Friday, January 06, 2006


History Quiz

[A] terrorist suspect was anyone accused by one anonymous source. Just one. The suspect was then arrested, indefinitely detained in a CIA interrogation center, and tortured until he or she (or in some cases children as young as twelve) confessed, informed on others, died, or was brought before a military tribunal ... for disposition.... In thousands of cases, innocent people were imprisoned and tortured based on the word of an anonymous informer who had a personal grudge, or was actually a ...double agent feeding the names of loyal citizens into the ...blacklist. Publication date 2005? No. 2001. About The Global War On Terror? No. Vietnam. It's hard work being a prophet. Just ask Jeremiah. Or as he is known, today, Douglas Valentine. How many people were saying in November, 2001: In the name of anti-terrorism, all of the nation's pent-up anger and frustration over Vietnam, and a host of other "cultural" issues, is poised to be unleashed on the Enemy Within. And the Bush Administration and its propagandists have already defined the Enemy Within in very clear terms: "We're all Israelis now," they say, adding that, "You're with us or you're against us," in the declared war against terrorism....Bush's New War will be "widely dispersed and largely undefined; the distinction between war and peace will be blurred to the vanishing point." There will be no "definable battlefields or fronts," and the distinction between "civilian" and "military" will disappear. ...[S]uccess in the New War against undefined suspects will also depend on "psychological operations" manifest "in the form of media/information intervention." ... One can only wonder how Americans will react if due process is abandoned through the Office of Homeland Security, under the direction of the Pentagon.
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