Friday, September 21, 2012

State and Local Anti-Terorism Training program teaches cops bumper stickers are indicator of terrorism

Madison Ruppert
End the Lie

The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program, funded by grants from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, is likely unknown to most Americans since it is rarely, if ever, talked about it in the media.

However, the SLATT program is very similar to the aggressive fear mongering operations of other government-affiliated entities like the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) in that it is designed to create an absurd fear and hyper-vigilance in police.

In reality, the danger of terrorism is so incredibly low that police and government should really be focusing on more pressing threats like car accidents.

One of the eight presentations recently released by Public Intelligence, entitled, “Terrorism Indicators” (PDF courtesy of Public Intelligence) does a phenomenal job of conflating a wide range of ideologies in a clear attempt to associate certain ideas with violent extremism.

This is hardly surprising given that our government considers most bodily movement an indicator of terrorism along with just about everything else, thus making most Americans into a potential terrorist.
This particular presentation lays out signs of a “general right-wing extremist” beginning first with a swastika flag and codes used by various racist groups then outlining some white power slogans and symbols then to several different tattoos and their meanings.

Then, without any explanation whatsoever, they suddenly jump from symbols used by the Ku Klux Klan along with other racist and fascist groups to bumper stickers with slogans like, “If you love your country, the U.N. is not your friend!”