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War College Tells of Military Preparedness for National Economic Unrest.

December 27, 2008

The US War College is preparing for Civil Unrest in the United States over the drastic down turn in the economy. Treasury Sec. Paulson has told of the use of Martial Law, as I reported before.

Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma and Rep. Brad Sherman of California disclosed that Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson discussed a worst-case scenario as he pushed the Wall Street bailout in September, and said that scenario might even require a declaration of martial law.

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The report from the War College’s Strategic Studies Institute warns that the U.S. military must prepare for a “violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States” that could be provoked by “unforeseen economic collapse” or “loss of functioning political and legal order.”

The DOD is sure that if the economy remains on its downfall there will be violence amongst the middle and lower class, cause for a military rule.

Entitled “Known Unknowns: Unconventional ‘Strategic Shocks’ in Defense Strategy Development,” the report was produced by Nathan Freier, a recently retired Army lieutenant colonel who is a professor at the college — the Army’s main training institute for prospective senior officers.

writes: “To the extent events like this involve organized violence against local, state, and national authorities and exceed the capacity of the former two to restore public order and protect vulnerable populations, DoD [Department of Defense] would be required to fill the gap.”

The Phoenix Journal reported that according to International Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said last week that there would be global rioting in the international markets. If the lower-income households aren’t made to follow credit limits.

The last paragraph of the article reminds us of what is a possibility of our future, and the plans that were drawn up as far back as 2003.

And Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the U.S. military operations to liberate Iraq, said in a 2003 interview that if the U.S. is attacked with a weapon of mass destruction, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. daveslh permalink
    December 28, 2008 5:00 pm

    I keep seeing this story on numerous blogs and news sites. The first few times I saw it I kind of dismissed it as verging on conspiracy theory – having seen it many times since I am convinced that this is credible. Which is pretty scary as it would set a precedent for similar kinds of action elsewhere – such as here in the UK. To date, the only unwelcome anti-democratic rumblings we have had on this side of the pond are comments from Frank Field, the Labour MP for Birkenhead, on the possible need for a ‘government of national unity’ in the event of a serious run on the pound…worrying times…



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