CIA’s National Security Chief of State, Petraeus, has called for an Escalation in Drone Activity. These are the new Einsatzgruppen Mobile Killing Units born on the Eastern Front of another era, matured in technology, the spawn of the Third Reich, now laden with antiseptically located anonymous snipers, swarming the sky’s over our heads.
The contraption within the image on the left reminds me of one of those downed monstrosities in H.G. Wells’: War of the Worlds. Hopefully these too will die a similar death as those Martian machines, apprehended by Wells’ vision. The only difference being that the visions which prodded Wells’ story into manifestation did not emanate from Martians, but are the imprints of wicked human foot prints, past and present. Leave it to the evil ingenuity of brutish minds to misappropriate the dislodged secrets of mother nature, forging her would be gifts into weapons of power, instead of beneficial balm for a suffering planet.
Chris Hedges’ Lawsuit Attempts to Stymie the Beast-
Veteran journalist, Chris Hedges, with attorneys Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran, doing the heavy lifting, pro-bono filed suit against Peace Prize laureate, President Obama in response to the commander-in-chief’s December 31, 2011 signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a legislation that allows the CIA/Military of the U.S. National Security State to indiscriminately detain American citizens at off-site torture prisons like Guantanamo Bay, for indefinite periods of time.
In his explanation, Hedges says the signing signals “a catastrophic blow to civil liberties. I spent many years in countries where the military had the power to arrest and detain citizens without charge,” writes Hedges. “I have been in some of these jails. I have friends and colleagues who have ‘disappeared’ into military gulags. I know the consequences of granting sweeping and unrestricted policing power to the armed forces of any nation. And while my battle may be quixotic, it is one that has to be fought if we are to have any hope of pulling this country back from corporate fascism.”
None thought they had a chance to win, given the juggernaut of military and police-state abuses that have rolled over us in the decade since 9/11. But as Hedges said after the verdict, “A stunning and monumental victory … every once in a while the gods smile on the damned.”
Hedges victory was sweet and for a brief moment in time, the people let out a sigh of relief and really were convinced that the gods truly did derisively smile upon the damned.
Then comes October of 2012, a New York appeals court judge overturns Judge Forrest’s initial ruling, giving the Obama administration everything they wanted; restoring the CIA Gestapo agency’s authority to kick down the doors of sleeping U.S. citizens and without charge, disappear the ‘suspect’ to a location of the accusers choice for questioning, should the need arise. The wording in the court document may not have been so insolent, but the prerequisite authority to do as stated is just a heartbeat away. Obama then assures us this kind of action would never be perpetrated against any constitutionally indentured citizen of the United States; not on his watch anyway; this statement after already summarily executing an American citizen via predator drone.
Obama has declared that ordering the killing of al-Awlaki was “an easy one.” Robert Gibbs, a top Obama adviser, declared in relationship to the killing of al-Awlaki’s 16-year old son, also a U.S. citizen, who was accused of nothing, that “he should have had a more responsible father.” Thousands have been slaughtered in this way by the American government.
The Slowly Tightening Creep of the Hangman’s Noose-
Institutionalizing Einsatzgruppen Killer Drone activity through another piece of new legislation – ‘Kill Matrix’ – Gives Permanence to the US ‘Global War on Terror’. Thru this legal instrument, Obama will have provided the next Drone Captain a Kill List along with open-ended legal tools by which to commit ever more horrendous acts of anonymous murder and violence:
“In horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to expand, entrench and “codify” the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government has been laid out. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.
They have even come up with a new euphemism for state murder: “disposition.” The new “counterterrorism matrix” is “designed to go beyond existing kill lists, mapping plans for the ‘disposition’ of suspects beyond the reach of American drones.”
You think it can’t be so, that there is no comparison; certainly not within this forest of trees!? Take another look at the top image of this post, of the 3rd Reich’s Einsatzgruppen Extermination Units. Currently, the incorrigible, recalcitrant ‘suspects’ would not be so disgustingly marched off to perch at the edge of a trench, with the Action Committee lined up behind, rifles raised in the act of extinguishing life with a bullet through the head.
Predator Drone ‘Actions’ are more high-tech in aspect, being advertised as precision science, with surgical kills is designed to garner a greater respectability, for what would otherwise be considered an insane criminal act of murder. All Drone Jockeys ready and willing to pull the trigger are no different from those rifles raised to the back of the kneeling heads at the edge of the ravine; in rabid nationalistic blindness they all pledge allegiance to the state sponsored villainy of bombs bursting in air.
Ironically, a few years ago, two stealthy operators; a getaway driver with secluded sniper located in the trunk, terrorized the capital’s beltway region for quite some time until, eventually, both were caught. The press labeled them the Beltway Snipers. I think the driver was put to death by the State via lethal injection, while the shooter still awaits his turn. The cruel twist in this is that while the State kills an individual for terrorizing the countryside, the State allows itself the freedom to commit the very same heinous acts of terror but at multiple magnitudes of enormity greater on all levels, in the dispensation of its high-tech gruesome horrors.
The actions of the Obama White House, first negating Judge Forrest’s binding upon the NDAA legislation, should speak volumes to any discerning ear, and now the codifying of murder into law making it much easier for any future representative of the fascist Corporatocracy to send out swarms of killer Einsatzgruppen Predator Drones; domestically or elsewhere, the roar should mount to an unbearable crescendo upon those eardrums!