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17th Anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing
Taking a cue from the Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Police were out in force, “protecting us,” at the 17th anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
I met up with the film crew of A Noble Lie and we handed out 500 copies of their new documentary while engaging in numerous conversations with passerby’s. It would seem as though Oklahomans are finally starting to question the official story of the 1995 bombing, with a common theme of, “McVeigh was not alone…”
I’ll admit, I was surprised amused at the level of Federal law enforcement surrounding the event. DHS had five members of a tactical unit patrolling the area in their black ninja outfits, along with casually dressed DEA agents, local police and sheriff’s deputies, private security, and several black suits running around like Secret Service agents on Colombian cocaine.
And if that weren’t enough to make you feel safe, Homeland Security was kind enough to park a large, mobile command center on the west side of the Memorial… just in case the unthinkable were to happen.
Really? Is that necessary?
What irks me is that I know this was strictly for publicity and a complete waste of tax payers’ money. If this command center were there for our “safety,” it would have been staged several blocks away. This is Basic Law Enforcement 101 and it’s called a “staging area.” During real emergencies, the command center must be away from danger in order to command and control the response, as dictated by DHS’ very own Incident Command System protocol. By parking this behemoth ON the grounds of the Memorial, it tells me that they were not concerned with disaster, but rather imposing their colorful, over-bearing presence.
Inside the Memorial was a solemn tribute, with the Governor in attendance, 168 seconds of silence for the victims, an orchestra, and a serene reflecting pool. But outside, Big Brother was scanning, searching, trying to justify their expensive existence.
I consider this a prime example of the institutionalization of America, along with the increased TSA and DHS teams now on city buses, sidewalks, and highways. If enough people get used to seeing this level of activity, they won’t question it as it incrementally grows.
Now, get back in line and go through the body scanner, peasant! Nothing to see here!
Longer video with interviews and street action coming shortly – editing and rendering now.
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