09 February 2010

It Is Now Official: The U.S. Is A Police State

  When even Reagan appointees are saying it, can there be much doubt?  Here's the latest from Paul Craig Roberts.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui an American citizen of Pakistani origin might have been the first. Dr. Siddiqui, a scientist educated at MIT and Brandeis University, was seized in Pakistan for no known reason, sent to Afghanistan, and was held secretly for five years in the U.S. military's notorious Bagram prison in Afghanistan.

Her three young children were with her at the time she was abducted, one an eight-month old baby. She has no idea what has become of her two youngest children. Her oldest child, 7 years old, was also incarcerated in Bagram and subjected to similar abuse and horrors.

Siddiqui has never been charged with any terrorism-related offense. A British journalist, hearing her piercing screams as she was being tortured, disclosed her presence. An embarrassed U.S. government responded to the disclosure by sending Siddiqui to the U.S. for trial on the trumped-up charge that while a captive, she grabbed a U.S. soldier's rifle and fired two shots attempting to shoot him.

The charge apparently originated as a U.S. soldier's excuse for shooting Dr. Siddiqui twice in the stomach resulting in her near death.

On February 4, Dr. Siddiqui was convicted by a New York jury for attempted murder. The only evidence presented against her was the charge itself and an unsubstantiated claim that she had once taken a pistol-firing course at an American firing range.

No evidence was presented of her fingerprints on the rifle that this frail and broken 100-pound woman had allegedly seized from an American soldier. No evidence was presented that a weapon was fired, no bullets, no shell casings, no bullet holes. Just an accusation.

 Read it all.


  1. I am so ashamed... not to say outraged beyond utterance.

  2. This isn't not US of A our fathers fought the Nazis to protect.

  3. I've been screaming bloody murder about that for a few years now, and I'm now wondering if neon billboards might be more effective. I think they waited for "The Greatest Generation" to die off before they took the gloves off... hypnotized kids don't grok any of this....

  4. My father's ashes must be whirling in his urn at what's happened to the country to which he gave 37 years of service.

  5. I bet yer Dad would be out in the streets in a headband and tie-dyed tee-shirt, shaking his fists.

    I keep thinking it's a mercy my Dad is so scrambled and doesn't have to worry about this stuff anymore. He was scared enough when the meltdown happened, kept asking Mom if they were going to have to sell the house, if they were going to be okay. This stuff would have finished him off.