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megimoo
10-25-2009, 06:56 AM
Heavily armed law enforcement teams to scatter across Bay Area(Foreign cops-Domestic terror drill!):eek:

"Obama's Greaing Up For His Police State ?"

Twenty-seven crack teams will compete in the Urban Shield exercise,"Swat Teams?"

Armed officers in full battle gear will be scattered throughout the Bay Area this weekend, rescuing hostages, fighting bank robbers and quelling terrorism at the Oakland Airport, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, the NASA Ames Research Center and 22 other high profile sites.

There will be the sound of gunfire and blasts all part of Urban Shield, one of the biggest domestic terrorism drills in the country. The $1 million, two-day event begins Saturday and will test the training of 27 crack teams from throughout the state, elsewhere in the country and the world.

For the first time in the three-year history of the Alameda County Sheriff's Department-sponsored exercise, there will be a foreign team of officers taking part and international observers. An eight-member team representing the French National Police's Research, Assistance, Intervention, and Dissuasion unit will compete.

The exercise is a non-stop, 48-hour event meant to test a team's endurance and equipment in high stress situations such as shootouts, nuclear facility threats and airline hijackings. Each team is graded on their performances and at the end of the weekend, the top three teams are recognized.

Amaury de Hauteclocque, chief of the French RAID team, said although there are opportunities in Europe to cross train with other countries' forces, there is nothing like Urban Shield, with 25 realistic scenarios at on-site locations.

"There are situations in the States we don't

have in France, like a mass murder in a university," Hauteclocque said. "Fortunately we don't have them in France at this time, but we don't have a reason not to expect this to happen."

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_13620723?source=rss

asdf2231
10-25-2009, 09:33 AM
Oh FFS...

Rockntractor
10-25-2009, 10:46 AM
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=403d90d6-7a61-41ac-8cef-902a1d14879d&k=14984

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

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.

By Ottawa CitizenFebruary 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 U.S. military’s Northern Command, however, publicized the agreement with a statement outlining how its top officer, Gen. Gene Renuart, and Canadian Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, head of Canada Command, signed the plan, which allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.

The new agreement has been greeted with suspicion by the left wing in Canada and the right wing in the U.S.

The left-leaning Council of Canadians, which is campaigning against what it calls the increasing integration of the U.S. and Canadian militaries, is raising concerns about the deal.

“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,” said Stuart Trew, a researcher with the Council of Canadians.

Trew said there is potential for the agreement to militarize civilian responses to emergency incidents. He noted that work is also underway for the two nations to put in place a joint plan to protect common infrastructure such as roadways and oil pipelines.

“Are we going to see (U.S.) troops on our soil for minor potential threats to a pipeline or a road?” he asked.

Trew also noted the U.S. military does not allow its soldiers to operate under foreign command so there are questions about who controls American forces if they are requested for service in Canada. “We don’t know the answers because the government doesn’t want to even announce the plan,” he said.

But Canada Command spokesman Commander David Scanlon said it will be up to civilian authorities in both countries on whether military assistance is requested or even used.

He said the agreement is “benign” and simply sets the stage for military-to-military co-operation if the governments approve.

“But there’s no agreement to allow troops to come in,” he said. “It facilitates planning and co-ordination between the two militaries. The ‘allow’ piece is entirely up to the two governments.”

If U.S. forces were to come into Canada they would be under tactical control of the Canadian Forces but still under the command of the U.S. military, Scanlon added.

News of the deal, and the allegation it was kept secret in Canada, is already making the rounds on left-wing blogs and Internet sites as an example of the dangers of the growing integration between the two militaries.

On right-wing blogs in the U.S. it is being used as evidence of a plan for a “North American union” where foreign troops, not bound by U.S. laws, could be used by the American federal government to override local authorities.

“Co-operative militaries on Home Soil!” notes one website. “The next time your town has a ‘national emergency,’ don’t be surprised if Canadian soldiers respond. And remember — Canadian military aren’t bound by posse comitatus.”

Posse comitatus is a U.S. law that prohibits the use of federal troops from conducting law enforcement duties on domestic soil unless approved by Congress.

Scanlon said there was no intent to keep the agreement secret on the Canadian side of the border. He noted it will be reported on in the Canadian Forces newspaper next week and that publication will be put on the Internet.

Scanlon said the actual agreement hasn’t been released to the public as that requires approval from both nations. That decision has not yet been taken, he added.
last years news but relevant today.

PoliCon
10-25-2009, 11:53 AM
Oh FFS...

I don't get what there is to get worked up about here?

Dan D. Doty
10-25-2009, 12:07 PM
I don't get what there is to get worked up about here?

No, I guess you wouldn't.

But if was a Republican, Libertarian, or Independent adminstration in the WH, you'd be screaming bloody murder.

PoliCon
10-25-2009, 12:40 PM
No, I guess you wouldn't.

But if was a Republican, Libertarian, or Independent adminstration in the WH, you'd be screaming bloody murder.

I would? How do you figure?

asdf2231
10-25-2009, 04:30 PM
I don't get what there is to get worked up about here?

I was FFSing another Obama's Police State story.

It's the fracking Swat Olympics guys. Not the the start of the occupation. :rolleyes:

PoliCon
10-25-2009, 05:25 PM
I was FFSing another Obama's Police State story.

It's the fracking Swat Olympics guys. Not the the start of the occupation. :rolleyes:

I agree.