This brought to mind an incident in American military aggression in the Mideast known as the “Highway of Death,” or more accurately, the “Turkey Shoot.” The “war,” such as it was (a barbaric onslaught on the Iraqi civilian infrastructure) was pretty much over in February of 1991 when the Americans gave the Iraqis permission to return to their home country on Highway 80, which runs from Basra to Kuwait City.
Once exposed, the Americans blew up the vehicles on either end of the convoy, blocking escape, and then systematically destroyed every vehicle and human in between. It was called a “turkey shoot” because there was no opportunity for resistance, so that brave American pilots could dump their loads without any fear of being taken down by missiles or gunfire. Pilots returning to aircraft carriers were reported to be
orgasmic swelling with patriotism.
The reason this came to mind is that it is an long-practiced military strategy to get the enemy to expose himself in order to destroy him. This was the effect, if not intent of Occupy. Internal resistance in the US exposed itself, and was crushed and demoralized. (The state also took names, which combined with dictatorial TSA authority effectively makes it possible to prevent future travel by any participant.) We know that the movement was infiltrated. The question is, was it instigated by the same forces that did so? If not, it would have been a good idea anyway.