Posse Comitatus Violation: Pentagon plans to station 20,000 troops in US for 'domestic security'
The Pentagon plans to station 20,000 troops in the US, as part of planning for their future "failure" to prevent nuclear, biological or chemical attacks on US cities. The mission of the allegedly still state-controlled National Guard is to defend the US from internal strife; the US military is specifically prohibited from taking part- in order to guard against tyranny.
I've linked to RawStory.com, as they hit the important points and link to the full version at the Washington Post. From the Post article;
"There are critics of the change, in the military and among civil liberties groups and libertarians who express concern that the new homeland emphasis threatens to strain the military and possibly undermine the Posse Comitatus Act, a 130-year-old federal law restricting the military's role in domestic law enforcement."
The US Department of Defense plans to deploy 20,000 troops nationwide by 2011 to help state and local officials respond to terror or nuclear attacks and emergencies, The Washington Post said Monday.
Considering the US government has given 3 different timelines for it's failure to intercept any planes on 9/11 (the Pentagon was hit nearly an HOUR after the first WTC tower was struck; after a "summer of threat" about an Al Qaeda plot involving hijacked planes being used to attack US cities- a scenario which, incidentally, the Pentaon was conducting war games for- on 9/11), and they haven't made a credible case against Bruce Ivins being the Anthrax killer (the Anthrax was highly-weaponized and from Fort Detrick; Ivins was a vaccine specialist), it seems the first thing to do would be to investigate the Bush Administration, Pentagon, CIA, FBI and Department of Justice- not give these people and agencies (who may be "incompetent"; or guilty of treason) any more power.