U.S. Army Characterizes People "Frustrated With Mainstream Ideologies" As TerroristsIndividuals who “believe in government conspiracies” also framed as violent radicals
Paul Joseph Watson
A leaked U.S. Army document obtained by Wired Magazine characterizes people “frustrated with mainstream ideologies” as potential terrorists, while also framing those who “believe in government conspiracies” as violent radicals.
“These are some warning signs that that you have turned into a terrorist who will soon kill your co-workers, according to the U.S. military. You've recently changed your "choices in entertainment." You have "peculiar discussions." You "complain about bias," you're "socially withdrawn" and you're frustrated with "mainstream ideologies," writes Spencer Ackerman.
The manual (PDF) was produced in 2011 by the Asymmetric Warfare Group, a unit within the U.S. Army headquartered at Fort Meade, Maryland. The document is intended to weed out “internal threats” within the ranks of U.S. soldiers.
Given that both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have identified returning veterans as one of the primary domestic terror threats, the document is seemingly designed to spot such radical extremists well ahead of time.
Examples of behavior that is considered an indication of potential terrorism include the following;
- Complaining about bias;
- Being frustrated with “mainstream ideologies”;
- Being reclusive;
- Believing in government conspiracies “to the point of paranoia”;
- Visiting “extremist” websites or blogs;
- Altering your reading habits;
- Having “peculiar discussions”;
- Being “highly emotional”;
- Using “social networks”.
The Army manual is just one of numerous similar manuals and publications issued by military, law enforcement and the federal government over the last decade which define mundane behavior as extremist and a potential indication of terrorism.
As we reported earlier this month, a leaked training manual used in the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program for law enforcement and funded by the Department of Justice lists political bumper stickers expressing opposition to the United Nations and support for the bill of rights as indications of terrorist activity.
The document also characterizes people who hold political opinions that "represent a fairly popular point of view" as terrorists. Anti-abortion activists are also listed as terrorists under this category.
The infamous 2009 MIAC report, published by the Missouri Information Analysis Center and first revealed by Infowars, framed Ron Paul supporters, libertarians, people who display bumper stickers, people who own gold, or even people who fly a U.S. flag, as potential terrorists.
Under the FBI's Communities Against Terrorism program, the bulk purchase of food is also labeled as a potential indication of terrorist activity, as is using cash to pay for a cup of coffee, and showing an interest in web privacy when using the Internet in a public place.
A recent Department of Homeland Security-funded study produced by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland characterizes Americans who are "suspicious of centralized federal authority," and "reverent of individual liberty" as "extreme right-wing" terrorists.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
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