by Scott Creighton
We’ve all seen the Megacity prediction video put together by the Special Forces war college that the Intercept received via a FOIA request last year. It’s a gloomy, depressing view of the dystopia they predict will be the future of human development by 2030. It deals with a rather unique and relatively new problem of maintaining order in the megacities that are developing across the globe in mostly Westernized nations.
As the slaughter continues in Mosul, the 2nd largest city in Iraq, military planners are getting a chance to try out some of their new theories since it’s the rebellious population that is the target there, not the CIA’s construct known as “ISIS”
But what they call “megacities” are different and thus the combat is different.
Megacities have been attacked before. We destroyed Dresden to make a point as we did Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In Japan we used fire bombs on wooden cities, 60 of them in 30 days just prior to dropping two atomic weapons so we could garner real world experience with their effect.
That’s how we used to pacify megacities. But that model wont work anymore, nor will the shock and awe technique used in March of 2003 in Baghdad. Mostly because the megacities they envision they will HAVE to pacify in the future… are our own.
Not only do they house, will they house, citizens of the countries which unleash the military forces against them, but they also house the critical business infrastructure that helps keeps Wall Street and London thriving while the vast majority of those inhabitants of the targeted cities struggle and scrape for just enough sustenance to survive on a day to day basis. All of that surrounded by 10 million non-combatant potential collateral damage PR nightmares.
Now you start to see the problem for military planners. Not only are they planning on the wholesale violation of the US constitution by literally drawing up plans to use the military on US soil against US citizens… but they don’t wish to fuck up too much of Big Business’ profit centers while doing it.
Sec. 15. From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress ; and no money appropriated by this act shall be used to pay any of the expenses incurred in the employment of any troops in violation of this section and any person willfully violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars or imprisonment not exceeding two years or by both such fine and imprisonment
There is no option in their minds. The world will be populated by millions upon millions of desperate, angry, jobless, hopeless civilians who pose a great threat to the established system, a system they fully expect to create mass poverty and inequity in Westernized countries across the world, including right here in the states. It never dawns on them that a different, more equitable system may come into being, a rising tide that lifts all boats, not just those owned by the megawealthy and those privileged enough to serve their interests at the expense of everyone else.
That thought.. never.. even.. crosses.. their.. minds.
What they also never say in these discussion videos I am posting below for the sake of your understanding the level of depravity of these people, is that the people they envision targeting mostly feel the same way THE MAJORITY of us feel today: that the system is rigged against us and it’s time for a change. Whether they are classified as “criminal gangs” or “narcoterrorists” or “insurgents” or “ISIS” in the future doesn’t matter, the core of their grief is the same and it is completely legitimate. Or it will be.
That never even crosses these guys’ minds in these videos. Not the ones I have viewed thus far anyway.
In the videos you will see them using slides which depict such future battlegrounds for the US military being cities like L.A. for instance. Atlanta. New York.
Let that sink in for a minute. The US military’s own planners sitting around on the company dime, your tax dollars, figuring out tactics, battle plans and other means of modern day warfare in US cities targeting US civilians.
And this, to them, is an unavoidable future.
The videos are in depth discussions that took place here in the US last year at the “Frameworks for Future Challenges: Understanding Dense Urban Areas” during the 2016 Megacity Mad Scientist Conference from Arizona State University April 21-22, 2016.
I am not editing them and there are more from this collection which was posted by these guys on a US Army TRADOC Youtube page.
MegaCity Army Panel
MegaCity: Frameworks for Future Challenges: Understanding Dense Urban Areas
MegaCity: Megacities: The Good; The Bad and the Ugly
Everyone of these attendees is already in violation of posse comitatus as are their commanding officers who sent them there. If you read the quote above you will notice, not only is the implementation of the use of our military against us a crime, but also, the planning of such actions if one red cent of taxpayer money is spent on it. Thus they are all in violation of standing US law and should each be demoted and arrested as such.
But they wont be.
This is just a brief sampling of the videos they posted from this conference and anther that took place at the CIA’s university, Georgetown. It’s fascinating to watch these guys and how their minds work. Keep in mind, the battles for megacities in the future which these men and women are actively planning for, will not be against states declared enemies of our nation. They are by the very nature of these talks, cities of ours, those of our allies, which have been lost to the chaos of neoliberal globalization and the enemies are our own citizens, our neighbors, our brothers.
Urban pacification of dissent on a massive scale so large that even the overly militarized police forces cant contain the anger. That is what they fully expect in a future close enough that you and I will see it with our own eyes.
And of course, to these people, the only solution is not one of fixing the social condition problem that will inevitably breed this kind of dystopean future, but instead, it’s one of military might and planning to crush it with as little collateral damage as possible.
If the only tool you understand is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
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