Martial Law In The US?

If it was just in some random blog, you's have to think, “Ah – another nutty conspiracy theory”.

But this time it is in what you would have to say is at least a reasonably credible mainstream media outlet, albeit regional: The Phoenix Business Journal.

Earlier this week there was an article reporting on a study by the US War College. It dealt with some scenarios that might require military action inside the US. Funny thing is that this comes at exactly the same time that the local Sydney councils' report on their disaster planning came out. That dealt with the possibility that the councils needed to have plans in the case of planes hitting buildings and/or meteorites falling from the sky.

Now I think that it is absolutely right to have plans like this, but I have to believe that the release of information in the way that it is presented is really about putting into the public domain – by hiding in plain sight – the ideas that are being planned currently.

So while the powers that be all say that of course there are no current plans to do this or that, the reality is that people don't create scenarios without a reason. The reason in the US is very plain to see: There are more guns than people in the US, and when the going really gets tough, there are going to be a lot of people whose anger at their current predicament will seek to blame and to exact revenge. People in the US will start playacting the Westerns that are so much part of their popular culture. And that is going to be extremely interesting sociologically, and scary too…

Here is an excerpt of the article noted above:

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the
defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend
basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order
are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action
within the U.S.

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn
warned Wednesday of economy-related riots and unrest in various global
markets if the financial crisis is not addressed and lower-income
households are hurt by credit constraints and rising unemployment.

U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman,
D-Calif., both said U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson brought up a
worst-case scenario as he pushed for the Wall Street bailout in
September. Paulson, former Goldman Sachs CEO, said that might even
require a declaration of martial law, the two noted.

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