How much longer can these types of activities be ignored?
Also note in this first article, the September '15 date is once again mentioned in terms of possible timing. How many times have we seen that month pop up in these discussions?
There are two old sayings in the army. Train like you fight. Train what you fight.
This makes it unlikely these operations are being conducted to train for overseas operations. Training to blend into U.S. cities will not help you to blend into Arab cities. To blend you must consider looks, language, clothing and local customs.
One thing to keep in mind about SOF is that these are some of the best trained forces we have. They are normally only used for high value targets or insurgent operations where they train the local fighters. That is because these men are few in number and cost a lot to train so they are not used for operations where they might get killed for dumb reasons. These men are some of the most patriotic people we have and they are not dumb. They know more than most people what is really going on in the world. Having said that, it is possible they are training to take out patriots but that is not likely. That is what DHS is training for.
The current administration may indeed be training for action against patriots since that is their anti-gun position to date. This may be their intention. The problem with that is that many in the military do not like the current administration. That makes it unlikely they could be counted on to act against Americans, at least for a large number of them. Also, I cannot see the current administration preparing to defend our country when they have left the border open.
I think the administration is going forward with the intent of going after patriots. The military may be doing the drills so as not to tip their hand as to their loyalties just yet. The military may be using the operations to prepare for the real threat. If SOF are indeed planning to go against patriots then that does not bode well for any possible guerrilla operations against the government in the future.
The Sept.15 end date suggests some connection to the predictions of economic collapse around that time period. An economic collapse would give quite a bit of cover to any invasion or hostile acts perpetrated on U.S. soil. The acts of sabotage on power sub-stations and communications in that region in the past year would suggest someone is planning to do something in the not to distant future.
[Note at the end of the article, the actual list of munitions is given; it's worth opening the article are viewing this list]
Riot police of the Western world have recently come up against a succession of formidable threats. In Frankfurt for instance, German authorities were forced to square off against a legion of angry clowns who, in an effort to express their displeasure at austerity measures advocated by the ECB (which was at the time celebrating the completion of their new Frankfurt headquarters), set quite a few things on fire. Meanwhile, in the mean streets of Montreal, an “association of young communists” forgot to provide authorities with a protest itinerary, which led police to settle the matter with rubber bullets and sound bombs. Finally, in Quebec City, riot police were accosted by dozens of students who wanted, among other things, for the library to stay open longer, leaving authorities with no choice but to show protesters the meaning of “crowd control” via point-blank tear gas gun assaults. Here are the visuals
Given that, and considering several recent contentious situations in Ferguson (Michael Brown) and New York (Eric Garner), it appears the Department of Homeland Security (via the US Customs and Border Protection dept) is intent on enhancing its ability to bring unruly crowds under control, so if you are a “less lethal” munitions supplier, you may want to check out the business opportunity the government has for you. Here’s the official summary:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to solicit responses to Request for Information (RFI) 20082225-JTC for Less Lethal Specialty Munitions (LLSM) for use by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CBP is interested in incorporating commercial and industry practices that support this type of procurement. To accomplish this, CBP intends to make industry a partner in all facets of the acquisition process, specifically by considering existing market capabilities, strengths and weaknesses for the acquisition of this commodity. Responses to this RFI will allow CBP to incorporate industry input into the initial stages of the procurement. Note: RFI responses will NOT be shared with other industry suppliers and will solely be used as part of the procurement planning process.
In case you’re wondering what types of munitions Homeland Security is looking for, here’s a list: a variety of smoke canisters, an assortment of crowd management projectile cartridges, controlled noise and light distraction devices (Batman may also be looking to purchase some of these), and the always useful “ferret rounds,” which, for those unfamiliar, will blow apart any barriers protesters may be hiding behind and upon impact, will introduce chemical agents into the surrounding environment.
How all of this is useful for "border protection" we don't know, but for a more detailed breakdown, you can read the entire list below. There's also a helpful summary courtesy of SHFTPlan.com:
The USDollar is dying. The Renminbi is rising in prominence and being used in trade all over the world. There are Renminbi/Yuan currency hubs in Vancouver, Los Angeles and The City of London, just to name some of the larger cities where one can easily conduct business, including everyday transactions, in Chinese Renminbi/Yuan. Times are changing and changing very rapidly.
[But, but, but, but....we need to be kept safe right? Don't ever forget a popular saying in medicine: "Never let the 'cure' be worse than the disease"]
Musician turned actor Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films are set to make a movie commemorating the events following the Boston Marathon bombing, including the subsequent martial law-style lockdown of the Watertown suburb.
Rumored to be an “intense thriller,” the upcoming film Patriots’ Day will span “the five-day search up to the infamous siege where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was pulled from a boat in Watertown, Massachusetts,” according to The Wrap.
The script will reportedly be based on first-hand accounts from Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, who spearheaded local law enforcement efforts and press conferences amid the protracted siege.
Following the alleged detonation of pressure cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, a massive manhunt for the responsible parties ensued, culminating in the unprecedented lockdown of an entire American suburb.
Former Congressman Ron Paul encapsulated the harrowing events perfectly, asserting police actions that day “should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself”:
“Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searcheswithout warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.“These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law.”
Photos emerging from Watertown clearly illustrated the evisceration of the Fourth Amendment.
The following photos were posted to Reddit during the manhunt:
All the while, police labeled their overkill “courageous” and claimed it was done in the name of public safety.
Indeed, it can be assumed the upcoming movie’s goal will be to justify the dismantlement of the Constitution, and to cement the government’s official narrative in the public psyche and the annals of history.
Can Evil Be Defeated?
John W. Whitehead is a constitutional attorney. As head of the Rutherford Institute he is actively involved in defending our civil liberties. Being actively involved in legal cases, he experiences first hand the transformation of law from a shield of the American people into a weapon in the hands of the government.
American civil liberty was seriously eroded prior to 9/11 and the rise of the police/warfare state, a story I tell in How America Was Lost. Lawrence Stratton and I documented the loss of law as a shield of the American people in our book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions (2000, 2008). Whitehead in his book, A Government of Wolves (2013) and in his just released Battlefield America (2015) shows how quickly and thoroughly the police state has taken root.
We live in an electronic concentration camp. We are addicted to images on screens that disinform and propagandize us to accept and even welcome the police state activities that have destroyed our autonomy, privacy, and independence.
I write many columns on this subject. The advantage of a book is that it all comes together under one cover, and that is what Whitehead has done in Battlefield America.
“The outlook for civil liberties grows bleaker by the day, from the government’s embrace of indefinite detention for US citizens and armed surveillance drones flying overhead to warrantless surveillance of phone, email and Internet communications, and prosecutions of government whistle-blowers. The homeland is ruled by a police-industrial complex, an extension of the American military empire. Everything that our founding fathers warned against is now the new norm. The government has trained its sights on the American people. We have become the enemy. All the while, the American people remain largely oblivious.”
Whitehead gives it to us straight. We are continually abused in the name of protecting us. Ordinary Americans are subject to far worst abuse from government than they ever could be from criminals and terrorists, both of which are bogymen used to justify the government’s terrorism of the citizenry.
Four-year old children are handcuffed by police. Ninety-five year old citizens with walkers are body-slammed with their neck broken by police. War veterans without legs and wheelchair bound are shot and murdered by police. The police always justify their abuse and criminal acts by claiming they felt threatened. What kind of heavily armed police, usually together in gangs, is threatened by a four-year old, a 95-year old, a double amputee? The fact that police get away with this brutality shows their total lack of humanity and the total transformation of the purpose of police. Today a paranoid police protect not the public but the police state and themselves from an imaginary threatening public. We pay them to abuse and murder us.
On September 6, 7, and 8, 2014, the Washington Post reported that state and local police had become bandits, as in Mexico, who stop drivers in order to rob them. In “Stop and Seize,” the Washington Post reported that “aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes.”
Whitehead reports that in fiscal year 2012 the federal government alone seized $4.2 billion in assets despite the fact that in 80 percent of the cases no charge was issued.
Even the “mainstream” presstitute media has reported the US military drills in South Florida where military teams working with local police practiced rounding up American citizens for detention. The media has also reported the upcoming military occupations in Texas and Utah. There are protests but not on the level that a people conscious of the threat to their liberty would mount.
The official explanation of the military exercises practicing population control in South Florida, Texas and Utah is that the military is practicing for overseas actions. Why then are local police involved? More likely we are witnessing drills described in the US Army’s 2010 publication, “Internment and Resettlement Operations.”