Local Police No Longer Needed
U.S. Special Forces and commandos from 16 foreign nations practiced "invading" Tampa, Florida this week during an unprecedented international training exercise meant to intimidate the American Sheeple.
The military is training to send elite troops into major American cities to "maintain order". That is a job that under the Constitution and 10th Amendment belongs to local police forces under the control of locally elected officials or of Governors who control the National Guard.
Welcome to the growing Police State.
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Conducted outside the Tampa Convention Center Wednesday, residents looked on as service members from every branch of the U.S. military ran drills alongside commandos from Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland and Thailand.
Local newspapers worked to relieve worried residents prior to the exercise, assuring them that the sound of gunshots and low-flying military helicopters was only part of a drill.
“If you see military helicopters flying over downtown Tampa next Tuesday, it’s not a sign that we are under attack by the Russians, the North Koreans or the New World Order,” said The Tampa Tribune.
According to the training scenario, commandos were tasked with rescuing Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn from an “insurgent village” held by “violent extremists.” Helicopters, boats, ground mobility vehicles, and commandos unloaded blank rounds as a 14-man team worked to locate the mayor.
“This was different,” one participant said. “This was a first for me. Usually no one sees what we do.”
Loud pyrotechnics were used as four snipers on the roof of Tampa General Hospital surveyed the mayor’s rescue.
Troublesome is the erosion of the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits the federal government from using the military as domestic law enforcement. In 2008, the Army Times reported on how U.S. troops returning from Iraq were tasked with carrying out “homeland patrols” for “civil unrest and crowd control” support. The article hinted that “Brigade Homeland” may become a permanent fixture on American streets.
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Military Commandos (not local police) "practiced" in Tampa to put down “violent extremists”, whatever the Hell that might mean. Just one more step in the Federalization and Militarization of local law enforcement.
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