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Eloriel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 12:24 PM
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61. An important clarification, folks -- PLEASE READ
Remember, this bit of info is about NORTHCOM, the federal military who have been given expanded involvement in domestic affairs under probably the PATRIOT Act as a result of 9-11.

Help with natural disasters has heretofore been primarily the duty of the National Guard, NOT the Feds. Having the Feds come in at a time like this is new (I think), at least since the Posse Commitatus act was passed in the 1860s, and NOT necessarily a good thing.

I saw a piece of a brief press conference with the general in charge of Northcom, and he was big on this whole "force will only be used in self-protection" thing, since Posse Commitatus says the feds CAN'T be involved in law enforcement, but we all know that this administration (and yes, that would extend to the general who are left after the various purges) is big on saying one thing and doing another.

SO -- that the feds weren't activated is NOT necessarily a bad thing since it portends martial law. It was NG troops who were needed first and more -- and they weren't given authorization iether.

In any case, AFAIC this development supports the theories in my OP here:

ATTN DU RESEARCHERS -- LIHOP/MIHOP evidence stacking up
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


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