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By TLB Contributor: Ron Noyes

Kentucky Senator and possible presidential candidate Rand Paul met potential voters at Fulchino Vineyard in Hollis, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 21st. Republican New Hampshire State Senator Kevin Avard, a Paul supporter, emceed the event that attracted over 100 “First in the Nation” primary voters.

The potential GOP field seeking the party’s nomination is expected to be wide. With Chris Christie, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham making recent visits to the state, Paul presented his case with what he says sets his campaign apart from others: a strict adherence to the entire Bill of Rights. Paul stated that, as a group, elected GOP lawmakers support the 2nd amendment but that wasn’t enough.

“But you want to defend the whole Bill of Rights. You can’t defend the 2nd amendment if you don’t support the 1st amendment. You can’t defend the 2nd amendment if you don’t defend the 4th amendment,” Paul said.

Regarding the 4th amendment, Paul turned to the National Defense Authorization Act’s “Indefinite Detention” clause found in section 1021 which reads:

c) …. The disposition of a person under the law of war… may include the following:

(1) Detention under the law of war without trial until the end of the hostilities authorized by the Authorization for Use of Military Force…

Paul said: “We now have a law on our books called ‘Indefinite Detention.’ An American citizen can be detained without a trial… You want to know what the President said? He said ‘I’m signing this, I’m troubled by this, but I’m signing this but look at me, I’m a good man and will never use this.’ We won’t get into the discussion of whether that is true or not but the thing is laws are not about one individual, but who comes after them.”

When asked for comment, PANDA (People Against National Defense Authorization Act) Jason Casella had this to say about Paul’s remarks: “Though it’s excellent to see the Indefinite detention provisions and laws of war now contained in the NDAA are finally a topic of discussion for presidential hopefuls, the rest of the country has been taking action for years. It remains to be seen if the discussion moves to action in the 2016 races, but time and again it has been proven that if the people of America want their rights protected, it will be the people themselves to do it.”

Some of Senator Paul’s potential primary opponents have also weighed in on the NDAA:

Ted Cruz (S-TX), also a vocal opponent of the provision, stated this in his reasoning for voting against the 2014 NDAA:

“I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act. I am deeply concerned that Congress still has not prohibited President Obama’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens arrested on American soil without trial or due process.”

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on U.S. citizens suspected of having ties with Al Qaeda under NDAA section 1021 guidelines: “And when they say, ‘I want my lawyer,’ you tell them: ‘Shut up. You don’t get a lawyer.” (Source)

NH State Senator Kevin Avard had this to say about Senator Paul’s presentation:

“We need to be the party that defends not only the 2nd amendment but the 1st and 4th and 5th, meaning all the Bill of Rights and reach out to all groups in our society. National defense is the highest priority but so also is our national debt which is as much a part of our security.”

The most recent poll (NBC News/Marist) taken in New Hampshire has Senator Paul in 3rd place at 14% behind current Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 15% and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 18%.

While the Senator has libertarian leaning roots, some in the Libertarian Party are split on Paul’s GOP candidacy. According to The Daily Beast, Nevada LP Chair Brett H. Pojunis stated that “‘Libertarian’ is now just a buzzword for Republicans like the Kentucky Senator. If Senator Paul was a libertarian: Well, OK then—join the Libertarian Party!”

With many undecided voters lingering in the Granite State, Paul’s presentation made this impression on NH resident Keith DeSantis:

“Senator Rand Paul emphasized not only the importance of the Bill of Rights, but why the Bill of Rights are important. His platform is focused on defending the entire Bill of Rights, instead of a single right or issue. It’s the message I think that appeals to a lot of people on both sides of the political spectrum.”

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About the Author:
Ron NoyesRon Noyes is a musician, writer, team member of Ben Swann’s “Truth In Media Project” and political consultant with fanconx.com. Noyes was a 2012 national delegate for Ron Paul and performed with John Popper of Blues Traveler at Paul’s “We Are The Future” rally.

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by Allen L Roland on March 24, 2015

Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States is a must see 58 minute video for it is a flashback to the hubristic formation of this present empire in the human form as the creators of the official 9/11 story ~ George W Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz’s infamous pipe dream of PNAC ~ which predicted the eventual global dominance of America and its surrogate state of Israel.

The war on terror is still a smokescreen to cover up U.S and Israeli involvement in the false flag of 9/11 and the eventual metamorphosis of America from a Republic to its present day plutocracy and Empire ~ while still remaining shrouded in secrecy…Allen L Roland, Ph.D

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“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”  ~ Adolf Hitler

This must see Documentary by Oliver Stone recounts the final phase in America’s fear based shift from a freedom based Republic into its immanent spiritual death. It also outlines the financial, business and geopolitical interests underlying the War on Terror which rapidly becomes a War of Terror ~ fueled by paranoia and fear as well as an obedient Congress and media.

Stone’s powerful video documentary avoided mainstream censorship by downsizing the 9/11 false flag operation but instead cleverly opens with Martin Luther King’s prediction of the impending spiritual death of America and uses the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) published need for a new Pearl Harbor as the neocon bible for the treasonous acts by our leaders (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, etc.) that followed ~ and let the facts speak for themselves.

THE INFAMOUS GANG OF SEVEN

Bush’s hypocritical sincere lies and fabrications as well as Rice and Cheney’s doublespeak are presented by Stone as evidence of America’s decent to absurdity with the mainstream press in lock step during this spiritual death spiral.

 Obviously the Bush administration’s goal was always regime change in Iraq as Bush claimed dictatorial war powers while the sinister Cheney attempted to hide their 9/11 fingerprints through illegal renditions, bounty hunting as well as torture induced confessions.

 Stone clearly shows this neocon Ride of the Valkyries with regime change the goal from Iraq to Iran ~ with the obvious but unspoken endorsement if not assistance of Israel and Mossad.

Stone lets the viewer connect all these obvious dots but our present co-dependent relationship with Israel, where neither party can be totally honest with the other since both were co-conspirators in the 9/11 false flag operation, as well as the well-known Saudi/Israeli connection and our ongoing secrecy and lack of transparency, provide important clues.

Obama’s broken promises and sell out to Wall Street is clearly seen in Stone’s video as Obama stacks his team with Bush retreads and his promise of transparency is submerged by his greater need to maintain the status quo as well as the increasingly transparent War on Terror ~ which has now become Obama’s drone directed War of Terror.

 Obama’s Nobel Peace prize becomes a bad joke ~ witness Obama’s ongoing targeted assassinations and vigilante drone justice ~ along with Bin Laden’s photo op death (with no body or DNA confirmation) which is an obvious insult to our intelligence.

 So don’t be shocked but our Democracy has failed and our current plutocracy enjoys an ongoing permanent war as well as a permanent donor based (not voter based) election campaign and Stone clearly records this descent into darkness.

Stone’s ending words speak of our moral descent from a force for good, understanding and peace to our present state as a rogue Empire clinging to the myth of American exceptionalism and offers this Martin Luther King inspired solution in his own words  ~ “We need to humanize the planet and find the power of real love”

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Watch this film closely and watch the great American bamboozle rapidly unfold ~ starting with the Bush, Cheney and Powell blatant straight faced lies and finally Obama’s caretaker role for the global elite and dawning empire ~ and all under the deceptive and patriotic cover of the War on Terror. See Video ~

 

Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell.”   ~ U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black on U.S. 713 New York Times Co. v.. United States

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Allen L Roland is a Freelance Alternative Press Online columnist. He is also a heart centered spiritual consultant, author and lecturer who also shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web site atAllenRoland.com. He also guest hosts Truthtalk, a national radio show that airs monthly. He is available for comments, interviews, speaking engagements as well as private consultations via email atallen@allenroland.com.

Roland is a twin who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, survived a dysfunctional family, pursued and lived his dreams, including becoming a Navy supersonic carrier pilot, finding himself by fully opening his heart, writing three books, siring four children ~ and is still living his ultimate dream by making a difference from a place of love, celebration and service.

His Ph.D dissertation THE UNIFIED FIELD was chosen by Common Boundary and Noetic Science Institute, in their 1998 national dissertation contest, as one of the top three finalists for combining spirituality and psychology. His ongoing heart centered work as a consultant with veterans with PTSD, is the most satisfying work of his life. Allen’s online newsletter, columns and radio broadcasts are committed to the truth ~ as he sees it ~ for only the truth is revolutionary.

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By: Roger Landry (TLB)

The American military monster, and thus the military industrial complex, is out of control, and doing irreparable damage to not only the world … but also to America!

In the guise of “Spreading Democracy” this cabal is destroying not only sovereign nations, but also the fundamental economic security of America. This country is directly or indirectly, responsible for over three million deaths in the war torn middle-east and now we move on Ukraine and spread our “Democracy” into Africa.

We as a society in whole, are so naive or ignorant with respect to global politics and what drives this mechanism. I would say with total confidence that this nation which exercises the largest influence on the politics and economics of this planet, displays the most ignorance and apathy of our actions on this same global community.

We are told something is bad, so we automatically believe this and take it for a fact. We are told something is good so again we believe and support it unconditionally, because after all we heard it on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX NEWS etc…, from our President, or one of his administrations appointee’s, so it must be true! Then we shrug our collective heads and go back about our self centered business.

The absolute fault in this logic is that every organization or individual driving our system today has an agenda, and to support this agenda the news is propagated through a filter who’s parameters are determined by this very same agenda.

America is now a country perpetually at war. Why? Who in this world is prepared to invade or conquer this country without fear of total annihilation from a nuclear strike?

Why are we overtly interfering militarily in at least six to as many as eight sovereign nations simultaneously with our “big stick” prowess, and untold more covertly? And all the while Americans are suffering economically in a fashion that only the great depression rivals.

We The People must tighten our belts, pay more in taxes and expect less from our government even though revenues to them increase. Yet we fund the biggest military monster this world has ever seen to the benefit of none but the military industrial complex and the few international power brokers who stand to gain huge wealth and regional control at our expense.

I am not against a strong national defense, but I will rail against out of control military spending while the country falters and eventually collapses under the crushing weight of debt! Recent (direct or indirect) defense spending totals well over $1.6 TRILLION per year, an average of about 53 cents of every dollar this government spends …

What could America do with even a portion of those funds, say $1 trillion a year leaving the military over $600-$700 billion a year (still the largest military budget on the planet)?

How about we put Americans to work rebuilding a collapsing infrastructure, invest is shoring up a failing education system, funding new hi-tech industry or research projects, get us back into space, put Social Security back on a solid footing, decrease the annual deficit, seal our southern boarder … hell there are a thousand ideas that sure beat perpetual warfare, killing and the continuous manufacturing of more enemies of We The People!

We need to speak out now as the available time to change course is growing short and when this onrushing and inevitable economic collapse occurs then it will be too late to look back and say … shoulda, coulda, woulda, but didn’t!

It’s time to wake up !!!

Please watch this video for a more comprehensive military spending breakdown …

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The American Empire: Denial, Delusion And Deception

By TLB Contributor & Partner: Dane Wigington

Most Americans do not truly understand the scope and scale of the American Empire.

If we are to be effective against the “collective insanity” in general, it is imperative to have some understanding of just how out of control the military industrial complex is, especially in America.

The video below is absolutely worth every minute of the time it takes to watch and comprehend. It is extremely accurate, compelling, and infuriating.

The truth is our most powerful weapon. We must all take the time to learn the facts so we can march in this battle with credibility and thus confidence.

TLB recommends you visit Dane at GeoEngineering Watch for more pertinent articles, videos and information.

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By TLB Contributor and Partner: Dane Wigington

Preface: The military industrial complex has been completely out of control for so long that the consequences to life on Earth may soon be total. The US military leadership has virtually no regard for anything or anyone including its own soldiers. In the military’s endless and insatiable quest to expand and control the entire planet and everyone on it, all is expendable. This includes the environment (even in its own country), and the citizens of the United States which it claims to defend. Though climate engineering is the epitome of the militaries assault against its own citizens and the biosphere, there are countless other examples which all have dire consequences. Finally, the population is beginning to wake up to the ongoing insanity.

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Domestic Military Expansion Spreads Through The US, Ignites Dissent

By: Dahr Jamail

What if you lived in a country that allowed its Navy to fly the loudest aircraft in the world over your home day and night, generating sonic booms that rattled the windows of people living in a neighboring country, and test new weapons in areas that would knowingly harm, or possibly kill, humans and wildlife?

Welcome to the United States, which has a military with an increasing domestic expansion that may soon be coming to your town, city or national forest.

That the US military knowingly tested new weapons on US citizens (possibly in the thousands), wildlife or even its own soldiers is nothing new. Publicly available documents reveal how the US military has even released nerve gas in public areas, as well as farms, to see the effects on civilians and animals. This occurred during the 1960s, when the United States secretly tested both chemical and biological weapons on US soil, including releasing deadly nerve agents in Alaska and spraying bacteria over Hawaii.

Hence, the fact that in recent years the US Navy moved ahead with increasing its sonar testing (which is presently ongoing, off the coasts of California, Hawaii and the Gulf of Mexico), despite reams of evidence showing its extremely harmful impact on whales and dolphins, is but one example of the military’s tendency to expand in any way it pleases, damn the consequences.

The US Department of Defenses’ 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review minces no words when it comes to the Navy’s expansion:

“Through an aggressive effort to reduce acquisition costs and temporary ship lay-ups, the Navy will modernize its fleets of surface ships, aircraft, and submarines to meet 21st century threats,” its executive summary says. “We must ensure that the fleet is capable of operating in every region and across the full spectrum of conflict.”

The “full spectrum of conflict” includes the now ever-expanding field of electromagnetic warfare training.

The Navy is already using the sea and airspace of literally every US coastal state for its training, and in many of them, its war gaming.

By way of example, the far northwest quadrant of the United States provides a clarifying example of what the Navy is doing, how government agencies tasked with protecting wild lands and wildlife are enabling and assisting its expansion, and how citizens are standing up to resist it.

In a country where military spending already accounts for 55 percent of all federal discretionary spending and military expenditures are greater than all the military spending of the next 10 largest countries combined, the Navy’s domestic training footprint, along with other branches of the military, is growing ever-larger and taking on frightening new forms.

An Expanding Naval Footprint

The US Navy, along with the Air Force and Army, are currently engaged in and expanding their warfare-training exercises across the United States. Right now, however, the Navy’s expansion appears to be the most pronounced, given the US military “pivot” toward building up its forces in the Asia-Pacific.

The Navy’s warfare training expansion is to be particularly extensive along the West Coast states of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, but will also include Idaho. Trainings are set to expand across the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

Warfare training regions and the 12 training ranges began to expand in 2007 in scope and size, as well as the amount of activity, according to Rosalind Peterson, a researcher and co-founder of California’s Agriculture Defense Coalition, who has been tracking the Navy’s training ranges since 2009.

“The Navy is conducting bombing and gunnery exercises, submarine warfare exercises, drones, missiles, and other ‘live-fire’ exercises in many of their ranges,” Peterson told Truthout.

The Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing Area includes undersea warfare centers, explosive ordnance disposal areas and vast amounts of air space for their warplanes. Their Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Area is equally massive.

2009 Navy document makes it very clear why their ranges are expanding, and how they intend to train:

Realistic training is the single greatest asset the military has in preparing and protecting Navy personnel … “Train As We Fight;” is not just a phrase. It is a statement of the absolute necessity to train the men and women in uniform for the precise conditions in which they may find themselves while protecting the nation. Realism requires access to areas and environments that closely match the locations where our Sailors may face.

According to the Navy, the purpose of its training expansion is to “conduct training and testing activities to ensure that the Navy meets its mission,” which aims to “maintain, train, and equip combat ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas.”

While the Navy has denied involvement, the fact that explosive ordnance disposal is part of its mission in its training areas, of which Washington State’s Strait of Juan de Fuca is one, could explain “mysterious” loud explosions that vibrated floors and rattled windows in people’s homes there recently.

But mysterious, loud undersea explosions that are possibly linked to the Navy’s undersea warfare training exercises are mild in comparison to some other impacts of its training.

In 2009, US Senators Barbara Boxer, Olympia Snowe, Maria Cantwell, Sheldon Whitehouse, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley and Dianne Feinstein co-authored a letter to Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere, regarding their concerns about the Navy’s ongoing training expansion at that time.

The senators were alarmed that some of the naval exercises could “occur in the nation’s most biologically sensitive marine habitats, including National Marine Sanctuaries and breeding habitat for the endangered North Atlantic whale,” and were also concerned that the Navy “anticipates more than 2.3 million takes (significant disruptions in marine mammal foraging, breeding, and other essential behaviors) per year, or 11.7 million takes over the course of a five-year permit.”

In another 2009 letter to the Navy, Senators Wyden and Merkley (both D-Oregon) cited environmental and economic concerns over the Navy’s expanded warfare training off the Oregon coast, writing, “We are concerned that many of the Navy’s training proposals, including underwater minefield testing, explosive ordinance use, expanded land and air-based exercises, and widespread sonar training in particular, pose substantial environmental and economic risks.”

The Navy’s expansion included exercises with guided missile submarines and unmanned aerial systems, along with the implementation of new air and sea surface targets, new electronic signal emitters and development of a “small-scale” underwater training minefield.

Similar to the letter penned earlier by the seven senators, the two Oregon senators brought attention to four specific areas of concern, including: “The potential for irreparable harm to the fisheries and the many related industries along the Oregon Coast, the significant impacts of sonar on marine mammals, the potential impacts on endangered species, and the potential release of a variety of hazardous materials into sensitive marine ecosystems.”

Despite the broad extent of domestic military expansion, it is rare to see coverage of this growth in larger national media outlets.

“The Navy has taken the position that they can train anywhere they want, using any methods,” Peterson said of the ongoing expansion, and added, “And they don’t want this in the national news.”

Instead, local news sources tend to cover the stories, like a recent article about a proposed naval pier expansion in Port Angeles, Washington, or a 2014 article in a Key West, Florida, paper about a Navy veteran who called the FBI on the Navy over its plans to expand training there, including 52,000 flight operations a year out of one of its airfields.

Carol Miller, founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Skies Coalition in New Mexico, began researching domestic military expansion when the Air Force tried to turn an area beside her community into “a realistic bombing initiative.”

“We don’t really have public lands in the US,” Miller told Truthout. “We have military lands.”

According to the Pentagon, between 1985 and 2012, the US military had completed at least 92 joint land use studies in preparation for expanding its domestic training, which proposed expansions in all but 16 US states.

There are scores of examples of massive training areas already in existence around the country.

The San Juan National Forest Training Area in Colorado is 633,011 acres, and Colville National Forest in Washington State, another training area, encompasses 550,000 acres.

Other recent expansions include 2014 plans for the Utah Test and Training Range having 700,000 acres added around the perimeter of a bombing range to create more ground and air space for F-35 pilots to test their aircrafts’ missiles.

Miller told Truthout there are three key elements of US base expansions underway.

The first two, she said, encompass “new and expanded land bases, airspace and sea space; and military activities on public lands, tribal lands [and] culturally important indigenous sites…. The third is ‘encroachment’ planning, the least publicized and understood category, where the military basically dictates what activities can happen around military bases even on public and private land.”

The Obama administration recently proposed an increased $534 billion Pentagon base budget plus $51 billion in war funds, as it urged Congress to end cuts it claimed “erode US military power.”

Defense Department officials claim the increased military spending was needed to carry out the planned stationing of more forces in the Asia-Pacific, in response to “the rise of China.”

Hazardous Materials

Miller told Truthout she is increasingly concerned about the types and amounts of hazardous materials the military is using in its training. She said that in New Mexico, the Air Force plans to expand the number of landing spots they have for their Osprey aircraft, which means they will use a polymer called TerraLOC, which military officials describe as “Gorilla Glue on steroids” to bind the dirt in their landing zones so that dust won’t blow around when their aircraft land.

Miller, who worked in public health for 40 years, said, “They plan to treat the soil with a vinyl chloride polymer that they claim is ‘organic.'”

She said the military already has 17 landing spots located in national forest lands in New Mexico and Colorado, but “they are applying for more.”

Miller is concerned about the health and environmental impact of the military’s use of vinyl chloride. “Clearly they are more concerned with the health of their aircraft … than the environment. Vinyl chloride workers have the highest liver cancer rates,” she said.

Truthout previously reported on how the Navy’s plans to conduct electromagnetic warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State would dramatically impact human health, as well as wildlife and the environment.

Another Truthout report included details about the Navy’s warfare training’s impact on wildlife in the region, which includes threatening already endangered species, as well as disrupting the bio-navigational abilities of over 1 billion birds that use the proposed training area as a migratory pathway.

According to the Navy’s own so-called environmental impact statement (EIS) for its Northwest Training Range Complex, “In the Northwest Training Range Complex Study Area, hazardous materials would be used in the Pacific Northwest Operations Area, including specific offshore areas such as Warning Area W-237; inshore areas in Puget Sound where underwater detonation training occurs; and land areas designated for land-based explosives training.”
Other impacts include jet noise, explosions and the use of live weapons, among others.

A Bad Neighbor

The impact of the Navy’s expansion does not end at US borders. Even members of the Canadian government are expressing their concern about the Navy’s ever-growing footprint of militarism.

Canadian Minister of Parliament Elizabeth May recently sent a letter to US Ambassador Bruce Heyman, expressing her concerns about the proposed naval expansion of adding more Growler jets to the naval air base on Whidbey Island, just across the border from Canada, in order to use them in the proposed electromagnetic warfare training exercises.

“My constituents have raised concerns about considerable noise from the jets, which can be disruptive,” May wrote in the letter, dated January 27, 2015. “They would like the residential impacts on nearby Canadian communities to be taken into account in evaluating the proposal … In addition, many are concerned that noise from the jets, as well as the sonar activity that would result from a proposed increase of acoustic surveillance devices in the region, may have adverse environmental impacts on marine life, including the endangered South Resident Orca whale population and Leatherback turtles.”

Ian Jessop, of CFAX radio in Victoria, Canada, told Truthout, “We’ve had a lot of complaints here on southern Vancouver Island about the noise level from the warfare training program in Washington State.”

Helene Harrison, in Shirley, British Columbia, a small town located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca where Navy Growler jets regularly fly, also expressed concern about the Navy’s expansion plans.

“We are currently subjected to ‘sonic booms’ often on Thursdays which we’ve been told may come from USN jets and Whidbey Island, they shake/rattle our houses and windows which is a bit unsettling,” she told Truthout. Harrison said she recently contacted her MP, Randall Garrison, to express her concerns, and to enquire whether these disruptions are a violation of international treaties and agreements.

The Public Method: Military Propaganda and Exceptionalism

Both Peterson and Miller were critical of the Navy’s method of obtaining the permits necessary for conducting its warfare exercises, and of how the Navy treats the public who have questions about its practices.

Miller said that during a recent permitting process in her area, she followed Navy personnel around for 10 nights of public presentations around Colorado and New Mexico.

“They get a script, and they are not allowed to go off script during public meetings,” she said. “They are polite and everybody shakes hands after the meetings, but I feel they are very mocking towards the public and they don’t care what we say. Because base commanders only serve two years … they rotate, and they don’t really care. They lie knowingly, and repeat that lie over and over.”

Peterson spoke similarly of the way the Navy treats public inquiry.

“I learned that their scoping meetings are not meant for people to ask questions,” she said of the Navy’s public meetings. “They put up these little tables using Navy contractors who travel from state to state, and these are the guys who wrote all these EIS’s [environmental impact statements], and this group was hired solely to sell these ideas to the public.”

Peterson added that the Navy’s plan for holding public meetings, which it is required to do as part of the permitting process, “has always been to hold their meetings in the most remote locations. Like up in Washington, they tried to do this in Forks. And they try to pack them full of Navy personnel or other supporters. So nobody with any authority in the Navy ever even attends these meetings.”

The meeting she mentioned was one of the first the Navy was to hold regarding their plans for electromagnetic warfare training on the Olympic Peninsula. Forks is a small town of 3,500 in the far west of Washington State. A resident there saw a small public notice flier in the post office about the Navy’s scoping meeting, and alerted people of the Navy’s plans, forcing it to hold more meetings in some of the larger cities on the peninsula, where the public outcry continues to escalate.

Another way the military has facilitated its ongoing domestic expansion is by control of government officials.

“Your congressmen and senators in Washington State won’t talk on the record, due to the Navy’s huge presence in that state,” Peterson said. “The Navy basically considers Washington to be a military town.”

A case in point: a town hall meeting that US Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) held in Port Townsend, Washington, to address public outcry over the Navy’s proposed electromagnetic warfare training.

Only one participant voiced support for the Navy’s plans, while over 100 others in a standing-room-only meeting voiced their anger and opposition to the Navy’s plans, which Kilmer acknowledged but responded obliquely, “The relationship between the Navy and the North Olympic Peninsula is longstanding and valuable.”

Later in the discussion, he added, “We need to be sure that these people are adequately trained, adequately funded and given the best equipment possible. This is shared sacrifice.”

Miller agrees with Peterson on the possibility that Kilmer is an example of a so-called representative becoming an apologist for the military, regardless of public opposition.

“I think Kilmer is playing people up there,” Miller said. “He is on [the House] Appropriations [Committee], and has a lot of power. I’ve watched several of the public meetings, and he stands up there with the party line. He’s not saying there is too much training, and this is an inappropriate location for the Navy to do what they want to do. He could stand up and fight this, but he’s not.”

Miller and Peterson’s critique of Kilmer is not without basis. In the 2012 report Retaining and Expanding Military Missions [for Washington State], the acknowledgements section on page 7 reads, “In addition, we would like to acknowledge the attention provided to our process by Attorney General Rob McKenna, Governor-elect Jay Inslee, Representative- elect Denny Heck and Representative-elect Derek Kilmer.”

A US Army War College paper from 1989, titled Military Training on Public Lands: Guidelines for Success, written by Michael King, details how the military has gone about obtaining support from public officials. It is a document that likely informs the current strategy of the military.

“Because many Americans have an increased awareness of environmental, social, and economic issues related to natural resource management,” the paper says on page 4, “the military often faces adverse public reaction to conducting training on these lands. My purpose here is to discuss the issue of military training on public lands and to identify guidelines that military decision makers can apply to meet their training objectives …”

The document notes that by 1986 the Army alone already had access to 14.5 million acres of “non-Army, private, state and federal lands to conduct training and testing,” 70 percent of which was national forest land.

It also mentions the Interdepartmental Agreement of 1988 between the secretaries of agriculture and defense, which affirmed a “longstanding policy that national forests can provide a variety of settings to conduct military training activities.”

Poignantly, page 11 of the document outlines a strategy that is clearly still pivotal for the military:

Governor’s offices, state conservation leaders, and elected officials should be considered participants in the decision-making process. The congressional delegations and their staffs should be consulted and informed of the proposals to enter into agreements with public land or large private landowners. Often the first place a concerned citizen or group turns to is their senators or representatives in Washington DC. [emphasis added]

Miller spoke of this portion of the document specifically.

“What has been most painful to me is the reaction of our congressional delegation,” she said. “The War College document makes it clear they need to get to the congressional delegations first, because that is where people are going to come for help.”

She went on to mention how Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) supported the F-35 warplane expansions in Vermont, and added, “We have no friends in the government on this. We have a massive military expansion across the US, but no government officials standing with us on this, or even listening to us.”

Trolls

Miller spoke of another method the military uses to combat dissent: It plants its own advocates in public conversations.

“There are trolls, and they are all paid,” she said. “The town of Taos [New Mexico] had a meeting of 400 people on a proposed military land use expansion, and the only person who spoke in favor of the military training who was a retired general who we found out was still on the military payroll.”

small newspaper on Whidbey Island, where the Navy’s air base is located, has regularly run bellicose op-eds written by a retired member of the Navy, who regularly attacks those critical of the Navy’s plans while writing under a pseudonym.

Miller and Peterson said this type of pro-military troll is common across the country.

Another comes in the form of trolls abusing comment sections on Facebook pages that oppose military expansionism.

For example, Protect Olympic Peninsula, a Facebook group that describes itself as “community members concerned with US Navy’s proposal to develop electromagnetic warfare training in National Forest & surrounding areas,” has received the following comments from Navy personnel on its Facebook page and by email:

December 20, 2014, Retired Navy chief issues a threat to the three people who responded to a misleading op-ed by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island commander: “I think the [letter writers] should be strapped into a GROWLER [warplane] and sent out to relieve a crew currently in combat over ISIS stronghold of their choice and allowed to demonstrate their superior knowledge and ‘airmanship’ and guts for the rest of us!”

December 22, 2014, via email from a Navy pilot: “Thanks for your expertise on how the military should work. The military is doing it’s [sic] job fighting overseas terrorists and silly people at home. The Military doesn’t answer to you. It answers to elected civilians like the President – not every lunatic with an opinion. Navy is exempt from most of the environmental laws you speak of and for obvious reasons. Fighter jets are not and never will be a Prius. Nor do Navy fighter pilots drive Priuses. We consider them to be wimpy along with their owners. New Growlers coming starting in February. New facilities being built on Nas every week. We’re growing. Not shrinking. And we just bought more land around OLF [Outlying Landing Field]. COER [Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, Whidbey Island] is about to lose their homes to eminent domain.”

January 16, 2015, via email from a Navy pilot: “… we already own all the airspace, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about that … The Growlers fly there every single day from 6000 ft – 35,000 feet. Good news, we put up 2 new dart boards in the Officers’ Club. Guess who’s [sic] faces are on them – [two citizens named]. So congratulations, we through [sic] darts at your faces every single day over a beer. That’s how much the Navy respects your group.”

January 16, 2015, via email from a Navy pilot: “I assure you that you will be long gone before the Growlers are. Service life of the Growlers – 40-45 years. And man, we just built some beautiful new facilities on NAS Whidbey. WA is the absolute best state for military airspace. Wide open skies in unpopulated areas. You are not important. In fact, you scumbags are completely expendable.”

Resistance

Public outcry over this type of bellicose military expansionism is now growing.

In response to the Navy’s plans to war-game on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State’s commissioner of public lands, Peter Goldmark, sent a February 27, 2015, letter to the Navy informing them that the state would not allow them to use its forest roads for warfare training.

“Though we have not received a formal land use or lease application for this project, we feel that we are adequately informed to decide that we would not be interested in participating in this training exercise,” Goldmark wrote.

Several environmental organizations and law firms, including the following, informed the Navy they opposed its environmental impact statement (which they found grossly inadequate and full of errors) for the Northwest Training and Testing range and called for a shift in policy: Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthjustice, Environmental Protection Information Center, The Humane Society of the United States, InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council, Klamath Forest Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, North Olympic Group, Washington Chapter, Sierra Club, Ocean Mammal Institute, Olympic Environmental Council, Orca Network, Surfrider Foundation, Mendocino Coast Chapter, and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, among several others. The letter reads:

The DEIS [draft environmental impact statement], however, included a picture of unremitting and inadequately mitigated harm. More than 500,000 instances of marine mammal ‘take’ (significant behavioral disruptions and injury) over five years (from 2015 to 2020), including almost 275,000 instances of temporary hearing loss, and more than 600 instances of permanent hearing loss from the use of sonar and explosives … While these projections are shocking – and, we believe, still underestimate the harm to marine mammals from the Navy’s activities – they confirm what stranding events have evidenced, scientists have studied, and the public has believed for years: Navy training and testing activities endanger whales and dolphins at intolerable levels.

The activities included in the Supplement add almost 415,000 instances (about 83,000/year for five years) of marine mammal take to this total – nearly doubling the total disclosed in the DEIS.

Miller told Truthout that in New Mexico, a broad coalition of renewable energy landowners had formed, which includes a large number of ranchers.

This is due to the fact that, according to Miller, the Air Force opposes solar because “they say it affects their radars, and they are against wind, because of their low altitude training.”

Public resistance and pushback against US military expansionism is happening in MontanaCalifornia, across the Pacific, across the Olympic Peninsula, and across New Mexico, to name a few areas.

The West Coast Action Alliance that supports members-based organizations and citizen groups on the West Coast, from California to Canada, is growing rapidly.

The group Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve on Whidbey Island has been pushing back against Navy jet noise and expansionism for years, and is becoming more vocal and gaining support.

Miller believes lack of information remains one of the biggest challenges for those who believe this domestic military expansion should not be allowed.

“These battles are being fought and the public has no idea this is going on,” she said. “Unless you are in an impact area and are seeing it directly.”

Miller warned that the military encroachment is happening on a national level and “is expanding,” and that the expansion included the buffer areas around pre-existing military bases. It would, she said, even go so far as to limit the heights of buildings in certain cities such as Fairbanks, Alaska.

“But the public is going to be upset about the military dictating what is happening on private lands,” she concluded. “And somehow that seems un-American… This is the largest land-takings in the last 200 years in the US.”

Peterson has seen some successful court cases brought against the expansionism, but she has also seen courts that “often take the position that the military needs to practice, so anything they need to do is OK.”

Like Miller, she sees lack of public information and awareness as an ongoing problem.

“This is where the public has no voice, and no chance really, because no one is seeing how much the Navy has expanded,” she said.

Of course, dozens of groups already actively opposing the military expansionism would disagree with her – they are speaking out about the Navy’s actions loud and clear.

At the time this article was published, the Navy had not responded to Truthout’s requests for comments.

By Dahr Jamail, Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.

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IMAGES OF MARTIAL LAW EVENTS/TRAINING ON AMERICAN SOIL

There is no subject that I have taken more grief over than the topic of martial law on American soil, especially when the martial law will utilize foreign troops to enforce the martial law. And if one dares say the Russians will form the vanguard of the martial law occupation force in America, then surely you must be wearing a tin foil hat.

I have written about martial law, produced martial law documents and have FEMA documents which speak to the use of Russian troops on our soil, until I am blue in the face. Therefore, employing the wisdom that a “picture is worth a thousand words”, I am presenting the undeniable images of martial law on American soil. We do not have to wait for martial law to be declared, it is already here and is only waiting for the final switch to be flipped.

REAL MARTIAL LAW SIGNS ON AMERICAN SOIL

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A MAN’S HOME IS HIS CASTLE, UNLESS YOU ARE UNDER MARTIAL LAW

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MARTIAL LAW IS IN EVERY PART OF OUR SOCIETY

TSA OR THE NFL

TSA and the National Football Leagues. Both violate the 4th Amendment. Neither organization has caught even one terrorist.

TSA and the National Football Leagues. Both violate the 4th Amendment. Neither organization has caught even one terrorist.

KEEPING AMERICA SAFE BY CONTROLLING THE BAD GUYS

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BIG BROTHER IS EVERYWHERE KEEPING AMERICANS SAFE FROM OTHER AMERICANS ON THE DANGEROUS HIGHWAYS OF THIS COUNTRY

VIPR TROOPS KEEPING AMERICA SAFE AND ENSLAVED- VIPR HASN'T CAUGHT ONE TERRORIST!

VIPR HIGHWAY STOPS.  THE 4TH AMENDMENT IS DEAD. GOING OUT OF YOUR HOUSE CONSTITUTES PROBABLE CAUSE FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE

UN OCCUPATION VEHICLES ON AMERICAN SOIL IN THE SUMMER OF 2014

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A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

FEMA Camps will soon outnumber the banks that will be left standing.

ALL EXPENSE PAID VACATION

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FINAL DESTINATION

The above photo is reminiscent of this photo that was leaked nearly three years ago.

SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS?

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EVEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE READY FOR THE DECLARATION OF MARTIAL LAW

This is one of the   "black sites" where torture of illegal detention of Chicago residents is taking place.

JADE HELM 15- 60 DAY MARTIAL LAW DRILL OVER SEVEN STATES

Jade Helm 15 Color Coded Legend Red Denotes a "hostile state" Brown is uncertain, leaning towards hostile. Dark Blue is "Permissive" meaning supportive of the government. Light Blue is "Uncertain, leaning friendly". .   Jade Helm 15 Color Coded Legend
Red Denotes a “hostile state”
Brown is uncertain, leaning towards hostile.
Dark Blue is “Permissive” meaning supportive of the government.
Light Blue is “Uncertain, leaning friendly”.

TWO AMERICAN STATES HOSTILE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? I WONDER WHAT COULD CAUSE THAT?

MILITARY DOCUMENTS CLEARLY SHOW THE INTENT TO USE CONCENTRATION CAMPS ON AMERICAN SOIL

FM 3-39.4 ARMY MAP OF FEMA CAMP DESIGN AND LAYOUT

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Military Caught with Martial Law Signs by Customs

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Russians and Other Foreign Troops Will Enforce Martial Law

RUSSIANS IN DHS VEHICLES ON AMERICAN SOIL

Martial Law Preparations Are In Place and the Foreign Troops Are Ready

Conclusion

I could go on and on, and on, and on, but you get the idea. Martial law has been incrementally imposed upon the American people. As much as World War III is dominating our attention, this country will be placed under martial law before any war will commence.

There are those that will say that this is not proof and that martial law is merely a figment of our imagination. To those people I would say” happy landing”.

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By James Hall

The immortal words uttered by Prince Hamlet as he contemplates death and suicide, applies for an entire society. The enormous gravity that permeates William Shakespeare’s tragic hero represents the same fate confronting the normal mortals, who make up the ranks of Americans. The rapid decline in intelligence and moral character has approached epidemic levels. The ROT which has seeped into the popular culture has become a metamorphosis Reign of Terror. The transformers from a heritage of principle, courage and honor have sunk to a level of Slouching Towards Gomorrah. Such a fate was feared by our Founding Fathers.  

Such a band of brothers would be hung together today, for daring to defy the established order. This ageless conflict between those with imposing power and the subjects, who suffer from the rule of tyrannical madmen, never ends. Well before the era of the Bard of Strafford-upon-Avon, the playwrights of the original Greek theater operated as the model for an establishment governance.  

From the venerable 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica volume 20 page 144 the pattern of human domination is illustrated. 

“The success of the oracle led at last to the establishment of the rule that Herodotus declares to be almost universal in Greece, namely, that no leader of a colony would start without consulting Delphi. Doubtless in many cases the priesthood only gave encouragement to a pre-conceived project. But they were in a unique position for giving direct advice also, and they appear to have used their opportunities with great intelligence. 

They could have for it was not by any means far-reaching conscious of no mission to preach Apollo, for his cult was an ancient heritage of the Hellenic stocks. Only the narrower duty devolved upon them of impressing upon the consultants felt the religious obligation of sending tithes or other offerings. 

Nevertheless their opportunity of directing the religious ritual and organization of the public worships was great; for Plato’s view that all questions of detail in religion should be left to the decision of the god ” who sits on the omphalos ” was on the whole in accord with the usual practice of Greece. Such consultations would occur when the state was in some trouble, which would be likely to be imputed to some neglect of religion, and the question to the oracle would commonly be put in this way “to what god or goddess or hero shall we sacrifice”? 

The oracle would then be inclined to suggest the name of some divine personage hitherto neglected, or of one whose rites who fallen into decay.  

Again, Apollo would know the wishes of the other divinities, who were not in the habit of directly communicating with their worshippers; therefore questions about the sacred the goddesses at Eleusis would be naturally referred to land of him. From both these points of view we can understand why Delphi appears to have encouraged the tendency towards hero-worship which was becoming rife in Greece from the 7th century onwards.” 

The lesson from placing submission in the hands of ruling elite goes back to antiquity. Usually that obedience was based upon physical threats of coercion, slavery or death. The cradle of Democracy interjected a cultural element into the mix that the priesthood class could intercede with the gods on behalf of a civil society of implied, free men.  

The notion that citizens could vote on public issues, and confer consent was earth shattering. Making appeals to pagan deities is not unique. Access to “consultations” with the gods, followed a procedure that was strictly maintained by the prevailing order. The standard that saved the city-state required divine approval. Today regimes are protected by controlling mass allegiance through a cultural assault of rigid conformity to basic compliance of laws that is acceptable to the establishment authority. 

None of this social dominance is healthy for a free society. Yet, those who give a superficial reading of Robert H. Bork’s book, risk missing the balance needed to protect individual common law rights. 

“Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful exposé of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality.” 

In order to promote legitimate individualism and personal freedom, the fundamental canons of natural rights must be the core criterion. Ethical conduct requires personal choices and conscious decisions for behavioral conduct.  

Being part of the establishment means that acceptance of the system goes mostly unquestioned. Anti-establishment sentiment does not mean becoming a social misfit is the only path. There is no practical way to drop off the planet altogether and remain alive. Hamlet is correct in questioning his very existence, but few surviving participants in the daily grind of the rat race ever make time to contemplate their own place in the world.  

Essentially, being Stuck on Stupid finds a delusive comfort and a false security in acquaintance to the status quo, even if that mode of interaction is wholly corrupt and destructive. 

Until the masses make a commitment to be honest and honorable, no effective campaign can be waged against the establishment. Those who vigorously defend the actions of the establishment are lost. Seeking the guidance of the symbolic Delphi requires a total break with hero-worship of establishment proponents.  

Radical egalitarianism is a cornerstone of the establishment, in their effort to become the Lord Master of the system. The madness that Hamlet experienced drove him to express, “To die, to sleep-/No more“, is based upon his torture and fear that there might not be peace even in death. Likewise the torment of thinking social critics understands that current ruling institutions and authorities are rotten to the core.  

Trust worthy traditional conservatism offers a cogent, proven and utilitarian approach to achieve a renaissance for Western Civilization. In order to plant the seeds of individual Liberty, a populist message and a spiritual re-awakening must be adopted. 

Society as it is presently configured is doomed to a catastrophic upheaval. Now is the time to prepare for personal survival, because the governmental safety network systems are unsustainable.  

After the collapse, as the substantive re-alignment struggle is fought out, each of us will need to answer the primary question: Will you obey the Fascist Police State elites or you will you overcome Hamlet’s fear of continual existence and resist the tyranny? 

The saying often associated about the place one resides: “Where Life is Worth Living”, should apply to America. For most of its history this attitude was true. More people than ever are not so sure that the nation once revered deserves to survive.  

A new Gallup poll indicates that “Americans continue to view government as their single greatest problem. While the economy and unemployment have given the government a run for its money over the last year, in recent months government has taken a clear lead for the ignominious title.” 

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The establishment most closely is associated with the government. However, the social culture ultimately accepts the system even when vocal activists are protesting. The reason is simple, fear of the unknown. Like Hamlet, death may not be relief in the end. Nevertheless, Abu Bakr’s quotation regretfully is all too true. “Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives”. 

How does one respond when the death of humanity comes as the cost of the survival of the establishment? The sickness that has become today’s political, social and economic environment is a wholly owned dividend from the establishment’s war on God.  

Seeking the console of the Delphi to intercede with Apollo is like applying for a government grant to endure one more day of food rations. The dependency milieu is designed with a kill switch. Nothing is more philistine in a stance than to keep accepting that the establishment is a legitimate authority.  

While there are few Plato’s among us, there are many despotic followers of his ideal Republic despotism. One can explain away that Plato was promoting his Philosopher King, but there is no excuse to execrate the long list of democratic leaders who work tirelessly to establish their kingdom here on earth.  

For God’s sake! If not for your own; then seek righteousness for His. Remaining dumb and stupid is no defense for encouraging the establishment by providing willful assent. The notion that we can reform ourselves out of this dilemma is folly. Every day the situation deepens into a Shakespearian tragedy. It is too late to avoid the slide into Gomorrah because we are already in the pre Hellstone and brimfire danger zone.  

People seldom learn from the past because they are living examples of denial. This experience is different from previous ages when life was short and often came to a violent end. Survivors understood the nature of tyranny. Now the soft kill culture does the dirty work, while most remain silent.


SARTRE is the pen name of James Hall, a reformed, former political operative. This pundit’s formal instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism, on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. A believer in authentic Public Service, independent business interests were pursued in the private sector. As a small business owner and entrepreneur, several successful ventures expanded opportunities for customers and employees. Speculation in markets, and international business investments, allowed for extensive travel and a world view for commerce. He is retired and lives with his wife in a rural community. “Populism” best describes the approach to SARTRE’s perspective on Politics. Realities, suggest that American Values can be restored with an appreciation of “Pragmatic Anarchism.” Reforms will require an Existential approach. “Ideas Move the World,” and SARTRE’S intent is to stir the conscience of those who desire to bring back a common sense, moral and traditional value culture for America. Not seeking fame nor fortune, SARTRE’s only goal is to ask the questions that few will dare … Having refused the invites of an academic career because of the hypocrisy of elite’s, the search for TRUTH is the challenge that is made to all readers. It starts within yourself and is achieved only with your sincere desire to face Reality. So who is SARTRE? He is really an ordinary man just like you, who invites you to join in on this journey. Visit his website at http://batr.org.

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What does “Master the human domain” mean? Is it a euphemism for the complete subjugation of the civilian population of the United States?

By TLB Contributor: Dave Hodges

From July 15th to September 15th, 2015,the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a massive military drill in an area covering the entire American  Southwest. At first glance, I thought this drill was a response to the massive military drills being conducted by Russia. I wrongly assumed that Jade Helm 15 was a drill designed to protect the Southwest from an invasion by Russian-backed Latin American military forces (i.e. Red Dawn). However, after reading the operational plan of Jade Helm, it is clear that this drill is about the brutal martial subjugation of the people of Texas, Utah and Southern California who have risen up against some unspecified tyranny. Further, this drill is also about martial law being used as a preventative measure in states which “might” lean towards civil war against the United States government (i.e. California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico).

The operational elements and impact of Jade Helm 15 cannot be considered in isolation. A careful analysis reveals how this drill is connected to Army policies associated with the confinement of detainees in what is commonly called FEMA camps! This drill is undoubtedly the most frightening thing to occur on American soil since the Civil War.

Red Dawn or Martial Law Preparations?

Jade Helm’s Purpose Defined

“Jade Helm is a challenging eight-week joint military and Interagency (IA) Unconventional Warfare (UW) exercise conducted throughout Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.”

The term, “unconventional warfare (UW)” makes it clear that this exercise is not dealing with a Russian-backed “Red Dawn” invasion of the Southwestern United States by Russian backed Latin American partners. UW speaks to the guerrilla warfare (asymmetrical) nature of the anticipated and rehearsed conflict. Subsequently, it can be conclusively stated that Jade Helm is not preparing for a Red Dawn invasion, rather, they are preparing for a Red, White and Blue invasion. This is a massive rehearsal for martial law implementation as well as implementing the proverbial and much rumored Red and Blue List and the “snatch and grab” extractions of key resistance figures from the Independent Media as well as uncooperative political figures. The various provisions of Jade Helm make it clear just how dangerous this drill truly is.

Composition of Jade Helm Forces Reveals the True Purpose of the Drills

Thomas Mead, the operations planner for the U.S. Army’s Jade Helm realistic military training has publicly stated that “We have Army Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Special Operations Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and we also have some of our interagency partners such as the DEA, FBI and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) that will be working with us.”

The use of Green Berets, Navy Seals and Special Operations Command forces speaks to the unconventional composition of the overall makeup of this group. Among the many duties for these three Special Operations groups include infrastructure raids, assassination of key enemy personnel, reconnaissance, and extraction of key enemy personnel for detention and/or intelligence gathering. It is the latter duty that has me concerned as there has been much discussion over the execution of a “Red List” in which key resistance figures would be kidnapped and “dealt with” in advance of the implementation of martial law. A detailed analysis of the language of Jade Helm has convinced me that we are looking the implementation of the “snatch and grab” of key resistance figures to the coming marital law. My sources have told me that in past drills of this nature, Red List extraction troops are helicoptered in the early morning hours (e.g. 3AM) land, offload personnel and extract the intended targets, SWAT team style.

In the Jade Helm section entitled What to Expect, operation planners state that the public should anticipate “Increased aircraft in the area at night“, and “May receive noise complaints“. What aircraft would be loud enough at night to guarantee noise complaints? My vote would be the helicopters. And who would be on these helicopters at night? What time are snatch and grab activities historically held? And who typically conducts snatch and grab arrests? The answer to these questions would  be the special operation forces, which in martial law, would be the Gestapo version of the Green Berets, the Navy Seals and Marine Special Forces as they arrive at your home at 3AM.

Role players will be participating in Jade Helm. In fact, the same section goes on to state that “Some individuals (i.e. civilian insurgents) may conduct suspicious activities…..” What would constitute a “suspicious activity for the purpose of this drill? Would it consist of pretending to be dragged off to a FEMA camp? Would it be engaging in simulated insurgency activities associated with guerrilla war strategies? There are so many possibilities and they are all associated with civilian resistance against a tyrannical force.

Not only is the use of three special operations forces suspicious with regard to Jade Helm, but more notably is the announced use of JPRA, and this is frightening event. The Joint Personnel Recovery Agency (JPRA) maintains a series of training school sites whose subject matter includes:

“Prisoners of war; hostages and DETAINEES (emphasis added); evasion and escape; search and rescue; Prison survival techniques and experiences; geography and cartography, natural science, ethnology, and country studies; terrorism; military and Naval science; natural and emergency medicine.”

 The majority of the above definition makes it clear that the intent of JPRA is to teach POW survival skills, at least until they use the word “detainee”. Please allow me to call your attention to the term “detainee”. In layman’s language, the term “detainee” simply means someone who is a prisoner of the military occupation force (U.S. government). To the average person, the use of the term detainee would not raise an eyebrow, but to someone who is tune with the connotations and denotations of military parlance, the term “detainee” holds specific meaning as evidenced by the following document which is considered by many to be a blueprint manual, created by the Army, for martial law and FEMA camp incarceration for political prisoners (e.g. dissenters).

Restricted U.S. Army Internment and Resettlement Operations Manual

May 2, 2012

FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations

fema leaked document  FM 3-39.40 1-5In section 1-10 of 3-39.40, “A Civilian detainee is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”

In section 3-56 of 3-39.40, the following draconian provisions are applied to “detainees“:

  • “Develops PSYOP products that are designed to pacify and acclimate detainees or DCs to accept U.S. I/R facility authority and regulations (Author’s note: “PSYOP Products” such as the use of torture such as water-boarding and sleep deprivation).
  • Gains the cooperation of detainees to reduce the number of guards needed.
  • Identifies malcontents, trained agitators, and political leaders within the facility who may try to organize resistance or create disturbances.
  • Develops and executes indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes (i.e. brainwashing of detainees).
  • Identifies political activists.
  • Plans and executes a PSYOP program that produces an understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”

The use of the word “detainee” is conspicuous and as the reader can clearly see, it has specific meaning with regard to a Red List extraction action. In effect, this is the black site for political dissidents. Both Jade Helm 15 and the FM 3-39.40 are both Army manuals written exclusively on dealing with civilian personnel in martial law settings. Under the NDAA, designating select citizens as a detainee and holding them indefinitely is legal under this unconstitutional legislation. 

States Participating in Jade Helm

Jade Helm is an eight-week joint military and interagency unconventional warfare exercise that will be conducted in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado. A clearer copy of this map is available at this link.

Jade Helm 15 Color Coded Legend Red Denotes a "hostile state" Brown is uncertain, leaning towards hostile. Dark Blue is "Permissive" meaning supportive of the government. Light Blue is "Uncertain, leaning friendly". .   This map contains the reason of why we can be certain that this is not a “Red Dawn” invasion emanating from Latin America. The unconnected pockets of “hostile states” is how we know this a martial law/possible civil war map. The color cods of the states listed in the map presented above, can deciphered as follows:

civil war1-The Red States of Utah and Texas are listed as hostile states as is part of Southern California. These states are not geographically contiguous. Subsequently, we are looking at Jade Helm 15 as being the suppression of civil resistance. The use of the 83rd Airborne is also suggestive of the fact that the authorities anticipate that there could be civilian militias rising up, perhaps in combination with veterans groups and possibly military units loyal to the citizens of the United States.

- The Brown State of New Mexico is listed as leaning towards being hostile.

-The Blue States of California, Nevada and Colorado are listed as being loyal, “permissive”, to military authority and martial law.

-The Light Blue State of Arizona is listed as “unknown”, but leaning toward being friendly.

This reads like a civil war scorecard, similar to the one that President Lincoln must have constructed in 1861 after the attack upon Ft. Sumter.

The Participation of Certain Interagency Partners Are Very Troubling

Repeated reference is made about the cooperation between the Department of Defense (DoD) and local law enforcement (LEA) in the Jade Helm document. After reading this document, Program 1033 started to make a lot of sense. Program 1033 is the militarization of local police with former military equipment (tanks, machine guns, etc.). It is interesting to note that it was the NDAA legislation that created Program 1033. Obviously, the purpose of this is to turn the local police into a martial law occupation force.

"CNN and FOX propagandists have nothing on us." Kate Zickel a host for the Voice of Russia.

I am not surprised, but very concerned that DHS, listed as an interagency partner, is a part of this drill for the following reasons: I believe a significant number of American military will NOT fire upon American citizens. Subsequently, this is the reason for the Russian troop presence in our country and they will fulfill the role of a martial law occupation force. When I have previously mentioned this, the Russian media (e.g. Voice of Russia) has attacked me in the past as if they have something to hide and evidence of these attacks can be accessed here and here.

What seems logical and something that should frighten all Americans is to wonder if DHS and the Russian partners will be a part of Jade Helm 15? Again, I refer to the video production put together by Sherrie Wilcox in which Russian soldiers have seen in Tennessee traveling in DHS vehicles as they entered into Western Kentucky. As this related to Jade Helm and martial law, this is ominous. Russian troops will fire upon American citizens. Russian troops will extract American citizens from their beds in the middle of the night. What do you want to bet that Russian troops will be included in Jade Helm 15? Russian troops were included in Grid EX II and the RIMPAC war games, so why not Jade Helm. Yes, I am talking about treason and it is coming from the top.

Why would the Drug Enforcement Agency become involved in a martial law operation?This makes no sense unless you read the connection of the compromised DEA to various Central and South American factions (e.g. the possible 5th column presence of MS-13) that I revealed in July of 2014.

Conclusion

With regard to the thematic components to this article, there is no conclusion, this is only the beginning. It is quite clear that the Army fully believes, as do their superiors at the Pentagon and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, that there is the belief that there is going to be something so catastrophic that an American Civil War II will ensue. The reasons behind this event(s) are not the focus of this article. However, I think it is a safe bet that it will have to do with the seizure of bank accounts and retirement accounts.  This is a topic that will be explored in a future article. Meanwhile, Americans in the Southwest need to be concerned that this drill does not go live like so many of these drills seem to in advance of a false flag drill. Every political activist, “uncooperative” politician and member of the Independent Media need to be thinking about where they want to be from July 15 to September 15. It would be best to be where “they” ain’t!

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By Eric Zuesse

The Obama Administration basically lied on Monday, March 16th, when it said that it had reduced the percentage of healthcare uninsured Americans from 20.3% down to 13.2% — and the ‘news’ media in this country stenographically reported their lie, without noting that it is a lie; and without noting that the real figures are 14.6% reduced down to 12.9%. 

The press also crucially avoided to mention that when Senator Obama ran for President in 2008 he was promising the country that his plan would reduce the uninsureds rate down to 0%, so that there would be (and he kept promising this) “universal coverage” (which means a 0% uninsureds rate).

This government-lying, and press-stenography of the lies, are both like the government lies and press-stenography about Saddam Hussein and Iraq were in 2002 and 2003, and the government lies and press-stenography about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine are today: it is government of the public, by deceit, in which the nation’s press is complicit with the lying of government officials, so that real democracy becomes impossible — people end up voting on the basis of lies (which hide the real problems and solutions, things that would reduce the aristocracy’s power).

Here are the details of this sad state of affairs, regarding specifically lying about Obamacare:

The government report on which the allegation is based shows the period from October 2013 up to the present time. In October 2013, the uninsured rate (as the Obama team cruched the numbers) was 20.3%. At the present time it is 13.2%.

To a naive and unquestioning reader (who doesn’t even think about what “universal coverage” means), that sounds pretty good. However, here is how the government jiggered the figures in order to make it seem that way (to the naive masses), when it’s not:

The data upon which the government’s graph is based come from Gallup’s ongoing samplings of the public. Gallup has independently and much more honestly graphed the uninsured percentages going back to the time when the first Presidential primaries were being held in 2008 and when all three of the leading Democratic Presidential aspirants (Clinton, Obama, and Edwards) were promising “universal coverage,” something which already exists in all other developed countries (100% of the population having health insurance), and when all three of those Democratic candidates were offering essentially the same plan (except that Obama’s didn’t include the individual mandate, but the plan that he proposed to Congress in 2009 did include that, so the plan that he proposed as President was basically the exact same one that Hillary Clinton and John Edwards had been proposing — and all three of them were lying).

Here is the Gallup graph:

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As you can see, the rate of uninsureds when Obama was promising a 0% rate or “universal coverage,” was 14.6%. The rate now is 12.9%

What Obama (his hires) is doing now is to compare as the starting-gate the uninsured rate that pertained when the rate was at the all-time high in October 2013, after years of people getting off of their existing health plans because they couldn’t afford them or were expecting something much better to open up under the new Obamacare health exchanges, and to compare that all-time-high rate to the rate now.

As you can see from this chart, the uninsured rate peaked at 18.0% at that time, the time when people started signing up for Obamacare. This rate was 3.4% higher than the 14.6% rate at the starting-gate, back in 2008, when Obama (and Clinton, and Edwards) were promising a 0% rate, “universal coverage.”

There is a difference between the way that Gallup calculates these percentages from their surveys, and the way that Obama does — the Obama team shows this graph instead of Gallup’s:

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As you can see, their method of crunching the numbers comes up with consistently higher figures for percentages of the population who are uninsured.

Here is an example of the stenographic ‘news’ reporting we get of such government-lying, in the United States.

That’s from a Democratic Party ‘news’ organization — i.e., from one that’s controlled by a ‘liberal’ aristocrat. (Liberal aristocrats do, however, tolerate critical coverage of Democratic policies, but only up to a point. And aristocrats, even of the opposite or conservative side, will never say that a President is “lying.”) Here’s ‘coverage’ of this ‘news’ from the Republican — i.e., right-wing fascist — side of the aristocracy: they ignore it altogether, because the flim-flam from the ‘liberal’ side makes the ‘liberal’ look good, and because the job of right-wing fascist ‘journalism’ isn’t to do real investigative journalism but instead to keep pumping out the lies that sustain right-wing fascism. (And right-wing fascist aristocrats won’t let anything through that criticizes fascism, at all. They are fascist purists. They’re just more extreme than liberal fascists.) American ‘journalism’ thus is basically a good-cop-bad-cop routine, between fascism, and extreme fascism.

If Republican aristocrats were to attack a ‘Democrat’ like Obama in an honest and truthful way, they’d point out that:

Obamacare increases the insureds-rate by 87.7%/85.4%, or 2.7% since 2008.

Obamacare increases insureds from 85.4% up to 87.7%.

Candidate Obama’s promise of “universal” meant 100%.

Obama lied in his top campaign-proposal; there was no way it could even possibly produce 100%.

But for them to do that, they would be attacking Obama from the progressive side, which is the exact opposite side from the aristocracy: it’s the public’s side. So: they can’t honestly attack Obama — and he knows this. All they can do is lie against him — which they thus constantly do.

On both “the left” and “the right” side of the aristocracy, there is a deeper unity: the aristocracy’s unity is against the public.

They’ve got to keep us controlled, voting for their ‘left’ and ‘right’ politicians.

Here are the main previous articles I’ve done specifically on Obama’s lies about ‘universal coverage’ under Obamacare:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-lied-about-obamacare/5434878

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/01/obama-lied-obamacare.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-zuesse/obama-lied-about-obamacar_b_5161578.html

This “universal healthcare” thing is an ongoing lie from Obama, because there is (as I explained here) no way that the plan that he proposed, nor the one that he selected Senator Max Baucus to design to meet his intentions and ram through Congress, could even possibly produce a 100% insureds-rate, or “universal coverage.” The rest of the industrialized world has it (and has better healthcare at lower prices), but we still don’t.

Thank America’s aristocracy — both wings of it (and their press) — for that.

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The significance of a recently divulged plan of the Pentagon to carry out military exercises in Puerto Rico under the name “Operation Borinquen Response” between the 14th and 21st of this month must not be underestimated. On the pretext of the need to prepare for a natural disaster, US imperialism has cynically prepared a series of military maneuvers for Puerto Rico in which more than 1,000 troops from the island, National Guard troops from West Virginia, Washington, Tennessee, Vermont and Nebraska, as well as international observers from Honduras and the Dominican Republic are slated to participate.[1]

This military deployment does not represent an isolated phenomenon. Rather, it is an extension of the policy of increased militarization of US society to its colony in anticipation of an intensification of mass discontent. In the past several years there have been a number of similar military simulations based on urban warfare scenarios carried out in US cities such as Houston, Miami and Minneapolis-St. Paul. These exercises have included the deployment of military aircraft such as Blackhawk helicopters as well as heavily armed paratroopers into residential areas. Indeed, Obama added a key piece to the legal architecture for this militarization of US society with the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which essentially repealed what remained of the Posse Comitatus statute that made the deployment of US armed forces on US soil illegal during times of peace. In this way, this Nobel Peace laureate has expanded the militarist policies of the previous administration both domestically and abroad.

Another critical component of this militarization of US society in recent years has been the supply of military grade equipment and weapons to urban police forces through the Department of Homeland Security. The brutal repression unleashed upon protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year, as well as the recent revelations by The Guardian of the existence of secret prisons or ‘black sites’, such as the now infamous Homan Square[2], maintained by the Chicago Police in which the torture of civilians has been carried out are just two patent examples of this tendency.

In an age of the historical decline of its system, the only solution proposed by the capitalist class is war, both against the working masses within national borders and foreign rivals abroad. In fact, the practice of domestic military exercises is consistent with the recommendations made in a recent Pentagon study[3] that warns of the need to revise military doctrine in preparation for the eventuality of future interventions by the US Army in large urban areas. According to military theorists, the social and economic crises within so-called megacities, which they describe as ‘petri dishes’ for radicalism, will be particularly acute. The incipient wave of working class resistance, which is evidenced by recent strikes by west coast longshoremen and US refinery workers, coupled with the massive protests within working class communities of color subjected to brutal police repression, appear to be just the beginning of a new phase of intense class struggles within the center of world imperialism. As such, despite their rhetoric to the contrary, the strategists of US capitalism know very well that they are not immune to the type of social convulsions that have recently rocked other countries.

The objective conditions for popular opposition to the system have become particularly acute in Puerto Rico. Massive structural unemployment as well as economic stagnation over the past 8 years has highlighted the complete bankruptcy of the economic solutions imposed by the capitalists and their acolytes in the colony. In a recent report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics it was revealed that in 2014 Puerto Rico registered the lowest labor participation rate in last 22 years, seeing a reduction of 37,000 people employed. It is a well known fact that this prolonged unemployment crisis has provoked a massive exodus of Puerto Ricans from the island, many of which are highly skilled, in what can only be described as brain drain. All of this is taking place within the context of a $70 Billion public debt, which represents almost 70% of GDP, and serves as a pretext for a campaign of austerity measures carried out against the mass of working class Puerto Ricans. And in an effort to guarantee the steady transfer of wealth to the financial parasites of Wall Street as well as their junior partners in the colony, the colonial administration has recently proposed an increase to the consumption tax as part of what it cynically calls ‘tax reform’.

This panorama of social and economic crises increasingly provokes a popular questioning of all the political institutions within the colony. As such, the planned military exercises represent a policy of psychological intimidation being carried out in anticipation of a new wave of popular protests within a colonial society that is crumbling from within. From the perspective of US imperialism and its defenders within the colony, there is a concern that any political change that takes place within its colony be carried out under terms that are acceptable and consistent with its strategic interests.

Notwithstanding, the military exercises planned for Puerto Rico cannot only be understood within the context of a response to the deepening of the social crisis in the colony. It must also be understood as an imperative of US imperialism within the context of the sharpening of geopolitical conflicts. Undoubtedly, the recent rapprochement between Washington and Havana as well as the destabilizing campaign carried out against Venezuela form part of the same strategy of the US ruling class to reassert its hegemony in the hemisphere against the threat of emerging rivals like China.

There exists in recent Puerto Rican history a powerful precedent for popular opposition to US militarism in the struggle to remove the US Navy from the island of Vieques. The task of assessing the strengths and weaknesses of this experience now falls upon those popular forces most committed to the working masses. Their capacity to foster the reorganization of popular resistance and international solidarity against this most recent example of US militarism is more urgent than ever.

Carlos Borrero is a New York-based writer.

 Notes.

[1] http://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/anuncianmasivosimulacromilitarenpuertorico-1069556/

[2] http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/27/chicago-abusive-confinment-homan-square

[3] http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/downloads/351235.pdf

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Contributed by  The Tenth Amendment Center

A bill introduced in Texas would remove all penalties for the possession and distribution of marijuana from the state criminal code, effectively nullifying the federal prohibition on the same.

Introduced by Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview), House Bill 2165 (HB2165) repeals current provisions under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the Health and Safety Code, and Tax Code to end the state-level prohibition on marijuana. Since FBI statistics show that approximately 99 of 100 arrests for marijuana are done under state and not federal law, passage would effectively nullify federal attempts to keep the plant illegal.

“I don’t believe that when God made marijuana he made a mistake that government needs to fix,” Rep. Simpson said in a TribTalk op/ed that was published shortly after his legislation was introduced.

Describing his justification for filing HB2165, Rep. Simpson talked about the futility of federal drug policy. He said, “Our current “war on drugs” policies… [have spurred] a proliferation of ever-changing exotic designer drugs and a disregard for constitutional protections in the name of eliminating drugs at any cost. Just think of no-knock warrants, stop-and-frisk, civil asset forfeiture, and billionaire drug lords.”

HB2165 differs from other marijuana-related reforms that are popping up in state legislatures across the country. Rather than setting up a framework for decriminalization or a program to tax and regulate the substance, HB2165 simply removes every mention of marijuana from the criminal code. If the bill passes, the state of Texas will look at marijuana similar to the way it does lettuce, tomatoes, or any other benign plant being consumed and distributed lawfully in the marketplace.

This would be a very effective means of resisting federal marijuana policy because Washington D.C. doesn’t have the ability to enforce its marijuana laws without assistance. In Colorado, the feds tried to crack down on marijuana after that state voted to legalize. They hit about 12 shops out of 400 in the Denver area, impacting about 3 percent of the medical marijuana business in one city. In other words, it was a drop in the bucket that did nothing to even slow down the marijuana industry in Colorado.

Without the state and local governments at their disposal, the federal government is a paper tiger on marijuana and every other issue. HB2165 would unleash the marijuana crop in the state of Texas, and the feds simply do not have the enforcement power to do anything but watch it happen!

Bills like HB2165 are sweeping the nation, and for good reason. Reforms like these can affect federal policy while circumventing the Washington D.C. power structure completely. The best thing about measures such as HB2165 is that they are completely lawful and Constitutional, and there is little if anything the feds can do to stop them!

CONSTITUTIONALITY

Congress and the president claim the constitutional authority to ban marijuana. The Supreme Court concurs. However, nearly two-dozen states have taken steps to put the well-being of their citizens above the so-called federal supremacy by legalizing marijuana to varying degrees anyway.

“The rapidly growing and wildly successful state-level movement to legalize marijuana, either completely, or for medical use, proves that states can successfully effectively reject unconstitutional federal acts. The feds can claim the authority to prohibit pot all they want, but it clearly has done nothing to deter states from moving forward with plans to allow it, pushed by the will of the people,” Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin said.

HB2165 takes action against the federal war on marijuana in a similar manner as the states fought back against alcohol prohibition a century ago. According to the comprehensive book Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History, 28 states stopped funding prohibition enforcement by 1928, and local police were “sporadic in their enforcement efforts.” Some states even went as far as enacting laws to ban law enforcement from enforcing prohibition.

These are the types of state-level resistance measures that caused the federal government to finally pull the plug on alcohol prohibition. HB2165 builds off those successes in the modern age, and can lead the way to forcing the federal government to adopt sensible marijuana policies.

The momentum is on our side, but Texas cannot legalize it without your help. This effort needs your support to achieve victory. The bill has not received a committee assignment at the present time.

ACTION ITEMS

If you live in Texas, support this bill by following all the action steps at THIS LINK.

All Other States, take action to push back against the federal drug war at this link.

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