Would US soldiers kill US Citizens?

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." George W. Bush—Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

Class Warfare has always kept one eye on America’s slide towards fascism (yup, difficult as my photo will testify) not least because of the increasing powers vested in the president since 9/11. Indeed, two days ago I commented how Bush’s increasing powers suggested Bush and co. were preparing for insurrection.

Today. We learn, via Prison Planet: U.S. troops are being trained to conduct round-ups, confiscate guns and shoot American citizens, including their own friends and family members, as part of a long-standing program to prepare for the declaration of martial law, according to a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.”

The piece is based largely on second-hand evidence, but stories of troops being asked if they would kill their friends and family is not without precedent. According to Prison Planet, military chiefs have been attempting to find the answer for many years:

“Its known origins can be traced back to an October 1994 Marine questionnaire out of the Twentynine Palms Marine Base in California. Recruits were asked 46 questions, including whether they would kill U.S. citizens who refused to surrender their firearms.

“Documentary film maker Alex Jones brought to light similar training programs that were taking place across the country in the late 90's which revolved around U.S. Marines being trained to arrest American citizens and take them to internment camps.

“During one such program in Oakland California, dubbed "Operation Urban Warrior," Marines refused to answer if they would target American citizens for gun confiscation if ordered to do so.”

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans, the National Guard was called in to confiscate guns belonging to residents of the city, many being manhandled when they objected

A reading of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the Unites Sates shows that troops have been used many times to arrest, inter and even to kill citizens. Consider, for instance, the Ludlow Massacre of 1914, when National Guardsmen killed 45 during an attack on a tent colony of 1200 striking miners.

If the Prison Planet story is true, and I await its verification, then you have to ask yourself just what the forces of reaction in the USA have up their sleeves. And it certainly makes the hunt for a drug to create the perfect “guilt free soldier” all that urgent.

Were troops on the streets during times of civil unrest not bad enough, preachers would be enlisted to pacify the masses:

Back in May 2006, Prison Planet reported:

“A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.

“…The FEMA directors told the Pastors that attended that it was their job to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in anticipation of any of these eventualities. The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13*, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to ‘obey the government’ when martial law is declared.

“It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced relocation were a problem for state authorities when enforcing federal mandates due to the ‘cowboy mentality’ of citizens standing up for their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers defending their crops and livestock from seizure. It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that ‘this is for their own good.’”

“…Pastors were told that the would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.”

None of which is surprising – the sword and the bible have been used together to quell the masses for hundreds of years.!

And a blast from the past:

"The President has the power to seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, call reserve forces amounting to 2 1/2 million men to duty, institute martial law, seize and control all menas of transportation, regulate all private enterprise, restrict travel, and in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all Americans...

"Most [of these laws] remain a a potential source of virtually unlimited power for a President should he choose to activate them. It is possible that some future President could exercise this vast authority in an attempt to place the United States under authoritarian rule.

"While the danger of a dictatorship arising through legal means may seem remote to us today, recent history records Hitler seizing control through the use of the emergency powers provisions contained in the laws of the Weimar Republic."

(Joint Statement, Sens. Frank Church (D-ID) and Charles McMathias (R-MD) September 30, 1973)

*Romans 13: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation…blah, blah blah

In other words, if you resist laws passed by the president, who derives his power from God, you will go to hell and burn forever.

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