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Originally posted by drsmooth23
Haha. yawn. give me a break. seriously, give us all a break. if you are against a war machine expanding 'foreign' territories, this should be a good thing.
my tax dollars buy their tanks. personally, i would rather see them here than anywhere else. last time i checked humanitarian priorities rank higher than attack priorities in the armed forces. you can sit here an quote all day about a stray bomb that hurt innocent lives, but most intelligent beings tend to migrate away from war zones once they have been established.
the one thing that all soldiers have in common is the plain and simple fact that they are all AMERICANS.
Originally posted by alienesque
very naive...thats probably what the people in thailand thought about their army...shortly before they threw grenades at them...
The scary part is knowing that this all happening, whatever used to be in movies, books, science 'fiction' has now become the latest reality.
3rd Infantry’s 1st Brigade trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army
By Gina Cavallaro / Staff writer Army Times / originally posted : Monday Sep 8, 2008
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission - with a twist - at home.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities....
They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.
The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.
“I was the first guy in the brigade to get Tasered,” said Cloutier, describing the experience as “your worst muscle cramp ever - times 10 throughout your whole body.
“I’m not a small guy, I weigh 230 pounds … it put me on my knees in seconds.”
The brigade will not change its name, but the force will be known for the next year as a CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF (pronounced “sea-smurf”).
The active Army’s new dwell-time mission is part of a NorthCom and DOD response package.
Active-duty soldiers will be part of a force that includes elements from other military branches and dedicated National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams.
In addition to 1st BCT, other Army units will take part in the two-week training exercise, including elements of the 1st Medical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C.
There also will be Air Force engineer and medical units, the Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Initial Reaction Force, a Navy weather team and members of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
Originally posted by Snift
Originally posted by EagleTalonZ
reply to post by ConMi27
It's very simple really: People screamed out, "Take our liberties, just please make us safe!" after 9-11. People demanded the President to take action. In a united voice we screamed for blood. For justice.
Whats even worse, is they knew the public would do that to begin with, hence why it happened.
We're at a huge disadvantage, they had ~200 years to plan this, they control almost every single part of our lifes and most of all.....