Sunday, August 9, 2009

Mad Rant: The US Goes SS

Conspiracy theories seem to be all the rage in recent years on both sides of the political isle.
Liberals shouted that 9-11 was an "inside" job and lately conservatives have been shouting that Obama is not really a US citizen. Liberals who once went into orbit at the mere mention of the name "Haliburton" see nothing wrong with Obama's refusal to make his birth certificate public or with his Secretary of Homeland Security categorizing anyone who opposes such things as abortion, gay marriage, illegal immigration or one world government as a "right-wing extremist". Lately there was another fuss made about the construction of FEMA camps across the country, supposedly to be ready in case of any disasters like a hurricane or an outbreak of swine flu. Well, now there is an even bigger story making the rounds.
This article on WorldNetDaily gives the details and evidence. It seems the U.S. Army and National Guard have been advertising for "Internment/Resettlement Specialists" to work at internment/resettlement camps located throughout the country and on U.S. military bases. The Department of Defense claims to know nothing about it, yet the ads are right there for all to see on the official US Army website, the National Guard website and the popular job search-engine So what are we to think? Am I still a member of the tin-foil hat brigade for thinking that something smells wrotten in Denmark when the US military starts to advertise for recruits to be potential concentration camp guards? Maybe I would not be so sensitive on the subject had not my President's own Internal Security Chief categorized me as a potential terrorist for being against communism, opposing Obama's policies and not being in love with the idea of world government!

If anyone can look at the evidence provided and not feel just the slightest bit creeped out about it I will gladly admit that there is something wrong with me. I have made peace with that long ago. If the "sane" people consider this sort of thing okey-dokey I'm perfectly happy to be counted among the insane. I will admit it. I am deranged, I am a right-wing extremist, I am paranoid and I am ... The Mad Monarchist.


  1. I dunno Mad, it might be ominous, it might not. Since the beginning of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, the Army Reserve and National Guard have provided a hefty percentage, if not a majority, of personnel for operating prisons in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The Regular Army force structure is short of Military Police, logistics and other types of support units and relies on the National Guard and Reserve to supply them.

  2. HR 645, the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act, was proposed to authorize FEMA to build no less than six National Emergency Centers throughout the U.S. on closed or open military facilities. These facilities were designed to house large numbers of people. That's in the U.S. -not Iraq or Afghanistan. And that's one of the primary actions the article was discussing.

  3. MM, I was more interesting in the Army recruiting information linked in Mr. Unruh's article, which calls for "Internment / Resettlement Specialist" -- MOS 31E. The job description appears to fit the type of personnel necessary to hold POWs and detainees.

    The bill you refer to, HR. 645, introduced by Alcee Hastings (not likely to appear in either of our sets of good books), has not passed the House of Representatives, but was referred to committee in January of 2009, where it is sitting. It has no co-sponsors. Usually that means the thing's dead.

    Given the type of wars in which the US is presently engaged, the recruitment of the persons described in the Army literature would appear to be necessary. Also, I have no doubt they're spending a lot more effort and trouble on the training of these people, given such embarassments as Abu Gharib, and the intelligence requirements of the present conflict.

    I also am troubled at the direction of the American state (who could not be with the present lot in charge?) I'm not necessarily buying the link, though, between the National Guard's recruitment needs and the delusions of persons such as Representative Hastings.

  4. Of course it is dead now but that's what happens sometimes commenting on a story that is a year old.

  5. Oops! You are quite correct! Mea mega culpa!


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