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Military Rolls Tanks On To St. Louis Streets...But Why?

Via Zero Hedge:

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"...


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US Military Won the Battle of Hartford ~ Again & again.

Hartford, Connecticut: Scores of paramilitary troops and soldiers appeared to be from the National Guard. They were deployed onto the streets of Hartford, Connecticut to break-up a recent annual Puerto Rican-American cultural event.
Union Soldier Describes Daily Life in Civil War Camp ~ NewsInHistory.com 05/17/2012.

National Guard is increasingly being deployed domestically to target the American people.

National Guard and U.S. Army troops are routinely involved in ‘urban warfare training’ drills. Usually such drills take place within the confines of military bases, however, more recently heavily armed troops are increasingly seen patrolling residential neighborhoods and even the downtown areas of major US cities.

Such “invasions” are often reported on as nothing to worry about and even as “cool” by the mainstream media.
Union Soldier Describes Daily Life in Civil War Camp Submitted 05/17/2012

After the Civil War began with the Confederacy firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the North responded enthusiastically to President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 volunteers to serve for 90 days. The Union mobilized for the war effort, supplying men, arms and equipment, forming a Northern army to suppress the Southern rebellion. Then the monumental task began of converting these raw recruits into an organized, effective fighting force. Regiment after regiment was divided into camps and the men drilled incessantly to prepare for the ordeal of battle, as described in the following letter a Connecticut soldier sent home to his father.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

From another blog this hour

HOPE this is true!

Friends, Patriots and fellow Floridians:

Now, we can reveal that our Military and our Patriot Forces are mobilizing to free our country from the grasp of the insanity which has been ongoing for centuries. It may seem attractive to some to out such actions prematurely, but now, it is safe and sanctioned to allow our Patriot community to know, that all is well. Our Military will be on the streets soon, safeguarding our communities. Look for July to be pivotal. Stay out of the way and in your homes.

There will more than likely be conflict and misunderstanding, as well as misinformation. I am sure that when we are needed, we will be called upon. Load up on your groceries for now, and tell those neighbors, family and friends to do the same. Be ready and be vigilant.

We will all be the first men and women to walk this Earth as free souls, in thousands of years! I am sure we are all thankful to our Creator for this momentous happening. May we learn to now live in peace, love and prosperity as it was meant to be.

I also want to thank our Civilian Militias, our Military, the White Hats, all Liberation Forces, and dedicated persons who have given it all, to bring us this upcoming moment of liberty we have been waiting for these many years. We will never know the countless hours of vigilance, lost lives and sacrifice it took to bring us across the finish line. We salute you all and wish you God’s speed.
May God bless all of you, and may we have a new understanding of this coming Independence Day.

Happy 4th of July, as never before!!!

Love to everyone.

Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947

gun confiscation in October

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Robert M. Sawin III

I'm guessing that something

I'm guessing that something is getting ready to happen and they are preparing for how to control the civilians. Maybe the banks are going to close until further notice? With everything that is going on all over the world and the fact that we as a nation have been walking the razor's edge of national bankruptcy for a long while now…if martial law is declared, there will be no elections. President Obama was America's first black President. And he just might be America's last President, period. We are Rome, just hours before it fell!

Larry in North Carolina
The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men and women to not support Ron Paul!

I'm digging up facts of the matter. Cash ain't worth its salt!

Salt money (see Latin translation of salary) was worth its salt. Roman soldiers were paid in salt-money... Salary.

Roman soldier pensioners were paid in silver. Romans were grateful for the cornucopia of goods brought to Rome from the frontiers. When silver mining run short, the Roman soldier pensions stopped receiving silver coin. They got the salt money tokens, just like those fighting in the frontiers. Pensioners wrote to their sons afar notifying them of this broken promise.

Twas the fight before the fall... The fall of the Roman Empire.

Constantinople reigned 1,000 years, w/ Gold & Silver... After Rome fell. 04/24/2012

Rule of the empire shifted quickly to those able to pay soldiers & pensioners in gold & silver.

♞ Fall Of Roman Empire! ♞ Mandates Broke Silver. 05/21/2011

When pensioners told their soldier sons pensions we no longer paid in silver, the Roman Empire abruptly fell.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Many aren't going to like this

So I talked to someone who had a good point... he said I remember doing those trainings when I was in the military in the 70's. I remember riots, people in mass do crazy things when they are scared or angry. Do you just not have someone there to try and keep others from being victimized. I also remember seeing military point their guns at people starving for water after Katrina, what were they suppose to do just die, put the guns down and give them water. Military has to be trained to handle and understand people, and follow the good and need of the people. So I guess it boils down to who do you trust to control the military? Pay attention to who your voting for. This came from my father the person who taught me the only free thing you have in life is your mind and your word, the only thing that noone can take from you but yourself. The person who taught me to always look to history and question the current.

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You're right, I didn't like your point about

some imaginary "need" to control food and water-starved people. The federal policy in emergencies is ALWAYS control first, provisions secondarily if at all. We saw the same horrid scenario in their invasion of Haiti after the terrible earthquake. The U.S. military landed and wouldn't allow relief aid in until they had "secured" the situation.

It is backwards. In their phobia about riots and lawlessness, they are incapable of viewing people as problem-solvers rather than problems. People are VERY good at self-organizing and working for a common good; yes there may be brief panics and damage. But certain damage happens when the military is in control: people get killed and everyone loses all of their rights -- of self defense, liberties, the right to seek provisions and shelter, the right to be allowed to fend for themselves as best they can, the right to vacate the area -- all gone when it is entirely controlled by idiot, paranoid military and bureaucrats not even touched by the situation.

I wish that were true

I think you missed the point. But anyway, I wish people as a whole would have the common sense and compassion that is necessary to be able to handle trauma on their own. I remember the first looter I came across after a 1/3 of our city was taken out by a tornado. She had been in a home that wasnt destroyed but made her way to a nursing home that was. She picked the jewelry off the dead bodies and then broke into a house that had not been totally destroyed but had windows blown out that had been resecured by the owner that was actually a first responder searching for people. She stole a gun, laptop, computer etc. I remember asking her why, there was no reason why it was an oppurtunity. She didnt steal for food or water, which I remember seeing the police let people take food and water from a destroyed big box store because noone knew how bad things would get. Precident is set from the top and rolls down hill. Its the military mindset while on its own soil and the government that controlls it. Again the main point of the whole story is pay attention to who your voting for.

My pa taught me the same.

"... the only free thing you have in life is your mind..." - Fantasia Razorhiney, DailyPaul member, 2012

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Drive tanks all the way to Missouri? A fool's sojourn.

Drive a Tank! Destroy a home made in USA! News report & 2 videos documenting home demolition with a tank. Minnesota, USA, May 2012.

A fool's sojourn. Certainly the military observed box-cutters & jet fuel can pulverize tall buildings into dust. New York City observers cannot all be wrong.

Jet fuel & box-cutters may be purchased in Saint Louis for a fraction of the cost of driving a column of tanks to where they will do no good. ... Tanks may be purchased separately (see my previous comment here).

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

the corporate media may be

the corporate media may be trained by a fiat printing press.


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Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

" We wrestle not against flesh and blood

but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

"Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might"

This, is where our hope must be!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

If there a threat

just study how they get destroyed in Iraq and Afghnistan than you'll know what to do if they are trying to round up people in camps.

ask the rothschilds for

ask the rothschilds for shoulder to air missiles while you're at it


Where's the State Government?

What would happen if the States prohibited military exercises within their borders?

Feds have already declared war on you

... and it's high time for a bold State ( or better yet one or more coalitions of several contiguous states ) to simply recognize this war already exists, fortify it's defenses, enact an economic embargo, seize all Federal tax collections within it's borders and serve notice to the Feds a list of grievances to be addressed immediately. Call the Feds out on these rampant abuses of power. States created the Federal government and now they must beat it down to size before the Feds and their C.O.G. secret government completely take over the world.

It's just a harmless test

to make sure there are no bugs in their ability to rapidly roll in and subjugate an outraged and rebellious populace. There's nothing to worry about. Just smile, wave your tiny American flag, and wave as they rumble by. If you suffer from feeling of outrage or rebelliousness simply report to the nearest re-education camp for proper treatment.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

having the military on the streets would help to "reduce crime"

Why not?

We've been causing "collateral damage over seas for decades.

Perhaps Americans will get a taste of what US military interventionist have been doing in countries as part of thier peace keeping mission.

Purse-snatcher running down the street? Spray him with automatic weapons fire. Drug pusher's house? Take it out with a tank's main gun or a Bradley auto-cannon. If innocent bystanders are killed and millions of dollars of property damage result, well, you can't make an omelet or secure "peace" without breaking a few eggs, right? It's all part of supporting the warfare welfare state.

After all, why waste time doing detective work, reading people's rights, holding trials? Just cut to the chase and start blasting with all those hi-tech weapons. Since Americans think that just applying more force in Afghanistan and Pakistan will defeat the terrorists, why not just use more force here at home to get the "bad guys"? We've seen how well the Mexican government's open war with the drug cartels works, why not here too, hmmmm?

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

link to Video clip didn't work for me. Here's another

St Louis City residents have been warned to not be alarmed at the sight of U.S. Army tanks rolling down residential neighborhoods after sightings of the vehicles provoked fears of martial law.



I have three words


For The Power of The Republic!

No standing armies in times

No standing armies in times of peace.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

sticky b__bs

... as demonstrated in "Saving Private Ryan"

Low tech ingenuity versus bloated excess military industrial complex fanfare and over-priced pageantry. Globalists are gonna LOSE . . .

as i have learned on a dozer

steel cable - like that from a tow truck - can also bring things to a halt.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul


Training at a bank and an airport - interesting places.


They can't let us take our money and run out of the country.


Probably related to training

Probably related to training for economic default.

They've now got the liberty violations in place, and the world economy is teetering on default. Now they just need to train the thugs to comit thuggery when the time is right. After years of Obama admonishing Libya, Syria for responding with threats to their government with brutal force - OBAMA will do the EXACT SAME THING. Maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't but I'd be considering it.

Maybe some of the residents

Maybe some of the residents of North St. Louis should get out there with their cameras and do some journalism.