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America Officially Under Martial Law

National Guard Performs Police Duties During G20 Summit

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com / Noworldsystem.com

As military police run internal checkpoints across the nation and America officially sinks deeper into martial law, a security force of nearly 5,000 is deployed on the streets of Pittsburgh to undertake “crowd control” of demonstrations against the G20 summit. Nearly 2,500 National Guard troops including Army and Air Force personnel worked in tangent with over 1,200 state troopers.

As we reported earlier today, uniformed soldiers are being deployed all over the country to fulfill roles normally ascribed to police as Americans are incrementally conditioned that men in cammo with machine guns will now provide “security” in the new Amerika.

Part of that “security” includes dealing with civil unrest and crowd control, a role also being undertaken by the 20,000 battle hardened troops that are being redeployed inside America under Northcom after returning from Iraq. In the meantime, the Pentagon is attempting to station a further 379,000 active duty troops inside the U.S., a plan being fiercely opposed by the National Governors Association.

2,500 Guardsmen have been used for “Operation Steel Kickoff,” the description of which by the DefenseLink website sounds more like a military assault than an act of peacekeeping.


A car and driver are screened at a checkpoint by security personnel in downtown Pittsburgh

“Operation Steel Kickoff started Sept. 20 with a joint reception, staging, onward movement and integration point process led by the Guard’s 213th Area Support Group, which is working out of a hangar at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pa.,” reports DefenseLink.

“We’re the support role, helping the soldiers and airmen get out and do the things they need to do,” said Army 1st Lt. Matthew Springer, the team leader for Operation Steel Kickoff’s JRSOI process. “Our focus is on ensuring the war fighter is getting the things they need to be successful in their mission.”

The Guardsmen’s “mission” as he termed was to work with the Army and Air Force to “help local, state and federal authorities keep Pittsburgh safe as demonstrators take to the streets in protest of the worldwide economic summit”. Troops are trained and performed, “movement techniques, formations and crowd and riot control.”

“We’re working hard right now because we have Army and Air Force members who haven’t trained together before,” said Army Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Bittner, a platoon leader from 1/110th, D Company. “We are working to mesh, because we all take a lot of pride in this mission.”

“This is definitely a different mission,” said Air Force Master Sgt. Pauline Gonzalez, a 23-year veteran and personnel specialist with the 211th Engineering Installation Squadron. “It’s very hard and very challenging, but it’s been a rewarding experience.”

The fact that soldiers see it as a “rewarding experience” to completely violate the oath that they swore by undertaking duties totally at odds with Posse Comitatus, the law that bars the military from engaging in law enforcement duties, is a damning indictment of how far the specter of troops on the streets has seeped into everyday life in America.

Since the G20 summit America has never looked more like the streets of Communist China or Nazi Germany as far as the lack of respect of rights of the individual, this is the darkest historical period in America, especially given the fact that during the G20 demonstration a protester was abducted by Military thugs in an unmarked vehicle.

Here is a video showing an unmarked vehicle drive up to a side street near Baum Ave & S Millvale Ave in Pittsburgh during the protests. Men in military fatigues wrestle with the protester as other men in cammo exit the vehicle. The protester is shoved forcefully into the car as the military men follow him in and the car speeds away and disappear into the tear-gas filled sky.

The claims that troops were only there to “make sure the citizens are protected” does not match up with what occurred on the streets, there was very little tolerance for the expression free speech and looked like scenes right out of Red Dawn. After the G20 protest, I assure you what Pittsburgh residents felt was not the feeling of protection but rather pure terror.


One of many LRAD military sound cannons that deafened Pittsburgh residents

A new phenomenon, police using military sound weapons used in battlefields against Somali pirates and insurgents were deployed at the G20 summit protest, this was the very first time LRAD devices were actually used on American people. Just recently San Diego police department felt the need to deploy an LRAD device at town hall meetings but were never used on the Tea Party protesters that are against Obama’s health care reform. LRADs are a torture device used to control Somali pirates or insurgents that can cause serious and lasting health problems. Since G20, LRADs are now officially apart of the police arsenal against all civil disobedience in the country, whether it’s a small local protest or a massive demonstration like the G20 summit.

Also see: Checkpoints In Iraq, Checkpoints In Pittsburgh

 

America Officially Under Martial Law – U.S. Troops Policing Americans

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
September 23, 2009

Under the pretext of “helping” local communities short of police in difficult economic times, as well as preparations for a potential swine flu pandemic, U.S. troops are now occupying America as the country sinks into a state of de facto martial law.

We have been inundated with reports over the last few weeks of uniformed soldiers and National Guardsmen running internal checkpoints all over the country as a frightening “Red Dawn” scenario unfolds not with a bang but with a whimper.

The military are now being called upon to undertake roles normally designated to police as Americans are incrementally acclimated to accept the presence of troops on the streets as an everyday occurrence.

The latest case occurred in Kingman Arizona, where National Guardsmen were filmed “providing security” and directing traffic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5iadtRiNlw

Another similar example occurred in Newport Kentucky earlier this month when military checkpoints suddenly appeared downtown on September 6. Military Police from the U.S. Army National as well as Marines were purportedly conducting “traffic control” because the city was strapped for funds and did not have enough police to do the job.

The excuse that troops are stepping in to help because there is a lack of police doesn’t wash. Crime is down over the last 20 years, there are around three times more police and the state is not calling out the National Guard, they are being put on the streets as a result of the harmonization of police and military, a process that has been ongoing for decades, long before the economic recession hit. Troops also have guns and their primary function is to search people and vehicles, not direct traffic.

Members of the WeAreChange Ohio group interviewed some of the troops, who when asked if they would be prepared to “confiscate guns, shoot resisters in the back of the head, or throw people into ovens to incinerate bodies,” refused to categorically deny that they would follow such orders.

Watch the video below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZSrBsvrBE

However, this was by no means the first time that troops have been used to fulfil roles normally ascribed to police in Kentucky.

During the Kentucky Derby on May 2 this year, Military Police were on patrol to deal with crowd control. An Associated Press photograph shows armed MP’s detaining a man who ran onto the track following the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.

“The military has NO BUSINESS policing the citizens except during extraordinarily exceptional times of national emergency by an executive order. This is very disturbing and completely un-American. Maybe even more disturbing is that no one seems to care how quietly and easily we have accepted the burgeoning police state,” one respondent to the photo stated.

As we reported last year, U.S. troops returning from Iraq are now occupying America, running checkpoints and training to deal with “civil unrest and crowd control” under the auspices of a Northcom program that by 2011 will have no less than 20,000 active duty troops deployed inside America to “help” state and local officials during times of emergency.

Over the course of the last couple of years, we have reported on numerous instances of military involvement with local law enforcement in violation of Posse Comitatus.

In January, soldiers from the Virginia National Guard. Soldiers from the Lynchburg-based 1st Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team, were used to conduct personal searches at checkpoints in Washington DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama.

In March, we reported on U.S. Army troops dispatched to patrol the streets of Samson, Alabama, after a murder spree.

On April 6, we reported on a DHS, federal, state, Air Force, and local law enforcement checkpoint in Tennessee. On April 3, Infowars was instrumental in the cancellation of a seatbelt checkpoint that was to be conducted in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the 251st Military Police in Bolivar, Tennessee.

Last December, we reported on the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center dispatching troops to work with police on checkpoints in in San Bernardino County, California.

On April 22, we reported the deployment of 400 National Guard Combat Support Battalion troops to “maintain public order” at the Boston Marathon.

Last June, Infowars posted an article by D. H. Williams of the Daily Newscaster reporting the deployment of 2,300 Marines in the city of Indianapolis under the direction of FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

We also reported a story on April 22 covering the assault of a local television news team by an irate police officer in El Paso, Texas. A video taken by the news videographer shows uniformed soldiers working with police officers at the scene of a car accident.

In september 2008 at the RNC protesters were greeted with imposing lines of sheilded National Guardsmen at security checkpoints, over 1,200 National Guard members from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Alaska attended the protest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys95WrvjR0

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