Spying On America

Is It All About Fighting Terrorism Or Controlling We The People?


Congress Approves 30,000 Spy Drones Over America
Media Fails Us Once Again; US Police State Tightens With 24/7 Surveillance
NewsFocus Op/Ed, by Tim Watts - 020812

Once again, another shocking story that threatens the personal privacy of US citizens has been kept from us by our politicians and the mainstream media.

Did you know that a bill, HR 658, the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, has just passed both the House and the Senate that authorizes the use of 30,000 spy drones over America? Like the anti-Posse Comitatus NDAA legislation that passed in November, this bill was not widely reported by the mainstream media.

Don't feel bad for not knowing about this, because like the anti-Constitutional NDAA legislation, they purposefully tried to hide this from the American public. The corporate controlled mainstream media was once again complicit and was an integral accessory in this crime against "We the People." The corporate mainstream media failed us all miserably.

Think about the enormity of this for just a second... 30-THOUSAND spy drones flying overhead surveilling the US. If you divide that by 50 states, that is 600 drones per state! Most states don't even have one-third of that number in total counties, so 600 drones, or more per state, is a bit overwhelming. And considering that some states are very small, such as Rhode Island and Connecticut, it won't take that many to spy on those diminutive territories, leaving far more drones to cover the larger states.

This is an outrage, plain and simple. If you're not pissed off about this, you've got shit for brains. There is no good reason why we should have 24/7 surveillance of American citizens. This creates a police state! It is an invasion of our personal privacy.

Of course the advocates for creating this intensified police state will proffer that this is needed "to fight terrorism," but let's examine that issue for just a moment.

We've only had two successful acts of terrorism in the US, both happening well over ten years ago. It's not like we're under a constant monthly or weekly barrage of terrorism, at least not from foreign threats. We've been terrorized by our politicians and our media plenty, far more than we have from foreign entities. That's an undeniable fact. Again, just look at the record.

We had the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and then shortly after we had the anthrax attacks. As we look at both of those events, there is an incredible amount of evidence that points to a false flag operation, state sponsored terrorism by rogue factions within our own government, but blamed on a foreign entity. See the NewsFocus reports on the 9/11 attacks and the anthrax attacks.

In looking at these lone acts of terrorism, please keep in mind one key thought... that these plots succeeded solely because of US officials and their dereliction of duty, yet our Constitution and "We the People' are the ones who have been made to suffer. The highly flawed 9/11 Commission admitted as much. Senator Mark Dayton excoriated the Commission panel over bald faced lies in their report that attempted to cover up the numerous failures of protocol on that fateful day. Our top officials failed to do their jobs on 9/11, yet no one was demoted in rank and no one was prosecuted for their egregious ineptitude. Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld all failed to act appropriately, and in fact, acted suspiciously outside the norm of their designated duties.

As far as the anthrax attacks go, they were actually tracked to a US military facility, at Ft. Detrick, Maryland. That's right, the anthrax used in the attacks was made in a US Army lab. Once that story became public, they shifted their blame from foreign terrorists to designated patsies within the US defense structure. The story died immediately.

So, with all of this in mind, we have only had TWO "alleged" successful terrorist attacks in this country in eleven years time, and both were highly suspicious events that have been attributed to false flag attacks from rogue officials within the US government, yet for some reason, we keep passing law after law that rescinds our Constitution and Bill of Rights, to set up a virtual police state in the US.

Does this honestly make any sense to you?

For what it's worth, we are actually fomenting terrorism with our highly bogus, bullshit War On Terror. We have formally invaded and brutally attacked three countries without provocation, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, plus we're also bombing Pakistan and killing scores of innocent civilians there as well.

This reporter's take is, the powers that be (TPTB) are trying to escalate terrorism to justify their fascist takeover of the United States. They're literally trying to piss off foreign entities to pick a fight. Again, they're attempting to justify their assault on "We the People," encouraging foreign terrorist attacks, all to establish a police state lockdown in America. This isn't about fighting terrorism folks, it's about keeping us under their heel, under a 24/7 watch.

Look at what's happened in just the last few months... Congress passed the NDAA Act behind our backs, authorizing military use on US soil against American citizens. At the same time, President Obama has enacted the SIP, the Strategic Implementation Plan against domestic "extremism."

If you speak out against the government for criminal activity or for egregiously attacking our Constitution, you can legally be considered an extremist and a terrorist. Bad news for you, because now you can be hauled away and imprisoned for life, without a trial or your Habeas Corpus rights.

In addition, FEMA has drawn up a new Continuity of Government (COG) plan that incorporates offensive military definitions and criteria that can be used against "We the People." Add to this the fact that the FBI has enacted new absurd terrorism identifiers that make us all suspects. (Having more than seven days worth of food in your house makes you a terrorist suspect. Please see my three-part series on the NDAA legislation.)

What is most unusual about the vote for the new drones over America bill (HR 658), it was very much a partisan vote, with Republicans being the primary supporters and Democrats staunchly voting against it. If you doubt this, you can see the roll-call of votes below. This is particularly disturbing. How is this a partisan issue?

The house vote was very close, with 223 yes votes and 196 no votes. Sadly there were 13 chicken-shits that decided not to vote on the bill.

The real curiosity is that the vote in the Senate was overwhelmingly in favor of the bill, with only 20 Senators voting no. Again, most of those voting no were Democrats. Still, how does the Senate vote highly in favor of such a horrific bill, when the House is nearly split down the middle? And once again, the partisanship absolutely baffles me.

I'm starting to think that maybe the research from the 2011 University College of London study is actually correct. They proffered that people tending to be conservatives have a much larger amygdala.

Why does that matter?

According to the study, the larger the amygdala, the more susceptible the brain is to being scared. At face value that seems patently absurd to this reporter. Seriously, it sounds absolutely ridiculous, but in light of the recent vote on HR 658, I'm seriously beginning to wonder.

To be fair, there were some Democrats involved in the passage of this bill, such as the regular corporate shills, like Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Carl Levin, but the support for HR 658 is far and away one-sided. That is disturbing to see. Again, it truly baffles this reporter, but I digress from the gist of this article.

If you think that having 30,000 drones over America is going to make us safer, you've been watching too much TV. How do these drones know who is traveling in a particular vehicle? How do they know if a sleeper cell has suddenly become active, or if a group has successfully infiltrated the country? Would these drones have stopped the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing? Would they have stopped the 9/11 attacks? Would they have stopped the anthrax attacks? The answer to all three of these questions is a resolute NO, because US authorities were asleep at the wheel to begin with, or complicit in all three of those events.

Compromising our liberties for the false hope of a safety that cannot be guaranteed is a foolish idea for a society that cherishes its freedom.

So how will 30,000 drones over the US keep us safe from terrorism?

Maybe a better question is, how might 30,000 drones be used to enforce a police state over American citizens?

The latter is more chilling and offers far more possibilities for TPTB. This is quite disconcerting given the fact that during the latest census all of our homes were GPS'd.

The bill is worth $63.4 billion dollars, so it will be interesting to track the money on this one. Considering that we are in such a dire economic crisis is this country, it is interesting that they deem it necessary to spend $63.4 BILLION dollars at this time.

Another disturbing thought, these drones can remain airborne for up to 50 hours at a time. What perils does this offer for air traffic safety, by adding 30-THOUSAND new aircraft to our skies? The FAA has nine months from the bill's signing to submit a plan to safely allow access for the drones.

The fact that our corporate controlled mainstream media failed to report on this, as they failed to do with the NDAA legislation, ought to tell you that they are working closely with the powers that be (TPTB). No other conclusion can be made. The media have been complicit and willing participants in these anti-Constitutional attacks on "We the People." This reporter advocates naming them as accessories to the crimes of state, for they are sharp enough to ferret out the real story, yet they refuse to do so.

One side note on HR 658... it also allows for GPS control and landing of aircraft. This is actually supposed to be the major impetus for the bill, with the drones as a secondary component. The GPS aspect is somewhat troubling because of the magnetic shifts that have been occurring on this planet.

The geomagnetic poles have undeniably been moving, so much so that airports have had to re-designate runway coordinates and adjust their GPS instrumentation. I would hope that with this in mind, they have implemented proper safeguards to account for this documented scientific anomaly.

In conclusion, it is very clear that a police state has descended upon America. If you doubt that, you have not been paying attention. The agenda for the New World Order has been furthered tremendously in the last decade since 9/11, and even more so in just the last year. NWO advocate Senator Jay Rockefeller said the bill is "the best news that the airline industry ever had. It will take us into a new era."

You have to seriously ask yourself... with only TWO incidents of actual successful terrorist acts since 2000, why then is our government moving so recklessly with such EXTREME measures to counter a threat that does not present itself to us as on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even a yearly basis? How does this make sense? We're going to put 30,000 drones in the air for a non-existent threat?


George W. Bush absurdly said after 9/11 that the terrorists hated us for our freedoms. It would appear to this reporter that it is TPTB who truly hate our freedoms. Foreign terrorists did not take our freedoms away. Our politicians and government officials have done that, and they were able to do it because Americans were too f@#king lazy to pay attention to what has been going on in this country.

We are the most overly entertained society the world has ever known. There is a reason for that. If you keep watching the boob tube and continue to ignore what our elected servants are doing to us all, pretty soon you will be watching "Amerikan Idol" and "Goosestepping Mit Der Stars." What is happening in America today is far worse than Nazi Germany. Just because you still get to watch the idiot box and shop at Wal-Mart does not mean that you are free.

Time to wake up America. It's time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country. While you still have the chance to do so.

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The Bill: HR 658

The History of the Legislation:

HR 658 introduced on February 11, 2011 by Florida Representative John Mica.

H.Res 189 introduced on March 30, 2011 by Florida Representative Daniel Webster.

H.Res 533 introduced February 1, 2012 by Florida Representative Daniel Webster.

S.223 introduced January 27, 2011 by West Virginia Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (Jay Rockefeller).

The Library of Congress: Thomas Registry (Search HR 658)

Items 1 through 4 of 4

1. [112nd] H.R.658 : FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 2/11/2011) Cosponsors (24)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Judiciary; House Homeland Security
House Reports: 112-29 Part 1, 112-29 Part 2; Latest Conference Report: 112-381 (in Congressional Record H230-304)
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Presented to President.

2. [112nd] H.RES.189 : Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 658) to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-8] (introduced 3/30/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 112-46
Latest Major Action: 3/31/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 249 - 171 (Roll no. 205).
Latest Action: 3/31/2011 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

3. [112nd] H.RES.533 : Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 658) to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-8] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules
House Reports: 112-382
Latest Major Action: 2/3/2012 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
Latest Action: 2/3/2012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

4. [112nd] S.223 : FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 1/27/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2011 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 87 - 8. Record Vote Number: 25.
Latest Action: 4/7/2011 See also H.R. 658.

See Also:  Terror Drones (by Tim Watts)

On the Ethical Conduct of Warfare: Predator Drones (Jim Fetzer)

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About The Author:
Tim Watts is a veteran San Francisco broadcaster with 25 years experience in the industry as an on-air talent, Program Director, and consultant. He is the creator and sole author of the websites NewsFocus.org, and TheAmericanTruthNetwork.com. He has been writing about U.S. corruption over the last decade, while also investigating 9/11 from the moment that the first tower fell. He has documented his 9/11 research on a website called A September Coup

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