Monday, May 22, 2006

It only gets more chilling

posted by The Vidiot @ 12:00 PM Permalink

Not only will they go after the journalists,
Excerpt:Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.
They're going to go after the papers that publish the journalists' work.
Excerpt: The federal government appears to have the authority to prosecute journalists or newspapers for publishing classified information, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Sunday.
One smart blogger asked the right question: When will they come after the bloggers?

Sweet. Add that to the militarization of our borders (possibly a violation of Posse Comitatus, which I have posted down on the right hand column)
Excerpt: A central issue of Bush's plan is that the troops would be under federal authority. One of the exceptions built into the Posse Comitatus Act is that troops may be deployed to support law enforcement agencies, but with the exception of insurrections and riots, nuclear attack or interdiction of drug smuggling (when working directly with law enforcement agencies), they must be under the authority of a state governor.
And you have yourself a police state. The only thing missing is the creation of a perpetual war state.

Oh, wait.
Excerpt: Iran is just a few months from acquiring the technological know-how that will allow it to build a nuclear bomb, [insert bull-shit cough here.] Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quoted as saying Sunday in the transcript of an interview he gave to CNN.
We have that too.
Excerpt: In order to sell more weapons, the United States needs to create phantom enemies for countries targeted as markets. This is definitely the case in regard to the tiny Arab states on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf.

Update: It only gets worse.
Excerpt: The Supreme Court reaffirmed Monday that police can enter homes in emergencies without knocking or announcing their presence.
Tell me, what constitutes and emergency? Suspected terrorist inside, even though it's just a blogger at her computer?


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