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Since bin Laden's death War on Terror and its various civil liberties assaults have escalated!

From Greenwald:

"In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s summary execution one year ago, many predicted that the War on Terror would finally begin to recede. Here’s what has happened since then:

*With large bipartisan majorities, Congress renewed the once-controversial Patriot Act without a single reform, and it was signed into law by President Obama; Harry Reid accused those urging reforms of putting the country at risk of a Terrorist attack.

* For the first time, perhaps ever, a U.S. citizen was assassinated by the CIA, on orders from the President, without a shred of due process and far from any battlefield; two weeks later, his 16-year-old American son was also killed by his own government; the U.S. Attorney General then gave a speech claiming the President has the power to target U.S. citizens for death based on unproven, secret accusations of Terrorism.

* With large bipartisan majorities, Congress enacted, and the President signed, a new law codifying presidential powers of worldwide indefinite detention and an expanded statutory defintion of the War on Terror.

* Construction neared completion for a sprawling new site in Utah for the National Security Agency to enable massive domestic surveillance and to achieve “the realization of the ‘total information awareness’ program created during the first term of the Bush administration.”

More here: http://www.salon.com/2012/05/01/since_bin_ladens_death/singl...




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I would love to see

a world wide protest for Obama's Peace medal to be revoked or returned.
Awarding it to this war mongering person is a cruel joke, and an insult to those who genuinely work for peace.

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Obama shows up in Afghanistan, ....

on the anniversary of bin Laden assassination.

Obama Makes Secret Visit To Afghanistan On Anniversary Of Osama Death; Will Designate Country Major Non-NATO Ally

Just when we thought the president didn't have any tricks left up his pre-election sleeve on the anniversary of Osama's death announcement, here he comes and surprises everyone with what has just been disclosed as a secret visit to Afghanistan, where in a televised statement at 7:30 pm Eastern, the president will announce a strategic partnership with president Karzai, and where he will designate Afghanistan a major non-Nato ally - the "first such designation of the Obama presidency." [my emphasis]
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/obama-makes-secret-visit-afgha...

I might just turn off the

I might just turn off the computer and TV tommorow rather than hear all the chest beating Obama celebrations of how our brave commander in chief got Immanuel Goldstein.