August 16th, 2012

US Army Military Police Officer Speaks Up


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Military Police

Military Police

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Preface by Elias Alias:


Please note that I may update this preface in coming times. Thank you.

I have been having a brief email exchange with an Officer in a Military Police unit. He is a patriot in uniform, and has a command to lead. He understands much about the American spirit of freedom, and has offered to share his perspective as an active duty MP Officer operating under today’s military deployment on American soil.  This Officer is also a gentleman, and he has a knack for clarity in writing. I find that his perspective, and his ability to put patriotic values into his presentation of that perspective, has a reassuring ring to it.

However, I also see room for informed and intelligent argument with one aspect of this subject – the subject of American troops doing *anything* in American towns, cities, or States. This is a very important subject and Assassin Six has done  a valuable service to Oath Keepers to send in his essay as a testimonial. He has set the stage and I would like to see discussion about the military in general and, in particular, how the Founders viewed a standing army, spring to life in our comments section under his testimonial. I am looking for alternate or varied perspectives, varied perceptions.

The Founders made mention of a “Standing Army”. There are many questions surrounding the fact that our Constitution requires a two-year limitation on any army raised by Congress, especially in light of today’s international political climate. The Federal use of the U.S. Military during the last half of the Twentieth Century is suspect at best, as history now shows.

One such question has recently surfaced in a recommended training paper written by a retired U.S. Army Colonel, in which the “Tea Party” is cast as the “bad guys” who must be controlled by the military. Please read this link for that remarkable advancement in Fedgov’s twisted thinking:

http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/full-spectrum-operations-in-the-homeland-a-%E2%80%9Cvision%E2%80%9D-of-the-future

I am not one to be easily reassured, lately. So I have enjoyed an open communication with this anonymous Officer because he gives me renewed hope.  (And yes, I have been in touch with this gentleman directly, and am happy to protect his identity. “Six” has given me permission to post this as an article for our front page here at Oath Keepers, but I also will post it as a stand-alone testimonial in our testimonials section of the site.  Responses are invited, so please share your comments below the article.

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MP logo US Army

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Testimonial of “Six”, current-serving U.S. Army MP Officer, as of August 14, 2012:

Picture this. Your active duty unit is part of a task force responding to a nuclear blast in a major U.S. city. Your task is to escort hundreds of people at a time, with wounds ranging from minor cuts and scrapes to lethal radiation exposure, into a triage center where they can receive first aid and be prioritized by type and severity, and from there to a field hospital a safe distance from the blast. As your troops sweat it out in the 100-degree heat outside the triage center, doing their best to deflect all manner of pleas and demands, your attention is drawn to a small group of men who seem to be elevating the anxiety of everyone around them. You zero in on the group and quickly identify one individual who is clearly taking a leadership role. You approach him, and he quickly demands to know why he’s “being held at gunpoint and forced into a prison camp.” His body posture suggests that he expects to be physically subdued, and his physique tells you that he could probably take you on if not one or two of your men at the same time.

From your training, you know you’re supposed to reassure the man that his rights are not going to be violated, and that this is not an internment camp – but at the same time, you’re looking at the National Guard guy over there with the M-16 and wondering the same damn thing. What if this guy walks off, besides a bunch of people following him to certain death? Will the guardsmen tackle him? Shoot him? Will you be asked to search or detain him? What can you do, besides pray you won’t have to make that call?

I’m an officer in a Military Police company, and this is one of the scenarios I was presented with during a training exercise this month, as our unit prepares to assume a Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear (CBRN) Response Force (DCRF) Mission in the near future. Please pardon my vagueness, but between Secret information and statements I’m about to make that could put me on blast, I really must remain uncommitted to any more specifics. DCRF is a mission given to the MPs and Chemical companies as a contingency for a dirty bomb explosion or similar-sized disaster in which the infrastructure of a U.S. city collapses, whether in part or in entirety. As we assume the mission, we would be ready to deploy for humanitarian aid inside the continental United States.
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MP Regimental Crest

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I am a recent first-time visitor to Oath Keepers, and at first was reluctant to do anything but monitor the site from a distance, but after seeing the article about federal troops patrolling in-CONUS, with a picture of an ASV (a vehicle unique to the MP Corps) I felt compelled to offer my perspective, such as it is. As Soldiers, we are aware that deploying federal troops to the U.S. is constitutionally perilous. We know all too well what we look like in up-armored humvees with dark sunglasses and battle gear slung across our chests. We know the connections that people will make, and the conclusions they will come to. And many of us agree. Putting federal troops in a police role is tantamount to a declaration of war on the people. If such a war ever occurs, I believe many of us have already chosen the right side, enough to make a military takeover nearly impossible.

Before I was sent to this particular field problem, I was tortured with visions of rounding people up into internment camps, cordoning off city blocks to make makeshift ghettos, and pulling people out of their homes “for their own good.” As a citizen, the idea of the military acting in a civil policing capacity was (and is) offensive to my conscience, and as a Soldier, the idea of going into the wild west with no weapon gave me that chilly kind of feeling.

Having had a chance to see the mission play out in the training environment, however, I now am aware of a few mitigating factors that I felt the readership of this site should know. I’ve enumerated them here, in no particular order.

1. Regarding the scenario above – the answer is that we have no authority to hold the man or force him into the triage center if he doesn’t want to go, even if we both know it means an agonizing slow death by radiation poisoning. If we are refused by the Sovereign Citizen, we are instructed to stand down. “Too easy.”

*During the scenario, one of the civilian role players decided to slip out the back of the camo-net that we had set up for shade. I heard one of my guys yell “Escapee!” MPs – old habits die hard, you might say. Believe me when I say that I gave our whole group an earful over it!

2. As federal troops we are unarmed during this mission. The only exception would be to guard a federal installation, such as a government building, and that order would have to come straight from the Pentagon. We are instructed to identify ourselves as “Title 10,” a reference to Title 10 of the United States Code, which explicitly forbids searches & seizures, arrests, or carrying of weapons by active troops.

2a. We support the “Title 32″ personnel, who have such authority. These personnel include the Police and National Guardsmen. When I approached one of the Guard troops and asked him about his empty M-16, he told me that he was instructed to “do nothing” with his weapon, and “seek cover” should a shooting situation arise – which perplexed me as to why he would be standing there in the first place and not out helping us with the litter carries.

2b. We know that this is America, and the people are armed. Out of self-preservation, trust me when I say the gestapo act dies at the lowest level. We are Americans helping Americans, no more and no less. Our typical duties may include casualty assessment, delivering food and supplies, relaying missing persons reports to the Red Cross, infrastructure reconnaissance, decontamination, praying with frightened old ladies, caring for lost pets, and a long list of completely benign tasks that there is simply not enough manpower to cover in a large-scale disaster scenario.

3. Contrary to what some seem to think, the several States are still sovereign. We can lawfully be there only at the request of the State’s Governor, and only until the Governor asks us to leave. Beneath the Governor, the chain of command is: Incident Commander (civilian), Branch Manager (civilian), Site Supervisor (civilian). We answer to the civil authority. They have every right to stand us down if they see fit.

4. We can’t force anybody into an internment camp. If a hasty facility, such as the aforementioned triage center, was to made to gather civilians, it would be there only until proper transportation and medical care could be arranged for them. The guards in those facilities, you’ll notice, will be facing out – not in.

5. Interesting fact: if we encounter looters, even of our own gear, we are instructed to let them walk.

6. As always, houses and churches are off-limits. We may knock and greet as part of a wellness check, which we might use to gather a SWEAT report – an acronym for infrastructure reconnaissance that stands for Sewage, Water, Electricity, Academics, Trash – to which are also added Medical, Security, Communication, Religion and Economy, once the first five are accounted for. But we may not go into your house or church, unless we hear you on the other side of the door yelling “Help!”

7. Riot gear – our only purpose for being there would be to stop a human wave from pouring into a secure area, and as mission dictates, to supplement the police in case they are overwhelmed in a very limited capacity. We’re definitely not there to throw tear gas into a Tea Party rally. Even if we had the authority to engage a riot larger than the entrance to a building, really with 24 sets of second-rate riot gear in the whole company, we wouldn’t physically stand a chance.

I hope this short list of observations helps to put the in-CONUS troop exercises into perspective a little bit. Please know that there are patriots on both sides of this thing, all of us are loyal to the Constitution, and none of us can stomach the idea of disarming, interning, enslaving the American people in any fashion, under any pretext. I for one will be instructing my Troops to be extremely cautious, and conscious of the civilians’ God-given rights. We have a lot of work to do educating our fellow troops. Posse Comitatus, the United States Code, the Constitution and the Bible, not necessarily in that order. They can’t be emphasized enough.

To everybody who sees this, thank you for your service. I’d love to hear your feedback.

Stay frosty y’all. Six out.

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84 Responses to “US Army Military Police Officer Speaks Up”

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    Deo Vindice Says:

    If you are indeed sincere, all I can say is God bless you, Six. History will uplift and praise individuals such as yourself for your compassion and bravery.

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    Cal Says:

    Hey Six,

    What you said is reassuring.

    Any chance that you heard about what happened to American citizens during Katrina? To a lot of us it was a practice run against US Americans during a time of great trouble by those domestic enemies serving within our government.

    (From the FBI’s website – but there no longer) “Domestic enemies pursue legislation, programs against the powers of the US Constitution. They work on destroying and weakening the Rights of the People guaranteed by the Constitution. Plus they create laws, bills, amendments, executive orders that goes against the restraint on the three branches of our government by the Constitution. They are also those who support those in action, or by inaction; vote, voice, money, etc who are going against or trying to weaken the US Constitution and the Peoples written guarantee of the protection of those Rights.

    I have both retired and active military, plus recently peace officers in my family, all of who are not as sure as you are that the upcoming events are going to be as docile as you are saying they are to be.

    Plus I worry that the mercenaries already within our military that are on US soil, plus the foreign troops “training” on American soil my not have the same beliefs you do.

    What are your feelings about the UN has “authority” over the US Military, and over the United States because Obama, General Dempsey, and Panetta gave it to them (even though that is not a power anyone serving within the 3 branches of our government has.

    What about UN Agenda 21? Agenda 21 is a plan to… implement controls on how to govern the populous and make decisions for the people of the United States and world through actions taken by the UN. Their focus is on the global impact of use of land, education and depopulation through control measures including: eliminating personal property rights, private education (including home schooling) and eugenics (forced sterility) in order to have organized global harvesting of the United States of America, the planet under UN control.

    The UN is planning to take over conservation and management of America’s, and the world’s resources for their developmental purposes. By abolishing personal property rights, the demise of rural area living, removal of personal ownership of natural resource; this will take away the power from individuals and place it firmly in the hands of the governments who have agreed to UN control.

    It is being done here through legislation, rules, regulations, zoning, planning and regional planning; things that impact individuals property rights through the use of the German group, ICLEI. It will end individual property ownership. No one is to be allowed to live in rural areas, nor own any type of natural resource. All people will be moved to “communities” to live; leaving and creating more unpopulated areas for UN uses of US natural resources, etc.

    States are fighting Agenda 21. As they become aware of the underlying meaning behind Agenda 21, they are putting in place legislation to prevent this takeover of our rights as Americans by the international UN. States are banning UN Agenda 21 polices.

    Alabama is the first state to ban Agenda 21. Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477 legislation, known as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act. “The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21′… infringements on the property rights of citizens linked to “any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Alabama” are also prohibited under the new measure.

    Then there is the Patriot Act, NDAA, warrantless arrests/searches/spying/tracking/etc which goes completely against our legitimate government; to be, and is being, used against the American people.
    Not only are we illegally searched in airports, bus stations, train stations, but stopped and searched on our roads – asked for ID’s, where are we going, etc.

    Does this sound like America is being defended? Does it sound like the American people are being supported and defended? Or does it sound like we are under attack her on American soil? First by domestic enemies (very like Germany). Then by the militarization of law enforcement – using all the warrantless stuff, locking up any officers or firing them who stand for the Constitution and the State Constitution where they are. Then we have FOREIGN troops “training” on US soil – what, they don’t have enough land to train in their country? Now we have US troops in our cities, on our roads, trains with tanks going all over our country – and we are supposed to believe this is all to “make us safe”? All the way through “false flag” events going on here in the USA where people are murdered.

    We have Obama, Holder who supplied arms to illegal gunrunners for foreign nation that was used to commit murders there, and later used on American soil to kill US citizens (found in 47 different crime scenes, not including the one also resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent.

    Got the funding for Operation Gunrunner (Fast and Furious) on his second try, rolled into the stimulus package a month later. H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
    Project Gun Runner (Fast and Furious) was launched under the orders of President Barack Obama with the knowledge of Attorney General Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton, J. Napolitano, etc (You can see them standing in many of the press releases). Deputy Attorney General David Ogden announced the Obama Administration’s new and aggressive ‘comprehensive plan’ on March, 24, 2009. The plan was aimed at disrupting gun trafficking between the United States and Mexico. The first words were: “The President has directed us…”.

    NVM .. I am so frustrated with the lies, the deception, the corruption and cover-ups.

    You and your troops remember this: If there were never intended to be action to DEFEND the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

    Just how stupid do you think we are?

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    Practical Theonomist Says:

    Please forgive my skepticism, but this article strikes me in one of two ways:
    1) It is an article meant to cause us to be less vigilant regarding the restoration of posse comitatus (the article presupposes that there IS a role for the military on American soil).

    OR

    2) The author is well-meaning and sincere and upright, but is not aware that his views which may be quite effective in his area of authoriy and influence, is not necessarily the same with others with similar responsibilities and authority. Example: Military (mis)behavior in New Orleans after Katrina.

    Semper Fi… to Christ, His Word, the Constitution, and to American citizens

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    anonymous Says:

    this is not very believable after katrina and the breaking in doors and confiscation of guns there.

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    Josey Montana Says:

    All well and good. Even so, I’ll feel much better when real or perceived JBTs stop call US CITIZENS “CIVILIANS”.

    “Civilian” is what an army calls the population of the country they just invaded.

    The United States, several or as one, is made of CITIZENS.

    And yes, dear MP commander: that includes you and all your men.

    I hope.

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    Tort in Virginia Says:

    Dear Sirs,

    You know that one exmilitary member commits suicide every day. That’s too many. When will you stnad up and help. Are you aware of the voice to skull communication devices and directed energy weapons that the U. S. is arming our police and sheriff’s with. It is unconstitutional and torturous. Because it is not well known, you are accused of being a schizophrenice. If you research the declassified document put out by the Army and USAF, you will see that diagnosing someone as a schizophrenic is how they get away with using the weapons. Until every American knows they exist, there will be no justice. In the meantime, thousands are being raped and tortured with no accountability by those who purpotrate the crimes. Please google “voice to skull” or “microwave auditory effect” or “frey’s syndrome”. Maybe Russia didn’t lose the cold war. Maybe they made us so pompous they just have to sit by and watch Americans killing Americans. In the end, America loses. The perpetrators of this weapon are largest domestic terrorist cell in the nation. And when we are silent, we arm them.

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    Shadera Lorrain Says:

    Thank you for the insight, Six. And thank you for your service. Hooah! The MPs weren’t learning that stuff twenty years ago when I was in, and it IS a bit unsettling to hear.

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    Mark Says:

    The mere fact that this article was even published and mentions the “Tea Party” doctrine as the basis for armed rebellion leaves me with no doubt that we are the enemy.

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    Norma Says:

    I just hope and pray that you are for real and not what some would call controlled oposition.

    Norma

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    Cal Says:

    “When I approached one of the Guard troops and asked him about his empty M-16, he told me that he was instructed to “do nothing” with his weapon, and “seek cover” should a shooting situation arise”

    This is something else that bothered me greatly about your article. Why do you put an armed guy with no ammo, with orders to display his weapon? I know in movies, etc, people fake their way out of a lot of situations, but to display a weapon in real life can have extremely serious consequences. when in a stressful environment with people expecting to be attacked.

    Did you ever think that you and your group, and others like them (if the tone of your letter is to be believed) are being set up to be wiped out? Unarmed but displaying a weapon is either someones stupid idea who needs a demotion, or a lie to the US Military – and they are being set up.

    You do understand that it is the military and the law enforcement that are the first physical DEFENSE of our legitimate government? Consider that you (and they) are trained in warfare, and those in charge cannot be sure who will follow orders (like in Germany), and who will defend America – so maybe you ought to be VERY careful.

    A lot of those supposed “suicides” were two bullets from different guns to the head. A lot more previously were hung – sorry, THAT I don’t believe because most military and law enforcement choose to “bite the bullet”.

    But hey, I admit it, I do NOT trust those trying to bring America down from the inside, those corrupt individuals within the three branches of our government – those who have openly committed TREASON and are getting away with it – so far.

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