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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

Military Rolls Tanks Onto St. Louis Streets...But Why?

I have to say that this event, which is being labeled a "training exercise", makes very little sense to me.  U.S. Army troops all the way from Maryland running open exercises in armored personnel carriers on the busy streets of St. Louis?  I know Maryland is a small state, but is there really not enough room at Ft. Detrick to accommodate a tank column and some troops?  Are there not entire fake neighborhood and town complexes built with taxpayer dollars on military bases across the country meant to facilitate a realistic urban environment for troops to train in?  And why travel hundreds of miles to Missouri?  At the very least, this is a massive waste of funds.

On the other hand, such an action on the part of the Department of Defense makes perfect sense if the goal is to acclimate citizens to the idea of seeing tanks and armed military acting in a policing capacity.  Just check out the two random idiots the local news affiliate picked to interview in St. Louis on the subject.  Both state that they think the exercise is a "great idea", because having the military on the streets would help to "reduce crime":

I suspect that the news affiliate did not go out of its way to get any counter-opinions, even though they admitted to being contacted by those voicing concerns over martial law.

Even so, it's sad and simultaneously terrifying that there are plenty of mindless dupes out there who do not understand the dangers of the Army crossing the Rubicon and acting in a civil law enforcement capacity, never mind that they are completely ignorant of the fact that it violates the Posse Comitatus Act.  One of the interviewees even points out that in some countries they don't use police at all; only military.  This is true.  We call those countries "tyrannies"...

Add to the mix the reality that the DOD refuses to respond to any further inquiries by the press concerning details of the training, and you get yet another suspicious instance of behavior on the part of the establishment that seems preparatory for domestic action.  I believe that the high frequency at which these activity reports have been coming in over the past year is certainly cause for alarm...


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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:41 | 2554591 New World Chaos
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:22 | 2554669 ljag
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:23 | 2554671 The Alarmist
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Resistance may be futile ... or maybe not.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 23:31 | 2555105 Clashfan
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Sun, 06/24/2012 - 00:17 | 2555151 Clashfan
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2554106 Bunker Boy
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The power that be know a complete financial collapse is coming and martial law will be necessary to control the masses. The Great Experiment of the US republic is over. 1776-2012. It will end, not with a whimper, but a tremendous bang.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:00 | 2554234 slackrabbit
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They will say it went out with a bang, but its really just a big smelly useless imcompetent a lift full of bankers, politicians, paracites and presstitues; and you of course, grinning as you walk out just before the doors (and markets) close. And they'll claim they never saw that coming either.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2554108 reader2010
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A whole new battle front at home? My tiny chicken brain couldn't just figure this shit out. If they do need to roll folks over, they may need to import those Chinese tanks used in the Tiananmen Square tho. 

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:28 | 2554111 bugs_
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2554119 Atomizer
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When they finally came for me, there was no one left to speak up for!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:53 | 2554209 LULZBank
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Who is this "they" you speak of? Nobody went for them while they were coming for everyone?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:19 | 2554295 Atomizer
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Using your own words to define the significance of your trolling skills.. 


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See you in 2013.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:27 | 2554309 LULZBank
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Yes it is unstuck now. Thank you for your concern and remembering.

I am sent by your Overlords to help you stimulate your thinking power.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:49 | 2554369 Atomizer
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:56 | 2554378 LULZBank
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You knew already?

You must have telepathic powers!

Would you like to join us? We can do with someone of your abilities. Plenty of free money!

I can speak to your Masters if you want. Think about it.

What you got to loose apart from your virginity?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:46 | 2554470 Atomizer
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So how are we going to support entitlement critters (like yourself) when operation twist reaches the black hole zone?

TrimTabs President and CEO Charles Biderman talks with Jim Bianco of Bianco research


Bottom line, we need to send the unemployed back out to the wheat fields by generating GDP income to offset the cost of sitting home. Naturally, your new government job dictates certain wage grades, with the option to go back to school. The orgasism you don’t see,  it lowers the level of peasant wage issues by becoming more competitive. First, we must ship the work to low wage countries. After American experiences low employment levels, any low wage job will be suitable for the people who have been on the government dole.


Please tell your superior contact, we already know about the international gig to be sprung on helpless lemmings. Lastly,  I don’t live off the debt system by waiting for my next weekly peasant check to cover for the overdrawn bank charges incurred. Tell your boss that being ‘penny wise pound foolish’ will destroy his business model. When the populace discovers using cash is cheaper, the banking bookie will go tits up.


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Sun, 06/24/2012 - 05:25 | 2555295 LULZBank
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With all due respect, we are not American and dont really care where American jobs end up, just like Americans did'nt care where their cheap raw materials, energy and prosperity came from and who paid for it.

Me and my superior contact are "superior" because we have superior knowledge and intelligence. You think you already know what we are thinking and planning to do? *evil sarcastic laugh*

If you're so smart, why dont you rule the world? *cheeky snigger*

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 10:13 | 2555493 GMadScientist
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"When they finally came for me..."

I was already on the road!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:31 | 2554127 Lincolns Mullet
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Last time I went to St. Louis it was a ghost town.  It's probably the most action that city has seen other than Cardinals games.  I agree there's plenty of other places these guys could have gone, but I hardly think it's a stepping stone to martial law.  The only crowd control they'll be doing in St. Louis are against stray dogs and feral cats.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:52 | 2554207 Waffen
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Boiling a frog mean anything to you?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:18 | 2554293 AustriAnnie
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Actually, what amazes me is the speed at which this is happening.  When I was 12 years old I knew I'd watch this happen in my lifetime, but I didn't think they'd push this far this fast.

I thought I'd have another 20-30 years before I'd see something like the NDAA and SOPA and the execution of U.S. citizens without trial.

I think to the sheeple its a boiling frog.  Because they remain unaware of the significance of these events.

But I see this as happening quickly.  When you look at the series of events between 9/11 and now, a lot of change has occured in a very short amount of time.  And its not linear change.  Its more exponential.  They get away with the smaller things like the Patriot Act, so they get more and more blatant every year.  They no longer even try to implement these changes with stealth.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:34 | 2554326 aphlaque_duck
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And its not linear change.  Its more exponential.


Like the proverbial roll of toilet paper... spins much faster as you reach the end.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:02 | 2554725 blunderdog
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    ...the execution of U.S. citizens without trial.

Um.  That policy started in the '80s with the "no-knock raid."

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 12:50 | 2555897 Overfed
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"No-knock" raids should be met with a hail of lead in all cases.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:20 | 2554754 Diogenes
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The Patriot Act is hardly a little thing. The protection guaranteed by the constitution is gone. They took it one piece at a time. The final phase of preparation began 9-11-2001. When they got you to hold still for having your women and children Xrayed and groped in airports, they knew they had you. They knew they could pull anything they wanted to and they did.

Preparation is nearly over. Action about to begin.

Remember, their motto is never let an emergency go to waste. Especially one you created.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:36 | 2554336 Lincolns Mullet
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Yes they are quite delicious.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:00 | 2554389 ronaldawg
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This is just crazy talk - we are talking about AMERICA.  the AMERICA that has the highest gun ownership and went through a complete buying spasm because of the election of Obumbi.

I guess the rest of the commentors on this site are euros because in AMERICA we are taught to fight back.  Our military somehow fighting against the American people?  Never.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:39 | 2554451 RockyRacoon
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You might want to run that sentiment by the survivors of Kent State.  And that was just the National Guard weekend warriors.   They had much more connection to the general populace than today's actual military grunt has.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:59 | 2554496 robobbob
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loss of command and control in the midst of panic is one thing.

a long, draw out and deliberate course of action is another.

the provocateurs while have to work double overtime to stage a plausible new set of events to get the masses on board. The old "FBI just broke another terror plot", that just happened to be created and run by the FBI, is wearing a little thin.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:18 | 2554541 AustriAnnie
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It takes very little to make the masses get on board.  Anything that makes them fearful makes them compliant.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 00:14 | 2555145 icanhasbailout
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there's diminishing returns on that strategy as the population gets more and more cynical

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:47 | 2554464 wee-weed up
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@ronaldawg. I agree with your sentiments 100% and I hope it is the way it will turn out - with gun owners fighting back against TPTB of tyranny when they come for us and our guns.

But, there's also a part of me that thinks TPTB know that and have some kind of a plan for it. I think when the time comes, it will involve instigating some kind of small skirmish whereby a small number of gun owners are provoked into shooting. These few will be made into examples and dealt with with extreme harshness. TPTB will definitely want other gun owners across the country to see what happens if you even think about resisting.

Think about it... that's exactly how the present illegal income tax system works. No one agrees with it, but we all end up paying it because we've seen what happens to the those who try to resist it. The IRS is brutal. They will ruin you and send you to jail. We all know that - we've seen it. And - like it or not - that is a strong deterrent. So we all comply.

So, when, and if, we see the kind of small (example) skirmish I've described above instigated by TPTB come to pass... know that they'll be coming for all of us shortly... be ready... steel your resolve...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:00 | 2554500 RockyRacoon
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All ya gotta do is recall what happened in NO after Katrina.   Go guns allowed!

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 01:57 | 2555217 Oh regional Indian
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Better yet to re-member Waco. And Randy Weaver. And William (Bill) Cooper. 

They dont' call it "FIRE" power for nothing.

Especially Waco.

It's pretty close to done and dusted. Post-olympics, shit-show begins.



Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:44 | 2554599 Lndmvr
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There will be no "few".  Too many remember "wolverinenes!"  Kent state was an eye opener right up to Randy Weaver and David koresh.  Nope I don't think most are going to look away this time.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:51 | 2554480's picture

Sherman's March to the Sea.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:52 | 2554714 blunderdog
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We get these posts every few months around here.  They're intended to help the "PTB" identify the truly delusional who frequent the site.

For those who might take this seriously, there's no cause for worry.

Not too long ago, I lived through the military occupation of one of the USA's largest cities.  Amazing that this is not remembered by our devout patriots around here, but hey, it was over a decade ago and we've never been big on history.  Checkpoints and papers and all that good stuff.

I can guarantee for you, when it happens, none of our resident flag-toting gun-burning mouth-breathers are going to do FUCK ALL with the streetcorners populated by soldiers and guardsmen with automatic rifles.

Zappa described the way this will play out very well almost 50 years ago. 

If you want to completely change the track of your life because this brutal government oppression is too much to bear, just walk down the right sidewalk tomorrow and grab some cop's sidearm.  If you survive, you'll be introduced to the real meaning of the word "oppression."

For now, just go back to burying bones in the backyard and playing paintball army-man and bitching about taxes. 

And don't forget to junk me for telling it like it is.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 20:42 | 2554854 Dr. Sandi
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One UP vote for you. And a verbal "Screw YOU" for being a little too honest here.

If I want to hear that kind of scary stuff, I'll pay attention to the little voices in my head.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 21:06 | 2554902 CompassionateFascist
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Spoken like an honest man who knows his limitations. As I said, after the first few thousand deaths, the military will split; seceeding states will take whole NatGuard Divisions with them. Then we go to full-scale Civil War.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 20:45 | 2554860 Seer
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TPTB have weapons that people aren't going to be able to combat (not on an individualist basis that is).

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 01:35 | 2555207 Cathartes Aura
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spend a couple hours digging deep into "nano" technology and the sociopaths who excel at creating ways to "infect" people with swarms. . . biowarfare, nano-drones, aerosoling. . . really, there's little to stop their twisted imaginations, with unlimited fiat funding.

blunderdog has it right, the best prep is your mind.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 03:00 | 2555245 Lednbrass
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Ever heard of the Bonus Army? MacArthur made his bones killing former US troops protesting in DC.

For your own sake, stop watching so much TV and listening to talk radio.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:13 | 2554281 AustriAnnie
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Exercises have been conducted along major highways (to practice closing down roads to keep people in place), in major cities with live fire from rooftops, etc.

This is not an isolated exercise.  

Its coming to a city near you.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:34 | 2554329 ZeroAvatar
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Yeah, didn't they just do a similar excercise in Los Angeles with Black Helicopters and everything?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:10 | 2554518 RockyRacoon
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Europe has been a decent template so far.  Keep your eyes on the EU.

Nigel Farage - Europe is About to Impose Extreme Repression

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:21 | 2554549 AustriAnnie
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That man is working his ass off for the truth.  His energy amazes me.  I would be a bitter, angry, depressed mess if I had to interact with all those politicians on a daily basis as he does. 

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:44 | 2554699 reload
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He is gaining traction here in the UK. Main stream media just dont give him much coverage, but he is going up and down the country holding meetings which are open to all, and growing in size. Interestingly while lots of people say they agree with what he says, they claim they would not vote for him. Why? his bombastic, grandstanding performances in the Euro parliament seem "too flamboyant, cocky, rather unseemly for a British politician" is the general response. But in a town hall, taking questions from the floor, he is calmer, less combative and winning over a lot of sceptics. Big problem for the main stream politicians.


Sun, 06/24/2012 - 15:56 | 2556298 Conax
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He was already in a small plane crash recently. Something about a banner fouling the tail. It sounded like reckless flying to me.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:30 | 2554682 salvadordaly
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Florida, Chicago as well!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:41 | 2554458 New_Meat
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AustriAnnie: can you list the exercises/provide references to same?  I recall one in Boston last summer, before the occupierz started up.

Us'n all can provide consolidated data that the msm won't do.

For instance, there were a number of flash-mob events around Memorial Day 2011.


- Ned

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:46 | 2554590 AustriAnnie
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See my FEMA link above, you can see their schedules for different states and regions.

April through June, 4 exercises listed with regions included and the specific thing they are focusing on.

The 2011 NLE is also still online, my guess is it will contain similar info for events conducted in 2011.

At least the ones that are not being kept quiet.

You will find that speaking with military guys and national guard as well as law enforcement, people will tell you openly where and what they were doing.  I am not aware of a full list.

This website covers a lot of security-related issues.  They even post the manuals online that military use for crowd control, etc.  They post DOD contracts.  They post many photos of military drills/exercises as they occur.

Keep in mind it isn't just specific training exercises that are worrisome, but also ongoing changes to training, such as training garbage collectors to report suspicious activity, etc:

It goes way beyond military.  They are training citizens to control each other.


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:35 | 2554686 salvadordaly
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You can find all  plus much more

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 21:10 | 2554906 New_Meat
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ya, AJ and all... 'course his "predictions" a'int workin out.  Although directionally I'd agree.

I stream him every now and then, his "golden foil wrapped babies" thingie earlier this month was about too much though.

As was his prediction on the 4/2011 show with Noorie, even George couldn't really agree.

But, entertaining?????? YOU BETCHA'

- Ned

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 11:53 | 2555772 Think for yourself
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AJ is useful for those initially waking up - he will pass many stories that would never show up in the MSM or even in the alternative media that take themselves too seriously.

But there are also aspects he does not cover that led many to claim he's a plant. Either that, or he's a useful idiot. He is a fear-mongerer, and his message is mostly one of hate - it might be fueled by righteous anger, but he has not managed to transmute it into less destructive, more positive and powerful energies. Just by listening to his voice, you can feel that he is a "low-vibration" being, as tree-huggers would call it.

Subliminal messages of fear and disempowerment have also been spotted in his products. Although on the surface, it deals with the right subjects, the attitude is wrong.

Lately, I've really enjoyed the Signs of the Times, the product of a spiritual community trying to disentangle all the threads of the matrix. You might want to take a look: Signs of the Times

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:48 | 2554473 verum quod lies
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Historically totalitarian regimes tend to use troops from one region to suppress people from another region. Therefore, use Maryland troops not in Baltimore, but say, for example, St. Louis.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 20:51 | 2554871 Seer
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Always easier to use violence against folks you don't have regular contact with.  I'd imagine that this is the underlying idea.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 01:49 | 2555212 Cathartes Aura
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sure, then you can brief your troops with any fairy tale you like, and send them off to heroically exterminate the problem.

witness any "war" amrka is currently waging, globally, and for the past few. . . decades, at least.

never underestimate the power of a lie, told to a human "broken" into military servitude.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:58 | 2554493 jumbo maverick
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They chose St. Louis for a reason. Everything g they do is thought out and planned. St. Louis-smack dab in the middle of the united states. To me this sends a strong subliminal message.

If they can do it in the heart of America they can do it anywhere.

The military is going to have to make a decision soon. Us or them. Fire on American citizens or ignore that unlawful order. It is going to come to that. Pity the us soldiers that follow the order.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:02 | 2554727 Milestones
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They chose St. Louis for a reason. Well of course--it's the Gateway City. Ya know like the arch is the symbolic gateway to the west.    Milestones

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:32 | 2554130 LULZBank
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Training how to drive?

Roads in St Louis must be as bad as in war torn Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:44 | 2554179 spentCartridge
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Why didn't they train the drivers that are training the drivers in St. Louis in St. Louis?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:32 | 2554131 luckylogger
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Wonder if a guy could get one of those things at a military surpluss store?

looks like an awsome mudd'in machine.

What the fuk are they doing patrolling US streets ...... dont the dum fuks know we need Irans oil. St. Louis dont have shit.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:35 | 2554132 Bob
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Ghastly and unmistakable.  At least the media is staying in character, however, in molding public opinion.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:33 | 2554138 Legolas
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Why St. Louis?  Doesn't it seem that it would be much more practical to do a mock build up in say, Baltimore?

Unless of course, Baltimore won't be around, kwim?


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:36 | 2554154 CH1
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Why St. Louis?

Probably because it was easier to get away with.

I sure didn't hear about it.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:08 | 2554404 slewie the pi-rat
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stLouis is a hotbed of asphalt shorts this time of year?

the price of tar-and-feathering just skyrocketed there?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:36 | 2554151 dick cheneys ghost
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The United States of The Military Industrial/Bankster/Oil Complex

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:58 | 2554228 Paul Atreides
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The United Banks of Wall Street

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:38 | 2554158 slackrabbit
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There is no Posse Comitatus Act.......and the army loves it.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:38 | 2554160 gun4A
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gun confiscation coming



Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:43 | 2554176 Skateboarder
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Something tells me that gun owners won't give 'em up without a fight. We all know how gunfights end... =\

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:09 | 2554267 cbxer55
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Just like Charlton Heston once said, you'll have to pry my guns from my cold dead hands. I never leave my house (except for work) without a 1911 on my hip, would feel totally naked without it. 

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:24 | 2554292 Paul Atreides
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@cbxer55 you'll love this. Guy is detained by police for Open Carry, Portland, Maine and TOTALLY schools the cops on the carry law.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:52 | 2554715 SilverTree
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Thanks! That is great!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:24 | 2554303 AustriAnnie
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"you'll have to pry my guns from my cold dead hands"...and when you do, the barrel will be smoking hot.

I once heard a man say something to that effect.  A veteran.  I realized there is still a lot of rebellious spirit in this country.  They are just not the noisiest crowd, so we forget they exist.

I pray (and I don't usually pray) that there are enough people out there who give a damn.

This is why I prefer this happens now, while some of the old timers are still around.  I'd rather have a collapse while there are people around me who know what it means to be self-sufficient.

A few more generations and nobody will care.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:11 | 2554522 knightowl77
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I carry everyday....even on my own property


Kimber, with 200grains of +P....

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:40 | 2554165 Gringo Viejo
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Today's MSM are the 21st century equivilent of Volkischer Beobachter and Das Reich.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:45 | 2554181 cossack55
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More specifically, MSNBC is Der Sturmer.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 09:17 | 2555420 prole
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You are both wrong.

"Our" mass media has a central focus of exterminating Germanic Man, thus, any comparison of what we are doing now to German National Socialism, is idiotic.

Comparison to Pravda and Izvestia, Da Comrade.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 01:08 | 2555188 Waffen
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I hate to break it to you, but the media has been a propaganda arm since before World War 1.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:40 | 2554167 John Wilmot
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such an action on the part of the Department of Defense makes perfect sense if the goal is to acclimate citizens to the idea of seeing tanks and armed military acting in a policing capacity.

See, it is a training exercise.

Woof Woof, good doggie, have a biscuit.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:47 | 2554168 ebworthen
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Domestic suppression training.

Did they have the microwave guns (directed energy weapons) and sonic cannons (LRAD) mounted?

Perhaps that is a separate training? 

Bring in some hogs to the base and deafen them - then cook their brains - BBQ afterwards.

No doubt they will be rolling these in to protect the banks and their government lackeys.

God forbid they should do anything to protect the citizens from theft and oppression...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:29 | 2554315 AustriAnnie
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What happens to microwave guns when they hit metal?  Can the waves be re-directed back if the crowd is covered in those metal survival blankets with the foil lining?


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:06 | 2554402 hardcleareye
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Yep that's why I always have my tinfoil hat handy!!!!   lol

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:54 | 2554483's picture


What happens to microwave guns when they hit metal?  Can the waves be re-directed back if the crowd is covered in those metal survival blankets with the foil lining?


Try Level IV body armor with chicken pot pie inserts.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:28 | 2554766 Hulk
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:42 | 2554171 phat ho
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meh...typical training army style. Same as if they'd send the reserves from des moines iowa for 2 weeks of training in ft. mccoy wisconsin. nothing more nothing less. army intelligence is an oxymoron for any kind of martial law scenario until it already well is too late for it. :-) Bless their pointed heads anyway though

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:45 | 2554180 Biff Malibu
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Not even a hat tip?  Cmon, I tipped you guys off on twitter yesterday.



Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:47 | 2554187 zilverreiger
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bahahaha fuckign reporters

right behind me in this blackness are vehicles! we cant report on them! bahaha fucking dumb fascist nation

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:49 | 2554190 ebworthen
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"We were asked not to say where for security reasons."

Land of the free, home of the brave...uh-huh...oh yeah...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:55 | 2554218 tsx500
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actually it's more like " Land of the fee , home of the slave " !!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:00 | 2554635 knukles
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Don't say anything says the St.Louis cops spokesperson referring to District 9 or which ever it was that he specifically said not to repeat or talk about after he made the public announcement fully describing what where when and how it was that we're not supposed to even know about....

(Pulling on finger)
"3 syllables, sounds like a wet fart...."


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:48 | 2554191 strangeglove
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Coming to a City near you this Summer.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 00:29 | 2555162 i-dog
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Correction: ... Spring.

"Springtime for bankstaz and pollies; Winter for citizens of the West!"

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:49 | 2554192 jonjon831983
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Krugman's little experiment?

Either war or Aliens coming to kill us all?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:49 | 2554194 news printer
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I know it's diffrent subject; but:

Jeb Bush: Party elder statesman or 2016 candidate?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:01 | 2554241 veyron
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The republican party has statesmen?  REALLY?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:56 | 2554486's picture

They got one.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:05 | 2554641 knukles
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They have senior politicians, hacks, political operatives, donors, interested parties, manipulators, PR and Perceptions Management professionals, propagandists, supporters and a lot of just plain bat shit fucking crazy people and shysters....
Same as the Democrats.

But no.
No Statesmen.

Churchill was a Statesman.
Perhaps the Last Statesman.

etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:49 | 2554707's picture

Do I really have to say it? Ron Paul.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 22:40 | 2555039 Clashfan
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Please, really? Still on his coattails after he gave his supporters over? Come on.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 22:59 | 2555065's picture

He gave his supporters over to whom?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:05 | 2554733 Hulk
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Me thinks there is a country music song in there somewheres knukles...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 21:28 | 2554935 CompassionateFascist
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Winston Churchill? "Statesman"?? Actually, the the 20th century's premier warmonger (both rounds of the WW), genocide artist (east India Terror Famine, 1942-43), and bloody failed imperialist. Destroyed Germany, destroyed Europe, destroyed the British Empire, and mortally wounded western civilization.  In short, the first and worst of the Zio-Bankster stooge neo-conz. Though he doesn't deal with the Zionist wirepullers, Pat Buchanan's negative take on Churchill in THE UNNECESSARY WAR is substantially accurate.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 21:37 | 2554950 knukles
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Details, details details.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:15 | 2554531 knightowl77
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Not another Bush, Clinton or Kennedy a country of 312 Million we can't find some decent non-political, limited government types???? WTF

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 17:44 | 2554601 Dr. Sandi
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Not any more. All the DECENT ones have sworn off elected whoring.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:28 | 2554765 Confused
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Of course there are some. but they would never get any attention. so who would know? 

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:50 | 2554196 phat ho
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does a steam roller even weigh 32k lbs?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:51 | 2554200 phat ho
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perhaps our new strategy is to make the enemy laugh themselves to death while we advance...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:57 | 2554488's picture

Monty Python Killer Joke

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:51 | 2554202 Mary Wilbur
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They know.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:53 | 2554211 andrewp111
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Maybe they are training for occupation of Iran, Syria, or who knows where?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:55 | 2554216 Sudden Debt
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Both state that they think the exercise is a "great idea", because having the military on the streets would help to "reduce crime":

Isn't it unconstitutional to use the army as law inforcement on American citizens?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:01 | 2554238 ebworthen
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What is this "Constitution" you speak of?


Yes, it was, but I'm sure NDAA took care of that. 

Plus, three combat units already deployed stateside for "Homeland Security" role:

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:45 | 2554700 The Alarmist
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The Constitution ... that's that old ship in Boston Harbour. Used ro stand for something, but can't seem to recall what that might be.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:07 | 2554644 knukles
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Well, at least it used to be.
But then again, the law was never repealed, so it still may be, but that's a fucking technicality anymore.
The government, the folks sworn to uphold the laws, just ain't up to the task anymore, seems from time to time.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:16 | 2554748 strayaway
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There were national guard and federal troops in Detoit during the '67 race riot. I'm not commenting on the constituionality; just commenting that such things have happened before. Citizens were deputized in at least one suburb in case looters made it that far. One Detroit police precinct came under fire by a street mob. The police were simply outnumbered and not up to the task. Troops, bringing in out of area police, and deputizing citizens were three responses. Let's hope that Zimmerman isn't found innocent before winter sets in. The Trayvon/Zimmerman episode might also have interesting ripples if settled just before the Novemeber elections. Imagine the possibliities of riots, with Zimmerman winning and Obama losing at the same time. 

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 09:24 | 2555426 prole
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Very clever trolling sir. You speak of some historical events to add context to the discussion. Good. You get the sheople to sympathise with the police. Very Clever, then you have got us hoping that Zimmerman is not found innocent. Jail that murderous recist pig!

A few more posts from you and we'll all be clamoring for the eradication of dangerous gun owners and domestic terrorists. Please Government Save ME!!!!!

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 20:59 | 2554885 Seer
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It's also unconstitutional for the US to engage in wars without congressional approval.  Words always SOUND good, until, that is, POWER needs to do something else...

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:57 | 2554226 CustomersMan
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"On the other hand, such an action on the part of the Department of Defense makes perfect sense if the goal is to acclimate citizens to the idea of seeing tanks and armed military acting in a policing capacity. "


This reminds me of the TSA frisking and probing actions of all who fly. They know Israel and rogue elements within the US did 9/11/01. So, there is no war on Terror except for the staged events, going back to the Murrah Bldg and before. Killing our own people in order to gain unconstitutional power.


The point is to weaken us, our resolve, to get us used to abuses of our persons, gradually and systematically. this is just another step in the path toward totalitarian control, and further erosion of our "Constitution" and Bill of Rights.


No US Troops should be operating on US soil, so they want to set precedents and work at getting away with them.


It's sad, they feel we will do to them what they would so casually do to any of us, without remorse.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:57 | 2554227 phat ho
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the constitution is soooo....1700'ish

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:00 | 2554235 tony bonn
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obamney of the bush crime syndicate are completing the imposition of martial law....the fucktards who think otherwise are about to get a rude will see armed forces everywhere in the coming days and the end of the year, america will be a full fledged martial state....those cameras at every intersection in america were not put there for your "protection"....the body bags stockpiles and concentration camps jessee ventura documented were not purchased at taxpayer expense for nought....

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 00:57 | 2555177 i-dog
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"you will see armed forces everywhere in the coming days and weeks"

Au contraire ... I don't think so (apart from isolated "training exercises" like the above, that are easlily "explained" in the MSM to the blissfully ignorant).

I expect a coordinated simultaneous nationwide sweep of oathkeepers, gun owners and "dissidents" to occur in the dead of a single night ... say, 2am Eastern / 4am Pacific, on a day in mid-September ... rounding up tens of thousands to the prepared FEMA camps in just a few hours.

They'll give us no chance to communicate warnings with each other and they have the technology to pinpoint the location of all the dissident twits, farcebookers and ZHedgers carrying the latest "smart" iCrap.

Ditch the iCrap and start agitating for accountability and state / local sovereignty now (particularly of local sheriffs) ... before it's too late.


Sun, 06/24/2012 - 04:28 | 2555274 The Alarmist
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That's the kind of self-radicalizing claptrap that will get you rounded up.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 05:29 | 2555284 i-dog
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LOL ... I swear, the trolls on here are getting dumber by the day!!!

A) It's none of your damn business what happens to me!

B) Even if you think it is (I gather you're a liberal and want to police what everyone else is saying and thinking?), I'm telling you it's not!

C) I'm already on the list for roundup.

D) So are you! ... for even reading this site, let alone having an account and posting here!

E) Even if you think you're safe because you are indeed a paid troll, I can assure you that you are considered as having been "tainted" by what you've read here and will be rounded up for 'mandatory re-education' (can you breathe underwater?) at exactly the same time as the rest of us - just in case you might have picked up any bright ideas here about liberty, constitutionality, letter of the law, and true patriotism to your community. You're obviously too stupid to be of any use to them after the clampdown!

Please pass this message on to your trolling mates and any other weasels you may associate with. Thank you.

Sun, 06/24/2012 - 10:27 | 2555485 The Alarmist
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Don't get your panties twisted in a knot.. It's called sarcasm.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:06 | 2554256 lolmao500
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For your freedom, of course!

More from DHS Insider

“Before we get into the grit, I want to make sure you’re clear about what we talked about before, especially about the economy. You know there’s talk at the highest levels about a coming financial meltdown. When I say the highest levels, I mean the highest. But certain information is being compartmentalized, and almost no information is being sent to out-of-the-loop law enforcement agencies about why things are about to get ugly. They’re getting bigger and better equipment and loving it - not questioning it beyond what they’re told. But here’s what you need to make sure everyone understands when you write about our talks: Despite the fact our economy is on life support, DHS will be budgeting another trillion dollars in surveillance measures and equipment for police state tactics for two reasons.The first is to protect the politicians and the elite who are concerned about their physical safety, and rightfully so. This is why you hear no meaningful objections from either party, because both sides are benefiting, at different levels, from the controlled economic meltdown. They are all in the pockets of the big banks, along with the regulators, and so on. They are paranoid. Even the few who aren’t neck deep in graft - just knee deep. When everything starts to unravel, they will be exposed as complicit, so they have been reminded not to object to the increase in police state tactics,” said my source.

“Secondly, everything is preemptive. The power elite are enabling the looting process by oppressing the truth, so they need to monitor everything. If they top can’t stop the details from getting out, and I’m not talking about news from [expletive deleted] MSNBC or the MSM news, but real news, they figure it’s going to get real ugly. DHS is not just being used as the controlling mechanism to stop people from seeking revenge against the people in power who caused the financial ruin or simply allowed it to happen, but to control information through surveillance, intimidation, and force if necessary,” stated my source.

Simply stated, it’s a two-part process that works together. “They [high-level DHS officials] are working through their fusion centers to coordinate specific riot control measures with certain municipalities, and have already started the process in the big cities. That’s for ‘blowback.’ But they want to keep the specific information from getting out, which is for control,” he added.

“Why do you think DHS added a bunch of silly domestic threat categories to their list, like people overly concerned with the U.S. Constitution, the Federal Reserve, and so-called conspiracies that in any world except their global financial shell game, makes absolutely no sense,” my source asked rhetorically. “Just make sure you emphasize that there is a degree of urgency at DHS over this that’s coming right from the top.”

There is a growing impatience of the top DHS and administration officials. It’s easy to recognize instructional commands that legitimately serve national security. Instead of serving legitimate national security threats, it’s about protecting individuals in our government, and not our country or the people. DHS and certain agencies under DHS have evolved into a personal security apparatus of government officials, it’s that simple,” he stated.

DHS is very busy monitoring people and groups considered threats to this administration, not our country. FISA is disregarded, as is the general rule of law, something with which this department, under this administration, remains unconcerned. The ends, which are questionable at best, justify the means in all cases,” stated this source.

The White House 2012 “war room”

“Right now, it seems as if the duties of DHS overlap those with political issues, such as the re-election campaign. As I mentioned before and can’t stress enough, the line between domestic terror threats and political ‘enemies’ is blurred beyond recognition,” stated my source.

“Here’s something to look for, a trial balloon of sorts,” stated my source. “Pick a state in the desert southwest, and consider a hideous threat to our national security. Now, wait for Obama, Napolitano and representatives of other agencies appear in a solemn news conference saying that they saved the country from a nearly successful attack on our soil by using an armed drone to strike a target on the ground before the terrorist attack could succeed. And the majority of Americans will applaud with pride. It will all be staged, although the true facts confined to only the highest levels of government.”

The purpose of such an exercise? Condition Americans to believe we need both surveillance and armed drones flying over our skies to keep us safe.

My source continued: “As we’ve discussed, I heard something that troubled me deeply, and still does. As Obama’s approval rating dips, desperation becomes more of an issue. There is much discussion about the racial divide in this country, and as we talked about, there is an anticipation over the Trayvon Martin case. Depending on how things go, they are determined to inflate this into a much larger issue, and plan to fan the flames of racial division to cause a much broader divide resulting in a chaos on the streets.

But a back-up plan might be in the works. Remember, this is just rumor, just talk, but it makes sense. Something that would cause deep sympathy for Obama and even the First Family - a false flag operation where Obama or his family would not be in any actual danger, but it would appear that way. Some sort of a threat or incident against them carried out by a person or group fitting the fictitious threat categories identified earlier. Perhaps by a pro-Second Amendment, constitutionalist and racist as well - making the most out of the fantasy threats to our country. Something that will fool a whole lot of people and justify police-state like practices. Something that will change the hearts and minds of as many people as possible, perhaps convincing them that there is a danger and Obama is right. Just the thought of such a thing is chilling.”

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:42 | 2554460 shovelhead
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Obama the plagiarist.

Ripping off Manson's Helter Skelter and worried about the homeboyz.

Texans to shoot Minnasotans, Ohio to Florida and Californians will stay put and just pass the bong.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 19:21 | 2554756 el Gallinazo
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"“Before we get into the grit, I want to make sure you’re clear about what we talked about before, especially about the economy. You know there’s talk at the highest levels about a coming financial meltdown. When I say the highest levels, I mean the highest."


Oh shit.  He must be referring to the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 22:59 | 2555066 Clashfan
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Interesting read, thanks. Always difficult for me to trust those "insider," anonymous sources, though. This DHI sounds a lot like the WHI that is cited in another piece circultating blogs of this nature.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:11 | 2554271 phat ho
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:13 | 2554277 stant
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want to know why they did this? ask a soldier when you see one off duty.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:13 | 2554279 phat ho
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it would be messier than that. You give them too much credit methinks.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:15 | 2554286 lotusblue
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I think they were looking for cheap gas.Maryland Guard do this in Misouri so thier

neighbors don't see and laugh with disrespect.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:22 | 2554301 Uber Vandal
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I wonder if this is what one of Clif's web bot hits was about as posted on May 30, 2012

June 27/28/29 - 'Unexpected' military events put pressure on populace (usa) that will bring [preppers] into [positions of responsibility] that will persist for months if not years.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:42 | 2554356 web bot
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You're thinking the same thing I'm thinking...  :D

(not associated with the Web Bot people)

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 16:35 | 2554449 TNTARG
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I've read about this going to happen in a document that belongs to the Rockefeller Foundation.


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:25 | 2554306 debtor of last ...
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Show them your silver cross. Or threaten them with a transfer to the EU-front. But hide for the Bernank drone. Or do you still think he uses a heli?

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:27 | 2554312 phat ho
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maybe st. louis resembles damascus

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:30 | 2554317 rsnoble
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They don't have enough equipment or manpower to do this all over the US they just want you to think that. That's why I pray for the collapse asap before they do. I mean really.....they can't even get one towelhead country under control there gona conquer us too? Of course the towelheads fight for what they believe in that makes a difference.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 18:56 | 2554718 blunderdog
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Hammer meets nail.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 23:04 | 2555077 dogbreath
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If somthing like this comes about then it will look like 1920's russia.  I lay out a few facts.

Ethnic divisions.

Financial class divisions - within this group are the welfare recipient group, foodstamps to banker bailouts.

Religous divisions.   apocalyptic christians for instance.  Catholic mexicans, 

Death squads.   professionals - no rules.

Ability to concentrate all manner of resources within a limited geography to cleanse.

"they can't even get one towelhead country under control there gona conquer us too? Of course the towelheads fight for what they believe in that makes a difference"  ----->   they will attempt to control but they already have extensive real estate and enourmous resources within the country.  In the stans we are forign invaders with no seure base which is untrue at home.

when the spark lights the fire, there will be those who are contemporary patriots versus constitutional patriots.    I think there are maybe 50 million supporters available to do the dirty work.  camp guards, neighborhood rat,  co-opted opportunists, black marketeers, approved drug dealers,  agent provocateurs,  These are the people who do not know the meaning of sell your soul.


Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:30 | 2554318 debtor of last ...
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Mozes kriebel, wat een ongelooflijke teringzooi zeg.


Dutch for: God damn, what a fucked up world you live in.


I mean we

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:33 | 2554322 Pumpkin
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First of all, if TPTB thinks that the military will roll on their own, they gots a big surprise.  Also, most Americans love their military.  If they are having an exersise they will accomodate.  But they would not be so cooperative if it was aggressive.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:35 | 2554332 LivermoreJim
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From Buffalo Springfield:


And has.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:35 | 2554333 LivermoreJim
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From Buffalo Springfield:


And has.

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 15:39 | 2554347 slackrabbit
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so thats twice as deep

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 21:05 | 2554898 Seer
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Which is sure to make it a Rabbit Hole, right?

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