New PID Radio Show Uploaded: The Death of Private Property in America

This week, Sharon and I settled in with doughnuts and coffee to discuss some news you may have missed during the round-the-clock coverage of Natalee Holloway and Cindy Sheehan.

The big story: A court has ruled that American citizens don’t have the right to defend their property against trespassers who are in the country illegally.

In world news, the Russians and Chinese are holding joint war games involving 10,000 soldiers from the two nations fighting “terrorists” in a regional conflict. The exercises, called “Peace Mission 2005”, run through Friday the 26th. American military observers were pointedly not invited.

Meanwhile, American, British, and Asian forces engaged in anti-WMD military exercises in the South China Sea. Was there a reason for so many military units in that part of the world at the same time?

We’re surprised that the mainstream media has avoided discussing the news that STRATCOM has drawn up plans, at the direction of Vice President Cheney, to nuke Iran if the U.S. suffers another terror attack–whether Iran is responsible or not. Disregarding the loss of innocent life sure to result, there is at least one other Islamic nation with nuclear weapons, Pakistan. It is easy to imagine a scenario that would embroil the entire Middle East, and then all of Asia, and finally the world in a devastating conflict.

We also discussed a nuclear terror drill in Charleston harbor this past week. Strangely, the commanding officer at Fort Monroe, Virginia, four-star general Kevin P. Byrnes, was relieved of his command just before he was to oversee the exercise. Byrnes is only the third four-star officer to be fired in the last 15 years.

Speculation has circulated around the web, fueled by an article written by investigative journalist Greg Szymanski, that Byrnes was about to “lead a coup against the hawks in the military and executive branch determined to lead America into a global conflict”.

The exercise was rumored to be a “false flag” terror attack, a nuclear detonation used as the excuse to widen the War on Terror to include Iran.

An interesting note: The website for NORTHCOM, the US military command responsible for “the homeland”, was offline as of Sunday evening CT.

We spent most of the second half of the show discussing a court ruling this week that awarded a ranch in Arizona to two people who entered Texas illegally from Mexico. Edwin Alfredo Manc?ɬ?a Gonz?ɬles and F?ɬtima del Socorro Leiva Medina claimed that they were terrorized by a group of citizens patrolling the border–before they were given water, cookies, and a blanket, and released after an hour.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which seems to have built a nice business in pursuing cases like this, won a judgment of nearly $1.5 million against the men who stopped the El Salvadoran couple. Since Casey Nethercott has few assets, his ranch near Douglas, Arizona was seized and signed over to the plaintiffs, who have applied for visas available to immigrants who are the victims of certain crimes and who cooperate with the authorities.

This is a very important year in American history. Our Supreme Court has ruled that the government can use eminent domain to take away your home and give it to another private citizen for commercial development, and now a precedent has been set that allows your property to be seized and given to a non-citizen if you simply try to defend it against trespassers!

This ain’t your father’s country.

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Listen now to P.I.D. Radio #23.

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