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Role Players scream “let me out” during Marine simulation of internment camps
By Alex Thomas
(INTELLIHUB) — Over the last two months, dozens of videos and articles throughout the alternative media have detailed a widespread military buildup throughout the country coupled with an increasing amount of urban military training drills that have a strong domestic hint.
Now, this never-ending saga of new evidence continues with professional video footage taken in Arizona that highlights a U.S. Marines training drill that included armed troops chasing angry citizens who attempted to escape a mock internment camp.
Role players playing the part of citizens (American?!) angrily shouted for food and water throughout the video. Multiple role players also simulated an attempted escape from confinement only to be chased down and arrested by armed troops.
Military training and planning for some sort of internment of American citizens during civil unrest is hardly new. Multiple military documents and leaks have long exposed this startling truth.
In 2012, Infowars reported on a leaked U.S. Army document that outlined plans for re-education camps on both foreign and domestic soil. The report went so viral that a large-scale disinformation campaign was launched to convince the public that the document was only for use outside the country.
A shocking U.S. Army manual that describes how political activists in prison camps will be indoctrinated by specially assigned psychological operations officers contains numerous clear references to the fact that the policies do apply domestically to U.S. citizens.
Despite the fact that the manual is well over 300 pages long and would take hours to read properly, within minutes of posting our story yesterday a minority of commenters were claiming that the policies outlined in the document only pertained to foreign combat operations and did not apply domestically to U.S. citizens.
The most alarming portion of the document appears on page 56 and makes it clear that detention camps will have PSYOP teams whose responsibility will be to use “indoctrination programs to reduce or remove antagonistic attitudes,” as well as targeting “political activists” with such indoctrination programs to provide “understanding and appreciation of U.S. policies and actions.”
Let’s make one thing clear – the manual primarily deals with enemy combatants captured and detained in foreign prison camps run by the U.S. Military. However, another thing that is just as clear from reading the manual in full is the fact that it also applies to citizens detained within the United States, whether they be DCs (displaced citizens) or “civilian internees,” in other words citizens who are detained for, “security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power.”
Firstly, throughout the manual there are scores of references to how the U.S. Army would work together with the DHS, ICE and FEMA (page 24) to implement the policies “within U.S. territory” as part of “civil support operations” in the aftermath of “man-made disasters, accidents, terrorist attacks and incidents in the U.S. and its territories.” (page 38).
“The handling of DCs (displaced citizens) is also a mission that may be performed in support of disaster relief or other emergencies within the United States or U.S. territories during civil support operations,” states page 33. Page 56 also states that it is the responsibility of the PSYOP officer to “control detainee and DC populations during emergencies.”
“Resettlement conducted as a part of civil support operations will always be conducted in support of another lead agency (Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security)” states page 37.
The document also contains numerous references to U.S. citizens (notably pages 13, 41). Page 13 notes how “U.S. citizens will be confined separately from detainees,” meaning they will be separated from foreign prisoners in the camps
On page 146 of the manual, we learn how prisoners in the camps are to be identified.
“The prisoner’s last name, first name, and middle initial are placed on the first line of a name board, and the prisoner’s social security number is placed on the second line.”
Last time I checked, the United States Social Security Administration was not responsible for handing out social security numbers to people in Afghanistan or Iraq.
On page 193 of the document, we learn that the policies outlined in the manual can be applied domestically. The language makes it clear that so long as the President passes an executive order to nullify Posse Comitatus, the law that forbids the military from engaging in domestic law enforcement, the policies “may be performed as domestic civil support operations.”
As always the military PR machine and the corporate media are sure to claim that the training was to prepare soldiers for overseas action. Now that the military is brazenly releasing footage, when in the past they would deny this type of training even exists, it allows them to use Orwellian doublespeak to confuse and placate the American people with claims that if the training were for them then they wouldn’t publicly release the footage.
Intellihub News and many other alternative news outlets have painstakingly detailed dozens of military training exercises that include role players openly playing the part of American citizens.
In early April, National Guard troops conducted a dirty bomb drill in California with role players playing the part of “sovereign citizens.”
“I’m a sovereign citizen, I refuse to recognize you guys, I refuse to recognize you.”
Just yesterday I reported on Richland County, South Carolina police officers training with US Special Forces in conducting domestic house to house raids.
“In yet another startling revelation in the lead up to Jade Helm 2015, Special Forces out of Fort Bragg are currently training with Richland County, South Carolina police officers to provide realistic military scenarios.
Footage from previous training in the area included midnight house to house raids conducted by a combined military and police force.”
Not knowing that the next day would provide even more evidence, the report also detailed footage taken in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that showed troops training for what looked to be a martial law style interment of American citizens.
The clip shows armed troops arresting role players on the street before a column of prisoners are marched towards a mock internment facility. Black Hawk choppers are also seen whizzing between buildings.
The exercise was accompanied by very little media coverage. A Sun-Sentinel report said that Broward County police would be “assisting members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who are undergoing urban warfare training.”
The drill, which was held in locations the military refused to disclose beforehand, began on March 17 and ended on Friday. 200 military personnel from all four branches, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, took part in the exercise.
“The goal is to prepare participants in realistic, unfamiliar training conditions before they deploy for combat overseas,” states the report. Residents were advised “not to be alarmed by the Black Hawk helicopters in the sky.”
Broward County also saw similar drills back in March 2014, when Navy SEALS practicing storming a university building from a helicopter.
“The sheer amount of documented training to take on the American people by portions of the military and local law enforcement would take multiple pages to fill. Simply put, there is so much evidence that a martial law scenario is being trained for that anyone attempting to deny it at this point either has an agenda or is extremely naive.
One can only hope that the patriots within the military feel just as much anger over the plans as many of the American people do. For it will take a concerted effort by those in power within the military and police establishment to put an end to this notion once and for all.”
All photos from U.S. Military
Internment and Resettlement Operations – U.S. Army PDF
Army Manual Outlines Plan To Kill Rioters, Demonstrators In America – PDF
About the Author
Alex Thomas is a reporter who has worked in the alternative media for over three years. His work has been featured on numerous news outlets including Infowars and RT. Alex is an exclusive weapon of Intellihub.
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