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Can You Say Martial Law? I thought You Could.

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Sunday, October 12

Les Visible

Let’s track the timeline. A wanna be Caligula who is also a natural born coward runs for the office of president on the corporate dime and the election is stolen and the highest court in the land is compromised by five vultures sitting on a dead branch of government overlooking a wasteland of material excess.

Dual national neo-cons who forged a manifesto for treason flowed into the critical areas of power and went to work on the centerpiece of their intent, that being the 9/11 attack whose purpose was to turn world opinion against the Muslim world. This tight lock-step of deluded Christians and Zionist Jews, in concert with leaders in the banking, corporate and media worlds laid claim to the souls of nearly every member of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The constant drumbeat of terror over a dead Saudi boogeyman kept the hoi polloi in an endless state of acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome. After the second presidential election was stolen, the terror alerts went away. It was on to changes in The Constitution and the Bill of Rights; the removal of Posse Comitatus and Habeas Corpus. Prior to this Homeland Security snuck into town in the dead of the night and stuck its 700+ pages up the ass of the American people and then set it on fire.

A new fashion house was opened called Vitorrio Blackwaters and soon there were legions of black suited robo-cops with scanner rings and vomit spray along with designer clubs to beat the crowds away. All through the festivities, Dick Cheney and Antonin Scalia gave each other reach-arounds in a duck blind during an orgy of celebration for the rising of the Fifth Reich; rat packs of Zio-Nazis wormed into every area of American life and ate the foundations of the culture, the infrastructure and economy.

Slowly they goose-stepped across the years to the tune of ♫ rape and pillage, rape and pillage, let’s go out and burn a native village ♫. They launched wars based on fabricated intel and murdered and destroyed with impunity. On they marched to the last year of the years in which they had set in place all that was necessary to suspend everything that had held the empire in place and then a select group of bankers and their associates in various countries stole everything that wasn’t nailed down and then sent out for crowbars to get the rest. All was in readiness.

The First BCT Army Brigade was relocated to American soil. A presidential election was taking place as the stock market crashed and millions were being evicted from their homes. Everything that looked like what it was when it started turned into exactly what it looked like it was going to be. ♫ And they said it couldn’t happen here. ♫ Who’s your daddy? Ask Ozzy Osborne. He can tell you.

Meanwhile, the American public flocked to the call to arms against each other. The incipient racism and violent nationalism that always percolates beneath the surface broke out in festering boils and the movers and the shakers and the media poured rock salt into the open sores. Non-violent protest groups were legally designated as terrorists because all the laws that would have protected them from this were dressed in orange jumpsuits and imprisoned behind chain link fences woven out of obliging lawyers.

Okay… let’s move along into a little Game-Boy theory. What are the possibilities? Everything that happened was necessary to protect the American people from threats external and internal? I think that’s a big solid, “No!” Everything that happened was just a series of random accidents that seems to happen every now and then and no one knows why and we’ll just have to make the best of it? It’s safe to say that that is another rousing, “No!” This has all happened because Jesus is coming soon and may well be in the duck blind according to Dick and Antonin? I’m going to go with, “No!” one more time. How about… how about… this was all engineered by a group of psychopaths whose intention is to decimate certain portions of the Earth and enslave the remaining survivors? Well… you look at everything that’s been done along the way and where we are now and you tell me. Remember, Bin Laden’s been dead a long time and there never was an Al Qaeda.

It might clear things up a little to look at those firms on Wall Street and those banks around the world that have not been affected by the present crisis. Surely there are those who are weathering the storm and even prospering. Wouldn’t you think it a little strange that we get no mention of them? I haven’t heard the name of David Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan yet. Well, that may not mean anything. What about the Rothschild banks? How are they doing? The trick is to look at who’s not in trouble to see who’s causing the trouble.

The economic crisis of today was engineered in this manner. Some number of groups and individuals baited a hook with the promise of a boatload of fish. They threw in their reels with everyone else. They put bunting over the lake and brought in brass bands, teenage hookers; girls for the Democrats and boys for the Republicans and the booze and other comestibles flowed from an endless tap. Then, when everyone they invited to the party was ‘all in’, drunk and hunting through their pockets for more Viagra they… they cashed out. It was a sucker play orchestrated by sucker-fish, by lampreys, by vampires.

Any day now something is going to happen. They’re fine tuning it right now. Will it happen abroad? Will it happen at home? Will it happen in a city? Will it happen in the countryside? It’s safe to say that even if it does happen abroad it will also happen at home as well. It’s safe to say that it’s got to be really big. It’s got to be big enough to get all the Schmoos in agreement that anyone who isn’t in agreement should be hunted down and killed or locked up forever. It’s safe to say that the same people who did 9/11; The CIA and Israeli Mossad, along with sympathetic hands at various levels in various places will be the instigators and that the blame will be directed at whoever they don’t like and that is most likely Iran and indirectly whoever may be supporting Iran.

I wouldn’t know what to tell you, if someone should ask me, “What should we do?” The things you should have done were the requirements of a time now past. Oh… there is definitely a joker in the deck or maybe two so… no one knows how it’s going to play out. I’m just waiting and watching like the small collection of others who don’t have their heads stuck in ‘a place where the sun don’t shine’. “Now… that’s an intoxicating scent. Is that Chanel? I’d swear that was Chanel.”

It’s a possibility that the thing is going to crash down around the ears of the ones who pulled the linchpins out. It’s a possibility that this is all part of the movie that you had better hope WAS NOT made in Hollywood. It’s possible that they go right on to the planned fait accompli and all the good little proles get to drop even further down the ladder of awareness and well-being. I’m confident of the outcome but my interests and expectations are somewhat different than the main.

It may be you get to stick around and watch the season premier of “America’s got Herpes!” It might just limp on the way it has from excess to excess from darkness into darkness. No matter what anyone fears or anticipates it isn’t going to turn out quite the way anyone expects. We’re soon to find out what you value and believe in and to what extent. Armageddon and all of the other nametags for cosmic rock and roll do not actually require religious overtones to occur. Sometimes shit happens because shit happens. So far it hasn’t affected AIG or Barclays bank holidays.

In so many ways it is so classic that you just have to imagine there’s a director involved. It’s so Shakespearean. It’s as if enough people had the script inside their heads that it had to play out the way it does. Whether the truck that hits you is powered by a conscious force or a random series of numbers doesn’t make any difference on impact.

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The Second Storm

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A FEMA search and rescuer from Task Force Indiana walks through a gate after checking a house in downtown Galveston, Texas

The War on Guns

The few hundred holdouts on Texas’ ravaged Bolivar Peninsula will be required to leave in the next few days, and officials said Tuesday they are ready to use emergency powers to empty the barrier island scraped clean by Hurricane Ike.

They survived the first storm. Here comes the second.

“I don’t want to do it,” he said. “I’m doing it because it’s in their best interests.”

What’s in another sovereign human being’s “bests interests” ain’t your call, judge. How leaving their homes and being placed in a government “shelter” (disarmed of course) is the preferable alternative seems debatable.

What’s going to happen if someone still refuses, and is prepared to die–and kill–to defy you, judge?

What happens next will be a lesson to us all. Because it will show what we can expect if it’s ever our turn.

[Via Stephen S]

UPDATE: Per “Comments,” they’re ready to impose “martial law.” Which means we’ll get to see if troops enforce disarmament.


Officials pledge to empty Ike-battered peninsula

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

– Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press Writers

GALVESTON, Texas – A few hundred holdouts could be forced to leave a barrier island that was leveled by Hurricane Ike, as President George W. Bush surveyed the damage by helicopter and urged Americans to donate money to victims.

Areas such as the resort barrier island of Bolivar Peninsula, just east of Galveston, were almost completely wiped out. Authorities say holdouts there will be required to leave in the next few days, and they are prepared to impose martial law if needed to empty the barrier island.

On the Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County Judge Jim Yarbrough, the county’s top elected official, said there is a “hardy bunch” of roughly 250 people still trying to live there, including some “old timers who aren’t going to want to leave.”

The Texas attorney general’s office is looking into the legal options available to force the remaining residents leave, Yarbrough said. Local authorities say they are prepared to do whatever it takes to get residents to a safer place.


Martial Law: A License to Loot, a Permit to Plunder (Updated)

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Breaking and entering: Where does this fit under the heading “To protect and serve”? A paramilitary “strike team” commits a felonious break-in of a home in the flood-ravaged Midwest.

Digging up the planted axioms that litter our ordinary conversations can be a revealing exercise. We learn how deeply rooted our supposedly free society has become in collectivist and militarist assumptions.

For example: How often do we hear or read language that draws a distinction between “police” and “civilians”?

Our republican framework of government supposedly prohibits the use of the military in domestic law enforcement. Yet if a police officer isn’t a civilian, he of necessity must be considered some variety of soldier: He bears arms, belongs to a force organized in a military hierarchy, issues orders, and expects immediate obedience to his demands.

Police are supposedly civilian “peace officers,” distinguished from the rest of the citizenry (to paraphrase Robert Peel) only by the fact that they are specially charged to protect the rights and property of the innocent as a permanent assignment, rather than an occasional necessity.

Yet when non-professional police officers are given “law enforcement” duties by local governments — as in Gilbert, Arizona, where such people are part of a unit that can issue traffic citations and investigate accidents — they are referred to as “civilian auxiliaries” of police departments. Again we see the critical distinction: The regular police are something other than civilians.

Roughly a year ago, USA Today reported that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had created a shortage of ammunition, leaving police and “civilians” at the back of the line. Annual police awards ceremonies across the country routinely honor not only law enforcement officers but “civilians” for various distinguished acts.

Cultivating a new crop of “law enforcement” officers: Teenagers participating in a summer police training program receive instructions from SWAT operators at a firing range.

And, significantly, it is very common for “civilians” to be charged with “disobeying an officer” even when no other alleged offense is involved. That charge makes little sense unless it is assumed not only that police exercise authority akin to military personnel, but that common civilians are at the bottom of the hierarchy. Were this actually a country in which governments and their enforcement agencies derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, wouldn’t it be possible to charge a police officer with “disobeying a citizen”?

As I mentioned above, these assumptions are usually buried and carefully ignored. But they are rudely exposed whenever crisis descends on a community and the familiar pretenses are blown away. Catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or this year’s Midwestern floods are eagerly embraced by law enforcement agencies as a pretext for overtly exercising the kind of power that many of them covertly lust to employ all the time — the power to regiment their communities at gunpoint under a form of martial law.

Think, once again, of the roots of that expression: “Martial” has its origin in the proper name Mars, referring to the pagan deity of — what activity?

The term unmistakably refers to a military posture, or a state of war. It is the suspension of normal life via force majeure, resulting in rule by unalloyed force. And the capacity for rule of this kind is embedded in every law enforcement body in every community across the country, simply waiting for an excuse to manifest itself.

Many who reside in our flood-ravaged Midwest are learning, as residents of New Orleans did before them, that our paramilitary “protectors” will eagerly exploit disasters in ways that compound the suffering inflicted by a natural disaster. Many citizens in such circumstances prefer to stay in their homes, running their own risks in order to protect what is theirs. But it is
standard operating procedure for police — aided, at times, by National Guardsmen — to force such people out of their homes, and to use the force of arms to prevent those who have left from returning.

In the wake of the floodwaters in Iowa came all of the impedimentia of military occupation — armed guards, checkpoints, detention areas. These strictures were imposed on communities already reeling from a deadly caprice of nature. Rather than permitting people to inspect their own property, “strike teams” that included armed police broke into locked homes, including the occasional occupied dwelling.

One Cedar Rapids homeowner, understandably outraged that a “strike team” had broken into his otherwise undamaged home, confronted them and made his feelings known in forceful but measured terms. This prompted police officer Josh Bell to threaten the homeowner with arrest for “harassing” the “strike team.”

The business end of government “compassion”: Armed “protectors” arrest Cedar Rapids homeowner Ricky Blazek at gunpoint (left, below).

That aggravated homeowner was relatively fortunate.

Fellow Cedar Rapids resident Ricky Blazek, one of several thousand flood victims reasonably infuriated by “checkpoints” preventing them from returning to their homes, tried to circumnavigate one such roadblock in his automobile. This resulted in Blazek being forced out of his car at gunpoint and arrested.

While the armed “strike teams” had unfettered access to homes of flood victims, and the media was given limited access in order to chronicle the supposed heroism of the government functionaries, homeowners basted in a seething broth of frustrated suspicion.

After all, would any thinking person feel secure knowing that government agents, freed by a natural disaster from the constraints of the pesky Fourth Amendment, had free rein to break into their homes and help themselves to anything they found therein?

Last year, the small town of Greensburg, Kansas was all but obliterated by a tornado of a ferocity not seen in the region since Dorothy Gale’s house was rapted away to Oz and deposited rudely on top of Hillary Clinton’s long-forgotten sister.

That’s certainly more than enough for any town to suffer. However, the police establishment, displaying government’s infallible gift for compounding tragedy, made matters immeasurably worse by barring residents from their homes and then selectively looting them for firearms (and, in some cases, jewelry and other valuables).

Gun Week reports that these thefts were made possible because officers “from various agencies” — local and state police, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, FEMA, and the ATF — “allegedly claimed that martial law had been imposed when it had not, and ordered all residents to leave the town.”

Those residents who discovered the thefts and demanded the return of their firearms found them, in many cases, damaged to the point of being useless. A few opened gun cases only to discover that their firearms had been replaced with guns of inferior quality.

Bob Martin, an 83-year-old trap shooter, returned to his home the morning after the tornado to discover that several of his guns were missing. Like Ricky Blazek, Martin was originally barred access to his home by officers who claimed, falsely, that martial law had been declared by the municipal or state government. He was forced to take a circuitous route to his home; by the time he got there, his gun safe had been plundered.

After getting back several — but not all — of his guns (which had been damaged in police custody, Martin, along with his wife, moved out of Greensburg. He now regrets not shooting his way through the police barricade that kept him from defending his home and property.

“If I’d have known [that the martial law claim was a ruse, and the police were looting his gun collection], I had a gun of my own in the car, and I’d [have] loaded it and gone in,” Martin says. “Ain’t nobody going to keep me off my property.”

Whatever it is that prompts a man in his ninth decade to take such a commendably militant stance toward the looters in blue, I earnestly hope it’s contagious.

Provoked by the police crime wave that descended on tornado-ravaged Greenburg, the Kansas state legislature this year enacted HB 2280 (.pdf), a law that (per the official summary) “prohibits officials, during a declared state of emergency, from forcibly dispossessing an owner of any firearm not otherwise prohibited by law, or from requiring registration of firearms not required to be registered under state law.”

Now, that bill was pockmarked with troubling qualifications (for instance, no peaceful and law-abiding citizen can properly be “prohibited by law” from owning any weapon he has the means to purchase and the skill to operate, “laws” holding otherwise notwithstanding). But the fundamental point here is of the “Well, duh” variety: Police shouldn’t take advantage of natural disasters to steal firearms from citizens, any more than street crooks should capitalize on the opportunity to swipe consumer electronics from undefended retail stores.

Thus it is hugely significant that HB 2280, which only prohibits police from doing something they weren’t authorized to do in the first place, was opposed by the Pratt County (Kansas) Sheriff, the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

From their point of view, it’s just not worth the trouble of having a natural disaster if the event can’t be exploited to regiment local civilians and confiscate their firearms.

UPDATE: Submit or die….

Justin Raimondo of offers the following capsule summary of the unpunished massacre of dozens of Iraqi civilians by a U.S. Marine unit in Haditha:

“When an IED killed one of his Marines, [SSgt. Frank] Wuterich and company shot everyone in the vicinity – including
five unarmed men who were getting out of a taxi. Wuterich claims that the Iraqis disobeyed orders to stop and raise their hands over their heads, but others on the scene testify that they were complying and were shot anyway. Yet, whatever happened, Wuterich’s working assumption – that the five harbored hostile intent toward him and his men – was and is undoubtedly correct. Because that’s what imperialism is all about: occupying countries where you’re hated by the locals, who are constantly trying to kill you. So naturally you get nervous and trigger-happy, and mistakes are made. That’s the sort of war we’re fighting and have to fight
as long as we’re in Iraq.” (Emphasis added.)

Here we see how Iraqis living under an undisguised military occupation are expected — on pain of summary execution — to obey the orders of a foreign soldier. A variant of that mindset can be seen anytime an American citizen is arrested and charged with the supposed offense of “disobeying an officer’s orders.” And during periods of emergency rule, whether or not the condition is referred to as “martial law,” those referred to as “civilians” in post-Katrina America can expect that they’ll be treated with just a little bit more solicitude than Iraqis — but not much.

Martial law, after all, is merely a military occupation conducted within our borders, rather than outside them.

And we should entertain no illusions about the fact that police agencies are deliberately re-tooling themselves into overtly military bodies. This can be clearly seen in — among other things — recruitment pitches like this one (courtesy of Radley Balko) from a SWAT team in Rome, Georgia.

From: Pro Libertate

Evidence That Bush Will Cancel Elections & Declare Martial Law

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Len Hart

A ‘national emergency’ will provide Bush the raw power he needs to cancel the elections and hold on to even greater executive power. Over the course of his criminal and illegitimate regime, George W. Bush has assumed powers that in cases of a ‘national emergency’ make of him an absolute ruler beyond the powers of the Congress or the Courts. It has all been locked up rather neatly and planned well in advance. A ‘decider’ by self-proclamation, Bush conveniently ‘decides’ what is and what is not a ‘national emergency. He is the sole arbiter.

The ‘mechanism’ by which Bush consolidates all his power is called Executive Directive 51 [See: White House, National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive, NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51 ]. Signed into law on May 4, 2007, it specifies the ‘procedures’ to be taken in the wake of a ‘catastrophic emergency’ –‘any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions’. The Bush administration is prepared to move upon the slightest pretext. What is called the ‘TOPOFF’ exercise ‘games’ a Code Red alert. An “actual terrorist attack” of the type envisaged under TOPOFF 3 leads to a Code Red Alert, creating conditions for the suspension of civilian government.

If we simply go to red … it basically shuts down the country.–Tom Ridge, CBS News Interview, December 2003

The ‘civilian government’ would be closed down, taken over by an Emergency Administration.Long before Bush had signed the measure, FEMA had begun the construction of a ‘gulag archipelago’ of FEMA concentration camps that were most certainly built with this outcome in mind. They are complete and await a first train load of domestic victims of Bush’s Fourth Reich.

At hearings of a congressional sub-committee in New Orleans, FEMA official Glenn Cannon acknowledged that it had been considering the use of trains to transport large numbers of people to camps and various locations around the United States. The revelation was ominous as this use of trains is associated with Adolph Hitler’s hellish Third Reich. The camps and the mass transportation of people to them is a cornerstone Bush’s elaborate and detailed preparations for a declaration of martial law. To every citizen of the US –whether incarcerated in a hellish concentration camp or not –the declaration of martial means but one thing: an absolute dictatorship! The various scenarios have main points in common: Bush will, upon any pretext, declare a national emergency, cancel the elections, and impose martial law. With martial law comes absolute power, a ruthless crack down on dissent, mass arrests and mass incarcerations. A ‘pre-text’ is never an obstacle to would-be dictators. With the Reichstag Fire, Hitler proved that ‘pretexts’ are easily manufactured.

The most likely and most obvious scenario has already been run up the flag pole by GOP’s un-official propaganda minister –Rush Limbaugh. What Limbaugh has in mind is a classic Nazi tactic: a riot by agent provocateurs for which ‘liberals’ and Democrats will be blamed. If the riots are violent, Bush will cite them as the only pretext he will need to declare ‘martial law’ and, having already placed himself in charge of ’emergency planning’, Bush will have completed his coup d’etat. In a state of ’emergency’, he will cancel the elections and rule by decree. There is a real danger that the ‘election’ of 2004 was but a harbinger of worse things to come. In a nation that claims to be ‘of the people and for the people’, a 13-block swath of New York City was closed off to the public. In 2004, the GOP needed only steal key precincts in one or two key states. While the nation escaped an outright declaration of martial law, it did not escape the Bush’s continuing assault upon the Bill of Rights and the separation of powers.

In 2004, Democratic politicians issued stern warnings that demonstrators who wished to gather in Central Park avoid confrontations that would facilitate a GOP crack down or feed GOP efforts to ‘whip up the right wing base’. Never-the-less, ham-fisted tactics by the Bloomberg administration were seen by many to be the main reasons for protest. One can be certain that if Democrats will not provide Bush the pretext he needs to declare martial law, the GOP will do it themselves and blame the ‘left’. A clue to GOP thinking may be found in the history of the GOP convention in New York. Then Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge designated the GOP convention a ‘national security special event’. As a result, the security operation was run by the US Secret Service. It took a ‘zero tolerance’ approach, meaning ‘any protest’ would be busted up. If Bush’s future is on the line, you can count on the GOP to support even more drastic measures. There were fears the election of 2004 would be canceled. For all the good they did, they might as well have been.

It’s only reasonable to assume that as the prospects for a Democratic victory in November brighten, the countervailing prospects for a manipulation of the electoral process grow simultaneously more ominous. So?. . . What do we do?I think the answer is obvious, frankly, and organic. I propose a general strike, to begin immediately concurrent with the announcement of any cancellation, postponement and/or abridgment of the Presidential Elections scheduled for November 2, 2004; such strike to terminate when, and only when, elections are successfully completed and fairly counted.If you work, simply don’t go in. If you’re a student, simply don’t go to school. If you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad, simply stay-at-home with your kids. Don’t shop, don’t drive, don’t eat at restaurants. Don’t do anything, except subsist. Unless another person’s life is in your immediate professional hands, cease doing what you normally do until such time as the powers-that-be come to their senses and remember that whatever power they claim necessarily derives from the people.–What to do if the election is cancelled or postponed, AudieMcCall

Keep in mind that the passage above was written before the elections of 2004. We know now that Bush stole 2004, as, in fact, he stole the White House with a felonious, riotous assault in Florida that was organized and paid for by the Bush for President campaign. There is a greater chance that Bush will simply cancel the elections this time around. Bush doesn’t have the luxury of stealing those election; his name will not on the ballot. The US is caught in the circular logic by which the GOP/right wing justifies a panoply of atrocities. Bush will need a ‘riot’ in order to declare martial law and will require martial law to justify his crackdowns on dissent and ‘civil disturbance’. The right wing’s relationship to dissent mirrors that of Bush’s relationship to ‘terrorism’. Bush, in fact, is nothing without terrorism. Thus –he will and does manufacture it! [See: Terrorism is always worse under GOP regimes.] Meanwhile, Bush pushes ahead along a broad front –conducting ‘martial law exercises’, conveniently putting himself in charge of ’emergency planning’. Kellogg/Brown and Root has built a ‘gulag archipelago’ of concentration camps across America as Rush Limbaugh calls for ‘riots’ at the Democratic Convention.

The GOP, adrift since the end of the McCarthy era, nevertheless managed to hold on to power due to the timely assassinations of key Democratic leaders –primarily thosee named Kennedy and others of color. LBJs decision not to seek a second term brought the ‘Great Society’ to an end. Jimmy Carter was effectively nullified with troubles in Iran and a GOP focus group word which stuck: ‘stagflation’. In fact, Carter’s economic record was better than ANY GOP President since World War II.

By the time Bush Jr sought the White House, it was clear that the GOP needed an external threat equal to that of ‘communism’. Wars on porn, drugs and Murphy Brown paled compared to the hysteria that could be fanned with something like ‘communism’. The convenience and timing of 911 defies statistics. It remain yet another highly improbable ‘catalyzing event’ that had been wistfully desired by NEOCONS in the Project for the New American Century paper entitlted ‘Rebuilding America’s Defenses’.

Homeland security is one piece of a broader strategy [which] brings the battle to the enemy… But while one key to defense is offense, it is not the entirety of our security picture. For we also need a “defense in depth” as part of the strategic whole. That means even as we pursue terrorists overseas, we work at home to prevent infiltration by terrorists and their weapons; to protect our people and places if infiltration occurs; and to respond and recover if an attack is carried out. This is embodied in our strategy of building multiple barriers to terrorist attacks.[Transcript of complete March 2005 speech of Secr. See:Michael Chertoff]

Thus, Bush will cite an ‘external threat’ as the pretext to assume the powers he needs and will use to wage war –not on terrorists –but upon dissent here at home. There is a word for this: tyranny!

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By: Devvy
May 8, 2008

© 2008 –

Unfortunately, most Americans seem content to willfully believe lies to support their comfort zone. They’re too afraid to confront the reality of what’s right in front of their faces. My column, Do you have plan? earlier this week dealt with getting your personal affairs in order and planning for survival. Now, do you have a plan to become a participant in this fight to stop the complete annihilation of this republic? Everyday my mail box is filled with the question, what can I do? We’re in deep, serious trouble and anyone who thinks it’s ‘business as usual’ with the elections in November is either a fool or in complete denial. For those who still choose to believe it’s the Democrats vs the Republicans squabble and things will get better because “we’ll remember in November,” prepare yourself for a shock. It won’t because change will not happen with the same players.

Rumblings of martial law

The Internet has been deluged with everything from screeching that marital law will be declared tomorrow to very thoughtful articles and columns laying out in plain English how our God-given rights have been stomped on since 911 and how they tie in with facilities being built. The justification for Congress passing all these unconstitutional “laws” has been 911. This massive push for a Nazi-style National ID is the icing on the cake; many states have caved in and are going to allow their citizens to be tracked like cattle. NOT ME. I don’t need to fly or take AMTRAK. While a nation is struggling to buy liquid gold (gas) and put food on the table, this criminal syndicate they call Congress, (Republicans and Democrats) continues to pass legislation so repugnant, I can’t find the words:

Bush Signs Bill To Take All Newborns’ DNA May 2, 2008. “President Bush last week signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S. within six months, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database.

“Described as a “national contingency plan” the justification for the new law S. 1858, known as The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007, is that it represents preparation for any sort of “public health emergency. The bill states that the federal government should “continue to carry out, coordinate, and expand research in newborn screening” and “maintain a central clearinghouse of current information on newborn screening… ensuring that the clearinghouse is available on the Internet and is updated at least quarterly.” Sections of the bill also make it clear that DNA may be used in genetic experiments and tests.”

Read the full column linked above because it stinks of raise your hand and say Heil Hitler.

Every parent in this country must say NO and refuse to submit to this harvesting of your child’s DNA. No doubt the ‘protectors’ will insist it’s the law, just like Americans have been fooled and bullied into getting a SSN (Social security number) for newborns – even threatened that they won’t be able to take their baby home without one! We know that is a bald faced lie; see here. How else will you track 300 million people, but by national ID papers and stealing the blue print of all infants?

Why do so many Americans believe so strongly that the Bush Administration would even attempt such a move as martial law? I can tell you: The American people in huge numbers are fed up and fighting back. Things are going to get a hell of a lot worse. Slap the king, expect to die. Let me back track a bit for new readers to understand some history.

“1987: Then U.S. Attorney General William French Smith blew the whistle on a fairly low ranking Marine officer by the name of Oliver North. According to Smith, Lt. Col. Oliver North directly helped draft a plan in 1984 to impose martial law in the United States in the event of an emergency. This secret plan would suspend the U.S. Constitution and turn over control of the government to the little known agency at that time: FEMA. This plan would appoint military commanders to run state and local governments. Implementation of this plan would have been triggered by violent and wide spread internal dissent, disagreement with government policy or national opposition to any U.S. military invasion abroad. Essentially, it amounted to a complete and total suspension of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

“Investigators who uncovered this plan believe that between 1983 – 1986, North’s office was the ‘central command center’ for this informal secret structure which involved more than the illegal sale of arms to Iran and illegal funding of the underground war in Nicaragua under President Ronald Reagan…Congressional investigators at the time were shocked by how far along this secret structure and planning had progressed. Arthur Liman, who was the chief counsel of the Senate’s Iran-Contra committee stated in a memo that Oliver North was at the center of what he called a “secret government within a government.” Prior to those hearings, Liman wrote that a policy decision made at the highest levels during the Iran Contra scandal “…reveals the whole secret government within a government, operated from the Executive Office Building by a lieutenant colonel with its own army, air force, diplomatic agents, intelligence operatives and appropriations capacity.”

Katrina and FEMA: Americans saw the military take over of New Orleans, shocking film footage of law enforcement dressed to kill. Here are some photos you shouldn’t forget and neither will the photo journalists who were there covering it and got a good taste of what martial law will be like. Had the constitutional militia as MANDATED by the Second Amendment be in effect at the time of Katrina, you would have seen a completely different outcome.

November, 1997, essay in the Sacramento Bee titled: ‘Our Civilian-Military Face off,’ which also carried a sub headline: Bill of Rights No Obstacle for the [Marine] Corps. This piece exposed the mindset way back then that at some point due to: “…the rising potential for civil disobedience within the inner cities it is ‘inevitable’ the U.S. military will be employed more often within American borders.” Read those words again. You can view the entire essay here and if it doesn’t chill your heart, you are in denial.

That’s why Posse Comitatus was axed as well as Habeas Corpus. Gutting the Bill of Rights has been a long term goal of the destroyers. 911 just gave them the “justification” to go into hyper-drive in creating a police state to “fight the war on terrorism.” The American people have either ignored or cheered on such tyranny.

Below in the links section (video) is a two-part video you can watch on the 2002 riots in Portland, Oregon. At the end of segment one, the demonstrators, unfortunately, out of frustration, use a bit of crude sign language and cursing. However, in segment two, you will see the mentality that has and is being bred into law enforcement. You and I are the enemy, make no mistake about it.

How about our military recruiting felons and foreigners? No? The Corps granted waivers for felonies including rape, manslaughter, burglary and making terrorist threats, Defense Department data shows. The Army also reported a spike in felony waivers — up more than 100 percent, from 249 in fiscal year 2006 to 511 in 2007. How about the Department of Defense being allowed to recruit foreign born individuals with ZERO allegiance to America? The all volunteer military can’t recruit fast enough for Bush’s endless and phony “war on terror,” so they’re taking felons and those who care nothing for our country or constitution, just a paycheck. Mercenaries is an accurate description.

Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies

February 22, 2008. “Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal. Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.”

“The CAP was not authorized by Congressional legislation, or as a treaty between two countries by the U.S. Senate.” What? Do Americans have any idea how horrific this is? Foreign military will now enter our country under the broad category of anything determined to be an emergency. When I first read this, I thought to myself: This is just one more nail in our coffin as a sovereign nation. One more step towards complete integration with Mexico and Canada under the NAU/SPP. Commerce, trade, energy sharing and now our military. Do you want a Canadian soldier with a gun pushing you around in an “emergency”?

Americans in significant numbers are also concerned about the contracts to Halliburton for “detention” camps. What? This column is an excellent and factual piece that ties together another critical operation under the guise of homeland security. It is lengthy, but I urge you to book mark it for this weekend. I collect articles and columns in files and there are so many, it’s overwhelming, but this one is right on point: Martial Law, Inc. KBR: A Halliburton Subsidiary. This is no hyperbole or conspiracy theory and YOUR member of Congress, just like mine has created this monster that will choke us to death if we do not stop it.

Should the American people be concerned about a growing police state or is all this just a bunch of hooey? You’re darn straight.

What is your plan to stop this massive take over of our republic?

Americans want to get involved. In my column, Change not possible with same players, I gave another overview of the situation and recommended that people look into the Constitution Party. The Democrat Party is poison. Their agenda is world communism and after 18 years of research, I stand firm in my assessment. There is a war going on within the GOP, make no mistake about it. As a friend of mine recently wrote regarding the GOP convention:

“Tell all to just keep in mind the desperate state of affairs for many people already in this country, the many who sacrificed all including houses to donate to the campaign, and who are not only desperate people, but precious and faithful American patriots, un-blinded by those GOP’ers we will need to do battle against. The siren song for vacations must be laid aside, as does the song coming from the old guard GOP to make us their friends/servants. It is for their servants they say, to be glad and proud, to carry out the unified will NOT of the grassroots, but to carry the left wing will of the CRF into the National platform!!

“Never forget that this may be our last SIGNIFICANT election, if any more at all there remain to be. It may be our last chance to redeem those poor troops who weep every time their noble calling is raped for use, a use in which their lives are laid on the mines for much less than the noble strategy of victory… victory for their Constitution, their homes, and their fellow citizens. There are fellow patriots who though suffering, look on from around the world, praying that hopeful beacon of personal liberty and respect for national sovereignty will once again shine from our shores. These veterans, for indeed they are, will be forced to live with the loss of life on both sides brought about by the perfidious actions of the few in the last several administrations.

“The reasons to attend this convention are multitude and of such great moment as would equal those moments only the founders have experienced, for they stood at the founding of this great God given experiment in liberty and self government, whereas we stand in the mud and filth of it’s decay, near the casket of demise. So close have we come to the end of what they saw begin. But remember that they, in their wisdom, founded a nation of liberty and at once bequeathed to us. May the Lord keep us on that path, and so allow us to bequeath the same to our children, free of this battle, or in the alternative for those of us with hoary heads, as close as possible to it’s victory.”

We have to get rid of as many anti-American, anti-freedom elected public servants in November at all levels of government regardless of party. If you’ve asked your member of Congress and state legislature to return to constitutional government and they just stay on the same path every time they’re elected, what makes you think things will change by rewarding them with another term in office? Stop kidding yourself. Nothing will change with Obama, Clinton or McCain because they are the anointed of those who control our lives and government.

Has anything changed since the Democrats took control in November 2006? No. They have given Bush everything he wants for his contrived war and unconstitutional nation building. Have the Democrats who hold the majority vote gotten rid of any of these draconian laws the Republicans shoved through since 2001? No. There are excellent candidates out there running. Get out there and help them get elected. The only way to bring change is by numbers and being unified.

We also have to stop patronizing corporations and organizations that support the destruction of our country, i.e., AARP. They oppose any efforts to abolish the privately owned Federal Reserve. This letter is why I do not belong to AARP and I will not as long as they support the money masters. When AARP sent me a membership card with their pitch letter, I sent the chopped up card to CEO with the aforementioned letter and my short note that I will never become a member as long as they support the massive swindle called the FED. AARP’s claim that the FED protects elderly persons is nothing but hog wash.

We all have to be activists and stay focused. We MUST stop Agenda 21. Contact Tom DeWeese‘ organization. Get their fabulous DVD which is a full and comprehensive explanation and what you can do in your area. NWVs writer’s are all gifted, excellent researchers who deal with different issues and they list their contact info as well as the best organizations in this country on various issues. Frosty Wooldridge on the illegals invasion. Pastor Chuck Baldwin on the Bush Administration and pro-life issues. Patrick Briley on terrorist cells in this country. Dr. Michael Coffman on the hoax known as global warming. Dr. Edwin Vieira’s scholarly columns on the constitutional militia and the central bank. Alan Stang on America’s moral breakdown and other issues. Dr. Dennis Cuddy on the under pinnings of how the take over of this country was planned. There are too many superb writers for NWVs to list one by one, so please visit their web sites and you will find a lifetime of research. Knowledge truly is power.

As my friend said above, we must put aside vacations and good times or our children will grow up as global citizens with no rights and restricted “freedom” under a police state. Is that what you want? Even if you are very limited for funds, you can help in this fight. You can be a warrior, you just have to make the effort.

Closing note: I have obtained a four-day pass to the GOP convention. I hope you will help out, click here, and thank you. Every effort is being made to reach the delegates going to the convention with the truth about McCain. The fight has only just begun.

Important links:

1 – The War at Home – U.S. Military Civil Disturbance Planning
2 – NSA Data Driftnets: Domestic Surveillance & Repression on a Massive Scale
3 – Former Congressman Warns Of Martial Law Camps In America
4 – FBI Tried to Cover Patriot Act Abuses With Flawed, Retroactive Subpoenas, Audit Finds
5 – Should Democratic Party merge with Communist Party?
6 – Funny how things jog your memory
7 – The Forces of Order Just Create More Chaos
8 – Texas Training Pamphlet: ‘Nice Guys’ Who Wear Levis & Travel With Children Likely Terrorists
9 – Katrina: Did FEMA really fail?
10 – McCain Flyer


1 – Portland, Oregon 2002 – Segment one
2 – Portland, Oregon 2002 – Segement two
3 – Video in this article

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Military Integration Another Step Toward the North American Union

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Monday, April 07, 2008 by: Barbara L. Minton
(NaturalNews) An article titled “Canada, U.S. Agree To Use Each Other’s Troops In Civil Emergencies” appeared on CanwestNews Service on February 22, 2008. According to the report, Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries of either nation to send troops across their borders during emergencies. This agreement was signed in Texas on February 14th, but neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced it.

The U.S. military’s Northern Command did announce the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renaurt, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, were signers of the plan, which calls for the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during periods of civil emergency.

According to the Canwest article, this agreement has been greeted with suspicion by Canada’s politically left wing, and America’s politically right wing. The liberal leaning Council of Canadians is campaigning against what it refers to as the increasing integration of the U.S. and Canadian militaries.

According to Stuart Tew, a researcher with the Council of Canada, “It’s kind of a trend when it comes to issues of Canada-U.S. relations and contentious issues like military integration. We see that this government is reluctant to disclose information to Canadians that is readily available on American and Mexican websites.” There is potential for the agreement to militarize civilian responses to emergency incidents.

Tew noted that work is also underway for the two nations to put in place a joint plan to protect common infrastructures such as roadways and pipelines. He questions whether U.S. troops will be seen on Canadian soil for minor potential threats to these infrastructures.

Tew also noted that since the U.S. military does not allow its soldiers to operate under a foreign command, there are questions about who would control the American forces if they are mobilized for service in Canada. “We don’t know the answers because the government doesn’t want to even announce the plan”, Tew said.

A Canadian Command spokesman, Commander David Scanlon, said it will be up to civilian authorities in both countries to determine whether military assistance will be requested or used. The agreement simply sets up the stage for military co-operation, planning and co-ordination. According to Scanlon, if U.S. forces come into Canada they would be under tactical control of the Canadian Forces, but still under the command of the U.S. military.

News of the deal and allegations of it being kept secret are hot topics on blogs and internet sites as examples of the dangers of the growing integration between the two countries and their militaries. It is believed that under the North American Union, foreign troops, not bound by U.S. laws, could be used by the American federal government to override local authorities. People are being warned that the next time their town has an emergency, they may expect Canadian soldiers to respond. Canadian soldiers are not bound by posse comitatus, a U.S. law that prohibits the use of federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil unless approved by Congress.

According to Scanlon, the reason there has been no announcement of the agreement to the public is that it requires approval from both nations, and that decision has not yet been taken, he said.

Of course, one must question how national approval of such an agreement could be achieved without public scrutiny.

About the author

Barbara is a school psychologist, a published author in the area of personal finance, a breast cancer survivor using “alternative” treatments, a born existentialist, and a student of nature and all things natural.

Survive Martial – A Critique And Second-Opinion

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February 26, 2008 at 10:26:53

Headlined on 2/26/08:
Survive Martial – A Critique And Second-Opinion

by William Cormier

In a recent article, Justanothercoverup committed to:

Within the next two to three weeks, Justanothercoverup will be expanding the category “# S 1959, Endgame, Martial Law, DHS, NSA, Fascism” by adding articles from all over the Internet that present varying thoughts on these subjects as well as the best way to survive a declaration of Martial Law. We also plan to offer specific materials, available from this site, which will be a compilation of facts and hypothesis from the leading authorities who have had the courage to speak-up on this issue. LINK

At first glance, the above statement may seem innocuous, however, it’s actually a daunting task and fraught with liability. If an author or individual builds-up enough credibility to have his “advice” or thoughts on how to react to a declaration of Martial Law taken seriously, whatever remarks, assumptions and or/or suggestions that are made by that individual could affect life or death situations that will occur thousands, if not hundred of thousands of times across the country if such an event happens. The variables and factors that will be in play are enormous, and strategies and questions will have to be answered and planned for, many of which are basic but essential to your survival and ultimately, whatever amount of peace-of-mind you can muster knowing you’ve attempted to exercise your best judgment to make the most realistic plans for your family. Above all, we believe it’s essential to try and separate the facts, which we can substantiate, from the speculation and conspiracy theories that abound on the Internet. Unfortunately, one of those “conspiracy theories” is apt to be correct, but when you note the numerous theories that permeate the Internet, which one do you ultimately believe and what exactly should you prepare for?

It’s my belief that combining what we do know and can prove, coupled with sound logic and preparation, are the essentials to surviving Martial Law. We need to speculate far less and need to study the rise of other fascist nations and examine their tactics and proven methods for success. If you haven’t read Naomi Klein, Google her name and read some of the many enlightening articles and books she’s written, most notably “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” and don’t miss the many interviews, videos and other information that is freely accessible on the Internet. We know that liberty and freedom are hanging-on by the finest thread which could snap at any time, but it’s a situation that we need to respond to with reason and logic rather than hysteria and fear – elevated to the point that we lose the very essence of what makes us Americans. Above all, we must retain our identity and spirit and attempt to educate, not belittle those that believe “it couldn’t possible happen to them.” Knowledge is power, and in just the last couple of weeks, hundreds of thousands of Americans have become aware and S 1959 and Martial Law are among the hottest topics being discussed and researched on the Internet. It’s essential that this subject be made an issue in the final round of Presidential debates between the chosen GOP and Democratic candidates that will be fighting for the Presidency.

We can thank the courage of The San Francisco Chronicle and their publication of “Rule by fear or rule by law?” for being the catalyst of this “awakening” which is rapidly developing in our colleges and homes across the United States. Americans are now far more aware of S 1959 and the real prospect that Martial Law could be declared within the continental United States in our near future. Since the SF Chronicle published their expose’ on S 1959 and EndGame, the Internet has been awash with links, videos, and information that is resounding throughout this nation and throughout the world; people from almost every walk of life are expressing their outrage and fear via the countless Blogs, News aggregators and discussion forums that constitute the new media that is taking America by storm – the “alternative news media”, brought to you by concerned citizens and politicians who have now become aware that EndGame and the subsequent declaration of Martial Law are not “conspiracy theories”, but a reality in the New Amerika the Bush administration has been attempting to usher-in since they were first installed in office.

Now that we know EndGame is a reality, the question arises of what we as a nation are to do in the event that our worst nightmare should come true and through hook or crook, our government maneuvers or create events that will ultimately lead to martial law and suspension of the 2008 Presidential elections, or in the alternative, a quick decent into chaos because the GOP lost the election and hastily attempt to subvert whatever is left of our democratic (sic) process in order to stay in power and avoid prosecution for their treasonous and felonious actions. President Bush, as he stubbornly insists that Congress grant the telecoms immunity has essentially threatened America that if we don’t grant his “request”, Americans “could” suffer a devastating terrorist attack because Congress has effectively tied the hands of the intelligence gathering community, therefore allowing the “evil doers” free reign to attack America.

Those of us who have not been cowed into fear by the President’s incessant fear-mongering are aware this is propaganda and blackmail of the highest degree and understand that Bush and Cheney, along with their cabal of co-conspirators need Congress to grant the telecoms immunity because once the telecoms are granted a “get out of jail free card”, the immunity will trickle-down (or up) to include immunity for the criminals that first implemented this unconstitutional and illegal program; immunity for the telecoms means immunity for those who coerced them into violating our rights, and in the final analysis, the President understands that if Congress fails to honor his demands, the weight of the illegal wiretapping will eventually fall upon the shoulders of those who initially perpetrated the crime. Perhaps Congress will consider immunity for the telecoms at a later date, maybe in exchange for their testimony against those who dared to violate our constitution as a vengeful America seek to prosecute those who have trampled upon our rule of law and willfully destroyed our economy as well as jeopardizing the lives and security of the inhabitants of The United States!

None of us know exactly how this will play-out, but what we do know is that when dealing with Bush and Cheney, we can hope for the best and always expect the worst – a lesson well-learned by evaluating Bush’s tenure at the White House this past seven years. One possibility that must be factored-in is how we will communicate with other family members, how and where family members are to congregate after such a declaration, as a declaration of Martial Law could result in a temporary information black-out.

Executive Order 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

This order was executed by President John F. Kennedy on February 16, 1962. Some of the language is vague, however, with this administration that’s proven to be an open-license to interpret the order any way they feel it serves “the national interest”, so the general population faces the real possibility of attempting to cope with Martial Law with only “official news” to guide their thoughts and opinions, as Bloggers and alternative news sites can and likely will disappear almost instantly through a well coordinated media blackout. If that includes cell phones and other lines of communication, it’s essential to have a well thought-out plan for family members to follow so they will know where to meet and/or congregate and what perishable and emergency items for them to procure, or attempt to, on their journey home.

So, there we are, back to the question of what should the public do if our government declares martial law? During the course of our research, we found one website entitled Survive Martial and carefully read and evaluated what was contained on the site. Survive Martial is the brainchild of Harold Williams, and much of what he states is true as it pertains to the impact of a martial law declaration, however there are statements and contentions that are somewhat contradictory, and in fact, raise many questions which need to be addressed. It’s obvious that Harold Williams has done his homework, and while we don’t agree with everything that is stated on his site, the predictions of store’s shelves emptying in a matter of a couple of hours after a martial law declaration is certainly valid as is his prediction that food and medicine supplies may be disrupted on a national basis for a long period of time – possibly months. This possibility does pose a genuine threat to the survival factor of your family and those who remain unprepared will face horrific times if Martial Law is ever declared; Mr. Williams’ recommendations to stock-up on essential food stuffs and water are spot-on, as is the necessity for secrecy. We’re definitely playing on the same side but with some significant differences.

Mr. Williams offers a publication on his site entitled “Survive Martial Law” for twenty dollars ($20.00). We purchased the ebook and found it was comprised of forty-four pages, at least 80% of which were commentary and an excellent history of “how” we may have wound-up in this situation. The substantiation he offers are a list of websites, many of which host excellent facts and information, some that I quote myself, especially as it pertains to S 1959 and Martial Law.

Mr. Williams believes that Martial Law will be declared in the early spring of 2008, and in fact declares that he received a tip to that effect. On the second page of “Survive Martial Law”, he states:

A Secret Service Operative called me and said he’d heard the government was going to allow a city to be vaporized very soon to trigger Martial Law. He walked away, took his family, and caught a freighter to the South Seas.

There are many people, professional and otherwise who have expressed their concerns about a false-flag attack on American soil perpetrated by the Bush administration, and many worry that his refusal to secure our porous southern border has already allowed terrorists to infiltrate our country and possibly smuggle-in weapons of mass destruction. At any rate, so far it’s been a matter of raw speculation, and unfortunately, it appears that our only verifiable “source” that an attack is imminent is somewhere in the south seas with his family on a freighter… Perhaps the author is attempting to cover-up the real location of his informant, but even for me, a freighter in the south seas being used as an escape route for an experienced Secret Service Agent and his family seems a little “cloak-and-daggerish.”

There is another interesting set of “facts” presented in “Survive Martial Law”, and in all honesty, I’m confused at the implications these thoughts present to the reader. Mr. Williams states that he was with “Special Forces” during the Vietnam War for three (3) years; “I averaged 18 days a month combat during my 3 years in Special Forces in Vietnam, and it was up North, around Hanoi” and describes his combat skills as thus:

One thing I will mention, and many will disagree, but you and your buddies are no match for 50 Special Forces. I was one, and even today would take on 20 guys with hunting rifles (even good shots!), killing them all in 20 minutes!

Wow! With that kind of ability, this isn’t an individual I’d want gunning for me, and he does base his expertise on addressing this issue on his extensive study and military experience – but from there, the waters get a bit murkier! In August of 2007, I wrote Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public If Martial Law Declared!, an article that described Homeland Security’s enlistment of the clergy to help quell discontent if Martial Law is declared and will likely aid the feds in requesting that people surrender their firearms to local/governmental officials “until everything gets worked out (sic).” Mr. Williams also states that he is a Christian, and as such, cannot “support any violence.”

He is also an advocate of “hiding your guns” or turning them in to local authorities, and the manner in which he describes turning your weapons in doesn’t sit right with me, and everyone that has read this passage has reacted with the same sense of indignation that I did – but maybe that’s the caliber of people I associate with, who knows?

If you want, wait until martial law is declared and call the police and take their advice on how to turn them in unless you think you can win over thousands of armed troops.

I can’t recommend anything to you on this subject other than that people who readily complied with orders did curry favor – which you may need.

Even though Mr. Williams professes to be a Christian and cannot “support any violence”, in lieu of a firearm he goes on to suggest:

Lastly, I recommend a Ka-Bar combat style knife (about $50) – razor sharp! If confronted, push it hard into the upper belly, twist it and pull it out. With a knife, the target points are the front of the neck and the upper belly – use it and then run like hell! The Ka-bar has a special handle that won’t get slippery with blood. When society breaks down, people get mean, so be prepared!

So, based on the above statement, it’s not necessarily violence that Mr. Williams doesn’t condone, but only if that violence doesn’t require the use of a firearm. In fairness to Mr. Williams, he does state that his abhorrence to firearms is for the safety of the individual attempting to survive, and to make his point even further, he goes on to make this statement:

In Central America we shot everyone we caught with a gun, even if it was in a drawer unloaded!! (Emphasis added.) Do what you wish, but listen to the history of violence. It could cause your household immediate execution.

Huh??? …. we shot everyone we caught with a gun, even if it was in a drawer unloaded!! Um, if I’m interpreting that statement correctly, it sounds like “we” were guilty of murder and crimes against humanity in South America, which none of us doubt that remember the Iran/Contra Affair, but who is the “we” Mr. Williams is speaking of? I initially assumed that the author was speaking of reports that he had read, or first-hand stories he had heard from fellow veterans turned mercenary who had served in the many covert US Operations of those times in Central America, but a thorough read of “Survive Martial Law” indicated otherwise; Mr. Williams states:

Please try to do as I suggest. I’ve spent years in combat and Martial Law zones, often as a combatant.

I have been a military advisor who taught occupying troops, so I know why some people die while others live for a better day.

In another passage, he states:

So be peaceable, mind your own business, smile, don’t look into a combatant’s eyes, look at their belt, do not even suggest being confrontational, and realize that the world is changing and you can do nothing about it.(Emphasis added)

It may be possible that we “can do nothing about it”, however, cooperating with an illegal Martial Law declaration and voluntarily disarming ourselves “to curry favor” smacks of capitulation and defeatism – traits that I wouldn’t expect to see on a massive scale in a country that is governed by a President with the worst approval ratings in the history of our nation! Further, in one section of the publication, Mr. Williams refers to “Martial Law rapes” and correctly identifies an issue that occurs in any society that has fallen into anarchy and social standards disappear as people panic and attempt to feed their families when even the basics for survival have been stripped off the store shelves – which may take months to replenish!

A lot (Questions he answers via email.) are from women who are afraid of the typical Martial Law rapes. I understand that issue and have seen the backlash of it, but I ask them to think it through. What about the vicious young thugs who are out to hurt and rape anyone and don’t care one bit about your pleas? It goes on and on and is a legitimate concern.

Yes, it is a “legitimate concern”, and while I agree that firearms should remain hidden while “occupying forces” are conducting house to house searches, disarming ourselves is a guarantee that rape, murder, and the loss of a family’s hard earned food and supplies – and possibly their lives, will be a certainty rather than a possibility! Ask yourselves whether a family will have a better chance of surviving an assault from thugs and/or people marauding for food and essentials armed with firearms or attempt to defend themselves with a “Ka-Bar combat style knife?” (Or even Bear-strength Pepper Spray as the author also suggests.)

In the argument for giving up your arms, Mr. Williams describes it as thus:

So, you say, “I have a handgun”. Well, what do you intend to do with it? The guy down the street who wants your cans of beans might be intimated, but if you pointed it at me, I’d take it away from you in 2 seconds and then what would you do? Really – think about it… what would you do? One important fact about shooting is that even a stationary target is hard to hit with any accuracy by a beginner. What if it’s moving?

What about the “pause” nearly every inexperienced person has where there is a second or so while you get your mind fixed. An
experienced combatant will use those split seconds to kill you quite dead. What if you actually fire your weapon during Martial Law and the report is heard by roaming troops who come running? There you will be, a civilian with a recently fired gun…when it will be illegal to even possess the gun at all! What will you do then?

In this author’s opinion, the argument against firearms doesn’t pass the smell test, especially in consideration that Mr. Williams was a member of our “special Forces” and served in the Vietnam War. Many people are wary of firearms, and they do have a slight recoil, however, with three to four hours of professional training at any local firing range, familiarizing the adult and teenage members of your family in the proper use and maintenance of weapons is fairly simple and doesn’t require a lot of cost or training. Add a few hours of “Quick Kill” technique to the training, and the necessity to “take aim” is unnecessary. During the Vietnam War, the military developed the Quick Kill technique for soldiers that were fighting in close quarters, i.e., the jungles and heavy foliage that were common in Vietnam Nam. Our military found that troops didn’t have the time to take aim as they would in open-area combat and came up with a highly effective method of shooting the enemy without taking traditional aim that relied on instinctive shooting – and it’s a technique that can be learned within a matter of a few hours and is extremely effective!

The Quick Kill technique that we were taught in the Army only encompassed a couple of hours, however, after mastering the technique, which anyone can easily do – the results were more than remarkable, and in close-combat situations, which is exactly the situation a family would encounter if thugs attempt to enter your home, mastering “Quick Kill” won’t bring your family up to the par of combat troops but will easily convince potential intruders that their best bet for stealing or raping people as they forage for food will best be accomplished by choosing those homes who have decided to “curry favor” and turn their firearms into the local authorities. Thugs and criminals usually choose the path of least resistance, so with those words as your guide, it’s up to each family to decide the course of action they will take in attempting to insure the survival of their individual family units.

There is much more that I could reveal and critique, but my purpose isn’t to bash Survive Martial, but to draw attention to what I believe are major discrepancies that are written by his own hand. Much to his credit, I received a refund within 48 hours after I requested it, and I also mentioned that I would be writing a review of his material. I don’t believe it’s fair to blind-side anyone, and I would hope that his intentions are certainly what he believes are in the best interests of the public. I disagree with his stance and now that I have read his plan to “Survive Martial Law”, I feel it’s morally imperative to state my objections and draw attention to what I believe is a flawed plan.

Normally, when I find a site I disagree with, I simply go somewhere else and forget about it. I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, however, on a matter as serious as surviving martial law; it’s imperative that the public receive reasoned and logical advice. S 1959 and the prospect of martial law are serious issues which demand well thought-out and objective thinking. If you reversed positions with the government and wanted to implement martial law, the tactics and beliefs that Mr. Williams expresses in his pamphlet “Survive Martial Law” are unquestionably those that the government would prefer – subservience to the troops, handing in your weapons, and having the belief that “you can do nothing about it.”

Some may argue that subservience and to “curry favor” is the only way to survive martial law, and those people would be those that still support President Bush – less than 20% of the population. I would remind Mr. Williams that Freedom is not free, and it was best stated by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson when they made these words immortal:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

Thomas Jefferson

William Cormier

I am nothing more than a patriotic American that is doing whatever I can to further the cause of democracy, the rule of law, and am absolutely outraged on how the Bush administration is defying our Congress, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights! Footnote: I write in a style that I believe is appropriate in today’s world where we can’t trust the Mainstream News Media, and rather than concentrating on one article alone, which may or may not receive the exposure and emphasis it should, I prefer to meld several relevant stories together, that each taken alone may not expose the entire situation, but when taken-in as a whole, tend to give the reader a better understanding of the subject. One article or story alone does not represent the “Big Picture” – but when several are effectively tied-together it often reveals a trend or broader view of the subject matter that is important to completely understand any given situation.