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To: OneWingedShark
(Yes, arguably putting down a resistance is part of maintaining order; except there's a difference between "nobody passes this line, use deadly force in [sic} necessary" & "the people are rebelling; kill them.")

With the current state controlled media, methinks that will be a difference without distinction.

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13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:18:26 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
>>(Yes, arguably putting down a resistance is part of maintaining order; except there's a difference between "nobody passes this line, use deadly force in [sic} necessary" & "the people are rebelling; kill them.")
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>With the current state controlled media, methinks that will be a difference without distinction.

You are likely correct; the problem that the government faces here is that any killings are [more] likely to be viewed as the latter than the former -- hence they should want to shut down [or censor] communication because if word gets out people will tend to think it's the latter (with the precedent government has been setting for oppression, this is a natural conclusion). If it leaks though, the media will press to make it be "putting down rebels" which may or may not have the placating effect to the masses the government would desire.

As it is the government is playing with fire while sitting on a keg of gunpowder.

15 posted on 01/30/2013 8:22:19 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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