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  •  Janet Napolitano (16+ / 0-)

    has been out there giving speeches about how a "cyber 9/11" might be imminent.  At the same time she is pressuring Congress to pass some legislation that the administration wants.

    So they are still exploiting 9/11 and the War on Terror.  And heck, we're now building drone bases in Africa so we can start killing "terrorists" on yet another continent while at the same time trying to fearmonger about a new kind of terrorism because the usefulness of the old one is wearing out.  Gotta find some way to keep the people paying a trillion a year for "defense" while they get poorer and while their social programs (that they paid into for years) are in the planning process of being cut.

    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:50:29 PM PST

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    •  Exactly. It's all bullshit, an excuse for (10+ / 0-)

      imperialism, the raping and pillaging of other countries resources, and the expansion of the new world order for mega corporations and banks.  
      Our country is led by a criminal cartel that has no problem with murdering millions to satisfy their greed and quest for power.

      "The Global War on Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

      by BigAlinWashSt on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:54:27 PM PST

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      •  She's not necessarily wrong (4+ / 0-)

        Internet and other technology-based espionage as another arm of covert "fighting" has been tested out by various state entities over some years, and it appears that reports are only increasing on how many government entities, private data stores (government and business), etc. are being increasingly challenged.  This was discussed with great interest by the I/T security community in the 80s, because the signs of a globally interconnected infrastructure would allow for numerous exploits.

        That reality is besides the point of whether a military industrial complex continues to drive our economy and social disparities down a rathole, of course.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 05:58:30 PM PST

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      •  And anybody that won't take it becomes a terrorist (1+ / 0-)
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        That's a sweet gig.

        Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

        by k9disc on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:20:57 AM PST

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