Paul Joseph WatsonPrison
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
House Democrats have passed a piece of legislation that was crafted on
the back of recommendations made by the 9/11 Commission in their 2004
final report. The bill is a tonic for big government, increased
federalization of America, and mandates expansion of no fly lists, terror
watch lists and further government surveillance of American citizens.
While the HR 1 bill contains some welcome provisions, including a
redress of grievance process for passengers unfairly delayed or refused
boarding for flights and a re-commitment to the Geneva conventions, it's
largely a nightmare for opponents of big government in that it vastly
increases funding and scope for Homeland Security, FEMA and further
federalizes law enforcement.
The legislation takes its cue directly from the recommendations of the
9/11 Commission report, which has been widely debunked by researchers and whistleblowers as a
self-appointed whitewash that was harnessed to bury important questions
about the impossibility of the official story behind 9/11. Hyping the
threat of terror beyond its reasonable capacity, ignoring the reality that
allergies and lightning strikes kill more Americans than terrorists,
Commission leaders Kean and Hamilton encouraged
a broad range of measures that only accelerate the authoritarian surge
towards a police state in America. They include;
- Homeland Security identity checkpoints on American roads and
- Mandated biometric iris and finger scanning systems for all Americans
- Creation of a biometric national ID card for all American
- Expansion of "no-fly" and "watch lists" to prevent more Americans
from traveling (even though such lists have been ridiculed time and time
again for flagging completely innocent people including Senators and
- Increased special screening of all passengers at airports (greasing
the skids for invasive body scanners that capture a naked image of the
passenger to be implemented as standard);
- Federal takeover of publicly owned communication systems such as
- Increased government surveillance of Americans' financial records and
- Domesticating the CIA to watch American citizens;
- Government wide sharing of information and centralization of
databases containing information about American citizens.
All of these recommendations were embraced by the 9/11 Commission and
many of them are contained within the bill introduced by the Democrats
that has already passed the House.
Meanwhile, on the geopolitical front Israel has resolved to
use its powerful lobbying network to arm twist recalcitrant Democrats and
media moguls into supporting military action against Iran. Retired Gen.
Oded Tira recently admonished, "As an American air strike in Iran is
essential for our existence, we must help (Bush) pave the way by lobbying
the Democratic Party (which is conducting itself foolishly) and U.S.
newspaper editors. We need to do this in order to turn the Iranian issue
to a bipartisan one and unrelated to the Iraq failure."
He continues, "Bush lacks the political power to attack Iran." Thus,
Israel and its U.S. lobbying arm "must turn to Hillary Clinton and other
potential presidential candidates in the Democratic Party so that they
publicly support immediate action by Bush against Iran."
Former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has also called upon Israel to
"immediately launch an intense, international public relations front"
aimed at the U.S. to sell the necessity of war.
Noted author and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan warns us
that "A propaganda campaign, using Israeli agents and their neocon
auxiliaries and sympathizers, who stampeded us into war in Iraq, is being
prepared to stampede us into war on Iran."
However, it doesn't appear that leading Democrats will take much
convincing before pledging their loyal support for the next chapter of
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer recently assured readers of the
Jerusalem Post in Israel that the Democrats were fully prepared to back
the use of force against Iran and this sentiment is shared
by a cadre of leading luminaries including Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid,
Hillary Clinton, Bilderberg endorsed 2008 presidential candidate John
Edwards and even darling of the left Barack Obama.
While Americans are placated by promises that Democrats will
"symbolically" oppose President Bush's insane troop surge for Iraq, while
they actively fund the entire venture through the power of the
Congressional purse, the roadmap to Iran is being dutifully upheld by
those who came to power vowing change yet are showing all the signs of
reverting to type and lining up to salute the continued frog march towards
world war three, while ensuring the further downfall of America into a
police state at home.