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Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent | Glenn Greenwald

"A primary reason for opposing the acquisition of abusive powers and civil liberties erosions is that they virtually always become permanent, vested not only in current leaders one may love and trust but also future officials who seem more menacing and less benign.

The Washington Post has a crucial and disturbing story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize – to make officially permanent – the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.

Based on interviews with "current and former officials from the White House and the Pentagon, as well as intelligence and counterterrorism agencies", Miller reports that as "the United States' conventional wars are winding down", the Obama administration "expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years" (the "capture" part of that list is little more than symbolic, as the US focus is overwhelmingly on the "kill" part). Specifically, "among senior Obama administration officials, there is broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade." As Miller puts it: "That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism."

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I tried to make this point to Bush supporters when he was in...

...that even IF he was a good guy and implementing such freedom-grabbing, dictatorial measures with the best of intentions, that doesn't make it ok, and it leaves the door open for someone later who may be worse to abuse their power.

The two biggest obstacles I ran into in discussing this with people were:

1) 9/11 - This has been used as the justification for ushering in the blatant power grabs and the so-called war on terror. Most people are willing to accept liberties taken away, the atrocities and wars and pre-emptive strikes, torture, indefinite detainment, etc., because of the threat of terrorism and because they think the gov't is trying to keep them safe. The hoax/false flag of 9/11 needs to be exposed, as lives and liberties were and still are being lost as a result of it.

2) Christians who bought into the pitch of Bush being a born again Christian. Not only did many of them poo poo the occult aspect of being reborn in a satanic brotherhood like Skull & Bones when it was brought up to them, but it didn't seem to matter to them that years AFTER he had announced that he had accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour that when asked if it troubled him that he had been initiated into the society, he said he had no qualms about being initiated into it and that he was honored.


More people are waking up to the deceptions. Hats off to the discerning folks who are not fooled by either of those two things.