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Pentagon studying protesters to prep for ‘mass civil breakdown’
The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 06/15/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

The Department of Defense has disbursed some funds to universities so that scientists might study the dynamics of civil unrest — and how the U.S. military might best respond.

It’s called the “Minerva Research Initiative,” and it’s a program that was kicked off in 2008 to “improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the U.S.,” The Guardian reported.

~snip~

Those individuals targeted for questioning include political activists and members of non-governmental organizations — something that The Guardian pointed to as potential for concern.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: civilunrest; monitoring; pentagon; protestors

1 posted on 06/15/2014 5:01:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: jimrob; All

Well, at least part of the cat is out of the bag...

This is just one layer of the onion...

It is obviously not just the DoD throwing money at this, nor are they the only ones standing to benefit from this “study”...

Feel free to distribute this to any ping list, anyone has...


2 posted on 06/15/2014 5:03:58 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Hmmm. How to maintain power when the monstrous system of entitlements collapses...


3 posted on 06/15/2014 5:04:14 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: stevie_d_64

I hope they all know how to speak Spanish


4 posted on 06/15/2014 5:08:37 AM PDT by equalator
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To: All

http://minerva.dtic.mil/

It is right in our face...

Funny how the committee members providing oversight on programs like this kinda went asleep...Or did they???


5 posted on 06/15/2014 5:12:04 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

It’s for the chil’run, Stevie.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 5:13:39 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Job 28:28
And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”

Minerva is the Greek goddess of wisdom. Perhaps the government feels that when the American people understand what the government has been doing, the American people will shun their evil government. The politicians have a fear that the people will turn to wisdom and fear of the lord. The best that the secular humanists can do is place their faith in Minerva.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:24 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2429115/posts

I little history, that got zero attention back in the day...

This was just a taste...

1 reply...

[forehead smack]


8 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:58 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

ding ding ding...winner winner winner!!!


9 posted on 06/15/2014 5:17:48 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Preparing for the cancellation of the 2016 election and the murder of Patriots.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 5:28:57 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: stevie_d_64

The head of this group:
Dr. Daniel Y. Chiu
http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=349

Is a “climate change” globalist:

Excerpts:

Prioritizing Climate Change for Policy Makers:

Dr. Daniel CHIU considered the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review to be an acknowledgement by the US leadership of the existence of climate security risks. What the leadership needed now were risk-benefit scenarios as part of a decision making tool.

The Use of the Military in the Context of Climate Change:

Dr. CHIU, in response, referred to the analogy, arguing that “the rabbit is often very complex”. For the DoD it was a challenging task to strike a balance between reactive (traditional) and proactive (new) capabilities and operations that need to be properly and timely planned and executed. Thus, in a more complex, globalised and less predictable security environment “the rabbit needs to be shot with a shotgun” at times. Dr. Chiu also emphasised that assisting partners and allies in building capacities and facilitating deeper cooperation was a very important aspect of the responsibilities of the DoD in order to handle the increasing levels of complexity in security issues.

Future of NATO Operations in connection with Climate Change:

Dr. CHIU recommended to better align the planning requirements for operations (predominantly short-term) and resource management (predominantly long-term) and link the analytical data in order to optimise the use of assets and expensive resources. This included bringing planning processes of Allies together.

Conclusions:

Dr. CHIU concluded by arguing in favour of NATO becoming a facilitator of inter-disciplinary thinking and cross-cutting discussions that could help to change the mind-set and to raise the visibility of climate change security risks across a broad range of civil and military personnel.

Round Table on Climate Security Risks, March 21, 2012
NATO HQ, Brussels
http://www.e3g.org/docs/Summary_of_NATO_roundtable.pdf


11 posted on 06/15/2014 5:40:48 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: P-Marlowe

“Preparing for the cancellation of the 2016 election and the murder of Patriots.”

Just a few short years ago you would be called a kook.

Today the kooks are the ones that don’t consider the possibility.

Notice how MS 13 gang members are being let into the country?

Everyone remembers Fast and Furious what they forget is Hillary’s state Dept. was also involved in gun running.

Hillary was arming up MS 13 gang members in el Salvador.

Arming up gangs is nothing new for the Clintons.

In 1996, right before the election, Bill Clinton’s buddies in the Chinese military were caught smuggling full auto weapons to the gangs in Los Angeles.

While the Chinese were arming up the gangs, Bill Clinton was stirring up the racial pot just like they did before the race riots of 1992.

Let’s not forget 1996 was called “The Summer of Terror 96” because of all the terrorist threats.

With the help of the Chinese and muslim terrorist, the Clintons were going to make sure they did not leave the WH.

We are getting an exact repeat of the Summer Of Terror 96.


12 posted on 06/15/2014 5:50:17 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

Black lists of moonbats will be necessary


13 posted on 06/15/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: stevie_d_64

In some areas it has already broken down. Just read or view the daily news.


14 posted on 06/15/2014 5:56:40 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: stevie_d_64

Well, Mr. pentagon, whose side are you on?

OUR side, or the Kenyan’s side??

It’s really THAT simple.


15 posted on 06/15/2014 6:06:07 AM PDT by Flintlock (islam is a LIE; mowhommod was a MOLESTER CRIMINAL; sharia is POISON.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Where do you think the gun control movement fits into this? Is that why oligarchs are fronting the urban liberals in their push to disarm the rural law abiding public, while doing nothing towards disarming urban criminals. Is it because of politics?

A well armed law abiding populace serves 2 purposes - it gives tyrannical minded politicians pause, and thus prevents the anarchy that would result.. Average Americans need to become more cynical of the media and the politicians who claim to be do-gooders interested in your security.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 6:13:49 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Global corporatism is not a conservative's friend. It wants your politicians and sovereignty)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Yes, when are deliberately destroying a country’s infrastructure and stealing their hard earned wealth you have to assume the populace may get a litte ticked off about it.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 6:40:52 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: P-Marlowe

The only thing that gives me pause about soebarkah going completely off the rails is his library and “legacy”. His ego transcends all prediction.


18 posted on 06/15/2014 6:55:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: stevie_d_64


19 posted on 06/15/2014 7:00:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: bert

I’ve got a feeling this is getting ready to get real nasty real fast.

When Obama released the terrorist I predicted there would be a terrorist uprising.

My only mistake was I predicted it would be in Afghanistan not Iraq.

I still expect a terrorist uprising in Afghanistan since Obama is sitting on his thumb with Iraq.

I found too many similarities with the Nick Berg video in Iraq and Berghal to be just a coincidence IMO.

The Nick Berg video was the start of the Iraqi uprising.
Unless I’m mistaken, this ISIS bunch is basically the same bunch that cut off Nick Bergs head.

The dems had planned on using Abu Grahab(SP?) prison and the Nick Berg video as propaganda and a symbol of to quote Charles Barron, “The plight of the black man in Americas prisons”. Nick Berg getting his head cut off ruined the dems propaganda.

Doc that were captured let it be known Osama bin Laden also wasn’t happy about this bunch cutting off peoples heads as it was also hurting al Qaida’s PR campaign.

The bunch that cut off Nick Bergs head are also the same bunch that had a terrorist attack planned for NYC in 2005.

The leader at the time of the attempted bombing, Zarqui(SP?), didn’t get permission from bin Laden to carry out the attack and al Qaida went after him. Shortly after is when the US Military, with the help of al Qaida, turned Zarqui(SP?) into hamburger.

When this clown heading this bunch said he would see them in NY, he meant they would return and finish the job they started and didn’t finish.

Our lefty friends have a history of collaborating with this ISIS bunch, I don’t have a doubt they are doing it now.

People living in cities better get ready.

They will get the illegals to marching, protesting, and rioting in the streets.

People in NYC better get ready. He’s said he’s coming back and he meant it.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Chode
And not a Muslim in the lot.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 7:47:48 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka
or any of holders people either... it will be a Rural Pacification Program pure and simple
22 posted on 06/15/2014 7:57:17 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: stevie_d_64

The government has been working hard to bring about a breakdown in the civil order. (see communist playbook) So it’s not surprising that they are preparing to mow down the normal people who would dare go in the streets with signs asking for less intrusive government .


23 posted on 06/15/2014 8:18:59 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: stevie_d_64
I hate to say it but it's not going to happen this way. Obamacare is absolutely devastating this country yet nobody outside the business community cares. Speaking against it publicly is a surefire way to get audited and persecuted...and then the government blatantly stonewalls and lies about it. Blatantly. Meanwhile the media keeps everyone distracted with celebrity news, gossip and entertainment.

There will be no uprising. People are like lemmings...we'll go over the cliff following one another.

24 posted on 06/15/2014 8:23:35 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: stevie_d_64

I wonder if the results of their studies will include a scenario where a million armed civilians ride into town on tanks being driven by their enlisted sons and daughters.


25 posted on 06/15/2014 8:34:02 AM PDT by Gorilla44
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To: stevie_d_64

Wonder how many camps they will build?.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz
how many closed military bases are there???
27 posted on 06/15/2014 8:45:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: stevie_d_64

It seems our gubamint doth not trust the citizens to behave like good little serfs.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 9:39:03 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: All

During the Iranian revolution there was news footage of soldiers and police throwing their guns down and turning to run WITH the protestors. It’s happening again in Iraq. We can only hope a lot of local cops see the wrong being done and join the good guys. And of course, we can hope that lots of soldiers, including the higher ranked, will refuse to fire on civilians.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 10:00:18 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: All

Every liberal and every so called conservative in this country will actually be surprised when they’re rounded up. The only thing that will give me a little bit of comfort is to get to see the looks on their faces and, hopefully, to see some politicians’ children taken into custody.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 10:05:51 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: IMR 4350

I would argue the expected events in Afghanistan and the actual events in Iraq are separate and distinct.

Both are likely related to the Obama retreat however.

The events in Iraq are an extension of the civil war in Syria. Isis has extended the captured territory in Syria into Iraq. The swath is populated by related Sunni tribes separated by the artificial boundary drawn by British and French diplomats when they carved up the Ottaman empire at the end of WW l. They have chafed at the Shia bit for a long time and have this week spit it out.

I don’t know if the Shia have the want to to reverse the change


31 posted on 06/15/2014 10:39:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: stevie_d_64

Hey DOD - we got the guns.

You might want to pull yourself up sharp for a minute and explore exactly why this ‘mass civil breakdown’ may happen.

Do you really think it will happen because of those of us who live in rural areas?

We’re plenty peaceful already. You leave me alone and I’ll leave you alone.

But always remember, pissing me off will be a most unpleasant occasion.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT by upchuck (... honesty is the never-ending rehearsal for those who want to be the friends of God...)
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To: Chode; stevie_d_64

“Dear Federal Law Enforcement Agent,” don’t you live next door to me?

just asking...


33 posted on 06/15/2014 12:04:31 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: ForYourChildren
yup, they all gotta go home sometime...
34 posted on 06/15/2014 12:06:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: All

You all are hitting some very good points...They are all self evident, and with credible substance and passion...

I would caution/advise that we should be very careful about what we write here, as far as personal capabilities, and intent...

I am re-iterating that this is only what is available out there for us to see, not what they may intend to do to us per say...

Our comms here are not as secure as you would think they are, they know enough about us already, why give them more reason to dog further...

Just keep cool, calm, and resolute that you know what you will do, what you are prepared to do about it, and what you are willing to sacrifice for those goals...No need to broadcast them (publically) here...

Play some reverse psychology here...What really gets them is when we do get kinda quiet...Then they start floating things out there to see (who among us) who nibbles or takes a bite...


35 posted on 06/15/2014 1:59:18 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Chode

To many


36 posted on 06/15/2014 2:04:59 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: stevie_d_64
I would caution/advise that we should be very careful about what we write here, as far as personal capabilities, and intent... I am re-iterating that this is only what is available out there for us to see, not what they may intend to do to us per say... Our comms here are not as secure as you would think they are, they know enough about us already, why give them more reason to dog further... Just keep cool, calm, and resolute that you know what you will do, what you are prepared to do about it, and what you are willing to sacrifice for those goals...No need to broadcast them (publically) here...

I hear ya, but the reality is -- sad to say -- I am mostly bark and no bite. Look at my entire life. I have done precious little but gripe. They'd waste resources on a target like me.

37 posted on 06/15/2014 2:12:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Ehhhh, I wouldn’t say that...the reverse/reverse psychology thing might bring more attention to you...

[oh, snap]

;-)

That’s why I talk about football a lot more these days...

[oh, snap]

Dirnit...


38 posted on 06/15/2014 2:54:39 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Lazamataz

Just damn. Another one gone?


39 posted on 06/15/2014 4:15:29 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Old Sarge

He’s only going to be gone for one week.

Admin Mod gave him a vacation.


40 posted on 06/15/2014 4:21:00 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

From your mouth to Allah’s ear, as the saying goes...


41 posted on 06/15/2014 4:26:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: stevie_d_64

Are those occupy protestors back again?

I think the final total was 12 murders and over 100 rapes.


42 posted on 06/15/2014 4:29:45 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Old Sarge

It was on another thread. Admin Mod gave a reasoned explanation for the timeout.

First time I ever have seen that.

Laz will be back.


43 posted on 06/15/2014 4:30:39 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Vaduz
100%
44 posted on 06/15/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lazamataz

http://99gifs.com/-img/528005f31605fb1d0600002e.gif?w=400&h=503


45 posted on 06/15/2014 5:15:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Old Sarge

Laz zotted or just in the dog house?


46 posted on 06/16/2014 6:03:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

He has been sent to the Chateau d’If, from where he will emerge like the Count of Monte Cristo.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: Old Sarge

Tous pour un, un pour tous, c’est notre devise!


48 posted on 06/16/2014 7:32:04 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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