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        U.S. MILITARY PREPARING FOR DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES


Gen. Tommy Franks, said  . . . if the U.S. is attacked with a weapon of
mass destruction, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a
military form of government.


By: Jim Meyers
Newsmax
December 23, 2008

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/military_domestic_use/2008/12/23/164765.html

A new report from the U.S. Army War College discusses the use of American
troops to quell civil unrest brought about by a worsening economic crisis.


The report from the War Collegeıs Strategic Studies Institute warns that the
U.S. military must prepare for a ³violent, strategic dislocation inside the
United States² that could be provoked by ³unforeseen economic collapse² or
³loss of functioning political and legal order.²


Entitled ³Known Unknowns: Unconventional ŒStrategic Shocksı in Defense
Strategy Development,
² the report was produced by Nathan Freier, a recently
retired Army lieutenant colonel who is a professor at the college -- the
Armyıs main training institute for prospective senior officers.

He writes: ³To the extent events like this involve organized violence
against local, state, and national authorities and exceed the capacity of
the former two to restore public order and protect vulnerable populations,
DoD [Department of Defense] would be required to fill the gap


Freier continues: ³Widespread civil violence inside the United States would
force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend
basic domestic order Š An American government and defense establishment
lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to
rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to
address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home


International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned
last week of riots and unrest in global markets if the ongoing financial
crisis is not addressed and lower-income households are beset with credit
constraints and rising unemployment
, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Rep. Brad Sherman of California disclosed
that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discussed a worst-case scenario as he
pushed the Wall Street bailout in September, and said that scenario might
even require a declaration of martial law.


The Army College report states: ³DoD might be forced by circumstances to put
its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and
reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme
circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile
groups inside the United States.

³Further, DoD would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the
continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil
conflict or disturbance.²

He concludes this section of the report by observing: ³DoD is already
challenged by stabilization abroad. Imagine the challenges associated with
doing so on a massive scale at home."

As Newsmax reported earlier, the Defense Department has made plans to deploy
20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 to help state and local officials respond
to emergencies.


The 130-year-old Posse Comitatus Act restricts the militaryıs role in
domestic law enforcement. But a 1994 Defense Department Directive allows
military commanders to take emergency actions in domestic situations to save
lives, prevent suffering or mitigate great property damage, according to the
Business Journal.


And Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the U.S. military operations to liberate
Iraq, said in a 2003 interview that if the U.S. is attacked with a weapon of
mass destruction, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a
military form of government.
..Yeah don't go there,

I let you get to me

yeah yeah.

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That looks really interesting.  And when I get back from work I will read and comment.

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        U.S. MILITARY PREPARING FOR DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES


Gen. Tommy Franks, said  . . . if the U.S. is attacked with a weapon of
mass destruction, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a
military form of government.


By: Jim Meyers
Newsmax
December 23, 2008

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/military_domestic_use/2008/12/23/164765.html

A new report from the U.S. Army War College discusses the use of American
troops to quell civil unrest brought about by a worsening economic crisis.


The report from the War Collegeıs Strategic Studies Institute warns that the
U.S. military must prepare for a ³violent, strategic dislocation inside the
United States² that could be provoked by ³unforeseen economic collapse² or
³loss of functioning political and legal order.²


Entitled ³Known Unknowns: Unconventional ŒStrategic Shocksı in Defense
Strategy Development,
² the report was produced by Nathan Freier, a recently
retired Army lieutenant colonel who is a professor at the college -- the
Armyıs main training institute for prospective senior officers.

He writes: ³To the extent events like this involve organized violence
against local, state, and national authorities and exceed the capacity of
the former two to restore public order and protect vulnerable populations,
DoD [Department of Defense] would be required to fill the gap


Freier continues: ³Widespread civil violence inside the United States would
force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend
basic domestic order Š An American government and defense establishment
lulled into complacency by a long-secure domestic order would be forced to
rapidly divest some or most external security commitments in order to
address rapidly expanding human insecurity at home


International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn warned
last week of riots and unrest in global markets if the ongoing financial
crisis is not addressed and lower-income households are beset with credit
constraints and rising unemployment
, the Phoenix Business Journal reported.

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Rep. Brad Sherman of California disclosed
that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discussed a worst-case scenario as he
pushed the Wall Street bailout in September, and said that scenario might
even require a declaration of martial law.


The Army College report states: ³DoD might be forced by circumstances to put
its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and
reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme
circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile
groups inside the United States.

³Further, DoD would be, by necessity, an essential enabling hub for the
continuity of political authority in a multi-state or nationwide civil
conflict or disturbance.²

He concludes this section of the report by observing: ³DoD is already
challenged by stabilization abroad. Imagine the challenges associated with
doing so on a massive scale at home."

As Newsmax reported earlier, the Defense Department has made plans to deploy
20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 to help state and local officials respond
to emergencies.


The 130-year-old Posse Comitatus Act restricts the militaryıs role in
domestic law enforcement. But a 1994 Defense Department Directive allows
military commanders to take emergency actions in domestic situations to save
lives, prevent suffering or mitigate great property damage, according to the
Business Journal.


And Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the U.S. military operations to liberate
Iraq, said in a 2003 interview that if the U.S. is attacked with a weapon of
mass destruction, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a
military form of government.

I just feel like...if the US is attacked by a weapon of MASS destruction, there won't be too many people to govern in such a way...I would hope I'm not around.

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wtf police state