(NaturalNews) We've been reporting steadily on the rise of militaristic tactics used by local police forces, which we find both alarming and unnecessary. Unfortunately, that trend appears to be accelerating and shows no signs of reversal anytime soon.
One of the most recent examples comes from the small community of Rossford, Ohio, where a SWAT team decided to run a mock anti-terror drill on a bus full of students heading for an event.
According to the local ABC affiliate:
A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats.
In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it's hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.
The hijacker even tied some of the students up and told them to keep their heads down. The bus eventually ended up at Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness. That's where first responders and SWAT teams were ready to move in.
'This could happen on any bus' - only, it doesn't
In order to watch the "live feed," school teachers, administrators and transportation directors all set up chairs in an empty parking lot to watch the exercise unfold as if it were just another social gathering or sporting event (Roman coliseum, anyone?)
During the "drill," the "hijacker" even went so far as to tie up frightened teens with what appears to be electrical tape.
Though the mock hijacking took place on the other side of town, the bus eventually made its way to the parking lot where the crowd of "educators" was waiting. They watched calmly as a SWAT team moved towards the bus, blowing out its tires and "rescuing" the tied-up kids, one at a time.
"Every driver, administrator will take something away from this saying that this could actually happen on my bus. That's what our focus was. This could happen on any bus," said an elated Jeff Culler, Rossford Schools Transportation Director.
He had no comment on scaring the bejesus out of students.
"I didn't know what was going on, because at the start he was just a normal person and then he pulled out a gun and a mask, and put it all on. Then he started tying everybody down and it just got really scary," said teenage passenger Justin Klocko.
And the conditioning of citizens continues unabated.
According to a recent InfoWars.com report on just this sort of conditioning:
Government alleged "terrorist attacks" can take many forms these days ranging from biological warfare to remotely hijacking your car or even detonating a bomb out of a backpack. Despite proof that historically most of these attacks have been organized by the government for political gains, states continue to routinely coordinate emergency response drills.
So much for the rule of law as well
We've also reported that many of the so-called "terrorist plots" that have been "thwarted" by big-city police and the FBI are phony, in that they were set up by authorities - created out of thin air, if you will - then, when the suspects were "busted," they were held up as proof that terrorist threats are still a problem requiring the heavy hand of government [http://www.naturalnews.com].
Syndicated columnist, former Reagan administration official and former associate editor of The Wall Street Journal Paul Craig Roberts knows exactly what's going on.
"If we look around for the terror that the police state and a decade of war has allegedly protected us from, the terror is hard to find," he wrote in October 2011. "Perhaps the highest cost of Washington's 'war on terror' has been paid by the US Constitution and civil liberties. Any US citizen that Washington accuses is deprived of all legal and constitutional rights. The Bush-Cheney-Obama regimes have overturned humanity's greatest achievement - the accountability of government to law."