just read that President Bush has ordered as of October 1st to deploy to "somewhere" within the US to prepare for possible election riots, I advise all citizens to be watchful and prepared for the worst .... and by that i mean the fascist government of the United States turning its weapons on the people.
Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out
Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they
didn't pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.
By Naomi Wolf
08/10/08 "AlterNet" -- Background: the First Brigade of the Third
Infantry Division, three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed
in the United States as of October 1. Their stated mission is the form
of crowd control they practiced in Iraq, subduing "unruly
individuals," and the management of a national emergency. I am in
Seattle and heard from the brother of one of the soldiers that they
are engaged in exercises now. Amy Goodman reported that an Army
spokesperson confirmed that they will have access to lethal and non
lethal crowd control technologies and tanks.
George Bush struck down Posse Comitatus, thus making it legal for
military to patrol the U.S. He has also legally established that in
the "War on Terror," the U.S. is at war around the globe and thus the
whole world is a battlefield. Thus the U.S. is also a battlefield.
He also led change to the 1807 Insurrection Act to give him far
broader powers in the event of a loosely defined "insurrection" or
many other "conditions" he has the power to identify. The Constitution
allows the suspension of habeas corpus -- habeas corpus prevents us
from being seized by the state and held without trial -- in the event
of an "insurrection." With his own army force now, his power to call a
group of protesters or angry voters "insurgents" staging an
"insurrection" is strengthened.
U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California said to Congress, captured on
C-Span and viewable on YouTube, that individual members of the House
were threatened with martial law within a week if they did not pass
the bailout bill:
"The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and
sustaining a panic atmosphere. … Many of us were told in private
conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the
sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the
first day and a couple of thousand on the second day, and a few
members were even told that there would be martial law in America if
we voted no."
If this is true and Rep. Sherman is not delusional, I ask you to
consider that if they are willing to threaten martial law now, it is
foolish to assume they will never use that threat again. It is also
foolish to trust in an orderly election process to resolve this
threat. And why deploy the First Brigade? One thing the deployment
accomplishes is to put teeth into such a threat.
I interviewed Vietnam veteran, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and
patriot David Antoon for clarification:
"If the President directed the First Brigade to arrest Congress, what
could stop him?"
"Nothing. Their only recourse is to cut off funding. The Congress
would be at the mercy of military leaders to go to them and ask them
not to obey illegal orders."
"But these orders are now legal?'"
"If the President directs the First Brigade to arrest a bunch of
voters, what would stop him?"
"Nothing. It would end up in courts but the action would have been taken."
"If the President directs the First Brigade to kill civilians, what
would stop him?"
"What would prevent him from sending the First Brigade to arrest the
editor of the Washington Post?"
"Nothing. He could do what he did in Iraq -- send a tank down a street
in Washington and fire a shell into the Washington Post as they did
into Al Jazeera, and claim they were firing at something else."
"What happens to members of the First Brigade who refuse to take up
arms against U.S. citizens?"
"They'd probably be treated as deserters as in Iraq: arrested,
detained and facing five years in prison. In Iraq a study by Ann
Wright shows that deserters -- reservists who refused to go back to
Iraq -- got longer sentences than war criminals."
"Does Congress have any military of their own?"
"No. Congress has no direct control of any military units. The
Governors have the National Guard but they report to the President in
an emergency that he declares."
"Who can arrest the President?"
"The Attorney General can arrest the President after he leaves or
[Note: Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has asserted it is possible for
District Attorneys around the country to charge President Bush with
murder if they represent districts where one or more military members
who have been killed in Iraq formerly resided.]
"Given the danger do you advocate impeachment?"
"Yes. President Bush struck down Posse Comitatus -- which has
prevented, with a penalty of two years in prison, U.S. leaders since
after the Civil War from sending military forces into our streets --
with a 'signing statement.' He should be impeached immediately in a
bipartisan process to prevent the use of military forces and mercenary
forces against U.S. citizens"
"Should Americans call on senior leaders in the Military to break
publicly with this action and call on their own men and women to
disobey these orders?"
"Every senior military officer's loyalty should ultimately be to the
Constitution. Every officer should publicly break with any illegal
order, even from the President."
"But if these are now legal. If they say, 'Don't obey the Commander in
Chief,' what happens to the military?"
"Perhaps they would be arrested and prosecuted as those who refuse to
participate in the current illegal war. That's what would be
considered a coup."
"But it's a coup already."
Naomi Wolf is the author of Give Me Liberty (Simon and Schuster,
2008), the sequel to the New York Times best-seller The End of
America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (Chelsea Green, 2007).
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