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Rage Guitarist: Government Sponsored Terror "Embedded in the DNA" Of American Politics
Tom Morello speaks on false flag terrorism

Steve Watson
day, Sept 4, 2008


CORRECTION: The Video of Tom Morello speaking on false flag terror was recorded in Denver on August 27th, not in St. Paul as previously stated.

Tom Morello, guitarist with rock protest band Rage Against the Machine, spoke out against false flag terrorism in the week before an impromptu performance by the band was shut down by police outside the RNC.

Morello spoke briefly to Alex Jones just before appearing at an event being held by independent candidate Ralph Nader in Denver during the DNC.

"When the media speaks of terrorism it tends to be in the context of lone bandits from middle eastern countries when most of the terrorism that occurs in the world is government sponsored." Morello told Change reporters.

"Whether it's the Bush administration or the Putin administration, terror is not something that is unfamiliar to governments."

"It is nothing new," Morello continued, "From Gulf of Tonkin to the Maine, in the Spanish American war, it is something that is embedded, unfortunately, in the DNA of American politics."

Watch the video:

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Fast forward to Tuesday evening and Rage announced they would make an unscheduled appearance and perform at the Ripple Effect Day Festival at the Capitol in St. Paul.

However, as soon as police got wind of the plans, state troopers were dispatched to the scene, the power was cut and the band were barred from the stage.

An official quoted in reports claimed that Rage were prohibited from performing because they were not included on the festival's permit, however the Ripple Effect website insisted that permit "held no artist-specific provisions."

As the crowd grew restless, Morello and frontman Zack de la Rocha took to a megaphone and led the protesters in a sing-a-long of some of their hits anyway:

Last night the band were allowed to play a pre-arranged show at the Target Center in St. Paul. After the concert ended at 10.30pm riot police had surrounded the building in waiting for protesters who emerged and took to the streets to march and chant.

Police reportedly used batons, pepper spray and fired bean bag rounds and tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, in scenes more akin to the streets of communist China. After whittling the crowd down to around 75, police surrounded them, ordered them to the ground and arrested them all.

"We are free citizens of America, and we are here because we love our country," said a girl who was leading the crowd, who refused to give her name. 102 people in total were arrested.

The activity marked a second night of indiscriminate police crackdowns throughout the city on innocent protesters.

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