U.S. Government Planned Indefinite Detention of Citizens, Suspension of Constitution, Spying on Americans and Other “Post-9/11 Realities” LONG BEFORE 9/11

Indefinite Detention Is Not a New Policy

The government’s claim that it can indefinitely detain American citizens living on American soil based upon a vague “suspicion” that they might be supporting or affiliated with bad guys is disturbing.

But this is nothing new …

J. Edgar Hoover, then-actor Ronald Reagan, Earl Warren, and UC Berkeley officials all agreed acted to blacklist professors – McCarthy-style – who they suspected of being radical.

Indeed, as award-winning investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld explains today, the FBI devised plans to arrest without warrant and then indefinitely detain Berkeley professors and students who were champions of free speech in the event of any national emergency:

Japanese-Americans, of course, were interned – or “indefinitely detained” – until the end of WWII. In 1988, Congress passed a bill, subsequently signed by President Reagan, apologizing for the internment, and confessing that the government’s actions were based on:

Race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.

Unfortunately, our leaders seemed to have learned nothing from past mistakes.

Constitutional Challenges Contemplated Long Before 9/11

Congress members and legal scholars tell us that the Constitution has largely been suspended since 9/11.

But the suspension of the Constitution and declaration of martial law in the event that the President declares a “State of National Emergency” – for example, based upon widespread the U.S. people’s opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad – was contemplated by Ronald Reagan’s administration in the 1980s.

See this July 5, 1987 report in the Miami Herald.

In Fact, Everything Happening Now Was Foreshadowed Long Before 9/11

These may seem like isolated examples of extreme plans which were ever implemented.

But virtually all of our “post-9/11 reality” was actually planned long before September 11th :

  • 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).

  • Militarization of American police forces started 30 years before 9/11
  • Cheney dreamed of giving the White House the powers of a monarch long before 9/11
  • The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this)
  • In fact, regime change in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan and Iran were all planned a decade 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
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  • gozounlimited

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  • Major Martin

    It appears the second U.S. civil war is now under way — launched by the neocons who hated us for our freedoms.

  • nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin ventura sheehan perot carter

    We will educate the world at RNC Tampa … #TampaRNC

  • Amerikagulag

    No surprise there. They’ve been planning the destruction of America since they finished destroying Russia. The SAME people who began the Bolshevik Revolution are actively working to usurp the US and destroy its constitution. The SAME PEOPLE.

    “They hate us for our freedoms” LOL The only place freedom is under attack is in the halls of CON-gress. The US government is become TelAviv West.

  • Intotheabyss

    Reagan was a freedom hating fascist SOB a**hole.

    • Joseph Butler

      Your comment might carry some weight if you would learn enough English to express yourself without swearing and name calling.

  • pismobird

    The Florida “Baker Act” – kidnapping teenagers – holding for psych/eval – then charging $904 fee for eval
    How? Cop walks up says “you’re not gonna kill yourself in my town,” kid say “whadya mean ‘kill myself’,” you just said “kill myself” get in the car. 104mph down I4 to the ” ACT Corporation Crisis Stabilization Unit

    Pinegrove Crisis Stabilization Unit 1150 Red John Road
    Daytona Beach, Florida 32124″ by the Volusia County Jail.
    Psych M.D. shows up in a.m. says “why the ‘F’ are you here?” “get the hell outta here.” Bill arrived 3 days later. Thanks Lake Helen P.D. from the dozen+ parents. This was ten years ago. I still have the unpaid bill.

  • Not surprising. Disgusting, but not surprising.

  • Chris Bollyn Was Right

    The communists that McCarthy warned us about have completed their promise to destroy us from within. Under the blanket of a controlled media and accusations of “anti-Semitism”, Israeli Zionist interests orchestrated a massive terror attack in the US and have used it as carte blanche to meet their strategic objectives. From their criminal headquarters in occupied Palestine, the neobolsheviks seem to have a complete strangle-hold on the Western World, controlling Politics, Media, Banking and Finance.

    • Bollyn is wrong. Sure their are “zionists” elements within the fascist takeover of America. But to think they “control the Western World” is nonsense. They are a powerful faction within a wide secret globalist movement.

  • Rick0Shea

    In Canada, it was PROFUNC – nicely made plans to round up, detain, ‘discipline’ detainees (Communists ostensibly but being ‘Left/NDP’ qualified). Men, women and children would be shot if they attempted to escape.

    No probable cause, no charges, no habeas corpus – just the list, the knock on the door in the night and “Sie kommen mit uns!”.

  • JJ

    9/11. A False Flag Attack, to fit the governments needs.