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  • Army MP's 'Just showed up' and 'Didn't Cross the line,' Alabama law enforcement official says

    03/19/2009 9:45:57 AM PDT · by hreardon · 14 replies · 1,332+ views
    CNS News ^ | March 19, 2009 | Pete Winn
    The commander of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation office in Dothan, Ala., told CNSNews.com that neither he nor his agents called for U.S. troops to come to the scene of murders in Samson, Ala., on the night of March 10 -- but he was very glad they came. "I don't know who called them," Lt. Barry Tucker told CNSNews.com. “I didn't. I didn't have time to call anybody."
  • The Posse Comitatus Act: Liberation from the Lawyers

    03/12/2009 10:47:21 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 29 replies · 1,015+ views
    Parameters ^ | 2004 | Gary Felicetti and John Luce
    Much has been written about the Posse Comitatus Act. As a few others have noted, much of this commentary is “just plain nonsense.”2 The majority opinion, however, including that of the Department of Defense, maintains that this 19th-century law strictly limits almost all DOD participation in any activity related to “law enforcement” or “homeland security.”3 This fundamental mischaracterization, while understandable, is potentially dangerous to national security and has done nothing to protect civil liberties. So how did a racist law from the bitter Reconstruction period morph, in many minds, into shorthand for the respected principle that Americans do not want...
  • Obama's speaks again of a National Civilian Security Force

    03/12/2009 5:47:50 PM PDT · by bvw · 60 replies · 2,608+ views
    various -- see body | 12 March 2009 | bvw
    Excerpts from Obama's speech today at the dedication of Abraham Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.: "The attacks of 9/11 signaled the new dangers of the 21st century. And today, our people are still threatened by violent extremists ... Yet terrorism and extremism make up just one part of the many challenges that confront our nation. ... A historic economic downturn has put at stake the prosperity that underpins our strength, while putting at risk the stability of governments and the survival of people around the world. ... Poverty, disease, the persistence of conflict and genocide...
  • To Obama and his cronies-what orders US military will not obey

    03/11/2009 8:21:23 AM PDT · by conservativegramma · 158 replies · 5,189+ views
    Defend Our Freedoms Blog ^ | March 11, 2009 | Orly Taitz
    From: http://www.oath-keepers.blogspot.com U. S. Military, Veterans, and Peace Officers Our oath is to the Constitution of the United States of America. It is NOT to the President..., and that oath will be kept,...... Oath Keepers is a non partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill our oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the President, not to Congress, and not to any political party. In the long-standing tradition of the U.S. military, we are apolitical. We...
  • Army Called in Aid of Alabama Police?

    03/11/2009 9:46:49 AM PDT · by fightinbluhen51 · 158 replies · 14,596+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/11/09 | Yahoo
    Click the link, too short to post
  • Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

    02/25/2009 8:20:19 PM PST · by model B · 364 replies · 14,109+ views
    ABC News ^ | 02-25-2009 | Jason Ryan
    As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters. I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said, referring to the Supreme Court ruling in Washington, D.C. v. Heller, which asserted the Second Amendment as an individual's right to own a weapon.
  • National Guard scraps plans to invade rural town

    02/21/2009 12:26:19 AM PST · by Boucheau · 158 replies · 4,528+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 20, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    DES MOINES, Iowa – Following publicized reports that the Army National Guard was planning a military training exercise on the streets of a rural Iowa town, the commanding officers have called off the mock "invasion." The Guard had planned a four-day urban military operation in tiny Arcadia, Iowa, population 443, sending troops to take over the town and search door-to-door for a suspected weapons dealer. The exercise was designed as a mock scenario to give soldiers the skills needed for deployment in an urban environment, and military officials stressed that only households that consented to be part of the drill...
  • DC Dems laugh at States' Rights (Pure Vanity, review of visit to Capitol, March for Life)

    01/25/2009 9:22:09 AM PST · by hocndoc · 18 replies · 1,055+ views
    Conversation with Security, Illinois staffer at House Gallery 1-23-09, personal observation | January 25, 2009 | hocndoc
    My husband, two friends and I went to DC for the National March for Life, arriving the day after the Inauguration and staying until Saturday. On Friday we toured the Capitol, the Capitol Visitors' Center ("CVC") and the House Gallery. We were treated to repeated metal detectors at the CVC and at the Rayburn House offices when we visited our Congressman's office. However, there were several additional levels of security when we were being escorted to the Gallery. My purse was searched we went through a couple of more metal detectors, and all of our phones, cameras, and other "electronics"...
  • Us Army ready if the downturn gets out of hand

    12/24/2008 11:40:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 92 replies · 2,737+ views
    NY Post ^ | 23 Dec 2008 | John Crudele
    ARE you afraid that the eco nomic downturn could get out of hand? I mean, really out of hand? Well, don't worry. The US Army War College is on the case - ready to handle "unforeseen economic collapse" and the "rapid dissolution of public order in all or significant parts of the US." And you thought we were just dealing with a recession! In a report published Nov. 4 - just in time for the holiday season - the War College's Strategic Studies Institute posited a number of shocks that the country should be prepared for, including unrest caused by...
  • Joint CHP-Marine Corps Checkpoint Raises Suspicions

    12/19/2008 2:10:53 PM PST · by decimon · 61 replies · 3,617+ views
    KESQ ^ | Dec. 16, 2008 | Nathan Baca
    he California Highway Patrol in the High Desert and the Twentynine Palms Marine Base are receiving dozens of calls complaining about a controversial DUI checkpoint. Military Police joined the CHP for a recent checkpoint in Yucca Valley.
  • U.S. troops' new mission: America's 'special events'

    12/13/2008 4:15:37 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 803+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Saturday, December 13, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    Proposal would allow civilians to activate Army to prevent 'environmental damage' New rules published in the Federal Register would allow certain civilians to call American soldiers into action inside the U.S. to prevent environmental damage or respond to "special events" and "other domestic activities." The alarming warning is contained in proposed rules published last week for the Department of Defense's "Defense Support of Civil Authorities" plan. Under the U.S. Constitution, soldiers inside the country essentially are tasked with the responsibility of quelling "insurrections" and repelling invasions as well as making sure each state has access to the republican form of...
  • U.S. troops' new mission: America's 'special events'

    12/13/2008 4:13:39 AM PST · by Man50D · 20 replies · 865+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | December 13, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    New rules published in the Federal Register would allow certain civilians to call American soldiers into action inside the U.S. to prevent environmental damage or respond to "special events" and "other domestic activities." The alarming warning is contained in proposed rules published last week for the Department of Defense's "Defense Support of Civil Authorities" plan. Under the U.S. Constitution, soldiers inside the country essentially are tasked with the responsibility of quelling "insurrections" and repelling invasions as well as making sure each state has access to the republican form of government. But the new rules go far beyond that, essentially establishing...
  • Welcome to the Police State: 20,000 uniformed troops inside U.S. by 2011

    12/01/2008 3:39:49 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 72 replies · 3,253+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/1/08 | Robert Spencer
    It's for our own good And it will be an Orwellian Police State, too: Thoughtcrime is already subject to ostracism and vilification, and what with the UN ready to codify it, and Obama signaling that he wants to increase the importance and influence of the UN, how long will it stay out of the U.S.? And why is this necessary? Primarily "to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack." Of course, to call the Muslim community in America to account and compel it to stop teaching Sharia supremacism and hatred of Jews and Christians -- that...
  • Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

    12/01/2008 10:35:23 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 10 replies · 676+ views
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | Dec 1, 2008 | By Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson
    Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security By Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post Staff Writers Monday, December 1, 2008; A01 The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department's role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said. There are critics of the change, in the...
  • Pentagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security

    12/01/2008 7:52:18 AM PST · by Historix · 127 replies · 3,431+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, December 1, 2008 | Spencer S. Hsu and Ann Scott Tyson
    The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department's role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said. There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the...
  • Pentagon to detail military to bolster security (20,000 by 2011)

    12/01/2008 8:50:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 535+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 11-30-08 | Spencer S. Hsu, Ann Scott Tyson
    The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials. The long-planned shift in the Defense Department's role in homeland security was recently backed with funding and troop commitments after years of prodding by Congress and outside experts, defense analysts said. There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the...
  • Army combat unit to deploy within U.S.

    10/06/2008 9:07:33 AM PDT · by BGHater · 46 replies · 1,466+ views
    CNN ^ | 03 Oct 2008 | Larry Shaughnessy
    The United States military's Northern Command, formed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, is dedicating a combat infantry team to deal with catastrophes in the U.S., including terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry, which was first into Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, started its controversial assignment Wednesday. The First Raiders will spend 2009 as the first active-duty military unit attached to the U.S. Northern Command since it was created. They will be based in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and focus primarily on logistics and support for local police and rescue personnel,...
  • Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared

    08/16/2007 6:59:53 PM PDT · by FroedrickVonFreepenstein · 71 replies · 1,968+ views
    KSLA-TV SHREVEPORT, LA ^ | Aug 15, 2007 06:07 PM | Jeff Ferrell
    Could martial law ever become a reality in America? Some fear any nuclear, biological or chemical attack on U.S. soil might trigger just that. KSLA News 12 has discovered that the clergy would help the government with potentially their biggest problem: Us. Read More
  • Illegal immigration is not the problem, Congress is. (vanity allert)

    05/13/2006 11:59:55 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 18 replies · 400+ views
         To do more than deploy the National Guard to patrol the US border with Mexico, the President will most likely need Congressional approval.  See: TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 67 > § 1385 entitled Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus. The Posse Comitatus Act - Prohibits search, seizure, or arrest powers to US military personnel. Amended in 1981 under Public Law 97-86 to permit increased Department of Defense support of drug interdiction and other law enforcement activities. Certainly preventing illegal border crossings would involve "other law enforcement activities", and perhaps whatever activities have been...
  • The Unit (Vanity)

    03/08/2006 10:24:48 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 659+ views
    Last night on CBS, new show about a Delta Force counter-terrorism unit. Depicts both the comradeship of special forces guys and their family relationships. Good actors who fit right in.