Forthright former two time US presidential candidate, Ron Paul, quite rightly highlighted how the outrageous manhunt for the suspected Boston bombers was in fact far more frightening than the actual bombings themselves, in a recent post for libertarian activist, Lew Rockwell’s website.
He compared the heavy handed police state tactics employed by the gung-ho authorities to that of a military coup in a far off banana republic, saying: “Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down”. “The Boston bombings provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city.”
He then went on to remind us of how despite this grotesque display of militarized might to law-abiding suburbanites, the teenage suspect wasn’t identified by one of the increasing numbers of government surveillance cameras, nor was he found by any of the nine thousand over eager armed officers that had been deployed but by citizens’ photographs that were shared with the authorities and a private householder innocently having a cigarette.
Ron Paul’s words probably won’t go down very well in Watertown though, where it’s residents ignorantly applauded the authorities menacing actions and took to the streets in droves to ironically cheer for their ‘free’ country and for the young suspects capture in a crazed fashion. To anyone who can see the greater implications that this unnecessary police lockdown had for future liberties and the implementation of the illuminati agenda however, Ron Paul’s words should only be taken seriously.