Monday, January 23, 2012

The KKK rides again, in new disguises and vehicles


In 10 years, thousands of suspects have been detained or even "disappeared," secretly taken on American orders to be interrogated and sometimes tortured all over the world.... Aero Contractors, the CIA-affiliated aviation company headquartered at the Johnston County Airport in Smithfield, transported dozens of men to overseas jails.... Students at the UNC School of Law Immigration/Human Rights Policy clinic examined key cases and hundreds of documents, including declassified U.S. government records. They have found that different levels of North Carolina government cooperated with Aero Contractors in abetting human rights abuses.
from Shedding light on N.C.'s 'rendition' connection
Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight black prisoners.
from The History Channel article on the KKK

I included the latter excerpt as evidence that the epicenter of Klan activity was just a stone's throw from North Carolina, which was also a KKK hotbed.  All that's changed since then are the puppets and the pretexts for torture and terror, but this is clearly another example of The Invisible Empire in action (see previous post).