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"Ace In The Hole": Do 'We The People' have a hedge against martial law in America?

In December of 1976, I was a young Airman First Class assigned as an Assistant Crew Chief on a C-130 cargo plane. Several aircraft and crews were sent to Aviano Airbase, Italy in the foothills of the Alps to support the night-time airdrop of equipment and Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne. While the Loadmasters and Jumpmasters prepared the planes, USAF mechanics and Army Paratroopers huddled together around portable spotlights seeking warmth and relief from the frigid winds rolling down from the Italian Alps.

We stood around smoking cigarettes and telling jokes for a while and then the conversation turned to the history of our respective services. A toughened 'old' Army Staff Sergeant (he was probably 35, the rest of us were barely out of our teens) told us a strange story of an unofficial meeting that JFK had with the NCO's of the Green Berets: a meeting of which the officers were not invited. Many officers of the Green Berets were graduates of West Point might hold themselves loyal to their commanders rather than do the "right thing" as per the Constitution. JFK was known to not have much trust in many of his high ranking officers (Generals LeMay, Norstad, Power) but was quite endeared to the enlisted (common) men.

The President allegedly told them that in the event that the U.S. Government goes rogue, their orders are to go AWOL(!) and spread out across America, training Militias to fight against the corrupted government. Myth has it that this 'unwritten' directive has been handed down from team leader to team leader ever since. This was definitely news to me and surprisingly it was news to many of the young Paratroopers as well. I wasn't prepared to call this SSgt a liar, so I took it with a grain of salt, hoping that it was true, keeping it in the back of my mind for decades and then today I ran across this...
Pay attention starting around 4:10

http://youtu.be/g9P0kef2i00

In his speech to the graduating West Point class of 1962, Kennedy said,

"Korea has not been the only battleground since the end of the Second World War. Men have fought and died in Malaya, in Greece, in the Philippines, in Algeria and Cuba and Cyprus, and almost continuously on the Indo-Chinese Peninsula. No nuclear weapons have been fired. No massive nuclear retaliation has been considered appropriate. This is another type of war, new in its intensity, ancient in its origin - war by guerrillas, subversives, insurgents, assassins, war by ambush instead of by combat; by infiltration, instead of aggression, seeking victory by eroding and exhausting the enemy instead of engaging him. It is a form of warfare uniquely adapted to what has been strangely called "wars of liberation," to undermine the efforts of new and poor countries to maintain the freedom that they have finally achieved. It preys on economic unrest and ethnic conflicts. It requires in those situations where we must counter it, and these are the kinds of challenges that will be before us in the next decade if freedom is to be saved, a whole new kind of strategy, a wholly different kind of force, and therefore a new and wholly different kind of military training."

Special Forces embraced the concept of Unconventional Warfare (UW) with the primary mission of training counter-insurgents to fight tyranny in the troubled countries of the 1960's using guerrilla tactics and psy-ops. As we know, rebels in many countries have been trained by the U.S and these are the men that do it.

I believe JFK was on board with the warning of his predecessor concerning the Military Industrial Complex.

I have no proof that any of this is true, but one can only hope and pray that it is.



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"... so I took it with a grain of salt, hoping that it was true, keeping it in the back of my mind ..."

Of YOUR mind -

Tactics:

http://www.dailypaul.com/301733/how-to-achieve-a-peaceful-re...

Strategy:
[ From the same source ]

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3220706

[ The Ace is up your own sleeve (or perhaps pant leg). ]

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/322130

Both COVERT and OVERT: that, is precisely what the OathKeepers

are doing, along the lines of what you maybe referring to, especially with their current initiative:

Oath Keepers Kick It Up a Notch: Going “Operational” by Forming Special “Civilization Preservation” Teams!

and

The ALAMO! Stewart Rhodes LIVE @ InfoWars Studio to discuss "Oath Keepers, Going Operational!" - Oct. 8th & 9th, 2013

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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The only solution will be escape. It won't be that easy. Hope is a fantasy, reality is a tragedy.

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This is our Ace in the hole...

http://www.dailypaul.com/300666/practical-way-to-regulate-ci...

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

This was a pretty common rumor in the 60s.

JFK genuinely admired the Green Berets, and this is certainly something he might have done. However, I think our big hope are our veterans, particularly those who continue to hunt. Watch "Enemy at the Gates" and find out how Khrushchev REALLY brought the German Army to its knees at Stalingrad.

Thanks Bob

Veterans certainly outnumber active duty, and even technician vets own guns. I will look into 'Enemy at the Gates'

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

I have spoke with many kids in the service

I am in a unique position to talk with these kids with absolutely no one around to hear the conversation. Most I have talked to will indeed turn the cannons if it comes to it "I will not be shooting at my uncle" with a sly smile. But the more we alienate them with disrespect the less chance of their helping when it comes time. To truly complete a peaceful change over to the people we will need them, it cannot be done without them. almost all of them are on our side, I can testify to this.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I kind of figured that was the case.

It would be hard for a soldier to rough up a citizen when he knows Grandma is getting pistol whipped back in Peoria.

I'm more concerned with the Brownshirts. (FEMACorps)

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Good post topic

Thank you, Such an important question to consider. I think we are in better shape than we think as long as we quit spitting on them.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Yep and funny you should say that

because it was a commenter on another post that suggested spitting on VN vets; that riled me up enough to write this.

I hear about supposed 'white hats' in the Pentagon but I think they are actually 'in the field'.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"- Homer Simpson

Yeah I saw that too.

It pissed me off too. Some just do not understand that there are far more on their side than they think. And in the end without their "toys" and help it will be a brutal loss. How many folks own long range thermal imaging scopes? Just one trained marksman with this standard issue scope could take down a hundred "citizens" in one night. They all have them as standard issue so just imagine what eight guys could do in just one night? No, we will need them on our side or it ain't happening. The technology has advanced too far now.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.