This is bs..plain and simple. According to a FOIA lawsuite filed by the ACLU, "Internal military documents released Thursday provided new details about the Defense Department’s collection of information on demonstrations nationwide last year by students, Quakers and others opposed to the Iraq war." per an article up on the NYT website dated Oct 12th.
This is parnoia at its best, or else its the Big Brother syndrome..I am not sure which. Will this tie in with the new Military Tribunal Bill recently passed? Will protestors be labeled as terrorists which could also mean enemy of the state...you know where I am going with this right?
We are exercising our right to peaceful dissent. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less. Its not illegal by any stretch of the imagination. None, zilch, nada. As Ben Wizner, a lawyer for the A.C.L.U. states in the article:
“There is simply no reason why the United States military should be monitoring the peaceful activities of American citizens who oppose U.S. war policies,”
Quakers, yeah..theres a terrorist group..give me a friggin break..vote for change this November.
Tags; Terrorism,ACLU,Anti-war protests monitored by Military,FOIA