Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Holy Crap Coyote - Terrifying

Yesterday, Coyote posted this in a thread over at TLC.

I finally read it this morning.

Good gawd.

I am not at all well versed in military issues and I do not really understand the law when it comes to these kinds of things. However, my limited understanding is enough to scare the crap out of me when I read an article like that. So, I have some questions.

1. Isn't it against the law to turn the military against the people?

2. When Bush attempted to destroy posse comitatus, didn't the Congress restore it within a few months?

3. Aren't these types of missions what the National Guard are supposed to be used for?

4. Doesn't this take control away from the Governors of the states and give it to the President and the Pentagon?

5. Do the Governors know about this "new policy" and what do they say about it?

6. Isn't it curious that it begins October 1st? My guess is that it is being put in place so that those unruly Democrats don't get too out of line when they are attempting to vote November 4th (attmpting to vote, or demanding that their franchise not be denied.) And, even more likely, that the unruly Democrats don't raise too much hell, taking to the streets, when this election is again stolen from us.

This will also come in handy when the economic meltdown hits and many, many Americans are left homeless. When the rabble take to the streets and demand that the top 5%, secure in their gated communities, give us some food and shelter - the marines can shut those demonstations down too.

Damn. Damn. Damn.

We are in for a strange ride, people. A very strange ride.


iamcoyote said...

People on kos were saying that Oct. 1 is just the start of the fiscal year, but really, this is bad. The national guard is supposed to take care of emergencies - not the army. Yeah, I wouldn't trust the bushies as far as I could throw 'em. The bastards.

Seven of Six said...

I got my tin foil hat on tight... bu$h might just declare martial law tonight. If not in a couple of days when congress doesn't move fast enough for his liking.

I can't imagine U.S. Soldiers following orders to hurt other Americans...

iamcoyote said...

Wow, did Olberman just say that Bush is calling for McCain and Obama (and other leaders) to the White House tomorrow to "discuss this bill?" Did he just save McCain's ass??

idiosynchronic said...

I think the operative word is, "try", both in terms of McChicken and this outright extortion attempt masquerading as a bailout bill. I'm sure the White House thinks that by convening a leadership summit they can ram that sonovabitch down Congress's throat - who wants to waste a high profile meeting and not have something to show for it at the end? Plus, it gives the Man Addicted to Hail Marys a chance to save face.

John McCain really should change his campaign theme to, "It's So Crazy It Just Might Work!"

Milo said...

It's fucked up, but I'm really hoping that McCain continues to bleed out. If he does, this whole thing will just be a bad dream. On the other hand, active soldiers patrolling here at home? And NO lessening of the combat ops-cycle? You gotta be kidding me.

I'm so glad I got out.