STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Newark Security Cameras Were Off
By Staff News & Analysis - January 07, 2010

It's a tale of shocking ineptitude: CBS 2 has learned a series of missteps unnecessarily added to the mayhem at Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday. The six-hour delay stranded thousands of people, creating extreme crowding and chaos. The mistakes made at the airport give new meaning to the term "domino effect." It was a cascading series of missteps that cry out for action. The sign at the Transportation Security Administration screening post at Newark read: "Premises Under Constant Video Surveillance." What is should add is: "If We're Lucky." That's because CBS 2 has learned that when an unidentified man breached a secure area at Newark on Sunday night, delaying thousands of passengers for hours, the TSA cameras weren't working. That's right – they weren't even recording, sources said, and needed a reboot, which the agency apparently didn't ask for. That set off a chain reaction of even more missteps that caused needless chaos and inconvenience for several thousand hapless passengers. With the cameras inoperable, the TSA tried to get a second set of surveillance video from Continental Airlines. But the TSA apparently didn't know the correct telephone number and the specific procedures to get the footage. That caused a two hour delay in identifying the intruder and closing the airport to look for him. When they finally got the footage, they couldn't find the intruder, discovering later that he had slipped out another entrance 20 minutes after he arrived. "The question I would ask is should there be an independent camera system there. Who should be responsible for the law enforcement?" said Sen. Frank Lautenberg. – CBS

Dominant Social Theme: Better luck next time …

Free-Market Analysis: CBS has a breathless scoop – the cameras were off at Newark airport and no one knew how to turn them back on. O, the humanity! We prefer to think of CBS's scoop as a metaphor for the larger "war on terror" which in our opinion is more and more verging on a kind of off-Broadway farce. There is a great deal of labor to convince the Western public that the war on terror is real, and that Al Qaeda is a half-step from launching an all out Western invasion, but at some point the entire elaborate edifice is going to topple over. Or at least be subject to a bout of stiff public cynicism. We think it's happening already.

The Newark airport scene was one of those moments when the wheels come off and one can see the reality of what's being purveyed. And what is being purveyed is a kind of hype. We've said it before, along with many others of the alternative Internet press: the so-called war on terror is aimed at the populations it is supposedly trying to protect. The warrantless wiretapping, the ability of domestic intel in Britain and the United States to investigate at will, to incarcerate as convenient – these are not practices primarily reserved for use in countries like Pakistan, they are also being aimed squarely at Western citizens in Western countries who would wish to challenge the increasingly overheated status quo. They are building blocks of globalized government. And maybe that's the real point to the whole exercise.

So … we've written it before, and we will continue to do so. We've explained, and will continue to do so, that the enemy du jour in Afghanistan and Pakistan is the PASHTUN tribe. The Western power elite is methodically taking down what appears to be the last tribe to be standing in the way of the West's global dominance. The idea is that in such ventures, one needs to be able to pass even the most ludicrous laws domestically and impose them worldwide. Control has to be seamless. Until the Middle East and Afghanistan, etc, is brought firmly to heel, the global experiment cannot be considered an inevitable success.

And thus the charade will continue, for a while longer anyway. The war on terror is no more or less a promotion than global warming, though a far more horrifying one that has cost thousands of lives. But beginning with literally thousands of lingering questions about 9/11 itself, and moving onto false presentations of Bin Laden's threats in the 2000s, to the BBC's categorical statement that Al Qaeda was a fantasy, to John Farmer's book claiming that the 9/11 Commission was systemically lied to by the administration, FBI, CIA, etc. – the war on terror is a dominant social theme is in danger of suffering the same fate as global warming, swine flu and the unraveling democratic meme itself.

NOTED: "Why Does Interpol Need Immunity from American Law? … You just can't make up how brazen this crowd is. One week ago, President Obama quietly signed an executive order that makes an international police force immune from the restraints of American law. Interpol is the shorthand for the International Criminal Police Organization. It was established in 1923 and operates in about 188 countries. By executive order 12425, issued in 1983, President Reagan recognized Interpol as an international organization and gave it some of the privileges and immunities customarily extended to foreign diplomats. Interpol, however, is also an active law-enforcement agency, so critical privileges and immunities (set forth in Section 2(c) of the International Organizations Immunities Act) were withheld. Specifically, Interpol's property and assets remained subject to search and seizure, and its archived records remained subject to public scrutiny under provisions like the Freedom of Information Act. Being constrained by the Fourth Amendment, FOIA, and other limitations of the Constitution and federal law that protect the liberty and privacy of Americans is what prevents law-enforcement and its controlling government authority from becoming tyrannical. … However, for no apparent reason, President Obama [has] issued an executive order removing the Reagan limitations. That is, Interpol's property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States." – National Review Online

After Thoughts

The signifier of a globalist promotion is the resoluteness with which it ignores contradictory information. But these memes have run smack into the Internet, which can launch incredibly detailed rebuttals and never forgets. Certainly there are bad guys that want to hurt the peoples of the West. But the war on Terror (conveniently being branded as a war on Islamofascism) has the hallmarks of a promotion and eventually, sooner or later, as its internal logic becomes unglued, it will begin to fall apart. People will simply decide they've had enough. The lights will go off. The cameras will dim. Maybe it's already begun.

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