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The Fifth Column Left Declares War
TownHall.com ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2003 | David Horowitz

Posted on 03/17/2003 9:18:09 PM PST by JohnHuang2

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March 18, 2003

The Fifth Column Left Declares War

I have long warned 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 of 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

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Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Quote of the Day by small voice in the wilderness/a>

1 posted on 03/17/2003 9:18:09 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Much better :o)

BUMP Friend!!!
2 posted on 03/17/2003 9:23:45 PM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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To: JohnHuang2
bump
3 posted on 03/17/2003 9:23:58 PM PST by aquila48
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To: JohnHuang2
bttt
4 posted on 03/17/2003 9:26:00 PM PST by polemikos
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To: JohnHuang2
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,"

Sounds like a good area to dump a s**tload of rattlesnakes.

5 posted on 03/17/2003 9:30:40 PM PST by Morgan's Raider
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To: JohnHuang2
It seems to me that if an American citizen were to attack a military base, and try to disrupt our armed forces while were in a defacto war (not a "real" war, since Congress doesn't have the b@lls to do its job, and declare war), then these people need to be arrested, and sent to Gitmo as enemy combattants. Then tried for treason, and if found guilty, hung by the neck, until dead.

Mark
7 posted on 03/17/2003 9:32:26 PM PST by MarkL
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To: JohnHuang2
If they breach a secure area kill them. A group of snipers with night vision equipment will make short work of them. Those left alive will soon lose their taste for this type of action. One might also consider what trained dogs can do to a group of intruders. It would not be pretty. An attack chopper with mini guns would also do nicely.

If they have the will to intrude their life should be forfited.
8 posted on 03/17/2003 9:34:05 PM PST by cpdiii
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To: JohnHuang2
The No Blood For Oil! Resistance Campaign ... 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!

Small problem. These people don't work, so they can't effect a work stoppage. :) No sweat about the schools either; the kids could use the break from propaganda.

9 posted on 03/17/2003 9:34:09 PM PST by CanisMajor2002 (Annoy a liberal...judge them by the content of their character)
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To: JohnHuang2
and if we see a peacenik approaching a base perimeter fence with a pair of wire cutters, can we shoot him, please?
10 posted on 03/17/2003 9:35:11 PM PST by demosthenes the elder (scum will never cease to be scum - why must that be explained to anyone?)
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To: Uncle Bill
Heads-up bump!
11 posted on 03/17/2003 9:41:04 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: JohnHuang2
The base is 99,000 square acres..

Is this in contrast to 99,000 round acres?

12 posted on 03/17/2003 9:52:02 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: JohnHuang2
The Fifth Column Left Declares War

You know John, I have this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach, that someday, we are going to have to fight the commie bas----s on our own soil.

13 posted on 03/17/2003 10:08:07 PM PST by Mark17
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To: Mark17
I bet they come as the Un. blue hats and all
14 posted on 03/17/2003 10:14:56 PM PST by cactusSharp
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To: CanisMajor2002
Small problem. These people don't work, so they can't effect a work stoppage.

They may try to block places where people work or the main roads people use to get there.

15 posted on 03/17/2003 10:16:02 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian (No more will we pretend that our desire/For liberty is number-cold and has no fire.)
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To: Celtjew Libertarian
They may try to block places where people work or the main roads people use to get there.

In other news, Israeli bulldozers are now participating in joint operations with American bulldozers... :)

16 posted on 03/17/2003 10:17:39 PM PST by CanisMajor2002 (Annoy a liberal...judge them by the content of their character)
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To: Kudsman
Ping

I thought you might find this interesting--given the way the "peaceniks" reacted to your presence at their "public" meeting.
17 posted on 03/17/2003 10:30:01 PM PST by djreece
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To: JohnHuang2
This kind of nonsense needs to be dealt with. This isn't protest; this is illegal violence that goes far beyond the scope of free speech. Typical of the left. When no one is interested enough in their drivel, they decide to force their opinion on everyone through sheer thuggery. Can you imagine the response if conservative activists engaged in behavior like this? The government would quickly mobilize a full armed response, no doubt.

MM

18 posted on 03/17/2003 10:48:53 PM PST by MississippiMan
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To: JohnHuang2
They're going to camp there and train to breach the base's security and possibly vandalize some of its equipment.

I hope they shoot them dead the instant they set foot on the secure side of the fence. These Black Bloc types are a real menace.

-ccm

19 posted on 03/17/2003 10:50:10 PM PST by ccmay
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To: Mark17
and very soon.......God forbid
20 posted on 03/17/2003 10:51:21 PM PST by jeremiah (Sunshine scares all of them, for they all are cockaroaches)
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To: JohnHuang2
Being it is still St. patrick's Day, albeit late, I remember a verse from an old irish tune: "Death to every foe and traitor, rise and strike the marching tune, the pikes will be a flashing by the rising of the moon!"
21 posted on 03/17/2003 11:13:36 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: ccmay
These Black Bloc types are a real menace.

Oh, *PLEASE*... They're a bunch of mama's boys trying to play street punk. One look at a Marine and they'll all have to go home and change their shorts.

Horowitz is right, as always, but this time the Left is going to shoot itself in both feet, but good - right through its expensive sandals.

This war is *really* gonna clear the air in this country... This generation of peace pukes is totally irrelevant and in about a week it's going to be obvious to *everyone*...

22 posted on 03/17/2003 11:43:26 PM PST by fire_eye
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To: cpdiii
I agree. Anyone breaking into a military base during a war, should be shot on sight. Better safe then sorry. There is absolutely no way to quickly determine if the invader is just a misguided leftist or a true islamic terrorists. At any rate, protestors should not be allowed to endanger our troops or our citizens. At that point they are no longer just 'protesting'.
23 posted on 03/18/2003 12:29:12 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
They're agents of the enemy wartime and deserve the full treatment.
24 posted on 03/18/2003 12:31:38 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: Mark17
"You know John, I have this awful feeling in the pit of my stomach, that someday, we are going to have to fight the commie bas----s on our own soil."

Bring it on. Foolishly, they will be mainly unarmed, and we won't be unarmed.

Add muslim bas----s.

We'll just have to sort through them, too. Consider them armed, even if it is funding, plotting, inciting, etc.
25 posted on 03/18/2003 12:41:54 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: djreece
25 meter zeroed. Locked and loaded.
26 posted on 03/18/2003 7:58:17 PM PST by Kudsman (LETS GET IT ON!!! The price of freedom is vigilance. Tyranny is free of charge.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
The war at home.

ping

27 posted on 03/19/2003 6:24:55 AM PST by flamefront (Take the oil money from the islamofascists! And not for the UN. Only UN-Americans ignore U.S.)
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To: JohnHuang2
bttt
28 posted on 12/03/2003 8:13:25 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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