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    citizens 4 While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States 5 Understanding the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence is a vital step toward eradicating these threats in the United States 6 The potential rise of self radicalized unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions 7 Individuals prone to violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence span all races ethnicities and religious beliefs and individuals should not be targeted based solely on race ethnicity or religion 8 Any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism in the United States should not violate the constitutional rights civil rights and civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents 9 Certain governments including the United Kingdom Canada and Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations Section 899C calls for a commission on the prevention of violent radicalization and ideologically based violence The commission will consist of ten members appointed by various individuals that hold different positions in government Essentially this is a commission that will examine and report on how they are going to deal with violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism So basically the commission is being formed specifically on how to deal with thought criminals in the United States The bill requires that the commission submit their final report 18 months following the commission s first meeting as well as submit interim reports every 6 months leading up to the final report Below is the bill s defined purpose of the commission Amazingly they even define one of the purposes of the commission to determine the causes of lone wolf violent radicalization b Purpose The purposes of the Commission are the following 1 Examine and report upon the facts and causes of violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence in the United States including United States connections to non United States persons and networks violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence in prison individual or lone wolf violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and other faces of the phenomena of violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence that the Commission considers important 2 Build upon and bring together the work of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication by reviewing the findings conclusions and recommendations of A the Center of Excellence established or designated under section 899D and other academic work as appropriate B Federal State local or tribal studies of reviews of and experiences with violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and C foreign government studies of reviews of and experiences with violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence Section 899D of

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    citizens 4 While the United States must continue its vigilant efforts to combat international terrorism it must also strengthen efforts to combat the threat posed by homegrown terrorists based and operating within the United States 5 Understanding the motivational factors that lead to violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence is a vital step toward eradicating these threats in the United States 6 The potential rise of self radicalized unaffiliated terrorists domestically cannot be easily prevented through traditional Federal intelligence or law enforcement efforts and requires the incorporation of State and local solutions 7 Individuals prone to violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence span all races ethnicities and religious beliefs and individuals should not be targeted based solely on race ethnicity or religion 8 Any measure taken to prevent violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism in the United States should not violate the constitutional rights civil rights and civil liberties of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents 9 Certain governments including the United Kingdom Canada and Australia have significant experience with homegrown terrorism and the United States can benefit from lessons learned by those nations Section 899C calls for a commission on the prevention of violent radicalization and ideologically based violence The commission will consist of ten members appointed by various individuals that hold different positions in government Essentially this is a commission that will examine and report on how they are going to deal with violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism So basically the commission is being formed specifically on how to deal with thought criminals in the United States The bill requires that the commission submit their final report 18 months following the commission s first meeting as well as submit interim reports every 6 months leading up to the final report Below is the bill s defined purpose of the commission Amazingly they even define one of the purposes of the commission to determine the causes of lone wolf violent radicalization b Purpose The purposes of the Commission are the following 1 Examine and report upon the facts and causes of violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence in the United States including United States connections to non United States persons and networks violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence in prison individual or lone wolf violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and other faces of the phenomena of violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence that the Commission considers important 2 Build upon and bring together the work of other entities and avoid unnecessary duplication by reviewing the findings conclusions and recommendations of A the Center of Excellence established or designated under section 899D and other academic work as appropriate B Federal State local or tribal studies of reviews of and experiences with violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence and C foreign government studies of reviews of and experiences with violent radicalization homegrown terrorism and ideologically based violence Section 899D of

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    of physically silencing those branded by their leaders as traitors And in the wrong hands a Blackwater could well become that force American taxpayers have so far handed a staggering 4 billion to armed security companies in Iraq such as Blackwater according to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep Henry Waxman D Calif Tens of billions more have been paid to companies that provide logistical support Rep Jan Schakowsky D Ill of the House Intelligence Committee estimates that 40 cents of every dollar spent on the occupation has gone to war contractors It is unlikely that any of these corporations will push for an early withdrawal The profits are too lucrative Mercenary forces like Blackwater operate beyond civilian and military law They are covered by a 2004 edict passed by American occupation authorities in Iraq that immunizes all civilian contractors in Iraq from prosecution Blackwater barely a decade old has migrated from Iraq to set up operations in the United States and nine other countries It trains Afghan security forces and has established a base a few miles from the Iranian border The huge contracts from the war including 750 million from the State Department since 2004 have allowed Blackwater to amass a fleet of more than 20 aircraft including helicopter gunships Jeremy Scahill the author of Blackwater The Rise of the World s Most Powerful Mercenary Army points out that Blackwater has also constructed the world s largest private military facility a 7 000 acre compound near the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina Blackwater also recently opened a facility in Illinois Blackwater North and despite local opposition is moving ahead with plans to build another huge training base near San Diego The company recently announced it was creating a private intelligence branch called Total Intelligence Erik Prince who founded and runs Blackwater is a man who appears to have little time for the niceties of democracy He has close ties with the radical Christian Right and the Bush White House He champions his company as a patriotic extension of the U S military His employees in an act as cynical as it is dishonest take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution But what he and his allies have built is a mercenary army paid for with government money which operates outside the law and without constitutional constraint Mercenary units are a vital instrument in the hands of despotic movements Communist and fascist movements during the last century each built rogue paramilitary forces And the appearance of Blackwater fighters heavily armed and wearing their trademark black uniforms patrolling the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina may be a grim taste of the future In New Orleans Blackwater charged the government 240 000 a day v It cannot happen here is always wrong the philosopher Karl Popper wrote A dictatorship can happen anywhere The word contractor helps launder the fear and threat out of a more accurate term paramilitary force We re not

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    physically silencing those branded by their leaders as traitors And in the wrong hands a Blackwater could well become that force American taxpayers have so far handed a staggering 4 billion to armed security companies in Iraq such as Blackwater according to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep Henry Waxman D Calif Tens of billions more have been paid to companies that provide logistical support Rep Jan Schakowsky D Ill of the House Intelligence Committee estimates that 40 cents of every dollar spent on the occupation has gone to war contractors It is unlikely that any of these corporations will push for an early withdrawal The profits are too lucrative Mercenary forces like Blackwater operate beyond civilian and military law They are covered by a 2004 edict passed by American occupation authorities in Iraq that immunizes all civilian contractors in Iraq from prosecution Blackwater barely a decade old has migrated from Iraq to set up operations in the United States and nine other countries It trains Afghan security forces and has established a base a few miles from the Iranian border The huge contracts from the war including 750 million from the State Department since 2004 have allowed Blackwater to amass a fleet of more than 20 aircraft including helicopter gunships Jeremy Scahill the author of Blackwater The Rise of the World s Most Powerful Mercenary Army points out that Blackwater has also constructed the world s largest private military facility a 7 000 acre compound near the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina Blackwater also recently opened a facility in Illinois Blackwater North and despite local opposition is moving ahead with plans to build another huge training base near San Diego The company recently announced it was creating a private intelligence branch called Total Intelligence Erik Prince who founded and runs Blackwater is a man who appears to have little time for the niceties of democracy He has close ties with the radical Christian Right and the Bush White House He champions his company as a patriotic extension of the U S military His employees in an act as cynical as it is dishonest take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution But what he and his allies have built is a mercenary army paid for with government money which operates outside the law and without constitutional constraint Mercenary units are a vital instrument in the hands of despotic movements Communist and fascist movements during the last century each built rogue paramilitary forces And the appearance of Blackwater fighters heavily armed and wearing their trademark black uniforms patrolling the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina may be a grim taste of the future In New Orleans Blackwater charged the government 240 000 a day v It cannot happen here is always wrong the philosopher Karl Popper wrote A dictatorship can happen anywhere The word contractor helps launder the fear and threat out of a more accurate term paramilitary force We re not supposed

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    peace and security issues at the invitation of the Toronto Stop the War Coalition At the Buffalo Niagara Falls Bridge they were detained questioned and denied entry They will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon in front of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC to ask the Canadian government to reverse its policy of barring peaceful protesters The women were questioned at Canadian customs about their participation in anti war efforts and informed that they had an FBI file indicating they had been arrested in acts of non violent civil disobedience WHEN Thursday October 4th at 1pm WHERE Canadian Embassy 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC In my case the border guard pulled up a file showing that I had been arrested at the US Mission to the UN where on International Women s Day a group of us had tried to deliver a peace petition signed by 152 000 women around the world says Benjamin For this the Canadians labeled me a criminal and refused to allow me in the country The FBI s placing of peace activists on an international criminal database is blatant political intimidation of US citizens opposed to Bush administration policies says Colonel Wright who was also Deputy US Ambassador in four countries The Canadian government should certainly not accept this FBI database as the criteria for entering the country Both Wright and Benjamin plan to request their files from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act and demand that arrests for peaceful non violent actions be expunged from international records It s outrageous that Canada is turning away peacemakers protesting a war that does not have the support of either US or Canadian citizens says Benjamin In the past Canada has always welcomed peace activists with open arms This new policy obviously

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    peace and security issues at the invitation of the Toronto Stop the War Coalition At the Buffalo Niagara Falls Bridge they were detained questioned and denied entry They will hold a press conference on Thursday afternoon in front of the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC to ask the Canadian government to reverse its policy of barring peaceful protesters The women were questioned at Canadian customs about their participation in anti war efforts and informed that they had an FBI file indicating they had been arrested in acts of non violent civil disobedience WHEN Thursday October 4th at 1pm WHERE Canadian Embassy 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC In my case the border guard pulled up a file showing that I had been arrested at the US Mission to the UN where on International Women s Day a group of us had tried to deliver a peace petition signed by 152 000 women around the world says Benjamin For this the Canadians labeled me a criminal and refused to allow me in the country The FBI s placing of peace activists on an international criminal database is blatant political intimidation of US citizens opposed to Bush administration policies says Colonel Wright who was also Deputy US Ambassador in four countries The Canadian government should certainly not accept this FBI database as the criteria for entering the country Both Wright and Benjamin plan to request their files from the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act and demand that arrests for peaceful non violent actions be expunged from international records It s outrageous that Canada is turning away peacemakers protesting a war that does not have the support of either US or Canadian citizens says Benjamin In the past Canada has always welcomed peace activists with open arms This new policy obviously

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    inhumane as it is indifferent to justice Usually I retell the cases of William Strong and Christophe Gaynor two men framed in the state of Virginia by prosecutors and judges as wicked and corrupt as any who served Hitler or Stalin This year is different All Americans are now imprisoned in a world of lies and deception created by the Bush Regime and the two complicit parties of Congress by federal judges too timid or ignorant to recognize a rogue regime running roughshod over the Constitution by a bought and paid for media that serves as propagandists for a regime of war criminals and by a public who have forsaken their Founding Fathers Americans are also imprisoned by fear a false fear created by the hoax of terrorism It has turned out that headline terrorist events since 9 11 have been orchestrated by the US government For example the alleged terrorist plot to blow up Chicago s Sears Tower was the brainchild of a FBI agent who searched out a few disaffected people to give lip service to the plot devised by the FBI agent He arrested his victims whose trial ended in acquittal and mistrial Raising doubts among Americans about the government is not a strong point of the corporate media Americans live in a world of propaganda designed to secure their acquiescence to war crimes torture searches and police state measures military aggression hegemony and oppression while portraying Americans and Israelis as the salt of the earth who are threatened by Muslims who hate their freedom and democracy Americans cling to this truth while the Bush regime and a complicit Congress destroy the Bill of Rights and engineer the theft of elections Freedom and democracy in America have been reduced to no fly lists spying without warrants arrests without warrants or evidence permanent detention despite the constitutional protection of habeas corpus torture despite the prohibition against self incrimination the list goes on and on In today s fearful America a US Senator whose elder brothers were 1 a military hero killed in action 2 a President of the United States assassinated in office 3 an Attorney General of the United States and likely president except he was assassinated like his brother can find himself on the no fly list Present and former high government officials with top secret security clearances cannot fly with a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of water despite the absence of any evidence that extreme measures imposed by airport security makes flying safer Elderly American citizens with walkers and young mothers with children are meticulously searched because US Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between an American citizen and a terrorist All Americans should note the ominous implications of the inability of Homeland Security to distinguish an American citizen from a terrorist When Airport Security cannot differentiate a US Marine General recipient of the Medal of Honor from a terrorist Americans have all the information they need to know Any and every American

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    inhumane as it is indifferent to justice Usually I retell the cases of William Strong and Christophe Gaynor two men framed in the state of Virginia by prosecutors and judges as wicked and corrupt as any who served Hitler or Stalin This year is different All Americans are now imprisoned in a world of lies and deception created by the Bush Regime and the two complicit parties of Congress by federal judges too timid or ignorant to recognize a rogue regime running roughshod over the Constitution by a bought and paid for media that serves as propagandists for a regime of war criminals and by a public who have forsaken their Founding Fathers Americans are also imprisoned by fear a false fear created by the hoax of terrorism It has turned out that headline terrorist events since 9 11 have been orchestrated by the US government For example the alleged terrorist plot to blow up Chicago s Sears Tower was the brainchild of a FBI agent who searched out a few disaffected people to give lip service to the plot devised by the FBI agent He arrested his victims whose trial ended in acquittal and mistrial Raising doubts among Americans about the government is not a strong point of the corporate media Americans live in a world of propaganda designed to secure their acquiescence to war crimes torture searches and police state measures military aggression hegemony and oppression while portraying Americans and Israelis as the salt of the earth who are threatened by Muslims who hate their freedom and democracy Americans cling to this truth while the Bush regime and a complicit Congress destroy the Bill of Rights and engineer the theft of elections Freedom and democracy in America have been reduced to no fly lists spying without warrants arrests without warrants or evidence permanent detention despite the constitutional protection of habeas corpus torture despite the prohibition against self incrimination the list goes on and on In today s fearful America a US Senator whose elder brothers were 1 a military hero killed in action 2 a President of the United States assassinated in office 3 an Attorney General of the United States and likely president except he was assassinated like his brother can find himself on the no fly list Present and former high government officials with top secret security clearances cannot fly with a tube of toothpaste or a bottle of water despite the absence of any evidence that extreme measures imposed by airport security makes flying safer Elderly American citizens with walkers and young mothers with children are meticulously searched because US Homeland Security cannot tell the difference between an American citizen and a terrorist All Americans should note the ominous implications of the inability of Homeland Security to distinguish an American citizen from a terrorist When Airport Security cannot differentiate a US Marine General recipient of the Medal of Honor from a terrorist Americans have all the information they need to know Any and every American

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