Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
If it’s good enough for the population of the so-called "free world" then it must be OK for the poor broken-backed bombed to smithereens peasants in Afghanistan – a big brother camera surveillance network to watch over them for their safety.
"The U.S. Government is contemplating a massive video surveillance project for the country of Afghanistan that would establish surveillance over all major thoroughfares in Kabul, the capital city, as well as all U.S. and multinational camps, traffic circles and Afghan ministry compounds," reports Government Security News.
"The surveillance apparatus would provide a 24/7 command and control system that would enable authorities to track personnel and identify vehicles with the use of license plate recognition systems."
Why license plate recognition systems are necessary for a country that still uses donkey carts as its main form of travel is on the face of it a little baffling, but if we consider the main purpose of why cameras proliferate in the developed world it begins to make sense.
The indentured Afghan people need to stop resisting and learn to accept the fact that the U.S. and NATO have carved their country up into a failed narco-state to reinvigorate the formerly lapsing opium trade and enable the survival of the Golden Triangle drug trade.
The cameras are a way of reminding them who their bosses are and that the controllers are always one step ahead because big brother sees all, just as they are a tool to shape the compliant behavior of the plebs in the west and make them wary of expressing basic freedoms like the right to peaceably assemble and protest.
The genesis of the system can be traced back to the "Combat Zones That See" program, which was announced a few months after the invasion Iraq and was dubbed an, "Urban surveillance system that would use computers and thousands of cameras to track, record and analyze the movement of every vehicle in a foreign city."
According to the report, it could also "easily be adapted to spy on Americans," which some would argue is already happening anyway via a myriad of different methods. This new program is seemingly just a way of centralizing and collating the spy network into one central hub.
The fact that the invaded and conquered Afghan people, who continue to live under a state of martial law nearly seven years later, should be treated the same as those here in "the land of the free," provides a clue as to how our "elected representatives" see us just as wardens of the state, to be surveilled, regulated and catalogued just as the Third Reich did to the Jews in pre-war 1930′s Nazi Germany.