From the June 2009 Idaho Observer:

Fedgov considers city, county, state governments as "foreign"

Espionage rings critical to successful military occupation

American military history is replete with examples of how U.S. military and political operatives have established "friendly" governments in U.S. or UN-occupied territories. It is expected that the military would develop a field manual to detail the manner in which military objectives may be facilitated by providing aid, comfort and political stability to war-torn populations in foreign countries. What is not expected is that our own military also considers local, city, county and state governments in America as "foreign" governments.

By Don Harkins

(The following article was originally published in the July, 1999 edition of The Idaho Observer).

Army field manual FM 41-10 entitled "Civil Affairs Operations," published January 11, 1993, is a comprehensive document that details how Army Civil Affairs (CA) personnel are to "establish, maintain, influence or exploit relations between military forces and civil authorities and the civilian populace in an AO [area of operations] to facilitate military operations."

FM 41-10 makes no distinction between local American governments and the governments of foreign nations as it exhaustively describes the strategies designed to "support....U.S. national policy" objectives in occupied territory.

The manual’s page one overview plainly states the necessity of CA operations to insure the success of military objectives. "CA operations are actions carried out as an integral part of a military mission. They assure local authority and popular understanding of, and compliance with, measures supporting military operations and consolidation activities to attain U.S. objectives.

"The CA mission is to support the commander’s relationship with civil authorities and civilian populace, promote mission legitimacy, and enhance military effectiveness," states the army manual as further preamble toward stressing the importance of "exploiting" indigent populations and authorities to legitimize and facilitate military objectives.

Chapter 14 of the manual introduces the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) which "can aid CA personnel by developing popular support. It detects and counters hostile attempts to distort and hinder U.S. policies and programs. It supports CA operations through

• Broadcasts on radio and TV

• Personal contacts

• Demonstrations

• Motion pictures

• Book publication and distribution

• Exhibits

• English language instruction."

According to the manual, USIA "helps to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives by influencing public attitudes..."

FM 41-10 is the army textbook on how CA operatives are to gain the confidence of local authorities in an effort to "legitimize" operations. Legitimacy is accomplished by exploiting the needs of desperate populations of people through public acts of humanitarianism such as donations of food, medicine and shelter. The same local authorities must also be used to develop espionage rings designed to identify dissidents who defy "U.S. objectives."

There is evidence to support claims that CA operations are currently active in the U.S. Last December FBI Special Agent Burdena Pasenelli announced the formation of a 75-man team of federal agents to coordinate a multi-jurisdictional "taskforce" of city, county and state law enforcement agencies in the Northwest to "...find out ahead of time what is planned and to prevent incidents of domestic terrorism."

Pasenelli stated they have termed the taskforce areas of eastern Washington, western Montana and all of Idaho as the FBI’s "Inland Empire" (The Idaho Observer, January, 1999).

CA operations equal national espionage ring

"U.S. law, including the laws of a state, territory, possession, or other political subdivision of the United States, governs the legal aspects of CMO [civil-military operations]. Provisions of a foreign state’s law may impact a CMO," states the overview of Chapter 10. [emphasis added]

The 200-page CA document, which is easy to read and full of charts, graphs and diagrams, is the instruction manual for successful military occupation of "foreign" soil. The manual is broken into 14 chapters which detail such concepts as "CA Intelligence Planning, Civil Administration in Friendly Territory, Civil Administration in Occupied Territory, Support of Foreign Internal Defense, Support of Unconventional Warfare" and "Support in Combating Terrorism."

Chapter 6, "Intelligence Aspects of CA Operations," explains the intelligence cycle, information sources, collection methods and collection activities. The manual’s list of "intelligence" sources includes, "Biographical data or other informational background material...Documents including passports, visas, vehicle operator licenses, birth or marriage records, or other similar documents."

All over the nation state legislatures are passing laws which create driver licensing and firearms ownership databases and vaccine tracking registries that can be accessed at any time by federal authorities who are inarguably using the information to identify persons who will most likely be non-supportive of U.S. military objectives on American soil. City and county governments routinely provide federal agents access to any information requested of a person or persons living within a non-federal jurisdiction.

It could happen here

Under the subheading "Civil Defense in the United States" in Chapter 10, the applicability of the manual’s CA strategies to military occupation of U.S. soil are revealed. "In the United States, civil defense is a government responsibility at all levels. The federal government provides planning advice and coordinates research, equipment and financial aid. State and local governments determine the allocation of these resources. In the event of an emergency, U.S. forces must be prepared to help civil authorities repair essential facilities and, if necessary, to take such actions as directed to ensure national survival."[emphasis added]

There are several executive orders, particularly EO12919, which, upon a declared state of national emergency, places command and control authority of all national resources and activities under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The manual recognizes FEMA’s 10 regions and U.S military subservience to agency authority in a declared state of national emergency.

Populace and resources control

According to the army, one of the most critical aspects of successful CA operations is the denial of resources to the perceived enemy. "Successful PRC denies the enemy resources and access to the population. It protects the people and denies the insurgent ready access to the populace and both internal and external sources of supply...PRC....can be applied across the operational continuum to protect the legitimate interests of the government," stated the manual in Chapter 1.

If the army is called in to police a conflict, domestic or otherwise, quality PRC would, of course, be critical to a successful military operation. For the army to be utilized in such a capacity that PRC activities would be necessary, certain conditions must be present. In figure 2.1, "Conditions that impact on regional stability," the manual lists 10 conditions that could lead to military presence on American soil:

Political ideologies that elevate the state or special interest groups above the human rights of citizens.

International political rivalry.

Recurring national disasters or man-made destruction resulting from combat or accidents.

Low per capita income and unemployment

Disproportionate control of economic resources by an elite group.

High illiteracy rates and low education levels.

Atmosphere and water pollution, soil erosion, and crop damage.

Economic exploitation, actual or imagined, by world powers.

Illegal drug trade.

Traditional cultural or religious disputes in a single region or state.

All of the conditions above are currently present in the U.S. There is evidence to suggest that most, if not all of them, are the result of (failed?) government policy and programs. As Americans become disenchanted with their lives while the above mentioned conditions worsen, army CA operatives will continually measure the attitudes of the populace for intelligence purposes. As a populace becomes angry, it may begin to distrust its civilian authority figures and begin to violate laws. The manual lists eight items by which CA personnel may measure the people’s attitudes:

Lack of cooperation by resistance movements

Lack of cooperation as shown by violations of laws.

Evidence of doubt and suspicion or ill-tempered compliance or reluctance to work with CA personnel.

Comparison or contrast with attitudes in other zones.

Expressions in public opinion polls.

Fraternization or other friendly gestures toward occupation force personnel.

Statements in the press, radio, handbills, rumors, or films.

Demand for change voiced through clandestine or open meetings.

U.S. military occupation of American soil appears inevitable

Several things are working in concert to indicate the inevitability that the land of the free will soon become the land of the militarily occupied. First let us list the predicted catharses which would bring about military occupation of American soil, a condition commonly referred to as martial law:

Y2K. The global meltdown of the computer age as a result of time running out on date sensitive programs that are unable to accurately calculate dates after December 31, 1999. Government and industry has spent billions of dollars in preparation for Y2K. There are credible people in positions of authority who believe that Y2K could bring about a global financial collapse and a critical interruption in the delivery of essential goods and services. A realization of this scenario would necessitate the declaration of a national state of emergency, the declaration of martial law and a more overt implementation of strategies outlined in FM 41-10.

Influenza Pandemic. On February 25, 1999, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) broadcast a program to all of the nation’s public health officials which stated that an influenza pandemic is inevitable, that it will likely occur very soon and that 400,000 Americans may die as a result. "Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic," describes how important it will be for public health officials to be prepared for the pandemic. The CDC described how President Ford commissioned preparation of the Federal Guidebook to Pandemic Preparedness in the wake of the swine flu outbreak of 1976. The CDC indicated that what must be a very comprehensive manual is not yet complete but that draft copies are available. If 400,000 Americans are going to die as the CDC predicts, there will be a declaration of a national state of emergency. At that time the strategies outlined in FM 41-10 will go into effect coupled with the strategies outlined in the Federal Guidebook of Pandemic Preparedness which, among other things, describes how local officials will treat the predicted 50 million sick people and vaccinate every American.

Aside from the Federal Guidebook to Pandemic Preparedness, recent past presidents have signed executive orders that place under federal control every public and private aspect of American life (for starters, look up the following executive orders: 10995, 10997, 10998, 11000, 11001, 11002, 11003, 11004, 11005, 11051, 12148 and 12919) in the event of a declared state of national emergency.

Local governments all over the country have responded by adopting emergency powers ordinances that, when put into effect, give unelected city managers (or city administrators) the power to control every aspect of community life and to coordinate their efforts through federal authorities such as FEMA and CA operatives (a copy of the model ordinance was published in the April, 1999 edition of The Idaho Observer).

People all over America may be aware that the federal government has been planning and preparing to seize dictatorial control of this nation and all of its activities in a declared state of emergency but may not believe that an emergency will be manufactured. Regardless, a prudent person who believes in freedom should understand the need to prepare himself and his family in a manner most likely to preserve their freedom in the event that plans to take it away will someday soon be federally enforced at gunpoint.