Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Handling Dissent, BushCo Cowboy Style

Certainly they are handling dissent in Fallujah with an iron fist, or Abrams tanks. It appears evident now that most of the insurgents have left the city, so many of the deaths will be women, children, etc.

So, it appears from this video that the Bush Administration thinks the tactics that are working so well in Fallujah might just work here at home.
LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2004 - At 7:50 PM two armored tanks showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood. The tanks circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered. Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the tanks, but police quickly cleared the street. The people continued to protest the presence of the tanks, but about ten minutes the tanks drove off. It is unclear as to why the tanks were deployed to this location. Uploaded here is video from the event.

I've been predicting some protests that will make the Seattle protests of a few years ago pale in comparison. I'm not going to back off of that prediction.