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Writers warn of new American CIVIL WAR staged by 'Tea Party militia' in 2016
The London Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/16/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Writers detail shocking civil war resulting from 'Tea Party militia' taking over South Carolina town - and the U.S. military's response
They prophesize that unrest will result from the the economy's failure to improve from 'Great Recession'
Commenters quick to fire back at the writers, as one brands Col Benson a 'traitor in waiting'

A duo of writers have ignited an uproar with their foretelling of an insurrection that will plunge America into a new civil war, courtesy of a 'Tea Party militia.'

Written in disturbing detail by a retired colonel and the academic, the article describes events leading up to a full-blown civil war on American soil, like the one that is currently gripping Syria.

The article also describes the plan of the American military to quash the rebellion orchestrated by its own citizens.

The Small Wars Journal article, entitled 'Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A "Vision" of the Future,' was written by retired U.S. Army Col Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber.

So when does such a civil war begin? According to Benson and Weber, the seeds of their vision have already been planted.

They write that the Great Recession will have lasted longer than anyone could know, sparking massive unemployment and political unrest.

Benson and Weber write that despite a ‘change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012,’ the economy’s downward smile will continue, with the percentage of jobless Americans near double digits.

But the authors say it won’t be until 2016 when things start to take a bad turn.

The write: 'In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the "tea party" movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest.'(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cw2; cwii; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 09/16/2013 12:32:08 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in. Where do I report?


2 posted on 09/16/2013 12:33:25 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief. What a couple of idiots. A drone and an M1 Abrams and game over. Add to that all those that jut talk tough and, well . . . these two are ridiculous.


3 posted on 09/16/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excepting the fact that blacks are murdering whites regularly because of their skin color, the author is spot on.


4 posted on 09/16/2013 12:35:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: RIghtwardHo

>>>”A drone and an M1 Abrams and game over.”<<<

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


5 posted on 09/16/2013 12:36:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The country’s downward smile? I don’t think I’ve ever heard it put quite that way.


6 posted on 09/16/2013 12:36:39 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Teotwawki

economy’s downward smile


7 posted on 09/16/2013 12:37:31 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
This is a big country. You're gonna need more than a drone and an Abrams to stop a serious rebellion.

/johnny

8 posted on 09/16/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not going to happen.

The people in Darlington, SC love their twinkies too much.


9 posted on 09/16/2013 12:37:56 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re drumming up tea party hate for the 2014 mid terms. Won’t matter. We will all just quietly go to the polls and kick their collective a$$es. I don’t need a party name to do that.


10 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:01 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, people standing up for their rights (and against the Left, including the "news" media) will start a "civil war". I want a civil war, but emphasis on "civil". Fight it in Congress and the state and local level. Get our people elected and push, push, push against the Left's attempt to shut us out of the political process.

Civil war, my behind!

11 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:22 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Benson and Weber write that despite a ‘change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012...

Ummmmm. There was no change in control of the white house or congress in 2012.

When, exactly, was the scenario written?

12 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:51 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m in.


13 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not sure I can wait that long


14 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Benson and Weber write that despite a ‘change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012,’ the economy’s downward smile will continue, with the percentage of jobless Americans near double digits.

Umm, what?

15 posted on 09/16/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey, Benson.....BOO!

Skeered ya’, din’t I?


16 posted on 09/16/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anything I say here will be rightly branded as conspiracy tinfoil hat theory.

I firmly believe that those in power on the left want this to happen.

17 posted on 09/16/2013 12:39:36 PM PDT by apoxonu
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tea Party maintaining/gaining traction and getting under their collective skin, again. Time to (try to) knock the TP back down.


18 posted on 09/16/2013 12:39:47 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: WayneS; Charles Martel
I guess they assumed the public wouldn't put up with four more years of Mr. Obama’s shenanigans.
19 posted on 09/16/2013 12:40:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Demographics has already won. The country has been taken over. A shot will never be fired.

We all live on a Gov't reservation.

20 posted on 09/16/2013 12:40:38 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Teotwawki
The country’s downward smile?


21 posted on 09/16/2013 12:40:54 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have a more likely event...

"My suspicion is that the Iranians recognize they shouldn’t draw a lesson that we haven’t struck [Syria] to think we won’t strike Iran," Obama said in an interview aired on ABC’s "This Week."

Meanwhile Obama and the aging 1960s campus radical, spoiled brats and their ideological issue like Obama continue to hollow out the U.S. military..

based on the award-winning 1992 "The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012" I submit "The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2016."

The rules-of-engagement and PC restrictions caused virtual disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then years of Obama Administration hollowing-out included less and less emphasis on combat. The military "perceived themselves as policemen, relief workers, educators, builders, health care providers, politicians--everything but war-fighters."

Nuclear-armed Iran reacted with open aggression in late 2015. American military personnel thought to be the best prepared were cobbled together into combat units and rushed to the area.

Ill-equipped, lacking skills lost to years of virtually no training, and facing "a military which had not forgotten what militaries were supposed to do or what war is really all about" the ill-equipped and poorly trained U.S. troops were forced to withdraw.

Fortunately because of the Obama hollowing-out and the resultant money-saving consolidation of the armed forces, military power was concentrated in fewer hands than ever before. The rest was easy . . . .

22 posted on 09/16/2013 12:41:30 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This isn’t a prediction; it’s a scenario for an exercise.


23 posted on 09/16/2013 12:41:33 PM PDT by stormer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the Liberals would prefer to stand with Islamic terrorists rather than conservative Americans. They certainly consider conservatives to be a greater threat.


24 posted on 09/16/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
blackout photo: Blackout Blackout.jpg

Just turn off the electrical grid and watch the "rebels" march into Obamacamps for the promise of a hot shower and a meal.

25 posted on 09/16/2013 12:42:11 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I just checked. The original 'article' appeasr to have been published in the July 2012 edition of Small Wars Journal.

I wonder whose idea it was to publish an inflammatory story about it now.

26 posted on 09/16/2013 12:42:15 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First, the Mayor of SC said that Assad was going to nuke SC.

Now, these writers say the next Civil War will start in SC.

Is there something in SC that we don’t know about ?


27 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:02 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: jersey117

They’re drumming up hate because they DO FEAR just that outcome. Not doing anything is capitulation. I believe that there are two more chances to regain control and as we the people to throw out any of these unconstitutional laws. After that I’m definitely all in.


28 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:14 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perhaps they should lay off the spicy food before bedtime.


29 posted on 09/16/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe this is what the libs want, and the Dems have been planning for this. Marshal law, and putting conservatives in “re-education camps.” I’ve seen stories of dozens of concentration style camps having been built in remote areas (goes back to the ‘90’s) but with no obvious occupants. I don’t see a violent revolution happening myself. I do see the possibility of a number of states seceding if things continue as they are.


30 posted on 09/16/2013 12:44:06 PM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: Travis McGee

Of interest CW2 ping. I began reading this article thinking YOU might have written the novel referred herein.

Of course you didn’t. But it might interest you.


31 posted on 09/16/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“....motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement ...”

You mean the goal of getting big government out of my life? And the problem is what?


32 posted on 09/16/2013 12:45:44 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dumbasses, Michigan is the land of militias.

We don’t call it Militiagan for nothin.


33 posted on 09/16/2013 12:46:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TStro

It’s “Martial” (military) Law, not “Marshal” Law.


34 posted on 09/16/2013 12:46:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: apoxonu

Oh yeah...they’ve been itching for it to happen. They have tried to light a number of fuses to no avail. From union thugs beating up tea party patriots at rallies to blaming the Tea Party for all the gun violence, to how Tea Party Reps. in the House are being verbally abused today...

They want us to react soooooo badly and yet we continue to do the one thing that they can’t stop...speak softly and carry a big stick.

They have failed to agitate us to violence, but they are agitating the useful idiots on the left and that is the fuse once lit will lead to a full propagandized explosion of violence & civil war.

Now if we were smart enough...this instigation to violence by the democrats is illegal.


35 posted on 09/16/2013 12:47:41 PM PDT by EBH (America is not judge, jury, and executioner for the world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Army Col Kevin Benson and Jennifer Weber doesn’t like Nascar or Nascar fans? Doesn’t think much of the South? heh


36 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:00 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I live 10 miles from Darlington. I figure it’d be the blacks uprising before the t-party.


37 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Travis McGee

‘Travis’ has written extensively about this report (about a year ago IIRC).


38 posted on 09/16/2013 12:48:33 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

August of 2012 article, little slow on the uptake eh? Kind of like the civil wart fought by the tea party in Colorado’s recall elections that booted two (2) liberal socialist from office?

Stay tuned, if the tea party does not start a civil war, I am sure this administration can promote a civil war some where, some place, with someone who is conservative or not in the United States and then blame the tea party prior to the up coming 2014 mid term elections.

DC navy shipyard maybe?


39 posted on 09/16/2013 12:49:23 PM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: jersey117

It will be started by the Occupy idiots, not the Tea Party


40 posted on 09/16/2013 12:49:50 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: WayneS

“When, exactly, was the scenario written? “

Look at the date, August 13, 2012.


41 posted on 09/16/2013 12:51:03 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: GizzyGirl

Agreed.


42 posted on 09/16/2013 12:51:34 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is stupid. Everyone knows the “recession” ended in 2009 and we’re in a grass shoots recovery led by our scary starin-down-Putin hero with even more massive pectorals than Schwarzaneger.

WHY would those crazy homo-hatin’ extremist racist TEA partiers do anything so crazy as stand up for the Constitution, a moldy oldy from 200+ years ago. No one reads cursive anymore anyway.

< /kill sarcasm tag with extreme predjudice >


43 posted on 09/16/2013 12:51:56 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Marshal Law” would be a great screen name for a forum moderator, though. :-)


44 posted on 09/16/2013 12:52:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All revolutions require the action of large numbers of young men.

Tea Partiers can barely get out of their electric scooters.

Many of the angry young men today aren't conservatives. And given demographics and lack of outreach by conservatives, they never will be.

45 posted on 09/16/2013 12:53:16 PM PDT by freerepublicchat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical leftists drivel. We are in much greater danger of insurrection from anarchists on the left than we are from the Tea Party.


46 posted on 09/16/2013 12:54:17 PM PDT by slumber1 (My real name is Rusty Shackleford)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Something like this has happened before.

And yes, the Democrats were in charge of a corrupt government.

Battle of Athens (1946)

47 posted on 09/16/2013 12:54:56 PM PDT by Bratch
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Returning vets, people who support the Constitution, Christians etc., etc. are the ones who are going to be targeted as enemies of the State. First you have to plant such ideas in the fertile minds of the easily manipulated. If people read it in books or see it in movies and hear popular people from the entertainment industry suggest such things, they’ll start parroting the b.s. like they were under hypnosis.


48 posted on 09/16/2013 12:58:29 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments? They aren’t accepting any more on that verkakte article. Gutless worms on the Daily Wail as they shift further left than the Manchester Grauniad.

I know absolutely nothing about Kevin Benson. Can anyone enlighten me? A former colonel that goes after the Tea Party and not the “Occupy”-ers is evidently a statist in outlook.
49 posted on 09/16/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clueless writers as usual, not knowing where to find 'clues'.

You want to look for ‘clues’ on the upcoming civil war, start looking at the unprovoked ‘hate whitey’ crimes.

The >900,000 bikers ride to DC this past 9-11 is yet another clue.

50 posted on 09/16/2013 12:59:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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