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Title: Greenwald explains how America’s new ‘War on Terror’ targets own citizens
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Published: Nov 15, 2021
Author: Chris Hedges
Post Date: 2021-11-15 10:16:02 by Ada
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald spoke to RT’s Chris Hedges about the eerie similarities between the US government’s legally excessive actions after the 9/11 terror attacks and the Capitol riot earlier this year.

Those who “questioned” measures taken in the name of combating terrorism were treated as terrorist sympathizers in the months following the 9/11, Greenwald told Hedges during an appearance on RT’s ‘On Contact’, and the same argument is being made now by the media and Congress against anyone questioning the government’s response to January 6.

“Exactly the same thing is happening now,” the investigative journalist said, noting that the Justice Department’s targeting of “mostly poor and impoverished and lawyerless people” is similar to what was experienced by many Muslims who faced accusations or ended up in Guantanamo Bay, with few legal options.

Those accused of terrorism struggled to find representation, as numerous accused Capitol rioters have, with Congress and the media essentially making them “radioactive.” Read more ‘QAnon Shaman’ should get jail time to set example – prosecutors ‘QAnon Shaman’ should get jail time to set example – prosecutors

“What they’re doing here is essentially running a parallel investigation to the Justice Department because they’re angry that the Justice Department hasn’t indicted anybody on these grandiose claims,” Greenwald said of the House committee investigating the riot, calling the actual investigation a “spectacle” to feed a “hungry liberal mob.” A federal grand jury released an indictment for former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon for failing to answer a subpoena to testify in front of the committee earlier this week.

Congress’ involvement helps to “vilify” those accused as a “supplement” to the Justice Department’s already questionable treatment, Greenwald argued. Greenwald has referred to this as the “second war on terror” due to the similarities in government action. Numerous Capitol rioters taken into custody have been denied bail and reportedly faced harsh conditions in prison, similar to the treatment of those accused of terrorism in the months following 9/11.

People being investigated in connection with January 6 are often not even aware, Greenwald added, thanks to third-party subpoenas provided to phone companies, email servers, etc. that request the person in question not be informed. The lack of oversight and safeguards makes it “almost knowingly and deliberately illegal,” the journalist, who is famous for publishing materials on mass US government surveillance exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, said.

Another striking similarity, Greenwald told Hedges, is reports of the FBI’s involvement with the acts in question. Many domestic terror plots foiled by officials in the months following 9/11 involved numerous FBI agents and informants, Greenwald recalled, and the same could be true for January 6, as reports have indicated FBI informants were in contact with some at the protest.

“To what extent did the FBI have advanced knowledge?” Greenwald asked, noting many of the “ringleaders” encouraging violence on January 6 have not been charged, while numerous nonviolent offenders have.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

When The Donald demanded people flood DC to protest, I knew it was a mistake. The reason, there were people on various websites talking about being infiltrators of the MAGA clan and pretending to be Trump Supporters. That’s the funny thing about the whole Trump Movement it was so incredible conspicuous. You had people wearing these read hats, and shirts, and dressed in all their various billboards. What if it had been a legion of gray men who did not outwardly project their devotion to one man, but to an ideal, and a constitution?

What if it had just been plain clothes people in the protest? You see, that’s what should have happened but the infiltrators just had to look the part, and act like their usual ANTIFA or BLM selves. Then there were the provocateurs from our own government running the circus that became “The Insurrection”.

Had it been an actual insurrection every democrat would have been hung from the balconies in the rotunda and no amount of security could have saved those traitors after the 4 years of their treacherous bullshit. Even now, if there were to be an “insurrection” there would be none of them left alive. Because the people of this nation have become truly polarized, embittered, and angry at the fact that nobody in power will tell the truth. Our media and our government are liars and we are so very tired of their bullshit.

The government knows this and they want to stop anyone and everyone from putting things together and starting a movement that they cannot control. A gray man movement would be terrorizing to them because they would never know who the players were, and that’s the key. We could be legion if we simply stopped wearing the flags of our tribes, and adhere only to the one thing that matters, our liberty.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2021-11-15   12:09:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: TommyTheMadArtist (#1)

Excellent thoughts, thank you.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2021-11-15   12:17:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Ada (#0)

America’s new ‘War on Terror’ targets own citizens

There is nothing new under the sun.

This is evidenced by the fact that in the 1930s after FDR was elected POTUS, he caused the Trading With the Enemy Act of 1917 to be Amended which made the people the enemy of the U.S. government.

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-11-16   8:06:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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