by Scott Creighton
According to the Army Times, on Oct. 1st the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is coming home. Coming home to start a new dwell-time mission just like their last one in Iraq, here on U.S. soil, in full “battle rattle” gear. This is in direct conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 and the MSM is ignoring it completely.
“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.” Army Times
They will be stationed in Fort Stewart, Ga. but under the control of Northern Command. Which is quite ironic considering that Posse Comitatus was first established as a deal struck between the North and South after the Civil War; where in the North promised not to garrison troops in the South and to allow them their own policing of civilian unrest. Now, here we are throwing out the valuable lessons taught by history by having U.S. Army troops, controled by the North, stationed in the South to help with “civil unrest”.
Many will claim that the John Warner Defense Appropriation Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122.ENR) establishes sufficiant congressional Authorization for the President to use such force, however, they tend to forget that the wording of that act was repealed in 2008.
Following that repeal, the President issued his own “signing statement” that effectively said he would not abide by the laws of the land; once again.
President Bush Signs H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 into Law
Today, I have signed into law H.R. 4986, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The Act authorizes funding for the defense of the United States and its interests abroad, for military construction, and for national security-related energy programs.
Provisions of the Act, including sections 841, 846, 1079, and 1222, purport to impose requirements that could inhibit the President’s ability to carry out his constitutional obligations to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, to protect national security, to supervise the executive branch, and to execute his authority as Commander in Chief. The executive branch shall construe such provisions in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 28, 2008.
The penalty for stationing troops on U.S. soil is quite clear yet somehow this has been completely ignored by not only the press, but by our leaders in congress.
- Sec. 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. Wiki
Things are going to get bad folks, real soon.
Now, let me ask this: how long does it take to set the orders to station these troops on U.S. Soil, and how did they just happen to pick Oct. 1st as the date, that as it just so happens is just after this whole “financial crisis” just happened to occure? What a coincidence, huh? Almost like this credit emergency had been planned for quite sometime.