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Preparing for martial law in the United States

Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.
Part 1: Law for Tyrants

Even Adolph Hitler needed the imprimatur of law to carry out the Nazi agenda, and the similarities of Hitler's Enabling Act of 1933 to the laws and decrees that are being passed in today's America are almost identical. To see what I mean, let's get a little background on the Nazi's Enabling Act of 1933:

"The Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz in German) was passed by Germany's parliament (the Reichstag) on March 23, 1933 and signed by President Paul von Hindenburg the same day. It was the second major step after the Reichstag Fire Decree through which the democratically-elected Nazis obtained dictatorial powers using largely legal means. The Act enabled Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his cabinet to enact laws without the participation of the Reichstag...

"Under the existing Weimar constitution, under Article 48, the President could rule by decree in times of emergency. The unprecedented element of the Enabling Act was that the Chancellor Hitler) himself possessed these powers. The Enabling Act was only supposed to be used in times of extreme emergency..."

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enabling_act_of_1933

Hmmmm, now let's look at what just recently passed here in the USA and compare:

On May 9th of 2007, the Bush administration signed National Security Presidential Directive 51 and Homeland Security Presidential Directive 20, which gives the White House responsibility for all aspects of coordinating, implementing and exercising contingency plans for a surprise, "decapitating" attack on the federal government.

According to the Washington post:

"As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received," states the 72-paragraph order...

"The new directive gives the job of coordinating policy to the president's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism -- Frances Fragos Townsend, who will assume the title of national continuity coordinator -- in consultation with Bush's national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, with the support of the White House's Homeland Security Council staff. Townsend is to produce an implementation plan within 90 days. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will continue to coordinate operations and activities, the directive said."

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/09/AR2007050902719.html

For a listing of the provisions in HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE 51/HSPD-20 go here:

 http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread283240/pg1

Here we can see obvious similarities as both of these decrees giving unlimited power to the executive branch for the Continuity of Government (CoG) in the event of a national emergency. So, the same administration who brought us 9/11, Katrina, and the disastrous Iraq War is now going to run the country in the case of a nuclear attack or some other emergency? If that doesn't put fear and trepidation in your heart, I don't know what will.

(for the rest of the story see link)

 http://redpill8.blogspot.com/

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check this out! 26.May.2007 10:52

c-span repost

last night, c-span did a one-hour show on this topic. it blew my mind!!

this should be required viewing!

rtsp://video.c-span.org/15days/wj052507_corsi.rm

(I hope this link will work for viewers. If not, the show is called Washington Journal and you can search for Jerome Corsi.)

Here is a synopsis:

"Jerome Corsi, WorldNetDaily.com, Columnist talks about continuity of federal government operations in case of a national emergency. Earlier this month, the White House issued a national security and homeland security directive, which grants the President new powers in the event of a catastrophic emergency and establishes a National Continuity Coordinator to be prepared for these situations."

don't worry 26.May.2007 13:40

rAT

C'mon. they can't even handle martial law in Iraq, a country the size of California. And they have every American soldier there is over there. It's not even secure in the fabled 'Green Zone'. Do you really think local cops and Blackwater types could really hold the population of the USA off in guerilla warfare? The LAST thing the government wants to deal with is rounding up all 'dissidents' and goosestepping them into camps. But they love you to think they MIGHT. Keep you guessing. But think of the logistics involved and the violent repercussions. I don't think they're quite ready to implement that fantasy just yet. Like I said, they can't even handle clowns with Toyotas back in camelville. The way things are going, the government should watch out for their own veterans. They're really against the war. That's why Uncle Sam just banned military blogs unless they pass Army censorship. Zeig Heil to that shit too.

Bring it ON! 26.May.2007 21:44

9/11 truther

Let them try martial law and tip their hand. That would be as foolish a move as activating the draft. They (probably) aren't that stupid. They are being guided by some brilliant , evil minds. Never underestimate evil.

Violent Revolution 27.May.2007 09:59

blank

There are some ex-intelligence people who have gone public about what the this Fascist element of the US government would do if they try to assume control. You need to understand, they don't necessarily care if its orderly. The super rich will be safe in their mansions with private security. The chaos is something they look forward too. Here's how it will probably play out.

1) If you visit America's big cities these days you will see local news about how the gang issue is getting increasingly out of control, even more than in the 80s. In LA, they are talking about a racial gang war between blacks and hispanics. That's being set up on purpose and is meant to explode if martial law occurs. Then the predominantly white, upper middle class and lower wealthy class will clamor for military protection.

2) The most highly skilled active and retired military professionals who would be able to organize resistance are targeted for death already. Yep, if you're a Green Beret or Navy Seal, the Fascist conspirators of this plot want you dead. We the people will need you, so be careful when you answer the door. There won't be any free press to know others are getting knocked off, too.

3) The US military is being deliberately destroyed in Iraq. If the US people get out of hand, the patiots who suddenly become aware of what the plan has been all along and are ready to fight back will be sick from DU and all the other diseases from Iraq.

4) Under a little known provision, Bush Sr signed an exec order which allows foreign troops to enter the US to restore order. Some of those armies are Serbian, Uzbekistanian, etc, and are ruthless. They will have tanks and machine guns. We will have hunting rifles.

If you're educated and known to blog and speak out against this government, they already know who you are and you will be one of the first to get rounded up and sent to a detention center. Remember, depopulation is a major goal of these people, and as Goering said in Nazi Germany, "An educated man is the enemy." The population at large will be microchipped and there will be checkpoints domestically, like in Soviet Russia, so you will be trackable wherever you go. If you're a problem, you get arrested. If you be the good little slave they want and serve the establishment, you will live. Individuality and freedom will be over.

microchip this... 27.May.2007 10:14

rAT

believe what you want.

any day now 27.May.2007 15:11

like, right after bush's second term starts ... oh wait

Just enter "martial law" in the search box at the top of this page for reams of stuff going back to the beginning of this site's existence. Martial Law People have been warning of imminent universal incarceration probably since Clinton took office in '92. A lot of this martial law talk is wishful thinking. It would validate what we're doing if they had to lock us in our houses to accomplish their plans. Martial law would make hiding in the hills an exciting act of rebellion rather than the pathetic retreat of the homeless from public awareness.

Martial law made easy through bioterrorism 29.May.2007 08:52

redpill8

Dear Blank,

Thanks for creating scenerios in which the fascists could possibly carry out their plans. You missed one other scenerio, which is, quite frankly, a more likely scenerio than the ones you've presented, and that is a bioweapon's attack. Think about it: the government claims that the United States has been attacked by Al CIAda who has used some kind of bioterror weapon; people start getting symptoms from plague, smallpox, eboli; many start dying. The executive branch signs many of the executive orders making it mandatory that people be quarentined and vaccinated and the troops to be activated, and since the government are the only ones with the vaccines people go willing to these newly built Halliburton and already existing FEMA/military concentration camps. Though some will resist, most Americans will willing go to get vaccinated. There they may get chipped under the pretext of documention and vetted as to whether or not they are a threat to the state--which may mean dissappearance (See Military Commissions Act of 2006). No major chaos and disorder. It's straight from the movie "V for Vendetta". Remember, under the Bush regime bioweapons research is being funded to the tune of $6 billion dollars and labs are popping up all over the country, right near major cities. Through Project BioShield, the labs will deal solely with the most infectious and incurable pathogens such as ebola, anthrax, and plague.

I do believe Blackwater and other mercenary companies will play a very important role in this. You're right, Blackwater employs mercenaries from all of the world, many who worked for dictatorships under Pinochet and the Aparteid regime. They aren't going to give a crap about our constitution or our family members like the National Guard would (which is probably why they are being kept in Iraq). Today, Blackwater has gotten the permit to start building a huge training/operations facility north of San Diego in Potrero, and have met with Schwartzenegger's staff about being the mercenarys of choice should a natural or unnatural disaster hit California.

Also, do you think those fences going up by Boeing on the U.S./Mexican border are to keep out immigrants? Yeah, right. Check out the North American Union Agreement passed quietly in 2005. It is an open border agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States. Trucks from Mexico and Canada will travel unhampered in the the U.S. under this agreement, and now, Mexican and Canadian troops can now come over into America for policing duties.

The border fences and camps are meant for political dissenters and other "undisirables".

The United States soverienty is being dissolved right before our eyes.

huh? 30.May.2007 12:32

rAT

"we could have mustered the 500,000". Oh right. Those guys are all doing double and TRIPLE tours already. National Guardsmen haven't seen their kids in years. They're drafting gang members and felons now. No one else wants to go. Get it right bud.