Monday, August 19, 2013

Guardian Reporter's Partner Questioned For Nine Hours At London's Heathrow Airport As A Potentital Terrorist, Electronics Equipment Seized

It's just another example of how terrorism has been used as shorthand by western governments to restore fascist states once common in Europe prior to the conclusion of World War II. The partner of Glenn Greenwald, the reporter for the Guardian who broke the first stories on NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden, was detained at London's Heathrow Airport over the weekend and questioned for nearly nine hours under Britain's Terrorism Act, their equivalent of the Patriot Act, during a return trip home to Rio de Janeiro. That's the maximum period of time British authorities may detain someone passing through the country's airports, ports and border areas for intrusive searches and lengthy interrogations. When David Miranda was finally released, British authorities seized his electronic equipment, including a mobile phone, laptop, camera, memory sticks, DVDs and games consoles. Hitler's Nazis have returned to power. This is the world in which we now live. This is why our western governments, which once boasted of promoting democratic forms of government around the world, keep staging false flag events--so they can use it as an excuse to strip us of all of our fundamental rights.

Miranda's home country, Brazil, was not amused by the storm-trooping ways of the British government and expressed its "grave concern." "This measure is without justification since it involves an individual against whom there are no charges that can legitimate the use of that legislation. The Brazilian government expects that incidents such as the one that happened to the Brazilian citizen today are not repeated." British Labour MP Tom Watson demanded answers from the government and wants to know if Miranda's detention was ordered by one of the country's ministers.  "It's almost impossible, even without full knowledge of the case, to conclude that Glenn Greenwald's partner was a terrorist suspect," Watson said. "I think that we need to know if any ministers knew about this decision, and exactly who authorised it. The clause in this act is not meant to be used as a catch-all that can be used in this way."

As a side note, it's rather amusing that our Department of Homeland Security would still include this question on application forms for intending immigrants: "Did you, during the period from March 23, 1933 to May 8, 1945, in association with either the Nazi Government of Germany or any organization or government associated with the Nazi Government of Germany, ever order, incite, assist, or otherwise participate in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion?" Of course, our own government brought thousands of the absolute worst Nazis following World War II to the U.S. under Project Paperclip, gave them new identities and placed them in high-level positions within the departments of State, Defense, CIA, NASA and major military contractors. People have no idea how much these horrible people have shaped American policies to their liking and the criminal acts and unconstitutional acts they carried out to seize control of our government from within.


MonotonousLanguor said...

The Empire continues to strike back. President Evo Morales "Stopped and Frisked" and now David Miranda a friend of Glenn Greenwald in the UK.

The Guardian Newspaper has now been forced to destroy hard drives containing copies of some of the secret files leaked by Edward Snowden, by the British Government.

This might put to rest the bogus idea that the innocent have nothing to fear. Just knowing someone could get you detained or worse.

Marycatherine Barton said...

And has anyone read Benton Bradberry's book about the mischaracterization of Germany as history's ultimate villain, titled,