Thursday, October 30, 2008



RAND Corp. Warns of Military Threat from China
조선일보(영문판), South Korea - Oct 21, 2008
Dr. Bruce Bennett of the defense-oriented RAND Corporation delivered an address at a seminar in Seoul on Tuesday hosted by the South Korean Army at the War ...



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RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy
According to reports out of top Chinese mainstream news outlets, the RAND Corporation recently presented a shocking proposal to the Pentagon in which it lobbied for a war to be started with a major foreign power in an attempt to stimulate the American economy and prevent a recession.


Scientific American
US and Soviet spooks studied paranormal powers to find a Cold War ...
Scientific American - Oct 29, 2008
Working with Washington, DC, think tank RAND Corporation, DARPA determined that paranormal research by the Soviets focused on physical science, ...
We Need an Operational Plan for N.Korea's Collapse
South Korea and the United States, at the Security Consultative Meeting in Washington on Oct. 17, reportedly agreed to turn the conceptual plan dealing with sudden contingencies in North Korea into a proper operational plan. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, noting that the current scheme has many shortcomings, reportedly told the meeting that the U.S. is ready to supply to South Korea with the fighting power necessary for implementing it.

The plan is designed to cope with sudden contingencies in the North like a civil war or a death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Conplan 5029 calls for Seoul and Washington for possible scenarios such as the capture of weapons of mass destruction like nuclear missiles by a competing force in the North, a massive exodus of refugees, a collapse of the state from an enormous natural disaster, and a large number of South Koreans being taken hostage in the Kaesong Industrial Complex or the Mt. Kumgang tourism resort. These scenarios could confront us abruptly at any time. Should one or more happen in series, South Korea would face a real national emergency.

Emergencies in North Korea might not be far off. Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso on Tuesday said his government secured information that Kim Jong-il is hospitalized, and that the situation is "not good." Though our government denies it for now, uncertainties in the regime are growing with every day that Kim Jong-il is not seen in public. That is why an operational plan is needed.

Former president Roh Moo-hyun proudly said earlier this month, "I rejected a U.S. proposal to develop Conplan 5029 into an operational plan” due to possible suspicions on the part of North Korea and China. That indicates he was not ashamed of meeting contingencies in the North unprepared.

The government must also hasten to map out steps to deal with economic repercussions, aid to North Korea and cooperation with our neighboring countries -- the U.S., China, Japan and Russia -- and international organizations like the UN.



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Gates Gives Rationale for Expanded Deterrence
New York Times, United States - Oct 29, 2008
Mr. Gates also expanded the threat to nations or groups that provide a broader range of support to terrorists. Early this year, in a little-noticed speech ...
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Kim Jong-il's 'Mystery Doctor' Identified

A French doctor believed to have been contacted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s son before embarking on a trip to Pyongyang has denied the mission and says he is in Beijing. He was identified as Francois-Xavier Roux (57), head of neurosurgery at Paris' Sainte-Anne Hospital. >>Full Text


Kim Jong-il's Son 'Sees Brain Surgeon in Paris'
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코리아타임즈
Major Changes Are Coming to N. Korea
코리아타임즈, South Korea - Oct 29, 2008
The other scenario is ``obviously some sort of North Korean collapse and absorption by the South, such as what happened in Germany. ...

New York Daily News
N Korea even harder to predict than usual
Nation Multimedia, Thailand - 2 hours ago
That sort of doomsday scenario is long gone. Even though negotiations with North Korea still take a lot of time and patience, countries concerned are ...
Kim Jong Il health watch: brain surgery? Foreign Policy (subscription)
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Terror In Extremis
The National Interest Online, DC - 3 hours ago
North Korea is the only country on earth still in this business. Moreover, the best information currently available suggests that the North Koreans built a ...

Canada.com
America's valuable terrorism list
Los Angeles Times, CA - Oct 27, 2008
By Michael B. Kraft The formal removal this month of North Korea from the State Department's list of terrorism-sponsoring nations has touched off some ...
US confronts Russia with sanctions over Iran PRESS TV
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US Renews Call for N.Korea Military Action Plan
조선일보(영문판), South Korea - Oct 28, 2008
Conplan 5029, formulated in 1999, is a contingency plan for five kinds of scenarios, including anarchy or a civil war in North Korea in the wake of North ...

Politico
Q & A with John Bolton
Politico, DC - Oct 28, 2008
A: Well, the two that I think are most unpredictable are North Korea and Iran. Especially now with Kim Jong Il’s health, it’s very hard to predict. ...
North Korea: Reckless Remarks of South Korean Puppet Minister of ...
ISRIA (subscription), DC - Oct 28, 2008
... and foolish scenario glaringly betrays an adventurous attempt to disturb peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and ignite a new war at any cost. ...





Brace yourselves - George Bush will soon be free to do just what he wants --The raid on Syria is a dark portent
. By Jonathan Freedland 29 Oct 2008 We are about to enter the twilight zone, that strange black hole in political time and space that appears no more than once every four years. It is known as the period of transition, and it starts a week from today, the time when the United States has not one president but two. One will be the president-elect, the other George Bush [sic], in power for 12 more weeks in which he can do pretty much whatever he likes... From November 5 to January 20, he will exercise the freest, most unaccountable form of power the democratic world has to offer. [My money is on Bush getting the bird flu pandemic party started (Killer flu recreated in the lab). It will begin in a Blue state with a GOP governor --think California. Bush can then privatize (ration) health care; raid Medicare and Social Security to fund mandatory vaccines (HHS Declares 'Health Emergencies' to Limit Legal Liability for Anti-terrorism Vaccines, Drugs); fire up the KBR detention centers (KBR awarded Homeland Security contract worth up to $385M); fund a greatly expanded Blackwater role (Bush wants army to combat bird flu); invoke martial law (DoD to 'augment civilian law' during pandemic or bioterror attack); and stay in power because a transition to a new administration would be 'impossible' during a national crisis. The PentaPost, New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and not to mention, Faux--will follow like puppies on a leash. --Lori Price]

Minot AFB B-52s deployed to Guam take part in exercise 30 Oct 2008 Minot Air Force Base B-52 aircrews from Minot Air Force Base deployed to Guam recently finished a flying exercise this month over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The exercise tested their ability to defend against air threats. A 10-day joint exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 09-1, also included B-52s from Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, and F-16 Fighting Falcons from Kunsan Air Base in the Republic of Korea and Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska. KC-135s for air refueling from McConnell AFB, Kan., also participated, according to the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at Eielson AFB.

Fury sweeps Syria after US raid 29 Oct 2008 Souad Khousaim lay very still on her hospital bed and in a quiet voice wracked with pain told me she was one of the innocent victims of Sunday's raid by US special forces. "I went outside to get my son and the Americans shot me," she says. "They were very close, five metres away. I was screaming, terrified." Her husband was among the seven Syrian men who died, but hospital officials have not told her this yet.

Demonstrations prompt closure of U.S. Embassy in Syria 29 Oct 2008 The U.S. Embassy in Damascus announced that it will be closed Thursday because of "increased security concerns" arising three days after a U.S. strike in Syria. Officials said the action was taken because of concerns over anti-U.S. demonstrations scheduled for Thursday over Sunday's airstrike, which Syria claims left eight people dead near the Iraq-Syria border.

CIA Can Hide Torture Allegations, Court Rules By Ryan Singel 29 Oct 2008 The CIA can hide statements from imprisoned suspected terrorists that the agency tortured them in its set of secret prisons, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, Chief Judge Royce Lamberth of the Washington D.C. Circuit Court declined to review the government's assertions that the allegations of torture from men held in the CIA's black site prisons -- whether truthful or not -- would put the nation at risk of grave danger if allowed to be made public.

UN urges end to US Cuba embargo 30 Oct 2008 The United Nations General Assembly has voted to urge the US to lift its 46-year-old economic embargo on Cuba in a resolution adopted for the 17th consecutive year. The non-binding resolution was passed by assembly on Wednesday by 185 votes to three -- US, Israel and Palau.

Bill Clinton joins Obama in Florida 30 Oct 2008 Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the last Democratic president and the man Democrats hope will sweep them back to power, converged Wednesday night in Florida... to woo voters and pass the baton. "We can't fool with this. Our country is hanging in the balance, and we have so much promise and so much peril," Mr. Clinton told cheering supporters near Orlando. "This man should be our president."

Obama takes 7-point lead on McCain 30 Oct 2008 Democrat Barack Obama has opened a 7-point lead over Republican rival John McCain with five days left in the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released on Thursday. Obama leads McCain by 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in the three-day national tracking poll, building on his 5-point advantage on Wednesday.

Satire: McCain to Give 30 Minute TV Closing Argument Called "Thanks For Nothing" By R J Shulman 30 Oct 2008 To counter Barack Obama's unprecedented half-hour "Closing Argument to the Everyman" that aired on several networks, Senator John McCain announced that he will be airing his own closing argument on Fox tomorrow night. Entitled "Thanks for Nothing, You Ungrateful Whores," the speech is basically a rant of all "the unfiltered straight talk the party bosses stifled me from saying for all these long months," according to McCain. (Satire)

A Question for A.I.G.: Where Did the Cash Go? 30 Oct 2008 The American International Group is rapidly running through $123 billion in emergency lending provided by the Federal Reserve, raising questions about how a company claiming to be solvent in September could have developed such a big hole by October. Some analysts say at least part of the shortfall must have been there all along, hidden by irregular accounting. “You don’t just suddenly lose $120 billion overnight,” said Donn Vickrey of Gradient Analytics, an independent securities research firm in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Marine judge orders access to US secret prison camp at Guantánamo --Guantánamo commanders have long refused to say who runs it, or how much it cost to construct. 28 Oct 2008 A judge has ordered the Pentagon to give two military attorneys unprecedented access to a secret prison camp here in a ruling that specifically notes that alleged 9/11 conspirator Ramzi bin al Shibh has been mentally ill and may be still. Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, the chief judge for military tribunals, issued the three-page ruling on Sunday. He granted access to two Pentagon lawyers with top-secret clearances to inspect a portion of Camp 7, a secret prison camp facility run by a clandestine unit called Task Force Platinum, which segregates former CIA prisoners from the other 250 war-on-[of]-terror captives here.

Judge tosses detainee confession citing torture 28 Oct 2008 A U.S. military judge barred the Pentagon Tuesday from using a Guantanamo prisoner's 'confession' to Afghan authorities as trial evidence, saying it was obtained through torture. Army Col. Stephen Henley said Mohammed Jawad's statements "were obtained by physical intimidation and threats of death which, under the circumstances, constitute torture." Jawad's defense attorney, Air Force Maj. David Frakt, told The Associated Press that the ruling removes "the lynchpin of the government's case."

Report on Iraq Security Lists 310 Contractors 29 Oct 2008 At least 310 private security companies from around the world have received contracts from United States agencies to protect American and Iraqi officials, installations, convoys and other entities in Iraq since 2003, according to the most comprehensive accounting yet of the secretive and weakly regulated role that private firms have played in the conflict. A report by a federal oversight agency detailing the roster of security companies has been circulated among members of Congress and some federal agencies, and was obtained last week by The New York Times.

Europe criticizes U.S. air raid in Syria 29 Oct 2008 The European Union has criticized the U.S. military raid targeting suspected terrorists in Syria. France, the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, criticized the U.S. helicopter attack on a Syrian village near the border with Iraq, which, according to Damascus, left at least eight people dead.

Iraq rebukes US for commando raid as Syria appeals to UN 29 Oct 2008 Iraq's government rebuked Washington yesterday for launching a military raid into neighbouring Syria from Iraqi soil, while Damascus retaliated by ordering a US school and cultural centre to be closed. In a brief public comment more than 24 hours after the special forces strike, an Iraqi government spokesman, Ali al-Dabbagh, said Baghdad rejected raids on its neighbours and did not want to be used as a launch pad.

Syria protests US attack in UN letter 29 Oct 2008 In a letter to the UN, Syria has protested the US chopper attack on a border village on Sunday that killed eight Syrian civilians. The Syrian Cabinet wrote a scolding letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council, slamming United States' Sunday attack on a building in a Syrian border village with Iraq.

Korea and the United States signed a currency swap agreement on Wednesday. The two countries will now be able to exchange their currencies in emergencies, allowing Korea to secure dollar supplies in case of a foreign currency liquidity shortage. The agreement allows the BOK to deposit money in won in the Fed for a certain period of time and take out U.S. dollars. >>Full Text
Korea Calls for Currency Swap with Advanced Nations
Lee, Bush Discuss Financial Crisis
Korean Stocks on Rollercoaster
A Defining Moment for the World Economy by Gordon Brown
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Seattle Times, United States - Oct 12, 2008
... decision last month not to rescue Lehman Brothers with taxpayer money exacerbated the panic that quickly metastasized into an international crisis. ...

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Russian economy won't be Nationalized, says Putin

Russia to continue arms sales to Iran, says Medvedev

US Defense Secretary Advocates New Nuclear Arms Agreement with Russia

China keeps door open to helping Global financial rescue

China passes US as Worlds largest greenhouse emitter

China's top negotiator apologizes for the food scare in Taiwan

China's animal feed reported to be tainted with melamine

Escape Global financial crisis, visit North Korea

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Russia seeks strong role for smaller SCO members

[ 21:36 ] Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, comprising Russia, China, and four Central Asian states, must serve the interests of both its smaller and larger members.

China says wants bigger say in new Global financial order

China, Russia draw closer with oil pipeline pact

China urges rich nations to help poor fight climate change

China tells Dalai Lama to 'treasure' imminent talks

Bank of China Posts Slowest Profit Growth in 2 Years

Taiwan plans military contact with China, says senior defense official

North Korean leader suffers 'serious' health setback

Defectors describe executions, torture in North Korea



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Russia proposes changing global financial architecture - Putin
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Kazakhstan: Central Asian Giant Battles World Crisis
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The suggestion was that Kazakhstan utilize its position in leading Eurasian bodies, like the SCO, CIS and OSCE, to promote action of introducing a new ...


Washington Times, DC - Oct 29, 2008
They even would have been shot down like giant flies 46 years ago if the Cuban Missile Crisis had escalated to a thermonuclear showdown between the ...
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Russia military offers Cuba air defence aid
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - Oct 27, 2008
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will offer to share its air defence expertise with Cuba when a military delegation visits the Caribbean island this week, ...


Russia’s Military to Check Cuba’s Missile Defense Facilities
Kommersant, Russia - Oct 27, 2008
Maslov goes to Cuba together with the delegation of Russia’s military, said Igor Konashenkov, the aide to the commander of the RF Army. ...



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Russia, Cuba to boost military ties
Haber 27, Turkey - Oct 28, 2008
3 to examine ways to boost ties between the Russian armed forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba. Russia has been increasing its military ties ...


Voice of America
Russian Roulette
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What the Russian papers say
RIA Novosti, Russia - Oct 28, 2008
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UN Votes to Urge US to lift Cuban Embargo
ShortNews.com, Germany - 14 hours ago
... Assembly has voted tio urge the US to end its 46 year embargo on Cuba which was sparked by Cuba's alignment with Russia during the Cold War period. ...

Prensa Latina
Russian Duma Leader Talks on Cuba-Russia Relations
Cuba News, Cuba - Oct 21, 2008
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Russian military team in Cuba
Thaindian.com, Thailand - Oct 28, 2008
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS)) In what may be seen as Moscow’s growing defence collaboration with Latin American countries, a Russian military delegation is in Cuba ...


Xinhua
China, Russia renounce the dollar?
RIA Novosti, Russia - 4 hours ago
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CharlotteObserver.com
Russia offers to change global economy
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Did the Secretary of Defense Threaten Russia and China?
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by Thom Shanker
Global Research, October 29, 2008
The New York Times - 2008-10-28

Global Research Editor's Note

In the 2002 Nuclear Posture Review, Russia and China, alongside the "rogue states" as targets for a first strike preemptive nuclear attack.

It is worth noting that Barack Obama has also insinuated in the election campaign that Russia is a potential threat.


Washington - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Tuesday that the United States would hold "fully accountable" any country or group that helped terrorists to acquire or use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.

The statement was the Bush administration' s most expansive yet in attempting to articulate a vision of deterrence for the post-Sept. 11 world. It went beyond the cold war notion that a president could respond with overwhelming force against a country that directly attacked the United States or its allies with unconventional weapons.

"Today we also make clear that the United States will hold any state, terrorist group or other nonstate actor or individual fully accountable for supporting or enabling terrorist efforts to obtain or use weapons of mass destruction - whether by facilitating, financing or providing expertise or safe haven for such efforts," Mr. Gates said.

The comments came in an address in which he said it was important to modernize the nation's nuclear arsenal as a hedge against what he described as "rising and resurgent powers" like Russia or China, as well as "rogue nations" like Iran or North Korea and international terrorists.

By declaring that those who facilitated a terrorist attack would be held "fully accountable, " Mr. Gates left the door open to diplomatic and economic responses as well as military ones. And, to be sure, the United States has acted forcefully before against those who sheltered terrorists, with the invasion of Afghanistan to oust Al Qaeda and its Taliban government supporters after the attacks of Sept. 11.

His speech here before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was the latest signal that the administration was moving in its closing months to embrace more far-reaching notions of deterrence and self-defense.

On Monday, senior officials justified a weekend attack against a suspected Iraqi insurgent leader in Syria by saying the administration was operating under an expansive new definition of self-defense. The policy, officials said, provided a rationale for conventional strikes on militant targets in a sovereign nation without its consent - if that nation were unable or unwilling to halt the threat on its own.

By law, the new president must conduct a review of the nation's nuclear posture, and Mr. Gates's address could be viewed as advocating a specific agenda for the next occupant of the White House.

The first public indication that the administration was expanding the traditional view of nuclear deterrence came in a statement by President Bush in October 2006 that followed a test detonation of a nuclear device by North Korea. Mr. Bush said North Korea would be held "fully accountable" for the transfer of nuclear weapons or materials to any nation or terrorist organization.

The president was not as explicit then as Mr. Gates was on Tuesday in saying that the administration would extend the threat of reprisals for the transfer of nuclear weapons or materials to all countries, not just North Korea. Mr. Gates also expanded the threat to nations or groups that provide a broader range of support to terrorists.

Early this year, in a little-noticed speech at Stanford University, Stephen J. Hadley, Mr. Bush's national security adviser, also spoke of how the president had approved an expanded deterrence policy.

In his speech Tuesday, Mr. Gates argued for modernizing the nation's nuclear arsenal because "as long as other states have or seek nuclear weapons - and potentially can threaten us, our allies and friends - then we must have a deterrent capacity."

Although Mr. Gates earlier this year fired the Air Force secretary and chief of staff after the discovery of shortcomings in the service's stewardship of nuclear weapons and components, he stressed that the nuclear arsenal was "safe, secure and reliable."

"The problem is the long-term prognosis - which I would characterize as bleak," he said.

Veteran weapons designers and technicians are retiring, and Congress has not voted for the money to build replacement warheads for an aging arsenal that can be produced without abandoning the nation's unilateral moratorium on nuclear tests, he said.

To that end, he endorsed a comprehensive test ban treaty if adequate verification measures could be negotiated.

Mr. Gates praised efforts to reduce the number of warheads, and predicted that the United States and Russia would at some point conclude another agreement limiting their arsenals.

David E. Sanger contributed reporting.



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U.S. nuclear weapons need update, Gates says
Chicago Tribune, United States - Oct 28, 2008
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Voice of America - Oct 28, 2008
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New York Times, United States - Oct 28, 2008
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N. Korea nuke talks soon
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The Associated Press
US official: NKorea OKs nuke inspection demands
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The reorganized Hutaree-Texas Militia and any other
Patriotic Christian Texas Militiamen who would like to
attend are invited to a Field Training Exercise on the
weekend of Saturday November 15th camping out on a private
ranch in the Teague, TX area.

Teague is about 8 miles from I-45 about 150 miles North of
Houston and about 95 miles South of Dallas.

Freedom is not free. Are we Keyboard Commandos or Militia
Sons of Liberty?

If you are interested in attending E-mail me Mike Lewis at
http://us.mc625.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=warrior_class@logonbasic.com and I will provide you with
more details as our plans develop further.

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From issue Vol. 1, Issue 3 of Republic Magazine


Militia: Property of...We The People

By Mark Gregory Koernke

Before the republic, before the Articles of Confederation,
before the Declaration of Independence, there was the
militia.

There are those in the controlled media and in government
that would like you to forget, or better still, have no
knowledge of this. These people are Statists and
powermongers who know the history of this nation and
intentionally misrepresent it. With great effort they do
all that they are told to do, to attack and vilify the
word “militia” and the concept that it represents.

What is it that these political hacks are trying to
accomplish? Who is it that is promoting this agenda from
behind the scenes? There are many questions that need to
be asked even though it is unlikely that we will get an
answer from the shadows of the corrupted halls of
government.

Know this and dwell upon these thoughts for a little
while. Without the militia, the independence of this
nation would have never become a reality. Just as true is
that without the militia our ongoing fight for liberty
would not have been maintained. Once this is considered
it is then obvious why certain elements, alien to our form
of government, would want you to dislike it and to have it
done away with. The militia is the shield and sword of
liberty. If you are foolish enough to throw them down
then it is that much easier for a tyrant to enslave you at
little or no cost to him or herself.

“Militia,” the word itself has a long and important
history. The sovereign free man is endowed with many
rights given to him by his creator. However, that does
not mean that monarchs, rulers or leaders will honor the
words expressed in whatever contract of governance is in
place if they are swayed by greed or poor judgment. One
man by himself stands little chance of securing his
liberty, property and personal wealth when faced with
organized thievery. Such threats can come from many
directions both from within and outside of government in
its many forms. It is for this reason that the common man
of the west, traditionally, has organized in his community
to provide defense through mutual organization and
cooperation.

There is a long and well-developed history that can show
the truth of this statement. The purpose of these militia
forces as they developed was to protect the members from
external and internal threats, both physically and
administratively, by compact. First a civil solution
would be sought and if the threat was still perceived,
then the militia was there to protect and defend the
community.

The militia has been and continues to be part of the
checks and balances system that was established here in
these United States by “we the people.” It was the most
significant and positive force in the founding of this
nation.

Let me ask you a question. What year did the War for
Independence start? Most people would say the Fourth of
July 1776, and they would be wrong.

The war started on the 19th of April, 1775. I ask that
you take a moment and think about this. Your response may
have been July 4, too. Who placed that thought there and
why? If you question the date then go to the history
books and look at the timeline. There is a full 16-month
difference in the answer.

The reason that I bring this forward as a question is
because it establishes the groundwork for the next
question that I will ask. On what day was the “vote” cast
to start the war and who voted? There was no vote except
for the single trigger pull that cast the first “lead”
ballot and then a few moments later a whole bunch of other
“lead” ballots were cast. That is the reality that was
traditionally taught in our schools with great pride and
regularity. As you may know the event was later known as
the battles of Lexington and Concord. It was the local
militia that fought these actions. All of the militias
that participated had organized long before the war began
in response to a series of direct threats to the people’s
liberty.

I would point out that the patriot militia did not just
decide to arbitrarily start the war. As it says in the
Declaration of Independence, “a long train of abuses” had
been laid out before the people. Each of these abuses had
been meet with protest in written form. The Fairfax and
Sulfax resolves were the last in a long list of documents
laid before the feet of the crown and received with
ridicule and scorn. The men that served as delegates
during these actions were in most cases members and
leaders of militias in their respective counties and
states.

George Washington was one of the delegates that helped to
deliver the Fairfax resolves to the crown and there were
many others. The ultimate demonstration of the need for
the militia came with the deployment of “regulars” from
England that numbered in the thousands. Not only were
they a force of occupation but also a form of organic
camera to spy upon the people by being force-quartered in
the homes of the people in a time of peace. The people
organized and expanded the many militias across the
colonies as a counterweight to the forces brought into
their very homes. This did not bode well for the
professional forces that the crown had sent.

Contrary to their modern rewriting of our history books by
the “globalists,” the militia was not only the dominant
fighting force during the war, but also highly effective.
The militia’s numbers always exceeded the force strength
of the Congress’ “regulars.” As they eventually were
organized and contrary to the “professional” opinion of
the regulars that were primarily engaged in the history
books with promoting themselves, the militia fought the
majority of the ground actions of the war.

In later years, those who would want to engineer the
people away from supporting the militia concept would
always be selective in their reporting of the history of
the militia to downplay it and promote a larger and larger
“professional” force; the very thing that the founding
fathers warned everyone about. One need only go to any of
the major battlefields of the Revolutionary War to get a
better understanding of the true ability of the militia.
Saratoga, Cowpens, Ticonderoga and many more attest to
the patriot militia’s prowess on the battlefield of the
day.

Why then would there be an ongoing attack of militia
performance? The answer lies in the words of the men who
founded this nation and their warnings to future
generations.

To understand the founding fathers intent we need to be
able to see into their minds. We can, to a certain
degree, do this because of their efforts to communicate to
the people in public debate through the print medium of
their day. Many of these documents are available in
reprinted form and are even in paperback form. I would
recommend to any interested reader “The Federalist Papers”
and “The Anti-Federalist Papers” to better understand the
mind set of those who survived the war and participated in
our many forms of government as they developed.

While these men addressed many subjects, one that was
foremost in their minds was the issue of arms and the
militia. Centralized force was looked upon with mistrust
and distain in many cases. As can be seen by the
writings, the majority stated that the people must be the
“wardens of the armed, might of the nation, lest it run
ruff shod (sic) over the rights of the people.” The
militia was envisioned as the check against excess by
government at every level, for the whole of the people
would be armed. It was true then and it is true to this
day. Those who would wish you to be an unarmed peasant
have visions of empire on their mind and you will note
that the talking heads of this day in the last month or so
are promoting just that on the “boob tube,” radio and in
print. This is the very thing that the framers warned us
about time and again.

Several times throughout our history in military affairs,
it is the militia that has either saved the day or
restrained our “regular” forces from actions contrary to
the nature of the campaign or battle our forces were
engaged in. One example of this can be seen in the War of
1812. A combined force of “regulars” and militia fought
in the southeastern part of Michigan and eventually took
Detroit and moved across the river into Ontario where they
faced an inferior force of retired British soldiers and
Canadian militia. The American force defeated the
Commonwealth forces and put them to foot. The “regular”
forces officers wanted to continue with an attack upon the
rest of Canada with conquest in mind. The militia
commanders and their forces refused to participate because
the battle had been joined to eliminate the threat and not
invade and occupy Canada. Although there was
disagreement, the militia won out, as it was obvious that
without the strength of the militia no “conquest” and
occupation would be possible.

In another action of the War of 1812, it was the militia
that drove the British from the capital of the country as
more than 28,000 militia descended upon the invaders from
across the nearby states. The “regulars” had not been
able to stop the British from invading the city. Almost
all of Andrew Jackson’s force in the Battle of New Orleans
was made up of militia and they faced down the single-best
combat units on the planet of that day. Again, a unique
American experience.

Does this mean that the militia fought to perfection
through out its history? Of course they didn’t. There
are militia formations that fought well and there are
others that did not, just as there were and are “regular”
army forces both of good and bad quality. Where human
beings are involved there will be variations based upon
experience, training and a wide number of other variables.

Independent militia formations have existed throughout our
nation’s history from the Revolutionary war through to
present day. The Green Mountain boys are one example from
the 1700s. Another more recent example that most
Americans know about but usually do not relate with the
word “militia” were the Rough Riders of Teddy Roosevelt
fame. They were a militia? Why yes, they were, and a
fully independent one at that. They were mustered by Mr.
Roosevelt and privately armed to include the fact that
colt donated machine guns to the militia unit for their
use. They mobilized and went into service just as many
other units did during the Spanish-American war.

So how did the word militia become a “bad” word in
government circles? Well, the truth be told it is still
used today and must be in order for the “system” to exist
at all for all, I will repeat, ALL United States fighting
forces to include the active army are MILITIA. The
difference is that the militia that make up the regular
army are called the “active militia” where as all
Americans that are not part of the “active militia” are
members of the “inactive militia.” The militia is “we the
people,” literally.

But just as the founding fathers warned it could happen,
the focus is now on promoting central federal control in
an attempt to usurp the power of the militia and make it
an offensive force rather than a defensive force. Think
back to the incident during the War of 1812 and the
militia as the check against over zealous ambition on the
part of those in power and you can see why playing down
the militia or badmouthing it would be in the interest of
certain parties.

This brings us to the present day. We have many examples
of the failure of our system because of centralized power
at the federal level that is both distant and destructive.
This centralization of power is a threat to the safety and
peace of our nation just as it was in the hands of the
crown more than 230 years ago. Once power becomes
centralized, with no counter force to keep it in check,
and is combined with devious minds in positions of
authority, it is only a matter of when that power will be
used wrongly.

The attack on the Branch Davidians by a combination of
federal and foreign forces is one example. The utter
failure, intentionally, to respond in a timely fashion to
the Katrina storm are demonstrations of the abuse of power
with ulterior motives and these are only a few of the many
abuses perpetrated over several years.

It is the militia in its most recent form that has kept in
check to any degree those who would hope to enslave us
once again. It is the unsung efforts of the militia that
has kept the beast at bay. It is the militia that can
help to restore stability to our local and state
government along with following the constitution itself at
the federal level and the many state constitutions at the
state level.

Here is just one example of many from the Katrina fiasco
that shows where the militia would have changed the
demeanor of the situation as it developed. As we know,
many people did evacuate from the coastal parts of the
storm affected areas. So, where did they go? Well, many
went as far as a tank of gas would take them with no clear
destination in mind.

Some of you reading this may have been in the “impact”
areas where this mass of people ended up. In these
affected areas many of the local police (policy
enforcement officers) or county deputies (peace officers)
could be counted in numbers using no more than both hands.
In some cases as few as six men may have constituted the
total number of peace officers available. They were
quickly overwhelmed as petty theft and break-ins escalated
with every hour. There was no relief contrary to all of
the propaganda and promises by FEMA and Heartland/Homeland
security in years of meetings before the crisis.

The mistake was putting trust in people so far away from
the problem that they truly didn’t care. Because of their
remoteness, along with other political agendas having to
do with manipulation, the distant federal agencies held
back assistance and blocked all traditional forms of
assistance from coming in wherever they could. This
intentional failure cost lives and a vast wealth of
personal property. The people in these areas got to see
firsthand that centralization combined with abusive
government kills, literally.

So what could have been done better and before hand?
Well, consider this. In the traditional model that “Big
Gubermint” told the locals to throw out the militia at the
local level, would have mobilized to immediately assist
local peace officers with the problem. This would include
assistance with traffic control, securing local assets
such as water treatment and food storage while also
performing patrols of local areas to prevent looting and
other confrontations. It would also include assistance to
those displaced using common sense. This is what the
local militia was intended for.

Think about it. Who knows the community better and how to
deal with the many personalities that make up that local
community? Would a local force make more sense or a bunch
of steroid-filled cops from California like the ones that
stomped the grandma into the ground when they were going
house to house to confiscate guns from people who had
survived the storm and protected their homes? The local
militia would know better. The local militia would not
leave women helpless and alone in a nursing home to be
raped repeatedly and then stabbed to death by thugs as the
FEMA police did. They would not let it happen. The
militia would have risked any threat because they live
there and it could be their mothers or grandmothers
threatened. The militia is the property of “we the
people” and if we fail to maintain ownership then the
tyrant will step in because he perceives weakness.

Other examples contrary to the propaganda of the
controlled media about the militia include the Oklahoma
City bombing. Do a little research by going through the
archives that contain pictures of the first responders
that were there at the blast site. Look closely and you
will see truck caps on the back of trucks with the words
“militia” on them. These were local Oklahoma militia that
were there, who risked their lives just as many others did
to help with the situation. It was right there in front
of everyone, but it was not the propaganda that the
critters in charge wanted out or for people to see. How
many of you looked at those pictures and didn’t notice
until I pointed them out? This is just one of many
examples of lies by omission. There is much to learn and
in some cases unlearn if it was bad data that was entered.

Ask yourself this. If everything going on is on the up
and up, then what have the powers that be to worry about
from the people, armed or otherwise?

We come full circle to the beginning of the history of the
militia. Its purpose is to protect us from those that
think that they have the authority to take away your
liberty. This is nothing new. The militia in its present
form knows all too well the threat that looms over us all.
Its job is to protect our rights, yours and mine. If you
wonder who it is that makes up the militia then go into
the bathroom and look in the mirror. You will find one of
its many members looking back at you for, as the founders
stated many times, the militia is the property of “we the
people.” Many of its members understand all too well that
liberty entails responsibility. Know that there is
nothing that you own that the militia wants, but there is
much that we will help you to protect. We are the sword
and the shield of liberty and your fellow countrymen.
Take the time to know more and become part of the men and
women who live by the words “This we’ll defend.” The
militia.

Mark Gregory Koernke is a former U.S. Army Intelligence
Analyst. He has written and published two book series and
is the host of “The Intelligence Report” radio program.
To find out more about this and many other related
subjects go to: www.libertytreeradio.4mg.com.

To hear Mark Koernke's militia/patriot internet radio
program THE INTELLIGENCE REPORT go to
http://www.live365.com/stations/edtheak47
then towards the top left click "Log In or Sign-Up" then
sign up for a user account then sign to listen. It is on
Monday through Friday with three different programs each
day at 9am, 4pm, 5pm, and 7pm central time.

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