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A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

“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.

State and local police in Arizona say they have broad plans to deal with social unrest, including trouble resulting from economic distress. The security and police agencies declined to give specifics, but said they would employ existing and generalized emergency responses to civil unrest that arises for any reason.

“The Phoenix Police Department is not expecting any civil unrest at this time, but we always train to prepare for any civil unrest issue. We have a Tactical Response Unit that trains continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue,” said Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill.

“We have well established plans in place for such civil unrest,” said Scottsdale Police spokesman Mark Clark.

Clark, Hill and other local police officials said the region did plenty of planning and emergency management training for the Super Bowl in February in Glendale.

“We’re prepared,” said Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy Chief Dave Trombi citing his office’s past dealings with immigration marches and major events.

Super Bowl security efforts included personnel and resources from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. military’s Northern Command, which coordinated with Arizona officials. The Northern Command was created after 9/11 to have troops and Defense Department resources ready to respond to security problems, terrorism and natural disasters.

Northern Command spokesman Michael Kucharek and Arizona Army National Guard Major. Paul Aguirre said they are not aware of any new planning for domestic situations related to the economy.

Nick Dranias, director of constitutional government at the libertarian Goldwater Institute, said a declaration of marital law would be an extraordinary event and give military control over civilian authorities and institutions. Dranias said the Posse Comitatus Act restricts the U.S. military’s role in domestic law enforcement. But he points to a 1994 U.S. Defense Department Directive (DODD 3025) he says allows military commanders to take emergency actions in domestic situations to save lives, prevent suffering or mitigate great property damage.

Dranias said such an emergency declaration could worsen the economic situation and doubts extreme measures will been taken. “I don’t think it’s likely. But it’s not impossible,” he said.

The economy is in recession. Consumer spending is down, foreclosures are up and a host of businesses are laying off workers and struggling with tight credit and the troubled housing and financial markets. The U.S. Federal Reserve Bank and U.S. Treasury Department have pumped more than $8.5 trillion into the economy via equity purchases of bank stocks, liquidity infusions, Wall Street and bank bailouts and taxpayer rebates. U.S. automakers are seeking more than $14 billion in federal loans with fears they could fall into bankruptcy without a bailout. The U.S. housing and subprime lending-induced recession also has hit economies in Europe, Japan and China.

Gov. Janet Napolitano’s office declined comment on emergency planning and possible civil unrest. Napolitano is president-elect Barack Obama’s pick for secretary of Homeland Security, an agency that oversees airport security, disaster response, border security, customs and anti-terrorism efforts.

Looks like it official in Phoenix
 

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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.
This Paulson is something else. Arranges to STEAL 700 billion of our money to give to his own firm and his international banking buddies, then suggests imposing martial law if we get pissed about it.

Instead of "rioting", here's what this a$$hole looks like, in case any body is interested.



He should be included on every American's most wanted list.
 

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OMG did I just agree with Chibs on something. Wow maybe this country will come together in the end. Yah probably not though.
 

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OMG did I just agree with Chibs on something. Wow maybe this country will come together in the end. Yah probably not though.

I think we actually agreed on something else a long time ago didn't we? What was it....

Now if you'll just give up on this screwy idea that the US government had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11 we might even become FRIENDS... :D:
 

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It should be noted that no army can successfully combat gorilla tactics when those gorillas are on their own turf. Re: Iraq and Afganistan
 

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I think we actually agreed on something else a long time ago didn't we? What was it....

Now if you'll just give up on this screwy idea that the US government had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11 we might even become FRIENDS... :D:
Hey Hey keep it on subject. Paulson a freakin tool.:thumb:
 

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It should be noted that no army can successfully combat gorilla tactics when those gorillas are on their own turf. Re: Iraq and Afganistan
LOL.....

Damn! I gotta get me one of them gorillas, or at least a trunk monkey.

Sorry man, I couldn't resist. That there is funny, I don't care what your favorite brand of Spam is.

The word you were looking for is "Guerrilla" and yes, you are right, guerrilla warfare is extremely tough to combat, especially where there is solid support from the public, for the rebels.
 

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LOL.....

Damn! I gotta get me one of them gorillas, or at least a trunk monkey.

Sorry man, I couldn't resist. That there is funny, I don't care what your favorite brand of Spam is.

The word you were looking for is "Guerrilla" and yes, you are right, guerrilla warfare is extremely tough to combat, especially where there is solid support from the public, for the rebels.
LMAO! Got me! Thats what ya get when ya try to multi-task at 60yrs old. I usually check my posts. Don't know where that came from. I was on the phone.:eek::
 

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It should be noted that no army can successfully combat gorilla tactics when those gorillas are on their own turf. Re: Iraq and Afganistan
The British DID manage to thwart the Communist-backed insurgency in Malaya in the late 40's. Those who think they might be guerrillas one day should study this war so as not to make the same mistakes as the guerrillas.

The Native Americans did not do well against the US Army either. Lessons to be learned from both experiences.
 

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+1 for the trunk monkey

I'm interested to know why AZ was singled-out as an example of this?

I'm sure most/all states have contingency plans for martial-law type situations. They must know that it won't work as well as planned...
 

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+1 for the trunk monkey

I'm interested to know why AZ was singled-out as an example of this?

I'm sure most/all states have contingency plans for martial-law type situations. They must know that it won't work as well as planned...
I'm pretty sure it a federal thing since it has a OK and Cali senator. But they gotta test it somewhere. And why not in Mccain state when he helping obama?
 

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I'm interested to know why AZ was singled-out as an example of this?
It's not just Arizona buddy; they are pre-positioning everywhere, slowly. They expect the big one to go down very soon. In many parts of the world violent clashes between what the corrupt media calls "anarchists and extremists" and governments have started.

Iceland, parts of Spain, parts of France, parts of Greece are war zones but do you hear and see anything about it on Western Media sources? You have to go to Al-Jazeera News if you want to get a glimpse of what is happening in the world right now.

Check out this video taken in Greece only three days ago:


In California, they are adding Marine units to sobriety checks. Can you even imagine that? You're driving to or from work when you get stopped at one of them Nazi style check points and while you produce your license and registration, you get to look into the barrel of a loaded MBR. They are now just as Hitler envisioned them, with soldiers armed for war.

California: U.S. Marines to Staff Vehicle Checkpoint Along with Law Enforcement Agencies

 
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