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US Army Drills To Battle Political Dissent And Fight Crime In ‘Megacities’

US Army Drills To Battle Political Dissent And Fight Crime In 'Megacities'

This article was written by Eric Blair and originally published at Activist Post

As we’ve witnessed recently in Ferguson, Missouri, the difference between police and military is already nearly indistinguishable. In other words, the Army is already taking on peaceful citizens in domestic cities. Tank-supported SWAT teams already grenade and raid homes to serve warrants for victimless, non-violent offenses. What more can they possibly train for?

The U.S. Army is now officially getting into the crime-fighting business. According to the Army Times, the Army is training to fight battles in megacities, not against other armies, but to help local authorities root out shadowy criminals, extremists and, wait for it, wait for it, influential political dissidents.

The Army Times reports on this year’s Unified Quest war games drill:

“When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities. Dense, sprawling, congested cities where criminal and extremist groups flourish almost undetected by authorities, but who can influence the lives of the population while undermining the authority of the state.

And the service is convinced that these “megacities” of 20 million or more people will be the battleground of the future.”

Talk about expanding the role of the armed forces. The Army has been training in urban warfare for decades geared toward fighting insurgents and terrorists (those who commit violence).

That’s why this announcement is so stunning.  Look closely at the new definition of enemy:

Criminal and extremist groups…undetected by authorities, but who can influence the lives of the population while undermining the authority of the state.

No mention of the word “violence” and it seems like they’re targeting political dissent. Indeed. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster confirms the Army is “expanding these battlegrounds into other contested spaces like organized crime and politics.” Of course they did get around to mentioning terrorists and insurgents to justify operating in cities. “The emergence of unregulated cities, or zones of disadvantage where traditional rule of law models do not apply, within otherwise functional cities, provides a potential haven for organized crime, terrorists and insurgents, from which they can organize and launch operations,” the Army report stated. If you give the Army a problem to solve they will come up with Army solutions. Here’s some more meat from the article:

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno’s Strategic Studies Group delivered a report to the chief in May claiming that “it is inevitable that at some point the United States Army will be asked to operate in a megacity and currently the Army is ill-prepared to do so.”

The team of Army officers and civilian academics continued that “the problems found in megacities (explosive growth rates, vast and growing income disparity and a security environment that is increasingly attractive to the politically dispossessed) are landpower problems. Solutions, therefore, will require boots on the ground.” (emphasis added)

Notable buzzwords: income disparity and politically dispossessed. McMaster said the Army took lessons from Israel’s siege of Gaza to use overwhelming force against civilian combatants. By 2030, the Army wants boots on the ground to have video and trigger access to predator drones and at their fingertips. It gets even creepier, they also tested “directed energy” weapons during this drill.

McMaster said that by 2030, the Army wants to provide infantry squads “access to aviation and air support and full-motion video, [along with] the ability to overwhelm the enemy during chance contact.” One of the key things is the firepower of the squad, particularly “shoulder-fired weapons capabilities, counter-defilade capabilities, as well as flying munitions and combined arms … mobile protected platforms capable of precision firepower.”

Army gamers also explored potential directed-energy capabilities that “would allow U.S. to have direct-fire capabilities with significant logistics reduction, and to counter enemy long-range missile capability,” McMaster said.

Finally, the Army also got to test out some new toys presumably given to them by the NSA. In the drill, they used technology for “anti-access techniques, conducting malware-like and electronic warfare attacks.” This can be used for fun stuff like killing livestream feeds during police brutality, like they did in Ferguson. In many ways, Ferguson was a not just a test bed for many of these weapons but also to see how much the American people are willing to put up with under the right circumstances. These new Army drills clearly indicate that the “authority of the state” intends to confront politically disruptive Americans with military force. Claiming the U.S. government was using tax dollars to build a vast militarized police state to be used against peaceful civilians used to be a conspiracy theory — a paranoid fantasy involving full-spectrum Big Brother surveillance and technology kill switches, tanks rolling through American cities, masked soldiers battering into homes looking for flowers or political activists, armed drones over U.S. cities, columns of battle-trained soldiers patrolling the streets, and indefinite detention of suspected evil doers. No reason to be paranoid. They are doing it for our safety. To protect us from those who may steal from us or threaten us with dangerous weapons, or from Peeping Toms who may spy on us, or from hackers who may steal our data, or from thugs who may kidnap us at gunpoint or, worse, murder us. Yes, thank goodness the authorities are protecting us from bad guys like that.

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8 comments

  1. I don’t think so. We need to revive the constitutional Militia and get rid of DHS and other acronyms before it’s too late. We need to make it clear that the US military does not attack US citizens. The line needs to be drawn now, we are not running out of time, we are out of time. We are paying them to enslave us.

  2. That line was crossed long ago.
    You are the frog in boiling water and bitching about them adding onions to the soup you are sitting in.
    Get out of the damn pot.
    Cities are death. Get out of them.

  3. Ooooman well boys when the sh*t finally kicks off. Know this that there are people in the land of canuks that will come give a HAND to fellow brother and sisters if it gets genocidal across the border and I’d hope like-wize if it happens here. The gov in Canada are prepping for something here too. So we are all in this fubar situation together whether we like it or not.
    Chin up and keep your heads down and see y’a on the Flip side
    UNBIQUE 2317 30thfd RECEE 1CANPARA

  4. I hope the guys and gals in the service now have parents, uncles, cousins etc. that were earlier war fighters and taught the new generation of war fighters, that WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY, and to shoot at us would be an act of war or murder.

  5. Its time. What are we waiting for…??? The shit HAS hit the fan. Lets get organized and lets kick ass before we perish completely. Our army is NOT our army. It is a standing army ” illegal” and controlled by traitors and foreign powers to fight illegal wars.
    Rise up America….OR FALL….That’s it…That’s all.

  6. Unbique said: “Ooooman well boys when the sh*t finally kicks off. Know this that there are people in the land of canuks that will come give a HAND to fellow brother and sisters if it gets genocidal across the border and I’d hope like-wize if it happens here. The gov in Canada are prepping for something here too. So we are all in this fubar situation together whether we like it or not.
    Chin up and keep your heads down and see y’a on the Flip side
    UNBIQUE 2317 30thfd RECEE 1CANPARA”

    NOTE FROM STEWART: Thanks, my airborne brother from north of the border. Likewise. If you ever find yourself in NW Montana, drop me a message using our contact form, marked “FOR STEWART” and we;ll hook up. I’ll buy you a beer. – Stewart

  7. Rogue, Out of Control. Tyrannical, regimes that Rob, Steal, Murder, and who conduct themselves in a manner that is AGAINST the interests of the people they supposedly represent, ALWAYS CONSIDER THEIR OWN PEOPLE AN ENEMY. The ANTI-MIDDLE CLASS, ANTI_AMERICAN, TREASONOUS Obummer TYRANTS are NO different than any scum bag, Delusional self appointed Czar. Just read your history. Just a repeat.

    But no one will allow the truth to be told. Call a delusional TYRANT for what they are. And your post’s and view is seldom allowed to see the light of day. People are uncomfortable facing the TRUTH. MEN that love their Country, People, Families, WILL STAND UP AGAINST ANY AND ALL TYRANTS that seek to DESTROY that which they LOVE and care for.

    This Obummer regime thinks another FALSE FLAG will allow them to remain in power, so as they can CONTINUE the INTENTIONAL DESTRUCTION of the America Republic. Don’t fall for it people.

    IMPEACH and ARREST the TRAITORS to our beloved country. If you do nothing WW3 will be started by these DESPOTS in Washington DC. Civilization as we know it will be utterly destroyed. You have a TRAITOR at the helm of our nation who is INTENTIONALLY guiding “USS America” to the ROCKS to be scuttled by WW3. YOUR President and BOUGHT OFF politicians are INTENTIONALLY destroying AMERICA. He is not my commander in chief. I would NEVER fire on fellow Americans. The duty of a Military man is to Defend his nation’s people and the Constitution. Not to blindly defend an anti American radical NWO Banker controlled “Manchurian candidate”, trained by the Weather Underground and three letter alphabet agencies. Look at the man’s mentors and history. Look at the actions and inactions. Why wouldn’t a sane President secure our US border?

    What MUST we the people do?
    Only conclusion that is logical if one applies critical thinking. IMPEACH TREASONOUS POLITICIANS. ARREST THEM.
    WW3 is insanity. EVERYONE WILL LOOSE.
    Our country will be destroyed BECAUSE Americans did NOTHING to stop a delusional TYRANT in WASHINGTON DC. IMPEACH and ARREST.

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