‘Defense support of civil authorities’ has been authorized — Armed military forces and drones to be used against combative Americans during unrest

Authorized: The Obama Administration plans to quell civil unrest with the use of armed forces domestically as end times of the Constitution near

By Shepard Ambellas

WASHINGTON, D.C. (INTELLIHUB) — According to a Dept. of Defense Directive, last revised in 2012, armed military forces, including advanced militarized drones, have been approved, upon authorization from the President or Secretary of Defense, for use domestically against U.S. citizens in times of civil unrest.

Shockingly, the 17 page Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) or Directive No. 3025.18 allows “DoD officials” to command armed forces from the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and even the Army Corps. of Engineers to respond to any event or display of civil disobedience.

Moreover, in the directive’s text, DoD officials have been granted “immediate response authority” as listed on page 4 of the directive, with plans to mitigate any situation within 72 hours, showing that the true intent of the government is simply to crush any political resistance with an iron fist.

“An immediate response shall end when the necessity giving rise to the response is no longer present (e.g., when there are sufficient resources available from State, local, and other Federal agencies to respond adequately and that agency or department has initiated response activities) or when the initiating DoD official or a higher authority directs an end to the response.”, reads an excerpt from the Orwellian directive.

In fact according to one report, the armed BLM standoff that took place at the Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nevada last month over cattle grazing rights almost took a turn for the worse, as the directive was nearly activated by DoD officials. Bill Gertz, writing for the Washington Times, explains in an article titled Inside the Ring: Directive outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens just how close the DoD was to deployment:

A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters.

Mr. Bundy is engaged in a legal battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management over unpaid grazing fees. Along with a group of protesters, Mr. Bundy in April confronted federal and local authorities in a standoff that ended when the authorities backed down.

The Pentagon directive authorizes the secretary of defense to approve the use of unarmed drones in domestic unrest. But it bans the use of missile-firing unmanned aircraft.

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 1984.

“Among the federal agencies with SWAT teams are the 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.”, reports World Net Daily.

Back in 2010, the New York Air and National Guard ran a training exercise on immediate crisis response, kicking off joint police and military relations for beta testing throughout the U.S., which is part of DSCA.

“You can look at it as an evolution, from hurricane Katrina to hurricane Sandy and everything in between”, said a DoD spokesman in a TPT news piece released last month. “Domestic violent extremists and cyber attacks” are to remain a focus of the DoD through 2020, reported Petty Officer Michael Wilkin, TPT News

(Photo: WhiteHouse.gov)

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Ambellas, Shepard - Bio IconShepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.
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