Obama/Pentagon Directive Authorizes Military Force on American Civilians

The Washington Times uncovered a troubling Defense Department policy that outlines President Obama’s authority to use military force, arms, and drones in military operations within the United States.

“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” said a defense official opposed to the directive.

The military directive, Directive No. 3025.18, “Defense Support of Civil Authorities,” was issued Dec. 29, 2010, and states that U.S. commanders “are provided emergency authority under this directive.”

The directive, which clearly states its purpose is to engage civilians during times of unrest, gives the military the authority to “quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.”

According to a U.S. official who spoke with the Times, the Obama administration actually considered, but then later rejected, sending in military forces during the Bundy Ranch standoff in Nevada. Instead they allowed armed forces from the Bureau of Land Management to target innocent civilians with sniper squads. Luckily nobody was killed, but it shows how willing this government is to use lethal force on its own citizens.

The military directive to “engage civilians” combined with the militarization of almost every federal agency has raised some serious questions over who exactly the Obama administration sees as a threat.

Over the last couple of years this administration has militarized almost every federal agency under its control. From the TSA buying over 3.5 million rounds of ammo, to the United States Postal Service placing solicitations for “assorted small arms ammunition,” there is a growing concern over why so many federal employees are being armed and trained in military SWAT tactics.

According to the Times article, 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 all now have armed and militarized SWAT teams.

But as we’ve pointed out numerous times over the last couple of years, it’s not just these federal agencies but your local polices forces have also been taken over by the federal government. Through grants provided by the Department of Homeland Security, small rural police forces have been given billions of dollars in high-grade military equipment and battlefield gear. In fact, just this year alone over 13,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles) have been given to rural police forces across the country, all at no cost!

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I’m afraid that one day history will look back at this time, just like we now look back at 1930’s Germany, and people will wonder how the public didn’t see it coming.

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  1. Terrifying! Thank you for sharing this!

    What the heck does a rural police department need a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle for??

    If they can make the changes all across small town America quietly, maybe no one will notice?

    • People can be put into one of three category’s. Those who watch things happen. Those who make things happen. And those who wonder what happened!

      Unfortunately, most Americans fall in the last category. They’re to involved with their own self interests. You know, watching “reality shows,” drinking beer while watching football. All things that will soon vanish because they’re members of the “low information crowd.” TAKE NOTICE, and educate yourselves, get involved with the things that matter for the future of America. IF you don’t, you’ll be watching State run propaganda television, and saying, “Where the hell is the damn football games!”

      And to those of you who don’t get up till the crack of noon, it’s time to WAKE UP, stop wallowing in self pity, and recognize this country is sinking fast! After looking in the mirror, you might even realize you’re a conservative, and join the rest of the patriots of this great nation in November and reverse this sick twisted liberal agenda before it’s too late!

      I don’t know why I even waste my time, since we lost 50% of the people with the last election. I guess I put myself in the second categoty

  2. Sounds like the brownshirts of Adolph.Then spy on your neighbors’children snitch on your parents.My people perish for lack of knowledge,,,People had better wake up and find out befor or if it is not to late already.

    • This is scary. I agree people need to wake up. There was a video last wk regarding a miLitary exercise in Florida with special opns people. The bystanders, I guess , considered this a show for their entertainment. There is the old saying “can’t see the forest for the trees” that applies here.

  3. Christmas eve last year, a dope deal gone bad sent shots into a residence with shooters fleeing . The local sheriff of our county sitting on top of a MVRAP rides around screaming on a loudspeaker to stay indoors . This comedy went on for hours on Christmas eve despite witnesses putting the shooter miles away. That evening many people saw a glow in this lawman’s eyes…a glow of satisfaction and want of control. This same man would easily make a hand puppet for the current administration. Just insert government hand and this man will sing , dance or arrest people under the guise of protect and serve. Alarming at the least and terrifying at the most. Be safe out there !

    • They will not close the borders because that is how the far left democraps are going to take over the house, senate, white house, supereme court, and local governments assuring that the AMERICA as we know it will be changed forever.

  4. This started along time ago and has been coming in bits and pieces , It gain speed once the police depts. changed from blue uniforms , to wearing BDU’s ……and military web gear…Removing their badge numbers and name tags from their uniforms( no accountability !) to wearing face masks at every opportunity to disguise themselves from being I.D.’d…Remember Bush Used Blackwater to kill civilians during Katrina , Clinton used Army Rangers ( off-duty)on the Waco Siege. It isn’t any one party it’s Elites verses workers …..Submit or be Killed ….It’s here now

  5. Unlike France during WWII there will be no one to liberate us. Current administration is alienating all other previously friendly countries so NO ONE will come to our aid. We will be in this alone while the government turns the armed forces of the United States against the citizens of the US. Don’t think so? Then look to world history as we are going to be getting into a fight of our life for our Liberty. This will be happening sooner than later. Then there are empty detention camps all over the country and this statement is real and documented, not an urban myth as some would like us to believe.

  6. I remember a guy coming to my door wanting me to vote for Obama. I told him to go find a cow patty in the field ,put a D on one side and a R on the other and that no matter which side is up it will still smell. He just looked at me and walked away.prairiewolf is right as you all are. We are screwed I am sorry to say. Thing is if and that a big IF most of the people in the U.S. knew the truth today, this hour. We could and would be able to stop it not with out a fight of coarse,but we are not united and that my friends is what the Government wants. Us to be and stay apart.They are afraid of us now as we know there game. We have too open others eyes or we have lost before we get started.Most if not all of the Terrorists plots in the U.S. were done by our own Gov.

  7. guess it is my age,but I forgot to add I heard of people saying” they would give up some of they freedoms for security! Heck Our forefathers gave up security for Freedom! Sad very Sad. God Bless you all. Guess I just made the no fly list!

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