Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday November 27, 2012...What a Waste

Since the 2001 invasion, 2,158 American troops have been killed, 294 this year alone. Over 18,000 soldiers have been wounded, many with permanent injuries. Thousands of combat veterans are suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

A Newsweek article published in 2006 reported that, “The intelligence community generally agrees that the number of true A-list Al Qaeda operatives out there around the time of 9/11 was no more than about 1,000, perhaps as few as 500, most in and around Afghanistan.”

Although most of those directly responsible for 9/11 have either been captured or killed during the 11-plus-year war, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Osama bin Laden, and numerous Al Qaeda members have also been killed, much of this lost membership has been replenished by new recruits, and has spread internationally. A Wall Street Journal article published last year revealed that as of September 2011, Al Qaeda’s numbers were between 200 and 1000.

So 2,158 Americans killed and 18,000 wounded and the number of Al Qaeda members has remained at 1,000. Why did all those young men have to die? What was accomplished in the longest war in American history? WHAT A WASTE! Why are we still in Afghanistan and what are we accomplishing?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday September 30, 2012...Scary thoughts

The feds have actually ordered over 1 billion rounds of ammo in 2012 alone. They received 750,000,000 in March and are awaiting another 450,000,000 arriving soon. All in conjunction with large-scale orders for riot gear, bulletproof checkpoint outposts with red and green stoplights, human shaped paper practice targets, and other crowd control and containment equipment.

There is no conspiracy theory here.  The federal government is expecting either a catastrophic financial collapse that could provoke nationwide food riots and all out civil unrest, another civil war, or even Armageddon. All in the very near future. Some theorize that the mass purchase of ammunition is an attempt to hoard as much as possible from the American public whom the feds believe may be in preparation for civil war right now. 

High-level, reliable sources inside Homeland Security claim the agency is preparing for a massive civil war in America. The DHS source states that the federal government foresees and prepares for a massive civil revolt.
For more details, see this article 

Let's hope that this is all some kind of bizarre mistake and that they really aren't planning for insurrection.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Saturday September 15, 2012...Still at war

Eleven years later, we are still at war.

In America, 35 million people are hungry or do not know where their next meal is coming from and 13 million of them are children. Who benefits from the "War on Terror"?

Since America's intervention in Afghanistan, the heroin trade has exploded, doubling opium production. Afghanistan is now the source of 90% of the world's heroin. This dovetail's nicely with America's "War on Drugs."

In 2011 overseas weapons sales by the United States totaled $66.3 billion, or more than three-quarters of the global arms market. Russia was second, with $4.8 billion in deals. Who benefits from the War on Terror and who benefits when America threatens war?
Over half of the sales, or $33.4 billion, consisted of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.

What of the $2 billion dollars per week we are spending on war in Afghanistan? What would $2 billion per week look like in our devastated communities, in our schools, in creating jobs or in caring for our elders?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday June 10, 2012...Scorched-earth?

One of two major political parties in America is engaging in scorched-earth economic policies that are undercutting the economic recovery, possibly on purpose, and is forcing job-killing austerity measures on the states. And they have paid absolutely no political price for doing so. If anything, it won them control of the House in 2010, and has kept win Obama's approval ratings in the political danger zone. It might even help them get control of the White House.

Sadly, this will probably continue after the next election. If Obama wins, the Republicans will continue the same strategy in order to win the next congressional race. If Obama loses, the Democrats will likely us the same strategy against the Republicans.

In either case, the nation loses. The only way that Congress will settle down and get something done about job creation and unemployment will be if one party wins big enough that they have enough control to defeat the filibuster and have a majority in congress as well as the presidency. With the way the people seem to be divided, due to the manipulation of the money brokers, this scenario is unlikely.

Welcome to the coming depression. Hold on to your hats, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Wouldn't it be nice to have adults running the country?

Sunday June 10, 2012...The bullies are here and winning

Apparently, that is the way of man – the strong dominate the weak and there is no charity in their hearts. Regardless of reigning theology where kindness and charity are the ideals, the strong bully will rise to become the dominant force in each nation. Businesses are run by strong uncaring men who have risen to become king of the hill by beating their competition. The only strength the weak have is in their numbers. They may harbor charity and forgiveness and other redeemable qualities, but the forces that dominate the businesses and the nations are without question selfish and unforgiving and focused only on their ultimate goal.

We, in the United States, thought we had set up checks and balances in our government to avoid being bullied by the stronger ones. The powers that be noted that we were willing to sacrifice some of those checks during times of national insecurity. When wars broke out of turmoil reigned, we temporarily held our bill of rights in abeyance for security purposes. Now that the powers have declared that we are in an unending war of terrorism, they have canceled many of those rights that protected us from them. This war is clearly undefinable and perhaps will never end, so we have lost and they have taken control away from us.

They have the power. They have the money. They have the media. They have the political system. They have the armed forces. They have the courts. They have the police. We have only our numbers and we are in disarray. The only way the numbers can gain back control is to become united in purpose. We are their support service. Without our labor they have no way to keep their system alive. Without our efforts, the system completely stops – no transport, no utilities, no food supply, no business, no banking, nothing works. They have accumulated their power, their money, their system all from our efforts. We were all born naked and powerless – why are they allowed to consume so much from all of our efforts? The strong bully will rake in what he wants and deny anyone else a fair share simply because he thinks he is better or stronger. The rest of us need to make the bully realize that he can't have what is not his to control, but must share with the rest of us.

Now we just have to wake up the people and unite them. They need to realize that we are being brainwashed to accept an unequal distribution as being fair and right when it is dreadfully wrong. We have been coaxed to fight among ourselves over unimportant matters while they have been carefully raking in as much as they can of our world. They hide the truth by determining what news we shall be presented. They hide their political takeover by controlling who we are allowed to vote for. They have taken over the courts and changed the laws to suit themselves and to deprive us of our rights. They are successfully fighting our right to organize and protest. We are like cattle being led to the slaughter without even noticing what has been happening.

Just keep quiet and don't disturb the bullies. Maybe they will leave you something.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Friday June 8, 2012...Dear Senator

The Wilderness Act has protected special places across the country from motorized vehicles for decades and the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act” would undo it all. The deceitful bill is framed as increasing access for fishing and hunting when, in fact, it would destroy the very habitat that fish and wildlife need to thrive.
A new bill passed by the U.S. House last week would undo the protections of the Wilderness Act and allow off-road vehicles to motor through previously protected lands. The bill is being touted as a pro-fishing and pro-hunting proposal, but we can see through that veneer.
Sadly, on April 17 the U.S. House of Representatives voted to put our Wilderness heritage at risk – and they did it through deceitful legislation that was advertised as promoting hunting and fishing.
I wrote to my Senator Roy Blunt asking him to vote against this bill in the Senate. His reply:
It's reassuring to know that environmentally responsible and dedicated sportsmen will not destroy the habitat that we have so carefully tried to protect. They wouldn't do that, would they? The Wilderness Act kept motorized vehicles out of these areas, but now they will be open to recreationists.

Senator Roy Blunt
Dear Robert,

Thank you for contacting me regarding proposed changes to management and regulatory policies that would benefit sportsmen and recreationists.

Sportsmen and recreationists play an important role in national conservation efforts. The revenue from the sale of certain firearms, sporting equipment and permit sales serves as a vital source of funding for state departments of conservation. Sportsmen are known for their dedication to wildlife and habitat conservation; a study conducted by Ducks Unlimited has shown that sportsmen are more than three times more likely than other citizens to contribute to or take part in conservation efforts.

We have a responsibility to preserve our nation's resources by protecting parks, communities, and the environment. Millions of American and international tourists visit our national parks and historic sites every year. Public land management should encourage environmentally responsible conservation, recreation, and economic use of these lands.

Legislation such as HR 4089, The Sportsmen's Heritage Act, and similar proposals deserve careful consideration to ensure they follow this multiple-use philosophy in an environmentally responsible way. We also must avoid over-regulating traditional ammunition and fishing tackle. I have been outspoken in opposition to any attempts by the EPA to regulate these traditional means used in sporting activities out of existence without sound science to support its actions.

As you may know, I am a consistent supporter of sportsmen and gun owners. I am always open to considering common-sense reforms that encourage sportsmen and recreationists to use our public lands in a responsible way.

Sincere regards,
Roy Blunt
United States Senator

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saturday May 19, 2012...A New Leaf?

And now for something completely different.

Have you ever tried turning over a new leaf? They're green on both sides! I guess maybe they are greener on the top side but not on the other side of the fence. 

Have you ever tried sitting on a fence? It's really hard to balance while resisting the pokes for the fence, even if you eat a balanced diet. 

I tried eating a balanced diet once, but every time I took a bite from one side of the plate it left it unbalanced. 

People sometimes say that I'm unbalanced, but at least I don't go bouncing off the walls like some people do. 

Have you ever tried following a bouncing ball? They used to show those in the movies long ago and expected you to sing along with the bouncing ball. Any bouncing ball I ever had never sang and eventually became a dribbling ball. 

 And why do they call it a ballroom? I never see any bouncing balls or even dribbling balls in a ballroom.

Isn't it funny how the mind travels around in loops and ovals instead of circles? Although my mind sometimes takes a sharp left turn without signaling. 

 Maybe it's trying to turn over a new leaf.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thursday May 17, 2012...Not Again!

This week – House Republican plan to vote on House Resolution 568 – which calls on the President to take our nation to war should Iran even become capable of building a nuclear weapon - without building one. The resolution also takes containment – like sanctions and diplomacy – off the table as an adequate response to a nuclear Iran – leaving military action as the only possibility. So, despite U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies determining that Iran is NOT building a nuclear weapon – Republicans in the House want to drag an already war-weary nation and stretched-thin military into another war.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday May12, 2012...I have to agree

I have to agree with this article from Policolnews.com.  It looks like we've committed ourselves to another dumb war of attrition for the upcoming decade.  I believe we need to pull out right now.  Our presence is not accomplishing anything good.

23 Years in Afghanistan -US Drains It’s Economy

Posted on May 1, 2012 by politicol
23 Years in Afghanistan -US Drains It’s Economy
A surprise May Day Announcement live from Kabul, Afghanistan a country steeped in the illegal opium drug trade, a country George W. Bush invaded on October 7, 2001 was the scene for President Obama’s announcement.
Obama had to make an unannounced visit today for his own security and he arrived to sign an agreement assuring another 12 years of  the US military presence in Afghanistan until the year 2024.That indicates the amount of security and progress made after 11 years of US occupancy, will another 12 years make a difference?
The entire facade that the US is winning the war in Afghanistan is a farce, when a series of attacks in recent weeks proves the country is yet unstable and likely to remain divided amongst tribal rivalry.
Many Americans will be dead by then of the incessant poverty that has spread over America, some will die after knowing this country has been at war for 23 years of their lives. The US has and will be in Afghanistan for 23 years at the end of Obama’s agreement and at a cost in today’s dollar value of 2 Billion dollars per week! 
For the next 12 years at that rate the United States will have spent 1.248 Trillion dollars protecting a corrupted country that will never have peace, never stop harboring terrorist and will never be any better than it is today from that investment.
President Obama has captured Osama Bin Laden but he was not in Afghanistan, he was found and killed in Pakistan. Essentially, Obama has continued with the supremely colossal military mistakes of his predecessor George W. Bush and has had no spine in confronting the facts of life, we simply do not have “The Money”. Obama is compounding the errors of Bush and the mission was wrong from the beginning on October 7, 2001.
Not only did Obama sympathize with Bush’s invasion he augmented the numbers by ordering an additional 33,000 troops in 2009 into Afghanistan. Obama also kept Canada, the UK involved and other countries to chip into the effort, causing deficits in both countries.
The US Dragged Other Countries into Major Deficits for Afghanistan
Canada and the UK both are facing crushing deficits which in turn are causing drastic cuts to social pensions, healthcare and the loss of jobs for their efforts in Afghanistan. Both countries are facing increasing opposition to Afghanistan involvement and their losses are into the billions of dollars. For every dollar plus the interest charges,  that does make it’s way to Afghanistan, it is one dollar less going to student loans, infrastructure, jobs, green energy, education, pensions and to the domestic economy.
For a Democrat who ran on ending he war, ending the deficit, ending corporate influence -President Obama has failed on all accounts and continues to enrich the military industrial complex with riches beyond compare, another gold mine in 12 more years of military occupation of Afghanistan.
Who Gets Rich off of War
The military corporations, the military industrial complex, companies that make bombs, tanks, bullets, guns, drones and all the hardware, uniforms all say Thank You Very Much to Barack Obama for giving us another 12 years of guaranteed profits by their best buyer: The US Government.
Why he would increase the length of the war, without permission without consultation with the American public, whom he is supposedly serving, this comes as a slap in the face to most Democrats. Coupled with the expense of Iraq, the Return on Investment is the same: Nothing.
Americans Want the War Ended Now
A recent poll shows 75% or more of the American public want the wars to end, they want their money to be invested in American poverty, education, infrastructure and the economy to produce jobs. These results show both Republicans and Democrats and Independents want the wars ended period. The negativity of wars include the returning wounded which also drains the economy plus the shedding of US blood, in an ungrateful, hostile country that the Russians left several decades ago.
From the NY Times: “Among Democrats, 68 percent said the war was going somewhat or very badly, compared with 38 percent in November. But the poll found that Republicans were more likely to want to stay in Afghanistan for as long as it would take to stabilize the situation: 3 in 10 said the United States should stay, compared with 2 in 10 independents and 1 in 10 Democrats. ”
The war mongers in the Republican party namely Sen. John McCain and Peter King both applauded President Obama for his agreement to add another 12 years of profiteering for their campaign donors. One can only assume Barack Obama the said President that acts without public approval, did the same damn thing. Tonight the MIC will be partying more than the Government Services did in Vegas, they will party like it’s 2024!!
For this he will pay at the polls -for turning his back on Americans, by inducing enormous deficits, by borrowing and financing a war on a credit card where the banker China, is only too happy to see the misbegotten path this President is taking this country.
The announcement came as a shock to most Americans, when the cost is so very high, to the tune of 2 billion dollars per week that is costing American taxpayers. 
Do the Math:
At 2 billion per week, for 52 weeks per year, for 12 years = 1.248 Trillion dollars going to a foreign country who’s main export is illegal drugs.
1.2 Trillion Dollars Would Wipe Out the Entire US Student Debt
The same 1.2 Trillion that would wipe out the entire student debt of American students at home. Where are the priorities here? Where on earth does Obama get off draining the economy, refusing to end the financial benefits to the military industrial complex? Where did he get anyone’s permission?
The country is already in 15 trillion dollars of debt from which it will never recover and another financial global crisis is eminently predicted by the looks of the EU which is unable to stabilize Europe. Until another 12 years more American soldiers will be deployed killed, and lives will be destroyed for what?
The military has been on their 4th, 5th and 6th tours and is exhausted both morally and spiritually and when they come home, they will need enormous expensive health care.
Once again, Osama Bin Laden wins – he’s decimated the US economy for another 12 years. Enjoy it folks, Romney would have done the same.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012...Wasted by nuclear waste?

The problem with nuclear waste has surfaced in Japan.

Ambassador Murata of Japan informed us that the total numbers of the spent fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi site excluding the rods in the pressure vessel is 11,421. They are stored in deep concrete pools of water elevated 100 feet above ground. Some of these pools are damaged from the earthquake. If the water leaks out, the world will experience major radiation. Another earthquake could be a catastrophe. They contain roughly 336 million curies of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 -roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident. The total spent reactor fuel inventory at the Fukushima-Daichi site contains nearly half of the total amount of Cs-137 to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants.
It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.
Spent reactor fuel cannot be simply lifted into the air by a crane as if it were routine cargo. In order to prevent severe radiation exposures, fires and possible explosions, it must be transferred at all times in water and heavily shielded structures into dry casks.. As this has never been done before, the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters.
Many people might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.
With all this in mind, why would we want to risk building more nuclear power plants?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday April 10, 2012...Now what's happening makes sense

It makes sense, but it's a very different future for the USA.  It explains a lot about what is happening in America.

Corporations Plan for Post-Middle-Class America
By Bernard Starr

American corporations have pretty much written off the middle class. Their actions declare that the middle class is moribund. And they should know since they have been in the front lines shooting down and decimating the middle class. Indeed, American business has dismantled much of manufacturing and has eliminated untold numbers of other middle class jobs, sending them overseas where cheap labor fattens corporate prof its at the expense of American workers. That's why the employment and housing markets are struggling on life support, food stamp use is at an all time high and the ranks of the working poor are swelling--- while corporate profits soar and the S&P 500 stocks show the best first quarter since 1998.

In view of the assault on American jobs and workers is it any wonder that a Stanford University study reveals a dramatic drop in American families living in middle class neighborhoods---from sixty-five percent in 1970 to forty-four percent in 2009. Robert Borosage, President of the Institute for America's Future, adds this alarming note : "The broad middle class -- the triumph and strength of America's democracy -- is sinking. Unless we change course dramatically, we will become even more a nation of haves and have-nots."

Brookings economist Ron Haskins dismisses the notion of a suffering middle class. In his Washington Post commentary on March, 29th, " The Myth of The Disappearing Middle Class," he argues that "when the insurance value of health care and the value of certain government transfer payments are included in income....the disappearing middle class appears pretty healthy." Doesn't this sound like Mitt Romney's comment--"I'm not concerned with the very poor because we have safety nets there"--applied to the middle class? So I guess we don't have to worry about anyone. Let's break out the champagne!

But Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, disputes Haskins rosy picture and insists that the middle class has been "squeezed" by the economic downturn."Squeezed," though, doesn't adequately capture the dire state of the middle class, confirmed by the actions of U.S. industries that are revising their business plans.

What is corporate America's response? Rather than mounting crash programs for generating solid middle class jobs they have figured out how to profit from the sinking ship.

Corporate America is shifting its focus in product development and marketing to serve the "hourglass economy." The hourglass has two chambers connected by a slim channel. Translated into economic terms, or better yet, the emerging picture of America, the two chambers represent rich and poor, with virtually nothing in the middle.

Worse, while the traditional hourglass has two equal chambers, the economic hourglass does not. One chamber contains a small percent of the population and most of the wealth and the other is filled with the bulk of Americans, who have little access to resources and diminished hope for prosperity The hourglass economy has become so entrenched that Bloomberg News credits it with dividing Americans and defining U.S. politics.

Leading the rush into the hourglass economy are some icons of American industry, like Proctor and Gamble . Here's what Melanie Healey, group president of P&G's North America business, said to the Wall Street Journal about what her company did when it started losing market share to competitors who were catering to the low end market: "It's required us to think differently about our product portfolio and how to please the high-end and lower-end markets ...That's frankly where a lot of the growth is happening."

P& G is not alone in catering to the top and bottom of the hourglass and ignoring the middle, according to WSJ columnist Ellen Byron. H.J. Heinz Co is expanding its offerings of lower priced products to celebrate the hourglass model. And shooting for the high end, Saks, Inc. is growing its line of pricier products to serve the deep pocketed consumer segment that accounts for most of its growth.

Many other retailers are generating impressive year-to-year gains by marketing to the top and bottom consumers including, Coach, Lululemon Athletica, Whole Foods, Family Dollar and Costco.

The hourglass economy is even impacting the "green" industry. Eco-friendly products are typically costly and, there for e, appeal to wealthier consumers. Green marketers are struggling to find strategies for making their products appeal to a cash strapped low end market.

Citigroup was quick to notice the hourglass trend that was taking root in 2009. To help investors cash in on the demise of the middle class Citigroup recently issued an hourglass investment advisory that highlights twenty stocks of companies targeting low end consumers and fifteen companies targeting the high end ones. Showing that the hourglass economy is real and gaining momentum, Citigroup's hourglass index posted a whopping 56.5% return between Dec. 10, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2011, according to financial reporter Patrick Martin.

Since business models are projected well into the future, corporate America's hourglass strategy forecasts a long grim road ahead for the middle class--and the economy.

Yet politicians continue to express their heartfelt concern for the middle class, pledging to shore up this segment of the population. Are they just placating us while secretly supporting the hourglass strategy of their corporate sponsors? Is it possible that you and I know that corporate America has abandoned the middle class but that politicians are ignorant of this stark reality?  

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday February 23, 2012...Debates

Proof isn't required. We now take pre-emptive steps if we THINK someone is a threat. In fact, it is an obligation to eliminate anyone who disagrees with your way of thinking.

There was more unity in the Republican debate in Arizona on February 22, 2012 when the topic turned to foreign policy.
Romney, Santorum and Gingrich reiterated their belief that Iran must be stopped from obtaining a nuclear weapon in order to protect Israel and the United States.
Gingrich said that if Israel feels a threat is imminent, it is acceptable to pre-emptively strike Iran.
"If you think a mad man is about to have nuclear weapons and you think that mad man is going to use those nuclear weapons, then you have an absolute moral obligation to defend the lives of your people by eliminating the capacity to get nuclear weapons," he said.
Romney said the threat of higher gas prices "pales" in comparison with the possibility of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Meanwhile, Ron Paul would not take action – he would just eliminate most of the federal government and let the chips fall where they may.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday January 14, 2012...It's seems to be building up

  We seem to be building towards another confrontation.  Our politicians and news commentators seem angry towards Iran and seem to be looking for excuses to call them out.  Just when we finally got out of Iraq and are trying to wind down the war in Afghanistan it seems that some want to start another conflict with Iran.
The Republican presidential contenders have declared their belligerency toward Iranian officials who they accuse of moving toward nuclear weapons. The Iranian regime disputes that charge, claiming they are developing the technology for nuclear power and nuclear medicine.
The inspection teams of the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) that monitor compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which Iran belongs, have entered Iran numerous times and, while remaining suspicious, have not been able to find that country on the direct road to the Bomb.
Israel, with some help from the United States, appears to be conducting a covert war of sabotage and assassination inside Iran.

For many Americans the progression toward war with Iran has the feel of cattle being herded from the stockyard into the slaughterhouse, pressed steadily forward with no turning back, until some guy shoots a bolt into your head.

I only hope that level headed people will take the time to negotiate their differences and avoid another debacle like we started in Iraq.  It may be great business for the arms dealers and weapon makers, but it sure doesn't make sense for a country who is already deeply in debt. 

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Sunday January 1, 2012...A Whole New Year

It starts with a possible bit of major trouble.

President Obama today signed the highly controversial Defense Spending Bill. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with its so-called Homeland Battlefield provisions, allows, according to many legal scholars, the indefinite detention of US citizens by the US military. What is most striking is a lengthy signing statement by Obama, in which he maintains his reservations about the Homeland Battlefield provisions, saying, 'I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.' His defense of civil liberties in the signing statement was passionate. Nonetheless, at the same moment, he signed the bill into law. -- ma/RSN

We may have had some of our civil liberties taken away - the same liberties that we fought the revolution for two centuries ago.  Now the military has been given the right to indefinitely detain without charges or court appeal any United States citizen SUSPECTED of terrorism.  With a paranoid leader, that could be a major problem!  You better watch out who you associate with.  If one of your members is suspected of ties to terrorism, than your whole organization can be deemed suspect and labeled as terrorist.  It reminds one of Gestopo tactics.