Thursday, 02 December 2010

Report: Homeland Security Compiling TSA Enemies List

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TSA protesterThe Department of Homeland Security is gathering names and information about anti-Transportation Security Administration activists, members of the media, and other supposed troublemakers for investigation and possible tracking, according to an internal DHS memo cited by security expert and Northeast Intelligence Network Director Douglas Hagmann.

Hagmann’s report, first published last week on the NIN website and in Canada Free Press, is causing widespread condemnation and ridicule of the U.S. regime across the internet. According to the article, Hagmann was contacted by a source within the DHS following publication of a previous article on TSA abuses entitled “Gate Rape of America.”

The secret memo was written “in response to the growing public backlash against enhanced TSA security screening procedures and the agents conducting the screening process,” explained the DHS document’s introductory paragraph. It was issued in the form of an “administrative directive” after high-level meetings between American “security” bosses like Janet Napolitano and TSA overlord John Pistole. And Obama apparently approved.

The memo reportedly labels opponents of the TSA’s heavy-handed groping, naked-body scanners, and other procedures as “domestic extremists.” Federal bureaucrats are actually instructed to identify and electronically report individuals falling under the “extremist” classification — including “any person, group or alternative media source” opposed to the TSA’s Fourth Amendment violations — to the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, the “Extremism and Radicalization” branch of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis section of the DHS. The dragnet also includes anyone who “supports and/or elicits support” for people causing “disruptions.”

“It would appear that the Department of Homeland Security is not only prepared to enforce the enhanced security procedures at airports, but is involved in gathering intelligence about those who don’t. They’re making a list and most certainly will be checking it twice,” wrote Hagmann in the article, entitled "DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice."

“Meanwhile, legitimate threats to our air travel security (and they DO exist) seem [to be] taking a back seat to the larger threat of the multitude of non-criminal American citizens who object to having their Constitutional rights violated,” he added. “As I have written before, it has nothing to do with security and everything to do with control.”

The week before the release of Hagmann’s report, the TSA actually did open an investigation into a passenger who opted out of the naked body scanner and then refused the “enhanced” groping, which he compared to sexual assault. “You touch my junk and I'm going to have you arrested,” he warned the TSA bureaucrat. Now, the would-be passenger is facing possible criminal charges and a potential $11,000 fine.

Anger at the TSA and its invasive procedures has been boiling over in recent months as news reports continue highlighting abuses — undressing toddlers, forcing mothers to drink their own breast milk, naked body scanners, invasive groping of genital areas, and worse. That sentiment led to the national “Opt Out Day” movement calling for airline passengers to opt out of naked body scanners across America during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

But is the bureaucracy really compiling an “enemies list” of Americans who peacefully object to the violation of their rights? Hagmann responded to doubts about his assertions in a follow-up piece entitled "Proof Positive that the government rates body scanner resisters as 'Non-Islamic Domestic Terrorists'." In it, he cites the infamous DHS and MIAC documents — labeling as a potential domestic terrorist virtually every American with an opinion — as proof that the regime is capable of such a feat and has, in fact, already done worse.

He declined to publish the full memo, saying “the document cannot be posted or published” and that “dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release.” But one thing is certain; the reaction to his report has been enormous. It has been reposted across the Internet and is right now being discussed in numerous forums by countless people.

One concern expressed repeatedly is the notion that the TSA, not content to trample on just the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans, is now moving to stifle the right to free speech as well. “The First Amendment is in more serious jeopardy than one might have previously imagined,” noted author Edward Cline, a contributing editor to Family Security Matters.

“Do not cave in to the TSA’s 'conditioning' to make your silence a measure of normalcy,” Cline concluded. “The government’s intention is to inure Americans to living in a state of obedient and submissive servitude.”

Photo: AP Images

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