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Drudge Report / Commented on by Glenn Beck

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Teamowner, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Teamowner

    Teamowner Vancouver, Wa. Member

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    If anyone is interested Glenn Beck's website has an interesting story reported by Drudge concerning putting 20,000 U.S. service men on the streets of America. Biden did say before the election was final that Obahma would make a decision you may not agree with but it would be the right one whether you liked it or not???? It is an interesting read if you have the time. Let me know what you think. :huh:
     
  2. bcp

    bcp SW WA Member

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    From:
    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/09/army_homeland_090708w/

    They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

    Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Stewart and includes specialty tasks such as knowing how to use the “jaws of life” to extract a person from a mangled vehicle; extra medical training for a CBRNE incident; and working with U.S. Forestry Service experts on how to go in with chainsaws and cut and clear trees to clear a road or area.

    The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

    The package is for use only in war-zone operations, not for any domestic purpose.

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    The brigade will not change its name, but the force will be known for the next year as a CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force, or CCMRF (pronounced “sea-smurf”).

    “I can’t think of a more noble mission than this,” said Cloutier, who took command in July. “We’ve been all over the world during this time of conflict, but now our mission is to take care of citizens at home ... and depending on where an event occurred, you’re going home to take care of your home town, your loved ones.”

    While soldiers’ combat training is applicable, he said, some nuances don’t apply.

    “If we go in, we’re going in to help American citizens on American soil, to save lives, provide critical life support, help clear debris, restore normalcy and support whatever local agencies need us to do, so it’s kind of a different role,” said Cloutier, who, as the division operations officer on the last rotation, learned of the homeland mission a few months ago while they were still in Iraq.
     
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    Teamowner Vancouver, Wa. Member

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    I hope that's all true, but seems uncostitutional to me. Isn't that what the National Guard is for?? How about fireman, police, ems. ???
     
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    bcp SW WA Member

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    Not in the Constitution:

    18 U.S.C. § 1385. Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus

    Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
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    This part is all it takes to cancel it:
    ...except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress...