Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Martial Law 9/11: Rise Of The Police State (2005) - Downloaded 6,051 times

[Ed note: This film has been downloaded exactly 2000 times since I posted my review, which is still the last review posted on the free download site. To celebrate this milestone I thought it was worth repeating, you can also buy the priceless DVD at infowars.com and support the fight against everything bad that's happening.]









Reviewer: Black Krishna - 5 out of 5 stars - August 2, 2005

Subject: Amnesty Intellectual - "Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th..."



President George W. Bush spoke to the World before the UN General Assembly on November 10, 2001:


"Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the 11th, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away from the terrorists themselves, away from the guilty."


Throughout the corridors of power around the world, a clear message was sent: shut up.

It disseminated from The White House, then corporate media, and now there's peer pressure to deny any other possibilities.

It's crazy how much credibility one gets from just saying: "Well I'm not one for conspiracy theories..." no matter the nonsense or sins of omission that follow. Our herded gullibility buys fake credibility, and even after Fahrenheit 9/11 recently showed millions the media lies to protect the government from the people, we still fight like hell to defend the half-truths we learned against concerned citizens with a wealth of evidence.

(sigh)

So: I present my all-purpose argument for anybody to tell everybody...


THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH IT


1) All information we receive is based on editorial decisions. Here, footage, interviews, and and documents from hundreds of mainstream news sources is very real, including live slip-ups or great stories that got buried. The documentation using "news" makes this "news", not blind theorizing.

2) The militarization of security everywhere is troubling, especially when they don't tell us about it. This movie shows where society may be going, and whether it gets there or not this establishes clear intent. Widespread information may provoke public outrage, it'll be impossible to stop otherwise.

3) "Qui bono" is latin for "who profits", and this film establishes the money to be made from their actions. The rich are making billions of dollars off increased security, and this film is being given away for free by the people who care to expose it.

4) They rip Michael Moore: just in case you thought they were Left. And Communists.

5) They rip Republicans: just in case you thought they were Right. And Rednecks.

6) They've gone after the crimes of Clinton and Bush equally hard, while recognizing that military-industrial complex initiatives are accelerating under Bush.

7) What exists? We don't know anymore: there is no universality. This movie is not just a matter of taste: it's critical information about the people who have the most power over everyone else, and how they're getting much more control. The bias is simple: this is bad, here's proof, and there's an objective morality being violated in how people are being treated.

8) You can believe what you want: belief and disbelief require an equal measure of proof. Don't set the bar higher than for anything else and I guarantee you'll like it, and don't think just because you haven't heard it yet that it's not true. We often believe anecdotes from anybody, this movie at least provides proof.

9) It's snapshot of current events from a different angle starting at the Republican National Convention in New York last fall, and serves as a deeper sequel to Fahrenheit 9/11 with a different timeline and similar impact: Why didn't we see that? Where was the press?

10) People's reactions are priceless, both those on film and your own. Check the logic used to dismiss info, and ask why you fight to avoid revising an opinion. Our thoughts are not entirely our own, there is a "normal", safe, shrinking and inclusive knowledge-base that forms common opinion about what we are supposed to know. This makes everything else "crazy" for no good reason: these are just "people" trying to tell us something for God's sake!


Our distrust of all media based on the massive failures of the corporate media is leaving us all hopelessly ignorant.

So: "Qui bono?"

With the best sources of alternative media: we do.


Peace, (NOW!!!)
BK

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SOURCE - http://www.archive.org/details/MartialLaw911


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BONUS: Random truth from infowars.com...


Bush offers Pentagon as 'lead agency' in disasters

Insight Magazine | September 27 2005
By Bill Sammon


President Bush yesterday said he wants Congress to consider putting the Pentagon, not state and local agencies, in charge of responding to large natural disasters in the future.

"Is there a circumstance in which the Department of Defense becomes the lead agency?" Mr. Bush asked members of a military task force participating in Hurricane Rita relief efforts in Texas.

"Clearly, in the case of a terrorist attack, that would be the case, but is there a natural disaster of a certain size that would then enable the Defense Department to become the lead agency in coordinating and leading the response effort?" he added. "That's going to be a very important consideration for Congress to think about."


The remarks came 10 days after the president first floated the idea during an address to the nation from New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Having been sharply criticized for the federal government's slow response to the storm, Mr. Bush called for increased powers for the White House and Pentagon.

"It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces -- the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment's notice," he said.

That would require a change of law, since the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 forbids the military from performing civilian law enforcement duties. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is investigating possible reforms to the act, which Pentagon officials consider archaic.


Sen. John W. Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the president and defense secretary should be given "standby authorities" to respond to natural disasters.

"I believe the time has come that we reflect on the Posse Comitatus Act," the Virginia Republican said on the Senate floor earlier this month.

Mr. Bush's push for greater consolidation of federal power in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita mirrors his successful implementation of the Patriot Act in the wake of September 11. The act, which gives law enforcement officials greater authority to pursue terrorists, has been called overly intrusive by critics.

Similarly, critics are already warning against repeal of Posse Comitatus.

"Washington seems poised to embrace further centralization and militarization at home," cautioned Gene Healy, senior editor at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. "That has the makings of a policy disaster that would dwarf Hurricane Katrina."


Putting soldiers into peacekeeping roles will degrade their war-fighting skills and imperil the liberties of civilians, he said.

"When it comes to domestic policing, the military should be a last resort, not a first responder," Mr. Healy said. "That reflects America's traditional distrust of using standing armies to enforce order at home, a distrust that's well-justified."

Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, said the Pentagon should replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the primary coordinator of disaster relief.

"I'm not talking about superseding state authority or local authority," he told CNN. "But I am saying when a disaster is as big as at least Katrina, and you have this full-scale mobilization, food and water and ice and rescue efforts, I believe the proper entity at the federal level are the uniform services to be in the lead of that, not FEMA. And so I think we need to go to that model in the future."

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, said: "The military has a very strong role to play, but so do our governors and our local elected officials."

White House press secretary Scott McClellan emphasized that federal authority would be invoked only in "really extraordinary circumstances," such as a Katrina-size hurricane, a terrorist attack "or a disease pandemic, like an avian-flu outbreak."

Yesterday, several military officials urged the president to develop a national plan to coordinate search-and-rescue efforts.

SOURCE - http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/bush_pentagon_as_lead_agency_in_disasters.htm



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