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Operation Vigilant Shield? Another Faux Front for Fascism

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"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator" -GW Bush 12/18/2000

If you were school age in the 1950s to 1960s you probably remember the frightening experience of cowering under your desk. That threat, screaming from posters and from the media, was nuclear war. Then, children went home to relative security; the economy was booming. Schools were well funded and the future looked bright, despite the once a month drills.

Since the fall of the Soviet Union we now know that Communism was never a threat to America. Again. Communism was never a threat.

Those who used that threat did so to intimidate Americans into accepting a foreign policy that enabled the growth of what President Dwight Eisenhower called the Industrial-Military Complex in the wake of World War II. CIA involvement across the world continued, focused on the rapacious hunger of petroleum companies for a steady supply of oil and customers for munitions.

Those in power always knew this.

Eisenhower biographer, Michael Korda, said that Eisenhower, more a political general that a commander, was well aware of the danger because, “He knew the "military-industrial complex" inside out, he had helped to create it, so he knew what he was talking about, and warning against.”

Presidents change, the Industrial – Military Complex continued. Today we call them by other names, but they are essentially unchanged and they are still driving American foreign policy. They needed a new boogie man. This time they are using 'radical Islamics,' a threat no more real that Communism was in the 50s and 60s.

Today school children in Oregon and elsewhere across the country are facing a very different reality that tells them that the world is frightening, not just because they spend a few minutes under their desks but in so many ways that it is difficult to even comprehend what children are taking in about the world. Those who create that faux reality know exactly what they are doing and why. That reason is simple profit. Their tools are ugly and include torture, psychological manipulation and lies.

PsyOps was originally used as a tool for corporate policy two generations ago. What we experienced in the 50s and 60s was nothing less than that. With the acquisition of the media that tactic has only been extended further into our lives to secure profits. Nuclear annihilation. The Bird Flu. Terror from all sides scream at children today. The bottom line is more money for corporations and government. Less for us. Profit by any means, is the motto followed by those in power.

Programs at schools are being cut. Children have no health care but learn nothing because of the incessant screed of “No Child Left Behind,” that steals their time, replacing learning with rote and indoctrination. Their older siblings are inundated with recruiters paid bounties to get them to enlist. When siblings and other relatives come back from 'serving their country' with problems they are ignored to death. The DU those returning ingested kills them, causes birth defects in their children. Many of these veterans will not even live long enough to end up abandoned on the streets as the economy continues into its death spiral.

Rumors are circulating that Vigilant Shield will be releasing low grade radio active material as part of their 'operation.' Even with this administration that nearly defies belief. But given their record for honesty the threat must be taken seriously. It is a fact that returning Iraqi veterans are not told about treatments that remove the DU from their own systems. The failure to treat then raises a constellation of further issues.

The Americans who are supposedly made 'safer' through these drills could be tazered or shot if they question authority. Protest has become a life threatening activity.

This is reality. Vigilant Shield is part of their implementation.

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Melinda Pillsbury-Foster is the author of GREED: The NeoConning of America and A Tour of Old Yosemite. The former is a novel about the lives of the NeoCons with a strong autobiographical component. The latter is a non-fiction book about her father (more...)
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