A new report from the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Studies Institute says that the U.S. military must quickly prepare for massive civil unrest that could be precipitated by an “unforeseen economic collapse”.
The following is a quote from this stunning report: “DoD might be forced by circumstances to put its broad resources at the disposal of civil authorities to contain and reverse violent threats to domestic tranquility. Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States."
This comes on the heels of a recent report that the Department of Defense plans to deploy 20,000 uniformed troops for operations inside the United States by 2011.
The purpose of the 130 year old Posse Comitatus Act was to prevent the military from being used in domestic law enforcement.
But who cares about the law anymore, eh?
But apparently 20,000 uniformed soldiers will not be enough to control Americans. Barack Obama is calling for a "civilian national security force" that is as strong and is as well funded as the U.S. military. Just check out this short video clip:
Now there is news that Homeland Security plans to start monitoring blogs and message boards all over the United States for any signs of suspicious activity.
Does that include criticizing the government?
But even with all of these measures there are some in the government who think that even more military resources will be required to prevent civil unrest.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has ordered defense officials to do a full review to determine whether the U.S. military could respond adequately to a domestic crisis.
We have never had civil disorder of the magnitude that these authorities are speculating about in the history of the United States.
Do these officials know something that we don't?
Are things going to get even worse in the years ahead for our economy and our nation? [via future storm]
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