This is a discussion on U.S. Army Purchases Riot Gear As Fears Over Civil Unrest Grow within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by TN_Mike Read the article and tell me this isn't getting scary. Homeland Security is already saying they expect civil unrest prior to ...
That (of course) is just my personal opinion.
Civil Defense is a listed mission of the US Army. It is carried out thorough the Use of National Guard troops at the early levels due to laws I will not go into now. It is something you should understand. Difference between use of federal troops and a State control force.
The US Army as an occupation force is also charge with the same mission on foreign soil. So the purchase of such gear is not uncommon and time is allotted form training on those task .
( It is however often shorted on time for other training)
So while I am not overly concerned, This current CC does worry me.
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The US Army, as well as its extension, the Nat'l Guard, have been involved in the past in actions against unrest. Gen MacArthur marched two regiments into the "Bonus Army" camp in D.C. in 1932. Major cities in the 1960's saw the Nat'l Guard called up to quell unrest. US troops protected the Pentagon againstr anti-war marchers in 1967. The Nat'l Guard was called up for campus duty across the country during anti-war demonstrations, including Kent State (we all know how that one went). The Army and the Marines were used in L.A. in 1992. The Guard was out for Katrina. There's more I'm sure.
List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So, is this anything new?
as a one time active duty mp and 15 years in the army national guard(new jersey) i can tell you that military police have always trained in riot control( i went thru mp school in 1973 before it moved from augusta georgia) and the army national guard goes thru 16 hours riot control a year and they have shields batons etc in the armory
Who says it will be US troops to do the policing
You guys believe what you want,
And I'm not saying I'm buying into the conspiracy theories lock stock and barrel, but things like this bear mentioning.
Heres food for thought, from a Canadian News source.
Preparing for Civil Unrest in America | Global Research
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As far as Professor Michel Chossudovsky who wrote the article that in the "news source". Here is some tidbits of wisdom from him:The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal. The CRG is a registered non profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.
In addition to the Global Research website, the Centre is involved in book publishing, support to humanitarian projects as well as educational outreach activities including the organization of public conferences and lectures. The Centre also acts as a think tank on crucial economic and geopolitical issues.
I have looked at more of his writings (rantings) and IMO he is a conspiracy nut. But you pick your news sources, I will pick mine. But I put this guy and Global Research up there with Alex Jones and and his show as far as accuracy.In a speech given at the Perdana Global Peace Forum in 2005, Chossudovsky stated that "Osama bin Laden and the Taliban were identified as the prime suspects of the 9/11 attacks, without a shred of evidence" and that "Amply documented, the war on terrorism is a fabrication."
He has also asserted that the invasion of Afghanistan had long been planned by the United States and NATO, with the 9/11 attacks used as an excuse to justify the war.[
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Is this saying the Govt is in fear of the people who put them in office and pay for their jobs ? Hummm, that's a rather ironic twist.
But remember ... according to the latest Dem. ad.... "we all belong to the Govt" .
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Yes, it's going to be US Army MPs who do the riot controle.
Army MPs will mess you up. Soldiers acting on lawfull orders cannot be sued, so just understand that if you riot against MPs they are going to brake your body and sleep well at night.
If you riot, you diserve what's coming to you.
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