reading this post can get you 10 years in a UK prison.
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Charles de Menezes had his brains blown out at the
Stockwell tube station by London cops in 2005 because he was mistaken as
a terrorist target, it was Cressida
Dick calling the shots, if you’ll forgive my choice of
metaphor. The cops were operating under their shoot-to-kill policy known
Kratos, which continues to this day, if not in name.
Kratos is not an "operation" at all. It is a police
policy that authorizes cops to fire head shots without any warning when
the target is suspected by some idiot police commander like Dick of
being a suicide bomber. If they screw it up, like Dick did with de
Menezes, well . . . tough.
This Kratos BS was the brain-child of another
London cop, Barbara Wilding. She got it from the Israelis. The
year after de Menezes was murdered, Dick was promoted, which tells you
everything you need to know about the direction the UK has gone.
So far as I know, no one was ever punished for this lethal constabulary
in the news this week, having been promoted yet again
to Scotland Yard assistant commissioner. On Tuesday she was
before Parliament leading the charge to prosecute Guardian editor
Alan Rusbridger for publishing Snowden leaks. Dick has the
gall to assert that she and the cops are the ones making the UK safer.
OK, well you might ask de Menezes’ family about that. Ask anyone with
an ounce of brains. Dick has proven herself to be far more dangerous to
the UK public than any newspaper editor could be. Any idiot cops
who have the power to order extra-judicial killing of anyone they think
is "suspicious" is a danger to the public.
And then there are the fascist politicians, like MP
Michael Ellis who are trying to shut down all public knowledge and
criticism of the totalitarian state. The UK is not yet as bad as
Japan, which just passed a bill essentially making it a criminal act to
criticize the government over the Fukushima debacle, but it's just a
matter of time. Already the UK has on its books "Section 58 of the Terrorism
Act," which makes it a crime, for instance, to publish or transmit any
information regarding members of the armed forces or intelligence
employees. Just think for a moment where that could lead.
Here is a selection from Section 58:
Collection of information.
person commits an offence if—
he collects or makes a
record of information of a kind likely to be useful to a person
committing or preparing an act of terrorism, or
he possesses a document
or record containing information of that kind.
In this section “record”
includes a photographic or electronic record.
It is a defence for a
person charged with an offence under this section to prove that he had
a reasonable excuse for his action or possession.
A person guilty of an
offence under this section shall be liable—
on conviction on
indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years, to a
fine or to both, or
on summary conviction,
to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, to a fine not
exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.
So, get this: If you take a photograph of Buckingham
Palace or Heathrow, that is information that could be useful to a person
preparing an act of terrorism, and you could be charged under Section 58
and made to answer for your photograph. Or if you were to take a
screen-shot of, say, the Kineton ammo dump from Google Earth, like the
one above, you could expose yourself to a 10 year prison sentence. Just
by reading this post you could be exposing yourself to a 10-year stretch
by being in possession of an image
"of a kind likely to be useful to a person ... preparing an act of
terrorism." In other words, merely you being in
possession of information that is freely available in the public domain
and is the right of anyone to possess, these UK fascist politicians
think they can destroy you. And maybe they can. That's how
f**ked the world has become.
I, and many others, have said it before, and it's
worth repeating: bin Laden has won this war. Since 9/11 the
US and UK have descended deeper and deeper into the abyss of
state-sponsored assassinations and unfettered surveillance, all the
while incompetent and dangerous cops and politicians rise to positions
of unfettered power on the wings of fear that they themselves