Posts Tagged ‘Posse Comitatus Act’


October 21, 2014 1 comment

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Dave Hodges

Print this article Font size -16+ Military argues Posse Comitatus is irrelevant and dangerousPentagon Says Ebola Strike Team Does Not Violate Posse ComitatusImage Credits: Wikimedia Commonsby KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM | OCTOBER 20, 2014Pentagon press secretary,

Rear Admiral John Kirby, on Monday dismissed constitutional concerns over the decision to deploy the military in response to the Ebola virus in the United States. We actually do have the legal authority to do this,” Kirby told Morning Joe. “This is nothing more than potential support, and I stress, potential support to civilian medical authorities if and only if they ask for that.”“This isn’t going to violate Posse Comitatus,” he added.On Sunday Obama’s Defense Secretary,

Chuck Hagel, announced the formation of a “quick strike team” to “provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.”Despite Kirby’s remarks, the move in fact represents a serious violation of Posse Comitatus.

The Posse Comitatus Act became law in 1878 at the end of Reconstruction. It is intended to prevent the federal government from using troops to enforce state laws.Civil and military separation has a pronounced history in Anglo-American law. It is mentioned in the Magna Carta of 1215. In 1327 Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, argued that so long as civil government is able to enforce the law, military involvement in civil law enforcement is unlawful.


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In seventeenth century England, Oliver Cromwell experienced resistance to the military enforcing laws. In the American colonies, British soldiers enforcing laws provided a major cause for the Revolution.Since September 11, 2001, the federal government and the Pentagon have argued that Posse Comitatus is no longer relevant.

“It is time to rescind the existing Posse Comitatus Act and replace it with a……………..MORE!​





New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

August 18, 2014 1 comment

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters

New Army Manual Calls for the Use of Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protesters 18 Aug, 2014 by Dave Hodges Print this article Font size -16+CSS Offical-New-Logo2

The new Army manual, known as ATP 3-39.33, provides discussion and techniques about civil disturbances and crowd control operations that occur in the continental United States CONUS and outside the continental United States OCONUS. This document, just published this past Friday, August 15, 2014, promises to change the way the “authorities” deal with protesters, even peaceful ones.

The consequences of ATP 39.33 could prove deadly for protesters. Further, the provisions of this Army manual could prove to be the end of the First Amendment right to peaceably assemble. Army-CivilDisturbances-2014On August 15, 2014, the U.S. Army published and released the Army-Civil Disturbances Manual-2014.

The contents are frightening and should be offensive to American citizen. In section 1-2., the manual states that “Civil unrest may range from simple, nonviolent protests that address specific issues, to events that turn into full-scale riots“. This section of the manual clearly states that protesting is a right protected by the Constitution.

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The United States Is Awash in Public Stupidity, and Critical Thought Is Under Assault | Veterans Today

July 27, 2013 1 comment

By Henry A. Giroux [1]


The media and political class are openly trying to rehabilitate this grotesque war criminal’s image, while the population barely notices.



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America has become amnesiac – a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a threat.


Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the Enlightenment needs to be reversed.






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The Psychotic Militarization of Law Enforcement | Veterans Today

July 15, 2013 108 comments

How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.


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“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”

World Net Daily offers a sad chronicle in the essay, The growing militarization of U.S. police.


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Leaked U.S. Army Plans For Re-Education Camps In America | Veterans Today

July 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Political activists would be pacified to sympathize with the government”–US Army Internment Manual


by Paul Joseph Watson


[Note: On this 4th of July, we need to remind ourselves that not everyone is our enemy and that, even if we may have differences with figures such as Alex Jones, who spends surprisingly little time addressing the role of Israel in 9/11 and the threat posed to the world by Zionism, he and his colleagues still make many contributions of enormous value, such as this one, which I am reprinting from 3 May 2012 to remind us what we are up against and why we need to keep our real enemies in focus and spend less time attacking our imperfect allies.]




by Paul Joseph Watson







A leaked U.S. Army document prepared for the Department of Defense contains shocking plans for “political activists” to be pacified by “PSYOP officers” into developing an “appreciation of U.S. policies” while detained in prison camps inside the United States.



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The document, entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) was originally released on a restricted basis to the DoD in February 2010, but has now been leaked online.




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DoD Issues Instructions on Military Support of Civilian Law Enforcement …

April 15, 2013 12 comments

DoD Issues Instructions on Military Support of Civilian

Pakalert Press ^ | April 15, 2013Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 9:22:23 PM by True Grit


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The Department of Defense has issued an instruction clarifying the rules for the involvement of military forces in civilian law enforcement. The instruction establishes “DoD policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for DoD support to Federal, State, tribal, and local civilian law enforcement agencies, including responses to civil disturbances within the United States.

The new instruction titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” was released at the end of February, replacing several older directives on military assistance to civilian law enforcement and civil disturbances.

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Chuck Baldwin — The Age Of Despotism… (“…On August 7, 2012, The Washington Times ran an editorial entitled, “The Civil War of 2016.” It begins, “Imagine Tea Party extremists “)

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment



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On August 7, 2012, The Washington Timesran an editorial entitled, “The Civil War of 2016.” It begins, “Imagine Tea Party extremists seizing control of a South Carolina town and the Army being sent in to crush the rebellion. This farcical vision is now part of the discussion in professional military circles.



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“At issue is an article in the respected Small Wars Journal titled ‘Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A “Vision” of the Future.’ It was written by retired Army Col. Kevin Benson of the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert at the University of Kansas. It posits an ‘extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement’ seizing control of Darlington, S.C., in 2016, ‘occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council and placing the mayor under house arrest.’ The rebels set up checkpoints on Interstate 95 and Interstate 20 looking for illegal aliens. It’s a cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario.



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