Discussion in 'Military' started by matty, Jul 12, 2008.
Deployed in the U.S.A.: The Creeping Militarization of the Home Front
If the article is so good, why is it you won't comment on it or post a blurb from it?
Here's another on increasing militarization of homeland; i.e. erosion of Posse Comitatus:
The Militarization of Civilian Life: Mission Creep
before I could, I was bringing back this other with the explanation, thinking it would let me edit, it wouldn't and so your reply here beat me to the punch.
I just thought the line spoke for itself, but no worry.
Don't remember saying anything about it being so great, either.
When you starve the people and local and state governments into submission, it's a good idea to have plenty of force available for those who won't starve quietly like good citizens.
What a load of crap.
This is an old article. More recent events should be more alarming to us. They deployed Blackwater in New Orleans after Katrina hit to "protect" private industry from looters.
This means that Blackwater was deployed on American soil against civilian targets.
Blackwater has profited highly from the Iraq & Afghanistan wars. They are now seeking to become a private Emergency Response group as well. Do we really want mercenaries patrolling our streets, violating our civil liberties...or worse, slaughtering civilians with impunity?
Face it, the government will only pass laws that protect private industry from legal ramifications and provide blanket immunity...while stripping away the liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.
For all you veterans out there, is this what you and your fellow soldiers fought and died for?
Blackwater is not the US military. It is a private security firm.
I have a problem with using the military to enforce domestic law. It's not their role.
I don't have a problem with using the military as border enforcement. That IS within the scope of the military's role.
Those are good points.
Blackwater has done a good job or we would be hearing the media bash them more often.
When can Awareness make any grander an entrance than in these troublesome times?
If it is old, yet was barely read or known about to begin with, what difference did it ever make?.. Like the ol' if a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, does it make a noise?..
Some of the grandest things ever handed down are very Old. Ask your Vets. ;o)
BTW, by your own standards, then, this link: Police Breaking Into Houses of Flood Victims in Iowa noworldsystem.com ...trumps Blackwater on Katrina.
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