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May – Week 4 Summary

28 May

May 24, 2011

  1. Congress is attempting to pass an extension for the Patriot Act, something that was enacted when our country had been attacked and many were frightened. We’ve learned since then that the Patriot Act opens doors for our government to invade our privacy and violate our Constitutional rights at will and without risk of prosecution. Senator Ron Paul, for seven hours on Tuesday, held the Senate floor to keep Reid and his fellow supporters from passing the bill through the Senate without debate or amendments. I may not agree with Ron Paul and everything he says and does (and at times I think he might be insane) but when it comes to this, I fully support what he’s trying to do. (Full story on Daily Paul)
  2. If I told you that in the early 1960s, America’s high-level military leaders put together plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba, what would you think? If you’re thinking, I’m crazy, you’re only half right. Turns out some recent documentation from the sixties has gone unclassified that confirms exactly that. Investigative reporter, James Bamford, in his new book, Body of Secrets, covers the history of the National Security Agency and this happens to be one of the events that stands out. On top of acts of terrorism against U.S. cities, the Joint Chiefs even considered using the potential death of astronaut John Glenn during the first attempt to put an American into orbit as a false pretext for war with Cuba. The plans go on and on and are absolutely terrifying when you think about it. These are people that were responsible for the safety of our country, who didn’t like the fact that Communism had spread to a tiny island off the U.S. coast. Reading the article makes me wonder about something else. I realize its become somewhat taboo to even talk about 9/11 in regards to conspiracy theories, but what if the first sentence of this paragraph changed the year to 2001 and Cuba to Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran/etc. Not saying that’s definitely the case with 9/11 but think about it, if our military leaders considered this before, who’s to say it wouldn’t have come up again? (Full story on ABC News)
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