Monday, September 22, 2008

The Americans are coming! The American are coming!

To your street. In full battle gear.

NO. I am not kidding. Where the heck is the news media coverage?
If anybody has a link of Ron Paul talking about this, please post.

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

"The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.

Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.

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."

Now, why would they need this? Did somebody (other than Ron Paul) think there might be a huge economic collapse that would result in civil unrest?

Maybe they fear some unstable types reacting poorly to the upcoming presidential election? Really, Really Poorly?

What about the problems of using troops trained to kill for non-lethal missions?

(from the above article)

"The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

“It’s a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities that they’re fielding. They’ve been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it.”"

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