By Douglas J. Hagmann
Did you see the Washington Post this morning? That was the one-sentence e-mail I received yesterday from my DHS contact, who alerted me to the DHS/TSA memorandum about the domestic intelligence agency’s creating and maintaining a list of individuals who were determined to be “interfering” with the enhanced airport TSA screening procedures through their objections or “opting out” of such procedures.
In my November 23rd report titled DHS making a list, checking it twice, I wrote that the DHS, through the arm of the TSA, under the direction of Napolitano and with the full consent of Obama, was collecting the names and personal information of such individuals, labeling them as potential “domestic extremists.”
Meanwhile, the very same agency was busily averting an uprising by air travelers and a potential public relations nightmare by temporarily suspending their draconian security measures during one of the busiest travel times of the year.
This tactic was first disclosed by Alex Jones and was widely reported at airports across the country, further confirming that the measures enacted are all about the total behavioral control of the populace and have little to do with air security. Mockingly and in what could be considered borderline delusional, the TSA and the corporate media actually reported that the “opt-out” day had turned into a TSA appreciation day.
Monday’s edition of the Washington Post featured an article titled Monitoring America, which was the result of an investigation by columnists Dana Priest, William Arkin, and staff researcher Julie Tate, which confirms that the U.S. Government ” is building a vast repository [of the names and personal information] of Americans and legal residents who are not accused of any crime.” Inclusion on the list appears to involve a rather broad and arbitrary definition of¬† someone acting suspiciously as interpreted by a law enforcement officer or even a neighbor.
The Washington Post article identifies the collection of names and profiles of Americans as the new Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative, or SAR for short. When a “suspicious” incident is observed or reported, information about you is collected, either through direct questioning or by more covert means, such as running your license plate through a state DMV database or even photographic surveillance for facial recognition purposes.
What happens next, however, is perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this story.
Even if the reported activity is deemed to be completely innocent and harmless, the data collected about you remains stored in the SAR “Guardian” database indefinitely. Accordingly, the DHS will be able to quickly compile in-depth profiles on you whenever they determine it to be necessary despite being completely innocent or cleared of any crime or criminal behavior.
While government officials are busily assuring the public that all officials with access to the data have been trained in privacy rules and the penalties for breaking them, (and of course we’ve all seen how well that works)¬† they fail to address what should be the most obvious concern of all. Why are our own domestic intelligence agencies creating and maintaining files on law abiding U.S. citizens who have not been accused of any crime and who have been cleared of any suspicious activity at all?
The Stasi-style infringement on the rights to law-abiding American citizens is nearly as breathtaking and those who are accepting of it. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the newly hired virtual Wal-Mart greeter, recently spoke to a group of first responders , stating that “the old view that ‘if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here’ is just that, the old view.”
Indeed it is, and we have this and the last three decades of presidential administrations and arguably treasonous congressional bodies to thank. We will most certainly be “fighting them here” because of our unsecured borders, lack of immigration and visa enforcement, and the globalist agenda that drives the open-door doctrine that is so perilous to our security and sovereignty.
As I stated in my original report, the new DHS procedures have everything to do with control and conditioning and nothing to do with actual security. The TSA enhancements and the DHS databases are noticeably on the uptick, taking aim at law-abiding American citizens who threaten the globalist agenda or the allegedly non-existent, once conspiratorial “New World Order” under global governance doctrine.
Perhaps those who found my report of the DHS list making too “far out” to consider credible can accept an almost identical account in the Washington Post, which is definitely worthy of the read. That is, of course, only after they are finished snooping in the aisles at their local Walmart and have returned the Napolitano-approved complementary Dick Tracy disguise kit to the customer service center before departing the store.