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It looks like the White House unleashed DHS on Occupy

Lambert at Corrente has the goods that were discovered thru a Freedom of Information Act request from Michael Moore:

A new trove of heavily redacted documents provided by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) on behalf of filmmaker Michael Moore and the National Lawyers Guild makes it increasingly evident that there was and is a nationally coordinated campaign to disrupt and crush the Occupy Movement.

Nonetheless, blacked-out and limited though they are, [PCJF National Director Mara Verheyden-Hilliard] says they offer clues to the extent of the government’s concern about and focus on the wave of occupations that spread across the country beginning with last September’s Occupy Wall Street action in New York City.

The latest documents, reveal “intense involvement” by the DHS’s so-called National Operations Center (NOC). In its own literature, the DHS describes the NOC as “the primary national-level hub for domestic situational awareness, common operational picture, information fusion, information sharing, communications, and coordination pertaining to the prevention of terrorist attacks and domestic incident management.”

The DHS says that the NOC is “the primary conduit for the White House Situation Room
” and that it also “facilitates information sharing and operational coordination with other federal, state, local, tribal, non-governmental operation centers and the private sector.”

So, the Occupy Movement was considered a “domestic incident” that needed to be “managed”, probably at the request of Wall Street.

If the White House knew and requested help to smash Occupy, there are two disturbing thoughts that come immediately to mind.

1.) It’s too stupid to realize that letting Occupy stand and gather strength would have given it some popular anger to fling at Mitt Romney and the Republicans, even if Occupy stayed politically neutral.
2.) it doesn’t matter to the White House that people are unhappy enough to Occupy. Business as usual is more important than the right to protest.

You pick. Either one should keep you up tonight.


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