Theodore's World: Pentagon Directive Outlines Obama’s Policy To Use Military Force Against American Citizens

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May 29, 2014

Pentagon Directive Outlines Obama’s Policy To Use Military Force Against American Citizens

Pentagon Directive Outlines Obama’s Policy To Use Military Force Against American Citizens

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”

“Federal military forces shall not be used to quell civil disturbances unless specifically authorized by the president in accordance with applicable law or permitted under emergency authority,” the directive states.
“In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.

The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.

The directive was signed by then-Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn. A copy can be found on the Pentagon website:

Defense analysts say there has been a buildup of military units within non-security-related federal agencies, notably the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. The buildup has raised questions about whether the Obama administration is undermining civil liberties under the guise of counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts.

Other agencies with SWAT teams reportedly include the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.

The militarization of federal agencies, under little-known statues that permit deputization of security officials, comes as the White House has launched verbal attacks on private citizens’ ownership of firearms despite the fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.

A White House National Security Council spokeswoman declined to comment.

Wild Thing's comment............

One thing for sure, I would never trust Obama at any level and for any reason.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 29, 2014 12:55 AM


Abraham Lincoln Obama vs. RED STATE RIGHTS?
1861 vs. 2014 ?

The US military are not ALL in with Commander in Cannabis ObaMao!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 29, 2014 11:20 AM

I think obama is paranoid enough to try to keep the Whie House beyond his term. That would destroy the military as large numbers of soldiers would refuse to deploy against the civilan population. Those soldiers would desert.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 29, 2014 12:37 PM

In Nevada a few months ago the MILITIA prevailed!
Not all LE / PD are in with ObaMao too!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 30, 2014 09:00 AM