The USA Patriot Act was written months before 9/11, kept on the shelf, ready to be enacted into law following the mother of all false flags.
Numerous other police state laws, executive orders, presidential and homeland security directives, congressional authorization for endless wars, the global war OF terror, not on it, and other tyrannical measures followed – notably establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.
In November 2002, the Homeland Security Act created the DHS, joining the FBI, CIA and NSA in enforcing repressive policies.
These agencies have sweeping unconstitutional powers of repression on the phony pretext of preparing for, preventing, and responding to domestic emergencies.
Pre-9/11, that’s largely what other federal agencies, as well as existing state and local ones are all about, including police – able to fulfill their mandates at a time America’s only enemies are invented ones. No real ones exist.
The DHS and related federal agencies are all about centralizing unprecedented military and law enforcement powers in the executive branch.
Operating extrajudicially by breaching international and constitutional law protections, the DHS is repressive and insidious, encroaching on state and local authorities by “mandat(ing) federal supervision, funding, and coordination of ‘local first responders.’ ”
Weeks before creation of the DHS, the US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established in October 2002, an unprecedented move to militarize the mainland plus Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico and Straits of Florida.
For the first in the nation’s history, presidents may deploy Pentagon troops on US streets on the phony pretexts of countering illicit drugs, an insurrection, and protecting national security.
Sweeping DHS powers include establishment of the so-called Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection – a Big Brother intelligence agency to spy on ordinary Americans, along with the FBI, CIA and NSA.
A wide-ranging intrusive public and private information database was created on virtually all Americans – including financial transactions and records, medical ones, emails, phone calls, purchases, books and publications read, organization memberships, as well as other personal habits or patterns.
The Patriot Act and HSA ended the distinction between foreign and domestic intelligence gathering. The firewall separating them no longer exists.
These and related measures transformed the US into a police state,