August 20, 2013
Kombat Kops

Here, via Naked Capitalism, is a Marine colonel on how to build a police state right under our cop-loving and soldier-sniffing eyes:

My best friend, who’s a SWAT officer in Nashua, who came to Iraq with me to train the Iraqi police, sent me an email with a picture of him in the media on the streets of Watertown, MA wearing the exact same combat gear that we had in Iraq, only it was a different color. And the way we do things in the military, it’s called task organization: You take a command, and then you attach units to it in order to accomplish the mission. What’s happening is that Homeland Security is pre-staging gear, equipment, consistent: What they’re trying to do is use standardized vehicles, standardized equipment. I saw a picture in the Boston Globe during the Marathon Bombing where there was a state police officer — Actually, there were two officers. They both had identical helmets, flak jackets, weapons, everything I wore in Iraq, only it was all blue. The officer on one side had a big patch on his back that said “MASSACHUSETTS STATE POLICE.” Another officer next to him, his patch said “BOSTON POLICE.”

And so what we’re doing here, and let’s not kid about it, we’re building a domestic army and we’re shrinking the military because the government is afraid of its own citizens. The last time more than ten terrorists were in the same place at one time was September 11, and all these vehicles in the world wouldn’t have prevented it, nor would it have helped anybody. So, I don’t know where we’re going to use this many vehicles and this many troops; Concord is just one little cog in the wheel. We’re building an Army over here and I can’t believe that people aren’t seeing it. Is everybody blind?


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at August 20, 2013 05:30 PM
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I never thought I'd say it, having done a two-year stretch in the army, but bring back the draft! That would get rid of this disgusting military worship, which simply camouflages our guilt over sending the powerless and the poor to die in our endless, pointless wars.

Posted by: Phillyboy on August 21, 2013 12:32 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah ... but don't those dudes on Flashpoint look hawt?

Posted by: Tim on August 22, 2013 5:07 PM

These are the troops our corporate-run government will use to round up citizens when it's time for the purge.

Posted by: Phil on August 24, 2013 12:49 AM
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