By Daniel Taylor
In an interview with the Washington Post, Senator Lindsey Graham held up the Boston bombings as an example of “…why the homeland is the battlefield.” He further stated, “It sure would be nice to have a drone up there [to track the suspect.]”
In 2011, Lindsey Graham, commenting on the National Defense Authorization Act – now signed into law by President Obama – threatened American citizens who would “help Al Qaeda” with death, detention and prosecution. If suspects ask for a lawyer, Graham says they should “shut up.”
Documents leaked last year showed that the military has been preparing for domestic internment camps. The U.S. Army document, titled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, outlines a plan to arrest “political activists” who are then pacified by PSYOP officers. Eventually the activists develop an “appreciation for US policies.”
The massive demonstration of martial law in Boston has shown the country just how militarized our society has become in the aftermath of 9/11. The scene that unfolded is eerily reminiscent of the 1998 movie The Siege in which martial law is declared in New York after a terrorist attack. At the time of its release the film’s scenario seemed unbelievable and disturbing. How far will we slide down the slope into total tyranny?