I am on a deadline but I don’t want to let the morning slip away without these images.
During the recent NATO meeting in Chicago, there was plenty of violence. Google NATO POLICE CHICAGO and you will see truncheons, blood, arrests, and angry statements about police states. Here’s a typical picture.
There are no semi-automatic rifles pointed at protestors. It’s not nearly as terrifying as what we’re seeing in Ferguson, MO.
I just want to show you this, Don. I just want to show you this, okay?
This is just give you an idea of what’s going on. The protesters—here’s
this main intersection—the protesters have moved all the way down there.
They’re about half a block down. Here, Don, watch with me. They’re all
the way down there. Okay? Nobodies threatening anything, nobodies doing
anything, none of the stores here that I can see are being looted.
There’s no violence. Now I want you to look at what is going on in
Ferguson, Missouri, in downtown America. Okay? These are armed police.
With machine, not machine guns, with semi-automatic rifles, with batons,
with shields, many of them dressed for combat. Now why they’re doing
this, I don’t know because there is no threat going on here, none [pointing to protesters] that merits this [pointing to police line].
There is none. Okay? Absolutely there has been looters, absolutely over
the last nine days there has been violence, but there is nothing going
on, on this street right now, that merits this scene out of Bagram.
Nothing. So if people wonder why the people of Ferguson, Missouri, are
so upset, this is part of the reason. What is this? [gesturing to police line] This doesn’t make any sense.