U.S. police state

Why aren't terrorists on the "terrorist" watch list?

Did you know that U.S. Department of Fatherland Insecurity (sic), is "protecting" America from people who are known to be dead, but not from actual terrorists still known to be alive? The suicide hijackers from the WTC attack, for instance, and, even though he was not a terrorist (he was a war criminal and perpetrator of crimes against humanity), Saddam Hussein. Meanwhile, the most wanted terrorists are not on the list because the U.S. government doesn't want to share that kind of information with the airlines.

Bullshit like this so-called terrorist watch list is not about security; it never has been, it never will be.

From the Desk of Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, ACLU
Who's next on the watch list?

Dear ACLU Supporter,

Why is 7-year-old John Anderson from Minneapolis on the national Terrorist Watch List?
1. He pushed Tommy too hard on the playground.
2. His July 4th birthday means he distracts other Americans from
celebrating their country.
3. John didn't pick up the blocks during playtime.

The truth is that we don't know how he got on the Terrorist Watch List. Or if he can get off it. It took an Act of Congress to get Nelson Mandela, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, off the list.

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