I really, really, really don’t like to dwell too much on one story because then I can’t stay in my favorite state, Denial.
This story, however, makes that hard to do. I failed my test.
It’s about how the US military might “have to” operate on America soil.
Added, I forgot this part that talks about where this comes from.
The U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 was issued in August 2010 with three goals. First, it aims to portray how future Army forces will conduct operations as part of a joint force to deter conflict, prevail in war, and succeed in a range of contingencies, at home and abroad. Second, the concept describes the employment of Army forces at the tactical and operational levels of war between 2016 and 2028. Third, in broad terms the concept describes how Army headquarters, from theater army to division, organize and use their forces. The concept goes on to describe the major categories of Army operations, identify the capabilities required of Army forces, and guide how force development should be prioritized.
Now, back to why I’m OUTRAGED!!!!!! (geez, am I becoming an OUTRAGE-Monger? I hope not)
In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest. Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering. In truth, this is hardly necessary. Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover. The militia members are organized and have a relatively well thought-out plan of action.
I got news for you asshole, the military might decide to be like the “many law enforcement officials” and decide not to kill me, so there is that.
But wait, there’s still more!
While mainstream politicians and citizens react with alarm, the “tea party” insurrectionists in South Carolina enjoy a groundswell of support from other tea party groups, militias, racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-immigrant associations such as the Minutemen, and other right-wing groups.
First, Fuck You. The KKK is aligned with the Tea Party? The Minutemen are anti-illegal immigration, I understand assholes like you try to conflate the two but you can tell the difference by the word, “Illegal”.
When the leaders of the group hold a press conference to announce their goals, they invoke the Declaration of Independence and argue that the current form of the federal government is not deriving its “just powers from the consent of the governed” but is actually “destructive to these ends.”
No, first we invoke the Constitution, then the Declaration of Independence. Get your shit straight thug.
As for this
The Department of Homeland Security responds to the governor’s request by asking for defense support to civil law enforcement.
Now we see why the DHS wants all that fucking ammo and the MRAPs with the gun ports.
But wait, there’s still more!
By proclamation he calls on the insurrectionists to disperse peacefully within 15 days. There is no violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. The President appoints the Attorney General and the Department of Justice as the lead federal agency to deal with the crisis. The President calls the South Carolina National Guard to federal service. The Joint Staff in Washington, D.C., alerts U.S. Northern Command, the headquarters responsible for the defense of North America, to begin crisis action planning. Northern Command in turn alerts U.S. Army North/Fifth U.S. Army for operations as a Joint Task Force headquarters. Army units at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Marines at Camp Lejuene, N.C. go on alert. The full range of media, national and international, is on scene.
More outrage I mean.
I’ll tell you what asshole, in that scenario I’m betting that while the Attorney General, Justice and the “full range of media” are on the side of the DHS’ killsquads, the National Guard, Army and Marines might not be so ready to kill their relatives to make President
Clinton*(civics fail) Obama happy. And they have stuff that will make life in the DHS’ MRAPs not so comfy or long.
But that’s just me going against my better nature and hoping for the best.
However, informants sympathetic to the tea party could easily compromise the element of surprise. The fact that a federal court must authorize wire taps in every instance also complicate the monitoring of communications into and out of Darlington. Operations in Darlington specifically and in the homeland generally must also take into account the possibility of increased violence and the range of responses to violence. (emphasis mine V)
See, he’s saying violent tea partiers, not violent DHS’ thugs. Putting the cart under the horse there. And then cooking the fucking horse over the fire built on the cart. (for Horse read me, for Cart read Constitutional America)
I’m fucking serious that it looks as if the Feds are just trying to cause a problem so they can then get all Posse inComitatus on my ass.
You know, the way they were selling guns to Mexican cartels as they were screaming about American Guns Going To Mexico.
It’s the fucking Chicago Way and we have Chicago Machine politics writ large across our nation.
Fuck. All I wanted to do was a round the tubes post and I just couldn’t do it. Motherfucker.
*President Clinton because I fully believe the GOP establishment will ensure that they nominate another in the mold of McCain and Romney.