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The Fifth Column Left Declares War
www.frnontpagemag.com ^ | 3/17/03 | David Horowitz

Posted on 03/17/2003 6:42:49 AM PST by harpu

We have long warned on these pages that the peace movement is not about peace, that it is a fifth column communist movement to destroy America and give victory to our totalitarian enemies. Now this Fifth Column is preparing to move into action to attempt to defeat America in its war against Saddam.

 

On the day after the U.S. military action in Iraq begins, the Fifth Column is preparing to begin its own war at home. The plan is to cause major disruptions – illegal in nature – in cities across the country to disrupt the flow of normal civic life. These actions will tie up Homeland Security forces and create a golden opportunity for domestic terrorists. The Fifth Column left is also planning to invade military bases. Here is a report from Salon.com’s Michelle Goldberg:

 

[Camp] Vandenberg is about 50 miles north Santa Barbara, Calif.  In a few days, activists will start converging on a nearby four-acre plot of land…. They're going to camp there and train to breach the base's security and possibly vandalize some of its equipment. The [leader of the activists] describes the base as "the electronic nerve center of the global-surveillance-targeting, weapons-guidance, and military-command satellites that will largely direct the war." The base is 99,000 square acres, with a perimeter running through rugged, wooded terrain. “If people are committed and determined and in halfway decent physical shape, it is possible to get in, because it's enormous and much of the land is still fairly wild," he says.  Within the base, [the action leader] says, are "major off-limits security zones," that, when breached, "set off a series of responses in their own security procedures which require disruption and partial shut down of regular activities," which means the base can't operate at full capacity. [1] 

 

Here is the Internet call to arms for New York City from a group calling itself “No Blood for Oil” (caps in original)–

 

The No Blood For Oil! Resistance Campaign is calling on all those who oppose the war, to join us in making the first day of concentrated US attack on Iraq an International Day of Civil Resistance! We'll be rallying in New York's Times Square at 5 p.m. that day - or 5 p.m. the next day, if the US assault begins at night - to inaugurate a campaign of civil resistance that will continue as long as U.S. aggression does. THIS MEANS NO BUSINESS AS USUAL! WE JOIN WITH MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO CALL FOR A 'WORK STOPPAGE' ON THIS DAY! NO WORK, NO SCHOOL, NO BUSINESS AS USUAL! (www.nbfo.net)

 

Similar actions are planned for San Francisco (actagainstwar.com), Los Angeles (ainfos.ca/en/ainfos11175.html), and the nation’s capital, Washington DC (dc.indymedia.org) The DC plan calls for five different actions designed to cause major domestic disruption:

 

These will be direct action oriented, unpermitted demonstrations to interrupt Business as Usual in the Capital of Capital and to raise the social costs of the US Government to Wage war on Iraq and the world...

 

The above actions will be carried out by the main forces of the Fifth Column communist "peace movement." The violence will be spear-headed by the anarchist “Black Bloc.” (www.dc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=52540&group=webcast). This is a collection of anarchist “affinity groups” (see War Room #5 for a description of “affinity groups”) who dress in black with faces covered to facilitate illegal actions. (A clearing house website for the Black Bloc is www.infoshop.org/blackbloc.html) These are the groups that caused massive disruption and damage during the anti-globalizations riots in Seattle, and have wreaked civil havoc in other American cities.

 

There will also be larger law-breaking demonstrations timed for the “day after” our soldiers enter Iraq. The stated intent of the large communist[2] peace organizations (United for Peace and Justice, Not In Our Name and International ANSWER) is to “interrupt the flow of normal life.” Since the organizers cannot know the date when military action will begin and thus cannot get permits for their events, these are illegal demonstrations as well and their goal is sinister.

 

If security forces are tied up, obviously the opportunities for domestic terrorist attacks increase.

 

But organizers maintain that even though their actions are designed to tie up Homeland Security forces they will be “non-violent.”

 

Not so the actions of the Black Bloc, who launch their guerrilla operations from the main demonstrations. Here is a sample of their thinking, taken from their website (infoshop.org/octo/wto_blackbloc.html):

 

We contend that property destruction is not a violent activity unless it destroys lives or causes pain in the process. By this definition, private property--especially corporate private property--is itself infinitely more violent than any action taken against it.

 

Q: Why do black blocs attack the police?

 

A: Because they are in the way. While most anarchists oppose police brutality and seek an end to policing and prisons, our main targets are the rich and powerful. Since the police are the violent face of capitalism, in other words, the guard dogs for the rich, they are on the frontlines when the anarchists come to pursue our class war against the rich.

 

The military authorities at Vandenberg Air Force base have already announced that they will use deadly force to repel the saboteurs. Legislators should take forceful measures as well. They could begin by increasing the penalties on existing legislation for this kind of civil disobedience and make them mandatory. This will deter some activists and take others out of commission for the duration of the war. We suggest making this civil disruption during a Yellow Alert a felony with a mandatory 6 months in a confined facility and $10,000 fine. If the crime involves violence or is committed during an Orange Alert, we suggest increasing the penalties to one year in jail and a $50,000 fine. If the alert is Red, 2 years in jail and a $100,000 fine. Much larger fines should be assessed on groups that sponsor these actions.

 

Congress should also look to reactivating sedition laws that would meet the threat posed by the deadly seriousness of the anti-American Fifth Column. These activists are not playing games. They have dedicated their lives to the service of Communist regimes and anti-American causes. They are the fruit of more than thirty years of leftist attacks on this country. Now the international terrorists have provided them with their dream: the war has finally come home.

 

The attempt to sabotage America's war effort is not dissent and should be a wake-up call to all those critics of the Justice Department's efforts to protect us by surveilling anti-American groups. Clearly, both the FBI and our security laws are well behind the curve, since these saboteurs have not been deterred from their deadly ambitions. Criminal subversion and sedition are not protected by the Bill Rights and the perpetrators should be punished harshly enough to remove them from the field of battle.


[1] http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2003/03/14/war/index_np.html

[2] See WAR ROOMs #1 and #2 or, http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/CampaignArticles.asp?CID=6&D=The+Fifth+Column&ID=6


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; anarchists; antibush; anticapitalist; communists; criminalactivity; criminals; domesticterrorism; fifthcolumn; lockthemup; prosaddam; sabotage; saboteurs; socialists

1 posted on 03/17/2003 6:42:50 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu
If it starts, then Ashcroft should declare martial law.
2 posted on 03/17/2003 6:44:52 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: harpu
TREAT THESE BASTARDS LIKE THE ENEMIES THEY ARE........TERRORISTS!!
3 posted on 03/17/2003 6:44:52 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: harpu
McCarthism! /sarcasm bump
4 posted on 03/17/2003 6:45:31 AM PST by cinFLA
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To: harpu
Stock up on ammo.
5 posted on 03/17/2003 6:45:59 AM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: harpu
I would think that some of these guys are headed for the clink.
6 posted on 03/17/2003 6:46:38 AM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: harpu
The military security personnel at the various bases ought to paint a bullet on the side of their vehicles for every "peace activist" they kill.
7 posted on 03/17/2003 6:47:37 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Bulldogs22
The smart ones don't NEED to stock up.
8 posted on 03/17/2003 6:48:26 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Mike Darancette
Or the morgue.
9 posted on 03/17/2003 6:48:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: harpu
Memo to police:

HEAD SHOTS!!!

10 posted on 03/17/2003 6:49:38 AM PST by nonliberal (Taglines? We don't need no stinkin' taglines!)
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To: Semper Paratus
Are you serious?
11 posted on 03/17/2003 6:50:22 AM PST by Sid Rich
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I think there are many who willing to participate in peacful protest marches etc. There will be few who are willing to join this type of parties. Many of these types will be arested and booked etc. and thus be known and exposed as to their links etc.
12 posted on 03/17/2003 6:51:33 AM PST by observer5
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
You nailed it.

to disrupt the flow of normal civic life

This one of the goals of terrorist organizations.

13 posted on 03/17/2003 6:56:48 AM PST by kcordell
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To: Mike Darancette
I would think that some of these guys are headed for the clink

Let them come.....Oh, you meant something else. Nevermind.

14 posted on 03/17/2003 6:58:10 AM PST by Clink
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To: harpu
Isn't Vandenburg in Charlton Heston country? I can't imagine that many of these bloc heads are going to get very far...
15 posted on 03/17/2003 6:59:41 AM PST by Dutchgirl (Don't run, you'll just die tired.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"The smart ones don't NEED to stock up."


Not enough of them. better get extra.
17 posted on 03/17/2003 7:06:37 AM PST by Bulldogs22
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To: Mike Darancette
"...some of these guys are headed for the clink." Urragh...the morgue, if they try this shit around 'yours truly!'
18 posted on 03/17/2003 7:15:26 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu
"We'll be rallying in New York's Times Square at 5 p.m. that day "

Nice that they put the No work No School Rally AFTER normal work and school hours !

19 posted on 03/17/2003 7:17:00 AM PST by RS
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To: Dutchgirl
This is guerilla warfare; however, when the first "civilians" are killed, the media will go beserk about the criminality of our military and Ashcroft's Justice Dept.

Sabatoge of Vandenberg and other critical bases could be crippling.

Hopefully the military bases will give these traitors eternal "peace."Maybe a few kills will be a wakeup call for many of the blockheads that are participating because they want "peace".

vaudine
20 posted on 03/17/2003 7:19:52 AM PST by vaudine
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To: Mike Darancette
Wrong ... the Morgue
21 posted on 03/17/2003 7:21:01 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: Semper Paratus
If the protesters try to get close to critical military infrastructure while we are engaged in battle, they are going to get killed. The anti-war left will howl, but I think all reasonable people will agree that the military has a duty to protect critical equipment in a time of war.

No declaration of martial law is required to excersize deadly force on US military installations.
22 posted on 03/17/2003 7:22:07 AM PST by gridlock (This tag line printed with soy-based electrons on 100% post-cosumer ether.)
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To: harpu
What they discuss is not "vandalism", it is sabotage. Shoot them as traitors aiding the enemy.

Actions such as these do not fall under the banner of "free speech".

23 posted on 03/17/2003 7:42:34 AM PST by weegee (McCarthy was right - Fight the Red Menace)
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To: harpu
These people are mostly cowards. I doubt very many will do anything that might get them arrested. There might be a little disorder for a day or so, then those who don't get arrested will revert to mindless screeming. The only danger is that terrorists might exploit that day of disorder.
24 posted on 03/17/2003 8:11:22 AM PST by traditionalist
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To: harpu
They need a smiting.
25 posted on 03/17/2003 8:13:17 AM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: harpu
It's just a question of the cowards to lunatics ratio among the protesters. I suspect its about 100:1, and the cowards are not going to go over wire at Vandenberg.

I could see some very serious obstruction outside the gates though -- Santa Barbara County is increasingly liberal; the odds that the sheriff will crack down, or that judges and juries would impose significant punishment, aren't good.
26 posted on 03/17/2003 8:19:54 AM PST by only1percent
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To: harpu
We contend that property destruction is not a violent activity unless it destroys lives or causes pain in the process.

If you try this destruction on my property, you will find yourself in a very violent activity!

27 posted on 03/17/2003 8:21:16 AM PST by Gritty
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To: Semper Paratus
If it starts, then Ashcroft should declare martial law.

You don't need martial law for guards at an AFB to shoot saboteurs on sight.

28 posted on 03/17/2003 8:22:51 AM PST by Salman
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To: Gritty
"Any demonstrator that tries to sit down in front of my car will not be sitting in front of any other cars for a long, long time." George Wallace, 1968
29 posted on 03/17/2003 8:24:22 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: harpu; viligantcitizen; Travis McGee
>>our main targets are the rich and powerful.

These dweebs need to buy a clue. Just based on assets, income, and my best guess on their criteria, our family probably falls into that category. I say, Bring it on, @#&holes! We're ready for you pukes. Just show up in the neighborhood threatening violence to the "rich and powerful".

GRRRRR. This stuff just pisses me off, and the fact that Leftie city governments in places like SF, Portland, and Seattle all but support it, really gets my blood boiling.

30 posted on 03/17/2003 8:30:28 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: only1percent
>>the odds that the sheriff will crack down, or that judges and juries would impose significant punishment, aren't good.

If they're doing this stuff on a Federal installation, they're in a Federal Court with Federal judges. Of course, now that I think about it, in the 9th Circuit Court district, that may not do much for us.

31 posted on 03/17/2003 8:32:08 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: FreedomPoster
I made the assumption that "outside the gates" was county, not federal land.

Even if that's wrong, though, and they are subject to federal prosecution, Santa Barbara is in the Central District -- federal defendants are tried in US courts in Los Angeles. Even though in theory Central District trials are supposed to draw from the entire district, in practice, especially with trials expected to be long, almost all the federal jurors are people in easy driving distance and mostly government employees, students, the unemployed and retirees, who can have the time off.

Guess what percentage Democratic are the votes of government employees, students, the unemployed, and retirees living within an hour's drive of downtown Los Angeles...
32 posted on 03/17/2003 8:42:21 AM PST by only1percent
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To: harpu
I’ve done a bit of work around SAC bases. Believe me, you can have permits, clearances, etc. to be where you are, but still get jumped by guards and have twin .50’s pointed at you until you are checked out. My bet is that the military installation guards will have shoot to kill orders during this war.

I’m not about to worry my friends and relatives with this. Sure, there will be some rioting. But, after a few of these Bozos are shot, they’ll fold like house of cards.
33 posted on 03/17/2003 8:49:35 AM PST by Barnacle (A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to You and Yours)
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To: Semper Paratus
If it starts, then Ashcroft should declare martial law.

I’m more afraid of martial law than I am of some cowardly Commies.

34 posted on 03/17/2003 8:54:03 AM PST by Barnacle (A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to You and Yours)
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To: Semper Paratus
NO NO NO NO NO
35 posted on 03/17/2003 8:55:15 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Bulldogs22
yep, before I was defending me and mine. Limited number I needed. Time to stock up.
36 posted on 03/17/2003 8:56:13 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: harpu
Some time on "The Working End of a Hoe" or makeing little ones out of big ones will open these closed minds.
37 posted on 03/17/2003 8:56:30 AM PST by fella
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To: Gritty
and in pain!
38 posted on 03/17/2003 8:56:57 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Barnacle
me too!
39 posted on 03/17/2003 8:57:52 AM PST by eyespysomething
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To: Semper Paratus
I read, yesterday that Vandenberg had issued orders to shoot trespassers if necessary and I guess this is the reason.
40 posted on 03/17/2003 8:59:35 AM PST by Eva
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To: Bulldogs22
Stock up on ammo.

Why? Did that a long time ago. Always have plenty for each caliber of firearm owned.

41 posted on 03/17/2003 10:07:32 AM PST by El Gato
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To: harpu
This morning I printed this and brought it in the car to read in traffic. At lunch time I saw a car in a strip-mall with "NO WAR" and one of those .org peace group sites painted all over it. So I had to leave my copy under their wiper.

;-)

42 posted on 03/17/2003 4:30:43 PM PST by StriperSniper (Frogs are for gigging)
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To: harpu; hchutch; dighton; general_re; Travis McGee; aculeus; BlueLancer
We contend that property destruction is not a violent activity unless it destroys lives or causes pain in the process. By this definition, private property--especially corporate private property--is itself infinitely more violent than any action taken against it.

I f***ing well contend that slaughtering "Black bloc anarchists" engaged in property destruction is not a violent activity--merely an aerobic one. Try to destroy my property, and I'll make sure y'all get a date with the Turk. Bring it, baby. Just bring it.

VISUALIZE PEACENIK TRAITORS HANGING FROM LAMPPOSTS

43 posted on 03/17/2003 4:35:23 PM PST by Poohbah (Beware the fury of a patient man -- John Dryden)
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To: Poohbah
Remember: shotgun pellets and very high velocity rifle hollow points don't leave enough for ballistics.
44 posted on 03/17/2003 5:58:18 PM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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