Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Deep State Follows Old Soviet Tactics In 'The Night Arrest'

How the Deep State arrests its enemies

The video above shows the nighttime FBI raid on the home of Roger Stone last January.  (Hold off on watching it.)
It was taken by a CNN camera crew, thanks to a visit by CNN President Jeff Zucker to a local Psychic on the afternoon of January 24, 2019, where CNN learned, in advance, that 29 FBI Agents in 17 vehicles would roll up, with lights flashing, on Stone’s Florida home before dawn the next day to arrest him.
It was either a Psychic, or someone must have tipped them off.

Only CNN was there to cover the dramatic arrest of the 66-year old friend of Donald Trump for “process crimes” discovered during the Mueller Investigation.  

On November 15, 2019 Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit reported the latest newson Stone after his conviction.  He could, potentially, go to jail for life.

There may not have been anyone in the 20th Century who knew more about nighttime arrests of enemies of the state than the late Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, author of many books including the three-volume series entitled “The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956”. 
In Part I, Volume I, he wrote this about how enemies of the Soviet State were arrested at night by the authorities:

[Quoting] “The kind of night arrest described is, in fact, a favorite, because it has important advantages. Everyone living in the apartment is thrown into a state of terror by the first knock at the door.  The arrested person is torn from the warmth of his bed. He is in a daze, half-asleep, helpless, and his judgment is befogged. In a night arrest the State Security men have a superiority in numbers; there are many of them, armed, against one person who hasn’t even finished buttoning his trousers. During the arrest and search it is highly improbable that a crowd of potential supporters will gather at the entrance…

In addition, there’s an advantage to night arrests in that neither the people in neighboring apartments nor those on the city streets can see how many have been taken away. Arrests which frighten the closest neighbors are no event at all to those farther away.  It’s as if they had not taken place…

But those who take, whose work consists solely of arrests, for whom the horror is boringly repetitive, have a much broader understanding of how arrests operate. They operate according to large body of theory, and innocence must not lead one to ignore this.  The science of arrest is an important segment of the course on general penology and has been propped up with a substantial body of social theory.

Arrests are classified according to various criteria: nighttime and daytime; at home, at work, during a journey; first-time arrests and repeats; individual and group arrests. Arrests are distinguished by the degree of surprise, the amount of resistance expected (even though in tens of millions of cases no resistance was expected and in fact there was none).
Arrests are also differentiated by the thoroughness of the required search, in instructions either to make out or not to make out an inventory of confiscated property, or seal a room or apartment; to arrest the wife after the husband and send the children to an orphanage, or to send the rest of the family into exile, or to send the old folks to a labor camp too.”  [End Quote]

In the old Soviet Union, still much loved by Democrat Presidential Candidate Comrade Bernie Sanders, uncounted millions of Russians died – most worked and starved to death – at the hands of the state in a series of gulags (AKA prisons of various levels of severity spread across Russia). Solzhenitsyn spent several years in one for writing a letter to a friend while he was an artillery officer on the front, fighting the Germans. His eight years in a gulag was less than many who, minimally, got at least a “tenner”.
Political prisoners like Stone were often summarily shot in the head, after being forced to confess to whatever they were accused, typically falsely, of having done. 
I’m thinking something isn’t quite right in America these days, but maybe that’s just me.

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