In the 20th and 21st centuries, there were so many protests in the United States that everyone, even a little bit familiar with historyI would understand: the American people have long been ripe for a good dictatorship, for a life under a whip and without a carrot.
7 March 1932, the Detroit police officers, working together with the armed men of the Ford Car King, shot the march of the hungry. The unemployed, who previously worked at car factories, wanted food and work. Five dead, more than sixty wounded, who were then also arrested. Those who were associated with or suspect protestors were fired from their jobs.
On Sunday morning, 23 July, 1967, in the same Detroit, a real riot began. Reason: on Sunday night, the police searched the squash, which did not have a license for night service. Policemen ran into eight dozen guys, who noted in the institution the return home of two Vietnamese veterans. The guards decided to arrest everyone who was in the bar. The crowd quickly gathered. Police cars with the arrested people left, and riots broke out. For four days, arson and robbery swept the entire city. Governor George Romney asked the president to send troops from the State National Guard. Results of army raids: 43 dead, 467 injured, 7200 arrested. During the short “war” more than two thousand buildings were destroyed.
4 May 1970 students of the University of Kent (Kent, Ohio) staged a protest against the invasion of American and South Vietnamese troops in Cambodia. The Ohio National Guard division opened fire on the crowd. 4 killed and 9 injured. This shooting caused university protests throughout the United States. None of the killers were punished. 15 in May of the same year, the police arrived in the same manner as the Guardsmen. In Jackson University (Mississippi), two people died from police fire and twelve were injured.
These are just a few examples.
And one more, more recent example - from the era of the pacifist Obama.
30 September 2011, Occupy Wall Street, participants marched near the headquarters of the New York police. The next day, the police arrested more than seven hundred demonstrators. Next were other promotions. The protesters were caught, "sewed" drug cases, organizing arsons, accused of murder, rape, theft and vandalism. At the beginning of 2012 of the year, according to data from open sources, the police arrested more than 6 thousand people in the Occupy Wall Street cases. As a result, little is left of this movement.
Not so long ago in a blog The Guardian an article was published by the executive director of the Institute for Political Research and Development, Dr. Nafiz Ahmed (Nafeez Ahmed), shedding light on some of the power initiatives of the American military machine. We are talking about the use of this machine not abroad (for the sake of the notorious national security of Uncle Sam), but inside the country, to pacify those who have to shoot and who have to be arrested with bundles.
The author believes that after the economic crisis of 2008, security agencies, representing corporate interests, are increasingly spying on political activists. The same goal is pursued in the USA by the NSA’s computer programs, through which espionage is conducted over the population of the country.
The Pentagon is “concerned” with the risk of civil unrest and the possibility of some “catastrophic events” associated with climate change, energy shocks or an economic crisis - or all three causes in one bottle.
The tendency to strengthen the military in the United States began under Bush Jr. In 2006, the US National Security Strategy warned: “Large-scale environmental damage, whether they cause human activity or natural megacastros (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes or tsunamis), can negate the local government’s ability to monitor and therefore may need assistance national armed forces ... "
In 2008, the US Army Institute for Strategic Studies warned that a crisis could provoke widespread civil unrest. “Destructive internal shock” can lead to “loss of the functioning of the political and legal order,” which will lead to “targeted internal resistance or rebellion ...” Who will save America? Pentagon. “The Ministry of Defense in such circumstances may have to place its vast resources at the disposal of civilian authorities ...” In “extreme” situations, “military force against hostile groups within the United States ...” should be used
In the same 2008 crisis year, the Pentagon began to form an 20-thousandth military compound, designed to respond to the case of "internal disasters" or "civil unrest". As indicated in the article of the scientist, this program is developed on the basis of the internal security strategy of 2005.
In 2010, the United States Combined Forces Command conducted a study that talked about "jointly developing concept and experiments throughout the Department of Defense": the final US military vision of future trends and potential global threats was outlined. The study also warned of a possible shortage in world oil production by the year 2015.
In 2010, the Pentagon also conducted war games to investigate the effects of a “large-scale economic collapse” in the United States.
In May, the Pentagon proposed 2013 to introduce unilateral changes to US laws that formally provide military emergency powers to intervene in “emergencies” or “civil unrest”. The draft explicitly states that federal military commanders have the right in exceptional emergency situations, including in cases where it is impossible to obtain prior permission from the president, to temporarily carry out activities to suppress large-scale and unexpected civil unrest.
According to Nafiz Ahmed, the Pentagon is well aware that environmental, economic and other crises can provoke widespread public discontent with the government and corporations. And this can happen in the very next few years. Snowden's revelations about global programs of interception and monitoring of the NSA are just one indication that business, as usual, creates instability at home and abroad, thereby causing widespread frustration. As a result, the government begins to consider its citizens as potential enemies, and she thinks about the police state ...
The crisis of power in the United States, we add in conclusion, which reached a “climax” under B. H. Obama, who could not prove himself either in domestic or in foreign policy, had already led last year to “turning off the government” for 16 days. Like Obama and Congress, they have extremely low trust ratings. Undoubtedly, Obama will go down in the history of America as one of its worst presidents. And there is no doubt that Obama is doing everything to retain power. It is Obama who oversees the activities of the NSA. And more than once on “VO” we wrote about the procurement by the US Department of Homeland Security of millions of rounds (including sniper rifles), body armor, shields, fireproof checkpoints and camps prepared by the US Emergencies Ministry for future “internees”.
The site fbii.org note that the White House allowed the Pentagon to unilaterally amend the relevant code, called "Support for the protection of civil law enforcement agencies." The US Army has been given authority sufficient to intervene in “emergency situations” or “civil unrest”.
According to lawyers, the amendments will lead to more active participation of the military in all areas of US domestic policy. Bruce Afran, a teacher of constitutional law at Rutgers University, claims that a de facto “extravagant seizure of power by the armed forces” took place. “This is rather disgusting,” he said, “because it negates the long-standing democratic principle that the armed forces should be under civilian control.”
According to analysts of the site, the military will now be able to patrol the streets, interrogate and detain US citizens without notifying the federal police and the approval of local authorities. This is a blow to the independence of the states that have their own police.
So much for the democrat pacifist Obama. Both pacifist Hagel (Secretary of Defense) and pacifist Kerry (Secretary of State). Right holy trinity of totalitarianism.
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