US Combat Troops to Patrol our Streets — Or not

Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1

Army Times had a story a few weeks ago about the 3rd infantry Division’s 1st BCT upcoming mission:

Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. In August 2005, for example, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed hell in Mississippi and Louisiana, several active-duty units were pulled from various posts and mobilized to those areas.

But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.

The Einsteins at Reddit seem to have just noticed it now and are fully supportive:

I pointed out that there’s nothing in the story about patrols, but my comments are sure to be downvoted because instead of playing nice I’m getting all factual and everything.

Does anyone have a favorite social bookmarking-type site with a wide range of submissions that doesn’t seem to be populated mostly by teenage revolutionary wanabes?

UPDATE: Here’s a brilliant comeback to one of my comments:

And maybe they are getting ready for the “october suprise” that a few politicians have warned us about.

And I am just as sick of the anti-alarmist. The ones who have been warning have hit the nail on the head every time, including this current wall street problem, the housing market, wars, false flag operations, media lies, government deceptions and coverups.

geeze, I fear the anti-alarmist more than the alarmist.

If I could make up stuff like that and publish it, I wouldn’t have to work for a living.

I’m a little confused about the “anti-alarmist” tag. Is everyone who doesn’t get alarmed an “anti-alarmist”? Or only people who say that alarmist claims aren’t correct?

UPDATE 2: A couple more posted by the same guy seven minutes apart:

You might think I made a mistake and posted the same one twice. I didn’t. He just apparently isn’t terribly creative other than posting crap headlines.


  1. Do these people have any idea what they’re talking about? Obviously not. American soldiers would need a damn good reason to participate in any kind of martial law declaration. Soldiers are the guys that die so people can stay free, not to enslave them, at least not here in the states. Some other countries, I guess it’s a possibility, but you won’t see it here unless the draft is re-instated, and a whole lot of other things go wrong. It just isn’t going to happen.

  2. I am reminded of “Glory Road” by Robert A Heinlein

    “‘Democracy.’ A curious delusion — as if adding zeros could produce a sum.”

    True the fundamental flaw of Web2.0 concept.

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