The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by achilles28, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. achilles28


    The Pentagon Wants Authority to Post Almost 400,000 Military Personnel in U.S.
    By Matthew Rothschild, August 12, 2009

    The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster...

    This request...raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.

    In June, the U.S. Northern Command distributed a “Congressional Fact Sheet” entitled “Legislative Proposal for Activation of Federal Reserve Forces for Disasters.” That proposal would amend current law, thereby “authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order any unit or member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Navy Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve, to active duty for a major disaster or emergency.”

    Taken together, these reserve units would amount to “more than 379,000 military personnel in thousands of communities across the United States,” explained

    What are They preparing for?

    Great Depression Part 2....?
  2. They need more than 400K when the SHTF.

    Unless, of course, the state governors use their national guardsmen to maintain some sort of order.

    When our economy finally accelerates its descent - things will get ugly.

    Hurricane Katrina showed us how an American city can quickly turn into a Beirut.
  3. achilles28


    400K Troops? That's not a Police Force.

    That's Civil War.

    What does the Government know, they're not telling us?
  4. It's not just for maintaining order.

    OK, I'm going to sound crazy here. But remember last year when the financial system froze up? It could happen again. And when it did last year, Bush and his advisors were actually discussing how to feed 300 million people if there was a hard stop.

    The military would be needed for logistics as well. Our food supply chain and fresh water delivery is extremely efficient - BUT - it is not a "dumb" robust system. You sacrifice that with efficiency. A financial collapse or major oil shock - whatever that means and however that plays out - would have tremendous consequences.

    Yes, I sound crazy, but that's only because most here take for granted how 300+ million people get their food and water every day. And I don't see that kind of an event as completely outside the realm of possibility. We have a very complex economy and society. And just like complex mechanical systems (as opposed to "dumb" ones) - when things breakdown, it can be a total shutdown. The higher level of complexity a society and economy has, the harder it falls if there is an energy or financial shock.
  5. aegis


    Foreshadowing. The military wouldn't be doing this if they weren't expecting (or planning) something big.

    My guess: nuclear attack on a large U.S. city. With that, they should garner enough support to attack Iran.
  6. Fascism will be coming to your local neighborhood.

    You've been warned.
  7. They neek 400K+ troops to deal with the right wing crazies who are armed to the teeth...and talking about performing seditious acts.
  8. Lucrum


    ...or maybe they need them to deal with the left wing crazies who are constantly performing lewd acts.
  9. cleveland45

    Registered: Aug 2009
    Posts: 378

    New Post 11-03-09 10:51 AM

    Maybe you can hide behind them.


    I got your foul quote before you deleted it...

    Man, now you denigrate the proud service men and women of America who have sworn to protect America from threats both internal and external...

    The right wing crazies who are armed and dangerous are an internal enemy...

    No worries, the north will shut down the seditious south if necessary...again.
  10. Take your idiotic moralist crap to a Sarah Palin rally...

    #10     Nov 3, 2009