Congressional Investigation of DHS Fusion Centers Begs Question: What are they For?

Be sure you also check out this article from New American entitled, "DHS Fusion Centers Spend Much, Learn Little, Mislead a Lot" for more information if the topic intrigues you as it does me.   I am not sure what if any is "intel' and what is just old fashioned propaganda regarding these "fusion centers" that we are continuing to learn about.  I don't like these things, not even a little bit. 
To quote Ray Bradbury, "Something wicked this way comes".  
- W.E.


One does not have to believe that President George W. Bush planned the 9-11-01 attacks, to understand that the Department of Homeland Security is developing among us according to a plan to do something more, something different than to protect Americans from legitimate terrorist threats.
(BTW, in the days of the bipartisan, PC propaganda mob attacks of Rep. Todd Akin, may I write “legitimate terrorist threat?”)
How we can tell:
  1. It is doing much more than necessary, to protect Americans from Al Qaeda and the other real terrorist threats.
  2. It is reaching out to touch us in many ways that have nothing to do with these real terrorist threats.
  3. It is continuing to ignore real terrorist threats (e.g., terrorists coming in from the Mexican border, plus that it is a part of a “federal” government which continues to allow gross manipulation and thievery of America’s financial markets, plus that many threats to Americans are, whether partially or in whole, potential or kinetic, accomplished through government itself, including the following).
  4. In these and other examples,the DHS itself has become threatening and even terrorist:
    1. TSA peep-or-grope operations and other experiments in the operant conditioning of the People
    2. the many vacant prisons of FEMA camps
    3. the use of drones and so many other means of surveillance, people-herding, and people attacking
    4. the reporting of gun ownership and targeting of those who believe in the sovereign and free America of the founders’ design
    5. the trial persecutions of patriot activists, Walt Fitzpatrick, Terry Lakin, and Brandon Raub
    6. the purchase orders for massive internal armament, including ammunition outlawed by the Geneva Convention…
And the big American department with the NAZI-like name is being shown up left and right, just now, from media large and small. We start with the New York Times, then feature the work of Doug & Joe Hagmann’s Northeast Intelligence Network, age before beauty.
The focal point of each are Fusion Centers. They will remind students of history, of Hitler’s Gestapo, Stalin’s NKVD, Mao’s Kuomintang and Red Guard, and Castro’s DGI. Every authoritarian tyranny has one or more operations of this kind, even King George. Every free society fights periodically to be free of them and that brings us back to these reports, here and now, of the DHS Fusion Centers.
In the New York Times

Inquiry Cites Flaws in Counterterrorism Offices

Published: October 2, 2012
WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s biggest domestic counterterrorism programs has failed to provide virtually any useful intelligence, according to Congressional investigators.
Their scathing report, to be released Wednesday, looked at problems in regional intelligence-gathering offices known as “fusion centers” that are financed by the Department of Homeland Security and created jointly with state and local law enforcement agencies.
The report found that the centers “forwarded intelligence of uneven quality — oftentimes shoddy, rarely timely, sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties and Privacy Act protections, occasionally taken from already published public sources, and more often than not unrelated to terrorism.”
The investigators reviewed 610 reports produced by the centers over 13 months in 2009 and 2010.  continues
The Hagmanns bring to bear their work of connecting these dots with others and attempt to fill in some of the gaps.

Explosive findings about DHS operations in congressional report

3 October 2012: An explosive 141-page investigative report was quietly released just after midnight by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is an indictment of the practices and procedures of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While this report provides details of the investigation of “fusion centers,” or intelligence centers across the country under the control of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, it provides critical insight into the workings of the DHS itself.
The Department of Homeland Security leaders deliberately hid their internal assessment reports from congressional oversight, first denying that any reports even existed, then disputed sharing their findings with congressional investigators before ultimately providing committee investigators with the reports initially requested. click for the rest
I may pitch in and refer to a few more dots, gaps, and reflections in an update or follow-up. War is complicated; especially when the enemy to America is not only within the walls, but within the walls of power.

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