Beginning in October, the Army plans to station an active unit inside
the United States for the first time to serve as an on-call federal
response in times of emergency. The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st
Brigade Combat Team has spent thirty-five of the last sixty months in
Iraq, but now the unit is training for domestic operations. The unit
will soon be under the day-to-day control of US Army North, the Army
service component of Northern Command. The Army Times reports this new
mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated
assignment to Northern Command. The paper says the Army unit may be
called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control. The soldiers
are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue
unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.
Of course, both sides accuse each other of ethnic cleansing and other war crimes. Who would you believe? Wouldn’t there have been quieter, more effective ways for Georgia to “cleanse” Ossetians within the country’s borders then a loud, messy armed conflict? Maybe not. The fog of war is, obviously, best for obscuring your true, evil intentions. Russia espionage may have destabilized the region forcing Saakashvili to take drastic action against Separatist violence. This creates the perfect excuse for Russian troops to move in to defend its passport carrying peoples. Ultimately, you can’t trust either sides’ propaganda.
As public unrest grows in America, Martial Law is becoming an acceptable solution.
Bush signs unconstitutional “power grab” presidential directives NSPD51 and HSPD20, giving him full-dictatorial powers in the event of a loosely defined “catastrophic emergency.”
The “National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive” NSPD-51, loosely defines “catastrophic emergency” as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”
Of course, this is all just conspiracy theory and paranoia.