Obama's 'National Civilian Security Force' Call: Scary 11th-Hour Revelation
• Victims of state-supported gang stalking should be outraged by little-publicized rally comment
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As a long-time journalist and a human rights advocate, I've written extensively about my personal experiences with state-supported "extrajudicial targeting" -- commonly known as "gang stalking" or "community stalking," or, as I've called it, "The American Gestapo."
I've also expressed my support for Barack Obama (once Hillary Clinton eliminated herself from contention for the nomination with her half-hearted convention challenge).
Now, on the eve of the election, the McCain campaign has launched a fear and smear fusillade of attack ads, videos and direct mail pieces intended to give pause to those who came late to the Obama party.
Well, one of those efforts has succeeded mightily in raising alarm bells in this quarter.
It's a clip from an Obama speech delivered last July in Colorado, in which he said that the security of the nation requires a "civilian national security force" that is "just as powerful" and "well-funded" as the existing U.S. military.
True to form, this comment failed to provoke much attention in the mainstream media, although today I learned that the clip was posted on YouTube almost immediately.
As someone whose personal experiences indicate that American citizens already are being terrorized by so-called "extrajudicial targeting" at the hands of a state-supported vigilante network -- operating under the cover of volunteer community watch programs and "service" corps -- I was extremely troubled when I viewed the brief clip:
Yes, it's taken out of context. But that Obama could utter these words is so disconcerting to me -- revelatory, and not in a good way -- that I must hear an immediate explanation and amplification from Obama himself before I can give him my vote and feel good about it.
It's apparent that Obama is oblivious to the great injustices against American citizens already being committed by these state-supported vigilantes in the name of "homeland security." (The very nomenclature chosen by the Bush administration is evocative of fascist Third Reich rhetoric.)
Many of those targeted are innocent citizens who have been labeled as "dissenters" or have been falsely and slanderously targeted as suspected wrongdoers by a neo-fascist element within the security establishment.
The existing civilian vigilante network, apparently interconnected by communications links established by federal, state and local law enforcement, is employing civilians as its extrajudicial "street muscle" in under-the-radar stealth fashion. Local officials deny this is happening, and attempt to portray those who raise the issue as delusional or worse -- the very methodology employed by fascist regimes to put down those who dare to protest against such abuses of power.
That Obama seeks to give legitimacy to what's already a Stasi-like network of civilian stormtroopers who stalk, vandalize and employ hi-tech "directed energy" weaponry is naive pandering at best, and dangerous demagoguery at worst.
If Obama does not renounce this concept immediately, and demonstrate his recognition of the danger and folly of using civilians as a domestic security force, I will seriously consider casting my vote for Bob Barr or Ralph Nader.
I don't even know if either of those candidates is on the ballot in Pennsylvania, where I live. If not, I will consider a write-in vote.
Please, Sen. Obama, clarify your position in a manner that restores my confidence in you -- a confidence which has been shattered overnight by a viewing of your disturbing Colorado rally comment.
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