A good article: the the emerging police state

2005-09-27

Richard Moore

A wide range of sources are cited here, so use your judgement
regarding how much credence to give to each item. The overall
article, however, is very useful in that it pulls together so
many aspects of what's 'coming down'.

rkm

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http://infowars.net/Pages/Sept05/270905Martiallaw.htm 


Special Report: Katrina/Rita Fallout Part One

Martial Law: Police State America - We're So Close Now

Steve Watson / Infowars | Sept 27 2005

For years we have warned that the police state is coming, how
Martial Law will become the norm, how ancient laws, rights and
freedoms are being overturned and replaced with repressive
mechanisms of control.

For years we have presented the evidence, the Army War College
documents, the domestic military takeover drills, the
draconian legislation, officials left right and centre calling
for more centralized military control domestically.

For years people refuted the evidence, or passed it off as
being intended for something else, or simply refused to
believe it. Now everything we warned you about is happening.

In the wake of the recent natural disasters on American soil,
dangerous precedents have been set. We have been forced to
watch how in times of crisis we must submit and follow the
orders of Federal Commanders, no matter whether they deny us
basic human rights or not.

Whether it be a state attack, a terrorist attack, an accident
or a natural disaster matters not anymore, the outcome will be
the same. We are just one event, ANY event away from Martial
Law.

Getting rid of Posse Comitatus - Setting the precedent

    "In a police state the police are national, powerful,
    authoritarian. Inevitably, national governments yield to the
    temptation to use the military to do the heavy lifting....once
    the military is used, however minor initially, the march
    toward martial law ... becomes irresistible." - Representative
    Ron Paul of Texas - June 25 1997.

The Posse Comitatus Act is a recognition that the framers of
the Constitution had a deep distrust of centralized power,
particularly centralized military power that might be used
against the people. State militias were preferred over a
national army. In times of major disaster or emergency, it has
been state governors - not the president - who call out that
state's contingent of the national guard.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_posse.html)

We have witnessed over a long period of time how Posse
Comitatus is systematically being erased. After 9/11 this was
particularly accelerated. All the so called "experts" were
calling for changes to long standing laws, in order to
"protect" us. This led to scores of lower level Government
officials pleading for exactly what the criminal elements
higher up wanted all along.

Take the following AP report from November 2001:
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_112401_posse.html)

"Our way of life has forever changed," wrote Sen. John Warner,
R-Va., in a letter last month to Defense Secretary Donald
Rumsfeld. "Should this law now be changed to enable our
active-duty military to more fully join other domestic assets
in this war against terrorism?"

So let's get this right, "terrorists" attack us because they
"hate our freedoms" and the answer is to get rid of our
freedoms?

Here's another mainstream report from 2002 documenting a
senators call to abolish Posse Comitatus and let troops arrest
US civilians.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_072202_martial.html)

Here's former Homeland Security dictator Tom Ridge saying the
same thing.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_072102_martial.html)
And here he is saying it again.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_072902_martial.html)

But before the war on terror it was clear that there was
preparation afoot for such eventualities. Nothing is under
review, this has always been the agenda. They were erasing
Posse Comitatus 14 Years Ago.
(http://infowars.com/tyranny.html)

In 911: The Road to Tyranny Alex Jones presents footage of
troops training to put Americans into Concentration Camps.
This footage includes interrogations and a retired Marine
admitting that in 1988 he was kicking down doors in Norfolk,
Virginia. The Marines would be ordered to the local Police
station where they would don Police uniforms. They would then
go to the local gun shop or dealers home and "Take Them Down."

In Alex Jones' feature Police State 2000 he covers Operation
Urban Warrior where actors posed as American citizens who were
Unconstitutionally seized from their homes by the military and
police. These Americans: were rounded up and confined behind
barbed-wire.
(http://www.infowars.com/videos.html#ps2000)
(http://www.infowars.com/newouwphotospg1.html)

The actors were told to demand to be let free and state that
they had rights. They were also told to demand food and water.
The troops in turn were taught to ignore them and to order
them to behave in an orderly fashion. "Civil disobedience will
not be tolerated" was one of the many disturbing statements
heard to emanate from the military's loud speakers.

Over the years there have been countless drills of this
nature. The media simply reports them as training for dealing
with foreign enemies, yet the volunteers and the participants
are always told differently.

Here's a report on another urban warfare drill entitled "The
Millennium Challenge 2002". This drill was conducted secretly
across 26 States in 2002.
(http://www.vvdailypress.com/cgi-bin/newspro/viewnews.cgi?newsid1027266385,98471,)
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_072402_urbanwarfare.html)


Earlier this year details of just one of many Military
operations on American soil was exposed in the run up to Lord
Bush's coronation. A secret counterterrorism program
code-named Power Geyser. A small group of super-secret
commandos were hidden among 13000 police and troops and "stood
ready with state-of-the-art weaponry to swing into action.".
(http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/commandos_duty_on_us_soil.htm)

There have been literally hundreds of these kind of operations
in the planning and going on for years now. Many designed to
use the military on the streets of American cities in direct
violation of Posse Comitatus. The Pentagon has a full Command
in operation working on these activities, the Joint Special
Operations Command (JSOC).
(http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/commandos_duty_on_us_soil.htm#jsoc)

Whilst Studying US COIN (Counter Insurgency) doctrine at
University I was subjected to weekly showings of videos where
military operations were carried out in purpose built mock
American towns and cities. We were also informed of how future
Counter Insurgency would be predominantly conducted from
Military bunkers as they had developed the technology to map
out entire cities to pinpoint accuracy from satellite images.
The cities in the prototypes were of course all American
cities.

I remember asking the lecturer what the point was in
developing this technology for use in foreign insurgency wars
in places such as the mountains of Afghanistan, and why were
the drills and testing of the technology being carried out
purely in American towns and cities. The answer was of course
that in the event of a major terror attack on US soil these
types of things would go into operation. The Pentagon does
indeed have "War Plans" drafted in the event of any type of
terror attack, which would be coordinated by Northcom in
conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and would
involve Martial Law and thousands of troops on the streets.
(http://www.infowars.com/articles/terror/war_plans_drafted_to_counter_terror_attacks.htm)
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/Pages/Jan05/290105HS_State.html)

According to respected military affairs analyst William Arkin,
Northcom has defined three levels of operations, each of which
triggers a larger set of authorized activities. The levels are
"extraordinary", "emergency" and "temporary". During
emergencies, the military can provide similar support, mostly
in response to specific events such as the attacks on the
World Trade Center. It is only in the case of extraordinary
domestic operations that the unique capabilities of the
Defense Department are deployed. These include not just such
things as air patrols to shoot down hijacked planes or the
defusing of bombs and other explosives, but also bringing in
intelligence collectors, special operators and even full
combat troops.
(http://www.infowars.com/print/ps/creep.htm)

But as Arkin's article makes clear, Northcom is doing more
than mere coordinating. "Under the banner of 'homeland
security', the military and intelligence communities are
implementing far-reaching changes that blur the lines between
terrorism and other kinds of crises and will break down
long-established barriers to military action and surveillance
within the US."


He also said the Pentagon reviewed the Posse Comitatus Act and
determined that it would not be a violation to deploy the
National Guard to protect critical infrastructure in some
circumstances. He said he expects more presidential directives
in the future to expand the military's homeland defense role.

Then of course we have General Tommy Franks stating that a
major terror attack on US soil would mean the Constitution
will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of
government.
(http://www.infowars.com/print/ps/franks_martial.htm)


Some say this is nothing new. In a speech to the Council on
Foreign Relations in January, former US senator Gary Hart said
American founders "created such an army and called it the
militia: citizen-soldiers under the immediate command of the
various states that can be deployed in times of emergency.
Since the late 19th century these militias have been known as
the National Guard, and they were created and given
constitutional status as the first responders and the first
line of defense in the case of an attack on our homeland".

This is clearly an alteration of reality. The reason why the
founding fathers employed militias and later created Posse
Comitatus was that they knew a centralized national army could
be used in a future environment to take over the country and
take away the rights of everyone.



Police State infrastructure - Already in place (and in use)

We have further exposed how the infrastructure for a Martial
Law Police State is already in place, and in many cases is in
use. We have a whole archive on the revelations that FEMA has
Concentration camps set up and ready to go in the event of any
emergency that is deemed suitable for their use. As we have
also seen recently, these camps need not have barbed wire and
observation towers, they can simply be well guarded sports
stadiums.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/archives_concentration_camps_old.html)

Detention centers are common features of any public protest
event now, as we recently saw at the Republican National
Convention and G8 protests.
(http://www.prisonplanet.tv/articles/september2004/010904complaintsswirl.htm)
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2004/060804bodybags.htm)

We have also exposed the development of police State weapons
that make Tasers look like water pistols. See this article on
The Pentagon's Secret Scream Sonic devices that can inflict
pain--or even permanent deafness. These type of devices that
are routinely used in Iraq have recently been in use in New
Orleans in the Katrina aftermath.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/080304secretscream.html)
(http://prisonplanet.com/Pages/Sept05/030905lasers.htm)

The use of Unmanned drone aircraft has also been
documented recently in New Orleans. Again, such weapons are
being used not only in foreign reconnaissance but also
domestically for spying on "citizens" and controlling crowds.
Industry representatives are enthusiastic about the drones'
potential.
(http://www.infowars.net/Pages/Sept05/040905tech.htm)
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/301003drones.html)

"I believe we will see Predator and Global Hawk unmanned
aerial vehicles (UAVs) watching over major events, such as the
Olympic Games and the Super Bowl, in the not-too-distant
future," Brad Brown, then-president of the Association for
Unmanned Vehicle Systems International wrote earlier this
year.

Alex's most recent film Martial Law: Rise of the Police State
(http://infowars.com/martial_law_911.htm)
also documents the use of huge corporate sponsored
surveillance blimps. The Department of Homeland Security is
developing 900 ft long so called "Super Blimps" for
surveillance, intended to fly about 65,000 feet, well above
commercial airliner traffic.
(http://prisonplanet.com/Pages/Aug05/270805blimps.htm)

We have also documented the rise in use of the national guard
to break up public events. On multiple occasions we have
carried stories, photos and video of tanks and armed troops on
the streets of America. We saw earlier this year how such
deployments are used not only to break up protests, but even
something as insignificant as a rave in a field.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/news_alert_071802_urbanwarfare.html)
(http://prisonplanet.com/articles/june2005/070605tanksinstreets.htm)
(http://www.infowars.net/Pages/Nov_04/111104_tanks.html)
(http://prisonplanet.com/articles/august2005/230805utahrave.htm)

Future technology under development includes
robot police that have the ability to run. Its like we are
living in the Twilight Zone or in a futuristic dystopian film.
Yet when you mention these kind of things to people they
either don't believe you or simply laugh at you. Well here's a
wake up call, IT'S THE YEAR 2005, not 1955, and these things
are real.
(http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2004/171204useofasio.htm)

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