by Naomi Wolf
Oct 8, 2008
Members of Congress were told they could face martial law if they didn’t pass the bailout bill. This will not be the last time.
Background: the First Brigade of the Third Infantry Division, three to four thousand soldiers, has been deployed in the United States as of October 1. Their stated mission is the form of crowd control they practiced in Iraq, subduing “unruly individuals,” and the management of a national emergency. I am in Seattle and heard from the brother of one of the soldiers that they are engaged in exercises now. Amy Goodman reported that an Army spokesperson confirmed that they will have access to lethal and non lethal crowd control technologies and tanks.
George Bush struck down Posse Comitatus, thus making it legal for military to patrol the U.S. He has also legally established that in the “War on Terror,” the U.S. is at war around the globe and thus the whole world is a battlefield. Thus the U.S. is also a battlefield.
He also led change to the 1807 Insurrection Act to give him far broader powers in the event of a loosely defined “insurrection” or many other “conditions” he has the power to identify. The Constitution allows the suspension of habeas corpus — habeas corpus prevents us from being seized by the state and held without trial — in the event of an “insurrection.” With his own army force now, his power to call a group of protesters or angry voters “insurgents” staging an “insurrection” is strengthened.
via Thousands of Troops Are Deployed on U.S. Streets Ready to Carry Out “Crowd Control” | Rights and Liberties | AlterNet.
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Hi Zahir, and thank you for all your hard work and research and for allowing me to repost your work here.
I have a link to your post at the end of this post and changed your link to that one in your comment.
Thanks for the additional info and video link, I’m listening to it now.
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It seems there would be enough people in positions of authority to take action against this administration, but it hasn’t happened and still isn’t happening. Who cares if he made this and that the law. He broke the law in order to make it law. will this nightmare ever end!?!