Just what don’t you understand bucko … “W” Bush with his Patriot Act decreed you and me as the terrorist against his and Pappy’s neo-con now “teapublican” nation …
Drones in Texas and Tanks in Tampa: Inside the Out-Of-Control Weaponized Homeland Security State
Government budgets at every level now include allocations aimed at fighting an ephemeral “War on Terror” in the United States.
READ COMPLETE ARTICLE HERE … TomDispatch.com / By Stephan Salisbury…March 4, 2012…http://www.alternet.org/story/154404/drones_in_texas_and_tanks_in_tampa:_inside_the_out-of-control_weaponized_homeland_security_state/
At the height of the Occupy Wall Street evictions, it seemed as though some diminutive version of “shock and awe” had stumbled from Baghdad, Iraq, to Oakland, California. American police forces had been “militarized,” many commentatorsworried, as though the firepower and callous tactics on display were anomalies, surprises bursting upon us from nowhereThere should have been no surprise. Those flash grenades exploding in Oakland and the sound cannons on New York’s streets simply opened small windows onto a national policing landscape long in the process of militarization — a bleak domestic no man’s land marked by tanks and drones, robot bomb detectors, grenade launchers, tasers, and most of all, interlinked video surveillance cameras and information databases growing quietly on unobtrusive server farms everywhere.
The ubiquitous fantasy of “homeland security,” pushed hard by the federal government in the wake of 9/11, has been widely embraced by the public. It has also excited intense weapons- and techno-envy among police departments and municipalities vying for the latest in armor and spy equipment.
… Bring it on “big-sis” …
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