Marine Corps Colonel: “We’re Building A Domestic Army Because The Gov’t Is Afraid Of Its Own Citizens”

A Marine Corp Colonel spoke out about the militarization of the police at a local councilman meeting in Concord, NH,  08/12/13.

He talked about his experience as a Military Defense Coordinator in Iraq where his job was to man, train and equip the Iraqi army. He said, “we did everything we could to make it as strong as possible, but I’ll tell you right now – Homeland Security would kick their butts in a week.  What’s happening here, is we’re building a domestic military because it’s unlawful and unconstitutional to use American troops on American soil. So what we’re doing is, we’re building a military.”

He talked about how common it is now for regular police officers to be seen wearing military gear, using military equipment.

“What we’re doing here – and let’s not kid about it – we’re building a domestic army, and we’re shrinking the military because the government is afraid of its own citizens.”

He concluded, “we’re building an army over here, and I can’t believe people aren’t seeing it. Is everybody blind?”

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” – President Obama, Colorado, July 2, 2008.

Hat tip: Brian B.

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10 thoughts on “Marine Corps Colonel: “We’re Building A Domestic Army Because The Gov’t Is Afraid Of Its Own Citizens”

  1. That is why the founders included the 2nd Amendment. The government SHOULD be afraid of it’s own citizens. That is what keeps it in check.

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  2. We need to fight this at all levels — local, state, and Federal. Why does the DHS need armed troops like the ones that showed up at the Tea Party protests about the IRS earlier this year? Why do small towns need SWAT teams?

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  3. The Col. misspoke I think. The U.S.has used the Nat’l Guard as police. Remember Kent State or Gov. George Wallace blocking students from entering school or riots of the sixties in L.A., Newark N.J. and other cities. What does he mean it’s illegal to use U.S. troops on U.S. soil?

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  4. @Anonymous, 08/16/2013.
    The National Guard is generally considered an army fielded by the sovereign states. Each state has its own flag, its own constitution, its own laws and its own military. I really think that it was unlawful (given that the laws can be written on the fly and mean exactly and only what the nearest pliable judge says they mean) to send the National Guard overseas to the Middle East in ANY capacity.

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