The US Army’s harsh crackdown on media criticizing Washington’s policies is reminiscent of Nazi Germany’s secret police Gestapo, an analyst writes for Press TV.
“By definition, the US Army is the American Gestapo… The pattern is clear, silencing criticism of US policy in the Ukraine, in Syria and Iraq and continued US complicity in Israel’s apartheid abuses of the Palestinian people,” Gordon Duff wrote in a column for the Press TV website.
He said that the US Army targets news organizations supporting inquiry into fraud at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
“The use of a ‘training command’ to spy on Americans, censor press, wage psychological war and spread wild conspiracy theories, spending millions of dollars while America’s war veterans are dying by the thousands due to health care funding cuts is more than simply unjust, it is criminal,” wrote Duff.
The analyst said the US Army is pushing ahead with its “war on independent media” from a secret base in Arizona.
He said the army is engaged in “hacking, blocking communications and sabotaging… radio broadcasts.”
“The US Army is involved in racketeering and extortion… The US Army is guilty of mail and wire fraud and conspiracy,” Duff wrote.
He said the US secret army is operating to block access to websites reporting “news unfavorable to some US policies or [news] critical of Israel.”
“By definition, the US Army is controlled by a foreign government that may well represent a ‘clear and present danger’ to the security of the United States,” Duff wrote.
We read it in PressTV