Obama Expands Militarization of Police (by TheRealNews)
Published on May 22, 2013
Among items transfered to local law enforcement agencies have been assault rifles and grenade launchers, even Blackhawk helicopters and .50 caliber machine guns ; In fiscal year 2011 alone, the Pentagon transferred almost $500 million worth of materials to domestic law enforcement — near double the previous year’s total
A new study has revealed that the US government will spend around USD 2 million in the long run on every solider injured in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq .
According to a study conducted by Harvard’s Kennedy School in March, each of the 866,181 US soldiers injured in Iraq and…
Redefining imminence: "As much as Obama talks about rejecting the concept of 'perpetual war' he’s providing, and institutionalizing, a blueprint for it."
“Imminence” used to mean something in military terms: namely, that an adversary had begun preparations for an assault. In order to justify his drone strikes on American citizens, President Obama redefined that concept to exclude any actual adversary attack. […]
There’s a subtlety at work in the Justice Department framework. It takes imminence out of the context of something an enemy does, and places it into the context of a policymaker’s epistemic limitations. “The U.S. government may not be aware of all al-Qaida plots as they are developing and thus cannot be confident that none is about to occur,” the white paper warns.
Modern American foreign policy: If we don’t know if they’re going to attack us, we obviously have to attack them!