- What has not been explained to the American people is
the reason why 35,000 Army Reservists and 65,000 National Guard have been
called up. It is to maintain internal checkpoints. It has nothing to do
with the external "War on Terrorism." All of these people are
being trained at the US Army School of Urban Control at Fort Campbell,
Kentucky. CNN actually showed an urban training mock-up, what they're training
on, and what the new Internal Security checkpoint is going to look like.
It was mighty sinister looking.
- There was a barrier that went across the road. To the
right was an elevated shed like structure, elevated perhaps fifteen feet
in the air. It had a small second story that was open. On it was a sign
that read "Homeland Security Internal Checkpoint." There were
sandbags and the wooden arm that crossed the road read "100% ID Checked."
Then there was a small shed to the right with a small barbed wire area
behind that. On this structure was a sign, which read, "All citizens
not having proper identification will be detained. All foreign nationals
will be detained. All citizens who are deemed to be acting in a suspicious
manner will be detained." At each of these posts there will be six
armed Army or National Guard reservists with M-16's with full field kit.
On top of the structure to the rear, the open structure on top, there's
a man with a machine gun emplacement.
- They showed the actual mockup used for training purposes.
They had new uniforms. They weren't in their regular uniforms. It's a new
gray uniform with a gray helmet and a visor so you can't see their eyes.
The only thing you can see is from their lips down because they said that's
"to prevent any retribution" from people who don't like this
- This uniform looked exactly like the Imperial Storm Troopers
from "Star Wars" except instead of white, it was gray. All the
helmets have little transceivers so they can communicate with each other.
There will be six guards at each internal security checkpoint. And there's
another warning on the inside of the barbed wire enclosure, "Any detainees
attempting to escape will be shot." It was a yellow and red sign inside
the detainment area.
- The only person who actually spoke on camera during this
story was a sergeant, an Army Reservist sergeant. You could tell that he
completely disagreed with what was going on. You couldn't hear the question
being asked, but he was looking at the camera and he said, "We're
here to protect the people." Then he put his head down and shook his
head, and you could tell he didn't believe a word of what he was saying
-- like it was some big frigging joke.
- Then they showed the procedure they were using to train
these guys. An average American car, like a Ford or a Chevy, drives up
and there's supposed to be a husband and wife in the front seat and a couple
of kiddies in the back. So they drive up to the checkpoint, and the corporal
comes up to the car and says, "May I see your identification, citizen."
- They call everyone "citizen." I swear to God,
I'm not making this up. Then the guy asks for his driver's license, then
something else and something else. Then he says, "Very good, citizen."
- There's a spot on the gate that goes across the road
that they had x-ed out. But you could tell what it said because the sergeant
alluded to it. It said, "All citizens are required to present their
National Identification Cards." But they left it blank as a black
spray-painted out spot because the legislation for that hasn't happened
- The big sign on the side of the one and half story shed
with the machine gun nest on top said "Homeland Security Internal
Checkpoint." And now we're all supposed to say, "Hail the Republic."
That's the new mantra. They showed a bunch of guys being trained at Fort
Campbell, Kentucky, probably enlisted and reservists and such. And they
kept raising up their right arm saying, "Hail the Republic."
- The sergeant even said that they are duplicating the
ancient Roman Legions salute to Caesar, using the right arm upraised with
the fist. Instead of "Hail Caesar," though they say, "Hail
- This is what's coming. People don't believe it or people
don't understand it but when 80% of the people support whatever "security"
measures are necessary.
- What does it all mean? We all better start worrying when
George Bush starts to play the fiddle.
- Congress is supposed to be recessed for the rest of the
year, but they will be giving the Administration extraordinary wartime
authority -- pursuant to all remaining legislation. In other words, they
will simply allow the Administration to act under pending statutes. They
are simply going to transfer to the Administration emergency wartime power
to act under bills, which are still pending, even though they haven't been
- The implication is that we will be under a defacto state
of martial law soon. There are 100,000 military being trained for these
internal security checkpoints.
- When they were showing the lines of enlisted and reserve
people being trained in this camp, with M-16s in their hands, I can tell
you I don't think any of them would hesitate to shoot at American citizens.
I think they're being indoctrinated. The indoctrination they're going through
is obvious. The enlisted people are being told by the drill sergeant that
they are being given extraordinary authority that "your job is to
protect the security of the State at all costs."
- There is a direct parallel between the old Soviet Union
and the East Bloc and what we are doing. We are establishing internal travel
restrictions on the American people. We are essentially following the Soviet
textbook. In the Soviet Communist Bloc, for example, there were checkpoints
in every city. You had to have what's called an "internal travel visa."
You had to have that visa stamped at every checkpoint in every city. Then
they checked you out at every entrance to every city. Then if you checked
out, they would affix a visa stamp and charge you ten marks for it. It
was a real racket.
- What will be interesting to see is what kind of a racket
is going to go along with these internal security check points. In other
words, how much of a "toll" are they going to charge? They're
going to have to do something to pay for all of this and one of the obvious
ways to pay for it would be to charge everyone a one or two dollar "toll."
- And this is what we should be looking forward to - toll
booths around the nation. They're not saying this yet, but obviously in
an effort to pay for this, there's going to be some sort of a "security
tax." Since this system is incredibly cumbersome (having to stop every
single vehicle and check identification) and we've been taught to be suspicious
of driver's licenses because it's so easy to obtain false driver's licenses,
the implication is that national security cards are the only thing that
will eventually be accepted as identification. The further implication
is that in order to accommodate traffic (this will create traffic jams
miles and miles long), there would be a separate line for those carrying
pre-approved internal visas whose allegiance to the government has already
- The sergeant on the news report said that all the people
involved (100,000 military people) are being forced to swear new loyalty
oaths to the United States. He just mentioned the government's overall
policy, which Bush talked about last week, that all federal civilian employees
are going to have to take new oaths of allegiance to the "Republic."
And that extends to some members of the military who will be involved in
- Surprisingly enough all these border checks, you would
think, would be handled directly by the military - or under the auspices
of the military. They're not. They're under the auspices of "Homeland
Security." What it means is that you have 100,000 troops (reservists
and national guards people) based in the United States, which will be seconded
to the Office of Homeland Security. Their ultimate jurisdiction is being
transferred from the Department of Defense to the Office of Homeland Security.
- In other words, the Office of Homeland Security is gaining
a militarized division of 100,000 troops.
- It's finally getting some of the liberals nervous. But
it's coming. Day after day, they're showing polls that seventy to eighty
percent of the American people are prepared to approve whatever security
measures are "necessary" to "fight terrorism."
- * * *
- MILITARY FRAUD DEPT.: According to the Friendly Colonel,
the Redstone Arsenal base commander was chortling over the fact that the
accuracy of the missile strikes in Afghanistan thus far was 37%. He was
actually chortling on how "high" the accuracy rate has been.
The general's exact words were that "the defense contractors will
get paid as long as the things go off and hit the right country."
- Also, the Friendly Colonel realizes the reason the FBI
didn't stop all those weapons shipments from Huntsville Alabama (See previous
- What they were doing was pre-positioning materiel in
Pakistan. That leads one to the conclusion which he had already made earlier
- that somebody knew this war was going to happen, possibly as long as
six months ago (May 2001). In other words, they didn't know specifically
the target, but somebody thought it likely that a "terrorist event"
would happen that would precipitate a response by the US in Afghanistan.
- And Where Did the "Mushrooms" Go? (See previous
column http://www.almartin.raw/column32.html) They were intended for use
by US armed forces. In other words, they were pre-staging supplies. That's
where the "mushrooms" (anti-personnel land mines) went. He got
an explanation how these "mushrooms" are used by Special Forces
when they are clearing an area. When an area is being swept, they drop
this weapons system behind them - to protect their rear and also to prevent
anyone else from re-infiltrating an area which has already been cleared.
The specific use of these mushrooms is in a sweep operation. When forces
sweep an area and they don't want the area re-infiltrated they leave this
passive weapons system behind. These weapons are principally used in an
urban warfare environment.
- The only correlation that can be made is that there would
be an attack against the United States of sufficient size which would warrant
a response, hence the predisposition of these weapons system, like these
mushrooms which are under intense international criticism by an anti-land
mine group in London.
- The general also said that they're "re-ordering
missiles like crazy - the Cruise and Tomahawk missiles." They are
being reordered and Rockwell is building them as fast as they can. Cruise
Missiles are about $1.6 million each, and the Tomahawks, which are larger,
longer range, more advanced with a heavier payload, are about $3.5 million
- He estimated that about 300 missiles have been used so
far. It's not big money, but these missile systems are extremely profitable
to build. They have a simple guidance system, a simple conventional explosive,
and the micro-processors necessary for the look-forward view capacity is
pretty simple. All they have to do is not hit the side of a mountain on
the way to their target
- * * *
- MEDIA DEPT.: According to a reliable inside source, all
the mainstream media outlets have received a confidential memorandum from
the White House asking that they change the monikers they're using "Homeland
Security" to "Home Front Security." Apparently they believe
that "Home Front Security" sounds more patriotic and less sinister
than "Home Land Security."
- They have also asked the media not to show any more footage
of the urban training and internal security checkpoints and to minimize
the coverage of any "future" troop movements within the United
States. The implication is that when these internal security checkpoints
get set up, there will be a lot of movement of troops, helicopters, etc.
So as not to disturb the domestic tranquility of the people by telling
the people the truth, the government is asking the media to limit coverage
of any domestic troop movements.
- All the media will comply because they're all dying to
jump on the government line. MSNBC has in fact changed their moniker form
"Homeland Security" to "Home Front Security." "Home
Front" is more homey sounding and much more patriotic. It strikes
a chord with a lot of people especially older people who remember this
being so extensively used for security measures put in place during the
Second World War.
- * * *
- EDUCATION/ INDOCTRINATION DEPT.: A warning of note --
Mothers of America beware. Last week during National Patriotism Day, sixty
million American schoolchildren were supposed to stand up and say the Pledge
of Allegiance together.
- There was a little known and briefly shown incident on
TV about a teacher in New Jersey. He was a fifth grade teacher who changed
the words of the Pledge of Allegiance from "I pledge allegiance to
the flag" to "I pledge allegiance to the Office of Homeland Security."
Subsequently it was noted that in his opinion children are never too young
to be taught obedience to the State. It should also be noted that the teacher
in question who professed to be a loyal Vietnam veteran with a flat top
hairdo, a Marine Corps. tattoo on his arm and a Timex watch, and replete
with a polyester tie. He rather looked like some sort of reject for the
corner stool at the local VFW, when he explained that "he never saw
a commie he didn't want to bomb."
- * * *
- HISTORY OF FBI ANTI-TERRORISM SUCCESS DEPT.: In 1995,
pursuant to the first round of "anti-terrorism" legislation a/k/a
HR1701, the FBI was given a special $300 million grant to track down terrorist
- After a five-year search and an expenditure of $300 million
of American taxpayers' money, they managed to find one bank account belonging
to the Hamas terrorist group. It was in a savings bank in New Jersey, and
it had $17000 in it.
- The Treasury Department's current pronouncements that
the terrorist assets they're freezing every day is just so much nonsense.
They're not giving us any details about who owns these accounts or how
they know they're connected to terrorist groups. One of the accounts they
seized in California? Upon further investigation, it turned out that the
account with $346 in it was in fact the coffee and donut fund for the local
Arab American Chamber of Commerce.
- * * *
- FREEDOM OF SPEECH DEPT.: Having gone out to the $8.99
All You Can Eat Chinese Buffet with a bunch of cohorts, we found out that
unbeknownst to us, there was an FBI agent sitting in the booth nearby.
He was there not in an official capacity, but just having dinner with his
wife. Anyway, we were talking about the new Office of Homeland Security
and what the internal checkpoints were going to look like and what the
new parameters of our new National Identity cards will be and, of course,
referencing George Bush as George "Never Saw a Document He Didn't
Want to Shred" Bush. And we talked about the number of civil rights
that the American people will be giving up in this new campaign against
- When we got up to leave, the FBI agent said to me, "Hey
pal, best flap your gums while you can because a year from now I'll have
the power to arrest you for such seditious talk."
- He was wearing his FBI badge on the inside to ensure
that he would get his 15% discount at the restaurant.
- My pals are all older and they're afraid that they'll
get their Social Security checks taken away from them for hanging out with
me. Then I told the FBI agent that, "Hey, we're just speaking the
truth." And he said, "Like I said, seditious talk."
- So remember - the new government mantra is "Speaking
the truth about government misdeeds and abuses of power equals sedition."
- * * *
- AS SEEN ON TV DEPT.: The new checkpoints have been established
and they look just like the mockups that were shown on TV. There's a large
red and yellow placard that says "Homeland Security Internal Checkpoint."
You have to show your driver's license to go through and you're told that
soon even that will not be sufficient. There was a company of National
Guard setting up an ancillary facility. They had their new gray helmets
with the visors on, so you couldn't see their eyes. And it is true. We
went through the checkpoint.
- And yes, they really do address you as "Citizen."
- AL MARTIN is America's foremost whistleblower on government
fraud and corruption. A retired US Navy Lt. Commander and former officer
in the Office of Naval Intelligence, he has testified before Congress (the
Kerry Committee and the Alexander Committee) regarding Iran-Contra. Al
Martin is the author of "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra
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1-866-317-1390) He lives at an undisclosed location, since the criminals
named in his book have been returned to national power and prominence.
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