Posted by: boomerangcomesback | June 9, 2013

Freedom In America – Rest In Peace

“Freedom In America – Rest In Peace” By Stephen Lendman 6-9-13

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Political philosopher Montesquieu (1989 – 1755) once said:

“There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.”

International, constitutional and US statute laws no longer matter. Obama declared them null and void. He does so by disregarding them.

He consigned them to the dustbin of history. They’ve been heading there for years. Post-9/11, state terror accelerated.

Bush administration rogues enacted numerous police state laws. Previous articles discussed them. Constitutionality was ignored. Obama added his own. Doing so exceeded the worst of his predecessor’s policies.

Unconstitutional mass surveillance is official US policy. What Bush began, Obama accelerated. He did so straightaway as president.

Free societies don’t tolerate these practices. Obama authorized them secretly. He subverted constitutional law. He violated the public trust. He broke a key campaign pledge.

On January 8, 2008, he promised to end Bush/Cheney practices. Under an Obama administration, he said, they’ll be no “wiretaps without warrants.”

Straightaway as president he authorized them. On Friday, he tried defending the indefensible. He fell short and then some. His comments belie his policies.

“When I came into this office,” he said, “I made two commitments that are more important than any commitment I made: number one to keep the American people safe, and number two to uphold the Constitution.”

Americans have never been less safe. Freedom is more illusion than reality. Obama’s done more to subvert constitutional law than any previous president. He made freedom a four-letter word.

“You can’t have 100% security and also then have 100% privacy and zero inconvenience,” he claimed.

“We’re going to have to make some choices as a society. I think that on balance, we have established a process and a procedure that the American people should feel comfortable about.”

Obama made all the wrong choices. He violated constitutional law doing so. America’s unsafe to live in. Police state priorities threaten everyone.

Obama claimed surveillance “help(s) prevent terrorist attacks.” He lied saying so. No terrorist threat whatever exists. It didn’t earlier. It doesn’t now.

Obama called what’s ongoing “modest encroachments on privacy.” It’s sweeping, pervasive and lawless.

He urged Americans to trust him, Congress and federal courts. Why anyone would do so, they’ll have to explain.

“When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” he said. “That’s not what this program is about. As was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is looking at phone numbers and durations of calls.”

“They are not looking at people’s names and they are not looking at content.” Permission to do so, he claimed, requires “go(ing) back to a federal judge just like (for) a criminal investigation.”

“With respect to the Internet and emails, this does not apply to US citizens and it does not apply to people living in the United States.”

False on all counts. Civil libertarians expressed outraged. John Simpson heads Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project. He calls what’s ongoing “a completely unwarranted violation of our constitutional rights.”

Obama authorized sweeping domestic spying. He did so unconstitutionally. He institutionalized it. It’s ongoing daily. It’s warrantless.

The 2012 FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act renewed warrantless spying for another five years. It violated constitutional protections doing so.

Phone calls, emails, and other communications may be monitored secretly without court authorization.

Probable cause isn’t needed. So-called “foreign intelligence information” sought means virtually anything. Vague language is all-embracing.

Hundreds of millions of Americans are targeted. Major telecom and Internet companies cooperate. They do so willingly.

All three branches of government are involved. They’re complicit in sweeping lawlessness. Congress is regularly briefly. Bipartisan leaders are fully on board. So are US courts.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) called what’s ongoing the most sweeping surveillance ever ordered. It’s challenging administration practices to stop them.

CCR v. Obama is currently pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Initially it was filed against Bush, NSA director General Keith Alexander, and heads of other major US security agencies.

At issue is lawless, secretive, warrantless surveillance. CCR sought a cease and desist injunction. In January 2007, Bush administration officials claimed the program ended. They lied saying so.

In August 2007, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) became law. Included is a Protect America Act (PAA) amendment. It permits unrestricted warrantless data-mining.

It claims to restrict surveillance to foreign nationals “reasonably believed to be outside the United States.”

Not so! The law targets virtually everyone domestically. It does so if the Attorney General or Director of National Intelligence claims they pose a potential terrorist or national security threat. No corroborating evidence is needed.

CCR challenged PAA in court. It did so in January 2006. It called NSA surveillance illegal. It lacks judicial approval or statutory authorization.

It violates “FISA’s clear criminal prohibitions.” It exceeds executive authority under the Constitution’s Article II. It breaches the First and Fourth Amendments. CCR wants data and other information collected under PAA destroyed.

On January 31, 2011, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed CCR’s case. In April, CCR appealed. The Ninth Circuit initially scheduled oral arguments on June 1, 2012.

On May 21, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a similar ACLU case. It challenged the 2008 FISA Amendments Act’s constitutionality.

The Ninth Circuit postponed arguments until the High Court ruled. On February 26, 2013, it dismissed ACLU’s case. It did so 5 – 4.

The Ninth Circuit requested supplemental CCR briefs by April 26, 2013. Previously it said it would reschedule oral arguments. On June 3, “the panel indicated that it would submit the case for resolution without oral argument.”

There’s more. Obama’s waging war on freedom globally. On June 7, London’s Guardian headlined “Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks.”

He did so by secret presidential directive. It was issued last October. A copy was leaked to The Guardian.

It says Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) “can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging.”

Washington will “identify potential targets of national importance where OCEO can offer a favorable balance of effectiveness and risk as compared with other instruments of national power.”

It suggests operating domestically the same way. Perhaps human rights organizations, anti-war activists, social justice advocates, independent journalists, alternative media web sites, and other individuals and organizations challenging lawless government practices will be targeted.

Everyone is vulnerable. Police states operate that way. America’s by far the worst. Obama’s waging war on freedom. It may not survive on his watch.

Unrestricted surveillance, other police state laws, and global cyber attacks constitute full-scale war to destroy it.

According to Professor Sean Lawson:

“When militarist cyber rhetoric results in use of offensive cyber attack it is likely that those attacks will escalate into physical, kinetic uses of force.”

Cyberwar is official US policy. An unnamed intelligence source told The Guardian that cyber attacks are commonplace. Foreign computer systems are hacked. Doing so seeks information wanted.

“We hack everyone everywhere,” the source said. “We like to make a distinction between us and the others. But we are in almost every country in the world.”

Obama bears full responsibility. He signed numerous police state laws on his watch. He authorized lawless surveillance and cyberwar. He did so unconstitutionally. Claiming otherwise doesn’t wash. Documents The Guardian obtained refute his claims. US policy is do what we say, not what we do.

According to The Guardian, Obama’s “move to establish a potentially aggressive cyber warfare doctrine will heighten fears over the increasing militarization of the internet.”

On June 7, headlined “Anonymous Just Leaked a Trove of NSA Documents. Included are DOD plans for Internet control. Information on NSA’s Prism program were released.

A link provided ( fails to gain access. Perhaps Anonymous was hacked.

Information the Guardian posted relates to nine or more major online companies cooperating with lawless NSA spying. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, YouTube and others are involved.

Prism gives NSA access to search histories, emails, file transfers and live chats. It’s gotten directly from US provider servers. Doing so facilitates mass surveillance. Google denied involvement, saying:

It “cares deeply about the security of our users’ data. We disclose user data to government in accordance with the law, and we review all such requests carefully.”

“From time to time, people allege that we have created a government ‘back door’ into our systems, but Google does not have a back door for the government to access private user data.”

Previous articles discussed Google’s involvement with Bilderberg. CEO Eric Schmidt’s a regular conference attendee. He’s participating now in suburban London.

Infowars reporters Paul Joseph Watson and Jon Scobie said Google and Bilderberg are “merging.” Schmidt thinks “privacy is a relic of the past.”

He wants Google transformed into “the ultimate Big Brother.” Conspiring with Bilderberg and NSA are key ways to do it. Company deniability doesn’t wash. Google operations are very suspect.

CIA funding reportedly launched them. Allying with Bilderberg shows what’s at stake. Bilderberg wants Internet control through “cyber resistance.”

It wants a ministry of truth established. It wants all public information controlled. Google’s apparently on board to help. Obama’s very much involved. He’s waging full-scale war on freedom. It may not survive on his watch.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at

His new book is titled “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”

Visit his blog site at and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.


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We Are!

It is time for “WE the PEOPLE” to Grow Up! It seems patently OBVIOUS that the state-of-being of Freedom & Liberty {wherever it exists, and in its purest form} either “GROWS” into a more full and flowering culture of Freedom & Liberty. Or, it is poisoned, hacked down, drowned, abused and murdered in all the many forms which serve to LIMIT, RESTRICT, and ultimately KILL this Divine Right which WE refer to as mankind’s personal, in/unalienable RIGHT to FREEDOM & LIBERTY. It has been spelled out in many important documents, the Bill of Rights and United States Constitution and its Amendments being 2 of the most clear forms of the written expression of Freedom & Liberty.

It is Obvious that Freedom & Liberty are inversely related to secrecy, to war, to corruption and fraud and all the other anti-free manifestations that a Free Society deems “criminal & unlawful” deeds. It is Obviously Perverse for institutions or individuals to say they are using any of the anti-free manifestations as “tools” to achieve Freedom & Liberty.

We the People everywhere are witnessing a bombardment of apparently confusing memes and themes attempting to tell US what Freedom & Liberty are, and how it can be achieved. Use your mind and logic and don’t be fooled. Freedom & Liberty look a particular way, they walk in a particular manner, they speak Truth not lies, they FEEL like Freedom & Liberty. A lightness of being, rather than a coat of arms. Figure it out.

Our Future Depends on it.


  1. Great job Boomer,

    This one is a hit from Lendman to Creighton, to your closing remarks.

    Viva Liberty!


  2. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (foreign owned corporation formed Feb. 1871) has been operating in bankruptcy since 1933. After FDR took the Sovereign Americans gold…

    The United States Government never went bankrupt. The corporation of the US Inc. went bankrupt. This distinction is important in grasping the lawful situation that the people of the nation are in, and the unlawful scam that the corporation, US Inc. is.

    The facts lie in the original Constitution wherein the District of Columbia [ten square miles] was already “incorporated” as the seat of government and a municipality. The redundant incorporation of 1871 had a sinister reasoning behind its establishment, as it clearly changed ‘something’ and that something, when the language is examined, is a separate ‘private corporation’ distinct from the public corporation of the District of Columbia established in the original {organic} Constitution.

    Also see: “ WHICH CONSTITUTION????” by Lisa Guliani

    [You will note that yours truly is cited as an adviser to Ms Guliani in her notes on the article]


  3. Thanks to you Rogue1 for your sentiments and comments.

    I will add more later as time permits. I’ll look for more from you and other contributors.

  4. “Deception is a state of mind and the mind of the State.”
    James Jesus Angleton


  5. “Hell of a piece Boom. Deep in its simplicity.” Me

  6. Foreign Office, November 2nd, 1917

    Dear Lord Rothschild,

    I have much pleasure in conveying to you on behalf of His Majesty’s Government the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations, which has been submitted to and approved by the Cabinet:
    ”His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
    I should be grateful if you would bring this Declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

    Yours sincerely, Arthur James Balfour.
    . . . . . . . .


  7. “The involvement of Justice Brandeis in drafting the Balfour Declaration (as well as the British Mandate for Palestine) along with early Congressional support, indicate an American responsibility for the theft of Palestinian self-determination that is rarely acknowledged. That the United States had little to gain from an action that contradicted everything that the United States was supposed to stand for was a testament to American naïveté in international affairs.”

    I would say that “naïveté” is giving much too much benefit of the doubt. I would call it a sinister agenda rather than naïveté. And let’s not forget what a fucking idiot Woodrow Wilson was. Blackmailed for writing love letters to a neighbor’s wife…how stupid and jejune is that?


  8. I never understood why people took PNAC,s RAD and attributed it to a Pearl Harbour which they view as 911.

    Time for a history check and a review of 1932 to the Atlantic Charter. It’s a con when you , like a bilderberg predecessor, meet and plan the economic strategy prior to war and then divide the axis into economic zones and plan a false flag. 911 barely meets a reichstag but solves the problems of the evidence of a eugenics war for profit.

    We have yet to see the “Pearl Harbour” while the new “Charter” is still being laid out. We have the financial proof (1) and we have the axis (2) now available for debate, but Syria Iran fall this way while the Russian, Chinese fall that way. The EU and US can only fall back on the same PNAC agenda after they have completed the charter and immersed the Gestapo into main street and main stream sheepletown.

    When in September 2000, the PNAC published a controversial 90-page report entitled Rebuilding America’s Defenses it was timely to 911 but not 911. The Charter had been written and agreed to a decade earlier.

    When the long knives and full SS comes to fruition in the next year, the economy will have to be deeper in the tank, the real “911 PEARL HARBOUR” will justify the NDAA-FISA-GOOGLEPLEX and then we get the final war and new world order. Bilderberg is getting us ready for 1933 and then we move onto 1941.

    It’s all by degrees. We have the bases set for the game. Play ball.
    Who’s on first? America is. We need to see Dachau first. US internment. Alex Jones to FLIP OUT, a major false flag, a night of the long knives and then the CFR and Pentagon can go full bore into global conflict with an economical Chinese type military domestic war machine war.

    It’s got to be a biggy though. A really big shoe!

  9. “A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality that is contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the police state dictatorship it is going to get.”~Ian Williams Goddard

    This, plus the old Amerikan adage: “The only good Injun is a dead Injun,” leaves me rather lacking in sympathy for the Merkans – one always has exceptions for the truly innocent, one just wonders what the numbers really are of such.

    As is said, “there can be no justice in a stolen land”.

    But this is full of grace: “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”


  10. This is one by some college kid that hasn’t quite got it figured out yet, but it has important information if you can skip past the Loo and retarded gaffs, including the oinkage about “democracy”….


  11. It is good to question everything.

    I would point out that this seems to be an era of revelations, and they do seem managed [to my intuition]. Managing revelation of secrets is certainly more profitable if the initiative is taken by those who wish to manage the fallout.

    Again, Design masquerades as Diagnosis. This is one of the core techniques of perception manipulation.


    • If they can get this all out in the open, and then “get beyond it”, then it is all old news and it’s over.

      I think that is the reason the “Mainstream” is hooked into this, it is a ploy – one set to ‘slow burn’…the “outrage” is being managed quite well, you may have noticed.

      Let’s face it, a Noble Peace Prize “president’ who is a warmonger has gone ‘unnoticed’ by these stupid Merkans for 4 and a half years. Amerika is braindead – the elite can count on it…and this will prove it.


  12. The United States has been in a declared state of emergency from September 2001, to the present. Specifically, on September 11, 2001, the government declared a state of emergency. That declared state of emergency was formally put in writing on 9/14/2001:

    A national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby declare that the national emergency has existed since September 11, 2001 . . .

    That declared state of emergency has continued in full force and effect from 9/11 to the present. President Bush kept it in place, and President Obama has also.

    For example, on September 9, 2011, President Obama declared:


    Notice of President of the United States, dated Sept. 9, 2011, 76 F.R. 56633, provided:
    Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency previously declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.
    Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2011. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency that was declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.
    This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

    I suggest that COTO read this entire report from Washington’s Blog.


  13. A note to a toadyboy at Truth and Shadows:
    . . . . . .
    Mr. A. Wright,

    By obfuscating the truth you are participating in war crimes. Propaganda in favor of a criminal regime is illegal and unlawful. That is not a redundancy, there are distinctions between the two terms. That which is illegal is determined by statute. Unlawful is determined by natural law, which is the basis to proper statutory code. Natural Law is put as more general principles, statutes are putting these principles to detailed applications.

    Your participation in, what can be termed as “low intensity warfare”, that is engaging in counter insurgency propaganda, you are liable to both statutes and the principles of lawful behavior.

    Your side is coming to a distinct disadvantage because of exponential information overload. The system may ‘know everything’ yet not know what it means. Information is useless unless it is actionable. It is only actionable if one knows what the information really means.

    Mans machines are fallible because man is fallible.

    The Singularity hovers at the Event Horizon now…do you know what that means? If not look into astrophysics for that answer.


    • I have always preferred to jail the media first, then Wallstreet. I say give Congress amnesty. They were just under the influence of giants.

  14. Is it so that if something is true, it can therefore be explained? If it can then be adequately explained, would that mean that all would adequately understand the explanation?


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