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12/24: Obama wants Bush war team to stay

Citizens For Legitimate Government
24 Dec 2008
http://www.legitgov.org/

Obama wants Bush war team to stay
[Yeah, that's so the wars can stay, too.] 23 Dec 2008 Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has asked most Bush administration political appointees except those targeted for dismissal to stay on in the Pentagon until replaced by the Obama administration in the coming months. Geoff Morrell, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that Mr. Gates wants to retain most political appointees. He said the policy of keeping so many holdover officials is unusual for a transition from a Republican to Democratic administration.
Doomsday: U.S. report warns of 'strategic shock' leading to massive unrest 24 Dec 2008 The United States could be sleep-walking into its next crisis, a military report said. The report by the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Institute, said that a defense community paralyzed by conventional thinking could be unprepared to help the United States cope with a series of unexpected crises that would rival the Al Qaida Bush strikes in 2001, termed a "strategic shock." The report cited the prospect of the collapse of a nuclear state leading to massive unrest in the United States, Middle East Newsline reported.
US Army Ready If the Downturn Gets Out of Hand By John Crudele 23 Dec 2008 In a report published Nov. 4 - just in time for the holiday season - the War College's Strategic Studies Institute posited a number of shocks that the country should be prepared for, including unrest caused by the economy's failure. The report has a snappy title, "Known Unknowns: Unconventional 'Strategic Shocks' in Defense Strategy Development," and was written by Nathan Freier, a visiting professor at the college... The War College says "widespread civil violence inside the US would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security."
Terrorism drill to be part of passing torch 23 Dec 2008 What would happen if terrorists attacked the United States at the start of Barack Obama's presidency? The Bush dictatorship doesn't want to wait to find out. It's planning to test the incoming government's readiness next month in a series of tabletop exercises involving top Bush and Obama officials. [The 9/11 terror attacks took place during a series of drills. Such drills were used as a cover. Ditto the other inside job, the 7/7 attacks in the UK.]
Feds consider searches of 'terrorism' blogs --Homeland Security officials looking for companies to search Internet for postings "in near to real-time which precede" attack 24 Dec 2008 The Homeland Security Department may soon start scouring the Internet to find blogs and message boards that terrorists use to plan attacks in the USA. The effort comes as researchers are seeing terrorists increasingly use the Internet to plan bombings, recruit members and spread propaganda.
DHS considers searching for blogs, message boards with 'terrorism clues' 24 Dec 2008 The Homeland Security Department might soon start searching the Internet for blogs and message boards that terrorists are using to plan attacks in the United States, USA Today reports. Researchers say terrorists are increasingly using the Internet to plan operations and spread propaganda, according to a DHS statement.
US police could get 'pain beam' weapons 24 Dec 2008 The research arm of the US Department of Justice is working on two portable non-lethal weapons that inflict pain from a distance using beams of laser light or microwaves, with the intention of putting them into the hands of police to subdue suspects. The two devices under development by the civilian National Institute of Justice both build on knowledge gained from the Pentagon's controversial Active Denial System (ADS), which uses a 2-metre beam of short microwaves to heat up the outer layer of a person's skin and cause pain.

 
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