The Biden Administration has made it clear where their priorities lie within the scope of national defense lately, and it’s not from outside our borders. President Biden has stated in both speech and policy that he views Republicans, or “MAGA” as he’s so aptly labeled anyone on the right, as the true threat to the United States.
Last night during Biden’s speech, he mentioned the following:
- China: 0
- Crime: 0
- Inflation: 0
- Fentanyl: 0
- The Border: 0
- Charlottesville: 1
- January 6th: 2
- Insurrection: 3
- Donald Trump: 3
- Extremism: 7
- Violence: 10
- MAGA: 13
- Republicans: 16
At the end of January, a protest in Canada brought the nation to its knees for several weeks. Truckers, who were opposed to the Covid-19 vaccine mandate implemented by the Canadian Government, parked their trucks in the middle of major thoroughfares in Canada which not only locked down supplies but traffic as well. They were likened to far right extremists.
Fearing this type of anti-government protest would spring up in the United States as well, early precautions were taken at the federal level to counteract attempts by truckers in the U.S. who were trying to do the same thing in Washington D.C.
About 800 National Guardsmen were requested “to provide support at traffic control points in and around the district” and stand ready in case of “possible disruptions at key traffic arteries”.
However, what wasn’t reported were the preparations being taken by active duty troops in response to a contingency on U.S. soil they may be required to respond to.
The 3d U.S. Infantry, or “The Old Guard” as it’s more commonly known, handed out a messaging sheet to each soldier in the event they were ordered to respond to such a contingency while the truckers were actively planning their protest.
The messaging appears to prepare individuals to know how to respond to the media in the event a cataclysmic event were to take place.
Some of the messaging states:
We offer our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy, and an enduring commitment to all those affected.
With widespread infrastructure damage, power loss and communications impacts, the next few days will be challenging. We must all do what we can to maximize safety and not over-burden response mechanisms.
It goes on to say:
Rapid response to [INCIDENT] are critical parts of the Army mission, ably and expertly performed across the Total Army Force by Active, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers.
What exactly did the Pentagon believe was going to happen when a bunch of truck drivers parked their trucks in D.C. and protested government mandates? At the time, soldiers in D.C. messaged me and raised their concern that some kind of false flag operation was going to take place. This is how alarmed they were by the messaging they’d been handed.
The wording used in the messaging which states that “active” duty troops would be used, along with the messaging guidance being handed to an active duty unit, raised even more concerns.
Posse Comitatus states “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
There is a very real and palpable fear that our government is laying the ground work to use active duty military as a police force against U.S. citizens; not just any citizen, but those who specifically fall on the political right and would oppose harsh government overreach and abuse of power.
The argument could be made that sending this type of messaging to troops, who would be called upon to conduct military operations against U.S. citizens, is an attempt by the Pentagon to lessen resistance in the future.
This administration has been very specific with their theming and messaging as of late.
While the President made it clear in his speech last night that he views Republicans as the greatest threat to democracy, the Pentagon is quietly purging its ranks of Christians and others who traditionally favor a conservative, right leaning ideology. It’s a slow, brick by brick effort to shape the armed forces into an element that embraces radical liberalism while simultaneously indoctrinating its members to view those on the right as enemies of the United States.