Major Wars and Suppression of American Freedoms Planned BEFORE 9/11

Iran War Threats, Militarization of American Police and Spying on Americans All Started BEFORE 9/11

Many things which we’ve been told have only happened recently actually started a long time ago.

For example, the mainstream media claims that Iran is close to building a nuclear weapon. But the Christian Science Monitor notes that the U.S. has been claiming for more than 30 years that Iran was on the verge of nuclear capability.

And the decision to threaten to bomb Iran was made before 9/11.

As another example, journalists from across the spectrum have documented the militarization of police forces in the United States, including, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Esquire, The Atlantic, Salon, and the Cato Institute.

Indeed, police shooting peaceful “occupy” protesters with rubber bullets, tear gas and other projectiles and brutally beating them has brought this issue to the attention of the American public. See this, this and this.

But the militarization of police started long before 9/11 … in the 1980s. As Radley Balko testified before the House Subcommittee on Crime:

Militarization [of police forces is] a troubling trend that’s been on the rise in America’s police departments over the last 25 years.

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Since the late 1980s, Mr. Chairman, thanks to acts passed by the U.S. Congress, millions of pieces of surplus military equipment have been given to local police departments across the country.

We’re not talking just about computers and office equipment. Military-grade semi-automatic weapons, armored personnel vehicles, tanks, helicopters, airplanes, and all manner of other equipment designed for use on the battlefield is now being used on American streets, against American citizens.

Academic criminologists credit these transfers with the dramatic rise in paramilitary SWAT teams over the last quarter century.

SWAT teams were originally designed to be used in violent, emergency situations like hostage takings, acts of terrorism, or bank robberies. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, that’s primarily how they were used, and they performed marvelously.

But beginning in the early 1980s, they’ve been increasingly used for routine warrant service in drug cases and other nonviolent crimes. And thanks to the Pentagon transfer programs, there are now a lot more of them.

And Huffington Post notes:

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper published an essay arguing that the current epidemic of police brutality is a reflection of the militarization (his word, not mine) of our urban police forces, the result of years of the “war on drugs” and the “war on terror. Stamper was chief of police during the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle in 1999, and is not a voice that can be easily dismissed.

(And see this.)

Many other things which we’ve been told happened after 9/11 actually occurred beforehand as well.

For example:

  • The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this)
  • The Patriot Act was planned before 9/11 (and see this). Indeed, former Counter Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke told Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig:

    After 9/11 the government drew up the Patriot Act within 20 days and it was passed.

    The Patriot Act is huge and I remember someone asking a Justice Department official how did they write such a large statute so quickly, and of course the answer was that it has been sitting in the drawers of the Justice Department for the last 20 years waiting for the event where they would pull it out.

    (4:30 into this video).

  • Cheney dreamed of giving the White House the powers of a monarch long before 9/11
  • Cheney and Rumsfeld actively generated fake intelligence which exaggerated the threat from an enemy in order to justify huge amounts of military spending long before 9/11. And see this
  • It was known long before 9/11 that torture doesn’t work to produce accurate intelligence … but is an effective way to terrorize people
  • And – sadly – America played dirty games to justify and win wars before 9/11

Note: 9/11 itself is beyond the scope of this essay, although the Co-Chair of the Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 – and former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – calls for a new 9/11 investigation, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says that the government has ordered the media not to cover 9/11, and high-level officials are eager to spill the beans about what happened on 9/11 … but no one in Washington or the media wants to hear.

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  • http://blogdredd.blogspot.com/ Dredd

    Exactly.

    Some of this dynamic actually started before the “Great” Depression as a doctrine of “the 1%”, but was suspended by that depression and WW II to varying degrees at various times.

    This behavior is part of a foundational military doctrine designed long ago to control the lifeblood of civilization, which is of course oil.

    Unfortunately, the military is seen as the most competent institution in America, so the underlying psychology of the populace by and large is “do it but don’t tell me about it“.

    Very dangerous.

  • http://forwhatwearetheywillbe.blogspot.com/ Maju

    I have said since 9/12 (roughly) that the attack was a coup. It does not just affect the USA but specially so: it was a militarist coup, and imperialist coup, a Zionist coup and an undercover Fascist coup.

    It also affected other countries in NATO-plus, the US imperial system of alliances. Maybe most apparent is Britain – but in general the sensation that under the pretext of (self-organized) terrorism anything (in the sense of extended repression and population control) was justifiable extended everywhere.

    Also very disturbing (in the sense of globalization of the macabre farce) was that no government (other than Iran, albeit belatedly and coyly) questioned the US version of events, even if many must have got clear info of the US lies. For example the German secret service knew that Atta was not any Al Qaeda member but an anti-Taliban agent, but not even Moscow nor Beijing dared to expose the plot, even if it was so obviously directed against them by providing bases to the US Empire in Central Asia.

    Only independent thinkers have questioned it. I am rather surprised of the huge impact we had eventually: it gives me some hope about the potential of Humankind to fall on their feet after all and the limitations of totalitarian thought control.

  • Wooten Berston

    All part of “the Plan”. Our aggressive ones have been neutralized with drugs and the insane profit of drug trading. Our intelligent ones have been neutralized with pointless technology like games and music.. where again insane profits are to be realized by a few. Our potential leaders have been coopted by the truly insane profits to be had in the financial rackets. And so our decadent civilization spirals slowly into the depths like the dying shark in the conclusion to the original novel that gave birth to the movie Jaws.

  • Amerikagulag

    Thank you Rothschilds and Israel.

  • http://truthknowledge.com Dave Dietz

    Thank you JP Morgan, Goldman Sacs, Rockefellers, Rothschilds and the Mossad / Israel.

  • Mget

    Then there is the sabotage against the airline industry shortly after 9/11 where an airplane fell apart in the sky, in a NYC neighborhood, and the anthrax attack that targeted Congress and media. The crimes against our citizens and the Constitution have been ENORMOUS at least since the JFK assassination, probably since the Federal Reserve Act. We have to OPEN ALL THE BOOKS and prosecute every last criminal from that day to this. If we don’t, we’ll never get rid of these monsters. There will always be one more snake coming out of the woodwork.

 

 

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