posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 06:37 AM
reply to post by BASSPLYR
I am very aware that this thread has now gone off topic, the topic at hand is the use of the SAS against UK nationals on uk soil. However with that
being said your views on the use of American Special Forces on American soil are just as wrong. Put simply under the insurrection Act and the Posse
Comitatus Act mean that it would take a Act of Congress before authorisation could be given for the Green Berets or any other Special Forces unit to
be deployed to actively pursue terrorists on the streets of America. That is absolute fact, it is very very difficult to gain authorisation for the
type of operations you are talking about. If this were to be done it would be Delta most likely who would provide the support. Other than this
American Armed Forces are only aloud to provide tactical advice to law enforcement this can include training and tactical advice such as method of
entry options. They cannot apprehend or otherwise naturalise any terrorist suspects on the continental united states nor can they be actively involved
in such actions without Congressional approval.
In such a instance whereby the authorisation had been given for SOCOM to provide support to law enforcement to combat a terrorist threat, it would
almost always fall to Tire-One assets, the Green Berets are not Tire-One, the entire unit is considered to be Tire-Two. Likewise when it comes to
providing tactical advice this is almost always done by Delta or NSWDG. No law enforcement agency would ever need to go to the military for linguistic
support the FBI have plenty of linguists themselves and aside from that if they did need support the military is the last place they would go to for
it. Yes the Green Berets are renowned for their linguistic skills and their ability to blend with the indigenous population but this does not make
them suitable for law enforcement.
I do not doubt that American counterterrorism units use civilian instillations to practice on, I know that NSWDG use oil rigs for example. But so far
as buildings and airplanes go that’s what the killings houses are for. I also want to state that just because these units may use civilian
instillations for exercise purposes does not mean they are actively deployed.
Also, SAD are not Tire-One as they are not part of the military.