There are many underlying reasons, as to why patriotic Americans are currently treated as the enemy, but several stand out among the rest.
The fact of the matter is that at no time in U.S. history have loyal, patriotic Americans been treated worse, than under the abusive reign of Barack HUSSEIN Obama. NOW, if the goal is to transform America from a superpower, and align it with third world countries, how better to accomplish this, than to hunt down those who are its most actively loyal citizens? For if this feat is accomplished, then there is little doubt, those less patriotically inclined will fall into line.
This tactic is not rocket science, but it is evil incarnate.
Regular readers are familiar with this blogger’s admiration for the military, and the sacrifices they endure to protect everyone’s (from every political spectrum…as much for blacks, whites and every other group in between) freedoms and liberties. There are few tasks which require more personal heroism, yet many are vilified for their efforts.
As such, it is incumbent upon the alternative media – it is not as if the MSM will offer them genuine support – to highlight their trials and tribulations, and to let others know that their troubles will soon knock on everyone’s doors. In other words, once a regime targets its best, the rest are ripe for picking off.
So the targeting of U.S. heroes should concern EVERY American – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/01/u-s-heroes-are-targeted-under-the-thuggish-reign-of-barack-hussein-obama-addendum-to-lt-colonel-lakin-a-hero-a-role-model-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/.
And an out of control leadership will often co-opt the nation’s defenders, turning them into a pernicious force – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/16/gunning-for-tea-party-activists-enlisting-u-s-army-to-huntidentify-them-addendum-to-warning-all-patriotic-americans-the-enemy-is-you-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/ . Thus, it came as no surprise, when DHS and DOD highlighted American patriots as ‘target-rich’ scenarios.
Whether one is an active military member, their supportive spouse, or an outspoken critic against the gov’t, this much is true – you better watch your back, otherwise you are in for a whirlwind of trouble. Hold onto your seats…
“Sir, You Must Come With Us”
16 October 2012: One man’s tropical paradise is another man’s prison. Imagine being “stuck” on Oahu. I’m sure you could think of worse situations, but really stop and think about the following true and evolving situation. You’re a “normal” 34 year-old guy, live on the U.S. mainland in Gulfport, Mississippi, and recently married a woman who is a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy stationed in Okinawa. You’re a citizen of the United States and possess a valid U.S. issued passport. You’re not a criminal and have no history of felony or misdemeanor convictions. In fact, you recently passed a background check to own and carry a firearm in Mississippi. You are, however, an outspoken patriot for the United States Constitution.
You miss your bride of eight months, and decide to fly to Okinawa to visit her. Because you are the “dependent” of an active duty member of the U.S. military, you make arrangements to fly from San Francisco to Okinawa on a military aircraft. You must still have a ticket, pass the screening procedures similar or even more stringent than those flying on normal commercial airlines. After the screening at the airport, you board the plane and settle in for your flight, counting down the hours until you are reunited with your wife.
The plane lands in Hawaii as scheduled for refueling and maintenance. It is here, after re-boarding the aircraft, that two heavily-armed military guards confront you and tell you that you must leave the plane. They take you to a small room at the military base and advise you that you are on the U.S. “No-Fly” list. You’re not under arrest, but you’re not free to go until they decide what to do with you. You watch as your plane, as well as your hopes of seeing your bride vanish into the air while under the careful watch of two heavily armed military police officials.
What’s going on?
As you sit in a small room, thoughts race through your mind. Why am I here? It must be some mistake. I’ve committed no crime. Like any “normal” American, You expect the matter to be resolved as there must be some mix-up. Then, an official with the Customs and Border Enforcement arrives and tells you that there is no mix-up. The official rattles off your name, date of birth, social security number and complete identifying information. It’s you alright, and you are officially on the “No-Fly” list.
“How did you get on that plane?” asks the Customs and Border Enforcement official. You reply that you had a normal ticket, passed through the screening process and boarded the plane normally and without incident. You are told that you should not have been permitted to fly. Again, you are on the “No-Fly” list. You reply that there has to be a mistake, and are met with the stern reply of the official: there is no mistake.
You then ask why you are on the “No-Fly” list and are told that you are not permitted to know. At this point, they tell you that you are free to go, but you cannot fly anywhere by orders of the United States government. And there you are, in “paradise” but unable to leave.
Meet Wade Hicks, Jr
The above events took place on October 14, 2012. The victim in this case is one Wade Hicks, Jr., 34, a U.S. citizen and resident of Gulfport, Mississippi. I personally checked him out and verified his story. With his permission, I conducted a “basic” background check of Mr. Hicks, Jr. He has no criminal record. He is not a “wanted” man. By all normal and visible accounts, Mr. Hicks, Jr. appears to be a law abiding member of society. I did find, however, that he is an outspoken “patriot” and openly critical of the NDAA. He is a former talk-show host of a small, local radio station known for its “patriotic bias.” He is a member of “Patriots for America” and the Mississippi Preparedness Project. He is openly vocal about the erosion of our rights – and it certainly looks like he has been proven correct. Is that now a crime worthy of being denied the ability to travel freely within the United States?
Mr. Hicks detailed his plight on Monday’s edition of The Hagmann & Hagmann Report to a shocked and disbelieving audience. How can this happen in America? This is inter-STATE travel! There must be some mistake! Has he done anything to let his elected representatives know? The questions were many, and yes, Mr. Hicks, Jr. indeed pleaded for assistance from his elected officials and anyone who would listen during the last 36 hours. “I’ve got nothing to hide,” stated Mr. Hicks. Nothing. “I feel like a prisoner in my own country, but no one will tell me what I’ve done to be placed on the ‘No-Fly’ list. I’m not allowed to know.”
Although I’m tempted to insert a reference to “Gilligan’s Island,” I will refrain. If all of the facts presently known withstand more intense scrutiny and further investigation, we have a very big problem in this country. You might be next, and Hawaii might not be where you are inexplicably left on your own.
I am following the fate of Mr. Hicks and continue to search for a logical explanation. At this point, however, the only logical explanation I’ve found is a very disturbing one. Perhaps this is how it all starts. Stay tuned.”
Par for the Islamist-in-Chief’s treacherous course, his regime is mirroring the likes of Hugo and his goon squads. No doubt about it. But do not become sidetracked by the exact particulars of the case at hand. One man’s paradise is another man’s hell. And if freedom of movement is taken away, and for no unlawful reason, then dictatorship is not far behind.
IN other words, if an otherwise patriotic, law abiding, U.S. citizen ( who happens to have controversial views re 9/11/01…views this blogger certainly doesn’t share ) is penned in anywhere in the U.S. – regardless of the locale – its chilling effects will engulf us all.
Take it to the bank.
UPDATE: Mr. Hicks was suddenly advised he can fly home, after a few days of refusing to allow him to board any plane, effectively stranding him on an island. They offered no reason for their volte-face, but still insist there was no mix up in identity. In other words, adding his name to a ‘no fly’ list was not an error.
Huh and duh?
One has to wonder: was this a dry run, letting others know what the consequences will be if they speak ! out against the government? and is this a targeted warning to Mr. Hicks – cease and desist your vocal dissent?
Likely…and then some.