Marine Corps Colonel Says DHS
Building Domestic Army
A former Marine Corps Colonel who was stationed in Fallujah and trained Iraqi soldiers warns that the
Department of Homeland Security is working with law enforcement to build a "domestic army," because the federal
government is afraid of its own citizens.
Meanwhile a Virtually Crime Free County in Florida Gets MRAP Armored Vehicle.
Homeland Security, Feds Swarm Small Town in Bizarre
Unannounced Show of Force
School field besieged by Black Hawk chopper, SWAT
by Paul Joseph Watson | July 11, 201
Homeland Security agents, backed by police
SWAT teams, armored vehicles and a Black Hawk helicopter staged a bizarre unannounced show of force in front of a
school in a small Illinois town, scenes which will exacerbate concerns about the increasing militarization of U.S.
Residents of Livingston, IL., population 850,
were shocked to see agents from Homeland Security, the US Customs and Border Patrol and local police agencies swarm
a field belonging to a grade school yesterday, with one local telling news channel KTVI, “When all the armored
trucks started showing up and everything it made me kind of nervous.”
One child said he thought the spectacle was “pretty cool” and that agents invited the local
children to check out the choppers up close, despite the presence of weapons inside the helicopters.
The school superintendent said he was not given any information about the operation beforehand,
despite authorities using school land as a staging ground. The U.S. Attorney’s Office refused to release any
information on the purpose behind the operation.
KTVI labeled the presence of the feds a “mystery,” although it subsequently emerged that the
school was being used as a staging ground for a raid on a house three miles away. Authorities refused to divulge
the purpose behind the raid or if anyone was taken into custody.
Reporter Roche Madden said he learned that ten police cars showed up at the house to conduct the
raid, suggesting that the Black Hawk and the armored vehicles were merely on standby.
The sheer number of feds present, in addition to multiple armored vehicles, military-style choppers
and other vehicles, in order to conduct a raid on a single house clearly suggests overkill and will prompt more
concerns as to the increasing militarization of U.S. law enforcement.
Authorities routinely stage unannounced drills,
often in the middle of the night, which terrify startled residents. Critics have asserted that Americans are being
conditioned to accept military-style policing as a routine occurrence.
The purchase of armored vehicles formerly used in anti-terror operations overseas has prompted
widespread concern that domestic law enforcement in the United States is becoming increasingly militarized and
violent. A recent ACLU
investigation into the issue decried the fact that American neighborhoods are turning into warzones as
SWAT tactics become more brutal, causing an increase in deaths, injuries and property damage.
in May, Indiana Police Sergeant Dan Downing admitted that the militarization of domestic law enforcement was
partly to deal with returning veterans who are now seen as a homegrown terror threat. A local Fox affiliate
reported that the cops were now “armed for war” against such threats.
"Doomsday Disneyland" facility used as practice ground for
by Paul Joseph Watson | July 17, 2014
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
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
The clip then shows the woman, along with another African-American, being handed over to local
police before being driven away.
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 onFM 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.
“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
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.”
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.
Civilians Told Not to Fear Blackhawks Over
August 28, 2012
Despite the admonition of our founders about
the threat of standing armies, the government is now conducting high-profile military “training exercises” around
the country. The latest “training in an urban environment” is occurring in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“If you see military helicopters flying low over Minneapolis, don’t be alarmed. They’re just
training in an urban environment,” reports WCCO in Minneapolis. “The U.S. Special Operations Command will be
conducting exercises until the beginning of September. This week they’re using helicopters, including Black
It makes perfect sense the Special Operations Command is running the show. It conducts covert and
clandestine missions, including psychological warfare ops. The idea is to keep the manufactured war on terror front
and center and acclimate civilians to the presence of troops perpetually in their midst. Black Hawk helicopters
swooping over downtown skyscrapers and mock battles on waterfronts are now spectator events.
“A standing military force, with an
overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty,” James Madison warned the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia.
“Americans of the 18th century took a much dimmer view of the institution of a professional army,”
writes historian Christopher Hamner. “A near-universal assumption of the founding generation was the danger posed
by a standing military force. Far from being composed of honorable citizens dutifully serving the interests of the
nation, armies were held to be ‘nurseries of vice,’ ‘dangerous,’ and ‘the grand engine of despotism.’”
Now Americans fawn over raw military power and consider war and destruction as entertainment.
Instead of abhorring invasions of defenseless countries such as Iraq, unprovoked attacks and mass murder are
celebrated with triumphant parades, yellow ribbons around old oak trees, self-righteously declarative
bumper-stickers and other disgusting public displays. “Support our troops” has become the mindless mantra of frogs
slowly boiling in the water of tyranny.
Rolling out the military every couple years for new invasions which are dutifully and reverently
covered by the establishment media is not enough. Now we must be subjected to Blackhawks over our cities and
armored vehicles on our roadways, to say nothing of paramilitary goons stationed at our airports and mass transit
hubs. It is all part of the mass mind control and propaganda effort required to convert the nation into a military
Police Records Shed Light on Secret Military Training in
Published on Apr 11, 2015
Public Record Media, a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that uses freedom of
information laws to obtain and publish government records, has released documents showing how the Minneapolis
Police Department and the Minneapolis city government worked hand-in-hand with the Pentagon to conduct
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Nashville Police Stockpile Weapons Of War Items include grenade launchers
by Ben Hall | NewsChannel5.com | July 20, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A massive military build-up is underway
right here in Tennessee.
Local law enforcement agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons -- from the Department of
Defense -- used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Items include grenade launchers, mine-resistant vehicles and guns that have been deemed as surplus
by the Pentagon.
The equipment is cheap or free for local law enforcement agencies to acquire.
The federal program has fueled a debate about the militarization of our police departments.
McMinn County is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It boasts beautiful
scenery, but its sheriff's department can boast something else.
The department received more military surplus guns than any other local department in the state
"We actually reconfigured the whole armory to accommodate all of this," said Sheriff Joe Guy.
Sheriff Guy oversees 31 officers and investigators, but his department received 161 army rifles and
pistols, including 71 M16 rifles and 71 .45-caliber pistols.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, "Why does your department need all these guns?"
Sheriff Guy responded, "Well, we don't need this many. There was a little error in the order."
The Sheriff said the Army surplus program doubled his initial order, but he hasn't sent the guns
"They're here as our department grows. We'll have additional firearms for future officers," Sheriff
McMinn County is not alone.
A spreadsheet obtained by NewsChannel 5
Investigates shows thousands of pieces of military equipment going to Tennessee law enforcement agencies.
Equipment used to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan is now going to local departments.
"The way this stuff is being distributed, it's kind of reckless," said author Radley Balko.
He has written a book, Rise of the Warrior Cop, that raises concerns about militarization of
American police departments.
"What we've seen is just a massive transfer of gear, guns, vehicles and other weaponry," Balko
Law enforcement agencies can go to a website administered by the Department of Defense and look for
On the day we went to McMinn County, the department was looking for Humvees. Sheriff Guy reviewed
what was available.
"It looks good," Sheriff Guy said to an employee who was looking up a vehicle on-line.
The employee responded, "It's got 14-hundred miles on it."
"How many of those did you put in for?" Sheriff Guy asked.
"Three," his employee answered.
Sheriff Guy responded, "Three of those and one truck."
Departments pay a registration fee, then all the equipment is free. Individual departments must pay
for transportation and maintenance.
"The disbursement across the country is so uneven and random and sort of based on who is good at
manipulating the system," Balko said.
Thirty Tennessee departments just received mine-resistant vehicles. They were designed to protect
soldiers from road side bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Lebanon Public Safety, La Vergne and Hendersonville Police Departments all received MRAPS.
"This is our newest armored protective vehicle," said Mike Justice with Lebanon Public Safety.
Justice hopes Lebanon police officers never use it.
"The situations we would use this vehicle in is hostage negotiations, putting this vehicle between
the bad guy and the good guys," Justice said.
He said the surplus program is critical to smaller departments. It provides equipment is not just
military in nature including trucks, lawn mowers and tents.
Many small departments could not afford them on their own.
"As a taxpayer, I paid for it the first time. When I paid my federal income tax, I paid for this
vehicle. So the citizens of Lebanon now get the benefit from it," Justice said standing beside the MRAP.
But Balko said the militarization of police departments comes at a price, like more SWAT raids.
"What we've done is encourage the police to become more like the military," Balko said.
"When you surround yourself with the weapons of war, with the language of war, you're going to be
much less likely to look for ways of resolving disputes using the least amount of force possible," Balko
Our investigation also found some departments can't keep up with the weapons they're getting.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported two M14s missing last year.
A TWRA park ranger had an M16 stolen from his vehicle -- it was later recovered.
And at the tiny Bean Station Police Department in East Tennessee, the police chief's son took an
M16 from the program and was arrested for impersonating a police officer.
"It's concerning that this stuff is getting lost or stolen because I think it again indicates how
little monitoring the Pentagon is doing once this stuff gets out of their reach," Balko said.
Sheriff Guy keeps his guns locked up and knows where each one is.
But for some, a department with five times more guns than patrol officers raises questions about
the military surplus program.
"There was never any sort of public debate on this, or public discourse. It all sort of happened
under the radar, and I think that's concerning," Balko said.
Late Thursday, the Department of General Services told NewsChannel 5 Investigates that it has
suspended the state coordinator of the Law Enforcement Support Office (LESO).
Elbert Baker is on administrative leave with pay. The Department of General Services stated it
discovered that it had given inaccurate and incomplete information to NewsChannel 5 Investigates.
We had asked for documentation involving missing weapons in the LESO program.
The state has alerted its auditors and is conducting a review of LESO files, records and internal
controls, a spokesperson said. The auditors have notified the comptroller's office they are investigating a
possible internal deficiency.
Finally, the Department of General Services expressed thanks to NewsChannel 5 Investigates for
bringing "to light a record-keeping deficiency of which our department was previously unaware."
THE GOVT HASN'T LIED ABOUT AMMO PURCHASES
AND HOW THEY'LL BE USED...RIGHT?
The first rule of the drone program is
that you do not talk about the drone program
Feb 25, 2013
In a rare admission, Robert Gibbs, the former White House
Press Secretary under Obama, told reporters Sunday that he was ordered to act as if there was no such thing as an
active US drone program.
“When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you’re
not even to acknowledge the drone program,” Gibbs said on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes” this past weekend.
Gibbs said that he was told “You’re not even to discuss that it exists.”
Noting that the notion was “inherently crazy”, Gibbs said “You’re being asked a question based on reporting of a
program that exists.”
“So you’re the official government spokesperson acting as if the entire program—pay no attention to the man
behind the curtain.” Gibbs, who was Press Secretary between 2009 and 2011, said.
Gibbs stated that he expects the drone program to remain secret for the most part, despite moves in Congress to
force more transparency.
“I have not talked to him about this, so I want to be careful,” Gibbs said, “but I think what the president has
seen is, our denial of the existence of the program when it’s obviously happening undermines people’s confidence
overall in the decisions that their government makes.”
While the program itself remains classified, it is no secret that Obama has vastly expanded the US drone war
since entering office in 2009. Daily drone strikes are raining down on Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as
A recent report released by Washington based think tank, The New America Foundation
revealed that the number of secret US drone strikes in Yemen almost tripled in 2012, compared to 2011.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, has found that at least 171 civilians, including 35 children, have been
slaughtered in Yemen by secret US drone strikes over the past ten years.
Communications released by WikiLeaks in 2010 revealed that the US and Yemen have repeatedly attempted to cover
up the use of US warplanes to bombard Yemen.
Last week it was announced that despite the fact that drone strikes have killed thousands of innocent civilians
in Yemen and Pakistan, the Pentagon is to reward drone operators with medals.
The DoD is creating a new ribbon, called the Distinguished Warfare Medal that will be awarded for “extra
achievement” related to a military operation. This will encompass sitting at a computer console and pressing a
button to release Hellfire missiles from Predator drones hundreds and thousands of miles away.
The medal will become the fourth-highest ranking combat decoration, placing above the Bronze Star.
Despite the official secrecy, the president has referred to the drone program several times in public, as have
officials such as counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan.
Last year, the New York Times ran a major piece on the program revealing that the White House
has asserted the right to carry out state-sponsored assassination anywhere in the world without having to
provide any evidence or go through any legal process.
The administration merely has to state that the target is
a terrorist and it doesn’t matter whether they are an American citizen or not, as we saw in the case of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, who were both killed last year.
In December of last year, Obama administration lawyers reaffirmed their backing for state sponsored
assassination, claiming that “U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets” and do not have the right to any
legal protection against being marked for summary execution.
During a CBS 60 Minutes interview in January, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
revealed that Obama himself personally approves the policy to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism
without trial on a case by case basis.
Perhaps the real reason that the administration wants the details of the programme kept under wraps is that, as
reported by Propublica recently, the programme is potentially much bigger in scope than
anyone had previously thought.
The administration’s figures do not add up, they are chock full of contradictions and discrepancies, and there
can be little doubt that there have been many many more civilian deaths as a result of drone attacks than have been
Akram, who noted that US drone strikes had killed more than 1,000 civilians in Pakistan, also said “We find the
use of drones to be totally counterproductive in terms of succeeding in the ‘war against terror’. It leads to
greater levels of terror rather than reducing them.
Many also contend that the attacks infringe the national sovereignty of Pakistan and constitute an act of
a report by Washington think tank The New America Foundation found that 32% of the more than
1,200 people killed since 2004 in Pakistan, or around 1 in 3, were innocent bystanders rather than dangerous
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of
Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from
Nottingham Trent University.
This article was posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
In 1991, the Club published The First Global
Revolution. It analyses the problems of humanity, calling these collectively or in essence the 'problematique'. It
notes (laments) that, historically, social or political unity has commonly been motivated by enemies in common:
"The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. Some states have striven to overcome domestic failure
and internal contradictions by blaming external enemies. The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself - when things
become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad. Bring the divided nation together to face
an outside enemy, either a real one, or else one invented for the purpose. With the disappearance of the
traditional enemy, the temptation is to use religious or ethnic minorities as scapegoats, especially those
whose differences from the majority are disturbing." "Every state has been so used to classifying its
neighbours as friend or foe, that the sudden absence of traditional adversaries has left governments and
public opinion with a great void to fill. New enemies have to be identified, new strategies imagined, and new
THE GLOBALISTSMOVE FROM THEIRALQAEDA
CREATION,TO FABRICATING HOMEGROWN DOMESTIC
A failed attempt to recruit Aaron Russo resulted in recent
light being shed on the CFR...And The Fake War On Terror!
ago, after his popular video “Mad As Hell” was released and Aaron Russo began his campaign to become
Governor of Nevada, Russo was noticed by Nicholas Rockefeller and introduced to him by a female attorney. Seeing
Russo’s passion and ability to affect change, Rockefeller set about on a subtle mission to recruit Russo into the
elite’s CFR. Watch the full interview here: Reflections and
Aaron Russo talks about the CFR...And
The Fake War On Terror!
Aaron Russo talks about the CFR...And The Fake War On