To Orwell Today,
Hello again Jackie,
The following link contains another interesting story for the ever-vigilant.
Mayor kicks 200 Marines out of Toledo, Ohio. NBC, Feb 9, 2008 (... Unit was supposed to start urban warfare training downtown....asked them to leave because they frighten people. He did not want them practicing and drilling in a highly visible area. Toledo police said they knew about the training and had approved the unitís use of the Madison Building and the Promenade Park area. The training was scheduled to start Friday afternoon and last until Sunday. Police said the unitís presence would have a minimal impact on the city. Police issued a press release earlier in the week saying the Marines would be wearing green camouflage uniforms, operate military vehicles, carry rifles, perform foot patrols, and fire blank ammunition during the exercise....)
If you take a quick sampling of the comments below the article, it's clear a large majority of citizens of the United States have come to accept martial law as a fact of life in our land! It is refreshing to see that at least a few of the commenters point this out.
Also Rolling Stone heroically reports that every terror alert created so far by the Dept. of Homeland Security has been bogus:
Truth or Terrorism? The Real Story Behind Five Years of High Alerts. Rolling Stone, Feb 7, 2008
Thought you would like,
In "1984" Orwell said that "the rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep people frightened'". See 28.Reality Control.
As we speak, the head of USA Homeland Security is in the news fear-mongering as usual:
'Earth-Shattering' Events Worry Chertoff. WashingtonNews, Feb 11, 2008 (...Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff's eyes narrow and his voice develops a stern, urgent tone as he reveals America's biggest vulnerability to terrorism...Chertoff recognizes it has been more than six years since al Qaida launched the Sept. 11 attacks, but some experts say that's how long it took to plan them, suggesting the U.S. may close in on another spectacular attempt by Osama bin Laden to topple the U.S. economy....)
All the best,
TERROR BILL IS TERROR
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