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U.S. Army Invades U.S.

Martial law heats up as NorthCom introduces public to end of posse comitatus

James Corbett
The Corbett Report

21 September, 2008

In an astounding article released earlier this month, the Army Times casually reports that the men and women of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team are coming home from continue their mission in the United States.

That's right. The Army Times gleefully reports that the brigade will be patrolling the streets of America "in full battle rattle" for their new assignment. "Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks."

NorthCom is of course the U.S. Northern Command, the unconstitutional body set up in 2002 to "defend America's homeland" whose Area of Responsibility includes all of North America. Yes, this is the same NorthCom which helped further the North American Union agenda back in February of this year by signing a bilateral civil assistance plan with Canada, allowing Canadian troops to order around American citizens—and vice versa—in any publicly declared emergency.

Now NorthCom is hoping that people won't notice that the Insurrection Act was restored—along with Posse Comitatus—by the 2008 Defense Authorization Act after having been taken away in the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007. No more is there even a pretence that it is illegal for the U.S. military to act within the borders of the U.S. Those who are not familiar with the origin of the phrase "Crossing the Rubicon" and its implications are advised to read up on its significance.

Among some of the more incredible admissions from the Army Times article:

-That this mission "marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom."

-That the mission is expected to become a permanent one, with new active-duty brigades being rotated into the mission every year.

-That they may be called on "to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack."

-That the brigade will field "crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals."

-That their crowd control package "includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.

-That the force will include "elements from other military branches and dedicated National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams."

Of course, one brigade will not be enough to implement martial law in America, but it will be enough to set the precedent and innoculate the public into accepting open military involvement in policing at home. The brigade's mission, involving using the "jaws of life" to help in car crashes and clearing paths to roads in emergencies with chainsaws are tasks that manifestly can—and always have—been performed by traditional public servants like firemen and policemen. The presence of the Army in such routine operations is nothing less than a PR stunt to lull the public into a sense that it is no big deal to have the military engaged in active duty at home.

In reality, of course, this is all designed to ease the public into martial law, a process they envision will be complete by 2020 and one which started years ago and has been unfolding in a steady timeline ever since.

For the best single article detailing the larger plan behind the introduction of full-scale martial law in the U.S., please read this article.