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U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:14 PM
On the Art Bell C2C show they had a pilot who tried and fly over Area 51. In the conversation, he was forced down by the military. I suppose if he was in anything except a civilian plane, if you think that trying to get on a base that is off-limits to anyone except the military that they will not end up shooting you, and if you pose enough of a threat even in a civilian plane, then perhaps you should have listened to that C2C show because in the first place, they do not know what that pilot was intending to do. And that could end up with the person being dead, just as dead as the military not knowing what the mob is going to do in the end, and being probably out-numbered but there to keep the order even if old News reels show that it was a fault even when Ohio State happened back in the '60's. Accordingly as far as I know, it is from a person involved back at the time with all that was happening across this Country with protesting the Vietnam War and anything else going on at the time.
That's all I can say, is that is probably why they attempt to make non-legal weapons and rubber bullets since that time. I think they just shot some over in England just recently with rubber bullets, but again I would have to look again at the News over there at the BBC.

The military is here to defend the Country even if the citizenzy goes bezerk or crazy, according to what they think, in the end. I would have to assume that if things got bad enough they will do what is Ordered if it festers up to a point of being that bad.

[edit on 2/4/2008 by AmoebaSized]

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:17 PM
As someone who graduated from Kent State University I can tell you that the Kent State shooting was much more complicated then someone ordering a military officer to fire his gun and kill American students. They teach entire classes on the events (what led up to the shooting and what happened after the shooting).

What many do not like to talk about is that the Kent State protesters numbering in the thousands were not a peaceful bunch. They were breaking store and car windows all over town days before the shooting. They were lighting stuff on fire, including buildings and causing the entire town to be submitted to a state of dangerous chaos. The national guard was called in because the Kent Police had completely lost control. Students then set the ROTC building and fire and attacked fire fighters with rocks and bottles as they tried to put out the fire. There were students who came into the town to help business owners and town officials clean up the city but they were attacked by other groups of student protesters. The groups of malicious militant protesters were completely out of control even after the city was ordered into a state of emergency martial law.

So then comes May 4th. The protesters are about to march again and the guard is there to get rid of them. We all knew the outcome. Guardsman fire and kill four and wound nine - some of them not even protesters.

I am definitely not on the side of the guardsman seeing how they shot innocent people, but what cannot be skipped over is the conditions that led to the shootings. No matter what you think of the Kent State Shooting they not not a black and white clear cut case of US troops killing Americans because they wanted to kill Americans.

[edit on 4-2-2008 by zerotime]

[edit on 4-2-2008 by zerotime]

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:20 PM
I think that many of you around here fail to have even the slightest idea how the military works, how military training works, or what happens when someone is "ordered" to do something.

Im not sure if you guys knew this, but there is a little thing that says you only have to follow LAWFUL ORDERS. If the order given to you breaks the law, you simply dont have to do it. I think murder classifies as unlawful.

God, it pisses me off so bad when people say "brainwashed robot"

[edit on 4-2-2008 by PokeyJoe]

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:23 PM
i know that they are always trying to do this, but there has been recent talk of trying to ratify the 2nd amendment so only militia can carry weapons... Perhaps these training exercises are being conducted to prepare for the day the govt ceases all civilian weaponry... which i why i have a sword lol

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:24 PM
Excuse me, I meant Kent State and all that happened. Of course I was only hearing about it on the News, and back then there was no Internet so it was more up to the minute although the News might be there at the event and all that led up to it was over a period of time, just perhaps recently like Paris burning in France.

Also I do not think the miltiary is brainwashed or robots either but if left to choosing harm over some preceived rightousness, then I think military people will do what is Ordered. It may lie in faults being done in both cases, but still in the end, there will always be an investigation into it and others decide like Congressional People whether the action was appropriate or not.

[edit on 2/4/2008 by AmoebaSized]

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:30 PM
Has anyone ever thought that in such a situation where the government really tried to put the clamps down on the citizens, the military might be our greatest ally. As many of you probably have heard, the high ranking leaders of the military threatened to resign if an attack on Iran were to be initiated, and many have resigned due to current conflicts. These leaders are not monsters and warmongers, they are our best friends in such an event. I think the military may even turn on the government if such orders were handed to them. And what could the government do about it? Not a damn thing. Just a thought.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by SolPower

Actually to join the Marines, you are brainwashed from the start.

I speak from personal experience on this one so do not tell me otherwise. This is a fact.

They break you down so they can build you back up however they see fit (the military leaders).

The average soldier is a good person, but that does not mean they aren't changed during their years of "training."

We were told in ROTC that we had to follow our officers orders, NO MATTER WHAT.

The whole killing civilian topic never came up, but I imagine the answer would be the same.

"You must follow a superior's officer's orders." Plain and simple, cut and dry.

You listen to what you are told and if you don't, you'll have to go through court martial proceedings.

Brainwashing is what the military does, like it or not.

[edit on 2/4/2008 by biggie smalls]

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:02 PM
Times have changed but clearly the Country was uptight and it probably also depends on what is going on in the World, how much may be tolerated when anyone reads up on Kent State and what happened that day.

Some Guardmens fired into the air and others shot people in the crowd, and one innocent young lady just walking by to class was killed.

Still the proceedings afterwards came up also on the Wikipedia article, but still some Guardmens must have decided that they thought it was wrong. Afterall, it seems the Commander did not state where to shoot in the first place, so then it depended upon the Guardmens there.

But still that is all in the Past and let's hope the military does not really end-up making such a decision again, although..........................I guess that depends.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:06 PM
hmm thinking about this subject and something came to my thoughts, the everhigh Soilder suicides... i read somewhere that more and more soilders are commiting suicide? why? there can be many reasons but, maybe it has something to do with this topic? lets just say this is true and our soilders are being trained/taught to deal with american civilians including killing them and not feeling any guilt or sympathy for their friends,family and of course the american civilian. and as you can imagine some soilder might not want to have anything to do with it but they don't have a say in it, they just have to follow orders right? so all this is leading soilders to commit suicides because they are stuck aggaist the wall and proboably feel like they are going to betray their friends, family and america.

just a thought....

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:18 PM

Originally posted by ludaChris
Has anyone ever thought that in such a situation where the government really tried to put the clamps down on the citizens, the military might be our greatest ally. As many of you probably have heard, the high ranking leaders of the military threatened to resign if an attack on Iran were to be initiated, and many have resigned due to current conflicts. These leaders are not monsters and warmongers, they are our best friends in such an event. I think the military may even turn on the government if such orders were handed to them. And what could the government do about it? Not a damn thing. Just a thought.

that thought has also crossed my mind

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by manbearpig

I agree that some action by true american patriots withiin the military to restore our Constitution is the only real scenario in which that could happen. Short of that our current situation will remain the same.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:33 PM
Do military personelle have the authority to fire upon innocent civilians?

(a) Any person subject to this chapter who, with an intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm, unlawfully kills a human being in the heat of sudden passion caused by adequate provocation is guilty of voluntary manslaughter and shall be punished as a court- martial may direct.
(b) Any person subject to this chapter who, without an intent to kill or inflict great bodily harm, unlawfully kills a human being--
(1) by culpable negligence; or
(2) while perpetrating or attempting to perpetrate an offense, other than those named in clause (4) of section 918 of this title (article 118), directly affecting the person;
is guilty of involuntary manslaughter and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. "


Unless it is stated otherwise by the president or a higher autority. Military personell must follow orders, but the Posse Comitatus Act states it otherwise.

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878 after the end of Reconstruction. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain "law and order" on non-federal property (States, their counties and municipal divisions) in the former Confederate states.

The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the United States National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Posse Comitatus Act.


Recent congressionally passed law may have explicitly given this authority to the President. HR5122 also known as the John Warner Defense Authorization Act was signed by the president on Oct 17, 2006 John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 1076 Text of Hr5122 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies". Removing the legalese from the text, and combining multiple sentences, it provides that: The President may employ the armed forces to restore public order in any State of the United States the President determines hinders the execution of laws or deprives people of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws. The actual text is on page 322-323 of the legislation.

Now that the John Warner Defense Authorization Act was signed, it gives the president the option of deploying armed forces into the states. If he says shoot at will, then the army has no choice but to shoot.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:59 PM
If there was a reliable news source for this story I would be concerned.
The journalistic integrity of the Watson brothers leaves a sour taste in my mouth.Far too often I've read stories that both of them have outrageously exaggerated.
I appreciate the post regardless of that fact.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 04:59 PM

Originally posted by BlueRaja
reply to post by manbearpig

That story is BS. There is no training going on to shoot Americans, family members and friends, etc.. getting ready for martial law. Far too many here take prison planet as gospel truth, without doing any research, or independant thinking.

BlueRaja is this your opinion or a stated fact?

I do hope this story is bogus but why would Scott say something like that?

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:08 PM
Actually I heard this a few years ago. I also heard as a whole there will be a problem with this, I heard they decided to use militaries from other countries. People in a group I belonged to back then had seen Chinese troops in a military carivan driving on the California highway passing them. There was also a report of this with sometype of troops in the New England area.

Train cars with shackles and camps with bobbed wire empty and guarded. One man had written he was going into hiding because he discovered the building he was helping to build was having two gas pipes being put in an area they shouldn't be. He said he had overheard a conversation about people were to be hoarded in these buildings under false pretenses then gassed, sound familiar. But all I can say is this if from other people and I can not validate anything.

Be prepared is all I can say.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:36 PM
I for one would not blatently engage US civilians, they would have to pose a very serious threat to those around them. If such an activity was under taken or ordered by the CINC, I would revolt and more than likely side with the counter forces and enforce civil law, as I've mentioned in timeless threads and posts, for which I am reknown for among the older members.

Equinox99, brings up a very valid bit of information. Only thing is, there is still a choice, it has some thing to do with "lawful orders", and what the soldier and officer, issued an order determines to be lawful. An order seen as unlawful can be disreguarded and it is encouraged to do so if said order is actually unlawful.

Now going back to the Armed Forces shooting civilians, that has been rumored about for some time now, decades actually. From certain publications know as "The RESISTER", which can also be found under Special Forces Underground, or as both, has been harder to find as the years go by. Even archived search engines have fewwer results, and some extra time must be spent to locate these pubs.
I mention that because in one of the copies of The RESISTER I have actually read, there is a poll by an officer to the enlisted. One of the questions is if they would engage US citizens. One of my earlier threads actually covers that material, but that is buried under years of content.

There is another source of the rumint (rumors intelligence), how ever after typing the above, it has slipped my mind and I will need to come back to post that later.

But as always, sources of said rumint should always be checked against others.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 05:56 PM
reply to post by zerotime

Kent State University:


Shortly before noon, General Canterbury made the decision to order the demonstrators to disperse. A Kent State police officer standing by the Guard made an announcement using a bullhorn. When this had no effect, the officer was placed in a jeep along with several Guardsmen and driven across the Commons to tell the protestors that the rally was banned and that they must disperse. This was met with angry shouting and rocks, and the jeep retreated. Canterbury then ordered his men to load and lock their weapons, tear gas canisters were fired into the crowd around the Victory Bell, and the Guard began to march across the Commons to disperse the rally. The protestors moved up a steep hill, known as Blanket Hill, and then down the other side of the hill onto the Prentice Hall parking lot as well as an adjoining practice football field. Most of the Guardsmen followed the students directly and soon found themselves somewhat trapped on the practice football field because it was surrounded by a fence. Yelling and rock throwing reached a peak as the Guard remained on the field for about ten minutes. Several Guardsmen could be seen huddling together, and some Guardsmen knelt and pointed their guns, but no weapons were shot at this time. The Guard then began retracing their steps from the practice football field back up Blanket Hill. As they arrived at the top of the hill, twenty-eight of the more than seventy Guardsmen turned suddenly and fired their rifles and pistols. Many guardsmen fired into the air or the ground. However, a small portion fired directly into the crowd. Altogether between 61 and 67 shots were fired in a 13 second period.

Point is, it has happened. With enough polarizing rhetoric, any government action against its people can be "justified"-- even by other Americans.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 06:00 PM
I case this hasn't been said. Over ten years ago when I was signing up for the navy you had to check yes that you would shoot an American upon getting the order to do so. My dad was a sniper in the NG during the Chicago riots and they almost got the order to shoot, However all the troops behind the officers back decided that they would not fire when ordered too unless someones life was in serious danger.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 06:02 PM
reply to post by BlueRaja

Also Raja, this survey may well be seeking to identify those who would answer "yes" to would you fire on your own...

So they can be thrown out of the service.

posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 06:10 PM

Originally posted by BlueRaja
reply to post by watchZEITGEISTnow


The military doesn't teach people what to think. They do teach them that teamwork and unit cohesion are essential to mission success, and that requires discipline, not an automaton. You don't lose self identity, or the ability to think independantly. It's more like a sports team- you can't win a game with a bunch of individuals running around. You have to learn to work as a team. That doesn't mean that you stop thinking. Just that you aren't only thinking about yourself.


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