Saturday, October 3, 2009

Why a National Security Force is a terribly bad idea

President Barrack Obama has proposed establishing a civilian national security force. In July 2008 he said: “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military.

This is the mantra and tactic deployed by current and past dictators and far left communist/Marxist regimes. Is this going on in America today? Blackwater has been operating in large numbers internationally for years. Blackwater was on the ground in New Orleans after Katrina, rumored to have been paid over $30 million in the next four months.

Let’s define a national civilian security force aka paramilitary. A paramilitary is a force whose function and organization are similar to those of a professional military force, but often reporting directly to the State Leader and government autonomously. The potential for human atrocities and suppression of freedoms is historically factual. Could this be happening in the United States in 2009? I’ll expand on but it is a stated objective of Presidential candidate Barrack Obama.

Let’s start with Communist Russia and Adolf Hitler’s Fascist SS to start on nationalized civilian police forces and inherent dangers. The Gestapo was created in 1933 after the Nazis seized power. At the same time the Schutzstaffel (SS) was created and run by Heinrich Himmler. In 1936 the SS, Gestapo, and Criminal Police (Kripo) were integrated into one unit called the Sicherheitspolizei (SIPO) (Secret Police.) This gave Hitler command of the largest police force in Germany. Soon he detached the political and intelligence departments from the police and filled their ranks with Nazis. The basic Gestapo law passed by the government in 1936 gave the Gestapo carte blanche to operate without judicial oversight. This led to rampant abuse of protective custody", a euphemism for the power to imprison people without judicial proceedings. Could this happen here today? Massachusetts recently passed law allowing similar measures.

Communist Russia under Lenin and Stalin set up similar state police forces. Under Stalin, the secret police acquired massive punitive powers and was renamed National People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, or NKVD. No longer subject to party control or restricted by law, they became direct arm of Stalin for use against opposition and the country during the Great Terror of the 1930s. The atrocities Hitler and Stalin inflicted on their citizens is well documented.

This can’t happen today you say, that was 80 years ago. Let’s look at current happenings around the world. Do you have any visions of black suited paramilitary beating and killing civilians across the globe? In Iran only via Twitter and cell phone video are these atrocities being exposed. Iranian Civilian Police forces are reported to number 125,000. These forces do control the Basij. (Mobilization of the Oppressed) The atrocities committed in Iran against their civilians are well documented.

Headline: China passes law for paramilitary police to handle riots, terror attacks. When was that announced? BEIJING, Aug. 27, 2009 (Kyodo News International) -- China's legislature on Thursday passed a law authorizing the country's 680,000-strong paramilitary force to respond to riots, terror attacks and other security threats, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The law approved by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress gives the People's Armed Police ''statutory authorization'' to tackle ''incidents threatening social security,'' including ''riots, chaos, serious violent crimes and terrorist attacks,'' Xinhua said in an earlier report on the draft law.
The law also tasks the internal security force with patrolling provinces and cities with weapons in ''times of emergency'' and empowers them to ''stop and question suspects'' during operations and ''commandeer public transport'' when necessary, it said.

It is kind of chilling when China steps up to further stifle its citizens. But as Obama has stated, it’s time for change. An example is the opening up of relations with Communist Cuba and Fidel Castro. The Cuban paramilitary forces consist of approximately 30,000 personnel, and are divided between the Youth Labor Army, the Territorial Militias, and the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution these paramilitary organizations are under control of the Supreme Leader of the state. The intent of such a division of labor is to create multiple security organizations that are ultimately responsible to the Supreme Leader. When those in Congress and the White House speak glowingly of Fidel Castro and Cuba you might want to ask yourself why?

But that is not happening everywhere worldwide? Recent atrocities in Russia/Kosovo/Serbia are equally evil and oppressive and that is now. Socialist Chavez in Venezuela deploys approximately 25,000 Armed Forces of Cooperation (Fuerzas Armadas de CooperaciĆ³n - FAC) -- also known as the National Guard. The FAC functioned as paramilitary internal security forces. Chavez is also active in extending his force against democracy in South and Central America.

Now again back to premise this can’t happen here in the United States. In a small town of Montana a paramilitary organization called
The American Police force rolled into town in Black Mercedes vehicles bearing police logo’s bearing Serbian similarities. It has since been determined their leader is a convicted felon of Serbian descent and rumors to ties with Blackwater, Kuwait/Saudi subcontractors abound. They are trying to takeover a vacant prison with limited legalities of usage. APF has stated that their workforce will be 75% international. This has drawn lots of publicity and concern culminating in Congressional and AG scrutiny. After reading the history of civilian police forces it is imperative to not take this lightly.

To close this out look to Honduras. A country that has 8,500 military and paramilitary public security forces numbered 6,000. How is that working out? There are documented Columbian mercenaries in Honduras wreaking havoc. There are also rumors of hired mercenaries from as far away as Taiwan. The Congressional contingent to visit Honduras was recently delayed for political reasons. I guess some in power want to suppress what is going on there. A trend sadly, I see occurring globally.

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