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Army Mobilizing Huge Force to Protect Inaugural
NewsMax ^ | 12/17/08

Posted on 12/17/2008 9:29:30 PM PST by Sammy67

WASHINGTON – The US military plans to mobilize thousands of troops to protect Washington against potential terrorist attack during the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama, a senior US military commander said Wednesday.

They will fly combat air patrols and man air defenses, organize large scale medical support, and help local law enforcement provide security in the capital, said General Gene Renuart, head of the US Northern Command.

"(It's) not because we see a specific threat, but because for an event this visible, this important and this historic, we ought to be prepared to respond if something does happen," he told reporters.

Renuart said some 7,500 active duty troops and 4,000 national guard troops will take part in the operations in support of the inauguration of the 44th US president on January 20.

Overall responsibility for security during the inauguration falls to the Secret Service.

But Renuart's command, which is co-located with NORAD, is responsible for preparing for any contingency.

Some troops will march in parades, serve in honor guards or perform other ceremonial duties, he said.

But most of the national guard troops will back up

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1 posted on 12/17/2008 9:29:30 PM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

Oh hell. It’ll probably be the biggest drunken brawl in history.


2 posted on 12/17/2008 9:32:07 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Sammy67
protect Washington against potential terrorist attack

Shoot, they'll probably be busy having their own inaugural ball somewhere, whooping it up in celebration of the fact that such an inexperienced weakling will be in charge of the US military. Why rush?

3 posted on 12/17/2008 9:32:46 PM PST by EternalVigilance (We know that Barack Obama was born. What we don't know is where.)
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To: Sammy67

Talk about symbolism...good grief.


4 posted on 12/17/2008 9:32:54 PM PST by Globalist Goon ("Head down over a saddle.")
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To: Sammy67

protecting Washington from the rabble more like it....


5 posted on 12/17/2008 9:33:12 PM PST by cherry
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To: Sammy67

what irony .....deploying our soldiers to protect mass throngs
of people who include thousands and thousands of anti-military
lunatics . Sure it is not a coup about to launch ?
One can only hope .


6 posted on 12/17/2008 9:36:04 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Sammy67

With any luck, they’ll take the marxist quisling to GItmo.


7 posted on 12/17/2008 9:38:13 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sammy67

What terrorist attack? The world loves us now.


8 posted on 12/17/2008 9:38:22 PM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: GVnana
Oh hell. It’ll probably be the biggest drunken brawl in history.

Exactly what I was thinking. Terrorism is certainly a concern, but what the security forces are probably mainly concerned about is the kind of insanity which results after the outcome of a professional sports championship game.

9 posted on 12/17/2008 9:41:18 PM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: Sammy67

They probably have to be on high alert.

It would be horrible for the country if some entity wiped our the entire federal government. All it would take would be a couple of tactical nukes on the capitol area during the inaugural. Who would solve all of our problems if such a horrific event were to occur? Who will fund universal pre-K, and after school programs? It’s scary to even think about....


10 posted on 12/17/2008 9:46:26 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Sammy67

Why would terrorists want to kill Obama Hussein, he’s one of their own after all? Just like all the other traitorous Democrats for that matter.


11 posted on 12/17/2008 9:51:35 PM PST by RC one
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To: Sammy67
And if the Inaugural were to be wiped out by some arabs blowing off a small nuke the response of the now Democrat government must be to round up all the right wing dissidents they can find and concentrate all the resources of Homeland Security against conservatives and Christians and private guns. The government will blame it on the Right (while really knowing whence it comes) until it happens again and again. It will take two or three such incidents to convince the left that the saracens are not their friends. When the right is destroyed, then the real enemy can be faced, if there is still power and will left to do it. The left cannot accept that foreigners can be an actual threat to them because attacks are evidence that the foreigners are full of "anger" at the perfidies of America and therefore acting out of Righteous wrath. America deserves it, in other words.
12 posted on 12/17/2008 9:56:06 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: pissant

Seeing that usurper in an orange jumpsuit would be a real reason for a party in DC.


13 posted on 12/17/2008 9:57:27 PM PST by KellyM37
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To: Sammy67
It is going to be an OG 'gangster' nightmare.
14 posted on 12/17/2008 10:21:24 PM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and BO is a WHINING marxist)
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To: KoRn

I kinda wonder about that. I imagine a scenario where the terrorists nuke Washington, only, instead of what they intend—after an initial brief period of chaos—a more decentralized, independent America bounces back stronger and happier.

Perhaps political satirist Christopher Buckley could write a novel around that plot.


15 posted on 12/17/2008 11:07:46 PM PST by sinanju
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To: JennysCool

Think Andrew Jackson’s drunken inaugural bash crossed with nineties Freak-nik.

Oh, and stir in the NYC 1999 Puerto Rican Day parade sexual assault-fest.

With a dash of NBA post-game car and storefront smash.


16 posted on 12/17/2008 11:12:38 PM PST by sinanju
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To: cherry

Which rabble would that be? The residents or the incoming administration?

I wonder how this will compare with the infamous “black spring break” celebrations....? Anyone...?


17 posted on 12/17/2008 11:54:04 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Political correctness is a form of censorship!)
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To: Sammy67

But...but...I thought Hussein was a savior!!! Why would he need protection?


18 posted on 12/18/2008 12:06:05 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Sammy67

Politicians and bureaucrats stand behind the Posse Comitatus Act whenever anyone suggests troops be used to shut down the illegal human and drug traffic from Mexico.

But then they rationalize that it is okay to violate the same law to keep Obama fans from destroying Washington, DC.

We are no longer a nation of laws.
To our politicians the constitution is nothing more than an inconvenient collection of pesky rules they can work around by twisting words and meanings and invoking convoluted rationalizations.

This is otherwise know as prevarication and lying.


19 posted on 12/18/2008 12:13:47 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself)
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To: Sammy67

How does this square with the Passe Comitatus Act?


20 posted on 12/18/2008 1:37:05 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Sammy67

This is typical behavior of a revolutionary/dictator.


21 posted on 12/18/2008 1:57:45 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: rfreedom4u

THey must be expecting trouble. That’s a lot of troops.

But , maybe, some of those neighborhoods should have already had troops.

What if something about his background comes out before the inauguration - that prevents him from being sworn in ? You have a lot of people that are already planning to be there to celebrate and they will feel empowered as well as cheated

empowered , cheated people, just need 5 cent beer


22 posted on 12/18/2008 2:04:35 AM PST by ScottSS (...it's not because he's black, it's because he's red.)
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To: Sammy67

Introduction course for G.I.’s who missed Somalia the first time.


23 posted on 12/18/2008 2:33:59 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: Sammy67

Washington DC is going to look exactly like the Forbidden City in Beijing before this is all over, with all the Secret Service and military activities during Obama’s inauguration. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are riots once the crowds get ticked off at the heavy-handed security treatment they’re going to have to endure if they come to DC on the 20th.


24 posted on 12/18/2008 3:20:03 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: sinanju
I imagine a scenario where the terrorists nuke Washington, only, instead of what they intend—after an initial brief period of chaos—a more decentralized, independent America bounces back stronger and happier.

I can't believe what I'm seeing on Free Republic now. People actually touting the benefits of a nuclear terrorist attack on our country. Is your hatred of Obama so strong that you are actually in agreement with the terrorists who despise us?

25 posted on 12/18/2008 3:42:08 AM PST by meia
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To: Sammy67

When do we get to see the grand parade of troops, tanks, and missiles?


26 posted on 12/18/2008 3:47:02 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go?)
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To: chainsaw
"How does this square with the Passe Comitatus Act?"

So if they are willing to blow off part of the constitution they might as well subvert all the constitution. it is an "O" world now! where there are cats living with dogs, Dems are intelligent and always follow the rule of law and politicians are only concerned with meeting the needs of their lobbyists Constituents.

27 posted on 12/18/2008 4:02:14 AM PST by SERE_DOC (Todays politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: sinanju
Perhaps political satirist Christopher Buckley could write a novel around that plot.

Christopher Buckley resigned as editor of the National Review after endorsing Zero.

28 posted on 12/18/2008 4:08:05 AM PST by Hardastarboard (Why do I find the Toyota "Saved by Zero" ads so ironic?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

With the troops marching by in ranks and columns with all heads turned 90 degrees looking at the Great One?


29 posted on 12/18/2008 4:10:18 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sammy67

They are protecting the DC infrastructure... not obamites.

LLS


30 posted on 12/18/2008 4:22:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! so sue me!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I missed the sarcasm tag.


31 posted on 12/18/2008 5:10:03 AM PST by starlifter
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To: Sammy67

“Army Mobilizing Huge Force to Protect Inaugural”

This is what tyrants do!


32 posted on 12/18/2008 5:16:03 AM PST by RoadTest (By their fruits shall ye know them.)
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To: Sammy67

And how much money is all of this going to COST???


33 posted on 12/18/2008 5:23:22 AM PST by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Imagine the thoughts running through the head of a professional soldier with 3 or 4 tours under his belt who has to endure some Bill Ayers clone telling him that he owns him now. Don't think it won't happen.

Frankly, it wouldn't surprise me to hear of several spitting incidents.

34 posted on 12/18/2008 5:37:11 AM PST by AngryJawa (SOCIALISM SUCKS)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
When do we get to see the grand parade of troops, tanks, and missiles?

And don't forget the goose-stepping. We must have goose-stepping.

35 posted on 12/18/2008 7:29:36 AM PST by ponygirl
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To: All
Sounds like another Party day.
36 posted on 12/18/2008 7:44:53 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Americans should lead America, its the right way.)
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To: GVnana

I wonder what the Soviet & Cuban flag to American flag ratio will be at these events...


37 posted on 12/18/2008 7:46:01 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Sammy67

Who is going to protect us from them?


38 posted on 12/18/2008 7:46:31 AM PST by bmwcyle (McCain had no honor when he failed to defend Sarah Palin, Leno was not enough)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Ouch. As much as I don’t want 0bama in power, a military coup would be much more damaging to the country.


39 posted on 12/18/2008 7:46:54 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: MrB
Ouch. As much as I don’t want 0bama in power, a military coup would be much more damaging to the country.

Debatable.

I'm barely kidding.

40 posted on 12/18/2008 8:01:46 AM PST by AngryJawa (SOCIALISM SUCKS)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
I found some rehearsal footage of the rally.

Wowwweee

41 posted on 12/18/2008 8:05:48 AM PST by Xenophon450 ( The stain of freedom, he's washed it out... who’s rocking the cradle? I have no doubt...)
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To: Sammy67

Calling Jack Bauer. Cleanup required in the paranoia aisle.


42 posted on 12/18/2008 8:11:23 AM PST by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: Sammy67
Great. DC has decided to let all bars stay open to 5:00 am. This is a thug's dream. And who will get stuck in *helping* policing this sh_t, the US Army. Something is wrong with this scene.

That is, unless they cap a few DC thug maggots with their M4's *thinking* they were terrorists.

[Not to complain but I guess the Posse Comitatus Act was repealed while I slept.]

43 posted on 12/18/2008 8:31:31 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Sammy67

IT’S ALL GOOD, HE’S GOING TO BE THE KING


44 posted on 12/18/2008 8:47:42 AM PST by peace with honor
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To: meia

I was indulging in a little levity. Please cool your jets.


45 posted on 12/18/2008 10:51:41 AM PST by sinanju
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To: MrB
Ouch. As much as I don’t want 0bama in power, a military coup would be much more damaging to the country.

I agree with this statement. I have also reasoned that a coup (or even an attempt) would bring on a massive outside attack from our "Friends" in Russia and China.

46 posted on 12/18/2008 5:56:27 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Condor51

Possie Comitatus doesn’t apply within the District of Columbia.


47 posted on 12/18/2008 5:57:30 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Sammy67

Sending the military to protect the scoundrels in Washington DC is like using a golden shovel to dig runny manure.


48 posted on 12/18/2008 11:22:53 PM PST by piasa
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To: Thunder90
It's happened. Iowa National Guardsmen have been called up and our grandson in law is one of them.

It is my understanding that about 7-8000 Guardsmen have been called nationwide. Why

49 posted on 01/12/2009 10:22:22 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (When the righteous rule, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule the people mourn. Proverbs 29;2)
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