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BUSH CREATING AN “EMBRYONIC POLICE STATE”

August 21, 2008

Bush is trying to be president even after Obama or McCain is in office.

MSNBC: Bush creating ’embryonic police state’

Nick Langewis and David Edwards
Raw Story
Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008

“Now that the Democrats were nice enough to fold up on FISA,” MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann said, “the issue is all contained now. Right? Not exactly.”

The Justice Department has proposed changes to police intelligence-gathering rules that would ease the transfer of information about citizens to federal intelligence agencies, who would then keep the information for at least 10 years. The changes, the first since 1993, were introduced for public comment on July 31.

Under the proposed changes, law enforcement agencies would be allowed to target groups and individuals on the basis of suspicion of participation in terrorist acts or providing material support to terrorists. Former FBI agent and American Civil Liberties Union policy counsel Michael German, however, told the Washington Post that the proposed changes could lead to abuse of constitutional rights by law enforcement agencies, citing cases where police have eavesdropped on political dissenters and infiltrated their ranks.

“It turns police officers into spies on behalf of the federal government,” German said. “If police officers no longer see themselves as engaged in protecting their communities from criminals and instead as domestic intelligence agents working on behalf of the CIA, they will be encouraged to collect more information.”

The real intent of the changes, Olbermann opined, is to implement them before President Bush leaves office “so the next president can’t do a damn thing about unraveling this disaster, which is, appropriately enough, an embryonic police state.”

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Attorney General Michael Mukasey to delay the implementation of the new guidelines, which would take effect October 1, until FBI Director Robert Mueller has a chance to testify to the Committee on September 17. “Efforts to harmonize the rules governing criminal and national security matters also raise potential civil liberties concerns,” said Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking Member Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) in a letter to Mukasey, “given the broader latitude currently given to investigators to consider race and ethnicity in national security matters.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast August 18, 2008.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2008 11:40 pm

    BULLSHIT

  2. August 22, 2008 5:34 am

    It’s Bigger than we think.

  3. mack301 permalink
    August 25, 2008 5:07 am

    illseed it seems as if you are starting to wake up about the truth of this gov’t and the new world order and the illuminati, this is all in biblical prophecy the nwo will happen and jesus will be returning sooner than we think, i just pray that you will use your allhiphop to start waking people up to the truth, and expose these brainwashing souless devils or rapers that u promote

  4. mack301 permalink
    August 25, 2008 5:08 am

    i meant *rappers

  5. August 26, 2008 3:57 am

    There is way to much conspiracy- negative -pesimistics viewpoints these days in regards
    to the “devils” in our government.

    These are the same “devils” that wrote the basic foundations of our country which
    give you all the freedom (among many) to even be able to voice your opinion about government.

    Move to africa then and try to voice your opinion about the govt based militias there
    and watch what happens…fuck africa, move to cuba and try to voice your opinion about
    the government there and see the results. You ALL way undervalue and underappreciate the human rights that are given to you in this country.

    Secondly
    Bush is not smart enough to pull this “embryonic state” off, you guys give Bush way to much credit.
    There was no goverment involvment in 9/11, that is absolutley ridiculous. Bush is
    not even close to being smart enought to pull that off, there has been no profiting
    from the oil in Iraq, those profits have gone to the Iraq govt in control of thier own
    country now…instead of a derranged dictator and his disgustingly out of control sons!!

    you are the same people that say when Obama is elected gas prices will go down!!!
    That’s called an “idiotic state”, this “embryonic state” that this cocksucker ex sports
    announcer refers to is a simple needed and additionall attempt to eliminate communication barriers within our country’s homeland defense team. Terroism is a worldwide
    uncontrollable phenom that can happen anywhere at anytime, there is no home base for
    terrorists and thus it is extremely difficult to defend against. You have to try a BUNCH
    of different strategies until one works and continues to assist in protecting this country.
    I hope this one does work, and yes there will be downfalls and if you all quit being little
    conspiracy theorists about new policies they might actually save your life….although you wouldn’t
    even realize it.

    That is what a president is there to do-PROTECT THE COUNTRY, not be smart while
    doing it obviously. There are policies still in place from presidents decades ago, why
    is kieth olberman picking on BUSH??? He is a hater that is why.

  6. August 26, 2008 3:58 am

    sorry long post, but I am tired of the haters of the U.S.

    please just leave if you dont like it!!

  7. August 26, 2008 7:24 am

    I think there is already a world order but I dont think it has anything to do with this.. This is just some rubbish.. Nothing major is going to amount from this.

  8. August 26, 2008 2:04 pm

    i will not say shit about punk ass bush he is the devil

  9. mack301 permalink
    August 27, 2008 12:27 am

    @bob rener-you are not fooling anybody man, it’s to late to try and hide the truth with your rants, who you work for anyway, i know you work for the gov’t

  10. MINDSLAVE permalink
    August 27, 2008 10:39 am

    @bob rener

    AFRICA was in great shape before the Europeans came in and destroyed the people and the land. READ AFRICAN HISTORY PRE-COLONIZATION (truth is authority, authority is not truth)

    Alas, europeans can not be blamed individually for the destruction of earths air, land, and water BUT they can be blamed collectively.

    Indigenous people of color EVERYWHERE are known for living in balance/harmony with the earth NOT raping it of its natural resources for CAPITAL EXPLOITATION.

    WE WOULD LOVE TO GO BACK TO AFRICA BUT IT HAS BEEN DECIMATED BY YOUR PEOPLE.

    How did building 7 collapse, in its own footprint, at nearly freefall speed on 9.11 when it WAS NOT hit by a plane?
    How do you explain molten lava at the base of WTC 1,2,7?
    How do……………aw phuck it.

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