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  •  Ellsberg CT. (3+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, 3rock, mikidee

    From his interview on Wednesday:

    "I think with another 9/11 there would be mass detentions and it wouldn't be only Middle Easterners or Iranians or Arabs or Muslims and so forth. It would be people who support WikiLeaks, support Brad Friedman or Snowden. Such as me and, I presume, you. And they know that because, all right, we're saying it on public radio, but supposing we hadn't. There's a lot of people who don't have the access here to the public but they do talk to their friends on the phone or by email. And they'll be picked up just as quickly as you or I."

    As to the polling, thanks for pulling this together.  I've been attempting to track it myself.

    •  he meant bradley manning, btw (0+ / 0-)

      Brad friedman was the interviewer.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 01:57:17 PM PDT

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    •  The national security nuts want to do that, yes... (0+ / 0-)

      They're idiots if they think it would actually work.

      The US already has the highest prison population in the world.  There appears to actually be a limit to the percentage of the population which can be put in prison before the government collapses.  The limit is quite high, but mass detentions of political opponents would probably reach it, given how full the prisons are already.

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