“Back in April and May, when John Brennan seized control of the drone targeting process purportedly in the interest of “showing the American public that al-Qaida targets are chosen only after painstaking and exhaustive debate,” an extensive NYT article –providing a picture of drone targeting as done before Brennan had consolidated control of it –described Brennan in religious terms. Among other descriptions offered of the guy in charge of drone assassinations, Harold Koh described him as a priest.” – emptywheel, “The Moral Rectitude Assassination Czar,”  October 25, 2012.
“It doesn’t require any conspiracy theorizing to see what’s happening here. Indeed, it takes extreme naiveté, or wilful blindness, not to see it.
What has been created here – permanently institutionalized – is a highly secretive executive branch agency that simultaneously engages in two functions: (1) it collects and analyzes massive amounts of surveillance data about all Americans without any judicial review let alone search warrants, and (2) creates and implements a “matrix” that determines the “disposition” of suspects, up to and including execution, without a whiff of due process or oversight. It is simultaneously a surveillance state and a secretive, unaccountable judicial body that analyzes who you are and then decrees what should be done with you, how you should be “disposed” of, beyond the reach of any minimal accountability or transparency.” – Glenn Greenwald, “Obama moves to make the War on Terror permanent,”  October 24, 2012.
The post-9/11 White House is a tyranny that is every bit as monstrous and cruel as the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages, the Soviet Union, and other totalitarian-religious systems that have taken power by force and fraud.
Executions and state terrorism are the hallmarks of tyrannies that are based on grand falsehoods and ridiculous dogmas. In America, anyone who does not conform to the state’s version of history and accept its falsehoods as truths is branded as a terrorist and a conspiracy theorist.
Self-sufficient, politically awakened, and independent-minded citizens are considered the greatest political enemies of the unaccountable President and the scandal-ridden CIA, as opposed to shadowy Jihadist boogeymen in the Middle East, the majority of whom are armed and financed directly by the CIA.
According to a National Guard whisteblower , people who prepare for future emergencies and take the responsible steps to protect their families will be hunted down like terrorists by the federal government.
You would think a responsible and sensible federal government would draw on the support of responsible citizens to restore social order in a time of national crisis but that’s not the case. Since the federal government has a radical political agenda that it wants to impose on America it is not interested in any help from independent-minded citizens. It wants conformity and obedience in a period of chaos, not patriotic assistance.
Political systems that have as their foundation an absolute power over reality are cruel, merciless, and uncompromising with dissidents and heretics. Those who will not go along with the reality defined by the White House and the radical political agenda of the federal government will be treated as internal enemies and eliminated. If towns and states resist, they will be sieged. America will experience a reign of terror. The Oklahoma bombing and false flag 9/11 events were only the beginning.
America can learn from the experience of other countries and avoid the tragedies ahead. Violent suppression of dissidents and critics happened in Iran in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution. Anybody who resisted the will of Khomeini and the power of the Islamic Republic was tortured and executed. In most cases, the CIA offered the names of dissidents to Khomeini in order to help him identify his enemies and consolidate his power over Iran.
It is pretty ironic that U.S. officials criticize the Ayatollahs of Iran for ruling with an iron fist when they have slowly and secretly established a dictatorship of their own in the United States. The totalitarian-religious state in Washington doesn’t have an iconic figurehead like Khomeini, or an official state religion, but there are other elements that define its religiousness.
Some of these elements are; 1) the mind-changing effects of the false flag September 11 events on the American people, 2) the construction of the totalitarian ideology that is counter-terrorism, 3) the daily indoctrination of the American people through the mass media, 4) the public religiously and blindly invests its trust in the President, aka the “decision-maker,” and, 5) the state’s suppression of dissent, debate, and dialogue among the citizenry, the press, academia, and civil society.
When Russia experienced its totalitarian revolution in 1917 it changed its name, and so did Iran in 1979. In both countries there was a clear line drawn between the pre-revolution period and post-revolution period, marking the transformative political and cultural changes. But no such line has been drawn in America, which has also undergone a transformative and historic political revolution. This revolution has resulted in the complete destruction of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The clever technocrats, media owners, and political leaders in the United States shoved the political ramifications of the CIA’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy under the rug and dismissed critics of their absurd official story as mentally ill conspiracy theorists. They did the same thing following the epoch-making events of 9/11, knowing that official denials and blanket dismissals of legitimate questions of their version of history would work, as they did in the past.
But they have been proven wrong in their assessment of the intelligence and bravery of the American people. History was changing under their feet. American culture changed dramatically between the death of JFK and the 9/11 events. A growing segment of the citizenry was becoming skeptical of government propaganda and the proof is that millions of individuals have rejected the fairy tale of 9/11.
The majority of the American people do not believe the official account of 9/11 because it is utterly unconvincing. The counter-terrorism ideology is dead  because its foundational story, the 9/11 myth, has been proven to be a big lie. As a result, public faith in the two-party political system and the U.S. government as a whole is at an all time low.
The current path the hijacked U.S. government is taking is not economically sustainable and politically popular. It is a big problem that the mainstream political currents in America are flowing against American public opinion and world public opinion. The biggest political reform movements of this young century, Occupy Wall Street on the left and the libertarians on the right, are not represented in the media or Congress.
This undemocratic state of affairs can’t last much longer. The propaganda against the American people has failed. Members of the ruling political elite have lost their minds. They are pushing things to the limit. The point will come when the Drone God in the White House will be dropped back down to earth.
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator