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Militarized Mob: Annonymous Militia Warfare

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:02 PM
This thread is here to compare Western and Middle Eastern anonymous resistance movements.

This quote is from July 20th on this Website:

ACM members must agree not to divulge their identities and affiliation with the ACM publicly, and are not authorized to identify themselves as members of the ACM to the news media.

County Unit leaders are known by name only to their unit members. Members and Leaders from one unit rarely know the names of other Unit Leaders or members. We know each other by our radio call-signs only. Not even our Commander knows the names of our County Unit members, nor even the County Unit Leaders.

The ACM is structured this way so that if one unit is compromised or infiltrated, no other units will be at risk.

Some of our county units train and prepare to resist any attempt to impose tyranny or Martial Law on our people, by any entity. Some Units focus on the border security mission. Some do both.

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This topic is also being covered at ATS here:
Arizona Citizen Militia responds to Zetas commanders' death threats

But I would like to use this thread to generate public opinion and to foster open debate on the subject of:

middle east vs us/mexico

Some interesting questions:

1) How does Arizona's militia movement compare to loosely collected "cell" resistance movements in the middle east?
2) How does this anonymity create potentials for infiltration?
3) Do you think militias should have more transparency and accountability?
4) Could the Zeta "soldiers" also be considered a "militia movement" resisting and profiting from the "tyranny" of the drug war and Mexican/US border politics? Do they view themselves that way?
5) How do Arizona Militia compare to Afghan Resistance Forces? How do the Zetas compare?
6) Do you think there is drug use and trafficking amongst the Arizona Militia? What about marijuana? What of "illegal" arms?
7) Can any comparisons be drawn between US support of the opium trade and Mexican support of the coc aine trade?
8) Is our world of security, police, militias, resistance movements, national armies, cartels, blood money, and drug money getting a little too fuzzy and confusing or is it just me? Who are the good guys?
9) What makes a national resistance movement righteous?

those fighting the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan, should not be referred to as the Taliban, but as champions of a national resistance.

covering the information war,

Sri Oracle

thanks for reading!

[edit on 22-7-2010 by Sri Oracle]

posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:50 PM
My guess is that you are not an American. The militia groups on the border can't really be compared to the Taliban/Al Qaeda fighters - two different groups with two different objectives. A better comparison would have been the Afghans and the WWII French resistance movement.

The militia groups on the border are more akin to the British Home Guard during World War II except that they are not controlled by the federal government and are not bound by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Geneva Convention, etc. Virtually all militia groups do have some form of internal rules and regulation system regarding weapons, uniforms, rank structure, organization, etc.

Lastly remember that we have 3 kinds of "militia" here in the US:

National Guard - created in 1903 as a reserve force of state units serving in federally controlled units. Each of the 50 states and 6 insular areas has a State Army National Guard and a State Air Force National Guard. Funded partially by the state or territorial government and partially by the federal government. Prior to 1903 the National Guard were called State Militias.

State Defense Forces - first created during World War I as a reserve force of state units serving in STATE controlled units. Meaning they cannot be sent outside of their state of origin. Only 22 states + 1 insular area (Puerto Rico) have a State Defense Force, each of the 22 are mainly ground forces but some states do have naval and aviation units as well. Entirely funded by the state or territorial government.

unorganized militia - privately run and operated. This category includes groups like the Michigan Militia, ACM (Arizona Citizens Militia), or the Empire State Field Force. What most people think of when they think of "militia".

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