Friday, May 16, 2008

The Gauntlet, CA - Apr 20, 2008
Operation Sudden Impact took Memphis, TN by storm. The symbolism of this city being selected is pretty obvious; being a municipal city that is more or less ...

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US citizenship to be checked in event of a storm
Houston Chronicle, United States - 10 hours ago
But Tuesday, a reporter photographing a mock evacuation for the Rio Grande Guardian Web site saw Border Patrol agents rehearsing citizenship document checks ...

Local, state police and sheriff's office join feds for "terror" sweeps that result in hundreds of citations for traffic violations

Steve Watson
day, April 18, 2008

Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation that one sheriff's deputy has described as "martial law training".

Law-enforcement agencies in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas took part in what was described by local media as "an anti-crime and anti-terrorism initiative" involving officers from more than 50 federal, state and local agencies.

Given the military style name "Operation Sudden Impact", the initiative saw officers from six counties rounding up fugitives, conducting traffic checkpoints, climbing on boats on the Mississippi River and doing other "crime-abatement" programs all under the label of "anti-terrorism".

WREG Memphis news channel 3 reported that the Sheriff's Department arrested 332 people, 142 of whom were fugitives, or "terrorists" as they now seem to be known.

Hundreds of dollars were seized and drugs recovered, and 1,292 traffic violations were handed out to speeding terrorists and illegally parked terrorists.

Click here to watch a WREG Memphis news report

The authorities even raided businesses and store owners, confiscating computers and paperwork in an effort to "track down possible terrorists before something big happens".

The Sheriff's Department is determining if and when they plan another round-up.

The operation, which involved police, deputies, the FBI, drug agents, gang units and even the coast guard, is just one example of how law enforcement at the state and local levels is being co-opted and centralized by the Department of Homeland Security via massive federal grants.

It also highlights how the distinction between crime and terrorism is becoming irrelevant.


An Infowars reader called in to the Alex Jones show yesterday to alert us to the story and explain that he had gleaned the information from a his friend, a sheriff's deputy in Memphis, who had described the operation as "training for martial law in America".

Forget innocent until proven guilty, you are now a terrorist suspect until you are told otherwise.

It is now the norm to consider everybody equally likely to be guilty of something than innocent. This is proactive policing, not preventative or reactive policing, and is widely indicative of a society that is NOT free.

This form of proactive policing is a phenomena indicative of a once free state rapidly declining into a authoritarian police state.

If there was a real terror threat in these states, it would surely make sense to for law enforcement agencies to target known trouble areas, and follow up on already existing leads. Instead we are seeing local police and the coast guard being recruited to randomly target anyone in any area as possible terrorists.

Surely if there was a real terror threat, this activity would harm the effort to combat it.

Of course, such activity is clearly not related to a real and tangible terror threat, it is related to the ongoing effort to vastly increase the size and scope of the federal government and increase the power it has over American citizens.

The information and intelligence from the operation will be collated and routed through federally funded state-run fusion centers, which are working in conjunction with the military arm of the DHS, NORTHCOM.

Such information will soon include the DNA and other biometric information from every person arrested, which DHS head Michael Chertoff has declared is no longer your personal information.

We recently reported on the fact that after 9/11 the Justice Department advised the Bush administration that it was able to effectively suspend the Fourth Amendment where domestic counter terrorism operations are concerned.

In light of this, and given that the government has begun to class any crime as terrorism and set local and state police to work on "anti-terror" operations, it is clear that the protections provided by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are under direct threat.

We have seen how new provisions will effectively nullify the U.S. constitution, and a recent spate of executive orders, in particular PDD 51, outline preparations for the implementation of open martial law in the event of a declared national emergency.

Centralized and federally coordinated law enforcement programs complement nationwide FEMA programs to train Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for the implementation of martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs and forced relocation. The effects of this particular program have already been witnessed

Local, state police and sheriff's office join feds for "terror" sweeps
Coastal Post, CA - May 1, 2008
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Tennessee's "martial law lite"
Knoxville News Sentinel, TN - Apr 22, 2008
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Reason Online, CA - Apr 21, 2008
Last week, federal, state, and local police in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas conducted a massive sweep dubbed "Operation Sudden Impact. ...

Three States Subjected To "Martial Law Sweeps"
Colfax Record, USA - Apr 18, 2008
Federal law enforcement agencies co-opted sheriffs offices as well state and local police forces in three states last weekend for a vast round up operation ...

Response to “Three States Subjected To Martial Law Sweeps
Colfax Record, USA - Apr 20, 2008
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Boost in anti-terror grants for NYC transit, ports
Newsday, NY - 18 hours ago
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Senate Moves Forward on Orwellian "Violent Radicalization and ...
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Calgary Herald
Anti-terror War is Only Starting, Bush Tells Us
Buzzle, CA - May 14, 2008
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New Ammunition For The War On Terror/ when Vehicles become weapons
Forbes, NY - Apr 29, 2008
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A farce is being played out in Texas tonight. A Texas court ordered the DNA testing of the over 400 children who were kidnapped from their homes by Texas authorities based on false information provided by an anonymous tip. They intend to use that information to look at the age of the Mother when the child was conceived to determine if there was child abuse.

CNN Reports:

"The ranch raid stemmed from a series of phone calls in late March from a 16-year-old officials referred to as Sarah, who said she had been beaten and forced to become the "spiritual" wife to an adult man."

FLDS members have denied that the girl, supposedly named Sarah Jessop Barlow, exists. Authorities have been trying to locate her, but have been unable to identify the girl.

Texas Rangers said Friday they are pursuing a Colorado woman as a "person of interest" regarding the phone calls that touched off the raid. Authorities said a search of the home of Rozita Swinton, 33, resulted in evidence that may link her to phone calls made about the YFZ ranch.

Colorado? What would a woman from Colorado have to do with a Texas case? How about the Ports-to-Plains high priority corridor that originates in Texas and terminates in Colorado. The FLDS property in Eldorado just coincidently happens to be right on the path of the Ports-to-Plains corridor.

Reopening NAFTA too risky, ex-Mexican president says
Reuters - 17 hours ago
Under NAFTA, "Canada has to basically share its resources with the US This was very contested at the time it was negotiated, but it has turned out to be a ...
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Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin, Canada - 58 minutes ago
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Toward a new Washington Consensus
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 11 hours ago
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NAFTA bill killed in the Senate
Tulsa Beacon, Tulsa - May 15, 2008
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Toronto Star, Canada - May 12, 2008
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Commercial Property News
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ABLE DANGER * 9/11 Ballot * Poppy * CO2

"Able Danger the movie takes the real-life mystery of
the intelligence operation and uses it as the basis for
a spirited and blackly comic neo-noir set all over
Manhattan and Brooklyn . . . the author and the
book featured in the movie really exists,
Able Danger program really existed,
all the 'conspiracies' mentioned
in the movie are true..”

-- Scott Macaulay

1) ABLE DANGER US Premiere Brooklyn + nyc911initiative + updates
- - Brooklyn International Film Festival – Able Danger - US Premiere
- - NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative update
- - Air America Pentagon-Debate including David Ray Griffin
- - New England 9/11 Symposium update
- - Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth at MIT -Friday
2) US Marines and Poppy – Obama and Radicals
- - Barack Obama, Reverend Wright and Black liberation theology
- - Marines ignore Afghan poppy fields, assure locals plants won't be touched
- - Who benefits from the Afghan Opium Trade?
3) World CO2 Continues to Rise – Polar Bears threatened - Nukes
- - World CO2 Levels At Record High, Scientists Warn
- - U.S. lists polar bears as threatened species
- - Senate Climate Change Bill-Taxpayers Billions for Nuclear Power

Editor’s Notes:

Thought into action (to do anything) must hold its focus to penetrate through the barriers, the obstacles, the diversions to complete an objective. Some classify the first Week of Truth campaign (to place Steve Alten’s The Shell Game on top of the NY Times bestseller list) a failure. But that would not be taking into account the success of working in a coalition to achieve such a turnaround objective in an area concerning false flag terrorism and war mongering. By Steve Alten getting the ball rolling, Air America Radio’s Clout with Richard Greene took on a series of 9/11 truth debates each Thursday night in May 2008. Tonight’s program includes David Ray Griffin on the subject of the Pentagon. Tune in live or listen by a podcast. In item 1 catch up on many incredible events. Top on the list is the US premiere of Able Danger at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Item one also includes an update on this weekend’s New England symposium, Richard Gage, AIA at MIT, more Air America information, and an update on the NYC Ballot Initiative. The timing of the Able Danger premiere in NYC is perfect for the campaign to gain a people’s referendum for an independent 9/11 investigation.

For Independent Investigations
NYC 9/11 Ballot
New England 9/11 Symposium
Family Members and Researchers Speak Out
May 17, 2008 - Keene High School
The USA Premiere
Able Danger
at the
Brooklyn International Film Festival
May 30 to June 8, 2008
Air America Radio Thursday-debates 9/11 TRUTH
during May with host, Richard Greene - CLOUT
Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Gov.
Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction
(First peer-reviewed scientific journal published
article questioning government's official version.)

Lawsuits raise questions about private prisons
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - May 4, 2008
By Leslie Berestein As immigration laws have become tougher, the federal government has found itself with a logistical challenge: where to house a ...
Detention dollars
San Diego Union Tribune, United States - May 4, 2008
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Now - May 8, 2008
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Now - May 8, 2008
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Colo. inmates returned from out-of-state prison
Denver Post, CO - May 14, 2008
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Support for private prison needed
Florida Times-Union, FL - May 12, 2008
Because it is a private business, the prison must pay county taxes. Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities are exempt. Madray estimated the prison would have ...

Was the Amnesty plan, knowing the American People
would be totally against it, and fight vigorously to stop it,
be one of the reason in part to implement

Martial Law......... using a major storm to line people up for detention camps?
Have your papers ready OR be placed in camps. this article closely,

it almost sounds like they want to protect the illegals,
then the reading it sounds like they want to
round up anyone who does not have an

ID. Now, think of this........ in an emergency, such as a flood,
hurricane... whatever. ...and you have to evacuate
on a SUDDEN unexpected moment...... .

are you going to take the time to grab your ID....
be it a green card, Drivers License, ID card.......or whatever?
NO! Are they going to demand your birth certificate too???
? And they actually say they will take you to 'detention camps'!!!!

Please read:

05-16-2008: Unanswered 9/11 Questions
05-16-2008: U.S. Citizenship To Be Checked In Event Of Storm
05-16-2008: Body Language Analysis Of O'Reilly Meltdown
05-16-2008: New Record For Oil
05-16-2008: Bin Laden: Palestinian Cause Fuels War
05-16-2008: Passport Cards Called Security Vulnerability
05-15-2008: China Quake Dead Could Total 50K
05-15-2008: New Revealing Starbucks Logo
05-15-2008: Claims Of Obesity Causing Global Warming
05-15-2008: NSA Web Site Knocked Off The Internet
05-15-2008: Fed's Direct Loans To Banks Hit Record
05-15-2008: New Message From Bin Laden Coming
05-15-2008: China Accused Of Keeping Yuan Undervalued
05-15-2008: Senate Moves Foward On Thought Crimes Bill
05-15-2008: Russia & Europe Team Up For Moon Flights
05-15-2008: Mexican Tortilla Prices Up 18%
05-15-2008: Robot Suit Could Usher In Super Soldier Era
05-15-2008: Robot Performs Prostate Operation
05-15-2008: Bank Of England: No Cuts Until 2010
05-15-2008: Counterfeit Routers To Penetrate U.S. Networks?
05-15-2008: Alaska First State To Hit $4 A Gallon
05-15-2008: Chinese Minister Stresses Role Of SCO
05-15-2008: U.S. Using Food Crisis To Push GMO Crops
05-15-2008: Torture Testimony In Italian CIA Trial
05-15-2008: U.S. Trained Forces Helping Mexican Cartels
05-15-2008: Cox & Comcast Internet Subscribers Blocked
05-15-2008: Citizens Reject Terror Drill Fear Mongering
05-15-2008: McCain: Troops Home From Iraq By 2013?
05-15-2008: Speeders Face Vehicle Confisication & Prison
05-15-2008: Bush Vows To Support Israel Against Terror
05-15-2008: Richmond Installs Smart Crime Cameras
05-15-2008: Al-Qaeda Planning Euro 2008 Attack
05-15-2008: Myanmar Survivors Sent To Government Camps
05-15-2008: Pickens To Order 667 Turbines For Wind Power
05-15-2008: Enemies Securing U.S. Night Vision Gear

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