U.S. citizens are now the primary target of the war on terror
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, February 10, 2012
With the announcement that 30,000 drones are expected to fill American
skies within ten years, the U.S. government has officially declared
war on the American people, turning to technology normally used to
hunt down insurgents abroad as the whole arsenal of the war on terror
is re-focused domestically.
"The Federation Aviation Administration said up to 30,000 drones could
be in airspace shared with airliners carrying passengers," reports
Once signed by president Obama, the FAA Reauthorization Act allows for
the FAA to permit the use of drones and develop regulations for
testing and licensing by 2015.
Some types of surveillance drones are already being used by police
departments across the country, including in Montgomery County, Texas,
where the Department of Homeland Security recently gave the go-ahead
for law enforcement in the United States to deploy the ShadowHawk mini
drone drone helicopter that has the ability to taze suspects from
above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers.
US law enforcement bodies are already using drone technology to spy on
Americans. In December, a Predator B drone was called in to conduct
surveillance over a family farm in North Dakota as part of a SWAT raid
on the Brossart family, who were suspects in the egregious crime of
stealing six missing cows. Local police in this one area have already
used the drone on two dozen occasions since June last year.
The DHS also recently announced a plan to spend up to $50 million
dollars on a spy system that has been used to hunt insurgents in Iraq
and Afghanistan for the purposes of "emergency and non-emergency
incidents" within the United States.
While preparing the use of surveillance drones against Americans, the
U.S. government is also keen to characterize a myriad of behaviors and
activities, no matter how normal or mundane, as potential indicators
of terrorism, encouraging citizens to spy on each other in a chilling
throwback to how people were hired as informants under the East German
As part of its Communities Against Terrorism program, the FBI is
encouraging business owners from across the spectrum to spy on their
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Lists of examples of "suspicious behavior" being sent out to
everything from Internet Cafes to tattoo parlors define things like
paying for a cup of coffee with cash, buying food in bulk, and showing
an interest in online privacy as evidence of potential terrorist
The DHS has also released numerous PSAs that depict routine activities
as potential signs of terrorism, including using a video camera,
talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on
a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application.
The federal agency attracted much derision last week when it announced
that Super Bowl vendors, including hot dog sellers, had been trained
to spot terrorists under the First Observer program.
Even more chilling, the feds have also begun to characterize perfectly
legitimate political and economic beliefs as those held by terrorists,
effectively denouncing them as thought crimes.
As Reuters reported on Monday, authorities are now treating those who
"believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold
standard" as extremists who are a potential violent threat to law
enforcement. The DHS has also previously characterized returning
veterans, Ron Paul supporters, gold investors, and people who display
political bumper stickers as potential domestic terrorists.
All this serves to underscore the fact that the American people have
now been targeted as the number one terror threat in the eyes of the
authorities. The state has declared war on U.S. citizens. Not only
will they be subject to surveillance and intimidation campaigns, but
with the recent passage of the indefinite detention provision of the
NDAA, the government has afforded itself the power to hold Americans