Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup. [Please see our article, "AN AMERICAN COUP D'ETAT."]
An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that's enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks. Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. [Please see our article, "MOVING CLOSER TO A FINANCIAL ARMAGEDDON."]
The question is, why?
Recently revealed statements by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the height of the banking crisis in October 2008 could give some insights into that question. An article on BBC News on September 21, 2013, drew from an explosive autobiography called Power Trip by Brown's spin doctor Damian McBride, who said the prime minister was worried that law and order could collapse during the financial crisis. McBride quoted Brown as saying:
How to deal with that threat? Brown said,
McBride wrote in his book Power Trip, "It was extraordinary to see Gordon so totally gripped by the danger of what he was about to do, but equally convinced that decisive action had to be taken immediately." He compared the threat to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Fear of this threat was echoed in September 2008 by US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, who reportedly warned that the US government might have to resort to martial law if Wall Street were not bailed out from the credit collapse. [Please see our article, "BE CONCERNED! BE VERY CONCERNED! - DETENTION CAMPS ARE COMING TO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR YOU."]
The Next Time WILL Be Different
What triggered the 2008 crisis was a run, not in the conventional banking system, but in the "shadow" banking system, a collection of non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to traditional commercial banks but are unregulated. They include hedge funds, money market funds, credit investment funds, exchange-traded funds, private equity funds, securities broker dealers, securitization and finance companies. Investment banks and commercial banks may also conduct much of their business in the shadows of this unregulated system. [Please see our article, "PONZI SCHEMES, THE INVESTMENT CRAZE, AND THE "END OF DAYS."]
The shadow financial casino has only grown larger since 2008; and in the next Lehman-style collapse, government bailouts may not be available.
Governments in Europe are also shying away from further bailouts. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) in Switzerland has therefore required the systemically risky banks to devise "living wills" setting forth what they will do in the event of insolvency. The template established by the FSB requires them to "bail in" their creditors; and depositors, it turns out, are the largest class of bank creditor. [Please see our article, "THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE EURO."]
When depositors cannot access their bank accounts to get money for food for the kids, they could well start breaking store windows and helping themselves. Worse, they might plot to overthrow the financier-controlled government. Witness Greece, where increasing disillusionment with the ability of the government to rescue the citizens from the worst depression since 1929 has precipitated riots and threats of violent overthrow. [Please see our article, "THE GREEK CRISIS AND THE INEVITABLE AMERICAN MILITARY INTERVENTION."]
Fear of that result could explain the massive, government-authorized spying on American citizens, the domestic use of drones, and the elimination of due process and of "Posse Comitatus" (the federal law prohibiting the military from enforcing "law and order" on non-federal property). Constitutional protections are being thrown out the window in favor of protecting the elite class in power ... [Please see our article, "TO THE BARRICADES! - The Super-Rich: Sleeping with Guns under Their Pillows."]
More next time.
God bless you all,
Have the courage of Sophie Scholl: Pass out our flyer, leave it in libraries, affix it to trees and posts, put it on the windshields of cars, especially those in church parking lots. Sophie Scholl
At the age of 21 Sophie was executed by guillotine after being convicted of high treason. Her crime was publishing some anti-war leaflets that were printed by the White Rose (a non-violent resistance group that encouraged people to passively resist the Nazis) in 1943 at Munich University. Eventually a copy of the leaflet made it out of Germany and millions of copies were made and then dropped by plane over parts of Germany. Its was re-entitled The Manifesto of Munich Students.
Do you possess the courage that Sophie possessed? ARE YOU WILLING TO DOWN LOAD OUR FLYER AND PASS IT OUT? [Please see our article, "We Are Your Conscience: The White Rose Society."]
IN ADDITION, WE URGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW ANTIPAS PAPERS, PRINT THEM OUT YOURSELF, AND STUDY THEM CAREFULLY; SHARE THEM WITH YOUR FRIENDS.
Once again, we URGE you to read (or re-read):