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    Retired General Calls For US Army On Streets To Restore Civil Order -Insurrection Act

    Retired General Calls For US Army On Streets To Restore Civil Order

    It is supposedly reserved for times when the responses to such events by state and local governments are unsuccessful. It allows for the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the use of the Army or the Air Force for domestic law enforcement, to be circumnavigated.
    Steve Watson
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    November 26, 2014

    A retired lieutenant general appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper Tuesday night and advocated putting active duty soldiers on the streets of Ferguson and elsewhere to help restore law and order in the wake of a second night of looting and violence.

    Gen. Russel L. Honoré, who was the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina across the Gulf Coast, was asked his opinion on how police should respond to protesters and violent agitators in Ferguson and major cities such as Los Angeles following the trouble related to the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

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    “I think police are in the city unlike Ferguson and St. Louis that have mobilized National Guard and backup troops, they’re dealing with shift officers who are probably working overtime,” Honoré said.

    “They’re going to have it to change their game unless they can come to a political conclusion that says, hey, we’re going to do this in terms of a federal review of procedures…” he added, advocating the creation of a “blue ribbon panel” to institute statewide and nationwide measures to deal with civil disobedience.
    “I’m going to tell you this, Anderson,” the General continued, “…if St. Louis can’t control this, you know what the next step is and it’s called the Insurrection Act, the same thing they did in Los Angeles.” he said, referring to the deployment of troops during the 1992 LA riots.

    “We’re nowhere near that now, but people might want to look at that because that is a statute that’s designed if local authorities cannot control and provide civil law inside their cities.” Honoré said.

    The Insurrection Act, which dates back to 1807, allows for the President of the United States to deploy troops within the country to quell lawlessness, insurrection and rebellion.

    It is supposedly reserved for times when the responses to such events by state and local governments are unsuccessful. It allows for the Posse Comitatus Act, which forbids the use of the Army or the Air Force for domestic law enforcement, to be circumnavigated.

    “What is broken in our governance that we can’t handle simple operations?” Honoré questioned during the interview
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    “Police in London must be shaking their heads in amazement to how we respond to simple civil disobedience in the United States.” Honoré concluded.

    And no doubt police in London, and everyone else for that matter would be shaking their heads should active duty soldiers be called in to deal with pockets of looters and criminals.

    What is the next step after The Insurrection Act? Martial Law?

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    Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression

    by David Martin Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party.


    1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen.
    2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "how dare you?" gambit.
    3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors."
    4. Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.
    5. Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nut," "ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and of course, "rumor monger." You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with any of the people you have thus maligned.
    6. Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money.
    7. Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham opposition can be very useful.
    8. Dismiss the charges as "old news."
    9. Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance" or "taking the limited hang-out route." This way, you create the impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken.
    10. Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable.
    11. Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance. With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is irrelevant. For example: We have a completely free press. If they know of evidence that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF) had prior knowledge of the Oklahoma City bombing they would have reported it. They haven't reported it, so there was no prior knowledge by the BATF. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press that would report it.
    12. Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely.
    13. Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or reporting a distraction.


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    No one was trying to stop anything in Ferguson. Fox News was filming the looters and the fires while hordes of police officers just stood around and watched the looters run away and the fires burn. It was eeriest thing I've ever seen. But we don't need an army to deal with these situations. We just need a police force that will engage when the situation calls for it. Yes, if you see a thief, stop him, don't kill him, just stop him. Yes, if you see an arson fire, call the fire department to put it out.
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