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Battle Brewing Over Command Authority!

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posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by maybereal11

You better wake up! That was taken care of with the Patriot Act.

posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 04:10 PM
reply to post by maybereal11

Katrina is a perfect example. Regular Troops doing police action, taking guns away from people even in areas not even close to the city.
The constitution was stepped on real hard that week, and the troops just did it under the name of another lie.

posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 07:23 PM
reply to post by j2000

Yes, good point you make. I am continually shocked to hear the voices of acquiesence from some.

If as some say this is for the betterment of the people, why then are the governors opposing this?

Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle has reportedly joined other governors in opposing a congressional plan to widen Pentagon control of U.S. reserve forces domestically.

The Honolulu Star Bulletin reported Friday Lingle has joined top state officials such as Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas and West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin III in questioning a proposal that would give the Pentagon more authority over reserve troops during domestic disasters.

Maj. Gen. Bob Lee, in charge of 5,500 Hawaii Army and Air Guard troops, suggests that could cause issues about who controls reserves forces in homeland emergencies.

The National Governors Association also opposes the proposal for the 2010 Defense Authorization Act, which will be discussed in Congress next month.

[edit on 21-8-2009 by burntheships]

posted on Aug, 21 2009 @ 07:32 PM
uh, one thing has been missed in this discussion (just my humble opinion, of course) but I see Westpoint trying to make a good arguement.

What he is missing is the fourth column.

The media can create a crisis that would cower the people in this country. They could create an event/events that would have the majority of the populace begging for government/foreign intervention.

And we ALL know who the media adores. . . . .

So, good post, very scary. I'll be in my cave, just take the twenty and leave the pizza by those rocks. . .

posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 03:51 PM
Reservists sent to aid Pa. could be under federal control

The Rendell administration opposes a Pentagon proposal that would allow it to dispatch federal reservists to states during natural disasters, Maj. Gen. Jessica L. Wright, the state's adjutant general, said Saturday.

"This is not what you want at all. It's an infringement upon states rights," said Wright, who commands all Air and Army National Guard units in Pennsylvania

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 10:00 AM
More in the news 09,09, 09...

Who's in charge here?

Governor Jim Douglas is telling Congress and the Pentagon to leave states in charge of their National Guards.

There’s a plan to have the military usurp state powers in times of domestic emergencies. The Pentagon is lobbying Congress to allow the Defense Department to command troops...using the Katrina debacle as an example. They'd be independent of command decisions made by Governors.

Now, Jim Douglas doesn't like that scheme. He's also Chairman of the National Governor’s Association, and so he may be able to get some folks on Capitol Hill to listen.

We hope he does.

Sending in troops without coordinating extensively with Governors who know the territory and have first-hand knowledge of the area's needs is foolish. It could lead to chaos in the field and to operational incompetence.

There's a strong case, too, to be made for State's rights here.

We hope Congress doesn't rubber-stamp a military power grab.

They ought to listen to the Governors.

That’s our opinion. What’s yours?

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