Texas-Based Pentagon Propagandists Push Phony IED "Threat" to Justify Military Involvement with Law Enforcement
[Editor's Note: Notice who's bringing you the outrageous propagnda presented in this article: A BLOG written by man who calls himself Stewart Powell. He calls his blog "Texas on the Potomac," with a cute Capitol building icon to give it the appearance of being a news organization. Just read the titles of his articles listed here (http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/author/stewartpowell/) and see how they spell out the word "Government S H I L L" in bright orange letters.
He's particularly fond of promoting information about Michael McCaul,, an Austin Texas congressman, one of the "leaders" of the House Committee on Homeland Security who anxious to "fix" the "bureaucratic obstacles," such as the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which are standing in the way of his Pentagon pals from training and liasoning with the Texas Rangers and DPS in the latest Pentagon/DHS concocted "threat": IEDs on the streets of America.
You can see from the flurry of articles posted recently in the news, that we are now witnessing an unprecedented propaganda blitz to try and convince the public that it's OK to have the military embedded within domestic, civilian activities, such as law enforcement. Every sort of pretext is being proffered to justify this new "cooperation." This is the worst possible thing that could happen to America and it would quickly create the infrastructure that would lead to martial law and the permanent loss of constitutional protected life. It would be worse than a police state; America would be a militarized police state, with all of the tyranny, oppression, abuse, and terror that always characterizes a militarized police state. Just think of Nazi Germany. NWO sellouts like Michael McCaul and the two other "leaders" on the Homeland InSecurity committee need to hear from the public, especially on election day in November. ....Ken Adachi]
August 6, 2012
Texas and U.S. facing growing threat of domestic IEDs
The Juarez drug cartel detonated a car bomb on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, less than a mile from the U.S. border on July 15. The use of car bombs represents a new tactic in the escalating street violence between drug cartels and Mexican authorities, much of it in the cities that hug the US border. (DHS)
Improvised explosive devices [IED] have claimed the lives and limbs of thousands of American soldiers across Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now officialssay the devilish devices are posing a growing threat across Texas and the United States.
The accused shooter in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater massacre, James Holmes, allegedly deployed IEDs in his apartment, prompting federal law enforcement agencies to look into possible links to domestic or foreign-based terrorism.
The incident follows disrupted IED attacks in 2010 — a car bomb disarmed in New York City’s Times Square and explosives detected in ink cartridges aboard two U.S.-bound commercial cargo planes.
And with Mexican drug cartels using car bombs in cities bordering Texas, officials along the southwest border are increasingly concerned about ready-to-go devices being smuggled into the United States.
“The domestic IED threat from both homegrown terrorists and global threat networks is real and presents a significant security challenge for the United States and our international partners,” Army Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, director of the Pentagon’s so-called Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, warned Congress in classified testimony in mid-July.
Terrorists remain committed to deploying IEDs “in traditional as well as new and creative ways” because the devices remain “a cheap and easily accessible means to achieve high visibility effect,” Barbero says.
The growing concern is prompting urgent cooperation between U.S. military experts who are familiar with the devices and civilian law enforcement officers who are not.
But legal restrictions on the activities of U.S. armed forces are slowing crucial collaboration, insiders complain. Federal laws dating back to the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 limit the use of U.S. armed forces in domestic law enforcement and training — impediments some members of Congress are pressing to change.
The Pentagon’s specialized $1.9 billion-a-year IED organization has “saved many servicemen’s lives by teaching lessons learned in blood on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan,” report Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Daniel Lungren, R-Calif., and Michael McCaul, R-Austin, leaders of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
“Their hard-won knowledge should now be shared with American lawmen facing these same deadly threats at home,” the lawmakers add.
“To me it’s crazy that the guy who is the expert on IEDs overseas can’t coordinate with the Texas Rangers,” emphasizes McCaul, a former counterterrorism official with the Justice Department. “The military is unable to coordinate with state and local law enforcement, leaving a gaping hole in our security.”
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw told the Houston Chronicle he’s “concerned” about the widening threat.
“It is essential that all state troopers be skilled in the detection and interdiction of (devices), precursor chemicals and component parts,” McCraw told the Houston Chronicle by email.
Texas Rangers and DPS criminal investigation agents have training “to detect IEDs and their components in the course of their investigations, whether the targets are Mexican cartels or serial murderers,” McCraw added.
DPS also has been working with the FBI to establish an explosive ordnance disposal team “to increase the state’s ability to address IEDs throughout the state,” as well as obtaining Department of Homeland Security training in IED recognition and post-blast investigation.
DPS tactical response teams also have attended programs at Fort Hood where the U.S. Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit teaches disposal techniques, once explosives are discovered.
Yet the Pentagon’s premiere organization combating IEDs overseas still cannot directly train civilian law enforcement officers even though its experts have become the worldwide experts on IEDs in the face of 127,683 IED attacks in Iraq and 60,832 IED attacks in Afghanistan over the last nine years.
The weapons claimed the lives of 3,058 of the 6,535 killed in action by mid-July — or 47 percent of GI fatalities.
“Deeper cooperation is absolutely essential,” insists McCaul, a former deputy state attorney general and a lawmaker working to eliminate bureaucratic obstacles. “I think military and government lawyers are being a too cautious. We want to fix that.”
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