NOW this is OBAMA, not Bush/Cheney/Dumsfeld, this is by OBAMA. But it doesn’t really matter who is the public face for this.
Is this the sort of Soviet/Syrian/North Korean/Iranian/Fascist Police State that you envisioned and dreamed American to become back in Junior High School history and High school history and government?
More like KGB/SAVAK/STASI/GESTAPO and Chinese Communist Capitalist Totalitarian Police State that steals from the poor and gives to the rich on Wall Street, eh?
I think Not.
Neverthless this is what The United States has become. Love It or Leave It. (Isn’t that what they said?)
Here is the story:
Homeland Security Documents Show Massive Nationwide Monitoring of Occupy Movement
Documents just obtained by the PCJF from its FOIA request show massive nationwide monitoring, surveillance and information sharing between the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities in response to Occupy. The PCJF, also on behalf of author/filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee, has made a series of FOIA demands regarding law enforcement involvement in the Occupy Crackdown.
“These documents show not only intense government monitoring and coordination in response to the Occupy Movement, but reveal a glimpse into the interior of a vast, tentacled, national intelligence and domestic spying network that the U.S. government operates against its own people,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the PCJF. “These heavily redacted documents don’t tell the full story. They are likely only a subset of responsive materials and the PCJF continues to fight for a complete release. They scratch the surface of a mass intelligence network including Fusion Centers, saturated with ‘anti-terrorism’ funding, that mobilizes thousands of local and federal officers and agents to investigate and monitor the social justice movement,” Verheyden-Hilliard stated.
This set of released materials reveals intense involvement by the DHS’ National Operations Center (NOC) in these activities. The DHS describes the NOC as, “the primary national-level hub for domestic situational awareness, common operational picture, information fusion, information sharing, communications, and coordination pertaining to the prevention of terrorist attacks and domestic incident management. The NOC is the primary conduit for the White House Situation Room and DHS Leadership for domestic situational awareness and facilitates information sharing and operational coordination with other federal, state, local, tribal, non-governmental operation centers and the private sector.”