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U.S. Army Prepares for Martial Law in United States

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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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In 2006, after years of scaremongering over the "War on Terror" (which former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge later admitted was done to influence voters at politically sensitive times). A section (1076) was slipped into the John Warner Defense Authorization Act that granted the president the authority to deploy troops domestically during "national emergencies." In 2008, Congress attempted to take these powers away from the administration by passing legislation repealing the offending sections of the Act, but President Bush issued a signing statement when signing that legislation into law saying that his administration was not bound by it.

From that point on, the legal floodgates have been open and a stream of increasingly disturbing reports have confirmed that Posse Comitatus had been repealed and that the public is being conditioned to accept uniformed military personnel policing American civilians on the streets of America.
In September 2008, the Army Times reported that the 3rd Infantry Division's Brigade Combat Team had been reassigned to NORTHCOM to patrol the "homeland" in crowd control and civil unrest situations..



In December of 2008, the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Support Group dispatched uniformed troops to aid police checkpoints in California.

In September of 2009, the Army and Air Force provided assistance to the National Guard for security at the G20 in Pittsburgh.

Also in September of 2009, the Assistant Secretary of Defense in Obama's Defense Department requested authorization to deploy 379,000 troops inside the U.S.
But this issue is not merely an American one. There is currently a coordinated agenda across the Western world to harmonize these types of rubicon-crossing moves toward outright martial law across borders.

In March 2009, the Canadian military—which began a formal merger with the American military in February 2008 that would see American troops deployed on the streets of Canada and Canadian troops in America during 'national emergency'—announced that it, too was preparing special reserve units to provide for 'domestic security' during times of civil unrest. The troops are being trained in various crowd control and emergency measures, such as how to set up and maintain internment camps for Canadian citizens in the event of such things as enforced quarantines after a bioterror attack.

Also in March 2009 it was revealed that the British Army was being readied to deal with Brits should rioting break out in the UK.

What all of this case history reveals is that there is a coordinated agenda to knock down any remaining walls separating the general population of America, Canada and the UK from their own militaries. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the way the Coast Guard has quietly shifted from a federal policing agency into a self-declared branch of the military.


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posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Intentional conspiracy related language aside this is nothing new and has been in use for a long time, predating the time line the article gave. A declaration of Martial Law, which has been done in the past, has been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court. The phrasing has changed over the years, with the most recent being Declared Federal Disaster with varying degrees within in.

National Guard units are exempted from The Posse Comitatus Act because they answer to the adjutant General and the Govenor of the State they belong to. The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits active duty Federal Military units from conducting Civilian Law Enforcement functions, although there are exceptions.

Law Enforcement has the ability to direct a person who is not law enforcement to take action, at which point the person directed is acting under the color of law, and by extension has the same authority as the Officer who directed the action.

As far as taking orders from the military hurricane Katrina would be a prime example. While the FEderal Government had their own military chain of command, the Govenor refused to allow her National Guard troops to be Federalized, creating 2 seperate military commands (Federal and State). Bush, out of respect for the Govenors decision, opted not to Federalize the National Guard troops.

Law Enforcement, in one scene where the General was taking a tour, was order to lower their weapons by the General. A few exchanged glances and a refusal to comply I think spoke volumes.

The thing to keep in perspetive is the manner in which this is used. When something catastrophic happens that goes beyond local and state agencies to adequately deal with (lack of resources etc) help has to come from somewhere.

Some of the reasons the Federal Government is used in this type of capacity. Again using Katrina as an example, all States license and have their own standards for medical services. Medical staff from the state of Arkansas are not credentialed to work in the State of Louisiana.

To bypass this requirement for obvious reasons, and to put in place a civil immunity shield, medical staff was federalized, meaning they could operate in states they are not generally allowed to.

The use of Military units is to free up law Enforcement to go back to proactive patrols, and to augment them since a large disaster situation is going to call for maxiumum staffing on a 24 hour cycle, which is something no department can handle for extended periods of time without sacrificing in other areas.

You will have resource areas (food distribution, medicine distribution, etc that need to be protected.

The FEderal Government cannot just declare a disaster area without coordinating with the State first, and I guarantee that any attempt to create a police state using military would not go over. Look at the backlash over the TSA. In addition to people calling for boycotts, State Prosecutors and Local Law Enforcement are warning TSA officals about their actions and the consequences coming from it. Even the Head of Homeland Security is telling the TSA cheif to rethink the patdowns, or as I refer to them as the grope or glow checks.

Law Enforcement will not sit idly by and allow the Constitution to be flushed.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Fact is, its not the federal government to blame. its the illuminati that is behind all of this. on jan. 11 2010 Obama signed an executive order for the council of governors (this bill set up 10 "governors" to take power over the united states in time of widespread national disaster, the united states would be divided into 10 different sectors, which are very similar to the 10 fema regions) if you carefully read the bill, you will not THERE IS NOT ONE MENTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. except the fact he signed it, YES, THAT IS RIGHT, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED HIS POWER AWAY TO 10 INDIVIDUALS WHO WE DIDNT GET TO VOTE FOR.

All it would take is a simple strike (nuclear,biological, or chemical) on our soil and the president can declare a state of martial law. however, there are bigger figures at play than the president. the president is just the spokesman for bad news, while the Department of homeland security, the department of defense, and the council of governors are the real perpetrators. DO YOUR SELF A FAVOR AND LOOK UP EXECUTIVE ORDER (E.O) - 13528.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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I wonder if this has to do with placing American soldiers in Mexico to combat the war on drugs? Not the whole civil unrest part but about bringing home Infantries to work within our borders, or mexico as the rumors have it.



posted on Nov, 20 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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The FEderal Government cannot just declare a disaster area without coordinating with the State first, and I guarantee that any attempt to create a police state using military would not go over. Look at the backlash over the TSA. In addition to people calling for boycotts, State Prosecutors and Local Law Enforcement are warning TSA officals about their actions and the consequences coming from it. Even the Head of Homeland Security is telling the TSA cheif to rethink the patdowns, or as I refer to them as the grope or glow checks. Law Enforcement will not sit idly by and allow the Constitution to be flushed.


Oh but it has already been done and only a few short years ago. Even though Martial Law was never actually declared, at least some of the requisites were met.
Curfews- Check
Gun Confiscation- Check-This was even allowed to be done by Private Security Forces (Blackwater)
Military Presence- Check (Domestic and Foreign)
Food Distribution- Check
Citizen Relocation- Check
Road Blocks and Checkpoints- Check (No incoming or outgoing traffic allowed)
People dying in the streets- Check
Unarmed citizens gunned down by LE officers- Check


And finally, to comment on the last sentence you made.
Local Law Enforcement in complete disarray- Check (No, they didnt sit idly by, those few that didnt abandon their posts, joined in on the looting or shot and killed unarmed citizens)

All the govt did to get Americans to accept this is make claims that "Armed Gangs" controlled the streets, shooting at rescue helicopters and firemen.
No one demanded proof though and not one bullet hole in a firetruck or chopper was ever shown.
The Govt just said it happened and most people bought it

This event made them realize that most Americans would submit and are now submitting.
Hasnt anyone realized that not long after this event, the police have become more aggressive?
The police trainings model now seems to be taking on the same model that the Military use/used
in Iraq, meaning that they should treat EVERYONE as if theyre guilty because you never know what
that little old lady is hiding in her handbag, so have that TAZER ready.

Im sure you guys know the "event" im talking about but heres a hint, it was in 05



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 01:42 AM
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and hurricane katrina was just a VERY small example.

the United states is moving towards a police state so fast its almost unbelievable. however, look at some of the things that have been happening recently. jan 11 2010- obama signs the executive order to establish a council of governors in time of a national disaster. whats even more interesting is that the president is not mentioned once in this EO. the EO states that the 10 governors shall meet with the secrataries of the department of homeland security, the department of defense, and the department of homeland defense.

the fema camps- this has been a huge conspiracy theory for so long, but now the evidence is everywhere. look at all the private organizations that are classified as private correctional corporations. its crazy... the federal government can put us in a privately owned and operated prison! havent you heard the horror stories of blackwater?

is it just me or have i been hearing and A LOT about the NWO/illuminati in the media lately? those cocky arrogant asses like to flaunt what they are planning.

now all they need to do is launch some sort of strike on our soil. i personally think that the rocket off the coast of so. california was a test fire to see how strong our defenxes are. get ready friends, its coming faster than we can even imagine.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:29 AM
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It's called continuity of Government, and it gets updated often to account for whatever possible threats exist from any given time.This is the same thought process that is used for the President's State of the Union address. A random cabinet secretary is chosen to not attend to the State of the Union on the off chance something catistrofic occurs and we lose the elected Government.

As far as the President assiigning his authoriy to others its already happened. The Federal Reserve gets its existance from Congress, who delegated their authority for money.

Out of curiosity, what do you think it would be like if something happens where Governments lose a lot of their people, impacting Government operations?

While I sympathize with some of the paranoia I fail to understand some of the arguments people put forward when dealing with Government operations and massive disasters. Certainly its not going to be life as usual, since chances are we have a massive loss of life, massive food suppl interuptions, massive medical interuptions. Business / factories, and the sources that supply resources, will be impacted.

Chances are its not going to be command by committee.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 04:35 AM
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Basing everything on the Katrina example is, in essence, sterotyping how others would behave, including government, in a mass disaster situation. The NOPD was sued for confiscating weapons, and had to return and or reimburse. The courts found it as a violation of the 2nd amendment, and rightfully so.

In addition to Blackwater, Law Enforcement from most of the States in the Union sent teams to assist in New Orleans. In addition to the Govenor signing an executive order that automatically "deputized" law enforcement from other states to lawfully act under the color of law in Louisiana, Federal authority was also granted (medical also fell under that action).

Any person in the United States, when directed to take action by a commissioned Law Enforcement Officer, is considered deputized and carries the authority of that officer for whatever situation it occurs in. Blackwater, while private, was under Federal Contract and fit into the structure set up during Katrina.

As I posted above, if something occured where Governors are overseeing operations in another state, chances are that is going to be the least of our concerns.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 07:01 AM
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Originally posted by antar
I wonder if this has to do with placing American soldiers in Mexico to combat the war on drugs? Not the whole civil unrest part but about bringing home Infantries to work within our borders, or mexico as the rumors have it.


I thin youre right in part about the violence on the Mexican borders but I'm worried about another bank run. We may see army tanks at each gas station, grocery store, bank. We know our current financial situation is not sustainable. Soon the lid will blow. During Martial law any 2012 Presidential race would be cancelled. Not to mention all the weird executive orders that out trump the constitution.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 07:04 AM
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This is just some things that can happen during Martial Law and not even Congress can help us then.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.
National Security Act of 1947 allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

1950 Defense Production Act gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

Act of August 29, 1916 authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency. Expertise analyzing census

International Emergency Economic Powers Act enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:44 AM
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Executive Orders arent needed. If the Govt does something thats "questionable" theyll either deny that it violates any laws OR theyll make a law to make it legal and make it retro-active.
The Govt and Military have the largest collection of the shadiest lawyers ever known and they work around the clock.

They arent really needed though because they already know how gullible the majority is. 08 was an example, when a JUNIOR Senator from Chicago was elected to fill the highest office in the US.

Now everyone thinks that well be ok that we threw the rascals out during the mid term elections.
The Rep battlecry was "smaller govt" but I have yet to hear the press mention to any of these Congressmen that
the Govt grew more under Bush than it did under the previous 3 Presidents. (He created the DHS and TSA aka the American Gestapo)



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by Animatrix
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Executive Orders arent needed. If the Govt does something thats "questionable" theyll either deny that it violates any laws OR theyll make a law to make it legal and make it retro-active.
The Govt and Military have the largest collection of the shadiest lawyers ever known and they work around the clock.

They arent really needed though because they already know how gullible the majority is. 08 was an example, when a JUNIOR Senator from Chicago was elected to fill the highest office in the US.

Now everyone thinks that well be ok that we threw the rascals out during the mid term elections.
The Rep battlecry was "smaller govt" but I have yet to hear the press mention to any of these Congressmen that
the Govt grew more under Bush than it did under the previous 3 Presidents. (He created the DHS and TSA aka the American Gestapo)


Yes and I think most are Freshman, some have no idea what to do. They are having a crash course of Government 101.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:49 AM
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Originally posted by Animatrix
reply to post by Xcathdra
 





The FEderal Government cannot just declare a disaster area without coordinating with the State first, and I guarantee that any attempt to create a police state using military would not go over. Look at the backlash over the TSA. In addition to people calling for boycotts, State Prosecutors and Local Law Enforcement are warning TSA officals about their actions and the consequences coming from it. Even the Head of Homeland Security is telling the TSA cheif to rethink the patdowns, or as I refer to them as the grope or glow checks. Law Enforcement will not sit idly by and allow the Constitution to be flushed.


Oh but it has already been done and only a few short years ago. Even though Martial Law was never actually declared, at least some of the requisites were met.
Curfews- Check
Gun Confiscation- Check-This was even allowed to be done by Private Security Forces (Blackwater)
Military Presence- Check (Domestic and Foreign)
Food Distribution- Check
Citizen Relocation- Check
Road Blocks and Checkpoints- Check (No incoming or outgoing traffic allowed)
People dying in the streets- Check
Unarmed citizens gunned down by LE officers- Check


And finally, to comment on the last sentence you made.
Local Law Enforcement in complete disarray- Check (No, they didnt sit idly by, those few that didnt abandon their posts, joined in on the looting or shot and killed unarmed citizens)

All the govt did to get Americans to accept this is make claims that "Armed Gangs" controlled the streets, shooting at rescue helicopters and firemen.
No one demanded proof though and not one bullet hole in a firetruck or chopper was ever shown.
The Govt just said it happened and most people bought it

This event made them realize that most Americans would submit and are now submitting.
Hasnt anyone realized that not long after this event, the police have become more aggressive?
The police trainings model now seems to be taking on the same model that the Military use/used
in Iraq, meaning that they should treat EVERYONE as if theyre guilty because you never know what
that little old lady is hiding in her handbag, so have that TAZER ready.

Im sure you guys know the "event" im talking about but heres a hint, it was in 05




posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra

Law Enforcement will not sit idly by and allow the Constitution to be flushed.




Of course not, they will burn it first.


Law enforcement in general would be better served by a "police state" ... Especially at the federal level.

If they have their way they will ultimately control every single aspect of your lives, and have no constraints preventing them from doing as they see fit in any case.

In fact, many at the federal levels see the constitution as merely an old outdated and obsolete document. A historical item only, of no significance or relevance in these times of "great threats". It does not apply to them, if only for very public cases, but never in covert operations, investigations etc.

Bottom line... Law Enforcement does not give a damn about the constitution.


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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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You are right, when the government owns everything they Control everything. This is called Communism.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by WJjeeper
reply to post by Xcathdra
 



All it would take is a simple strike (nuclear,biological, or chemical) on our soil and the president can declare a state of martial law. however, there are bigger figures at play than the president. the president is just the spokesman for bad news, while the Department of homeland security, the department of defense, and the council of governors are the real perpetrators.


Also a financial collapse, a bank run, food costs, a couple natural disasters, etc.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by WJjeeper

the fema camps- this has been a huge conspiracy theory for so long, but now the evidence is everywhere. look at all the private organizations that are classified as private correctional corporations. its crazy... the federal government can put us in a privately owned and operated prison!


Prisoners fund the system. Look up prison/prisoner bonds. It's big business.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 09:48 AM
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Ultimately the Govt wants to control and track our every movement, from websites we go to, text messages and phone calls we make, to where we travel to.
Theyve already got the first 3 and part of the 4th using the TSA.
They arent happy with just monitoring air travel though, soon there will either be another patsy found with a bomb or the bomb will actually blow up but not on a plane, itll be on a train, bus or subway.
This will serve several purposes, it will give an even bigger contract to the makers of the scanning machines, it will "force" the Govt to hire more TSA agents, making it one of the largest , if not the largest Govt organizations in the Country and it will put our every movement throughout the country under ever increasing scrutiny.


They are instituting policies that are former "enemies" used just 20 years ago just before the end of the cold war, however theyre taking it to a new level, using the huge advances in technology. Its said that we are put on some sort of video camera 10-20 times just during a short trip to the store.

Controlling the movement of people, is a very important part of controlling the people and this will play an important part of tracking people that defy "evacuation" (relocation) orders, should the time come.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:00 AM
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I agree tracking is picking up speed. Ive seen no benefits to high levels of street surveillance. It might catch a hit and run. Too much government is never a good thing. They do have a sinister agenda and it’s not to protect the people.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:36 AM
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I think they have bipassed the whole one time shot Martial law in the bag deal and have decided to perpetuate it in a different way all together. It is the old frog in the pot scenario.



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