Guardsmen to conduct urban training

The Carroll National Guard unit will train on urban military operations by holding a four-day exercise at Arcadia.The purpose of the April 2-5 drill will be to gather intelligence, then search for and apprehend a suspected weapons dealer, according to Sgt. Mike Kots, readiness NCO for Alpha Company.

Citizens, law enforcement, media and other supporters will participate.

Troops will spend Thursday, April 2, staging at a forward operations base at Carroll. The next day company leaders will conduct reconnaissance and begin patrolling the streets of Arcadia to identify possible locations of the weapons dealer.The primary phase will be done Saturday, April 4, when convoys will be deployed from Carroll to Arcadia. Pictures of the arms dealer will be shown in Arcadia, and soldiers will go door to door asking if residents have seen the suspect.

Soldiers will knock only at households that have agreed to participate in the drill, Kots noted.

"Once credible intelligence has been gathered," said Kots, "portions of the town will be road-blocked and more in-depth searches of homes and vehicles will be conducted in accordance with the residents' wishes.

"One of the techniques we use in today's political environment is cordon and knock," Kots explained.

"We ask for the head of the household, get permission to search, then have them open doors and cupboards.

The homeowner maintains control. We peer over their shoulder, and the soldier uses the homeowner's body language and position to protect him."


During this phase of the operation, troops will interact with residents and media while implementing crowd-control measures and possibly treating and evacuating injured persons.

The unit will use a Blackhawk helicopter for overhead command and control, and to simulate medevacs.

The drill will culminate in the apprehension of the suspected arms dealer.

Alpha Company will conduct a review of the drill on Sunday, April 5.

http://carrollspaper.com/

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NORTHCOM Plans 5 Day Martial Law Exercise

The United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) has just announced plans for an anti-terrorism exercise called Vigilant Shield 08. The exercise which is slated to run from October 15th to October 20th is described as a way to prepare, prevent and respond to any number of national crises. The exercise is simply a test case scenario for the implementation of martial law. Although the description of the exercise is disturbing, USNORTHCOM also announced that they are more prepared for a natural disaster and a terrorist attack after they used their response to Hurricane Katrina as a test laboratory. During Hurricane Katrina, authorities violated the constitutional rights of citizens by stealing people�s firearms and even relocating people against their will. These announcements are incredibly disturbing on a number of levels as the nature of Vigilant Shield 08 and the admission that Hurricane Katrina was used as a test laboratory shows that the government is actively preparing the military and government institutions for martial law.

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National Guard training to enter and search homes for "arms dealers.",WTF?
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Just the beginning folks.
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“It will be important for us to gain the trust and confidence of the residents of Arcadia,” said Kots. “We will need to identify individuals that are willing to assist us in training by allowing us to search their homes and vehicles and to participate in role-playing.” ..... "And tell us which neighbors have guns !"
Uh Huh.
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They need practice in recruiting informers.
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FEMA Training Clergy to Quell Dissent During Martial Law (Video)
http://www.evilconservativeonline.co...l-dissent.html
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You're 24 Hours From Martial Law-Scare Tactics Used to Push TARP
http://www.nmatv.com/video/1134/Your...d-to-Push-TARP

When the jack-booted thugs show up to squash your rights, the person you turn to in times of need for spiritual guidance may not be on your side. That's right... FEMA is training pastors and clergy to help "control" their congregations during martial law. This report from KSLA is chilling. Clergy "may help government with their biggest problem...us."

Where is KSLA?..Shreveport
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"Do You 'Smell' Rahm Emmanuel's hand in this ?"

You know what I think this is? It’s Editor’s Choice to air this stuff or not on KSLA. The State of Louisiana has every right to fear given Hurrican Katrina the the gov’ts response but here we have a piece that’s playing on people’s fears because of the response time by FEMA. Joe Biden’s “prediction” of Obummer being called to task to address ANY national emergency also plays into the video to shape public opinion but it’s not directly attacking Obummers credibility to handle such a situation. Pandering to fear in the American public, yes, pandering to the White House, yes, but thank gawd Cynthia McKinney isn’t in on this one.
imho.these types of broadcasts are part of the manufactured crisis about to present itself.
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“Last year's repeal of the 1878 Posse Comitatus act”
That was news to me. I found two sources: About.com and Wikipedia. It seems there have been several legislative changes following Hurricane Katrina.

We have complex legalisms and it's late and I'm tired. Maybe a lawyer out there can tell us if the law is still in effect. Can the Commander in Chief direct Army and other Services to operate within the United States to “suppress an insurrection?”
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Recent legislative events

On September 26, 2006, President Bush urged Congress to consider revising federal laws so that the U.S. military could seize control immediately in the aftermath of a natural disaster, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

These changes were included in the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law on Oct 17, 2006, subsequently repealed in their entirety.[2]

Section 1076 is titled “Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies”. It provided that:

The President may employ the armed forces... to... restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition... the President determines that... domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order... or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such... a condition... so hinders the execution of the laws... that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law... or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.[3]

The actual text is on pages 322–323 of the legislation.

As of 2008, these changes have been repealed in their entirety, reverting to the previous wording of the Insurrection Act.
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He will declare Martial Law to disarm the American Public.
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Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God.
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It was a great country while it lasted.
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Watch what happens following the next terrorist attack in the US.
Any type of coordinated attack will immediately be followed by martial law and the 0bama voters will happily comply.
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I am still chaffing at being told by someone I had respected that I was “insane”
for seeing what this man has in mind for this country.
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The only insanity is that what we see him capable of is only
a small percentage of what he will attempt.
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LOL! I’m experiencing the same treatment...and this from highly cerebral posters we’ve known for years.
That “Domestic Security Force answering to Homeland Security...
with all the power of the US military”...is what really makes my stomach churn.
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As Ben Frankiln said: ......“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
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