THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE: HYPING
THE CREATION OF A SURVEILANCE-STATE
SYSTEM IN THE HEIMAT

From: Antifascist Calling


PREFACE

The recent 8.9 earthquake in Japan (now upgraded to a 9.0) cannot help but accelerate the growing instability of the American New World Order System. Japan is one of the main pillars in the American Empire; it anchors America's presence in the Far East; anything that destabilizes Japan economically cannot help but destabilize America's client-state system as a whole.

THE ULTIMATE RESULT OF THIS ECONOMIC INSTABILITY IS THAT AMERICA WILL HAVE TO RELY MORE AND MORE ON POLICE-STATE SYSTEMS (surveillance-state systems) TO CONTROL NOT ONLY THE INHABITANTS OF ITS SYSTEM AS A TOTALITY, BUT THE POPULATION IN THE HOMELAND (HEIMAT) AS WELL — AND NOTHING JUSTIFIES THE CREATION OF A POLICE-STATE MORE THAN WAR, and we speak here of a REAL war, not an ersatz war like the "War on Terror."

This is exactly the pathology that economist Gerald Celente sees at work today, leading the American elites to countenance this devilish device (i.e., war) as a response to the economic crisis - and, naturally enough, the disaster in Japan can only ACCELERATE this malignant pathology. Other economists such as Marc Faber agree with Celente. Concerning all this, Justin Raimondo writes:

"Celente [and Farber] say that 'Given the pattern of governments to parlay egregious failures into mega-failures, the classic trend they follow, when all else fails, is to take their nation to war'." [Please see our 2003 article, "Greed, Avarice and the Coming Dictatorship" which early on predicted what's going on today.]

And so it is, Raimondo contends, that -

"As the economic crisis escalates and the debt-based central banking system shows it can no longer re-inflate the bubble by creating assets out of thin air, an economic and political rationale for war is easy to come by; for if the Keynesian doctrine that government spending is the only way to lift us out of an economic depression is true, then surely military expenditures are the quickest way to inject "life" into a failing system ... Politically ... it is a lifesaver for our ruling elite, which is at pains to deflect blame away from itself and on to some 'foreign' target."

NOTE: One should take careful note of the fact that the economic instability that is being caused as a result of the Japanese earthquake is just another accelerant leading to the creation of an American Police-State; others being the growing instability among America's client-states in North Africa and the Middle East, and the instability caused by the recent economic recession. [Please see our articles, "The Death of the American Dream" and "Confronting the Inevitable Collapse of the American Client-State System in the Middle East."]

The ultimate purpose behind any surveillance-state system is to create "... ANXIETY in the population.”

The ultimate purpose behind any surveillance-state system is to create, as Douglas Valentine suggests, "... ANXIETY in the population," and most especially among those who might otherwise oppose the system; it's purpose is to manufacture a pervasive atmosphere of -

"... CONSTANT UNCERTAINTY whenever people are in a situation where an informant might be present, enormously amplifying the effect of government surveillance on individual behavior and psychology." [Please see our article, "The Watchers Are Watching You."]

The creation of just such a system has, of course, been under way in the United States for some time and has by now probably reached the limit to which such a system can be expanded absent the threat of a REAL war, not the ersatz "War on Terror" that the US is now using to justify the suppression of civil rights and worker unrest.


NOTE: One might be surprised to learn that even the Obama Administration has done little to suppress the growing intrusion of America's police-state apparatus in American society; but it really has no choice because of the collapse of the American economy and the growing restlessness of the "unwashed masses" who are beginning to look upon the Democratic Party with the kind of disdain that the German population looked upon the Social Democrats in Germany in the early 1930s. In the end, even German Social Democrats had to resort to police-state tactics to maintain order in the Reich; so also with the Obama government today. [Please see our article, "Are US Presidents Afraid of the CIA?"]


Secretary of State Clinton and Secretary of Defense Gates at George Washington University condemning the police-state tactics of Mubarak’s Egypt while at the same time excusing the use of these same tactics in the homeland (Heimat)

Secret informants lurking in the shadows

Imagine the lengths to which one might go (i.e., the kind of life-altering changes one might decide to take) in order NOT to elicit the suspicion of some "secret informant" lurking in the shadows; for example, friends that one might feel it best to avoid because of their political beliefs; books and magazines one wouldn't want to be caught reading; discussions one might want to avoid participating in; clubs and organizations one might feel it best to "drop out of," ad nauseum; after all, who knows who might be WATCHING? Your neighbor next door? Your co-worker on the job? Your prayer partner? Your sister or brother? Even your own spouse?

The truth is, those who are given to WATCHING others are normally suspicious, bigoted and narrow-minded people by nature. Better to be safe than sorry, and avoid ALL situations which might draw the suspicion of these WATCHERS - which means retreating back into a very bland, non-controversial life-style and keeping your mouth shut.

Some Christians, of course - like many of my naïve, erstwhile colleagues - would say that they would never compromise their principles. Oh, really? If you knew you were being constantly watched, would you meet OPENLY with people you knew who opposed the American New World Order System and the church that supports it? Would you really?

What would you do if you knew that an unmarked police car could screech up next to you, and someone could jump out of the car, throw a bag over your head and "DISAPPEAR" you so that you would never be heard of again.

Would you pass out literature opposing what's going on? Would you stand up in your church and contradict what your pastor is saying regarding your church's involvement in this process if you knew that your pastor (or others in the church), or your employer (boss) sat on the Neighborhood Watch committee? Would you really? - especially if you knew it might mean being thrown out of your church (and being cut off from your friends and loved ones) and / or putting your job in jeopardy. Or, worse, if it meant that an unmarked police car could screech up next to you and that someone could jump out of the car, throw a bag over your head and "DISAPPEAR" you so that you would never be heard of again; if you knew that the government could at any time "disappear" you into the bowels of a SuperMax prison - locking you up ALONE in a three foot by six foot prison cell without legal recourse, without your family ever knowing what happened to you? if you knew that at any minute, if you "piss the government off" or if you associate with someone the government deems" unreliable," a SHADOW COULD STEP OUT OF THE NIGHT AND SNATCH YOUR LIFE AWAY. [Please see our article, "Remembering Dachau while Pondering the Fate of the CIA's Prisoners Scattered Around the World;" please also see "Don't Be Naïve about Going to Prison for Christ" and "The Development of a New National Security Apparatus in the United States and What It Will Mean to You — Part 2."]

Foucault has said,

"Tyranny inspires awe and terror precisely because it ALLIES ITSELF WITH DEATH. The spectacle of the scaffold and its terror are its distinguishing marks. Knowing that the tyrant does not shrink from atrocities strikes fear into the hearts of his subjects."

In the light of all this, one should carefully study the article below by Antifascist Calling — not only to understand how far advanced the pathology of such a Police-State is, but to appreciate the involvement of the liberal elites in its construction; all the elites need now is — as we have already suggested — a REAL war to complete the process.

- ANTIPAS

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"It's the oldest trick in the book, and it's
being played out right before our eyes."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was praising the role that the internet played in toppling oppressive regimes (ironically enough, close U.S. allies), while the Justice Department was in court in Alexandria, Virginia seeking to invade the privacy and political rights of WikiLeaks supporters even as it shields well-connected "War on Terror" fraudsters.

Scarcely batting an eyelash, Madame Clinton told her audience at George Washington University that -

"... the goal is not to tell people how to use the internet any more than we ought to tell people how to use any public square, whether it's Tahrir Square or Times Square."

Rich with rhetorical flourishes that should have evoked gales of laughter but didn't (this is America, after all), Clinton averred that —

"... , the freedoms of expression, assembly, and association online comprise what I've called the freedom to connect. The United States supports this freedom for people everywhere, and we have called on other nations to do the same."

Really?

Has the honorable Secretary attended a demonstration of late, or found herself on the receiving end of a police baton, a rubber bullet, a jolt from a taser or ear-piercing blast from a "nonlethal" sonic weapon?

Police using tasers on those who dare to demonstrate against the American New World Order System. [Please see our article, “The Development of a New National Security Apparatus in the United States and What It Will Mean to You – Part 3”]

Or perhaps Madame Clinton has been served with a National Security Letter that arrives with its own built-in, permanent gag order, had her organization infiltrated by provocateurs, been the focus of "spear phishing" attacks by a secret state agency, say the FBI or one of their private contractors, who've implanted surveillance software on her laptop or smart phone, or summoned by subpoena to appear before a Star Chamber-like grand jury?

I didn't think so.

The Secretary's hypocrisy and mendacity would be amusing if the American people hadn't already lived through a decade where the cheapening of constitutional rights, particularly First and Fourth Amendment guarantees, hadn't been eroded to the point of savage annihilation by all branches of government and by both political parties.

After all, in the filthy Washington trough where money rules, "liberal" Democrats and "conservative" Republicans alike are joined at the hip and outdo one another in paying obeisance to the National Security State.

Indeed, just a hop, skip and a jump across the icy Potomac, an Alexandria courthouse witnessed the regime's Justice Department move to seize the contents of private Twitter accounts, including those of left-wing Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, and other WikiLeaks supporters. [Please see our article, "Julian Assange: Hunted by the US Government."]

While Mrs. Clinton hypocritically praised the role of social networking sites in helping to bring down torture-friendly, corrupt regimes in Egypt and Tunisia (close U.S. allies in the multibillion dollar kabuki dance known as the "War on Terror"), a grand jury was investigating whether there are grounds for filing criminal charges against WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and the heroic Bradley Manning, the incarcerated Army private suspected of leaking compromising files to the organization.

NOTE: It should be noted that the Brits have okayed Assange's extradition to Sweden where it is supposed by almost everyone that he will be "rendered" to one of America's BLACK SITES.

Assange being informed that he is to be extradited to Sweden, where he will most likely be “rendered” to an American BLACK SITE. [Please see our article, “Remembering Dachau While Pondering the Fate of the CIA’s Prisoners Scattered around the World.”]

Extraordinary renditions—the transfer of a person, i.e., an enemy of the American super-state from one country to another country—is practiced with regularity by the United States. At best, most Americans have only a tertiary understanding of extraordinary renditions, informed by magazine articles, newspaper editorials and the odd television interview.

On the other hand, Julian Assange has lived and breathed the dark side of the United States, even prior to October 2006 when he founded WikiLeaks. He has pored over hundreds of thousands of cables that detail illicit U.S. activities. If anyone has reason to fear the United States, it is Julian Assange. Assange has continuously expressed his fear of being renditioned to Guantanamo Bay. Mitch McConnell, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee have all referred to Assange as a terrorist for releasing information such as the MURDER of Reuter reporters in Iraq (see below).


Denouncing the government's latest assault, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) argued that forcing Twitter to turn over users' data to the government would hand the state a veritable road map of people connected to WikiLeaks, including journalists who may have communicated with the group, and would seriously chill free speech.

EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn pointed out that -

"Twitter is a publication and communication service, so the information sought by the government relates to what these individuals said and where they were when they said it. This raises serious First and Fourth Amendment concerns. It is especially troubling since the request seeks information about all statements made by these people, regardless of whether their speech relates to WikiLeaks."

Public knowledge of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's criminal probe into WikiLeaks recently surfaced when U.S. Magistrate Theresa Carroll Buchanan, granted a motion by three Twitter clients that partially unsealed some government filings in the case.

NOTE: Please see our article, "What's Happening Now in Egypt" for an idea of how Holder has been working with neo-conservatives to hide not only the Bush Administration's, but also the Clinton and Obama administrations' records of working with repressive regimes the world over; one cannot help but be astounded by the "working relationship" that Carl Rove and Eric Holder have had with regard to this matter — AND ALL THIS DESPITE THE EFFORT BY HOLDER TO PASS HIMSELF OFF AS A CHAMPION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

Karl Rove and Eric Holder: partners in hiding the crimes of the American super-state.

Plaintiffs' attorneys argued that Buchanan should overturn her earlier ruling ordering Twitter "to disclose its clients' data, as well as unseal documents in the case, including requests from prosecutors to get information from other technology companies," The Washington Post reported. When news of the federal government's fishing expedition first broke in January, The New York Times reported that what made the case unusual weren't de rigueur secret state subpoenas, but the fact that Twitter challenged the Justice Department's gag order "and won the right to inform the people whose records the government was seeking."

The Times noted that —

"WikiLeaks says it suspects that other large sites like Google and Facebook have received similar requests and simply went along with the government."

Such demands, and long-suspected capitulation by internet behemoths Google and Facebook, are at the heart of current debates over data retention. As security analyst and surveillance critic Christopher Soghoian pointed out last month,

"The hypocrisy of the government's push for such data retention is clear when compared to the extreme efforts that government agencies go to in order to shield their own communications, documents and other records from the American people."

Particularly when lawbreaking by favored contractors are cloaked by bogus claims of "national security."

Shielding a "War on Terror" Fraudster

One sordid example of the double standard employed by the government among hundreds of similar cases which have come to light was recently uncovered by The New York Times. Investigative journalists Eric Lichtblau and James Risen disclosed that for "eight years, government officials turned to Dennis Montgomery, a California computer programmer, for eye-popping technology that he said could catch terrorists."

LEFT: Eric Lichtblau; RIGHT: James Risen

Montgomery's "eye-popping technology" was a fraud, a multimillion dollar grift that bamboozled the Pentagon's Special Operations Command and other secret state agencies and almost resulted in the 2003 shoot-down of passenger planes heading towards the U.S.

Hardly the "smartest guy in the room," Montgomery is awaiting trial in Nevada on charges "of trying to pass $1.8 million in bad checks at casinos." However, "he has not been charged with wrongdoing in the federal contracts, nor has the government tried to get back any of the money it paid."

In the last few months the Justice Department, Lichtblau and Risen inform us, have "gotten protective orders from two federal judges keeping details of the technology out of court," and "says it is guarding state secrets that would threaten national security if disclosed."

According to the Times, the software suite Montgomery sold the Pentagon was chock-a-block with snake-oil claims that it "could find terrorist plots hidden in broadcasts of the Arab network Al Jazeera; identify terrorists from Predator drone videos; and detect noise from hostile submarines."

These claims "prompted an international false alarm that led President George W. Bush to order airliners to turn around over the Atlantic Ocean in 2003."

In a famous incident of Bush administration fear mongering that coincided with the Christmas holidays for maximum effect, and hyped of course by the media as the latest in a series of "grave threats" to the heimat, Montgomery reported the alarming news to his CIA contacts.

Dennis Montgomery

But as Global Research analyst Michel Chossudovsky pointed out at the time, the Bush administration had —

"... chosen the Christmas holiday to wage a campaign of fear and intimidation. Its ultimate objective consists in manipulating Americans into accepting a de facto military government, as a means to 'protect their civil liberties."

Chossudovsky averred, and facts that came to light years later proved beyond all reasonable doubt that "the terrorist alert was fabricated by the CIA." A cynical deceit facilitated by "War on Terror" fraudster Montgomery.

According to the Times, Montgomery had claimed that "hidden in the crawl bars broadcast by Al Jazeera, someone had planted information about specific American-bound flights from Britain, France and Mexico that were hijacking targets."

CIA officials then "rushed the information to Mr. Bush, who ordered those flights to be turned around or grounded before they could enter American airspace."

Senior administration officials, the Times revealed,

"... even talked about shooting down planes identified as targets because they feared that supposed hijackers would use the planes to attack the United States, according to a former senior intelligence official who was at a meeting where the idea was discussed."

While the anonymous official later called the idea "crazy," nevertheless snake-oil salesman Montgomery had convinced intelligence officials that the fabricated threat was "real and credible."

Despite the fact the United States was a hair's breath from blasting commercial airliners from the skies and killing hundreds of innocent people, the CIA "never did an assessment to determine how a ruse had turned into a full-blown international incident," officials said, nor was anyone held accountable.

This is a program patch from the National Reconnaissance Office, the United States' "black" space agency. It gives one an insight into the "mindset" that governs the NRO.

In fact, the Times reports, "agency officials who oversaw the technology directorate--including Donald Kerr, who helped persuade George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, that the software was credible--were promoted," former officials said.

"Nobody was blamed," a former CIA official told the Times. "They acted like it never happened."

Kerr, a long-time fixture in the national security establishment, was formerly an executive vice president with the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). After serving as the CIA's Deputy Director for Science and Technology, he was rewarded for his role in the "planes incident" fiasco with an appointment by Bush as the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the top secret Pentagon satrapy that flies America's fleet of intelligence satellites. And since being well-connected means never having to say your sorry, Kerr is currently the Deputy Director of U.S. National Intelligence where he continues to labor mightily to "keep us safe."

Despite serious misgivings about Montgomery's firm, eTreppid Technologies, the secret state was eager to buy his company's dodgy software. Why? As it turns out, Montgomery was, as they say, juiced.

Along with partner Warren Trepp, described as a former top trader for the junk-bond king [and convicted fraudster] Michael Milken, Montgomery's company "with the help of Representative Jim Gibbons, a Republican who would become Nevada's governor and was a longtime friend of Mr. Trepp's, the company won the attention of intelligence officials in Washington."

Some of Montgomery's "friends" also included "Edra Blixseth, a onetime billionaire who with her former husband had run the Yellowstone Club in Montana." She and her "friends" (see "NOTE" below) provided the juice for Montgomery and later prevented an investigation into the "Montgomery Affair."

Back in October, the Associated Press reported that the FBI had opened a criminal probe (which has since mysteriously "disappeared") and was investigating the former co-owner (i.e., Blixseth) of the swank Yellowstone Club, whose members include Bill Gates and former Vice President Dan Quayle, over charges that she bilked creditors at the time of her messy divorce.

BOTH CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL
ELITES ARE "PLAYERS" IN THE SAME GAME

FROM TOP LEFT: Edra Blixseth, Bill Gates, Dan Quale, the late Jack Kemp, Dick Cheney and Samantha Ravich — all members of the invitation-only Yellowstone Club.

The now "disappeared" federal probe into Edra Blixseth, "involved a series of multimillion dollar loans she took out or guaranteed around the time of her divorce, according to an attorney familiar with the matter."

Ms. Blixseth, it seems, had turned to some influential friends, e.g., Jack Kemp, the former New York congressman and Republican vice-presidential nominee, and Conrad Burns, then a Republican senator from Montana, to make it go away. For his part, Kemp leveraged his connections with then-Vice President Dick Cheney, "to set up a meeting in 2006 at which Mr. Kemp, Mr. Montgomery and Ms. Blixseth met with a top Cheney adviser, Samantha Ravich.

Bottom line: while the U.S. government affirms that the private communications of American citizens are fair game to be trolled by secret state snoops, fraud and serious crimes carried out under the dark banner of an endless "War on Terror" such as the cover-up of the "Montgomery Affair" and the part played in the related "bankruptcy of the Yellowstone Club" by such luminaries as Edra Blixseth, Bill Gates, Dan Quale, the late Jack Kemp, Dick Cheney and Samantha Ravich are treated as if they "never happened."

Criminalizing Whistleblowing

The so-called SHIELD Act, which has been introduced in both Houses of Congress, would amend the Espionage Act of 1917 to make it a crime for any person knowingly and willfully to disseminate, in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States."

The National Security State's assault on our right to privacy comes hard on the heels on moves in Congress, spearheaded by troglodytic Republicans (with "liberal" Democrats running a close second) to criminalize whistleblowing altogether.

Last week, the Muslim-hating Rep. Peter King (R-NY) introduced the SHIELD Act in the House, a pernicious piece of legislative flotsam that would amend the Espionage Act and make publishing classified information, and investigative journalism, a criminal offense.

Also last week, legislation was introduced in the Senate that "would broadly criminalize leaks of classified information," Secrecy News reported.

Sponsored by Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), the bill (S. 355) "would make it a felony for a government employee or contractor who has authorized access to classified information to disclose such information to an unauthorized person in violation of his or her nondisclosure agreement," Secrecy News disclosed.

In an Orwellian twist, Cardin, who received some $385,000 in campaign swag from free speech advocates such as Constellation Energy, Goldman Sachs and Patton Boggs (Mubarak's chief lobbyist in Washington) according to OpenSecrets.org, said that the bill would "promote Federal whistleblower protection statutes and regulations"!

As Secrecy News points out, the bill "does not provide for a 'public interest' defense, i.e. an argument that any damage to national security was outweighed by a benefit to the nation." In other words, you don't need to know about government high crimes and misdemeanors. Why? Because we say so.

In November, shortly after WikiLeaks began publishing Cablegate files, King fired off a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that WikiLeaks be declared a "foreign terrorist organization" and the group's founder declared a "terrorist ringleader."

We know the fate reserved for "terrorists," don't we?

As the United States sinks ever-deeper into a lawless abyss where the corporate state is lowering the boom on democracy altogether, is the day far off when Madam Clinton's avowal that we ought not "tell people how to use any public square, whether it's Tahrir Square or Times Square," come back with a vengeance to haunt America's venal ruling class?

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For those of you who remain mystified by the fact that both the liberal and conservative elites are involved essentially in the "same game," we URGE you to see our article, "The Elites, Money and the End of Days" for a discussion of what the elites are really all about: To be sure, there are differences between the two — i.e., liberals and conservatives — but those differences exist only insofar as their populist followers are concerned; they do not really affect the thinking of the economic elites — whether conservative or liberal.

Again, please see our article, "The Elites, Money and the End of Days."

God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer,
Antipas Ministries

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