Are We the Enemy?

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
September/October 1998
Volume Number: 
3
Issue Number: 
5

...Its leaders were supposed to save the country
but now they won't pay her no mind.
...Because the people got fat and grew lazy,
now their vote is like a meaningless joke.
You know they talk about law, about order, but it's all just an echo of what they've been told. 'Cause there is a monster on the loose. It's got our heads into the noose,
and it just sits there watching...

Our cities have turned into jungles. Destruction is plaguing the land.
The police force is watching the people, and the people just can't understand.
They don't know how to mind their own business. The whole world has got to be just like us... Now we are fighting a war over there, no matter who wins, you know we can't pay the cost. 'Cause there is a monster on the loose. It's got our heads
into the noose, and it just sits there watching...

America, where are you now? Don't you care about your sons and daughters?
Don't you know we need you now. We can't fight alone against the monster.
Steppenwolf's Monster, c.1971

When the government fears the people there is liberty.
When the people fear the government there is tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Federal Law Enforcement

In West Virginia, we learn that the house of a physician is entered by federal agents who do not identify themselves or explain their actions. The physician's wife and children are threatened and held at gunpoint for several hours while their home is ransacked. Several months later, a federal judge throws out the alleged charges against the physician and dismisses the government's case. He denounces the government raid as a deliberate and unjustifiable government terrorist act against a law-abiding citizen and his family.(1)

We hear that Attorney General Janet Reno - who, after the tragic Waco incident assumed "responsibility" without being held accountable and blurted, "the buck stops here" - has deputized all inspector generals, so they may carry firearms to enforce administrative decrees (most of which are unconstitutional) against ordinary citizens. By this act, she would effectively circumvent congressional debate and, if needed, federal legislation - and trample civil liberties at will. She will, again, be authorizing the use of deadly force against, purportedly, non-compliant, recalcitrant, American citizens, who may not want their constitutional rights usurped, or their property taken, without their consent and due process of the law. After all, she commended the federal agencies, and agents, who in 1993 at Waco perpetrated the deadliest massacre by the government against American citizens on their own soil.(2)

Tragedy compounded tragedy. As a result of the Waco, irrational zealots perpetrated the bloodiest terrorist attack in American history. Recent evidence provided by our own government's informants confirmed suspicions the FBI and ATF had prior knowledge of the Oklahoma City (OKC) impending disaster. At best, the federal law enforcement agencies committed a terrible blunder with a covert operation run amok, or at worst, it was an accomplice to a terrible tragedy. And to cover up the details of this incident, it is still protecting other suspects who knew or helped plan the infamous OKC bombing.(3-4)

As a result of the April 19, 1995 OKC bombing, the Congress passed an anti-terrorism bill with provisions that infringe on the individual rights and privacy of American citizens, and the flagging presidency of Bill Clinton was re-energized. British journalist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes: "Relaxing on Air Force One after the 1996 elections, Bill Clinton told a pool of reporters that he owed his political revival to the Oklahoma bombing. He was in a reflective mood, looking back at the ups and downs of his turbulent presidency. As so often, his thoughts lingered on those first painful months after the Republicans captured both Houses of Congress for the first time in almost two generations. It had been a stinging rebuke for the White House. But then that bomb went off. 'It broke a spell in the country as people began searching for our common ground again,' he said."(5)

Consider the fact that a few weeks before the OKC bombing, liberal Representative John Dingell (D-MI) declared in a House oration that the attack on the Branch Davidians was "indefensible" and ATF agents "are not to be trusted. They are detested. And I have described them properly as jackbooted American fascists." From which phraseology, the NRA proclaimed that the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 "gives jackbooted government thugs more power to take away our constitutional rights, destroy our property, and even injure or kill us."

We recall that in 1992 at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, a woman, Vicki Weaver, is shot in the head and killed as she holds her baby in her home by a government (FBI) sniper in the most atrocious act in recent memory perpetrated by a government law enforcement agent against an American citizen, who wished only to be left alone with her family. Then, the federal government via the Attorney General and the Department of Justice itself, rather than prosecuting the government agent(s) responsible, militate against the state and local authorities' effort to administer justice and prosecute those directly culpable. Instead, the government promotes those who changed the rules of engagement and issued illegal "shoot to kill" orders against American citizens. Rather than being held accountable and its funding curtailed, according to the Government Accounting Office (GAO), the FBI counter-terrorism budget has been nearly tripled since 1994, up $243 million. No wonder Americans continue to distrust their own government. Even though Americans today with a "conservative" Republican Congress are not as disenchanted as they were in 1994 (when only 21 percent trusted the government and when the liberal Democrats essentially controlled all three branches of government), citizens continue to distrust the ever-growing government behemoth.

And thus, it's no wonder a February 1998 poll by Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that trust in government had dropped again from 39 percent last fall to 34 percent, a 5 percent decline.

The expansion of the police power of the state continues unabated. In May 1998, President Clinton named State Department official, Richard Clarke, as the new "terrorism czar" who will reign over 17 federal law enforcement agencies and will preside over a record $7 billion federal spending in domestic anti-terrorism surveillance and enforcement.

We also hear in the mass media; indeed, we see, for example, footage on CBS (Dec. 8, 1997) and learn that, amidst the domestic violence (in this specific case in Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County), there has been a 33 percent increase in the use of deadly force by SWAT (Strategic Weapons and Tactics) teams and a 30 percent increase in personnel in the last three years, and that these law enforcement agencies are conducting raids not just on dangerous criminals but even on non-violent parole violators, and you wonder, what's next? Who's next?

Hate Crimes

Moreover, on November 8, 1997, the president announced that the Department of Justice will add, "upwards of 50 FBI agents and federal prosecutors to enforce hate crime laws." Never mind that "upwards" of 90 percent of "hate crime" violations reportedly involve simple "name-calling" and "verbal abuse" transgressions and no physical violence. Journalist and historian, Dr. Samuel Francis is indeed correct when he writes that Clinton's "Anti-Hate" campaign is totalitarian in concept because "it seeks to punish motive that is, the thoughts, attitudes and emotions that lead a person to commit an action - rather than the action itself."(6) Today in America, this criminalization of thought - like in the prescient 1984 Orwellian "thought crimes," and in the totalitarian regimes of Stalin in the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro in the island-prison of Cuba, and Mao Tse-Tung's Cultural Revolution in China - is seeking to enlist children to enforce conformity in parents and foment distrust and discord in American families, not only on state-inspired, "anti-hatred" campaigns but even in their seemingly benign enlistment of children as informants in the tobacco war.

Yet, recent FBI statistics reveal that in 1996 "hate crimes" were quite rare with less than one such "hate" crime reported (8,859) for every law-enforcement agency required to report them in the U.S. (9, 600 agencies).(7) Like in the 1984 Big Brother Orwellian world, families may live in fear of the Thought Police and their night raids: "The sudden jerk out of sleep, the rough hand shaking your shoulder, the lights glaring in your eyes, the ring of hard faces round the bed. In the vast majority of cases there was no trial, no report of the arrest. People simply disappeared, always during the night."(8) And you wonder, who is the enemy? Who fears whom?

The Threat of Rogue Nations

And then you learn that those agencies, such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or the military - which are suppose to deal with the clear, real, and present dangers of foreign threats, like those posed by rogue and still communist states including Red China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba - have to repeatedly justify their budgets and even their existence to the flower children elites in power today. I will come back to the CIA and the military later, but for now, let me remind the readers who America's enemies are, and why this is so.

First, there is Red China which has identified America by name as its "main enemy" for the 21st Century(9) and has already made covert attempts to influence our foreign policy, vitiating and trampling on our campaign finance laws in the process.(10) In fact, Dr. Michael Pillsbury, one of the nation's foremost China experts at the Pentagon's National Defense University, formally testified to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (September 1997) that after reviewing Chinese military documents, Red China "intends to defeat the United States" and will pose a formidable military threat in the 21st Century.

Then there is North Korea which persists in threatening South Korea with invasion, and remains a mortal threat to the stability of Asia; if it is not, why do we still have a large contingent of troops stationed in South Korea? Yet, despite its belligerence and refusal to submit to nuclear inspection (to which it had agreed), we reward this communist nation by providing her with nuclear reactors!

Yes, there is also Vietnam which has not given us a full accounting of our known POWs that its communist government is known to have held, may even continue to hold, or has sent to other communist nations like Russia or Czechoslovakia for brainwashing sessions and gruesome medical experimentation.(11)

And, of course, there is Cuba which has been involved in drug trafficking via Defense minister Raul Castro (Fidel's brother) which it considers an instrument of war against the U.S. If you don't buy this one, you should read Red Cocaine by Dr. Joseph Douglass which provides convincing evidence.(12) If you still don't believe Cuba remains a threat to American interests, tell me, what has become of the Cienfuegos nuclear power plant and submarine naval base or the Lourdes high-tech, U.S. eavesdropping, intelligence-gathering installation near Havana, on the northern coast of Cuba, and incidentally, just across the Florida peninsula? (We did not inspect Cuba after the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 to verify the removal of the missiles in San Cristóbal then, nor have we verified the closing of these spy bases after the collapse of the Soviet Union today.)

Suffice to say, that while the CIA (its efforts directed at foreign enemies) has been under attack by numerous, unsubstantiated (and, I may add, many totally ludicrous) allegations, and the agency has had to justify its raison d'être in the New World Order (NWO), those entities (like the ATF and the FBI being trained by the military, and yes, even the intrusive IRS), that target their activities against American citizens continue to be beefed up, are considered essential to the vital functions of the nation, and their budgets continue to be increased year after year.
It makes you wonder: Again, who is the enemy? And who fears whom?

Entangling Alliances and the NWO

Meanwhile, the U.S. military has been greatly reduced since the collapse of the Soviet Union: The Army (i.e., number of divisions from 18 to 8 or 9), the Navy (i.e., number of ships from 546 to just over 300), and the Air Force (i.e., number of fighter wings from 36 to 17 or 18) have each been axed by about one half - the lowest defense spending since Pearl Harbor.(13) Moreover, the goals of their operations are no longer national defense and security, but unconstitutional UN global police actions such as peacekeeping functions and relief efforts, and domestic social engineering (e.g., gays in the military and women in the front lines), etc. Not surprisingly, these police actions around the world enforcing UN policies have brought the opprobrium of many nations with which, otherwise, we may not have had any quarrels. Yet, while we continue to web dangerous entangling alliances, implement police actions and other peacekeeping operations, and enforce UN resolutions, working within the purview of the UN throughout the world, we become more vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and in the future, possibly nuclear retaliatory strikes from nations which reject the Pax Universalis and the cryptic NWO that we and the UN are trying to impose on them. Frankly, from all we know and continue to learn, the UN and the treacherous NWO are working against our own national interest and undermining our citizens' individual freedoms.

And this brings me to perhaps the most serious dereliction of the government on its legitimate constitutional function of national defense: the lack of deployment of a missile defense, a nuclear shield against missile attack to protect American citizens. Yes, our government (including our Senate which recently voted on it) has refrained unilaterally from protecting our nation and our citizens against possible, sudden nuclear attacks, and we have yet to build an antiballistic missile, space-based defense via the already available for deployment and extremely cost-effective "Brilliant Pebbles" technology.

Again, or rather, in other words, who does our own government consider to be the enemy? Apparently, not those unpredictable, rogue, Socialist, totalitarian states that intermittently wreak so much death and destruction on their own people, if not their neighbors. And, yes, as many of them build atomic weapons and join the atomic club, they could use their nuclear weapons to hold us at ransom, or in the case of emergent nuclear powers, rival nations, such as India and Pakistan, could start a regional conflict and ignite a nuclear tinderbox for which we have no protectional safeguards.

Red China and National Security

"There is not a single, solitary nuclear missile pointed at an American child tonight, not a single one," spoke President Clinton in October 1996, as the nefarious transfer of satellite launching and missile guidance technology was taking place, allowing Red China to better aim, as the CIA has recently divulged, 13 of their 18 CSS-4 strategic nuclear missiles targeted against U.S. cities. Reportedly, in the U.S., only Miami is out of their nuclear reach.

Perhaps, this is a good point for us now to further consider the case of Red China and U.S. national security. We now know that China obtained satellite launching, missile-guided and super-computer technology that is now being used by its communist government to better aim their long-range strategic nuclear missiles at U.S. cities - with the assistance of U.S. corporate entities and the blessings of our president.(14) His campaign and that of his party (DNC) are now known to have received $300,000 from the Red Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) via Johnny Chung of White House coffee notoriety, and $2.5 million from Bernard Schwartz, the CEO of Loral Space & Communications and Michael Armstrong, the former CEO of Hughes Electronics (now Chairman of AT&T) - the two U.S. companies involved in the sophisticated guidance technology transfer to Beijing.(15-16) The Lippo group, a Jakarta-based (Indonesia) Chinese front organization, was also involved in these transactions via the notorious agent John Huang. Reacting to this worrisome development, Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee of Space and Aeronautics, exclaimed: "I am very sad to say [the Red Chinese] now have the capability of landing nuclear weapons in the United States and we are the ones who perfected their rockets." Bolstering this serious charge, the administration's own Defense department and the Pentagon recently acknowledged that "the U.S. national security has been harmed" by this strategic transfer of technology.

Moreover, with the blessings (and personal lobbying) of our president, the China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has been given a sweetheart deal, a 20-year lease of our decommissioned but still strategic Long Beach Naval Yards. COSCO is now known to be a front of the PLA which ships Chinese guns (including an attempted, illegal shipment of AK-47s to California street gangs in 1996) and drugs overseas.(17)

Meanwhile, to complete the encirclement of the U.S. shipping routes (and possible strangulation in case of war), another Chinese front organization, the Hong Kong-based Hutchinson Port Holdings, has obtained a 50-year lease to operate the two strategic ports at either end of the U.S.-built and formerly run Panama Canal.

One wonders: Are these rogue nations like Red China (whose leaders perpetrated the Tiananmen Square massacre of June 1989), perhaps needed by those in power in our own government as the bogeymen required to foment tensions and create global crises - those crises that are historically known to be instigated by ever-enlarging governments as excuses for cracking down on the liberties of their own individual citizens, and suppressing freedom in general, in their quest for power?

So, while domestic federal law enforcement and anti-terrorism programs have increased to frightening proportions and have become some of the most rapidly growing areas in the federal budget, true national defense (civil defense has already been totally dismantled) has suffered the only cutbacks and most drastic reductions in the federal budget. In fact, it's no exaggeration to state that the bipartisan budget agreement that resulted in a balanced budget with projected surpluses this year was balanced upon the shoulders of national defense and the raids of the mythical Social Security Trust Fund.

And finally, let us not forget our own local police which, inundated with crime in the inner cities, have been ignored in favor of federal law enforcement agencies, as in preparation for the formation of an unconstitutional standing national police force.

Perhaps, times have indeed changed and we have reached the end of history with global democratic socialism finally reigning supreme - and the world upside down. Our security priorities have been inverted; individual rights have been eroded, while welfare and collective ones have become entrenched. Unanimity (i.e., "consensus building") and conformity (i.e., political and social correctness) gradually have been enforced. These qualities historically have led to repression and tyranny, and tyranny to cries of freedom by the people.

It's then that government begins to crack down on dissent in the name of battling national crises. When it does, and it calls for ever-increasing emergency measures to combat the problems of its own creation, along with Jefferson's, we must also remember James Madison's admonition that crisis is the rallying cry of tyrants!

It will be, then, that the American people should look within and honestly ask themselves: Who fears whom?...and then face the grim reality that we, Americans, are indeed being considered the enemy by our own government.

References/Notes

1. Faria MA Jr. The police state of medicine - the nature of the beast. Medical Sentinel 1998;3(4):119-122, 138.
2. Meyer D. No More Wacos and Waco - The Rules of Engagement. Medical Sentinel 1998;3(4):151-152.
3. Mr. William Jasper, Senior Editor of The New American, has done extensive investigative reporting on this subject published in that magazine.
4. Evans-Pritchard A. The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories. Washington, DC, Regnery Publishing, Inc., 1997, pp. 1-108.
5. Ibid., p. 3.
6. Francis S. Clinton's 'anti-hate' campaign totalitarian in concept. The Samuel Francis Newsletter, P.O. Box 19628, Alexandria, VA 22320, November 18, 1997, pp. 5-6.
7. Buls G. Hate crime: It's a frame of mind. The New American, April 27, 1998, p. 19.
8. Ibid.
9. Study of "Strategic Missile Combat Position Troop Survival Under Nuclear Conditions and Development of an Equipment Safeguard System" conducted by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and translated into English in November 1997. Cited in The New American, June 8, 1998.
10. Chapman M. Clinton waives export restrictions on technology. Human Events, April 17, 1998, p. 5.
11. Blaylock RL. Communist Use of American POWs as Human Guinea Pigs (Part II): Vietnam, the Soviets, and other Special Projects. Medical Sentinel 1997;2(4):126-131.
12. Douglass JD Jr. Red Cocaine. Clarion House, Atlanta, GA, 1990.
13. Hillen J. Military might - the U.S. is becoming too weak to fulfill its strategic mandate. National Review, June 30, 1997, p.38.
14. Gertz B. China deal seen as security threat. The Washington Times, May 4-10, 1998, pp.1, 23; and China, terrorists seen as top threats: Poll. The Washington Times, May 18-24, 1998, p.3.
15. Burton D. Mr. President, tear down this stone wall! Human Events, May 8, 1998, pp.1, 7; and North, O. Perilous Clinton space ties to China. The Washington Times, May 4-10, 1998, p.44.
16. Cancel the Kowtow Summit. Human Events, May 29, 1998, pp.1,3,4,8.
17. Grigg WN. The price of admission. The New American, November 10, 1997, pp.14-18.

Dr. Faria is a consultant neurosurgeon and author of Vandals at the Gates of Medicine (1995) and the newly released Medical Warrior: Fighting Corporate Socialized Medicine (Macon, Georgia, Hacienda Publishing, Inc., 1997). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Sentinel.

Originally published in the Medical Sentinel 1998;3(5):167-170. Copyright ©1998 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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As usual a great article.

As usual a great article. "Reducing our Military" again,Compromising and undermining our American Ideals and Principles with the UN and the rest of our enemies..Because Let's face it the UN is NOT our friend.

Our nation is going to bed each night with the doors wide open..left unprotected..And I'm convinced it's all intentional because the "Enemy lies within our own boundaries" and it's name is

our government..

How long will we 'allow' it; is the question!

Thank you twice!

It is incomprehensible but yes, some of the enemy are already within the gates! They are bent on bring this nation down!

"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, began at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change in ministries, too plainly proves a deliberate, systematical plan of reducing us to slavery."
--Thomas Jefferson

And from the horses' mouth itself, "In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens you can bet it was planned that way."FDR

Thank you again, my dear friend uneed! MAF

"Americans once roared like lions..."

Ben, what else can I add to this excellent post? You have just wrapped this up, and I agree with your conclusions.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." –Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, 1788.

And the people's response is explained as follows:

"Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleak like sheep for security! – Norman Vincent Peale. Great post, Ben!

(I posted this here because I wanted to bring attention to this article too!) MAF

Are we Americans the enemy, once again?

Ben: What do you think, Dr. Faria, about this bill, S.B 1867. I am a military veteran and presently a commander of a Veterans organization, but I never thought I will see anything like this bill in America. Its provisions for detaining Americans without due process by the military are unprecedented, but there is some controversy as to whether it applies to American citizens. What do you think?

MAF: There is more to this than meets the eye in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA; formerly SB. 1867). Besides the budget allocation, the creation of a new cabinet position for the National Guard, the controversy over the fine print of this appropriation bill is cause for extreme concern, for example the contradictory and obfuscating language, as it pertains to American citizens and their categorization as enemy combatants.

As the NDAA is arguably understood today, Americans can lose their constitutional liberties, if the executive branch deems them "enemy combatants" or "belligerent." They can be held in military custody indefinitely, if so approved by the executive branch of government, presently the Obama administration.

I have also read the excellent article from the Canada Free Press (Doug Hagmann's "Preparing for martial Law"; 12/16/11) that you sent me, but I could not find the one from the Veterans' organization.

So Ben, I am still very concerned about this bill with its persistently offending section even after the supposed emendation by Senator Diane Feinstein. The bill was to go to a joint Senate-House conference committee, and we still do not know what kind of sausage will come out from that smoke-filled kitchen. President Obama now says he will sign it!

Ben: First of all the entire publicity on what was happening on this bill was completely hid from the media and the weak excuse was that the Senate committee was held in secrecy; the deliberations were not released to the public for over a week later in November. Second, if Americans expect the Liberal mainstream media to find out any malfeasance done by this administration, they are in another world. Third, Obama was in favor of the bill (that was part of my problem with the rumor floating around). Obama, full of duplicity had only threatened to veto the bill, when in fact it was Obama himself who most likely brought it back up for reconsideration. Now, he has affirmed that he will sign the bill, no surprise there!

MAF: This atrocious National Defense is repugnant to everything the US--- the former land of the free, home of the brave--- stands for. So we are going to become a repressive police state to fight a potential terrorist threat, to end America's freedom for false security? 

This is, Ben, when I move in the political spectrum from conservative Republican to conservative Libertarian--- and always maintain my Objectivist streak!

As usual, we have the authoritarian Democrats and the usual conspiratorial suspects, the same Conservative Trojan Horses, assisting the Democrats in placing the yoke of government tyranny on the necks of law-abiding American citizens--- taking our liberties bit by bit! 

I voted for Bob Barr (Libertarian) in the Last election. I could not vote for Senator John McCain (R-AZ). I was right! Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cannot be trusted either. Both of them, incidentally, have favored gun control measures, and tried to impose a National ID Card – once again, the Gestapo in Nazi Germany and the KGB in Soviet Russia checking papers come to mind.

 For once a Democrat is correct: Colorado Senator Mark Udall complains, "These provisions raise serious questions as to who we are as a society and what our Constitution seeks to protect."

"One section of these provisions, section 1031, would be interpreted as allowing the military to capture and indefinitely detain American citizens on U.S. soil. Section 1031 essentially repeals the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 by authorizing the U.S. military to perform law enforcement functions on American soil."

I am also not reassured by the "Waiver For Natural Security."

 The Posse Comitatus Act, preventing the use of the military against American citizens, has become a sacrosanct American political concept reflecting liberty that Americans have enjoyed ever since the inception of this nation--- and now these authoritarian buffoons want to abrogate it!



And for those nincompoop citizens, who say: "Americans have nothing to fear, if they have done nothing wrong." Let those pinheads learn from the KGB's motto: "Show me the man and I will show you his crime."

And that is where we are headed... Anyone can be accused, arrested and charged with any crime...

The GOP seems to be trying to self-destruct, assisted by the bullying Democrats. This is incredible! This Police State-type legislation, cannot but remind educated citizens of the Enabling Act of 1933 in Nazi Germany.

What would our Founders say to the American people about this Act?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." – Thomas Jefferson, letter to E. Carrington, 1788.

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."--- James Madison (1788), Speech to Virginia Convention, June 6, 1788.

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force."– Patrick Henry

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." – Benjamin Franklin.

It appears that whenever we have a Democrat president, conservative Americans become the enemy of the increasingly socialistic state. As you remember, during Bill Clinton's presidency, it was the "nefarious militia"; in the case of Obama, it is "suspected American terrorists."

There was a rumor fairly well-documented that Clinton and his Attorney General Janet Reno actually commissioned a U.S. Army study as to whether the U.S. (with UN) soldiers would shoot at dissenting U.S. citizens, if they were ordered to do so. Do you remember that? Any information on this, Ben, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your input, and please feel free to add or amend by another comment any point here in question. MAF

I agree also

Too often we want to sacrifice our liberties to get the terrorists. I am very much a law and order person. However, one must distinguish between a foreigner, who has come over here to the US to blow up buildings, planes, autos, etc in an effort to kill and cause panic among Americans and a US citizen accused of terrorism. Remember Richard Jewel?

Additionally, US military, as you have pointed out, is NOT the entity with which police powers reside within the US. That right rests mostly with the individual states, and to a much lesser amount to the federal entities, such as FBI, US Marshalls, ATF, etc. A mere cursory glance of the consequences of a military having such control of a country—ie. pre-WWII Japan and current Egypt—should be enough to convince most people of the danger.
There mere mention of Clinton’s name should be enough to remind each of us if the danger of what can happen when the executive branch gets too much power. Military were involved with training of HRT team at Waco, as well as the use of military equipment to penetrate the building, and even the use of helicopters from which they are reputed to have shot at Branch Davidians. Naturally, the FBI denies this.

Having the military at ones disposal to use against the citizens is very dangerous. Consider how a president with a sympathetic press disingenuously calls forced- government gun control “terrorism.” Then he unleashes the military upon whomever he deems a political threat. Do not think that press will be reporting the facts as they occur. This did not occur at Ruby Ridge or Waco. Press was kept far away from where events happened. The government even claimed (falsely) that there was a continued firefight going on long after the initial contact had been made at Ruby Ridge.


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