by John Galt
January 9, 2013 21:00 ET
During the 1970’s the military junta in the nation of Argentina kidnapped thousands of citizens and killed upwards of 30,000 according to some estimates ,who dared to voice opposition to the government and how they were abusing the rights of the people. The program was sanctioned by the government as part of a secret “dirty war” which was in essence a civil war against not just the former Peronists and their supporters, but revolutionaries including Marxists, union members, and ordinary citizens. The military government justified these actions to prevent terrorism and preserve the peace for the civilian population. At this point in time I must ask my reader, does any of this start to sound hauntingly familiar to modern day America?
The so-called “war on terror” was proclaimed to extinguish Islamic radicalism and its threat to the American homeland. As a result, handicapped grandmothers, disabled veterans, minors under the age of ten, and average citizens face groping and molestation at airports throughout the U.S. and soon at bus and train stations, border crossings into the states, and within a short period of time, perhaps this year, at shopping centers. All of this drastic police state action and violations of the Bill of Rights yet in reality it does nothing to prevent acts of terror from occurring unlike the regular police work and counter intelligence systems implemented against foreign enemies operating within our country. The theory is apparently that we, as a nation, can not selectively target likely individuals who are the primary suspects involved in terrorism thus the government must remove the freedoms of all citizens. The new Department of Homeland Security data collection center in Utah is but one more symptom of a larger problem where the police state is evolving into something far worse than what Argentina endured and the citizens of the old Soviet bloc.
Senator John McCain, Republican from Arizona, recently engaged in a heated argument with Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky and sadly for the Constitution, McCain won the day. From the Daily Caller article on December 19, 2012 by W. James Antle III, Rand Paul, John McCain spar over NDAA ‘indefinite detention’ language:
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul quickly blamed his party’s 2008 presidential nominee, blasting a “McCain-led NDAA conference committee” for the omission.
“The decision by the NDAA conference committee, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to strip the National Defense Authorization Act of the amendment that protects American citizens against indefinite detention now renders the entire NDAA unconstitutional,” Sen. Paul said in a statement.
“When the government can arrest suspects without a warrant, hold them without trial, deny them access to counsel or admission of bail, we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity,” the senator continued, noting that he voted against NDAA last year but supported the current version because of the Feinstein-Lee amendment.
Why is this so important? The government has already elected to bypass and ignore the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 10th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution by claiming the actions were necessary for preserving the peace and the “greater good” of the nation as a whole. The war on the Second Amendment currently underway is triggering calls of “1776” and revolution in some corners yet there is a misunderstanding of how modern conflicts are implemented and engaged from those willing to sacrifice your life for their cause. The moment that some fool decides to scream “Wolverines” and attack the police or a Federal government outpost of some sort, the silent civil war, a “dirty war” will begin in full. The NDAA now provides an out for the President and the Congress to engage and pass legislation which voids all rights for American citizen within the United States and its territories and detain citizens indefinitely at work camps or worse, just like East Germany or Argentina did in the past.
The modern American dirty war on those who ardently object will extend far beyond the scope and comprehension of most individuals who only monitor the capabilities of modern technology as a passing fancy or those who still have faith that our military will dutifully engage in and obey all aspects of our Constitution. The terrifying part of the recent years of paramilitary training by the Department of Homeland Security and creation of private military units, including air forces by the State Department using mercenaries (aka “private contractors”) should have been a screaming red flag for those who only casually pay attention. Unfortunately for that minority, the three percent or so, the government propaganda campaign has so thoroughly convinced the masses that it is necessary, that there is little chance of organized political or physical opposition having any meaning or possibility of success on a wide scale.
This is the year that all of the new toys are deployed and activated my friends. If one objects or opposes the actions of this regime and elects to go dark by engaging in illegal activities, the authorities can and will bypass obtaining a warrant and the black bag will be the last bit of freedom that individual sees before detention occurs. If the individual or group avoids breaking the law, that is of no matter because under the NDAA and within the powers of the administration the perception of a threat is sufficient cause for action against offending parties. The characterization that this is a new program defies American history as Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and other U.S. Presidents ignored the Constitution while detaining U.S. citizens without due process or cause. Why should this regime be any different?
Unfortunately there is one consideration that makes this situation unique to our history. There is no viable foreign military threat to the entire country thus the actions, the concentration of forces have been designed to be directed inwards, towards the citizenry. The current regime believes that there has been upwards of one hundred years of actions by its enemies and those who do not subscribe to their beliefs and the evolution underway during their reign should be punished or eliminated. The concept of re-education camps is nothing new as throughout human history concentration camps have held this label high to cover rampant abuse but the mantra of “it can’t happen here” rings hollow as it has before and it would appear this country is on that path once again.
But don’t worry, the wealthy and powerful can flee or even my readers who might attract the attention of the regime can escape to another country, right?
Wrong. Imagine opening up the DrudgeReport or a newspaper and reading this headline:
Famous Radio Talk Show Host dies in Mysterious Plane Crash
Remember this article I posted from October of last year?
The idea that the U.S. military and by extension, DHS, has the ability to blanket individual buildings with an EMP burst to fry the electronics should be terrifying enough. The video from the article above illustrates that clearly. However, the technology exists and mounted on a cruise missile as the CHAMP system is, it has a further use illustrated by my crudely constructed drawings below:
Yes boys and girls, that’s some wealthy objector fleeing the Untied States in their Gulfstream G5 and a CHAMP at higher altitude above it. One burst, and guess what?
Bingo. Modern aircraft do not function very well, ahem, at all, without avionics or electronics of any sort. The capacity to kill or assassinate enemies of the state exists far beyond the speculation which started around Andrew Breitbart’s untimely death alleging he and later on his coroner were poisoned. I shall leave the speculation on whether or not it was a deliberate assassination to the conspiracy websites but I shall remind everyone that just like the technology highlighted above, the ability to poison someone by putting drops of a substance on a door handle or car door, to launch a MAV (Micro Aerial Vehicle) loaded with VX in a syringe (or other lethal substance) to penetrate a target’s skin and terminate them, or simply black bagging an individual and shipping them off are all well within the capabilities both technically and morally of our current government.
Many in the proverbial “mainstream” might dismiss this is as conspiracy theory woo-woo talk or just the ravings of a paranoid mad man. Remember that in 1975 Buenos Aires the citizenry there lived under the delusion that the economy could never completely collapse and that they were safe from a police state designed to protect them from threats both foreign and domestic.
Then some of them dared to speak out during the “war on terror.”
And they became the disappeared.
(Thumbnail photo from dcpages.com)