posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 02:42 PM
“Warning shots will not be fired”
A newly leaked US Army Military Police training manual for “Civil Disturbance Operations” outlines how military assets are to be used
domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.
The document (PDF), which is dated 2006 and was used for a self-learning course at the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort McClellan, makes it
clear that the operations described in the manual apply to both “CONUS and OCONUS,” meaning inside the Continental United States and outside the
Continental United States.
The document outlines how military assets will be used to “help local and state authorities to restore and maintain law and order” in the event of
mass riots, civil unrest or a declaration of martial law.
Here is a link to the PDF
Here is a clip from the PDF (Page 20)
(4) In addition, the following policies regarding the use of deadly force will be observed:
(a) Give an order to halt.
(b) Warning shot will not be fired.
(c) When a firearm is discharged it will be fired with the intent of rendering the person(s) at whom it
is discharged incapable of continuing that activity or course of behavior prompting the individual to
(d) Shot will be fired only with due regard for the safety of innocent bystanders.
(e) In the case of holstered weapons, a weapon should not be removed from the holster unless there
is reasonable expectation that use of the weapon may be necessary.
(5) Even when its use is authorized, deadly force must be used only with great selectivity and precision
against the particular threat which justifies its use. For example, the receipt of sniper fire, however
deadly, from an unknown location can never justify "returning the fire" against any or all persons who
may be visible on the street or in nearby buildings. Such random response is far too likely to result in
accidents among innocent bystanders or fellow law enforcement personnel; the appropriate response is
to take cover and try to locate the source of the fire so that the threat can be neutralized.
and another exceprt from the article,
The document also explains how the military will be involved in spying on and gathering information on dissidents to identify the, “Existence of
persons, groups, or organizations which have distinctively threatened or are creating disturbances.”
“Crowd control agents” will also be deployed for the purpose of “reducing resistance,” states the manual, which also implies that troops will
be used to confiscate firearms.
“Restrictions on the sale, transfer, and possession of sensitive material such as gasoline, firearms, ammunition, and explosives will help control
forces in minimizing certain forms of violence,” states the document on page 40.
“Consideration may be given to evacuating sensitive items, such as weapons from stores,” the manual also states on page 27.
It even talks about how they will process 'agitators' through internment/resettlement camps (FEMA?) and,
outlines how internees would be “re-educated” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the
Hmmmm... So thats the plan folks.. Military in action on American soil, helping to quell rebellion against a dicatotorial government...
Obviously the police wouldn't be able to handle a mass-scale riot/protest, AND, there needs to be guidelines for dealing with protests and riots, but
it creeps me out to read them talking about using deadly force like its nothing... these are citizens we are talking about!
Obviously if there were to be (and IMO, it won't be long) riots, there is a reason for it, not just for fun. The American people will get sick of this
# eventually and the only way they will be able to fight back against its government is to gather, and have their voices heard...
edit on 7/6/2012 by Nspekta because: spelling, etc
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