More about US Army aiming at Us

Democracy Now reported more about the establishment of 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in the US to take care of “crowd control” and domestic disorder.  The article by Amy Goodman says in part:

We are in a time of increasing economic disparity, with the largest gap between rich and poor of any wealthy industrialized country. We are witnessing a crackdown on dissent, most recently with $100 million spent on “security” at the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The massive paramilitary police forces deployed at the RNC in St. Paul, Minn., were complete overkill, discouraging protests and conducting mass arrests (National Guard troops just back from Fallujah were there). The arrest there of almost 50 journalists (myself included) showed a clear escalation in attempting to control the message (akin to the ban on photos of flag-draped coffins of soldiers). There are two ongoing, unpopular wars that are costing lives and hundreds of billions of dollars. Nobel-winning economist Joe Stiglitz estimates that Iraq alone will cost more than $3 trillion.

In December 2001, in the midst of restricted access to bank accounts due to a financial crisis, respectable, middle-class Argentines rose up, took to the streets, smashed bank windows and ultimately forced the government out of power, despite a massive police crackdown and a failed attempt to control the media. Here in the U.S., with the prospect of a complete failure of our financial system, the people have spoken and do not want an unprecedented act of corporate welfare. We don’t know how close the system is to collapse, nor do we know how close the people are to taking to the streets. The creation of an active-duty military force, the sea-smurfs, that could be used to suppress public protest here at home is a very bad sign.

Read the rest here.

This link is to Naomi Wolf’s article including an interview with retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and patriot David Antoon about the troops deployed to put down “insurgents” in the United States.


We have already seen this in our streets.

She also quotes U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California speaking to Congress, reported on C-Span and viewable on YouTube, that individual members of the House were threatened with martial law within a week if they did not pass the bailout bill.  He said:

“The only way they can pass this bill is by creating and sustaining a panic atmosphere. … Many of us were told in private conversations that if we voted against this bill on Monday that the sky would fall, the market would drop two or three thousand points the first day and a couple of thousand on the second day, and a few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted no.”

Read the complete article here...

Democracy Now has also interviewed Army Colonel Michael Boatner, future operations division chief of USNORTHCOM, and journalist and editor of The Progressive magazine, Matthew Rothschild. You can read that interview here.

The Military Commissions Act and the USA Patriot Act have made all this “legal.”  The US is a country that disappears people and tortures its own citizens as well as those of other nations.  Why should it balk at using force to stop dissent?  It will not.  It already has during the RNC.

What are we doing to stop this and to change the disastrous course of this country?  Do you hear either candidate even addressing these atrocities?   What does that mean we must do?


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