This is chilling. In a time when this administration is labeling religious groups and even veterans as threats, how could we trust the government to put ‘disloyal’ people away in a camp? In an interview with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and Democratic candidate for president in 2008 Wesley Clark said this:
During WWII, if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war.
If these people are radicalized and don’t support the United States, and they’re disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principal that’s fine, that’s their right. It’s our right and our obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.
We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning,” Clark said. “I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists.
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