Dave Hodges, Contributor
A recent Pew Survey found that 73 percent of surveyed Americans don’t have faith that lawmakers – particularly Congress – will, or are capable of doing the right thing. Should this be a surprise to anyone except our corporate-controlled criminal government? With the exploits of key government officials and their scandals out in the open, are these results any surprise? On the whole, recent developments on the high-tech weapons front concretely justify America’s mistrust of their elected officials.
When Obama campaigned for his present job in 2008, he promised to stop the torture of prisoners, as well as the unsanctioned murders. He also promised to close Guantanamo. He roundly chastised the criminality of the Bush administration for participating in the aforementioned crimes. A little over four years later, the torturing of prisoners continues, Guantanamo is still open and murders of nonmilitary targets have exponentially increased through the use of drones.
The Droning of Americans
Since 2009, Obama’s minions, through aerial assaults, also have killed three U.S. citizens as well as countless of innocent civilians in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Obama’s actions beg the question as to whether the president has the right to order the death of Americans without due process of law.
One of those controversial and well-publicized drone attacks involved the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. He was an American citizen and, at the same time, a radical Muslim cleric who had relocated his family to Yemen. He was rumored to be involved in repeated attempts to attack the U.S., including the Christmas Day underwear bomber plot in 2009 that would have blown up a passenger jet over Detroit. The murder of Anwar al-Awlaki was committed without any due process of law.
Also killed as the result of a drone attack was American citizen, Samir Khan. He was the editor of Inspire, an alleged al Qaeda online magazine. Kahn was never accused of participating in, or being involved with the planning of any terrorist activity. And since when has it been a criminal offense to be involved in al Qaeda, since we used their assets to attack Libya and have involved members of this organization in trying overthrow Syria’s Assad. Two weeks later, after the death of his father, in a separate drone attack, al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, who was born in Denver, was murdered by a drone. If these three individuals were involved in terrorist activity, then they should have been arrested and tried for their crimes. Instead, our communist-in-chief, decides on his own authority to murder these three Americans without any due process of law.
The Government Plans to Murder More Americans Without Due Process
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaeda or “an associated force.” The memo makes it clear that these lethal attacks can be carried out even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S. And since when are intelligence reports considered to be proof of guilt or innocence? The Justice Department’s use of the term “associated force” is particularity troubling. Who or what could be considered an associated force? The Justice Department memo is silent on this point. Since dissent is considered to be an act of terrorism by many government officials, could this mean that an associated force could simply mean that anyone who disagrees with the government is a legitimate target for a drone attack?
Surprisingly, the corporate-controlled media network, NBC, produced a very interesting interpretation of these facts.
Resistance to Use of Drones Is Beginning to Appear
True to the resilient spirit of human beings, who have always constructed defenses to meet the deadly threat of the day, Asher Kohn speculates on what it would take to drone-proof a city. In his Shura City concept, Kohn calls for cities to enact several artificial barriers to protect the public against drone attacks. Based on a concept known as the Habitat ’67, Kohn cites architect Moshe Safdie’s experimental Montreal housing complex in which the buildings have an inconsistent external layout.
This would make it difficult to for drones to stalk their intended targets. Kohn also calls for the use of smart windows which are made of multicolored glass which makes it easy to see out, but makes it difficult to see in. Window blinds could be programmed to deploy if a scanning drone was detected nearby.
Living spaces located under a shared roof, could take advantage of modern heating and cooling systems to keep the whole city at a similar temperature. This would mask a person’s heat signature, thus making drone targets difficult to detect.
The city towers could also use multiple and diverse minarets to make it dangerous, if not impossible, for drones to fly low over such a city. There are no counter attack weapons under Kohn’s plan. Rather, the entire drone defense system is designed to cloak a community in obscurity and make it very difficult for drone operators to locate and isolate their preferred target.
State Governments are Beginning to Stand Up to Tyranny
Various state legislatures are beginning to take action on domestic surveillance drones. Maine has a bill introduced to stop the over flights of drones. Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas as planning to take similar actions. The Virginia state legislature is commencing a hearing on a bill, designed to stop the federal government from engaging in these practices. Florida, will likely become the first state in the nation to enact domestic surveillance drone regulations into law.
Choose your own historical precedent. Call this group of criminals running our government disciples of Stalin, or call them Nazis. I prefer to call them what I know them to be, the Chicago Bolsheviks. We are entrusting our lives, our liberties into the hands of people who shipped guns, under Fast and Furious, into Mexico, which killed tens of thousands. At the same time, they are launching lethal drone attacks on Americans, as they are simultaneously attempting to disarm the country. How clear does it have to be that the five megabanks who have hijacked our government, have declared war upon the American people. The questions remains, what are we going to do about it?
Dave is an award winning psychology, statistics and research professor, a college basketball coach, a mental health counselor, a political activist and writer who has published dozens of editorials and articles in several publications such as Freedoms Phoenix, News With Views and The Arizona Republic. The Common Sense Show features a wide variety of important topics that range from the loss of constitutional liberties, to the subsequent implementation of a police state under world governance, to exploring the limits of human potential. The primary purpose of The Common Sense Show is to provide Americans with the tools necessary to reclaim both our individual and national sovereignty.