“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations”. –President James Madison, Father of the Constitution
by Mohamed Khodr
WELCOME to the “Surveillance Industrial Complex” Courtesy of the U.S. Government.
By way of deception and lies something is rotting in the House of Obama.
They went after the British, they went after the Nazis, they went after the Fascists, they went after the Socialists, they went after the Commies, and they went after the Muslims; now they’re coming after YOU.
Yes, you, America, the shining beacon of freedom to the world; the government of “We The People” is now coming after you, the People.
“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy”.
–President James Madison, Father of the Constitution
Oh what a world of arrogance, lies, deception, wars, surveillance, spying, and the squandering of lives and treasure that 9/11 wrought to this nation and the world where tyrants (in the U.S. Bush and Obama) manipulated the tragedy as the raison d’être to usurp the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil liberties of the very people they seek to protect.
Under the secretive all encompassing guise of “national security”, Constitutional and civil liberty crimes and violations are being committed against the American people.
Yes, 9/11, a tragic terrorist attack with thus far inexplicable” implosions” of three buildings, one, WTC 7, was not even struck but it to “self” imploded”.
The Jewish Neocons have been pushing for an attack on Iraq since 1992. In 1997 two Jewish Neocons, William Kristol and Robert Kagan, founded the “Project for the New American Century”, the (PNAC), a think tank comprising Jewish Neocons and Christian Zionists like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, with the sole purpose of reshaping and militarily subjugate the Middle East to secure uninterrupted cheap oil flow, enrich Oil Corporations and themselves, and most importantly to eliminate any threat to Israel,
During a visit to Israel in February 2003 (a month before the Iraq War), John Bolton, a rabid Neocon and member of the PNAC, as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security in the State Department during Bush’s first term, informed Ariel Sharon the PNAC’s, (i.e. America’s) plan in the Middle East is to first deal with Iraq, then Iran and Syria. (Haaretz, “U.S. official to Israel: We’ll deal with Syria, Iran after Iraq war”, February 17, 2003)
In their militaristic manifesto, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”, written in September of 2000, the PNAC acknowledged that what is needed to mobilize the U.S Government, the media, and the American people was an attack like “Pearl Harbor”. They wrote:
“Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor”.
One year later, September 11, 2001, that attack would occur.
Coincidence. You judge.
Although history has shown that Israel and its American “Jewish Power” neither depend on or await coincidences to enforce their influence and policies upon an idiotic, greedy, self centered, doormat called Congress, or as former Secretary James Baker called them; “The Little Knesset”.
America, it’s all about Israel, it’s always about Israel, but you choose to live in ignorance, fear, and delusional self denial.
America, why do you so easily forget the lives of your lost children in the Iraq War? How easily you overcome and even forget the pain and sorrow of tens of thousands of families who’s children sacrificed themselves for an illegal Jewish Neocon driven war? How easily you forget the trillions of dollars spent on two wars that are still going on more than a decade and the only thing that came out of the wars is the annihilation of two nations and much more hatred and animosity against this nation?
Israel and the Neocons once again got away with genocide of America’s military youth and the squandering of your tax dollars.
Please Watch this three Minute Video on Neocons.
President Bush in his simplistic indoctrinated view of a “Post 9/11 world” in October 2001 issued a secret executive order authorizing the National Security Agency (NSA) to initiate an intrusive surveillance program of Americans that bypassed legal oversight by the courts and Congress and that included phone and electronic surveillance of all communications with the complicity of the large telecommunications and internet companies.
Under President Obama this program has not only continued but has greatly expanded in size and scope so that every phone and electronic communication is spied upon by the government.
“This tyrant, whole sole name blisters our tongues, Was once thought honest; you have loved him well; He hath not touched you yet”.
President Obama, a Constitutional Lawyer Violating the American Constitution
(Cartoon: By Carlos Latuff)
Repeated denials by Obama and his Intelligence chiefs ring hollow, defensive, and fabricated. There is a growing sense in Congress that the Intelligence Chiefs may have lied under oath to Congressional Committees when discussing such mass surveillance. Will the Congress, the People’s House, have the courage to investigate this possibility? They won’t unless enraged citizens compel them to.
This surveillance has raised serious and major legal and constitutional questions that will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court. However, many legal scholars have pointed out that this all encompassing and massive surveillance of citizens does violate the First and Fourth Amendment as well as the separation of powers.
As part of the Bill of Rights designed to especially protect citizens against an overreaching intrusive federal government, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, of the press, religion, assembly to protest, and to petition the government; while the Fourth Amendment prohibits the government from unlawful search and seizure of citizens and their property thus guaranteeing their privacy unless a judge issues a warrant due to probable cause.
How ironic that we were told that “they” attacked us because they hate our freedoms, our way of governance, our civilized life; but what did we ultimately do under the guise of a “war on terror”? We attacked our own freedoms and civil liberties.
Naturally the secretive clandestine justification for this massive surveillance and eavesdropping on American citizens is that in eleven years the NSA has foiled something like, you can say in the ballpark of two dozen terrorist attacks. They then decided to magnify the importance of the NSA’s (National Surveillance Agency) programs to say they foiled terrorist attacks in 20 nations.
What evidence or proof did they present for such life saving interference?
None, nada, nyet — Except “just take our word for it and trust us”.
Of course we have trusted our government throughout history when it comes to national security and our lust for wars. Does anyone remember the WMD’s and Iraq? They knew exactly where they were.
But, wait, this time Americans will not remain silent and apathetic when it’s their own private lives and activities that are under surveillance by “big brother”.
No, Sir, not this time. They will hit the streets in outrage and launch a recall campaign against the politicians who were elected to serve the people, not spy on their lives and all their private conversations and communications.
They’ve sat silent through many government, Wall Street, and Corporate scandals that ultimately has cost Americans dearly in federal debt, budget cuts to valuable domestic programs, they’ve lost jobs, homes, health insurance, education of their children, food, shelter, and heating subsidies, their children have died in illegal lie based wars, and so much more.
Now, they’ll take to the streets in full outrage against the NSA’s surveillance program.
But wait. Multiple polls show contradictory findings that show Americans divided on this issue and split along partisan lines with Republicans opposed and Democrats supportive of the NSA surveillance program.
FOX NEWS Poll: June 12, 2013
–By a margin of 62% – 32% Americans find NSA’s Domestic Spying Program “Unacceptable and Alarming Invasion of Privacy,”
PEW Research/Washington Post: June 6-9, 2013
–Shows Majority of Americans by a margin of 56% – 41% find NSA Surveillance of Phone Records Acceptable.
But I didn’t give much credence to such political polls. I had faith that this time, this time, Americans will for once abandon the malls, the long lines at cashier registers to buy the latest “hot” item or lottery ticket, the sports stadiums, movie theatres, bars and nightclubs, restaurants and fast food joints, they will put down their intellectually damaging gadgets, and anywhere else Americans “hang out”, and will hit the streets by the millions in fulminate rabid rage to once and for all put an end to an elitist run government that has usurped and destroyed our freedoms, rights, and democracy to create a police state with limitless powers.
BUT I SAW NOTHING. I HEARD NOTHING. All is quiet on the eastern, western, northern, and southern fronts.
The American people’s minds, hearts, and souls have been mauled (mall-ed) by a deliberate Corporate and Governmental project to dumb down, numb, and suspend any intellectual and independent individual thought, and any remaining empathy for one’s fellow human being.
The only stimuli Americans still respond to is “SALES”. Image is everything and group think rules.
The independent free drums which Americans used to march to have been silenced
I recall Dylan Thomas’ poem with sadness and pessimism.:
“Do not go gentle into that night;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light”.
The NSA spying scandal simply reinforces the truism that little matters to America anymore, you know, “Whatever”.
Yes, America, in your silence and apathy you are complicit in the murder of the Constitution and your democracy. Fear has become the instrument of tyrannical governance by elite that is more than willing to rob you of your rights and treasures and send you off to foreign lands to fight and die for Israel and their prosperity.
“My country ‘tis of thee, great land of tyranny, for thee I weep”
“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation enlightened as it is if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”
–Samuel Adams, a Founding Father
Only a citizenry armed with knowledge, not ignorance, engaged in their hard won civic duty of governance; protectors and defenders of their freedoms and rights that are both sacred and self-evident; who are the real governors of their national interest and destiny can truly proclaim theirs is a true democracy – “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.