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The 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.


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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 20, 2008, 1:05 pm
Thanks, Kim! I especially agree with this statment by Cloutier:

“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."


Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 4, 2008, 5:08 am
TY Kim for posting this news. I read it and it sounds very good! However, I also received an email from the American Freedom Campaign that shows another side to this story and it got me to thinking (scary huh)(grin)
1st, every state already has a National Guard and the Army Reserves. (Remember Kent State?) We also have FEMA, the Red Cross, State and Local Police. Do we really need an "Active, full time, Military Presence? These "Soldiers" are being trained with shields and batons, beanbag bullets, and Tasers.
Now, I'll quote some of the comments from this story;

"They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control"

"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 includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets."

“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,”

“I don’t know what America’s overall plan is — I just know that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that are standing by to come and help if they’re called,”

Is this really America's Plan? or our Government's plan for Martial Law? Lets not forget that we already have many other groups such has FEMA, National Guard etc that already help when needed.

Here is the email I received;

Dear Michael,

What would you do if you learned that President Bush was preparing - in violation of federal law - to use the U.S. military to maintain order within our borders? I hope you would at least take one minute to help us raise awareness about the situation.

For more than 200 years, federal laws have protected the American people against the use of military forces on our own soil. Strengthened in 1878 by the Posse Comitatus Act, these laws have guaranteed that the federal government could not use the military for domestic law enforcement purposes.*

Without such protection, the federal government could use the might of our army to violate state and individual rights. Moreover, minor incursions by the military into domestic law enforcement activity could lay the foundation for the imposition of martial law at a moment's notice. This is one slippery slope we don't want to start sliding down.

That is why we should all be deeply disturbed by the news that President Bush has assigned the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team to be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army component of Northern Command (NorthCom). According to an article in Army Times, the soldiers could be called upon for a variety of tasks, including quelling "civil unrest." They are apparently engaged in training with shields and batons, beanbag bullets, and Tasers.

We need to raise awareness about this threat to our liberty immediately. The American Freedom Campaign believes the best method available at the moment is to send an email to the moderators of the next two presidential debates, urging them to ask the candidates whether they would fully enforce the Posse Comitatus Act.

Please join us in the effort by clicking on the following link:

In just one minute, you can share your feelings with both Tom Brokaw at NBC and Bob Schieffer at CBS. After you do so, please spread the word by forwarding this alert widely to friends and family or by using the Tell-A-Friend option that will appear on our site after you send your email.

Thanks so much for taking action on this important campaign.

Steve Fox
Campaign Director
American Freedom Campaign Action Fund
* In 2006, Congress weakened the Posse Comitatus Act by expanding the list of activities for which military involvement on domestic soil would be permitted. This expansion was largely repealed a little more than one year later, but President Bush issued a signing statement signaling his intention to ignore the repeal.

So, is this "Real help" or a preperation to Martial Law?? I am sure time will tell....

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Saturday October 4, 2008, 5:25 am
Here are some quotes directly out of the Declaration of Independence when "British Soldiers" were "helping" our Fore Fathers...

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the
Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior
to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction
foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving
his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

I Pray that History is not repeating its self.....

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 3:57 pm
Your being taken for a ride!
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