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World Net Daily editor Joseph Farah: “They will be at war, we will be hunted down”

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Friday, July 6, 2012

World Net Daily editor and prominent Obama administration critic Joseph Farah revealed how
his secluded property was buzzed by a spy drone – part of what Farah fears is a “war” being
waged by the administration against its political adversaries.

“I’m taking my dog for a walk and guess what I see right over the tree line right above my head
is a drone,” said Farah, adding that the drone was low in the sky and sounded like a lawnmower.

“I don’t live in the city, I don’t live in a populated area, I live in one of the most rural places you
could possibly live in Northern Virginia and there could only be one thing that this drone was
spying on and that would be me, that would be my property because there’s just nothing else
around except woods and deer,” said Farah.

Farah joked that the drone was probably stalking him because he was a terrorist, given the fact
that a recent report funded by the Department of Homeland Security put out by the National
Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism listed Americans who are
“reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

“The liberty lovers out there really have to stick together….or we’re going to hang together as
our founders said,” warned Farah, expressing his concern that patriots who resist the increasing
levels of control being asserted over their lives by big government would be “hunted down” by a
re-elected Obama administration.

“Look – this is the first term – if he’s re-elected it’s going to be war – they will be at war – we
will be hunted down like dogs, keep that in mind, that’s what the stakes are,” said Farah.

Farah highlighted the fact that he was targeted for an audit at the height of World Net Daily’s
dissent against the Clinton administration as part of a process of the Clintons targeting their
political adversaries and that the “audit train” returned in 2009 shortly after Obama came to
power.

The fact that Farah’s home is in Northern Virginia is noteworthy given the controversy caused
last month by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s statements that police using drones would be
“great” and “the right thing to do.” In justifying the use of drones domestically, McDonnell cited
the U.S. military’s use of the technology in a battlefield environment.
Following an easing of restrictions, the FAA predicted that 30,000 surveillance drones would be
in American skies by the end of the decade. Drones are already being used by police departments
and federal authorities across the country.

The mainstream media recently attempted to quell uproar over the use of drones domestically by
attacking Infowars, World Net Daily, Drudge Report and others for pointing out that the EPA
uses drones to spy on farmers.

While the hit piece attempted to claim that the EPA doesn’t use drones for such purposes, a
search of the federal agency’s own website uncovered numerous projects where the EPA was
using drones to “support environmental decision making” and create “a continuous
environmental monitoring capability.”

*********************

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars
Nightly News.




Homeland Security Report Lists ‘Liberty
Lovers’ As Terrorists
Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty”
deemed domestic threat

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are
“suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme
right-wing” terrorists.
Entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008 (PDF), the
study was produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to
Terrorism at the University of Maryland. The organization was launched with the aid of DHS
funding to the tune of $12 million dollars.

While largely omitting Islamic terrorism – the report fails completely to mention the 1993 World
Trade Center bombing – the study focuses on Americans who hold beliefs shared by the vast
majority of conservatives and libertarians and puts them in the context of radical extremism.

The report takes its definitions from a 2011 study entitled Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism,
produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, in
which the following characteristics are used to identify terrorists.

- Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

- Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in
orientation)”;

- People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of
American sovereignty);

- Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

- Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

- People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty
and/or personal liberty.”

The report also lists people opposed to abortion and “groups that seek to smite the purported
enemies of God and other evildoers” as terrorists.
As we have exhaustively documented on numerous occasions, federal authorities and particularly
the Department of Homeland Security have been involved in producing a deluge of literature
which portrays liberty lovers and small government advocates as terrorists.

The most flagrant example was the infamous 2009 MIAC report, published by the Missouri
Information Analysis Center and first revealed by Infowars, which framed Ron Paul supporters,
libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a
U.S. flag, as potential terrorists.

The rush to denounce legitimate political beliefs as thought crimes, or even mundane behaviors,
by insinuating they are shared by terrorists, has accelerated in recent months.

Under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is labeled
as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and
showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place.

As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes
mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its
‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the
public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video
camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and
using a cell phone recording application,” are all potential signs of terrorist activity.

The DHS stoked controversy last year when it released a series of videos to promote the See
Something, Say Something campaign in which almost all of the terrorists portrayed in the PSAs
were white Americans.

*********************

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars
Nightly News.




Homeland Security-Funded Study Pushing
Tea Party Terrorism Narrative: Patrick
Poole
By Ruth King on June 14th, 2012
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/06/11/homeland-
security-funded-study-on-the-hunt-for-tea-party-
terrorism/?singlepage=true
In an era of agenda-driven academic research, who watches the watchers? Or more accurately, who gets to
designate and categorize the “objective” data? This is the question raised after examining a study and
related dataset recently published by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses
to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland.


START was launched in 2005 with a $12 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security, and is
recognized by DHS as one of its “Centers for Excellence.” In December, DHS announced it had renewed
START’s funding to the tune of $3.6 million.


A recent START study titled “Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970 to
2008” puts the “excellence” description in question. A press release announcing the report states the
study concluded that nearly a third of all terrorist attacks between 1970 and 2008 occurred in just five
major metropolitan areas. The study was based on a START database called “Profiles of Perpetrators of
Terrorism in the United States,” and both the report and database are supported by the DHS Science and
Technology Directorate’s Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division.


Reading through the study, some baffling issues arose. In Table 4 (p. 22), titled “Hot Spots of Religious
Terrorism by Decade”, three “hot spot” areas — Los Angeles, Manhattan, and Wasco, Oregon (former
home of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) — are identified:




                                                                                       But there seems to
be some data missing when it comes to known Islamic terrorist incidents in New York City and Los
Angeles. The study shows no religious terrorism in Manhattan during the 1990s. How about the 1993
World Trade Center bombing? Or the 1994 Brooklyn Bridge Jewish student van shooting by Rashid Baz
that killed 16-year-old Ari Halberstam after Baz heard a fiery anti-Jewish sermon at his local mosque? Or
the 1997 Empire State Building observation deck shooting by Ali Abu Kamal that killed one tourist and
injured six others before Kamal took his own life?
And then there was the 2002 shooting at the Los Angeles Airport El Al counter by Hesham Mohamed
Hadayet that killed two and wounded four others. The FBI and Justice Department concluded that the
attack was a terrorist attack by an Egyptian assailant bent on becoming a Muslim martyr.


These are reflected nowhere in the study. Perhaps, like the 2009 Fort Hood massacre by Major Nidal
Hasan, who gunned down his U.S. Army colleagues while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” these incidents are
considered acts of “workplace violence” and not religious terrorism?


Have these incidents been redefined to prevent facts from conflicting with an agenda-driven narrative? Or
have these data points been excluded altogether?


Struck by these glaring omissions, I went to the START “Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism in the
United States (PPT-US)” dataset that the study is based upon. START describes the findings from the
database:


Preliminary findings from PPT-US data also illustrate a distinct shift in the dominant ideologies of these
terrorist groups over time (see Figure 1), with the proportion of emerging ethnonationalist/separatist
terrorist groups declining and the proportion of emerging religious terrorist groups increasing. However,
while terrorist groups with religious ideologies represent half of all emergent groups in the 2000s (three
out of six), they only account for six percent of groups over time. (Emphasis added)


It’s easy to conclude that religious ideologies are insignificant when you exclude well-known instances of
religious-based terrorism from your analysis. And speaking of the Fort Hood massacre, I would note that
the cutoff date of the database, 2008, excludes other acts of Islamic terrorism (Fort Hood, the Little Rock
Army recruiting center shooting). Convenient, indeed.


But looking at the START dataset’s codebook, other startling problems emerge.


Compare how the START researchers define “left wing” and “right wing” extremism. Left-wing extremism
is defined at follows:


Extreme left-wing groups want to bring about change through violent revolution rather than through
established political processes. In addition, this category includes secular left-wing groups that rely
heavily on terrorism to overthrow the capitalist system and either establish “a dictatorship of the
proletariat” (Marxist-Leninists) or, much more rarely, a decentralized, non-hierarchical sociopolitical
system (anarchists).


Fair enough. Now, right-wing extremism:


The extreme far-right is composed of groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life”
is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a
specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by
participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely
nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of
centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that
involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty. (Emphasis added)


If you’re fiercely nationalistic (pro-American), anti-global (anti-UN), suspicious of centralized federal
authority (like the Framers), reverent of individual liberty (like Patrick Henry), and believe in
“conspiracy” theories (like the federal government allowing the sale of assault weapons to Mexican drug
cartels to justify limiting American’s rights under the Second Amendment, a la Fast and Furious), then
according to these taxpayer-funded researchers, you too are on the “extreme right-wing.” Many
Americans would be surprised to find themselves so categorized by the researchers at START.


It should be no surprise that two subgroups identified in the codebook under “extreme right-wing”
include “gun rights” and “tax protest.” Tea Party terrorists, anyone?


Again, this raises the question: who gets to categorize the data?


Anti-Semitism is included in the codebook as a subgroup for both the “racist” and “extreme right-wing”
categories, but it is missing as a subgroup for the extreme left-wing. Because after all, it’s not like extreme
left-wing groups like the Center for American Progress revel in their anti-Semitism, right?


It is amazing what you won’t find when you don’t look, or more specifically, when you define out the
possibility or exclude data that conflicts with your predetermined conclusions altogether. But when you
examine the roots of the taxpayer-funded START program, no one should be surprised at its agenda-
driven study.
The recently appointed director of the START center is the Obama administration’s de facto Islamophobia
czar, Bill Braniff. An example of Braniff’s blindly partisan research methodology can be seen in his
statements quoted in a July 2011 NPR article, where he spies widespread Islamophobia in law
enforcement training:


I think this is something that happens across the nation fairly consistently … No one is tracking this with
numbers, but anecdotally we are hearing about it all the time. The Muslim-American community is being
preyed upon from two different directions. One, the jihadist recruitment and radicalization that is actively
preying on their sons and daughters; and two, the elevated levels of Islamophobia — Islamophobia at
worst and distrust and alienation at best.


Note Braniff’s sweeping assessment (it “happens across the nation fairly consistently”) and his immediate
admission that there is no objective basis for his assessment (“no one is tracking this with numbers”).


But Braniff goes further to demonize anyone who disagrees with his rampant Islamophobia conspiracy
theories, by equating “Islamophobes” with al-Qaeda and accusing them of “preying” on the Muslim
community like jihadist recruiters. Such is the standard of scholarship from the director of the START
program (the NPR article itself was criticized for deliberately eliminating salient facts directly relevant to
the matter).


With such hysterical and partisan leadership from Bill Braniff, it is no surprise to see the START program
so eagerly promoting the Obama administration’s preferred ideological narratives (such as Janet
Napolitano’s redefining of terrorism as “man-made disaster” ). Nor is it a surprise to see START
steamrolling facts to define out of existence domestic terrorism committed by Muslim terrorists, while
simultaneously spying a looming terrorist movement from Americans concerned with the direction of our
country, like the Tea Party. (And let’s not forget the actual domestic terrorists now emerging from the
Left’s Occupy movement.) We’ve seen these bait-and-switch efforts from Homeland Security before.
Repeatedly. And using highly suspect sourcing.


The far Left is free to engage in these paranoid fantasies as they see fit. It’s a free country after all. But it is
another thing entirely when they are funded by the U.S. taxpayer — whom these “academic” studies
regularly demonize — and form the basis for actual policies for federal law enforcement and national
security agencies. (Such as launching FBI investigations into returning war veterans, or targeting
American citizens as potential threats because of the bumper stickers on their vehicles.)
Who is watching the watchers? Nobody, apparently.


Thumbnail courtesy shutterstock / stishok




War On Terror’s New Targets: Veterans, Tea
Partiers, Anti-Fed Activists
Big Sis uses methods designed to catch Al-Qaeda terrorists as tools to silence dissent against big
government

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two new videos recently released by the Department of Homeland Security add to the mountain
of evidence that proves Big Sis has now dispensed with all pretense of the war on terror being
focused on Al-Qaeda Muslims, as tools that were designed to catch foreign terrorists are now
being targeted against Americans who are opposed to big government.

The two recent PSAs (watch them below), part of Homeland Security’s “See Something Say
Something snitch campaign, portray white middle class Americans as terrorists in almost all of
the scenarios shown in the clips.

Far from representing some superficial nod to political correctness, this is in fact a deliberate
effort by the feds to characterize predominantly white, middle class, politically engaged
Americans as domestic extremists. It’s all part of the agenda to frame dissent against big
government as dangerous radicalism.

Contrary to claims by the DHS that it does not profile, the bulk of literature and other training
tools issued by the federal government over the last decade clearly go to great lengths to
demonize informed, middle class, and predominately white Americans as the most likely
terrorists, despite the fact that the 126 people who were indictedon terrorist-related charges in the
United States over the last two years were all Muslim.

In addition to recent rhetoric from the likes of Vice-President Biden that Tea Partiers are akin to
“terrorists,” other legitimate grass roots activists such as End the Fed protesters have also been
labeled as dangerous extremists by the federal government.

In March 2009 it came to light that the End the Fed protests, which took place at banks and
regional Federal Reserve branches across the country the previous year on November 22, were
being monitored closely by the United States Army Reserve Command, who implied that those
protesting against the Fed and the bankster bailout were essentially terrorists.

On November 22, 2008, Alex Jones led a rally at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas Texas. The
Dallas protest is specifically mentioned in the official Army document. Ron Paul’s brother was
also in attendance.

The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and
Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat. Additionally, Janet Napolitano said she stood by
an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.

Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being
trained by the DHS to kill “disgruntled Iraq war veterans” in terrorist drills.

In March 2009 we broke the story of the infamous MIAC report, leaked to us by two concerned
Missouri police officers. The report listed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display
bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with
radical race hate groups and terrorists.

Indeed, the MIAC report is just one in a series of similar threat assessment documents released
over the last decade that list average American citizens as dangerous extremists and potential
terrorists.

We have highlighted previous training manuals issued by state and federal government bodies
which identify whole swathes of the population as potential terrorists. A Texas Department of
Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify
terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying
documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.

A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists lists anti-
government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras,
paper pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.

Such training documents are manifesting real-life situations where people are being harassed,
assaulted and arrested by law enforcement simply for owning material or discussing topics
related to the Constitution and the bill of rights.

In May 2008, a student of a large bible college in east Texas was accused by federal agents of
committing an “act of terror and espionage” after he gave a talk to a group of Boy Scouts in
which he encouraged them to educate themselves about the U.S. constitution.

In July 2007, the Kuhns, a North Carolina couple were terrorized by sheriff’s deputy Brian
Scarborough, who broke into their house, assaulted them and then arrested the couple for the
crime of flying an upside down U.S. flag.
The couple were handcuffed, arrested and bundled into a squad car, to the protests of numerous
neighbors who demanded to know why the Kuhns were being incarcerated, but were told to
leave by police.

As is supported by the United States Flag Code as well as a similar incident in 2001, flying the
flag upside down is not a mark of disrespect, and in fact is considered by many to be the highest
form of patriotism. Despite this fact, the upside down flag is equated in the MIAC report with
terrorist paraphernalia.

Alex Jones’ 2001 documentary film 9/11: The Road to Tyranny featured footage from a FEMA
symposium given to firefighters and other emergency personnel in Kansas City in which it was
stated that the founding fathers, Christians and homeschoolers were terrorists and should be
treated with the utmost suspicion and brutality in times of national emergency.

The lecturer identifies George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers as
“terrorists”.

In 2004, Kelly Rushing was charged with making “terroristic threats” after he handed out Alex
Jones videos and recordings of a Congressman Ron Paul speech on C-Span to Lyon County,
Kentucky officials and Kentucky State Trooper Lewis Dobbs.

A jury later ruled in favor of Rushing but he continues to be harassed by authorities and local law
enforcement.

In August 2008, a Las Vegas couple were stopped by police, detained and searched as cops
demanded to know if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. When the couple asked why
they had been stopped, the police officer pointed at “Infowars” and “Ron Paul” bumper stickers
on their car.

In 2001, housewife Abbey Newman was assaulted and arrested by police at a checkpoint for
exercising her 4th amendment rights. Cops looked through literature which included a copy of a
pocket constitution and debated whether or not the material was illegal.

The federal government’s clear intent to profile politically active middle class Americans as
likely terrorists is manifestly provable from their own internal and public documents. Only when
conservatives become cognizant of the fact that they too are as much of a target in the “war on
terror” as Muslims, whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat in the White House, will we have
any hope of dismantling the Homeland Security police state.

*********************

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
Police Trained Nationwide That Informed
Americans Are Domestic Terrorists
Law enforcement across the country are being educated that informed Americans who know
their rights are dangerous and that cops are their enemy



Paul Joseph Watson, Kurt Nimmo & Alex Jones
Prison Planet.com
Friday, March 13, 2009

A secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center lists Ron Paul
supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even
people who fly a U.S. flag and equates them with radical race hate groups and terrorists. This is
merely the latest example in an alarming trend which confirms that law enforcement across the
country is being trained that American citizens are a dangerous enemy.

A copy of the MIAC report was sent to us by two Missouri police officers who were concerned
by its content.

Perhaps due to the outlandish and shocking nature of the document, some people are still having
difficulty believing it is real. Unfortunately, we have confirmed that it’s 100 per cent genuine.
We spoke with Capt Hull at the Missouri State Highway Patrol who told us that the MIAC
Strategic Report is a part “normal operation for officers” to receive these periodic reports for
“safety purposes and to track trends or changes”. Hull added that the report was for the purposes
of training their officers.

Anyone still in doubt as to the veracity of the document can call the MIAC toll free at 866-362-
6422 and confirm it for themselves.

We also spoke to Lt. John Hotz who, along with Capt Hull, declined to appear on The Alex
Jones Show to talk about the document, but had no qualms about admitting that it was genuine
and had been handed out to Missouri police officers.

View the document below.
According to the MIAC website, “MIAC is the mechanism to collect incident reports of
suspicious activities to be evaluated and analyzed in an effort to identify potential trends or
patterns of terrorist or criminal operations within the state of Missouri.”

The MIAC report specifically describes supporters of presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck
Baldwin, and Bob Barr as “militia” influenced terrorists and instructs the Missouri police to be
on the lookout for supporters displaying bumper stickers and other paraphernalia associated with
the Constitutional, Campaign for Liberty, and Libertarian parties.

The MIAC report does not concentrate on Muslim terrorists, but rather on the so-called “militia
movement” and conflates it with supporters of Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, Bob Barr, the so-
called patriot movement and other political activist organizations opposed to the North American
Union and the New World Order.
Police are educated in the document that people are are anti-abortion, own gold, display an
assortment of U.S. flags, or even those that talk about the film Zeitgeist, view the police as their
“enemy” and conflates them with domestic terrorists like Oklahoma City bomber Timothy
McVeigh, Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph and other domestic militia groups who have been
charged with plotting terrorist attacks.

The demonization of militia groups is something that we have come to expect, despite the fact
that the very same constitution police officers swear an oath to defend outlines the need for “a
well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State”. George Washington
himself was a member of a militia.

However, the conflation of banal sectors of society such as people who own gold, fly flags,
display bumper stickers or who support mainstream political candidates such as Bob Barr, and
the guilt-by-association smear that they are likely to be dangerous and potential terrorists, is a
staggering alarm bell which indicates police are being trained that ordinary Americans, not
radicalized Mexican race hate groups or Al-Qaeda suicide bomber cells, are the number one
domestic threat in the war on terror.

The MIAC report is similar to one created by the Phoenix Federal Bureau of Investigation and
the Joint Terrorism Task Force during the Clinton administration (see page one and page two of
the document). The FBI document explicitly designates “defenders” of the Constitution as
“right-wing extremists.” The MIAC report expands significantly on the earlier document.

Indeed, the MIAC report is just the latest in a series of similar threat assessment documents that
list average American citizens as dangerous extremists and potential terrorists.

We discovered that similar propaganda was being disseminated from the very top in September
2006 when it was revealed that the Bush administration had been targeting “conspiracy theorists”
as terrorist recruiters.

President Bush himself gave speeches about a White House “strategy paper” that formed “an
unclassified version of the strategy we’ve been pursuing since September the 11th, 2001,” that
takes into account, “the changing nature of this enemy.”

The document says that terrorism springs from “subcultures of conspiracy and misinformation,”
and that “terrorists recruit more effectively from populations whose information about the world
is contaminated by falsehoods and corrupted by conspiracy theories. The distortions keep alive
grievances and filter out facts that would challenge popular prejudices and self-serving
propaganda.”

We have highlighted previous training manuals issued by state and federal government bodies
which identify whole swathes of the population as potential terrorists. A Texas Department of
Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify
terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying
documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.
A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists lists anti-
government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras,
paper pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.

Such training documents are manifesting real-life situations where people are being harassed,
assaulted and arrested by law enforcement simply for owning material or discussing topics
related to the Constitution and the bill of rights.

Last May, a student of a large bible college in east Texas was accused by federal agents of
committing an “act of terror and espionage” after he gave a talk to a group of Boy Scouts in
which he encouraged them to educate themselves about the U.S. constitution.

In July 2007, the Kuhns, a North Carolina couple (pictured above) were terrorized by sheriff’s
deputy Brian Scarborough, who broke into their house, assaulted them and then arrested the
couple for the crime of flying an upside down U.S. flag.

Buncombe County Sheriff’s deputy Brian Scarborough had just returned from Iraq and according
to the Deborah Kuhn, was sent by his staff Sergeant from the local National Guard to “deal with”
the Kuhns after a local resident complained about the flag, a fact that was later admitted on TV
news. A National Guard soldier in military fatigues had also previously visited the Kuhn’s to
harass them about the flag.

Even though Kuhn took the flag down, the officer immediately demanded that the couple show
their ID’s and when they refused told them to put their hands behind their back and was about to
arrest them before the couple shut and locked the door.

Scarborough then proceeded to kick the door in, “And the next thing we know, the glass is
flying, he unlocks the deadbolt and he comes into our house after us,” Kuhn told The Alex Jones
Show.

The officer then pursued Mark Kuhn through the house before intercepting him in the kitchen
and putting him in a choke hold.

The officer then pulled out pepper spray to which Mark Kuhn responded, “Are you going to
spray me in my house?” before Scarborough whipped out his billy club and the Kuhn’s ran out
of the house into the street, pleading for help from their neighbors.

The couple were handcuffed, arrested and bundled into a squad car, to the protests of numerous
neighbors who demanded to know why the Kuhns were being incarcerated, but were told to
leave by police.

As is supported by the United States Flag Code as well as a similar incident in 2001, flying the
flag upside down is not a mark of disrespect, and in fact is considered by many to be the highest
form of patriotism. Despite this fact, the upside down flag is equated in the MIAC report with
terrorist paraphernalia.
Alex Jones’ 2001 documentary film 9/11: The Road to Tyranny featured footage from a FEMA
symposium given to firefighters and other emergency personnel in Kansas City in which it was
stated that the founding fathers, Christians and homeschoolers were terrorists and should be
treated with the utmost suspicion and brutality in times of national emergency.

The lecturer identifies George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers as
“terrorists”.




In 2004, Kelly Rushing was charged with making “terroristic threats” after he handed out Alex
Jones videos and recordings of a Congressman Ron Paul speech on C-Span to Lyon County,
Kentucky officials and Kentucky State Trooper Lewis Dobbs.

A jury later ruled in favor of Rushing but he continues to be harassed by authorities and local law
enforcement.

In October 2007, a Michigan man was harassed, handcuffed, assaulted, branded “unpatriotic”
and subjected to an unconstitutional search of his vehicle during which drugs were allegedly
planted, before being ticketed by a police officer for the apparent crime of freely distributing
DVD’s about 9/11 truth.

Last August, a Las Vegas couple were stopped by police, detained and searched as cops
demanded to know if there was anything illegal inside the vehicle. When the couple asked why
they had been stopped, the police officer pointed at “Infowars” and “Ron Paul” bumper stickers
on their car.
In 2001, housewife Abbey Newman was assaulted and arrested by police at a checkpoint for
exercising her 4th amendment right. Cops looked through literature which included a copy of a
pocket constitution and debated whether or not the material was illegal.




To have secret police, regular troopers and federal authorities target people who discuss the very
document that they swore an oath to uphold and protect is a chilling prospect and rivals anything
that was a pre-cursor to Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia.

The precedent of treating a knowledge of the U.S. constitution and the bill of rights as suspicious
and possibly a sign of terrorism can only be linked to careful preparations for martial law which
are now public.

A shocking KSLA news report last summer confirmed the story we first broke in 2006, that
Clergy Response Teams are being trained by the federal government to “quell dissent” and
pacify citizens to obey the government in the event of a declaration of martial law.

In May 2006, we exposed the existence of a nationwide FEMA program which is training tens of
thousands of Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who
teach their congregations to “obey the government” in preparation for the implementation of
martial law, property and firearm seizures, mass vaccination programs and forced relocation.

A whistleblower who was secretly enrolled into the program told us that the feds were
clandestinely recruiting religious leaders to help implement Homeland Security directives in
anticipation of a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared
emergency.
The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken
out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him,
in order to teach them to “obey the government” when martial law is declared.




It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced relocation were a problem
for state authorities when enforcing federal mandates due to the “cowboy mentality” of citizens
standing up for their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers defending their
crops and livestock from seizure.

It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in
preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that “this is for their own
good.”

Pastors were told that they would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative
individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.

The chilling preparations for martial law and the targeting of Americans who merely talk about
the U.S. constitution, own gold, hold pro-life political viewpoints, watch and discuss internet
documentaries like Zeitgeist or support mainstream political candidates such as Ron Paul or Bob
Barr should act as a wake-up call and prompt more people in different levels of authority
throughout religious and educational establishments to go public and expose similar examples of
this unfolding tyranny.
Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential
Terrorist Activity
Despite the fact that FEMA itself spent $1 billion dollars on storable food last year alone

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

As part of its effort to encourage business owners to spy on their customers, the FBI has labeled
the bulk purchase of food as a potential indication of terrorist activity, despite the fact that
FEMA itself last year purchased $1 billion dollars worth of storable food.




A flyer aimed at Military Surplus stores produced under the auspices of the FBI’s Communities
Against Terrorism project, encourages owners to report people who “make bulk purchases of
items to include….meals ready to eat”.

According to the flyer, the FBI advises store owners to demand ID’s from all new customers, as
well as asking them questions about their purchase and being aware of “suspicious statements”.

The flyer also characterizes paying with cash or “demanding identity privacy” as an indication of
terrorism.

The characterization by the feds of those who choose to protect themselves against rising food
prices or a potential interruption in the food supply by purchasing storable food as potential
terrorists is not only chilling – it is also completely hypocritical.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) itself ordered $1 billion dollars worth of
dehydrated food in just one instance last year, purchasing a total of 420 million meals.
Are we to follow the FBI’s advice and treat this as a suspicious activity? Should FEMA be
reported to other law enforcement agencies as a potential terrorist threat?

Indeed, the Department of Homeland Security is also busy stockpiling storable food and seed
varieties in underground bunkers as part of preparations for domestic emergencies. Under its
Resolve to be Ready program, the DHS even encouraged Americans to store food as part of a
“basic emergency supply kit”.

Should we all be reporting Janet Napolitano to the See Something, Say Something hotline as a
potential Al-Qaeda radical?

The federal government has gone completely overboard and is now educating the public to report
fellow Americans for engaging in mundane behavior performed by millions of people routinely.

This flyer is just one of 25 being provided to businesses from across the spectrum, everything
from Internet Cafes to tattoo parlors. Yesterday we highlighted how paying for a cup of coffee
with cash is also a potential indicator of terrorist activity in the eyes of the FBI.

Even more chilling, the feds have also begun to characterize perfectly legitimate political and
economic beliefs as those held by terrorists, effectively denouncing them as thought crimes.

As Reuters reported on Monday, authorities are now treating those who “believe the United
States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard” as extremists who are a potential violent
threat to law enforcement.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars
Nightly News.




FBI: Paying Cash For a Cup of Coffee a
‘Potential Indicator of Terrorist Activity’
Advisory aimed at Internet Cafe owners characterizes mundane behavior as “suspicious activity”

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
An FBI advisory aimed at Internet Cafe owners instructs businesses to report people who
regularly use cash to pay for their coffee as potential terrorists.




The flyer, issued under the FBI’s Communities Against Terrorism (CAT) program, lists
examples of “suspicious activity” and then encourages businesses to gather information about
individuals and report them to the authorities.

“Each flyer is designed for a particular kind of business,” writes Linda Lewis, a former policy
analyst and planner for the U.S. government. “For example, this list was prepared for owners of
internet cafes. Unquestionably, someone planning a terrorist attack has engaged in one or more
of the “suspicious” activities on that list. But so, too, have most of the estimated 289 million
computer users in this country.”

Indeed, the flyer aimed at Internet Cafe owners characterizes customers who “always pay cash”
as potential terrorists.

Of course, the vast majority of people who visit Internet Cafes use cash to pay their bill. Who
uses a credit card to buy a $2 dollar cup of coffee? A lot of smaller establishments don’t even
accept credit cards for amounts less than $10 dollars.

Other examples of suspicious behavior include using a “residential based Internet provider” such
as AOL or Comcast, the use of “anonymizers, portals, or other means to shield IP address” (these
are routinely used by mobile web users to bypass public Internet filters), “Suspicious
communications using VOIP,” and “Preoccupation with press coverage of terrorist attack” (this
would apply to the vast majority of people who work in the news or political blogging industry).

Searching for information about “police” or “government” is also listed as a potential indication
of terrorism, as is using a computer to “obtain photos, maps or diagrams of transportation,
sporting venues, or populated locations,” which would apply to virtually anyone who uses
Google Maps or Google Earth.
People who may wish to keep private the contents of a personal email or an online credit card
purchase by attempting to”shield the screen from view of others” are also characterized as
potential terrorists.

Business owners who spot patrons engaging in these types of activities are encouraged to call the
FBI’s Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC), after first gathering information on license
plates, names, ethnicity, and languages spoken.

In total, there are 25 different CAT flyers aimed at businesses from across the spectrum –
everything from hobby shops to tattoo parlors.

As we have documented on numerous occasions, the federal government routinely characterizes
mundane behavior as extremist activity or a potential indicator of terrorist intent. As part of its
‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign, the Department of Homeland Security educates the
public that generic activities performed by millions of people every day, including using a video
camera, talking to police officers, wearing hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and
using a cell phone recording application,” are potential signs of terrorist activity.

The CAT program again underscores how federal authorities are empowering poorly trained
citizens to become terrorist hunters, stoking fears that America is sinking deeper into a Stasi-
style informant society. Last week we reported on how the DHS had trained hot dog sellers and
other vendors to spot terrorists at this past weekend’s Super Bowl event.

Read the FBI flyer in full below (click for enlargement).
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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars
Nightly News.
DHS Video Characterizes White Americans
as Most Likely Terrorists
Big Sis fear campaign continues, but Americans are just as likely to be killed by peanut allergies
than they are in terrorist attacks

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, July 21, 2011

A new promotional video released by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes white
middle class Americans as the most likely terrorists, as Big Sis continues its relentless drive to
cement the myth that mad bombers are hiding around every corner, when in reality Americans
are just as likely to be killed by lightning strikes or peanut allergies.

The video is part of Homeland Security’s $10 million dollar “See Something, Say Something”
program that encourages Americans to report “suspicious activity,” which in every case
throughout history has been a trait of oppressive, dictatorial regimes.

In the course of the 10 minute clip, a myriad of different behaviors are characterized as terrorism,
including opposing surveillance, using a video camera, talking to police officers, wearing
hoodies, driving vans, writing on a piece of paper, and using a cell phone recording application.

Despite encouraging viewers not to pay attention to a person’s race in determining whether or
not they may be a terrorist, almost all of the scenarios in the clip proceed to portray white people
as the most likely terrorists. Bizarrely, nearly every single one of the “patriotic” Americans who
reports on their fellow citizen is either black, Asian or Arab. Imagine if the video had portrayed
every terrorist as an Arab and every patriotic snoop as white, there’d be an outcry and rightly so,
but this strange reversal must have been deliberate on the part of the DHS, but why? Is this
merely political correctness taken to the extreme or is something deeper at work?

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the DHS’ own internal documents list
predominantly white conservative groups as the most likely terrorists, such as Ron Paul
supporters, gun owners, gold bullion enthusiasts, and a myriad of other comparatively banal
political interests that are largely the domain of white middle class Americans.

This has little to do with the color of a person’s skin, and everything to do with the fact that
white, middle class Americans are the biggest roadblock when it comes to Big Sis expanding its
control over every facet of American society.

It’s plain to see that very little of the budget for this video went towards paying for decent actors,
but perhaps it’s fitting that the participants were about as believable as Santa and his elves,
because the notion that terrorists are hovering around every underground parking lot waiting to
blow up federal buildings is demonstrably false.
As Ohio University’s John Mueller has documented, the likelihood of actually being a victim of
terrorism is infinitesimally small, and only highlights how such threats are hyperbolically
exaggerated for political purposes.

Figures collected by Mueller clearly show that Americans are just as likely to be killed by
lightning strikes, accident-causing deer, or severe allergic reactions to peanuts.

But the facts don’t matter for a federal agency whose primary function is to manufacture fear to
keep Americans under control and submissive to the fact that their economic futures and their
constitutional rights are being torn to shreds by their own government while it points to a
contrived outside threat as a convenient distraction.

“At its core, the video is filled with scenes of ordinary citizens spying on each other and alerting
the authorities to their compatriots’ suspicious deeds,” writes Simon Black. In my favorite scene,
a woman calls the police after snooping over the shoulder of a young man typing away on his
smartphone.”

Black notes that such videos are solely aimed at reinforcing ignorance, hate and fear for those
who still live in darkness and are completely unaware of the real agenda behind Homeland
Security’s “see something, say something” charade.

But what is that agenda?

No matter where you look, from East Germany, to Communist Russia, to Nazi Germany,
historically governments who encourage their own citizens to report on each other do so not for
any genuine safety concerns or presumed benefits to security, but in order to create an
authoritarian police state that coerces the people into policing each other’s behavior and
thoughts.

As Robert Gellately of Florida State University has highlighted, Germans under Hitler
denounced their neighbors and friends not because they genuinely believed them to be a security
threat, but because they expected to selfishly benefit from doing so, both financially, socially and
psychologically via a pavlovian need to be rewarded by their masters for their obedience.

At the height of its influence around one in seven of the East German population was an
informant for the Stasi. As in Nazi Germany, the creation of an informant system was wholly
centered around identifying political dissidents and those with grievances against the state, and
had little or nothing to do with genuine security concerns.

This is the kind of society the Department of Homeland Security is, whether deliberately or
inadvertently, recreating in 21st century America. It is about as far removed as you can possibly
get from the vision the founders of the nation had in mind when they created the Bill of Rights
and the Declaration of Independence.
Comment by Alex Jones: This DHS video is purposefully designed to transmit fear and hatred
of Muslims over to white Americans. Look at the part of the clip where an image of “Jihad
Jane” is displayed, the blue eyes are artificially intensified in order to get the message across.

This is about playing minorities off against whites, creating further resentment and suspicion,
getting us at each other’s throats just as how different racial groups were set upon each other
in Hitler’s Germany to create an environment of fear and distrust, motivating people to inform
on each other for the state.

I will be making a special comment on this story during the show today.

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Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order
Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.

				
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