Would The Media Be Interested If Bashar Al-Assad Set Up Re-Education
Labor Camps For Political Dissidents?
A couple of months ago, the mainstream media got all excited about leaked emails from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and 'bombshell' revelations such as the fact that Assad's wife likes to spend a lot of money on expensive furniture.
Would that same corporate press be interested if documents were leaked showing that Assad's military forces had set up detention camps in which they planned to incarcerate political activists and subject them to re-education programs and slave labor?
Of course it would, the story would be all over CNN, ABC and Fox News. The documents would be heralded as chilling evidence that Assad is in charge of a dictatorial regime that plans to kidnap demonstrators and imprison them in North Korean-style gulags.
The documents would be held up as solid justification for a swift NATO military action in the name of 'humanitarian intervention'.
And yet last week we had the release of documents which prove the existence of re-education forced labor camps for political dissidents not only abroad but inside the United States itself! An even more shocking story you would imagine?
And the reaction from the mainstream media? You could hear a pin drop.
We have now exhaustively proven in a series of articles that the U.S. Army is training its personnel, through the policies outlined in a manual entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF), to "indoctrinate" "political activists" incarcerated in detention camps into developing an “understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”
On page 281 of the manual we even see the use of the term itself when we learn that the role of camp personnel is focused around, "reorienting or reeducating the I/R facility population or setting the stage for acceptance of future operations."
These camp prisoners are to include “civilian internees” detained “within U.S. territory” as part of “civil support operations” in the aftermath of “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories” involving FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.
The manual also directs such prisoners to be used for slave labor "In work that is needed to construct, manage, perform administrative functions for, and maintain the internment facility,” in other words building and maintaining their own detention camp.
The manual also directs that political activists be confined to isolation and that prisoners be silenced using by "muffling them with a soft, clean cloth tied around their mouths and fastened at the backs of their heads.”
To reiterate - all of these policies outlined in the Army's manual can be applied to U.S. citizens on American soil so long as the President passes an executive order to nullify Posse Comitatus, the law that forbids the U.S. military from engaging in domestic law enforcement.
If President Bashar al-Assad was directing his military forces to round-up political activists and use them for slave labor in re-education camps, the international outcry would be deafening, the media circus would be off the charts.
Yet all this is already in black and white, already on the books, ready and waiting to be used domestically in the aftermath of the next major terrorist attack or natural disaster - and the mainstream media has completely ignored it.
The story has been blacklisted.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.