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Originally posted by 11 11
I think this move indicates that the government has successfully installed FEAR into you.
Originally posted by UM_Gazz
Then again, if you were going to stomp on Iran, and were not totally sure of their capabilities to strike back, these would also seem like prudent measures.
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
(Is everyone ready for Montreal to be the capital city of the new Union of North America (UNA)?)
Originally posted by antar
P.S. Can you imagine ATS underground on Ham Radio?
Originally posted by uberarcanist
I think we need to also bear in mind that Bush's term is almost up, he may be setting the stage for a justification to claim "emergency powers" and serve beyond his term.
Originally posted by Infoholic
Could someone with military background enlighten us all...
Since when is it legal to deploy military troops within the United States borders? Doesn't the Posse Comitatus Act forbid "police" duty for the troops within the US? This seems to be nothing more than police work for the troops.
However, H.R. 5122, Sec. 1076 allows the President to use military forces inside the U.S. upon major public emergencies... but I fail to see where the emergency is?
This bill was passed into law just last year, so I have a hard time buying the "this has gone on since 9/11" rebuttal.