Friday, January 28, 2011

US Troops get urban combat training in massive mock city, For use in America?

Five years ago I began having numerous discussions on many important issues facing our country and all were pointed towards this subject. With that in mind I had a real confusion of thoughts as to how to talk about this knowing what is happening in America with our societal degradation, increased homelessness, increased job loss, record cop killings, and concern of societal unrest over an increasingly dire situation for many.

My first thought as to our troops training for inner city fighting was not for Iraq and Afghanistan as the below report states but right here in the good old USA. The training is in a mock city the size of San Diego that includes a circular town center, a hospital district and a full-scale soccer stadium where troops can land helicopters. Base officials have also applied what they call an immersive training technique to bring the city to life:

About 1,000 role players interact with training Marines, even shifting allegiances or their level of support for the U.S. to reflect possible real-world scenarios. Many buildings are furnished. One block of hotels had curtains in the windows, signs, and vintage computers on the desks.This is supposed to represent a typical town in Iraq and Afghanistan and I could be wrong but computers? curtains? blocks of hotels? Sounds like America to me. US Troops get urban combat training in massive mock city

We have had many discussions as to the secret meetings on Martial law if it became a necessity to declare martial law in the event of massive civil unrest over the economy and overall living conditions and unhappiness with the Government. We have had many discussions about the FEMA concentration camps that are supposedly in case we are over run by illegal immigrants. At one time the Democrats figured they would be in them then the tea partiers thought they were for them.

Watching the unrest in the world today in the Middle East and Africa over corrupt Government, lack of jobs and food and knowing that the poorer countries which happen to be predominantly Muslim will be the first to fall apart and rebel in the streets as they are and eventually this degradation and anarchy will take over America and the rest of the so called civilized world too I have thoughts of Posse Comitatus

The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. In late 2006, Congress revised the Posse Comitatus Act and the Insurrection Act to make it far easier for a president to declare martial law.

Knowing all this I would like your input on what you think about US troops training for inner city training now especially when we are supposed to be getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan! I remember in 2005 discussing US troops training in and being used in our cities but seeing what is happening around the world with growing break downs and growing civil unrest what do you think about it now knowing we are not?

James Joiner

Gardner, Ma

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