October 14, 2013
On day 13 of the government shutdown, at the National WW II Memorial (MWWM) in Washington, DC, Republican Senator Ted Cruz and GOP member Sarah Palin were on hand to pledge allegiance to the American flag with the crowd and speak to those in attendance.
Palin told the US veterans: “We are here to honor our vets. You look around though and you see these barricades and you have to ask yourself is this any way that a commander in chief would show his respect, his gratitude to our military. This is a matter of shutdown priorities.”
Cruz, a favorite of the Tea Party, said that Obama would enact a veto if the House passed a resolution to open the NWWM.
Cruz has received quite a substantial amount of money for campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs, BTA Oil Producers and Wells Fargo, just to name a few.
District of Columbia police in full riot gear met the crowd of veterans who repeated in unison: “Shame on you!”
Other phrases the crowd chanted in unison were “Tear down these walls!” and “You work for us!”
The crowds for the formerly known as the Million Vet March (MVM) moved from the NWWM toward the White House and stopped at the gates.
Mainstream media (MSM) reported that a “sizable police presence moved protesters away from the White House Fence” and that the “crowd dissipated shortly thereafter with some people getting on buses to leave the area.”
Converging onto the veteran march was the Trucker Shutdown protest that “rallied with the [veterans] at the memorial.”
After these two crowds came together, police had to remove barricades that were stacked up on top of each other outside the gates of the White House by what was described as “other protesters”.
Those “other protesters” behaved like provocateurs as they confronted DC police as if to incite a reaction from them.
While at the NWWM, Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch (FW) spoke to the crowd expounded on Obama’s connections to the Muslim religion, then urged the crowd to initiate an uprising.
Klayman said: “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up.”
Throughout the time of the inception of the Tea Party, it has been the aim of the opposition to radicalize its members by using Christian literature and rhetoric for justification for an uprising.
With groups like the Constitution Party, the political Right is being directed toward an ideology of “constitutional conservatism”.
Earlier this year, a paper entitled “Challengers from the Sidelines: Understanding America’s Violent Far-Right” published by Combating Terrorism Center, a think-tank at the West Point US Military Academy stated that the “far-right”, “anti-federalist” and groups that support “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government” are dangerous as “racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The document states that these “espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals’ civil and constitutional rights. Finally, they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government. Extremists in the anti-federalist movement direct most their violence against the federal government and its proxies in law enforcement.”
It goes on to correlate modern movements supporting a return to a Constitutional Republic as being violent conservatives living in the past.
The report reads: “While liberal worldviews are future- or progressive -oriented, conservative perspectives are more past-oriented, and in general, are interested in preserving the status quo.” the report says. “The far right represents a more extreme version of conservatism, as its political vision is usually justified by the aspiration to restore or preserve values and practices that are part of the idealized historical heritage of the nation or ethnic community.”
The report claims “while far-right groups’ ideology is designed to exclude minorities and foreigners, the liberal-democratic system is designed to emphasize civil rights, minority rights and the balance of power.”
Back in 2011, Vice President Joe Biden accused the Tea Party of having “acted like terrorists” asserting that “we have negotiated with terrorists. This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” This comment came on the heels of assertions that talking to representatives affiliated with the Tea Party are liken to discussing buracracy with Republicans with “guns to their heads” referencing that the Tea Party wielded violent authority of the political party.
As outlined in the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB) processes are defined by operational environments in regard to battle space, effects, evaluation of threats and adversaries while determining the course of action. In regard to civil situations, and to maintain intelligence and operational purposes, preparations with regard to terrain are inconsequential.
The Marine Corp Intelligence Requirements Handbooks presents new methodology to combat civilian rebellions and is meant to inspire intelligence professionals working on computer-based intelligence efforts.
Contained within the US Army Military Police training manual for Civil Disturbance Operations are outlines describing how the US military will use the arsenal at their disposal to quell domestic riots, confiscate firearms and kill Americans during times of mass civil unrest.
The explicit use of “deadly force” when confronting “dissidents” is clearly stated with the refusal of a “warning shot” and the directives toward weapons that rioters or demonstrators will experience in the name of continuity of government.
The manufactured threat of US veterans stems from the 2009 Department of Homeland Security report entitled Rightwing Extremism. This report clearly outlined that veterans, because of their diverse training in tactical operations, would be a decisive threat to the US government’s plans to declare martial law against the American public in the near future. Defined in the document were domestic extremists, particularly white supremacists, were proposed to be the newest and most dangerous threat to the US since al-Qaeda.
While admitting that the agency had no definitive proof that “domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence, [however] rightwing extremists may be gaining new recruits by playing on their fears about several emergent issues. The economic downturn and the election of the first African American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment.”
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force have indicated to owners of gun shops and gun ranges the US government’s new definitions of domestic terrorist that coincide with their demonization of US veterans and propaganda claims that domestic terrorists are more of a threat than their manufactured insurgent groups like al-Qaeda and the Free Syrian Army.
Mainstream media has spun the propaganda perfectly by asserting that “the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”