02OCT2014: Military Exercises part of developments INSIDE America! Unanswered Question is Why?


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(Inquiring Minds) – Are American events too entrenched to stop or influence? Can America any longer claim in all honesty, to be the “Leader of the Free World”? In Britain we should be made aware. What happens there is likely to happen here.

One thing is for sure, these unprecedented domestic deployments and military exercises must be aimed at a DOMESTIC audience and perceived threat by those who order them. They are unquestionably a form of army mobilisation, when it appears to the civilian population, there is no immediate threat or reason to justify it. They are are part of much wider developments that are profoundly worrying.

Although America has been one of the most aggressive states in the world, it has been careful to ensure the military keep a low profile domestically, and project itself as benign and patriotic protector of the much vaunted American “freedom” and way of life. This appears to be changing, though no-one has explained why it is necessary, or where the impulse is coming from.

Is it coming from the President in the White House, or is it emanating in spite of it, from the centres of power such as the Pentagon, FBI, Homeland Security or even CIA? It is doubtful that State or Municipal Government has requested it, as it runs counter to every fibre of American history and constitution, yet invariably, as was seen at Boston, they appear to accept it without demure, a point made eloquently by the late Gore Vidal at the start of the third video above.

The deployment of troops within the country; exercises that also involve the police in an essentially military role; the whole tenure of police equipment, uniform and posture; all have ominous overtones of marshal law, suspension of legal protections and fascist dictatorship.

Could it be possible that the United States Government is actively intending to go further down this road to disaster for it and the world? If so what can be the underlying rationale or purpose? What do they know that we don’t? What could cause unrest on such a scale as to require the wholesale deployment of troops within the country?

One is forced to conclude, nothing short of a cataclysmic event, such as widespread domestic terrorism, rioting and disorder, international warfare or economic collapse could give due cause.

Are any or all of these being actively planned for? If not, what could possibly justify it? Perhaps, on the basis of “what America does today, we are likely to do tomorrow”, we should be told.

These events cannot be viewed in isolation, and they take on an even more sinister hue when viewed in the context of other developments.

It is impossible to get away from the events of 9/11 and those that followed. Increasingly Americans are waking up to the impossibility of the official explanation, which when linked to the Government’s failure to move away from it, must mean culpability and involvement.

Cameron’s reference to the subject in his recent UN speech, calling not for proper enquiry but criminal sanctions against those that do, is as unbelievable as it is worrying. Are the military exercises an extension of that criminal conspiracy? Is America getting ready to control the consequences of an outraged public?

The Congress and people supinely acceded to the Patriot Act following the events of 9/11, no one posing the simple question how it was possible such a complicated statute was immediately available to place before the legislature, so willing to abandon hard won and fundamental rights and freedoms. Clearly it had been drafted months, if not years, before the events of 9/11 which were used as the excuse to pass it.

On the basis of an outrageous lie, the American government was also prepared to kidnap; imprison without trial; torture; assassinate foreign nationals and US nationals without trial; and pursue aggressive war contrary to international law. With this sort of record, the question as to whether America is capable of further infringements of civilized behaviour, becomes somewhat unnecessary.

As I have said many times, if the American Government, or a cabal within it, was capable of an outrage like 9/11, to pursue equally nefarious actions elsewhere, it is capable of anything. The current military manoeuvres may be the latest manifestation of the same evil.

Only Americans are responsible for their country and the actions of its government at home and abroad. We in Europe are correspondingly responsible for the way in which we handle things here, and those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Nor should we be complacent, believing it couldn’t happen here. We cannot be blind to the fact that virtually everything America has done we have aped and been supportive of, so the way America behaves can be taken as a warning that there may be those in our own government that want to follow suit.

This is not an hypothetical point of view. It can be seen and heard in the words of the Prime Minister already referred to, and in the waspish “crime-busting” smile of the current Home Secretary, arguing for yet more government powers to detain and control, whilst whittling away existing freedoms and protections. Blair succeeded in taking us to war. Fortunately he was frustrated in respect of some of his domestic policies but as we have seen with Syria, government, or dubious elements within it, does not give up and go away. When at first they don’t succeed, they try (and try) again and if the hat doesn’t fit they make a new one.

We can also see it very visibly and ominously in parallel moves to arm, militarise and centralise the police. Scotland has helpfully gone even further down this road by arming ALL policemen and creating just one force. So much for devolution encouraging pacifism and decentralisation when quite the opposite is the case.

The more criminal law enforcement is centralised, the more prone it becomes to political influence and corruption, as has been demonstrated in Scotland with the Holly Grieg case.

So it is for everyone who values an open and free society, in which dark forces are restrained and the innocent are allowed to go about their law abiding business unmolested by government, to be alert to all and every attempt, on whatever pretext, to change for the worse the rules of a civilized society, and to make it clear it will not be tolerated.

Hopefully the American population will do the same and rise to the challenge, demanding that the military exercises so evident across the nation and the profound threat they entail, be stopped in their tracks. The shocking scene in the third video, of an American man being arrested by a policeman, for merely putting forward a point of view at a public meeting, should be enough to persuade one and all what is at stake.

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20AUG2014: NO Warning – ARMY TO CONTINUE ‘BLACK HELICOPTER’ TRAINING OVER TWIN CITIES DESPITE ANGER


Unannounced drills blasted as “outrageous” by city councilor

(Paul Joseph Watson) – The U.S. Army is set to continue training exercises involving low flying “black helicopters” over Minneapolis and St. Paul tonight despite residents and local officials expressing outrage at the danger posed by the unannounced drills.

With the agreement of local police departments, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Fort Campbell Kentucky has been conducting the exercises, which involve low flying Night Stalker black hawk helicopters buzzing over rooftops and in between buildings, since Monday and will continue with the drills through until Thursday evening.

Similar drills were conducted over the twin cities in 2012, before which police gave residents three days notice. This time the exercises were completely unannounced, prompting panicked locals to flood 911 and non-emergency lines.

With both law enforcement and the Army refusing to divulge precisely what the exercise is supposed to accomplish, residents and city councilors complained bitterly at taxpayer money being wasted on the exercise.

“I think it’s outrageous,” said St. Paul City Council member Chris Tolbert. “We’re going to have Black Hawks flying at a low level over a densely populated urban area without any notice at all? I had helicopters shaking my house at 11:57 last night. They were right over the trees.”

His sentiments were echoed by city council member Dave Thune, who slammed the drills as “incredibly unsafe.”

“When you’ve got Blackhawk helicopters flying between buildings full of people in the middle of the night, it’s just not safe … It’s absolutely wrong for us as a civilian police department to engage in military exercises. It shouldn’t happen here,” said Thune.

Pioneer Press reporter Joe Soucheray, who described how the low flying choppers literally shook his house, criticized authorities for failing to provide advance warning or information about the training program.

“We are supposed to be good and quiet little citizens who don’t ask too many questions,” wrote Soucheray. “Go back into your basements, folks. We’re just doing a little buzzing over your roof, maybe dropping a SEAL down a rope or whatever we feel like doing. You all just move along.”

Soucheray took issue with residents being treated like “guinea pigs,” writing, “These exercises have to be incredibly dangerous. Large, fast, essentially blacked-out helicopters are flying over a packed urban center, between downtown St. Paul buildings where people live.”

Minneapolis resident Daniel Feidt told CBS Minnesota that the training was “a waste of taxpayer money,” remarking, “It’s inappropriate for Special Forces to be operating in American cities.”

Tonya Tennessen, spokeswoman for St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, justified the exercises by citing 9/11, commenting, “In a post-9/11 world, this is how homeland security happens. … These exercises are taking place in cities all over the country.”

Maj. Allen Hill denied eyewitness reports that military personnel were seen rappelling onto the top of the Federal Reserve building in downtown Minneapolis.

Back in May we reported on similar drills in Kentucky and Cincinnati which were described by eyewitnesses as resembling something out of a war zone.

In 2012, Miami residents were shocked to be awoken by a military exercise in the middle of the night which involved helicopters, fighter jets, along with simulated gunfire and grenades. Black Hawk helicopters also flew low over Los Angeles during a military drill the same year.

Back in March, we reported on Department of Defense exercises in Broward County during which low flying military helicopters landed on city buildings in Fort Lauderdale. According to a local reporter, the drills were centered around, “scaring the crap out of people”.

As we have previously explained, many see the drills as a means of acclimatizing people to accept the prospect of martial law. Some in Minneapolis and St. Paul have suggested that police departments agreed to host the drills in return for military equipment from the Pentagon.

As we have seen in Ferguson, Missouri over the last 10 days, such gear is being used to target protesters, journalists and silence the First Amendment as America increasingly begins to resemble a banana republic.

Read Original: http://www.infowars.com/army-to-continue-black-helicopter-training-over-twin-cities-despite-anger/

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18JULY2014: U.S. ARMY TRAINING TO FIGHT BLACK AMERICANS


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(Paul Joseph Watson) – “Doomsday Disneyland” facility used as practice ground for civil unrest.

A promotional video touting FEMA’s emergency response capabilities shows U.S. National Guard troops training to detain unruly African-American citizens in prison camps before handing them over to police.

The video appears on the official YouTube channel for Guardian Centers, an 830 acre “disaster preparedness and tactical training validation center” located in Georgia which is routinely used by FEMA and other government agencies to practice emergency response procedures.

After the 2 minute mark in the clip, the scene cuts to a black woman who is struggling to escape from the clutches of a uniformed soldier. The area is surrounded by concertina wire and guarded by other troops.

The clip then shows the woman, along with another African-American, being handed over to local police before being driven away.

Described by CNN as the “doomsday Disneyland,” Guardian Centers is a mock city complete with a subway station that “allow(s) a variety of responders to do a variety of drills in one location.”

The sight of National Guard troops training to detain Americans in prison camps is unlikely to quell concerns that authorities are preparing for domestic disorder.

Back in 2012, we reported on FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations, a U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers. The document makes numerous references to how government agencies like the DHS, ICE and FEMA will be involved in the domestic internment of U.S. citizens during “civil support operations.”

A second US Army Military Police manual that was leaked months later also outlined how military assets would be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.

U.S. troops and National Guard also worked with local police to incarcerate Americans in detention camps during drills Alex Jones covered in 1999 in Oakland, California.

A report produced in 2008 by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute warned that the United States may experience massive civil unrest in the wake of a series of crises which it termed “strategic shock.”

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” stated the report, authored by [Ret.] Lt. Col. Nathan Freir, adding that the military may be needed to quell “purposeful domestic resistance”.

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border.

During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”

Despite innumerable indications that the federal government is making preparations for riots, the Department of Homeland Security denied last year that it was gearing up for domestic disorder. In 2011, DHS chief Janet Napolitano directed ICE to prepare for a mass influx of immigrants into the United States, calling for the plan to deal with the “shelter” and “processing” of large numbers of people.

In the video below, Alex Jones highlights how the Guardian Centers video is yet another startling indication that authorities in the United States are preparing for civil unrest as America increasingly begins to resemble a militarized police state.

Read original: http://www.infowars.com/video-shows-u-s-national-guard-training-to-detain-african-americans-in-prison-camps/

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EXCLUSIVE: ELITE SWAT TEAMS AND THE DISCOVERY OF A HOSTILE TAKE-OVER FROM WITHIN


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Time to wake up…

What is happening to our police-departments?  

by Stephanie Sledge

Over the past few decades, America has seen a steady increase of police departments across the nation subscribe and incorporate ‘Elite’ crime fighting teams called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)…

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20Mar2014: Austin Police Train Alongside National Guard At Military Base


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Local police absorb military training tactics for possible future use on unsuspecting citizens

(Adan Salazar) –  Members of the Austin Police Department trained alongside Texas Army National Guard troops at Austin’s Camp Mabry yesterday, learning various military tactics they say will help them be better prepared for the next Ford Hood.

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“In light of recent events, the Fort Hood shooting, the Navy yard shooting, These are all incidents that strike home the importance of being ready and prepared,” Lt. Colonel Les Davis told Fox News Austin.

News crews were allowed to witness “a few of” the drills within the facility, which includes outside wooded “rural terrain,” where armed APD stormtroopers decked out in SWAT attire swarmed hallways clearing several rooms, all the while absorbing training methods intended for military personnel.

“An opportunity to work with the Austin Police Department gives us the chance to learn how they train. We teach them how we train and we use this opportunity to practice the techniques we would use should we have a real incident on post,” Lt. Col. Davis told Fox News.

This was the first time officers trained with National Guard service members, but APD wasn’t shy to tell all about how they were learning military combat tactics designed for warfare.

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“Every time we work with the military I think we both come away winners,” APD Assistant Chief Steve Deaton expressed, adding, “We use them to help teach our CAST team [Counter Assault Strike Team] small unit tactics.”

The niggling fact news crews were only allowed to view “a few of the drills” in Austin begs questions as to what other types of drills were carried out.

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While on the surface the training seems innocent enough, similar preparations taking place countrywide are stoking fears that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are training to take on the American people in the event of mass civil unrest.

Last month, we highlighted the military’s $96 million “fake city” located in Virginia, purportedly built for use in different combat training scenarios. Though the Army didn’t specify a particular training purpose, the city contained a school, a bank, and a subway station whose trains bore “the same logo as the carriages in Washington DC,” according to the London Telegraph.

Previous training drills conducted well within residential and urban areas, as well as strange acquirements of hollow point ammo and military vehicles, have also given rise to speculation that the federal government is indeed preparing for some type of unspeakable fallout which will require large volumes of trained personnel.

Several high-ranking military members have also expressed concerns about the federal government’s sudden expansion and covert training efforts, fueling worries that the American people are the ultimate target.

Last year, former Navy SEAL Ben Smith told Fox News the Obama administration was carrying out a litmus test on its top officers with the main focus being whether they would be prepared to order NCOs to fire on Americans.

Similarly, retired U.S. Army Captain Terry M. Hestilow expressed last year that he felt the Obama administration was preparing for a “coup” against the people, and labeled the DHS’s appropriation of weapons a “bold threat of war” against US citizens.

For years, Infowars has been at the forefront of exposing secret Army training plans, such as the “Civil Disturbance Operations” document for Military Police which outlined how to quell domestic riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans, as well as manuals detailing “re-education camps” and “resettlement operations” which contained plans for pacifying “political activists,” in addition to highlighting solicitations seeking out “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps.”

No particular crisis has thus far presented the opportunity for a vigorous clamp down, but with economic insolvency, the looming threat of a new cold war, the ratcheting up of the war on gun rights and dependency on the government at all time highs, it’s not difficult to fathom the tipping point may be right around the corner.

Read original here: http://www.infowars.com/austin-police-train-alongside-national-guard-at-military-base/

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14FEB2014: U.S. Army Builds ‘Fake City’ in Virginia to Practice Military Occupation


 

The Army Built a Fake City in Virginia to Train Its Troops

Martial law training? 300 acre town includes sports stadium, school, underground subway

(Paul Joseph Watson) – The U.S. Army has built a 300 acre ‘fake city’ complete with a sports stadium, bank, school, and an underground subway in order to train for unspecified future combat scenarios.

The recently opened site is located in Virginia and was built at a cost of $96 million dollars, taking just two years to complete.

While the city was ostensibly built to prepare U.S. troops for the occupation of cities abroad, some will undoubtedly fear that the real intention could be closer to home. Although the site includes a mosque, the town looks American in every other way, with signs in English.

The fact that, as the Telegraph reports, “The subway carriages even carry the same logo as the carriages in Washington DC,” could suggest that the site was built to double both as a foreign city and a mock domestic town.

According to Colonel John P. Petkosek, “This is the place where we can be creative, where we can come up with solutions for problems that we don’t even know we have yet….This is where we’ll look at solutions for the future–material solutions and non-material solutions…anything from how you’re going to operate in a subterranean environment to how you dismount a Humvee to avoid an IED strike.”

The increasing demonization of domestic political groups as extremists has prompted numerous scenarios where commentators have suggested that U.S. Army and National Guard personnel could be needed to quell civil unrest.

In 2012, an academic study about the future use of the military as a peacekeeping force within the United States written by a retired Army Colonel depicted a shocking scenario in which the U.S. Army is used to restore order to a town that has been seized by Tea Party “insurrectionists”.

The study dovetailed with a leaked U.S. Army manual which revealed plans for the military to carry out “Civil Disturbance Operations” during which troops would be used domestically to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest.

The manual also describes how prisoners will be processed through temporary internment camps under the guidance of U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which outlines how internees would be “re-educated” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

Fort Hood soldiers are also being taught by their superiors that Christians, Tea Party supporters and anti-abortion activists represent a radical terror threat, mirroring rhetoric backed by the Department of Homeland Security which frames “liberty lovers” as domestic extremists.

Last year, former Navy SEAL Ben Smith warned that the Obama administration is asking top brass in the military if they would be comfortable with disarming U.S. citizens, a litmus test that includes gauging whether they would be prepared to order NCOs to fire on Americans.

During a recent Ohio National Guard exercise, second amendment proponents were portrayed as domestic terrorists as part of a mock disaster drill.

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06NOV2013: Leaked U.S. Army Document Outlines Plan For Re-Education Camps In America


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A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.

The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations(PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.

The manual outlines policies for processing detainees into internment camps both globally and inside the United States. International agencies like the UN and the Red Cross are named as partners in addition to domestic federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

The document makes it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” and involve, “DOD support to U.S. civil authorities for domestic emergencies, and for designated law enforcement and other activities,” including “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.”

The manual states, “These operations may be performed as domestic civil support operations,” and adds that “The authority to approve resettlement such operations within U.S. territories,” would require a “special exception” to The Posse Comitatus Act, which can be obtained via “the President invoking his executive authority.” The document also makes reference to identifying detainees using their “social security number.”

Aside from enemy combatants and other classifications of detainees, the manual includes the designation of “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”

Once the detainees have been processed into the internment camp, the manual explains how they will be “indoctrinated,” with a particular focus on targeting political dissidents, into expressing support for U.S. policies.

The re-education process is the responsibility of the “Psychological Operations Officer,” whose job it is to design “PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations,” according to the document.

The manual lists the following roles that are designated to the “PSYOP team”.

– Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.

– Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes.

– Identifies political activists.

– Provides loudspeaker support (such as administrative announcements and facility instructions when necessary).

– Helps the military police commander control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.

– Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.

Remember, this is not restricted to insurgents in Iraq who are detained in prison camps – the manual makes it clear that the policies also apply “within U.S. territory” under the auspices of the DHS and FEMA. The document adds that, “Resettlement operations may require large groups of civilians to be quartered temporarily (less than 6 months) or semipermanently (more than 6 months).”

The historical significance of states using internment camps to re-educate detainees centers around the fact that it is almost exclusively practiced by repressive and dictatorial regimes like the former Soviet Union and Stalinist regimes like modern day North Korea.

We have exhaustively documented preparations for the mass internment of citizens inside America, but this is the first time that language concerning the re-education of detainees, in particular political activists, has cropped up in our research.

In 2009, the National Guard posted a number of job opportunities looking for “Internment/Resettlement Specialists” to work in “civilian internee camps” within the United States.

In December last year it was also revealed that Halliburton subsidiary KBR is seeking sub-contractors to staff and outfit “emergency environment” camps located in five regions of the United States.

In 2006, KBR was contracted by Homeland Security to build detention centers designed to deal with “an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S,” or the rapid development of unspecified “new programs” that would require large numbers of people to be interned.

Rex 84, short for Readiness Exercise 1984, was established under the pretext of a “mass exodus” of illegal aliens crossing the Mexican/US border, the same pretense used in the language of the KBR request for services.

During the Iran-Contra hearings in 1987, however, it was revealed that the program was a secretive “scenario and drill” developed by the federal government to suspend the Constitution, declare martial law, assign military commanders to take over state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens determined by the government to be “national security threats.”

Under the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed by Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, American citizens can be kidnapped and detained indefinitely without trial.

Read a portion of the Internment and Resettlement Operations manual below.

The following portions of the document make it clear that the policies apply “within U.S. territory” (as well as abroad in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan) and that domestic federal agencies are involved.

Read original: http://whoiscatalyst.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/leaked-u-s-army-document-outlines-plan-for-re-education-camps-in-america-2/

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