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Old March 5, 2009, 09:01 AM   #7
OuTcAsT
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However, there are quite a number of Acts of Congress that provide express exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act.
Agreed, I believe the OP pointed this out :

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Unfortunately there has been some precedent:

Folks cheered when Bush I sent the military into LA for the riots, because they were not rioters. No one questioned the use of military on U.S. soil for drug interdiction because they were not drug runners. Not many balked at using military equipment at Waco because they were not Branch Davidians. For gunowers, and all free Americans, the possible parallels here to the words of Martin Niemöller are frightening.
Problem is, it should be for the most dire of circumstances, The referenced articles seem to indicate that :

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the mission will be a permanent one.
Basically a standing force put together to operate within the US as a police force, and one that expects some resistance:

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they’ll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it.
And the discussion of "Non Lethal" paks being issued for "crowd control" would make one ask "What are they expecting"?
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