Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Home is Where the Hatred is

Shout-outs to Marie Walden, Jackie Hudson, and Bill Sulzman for bird-dogging that sneaky ol' Northern Command and 3rd Infantry Division. Seems NorthCom has reassigned 1st Brigade Combat under the 3rd from duty in Iraq to domestic combat duty - the first domestic combat brigade in the U.S. The mission is to work with unconventional nonlethal weapons for crowd control and response to civil disturbance. Seems to be NorthCom has to seek Congressional approval under Posse Comitatus to do this. Silly me.


Ruth said...

But it's the Federal government! They can do anything they want. Hadn't you heard?

jess said...

Looks like it's already been used in 1992 under the Insurrection Act, the L.A. riots. How large is the force? Anticipating the long awaited outrage of the U.S. working class? Or trying out some neat new toys on tree huggers? Any work being done on counter-tactics?

Loring Wirbel said...

Questions, questions! Marie has a few more answers in her excerpts at www.notmytribe.com, but not very many solid answers.