For years we have warned that the police state is coming, how Martial Law will
become the norm, how ancient laws, rights and freedoms are being overturned and
replaced with repressive mechanisms of control.
For years we have presented the evidence, the Army War College documents, the
domestic military takeover drills, the draconian legislation, officials left
right and centre calling for more centralized military control domestically.
For years people refuted the evidence, or passed it off as being intended for
something else, or simply refused to believe it. Now everything we warned you
about is happening.
In the wake of the recent natural disasters on American soil, dangerous precedents
have been set. We have been forced to watch how in times of crisis we must submit
and follow the orders of Federal Commanders, no matter whether they deny us
basic human rights or not.
Whether it be a state attack, a terrorist attack, an accident or a natural
disaster matters not anymore, the outcome will be the same. We are just one
event, ANY event away from Martial Law.
Getting rid of Posse Comitatus - Setting the precedent
“In a police state the police are national, powerful, authoritarian.
Inevitably, national governments yield to the temptation to use the military
to do the heavy lifting….once the military is used, however minor initially,
the march toward martial law … becomes irresistible.” - Representative
Ron Paul of Texas - June 25 1997.
The Posse Comitatus
Act is a recognition that the framers of the Constitution had a deep distrust
of centralized power, particularly centralized military power that might be
used against the people. State militias were preferred over a national army.
In times of major disaster or emergency, it has been state governors - not the
president - who call out that state's contingent of the national guard.
We have witnessed over a long period of time how Posse Comitatus is systematically
being erased. After 9/11 this was particularly accelerated. All the so called
"experts" were calling for changes to long standing laws, in order
to "protect" us. This led to scores of lower level Government officials
pleading for exactly what the criminal elements higher up wanted all along.
Take the following AP
report from November 2001:
"Our way of life has forever changed," wrote Sen. John Warner, R-Va.,
in a letter last month to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "Should this
law now be changed to enable our active-duty military to more fully join other
domestic assets in this war against terrorism?"
So let's get this right, "terrorists" attack us because they "hate
our freedoms" and the answer is to get rid of our freedoms?
mainstream report from 2002 documenting a senators call to abolish Posse
Comitatus and let troops arrest US civilians.
Homeland Security dictator Tom Ridge saying the same thing. And
here he is saying it again.
But before the war on terror it was clear that there was preparation afoot
for such eventualities. Nothing is under review, this has always been the agenda.
They were erasing Posse Comitatus 14 Years Ago. In 911:
The Road to Tyranny Alex Jones presents footage of troops training to put
Americans into Concentration Camps. This footage includes interrogations and
a retired Marine admitting that in 1988 he was kicking down doors in Norfolk,
Virginia. The Marines would be ordered to the local Police station where they
would don Police uniforms. They would then go to the local gun shop or dealers
home and "Take Them Down."
In Alex Jones' feature Police
State 2000 he covers Operation
Urban Warrior where actors posed as American citizens who were Unconstitutionally
seized from their homes by the military and police. These Americans: were rounded
up and confined behind barbed-wire.
The actors were told to demand to be let free and state that they had rights.
They were also told to demand food and water. The troops in turn were taught to
ignore them and to order them to behave in an orderly fashion. "Civil disobedience
will not be tolerated" was one of the many disturbing statements heard to
emanate from the military's loud speakers.
Over the years there have been countless drills of this nature. The media simply
reports them as training for dealing with foreign enemies, yet the volunteers
and the participants are always told differently.
Here's a report
on another urban warfare drill entitled "The Millennium Challenge 2002".
This drill was conducted secretly
across 26 States in 2002.
Earlier this year details of just one of many Military operations on American
soil was exposed in the run up to Lord Bush's coronation. A secret counterterrorism
program code-named Power
Geyser. A small group of super-secret commandos were hidden among 13000
police and troops and "stood ready with state-of-the-art weaponry to swing
There have been literally hundreds of these kind of operations in the planning
and going on for years now. Many designed to use the military on the streets
of American cities in direct violation of Posse Comitatus. The Pentagon has
a full Command in operation working on these activities, the
Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
Whilst Studying US COIN (Counter Insurgency) doctrine at University I was subjected
to weekly showings of videos where military operations were carried out in purpose
built mock American towns and cities. We were also informed of how future Counter
Insurgency would be predominantly conducted from Military bunkers as they had
developed the technology to map out entire cities to pinpoint accuracy from
satellite images. The cities in the prototypes were of course all American cities.
I remember asking the lecturer what the point was in developing this technology
for use in foreign insurgency wars in places such as the mountains of Afghanistan,
and why were the drills and testing of the technology being carried out purely
in American towns and cities. The answer was of course that in the event of
a major terror attack on US soil these types of things would go into operation.
The Pentagon does indeed have "War
Plans" drafted in the event of any type of terror attack, which would
be coordinated by Northcom
in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and would involve
Martial Law and thousands of troops on the streets.
According to respected military
affairs analyst William Arkin, Northcom has defined three levels of operations,
each of which triggers a larger set of authorized activities. The levels are
"extraordinary", "emergency" and "temporary".
During emergencies, the military can provide similar support, mostly in response
to specific events such as the attacks on the World Trade Center. It is only
in the case of extraordinary domestic operations that the unique capabilities
of the Defense Department are deployed. These include not just such things as
air patrols to shoot down hijacked planes or the defusing of bombs and other
explosives, but also bringing in intelligence collectors, special operators
and even full combat troops.
But as Arkin's article makes clear, Northcom is doing more than mere coordinating.
"Under the banner of 'homeland security', the military and intelligence
communities are implementing far-reaching changes that blur the lines between
terrorism and other kinds of crises and will break down long-established barriers
to military action and surveillance within the US."
He also said the Pentagon reviewed the Posse Comitatus Act and determined that
it would not be a violation to deploy the National Guard to protect critical
infrastructure in some circumstances. He said he expects more presidential directives
in the future to expand the military's homeland defense role.
Then of course we have General
Tommy Franks stating that a major terror attack on US soil would mean the
Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
Some say this is nothing new. In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations
in January, former US senator Gary Hart said American founders "created
such an army and called it the militia: citizen-soldiers under the immediate
command of the various states that can be deployed in times of emergency. Since
the late 19th century these militias have been known as the National Guard,
and they were created and given constitutional status as the first responders
and the first line of defense in the case of an attack on our homeland".
This is clearly an alteration of reality. The reason why the founding fathers
employed militias and later created Posse Comitatus was that they knew a centralized
national army could be used in a future environment to take over the country
and take away the rights of everyone.
Police State infrastructure - Already in place (and in use)
We have further exposed how the infrastructure for a Martial Law Police State
is already in place, and in many cases is in use. We have a whole
archive on the revelations that FEMA has Concentration camps set up and
ready to go in the event of any emergency that is deemed suitable for their
use. As we have also seen recently, these camps need not have barbed wire and
observation towers, they can simply be well guarded sports stadiums.
Detention centers are common features of any public protest event now, as we
recently saw at the Republican
National Convention and G8
We have also exposed the development of police State weapons that make Tasers
look like water pistols. See this article on The
Pentagon's Secret Scream Sonic devices that can inflict pain--or even permanent
deafness. These type of devices that are routinely used in Iraq have recently
been in use in New Orleans in the Katrina aftermath.
The use of Unmanned drone aircraft has also been documented
recently in New Orleans. Again, such weapons are being used not only in foreign
reconnaissance but also domestically for spying on "citizens" and
controlling crowds. Industry
representatives are enthusiastic about the drones' potential.
"I believe we will see Predator and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs) watching over major events, such as the Olympic Games and the Super Bowl,
in the not-too-distant future," Brad Brown, then-president of the Association
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International wrote earlier this year.
Alex's most recent film Martial
Law: Rise of the Police State also documents the use of huge corporate sponsored
surveillance blimps. The Department of Homeland Security is developing 900 ft
long so called "Super
Blimps" for surveillance, intended to fly about 65,000 feet, well above
commercial airliner traffic.
We have also documented the rise in use of the national guard to break up public
events. On multiple occasions we have carried stories,
of tanks and armed troops on the streets of America. We saw earlier this year
how such deployments are used not only to break up protests, but even something
as insignificant as a rave
in a field.
Future technology under development includes robot
police that have the ability to run. Its like we are living in the Twilight
Zone or in a futuristic dystopian film. Yet when you mention these kind of things
to people they either don't believe you or simply laugh at you. Well here's
a wake up call, IT'S THE YEAR 2005, not 1955, and these things are real.
Coming Next: Part Two, After Katrina...