Police state apparatus continues to expand; Pentagon, CIA engaged in domestic policing

Military Expands Intelligence Role in U.S. - nytimes.com

Published: January 14, 2007

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 — The Pentagon has been using a little-known power to obtain banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage inside the United States, part of an aggressive expansion by the military into domestic intelligence gathering.

The C.I.A. has also been issuing what are known as national security letters to gain access to financial records from American companies, though it has done so only rarely, intelligence officials say.

Banks, credit card companies and other financial institutions receiving the letters usually have turned over documents voluntarily, allowing investigators to examine the financial assets and transactions of American military personnel and civilians, officials say.

The F.B.I., the lead agency on domestic counterterrorism and espionage, has issued thousands of national security letters since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, provoking criticism and court challenges from civil liberties advocates who see them as unjustified intrusions into Americans’ private lives."


But even when the initial suspicions are unproven, the documents have intelligence value, military officials say. In the next year, they plan to incorporate the records into a database at the Counterintelligence Field Activity office at the Pentagon to track possible threats against the military, Pentagon officials said. Like others interviewed, they would speak only on the condition of anonymity.


Some national security experts and civil liberties advocates are troubled by the C.I.A. and military taking on domestic intelligence activities, particularly in light of recent disclosures that the Counterintelligence Field Activity office had maintained files on Iraq war protesters in the United States in violation of the military’s own guidelines. Some experts say the Pentagon has adopted an overly expansive view of its domestic role under the guise of “force protection,” or efforts to guard military installations.


Similarly, John Radsan, an assistant general counsel at the C.I.A. from 2002 to 2004 and now a law professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, said, “The C.I.A. is not supposed to have any law enforcement powers, or internal security functions, so if they’ve been issuing their own national security letters, they better be able to explain how they don’t cross the line.”


In the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has complained about military officials dealing directly with local police — rather than through the bureau — for assistance in responding to possible terrorist threats against a military base. F.B.I. officials say the threats have often turned out to be uncorroborated and, at times, have stirred needless anxiety.


Passage of the Patriot Act in October 2001 lowered the standard for issuing the letters, requiring only that the documents sought be “relevant” to an investigation and allowing records requests for more peripheral figures, not just targets of an inquiry.


After the Sept. 11 attacks, Mr. Rumsfeld directed military lawyers and intelligence officials to examine their legal authorities to collect intelligence both inside the United States and abroad. They concluded that the Pentagon had “way more” legal tools than it had been using, a senior Defense Department official said.


Even when a case is closed, military officials said they generally maintain the records for years because they may be relevant to future intelligence inquiries. Officials at the Pentagon’s counterintelligence unit say they plan to incorporate those records into a database, called Portico, on intelligence leads. The financial documents will not be widely disseminated, but limited to investigators, an intelligence official said.

I have strong belief that my

I have strong belief that my and my family are now under an attack, something is causing INTENSE anxiety in my household, one second its full on, the next its totally gone.  I made a comprimise to pull away from the 9/11 community in hopes that this will cease if I ceased.

Now this is affecting my 13 year old daughter (dread/hopelessness) and my 8 year old nephew  (developing obessive compulsive behavior (washing the bottom of his shoes)).

They have no honor and no ethics and some of you out there may have experienced this yourselves.  

Elevated Heart Rate

Elevated Temperature around the ears and back of neck...


I only come here to post this to warn others, and hope they can keep their family ties STRONG and full of love and trust.

I am fighting my battle here, and I wish you all good luck, and God Bless you all. 


from Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology 2nd Ed. 2001. 

Anxiety/Anxiety disorders

An unpleasant emotion triggered by anticipation of
future events, memories of past events, or ruminations
about the self.

Stimulated by real or imagined dangers, anxiety afflicts
people of all ages and social backgrounds. When
the anxiety results from irrational fears, it can disrupt or
disable normal life. Some researchers believe anxiety is
synonymous with fear, occurring in varying degrees and
in situations where people feel threatened by some danger.
Others describe anxiety as an unpleasant emotion
caused by unidentifiable dangers or dangers that, in reality,
pose no threat. Unlike fear, which is caused by realistic,
known dangers, anxiety can be more difficult to identify
and to alleviate.

Rather than attempting to formulate a strict definition
of anxiety, most psychologists simply make the distinction
between normal anxiety and neurotic anxiety, or
anxiety disorders. Normal (sometimes called objective)
anxiety occurs when people react appropriately to the
situation causing the anxiety. For example, most people
feel anxious on the first day at a new job for any number
of reasons. They are uncertain how they will be received

by co-workers, they may be unfamiliar with their duties,
or they may be unsure they made the correct decision in
taking the job. Despite these feelings and any accompanying
physiological responses, they carry on and eventually
adapt. In contrast, anxiety that is characteristic of
anxiety disorders is disproportionately intense. Anxious
feelings interfere with a person's ability to carry out normal
or desired activities. Many people experience stage
fright—the fear of speaking in public in front of large
groups of people. There is little, if any, real danger posed
by either situation, yet each can stimulate intense feelings
of anxiety that can affect or derail a person's desires
or obligations. Sigmund Freud described neurotic anxiety
as a danger signal. In his id-ego-superego scheme of
human behavior, anxiety occurs when unconscious sexual
or aggressive tendencies conflict with physical or
moral limitations.

Anxiety disorders afflict millions of people. Symptoms
of these disorders include physiological responses:
a change in heart rate, trembling, dizziness, and tension,
which may range widely in severity and origin. People
who experience generalized anxiety disorder and panic
disorders usually do not recognize a specific reason for
their anxiety. Phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders
occur as people react to specific situations or stimuli.
Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by pervasive
feelings of worry and tension, often coupled with
fatigue, rapid heart rate, impaired sleep, and other physiological
symptoms. Any kind of stress can trigger inappropriate,
intense responses, and panic attacks can result.

People suffering from generalized anxiety experience
"free-floating" fears, that is, no specific event or situation
triggers the response. People keep themselves on
guard to ward against unknown dangers.

It is believed that generalized anxiety disorder is, at
least to some extent, inherited, or is caused by chemical
imbalances in the body. Depending on the severity of the
symptoms and the responsiveness of the patient, treatment
may vary. Often, drugs in the benzodiazepine family
(Valium, Librium, and Xanax) are prescribed. These
drugs combat generalized anxiety by relaxing the central
nervous system, thus reducing tension and relaxing
muscles. They can cause drowsiness, making them an
appropriate treatment for insomnia. In proper dosages,
they can relieve anxiety without negatively affecting
thought processes or alertness. Medication is most effective
when combined with psychological therapies to reduce
the risk of recurrence. Behavior therapy is designed
to help modify and gain control over unwanted
behaviors by learning to cope with difficult situations,
often through controlled exposures to those situations.
Cognitive therapy is designed to change unproductive
thought patterns by learning to examine feelings and distinguish
between rational and irrational thoughts. Relaxation
techniques focus on breathing retraining to relax
and resolve the stresses that contribute to anxiety.

Controlling or eliminating the physical symptoms of
anxiety without medication is another method of treatment.

For example, practiced breathing techniques can slow the
heart rate. Access to fresh air can ease sweating. Effective
control of such symptoms can be useful in controlling the
anxiety itself. Psychotherapy is another method of treating
generalized anxiety disorder and is used in conjunction
with drug therapy or in cases where medication proves
ineffective. While there is no definitive cause for the disorder,
communicating their feelings to a sympathetic therapist
helps some people reduce their anxiety.

Further Reading
Amen, Daniel G. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The
Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression,
Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness. New York:
Crown Publishing Group, 2000.
Goodwin, Donald W. Anxiety. New York: Oxford University
Press, 1986.
Zimbardo, Philip G. Psychology and Life. 12th ed. Glenview,
IL: Scott, Foresman, 1988.


Brian Duncan
The Flywire, Inc.


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The Eleventh Day of Every Month

A good government DOES

A good government DOES INDEED check the finance of the millionaires. After all... you don't become a millionaire without defrauding someone.

But als always.. when the SUPER RICH are worried (and they only worry about their money) then the subject is serious.

In other words. THIS NEWS is bigger than you think. This could well be the downfall of a government... unless there is a dictatorship.

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