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Justin King | TheAntiMedia

While the world’s eyes have been focused on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria the situation in Asuistan has deteriorated. A month of demonstrations and rioting have occurred after security services killed yet another unarmed member of an ethnic minority group, a common occurrence in the police state. The constant state-directed terrorism against its own people has many questioning whether it is time for a US intervention.

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1200px-Operation_Crossroads_Baker_EditOver the last ten years, the nation has repeatedly violated international law and the sovereignty of neighboring nations, all while stockpiling chemical weapons for the inevitable conflict with the world community. Asuistan is assumed to have a nuclear weapons program far beyond Iran’s. When the military needed to test the chemical weapons a few decades ago, they used members of one of the nation’s ethnic minorities. The government never held the military accountable.

The country’s leadership openly takes payments from business interests and subjugates the people to enforce policies that benefit the country’s ruling elite. For the first time, ethnic minorities are being included in leadership positions inside the government, but those allowed to participate are a select few that have joined one of the nation’s ruling parties. The Punda Party is currently in control of the nation, and the Tembo party makes up the opposition. However, both parties are funded by the country’s ruling elite. Any third party candidate is either ignored or smeared by the state-run media.

Over the last decade, the Asuistani government has engaged in a massive propaganda campaign against the Msingi, an extremist religious sect. The Msingi threat has been used to justify a massive crackdown on the average citizen. Asuistanis must submit to constant secret police scrutiny or be arrested under the “Wazalendo Laws.” The Wazalendo Laws were pushed through the nation’s parliament shortly after an attack by the Msingi. It legalized arrest of anyone in the country the government deemed an enemy of the state. The arrested person is not entitled to legal representation or a trial. Those arrested under the laws are shipped off to secretive prison camps where they are tortured. Later revisions of the law granted the government the power to summarily execute enemies of the state.  The country has more people in the prison system than China or Russia. The nation has only 4% of the world’s population, but has 25% of the entire world’s prison population. In some of the more backward regions of the country, even children are executed.

The war against the Msingi has led to the Asuistan government conducting a transnational terrorist campaign, killing thousands of innocent civilians. The secretive bombing campaign has killed innocents in at least four neighboring countries. The country has hired scores of mercenaries to carry out their secret war. One of the groups of mercenaries they hired was so violent and unprofessional that it was thrown out of Baghdad.

The elite of the country and those in the security services routinely maim and rape citizens, even children, without punishment. The law in the country is only enforced when the rulers feel like it. The Elites in the country are wealthier than any other nation. While the elite and those lucky enough to be in government service live well, about a quarter of the population lives in poverty.  Perhaps the most frightening part of the country is the fact that the nation’s propaganda machine is so effective that many of the people welcome the elimination of their own freedom. When leaders speak, they speak to crowded halls where citizens wave the nation’s flag and cheer.

Why haven’t you heard about this crisis? If you’ve been clicking the hyperlinks (text highlighted in blue), you already know that Asuistan doesn’t exist. I made it up. Everything described above is not taking place in some far-flung third-world nation, but in the United States. The foreign words are the Swahili equivalent of the English words for “Democratic,” “Republican,” “base,” and “patriot.” I apologize for the deception, but sometimes when you are inside a system, it is impossible to see the system for what it is. Even those of us that have consciously broken away from the patriotic indoctrination still have an unconscious element of patriotism deep within us.  If any other nation betrayed its citizens’ trust in the manner the United States has since September 11th, it would be called a rogue state and subjected to sanctions. We aren’t approaching a police state, we live in one. We live in a nation that has lost its way. It is time for regime change. I encourage you to share this article with your friends and family that are not yet awake to the perils the nation is facing in hopes that viewing the nation from the outside might help alter their perspective.

Justin King is an independent journalist covering all the news you need to know that isn’t covered by corporate media. Follow him at www.facebook.com/justinkingnews or www.twitter.com/justinkingnews