Thursday, October 9, 2008

Oppression Turns Homeward

Americans travelling abroad were assured of privacy as long as they weren't talking to al Qaeda. Bush lied, yet again, according to ABC News. The National Security Agency eavesdropped on hundreds of citizens in the Middle East. The NSA even spied on military officers.

Maryland State Police named nonviolent activists as terrorists. The Washington Post reported police added 53 citizens to terror watch lists in 2005 and 2006. They targeted opponents of the Iraq War and the death penalty.

On October 1, the Bush administration began domestic satellite surveillance. He has an Army combat brigade at his disposal. In an emergency, the President can control state National Guard units. The current financial crisis was described in significant national security terms to members of Congress.

The picture painted a several thousand point drop in stock markets, credit evaporating, and public unrest, requiring the implementation of martial law. The first two are well on their way. What about the third?