Chris Hedges on fascism, propaganda, corruption–
Posts Tagged ‘civil liberties’
Tags: fascism, Obama, Julian Assange, Chris Hedges, tyranny, DUE PROCESS, civil liberties, collapse, russia today, rt, global warming, Bradley Manning, duopoly, Wikiliekas
Tags: "War on Terror", "War On Terrorism", Checnya, civil liberties, cover, cover up, covert operations, covert ops, Dagestan, empire, fascism, foreign policy, fraud, freedoms, hypocrisy, Julian Assange, press, rights, State Department, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, terrorists, treason, Tsarnaev, wikileaks
Let’s see. Russia warned US intelligence, twice, both before and AFTER his trip to Dagestan in 2012 that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a terrorist. Saudi Arabia warned the United States at least once. The FBI even interviewed Tamerlan, the alleged mad bomber, and his family. Then for some cloudy, unexplained reason shrouded in mystery and deception, the FBI failed to keep track of Tamerlan when he returned from Chechnya and Dagestan, a known hotbed of Islamic radicalism where car bombs explode on a regular basis.
A casual internet search would have turned up the most radical Jihadist videos and pronouncements, and Tamerlan made himself persona non grata at his local Mosque as well. His radical outbursts got him booted from the Mosque for being too nuts.
Oh, but FBI never heard of “the suspects” before, and needed to enlist the public’s help to identify them from photographs.
On the other hand, in the case of that terrorist fiend Julian Assange of the “terrorist website” Wikileaks, it’s a different matter altogether.
“At least a dozen American governmental agencies, including the Pentagon, the FBI, the Army’s Criminal Investigative Department, the Department of Justice, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Diplomatic Security Service, are assigned to the WikiLeaks case, while the CIA and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are assigned to track down WikiLeaks’ supposed breaches of security. The global assault—which saw Australia threaten to revoke Assange’s passport—is part of the terrifying metamorphosis of the “war on terror” into a wider war on civil liberties. It has become a hunt not for actual terrorists but a hunt for all those with the ability to expose the mounting crimes of the power elite.”
Tags: abuse, activism, anti-fracking, civil liberties, congress, corruption, Democrat, fascism, felonies, felony, felony charges, first amendment, fracking, information, journalism, laws, malfeasance, protest, rights, treason, tyranny
Full blown fascism coming down the tracks. The joy of living in a criminal state and surrounded by ignorant buffoon flag wavers.
Tags: civil liberties, congress, despotism, erosion, fascism, protections, rights, terrorism, treason, tyranny, US government
Congress is also less popular than ”cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, traffic jams, used car salesman and Genghis Khan”
Washington Blog finds that the public’s overwhelming cowering and douche bagginess since 9/11 may be turning around:
Tags: Bill Moyers, boston bombing, civil liberties, crackdown, foreign policy, freedom, Glenn Greenwald, insecure, marathon, privacy, rights, security, terrorism
Tags: arrest, blasphemy, civil liberties, Daily Show, deliinquency, Egypit, Egyptian, free speech, freedom, international, Interpol, Jon Stewart, Muslim Brotherhood, theocracy, warrant
The Egyptian government has issued an arrest warrant for American comedian Jon Stewart, accusing him of blasphemy and fomenting “anti-Egyptian” sentiment.
There’s that “blasphemy” charge again. Isn’t theocracy grand?
“According to a statement issued by Minister of Justice Ahmed Mekki, Stewart will also be charged with “contributing to the delinquency of an Egyptian” for his role in inspiring Youssef to challenge the Islamist regime.”
“Mr. Stewart may think he’s funny. But in reality he is destroying the moral fiber of Egypt with his numerous references to penises and openly flamboyant homosexuals like Larry Craig, Marcus Bachmann, and Lindsey Graham.”
Tags: Bill of Rights, capitalism, civil liberties, economics, fascism, jobs, Laissez Faire, Laissez Faire Capitalism, manufacturing, off shoring, Paul Craig Roberts, plutocracy, tyranny
Paul Craig Roberts has a new book.
I don’t always agree with Roberts (especially concerning the Reagan legacy); however, he often make a lot of sense economically and in defense of civil liberties.
“In the late 20th century and early 21st century, governments in the US and Great Britain chafed under the requirement that government, like the people, is ruled by law and took steps to free government from accountability to law.
Appleton says that the result is a “tectonic shift in the relationship between the state and the citizen.” Citizens of the US and UK are once again without the protection of law and subject to arbitrary arrests and indictments or to indefinite detention in the absence of indictments.
In the US, citizens can be detained indefinitely and even executed without due process of law. There is no basis in the US Constitution for these asserted powers. The unconstitutional powers exist only because Congress, the judiciary and the American people have accepted the lie that the loss of civil liberty is the price paid for protection against terrorists.
In a very short time the raw power of the state has been resurrected. Most Americans are oblivious to this outcome. As long as government is imprisoning and killing without trials demonized individuals whom Americans have been propagandized to fear, Americans approve. Americans do not understand that a point is reached when demonization becomes unnecessary and that precedents have been established that revoke the Bill of Rights.”