Obama Administration Gives Birth to New Agents of Tyranny: The Bureau of Counterterrorism
Activist Post— Apparently having goons grope the public nearly every step of the way as they walk under the watchful eyes of full-spectrum surveillance just isn’t good enough.
The new Bureau of Counterterrorism was announced on January 4th by Obama’s State Department as an agency with,
The mission . . . to lead the [State] Department in the U.S. Government’s effort to counter terrorism abroad and to secure the United States against foreign terrorist threats. The bureau will lead in supporting U.S. counterterrorism diplomacy and seek to strengthen homeland security, countering violent extremism, and build the capacity of partner nations to deal effectively with terrorism. (Source)
Probably the least comforting part of this announcement is the use of the term “violent extremism.” It is under this very flexible definition which allows the agents of tyranny to assign it to anyone, at any time, thus making them susceptible to the full arsenal of the War on Terror, which we now know includes the indefinite detention and torture of American citizens on American soil.
The idea that security actually needs to be further strengthened by a new bureau in addition to the CIA, TSA, Homeland Security, the FBI, NSA and every other alphabet agency ignoring the Constitution is a clear sign that the U.S. government is done with even pretending to listen to its own citizens, or those around the world who are subjected to dehumanization while traveling within U.S. borders, as well as when they return home.
In reality this bureau is not new at all; it was similarly established in 1996 . . . in Israel. It, too, received an “upgrade” similar to what the Obama administration is now proposing. The U.S. bureau had operated on a previously smaller scale in America, but one look at the newly released fact sheet demonstrates its expanded role for the future. It is worth reading in full, as it speaks for itself, but we should pay particular attention to the mention of “ideologies” and “ideas,” as well as “international cooperation.” So what are you thinking?