Well, not exactly. The party was, in fact, a wake, marking the end of Mr. Goss' role as director of central intelligence, the CIA's role as the central intelligence agency in the intelligence community and the replacement of the CIA by the military arm of the government. I guess the CIA was not fascist enough?
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