May 21, 2015
Police Militarization: Preparation for Economic Collapse, Food Shortages, Civil Unrest and Martial Law
Republished On All News Pipeline With Permission From Timothy A. Pope - America The Battlefied
"The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders . . . But a government that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one . . . reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man's deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against the victims deprived of the right of self-defense." ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Vol. I, (Random House: New York, NY, 1957), Chapter 7, "The Exploiters and the Exploited", p.3
"Bloody battles, which might better be described as wholesale massacres, and the ruthlessly conducted "Reign of Terror" proved the theory that utter ruthlessness and organized terror, in which physical sufferings are combined with mental anguish, and moral degradation, have definite economic value." ― Captain William Guy Carr, R.C.N., Pawns in the Game, (Federation of Christian Laymen: Willowdale, Ontario, 1954), Chapter 9, "Political Intrigue", p. 106
For all the holdout naysayers who are still stuck in their cognitive dissonance—those who are still using the throw-away psychopolitical mantra of "conspiracy theory" against everyone else who employs critical analysis and the scientific method to get to the facts—there is no use denying it anymore. You and your ilk are quickly becoming the Minority in the information war.
The painful truth has again reared its ugly head, at least for me personally in my community on this occasion. My local newspaper of ill repute, a longtime leftist rag of state-sponsored propaganda, The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida, has finally addressed in a recent cover story from May 11, what alternative media, bloggers and independent researchers like myself have been talking about for years: the militarization and weaponization of local and state police departments and county sheriffs offices by the federal government under the 1033 Program.
The headline reads: "POLICE MILITARIZATION."
As the corporate media are already thoroughly discredited from their own irresponsibility in not reporting the truth, I guess they are desperately trying to save face with their dwindling readers and address what everyone else has been addressing in their absence. They can no longer hide it, as this is THE main topic in the country right now. One can only ignore the elephant in the room for so long.
United States Already Announced a World Police Force
On May 15, I published an article entitled United States Announces World Police Force, which I think has really hit a nerve due to the fact that it went viral almost immediately, generating over 10,000 views in less than 12 hours, and being reposted on multiple websites . That article dealt with the fact that the police state militarization in the United states is not a new phenomenon at all, but a very long-term agenda that has been escalating incrementally ever since the release of U.S. State Department Memorandum 7277 in 1961 by Henry Kissinger and John F. Kennedy.
Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show published an article the very next day after I published mine, on May 16, entitled Obama Is Creating a World Police Force While Destroying the U.S. Military, in which he cites the same State Department document in connection with the forced gun confiscation of the U.N. Small Arms Treaty, the revised START Treaty, Operation Jade Helm 15 and the use of foreign troops to enforce martial law, all of which formulate the framework of a United Nations "World Police Force" being created in the United States while our own domestic armed forces are being dismantled in accordance with the agreements made in international treaties.
So, a lot of people are hitting upon the same key target points and connecting the same dots with revelations of recent events in concert with the advent of long-established legal government documentation.
Civil Disturbance Operations
This subject of a martial law police state in response to civil unrest is what initially compelled me to start writing and disseminating information in the first place. On July 10, 2012, I published my very first blog entitled Civil Disturbance Operations, in which I exposed a leaked 2005 U.S. Army Military Police training manual for Civil Disturbance, outlining how "military assets are to be used domestically" in the aftermath of an economic collapse or other national emergency "to quell riots, confiscate firearms and even kill Americans on U.S. soil during mass civil unrest."
On page 20 of the manual, rules regarding the use of "deadly force" in confronting "dissidents" are made disturbingly clear with the directive that a "warning shot will not be fired."
The manual also describes how prisoners will be processed through internment camps under the guidance of the 326-page U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations manual (FM 3-19.40) prepared for the Department of Defense, which outlines how internees would be "re-educated" into developing an "appreciation of U.S. policies" while detained in prison camps inside the United States. It describes forced labor, torture, separation of families, targeting dissidents, and for "political activists" to be pacified by "PSYOP [psychological operations] officers."
How far the once-great Armed Forces of the United States of America have fallen. I say that as a veteran.
General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, is quoted in an article of the May/June 2012 issue of the Council on Foreign Relations official journal, Foreign Affairs, entitled The U.S. Army in a Time of Transition: Building a Flexible Force, which proposes using the Army to plan and carry out domestic law enforcement missions in the United States:
"Where appropriate we will also dedicate active-duty forces, especially those with niche skills and equipment, to provide civilian officials with a robust set of reliable and rapid response options."
Freedom From War?
U.S. State Department Publication 7277, Freedom From War: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World (1961), which I published verbatim and analyzed in my last blog, and which Dave Hodges touched upon, is a program providing for the "progressive reduction of the war-making capabilities of nations and the simultaneous strengthening of international institutions to settle disputes and maintain the peace." It further states that "...progressive controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force."
Now, before you go spouting off about how the United Nations os an organization of "International Peace," let it go on the record again who they appoint as their leaders. For example, I give you Soviet revolutionary, Maxim Maximovich Litvinov, who was Joseph Stalin's Commissar for Foreign Affairs from 1930 to 1939, and was appointed member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the U.S.S.R. in 1935. William Guy Carr wrote of Litvinov in his book Pawns in the Game on page 104:
"His ability as an assassin; receiver of stolen money, spy, international gangster, and leader of revolutionary efforts in several countries was acclaimed by the nations of the world when he was appointed President of the Council of the United Nations."
And remember, the Charter of the United Nations was penned by convicted Soviet spy, Alger Hiss, and as I often cite in its incredible importance, socialist revolutionary Karl Marx declared on behalf of his international conspirators that:
"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."
The 54-year-old State Department Memorandum 7277 was drafted by Soviet deep cover agent and German national, Heinz "Henry" Kissinger, and was personally delivered to the United Nations by President John F. Kennedy in September of 1961. It is the official policy of the United States of America, and reveals the long-term plans of the federal government of the United States to retroactively transfer its military forces to the United Nations Peace Force, against the established Supreme Law of this country.
As I have explained many times, the true role of the "peace-keeping force" will be to eliminate the opposition.
Enemies Foreign? No, Domestic.
The federal government has already exposed who they consider the main opposition groups that are not going to go along with their agenda:
And that is merely a fraction of the potential "domestic terrorist threats" in this country that are identified by the federal government as enemies of the state.
- "rightwing extremists"
- "antigovernment groups"
- critics of the "outsourcing of jobs"
- gun control resistors
- returning "military veterans who possess combat skills" recruited into potentially violent groups because they are "disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war"
- those who believe in "antigovernment conspiracy theories related to gun confiscations, citizen detention camps, and a Jewish-controlled 'one world government'"
- "Anti-Semitic extremists" who "attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish 'financial elites'"
- those who "oppose free trade agreements"
- those "with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs"
- those who are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration's issues of "immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use"
- those who harbor any hostility toward "federal law enforcement’s handling of the confrontations at Waco, Texas and Ruby Ridge, Idaho"
- Constitutional militias with a "renewed participation in paramilitary training exercises"
- those who "believe that a 'New World Order' would bring about a world government that would usurp the sovereignty of the United States and its Constitution, thus infringing upon their liberty"
- those who fear "the U.S. Government’s role as either complicit in a foreign invasion or acquiescing as part of a 'One World Government' plan"
- those who "bemoan the decline of U.S. stature and have recently focused on themes such as the loss of U.S. manufacturing capability to China and India" and "China’s investment in U.S. real estate and corporations"
Tell me, are you on that list?
The April 7, 2009 document identifying these groups was prepared by the Extremism and Radicalization Branch, Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division of the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated with the FBI. It was issued to all federal, state and local law enforcement officials "to facilitate a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization in the United States."
It was entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, was a "Law Enforcement Sensitive" document that was "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY," and contained information that was "exempt from public release" whose intent was to "influence domestic public opinion."
No kidding. Its called "social engineering" and "perception management." And it should be noted that, if enforced, every one of our founding fathers would be on this list if they were to have the sad burden of living in our day to witness how far this nation has fallen from its original intent under the Rule of Law.
And that fact goes to show how even the vast bureaucracy of the federal government agency charged with securing our homeland doesn't even understand what a political scale is. A scale cannot have two equal extremes. On the far left is Communism, 100% control and ownership of everyone and everything by the State. In stark contrast, on the far right is 100% anarchy and lawlessness. Our established system of governance, as it was carefully designed to be by our framers, is a Constitutional Republic, and is firmly seated in the exact center of the scale, where the Rule of Law via elected Representatives of the People govern on their behalf. No, we are not a Democracy. That is further left down the scale.
For an exhaustive study of the distinct differences between a Democracy and a Republic, read this.
Here is another revealing excerpt from the cited DHS document:
"Historically, domestic rightwing extremists have feared, predicted, and anticipated a cataclysmic economic collapse in the United States. Prominent antigovernment conspiracy theorists have incorporated aspects of an impending economic collapse to intensify fear and paranoia among like-minded individuals and to attract recruits during times of economic uncertainty. Conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of a failed economy. Antigovernment conspiracy theories and 'end times' prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement."
Ockham's Razor, the Common Sense Test
Well, that comprises just about everyone I know, especially anyone who hasn't had their head in the sand for the last decade or so. Why? Because that is what the evidence shows. The Scientific Method compels us to adopt the theories which are supported by the most facts, and discard those which are based on mere assumptions. Ockham's Razor, the "common sense test" of critical thinkers, constrains us to adopt the law of parsimony, a problem-soving principle stating that among competing hypotheses which predict equally well, the one with the fewest assumptions and the most verifiable evidence should be selected.
Someone at the DHS either has discarded all common sense, or considers anyone who employs common sense to be dangerous.
That's why Terry M. Hestilow, a retired United States Army Captain from Fort Worth, Texas, wrote a letter to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, warning that the Department of Homeland Security was preparing to go to war with the citizens of the United States it considers a threat.
According to State Department Publication 7277, most law enforcement agencies are ultimately going to be absorbed into the United Nations, except for a small group that will be used solely to maintain internal order once they have established a working global governance infrastructure.
I wrote about this subject way back on July 12, 2012, in my blog, The True Agenda of UN and State Department Gun Control, in which I explained how the disarmament program is essentially a plan under the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty and State Dept. Pub. 7277 to engineer a "United Nations Peace Force" that would "enforce the peace as the disarmament process proceeds," and that a gradual build-down of police and military forces is outlined, which will leave only NATO as the world police force. It's all documented.
I also explained in Treason: The Disarmament of the United States, and the Declaration of World Government (10/30/13) how the bigger picture of the disarmament agenda was a "UN-generated scheme of disarming the world in a prelude to installing a one world totalitarian socialist government," which is coming into full view today with the actualization of U.S. Army Special Operations Command's nationwide Operation Jade Helm 15, ARSOF Operating Concept 2022, and the DoD's National Guard State Partnership Program, which I explained earlier in May.
In my blog, Origin of the Domestic Surveillance Grid and its True Purpose (06/27/14), I detailed how State Dept. Pub. 7277 originally mandated the implementation of our now-vast domestic surveillance apparatus, to reduce the risks of war with who the federal government declares its enemies: conservatives, Tea Partiers, returning veterans and constitutionally-protected militias (not Islamic terrorists), by establishing "observation posts at such locations as major ports, railway centers, motor highways, and air bases to report on concentrations and movements of military forces."
The term "military forces" should be translated as "lawful unorganized citizens militias of the several states" who "execute the laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions" in accordance with the Supreme Law of the Land in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution for the United States of America.
So, on Sunday, May 10, 2015 (the printed newsprint edition published the following day), my local paper, The Ledger, published the following cover story, Polk Agencies Received More Than $1.6 Mil. on Surplus Weapons, with the tagline: "POLICE MILITARIZATION."
Note that until recently, law enforcement agencies of the federal government have been warning local and state police forces about "conspiracy theorists" who believe in a government takeover and martial law plan, while at the same time preparing for that exact same scenario themselves under the thin veil of "national security." That is the very definition of hypocrisy, and has produced an atmosphere of extreme distrust and conetmpt among the American people as the details of this come out and the deception is exposed.
"Since 1994," the article reads, "law enforcement agencies in Polk County have purchased more than $1.6 million worth of surplus military equipment under the Department of Defense's 1033 program, according to the nonpartisan Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. The program allows agencies to buy the equipment at dramatically discounted prices."
Does't that give you warm 'n fuzzies all over? After all, its for our safety. To Protect and Serve, right?
What is the 1033 Program? According to the Defense Logistics Agency's web page it is to provide law enforcement agencies with the training necessary to get them started in the 1033 program:
"In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991, Congress authorized the transfer of excess DOD personal property to federal and state agencies for use in counter-drug activities. Congress later passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997; this act allows all law enforcement agencies to acquire property for bona fide law enforcement purposes that assist in their arrest and apprehension mission."
This DLA information page also states that "Over 8,000 federal and state law enforcement agencies from all 50 states and the U.S. territories participate in the program."
According to Wikipedia, "The 1033 Program was created . . . as part of the U.S. Government's Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services (DLA) to transfer excess military equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies," and that the reutilization program "has transferred $5.1 billion in military hardware from the Department of Defense to local American law enforcement agencies since 1997."
Wikipedia also states that "$449 million was transferred in 2013 alone," and "the most commonly obtained item from the 1033 program is ammunition." That's a sigh of relief.
According to The Ledger, "Statewide, about $278.5 million has been sold to agencies in Florida with the most of it coming in 2010 and 2011 following the draw down of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan." How convenient that this draw-down occurred just in time for civil unrest on the streets of America? But it's all just a happy coincidence, right?
"There is a correlation between the draw down of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the increase in the militarization of law enforcement," said Trevor Aaronson, Executive Director of the Florida Center.
Davenport, Florida Police Chief Larry Holden said of the program, "People take the broad term of militarization out of context. We're not making storm troopers, we're just purchasing equipment." If you believe that, then you don't understand the meanings of words. How could anyone take the acquisition and stockpiling of military pattern weapons and equipment out of context and not attach the description of "militarization?" No organization on earth with a limited budget just purchases equipment without the intent to use that equipment. Also, the training with said equipment is never administered without the intent to implement the training to be proficient with it upon deployment in the field.
"Ellis Moose, president of the Solivita Democratic Club," according to The Ledger, "said his organization is supportive of gun control for civilians, but doesn't have a position on law enforcement agencies using military weapons. Moose said he trusts that local governments will use the weapons and equipment responsibly." Simply stated, when you use weapons and equipment designed for militaries to fight battles and win wars, people die. I guess they intend for their fellow citizens to die responsibly?
The article goes further and highlights comments made by my county sheriff, Grady Judd of Polk County, that "members of law enforcement who abuse their power should be held accountable, but are few and far between. . . . there are about 900,000 law enforcement officers in the U.S. and . . . they are held to a higher standard than other people."
"If you extrapolate the numbers of officers that come in contact with people every day," said Sheriff Grady Judd, "most do their job correctly. I'm not defending those who don't do their job professionally, but it's a few people." Judd also said he didn't like the blanket reputation that law enforcement in general receives based on the actions of just a few.
But, it's not just a few, is it? As I have already made clear, according to the Defense Logistics Agency's web page, the "act allows ALL law enforcement agencies to acquire property," and when they are all acquiring it, the law of averages decrees that a great many of them will abuse it.
"I suggest if national news focused on doctors, lawyers, teachers or any other profession," added Judd, "you'd find there's misconduct. It's unfair to judge one agency or one officer by another any more than you judge one individual by another." If you believe that, then this hasn't happened to you personally yet and your eyes are blinded to those who it is affecting on a daily basis.
Sheriff Judd said the type of equipment they receive is an absolute necessity for keeping people safe. And therein lies the rub. All of this is being done under the official narrative of "SAFETY," and anyone who has made an honest study of history knows that those who sacrifice their Liberty on the altar of safety, deserve neither Liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin made that crystal clear. Whereas most despots throughout history have claimed "safety and security" behind the façade of extraordinary measures, while enslaving their people. In fact, many have worked those exact words into speeches meant to deceptively sway public opinion. That's why legislation which strips away Freedom while promising to "keep the people safe" always comes directly following violent terrorist attacks and engineered conflicts.
Freedom Costs You Something
You can't be free and abdicate personal responsibility to a ruling authority. They are contrary to one another; diametrically opposed in fact. Either you actively secure your own Liberty and Freedom through a strong aegis of defense, safeguarding, effort, energy, toil and personal endeavor, or you have already acquiesced it away to imperfect men who have an agenda.
Samuel Adams called it the "animating contest of freedom." Truer words were never spoken about the necessity of active personal involvement in restoring what removed the shackles of slavery from men for the first time in human history.
Last year, the sheriff of Polk County, Oregon, also used the official talking point of "safety" as the excuse to militarize his department in the Oregon Statesmen Journal article, Polk sheriff: Military surplus keeps deputies safe.
"They're used to keep teams safe," said Lieutenant Jeff Isham of Polk County Oregon Sheriff's Office. "Until anybody shows me a video of the police running people over or tearing up or destroying property with these things I'll never buy off that they're too over the top." So, with that argument, it would literally have to be too late―a state of tyranny―in order for him to see what's going on? And if that were the case, then the good Lt. Isham would be a part of a police state mechanism of tyrannical enforcement and subjugation against his own people, wether or not he wanted to be. Recall that "just following orders" was not a credible defense at the Nuremberg trials.
I guess Lt. Isham thinks that somehow the build-up, weaponizing, funding and training of a U.N. military police force on U.S. soil―which holds a monopoly on violence―will somehow organically plateau and fizzle-out with no incident and with no need to turn itself upon its own. Then we would see a whole lot of "running people over or tearing up or destroying property," just as we have seen with every other tyranny that arose in the past.
Necessary For a Safe and Secure Society?
Why is this sad state altogether inevitable for enforcement arms of this magnitude? Because, as Frederick Douglas enunciated, "Power concedes nothing without a demand." Even the cinema has often highlighted the fallacy of power to self-govern and restrain itself.
In the film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Chancellor Palpatine, who had just declared himself Emperor, announced the reorganization of the once-free Republic into a New Order, the autocratic Galactic Empire. And the Hegelian strategy he used of political conflict resolution to gain acceptance by the convened Senate was used "in order to ensure the security and continuing civility," and necessary "for a safe and secure society."
Where have we heard that before? Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? This example may be just a metaphor, but we seem to be inundated with them today. The symbolic language is undeniable.
"It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling," Emperor Palpatine continued. "I love democracy, I love the Republic. The power you give me I will lay down when this crisis has abated."
Read the full text of his speech, which was edited down for the film. It could have been spoken by any number of national figures who hold public office in the present day.
Reich Chancellor Adolph Hitler gave a similar speech on August 2, 1934, when he declared himself Germanic Führer (germanischer Führer) following the passage of his Enabling Act of 1933, which granted him extraordinary powers that he also promised to lay down.
"To keep the general public safe" is always the official cause for self-granting monopolies on control and violence. I did an online search and that is what all of the police departments and county sheriffs offices are saying to the media who are asking why on earth they need military pattern weapons, mine-resistant vehicles, tanks, aircraft, body armor and heavy gear to enforce the law. Here is just a sampling of what I found .
Keep in mind that ALL of these articles claim that the war gear for small police forces is for "public safety." The duplicity in these statements is crystal clear if and when you ever actually talk to police officers about the actual intended use of this equipment. Just as military soldiers in a combat zone will tell you if they're being honest, your first and foremost priority is to protect yourself, your buddy, and your platoon and get home alive, the mission be damned. And law enforcement have no legitimate mandate under the law to protect the public citizens from harm.
Read the rest of this story at America The Battlefield.