The Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) has recently equated picture taking with terrorist activity, something American’s have done and enjoyed for years
(INTELLIHUB) — In fact, I remember my Grandfather was fond of cameras, actually both of my Grandfathers were. They had the original type 35mm’s, the one’s with the interchangeable professional style lenses. My mom’s father even had a Cannon, which is the brand I use today. He was quite a photographer.
However, in a sick twist of events, American’s are now considered terror suspects by law enforcement according to a fusion center bulletin recently released in Nebraska.
The NIAC document pertains to the Keystone XL Pipeline Meeting of April 2013, in the document we see how “crime analyst”, John McDermott, thinks, or was trained to think as the document implies, that a person taking a picture should be considered suspicious and is likely a terrorist. This is ludicrous as the report cites no evidence to back this claim.
In fact, this all could likely be part of a bigger plan to keep activists and journalists, away from the pipeline. TruthOut.org reported, “Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada – owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline – has colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling non-violent activists as possible candidates for “terrorism” charges and other serious criminal charges.
Further, the language in some of the documents is so vague that it could also ensnare journalists, researchers and academics, as well.
TransCanada also built a roster of names and photos of specific individuals involved in organizing against the pipeline, including 350.org’s Rae Breaux, Rainforest Action Network’s Scott Parkin and Tar Sands Blockade’s Ron Seifert. Further, every activist ever arrested protesting the pipeline’s southern half is listed by name with their respective photo shown, along with the date of arrest.
It’s PSYOPs-gate and “fracktivists” as “an insurgency” all over again, but this time it’s another central battleground that’s in play: the northern half of KXL, a proposed border-crossing pipeline whose final fate lies in the hands of President Barack Obama.
The southern half of the pipeline was approved by the Obama Admin. via a March 2013 Executive Order. Together, the two pipeline halves would pump diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) south from the Alberta tar sands toward Port Arthur, TX, where it will be refined and shipped to the global export market.
Activists across North America have put up a formidable fight against both halves of the pipeline, ranging from the summer 2011 Tar Sands Action to the ongoing Tar Sands Blockade. Apparently, TransCanada has followed the action closely, given the level of detail in the documents.”
What has it come to when we as American citizens can’t take a photograph in our own country anymore. 1984 is here.