It Is Official: The US Is A Police State

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    It Is Official: The US Is A Police State by Paul Craig Roberts -- Antiwar.com
     
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    It would be interesting to see those warrants. Maybe they're out there online.
     
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    Imagine if this had happened under Bush. All the libs would be screaming police state.
     
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    it happened regularly under bush as well. the usa has been a police state for a long time
     
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    You made a claim, PROVE it.
     
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    What do you expect with 24, CSI, Cops, etc type shows doinating the entertainment industry.
    All part of the plan folks.

    Producing good law abiding citizens who love America.
     
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    Ya cause the Liberals that run most of the shows parent companies care what the Government wants and are not out to MAKE MONEY.
     
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    The warrants are sealed according to the yahoo article.

    FBI searches Midwest homes - Yahoo! News

    Guess what? Those folks who are being "oppressed" may be terrorists. You wanna pal around with terrorists, you may get a visit from the FBI. No sympathy here. If they are innocent of wrongdoing, they will be exonerated. That's the way tour justice system works.
     
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    And yet we still have nitwits here asking dumb questions like this...

     
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    The point of the Homeland Security Department is to manage the consequences of Middle Eastern energy extraction. One consequence of our long presence in the gulf is terrorist blowback. Another consequence lies within the power of domestic forces to move the critical mass of opinion against the policy (a la Vietnam). Why do you think Nixon hunted John Lennon? Why do you think the free press, e.g., Cronkite turning against Vietnam, was such a disaster for Washington, thus creating the need For FOX News. Obama is a doorman for the Bush regime, and he doesn't have the courage or political capital to challenge the concentrated military, financial and oil interests running the country. The Bushies are coming back in 2012 with the Patriot Act II. They just need one more homeland attack to pass the rest of their policies. They are going to create a political order where the cost of policy opposition will be too high.

    When all the resources of a country are moved to a narrow group of interests, you always see a security bureaucracy created around real but over-hyped demons (communists, terrorists, gays, illegals). The bureaucracy always claims to be protecting you from these demons (of which they never tire of mentioning), but in fact the bureaucracy's sole goal -- any bureaucracy's sole goal -- is to watch, frustrate, and detain domestic opposition to those in power. This stuff is so old. Read 1984 or study any Great Power as it rises and then falls. 9/11 was the Right's opportunity to change America forever and they succeeded. Nothing to see here. Just the predictable trajectory of money and power. Can't really blame the neocons. They are doing what so many have done before them.
     

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